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by T Welch
July 13th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 111
Views: 4940

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Br1an Th0rne wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 7:15 pm

I’ve never been as impressed with ‘97 Napa reds as most critics...greatly preferred ‘90 and ‘92.
Preferred '91 and '94, as well. I think the '97s, like the '07s, as a generalization (tricky, I know), were flashy and good to go at release but not made for the long haul.
by T Welch
July 11th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 28
Views: 1125

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

But my primary reason for posting is to thank the OP for using the apostrophe and the s properly in '80s and '90s. Errors with those abbreviations are quite possibly the only ones more frequent around here than using "varietal" to mean "variety." Such unfortunately rare good form is to be encourage...
by T Welch
July 7th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Someone is Playing a Joke on Me...
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Someone is Playing a Joke on Me...

Craig G wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 9:58 pm
My daughter just pranked a friend with a service that anonymously sends a random amount of pasta between 10 and 100 pounds. She hit the jackpot and they delivered 100lbs of penne to her friend.
For some reason this song popped into my brain.

by T Welch
July 6th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PRIMA Closing
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: PRIMA Closing

Tom, IIRC, Prima opened circa 1980 as a wine shop only and the restaurant came later. Then Verlander acquired or leased the space next door and the wine shop moved there.
by T Welch
July 2nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

It looks fantastic except for those two tasting cubicles in front. I appreciate the need for social distancing, but they seem a little small.

By the way, I have the utmost respect for Thomas, Will, et al. As good as they come. [cheers.gif]
by T Welch
June 29th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ - headed for perfect?
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ - headed for perfect?

Thanks Dan. I just checked my order history and found that I originally ordered 2 and wish listed, successfully, 2 more. Time to pop one.
by T Welch
June 27th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?

Notes from a CellarTracker entry. https://www.cellartracker.com/event.asp?iEvent=6646

According to these notes the vines were only 3 years old for that '74 bottling.
by T Welch
June 13th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5451

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Diane Kessler wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Rhys and Ceritas make some of the most compelling Chardonnay with a little bit of age.
A 2010 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay last night was fantastic.
by T Welch
June 6th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard

I just stood up a 2007 Rhys Horseshoe Syrah to have with grilled Flannery hanger steak in a couple of hours.
by T Welch
May 28th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 81
Views: 8635

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Maybe they should reorganize as Grape Swine.
by T Welch
May 24th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450036

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Randy Bowman wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 7:11 pm
2016 Roar Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir. Never disappoints. Probably going to have 2018 Rios Sauvignon Blanc with tonight's dinner of Broccoli Beef, Kung Pao vegetables and plain or fried rice.
It must be nice having Chef Carrie in the house. What a luxury. [cheers.gif]
by T Welch
May 24th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1811

Re: TN: Seems like a lifetime ago

Alan Rath wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 6:36 pm
ERPark wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Did the nice lady you’re stalking in your pics call security on you? neener

Great trip!
Social distancing, I was at another table.
Dutch treat, then. Piker.
by T Welch
May 16th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450036

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 J. Rochioli West Block Pinot Noir.
by T Welch
May 16th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kenwood Johannisberg Riesling LateHrvst '84...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: TN: Kenwood Johannisberg Riesling LateHrvst '84...(short/boring)

Kris Patten wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Who was making wines at Kenwood then?

Truett, Newton?
Kris, nope, Newlan, in Yountville. I think Silenus Winery is there now.
by T Welch
May 16th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kenwood Johannisberg Riesling LateHrvst '84...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: TN: Kenwood Johannisberg Riesling LateHrvst '84...(short/boring)

Thanks for the note, Tom. Last night we opened a 1982 Newlan Vineyards Napa Valley Late Harvest Bunch Selected Johannisberg Riesling, made by Bob Foley. 42 Brix at harvest, 21.4 at harvest, 11.3% alcohol. I had fairly low expectations but enjoyed it with apple pie.
by T Welch
May 10th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 769
Views: 28991

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Partagas Serie D No. 4 Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highl...
by T Welch
May 9th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

Made a batch tonight. Filling Pound of beef Cup of cooked rice Shredded carrots Shredded onion 1 egg Salt & pepper Sauce 14.5 oz can tomato sauce 1/3 cup ACV 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 diced onion 1/2 cup golden raisins Assembled and baked at 350 for an hour or so. Let it stand for a bit before serving....
by T Welch
May 4th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11177

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

You think $650 is high? Just trying to understand where you're getting that idea? I do appreciate linking to that post as that poster got an incredible deal that even he acknowledged. i believe that is a bit high for corton, but within reason. a restaurant by me was selling several vintages of cort...
by T Welch
May 1st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27742

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 5:20 pm
cjsavino wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 4:53 pm
TGigante wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 4:32 pm


Chris
What was the shipping cost to NJ?
$30 for 4 three pound, 2nd day delivery
One tri tip and that’s it? Watch the news meat is in short supply!
I think he got 4 of them.
by T Welch
April 30th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9389

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

A 2007 Dehlinger Estate popped and poured 45 minutes ago is firing on all cylinders. Just a beautiful wine, savory and succulent.
by T Welch
April 26th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2037

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Markus S wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 7:14 pm
No mentions of mice, spiders, crickets, pillbugs?? [wow.gif]
Mmmmmmmmmmm...protein
by T Welch
April 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate

Does anyone have more info? I can't find anything on the internet.
by T Welch
April 14th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Tulocay Napa PN
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: TN: 2013 Tulocay Napa PN

Didn't Bill work as a guide at Robert Mondavi winery? If so, I met him circa 1994. Nice man.
by T Welch
April 13th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180298

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Dolinsek. A 2012 Pagani opened 3 nights ago was a big one, finished on day 3.
by T Welch
April 12th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450036

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah to go with a Flannery hanger steak.
by T Welch
April 10th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: RIP Mark Ketcham, Ketcham Estate

RIP Mark.
by T Welch
April 10th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Robert Foley Vineyards - 20% discount on 12 bottles or more.
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Robert Foley Vineyards - 20% discount on 12 bottles or more.

