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by Jim Anderson
January 17th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

Interesting article in F&W magazine by Oset Babur (who he??) on the "clean" wine movement: F&W:CleanWine Apparently, some of the "natural" wine producers feel somewhat threatened by producers of "clean" co-opting some of their terminology, but not adhering to t...
by Jim Anderson
January 14th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale

If you don’t see me today I can’t save you nearly $295,000 tomorrow!
by Jim Anderson
January 13th, 2021, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Just wanted to bump this. I PM'd everyone that posted a PGC note but I wonder sometimes if people even really know about PMs or ever check them. I have gotten responses from nearly everyone about getting them wine. While it is likely we have contact and shipping info for others we are being extra di...
by Jim Anderson
January 10th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9020

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

That is insane. Horrifying.
by Jim Anderson
January 8th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Michael Kane wrote: January 8th, 2021, 3:46 pm Excited for this opportunity. Jim Anderson- PM sent.
No PM has come through. Feel free to email me at jim@patriciagreencellars.com
by Jim Anderson
January 7th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

This is such an AWESOME way to taste aged wines with a perfect provenance. The fact that the winery has not marked up the wines at all as they get older is such a gift to wine geeks like ourselves. What a great way to start 2021! It is pretty incredible to be getting 10+ years of age for basically ...
by Jim Anderson
January 7th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Yeah. End of the year inventory is always an eye-opener. Especially at 25-30 bottlings of Pinot Noir/vintage for several years now, to say nothing of the 12-24 for many years before, the library was growing to a level that was simply unsustainable and, frankly, a little insane. Keeping hundreds of c...
by Jim Anderson
January 1st, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10302

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

I agree that it is not feasible, but then I also think that wineries should be flexible with their pricing. Sometimes, it almost feels as if they are disincentivizing someone from becoming a club member, repeat customer, etc. One example, that is obvious to anyone who looks is Ridge Geyserville. Cu...
by Jim Anderson
January 1st, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10302

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

I agree that it is not feasible, but then I also think that wineries should be flexible with their pricing. Sometimes, it almost feels as if they are disincentivizing someone from becoming a club member, repeat customer, etc. One example, that is obvious to anyone who looks is Ridge Geyserville. Cu...
by Jim Anderson
January 1st, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10302

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

I’m not necessarily agreeing with the whole train of thought here. However, what frustrates me quite a bit is when you taste at a winery, join a wine club, or even get an email deal from a winery...and then see their wine for cheaper on the store shelf (in person or online). Really blows my mind. S...
by Jim Anderson
December 31st, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10302

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

How old are you know? Alternatively, in what year were you 21, new to wine, and immediately able to discern the quality arc of an entire region? You don't even drink Oregon Pinots lol. Let me boil it down for the simple. I've tasted a bunch of $30-40 Oregon Pinots over the years and while I enjoyed...
by Jim Anderson
December 30th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 1909

Re: Need for wine foil?

Also, if you’ve ever worked on a bottling line (not one of the mobile ones) you know that the single greatest choke point is the capsuler. It slows the operation significantly.
by Jim Anderson
December 30th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 1909

Re: Need for wine foil?

By not using capsules starting in 2010 we literally had the cash to build an entire tasting room that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. No, of course we did not directly transfer money from “not purchasing capsules” to “saving for a capital project” but the point is we would have had to spend a...
by Jim Anderson
December 28th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 1909

Re: Need for wine foil?

10 years and running with no foils. After 2 vintages the questions stopped. No problems.
by Jim Anderson
December 26th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4013

Re: Your Christmas wine?

AA902BAC-CD5A-474C-B444-583A34D3D39B.jpeg These two rocked. The ‘99 Groffier Bonnes Mares was as good a Burgundy as I have had this year (admittedly an off year for drinking high standard stuff). Youthful, powerful, intense and sublime. Would probably go another 20-30 years but believe me we didn’t...
by Jim Anderson
December 25th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 36
Views: 3067

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

I think you might need professional help. 😜 I used to listen to Dr. Demento. Does that count? :) Some girl with psychic power, she said, "T-Bone, what's your sign?" I blink and answer, "Neon!" I thought I'd blow her mind She's reading Moby Dick by some fruitcake named Herman She...
by Jim Anderson
December 16th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Just wanted to thank everyone who delved into this in the spirit in which it was clearly intended. Thanks to David for being a thread starter and a good sport. I am in the process of recording the PGC notes and making sure everyone is made whole as I indicated. Given the time of year it may be a bit...
by Jim Anderson
December 16th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

I could tell Four Winds Vineyard stories for hours. Seriously. I will attempt to quick take the one most relevant here. We started farming FW in 1997. Farmed it through 2006 and kept buying the fruit through 2011. So, I know it well. It always had funk. Lots of times it smelled of anise and fennel ...
by Jim Anderson
December 16th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34127

