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by Jim Anderson
January 16th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1564

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

Sad day. I hope for the family that this was peaceful and as easy as the hardship that death can be. A 1990 Chateau sure Clos des Ducs from way back when was among the wines I would consider to be a head turner in my early Burgundy days.
by Jim Anderson
January 12th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Will Get Interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Will Get Interesting

Interesting. Back in 1998 when Patty and I were at Torii Mor a deal was struck between the owners of Merryvale and Torii Mor for the former to purchase the latter. They flew Patty and me down to Napa and toured around their properties, tasted at the winery and had a BBQ with the family and relevant ...
by Jim Anderson
January 10th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)
Replies: 89
Views: 3388

Re: Terroir over Winemaking Technique (Using Burg as an example)

When people talk about terroir, I get the feeling that they are thinking about oil wells or mining for gold. That is, if we just drill in the right direction we'll find a seam of terroir we can bottle. In reality most winemakers are just trying to make wines they like and that will sell well. So th...
by Jim Anderson
January 9th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1674

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

In my experience it is not even close. Own scores of bottles of Dom Dujac (from back in the day) and one of the FP that I purchased by accident because I wasn’t paying attention.
by Jim Anderson
January 5th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2806

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 10:14 am
No. I buy and drink Bourbon, but it has not affected my wine buying.
Bingo. Why would a life essential impact my wine purchases?
by Jim Anderson
January 2nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2341

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

There is, relatively speaking, an ocean of sparkling wine currently in production in Oregon. My assumption is that this is going to go poorly. I think it’s a bad idea that is based upon tasting room/event business models combined with having more fruit than still wine sales capacities. I’ve seen an...
by Jim Anderson
January 1st, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2341

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

There is, relatively speaking, an ocean of sparkling wine currently in production in Oregon. My assumption is that this is going to go poorly. I think it’s a bad idea that is based upon tasting room/event business models combined with having more fruit than still wine sales capacities. I’ve seen an...
by Jim Anderson
January 1st, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2341

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

There is, relatively speaking, an ocean of sparkling wine currently in production in Oregon. My assumption is that this is going to go poorly. I think it’s a bad idea that is based upon tasting room/event business models combined with having more fruit than still wine sales capacities. I’ve seen and...
by Jim Anderson
December 29th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1835

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

First off, I’m a huge bourbon and Scotch fan. The lions share of my everyday wardrobe says the word BOURBON on it somewhere. I enjoy a Manhattan most every day and am not adverse to a late night sipper (been favoring the very delicious Old Forester 1920 lately). I believe my brown liquor credentials...
by Jim Anderson
December 28th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?

$3.99 from 1978 is not even $16 in 2019. Pretty sure Sauzet PM is handily beating the cost of inflation. Then again pretty much anything related to wine would be doing the same. I have a friend who always tells me he used to buy 1971 and 72 La
Tache for around $20/bottle.
by Jim Anderson
December 19th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

I have a fairly long track record with Gouges and used to buy on the regular but I still have a decent cache. The 05 Gouges are surprising. The Clos des Porrets was eminently drinkable early on and has remained so. I have t had all of the crus but the Pruliers and LSG have shown quite well, if youth...
by Jim Anderson
December 16th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whatever Happened to The Zucc??
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Whatever Happened to The Zucc??

If it’s this: https://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2019/06/15/burdett-winery-owner-sues-schuyler-deputy-town-of-hector-for-14-million/ Then who knows? From what little I could glean of him from his posts and our interactions this sounds like par for the course. Could be more to it but certainly read...
by Jim Anderson
December 12th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DC Area free tasting at Chain Bridge Cellars in MacLean
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: DC Area free tasting at Chain Bridge Cellars in MacLean

Great wine shop. Great people.
by Jim Anderson
December 11th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 192
Views: 13337

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Todd, just want to point out that Patricia Green did not participate last year (2019)???? [cry.gif] Yes, I loved those 2013 PG pinot pacs as well [worship.gif]. So please tell Jim we will be on the look-out this January for some PG goodness [help.gif] . As a consumer of tasty pinots, I must also re...
by Jim Anderson
November 21st, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2248

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

A.R. Pepe Valtellina Nebbiolos. For sure.
by Jim Anderson
November 19th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3799

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Met Jayson Pahlmeyer many years ago at a tasting for international importers for a variety of countries. It was a little slow and he told me the story of how his winery went from operating out of his bedroom to a big time operation in about 18 months time. I assume most, if not everyone here knows t...
by Jim Anderson
November 18th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4848

