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by Joe Webb
August 24th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike After Tour--Thoughts on Cali 18 + Top 20 winery wines, top 25 overall (looong)
Replies: 30
Views: 2264

Re: Mike After Tour--Thoughts on Cali 18 + Top 20 winery wines, top 25 overall (looong)

Great notes and information in this thread.

Mike, thanks for making time to visit AV. I am glad I got to share a couple vintages with you while you were here. Hope to see y'all in February!
by Joe Webb
July 20th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Tour, Cali 18, July 15, Return to AV
Replies: 2
Views: 336

TNs--Mike on Tour, Cali 18, July 15, Return to AV

Thanks for stopping by Mike, enjoyed the conversation and shared pours.
by Joe Webb
May 2nd, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Wagyu Pave - ok for grill??
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Flannery Wagyu Pave - ok for grill??

I liked the flavor of the Wagyu Pave cut but that was more fat than I wanted to eat as a straight-up cut of beef. I ended up slicing it super thin (partially frozen) and using it in Pho. IMG_0761.JPG Just put my slice beef in a bowl with rice noodles and poured the Pho over the beef and noodles. Th...
by Joe Webb
May 2nd, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: RHUBARB TART with HAZELNUT CRUMBLE
Replies: 2
Views: 292

RHUBARB TART with HAZELNUT CRUMBLE

Thanks for the link, looks good.
I have a few plants in half wine barrels so we do a few Rhubarb recipes a year.
by Joe Webb
May 2nd, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries in Anderson valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1225

Wineries in Anderson valley

Foursight was our best tasting by far this weekend...The funniest EVER tasting is ALWAYS at Lula...wine is pretty good too.... Arnold thanks for stopping by, and I am glad you enjoyed the new release wines. Tagging this for my own trip in July. Joe---I didn't know you were still keeping Paraboll al...
by Joe Webb
April 30th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival- May 18-20
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival- May 18-20

Its that time of year again, and this year there is lodging on site! For tickets check out the below link. https://www.avwines.com/pinot-noir-festival Link to lodgin at camp Navarro, take a look. https://www.campnavarropresents.com/anderson-valley-pinot-festival#pinot-fest-accommodations Friday ther...
by Joe Webb
April 30th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries in Anderson valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1225

Wineries in Anderson valley

Going to Mendocino soon and wanted to stop at 1-2 wineries along highway 128. Any suggestions? I love the Pinot from this area. TIA If you plan to stop by let me know in advance and Ill make sure to be in the tasting room. I would be happy to barrel taste, take a walk in the vineyard, and/or open u...
by Joe Webb
April 22nd, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The piece of cookware that changed your life
Replies: 57
Views: 2502

The piece of cookware that changed your life

In college I bought a nice set of knives and a big wooden cutting board, total game changer. I grew up with webbers, and its part of my last name so family tradition and all, cant even remember my first memory of those. Glad to see them listed so many times here. First nice thing me and the now wife...
by Joe Webb
April 19th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Most Sous Bois and Mushrooms in Mendocino County Pinot?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Most Sous Bois and Mushrooms in Mendocino County Pinot?

I'm backpacking The Lost Coast Trail in Mendocino County in about a month. I've tried a bit of wine from there--and so far I think I like Anthill the most. I tend to go for sous bois and mushrooms in the nose and am proudly part of the afwe, i.e. try to keep it lower than 14% abv. Any other winerie...
by Joe Webb
April 19th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: CA - Delinquent Wholesale Account
Replies: 13
Views: 1400

CA - Delinquent Wholesale Account

If you have exhausted all other reasonable choices then I would do the below. Do you want to eat there? Ring up an equal sized bill and leave your invoice as payment (but still tip your server in cash). Downside, you could get arrested. If your uncomfortable with that then off to small claims you go.
by Joe Webb
March 10th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Another couple of inches in the forecast over the next week. Buds still tight on everything. Thinking bud break in the next 10-14 days. Temperatures have been warmer and milder than the last couple weeks, no snow expected in the local mountains from the upcoming storms like the last round. Bees just...
by Joe Webb
March 1st, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Merrill 2 more waves on the way! 1.5” here so far hopefully well double that by Sunday. Took a quick walk between waves, buds still tight.
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by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Over half an inch already! Finally a significant storm, with more in the forecast! Well finally get over 20”, 50% of normal. This is the latest we have hit the 20” mark, even during the recent ‘13-15 drought.

Low snow levels to boot, finally getting the base built.
by Joe Webb
February 23rd, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

21.1 here last night. Luckily no one is out and even if they were only insurance can protect from temps that low.
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by Joe Webb
February 21st, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2088
Views: 177563

Steak Porn

Get too far away from the Left Coast and the majority of people have no idea what tri-tips are. Isn't Try-Tip commonly used in competitive chili cooking? At least that is my memory, when I researched the subject a few years ago (I won 1st and 2nd place for my chili!). I have not heard or tried it b...
by Joe Webb
February 20th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to Buy Littorai BUT....
Replies: 49
Views: 3322

Want to Buy Littorai BUT....

