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by brigcampbell
June 25th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I got the email, I’m wondering about dosage, time on the lees etc, surely they’ll provide info prior to the actual offer, right? Last summer they were playing with dosage, really fascinating discussion, and had narrowed it down. I would have killed to be sitting at the table with Rudolph Peters and...
by brigcampbell
June 25th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Kevin talked about this on a visit last July. I posted this: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=153042#p2547188 Okay, first bit of interesting news. Rhys is doing a California sparkler Yes, and it's like everything Rhys does. All in! Regular chardonnay grapes from their vineyar...
by brigcampbell
June 24th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Essential Italy: the less obvious list
Replies: 54
Views: 2329

Re: Essential Italy: the less obvious list

Does anyone have recommendations for sights to see along the way driving from Palermo to Taormina or vice versa. I'm not locked into the autostrada or the coastal route—would do either based on what there is to see en route. Well... Tough one. There's Villa Romana which is great. Kind of out of the...
by brigcampbell
June 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 9:27 am
Great stuff. Do they still have the 'original' vines lining the front walkway?
Been a while since I was there but they had actual clippings in a basket near the front door of the tasting room to take home.
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 23
Views: 918

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Ridge is an interesting discussion. If you’ve seen some of my posts, I’m both positive about, and critical of, Ridge. I wish they’d tune down the use of new American oak, and would love to see them use French oak for the Cabs.
I don't like American oak.

There I said it.
by brigcampbell
June 19th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1345

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

I talk about them, and I still buy them, vintage after vintage. I have since 2003. Like with several other producers here on the Board that have been doing it well for some time, they are part of the rhythm of people's cellars, their tastings, etc. Lots of things are not talked around here like the...
by brigcampbell
June 18th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1345

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

Seems like nobody pays attention to Pisoni pinot’s yet i would suggest they are some of the best and most structured pinots in California. They age really well and do not fall into the cherry cola style in any way. The estate is an epic wine. Why arent they talked about more ? Probably because you'...
by brigcampbell
June 18th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations

If you are looking for something more robust than the slotting function within CellarTracker!, why not just contact JDA and use SpacePlanning? This is already completely built out and quite capable of taking a dump from CellarTracker>>Excel>>JDA and almost instantly rendering an interactive 3D cell...
by brigcampbell
June 18th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations

Ping Eric at Cellartracker
by brigcampbell
June 17th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes gives props to Lodi
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Forbes gives props to Lodi

Anyhow, without an editor, you end up with lines like this: "The soil is comprised of Tokay sandy loam mixed with crushed granite, instilling balance in the soil that allows the fruit to retain its natural acidity." . That got me skeptical but I read the article anyway. The Tokay Loam is factually ...
by brigcampbell
June 15th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Marcassin three sisters Pinot among others
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: 2005 Marcassin three sisters Pinot among others

Bill, nice. Great lineup covering the spectrum.

I've had marcassin a few times and people will say what they will but it's delicious.
by brigcampbell
June 15th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tobin James California Champagne? How?
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Tobin James California Champagne? How?

Did Tobin James buy somebody to get a grandfather exemption?
by brigcampbell
June 12th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 69
Views: 2601

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

I have not had any recent vintages of Andrew Will, so cannot comment. But as noted above I have loved their wines from the 90s. I must say that I have not been that impressed with WA cab and cab blends either. The one recent exception was JB Neufeld -- if I were buying WA cab blends to age that wou...
by brigcampbell
June 11th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 44
Views: 1629

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

SeanHarding wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:14 pm
I've never been to Las Ventanas, so I have no feedback there, but I have heard great things about it. Please report back!
It's fairly amazing. Might have been watching Jennifer Aniston in the pool and the tequila talking. LOL
by brigcampbell
June 10th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1618

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

CT users are dominated by Americans. Think of all the wine consumed just in France, an incredibly small number are in CT. I played around with this years ago in discussions on the CT forum with Eric and others regarding expanding CT. My position was automatic translation was critical to driving non ...
by brigcampbell
June 8th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +

Interesting story about the Roederer/Starck. When Steve revealed the wine and started telling the story I thought "I've had this wine before" so I looked in CT and nothing. But that ugly cartoon label... I know I've seen it before. Last year I was in Budapest in a wine bar which I picked up a couple...
by brigcampbell
June 7th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Parker claims to have barrel tasted this vintage.

