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by Jim Anderson
June 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Patricia Green Estate
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: 2017 Patricia Green Estate

I’m always happy to see any Oregon Pinot, let alone ours, have a TN posted on the board. Fairly uncommon. So, thanks for taking the time to share your opinions. Our Estate Vineyard is, well, complicated. We have multiple bottlings from the site based on several factors. Our Estate designate is basic...
by Jim Anderson
June 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The End Of Days
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: The End Of Days

There is 1 review in Cellartracker for it:

"Tej samej klasy co Saint Michele."

My Czech is a little rusty these days. 2 different Google translators came up with this:

"The same ears as Saint Michele."

That's what I am going with.
by Jim Anderson
June 6th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 59
Views: 5158

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Well at full price its $9000 a case, so 1000 cases would be $9M. Obviously they dont sell at full price due to three tier system etc so that will reduce it. No idea how many cases they sell. But if they only do $7M in top line sales how in the world is it valued at $125 M ? unless they hold like 10...
by Jim Anderson
June 6th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 59
Views: 5158

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

$125 M valuation on a business that makes $1.7M in profit , doesnt seem like workable numbers, i know the land probably is the bulk of it but still. Nice to see a finance person being responsible and not just going along I wasn't going to read the article until I read that. Bryant has a net revenun...
by Jim Anderson
May 29th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2961

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Been saying this for years and the reality of it is finally settling in. Pinot Gris outside of basically one place on earth just isn’t that amazing. It has a distinct ceiling to it and given its relative ease to grow, relative low acidity and relative early picking dates makes it an easy thing to ma...
by Jim Anderson
May 26th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Sulfites & WineChemistry...Understanding Metabolomics
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: 750Daily: Sulfites & WineChemistry...Understanding Metabolomics

I would add, for folks that want to talk about white wines and oxidation/premox, that pressing and settling white juice pre-fermentation is not the same thing as red fermentation. In the settling process of whites to, amongst other things, attempt to settle out larger potentially oxidative particles...
by Jim Anderson
May 26th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir

Also, not to pimp too hard here, while we are a ways a way from blending and bottling the 2018 I know that it will be the best bottling of this we will have ever done. Yes, I know us winemaker folks are inclined to say things of this nature but I think we try to keep it real (I think the 16 is bette...
by Jim Anderson
May 26th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir

Piggybacking my own TN of this wine . . . Opened a 2017 Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir this evening with our cheese plate. Our first Patricia Green/ Jim Anderson wine! A small pour for each of us to swirl a bit and nose and taste. The color is a light red, translucent, almost jewel like. My wi...
by Jim Anderson
May 26th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Sulfites & WineChemistry...Understanding Metabolomics
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: 750Daily: Sulfites & WineChemistry...Understanding Metabolomics

Just came here to post this, and saw Tom's link. Very interesting article, worth reading. A couple of really interesting thoughts: “The choices made on this front, especially at the start of the process, will lead to a completely different molecular fingerprint in the wine, and to very different tr...
by Jim Anderson
May 23rd, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 2836

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

There certainly were. I like, Howard, that you combined distinctiveness and good in your response. Distinctiveness alone is probably not enough. I remember a fine conversation I had with Paul Sloan at Small Vines last summer. We were talking about making a pinot from a single clone and he answered ...
by Jim Anderson
May 22nd, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 2836

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

There certainly were. I like, Howard, that you combined distinctiveness and good in your response. Distinctiveness alone is probably not enough. I remember a fine conversation I had with Paul Sloan at Small Vines last summer. We were talking about making a pinot from a single clone and he answered ...
by Jim Anderson
May 22nd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 2836

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

There certainly were. I like, Howard, that you combined distinctiveness and good in your response. Distinctiveness alone is probably not enough. I remember a fine conversation I had with Paul Sloan at Small Vines last summer. We were talking about making a pinot from a single clone and he answered ...
by Jim Anderson
May 21st, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 2836

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

Coming from what I believe is the winery with the largest number of Pinot Noir bottlings in America (27 in 2017 and again in 2018) I can say that it is in what you can produce, what you can sell and what your customers enjoy. The amount of pushback we have at this point is zero. I believe we can sho...
by Jim Anderson
May 21st, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1375

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Oh - this will be my first holiday weekend going through Oregon wine country. How slammed do all the wineries actually get? Is it buzzing/comfortably busy, or does it get slammed like the bigger wineries in Napa? I've only been to Oregon wine country once (for the eclipse in 2017) and everywhere wa...
by Jim Anderson
May 21st, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1375

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Oh - this will be my first holiday weekend going through Oregon wine country. How slammed do all the wineries actually get? Is it buzzing/comfortably busy, or does it get slammed like the bigger wineries in Napa? I've only been to Oregon wine country once (for the eclipse in 2017) and everywhere wa...
by Jim Anderson
May 17th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 69
Views: 2561

