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by Gene M.
November 22nd, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 9035

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

2012 Rhys Swan Terrace (opened and drinking while I'm cooking)
2008 Tenimenti Luigi d`Alessandro Manzano Syrah Cortona Migliara (Getting some air noe)
NV Vilmart Grand Cellier
2006 Chapoutier L'Meal Blanc
by Gene M.
November 18th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What have you learnt on your wine journey?
Replies: 75
Views: 9152

Re: What have you learnt on your wine journey?

Drinking wine with others is more fun

Sharing wine makes me happy
by Gene M.
November 13th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Petit Gravet Aine, Saint Emilion
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: TNR: Petit Gravet Aine, Saint Emilion

I bought a few 2000 Petit Gravet from Benchmark/Brentwood at auction for a very low price.
Opened one back in May and I was very happy with the wine. It was nicely balanced with a great spice box nose and rich fruit. I would buy it again.
by Gene M.
November 13th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 5502

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

In for 10, 3 P's, NC Syrah, 6 on wish, looking forward to pick up but I miss the chicken coop.
I think I'll bring a Hookers Creek to the pickup.
by Gene M.
March 6th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Downtown Sacramento Offline - Monday March 19
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Downtown Sacramento Offline - Monday March 19

Some of the Sacramento WB's & BWE's are getting together for an offline. Monday, March 19, 6:00 pm Cafeteria 15L 1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA (916) 492-1960 http://cafeteria15l.com/ I'll confirm but historically on Mondays, the venue have waived corkage fees. I do recommend folks bring t...
by Gene M.
January 23rd, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Birth year wines (1987)
Replies: 2
Views: 419

WTB: Birth year wines (1987)

1987 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace Diamond Mountain

1987 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

1987 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

1987 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

PM is best
by Gene M.
January 14th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB/LTTF 1997
Replies: 8
Views: 492

LTB/LTTF 1997

BV Georges de latour
Far Niente
Dominic
Swanson
Forman
Livingston moffett
Spottswoode

Sonoma:
Cinq cepages. Ch st Jean
Laurel Glenn

Italian:
Brunello
Falesco motiano

Bott geyl. Vt sgn
Dow vintage port
by Gene M.
December 19th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to pair weed and wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2631

How to pair weed and wine

Ripple or
Strawberry hill or
Thunderbird
by Gene M.
November 16th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would like to stop at a winery between San Jose and Fremont. Rec?
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Would like to stop at a winery between San Jose and Fremont. Rec?

J Lohr in San Jose, off 880 not far from airport. Paso and Monterrey wines. nice Petit Syrah. Free unless you want signature series/reserves, drop in is oK Ridge in Cupertino/Santa Cruz Mntn, south and about 30-40 min on a windy road, great stuff, Ridge estate, zins, Monte Bello cab/chard, some SVD'...
by Gene M.
July 2nd, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Simple/Refreshing Gin and Rum Recipes Needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Simple/Refreshing Gin and Rum Recipes Needed

Rum drink: you could do pitcher of mojitos. Rum,mint,lime,cane syrup (or super fine sugar) and seltzer. Muddle the mint in crushed ice, squeeze in some lime juice add cane syrup. Top it off with tonic or seltzer
by Gene M.
June 8th, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does this wine characteristic mean?
Replies: 22
Views: 814

What does this wine characteristic mean?

Dry extracts (DE) are the powdery solids that are left over after taking away the sugar, water, ethanol, and acid from wine, all of which are major components. (To separate out these items, you will likely need a centrifuge.) Dry extracts are made up of minerals and trace elements such as potassium,...
by Gene M.
November 9th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline #5 - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa - UPDATED POST EVENT
Replies: 60
Views: 3171

Old Vines Offline #5 - Sat Nov 12th - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa

Regrets,I am unable to attend.
Kind regards - gene m.
by Gene M.
September 26th, 2016, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth year strategy
Replies: 54
Views: 1951

