Search found 19 matches

by Drew Procaccini
January 27th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Steele Wines #BD10
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Steele Wines #BD10

Awesome! Thanks Mike! Jed says the 2017 Durell is the best Chard he's made in 20 years.
by Drew Procaccini
January 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Steele Wines #BD10
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Steele Wines #BD10

I'll be around if anyone has a questions.
by Drew Procaccini
January 26th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel drinking window
Replies: 43
Views: 2109

Re: Zinfandel drinking window

Working for Jed Steele, I've been lucky to try several of his older Zins. As others on this thread have remarked, they do gain a claret like character at about 10 years of age. From my own experience, it seems that alcohol isn't as important as the acidity in what makes a beautifully aged zin.
by Drew Procaccini
January 14th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Steele Wines #BD10
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Steele Wines #BD10

At Steele Wines, we strive to provide all of our customers classic wines of a place crafted from almost 50 years of Jed Steele’s winemaking experience. No other California winery combines Jed’s extensive vineyard knowledge with a comparable depth of winemaking skill. With all of our brands, we striv...
by Drew Procaccini
January 27th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Great offer from Smith-Madrone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2157

Great offer from Smith-Madrone!

Lake County, so not too far! I come down fairly often, used to work for the Frias boys!
by Drew Procaccini
January 27th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Great offer from Smith-Madrone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2157

Great offer from Smith-Madrone!

Can we do this via pick up as opposed to shipping?
by Drew Procaccini
January 27th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Steele Wines #BDIX
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Steele Wines #BDIX

If anyone has any questions about our offers please feel free to chime in!
by Drew Procaccini
January 26th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Variety Names
Replies: 62
Views: 1500

Grape Variety Names

I think it's often blended, but quick Google and Wine Searcher searches turned up 12 producers who offer varietally-designated bottlings from places as diverse as Napa, Paso Robles, the Sierra Foothills and Lodi: Steele Kenneth Volk Jeff Rundquist Wines Orison Idle Hour C.G. Di Arie Wild Horse Peak...
by Drew Procaccini
January 9th, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Steele Wines #BDIX
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Steele Wines #BDIX

At Steele Wines, we strive to provide all of our customers classic wines of a place crafted from almost 50 years of Jed Steele’s winemaking experience. No other California winery combines Jed’s extensive vineyard knowledge with a comparable depth of winemaking skill. With all of our brands, we striv...
by Drew Procaccini
January 13th, 2017, 11:51 am
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Steele Wines
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Steele Wines

Jed Steele Born in New York, but moved to San Francisco in 1950. In 1961, he received a basketball scholarship to Gonzaga in Washington State. Following that, in 1968, Jed started as a cellar worker for Stony Hill Winery in Napa Valley and then went on to earn his Master’s degree from UC Davis. From...
by Drew Procaccini
January 13th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Steele Wines Offering
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Steele Wines Offering

For additional background info, you can read more about us here http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=136526 Please place your order via our website http://www.steelewines.com. If you have any questions about the offers below (including ordering issues) reach out to our tasting ro...
by Drew Procaccini
June 9th, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11711
Views: 559384

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just had a great bottle of 2014 Truchard Roussane. Really rich citrus flavors balanced with great acidity. I picked it up for right at $20 I think! Definitely worth checking out!
by Drew Procaccini
June 9th, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you do if wine cost twice as much?
Replies: 42
Views: 1400

What would you do if wine cost twice as much?

Not really a hypothetical question - what have the Burgheads done over the last decade? I don't really consider myself a true Burghead but I have traded down. I used to collect Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Folatieres and Chambolle-Musigny 1er (never could really afford the Grand Crus) but even th...
by Drew Procaccini
June 9th, 2016, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your worst wine deal
Replies: 37
Views: 2588

Your worst wine deal

I lost my (admittedly small) wine collection in a wild fire last year. I'd say my worst wine deal wasn't drinking more of it sooner! I love aged wine but the experience has made me choose to drink my wines in general younger now!
by Drew Procaccini
June 9th, 2016, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Steele Zinfandel Pacini
Replies: 5
Views: 470

2012 Steele Zinfandel Pacini

IMG_0701.JPG I can't for the life of me figure out why this is rotated upside down. The Pacini Vineyard remains one of Jed's favorites to work with. It was planted in the mid 40's and is dry farmed. As a result yields at Pacini usually fall between 1.7 - 2.6 tons per acre. The wine is aged for 12 m...
by Drew Procaccini
May 23rd, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 190
Views: 12204

Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

I think Chehalem has a couple of screaming good Chardonnays (in admittedly very different styles). The INOX at $20 or so is crisp, fragrant and clean while the Ian's Reserve ($40-ish I think) is rich, serious and will go toe to toe with more than a few village level Burgundies.
by Drew Procaccini
May 20th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andy Beckstioffer Betting Big on Lake County
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

Andy Beckstioffer Beating Big on Lake County

Drew - Can you name a few producers of Lake County merlot and zin that you feel are worth checking out? I'd be interested to give them a whirl. Thanks, Andy Some of my favorite Lake Co producers apart from Steele include: Brassfield Chasewater Fore Family Gregory Graham Six Sigma All are great prod...
by Drew Procaccini
May 18th, 2016, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andy Beckstioffer Betting Big on Lake County
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

Andy Beckstioffer Beating Big on Lake County

I started working for Steele Wines here in Lake County just over a couple months ago, so take my words with a grain of salt and a handful of motivated self-interest but I have been consistently impressed with the QPR that Lake County offers. Stylistically, no the Cabernet Sauvignons are not very sim...
by Drew Procaccini
March 30th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 weeks in Napa
Replies: 31
Views: 2302

4 weeks in Napa

If you're staying in Napa that long, try to check out the boys at Frias (Scotti Stark at Casa Piena will vouch for them and in full disclosure I used to work with them). Great wines and a really fun, laid back experience. If you're feeling like venturing further afield Lake County offers some great ...

Go to advanced search