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

I had generally believed that Washington was well suited for climate change, being so far north. Yakima Valley is around 46 degrees north latitude. Margaux is about 45 degrees north latitude. One degree makes all the difference? [scratch.gif] Bangor, Maine is 45 degrees north latitude as well. It’s...
by Jim Anderson
May 16th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2287

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Rarely do people tip the staff here at the winery. When they do it’s almost awkward as there is no expectation of tipping occurring. I would presume this to be commonplace. Don’t worry about it. If you feel someone had gone to extraordinary lengths then go ahead and tip them but don’t feel any press...
by Jim Anderson
May 8th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2279

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

I would hope this is false for the majority of wineries in the world. “Lighter,” maybe in terms of acid and tannin structure but “better”? Someone is doing a poor job if that’s the case. I sure hope my winery is not falling into that category as that would make me question my palate in an enormous w...
by Jim Anderson
May 7th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Hanna Wine Titrator
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Hanna Wine Titrator

Patty used to use one. When I took over the day to day winemaking stuff several years ago I boxed it up and never looked at it again. I use one of the certified labs. I’m not trying to pretend I’m a chemist or some CSI sort of person. I would spend all day doing lab work during harvest if we used on...
by Jim Anderson
April 20th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2518

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Jim Anderson wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 11:11 am
This wine was stacked up at the specialty grocery store I was at this morning. Didn’t check the price as I’m pretty sure I already have it but probably less than $50.
The Riserva?
Nope. Paje. Pricing on PdB is generally apart from pricing in the rest of the country.
by Jim Anderson
April 20th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2518

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

This wine was stacked up at the specialty grocery store I was at this morning. Didn’t check the price as I’m pretty sure I already have it but probably less than $50.
by Jim Anderson
April 19th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BS pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Re: BS pricing

Wait until you try our $35/glass Muscat!
by Jim Anderson
April 18th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dig through this wine list challenge.
Replies: 41
Views: 1566

Re: Dig through this wine list challenge.

I made the mistake of looking over the list while waiting to have my blood pressure checked. The under $75 category is a pleasant addition from the last time I saw their list, assuming that those are for 750ml bottles, but so many of the markups are so obscene (rapacious pricing at 4x retail or mor...
by Jim Anderson
April 18th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dig through this wine list challenge.
Replies: 41
Views: 1566

Re: Dig through this wine list challenge.

Head spinning list for sure. If you can’t go big because it doesn’t make sense given the situation maybe just the Triennes Rose. Would be terrific with the gumbo and really easy on the wallet as well.

I need to get down there. The have like 12 of our wines on the list.
by Jim Anderson
April 18th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

Paul Miller wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 11:41 am
Need detailed tasting notes for each [snort.gif]
Wrote them down on a paper bag.
by Jim Anderson
April 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

Jim Stewart wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 11:29 am
How unpleasant !
Someone’s got to do it. Those wines are not rating themselves.
by Jim Anderson
April 18th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

Been hearing good things about Franny Beck for a while. Need to try some. Never tasted or seen Flaneur or Violin....or One Hundred Sun or Redolent or Guillen Cellars. Nice exploration! RT Flaneur is a relatively new winery currently based in Carlton with vineyards in Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon R...
by Jim Anderson
April 18th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

33F648F1-8312-4D6B-A620-24B18483CF90.jpeg Some days work is about learning about what is going on around you. Pretty nice line up of interesting wines. #1 Patricia Green Cellars 2016 Freedom Hill Vineyard Dijon 115 Clone (someone else brought this). #2 Bethel Heights 2017 Casteel #3 Coelho 2016 Est...
by Jim Anderson
April 17th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3837

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

I think I'd better make it clear that I do agree with Alan when it comes to top producers with huge amounts of top Cote d'Or vineyards. They'll be ok losing some grapes. On the other hand I do feel for, for example, a small grower with a few rows in Mercurey who lives from hand to mouth. Of course ...
by Jim Anderson
April 16th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3837

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

California fires caused a lot of distress at a human level, people losing homes etc. That's how its different. Im sorry i find humour in almost every situation but im not going to feel bad about some grapes getting frost bite, nobody died or had homes destroyed. OK maybe some Burgundians dont have ...
by Jim Anderson
April 16th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: TN: 2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes

Interesting note. I have a bottle of the 2001 that I have been holding onto. Probably for longer if the 2000 is only starting show some maturing now.
by Jim Anderson
April 12th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 3738

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

2008s were sort of the last vintage I went in/was able to go in on. After that prices went way, way up. Fortunately I like them. A little darker than the usual version (IMO) of whatever producer and/or cru you have in front of you but generally prettt nice wines. Had an 03 M-G NSG Chaignots earlier ...
by Jim Anderson
April 11th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....