So you have to order all of the wines at once but they are split into more than one shipping? I guess it makes it easier for them organization-wise, but I agree that you should not have to pay for that. Yep, it's a lot more expensive to ship 2 3 packs versus 1 6 pack . . . Cheers. You pay now durin...
by Joe Webb
February 20th, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Brr, 19* this am.
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by Joe Webb
February 19th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Paul, im so jealous of the highlands and ridges and the snow they get from time to time! Cold day today, and the forecast looks much better than it has in a long time. Cool temperatures with shots of rain, hopefully leading to a significant wetter trend starting the beginning of March. If that sets ...
by Joe Webb
February 19th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to Buy Littorai BUT....
Replies: 49
Views: 3322

Want to Buy Littorai BUT....

I went in again and did have to pause before I hit the button. Great wines great people but the double shipping is kind of ridiculous.
by Joe Webb
February 16th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Professional Visit To Domaine Tempier
Replies: 39
Views: 1851

Professional Visit To Domaine Tempier

Great write up Hardy, pretty special wines. I saw a few of the updates on FB/IG, #jelous.

BTW great calls on the blind wines.
by Joe Webb
February 16th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Winemakers
Replies: 31
Views: 1342

Question for Winemakers

We taste more our wine than we drink as we have a tasting room we staff. I do enjoy drinking them with different meals though usually there not the only wine on the table. Especially with the tasting room left overs where its usually just one small glass over 5-7 bottles. I do have to know my wines ...
by Joe Webb
February 14th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Brander - Best Sauvignon Blanc in the USA?
Replies: 26
Views: 1385

TN: Brander - Best Sauvignon Blanc in the USA?

Defining 'best' is always difficult, and I think moreso when it comes to a variety such as Sauvignon Blanc. I say this because different folks look for very different things in the wine: There are some who hate the 'cat pee' essence so if they get any of that, they hate the wine There are some who ...
by Joe Webb
February 14th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Wine Tasting trip - Dec 27, 2017 (Law, Calcareous, Daou, Justin, Lone Madrone)
Replies: 33
Views: 1856

Paso Wine Tasting trip - Dec 27, 2017 (Law, Calcareous, Daou, Justin, Lone Madrone)

We had very similar experiences as you did Todd at, Daou, Justin, and Lone Madrone last June. We ran out of time to hit Tablas Creek but will on our next trip.
by Joe Webb
February 14th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

We got just more than a trace a of rain a couple days back, .02". The cooler seasonal February temperatures are welcome to keep buds tight. 26* last night, yesterdays high was 58*. Thankfully the forecast is for temperatures to stay cool with some cloud cover most days. The last week of the month in...
by Joe Webb
February 14th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Extended! Foursight:Estate-Grown A.V. Pinot, SaviB & Semillon (wild yeast/ml, unfined/unfiltered)
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Extended! Foursight:Estate-Grown A.V. Pinot, SaviB & Semillon (wild yeast/ml, unfined/unfiltered)

Dave McIsaac wrote:The whites have landed! Can't wait to give them a try, and Thanks, Joe, for the food pairing recs.
Enjoy! Mother Nature did not allow us to get them to you any sooner, brrr cold.
by Joe Webb
February 8th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Updated History of Williams Selyem 1979-1997/ 1998 to the present Part Four
Replies: 35
Views: 1374

History of Williams Selyem 1979-1997 Part Four

Thanks Blake for the info, finally go around to reading all the tabs I had opened from the 4 parts. FWIIW, Burt bought a 40 acre property located at a relatively high elevation at 600 feet and therefore cooler climate in Anderson Valley. He planted the 13 acre vineyard to be named Morning Dew Ranch ...
by Joe Webb
February 8th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Betwixt Pinot Noir Helluva Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 439

TN: 2013 Betwixt Pinot Noir Helluva Vineyard

I have a few of these in the cellar, Im a sucker for anything with AV on the label. I need to pull a cork. The vineyard as for sale last year not sure if it still is, if any off y'all want to make a change of life move. 4 Acres with a modular home.
by Joe Webb
February 8th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

And even higher in other fields! IMG951040.jpg Casey, time to mow and keep the water in the ground? Warm days cold beautiful nights. Earliest bud break we have had was March 5th, last year 15th. If my go to weather nerds are right, 50%+ chance no significant rain in February we may be out early thi...
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great Semillon from Oregon!
Replies: 10
Views: 837

A great Semillon from Oregon!

Ill keep a look out, love cold climate Semillon.
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 09' Rhys Alpine Pinot noir
Replies: 12
Views: 676

TN: 09' Rhys Alpine Pinot noir

Swan terrace was one of my early favorites, then came along Bearwallow and Porcupine Hill (granted both younger more recent additions to the portfolio). Understanding that I may be bias, living in AV now and having worked for Swan for a few years before making the move. Now I just kind of stick with...
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Durand - Where You Been All My Life?!?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2907

Durand - Where You Been All My Life?!?!