I'd corvain it
by brigcampbell
June 7th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 36
Views: 1036

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

S teve R edenbaugh wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:04 pm
For Oregon sparkling, gotta be Argyle Extended Tirage...
That is a fantastic bottle.
by brigcampbell
June 6th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +

When I get out of rehab I'll post my thoughts.

#blakebrown
by brigcampbell
June 4th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +

Just wanted to chime in on the 2017 Rivers-Marie Platt Vineyard PN. Completely agree with you. Truly excellent. Agree. It's was not as fruit driven as the "house style" which I do like regardless. Good stuff. And the 09 cristal. That is damn near perfect. It was a clear winner in the blind format.
by brigcampbell
June 4th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: The 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noirs
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: TNs: The 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noirs

I don't have any pictures of Adam... 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands (6/4/2019) Well, this was impressive. I didn't have any real expectations other than I was told it was made by Adam. The wine is very well structured, com...
by brigcampbell
May 27th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Monopole
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2014 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Monopole

Here's from a visit and the tasting room people swore "no doctoring" of the wines when I called them out on the low ABV. I blinded FMIII at a dinner and he thought it was terrific. I had this on my list to hit up. Not many people make Pinot Noir in Paso and even fewer make a decent one. Windward adv...
by brigcampbell
May 27th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi

G. Bienstock wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 9:42 pm
What is the ABV?

The Michael David 2014 was
14.7 IIRC.
by brigcampbell
May 26th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi

Karma. Neighbors brought this over tonight. Freaky.
by brigcampbell
May 26th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi

When we visited the winery I saw the vines. Surprised at the size, I was expecting big grarly heads like the zin all around that area and on the property.

Nope, much small than their zin counterpart.
by brigcampbell
May 26th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi

Or you can spell it "SinSo" LOL 2015 Jessie's Grove Winery Cinsault SinSo - USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi (8/29/2017) This comes from the oldest vines on the property planted before 1900. Strawberry with very soft mouthfeel and not much tannic structure. Comes across a bit mushy compared to ...
by brigcampbell
May 26th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1455

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

I wonder what kind of tonnage per acre the guys in NZ are getting. Has to be enormous to produce $6 SB retail in the US.

BTW - I like it.
by brigcampbell
May 25th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1086

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

Where you at in Prague? Wine O'clock?

There's a good wine bar scene in Prague.
by brigcampbell
May 25th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1086

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

I am gg to Budapest too. What are the must try’s? Great little wine bar with tons by the glass. Make sure to try the local sparklers. Drop Shop Wine Bar Budapest, Balassi Bálint 27., 1055 Hungary +36 30 345 3739 https://maps.app.goo.gl/AdeiS7JQZ4ParKnUA It is great, we were there today. Beware, tho...
by brigcampbell
May 25th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1086

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

Shawn P wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 4:59 pm
I am gg to Budapest too. What are the must try’s?
Great little wine bar with tons by the glass. Make sure to try the local sparklers.

Drop Shop Wine Bar
Budapest, Balassi Bálint 27., 1055 Hungary
+36 30 345 3739
https://maps.app.goo.gl/AdeiS7JQZ4ParKnUA
by brigcampbell
May 24th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineFolly is a folly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

WineFolly is a folly?

