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by Evan Pontoriero
May 9th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***

Thanks to all that purchased. That was an awesome show of support and will really help get us through the summer!
by Evan Pontoriero
April 29th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9517

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Same with Wind Gap. Pax won't be making it any more The OP didn't say what style he preferred - some of these are more N.Rhone - Halcon, ESJ, Wind Gap, Biggio Hamina (but no more), Baker Lane (all about bacon), Fogline and a few others. I love those. Some are quite different but still good - Betz, ...
by Evan Pontoriero
April 4th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Thanks Kevin!

Thank you for helping to keep us in business.
by Evan Pontoriero
March 29th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1927

Re: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??

I think Rhia had some Montepulciano for sale last fall.
by Evan Pontoriero
March 29th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1927

Re: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??

Yes the pulled a bunch of vines. If you look a the satellite it is now almost all olive trees, only two very small blocks now. Rhia told me a while ago
by Evan Pontoriero
March 29th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1927

Re: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??

McEvoy pulled a lot of their vines. Not sure if the Syrah was pulled, though. It is also protected by the hill to the coast. I would bet that Grand Vent/Clary Ranch is quite a bit colder based on it being more windswept. I remember Paul Clary mentioning that it was the coldest site when he was on th...
by Evan Pontoriero
March 29th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Hey Fred! I hope all is well down in FL. Thanks for ordering. Let me know when you are back out this way.
by Evan Pontoriero
March 27th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Thanks Rob! Based on what you were telling me about your preferences I thought it would be a hit. I like to describe to customers how the percentage of whole-cluster sculpts the integrated tannins on the finish and gives it that ripe vine essence that adds such complexity not present from skin, seed...
by Evan Pontoriero
March 26th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Can you post some tasting notes? CT has none. Am interested, but dont' have much room left for storage so trying to be selective in my ordering these days. Thanks! https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2318001 https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/fogline-vineyards-2014-fogline-neighbors-pino...
by Evan Pontoriero
March 19th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Thanks Rob. It's nice to know Berserkers has our back :)
by Evan Pontoriero
March 17th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***

Our 2014 Fogline Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Fogline Neighbors is being offered to everyone for the next few weeks for the special one day discount we ran on Black Friday for our Club. 7 clones from 3 vineyards high on Sonoma Mountain in the Petaluma Gap. Fogline Home Vineyard, Janian Vineya...
by Evan Pontoriero
February 26th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Notes on the Garagiste Wine Festival: Northern Exposure, on February 15th in Sonoma
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Notes on the Garagiste Wine Festival: Northern Exposure, on February 15th in Sonoma

Brett makes some great wines with Frostwatch and grows Merlot in the area best suited for it in the US. He worked for Ramey too.
by Evan Pontoriero
February 16th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 449
Views: 112868

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

We are one of the "nots". Not because we don't want to, but because we don't produce the required 51% of wine from Russian River/DC/AV. Our main source is Petaluma Gap.
by Evan Pontoriero
February 13th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 12697

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Was at a Gap committee meeting and learned from Duncan's dad, Dave that Arnot - Roberts is said "Are-nit" like darnit. Scottish.

And we drank a Gamay. Delicious.

Now you can correct that snooty somm. [berserker.gif]
by Evan Pontoriero
February 10th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

It seems to me that Zins from certain producers are really hot. I am thinking of Ridge, Nalle, Turley, Bedrock, Carlisle, Scherrer and a few others. But there doesn't seem to be much of a market for the less famous. You don't see much of it on wine lists. Zin is hard to make well because the grapes...
by Evan Pontoriero
February 10th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Brian Tuite wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 8:31 am
JDavisRoby wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 6:41 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 5:21 am
I had some hipster Zinfandel the other day too. It was different but I liked it.
Pet Nat Zin?
Nope, still wine with searing acidity.
Interesting. Guessing natural wine that didn't go through ML cause it was high malic/very low pH and high ABV?
by Evan Pontoriero
February 10th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Hipster central:
From All Day Baby's (Silverlake) website:

BROC CELLARS ‘VINE STARR’
Zinfandel • Sonoma County, CA 2018

M. Georgina DTLA:
2018 Bedrock Esola 98
by Evan Pontoriero
February 9th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

