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by Bob Hunnicutt
February 3rd, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 580483

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Couple '13 Alex Vly Zins from Scherrer
by Bob Hunnicutt
February 3rd, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10928
Views: 398194

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night '12 Storybook Mtn Zin with comfort food (spaghetti & meatballs). Wine was okay, but a bit past prime.
by Bob Hunnicutt
February 24th, 2017, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 311
Views: 23349

Vine Porn

Sonoma Valley
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BR Cohn Winery
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Madrone Winery / Valley of the Moon
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Pagani Vyds
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by Bob Hunnicutt
December 29th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Shitty CA Pinot Noir Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 11081

2011 Shitty CA Pinot Noir Thread

For Xmas Eve, Sheldon '11 Romal's Vyd, Anderson Vly, was some pretty good shit.
by Bob Hunnicutt
December 29th, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Years Eve Champagne?
Replies: 67
Views: 3361

New Years Eve Champagne?

Schramsberg 2012 Blanc de Blancs "Champagne"
by Bob Hunnicutt
December 10th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 580483

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A mixed case from Storybook. I'd go look to see what's in it, but I'm lazy lol
by Bob Hunnicutt
December 10th, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

I would probably drink the '08 now then see what you think
by Bob Hunnicutt
December 5th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Cali Zin
Replies: 89
Views: 4042

Best Cali Zin

Zin styles are all over the place. I go for Ridge/Lytton Springs, Storybook Mtn, Preston, pretty much anything from Rockpile, some of the single-vyd zins from Dry Creek Vyds, St. Francis, and Kenwood Vyds. There are some goodies from Amador over in the foothills, but I haven't been there in awhile. ...
by Bob Hunnicutt
December 4th, 2016, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 311
Views: 23349

Vine Porn

Russian River Valley a couple days ago
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by Bob Hunnicutt
October 21st, 2016, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 311
Views: 23349

Vine Porn

Kunde Estate, Sonoma Valley
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by Bob Hunnicutt
October 2nd, 2016, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

The annual judging of wines from grapes grown in Sonoma. These are the wines I tasted over two days. Only golds were poured--and there were hundreds of them--so I only got a small sampling. Pretty much impossible to take notes so I went with a letter grade system this year. Within varietals there ar...
by Bob Hunnicutt
July 1st, 2016, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lower priced Sparkling / Champagnes
Replies: 34
Views: 1890

Lower priced Sparkling / Champagnes

Jhart wrote:For around $20 I find that Roederer Estate Brut and Rose over-deliver for the price point.

My go-to bubbles I can find in any store for twenty bucks.
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 19th, 2016, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning Napa/Sonoma Trip, What do you think of this list?
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Planning Napa/Sonoma Trip, What do you think of this list?

Yes, Seghesio for Zin, Merry Edwards for PN. Yes on Benovia for PN (appt reqd) Sattui if you like tour buses, Martinelli is great at what they do -- high alc PN & Zin. Not my style, but it is for lots of ppl. If you're in the Merry Edwards / Benovia neighborhood check out Iron Horse (bubbles, PN), W...
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 16th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When have you been at your most wine snobbish?
Replies: 66
Views: 3776

When have you been at your most wine snobbish?

Nothing since my wife told me to stop gargling my wine in public
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 14th, 2016, 8:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16369
Views: 424322

What BEER are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:Cloverdale?
lol Just down the road a bit in Healdsburg
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 14th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16369
Views: 424322

What BEER are you drinking?

Racer 5 -- at the source
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 14th, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 311
Views: 23349

Vine Porn

Russian River Valley 6/14
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Rodney Strong
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by Bob Hunnicutt
June 13th, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Gifts
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Wine Gifts

As one gets older, the most valuable gift a busy son can give his father is some time together. I would suggest you finding a bottle of wine your dad wouldn't normally splurge on and inviting him out to dinner -- just the two of you. :) :) Last time my oldest son & I just shared some wine and talke...
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 11th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Russian River Brewing expansion
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Russian River Brewing expansion

Just bought a piece of empty land ten minutes from the current location. Still a couple years off, but will almost double the capacity. And add a second pub.
http://russianriverbrewing.com/blog/
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 11th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10928
Views: 398194

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Got an 0-2 going. Couple days ago opened a 2010 Tempranillo from Vina Castellano in the Sierra Foothills (Auburn). Oxidized. Never had that before. Cork was fine. Production problem? Anyway, sent them an email to let them know. If it was an cellar issue I would think they'd know about it already. La...
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 11th, 2016, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine at altitude.
Replies: 51
Views: 2946

Drinking wine at altitude.