I wish wholesalers marked up wines 50% as Tom asserts, 18-25% is more accurate. What I do agree with is this is not an accurate portrayal, my SIL is getting into wine and asked me if a few of these different clubs were worth it, so they do get people's attention and I am sure they recruit subscribe...
by Jim Anderson
April 6th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious
Replies: 53
Views: 2842

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious

Hell, I didn’t even know it was a real word. I actually had to look it up. Well, if we need another -ious suffix wine I will know not to choose that. We have Notorious, Nefarious (can’t use that anymore), Mysterious and Perspicacious (all the sales people hate me for that one). Parsimonious and sup...
by Jim Anderson
April 5th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best wine in the world (according to the Washington Post and Vivino)
Replies: 23
Views: 2159

Re: The best wine in the world (according to the Washington Post and Vivino)

Never heard of Scarecrow cabernet? Neither had I, though I’ve been a fan of its winemaker, Celia Welch, for the past 20 years. I liked this part. There's a part of my that finds that statement to be slightly dubious. I am huge Tom Brady fan but what is this team, the New England Patriots, you speak...
by Jim Anderson
April 2nd, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2414

Re: How much do you drink

Anton D wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 9:43 pm
So far, there are two Berserkers I have got to get to know better!
Ten. Lots of potential friends now!
by Jim Anderson
April 1st, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2414

Re: How much do you drink

Anton D wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 9:43 pm
So far, there are two Berserkers I have got to get to know better!
3
by Jim Anderson
March 25th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2493

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

Tasted the ‘07 from barrel. That’s my sole encounter with it. Enjoyable and unexpected.
by Jim Anderson
March 21st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 112
Views: 5734

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Kelley Fox. I know she's mentioned here already, but... you should add her to your list. Hung out with her today, such a fantastic person. I wish the "natural" wine people had chosen "true" as their moniker instead. Kelley's wines are true. I think she left teeny-tiny behind awhile ago. She’s too d...
by Jim Anderson
March 20th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 112
Views: 5734

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Kelley Fox. I know she's mentioned here already, but... you should add her to your list. Hung out with her today, such a fantastic person. I wish the "natural" wine people had chosen "true" as their moniker instead. Kelley's wines are true. I think she left teeny-tiny behind awhile ago. She’s too d...
by Jim Anderson
March 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6025

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

It's too easy to cheat if you can truck grapes around. Think Algerian Syrah in Burgundy or God only knows what in Brunello. Trucks full of grapes stand out just a bit, and when they cross state lines, it would be obvious. I don't think there are that many watchdogs where I-5 crosses the border of O...
by Jim Anderson
March 8th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6025

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Jim, we're in agreement, main reason I mentioned Siduri and Loring, and provided the link to Siduri label above. Not to argue with Marcus' point of view, because it made no sense to me seeing how its been done before. I agree. I don't know the answer. It's possible they did it completely unaware of...
by Jim Anderson
March 8th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6025

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

What about consumers? Forget the sleazebags at Copper Cane. Would consumers suffer if a quality winery in California trucked Willamette fruit to its facility and made wine there that it correctly labeled as Willamette? The fact that this winery didn't contribute to create the AVA is not an argument...
by Jim Anderson
March 4th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 7706

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

Always happy to give any SB thread a bump. I mean as long as it’s pro-SB.
by Jim Anderson
February 25th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 123
Views: 4280

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Lots of good suggestions.

2017 Y Leccia Patrimonio
2017 Abbatucci Cuvée Faustine

Generally am very taken by the pink wines from Corsica. Perhaps harder to find and a couple bucks more than “comparable” wines but nonetheless damn fine rose.
by Jim Anderson
February 25th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Retsina?
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: POLL: Retsina?

Years ago (at least 20) I was in southern Oregon (Jacksonville I believe) to show the new buyer for a place we had been selling wine to the new vintage of stuff. As I waited he was asked a question by a woman if they had any Retsina. He said they only had one Greek wine in the shop and he wasn’t sur...
by Jim Anderson
February 21st, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN
Replies: 24
Views: 1241

Re: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN

Jim, the other four were 2010 and 2012 Notorious and 2014 Mysterious and Perspicacious, which you included in the lot before it was released. Thus far I’ve been drinking them at the 10 year mark, does that sound like a good strategy for the remaining wines? Those wines should do well on that time f...
by Jim Anderson
February 20th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN
Replies: 24
Views: 1241

Re: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN

Thought I’d pitch in here. Came to read thoughts on two of my favorite producers (and people) and there’s one of our wines tucked in there as well. If memory serves we only made 4 barrels of that. I used to be able to recall stuff like that off the top of my head but not so much these days. Anyway,...
by Jim Anderson
February 20th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN
Replies: 24
Views: 1241

Re: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN

Great notes, that sounds like my kind of night! I also really enjoyed that '15 Maresh Vineyard Kelley Fox. Interesting that Jim notes that that vineyard and his Mysterious are close together; gets me even more interested in popping one of those Mysterious bottles sometime soon. The two sites are cl...

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