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by Ed Steinway
September 22nd, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tignanello Recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Tignanello Recommendation?

I agree on the positive comments regarding the 2007. We had it a few weeks ago and it was fantastic.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 11th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few brief Cape Cod TNs
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: A few brief Cape Cod TNs

Steve Bird wrote: 2009 Dow Porto Late Bottled Vintage. This was a huge hit. Had this next to a Fonseca 2009 Vintage Port, and the LBV was the clear winner. What a QPR! 93 pts. 2009 Fonseca Vintage Port. Meh. Not as complex as the Dow 2009 LBV. Maybe this needed a lot more time. But side-by-side it ...
by Ed Steinway
September 11th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3337

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

Costco was discounting the 2015 Beringer Knights Valley for $21.99 with an in-store coupon last month. Tried a glass a few weeks ago and it was very,very sweet, and not at all like the KV's from previous years.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 1st, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6418

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I haven't had one for a few years, but I thought the Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay was a good value at around $20.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 1st, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great lunch with 10 wines showing their best incl Roederer roses, Esmonin red Burg, 2 Barolos, Montrose and more
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: A great lunch with 10 wines showing their best incl Roederer roses, Esmonin red Burg, 2 Barolos, Montrose and more

Nice tasting, Blake! We went to one of the annual K&L Champagne tasting events a few years ago and the 2008 Roederer Brut Rose was one of the standouts. So much so that my wife gave it her highest praise, which was 'buy'. We bought a half dozen and still have a few left. A wonderful champagne! Cheer...
by Ed Steinway
August 31st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

I grew up playing Green Hills, in Millbrae, which is very similar. Apologies for the thread drift!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 31st, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

ERPark wrote:
We played at Sequoyah CC in Oakland.
Nice course. Played it once as a teenager. Not a lot of flat lies, from what I remember.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 25th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman x Thorevilos
Replies: 23
Views: 2154

Re: Forman x Thorevilos

William Kelley wrote: Ric (not Eric) has often included Thorevilos fruit in his Cabernet over the years. I thought he co-owned it as well as co-managing it (as is quoted here) with David Abreu. I don't think his estate vineyard loses anything by comparison, though. For what it is worth, Robert Park...
by Ed Steinway
August 13th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 59
Views: 2707

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Randy Bowman wrote: If they want an easy day, go to the Oxbow Market. Tasting rooms across the street south, across the street west and inside the Market. Food includes Gott's Roadside Grill, Fatted Calf Deli, Kara's cupcake factory, Hog Island Oyster bar and a ton more. Taste and eat on foot in a ...
by Ed Steinway
August 6th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 05/06`Taittinger CdC,12`Bonville Belles Voyes,,05`Bollie GA,07`Gaston-Chiquet,96`WS Sonoma Coast Pinot,00`Guigal Landonn
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: 05/061Taittinger CdC,13`Bonville Belles Voyes,,05`Bollie GA,07`Gaston-Chiquet,96`WS Sonoma Coast Pinot,00`Guigal Lan

Nice notes, Blake, as always. Appreciate the note on the '13 Bonville. I have seen a lot of the '12 vintage but not any '13's yet. I will be on the lookout fo them. The NV Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs is always a favorite in our house.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 28th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2925

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

Jordan L wrote: You may have lost me at the peyote analogy but I agree! I stumbled into the Menlo Park Trader Joes the other day to pick up a snack and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had a tasting room. The guy pouring clearly loved wine and everyone who came in to taste was also clearly...
by Ed Steinway
July 25th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

We also went to the downtown Napa tasting room last month and tried these 3 wines. They were also pouring the 2003 and 2005 Cabernet. My favorite was the 2014 Cab. It had a nice combination of richness and elegance, and I would guess that it will have a long drinking window. Even in its youth it was...
by Ed Steinway
July 22nd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8505

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Very sad news. Rest in Peace, Alan. Condolences to his family and friends. I will certainly miss his presence on this board.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 16th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 22
Views: 1803

Re: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

jordan whitehead wrote:
97 Geyserville was my epiphany wine
The 1991 was my epiphany wine for Geyserville. I grabbed as many as I could for $17.99 after trying it for the first time.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 16th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ’09 White Burgs, Charlie + Corton, and a very great Monte Bello
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: ’09 White Burgs, Charlie + Corton, and a very great Monte Bello

Dan Kravitz wrote: 1984 Ride Monte Bello – Ridge is a favorite of Marjorie’s, so Chris pulled it as soon as he saw it. My last bottle and the best by far. This is a famous vintage for them with excellent reason. Deep crimson to the rim. Aromas are fabulous, fully secondary but not remotely old, wit...
by Ed Steinway
July 14th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3083

Re: Wines of Etna

+1 on Graci. Love their Etna Bianco.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 12th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Syrah blind tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 1924

Re: TN: Syrah blind tasting

Greg T wrote:
Yoga class? In tights?