Birth year strategy

1st, congrats to you and yours on having a baby! I have birth year wines for friends (61, 62, 64, 66), family and anniversary wines. I did buy mags of BDX for both kids that I have drank with them and mags of vintage bubbles for each anniversary. I bought 90's as futures back when BDX futures were O...
by Gene M.
September 25th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco, Sept. 27
Replies: 29
Views: 1819

San Francisco, Sept. 27

interested. I have a 00' Jadot Bonnes Mares, (for contrast?) maybe a Corton and some 00' champagne (Taittinger Comtes BdB or Bolly Grande Anne if interested/in lieu of 00' white burg)

Kind regards - gene
by Gene M.
September 25th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Old Vines Offline #5 - Franchetti's in Santa Rosa - UPDATED POST EVENT
Replies: 60
Views: 3171

Old Vines Offline #5 - let's plan this thing!

Interested. I think I have some Hookers Creek Lytton Springs/Estate (Ridge), and a bunch of Bedrock. Nov 12th is a good date.

kind regards - Gene
by Gene M.
June 11th, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - (PAYMENT DUE 6-15-16)
Replies: 229
Views: 11752

Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - (PAYMENT DUE 6-15-16)

Regrets and regards. Pls free up my slot for someone on waiting list

Gene m
by Gene M.
April 10th, 2016, 7:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland) (CONFIRM ATTENDANCE)
Replies: 203
Views: 8029

Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland)

Folks, let's get final yays, nays & bottles (if you're a yay) ASAP. I'm going to be confirming with Hopscotch tomorrow of how many people we are expecting so they can prep an appropriate amount of food for us. Will also get final menu from them of what to expect this Wednesday. And.......Go Dubs fo...
by Gene M.
April 9th, 2016, 9:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland) (CONFIRM ATTENDANCE)
Replies: 203
Views: 8029

Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland)

Was just in Napa bottling and mentioned this offline to Dave Smigielski and Eric Gordon. (winemaker guys, Dacalier, Playwright etc..) They expressed interest in coming. OK to send them info and add them to the list? We'll rustle up some interesting burgs between us. thanks in advance - Gene bump for...
by Gene M.
March 26th, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Daily drinkers in CT?
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Daily drinkers in CT?

I'm an engineer... So, yes. I'm a retired engineer, so...I have no idea what is a daily drinker and I don't use no stinkin' internet thingie to track my wines, I use hand-lined grid paper marked with some graphite tool taped to the wall. hi-tech is entering it in lotus123 if I can find my damn boot...
by Gene M.
March 11th, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland) (CONFIRM ATTENDANCE)
Replies: 203
Views: 8029

Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16

OK, that nails it: I'll bring the 89' Mugneret-Gibourg Ech and a back-up.

Now, which white?? 96' Vintage champagne or Montrachet.
by Gene M.
March 11th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland) (CONFIRM ATTENDANCE)
Replies: 203
Views: 8029

Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16

help me pick as I don't have much exp w/ Burgundy. Here are some reds I have with some bottle age : 2009 Mongeard-Mugneret Vougeot 1er Cru Les Cras 2007 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras 2007 Pierre Morey Monthélie 2006 Domaine de la Vougeraie Nuits St. Georg...
by Gene M.
March 10th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - (PAYMENT DUE 6-15-16)
Replies: 229
Views: 11752

Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - my house

Ok, folks, though it's a long way away, I've started a guest list on the first post, taking only those who have replied after the post mentioning that I have solidified a date, so feel free to post again with your interest. 18 thus far, probably capping at 40-50, and expecting to have some drop out...
by Gene M.
March 1st, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First growth comparison question.
Replies: 39
Views: 1925

First growth comparison question.

For about $1500 or there abouts: 1999, or build a collection from 83 or 88. For about $3K you could acquire all 5 1990's on winebid right now: https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Items/1990-Bordeaux-Red-Blends-Claret/176157 2-3 are outstanding: Latour, Margaux whilst HB is very good rivaling 89 and ~1/2...
by Gene M.
February 29th, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First growth comparison question.
Replies: 39
Views: 1925

First growth comparison question.

