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by jon leifer
October 16th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Radikon is kinda hard to source and I doubt that Pinot Grigio drinkers wd recognize it as PG..Zenato is pretty easy to find and pretty reliable, ie drinkable
by jon leifer
October 15th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Carlisle Bennett Valley Syrah..Drinking well but no rush if ya got em, no danger of going OTH and might even improve a bit with further cellaring
by jon leifer
October 14th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 53
Views: 1420

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

I'm with Jim..and I am 81..not leaving it to anyone
by jon leifer
October 14th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 53
Views: 1420

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

My dad's brother and sister were ITB,,I just drink the stuff..am drinking down my cellar, my wife is an occasional sipper and our kids cd care less.
by jon leifer
October 12th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2412

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

I go back a number of years with Bedrock..IMHO, the only new release Bedrocks I wd pop and pour wd be the Rose and the whites, all the rest need time..My rule of thumb is 5 years., still drinking my 2013's.
by jon leifer
October 10th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Inama Soave
by jon leifer
October 7th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2293

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Phillip: try Stonecat Cafe on rt 414 in Hector (Seneca Lake)
by jon leifer
October 7th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast (USA, California, North Coast)
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast (USA, California, North Coast)

am still drinking my 2013's..I find this basic Syrah 101 too raw early on for my taste, needs time.
by jon leifer
October 6th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22481

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

My bottles of the Berserker Cuvee arrived recently and are slumbering in the cellar..I did taste the wine with Meagan at the winery in June..I thought the wine was delicious, quite vibrant..Wd let your bottles settle down a bit to avoid any travel shock then pop and pour
by jon leifer
October 5th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Novellum Chardonnay, Vin de France, from Eric Solomon
by jon leifer
October 4th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon..Lovely wine, the last of my AO's..Am in process of drinking down my cellar so unlikely to reload..I don't see this improving with further cellaring tho it does not appear to be in danger of going OTH,,Wd drink now rather than hold.
by jon leifer
October 4th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2293

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

I too am a big fan of the Bloomer Creek chards..have enjoyed them, going back at least 10 years, perhaps even longer..
by jon leifer
October 4th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

+1 re what David said..lotta nice wines but none that I gotta have
by jon leifer
October 2nd, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Monday night, 2016 La Pepie Muscadet, tonight, 2016 Sigalas Santorini (Assyrtiko)..Our oldest daughter did a term abroad in Greece while in college and introduced me to the wines of Santorini when she returned home..Have been a fan ever since.
by jon leifer
October 1st, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28726

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

home consumption light in September due to travelling, drank 6, mixed case from Goodfellow arrived Monday, so am at + 6 for the month..Expect wines from Biggio Hamina in near future
by jon leifer
September 24th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Domaine Michel Barraud Macon Villages "Les Pierres Dorees"
by jon leifer
September 23rd, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Gini Soave
by jon leifer
September 23rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tignanello Recommendation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1930

Re: Tignanello Recommendation?

the 2013 is drinking very well
by jon leifer
September 15th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir "Cuvee", willamette Valley..the is a blend of several vineyards..tasted and purchased at the winery..The single Vineyard PN's, named after their daughters, offered more depth but will need some cellaring
by jon leifer
September 13th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

night #2 re the 1997 Monty..nose has perked up a bit,more floral..ditto on the palate, now tastes like a graceful aging cab, still attractive but no longer at peak..Doubt it will improve but doesn't taste or smell corked..
by jon leifer
September 11th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1997 Ch Montelena, last bottle of a case, retirement gift from my staff a number of years ago. the last few bottles were better..cork broke and what was left of the cork crumbled..Wasn't terribly optimistic as I poured the wine through a strainer into my glass..However, the nose was fine, albeit a b...
by jon leifer
September 7th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese..delightful
by jon leifer
September 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

+1 re what Phillip said re the 2016 Durant Chard..tasted with Megan, and purchased, during June visit to Goodfellow..
by jon leifer
September 3rd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel, Russian River Valley..No rush if ya got em, this bruiser ,while drinking well tonight(with Bison steak), has miles to go and might well outlast Tom Brady , who also shows no signs of slowing down...
by jon leifer
September 2nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2004 Ch Gloria, St Julien
by jon leifer
September 2nd, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7658

