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by R M Kriete
January 10th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 8935

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Worst part is that he probably had stopped to help. Awful!
by R M Kriete
January 7th, 2021, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Picked up some Weber, Balcombe and Etzel Block.
by R M Kriete
January 2nd, 2021, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10276

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

How old are you know? Alternatively, in what year were you 21, new to wine, and immediately able to discern the quality arc of an entire region? You don't even drink Oregon Pinots lol. Let me boil it down for the simple. I've tasted a bunch of $30-40 Oregon Pinots over the years and while I enjoyed...
by R M Kriete
January 1st, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1084

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Off and running! Hope 2021 brings winter rains and a moderate summer.
by R M Kriete
December 28th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 58
Views: 3454

Re: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

But I've never had a (red) wine with this color. Obviously you have never had friends who store their one good bottle of wine in their garage in Florida. [wink.gif] Always tough to act gracious for their generosity...." I just knew that you would enjoy this bottle because you like wine so much...
by R M Kriete
December 20th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41106

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I’d like to know which wineries pull that crap so I can boycott them. They share in your expertise when the season is good, they should help at least a little when the season sucks.
by R M Kriete
December 14th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41106

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Hope the wet continues!
by R M Kriete
December 9th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15821

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

[ I've looked at this over the years. The #1 wine usually goes way up in price and way down in availability, but pretty much the other 99 don't. I was watching K&L inventory on the Bollinger, and they sold out pretty significant inventory same day when it made the top 10. Bollinger the #10 wine...
by R M Kriete
December 7th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15821

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

larry schaffer wrote: December 7th, 2020, 8:01 am And so it begins . . .

Bollinger at #10 and Beau Freres at #9 . . .

https://top100.winespectator.com/

Cheers

Good start!
by R M Kriete
December 7th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Holdredge Syrahs '06....(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: TN: Two Holdredge Syrahs '06....(short/boring)

" I miss John popping into WB from time to time like he used to. Always had something funny to add to discussions"

Agree. He's a character!
by R M Kriete
December 5th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 200
Views: 5351

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Watch the documentary “ The Social Dilemma” on Netflix and you will be terrified to use Facebook/Twitter/Instagram ever again.
by R M Kriete
December 3rd, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Produttori del Barbaresco vertical 2016-1970
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: TN: Produttori del Barbaresco vertical 2016-1970

I do agree that it's sad, but I'd prefer them to switch over to DIAM, not to screwcaps. If they offered the same wines with screwcaps and natural corks, I'd still go with bottles with corks. I'd rather see both and do some blind comparisons. Just accepting corked bottles as the price of enjoying fi...
by R M Kriete
December 3rd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Produttori del Barbaresco vertical 2016-1970
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: TN: Produttori del Barbaresco vertical 2016-1970

Sad that 2 of the youngest 5 bottles were corked. Time for Produttori to do some screw capped bottles for comparison?
by R M Kriete
December 3rd, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Tariffs on Australian Wine!
Replies: 32
Views: 1330

Re: Chinese Tariffs on Australian Wine!

Maybe China is planning on planting vineyards on the new islands they are building in the South China Sea and just want to protect that investment [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
December 2nd, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Tariffs on Australian Wine!
Replies: 32
Views: 1330

Re: Chinese Tariffs on Australian Wine!

In order to stick it to the Chinese government, I will increase my purchasing of Aussie wines!
by R M Kriete
November 13th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

I'm not in the loop. Why? Fires? Smoke. The Dundee Hills got hit hard. We won’t have any single vineyard Pinots and only 1 wine that we bottle in the normal course of business and that will likely be around 1,000 cases. Just to clarify Jim....No single vineyard Pinots from just the Dundee Hills or ...
by R M Kriete
November 10th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why the Santa Barbara Vintners' Wine BID Imploded
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Why the Santa Barbara Vintners' Wine BID Imploded

Appreciate the update!
by R M Kriete
November 10th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41106

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Merrill Lindquist wrote: November 9th, 2020, 2:41 pm I take that back...the rain is supposed to start Thursday and keep going daily for awhile!!!
champagne.gif
by R M Kriete
November 9th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?
Replies: 29
Views: 1635

Re: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?

Is it wrong that I voted for myself and 2 dead relatives? [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
November 9th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41106

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Any rain on the horizon?
by R M Kriete
November 5th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one village/town/city in Italy...
Replies: 50
Views: 1861

Re: If only one village/town/city in Italy...

Bellagio at Lake Como is a great choice for the summer months. I’m assuming money is no object [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
November 5th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard

Ready to go? If not, how long did you decant?
by R M Kriete
November 5th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one village/town/city in Italy...
Replies: 50
Views: 1861

Re: If only one village/town/city in Italy...

Montalcino. It's Tuscany and it's Brunello. What more needs to be said?
by R M Kriete
October 26th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 127
Views: 11793

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

MitchTallan wrote: October 26th, 2020, 10:57 am I could not resist. I ordered. Sorry R-Alf.
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
by R M Kriete
October 23rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The winemaker at Screaming Eagle has started a brewery - selling a 6 pack of season lager for $100 a pack..
Replies: 32
Views: 2299

Re: The winemaker at Screaming Eagle has started a brewery - selling a 6 pack of season lager for $100 a pack..

