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by Larry P
March 19th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring)

TomHill if you ever get a chance have Morgan tell the story of what Rajat Parr had to go through to import Stockinger barrels. Much respect [worship.gif]
by Larry P
March 7th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 1831

Re: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.

Btw, I just happened to have started watching “Chef’s Table” on Netflix. It isn’t great, and some of the segments are definitely better than others, but the episode on Achatz was really interesting. He is quite the culinary mind. Yeah and in that episode Achatz casts some shade on Charlie Trotter, ...
by Larry P
March 6th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: Anchovies

I had a terrific dish made with these anchovies at Rue Cler in Durham about a year ago: https://www.gustiamo.com/salted-anchovies-from-cetara-by-nettuno/. Also, some hazelnuts from Gustiamo were a revelation, I don’t think I realized until tasting them that it had been years since I’d had a hazelnu...
by Larry P
February 20th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1213
Views: 63057

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

So, bear with me.... My allergies have been kicking the shit out of me for the last 2 years. Broken in the morning. My Doc is requesting that I take a break from any cow dairy, which for morbid curiosity, I'll take a shot at. Knowing me, I can go weeks without milk or heavy cheese then down a gallo...
by Larry P
September 26th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline, Sonoma County - Younger Vintages? Let’s nail down a date.
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: Old Vines Offline, Sonoma County - Younger Vintages? Let’s nail down a date.

Nothing came of this? At this point October is pretty full for us but early Nov is possible.
by Larry P
June 20th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline, Sonoma County - Younger Vintages? Let’s nail down a date.
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Old Vines Offline, Sonoma County - Younger Vintages? Who’s in?

Great! The only things on my calendar at this time is out of town mid-July and Labor Day Weekend.

'12 and younger is not bad, or maybe focus directly on 2012? A much heralded vintage and one with early approachability.
by Larry P
March 27th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Most a Rose SHOULD Cost?
Replies: 107
Views: 3024

What's the Most a Rose SHOULD Cost?

Tempier sets the bar, so for me, that is what the market will bear.

Also, this:
Scott G r u n e r wrote:Most American saignee rose should come free with the red wine it was bled from.
by Larry P
March 26th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandels!
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Zinfandels!

Bud Carey wrote:What... no Carlisle???
I was thinking the same thing - in fact I usually go to this dinner but realized that I learn about it through the Carlisle mailing list, not Prima's.

Usually a great dinner though. Thanks for the notes.
by Larry P
March 22nd, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF
Replies: 40
Views: 1816

Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF

Cris Whetstone wrote:Sounds awesome. I might have to make a quick trip up for that if work isn't too nuts.
Do it Chris! Contact me offline if you're coming up.
by Larry P
March 22nd, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF
Replies: 40
Views: 1816

Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF

Nalle caught my eye on the list of participants. Been a while since I had one of their Zins but enjoyed a fair number quite a few years ago. They participated in the DCV tour & dinner a few years ago. We visited the Henderlong vineyard and poured the wines at the dinner. Really nice, elegant wines.
by Larry P
March 22nd, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF
Replies: 40
Views: 1816

Historic Vineyard Society Tasting - April 21 @ Press Club SF

The Historic Vineyard Society will be holding a tasting on April 21 at Press Club in San Francisco. I had some conversation with Chris and Morgan about this at the Bedrock pickup day last weekend, and it sounds like an interesting event. Not just for Zinfandel anymore, expect a wider variety of vari...
by Larry P
March 20th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Release - March 20th
Replies: 74
Views: 3991

Once & Future Release - March 20th

I have zero room for new bottles and have been told to stop buying. A half case (3 Mataro, 3 PS) qualifies as not buying, right? Very little Mataro in my cellar, so I couldn't pass it up entirely. I've never had a bad bottle of Palisades PS from any winemaker (Mending Wall is particularly good), so...
by Larry P
March 20th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Home food sealer durability/recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2013

Home food sealer durability/recommendations

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:Almost two years later, my Weston is just what I needed: reliable; easy to use...and....failsafe.

Haven't even talked to their consumer line people.
Same here. What we thought were defects turned out to be bad bags.
by Larry P
March 20th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1213
Views: 63057

It's been too long! Pizza!

Did a burmese recipe on Friday and had some of the leftover sauce for pizza. It is two whole heads of garlic roasted super low in 1/2c of ghee/oil, then pureed w turmeric paprika fish sauce and shrimp paste. I paired it w grilled eggplant snap pea pickled garlic pickled serrano grilled green onion....
by Larry P
March 20th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need to replace old Food Saver vacuum sealer
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Need to replace old Food Saver vacuum sealer

We've had rolls that didn't work. 3rd-party cheap bags from Amazon. Now we stick with brand-name.

