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by brigcampbell
April 18th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carver Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Carver Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard

Quick reply here to everyone that loves Palisades Vineyard. In 2015 we bought the vineyard from the Carver Sutro family and have continued to sell our old vine Petite Sirah (now listed as a Historic Vineyard with the Historic Vineyard Society) to Carlisle, Robert Biale Vineyards, Once and Future an...
by brigcampbell
April 16th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2020 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: TN: 2020 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

I've been to the vineyard and gave pictures. I'll dig them up.

They're every interesting, mini zin head trained.
by brigcampbell
April 15th, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Emily is family.

I'll ping her
by brigcampbell
April 15th, 2021, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Touriga producers in California?
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Touriga producers in California?

here's CT list https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Producer&iUserOverride=0&MasterVarietal=Touriga+Nacional&Region=California Arnot-Roberts 39.0% Bottles (1,799) Next of Kyn 14.5% Bottles (669) Gandona 5.4% Bottles (247) Jeff Runquist 5.2% Bottles (239) Kenneth Volk 3.8% Bottles...
by brigcampbell
April 15th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9068
Views: 1416482

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

[wow.gif] Seems like a post from a totally reasonable and sane person
by brigcampbell
April 14th, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

CNN : 'It's a tragedy.' French winemakers face devastation after worst weather in 30 years.
http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_us/~3/EpS ... index.html
by brigcampbell
April 14th, 2021, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

By the way, for those of you who'd like to know what's really behind the earth's changing climate, here's where to find the best analyses: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcqdt3LK6d66tMreI4gqIC- To make your way through this playlist will take some investment of your time, but I re...
by brigcampbell
April 13th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Brig, that’s an interesting idea at some level. I was thinking the same thing and given the lengths people go for frost protection I wonder if a temporary green house might be possible for at the the most valuable of plots. Let’s not ask if it’s natural. I've seen places covered in bird netting whe...
by brigcampbell
April 13th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Wind machines work under certain circumstances but this year?? Build pup tents over the vines?? With central heating?? for a "reasonable" cost you could cover a fairly large area with a hot air balloon type material and anchor/weight down around the perimeter and then blow in warm air cre...
by brigcampbell
April 13th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - serious stuff
Replies: 28
Views: 1624

Re: TN: 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - serious stuff

There's a ton of very good, if you like the acid driven grapefruit, tropical, SB style from NZ at Trader Joe's for dirty cheap. Oyster Bay, Te Mata, and Craggy.

It's a great summer wine and very refreshing. My only knock on NZ SB is I get palate fatigue.
by brigcampbell
April 13th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

I'm new to frost damage in wine, but given where we rae in the season, is this unrecoverable? It’s a good question. Vines and other plants have suppressed buds that will eventually take off and keep the plant alive. But flowering and fruiting will be delayed to such an extent that any possibility o...
by brigcampbell
April 12th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

AAgrawal wrote: April 12th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Eric Ifune wrote: April 12th, 2021, 3:56 pm NS_frost042219_1600.jpg
Holy moly. That's an incredible picture.
That's a lot of "haves" and "have nots" in one picture
by brigcampbell
April 12th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66840

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I only stumbled on this forum this year after Berserker day, and am kicking myself for it! Based on what I'm hearing about the Stellareese, I'll be more than ready next BD! This gives you time to get more credit cards for next year, brilliant! Drained a Biggio Hamina this weekend, the Noel. Really ...
by brigcampbell
April 11th, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Jersey The Next Napa???
Replies: 67
Views: 3255

Re: NYTimes: Jersey The Next Napa???

Have any of you ever noticed that whenever somebody holds a big wine competition the winners can really surprise you. For example, the SF Chronicle gave a double gold to the Trump Sparkling wine. People usually respond by saying, Well, that's wine competitions and the judges must have been tired. B...
by brigcampbell
April 11th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Armand Heitz's point of view: https://armandheitz.com/blogs/le-carnet/lutter-contre-la-nature That is well-reasoned. One thing that no one wants to contemplate, however, is that the Beaufort Gyre in the Arctic is now impounding an enormous amount of very cold fresh water, more than the long-term av...
by brigcampbell
April 10th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Jersey The Next Napa???
Replies: 67
Views: 3255

Re: NYTimes: Jersey The Next Napa???

