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by Ed Steinway
September 28th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2341
Views: 199882

Re: Steak Porn

Brian Tuite wrote:
Pictures or it didn’t happen!
Haven't tried it yet! Maybe this weekend.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 28th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2341
Views: 199882

Re: Steak Porn

Thanks for the feedback on the tri-tip, Brian and Andrew!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 28th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Capbern
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: TN: 2016 Capbern

An excellent value at around $25!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 252
Views: 22524

Re: #GlassFire

Roy Piper was interviewed by Greg Lee of KTVU earlier today.

https://www.ktvu.com/video/855413

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 27th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coq au vin
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Coq au vin

Victor Hong wrote:
I add in fresh chicken gizzards.
This was a French class assignment. If there were chicken gizzards, he would have thought it was his biology class. :)

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 27th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coq au vin
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Coq au vin

Years ago, our son had a middle-school project where he had to cook something on his own, with some supervision. He made a simplified variation of coq-au-vin in the crockpot. Around 3 pounds of boneless, skinless thighs, chopped shitake mushrooms, chopped leeks, 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup of whi...
by Ed Steinway
September 27th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 252
Views: 22524

Re: #GlassFire

Up to 800 acres with evacuations of patients from Adventist Hospital in St. Helena, per CBS in San Francisco. Good luck to everyone up there!
by Ed Steinway
September 27th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 252
Views: 22524

Re: #GlassFire

ABC News is reporting that the fire is up to 50 acres. Stay safe up there. There is a wind advisory through tomorrow morning, which will not help fighting this fire.
by Ed Steinway
September 24th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2341
Views: 199882

Re: Steak Porn

Brian Tuite wrote: Tri-Tip flirtysmile oak. 100% new oak atop my charcoal. And we wait... Brian, your tri-tips always look fantastic. Do you cook them entirely indirect over charcoal? I usually start direct and then move to indirect but am always looking for different techniques and tips. Thanks, Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 24th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 304
Views: 26998

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Roy Piper wrote: Fascinating responses and a lot to cover... We've had fires for 4 straight years now and I don't think we are done with fires in 2020. Typically, October is fire season, not September. We had the stunning fires from 2017 in Napa and Santa Rosa that messed up a lot of grapes still o...
by Ed Steinway
September 20th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 and 2009 La Tour Blanche
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: 2001 and 2009 La Tour Blanche

Thanks for the notes. The 2001 LTB is awesome; one of my favorites from 2001.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 17th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LA visit Part 1:Bonville BdB,96`de Venoge Louis XV,10`Drouhin Batard,03`Laurent Clos de Beze,78`Leroy Mazi, 27`Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: LA visit Part 1:Bonville BdB,96`de Venoge Louis XV,10`Drouhin Batard,03`Laurent Clos de Beze,78`Leroy Mazi, 27`Warre

Blake Brown wrote: Hi Ed, yes, I know there is a lot of love for Bonville and I`vwe been a fan for many years, but this got my attention even more for what it was and how it drank and how much it costs. I know you have been a big fan of the Bonville champagnes. We just need to keep the prices modes...
by Ed Steinway
September 16th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LA visit Part 1:Bonville BdB,96`de Venoge Louis XV,10`Drouhin Batard,03`Laurent Clos de Beze,78`Leroy Mazi, 27`Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: LA visit Part 1:Bonville BdB,96`de Venoge Louis XV,10`Drouhin Batard,03`Laurent Clos de Beze,78`Leroy Mazi, 27`Warre

What a great tasting, Blake! Thanks for sharing. Preaching to the choir about the Bonville. The "Belles Voyes" is also nice but twice the price of the BdB.