Business trip to Denver a few years ago went to dinner with coworkers right after getting in. One glass of wine with dinner and stood up too fast. Whoa!
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 10th, 2016, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pope declares Wine is a Necessity
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Pope declares Wine is a Necessity

Peter Kleban wrote:How long before he's on WB? ;-)
He's here. Logs on as Pope Valley to stay semi-anonymous
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 10th, 2016, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Posting A Negative Note on a Board Favorite
Replies: 92
Views: 5279

Posting A Negative Note on a Board Favorite

I enjoy stirring up the shit a bit and going against common wisdom. Just make it negative towards the wine or the experience, not an individual (you know, unless they deserve it). :)
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 3rd, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shock & Vacation Travel
Replies: 48
Views: 2446

Wine Shock & Vacation Travel

I'm guessing a couple days. It's been a few years since I've done this.
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 3rd, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Everything You Know About Tannins Is Wrong" Article
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

"Everything You Know About Tannins Is Wrong" Article

S. Stevenson wrote:Now my head hurts.

Yeah, I think they're just trying to ruin us from enjoying a bottle of wine tonight
lol
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 3rd, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Cabs '87..(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 377

TN: Two Calif Cabs '87..(short/boring)

I'm familiar with the old Artist Series cabs. The "good" years like '87 didn't hold up as well as the supposedly off years following in '88 and '89, for instance. I think '87 may have lacked acidity compared to the following cooler years. '85 & '86 had better structure, too. '87 was an early drinker...
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 3rd, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shock & Vacation Travel
Replies: 48
Views: 2446

Wine Shock & Vacation Travel

I have experienced travel shock on younger reds. A couple times I've taken wines I know well on vaca only to have them not stand up as expected. They were packed in styro and traveled either in the trunk or back seat.
by Bob Hunnicutt
June 2nd, 2016, 2:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16369
Views: 424322

What BEER are you drinking?

Russian River Brewery:
Started with a new release, a California Common (Anchor Steam-type lager) then onto this, the latest Hopfather single IPA. Both excellent, but the Hopfather was "Dayam."
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 28th, 2016, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toothpaste and Wine Tasting - A Minor Rant
Replies: 32
Views: 1831

Toothpaste and Wine Tasting - A Minor Rant

Ppl come into a tasting room chewing gum, with a cup of Starbucks, or occasionally smelling like cigarettes. Or, for all you know, they just had a burger with onions, spicy Thai, etc. Personally, when I go wine tasting I start with a token Chardonnay at the first stop to rinse out the toothpaste. lol
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 27th, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo sues Barefoot kombucha
Replies: 48
Views: 2551

Gallo sues Barefoot kombucha

If you're not going to buy Gallo then be sure you're not buying any of them
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 26th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simi Winery's 140th anniv party
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Simi Winery's 140th anniv party

Eric Ifune wrote:Any idea of the grape varieties of the "white port?" Or how long in wood?

They said any paperwork on the port was lost long ago and they had no idea of vintage(s), except sometime in the '30s, grapes, or vyds.
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 25th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite Breweries
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Favorite Breweries

Yeah, pretty hard to nail down, but IMO the best in CA are:
Alesmith, Alpine, Ballast Point, Bruery, Green Flash, Firestone-Walker, Hanger 24, Knee Deep, Lagunitas, Lost Abbey, Redwood Curtain, Russian River,Stone, Track 7
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 25th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16369
Views: 424322

What BEER are you drinking?