Eeeeek!
Ah, no. T-shirt and gym shorts. Tights are not required for yoga where I practice. [cheers.gif]
by Ed Steinway
July 11th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Syrah blind tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 1924

Re: TN: Syrah blind tasting

Alan Rath wrote: Ed, highly recommended. You should have dropped in to try some wines! I didn't want to crash the venue! The tasting was at a golf/social club a few blocks from where we live, and I saw Alan in the parking lot and met Paul. I was on my way to a yoga class so I was a little under-dre...
by Ed Steinway
July 11th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Syrah blind tasting
Replies: 28
Views: 1924

Re: TN: Syrah blind tasting

Nice notes, Alan. I need to try some of the Halcon wines. I will definitely be looking for some next year during BerserkerDay!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 4th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?

+1 on Bottle Barn. Love that store! You may be able to find some Keenan wines for less than $50. Their Cab and Merlot are always very good.
by Ed Steinway
July 4th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13944

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I have subscribed to the WA since 1996 and have been a member of the BB since 2002. My subscription is up for renewal at the end of the month, and I will not renew. As much as I enjoy the reviews of William and Monica, it is time. Even though the closing of the Bulletin Board was inevitable, it was ...
by Ed Steinway
July 4th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3564

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Not buying 1990 Bordeaux and 1990 DRC when they were first available for sale.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 4th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2198

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

Happy 4th to all! We opened a 2017 Ridge Geyserville. Absolutely delicious even at 2 years old.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
June 24th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wtb 1964 Port
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Wtb 1964 Port

Alan Eden wrote:
Thats a tawny and i want a regular vintage Port
I am not an expert on Vintage Port, but I do not believe there were any port houses that made a declaration in 1964.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
June 23rd, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wtb 1964 Port
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Wtb 1964 Port

There is one for sale here, Alan.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=161553

Ed
by Ed Steinway
June 20th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 1640

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Another vote for the Montelena and Forman from California, and I would add Laurel Glen. It has been a few years since I had one, but I would guess they are still drinking well.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
June 11th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 8985

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

While there are many Napa Cabs that have had large price increases in the last few years, one can still find some very good bottles for $125 or less. Dunn Howell Mountain, Mondavi Reserve, Mayacamas, Forman, La Jota, Mt. Brave, EMH, Montelena, O'Shaughnessy, Arns, etc. And for many of these, back-fi...
by Ed Steinway
May 31st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 2041

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

rsmithjr wrote:
Mt. Brave CAB from mt. veeder- $ 80
Good call on the Mt. Brave. Chris Carpenter is making great wines there and the price has not caught up to the quality, in my opinion. The current La Jota wines are also very good, but have become more expensive than the Mt. Brave.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 30th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Some Weeknight TNs: Levet, Marie-Courtin, Carlisle, PYCM, Leoville Poyferre +

Frank, thanks for opening the Alicante Bouschet. We have two of them, and appreciate the impressions of the wine from you and Curtis. Cheers!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 30th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 2041

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Another vote for Spottswoode and I would also suggest Dunn Howell Mountain. Congratulations to your father!

