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by Ed Steinway
May 24th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ridge Torre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: TN: 2013 Ridge Torre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

I agree about the oak being prevalent and that these wines need a lot of time. FWIW, I have had the 2013 and 2014 Torre's side-by-side a few times and I prefer the 2014. To me there is much more fruit and balance in the 2014.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 21st, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 4224

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Sc0tt Fitzger@ld wrote: Matthew, start laying down some Ridge Monte Bello. Sign up for the futures program - these wines will only get more expensive with time. +1 on the Ridge Monte Bello. And you may also be able to find back vintages that are in your $225 price range target to get an idea of wha...
by Ed Steinway
May 19th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

We went to Ridge last fall, after the fires, and bought some of the 2016 Torre Merlot and 2016 Klein Cab. Ridge had an open house with food that weekend, and were generously donating a portion of each sale to the Relief efforts. Tried a bottle of each within a few weeks, and bought some more during ...
by Ed Steinway
May 19th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 78
Views: 5913

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

Jeremy Mullman wrote:
Good luck with the procedure.
+1, Good luck, Brian.
by Ed Steinway
May 17th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 109
Views: 4629

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Ridge Estate, Rafanelli and Keenan.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 17th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239195

Re: Official Costco Thread

Alan Rath wrote: Not overly structured? I used to buy this years ago. Every one I’ve had was amazingly tasty, complex, and fascinating, but oh so tannic. Alan, this vintage has structure but also is very approachable. Both my wife and I thought it was very enjoyable. In fact, she gave me the buy si...
by Ed Steinway
May 17th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 1789

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

Carlisle Derivative and Gruner.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 17th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

Sh@n A wrote:
Pasta: Would love to hear your favorites
Barilla Pasta for us.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 16th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1413

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Best wishes for continued good health, Subu!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 16th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239195

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Fattoria Galardi "Terra Di Lavoro" for $29.99. We gave it a few hours of air and it was delicious.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 10th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Thanks for the notes, Mike. I was wondering about the longevity of the 2011 vintage of Monte Bello. Appreciate you posting your impressions, and I will keep my remaining bottles in the cellar!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 6th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 2859

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Jay Hack wrote:
1998 Araujo!!!
Good call there. I would also add the 1998 Shafer Hillside Select. Every bottle that we have had has been outstanding.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 30th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 531
Views: 37072

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

We opened a 2002 Ridge Monte Bello last weekend. Decanted for 2+ hours before serving. To me, this is just entering it's drinking window. Not the biggest Monte Bello, but extremely well-balanced, with black fruits and a little dill on the palate, with a nice mix of tannin and acidity on the finish. ...
by Ed Steinway
April 30th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some new Summer Whites Recs
Replies: 36
Views: 1056

Re: Need some new Summer Whites Recs

We love the 2018 Nigl "Freiheit" Grüner Veltliner. $18 and perfect for warm weather. Great recommendations so far!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 16th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 Year Anniversary Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: 10 Year Anniversary Wine

Happy Anniversary to you and your wife, Tim!

Dave has a good point regarding a back-up. And, if you need a good dessert wine for after dinner, I would highly recommend a 2010 Climens. Lots of good choices from Barsac and Sauternes in 2010.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 15th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: TN: 1994 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Great wine. We had a bottle earlier this year. The 1994 Montelena Estate was better than the 1997, IMO. It had a little more polish and complexity, although it is hard to go wrong with either vintage!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 13th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?
Replies: 50
Views: 1512

Re: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?

Pork Tenderloin on the grill, scalloped potatoes and our last 2005 Schrader CCS. Superb meal and wine!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 11th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 12856

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

Manresa was mentioned in this article by Esther Mobley in the SF Chronicle about restaurants selling some of their wine in order to continue their cash flow.

