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by Joe Webb
April 10th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experiences with cellar pass.com?
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Experiences with cellar pass.com?

I am curious how users would rate their experience with this booking platform? The Anderson Valley winegrowers association is using them to sell our May Pinot Passport tickets and reservation booking platform. They promised a lot and were now 2 weeks behind schedule. Tickets to our event go on sale ...
by Joe Webb
April 10th, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Was just about to post the same Casey. We just put down our first sulfur spray. Still mowing and getting ready to install a couple of new outdoor pergolas for tasting in. Pinot Passport weekend tickets go on sale Monday. Cellarpass.com is what were using so you can set your itinerary for the 3 days ...
by Joe Webb
April 10th, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: AV Pinot Month, a case of wine with a coravin and 4 webinars
Replies: 0
Views: 135

AV Pinot Month, a case of wine with a coravin and 4 webinars

Though this may be of interest to fellow berserkers. Even though I a very biased and bought one myself. For 4 Wednesdays in May there will be a webinar correlating to the wines in the case box. You do not need to buy the wine to participate it will still be educational even if you dont have wine or ...
by Joe Webb
March 23rd, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Cant believe they waited this long to wake up. Still pencil erasers but everyone in Boonville turned fans on last night.
by Joe Webb
March 6th, 2021, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Long Meadow Ranch Winery: Classic Rutherford Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Long Meadow Ranch Winery: Classic Rutherford Wines

Thanks Casey your right. Forgot about Anderson Valley estate. Quite a diverse portfolio. LMR also has an estate vineyard in Anderson Valley. They also have a tasting room here in AV. its located in the Madrones complex in Philo a couple miles south of their estate formerly know as Corby Ranch.
by Joe Webb
March 6th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Storm started late but we did get the inch forecased. Another inch mon/tue, would bring us to 10” for the year, still lowest on record. It will take miracle march to even get to 20”, half our normal. Models say storm door stays open thru 3rd week of month well see. Frost predicted tonight, not enoug...
by Joe Webb
March 5th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No More Cork Taint?
Replies: 47
Views: 1415

Re: No More Cork Taint?

Adam, Any reason you aren't using DIAMs? Cheers I always though that compound look made it look a bit cheap, so it was just a visual choice. But I'm not dead set against it. OK, so let's talk real numbers. I pay $0.59/cork for the lowest entry Evictus "sniffed" corks from Lafitte. Very ha...
by Joe Webb
March 4th, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy
Replies: 104
Views: 8222

Re: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy

Anderson Valley Pinot just doesn’t quite do it for me most of the time. Sorry to hear that. Have you tried producers that are located here in the AV or just the ones who truck fruit hours to SoNapa to produce them alongside their RRV, SC, Carneros, PN's. Going direct to the winery's that just focus...
by Joe Webb
March 1st, 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin Pivot vs Pungo
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: Coravin Pivot vs Pungo

Happy with my fleet of Pungos, they have done a few updates to the original ones I have. I like the non proprietary argon cartridges. Have had good results up to a week or 2 but thats in my tasting room. The Pivot might work well for WBTG in restaurants that are slower midweek or tasting rooms were ...
by Joe Webb
March 1st, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy
Replies: 104
Views: 8222

Re: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy

Anderson Valley Pinot just doesn’t quite do it for me most of the time. Sorry to hear that. Have you tried producers that are located here in the AV or just the ones who truck fruit hours to SoNapa to produce them alongside their RRV, SC, Carneros, PN's. Going direct to the winery's that just focus...
by Joe Webb
March 1st, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Still no bud break, mid 60's and low 30's as we hope were still another week or 2 out.
First pass of mowing around the property done.
Almost all the wines are done with wild malo and will get there first pinch of so2.
by Joe Webb
February 20th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Got .36" last night up to 9.6". Maybe 70 on Monday bud break will be soon.
by Joe Webb
February 13th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

It's particularly bad for the Anderson Valley since the wineries rely on local water, rather than sources fed by snow melt in the Sierras. -Al Our biggest issue in AV is that were the coldest appellation in CA and the only one that has frost every year. Water is preferred for frost protection via o...
by Joe Webb
February 3rd, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Berserker Day Wineries of yore
Replies: 24
Views: 1488

Re: Berserker Day Wineries of yore

Princess and Peasant, RIP West of Temperance, I still buy from them. Good guys, great wines. Dan and Stephani of Princess and Peasant moved from AV to France, BDX specifically. There in the negociant biz now doing loads of private labels like French Blue. I miss them but there doing great, was hopi...
by Joe Webb
February 3rd, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Berserker Day Wineries of yore
Replies: 24
Views: 1488

Re: Berserker Day Wineries of yore

Princess and Peasant, RIP West of Temperance, I still buy from them. Good guys, great wines. Dan and Stephani of Princess and Peasant moved from AV to France, BDX specifically. There in the negociant biz now doing loads of private labels like French Blue. I miss them but there doing great, was hopi...
by Joe Webb
February 3rd, 2021, 6:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Berserker Day Wineries of yore
Replies: 24
Views: 1488

Re: Berserker Day Wineries of yore

I remember Joseph Swan participated one year but then had a shipping hiccup with an opinionated customer and said something to the effect of “I think this is a bit too much for a small winery like us.” I was sad to see them go. Jemrose was another good one, but I think the owner moved or retired. O...
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2021, 10:40 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10148

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

My worst fears realized: the 'big one' wasn't big for us. The last little front has less than an inch in store so the 5 day stretch that had 5-6 inches will give us less than 3. It's really starting to feel like two consecutive years in the late 70's when we had two years in the teens (normal in ou...
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Causes The "Cola" Aroma in Some Pinot Noirs?
Replies: 60
Views: 3671

Re: What Causes The "Cola" Aroma in Some Pinot Noirs?