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

I was contacted today that one of my clients has deemed our 2020 pinot that they bought to be acceptable and will pay full price for the fruit. This is further proof that Anderson Valley was far enough away from fires to damage our crops. Paying all the people we took grapes from (and we took most ...
by Jim Anderson
December 15th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Thomas—Hey, nice notes. Deep dive on the Olenik Vineyard stuff. Good work. The Anklebreaker Block is one of the most unusual and, at the same time, most site specific wines we bottle. It’s really, really rocky there. Vines are still struggling and growing (not to mention walking) conditions are rugg...
by Jim Anderson
December 15th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2002 Hirsch Vineyard. That’s quite something. That wine is drinking better not than at any point it’s first 5 years in bottle when it was very stew-y. Came out of it. Anyone want to put in a good word with Jasmine for me?! Cool story. No idea you had a connection to Hirsch going that far back. Enjo...
by Jim Anderson
December 15th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

A few more... 2002 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard My second bottle of this. Just awesome on the aromatic attack with mature Sonoma coast cherry somehow intermingled with beautiful loamy forest and wet damp vineyard earth. The marriage is fantastic with great acids and long savory...
by Jim Anderson
December 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

1998 Torii Mor Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir: Amazingly improbable journey for this to end up with me after what occurred. This came from the first harvest of what was then the new planting at Seven Springs. Some combination of Pommard and Dijon 115 but I only know that because it’s written on ...
by Jim Anderson
December 14th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2015 The Eyrie Vineyard Original Vines Pinot Gris David Lett planted the very first Pinot Gris vines in N. America in the 1960s. This wine is made sulfur-free. It retails for $40, but I got a case of it for $19/bottle. Golden green color with a slight haziness. Very complex flavors. It starts with ...
by Jim Anderson
December 13th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE (DOWNTIME) DEC 5, 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1847

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE (DOWNTIME) DEC 5, 2020

Have had issues as well with photo placement when using my phone. I can no longer place photos I have just taken. Even though they’re smaller than the max. I have found that if I email it to myself and then save it to pictures I can then place it.
by Jim Anderson
December 13th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Jim A., if you are doing some light reading this afternoon, do you have a tasting note preference between 1994 Torii Mor Reserve Pinot, 2000 PGC Estate Pinot or 2000 PGC Balcombe Pinot. Perhaps the 2000 PGC Balcombe as a comparison to the 1999 Torii Mor Balcombe that was rocking last Sunday night. ...
by Jim Anderson
December 13th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

If you are ordering single bottles or even two, then yes. A 12/bottle shipper(pulp) costs us $6.00. A 1 or 2 bottle shipper costs $3.50. Adult signature on a 12 bottle case: $6.50 Adult signature on 1 or 2: $6.50 UPS/FedEx charges us $40-85 for a 12 bottle case depending upon where you are in the c...
by Jim Anderson
December 13th, 2020, 9:20 am
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: 4524

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

Right. Selling bonded wine with unregistered winery labels or the Gov warning, and then shipping them across State lines sounds a bit sticky. I would not recommend this action. Jeez. Would like to know if there is really an issue. Seems petty. Hopefully no issues. Can they give samples away. Obvi n...
by Jim Anderson
December 13th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

And small businesses die from sentiments like yours. But at least you go to the gym. I’ve run into a number of places charging $20/btl to ship ground. Do you think that’s reasonable? If you are ordering single bottles or even two, then yes. A 12/bottle shipper(pulp) costs us $6.00. A 1 or 2 bottle ...
by Jim Anderson
December 13th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2002 Patricia Green Cellars Goldschmidt Pinot Blast from the past! That was our first of 5 vintages of Goldschmidt (we had 2 vintages of Winderlea). These were the 1974 and 1975 plantings so even way back then they were legitimately mature plants. Warm site. Which is a little weird but that hillsid...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2 really enjoyable wines. Different styles but couldn't pick a favorite. Both are drinking nicely and have very long lives ahead of them. Kudos Jim and Marcus! 2016 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (12/12/2020) Tasted over...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2002 Patricia Green Cellars Goldschmidt Pinot The color is still vibrant with no sign of bricking. Nose is earthy, mushroom, forest floor. Still very acidic, so a great pairing with dinner. Darker fruit profile. Very intense. Look forward to trying again tomorrow. Wonderful example of aged Oregon P...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