Because the last three weeks have been uncharted territory for all of us and because we want to help restock your wine cellar and keep the lights on, we're offering, for the first time ever, a 20% discount for our mailing list members on all 750ml bottles (minimum purchase of 12 bottles is required)...
by T Welch
April 10th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends
Replies: 42
Views: 5382

Re: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 3:24 pm
T Welch wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Todd?
Yes.

I have been busy all morning, sorry for not replying. If you need to reach me urgently, best way is Private Message or email, either of which I'll get notification of
Grazie!
by T Welch
April 8th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2013 Philip Togni
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: 2013 Philip Tongi

Togni
by T Welch
April 5th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

Frank Murray III wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Putting a decade on that Alpine, I see. Good to see you posting, Brad.
We had a 2008 Alpine chard last Tuesday which was absolutely delicious.
by T Welch
April 1st, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ongoing List of Wine I'm Selling. Last Call
Replies: 23
Views: 5378

Re: Ongoing List of Things I am Culling from the Heard

Kris Patten wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Herd.
Herd what? Please elaborate.
by T Welch
March 31st, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends
Replies: 42
Views: 5382

Re: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends

WineBerserkers just got a shoutout on KRON 4 News in the SF Bay Area. I didn't catch the first part of the segment but I think it was about supporting small wineries during this crisis.
by T Welch
March 30th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180298

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

We had another 2011 Bedrock Heritage last night. What a captivating nose and juicy palate. Glad we have another.
by T Welch
March 28th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Happy Hour with Family
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Virtual Happy Hour with Family

Friends and I have been using the WhatsApp app to get together. It's been a lot of fun.
by T Welch
March 2nd, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3828

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Drain-poured an 09 Sweetwater two weeks ago and tonight an 09 Little Hill is glorious. 2006 Little Hill and 2006 West Block drunk a few weeks ago were showing very well. Over the last 2-3 years we have had many CA pinots from 2004-2007, including Freeman, Rochioli, Dutton-Goldfield, Williams Selyem...
by T Welch
February 26th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Triggered at Total Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Triggered at Total Wine

Now my blood is boiling!
by T Welch
February 25th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180298

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just popped another 2011 Saitone Ranch. Delicious upon opening. No spritz.
by T Welch
February 20th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: My five favorite vegetables

1. Rack of lamb
1. Duck breast
1. Flannery Boeuf
1. Lobster
1. Cured and smoked stuff
by T Welch
February 17th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 64
Views: 7030

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

SQN isn't holding its value on the secondary market. So buy it to drink; not to flip. You are right. When I was waiting to get on the list (10 years ago) I often looked for their wines on the secondary market and the markups were 2X to 3X release price. Wines like The Inaugural went for $1000 and I...
by T Welch
February 15th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat
Replies: 17
Views: 1695

Re: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat

I made reservations at Flemings and Le Vallauris. Does nayone have a recommendation for a wine store. I looked at Total Wine's web site for their local store. Lot of wines listed as out of stock or unavailable. Any other good options? Jensen's grocery stores (I think they are in Palm Desert and La ...
by T Welch
February 14th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450036

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Dehlinger East Face Syrah. Popped and poured. Almost black. Expressive, savory nose. Iodine? Can't get enough of it. Juicy and savory on the palate as well. Crying out for a garlicky leg of lamb. Fantastic wine.
by T Welch
February 14th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180298

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Nice! Has anyone opened an ‘11 Saitone lately? I want to do my last one justice. Sorry for the late reply. Within a week or so we opened the 2011 Heritage, Dolinsek and Saitone. IMHO, drink up the Dolinsek soon and enjoy the other two now or over the next couple of years. Thanks! No spritz on the S...
by T Welch
February 13th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180298

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Bedrock Heritage Nice! Has anyone opened an ‘11 Saitone lately? I want to do my last one justice. Sorry for the late reply. Within a week or so we opened the 2011 Heritage, Dolinsek and Saitone. IMHO, drink up the Dolinsek soon and enjoy the other two now or over the next couple of years.
by T Welch
February 12th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 64
Views: 7030

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

Kris Patten wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Mags are offered at $1395.
For a pair, yes?
by T Welch
February 10th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24714

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Alan Rath wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 5:50 pm
NickRut wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 5:46 pm
I ordered nothing from flannery but had to replace. I bought Salt Vine and Grassel only.
I also bought Grassl, that and Flannery were my two purchases on the 26th, card was compromised on the 27th.
My same two (only) purchases and on 1/27 I was called by Citibank.
by T Welch
February 10th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24714

Re: credit card breaches?

Mine was a Citibank card and I purchased from Flannery, also. Citibank called me regarding a bogus $78 hotel (I think the business was something like HotelTonight, the reviews are brutal) charge in San Francisco.
by T Welch
January 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2723
Views: 180298

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Bedrock Heritage

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