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by Ed Steinway
February 14th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 167
Views: 12937

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: 568

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: 2212

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: 1518

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: 1238

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: 421

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: 783

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: 421

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: 78
Views: 3127

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: 78
Views: 3127

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: 1232

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...
by Ed Steinway
January 26th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!
Replies: 42
Views: 1879

Re: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!

We just purchased one. My wife said that we now need to travel more! Great offer and thank you for putting these up for purchase!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 26th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2437

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Roederer and Krug. Roederer also for domestic sparkling and for their champagne.
by Ed Steinway
January 23rd, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 LaJota Anniversary Release
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: 1992 LaJota Anniversary Release

The '91 and '92 Anniversary wines from La Jota were both stunning when we last had them. We have been buyers of the La Jota Cabs for the last several years. We really enjoy what Chris Carpenter is doing with the La Jota and Mt. Brave wines.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 19th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Large format

We bought a few for Birth years for our son and daughter, and for our anniversary year. We only have 10 magnums, so it does not represent a significant portion of our cellar.
by Ed Steinway
January 18th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien

Congratulations on passing the bar, Alex! And for the tasting note. We have a couple tucked away and this is a good data point for the wine.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 18th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Fleur Cardinale
Replies: 16
Views: 1158

Re: 2015 Fleur Cardinale

Barde Haut and Tour St. Christophe would be two that I think are similar.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 18th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1883

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Eric Ifune wrote: Some 2017 Vintage Port for which I probably will never live long enough. +1. My wife and I went to visit Oporto in 2017 and had tastings at Graham's, Taylor Fladgate and Cockburn. We decided to buy a few bottles of each a few months ago to commemorate our visit. I am thinking our ...
by Ed Steinway
January 18th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: I feel like the price of 01 rieussec is as low as 50% of what it was right after release when it was ws woty. I’ve bought full bottles for 100 lately which is absurd imo. The 2001 Rieussec was much lower in price before the WOTY designation came out. They were available at Cost...
by Ed Steinway
January 12th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1340

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

2001 and 1990 are my favorite vintages for Climens. I have only had the 2014 a few times but I agree with you, Howard. It is excellent. The 2005 is also very good.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 11th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 217790

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Danville, Ca. Costco had these 2016 Bordeaux in stock last weekend.

D'Armailhac $45.99
Malescot $58.99
Giscours $63.99
D'Issan $69.99
by Ed Steinway
January 11th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

Neal.Mollen wrote: Most of their Bordeaux portfolio is Winery direct. Before their anticipatory price hikes, the 20% off coupons made them very good buys. I have also noticed an increase in pricing for in-stock Bordeaux. For example, in our local store, the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier went from $79.9...
by Ed Steinway
January 5th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3614

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

I learned about Carlisle on Ebob and found a bottle of 2002 Zinfandel at Oakville Grocery in Healdsburg. We loved it, signed up for the mailing list and our first vintage was the 2003 vintage. Still on the list and enjoying the wines, and their customer service is excellent.
by Ed Steinway
January 5th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2902

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

No for me. We have plenty of bourbon in the house, as well as rum, but it has not impacted our wine spending. As mentioned above, storage limitation and age are more of a factor than anything else for our wine buying.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
January 1st, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2388

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

I would vote for Zin. For the one single wine, I would choose Ridge Geyserville, with the Roederer Brut Sparkling Wine next. Both are frequently purchased and enjoyed here!

Ed
by Ed Steinway
December 28th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1862

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

Robert A Jr. wrote: Touching side note to me, my son just turned 21. We were staying at the Mandarin in Miami over his birthday weekend. He went out with his cousins after dinner on his birthday, came back to the hotel around midnight. Went to the bar and started sampling some faves like Macallan, ...
by Ed Steinway
December 28th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 102
Views: 6951

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Not sure what, but something from BerserkerDay 11 next month! champagne.gif

Ed
by Ed Steinway
December 28th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes The Best Merlot In California?
Replies: 56
Views: 3440

Re: Who Makes The Best Merlot In California?

We recently had the 2016 Ridge Torre Merlot. 100% Merlot, 13.0% alcohol from the Monte Bello vineyard. Outstanding and highly recommended. We also enjoy Switchback Ridge and Pride.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
December 22nd, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6137

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Two from Italy:

2016 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva and 2017 Tenuta Di Sesta Rosso Di Montalcino.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
December 17th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: TN: 1995 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Nice note, Kevin. I love all the Montelena's from 1991 to 1997. That is when we bought the majority of our Montelena's and they rarely disappoint.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
December 17th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1811

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

Pichon Baron is one of my favorite wines. My first tier from 1990-2010 would be, in chronological order, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010. My second tier would include 1996, 2001, and 2003. And for the long-term, I think the 2014, 2015, and 2016 are all excellent. The 2014 was one of the best wines t...
by Ed Steinway
December 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 16 CA Cabs/ Cab blends plus 2 champagnes and 85` Graham`s Port
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: Blind tasting of 16 CA Cabs/ Cab blends plus 2 champagnes and 85` Graham`s Port

Nice notes, Blake. We love the 2008 Roederer Brut Rose. We went to a champagne tasting a few years ago and it stood up against much more expensive champagnes. Also, the 1985 Graham's Port is stellar. We have a couple of bottles left, and it is going to be a challenge to hold on to them.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
December 5th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2857

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

+1 on Frog's Leap and Ridge Estate. I would also add Keenan, which is not quite old school, but balanced.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
November 28th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 65
Views: 3343

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

We had a 2005 Langoa Barton a few weeks ago and it was surprisingly approachable and very nice.

Ed
by Ed Steinway
November 28th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5143

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Because of Frank and Wine Berserkers, we have been contributing to Laura's House annually. I made our annual contribution tonight. The work that Laura's House does is very important to me for personal reasons, and I appreciate what Frank is doing and what everyone else is contributing. Even though I...
by Ed Steinway
November 15th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12637

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: 1275

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: 1647

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: 11283
Views: 416294

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: 3666

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: 19655

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: 19655

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: 19655

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: 19655

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: 474

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: 2348

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: 120
Views: 6179

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: 2433

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: 548

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: 2009

Re: Tignanello Recommendation?

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

Ed

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