I found this interesting... Not sure about the first and third comment. Deeper color is more indicative of age/oxidation and are you really getting your butter from oak? How about diacetyl from malolactic fermentation... Oak will give you vanilla, caramel, etc. https://winefolly.com/episode/chablis-...
by brigcampbell
May 20th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Was there sediment in the glass? Hello, Stuart. Not one bit of sediment. I poured myself the first taste then decided to decant. And then I poured myself the last couple of ounces from the decanter later in the evening. I'm guessing it was very lightly corked, just enough to knock the wine down but...
by brigcampbell
May 19th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 675
Views: 40131

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

My sporadic notes from Paultacular 2000 Lanson Champagne Noble Cuvée de Lanson Blanc de Blancs Brut - France, Champagne (5/19/2019) The most intriguing wine, by far. Gasoline note like a Riesling with sea spray. Tart red apple and lemon with a mineral foundation. Good. https://cdn.ct-static.com/labe...
by brigcampbell
May 19th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)

The bottle of 2010 Sec LHL I tasted certainly was not oxidized. It did have a deepening golden color, not brown/brass, but it was not odd. Seems like there's enough acid with this sec to hold up for awhile longer.

Will it get better? No idea but it is nice now.
by brigcampbell
May 19th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Peter Valiquette wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Musty and muted. Sounds like it may have been lightly corked.
Yeah, probably the case. It definitely wasn't screaming TCA but could have been lightly infected. I saw another note on CT which was similar to my experience.
by brigcampbell
May 18th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Chris Seiber wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 10:45 am
Did it trend better or worse with time out of the bottle?
Slightly better after 30 minutes. There are a few other notes in CT similar to mine. Where does the 1999 vintage stand?
by brigcampbell
May 18th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3448

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I have always said that my two biggest competitors are (1) APATHY and (2) MICROSOFT EXCEL. Craig, thanks for the plug. We are always here to help anyone who wants to get online. I have seen people bang out 1,000 bottles in a short afternoon if they have some friends to do a call and response and he...
by brigcampbell
May 18th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 719

TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Brent's wife said "this wine is really expensive, let's open it." Okay... The 2017 Sandler Bien Nacido showed better. [whistle.gif] 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru (5/18/2019) Some funk on the nose required decanting. Lig...
by brigcampbell
May 16th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Arizona Winery Visits - some good, some not so...
Replies: 45
Views: 2571

Re: TN: Arizona Winery Visits - some good, some not so...

Big writeup

The New York Times: In the Arizona High Desert, Taking the Temperature of a Wine Boom.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/trav ... edona.html
by brigcampbell
May 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)
Replies: 41
Views: 2052

Re: Failed Master of Wine Dissertations (from Hosemaster of Wine)

Brett: The best shit you'll ever taste
by brigcampbell
May 9th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2296

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Self-explanatory, although including 'from too many producers' made the poll question too long. Please feel free to add comments, caveats, nuances, specifics, details, discussions, arguments. Dan Kravitz many times they're declassified blends from single vineyards and yield a more complex or comple...
by brigcampbell
May 7th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I drank this with Eric as we were grinding through the whites at Falltacular together, he's a great copilot. When he said "20% new oak". I said "seriously?" Great reply, "yeah, I don't know where it went..." "Love this wine. Really strong mineral as the basis for strong citrus flavors. Lemon, lime, ...
by brigcampbell
May 6th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great review of the original Williams Selyem and a derivative winery, WesMar
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: A great review of the original Williams Selyem and a derivative winery, WesMar

Thanks to Seiber I just blind tasted the 2008 WesMar Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard and called it a WS Ferrington with some age.

I got partial credit. [cheers.gif]

The apple didn't fall far from the tree.
by brigcampbell
May 5th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Aeris, Rivers-Marie, Gouges, Felsina, Corison and Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

Re: TNs: Aeris, Rivers-Marie, Gouges, Felsina, Corison and Cos d'Estournel

Okay, I've got notes waiting to be published on this night. Fun stuff.

BTW Nordhoff was on fire calling out the varietal, country, and producers.

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