Went to Silver Decoy this afternoon to try some of their wines. The whites did not thrill me, the only o e approachable was the Riesling. The reds on the other hand have a lot going for them with the Cabernet Franc the stand out with a long finish. If tasted blind, I would put this up against many ...
by brigcampbell
April 9th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Sean S y d n e y wrote: April 9th, 2021, 1:57 pm
HenryB wrote: April 9th, 2021, 1:32 pm I'm new to frost damage in wine, but given where we rae in the season, is this unrecoverable?
If budburst has taken place (as a result of warming temperatures early in the growing season) and those nascent buds are destroyed by frost, then they are toast for the year.
and young shoots too
by brigcampbell
April 9th, 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Kent Comley wrote: April 9th, 2021, 12:19 am
William Kelley wrote: April 8th, 2021, 11:40 pm Just heard from a friend in Chambolle that the temperature hit -8 C in the low-lying regional appellations...
That's tragic news - hard to imagine any buds surviving those kinds of temperatures, irrespective of frost mittigation methods employed.
-8C is 18F

That's crushing
by brigcampbell
April 8th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release
Replies: 105
Views: 5301

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release

In for a case of chard. I’ve actually bought more Oregon chard than white burg this year. that made me laugh because over the last two berserkerday events my cellar is now gladly loaded with Oregon wines and when we get together my buddy always says "let me guess, you brought an Oregon wine?&q...
by brigcampbell
April 8th, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release
Replies: 105
Views: 5301

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release

Been a very long time since I've bought any stateside pinot or chard, but based on the Goodfellow love on WB I felt compelled to dip my toe back in with their Spring release. Was not even aware of this producer before reconnecting here recently but I'm excited to try these. Went for the Richard's C...
by brigcampbell
April 8th, 2021, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum James Berry Vineyard ... Collectible ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1519

Re: Saxum James Berry Vineyard ... Collectible ?

It's just a question of demand. The fine wine market is geared towards lower alcohol, lower ripeness and less weight wines. Central Californian wines do not belong in that catgory. Same for me, while I admire the occasional young Napa or Central Cali wine for its technical abilities, the complexity...
by brigcampbell
April 8th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Why don't they install frost fans? Or frost irrigation? Some have I think. Claudine Gaunoux (who runs Francois Gaunoux) posted a video from a wind turbine to her IG feed. But I’m not sure with low temps for two nights in a row it will make much difference. Maybe. Work well in Oz with temps down to ...
by brigcampbell
April 7th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Temps look bad for a couple of days next week too. Damn.
by brigcampbell
April 7th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9621

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Here's a fuller story from Reuters : CHABLIS, France (Reuters) - French winemakers have lit candles and burned bales of straw to try to protect their vineyards from sharp spring frosts, with the forecast of more cold nights this week raising fears of serious damage and lost production. Temperatures...
by brigcampbell
April 7th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 2155

Re: Grenache Curious

Tercero does a very nice Grenache. Drunk a few with some age on them and even noted "baby rayas".

Larry's stuff is more structured and dark fruited than say the more widely available bright cherry / candy style which sometimes can be fun.
by brigcampbell
April 5th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1368

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

OK, so today we are currently down. It is a database locking issue. We are actively troubleshooting. Not that this is related to the current situation but I always thought that CT would be a very good candidate to use SELECT WITH NOLOCK for many of the SELECT when querying things like "recent ...
by brigcampbell
April 5th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!
Replies: 35
Views: 1600

Re: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!

Richard Albert wrote: April 5th, 2021, 1:49 pm Hey, who is up for putting a Petrus, Screaming Eagle, or La Tache to the test?

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by brigcampbell
April 5th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!
Replies: 35
Views: 1600

Re: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!

I'm just not going to put any of my wine in a blender. Not going to do it. Nope. Why not? Any evidence that it doesn’t work? Why not try it? This is not a novel technique, by the way. Modernist Cuisine described it 10 years ago. They say they actually did the science (A-B taste tests) that support ...
by brigcampbell
April 4th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Laherte Frères Oenothèque 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: TN: Laherte Frères Oenothèque 2006

FMIII just gave me a bottle of lh. It was on deck for easter but got bumped.

I'll try next week
by brigcampbell
April 4th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!
Replies: 35
Views: 1600

Re: Hyper Decanting - Use a Blender to Aerate Wine!

Hyperdecanting was originally from nathan myhrvold, the former CTO for microsoft.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -a-blender
by brigcampbell
April 4th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I emailed Emily and she'll jump in here.

She's had it bad. A tree fell on her house in 2017 then lost everything in the napa fires.

It's a test and she'll pass!,
by brigcampbell
April 2nd, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66840

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Wow, drinking a Harrington Sagratino. Excellent wine.
by brigcampbell
April 2nd, 2021, 12:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Harrington Wines BD12: Love for the Lost ***OFFER EXTENDED!***
Replies: 26
Views: 1661

Re: Harrington Wines BD12: Love for the Lost ***OFFER EXTENDED!***

Paul Miller wrote: April 1st, 2021, 2:56 pm Anyone receive their wines yet or know when they're shipping?
Better ping Bryan because he shipped to me immediately in SoCal and then a gift package to the east coast a week or so later.

