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by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19

Great notes Tom. I love what Scott is doing with these wines. Really hard to keep my hands off them.
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)

John Morris wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 6:52 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 6:40 am
Low alc, low intervention, non traditional California varieties. Hipster Wine kinda.
Kinda?

You think?

(Sounds really interesting!)
Well...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where Does Dessert Go For You?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Where Does Dessert Go For You?

It goes to my mid-section/waist.
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)

I had my first Jolie Laide at a restaurant recently, the rose of Valdiguié. It was really excellent. I otherwise know zero about the producer. Anyone want to fill me in a bit? Scott is the asst winemaker for Pax Mahle. Low alc, low intervention, non traditional California varieties. Hipster Wine ki...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)
Replies: 7
Views: 208

TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)

2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié - USA, California (10/17/2019) Boy was this good. Pobega’d this one as I came home to a case of wine in my garage. Pop n pour, kinda simple but in a good way. Brightness from the Gamay/Valdiguié, Strawberries and rose petals from the Troussea...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Brian, Paul but if you go to the Scherrer website you'll see that there are indeed three different cabs, however when you look at the Specifications for each one all of the fruit comes from the Scherrer Vineyard just different sections with different rootstock. Thanks Roger! 089A8594-33A0-4145-B96D...
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Jay $$ Winton wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Gotta go to Reading Market for the experience.
Definitely this ^^
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 5:27 am
Had work right at nine and didn’t even log in until just past 9:30.

Got five bottles of Merlot, wishlisted 30 other bottles and assume I’ll get none of them.
Don’t feel bad, I got on at the same time, put about a case of mixed merlot, cab, zin in my cart and my invoice shows 1 bottle. Oh well.
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

As someone who does not in the slightest bit subscribe to the mythology of travel shock, I would say stand the bottle up for a few hours, maybe a day or two, and go at it. These are loaded with sediment. Unless you like crap between your teeth I would suggest pourig through a filter if you want to ...
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

So on Winesearcher, I see the following listed: Scherrer Alexander Valley Cabernet Scherrer Sonoma County Cabernet Scherrer "Scherrer Vineyard" Cabernet Are these indeed separate and distinct wines? Or is Winesearcher just listing them by slightly different names but they are really the same wine? ...
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 53
Views: 1493

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

Interesting that the “and under” figure for “investing “ is 25%. I bet if it were 10% or even lower the results would not change. Most people are here because they drink wine, not because they sell it Yep, agreed. I would think most people in the industry are too busy and tired of wine at the end o...
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Thanks for the great retrospective offer Joel!! Quick trigger pulling got the 4 wines I was wanting. All of these will be making appearances at the next couple of Old Vine Offlines that Brian Tuite hosts. 1994 & 1996 Old Hill 1994 Belloni 1988 Dickerson Old Vine Offline #6 Next month at my place! [...
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Picked about 10 different wines. Did the payment screen and sale came up as 1 bottle. Perhaps the rest were wishlisted. Not sure but don’t have time to go through the list again so fingers crossed.
by Brian Tuite
October 14th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Jason T wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Never had Scherrer before but that note reminds me that Alexander Valley Cabs with some age really can shine.
Tell me about it! This was awesome the other night.
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by Brian Tuite
October 12th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Hard to go wrong. That ‘04 the other night was stunning.
by Brian Tuite
October 12th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 7:32 am
Great post! Were the prices Bern's prices, or burn prices?
I wouldn’t say anything was value priced if that’s what you’re getting at. The wine bill including dessert wines was $500.
by Brian Tuite
October 12th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

Andrew Demaree wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 7:24 am
Fun read. I’ve only been there once, as a solo diner, and they sat me in the same room you were in last night.
Cool vibe in that room!
by Brian Tuite
October 12th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s
Replies: 13
Views: 889

TNs: Friday Night at Bern’s

In Tampa on business so I took the opportunity to make my second visit to Bern’s with a couple friends who live locally. On my way to the restaurnt I check my Facebook notifications and they send an 8yr Friendversary notice with a picture of us from my last visit to Bern’s a couple yars ago. Weird r...
by Brian Tuite
October 11th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Open House and Pickup 10/12/2019 1-4 PM.
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Jolie Laide Open House and Pickup 10/12/2019 1-4 PM.

Nope I’m in Tampa. But I get to go to Bern’s instead. [dance-clap.gif]
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3739

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Report said Napa had a rolling outage today and "traffic was a mess". Not sure the two are related. [stirthepothal.gif] Wrecks all over Santa Rosa due to idiots not treating inoperative traffic signals as a 4-way stop. The intelligence level of the average citizen is is brought out in the open in s...
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3739

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Map of PG&E shutoff areas with actual service interruption Area superimposed. https://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedia/10155327-181/pges-proposed-shutoff-areas-compared Thanks for putting this up but unfortunately it isn't accurate. They are only overlaying what PG&E said is turned off over what th...
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3739

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Map of PG&E shutoff areas with actual service interruption Area superimposed.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedi ... s-compared
by Brian Tuite
October 8th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3739

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Nothing like a collapsing infrastructure. It has nothing to do with a collapsing infrastructure. It’s about climate. High winds uproot trees which blow into transmission lines and burn. 80 mph winds or greater play havoc. Hopefully the winds die down fast and there is minimal amount of time without...
by Brian Tuite
October 2nd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

E. Mark Larson wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:21 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Given that constellation had it all marked at zero I imagine the prices will be good. This is very exciting.
Exciting, yes, but, possibly, very bad for my credit card. Thankfully. Mrs. Larson is very understanding.
Too bad he isn’t offering white wines eh?
by Brian Tuite
October 2nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Michael Martin wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:15 pm
Curious and interested.
There’s been some floating around. He sold some to Dry Creek Kitchen a few years back and they feature it in their wine list.