If you have to replace, I recommend reading this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... 6&t=116925
by Larry P
March 20th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The piece of cookware that changed your life
Replies: 57
Views: 2086

The piece of cookware that changed your life

I have lots of cooking stuff I like and use for years, but for life-changing, it's got to be the hearth oven.
by Larry P
March 8th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 38
Views: 1846

TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Thanks. I pulled a 2012 grenache and 2012 syrah to try soon. While these might be on the early side, I've never tried either. I haven’t tried either of these (the Grenache is super-rare) but suggest you might want to check out the interview with Tegan Passalacqua about this project on the IDTT podc...
by Larry P
March 7th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 38
Views: 1846

TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Nice note Buzz. The Sandlands Trousseau is killer. One of my favorite CA wines right now.
by Larry P
February 9th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 87
Views: 3982

Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

This picture of our own Mike Dildine over a bottle of Ridge Monte Rosso 1994, from the HVS dinner at Chez Panisse a few years ago; he's looking so engaged as anyone would be discussing this wine with Paul Draper and Joel Peterson: https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/528662_55808943087047...
by Larry P
February 9th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines Wine Co
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Desire Lines Wine Co

This is a new project from Cody & Emily Rasmussen. Many know Cody the assistant winemaker at Bedrock. This is being announced on social media this weekend for a release sometime this spring. I know Cody has done a Griffin's Lair Syrah, but I'm not sure what else. You couldn't meet two nicer people, ...
by Larry P
January 17th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th
Replies: 65
Views: 3510

Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th

Left a little Chenin on the table. All-in on everything else. The Trousseau is a religious experience for me.
by Larry P
January 12th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blogger or Not???
Replies: 30
Views: 1237

Blogger or Not???

Hmm, if we removed every other poster, and all their posts, except yours, then would it be a blog? Might just be [stirthepothal.gif] ...not to mention, it would be so long/boring [stirthepothal.gif] A prominent winemaker once introduced me as "in influential wine blogger" which I thought was pretty...
by Larry P
January 12th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on wine storage
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Question on wine storage

We have a gauge in our cellar, and in relatively low-humidity NorCal it's pretty much always in the 50-70% range, without having any water source in the cellar. We used to keep an open jar of water, but gave up on it. And nowadays there's not even enough room in there for all the wine, let alone any...
by Larry P
December 22nd, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1300
Views: 140094

Official Costco Thread

Livermore Costco has Lagier-Meredith Syrah 2012 for $39. They had more of that than parking spots.
by Larry P
December 22nd, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Under The Wire Sparkling Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyar
Replies: 8
Views: 549

TN: 2012 Under The Wire Sparkling Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyar

This wine on release was really gorgeous, like eating fresh strawberries while sitting in a rose garden. Then it went through a pink bubble-gum flavor phase, then the fruit shut down. I don't know if it comes out the other end as anything interesting. I make it my policy to drink them young.
by Larry P
December 22nd, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: CHEESE MUSHROOM LASAGNE
Replies: 16
Views: 747

CHEESE MUSHROOM LASAGNE

Thank you Martin. I missed your mention on that detail.
by Larry P
December 21st, 2017, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Inexpensive Sparklers
Replies: 26
Views: 3763

Inexpensive Sparklers

Your "good" list is pretty good. From CA I'd add the Piper Sonoma Blanc de Noir.

Murgo from Sicily is excellent for the money.
by Larry P
December 21st, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Interesting flavors to add to brownies?
Replies: 23
Views: 640

Interesting flavors to add to brownies?

Dennis Atick wrote:How good a time do you want to have with said brownies? [whistle.gif]
^this^ [winner.gif]
by Larry P
December 21st, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Interesting flavors to add to brownies?
Replies: 23
Views: 640

Interesting flavors to add to brownies?

We've substituted ruby or LBV Port for part of the liquid, which worked out well.
by Larry P
December 21st, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: CHEESE MUSHROOM LASAGNE
Replies: 16
Views: 747

CHEESE MUSHROOM LASAGNE

So Martin, one question:
150g fontina, grated (or mozzarella)
Nothing alike - I guess you used Fontina?
by Larry P
December 21st, 2017, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 11
Views: 506

TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

Awesome wine. Wish I had more. I guess I need to score an invite to David's house.
by Larry P
December 21st, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Zins & Mondeuses..(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 553

TN: Some Zins & Mondeuses..(long/boring)

Well that's an interesting story about the anvil. I always assumed, given the existence of the Chester's Anvil "Gretna Green" wine, that the anvil had something to do with someone running away to get married You're partially right Larry. The origin of the Chester's Anvil label was our (late) neighb...
by Larry P
December 20th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Are The Monte Rosso Grapes Going???
Replies: 80
Views: 5278

Where Are The Monte Rosso Grapes Going???