I'll pm you his email.
by brigcampbell
April 1st, 2021, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4092

Re: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

I hand wash ours every day-I’ve never broken one washing or drying. I have broken 2 or 3 in other ways that were completely my fault. Generally involves trying to balance a decanter upside down on a soft drying mat. I wouldn’t suggest doing this. Pro tip: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/ima...
by brigcampbell
March 31st, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1967 Dolcetto
Replies: 29
Views: 1081

Re: 1967 Dolcetto

Markus S wrote: March 31st, 2021, 6:09 pm Not everybody loves dolcetto, but pushing a 50 year old one down the gullet might not help.
That made me laugh.

Regardless of the bottle condition I'd be worried about the acid levels with dolcetto to age like this.
by brigcampbell
March 30th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: 1995 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I liked the sangiovese back in the day. Haven't had anything from them since the 2007 vintage and the cabs were heading into the over the top area for me.
by brigcampbell
March 30th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 13942

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

Well? Which one is it? He set up a clearing market for noodles, buying up unused noodles from other noodle shops and then finding buyers for them and delivering them. Unfortunately, some of the noodle traders were over-leveraged and didn't survive their margin calls from Goldman and Morgan Stanley....
by brigcampbell
March 30th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 13942

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

Obviously, Russ won't be sharing the results from the "You asked for it, you got it." feature with the WB crowd but this change has to raise the sale price for items with more than a couple of motivated bidders which is the goal. For items that sell for less that "market price" ...
by brigcampbell
March 30th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 13942

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

Obviously, Russ won't be sharing the results from the "You asked for it, you got it." feature with the WB crowd but this change has to raise the sale price for items with more than a couple of motivated bidders which is the goal. For items that sell for less that "market price" b...
by brigcampbell
March 28th, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66840

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Buyers' remorse is all part of the berserkerday experience
by brigcampbell
March 26th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2021
Views: 138191

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

the 2012 are stupid good 2012 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (3/26/2021) Sean's Best Book Club Ever : Light oxidation. Lemon and apple. Has a richness, depth, and mouthfeel that just says "things don't get much better than this&...
by brigcampbell
March 26th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2533

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **

Yo big daddy! first - I got pinged from a few people asking about when you are shipping so can you update. second - did you get my payment? I used paypal and wasn't sure I did it correctly... I'm a venmo guy... let us know. I make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from West Sonoma Coast, Sebastopol and the ...
by brigcampbell
March 22nd, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: San Diego Wine Shops
Replies: 24
Views: 1106

Re: San Diego Wine Shops

Next choice would probably be Costco in Carlsbad, they seems to have the widest selection among the other Costco stores in SD. The Carlsbad location is probably the best Costco in all of SD and OC I have 5 Costco within 15 minutes of my house in OC and when I hit Carlsbad it's "damn, why can't...
by brigcampbell
March 21st, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66840

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2017 Scherrer Old Vine and Mature Zinfandel.

Super wine.
by brigcampbell
March 21st, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66840

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2008 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon. Originally had this pulled out to drink during NCAA Wrestling Championships which of course never happen. I’m sure Steve would have been there. We did go to the B1G tournament. Was not going to see college wrestling in a football stadium, though. [soap.gif] Shoul...
by brigcampbell
March 18th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: TN: 2003 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

Very fond memories of Sea Smoke. My friend brought an 03 southing to my house after release for a diner. He purchased it at a Bristol Farms on a recommendation from the kid working there. I was like "WTF is this"? I was fortunate enough to taste the first botella vintage, 2001, at a Celler...
by brigcampbell
March 18th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 99
Views: 5853

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Can't you just use the UPC barcode on the bottle? You can use the UPC code to find the wine but not track the bottle or the vintage in CT. UPC is not unique, a number of products/wines share a UPC code. Every bottle of SilverOak Cab has the same UPC regardless of vintage what if you had 12 bottles ...
by brigcampbell
March 17th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 99
Views: 5853

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

I have only done one complete reconciliation in 13 years. I did a partial reconciliation before/after I moved 3 pallets of wine to Switzerland with me and then returned with 1 pallet . This seems like a missed opportunity . . . . It was, it was. My plan was to self-import about a pallet of Swiss wi...
by brigcampbell
March 17th, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Significant Shipping Delays
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Significant Shipping Delays

Air freight is a mess too because the reduced international travel. Fewer flights between the US/EU means a "COVID surcharge" and it's not trivial, as much as an additional $1,200 per pallet. IMHO it doesn't look like air travel to Europe/Asia is returning to normal for the rest of the yea...

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