Chris Seiber wrote: October 22nd, 2020, 12:16 pm I can get a 258ml bottle of the beer in China for way less.
I see what you did there! champagne.gif
by R M Kriete
October 22nd, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2249

Re: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT

Joe Chanley wrote: October 22nd, 2020, 10:24 am Is anyone really surprised that Galloni delivered the highest scores to date? Every score he gives is higher than the last and it's not helping the pricing.
So if they are better than the '15's....should he lie and grade them lower? [scratch.gif]
by R M Kriete
October 21st, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2234

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

[wink.gif] Screw the wines, I need a Brisket tasting note [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
October 17th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41106

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote: October 16th, 2020, 4:16 pm What a trip. 38 this morning......98 this afternoon.
[swoon.gif]
by R M Kriete
October 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever hear of Vaccarèse?
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Ever hear of Vaccarèse?

Fun facts about this obscure Rhone grape that Tablas Creek has brought to the US. One of the rarest grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation at just over 10 acres1, Vaccarèse accounts for just 0.3% of the appellation's acreage.

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/
by R M Kriete
October 7th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Top Ten Barolo List Without Bartolo Mascarello On It
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: A Top Ten Barolo List Without Bartolo Mascarello On It

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: October 6th, 2020, 6:49 pm At those prices I don’t give a damn about any of them.
Bingo
by R M Kriete
September 30th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 2913

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

Keep the updates coming Max
by R M Kriete
September 30th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Anyone have an idea why Florida and GA have so many cases of COVID-19??? Asking for a friend. Hmm...Well, while Florida is #3 and Georgia #5 in Covid cases, they are also #3 and #8 in population. Seems pretty close to what you would expect. Both are significantly below New York, the #4 most populou...
by R M Kriete
September 29th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Chris Crutchfield wrote: September 29th, 2020, 11:22 am
R M Kriete wrote: September 29th, 2020, 11:19 am Nobel Prize committee will be in touch soon [worship.gif]
Fantastic, looking forward to receiving my prize. The sacrifice will have been worth it.
Of course, you will have to travel to Sweden to receive it [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
September 29th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Chris Crutchfield wrote: September 29th, 2020, 8:21 am
Michael Martin wrote: September 29th, 2020, 8:08 am Hope you have a lot of Windex for that glass house of yours.
I've canceled all planned trips, domestic or international, for the foreseeable future. How about yourself?
Nobel Prize committee will be in touch soon [worship.gif]
by R M Kriete
September 28th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1531

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

If you have any left, be sure to cover that Steeler's logo neener
by R M Kriete
September 9th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 2213

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

Thanks Brig:

$80 for an 'declassified" appellation wine? Easy pass.

Fixed it. [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
September 9th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 131
Views: 10426

Re: Fires-Oregon

So what's the latest on risk of smoke taint? Anyone picking "prematurely" to avoid the smoke?
by R M Kriete
September 9th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 2213

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

$80 for an appellation wine? Easy pass.
by R M Kriete
September 1st, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 67
Views: 3344

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Not sure what to make of the disdain for Woodinville. While it is obviously not "wine country", for someone like me, who lives a good thousand miles from any winery, the opportunity to taste new vintage wines at 100 different tasting rooms......well it sure beats tasting orange juice!
by R M Kriete
August 30th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 67
Views: 3344

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

I hear the Capital Hill area has a lovely retail sector [wink.gif]

In Woodinville, would check out Delille, Avennia, Januik, Long Shadows
by R M Kriete
August 26th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Neive - Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Neive - Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I haven't tried Castello di Neive in recent vintages. The aged one or two I've tasted weren't impressive, and my sense from reading about them is they're an OK producer that has under performed given the world class terroir they have in the Santo Stefano vineyard, and has some consistency issues. G...
by R M Kriete
August 20th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?
Replies: 91
Views: 7661

Re: Vinous worth it - or should I look elsewhere?

Signed up this year and I love it!
by R M Kriete
August 18th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7835

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

That seems to be the refrain in the west in recent years. Resources spread thin. Lack of community resolve to have the wherewithal to nip a fire in the bud. It happens here, too. A ho-hum brush fire in the foothills of the Catalinas north of Tucson eventually grew to consume 120K acres, which is mo...
by R M Kriete
August 17th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: central coast GSM style vs. actual Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1677

Re: central coast GSM style vs. actual Rhone

Is Tables creek still owned by Beaucastel? Per Website: "Tablas Creek is the realization of the combined efforts of two of the international wine community’s leading families: the Perrin family, proprietors of Château de Beaucastel, and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands." "Tablas Cr...
by R M Kriete
August 17th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: central coast GSM style vs. actual Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1677

Re: central coast GSM style vs. actual Rhone

Agree that Tablas Creek, co-owned by a Chateauneuf du Pape producer, might be a good place to start.
by R M Kriete
August 17th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7501

Re: Napa Heatwave......

Brian Tuite wrote: August 16th, 2020, 4:46 pm
We’re now 93° with 61%, it a hot sticky mess out there.
Sounds like a lovely, late Fall day in Florida [wink.gif]
by R M Kriete
August 17th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10626

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

If I want wine with dinner, assuming food is equally good: -Restaurant A: Well priced wine list -Restaurant B: Expensive wine list, but allows corkage -Restaurant C: Expensive wine list and no corkage I will patronize Restaurant A on a regular basis. I will patronize Restaurant B slightly less, but ...
by R M Kriete
August 12th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Live & Direct - Antica Terra Offering, Summer 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Live & Direct - Antica Terra Offering, Summer 2020

Yikes. Those PN's running in the $110-$150 per 750ml range. I'll stick with my Patricia Green.....I can enjoy those AND afford college for my grandkids
by R M Kriete
August 12th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41106

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey,
Just make accepting the offer contingent on the buyer working harvest for you.

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