Am I the only one who loves 83? Not as much experience as a lot of people here but I'd buy 83s blind. Nolan, that's a good suggestion to pick some "off" vintages like 83/88 with some age. 83 Margaux was outstanding. tougher to source sometime, but they don't break the bank. (but Mgx has gotten pric...
by Gene M.
February 29th, 2016, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First growth comparison question.
Replies: 39
Views: 1925

First growth comparison question.

In my old tasting group we have done: - 59 - 61 - 66 - 70 but that would be tough to do nowadays. oddly enough the 66 tasting, done at home, was much fun because there were some real surprises with Latour. 59/61 done at restauarants SF/Napa. More recently we did 89 which was very good: HB, Lafite/La...
by Gene M.
February 29th, 2016, 8:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16 (Hopscotch in Oakland) (CONFIRM ATTENDANCE)
Replies: 203
Views: 8029

Having some burg in the Bay Area, 4/13/16

I would be interested, mostly to meet Charlie. Kind regards - gene
by Gene M.
February 27th, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bryan Flannery in OC - July 23 - (PAYMENT DUE 6-15-16)
Replies: 229
Views: 11752

Putting out feelers - Bryan Flannery in Socal

Quite interested. Been awhile since I attended a WB event.
by Gene M.
January 27th, 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: THE DEBATE WINE- 100pts. You be the judge!
Replies: 30
Views: 3760

THE DEBATE WINE- 100pts. You be the judge!

In again, 2nd time for me.
Thanks Jean for offering these
by Gene M.
January 27th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Riverain Berserker Offer, 2013s! 20% off and free shipping!
Replies: 61
Views: 4723

Riverain Berserker Offer, 2013s! 20% off and free shipping!

3rd year for me. Intro'ed to Riverain thru Bday 2014. Looking forward to the 2013's!
thx Steve for offering these
by Gene M.
January 22nd, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Metro Sacramento Area - Downtown Offline April 11
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Metro Sacramento Area - Downtown Offline Feb 1

Interested. Pm sent. any suggestions? theme or particular wines people are interested in drinking?
Gene
by Gene M.
January 17th, 2016, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Care If Your Winemaker Grows Their Own Fruit?
Replies: 200
Views: 7569

Do You Care If Your Winemaker Grows Their Own Fruit?

I still prefer to buy estate wines, knowing full well that everything I drink wasn't grown there. For decades I enjoyed Diamond Creek, Spottswoode, Montelena, Hanzell Chard/Pinot, Dominus, Dunn, Ridge. Over the past few years it does seem like fruit costs have risen so much and the competition to ge...
by Gene M.
January 13th, 2016, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you suggest where to do this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Can you suggest where to do this?

deep punt and long cork?
by Gene M.
January 10th, 2016, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Largest number of bottles you've bought from a single producer in a single vintage?
Replies: 80
Views: 2964

Poll: Largest number of bottles you've bought from a single producer in a single vintage?

6 cases for wedding reception, think it was NV champagne in 1990.
6 cases of Napa cab for retirement party in 2000
3 or 4 cases of 2012 Rhys
by Gene M.
December 8th, 2015, 3:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Maison Harbour: Burgundy pop-up tasting in St. Helena today Dec 8th 7PM Pizzeria Tre Vigne
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Maison Harbour: Burgundy pop-up tasting in St. Helena today Dec 8th 7PM Pizzeria Tre Vigne

Nicholas Harbour is bringing his inaugural vintage of white and red Burgundies across the USA. Tonight, Tues Dec 8th he will be in St Helena. We have about 6-7 folks coming and Nicholas indicated he's happy to accommodate others who want to pop-in. When: Today Tues 8th, 6:30/7:00 ish till... Where: ...
by Gene M.
September 13th, 2015, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your wine in your will?
Replies: 61
Views: 2025

Is your wine in your will?