I also remember selling a ton of Zin to Baker and Banker in SF before they had kids and still sell a lot to Terrapin Creek on the coast. I haven't seen much decrease in popularity. I think what you may be seeing is that the more trendy restaurants these days are often non-european or non-cali cuisin...
by Evan Pontoriero
February 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

hmmm. Hip? Single Thread? ZINFANDEL Ridge 'Buchignani Ranch' 2008 Ridge 'Buchignani Ranch' 2009 Ridge 'Buchignani Ranch' 2010 Ridge 'Carmichael' 2005 Ridge 'Carmichael' 2006 Ridge 'Carmichael' 2007 Ridge 'Carmichael' 2008 Ridge 'Carmichael' 2011 Ridge 'Geyserville' 1993 Ridge 'Geyserville' 1995 Ridg...
by Evan Pontoriero
February 9th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3320

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Linne Calodo seem to do quite well with hipsters...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 28th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Ok, we pulled the trigger on the Zins. I'm crossing fingers because there's only 2 places that we generally like Zin from: 1) Rockpile 2) Russian River (yep - we are strange) It's strange but not a fan of Paso, Lodi or Dry Creek. Thanks for your order Richard. Rockpile Rocky Ridge is very consisten...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 28th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Order in! 3 Gewurz, 2 zin and 2 PN! I can attest to Evan's Berserker hospitality! He gave my wife and I a hell of a tour with several barrel samples a few years ago when my better half let it out of the bag we found his winery through the forums. He was thru the moon about it and went above and bey...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 28th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Did a case here, gwurz, love it
Thanks for your order Rich. Enjoy!
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Got it to go through Greg. It had to do with duplicate addresses. Thanks for ordering and enjoy the wine!
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

GregT wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Evan - I keep getting declined. Trying to pick up some Zin and Gwertz.

Reason for decline: Decline.

Zen like, but I'm not feeling all that Zen about it!
looking into it Greg. maybe because you are already a customer...
I'll probably call if that is OK.
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Dan Hammer wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 2:57 pm
I read Brig's notes. I'm in.
Thanks for your order, Dan. Brig knows my wine for sure, I've been bringing wine to Falltacular for many years.
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Eric White wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 11:46 am
zin order in!

Thanks Eric. Rockpile hits the spot!
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Had the pleasure of tasting with Evan last year at the winery. Glad to see the 2016 Rocky Ridge Rockpile Zin that stood out during the tasting is on the BD sale. If only Starscape Pinot was also on sale... ;) ;) Looking to place an order, any way of doing a pickup to save on the shipping? Will be i...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Thank you Evan, just put my order in. I was hoping to visit in February but alas the itinerary will not put me close enough to your location to pop in. I'll try for next time we're up in Sonoma. Thanks for your order Bryan. Please do let me know when you will be coming as I am often in our two esta...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

I just ordered some of the gewürtz. It's a style I really enjoy, and I have very little of it. Looking forward to trying these wines! Abbie, Glad to hear. The perfume fills the room once poured. Thanks for ordering. We also made an excellent Flora that year. It was also torn out but we are re-plant...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

I like the CT notes on the Gewurtz and Pinot. The Zin has rather conflicting notes, but I'm going to take Brig's word rather than the other guy. The shipping within CA is quite reasonable as well! In for a sampler set! Cheers! Thanks Adam. The Pinot is drinking amazingly now. AFA the Zin. We normal...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Pat G's notes from 2019 Falltacular: <This year, I chose to begin upstairs. Wanted to focus on Big Red Wine. Upstairs was the place. For the big reds, here are those that were most memorable IMHO. Riverain Tench Oakville, William & Mary Shifflett Ranch, Myriad Stelzner, Sojourn Beckstoffer Rutherfor...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 27th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

FWIW
Chris Mauritson (the owner) drank the two cases we gave him after release in one month and came back for more.
GOLD MEDAL - 2019 SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR
by Evan Pontoriero
January 23rd, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That’s a lot of wine!
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: That’s a lot of wine!

Good lord. I can't even imagine the battle to contain it. Probably like that wine spill that went viral last year but that was just a valve. Poor Justin :( As if the wine industry needs more bad news right now...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 15th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?
Replies: 70
Views: 3486

Re: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?