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Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 28th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3287

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Another vote for Ridge Monte Bello. Started buying futures with the 2001 vintage and have bought since, and bought a few vintages of the 1990's. Being able to attend the component tastings as well as other events is a big benefit for us, as we are 1 1/2 hours or so away from both locations.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 25th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: Dinner at Vinnie's again - a great glass list

Love the 2016 Arneis from Giacosa. A great value for $25 at retail.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 25th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 781
Views: 50751

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Louise Brison Champagne Brut. A nice champagne for $35, full of mineral and lemon flavors.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 22nd, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 22
Views: 1803

Re: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

M. Dildine wrote:
Has the '17 been released yet (I couldn't find any on the Ridge website)?
Yes, it was released in March and is available through the Ridge website. I have also found it at some retail wine stores. My wife and I liked it so much we bought a case of it.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 20th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

Hard to go wrong with Ridge Monte Bello.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 20th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 50
Views: 3231

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

I would add Giacosa Arneis and Carbonnieux Blanc to the list. Both deliver complexity and value to me.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
May 5th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 3000

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

My favorites are Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande, Haut Bailly, Leoville Barton and Domaine de Chevalier.
by Ed Steinway
April 28th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1559

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Congratulations on 15 years, Eric! You have created a valuable tool for wine collectors and a tremendous legacy for yourself. Well done!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 27th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Tasting Room, Unique Wines, Gone in Hours
Replies: 14
Views: 1823

Re: Beautiful Tasting Room, Unique Wines, Gone in Hours

Here is an article regarding Ravenswood.

Disclaimer -- my brother-in-law has worked in the tasting room there for the last three years.

Ed

https://www.sonomanews.com/business/953 ... HEl6wkWQho
by Ed Steinway
April 20th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9181

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Welcome, Mark. I still subscribe to the WA and post on their BB on occasion, but the traffic there is very sparse. I continue to enjoy the reviewers there, especially William, Monica, and Luis. And Mark does a very good job with Portugal.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 20th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 2092

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

My condolences to you and your family over the loss of your father, Victor. I hope the '59 LMHB is a spectacular bottle tonight.


Ed
by Ed Steinway
April 17th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1443
Views: 96861

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Frank Murray III wrote: Folks, aside from Dale this past December, has anyone took the plunge into the 2016 Alicante Bouschet? I have just two of them and I remember drinking it from barrel. It may be the darkest wine I have ever seen, even darker than the Mending Wall Palisades Petite, which is da...
by Ed Steinway
April 13th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1443
Views: 96861

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Our last 2012 Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel. A beautifully crafted wine that was drinking very well last night.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 29th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?
Replies: 51
Views: 2889

Re: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?

Wes Barton wrote: As a club member, I buy Monte Bello every year - it's a no-brainer. The closest this question goes to that is if I buy more. Have done so with a couple particularly strong vintages, when priced right (like '05s) and under-rated personal faves (like '07), which should be drinking w...
by Ed Steinway
March 21st, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 birth year
Replies: 59
Views: 2623

Re: 2013 birth year

I had earlier recommended California reds such as Shafer Hillside and Dunn HM. Did not get the Shafer, but bought some Dunn and a lot of Ridge. The Monte Bello is outstanding (bought on futures), and the Estate Cab is, IMO, tremendous for the price.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 9th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169553

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Chateau Lilian Ladouys for $18.99. Easy purchase!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
March 5th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Bordeaux at Total Wine
Replies: 22
Views: 1916

Re: Purchasing Bordeaux at Total Wine

Total Wine opened some stores in the Bay Area within the last 3 years, and I agree with the comments regarding the Bordeaux and the coupons. In the past, they have had coupons that gave 20% off for a purchase of 6 or more, or $20 off for every $100 you spent, and that made wines such as 2014 Domaine...
by Ed Steinway
February 27th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13532

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

We have been buying the Monte Bello futures for several years now. We buy 4 750's each year, and they are worth every penny for us. Part of the reason is that we go up to the Santa Cruz Mountains or Lytton location at least 4-6 times a year for tastings or just to drop in, and the tasting fees are u...
by Ed Steinway
February 26th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the best single bottle of PORT you've had in 2011?
Replies: 112
Views: 3423

Re: What is the best single bottle of PORT you've had in 2011?

Mark Golodetz wrote: Glad to see this thread revived. We opened at Christmas a few 1994 Vintage Ports, and realized how much I like them. It is my son’s birth year, so bought quite a few. As they have aged, they seem to have become less a product of this plush vintage and more, showing the characte...
by Ed Steinway
February 24th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1846

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Jurgen Steinke wrote:
Slightly off topic but I tasted the 2016 normale recently and was very impressed. Amongst the best CC I had. And I had many.
We had a bottle of this last evening and completed agree. This is a great value for $20.

Ed

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