My collection is not big enough to even consider a will entry for it. One wife, non-drinker and two kids who do do enjoy wine, it should be easy enough to figure out. Ditto. 500-600 bttls have not been a concern. What we have accumulated is considered family stuff already. What were trophies are no...
by Gene M.
August 23rd, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vote: Your 5 favorite producers of California Cabernet
Replies: 168
Views: 9373

Vote: Your 5 favorite producers of California Cabernet

Based on my purchases and backfill/auction:
Dominus (83 till 2009)
Ch Montelena (78-...)
Diamond Creek (80's - 07)
Spottswoode (85, and some recent surprises)
Ridge Monte Bello

New stuff:
Hobel
Pott/Greer
by Gene M.
August 23rd, 2015, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wineries Have the Best Websites?
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Which Wineries Have the Best Websites?

I like Ch Latour's website. Contains useful info that is NOT an e-commerce site or hipster bullshit.
by Gene M.
August 13th, 2015, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What surfing taught me about wine, and vice versa
Replies: 55
Views: 2039

What surfing taught me about wine, and vice versa

be wary of pop-outs, get a handshaped, clark foam, glassed stick even if it's got a good decal and sold thru your local shop. duck dive when the heavies roll in. don't think you need to catch every offering no matter how tempting. don't be a wave hog and leave some for the grommets, newbies and tour...
by Gene M.
March 6th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie
Replies: 148
Views: 6455

San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie

6 Days to go, hope everyone has their Rhys wines ready [cheers.gif] I've set aside : the 06 Alpine (Santa Cruz) 07 Family (San Mateo) as a backup to the 09 per Kevin's suggestion 08 Bearwallow (Anderson Valley) as I found this was the inaugural vintage of this wine and curious how it is. (+ somethi...
by Gene M.
February 18th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now, This Is a Rhys That Will Impress...2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 4193

Now, This Is a Rhys That Will Impress...2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Frank
Thank you for the notes. I'll pick up my 12' Bearwallow Mar 28th @ Rhys and look forward to tasting this. Any comment on older vintages? I'm thinking I may bring the 07' or 08' Bearwallow to contrast with the Alpine/others at Rhys dinner in SF later in March.

Kind regards - G
by Gene M.
February 11th, 2015, 1:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie
Replies: 148
Views: 6455

San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie

I'll bring:
2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard (also have an 07 and 12)
2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

menu 1 is fine.

Did anyone want any bubbles or stickies/port?
by Gene M.
February 10th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie
Replies: 148
Views: 6455

San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie

Thanks for the invite. If you want to check in on new releases I have the 2012: Pinot San Mateo Pinot Alpine Pinot Family Farm If you want a bit of bottle age: Pinot Alpine Vineyard 2006 Pinot Alpine Vineyard 2007 Pinot Family Farm Vineyard 2007 Pinot Bearwallow Vineyard 2008 Let me know 2-3 that yo...
by Gene M.
February 3rd, 2015, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In 5 sentences or less, give us your wine autobiography
Replies: 88
Views: 2698

In 5 sentences or less, give us your wine autobiography

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide: (started in BDX) Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride: (Napa, Rhone, Syrah, sweet tarts and skittle Pinot) Till I get to the bottom and I see you again. (back to Bordeaux) Tell me, tell me, tell me, come on tell me the answer (it ain...
by Gene M.
January 31st, 2015, 11:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Riverain Berserker offer -TRB Cabernet and Syrah
Replies: 60
Views: 5956

Riverain Berserker offer -TRB Cabernet and Syrah

re-load. 6 pack
Looking forward to the the 2011 cab on SB Sunday.
by Gene M.
January 27th, 2015, 5:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: The Debate!
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

The Debate!

In, just spoke w/ Chelsea. This should be a fun 3 pack to check in on. Back in 2011 or 2012 did a barrel room , barrel tasting of Hopper, TK, Dr Crane and really liked the Hopper. Last visit it was Sunshine and ERA from 2012 vintage that I liked. Last year bought some (+ some ERA). Checked in on the...
by Gene M.
January 26th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie
Replies: 148
Views: 6455

San Franciso - Rhys Offline March 10

Hi folks, looks like we have 10 confirmed attendees. Those who are still on the fence, please do note that there is only one possible slot left. Rob, there seems to be a lot of interest, as much as I want to be open to everyone, there is a big possibility that there will be no vacancy for non Rhys ...

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