We'll find out [cheers.gif] . I'm making Grist Vineyard Bradford Mountain PS for 18 and 19 vintages. Cooler mountain site with ocean breezes even though it is inland and doesn't seem to be as monolithic as warmer sites.
by Evan Pontoriero
January 11th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VIII

Also if you like this style, sorry that shit is loooooonnnngggg gone, 15 sold out immediately. I do have a flipping(cause what I want to say gets automagically edited) excellent Rocky Ridge Rockpile Zin though. Chris Mauritson has to truck water up there every year to make sure it is right and and ...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 11th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VIII

Also if you like this style, sorry that shit is loooooonnnngggg gone, 15 sold out immediately. I do have a f*ck excellent Rocky Ridge Rockpile Zin though. Chris Mauritson has to truck water up there every year to make sure it is right and and it is a special place for Zin, you'd know if you tried Be...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 11th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VIII

Marc and Chris, I was not so much defending as to say that the Martinelli hate is silly. Drink what you like but to say "damning" [rofl.gif]. I appreciate that you take the time to review our wines, Marc. Like I said, this is a more unusual wine for us. In fact since we had so many club member sign ...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 11th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed

Take advantage of our love of Berserkers and Sonoma Wine Country with 50% off 3 wines BerserkersWelcome.jpg If you have been by our tasting room in Fulton, CA you probably have noticed our "Berserkers Welcome" sticker on the entry door up there with the YELP and credit card stickers. If you ask any...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 8th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2258

Re: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!

I still have my Corky from Brookstone. Probably 20 years old. I used it a couple of times back then and then stopped as it took too long to build the pressure vs corkscrew and didn't have the satisfying sound of pulling out the cork. On the bright side it has been an awesome soccer ball pump for ages.
by Evan Pontoriero
January 5th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VIII

You know you can always ask the berserker winemaker before buying. Not sure buying a 16+% ABV wine and NOT expecting 90's Martinelli makes sense. If you are a fan of Selby Bobcat, Turley Juvenile or Green and Red Chiles, or Martinelli G&L, this would be more your style. FWIW it was one of the best s...
by Evan Pontoriero
January 5th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3240

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

As hippy-dippy as it sounds, there have been winemaker explanations as far flung as barometric pressure due to storm fronts to vibrational wave cancellation like in sound. It is real, and chemistry hasn't been able to figure it out, unsurprisingly. As much of a hassle as it is I like that it makes i...
by Evan Pontoriero
December 31st, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fogline Vineyards Visit
Replies: 35
Views: 2243

Re: Fogline Vineyards Visit

Thanks guys. It has been a challenging year personally and while we are fine business wise I have seen a big decline in visitors to Sonoma County, I imagine due to the fires and flood over the past few years. I am happy to say that we are excited about some new wines we will be making and releasing ...
by Evan Pontoriero
September 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 36813

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Here's a nice thing about this year. No yellowjackets. Zero. Even on unfermented stems and skins dumped in the vineyard that would usually be swarming. Last year we picked syrah at night that was full of yellowjackets bedded down in the clusters. The pickers didn't get stung because the yellowjacke...
by Evan Pontoriero
September 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 101
Views: 8383

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Wow, I had to go back a few pages to find this. I talked to an industry heavyweight yesterday. He said there is 5,000 tons of Mendocino Chardonnay unsold, there is 5,000 tons of Napa cabernet unsold AND 10,000 tons of Paso cabernet unsold. If we ever needed a smaller-than-normal crop this would hav...
by Evan Pontoriero
September 26th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 101
Views: 8383

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Warning - this could get rambly. I think that a lot of fruit out there is due to the big merger delay and cancelled contracts because of it, that is a lot of brands and wine being held up. We look at the listings weekly to see if there is anything that fits what we are looking for. Those vineyards d...
by Evan Pontoriero
September 13th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 36813

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Welp, so much for the SB before Rockpile. Second year running Rockpile Zin wins the race to ripeness. Pinots and chard still a week to weeks away.
by Evan Pontoriero
September 12th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 36813

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Looks like PGap Sauvignon Blanc will beat out Rockpile Zin by one day this year(Sunday/Monday). The rest seems pretty far down the calendar. Though we are picking the Rockpile with a bit less sugar this time. [cheers.gif]

Our Rose PN pick will probably be next week or next weekend.
by Evan Pontoriero
August 25th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9698

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

LOL looking at the list again Durrell is known for loquat so for me that eliminated the "cheap" Chardonnays.

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