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

House sitter/friend...decided to dabble in Burgundy one night. Said she only pulled wines of which their were at least 2.....2001 Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes-Chambertin. She said it was the best wine she had ever had. You bet your sweet ass it was! Yum. My S.O. had a bottom-less "drink now" box whic...
by Jim Anderson
November 18th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4848

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

House sitter/friend who nearly exclusively liked Italian wine decided to dabble in Burgundy one night. Said she only pulled wines of which their were at least 2. One was a village Vosne. The other...2001 Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes-Chambertin. She said it was the best wine she had ever had.
by Jim Anderson
November 16th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3400

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Easy YES. Applies to many things beyond wine as well.
by Jim Anderson
November 8th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 19
Views: 1527

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Tales of Invnetory. Amidst a pallet of random bottles that are odds and ends of things I came across 8 bottles of 2014 Berserker Cuvée. One doesn’t even have a label beyond a handwritten note on it what’s more Berserker Cuvée than that!? Round it up to a case with something else and it’s yours to th...
by Jim Anderson
November 5th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2391

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

William Segui wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Love me some offsite.
Love them twice as I have 2 in different places.
by Jim Anderson
November 5th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3266

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

alan weinberg wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:30 pm
two greatest red Burgs of my life are Vogüé 1929 and 1945. Like 78 and 85. I didn’t like 1990, too Cabernet-like and haven’t drunk many since, as I believe they need 30+ years. Pricing has turned me off, though.
I still have a bottle of the 1990 Musigny.
by Jim Anderson
November 5th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5281

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Sorry if my response seemed "entitled". Perhaps it was. Entitled to communication to understand the "etiquette" is indeed the issue. Everyone is "entitled" all around to know the rules/mores/"etiquette". We were clueless. Perhaps because third parties were involved; perhaps because we are. But, as ...
by Jim Anderson
November 5th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3266

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

By some weird quirk in the universe the Bonnes Mares I have had the most has been the 1998 Vogue. I had 2 bottles and have been places where others have opened it or brought it. I’ve had it many times and mostly randomly. I’ve had it in its relative youth (5ish years) and up to about 17 or 18 years ...
by Jim Anderson
November 4th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5281

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

[popcorn.gif] Wishing there was more but feeling like I’m at the Marvel movie wondering if there is another teaser trailer buried in the credits. How much does a BH The Shallows cost?!?!??? Someone may need to alert a certain winery here in Oregon if the answer is...I don’t know, way more than I wou...
by Jim Anderson
October 25th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

Montrachet. Cold and windy in early March but sunny. 2000 Drouhin MdL Monty. Pretty sweet. Have done it here in Oregon at probably every vineyard we get fruit from. Still, worse days can be had than that.
by Jim Anderson
October 24th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 172
Views: 7119

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

We use pulp. If people request styro we use that. I would prefer not to for a million reasons. Vast majority goes in pulp.
by Jim Anderson
October 17th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 26
Views: 1773

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

Good luck there. I’m sure many folks here can tell you about mixed results. Not trying to throw water on a hopefully wonderful night, just saying. One of the best meals of my life was there. Another time...
by Jim Anderson
October 16th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 1871

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

What's the best 3-ring binder? What's the best Applebees? What's the best traffic cone? What's the best canned peas?

These burning questions somehow tower over "What's the best Pinot Gris?"

Whatever one isn't in your glass.
by Jim Anderson
October 7th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1285

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

Jim, How do those Pinot's break down between DTC and distribution? Love the commitment to showing diversity of Oregon....and that is only the # of Pinot's you produce. We have wines that are gettable out in the wide world of distribution. They are: Reserve Balcombe Estate Estate Old Vine Freedom Hi...
by Jim Anderson
October 7th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1285

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

Don’t doubt it, know it. 27 Pinot Noir bottlings in 2017 and 2018 with 22 and 23 single vineyard bottlings respectively. Rare is the person beyond the staff that tries them all. Crazy in Oregon, but nothing I guess in comparison to Drouhin, Bouchard, or Jadot in Burgundy. And some of your own favor...
by Jim Anderson
October 6th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1285

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

Thanks, Diane, PG is one of my favorite Oregon producers and Balcombe probably my favorite of their single vineyard bottlings, though at this point I doubt that I have tried them all. Inundated as I tend to be with Burgundy, among other things, I just don't have an opportunity to drink them that of...
by Jim Anderson
October 1st, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2076