I get asked this more than I would have ever thought in the tasing room. Some looking for it, some exclusively not wanting it. When I follow up with "Like what brands do you get that from in PN?" The reply often leads to producers are making wines on the riper side, with cold soaks, no who...
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66838

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Foursight Semillon was outstanding. I haven't had a lot of dry Semillon straight up and this was nice with a bit of age Happy to hear you enjoyed the Semillon. Its a fun wine to make and grow. We do keep some library back to sell verticals from time to time up to 10 years old. Nothing added but a p...
by Joe Webb
February 2nd, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Berserker Day Wineries of yore
Replies: 24
Views: 1488

Re: Berserker Day Wineries of yore

Thanks agin for all the kind words y'all. No need to speculate why I have not participated in a couple years, Ill tell y'all. It took me years to even think about participating as a winery as I spent so much time being a consumer of BD day, I recall one year I missed buying the most bottles by 4 or ...
by Joe Webb
January 28th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66838

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Foursight Semillon was outstanding. I haven't had a lot of dry Semillon straight up and this was nice with a bit of age Happy to hear you enjoyed the Semillon. Its a fun wine to make and grow. We do keep some library back to sell verticals from time to time up to 10 years old. Nothing added but a p...
by Joe Webb
January 28th, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foursight Wines Visit Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Foursight Wines Visit Notes

Glad you made it by, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I enjoy opening library wines for berserkers new to us to get a better/quicker grasp at what were aiming for with our estate vineyard. The Semillon is a very unique wine that has a equally unique following. The first event I have ever been to wh...
by Joe Webb
December 13th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4753

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

First i have to say nice kit, love the other addins they did. I know you can't offer wine for free, but I thought you could offer shipping for free? Shipping can be “included”, but the backend of the winery books have to show that. It makes $1 or $0.01 is more common easier to account for. We did ti...
by Joe Webb
December 10th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Foursight Pinot Noir Charles Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: TN: 2011 Foursight Pinot Noir Charles Vineyard

I am glad you enjoyed that wine. 2011 was a unique vintage. Large berries and thin skins, wet year with no real summer. As the year progressed it looked to be very late. Over half the fruit in AV was picked after rains. I saw the weather coming earlier than most and set pick dates, for my day job at...
by Joe Webb
March 8th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: ‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines

Not fun to deal with at all. Its my biggest concern especially in low rain years like this one.
by Joe Webb
March 8th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 43543

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

All the Boonville fans ran last night. Were not "out" yet but better safe than sorry.
by Joe Webb
March 4th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Littorai Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: TN: 2012 Littorai Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard

I hope Ted is still able to work with this vineyard, but it did sell to KB a couple years back.
Its a must buy for me, love Littori and this vineyard is our view to the east behind the winery.
by Joe Webb
March 4th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs
Replies: 50
Views: 5028

Re: West Sonoma Coast (Extreme coast/Fort Ross Seaview) Pinot Noirs

Enthusiastic +1 on the Raen wines. They’re special. Anderson Valley wines almost always lack the finesse of the best from the true coastal sites in Sonoma, in my opinion. It’s a lot warmer up there, even at elevation. That might not be a bad thing for Julie, but it’s worth noting. Average temperatu...
by Joe Webb
March 4th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 3176

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

Joe, I'll be posting some notes from my trip soon. Our visit with you was a highlight and you were such a generous host. It's always special to taste some older vintages, I especially loved the 2009 pinot and my wife has already polished off all of the Sauv Blancs. Anderson Valley is really a treat...
by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Radio- Au Revoir!
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Grape Radio- Au Revoir!

http://www.graperadio.com/archives/2020/02/26/au-revoir/ Get your favorite content downloaded by March 15th when the site comes down. I really have enjoyed the content over the years, sad to see them go but I understand. I feel lucky to have been able to be on an episode, such a great group of guys.
by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1782

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

Some examples of what we have done... We visited Jarvis last fall and took a 1992 Jarvis Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc. The wines were from the first year they released wine and the new winemaker and the tasting guide had never experienced them, so it was a fun reason to open those bottles in a ...
by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 43543

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

The grape market will be a very big story as spring develops. More on that later. There are lots of reports of a California grape glut in the wine press. Grape and wine if Silicon Valley Bank is correct. Were all ready for the vintage, pruned, frost sprinklers and fan tested. We just need more rain...
by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 3176

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

This AVA sounds VERY appealing to me for a trip! Relaxing country atmosphere, hardly the need to make many appointments and a beautiful coastline? Sign me up! Sounds like Santa Ynez valley, one of my favorite places to visit. I recently realized after opening a 2014 Rhys Anderson and a 2012 WS Morn...
by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley recs?
Replies: 51
Views: 2236

Re: Anderson Valley recs?

Matt Mauldin wrote: January 5th, 2020, 3:18 pm Wow, one from the vaults. One thing is surely still true.... Joe Webb and Foursight - great wines and hospitality!
Matt thanks for the kind words. Were now the 7th oldest tasting room in AV going into our 11th year of being open. Im still out front pouring most days, less Jan/Sept.
by Joe Webb
February 28th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 759
Views: 66838

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Anton D wrote: January 20th, 2020, 4:10 pm I popped a Foursight Charles Vineyard pinot for my son and niece last night and it sang like crazy!

Delish!
Happy to hear you enjoyed it and shared it.
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: 2380

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: 386

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: 1132

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: 308

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: 1348

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: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival- May 18-20
Replies: 0
Views: 346

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: 1348

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: 2713

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: 396

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: 1744

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: 43231

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: 43231

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: 43231

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: 43231

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: 2576
Views: 223589

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...

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