I bought one on BerserkerDay with my new wine check. I plan on using it for older bottles and burgs with the really long corks. In the past we have had really long corks break the bottom 1/4 of the cork and stay in the bottle sometimes. I think about more but hope the Durand solves this for us. Glad...
by Joe Webb
January 31st, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Futures offering, zero posts
Replies: 29
Views: 3161

Rhys Futures offering, zero posts

I just like regular 750ml's, I don't need different formats or wood boxes. Im in always just not on the futures offer.
by Joe Webb
January 31st, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring release
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Kutch Spring release

Im for a couple of each. A fun producer to drink and I love putting these in blind tastings. Had a library bottle 10 Savory in the last month that was wonderful. I wish he still made some AV PN.
by Joe Webb
January 31st, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne Release Tomorrow - I Have Style Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1880

Kosta Browne Release Tomorrow - I Have Style Questions

K Krahenbuhl wrote:
Carlton McCrindle wrote:Is their a minimum bottle purchase requirement with KB?
No.
Just a long wait list. Not sure how long it is now, but when I got in it was a few years.
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2088
Views: 177563

Steak Porn

Did a untrimed tri-tip on vacation in truckee. Oven for a couple hours at 170, then to the little webber we have up there, the “smoky joe webber” the one that gave me my nickname. Marinated in my soon to be released HCWT bbq sauce! Finally remembered to get a picture of it cut. I grew up on tri tips...
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Super Bowl "epicurean" must-haves???
Replies: 40
Views: 1793

Super Bowl "epicurean" must-haves???

Franks red hot wings, teriyaki/soy/ginger wings. Crudite with dill dip. Beer, bubbles, cured meat and gourmet cheese plates. Venison jerky, smoked salmon. Me and the wifes favorite tradition (when we lived in Sonoma county) is to press pause and go to COSTCO, only day of the year we could handle tha...
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne Release Tomorrow - I Have Style Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1880

Kosta Browne Release Tomorrow - I Have Style Questions

I dont think there ever going to be AFWE! What I took from the last article as that Michael and Dan were stepping down and they don't want to be the first and main example of over the top CA PN any longer. The style has come way back since 2005, earlier pick dates, less/no water adds, etc. I still b...
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot noir, in a warmer world
Replies: 26
Views: 1695

Pinot noir, in a warmer world

This article is not great and reads more like a press release. I guess AV is to cold for PN as the temperature rage quoted (57-61*) is warmer than our average at 55*. I do agree that native ferments lead to lower conversion ratios. We see pretty low conversion mainly due to native ferments(no so2 ti...
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is California's Next Big Region?
Replies: 56
Views: 4332

What is California's Next Big Region?

Wowsa . . . but that's not for WINE is it?!?!? Isn't the other crop driving that? Cheers. Don't think so, the other crop has been here for basically the same amount of time as wine grapes. Both were started here during the back to the land movement from the mid 60's thru the 90's. Taxes and regulat...
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is California's Next Big Region?
Replies: 56
Views: 4332

What is California's Next Big Region?

In all honesty, Joe, Mendo/AV certainly IS becoming SoNapa North with the number of SoNapa wineries purchasing land/wineries at an alarming rate . . . Cheers! Fixed it for ya Larry. It has been happening with vineyard land and wineries over the last few years. Now residential residential real estat...
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote:Boy did those grafts take off or what!?!?
They did a good job, not all look this good. I hope to get a little bit of fruit off it this year for another rose or unoaked PN.
by Joe Webb
January 30th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 37540

2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Its going to be a warm week here in the bay area, with average temperatures well north of 50F. Any concerns about early bud break, or does the pruning keep them in check for a bit regardless of the temperature? Were seeing seeping pruning wonds, 1-2 per vine out of 12 or so. It definitely will be o...
by Joe Webb
January 27th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 2018?
Replies: 71
Views: 5730

Berserker Day 2018?

Anton D wrote:Well, I made it until my CC shut down due to 'suspicious activity,' which was me. New York, Oregon, California...they think I've been hacked!
Same here mine got declined, so I had to call and say "TURN IT BACK ON!"
by Joe Webb
January 27th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: EXTENDED The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2617

The Wine Check - 20% discount AND freebie AND raffle!!!

Order in, and I could not resist finally ordering a Durand. Thanks Todd and Shawnda.
by Joe Webb
January 27th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Extended! Foursight:Estate-Grown A.V. Pinot, SaviB & Semillon (wild yeast/ml, unfined/unfiltered)
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Foursight Wines: Estate-Grown A.V. Pinot, SaviB & Semillon (wild yeast/ml, unfined/unfiltered)

Bill H o o p e r wrote:Hi Joe,

You made some of the best Pinots I've tasted all year. But I'm in for the SB/SEM. I drink so much more white!

Thanks Man!
Bill
Well Bill, thats humbling and appreciated. If you loved the PN you'll really love the SB/SEM!

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