Ed

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/articl ... 192956.php
by Ed Steinway
April 7th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version
Replies: 143
Views: 3892

Re: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version

John Stimson wrote:
Oh, crap, and now Ed put armagnac, one of the few things that makes being alive so glorious, on his list.
Sorry, John! I have a few friends that feel the same way about Armagnac as you do, and think I am crazy.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 7th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Cuvée
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: TN: 1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Cuvée

Howard Cooper wrote: I have not tried the 1991 Calistoga Cuvee, but the 1991 estate IMHO is one of the best wines Chateau Montelena has made. Agree. The 1991 Estate is one of the best California Cabernet's that I have ever had. We have two bottles left that we are looking to hold on to until the 30...
by Ed Steinway
April 7th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version
Replies: 143
Views: 3892

Re: Facebook "10 things others like but I don't" challenge - adult beverage version

1. Jagermeister 2. Scotch 3. Gin 4. Vanilla, Apple, Peach, Salted Caramel or other flavor-infused Bourbons. 5. Domestic Sangiovese 6. Most California Sauvignon Blanc 7. Hard Seltzer 8. Mixing anything with Sparkling wine/Champagne 9. Any alcohol aged in a bourbon barrel except Bourbon 10. Armagnac T...
by Ed Steinway
April 4th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10960

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Eric Ifune wrote:
On the spur of the moment, a 1982 Mouton.
Awesome! Well done.
by Ed Steinway
April 4th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 78
Views: 5913

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

Brian Tuite wrote:
2018 is going to rock across the varietal board
Making room for 2018 purchases, sir!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 4th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 78
Views: 5913

Re: 2108 Zinfandel is outstanding

We bought some Rafanelli and Carlisle from 2018, and look forward to trying them once we have them. You have some time traveling that you should share regarding the 2108's! :)

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 4th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2754

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

We have been at 4 bottles for a number of years. No plans to change since we live close to both of their facilities and enjoy the component tastings and other events that are normally hosted by Ridge. At some point we may start buying more half bottles but not this year!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 28th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Thank you for the note. We really enjoyed the 2014.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 28th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3385

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Buying very selectively. Bought a case of Keenan Merlot for 50% off. My wife loves the wine and the price was really good. Easy call there! Not currently buying anything on the high-end as I think there is going to be some downward pressure on prices.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 28th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA K&L Wines Website is down
Replies: 27
Views: 2723

Re: PSA K&L Wines Website is down

Their stores have also been closed since the Shelter-in-place. Deliveries only.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 26th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 4049

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Jim F wrote:
Not sure. I quit the club over a year ago. Go to keenanwinery.com, then scroll down a bit. Right hand box says 20% off. Left hand box is 50% off their merlot by the case. Does that work?
$22 for their 2015 Merlot is quite a deal! Thank you for the heads-up!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 24th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 14 New World Cabernets from CA, WA, Chile, Argentina, South Africa
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: Blind tasting of 14 New World Cabernets from CA, WA, Chile, Argentina, South Africa

Blake, we found a few bottles of the Spier Seaward at our local Total Wine. Less than $20 before any discounts. Opened one, gave it a lot of air, and it was a really enjoyable bottle, especially for the price point. Started off with blue fruit and oak flavors dominating the profile, and then that ga...
by Ed Steinway
March 21st, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10960

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Steve Saxon wrote:
Drank a 90 Krug and a 90 Margaux last night.......I have a new baby granddaughter!
Congratulations, Steve!!
by Ed Steinway
March 21st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palmer 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Palmer 1990

We had the 1990 Palmer a few years ago, as 1990 is our wedding anniversary year. What a great wine. Wish I had a few more bottles lying sideways!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 12th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7819

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

GregT wrote: Public transportation will also be affected but interestingly, automobile traffic also seems lighter than usual. I don't know if that's the actual case or not but it would make sense if people are increasingly working from home and avoiding travel that would be exclusively for pleasure...
by Ed Steinway
March 12th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Assemblage - Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Ridge Assemblage - Cancelled

The April Assemblage tasting has not been cancelled yet. The Saturday event is sold out and the Sunday event still had tickets available as of today.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 8th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zin recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 2989

Re: Zin recommendations?