1998 Torii Mor Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir: 30517FF3-1EF3-447E-B43E-3D88DC8DB467.jpeg Amazingly improbable journey for this to end up with me after what occurred. This came from the first harvest of what was then the new planting at Seven Springs. Some combination of Pommard and Dijon 115 but...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2015 Patricia Green Cellars Marine Sedimentary Chehalem Mountains Double decanted. Upon opening, very earthy on the nose. On the palate focused dark fruit and cherry, almost bitter. Sharp, structured tannins. Medium acidity. Clipped finish of minerals. Still tight, drink with decant or hold. Update...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Jim A. and the fine folks at PGC do a wonderful job with the drinkability chart on the website. I looked around a bit, but can't seem to find this... Go the very bottom of the website and it's on the right hand side next to contact us and trade. Hopefully Margaret put the new one up. I literally ju...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

A good article - and spot on indeed. The 'amazon effect' is real - or on this site, let's call it the 'denegoce effect' [snort.gif] It is costly to ship wine, and wineries that offer fairly 'value priced' wines don't have a ton of margin to play with - and no, shipping is NOT a profit center for mo...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

I didn’t even go down that road! We pay a compliance service company to manage all the regulations, applications, reporting (most of it Bizantine and unnecessary except as a barrier to entry), tax payment filings and so on. That service is not free. For instance beginning 1/1/21 we will fall into a...
by Jim Anderson
December 11th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

I’ve drank plenty of Crowley Four Winds Vineyard Chardonnay, which is great. I could tell Four Winds Vineyard stories for hours. Seriously. The difference between school work and winemaking. 2014 Crowley Four Winds Chardonnay Honey, lanolin, citrus and super mild reduction....maybe a slight suggest...
by Jim Anderson
December 11th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

A good article - and spot on indeed. The 'amazon effect' is real - or on this site, let's call it the 'denegoce effect' [snort.gif] It is costly to ship wine, and wineries that offer fairly 'value priced' wines don't have a ton of margin to play with - and no, shipping is NOT a profit center for mo...
by Jim Anderson
December 11th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

A good article - and spot on indeed. The 'amazon effect' is real - or on this site, let's call it the 'denegoce effect' [snort.gif] It is costly to ship wine, and wineries that offer fairly 'value priced' wines don't have a ton of margin to play with - and no, shipping is NOT a profit center for mo...
by Jim Anderson
December 11th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

That’s a great story. Need to see if I can source any of your older vintages from FW, and pop some of the Crowley FW Pinots to get a better sense of the vineyard. Now that I’ve drank a bit more, it definitely has funk, but not the kind I’d associate with brett. Maybe you’ll get one as your replacem...
by Jim Anderson
December 11th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2010 PGC Four Winds Vineyard Pinot Noir I’ve drank plenty of Crowley Four Winds Vineyard Chardonnay, which is great. Despite owning various vintages of Pinot from this vineyard, this is the first one I’ve actually tasted. Decanted half the bottle for about 45 minutes. On first sniff, plentiful red ...
by Jim Anderson
December 10th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2010 PGC Four Winds Vineyard Pinot Noir I’ve drank plenty of Crowley Four Winds Vineyard Chardonnay, which is great. Despite owning various vintages of Pinot from this vineyard, this is the first one I’ve actually tasted. Decanted half the bottle for about 45 minutes. On first sniff, plentiful red ...
by Jim Anderson
December 10th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Nice. We opened a bottle this week at the winery that had a damaged label and damaged wax and it was just easier to drink it than fix the stuff. I love this wine. 40% of the revenue did go to a local animal shelter (with, afterwards, an unfortunate employee situation). It’s 100% whole cluster. I th...
by Jim Anderson
December 10th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2016 Patricia Green Balcome 2A, Mortimer Cooke Memoria l A special bottling Jim made to honor the owner of Balcome vineyard. As I recall, proceeds went to a Newburg animal shelter that was close to Mortimer’s heart. I am probably opening this way too young, but I have six bottles and the cause is r...
by Jim Anderson
December 10th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

ottonel.jpg 2018 Patricia Green Dry Muscat Ottonel A paler shade of white! This might be the lightest colored white wine ever for me. I am smell-challenged, but I pick up a clean whiff of stone and flowers. The first taste shows fruit that I want to lazily call citrus, but I believe that is not acc...
by Jim Anderson
December 9th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2011 Jadot Beaune 1er Cru F37151DF-ED76-41C1-BE10-3FE5BF478B58.jpeg Not much on the nose. Red and dark fruits mix up nicely if not in some sort of complex way. A little dustiness in there and some acid and tannin. It’s good but like in that “how do you like your bran muffin? Oh, it’s, you know, goo...
by Jim Anderson
December 9th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9233

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Thank you for doing this David, both for choosing Oregon and Berserkers, and donating to Dakin Humane Society. 2020 has obviously been unmatched in society wide challenges, but I have come to marvel at this years ability to add personal “eff you”s to us individually. We began the year with three fu...

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