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

Last (discounting one thing that’s weird) pick is tomorrow. I’ve been in “go time” mode for about 10 days. From the outside looking at weather reports it would seem “rainy vintage, dilute wines.” Now that I have picked 200 tons across nearly every nested AVA in the WV I think I finally get it. This ...
by Jim Anderson
September 27th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Domaine De L'Arlot Clos des Forets St Georges
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: TN: 1996 Domaine De L'Arlot Clos des Forets St Georges

Huge fan. Every time I open an older bottle I feel like I’m getting exactly what I want from a very subtle Burgundian producer. Have not had wines since the change in 2011 (2012?). 2000-2002 drink like crazy right now. You do have to like spice and raspberries.
by Jim Anderson
September 23rd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2641

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

I see you on our calendar for
Thursday morning. We will be at it hard that day but I will come up and say hi. Sorry, hard to make promises beyond that. Literally the largest (potential) harvest day ever at PGC with a combination of white and Pinot adding up to over 30 tons.
by Jim Anderson
September 16th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2076

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

At this point more annoying than problematic. Hate to be the old guy that’s all, “yeah, I’ve seen worse so everyone don’t get your panties in a twist quite yet.” But if I don’t Todd will, so there’s that. We’re just ready to go is all. I have a person up from CA, another in from VA and we’ve picked...
by Jim Anderson
September 16th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2076

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

At this point more annoying than problematic. Hate to be the old guy that’s all, “yeah, I’ve seen worse so everyone don’t get your panties in a twist quite yet.” But if I don’t Todd will, so there’s that. We’re just ready to go is all. I have a person up from CA, another in from VA and we’ve picked ...
by Jim Anderson
September 14th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 113
Views: 4969

Re: Barolo Sediment

I would agree here. I think that the coffee filter can be useful if you're nervous about decanting your nicely stood up bottle and at the last second having the collected sediment drop into the decanter thereby somewhat nullifying the effort you have gone through. That's about the only use though, k...
by Jim Anderson
September 10th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1482

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Years ago I was in Providence and bought 6 bottles from a wine shop in the Italian part of town (or what it seemed to be to me as a first timer there in 2004) and one of them was that exact Conterno Barolo. Wines never showed up. They accused me of lying about it. They apparently “sent them” USPS an...
by Jim Anderson
September 1st, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8488

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

1987 Columbia Merlot. Yep.
by Jim Anderson
August 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3118

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Victor Hong wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 8:48 am
Jim Anderson wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 8:41 am
........When he fees like he’s properly brought up to date he will proceed...........
[wow.gif]
Oops. 😐
by Jim Anderson
August 30th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3118

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Update: I have, through this site, a CT based attorney that has looked into stuff for us and is in contact with our Oregon attorney at present. When he fees like he’s properly brought up to date he will proceed. Every option is on the table as far as I am concerned. We shall see where we go from her...
by Jim Anderson
August 30th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3118

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

NED VALOIS wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Yo,
I know dis guy......
That’s Option #2!
by Jim Anderson
August 29th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3118

CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Taking a shot in the dark. Our former distributor in CT has stopped paying us on a $15k debt. Actually the debt is well over 2 years old and their feeble payments stopped over a year ago. I retained an attorney here in Oregon and today we got a judgment filed against them. I now need a CT based atto...
by Jim Anderson
August 28th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Dijon 115 Freedom Hill Vineyard - GREAT juice!
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: TN: 2013 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Dijon 115 Freedom Hill Vineyard - GREAT juice!

Todd, I first had the PG FH Dijon from 2012 and loved it as well. It really stared off medium weight and tart and willed out nicely over 2 hours. PG also makes a FH Pommard Clone and FH Koury Clone (my favorite) that are also excellent and priced somewhat reasonably. [cheers.gif] PS- we missed PG a...
by Jim Anderson
August 21st, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1977

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

rfelthoven wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 9:18 am
Thanks to everyone who chimed in. Sounds like another year with decent conditions.
It’s always the last 45 days. We’re on like Day 1.
by Jim Anderson
August 20th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1977

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

Cooler than the last few years. Muggy, some folks have battled powdery mildew. Set is slightly less than previous recent vintages. Harvest looks like late September... +1 The PM situation is quite real. It’s a battle we have not had to fight at this intensity in quite some time. Beyond that though ...
by Jim Anderson
August 15th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5796

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

PeterH wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 5:31 pm
What would be great is for a number of WV winemakers who participate in Berserker Day to put together a BD sampler case. I bet it would sell out quickly.
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