Cheers,
Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 16th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 62
Views: 2100

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

Some 1997's that we bought for a birth-year were:

Dunn HM, Montelena, Spottswoode and Monte Bello from California.
Fonseca, Dow's and Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
Climens and Rieussec Sauternes
Tignanello from Tuscany. Had the last one a coupe of years ago.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 16th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2227

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

+1 on La Jota and Pride. Also, if you like the style of La Jota then you will probably enjoy Mt. Brave. It is a little less expensive than La Jota but made in a similar style, with Chris Carpenter as the winemaker.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 11th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2980

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

B. Buzzini wrote:
Fan of Spottswoode, Heitz, Mondavi, Altamura.
+1 on Spottswoode, but they are also north of $30, at least in the Bay Area. I would also recommend Frog's Leap, Cliff Lede and Dry Creek.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
September 7th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 12`Pol Roger, 10`Ch Montelena Chard, 09`ABC Sanford & Benedict Pinot, 18`Croix Ritchie Pinot, 10`Ravault Aloxe-Corton
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: 12`Pol Roger, 10`Ch Montelena Chard, 09`ABC Sanford & Benedict Pinot, 18`Croix Ritchie Pinot, 10`Ravault Aloxe-Corto

Blake Brown wrote: Thanks Ed. I know you are friends with Henry who I share a dinner group with and he speaks of you highly from times past on the Parker Board {Squires}. Blake, we may be coming down your way next month. My wife and I would love to meet the SB group if we do! We have had 3 differen...
by Ed Steinway
September 6th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 5927

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Warren Taranow wrote: Ridge the Montebello club is a screaming deal and I stubbornly haven't dropped my allocation despite my age I feel the exact same way, Warren. We may move to more half-bottles, but we love the wine and the hospitality at Ridge. We live in the Bay Area so we are close to both l...
by Ed Steinway
August 30th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stalin’s wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 2681

Re: Stalin’s wine cellar

A fascinating article. Thank you for posting!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 23rd, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: TN: 1994 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Thanks for the note, Doug. This is a birth-year wine for our son. We have a couple left.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 23rd, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Update! : Anniversary Wines; Next up, 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1165

Re: Updated: Preview of Anniversary Wines; First up, 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare

Happy Anniversary to Marybeth and to you, Warren! Looks like you have quite a nice assortment of wine to celebrate. And, if you are hiking, it sounds like the problem that you were having with your foot is in the past!

Cheers,
Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 22nd, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8322

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

Sickening. Santa Cruz deputies arrest five looters caught on security footage. https://www.ksbw.com/article/santa-cruz-deputies-arrest-five-looters-caught-on-security-footage/33671866#:~:text=located%20two%20cars.-,After%20stopping%20one%20and%20catching%20up%20to%20the%20other%20when,commit%20a%20c...
by Ed Steinway
August 18th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book review: "Inside Bordeaux" by Jane Anson
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Book review: "Inside Bordeaux" by Jane Anson

I bought the book and think it is excellent. Jane is a very good writer, and seems very knowledgeable as well as humble. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in Bordeaux.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 17th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7720

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

And edited accordingly. Thanks for catching that. Watching hockey and typing did not work out too well here. :)

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 17th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7720

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

Here is the link to the Cal Fire website. As Glen mentioned, as of around an hour ago it was 2500 acres with 0% containment.

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Ed

Note: Edited for acreage accuracy.
by Ed Steinway
August 16th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7373

Re: Napa Heatwave......

We are 10 miles south of Walnut Creek and it is pouring right now, with some very loud thunder.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 16th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

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

Glad to read that the 2013 Forman is drinking well, Fred. Thanks for the note. We had a 2001 earlier this summer and it was fantastic. These wines age so well.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 16th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 514
Views: 30096

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We are still getting lightning and thunder here in Contra Costa County. It has been raining for the last several hours but it has let up. And it is very warm out.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 13th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3229

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

2.25X would be my limit. As Robert said, magnums are nice for Holiday gatherings, and for birth-year/anniversary bottles. We don't have anything larger than a magnum in our collection, mainly because of there are very few occasions where it would make sense to open one. I also seem to recall Robert ...
by Ed Steinway
August 13th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 514
Views: 30096

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

An excessive heat warning was issued for many parts of Northern California for tomorrow. It looks like the temperatures for the next 6-7 days are going to be well above average. Stay cool and good luck to everyone!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 13th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: TN: 2015 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

Good to have you back drinking wines and posting notes, Brian! I am always looking to backfill 2013 and 2015 Geyserville as I think both of those vintages are outstanding.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 12th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)
Replies: 21
Views: 1445

Re: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)