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Since I see you have dipped your toes into some French wines as well, suggest you keep an eye out for St Verans and Macons..Quite a few will fit nicely into the < $20 range and be quite tasty and food friendly My local wine guru always has a decent selection of these wallet friendly gems. I suspect ...
by jon leifer
September 1st, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Bedrock Compagni-Portis..still drinking well after all these years..
by jon leifer
August 30th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28726

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

0 purchased, 12 consumed,so,minus 12 for August..This will change when my Goodfellow and Biggio Hamina wines get delivered late September, early October.
by jon leifer
August 28th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Julia's Dazzle Pinot Gris Rose Columbia Valley, Wash....tasted and purchased at the Long Shadows tasting room in Woodinville..named after Allen Shoup's granddaughter, Julia...the wine is made by Shoup's winemaker Gilles Nicault..The grapes are given extended hangtime to obtain the tint ..I wd c...
by jon leifer
August 25th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Forgeron Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Valley.. Never heard of these folks prior to our visit to Woodinville in June..They were recommended to us by staff at several other winery tasting rooms that we had visited..Fun place,friendly atmosphere..I love this wine, it is in a very good place right ...
by jon leifer
August 20th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some More from Blair's Cellar...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: TN: Some More from Blair's Cellar...(short/boring)

appreciate the notes on the Cuvee Theo..I have never let a white wine age that long..I drank the last of my 92 Cuvee Theos a loong time ago,probably in the mid to late 1990's and they were all quite enjoyable with prominent cinnamon and lychee notes..
by jon leifer
August 19th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tonight's Wines
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Tonight's Wines

have fond memories of the 92 Cuvee Theo, be interested in hearing how well it held up at age 27.
by jon leifer
August 19th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Gini Soave
by jon leifer
August 17th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford, (Napa)
by jon leifer
August 11th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Seghesio Arneis, last bottle of this gem, am looking forward to scoring some of the 2017
by jon leifer
August 10th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2293

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

just to add to what Joe said, the Dr Frank sparklers can age quite gracefully...Have had some over the years that had a few years cellaring and were delightful..had the first one with some age on it at a tasting in Albany..I would never have guessed that it came from the FL region, what a surprise!!...
by jon leifer
August 5th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Sigalas Santorini (Assyrtiko)..Back label says cellar for a minimum of 2 yrs..Hard to argue with that..Tonight's bottle tasted fuller and richer than what I remember of last year's bottle(which I thought was quite nice)..Suspect i will hold on to the remainder of my stash for a while.
by jon leifer
August 1st, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Hugel Pinot Blanc "Cuvee Les Amours"
by jon leifer
July 31st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2551

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

a big +1 re visits to Biggio Hamina and Goodfellow..Very accomodating and lovely wines..regret that I did not go to Patricia Green and meet Jim Anderson when we were in McMinnville in June.
by jon leifer
July 29th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28726

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

10 consumed for July, 0 purchases.so minus 10 for month but still have a few nights to go..Beer drinking might have reduced the wine consumption by a bottle or 2.
by jon leifer
July 27th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2293

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

for whites, Hermann Weimer, for reds, Damiani, and Bloomer Creek for an eclectic experience,,re both food and wine...and don't forget to stop at Dinosaur BBQ while you are in town..We live in the suburbs of the Big Orange.
by jon leifer
July 26th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Saint-Veran "Les Pierres Grises"..drinking quite well, no rush if ya got any..Another Skurnik gem
by jon leifer
July 24th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Kelby James Russell Cabernet Franc Dry Rose, Nutt Road Vyd, Finger Lakes, NY
by jon leifer
July 21st, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Argyros Atlantis, 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Athiri, 5% Aidani
by jon leifer
July 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Hugel "Classic" Pinot Gris
by jon leifer
July 12th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392927

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Domaine de l'Olivier Muscadet
by jon leifer
July 8th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1450
Views: 97781

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Day 2 of 2011 Hayne Vyd Zin..still getting pruny notes, for my taste, the wine is OTH..See no reason to hold, drink up if ya got em
by jon leifer
July 8th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1450
Views: 97781

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2011 Hayne Vyd Zin, nose fine, kinda pruny on the palate..will revisit tonight
by jon leifer
July 6th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2268
Views: 146848

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Michael: Glad to hear that the 13 Syrah doing well..Still have a bunch left and previous bottles were opened wayyy too soon
by jon leifer
July 4th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2232

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

was planning on beer tonight but, we are into grilling and chilling season, and having had beer with hot dogs Tuesday night and beer with bison burgers last night, opted for 2017 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma)..delicious, is on my " buy again" list.

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