A few that I would add would be Dry Creek, Truett Hurst and Nalle.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 5th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 9828

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Howard Cooper wrote: Does anyone buy classic California producers like: Mount Eden ABC Forman Heitz Joseph Swan Stony Hill And others - or it is just the latest flavor of the month? I continue to buy Forman and Mount Eden, just not through their mailing list. Forman sells in increments of 12 bottle...
by Ed Steinway
March 5th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 9828

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Howard Cooper wrote: Does anyone buy classic California producers like: Mount Eden ABC Forman Heitz Joseph Swan Stony Hill And others - or it is just the latest flavor of the month? I continue to buy Forman and Mount Eden, just not through their mailing list. Forman sells in increments of 12 bottle...
by Ed Steinway
March 5th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 9828

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, Anthony! Regarding mailing lists, the ones that we continue to buy from do have some common themes. They are 1) excellent customer service and people that we enjoy supporting; 2) allowing pick-up of the wines as an option to shipping; 3) having events during...
by Ed Steinway
February 25th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1947

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Add me to the list of those who have a Weber Charcoal Grill and love it. We have had the 22" Performance Grill for 12 years and it still works great. I have to admit that this is the first time that I have seen the vortex for the Charcoal Grill. Looks like something to consider! Joseph, thanks for m...
by Ed Steinway
February 14th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 180
Views: 15127

Re: Aged Cali Cab

Thomas Keim wrote: '84 and '87 are highly underrated vintages, and worth seeking out for all the names listed above - the '87 Montelena is still one of my all time favorite Cabs with a little bottle age - Both are excellent vintages for California Cabernet. The 1984 Ridge Monte Bello we had a few y...
by Ed Steinway
February 7th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château d'Armailhac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: TN: 2016 Château d'Armailhac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

We found some of these at Costco for $47. A very nice wine at that price point.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
February 2nd, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 List of Old Vine Zin Vineyards
Replies: 45
Views: 2416

Re: Top 10 List of Old Vine Zin Vineyards

I am surprised that Whitton Ranch is not on the list, as well as Lytton Springs. Otherwise, I am 10/10 for trying wines from those vineyards.
by Ed Steinway
February 2nd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here
Replies: 44
Views: 1717

Re: Post your SUPER BOWL WINES and PICKS here

49ers by 4. 2014 Carlisle Derivative for the white and 2012 Ridge Geyserville for the red. And Drake's Denogginizer for the beer!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
February 2nd, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 70th Birthday Bash for Bob Fleming
Replies: 18
Views: 1371

Re: 70th Birthday Bash for Bob Fleming

Happy 70th, Bob! Great notes on some great wines!
by Ed Steinway
February 2nd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short Montelena TN and a tribute to a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Short Montelena TN and a tribute to a friend

Thanks to all for the kind words, everyone. Wine certainly does help develop great friendships.
by Ed Steinway
February 1st, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UGC 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: UGC 2017

My wife and I went to the San Francisco UGC last Friday. We stayed overnight in The City, so I was enjoying the wines and talking to friends more than doing any serious note taking. Talked to fellow WB'er Alan Rath and introduced myself to Roy Piper, and spent some time talking to him. My favorites ...
by Ed Steinway
February 1st, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short Montelena TN and a tribute to a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Short Montelena TN and a tribute to a friend

I found out last week that our dear friend Dave L. passed away. My wife and I had met Dave in line at a Chateau Montelena Movable Feast party over 20 years ago, struck up a conversation, and had been friends since. Dave was one of the 3 people that I learned the most about wine from, along with my l...
by Ed Steinway
February 1st, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 3984

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Neal.Mollen wrote: Ed, are the "new" Mayacamas wines made in the same style as the ones from the 70s and 80s? I hope so, and not just because I have a few from recent years bought on that premise Neal, I had the 2013, 2014 and 2015 recently and I would say a similar style. They are probably a touch...
by Ed Steinway
February 1st, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 3984

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

+1 on Dunn HM, Spottswoode, Forman and Montelena Estate for Napa. I would also add Mayacamas. And Monte Bello from 2015 is excellent if you are looking to go outside of Napa.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 30th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: (San Francisco) Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux January 24, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1798

Re: (San Francisco) Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux January 24, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM

George Chadwick wrote: Just did some research on 2015 2016 2017 2018 Armailhac. Bought three bottles of 2016 from HDH despite the fact it has the strongest tannic spine of the four vintages and I don't intend to age it. $50 per. George, some of the local Costco's in the Bay Area are currently carry...

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