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by Brian Tuite
June 18th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Top US Syrahs

In no particilar order

Halcon Alturas
Mryiad Halcon
Lagier Meredith
Myriad/Quivet Las Madres
Bedrock Huson T n S
by Brian Tuite
June 13th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Myriad Cellars Syrah Halcon Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 207

TN: 2015 Myriad Cellars Syrah Halcon Vineyard

2015 Myriad Cellars Syrah Halcon Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (6/13/2019) This wine holds a special place for me personally as I foot tread the t-bin of the fruit that went into the whole cluster portion of the blend. Followed over several days. Black as night, nose ...
by Brian Tuite
June 13th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Mike Maguire wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Mark Y wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Alrighty!
Disagree , they will be fine , freezing will only suck moisture from the meat.Before you jump on me I was a butcher once a upon a time
Bryan Flannery disagrees with you. He says since his steaks are dry aged the moisture content is lowered and freezing has no ill effects on the meat.
by Brian Tuite
June 11th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

::likebutton::
by Brian Tuite
June 10th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 377
Views: 27202

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Halcon Syrah, nom nom nom!
by Brian Tuite
June 10th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Freeze it
by Brian Tuite
June 8th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2449

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Well you cant expect poor winery owners to not increase prices, after all just because you get 30% extra free fruit the corks have gone up by 40 cents so we need an across the board $15 a bottle increase Your contract is for a 1 acre block. You pay 18,000/T. If the vineyard produces 4T/Acre your fr...
by Brian Tuite
June 8th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2449

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Well you cant expect poor winery owners to not increase prices, after all just because you get 30% extra free fruit the corks have gone up by 40 cents so we need an across the board $15 a bottle increase Your contract is for a 1 acre block. You pay 18,000/T. If the vineyard produces 4T/Acre your fr...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage

David J wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 7:24 pm
New transplant to Calistoga and I would love to join if I could
Happy to have you!
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

I can’t recall exactly but at least 6 bottles ea Trousseau, Syrah, Mataro, 3 different Chenin Blancs, Red Blend, Refosco, Mission. Prices $28-$35 6 bottles of Trousseau is not the typical allocation, unless you’re talking about a 6 bottle offer to new people on the list. Blair there is a thread on ...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Why would you sign up knowing you would never buy ? I’ve signed up for lists with the intention to buy but sometimes a minimum order qty combined with a per bottle price, both of which may have been unlnown at the time of signing up, prevented me from buying. Hoping one day when that offer comes I’...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Talking to a customer/friend/vineyard owner in the RRV the other day and he said his cost of labor has increased drastically this year due to the housing construction boom from the Tubbs Fire. Guys are getting paid $30/hr to build houses. He had a crew weed whack last week and it was $28/hr/head to...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Alan, your threads are epic. Keep postin’!
My salary doesn’t have a dick. I just checked.
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Talking to a customer/friend/vineyard owner in the RRV the other day and he said his cost of labor has increased drastically this year due to the housing construction boom from the Tubbs Fire. Guys are getting paid $30/hr to build houses. He had a crew weed whack last week and it was $28/hr/head to ...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

................ Brian Dont know you and i have no interest in starting a fight about this but you need to quit on this woe is me im poor BS. Im with in you in that we are not in the rich catagory but you drink plenty of expensive wines in the Bedrock, Myriad, Quivet etc ranges. You might not purch...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1517

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

Sh@n A wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:43 am
Depends on the wine as geeky people enter more often. I’ve had guys in Napa tell me 20%-25% is a pretty close number based on their release numbers and what ends up in CT.
I assume this is only for their $50+ bottles? still higher than I would have expected.
Most assuredly.
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

My friend Kyle poured this (or an earlier vintage, I can't recall) at a recent poker game and I adored it. How much does this go for off the mailing list? Also, what's the typical allocation of this for mailing list members? TIA! I can’t recall exactly but at least 6 bottles ea Trousseau, Syrah, Ma...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

Love these as I do all Sandlands wines. Thanks for the note Tom.
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1517

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

Depends on the wine as geeky people enter more often. I’ve had guys in Napa tell me 20%-25% is a pretty close number based on their release numbers and what ends up in CT.
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2449

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Anton D wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 9:44 am
Vintage of the century!
This
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

You mean like people on this forum ? Speak for yourself. There are plenty of us on this forum who earn meager incomes in comparison to the ones you refer. Those are the ones I started he “things you say when you can’t afford the next wine release” for and there are plenty of us. Brian Dont know you...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Shane Zinfandel Constant Disruptions Pagani Ranch $20 is the new $45!
Replies: 1
Views: 359

TN: 2017 Shane Zinfandel Constant Disruptions Pagani Ranch $20 is the new $45!

I signed up for the Shane mailing list a long long time ago and never bit on offers. Not sure why really, maybe on too many lists and timing of offers was off for my finances. Fast forward 10+ years and I’m still getting offers. This one spoke to me. Pagani Ranch Zinfandel at an Appellation Blend pr...
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2124
Views: 130817

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Kristin poured me the ‘16 Schmiedt Road Zinfandel yesterday when I stopped by the Hooker House to pick up some wine. Pull one, you’ll enjoy it!
by Brian Tuite
June 7th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Since Fed started QE in late 2008, the income distribution deteriorated horribly. The rich gets richer. It may be true that most people did not earn 40% more in past 3-5 years, but folks who drink $150 very likely did. High end napa cabs only target this small population. You mean like people on th...
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

Hey Brian, I have no intentions of hooking up with you, but might be persuaded to come to dinner at least! Depends a bit on other travel plans but I expect to have a better idea regarding those lans by the end of next week so I'll keep an eye on this thread. Swipe right? Cool, haven’t seen you sinc...
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