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:I wonder how much research went into the birth of this new winery name?
I'm going to guess, 60% of it.
by Larry P
December 20th, 2017, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2428

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

I loaded up on the 2012 Chester's Anvil Zin when they announced they were discontinuing the project and clearanced all the inventory. It's been my house wine ever since.
by Larry P
December 20th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Zins & Mondeuses..(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 553

TN: Some Zins & Mondeuses..(long/boring)

Well that's an interesting story about the anvil. I always assumed, given the existence of the Chester's Anvil "Gretna Green" wine, that the anvil had something to do with someone running away to get married: Gretna Green is one of the world's most popular wedding destinations, due to its romantic w...
by Larry P
December 19th, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two QPR Bedrocks...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 674

TN: Two QPR Bedrocks...(short/boring)

Eric S n y d e r wrote:...curious though Tom, why the 0% Merlot note on the OVZ?
All that GDC-pruned Merlot at Bedrock Vineyard has to go somewhere, but I guess not here.
by Larry P
December 19th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two QPR Bedrocks...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 674

TN: Two QPR Bedrocks...(short/boring)

Nice reviews TomHill. These wines are screaming values. I've been buying less of them just to try to reduce the bottle count in my cellar, but it's really a tough call between these and the SVDs. FYI the Turley Judge Bell is in fact the same vineyard block as was/is Story Picnic Hill. I guess Larry ...
by Larry P
December 19th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Is the Deal with Carneros?
Replies: 61
Views: 3025

What Is the Deal with Carneros?

The take away here is clearly that Pinot should never be grown in the RRV. The only reason Carneros was even a thing is because it was cheap land and slightly cooler than RRV. Dost thou troll? ;) Lol. I never let an opportunity to bash RRV pinot go unexecuted. I'm with Kenny; put Santa Lucia Highla...
by Larry P
December 14th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: CHEESE MUSHROOM LASAGNE
Replies: 16
Views: 747

CHEESE MUSHROOM LASAGNE

There is no question that this recipe is time consuming with a lot of ingredients which is typical for Ottolenghi. I wouldn´t make it every week. But once a year, YES. In addition it is a good recipe to feed a crowd of vegetarians, as up to 6-8 people will leave full&happy the table. The Greens mus...
by Larry P
December 11th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 - Virtual Tasting Series Charity - P and R
Replies: 57
Views: 1220

Week 3 - Virtual Tasting Series Charity - P and R

A couple contributions from my weekend: 2008 Passopisciaro Sicilia Passopisciaro - Italy, Sicily, Sicilia (12/11/2017) Pop-n-pour light ruby color with hints of garnet around the edges. Funky nose of cherries, roses, spearmint, and leather. The wine has some slight spritz, which I pull out using a V...
by Larry P
December 11th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 - Virtual Tasting Series Charity - P and R
Replies: 57
Views: 1220

Week 3 - Virtual Tasting Series Charity - P and R

Family dinner with the crazy Italians. It's the way they do it... 2015 Apothic Dark - USA, California (12/9/2017) Very dark, motor oil color. Sweet fruit liqueur aroma. Redwood shavings and Vick's nitequil. Sweet and creamy. Posted from CellarTracker I was wondering if we were going to get a Prison...
by Larry P
December 8th, 2017, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Historic Vineyards of Sonoma and Napa
Replies: 90
Views: 2035

Week 2 - Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Historic Vineyards of Sonoma and Napa

So... It's looking like Mike and Dana probably lost their house this morning in the Ventura fires. Do we have any objections to redirecting this week's charity to the Stoneking fund? Mike is in fact one of the matching donors this week [cry.gif] Hi Larry, thanks so much for moving this to help Dana...
by Larry P
December 6th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas Fire in Ventura....
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Thomas Fire in Ventura....

Mike and Dana got in to see their house today, or what's left of it. Total loss. Heartbreaking. :(
by Larry P
December 6th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas Fire in Ventura....
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Thomas Fire in Ventura....

Interactive map from SF Chronicle. I'll warn that, my experience with these maps in the North Bay fires is that you can't take them too literally for the location of a fire perimeter may be off by as much as a kilometer or two. http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2017/interactive-map-southern-californi...
by Larry P
December 6th, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is in LeBron's cellar?
Replies: 188
Views: 10177

What do you think is in LeBron's cellar?

While I definitely appreciate folks’ efforts to express race-consciousness, I’m not so sure what Scott said was necessarily more racist than much of the rest of this thread. (If it helps people hear this less defensively, I am not referring to racist animus, but rather assumptions that are cast upo...
by Larry P
December 6th, 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas Fire in Ventura....
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Thomas Fire in Ventura....

Interactive map from SF Chronicle. I'll warn that, my experience with these maps in the North Bay fires is that you can't take them too literally for the location of a fire perimeter may be off by as much as a kilometer or two. http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2017/interactive-map-southern-california...
by Larry P
December 6th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Historic Vineyards of Sonoma and Napa
Replies: 90
Views: 2035

Week 2 - Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Historic Vineyards of Sonoma and Napa

Larry - Thank you for running this and your contribution. I didn't add much to this thread, having only 1 corked bottle (Bedrock Dolinsek) and 1 that is a great vineyard (Palisades) but not yet registered in the Historic Vineyard Society. And an additional Thank You for including your photographs. ...
by Larry P
December 6th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Historic Vineyards of Sonoma and Napa
Replies: 90
Views: 2035

Week 2 - Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Historic Vineyards of Sonoma and Napa

_DSC2615.jpg 24300965_1771835732829164_1703616276097818389_n.jpg 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/2/2017) Ruby with some bricking. Cranberry, orange zest, saddle leather on the nose. Seems more advanced than I'd expect for a 6-...

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