Phil, you came to the right place to ask questions about Champagne. There are some who post here that have an immense amount of knowledge about champagne. There have been a lot of excellent recommendations so far. I would second the recommendation for Frank Bonville. I am not sure about the availabi...
by Ed Steinway
August 9th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12343
Views: 471634

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi to go with grilled chicken breasts, grilled peppers, scalloped potatoes and the conclusion of the PGA Championship. The wine is as good as the tournament, which is really, really good!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 9th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your thoughts on Margaux
Replies: 36
Views: 2848

Re: Share your thoughts on Margaux

Brane Cantenac and D'Issan are two of my favorites.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 8th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back in the biz
Replies: 44
Views: 2472

Re: Back in the biz

Congratulations, Larry! Looking forward to seeing you up there soon!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 7th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5377

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

RyanC wrote:
So is Mt. Eden
+1 on the Mount Eden Chardonnay. I think that is my favorite domestic white wine.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 2nd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge Zin Jimsomare '14....(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: TN: Ridge Zin Jimsomare '14....(short/boring)

We picked one up last year and look forward to trying it. Thanks for the note!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 1st, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: Dunn 2017 release

T. Altmayer wrote: Just drank a bottle of '98 Champagne with my son for his college graduation. While I have plenty of Bordeaux saved for him, so far he has enjoyed the bottles of Champagne the most. Tom, congratulations to you son and to you! When our son graduated a few years ago, we drank a 1994...
by Ed Steinway
August 1st, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Another trip to the Douro
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: TNs: Another trip to the Douro

Great pictures! Thank you for posting these. We were there for only 1 day in 2017 but really enjoyed the visit and would love to go back to visit!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 1st, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2047
Views: 269185

Re: Official Costco Thread

NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose' for $69.99 in Danville. A house favorite!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
August 1st, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5972

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Brian and Robert:

I am glad that both of you have survived this and are on the road to recovery. Wishing the best for both of you and look forward to seeing some Tasting Notes! Robert, I would suggest a spoofed St. Emilion with 100% new oak to get you back in the swing of things. neener

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 28th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Volpaia CC and 2016 Monsanto CCR
Replies: 1
Views: 289

TN: 2017 Volpaia CC and 2016 Monsanto CCR

We had two good, but two very different Chianti Classico's last weekend. The 2017 Volpaia CC is the sprinter of the two. The wine gives you a burst of ripe, red fruit right out of the gate. Very low acid on the palate, but enough to complement red gravy, and a nice smooth, lush finish. I don't think...
by Ed Steinway
July 25th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 45
Views: 2296

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

Mitch Tallan wrote:
I was wrong. I went down to the cellar to check. I thought I had ordered 6 of each '18 but it was a solid case of '18 Geezer. Ed is correct and I am dumb.
Buying a case of 2018 Geyserville completely absolves you of any errors!

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Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 25th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 45
Views: 2296

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

Howard Cooper wrote:
My last bottle of Ridge "zin" was a 2013 Lytton Springs and it was quite enjoyable.
We had a bottle of this last fall and it was excellent. We buy more Geyserville than Lytton but the 2013 Lytton is excellent.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 25th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Peter Green
Replies: 16
Views: 1311

Re: RIP Peter Green

RIP. His guitar work was epic.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
July 25th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 45
Views: 2296

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

Hal Blumberg wrote: Wondering about the 2018 Ridge Lytton Springs. Do they release it late? Geyserville has been on the market since early this year. The Lytton Springs is typically released in September, along with the Pagani and a few others, while the Geyserville is typically released in March. ...
by Ed Steinway
July 22nd, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 54
Views: 5272

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

There have been so many great suggestions already listed, but a few personal favorites to add: Rafanelli Chateau Carbonnieux for Bordeaux, both white and rouge Coutet Sauternes Lagier Meredith Syrah Most Frank Bonville Champagne Carlisle Whites Most everything from Sicily We live in the Bay Area and...
by Ed Steinway
July 22nd, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: TN - 2017 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto

Tom Reddick wrote: Wow- that sounds awesome. Were the bottles you bought older vintages? Having library access alone would make for a great trip. My apologies, Tom. I did not frame the story very well. We visited Oporto during the end of September, 2017, and there was already a lot of enthusiasm ab...

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