Hop 2 It (single hop) at Russian River Brewery
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 25th, 2016, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simi Winery's 140th anniv party
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Simi Winery's 140th anniv party

Rich Brown wrote:Btw.....any pics of that zin?? Would love to see the color....or at least the bottle!
Doesn't look a day over 80!
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 24th, 2016, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simi Winery's 140th anniv party
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Simi Winery's 140th anniv party

'35 Zin was excellent. Good structure, deep flavors, not oxidized, not mushroomy. Of course, would never have guessed it was a Zin at this stage. '35 & '41 cabs were kind of stinky, but later tried the '41 again and the nose blew off and it had similar characteristics as the Zin. I would match any o...
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 24th, 2016, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simi Winery's 140th anniv party
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Simi Winery's 140th anniv party

Simi turned 140 and broke out some oldies dating back to the 1930s. Highlights for me were the 1935 Zinfandel and 1941 Cabernet. The '78 Cab was great, too, but almost seemed kinda young. lol Wines from the '35 Zin and Cab up to 2002 Chardonnay from a mag. Best of the bunch was a "mystery" white por...
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 19th, 2016, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copain acquired by Jackson Family Wines
Replies: 93
Views: 7370

Copain acquired by Jackson Family Wines

They're also going into beer
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 17th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 311
Views: 23349

Vine Porn

Russian River Valley
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 17th, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10928
Views: 398194

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Siduri '10 Pinot Sonoma Coast Sonatera Vyds

In-laws in town--there will be a lot more bottles coming in the next few days
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 14th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you repeatedly recommend
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Wines you repeatedly recommend

Depending on what they're looking for I suppose the wineries I talk about the most are Schramsberg, Iron Horse, Balletto, Trentadue, Pedroncelli, Storybook. Although my top recommendation is probably Russian River Brewing. lol
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 13th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16369
Views: 424322

What BEER are you drinking?

Coronado MerBear, Rye IPA collaboration with Bear Republic, home of the Hop Rod Rye IPA. 7.5% Not a lot of head or nose. Pleasant, easy drinking IPA. Nice malt balance, not sweet, not hoppy bitter. Little earthy, little citrusy, nothing really hits you. Guess you'd call it balanced. Kind of a Hop Ro...
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 13th, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Northern California wine country??
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Northern California wine country??

Boonville if you want bit of a quieter time. Doesn't mean there's nothing to do. There's plenty of wine plus redwoods and coast. Healdsburg has grown since last time you were there -- expect a ton of ppl in town on weekends. Plenty to do around the area. I wouldn't hesitate to send folks to Occident...
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 13th, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What are you BUYING?
Replies: 1215
Views: 52397

What are you BUYING?

RRBC Pliny the Elder, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, St. Florian's Calif Common, Coronado MerBear Rye IPA (collaboration with Bear Republic)
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 13th, 2016, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old guys reminisce about wine prices
Replies: 95
Views: 4690

Old guys reminisce about wine prices

Ah, the old days when spending more than $25 for a bottle was a splurge. Or $5000 for a new car. Or $75,000 for a house.
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 13th, 2016, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How are you tracking with respect to your 2016 wine goals?
Replies: 51
Views: 2039

How are you tracking with respect to your 2016 wine goals?

Goals are for other parts of life
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 6th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16369
Views: 424322

What BEER are you drinking?

Blind Pig w/lunch
by Bob Hunnicutt
May 4th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 51
Views: 2948

BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

OMG, you mean the vintages change?
by Bob Hunnicutt
April 30th, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Point is a Wine "Over the Hill"?
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

At What Point is a Wine "Over the Hill"?

When you used to like the wine when it was younger, but no longer do
by Bob Hunnicutt
April 21st, 2016, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stryker Sonoma -> Foley Sonoma
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Stryker Sonoma -> Foley Sonoma

Another one.
Bill Foley, owner of Chalk Hill and a bunch of others, purchases Stryker Sonoma of Alexander Valley and puts his daughter at the head of wine making.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5 ... ys-stryker
by Bob Hunnicutt
April 18th, 2016, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines buys another winery . . . Penner-Ash
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Jackson Family Wines buys another winery . . . Penner-Ash

Pinot Pinot Pinot. Everybody wants Pinot. Hope The Next Big Thing doesn't come along too soon for these guys. lol

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