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by Ed Steinway
November 15th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 144
Views: 11248

Re: 2008 Salon

Patrick Stella wrote: If it's true that there are 4 in CA, it is very difficult to believe one merchant has sold 75 or whatever in Holland. If there are 4 in California, it looks like one of them is here. $8799. https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1439405&searchId=8b4ae4b9-5114-4d87-8979-0a585aff84ce&sea...
by Ed Steinway
November 8th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Berserker Abroad...
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: A Berserker Abroad...

Awesome post, Anton! Thank you for sharing the experience and the pictures. champagne.gif


Ed
by Ed Steinway
November 7th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1552

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Howard Cooper wrote: I went to a Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux tasting of 2015 Bordeauxs a couple of years ago and was very impressed with the Domaine de Chevalier. I found many of the wines there were a bit soft. But, the DdC was one of my favorite wines (if not my favorite wine) at the tasting...
by Ed Steinway
November 3rd, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 399287

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Mt. Brave Mount Veeder Cabernet last evening. A very nice match with Grilled Tri-Tip and College Football!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
October 27th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3277

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

I still enjoy Zins. Carlisle, Ridge, Turley, and Rafanelli are our favorites. Lots of different styles in that mix, which helps.
by Ed Steinway
October 27th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19009

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

NBC Bay Area news has live coverage in Windsor, near Arata Lane. Trees caught fire in that area and the Fire Department put it out very quickly. No damage to homes as of now.
by Ed Steinway
October 27th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19009

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Looks like the fire has spread to Windsor. Thoughts and prayers to everyone up there.
by Ed Steinway
October 27th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19009

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

New fire near the Carquinez Bridge, according to KTVU. Best of luck to everyone in the Bay Area!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
October 26th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19009

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

SF Gate is reporting that 99% of Marin County will be impacted by the power shut-off.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 564614.php
by Ed Steinway
October 25th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Completely agree, Fred. We had it side-by-side with the '09 when this wine came out and everyone in the group preferred the '10. Thanks for the note!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
October 17th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1997

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

Our local Costco has the 2013 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga in the distinctive 1 liter bottle for around $33.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
October 8th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5138

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1996 Dom Perignon
by Ed Steinway
October 8th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2295

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

I agree with all of the others who have mentioned Ridge Monte Bello. For a good chardonnay, I would go with a Mount Eden or Stony Hill. Good luck and have fun with the search!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
October 3rd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Jean-Bernard Delmas
Replies: 2
Views: 517

RIP Jean-Bernard Delmas

The Wine Spectator is reporting that Mr. Delmas passed away today. One of the best bottles of wine I have ever tasted was the 1990 Haut-Brion. He certainly had quite a career. RIP.

Ed

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... dies-at-83
by Ed Steinway
September 22nd, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tignanello Recommendation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1957

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: 530

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: 3416

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: 159
Views: 8354

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: 808

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: 1753

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: 1753

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: 2269

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: 72
Views: 4312

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: 792

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: 3051

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: 711

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: 138
Views: 9906

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: 1818

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: 805

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: 3251

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1118

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: 249
Views: 14421

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: 3637

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: 2266

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: 499

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: 499

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: 1672

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: 9155

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: 56
Views: 3057

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: 1645

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: 56
Views: 3057

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: 3329

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: 1251

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: 850
Views: 56060

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: 1818

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: 1302

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: 3280

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

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