A couple releases ago he poured and offered Mags of Wood Rd Belloni Zinfandel and I think Dickerson Merlot on pick-up day for. C-note each.
by Brian Tuite
October 2nd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

E. Mark Larson wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
I'd just paid off all my credit cards, today, and that e-mail hit. If the pricing is so outrageous that I can't afford it, I'll be OK. However, if the pricing is not outrageous enough, this could be trouble.
Prepare to be troubled Mark!
by Brian Tuite
October 2nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11706

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Just read the email. Should be an interesting day Tuesday.
by Brian Tuite
September 30th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard

Paul Gordon wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 7:51 am

...is the richness combined with the acid spine, rather like Beaucastel Blanc meets Chablis.
Definitely this!
by Brian Tuite
September 30th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard

Curious about the acidity on this wine. The variety is known to provide wines with great texture and even a touch of tannin but not normally high acidity. Also, what temperature was it served at? To show off.its texture, I serve closer to room temperature. And did you save any for day 2, or 3? Chee...
by Brian Tuite
September 30th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard

Markus S wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 5:34 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Special delivery today as Paul and Jackie dropped by the house today with my release.
Must be nice to live in Podunk!
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This
by Brian Tuite
September 29th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 665

TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard

2018 Halcon Vineyards Roussanne Halcon Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (9/29/2019) Special delivery today as Paul and Jackie dropped by the house today with my release. Doing a half Pobega on this Roussanne as I put it on ice before dinner. Pop and pour, about an hour i...
by Brian Tuite
September 25th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haynes Vineyard Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Hayne Vineyard Sold

Karen Troisi wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 5:52 am
Interesting
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... s-vineyard
Haynes Vineyard in Coombsville, not Hayne Vineyard in St Helena. FWIW.
by Brian Tuite
September 24th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4085

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

OK, it's tired and I'm late. This question may draw brickbats, which is OK. This question is spurred by a recent post on Frog's Leap. I am making a very short list of Napa Valley Cabernet brands who meet my following criteria: 1) Fine quality. 2) Double-digit prices (OK to include brands that have ...
by Brian Tuite
September 24th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 38
Views: 2804

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

We tasted the Cab from barrel last year, nothing more recent. I’m in even if I didn’t taste it. I like what Will does with this.
by Brian Tuite
September 22nd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Mourvedre (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 0
Views: 185

TN: 2013 Carlisle Mourvedre (USA, California, Sonoma County)

2013 Carlisle Mourvedre - USA, California, Sonoma County (9/22/2019) You know what I hate? I hate buying a wine, letting it sit for 5 years, opening it to find it is absolutely gorgeous but realizing I only bought one bottle. From the florals to the dark fruit to the dusty elegant finish this wine ...
by Brian Tuite
September 20th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Day, Sept 20
Replies: 19
Views: 780

Re: Grenache Day, Sept 20

GregT wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Apparently someone decided to name Sept 20 as Grenache Day. What do drink?
Good thing it wasn’t yesterday or it would have been Garrrrrrrrrrrrghnacha Day.
by Brian Tuite
September 18th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4976

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Mmmmmmm ... my desire to someday check out Bern's is waning. Thanks for the write-up, Robert.
Plenty of interesting stuff for a newbie.
by Brian Tuite
September 17th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines Save the Date
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Desire Lines Save the Date

In for an 8 pack
4 Mourvèdre
2 Evangelho
2 Shake Ridge

Looking forward to tasting these.
by Brian Tuite
September 17th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 4:57 am
Fun thread, I wasn't actually looking for answers, just thought the video was cute! And kind of crazy!
Oh, in that case I retract my previous statements. [snort.gif]
by Brian Tuite
September 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

The first time I started cooking creatively was at about 20 yo. Creative cooking became far more regular around the age of 25. But first time I started cooking meals for the family was probably in middle school; I don't think I was yet cooking for the family when I was in 5th grade, but I might hav...
by Brian Tuite
September 16th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

I cooked my first dinner for my family when I was about 12. My. mom left me the recipe for Hamburger Stroganoff. I added all the ingredients to the pan at the same time. For some reason the meat never cooked right. ;-)
by Brian Tuite
September 14th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5797

Re: Another Flannery PSA

We did Jorge tonight--129 sous vide for 90 minutes and Weber charcoal to finish. Maybe we should do a little hotter than 129 because of the thickness+bone. I would like a little less time on the charcoal. But, 1st world problems (it was still spectacular) What do you think? I think I need to thaw o...
by Brian Tuite
September 14th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob. D3055659-E9FD-4E0F-B246-9A56E171C4DD.jpeg Man, that is some freaky looking sh*t my man!! Glad the wine was fine.....but how long did you debate about whe...
by Brian Tuite
September 14th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167294

Re: Steak Porn

Snak River Farms Rib Eyes. I cut the cap off one and made a medallion since my Wife won’t finish even the trimmed steak. 4 alternating minutes over direct fire, 4 minutes indirect, 5 minutes rest. https://i.ibb.co/s5Hfbtd/FC28-B62-A-6-CAF-46-B2-BE34-6562-D782-B018.jpg https://i.ibb.co/3kw3NPY/45-CE4...
by Brian Tuite
September 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob.
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by Brian Tuite
September 10th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie-Laide Fall Release
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Jolie-Laide Fall Release

I like this release. Going for a mixed case.
by Brian Tuite
September 7th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5797

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Troy Stark wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 2:41 pm
The Holsteins are Cows not Steers. Better beef.
Edit; are you saying Flannery sources cow meat instead of steer meat? That would be unusual.
I’m saying I wanted to delete that post but fu¢ked up and made a new post with a dot by mistake. newhere
by Brian Tuite
September 6th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5797

Re: Another Flannery PSA

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