I’m a Boomer ask me if IGAF.
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

I’ll be in Tampa for a trade show between the 10th and 13th of October. One night, either Friday the 11th or Saturday the 12th, will be at Bern’s. Anyone want to hook up join me for dinner?
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Bryan Cottriel wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:27 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:19 am
Bryan Cottriel wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 3:21 pm
It’s always great to get a note from Katie and Bryan especially when it says this [wow.gif] and comes with these [wink.gif]

325D37DA-E9D4-4684-8CD4-01B5942ABA53.jpeg
Hey, those were supposed to be mine!
Sorry you spell your name the wrong way neener
Y? 😜
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

scamhi wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Looking forward to my shipment next week. For hangars...I just unwrap dry well and salt keep in the frig all day and for dinner grill turning often. The big piece goes on 3 min before the smaller piece
At my home they both go on at the same time. That way we both get the doneness we are after.
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Bryan Cottriel wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 3:21 pm
It’s always great to get a note from Katie and Bryan especially when it says this [wow.gif] and comes with these [wink.gif]

325D37DA-E9D4-4684-8CD4-01B5942ABA53.jpeg
Hey, those were supposed to be mine!
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering

I wonder what part of the vineyard came available. The best blocks usually do not just fall in your lap.
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61222

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 3:33 am
Local shrimp are IN. These tiny ones came fresh from the boat from my marine biologist brother.
Shrimp burger
Preserved lemon aioli
Image
Mmmm!
by Brian Tuite
June 6th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6

Roster is filling up so let’s try to nail down a date. Sat Aug 17 2019 - Yea/Nay Anyone have an aversion/allergy/religious objection to Fish Tacos or any fried food for that matter? Majority rules here, let me know your preferences. Heck I may have to do a replay in October if Tex wants to bring cri...
by Brian Tuite
June 5th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

I shop produce weekly.
Salad fixings, fruit, Dairy (milk), eggs.
I shop protein daily depending on the menu I want. I don’t like storing fresh meat and don’t have time to defrost most nights
We grow veggies, citrus, herbs etc so this time of year and through the summer we shop even less.
by Brian Tuite
June 5th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel

I had a ‘91 a couple years ago and remember it pushing the age envelope just a bit but was packed with raspberry and persimmon. The label was cool as well with a personals ad on the side of a full bodied Zin looking for a STR, non-smoking, no drugs, pets ok.
by Brian Tuite
June 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6

Mike Stoneking wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:18 am
Of course we will be there. Our no go weekends/Saturdays at this time are July 27 and August 3.

Let’s shoot for Aug 17th. That give Will a shot since it won’t be harvest yet.
by Brian Tuite
June 3rd, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6

George Chadwick wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 2:32 am
No idea where you live
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by Brian Tuite
June 2nd, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1558

Re: Where please?

Welcome to the madness Len. Hang on tight, it can be a bumpy ride at times.
by Brian Tuite
June 2nd, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage
Replies: 21
Views: 633

It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage

I’m Jonesing for another offline. Rain has stopped here, finally, hopefully, so let’s see what we can put together. Last years offline fizzled in the planning stages, due mostly to apathy on my part due to a busy schedule (sorry), so this year I’m starting the thread early to give us a 4 month windo...
by Brian Tuite
May 31st, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!

The old location had charm in stars. Old roadhouse on what was the main North South highway back in the day. New location is a 60’-ish shopping center. Used to be a retaurant there called Italian Affair back then. We lived, I should say Dava lived, down the street for a short time in between home sa...
by Brian Tuite
May 31st, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 12:23 pm
Brian, did you go yesterday?

Sounds like I should put this on my list during my next trip out there...
No, it was in the paper the day before so I figured it would be a zoo. Probably will be for the first week or two.
by Brian Tuite
May 31st, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Willi’s Wine Bar has finally re-opened!

Willi’s finally re-opened Thursday. [dance-clap.gif]

Northeast Santa Rosa off of Pacific Ave (East of the Junior College)
1415 Town & Country Drive
Santa Rosa, California 95404
(707) 526-3096

Opens at 11:30 AM
by Brian Tuite
May 30th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Different strokes.
by Brian Tuite
May 30th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Best way to cook the hanger steak? just straight salt/pepper grill? I marinade them in equal parts EVOO, Soy Sauce, fresh Lime Juice and microplane some ginger into it. 30 minutes then grill. Turn often over med high heat, pull when they still feel like they are rare inside because they feel that w...
by Brian Tuite
May 30th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2742

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Best way to cook the hanger steak? just straight salt/pepper grill? I marinade them in equal parts EVOO, Soy Sauce, fresh Lime Juice and microplane some ginger into it. 30 minutes then grill. Turn often over med high heat, pull when they still feel like they are rare inside because they feel that w...
by Brian Tuite
May 30th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few photos for old vine fans
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: A few photos for old vine fans

Great pics Ken, thanks for sharing!
by Brian Tuite
May 28th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Old vines or old roots?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Old vines or old roots?

One of My ten year old vines didn’t make it through the winter. There is a new shoot coming up that I will train to be my primary trunk, but will the grapes be as good? I’ve heard the term old vines, but I hope they really mean old roots. If your vines were grafted you’ll end up with rootstock grow...
by Brian Tuite
May 28th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 400921

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I grabbed six of these. They had better be pounders because I sprang for a case. I was tempted to get a case at that price but have been burned before with total unknowns so I settled for six. They are definitely pounders. 11% abv, spritz about half of a normal sparkling wine, lemon lime, nice acid...

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