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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: 11
Views: 1157

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: 11
Views: 1157

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: 51
Views: 1529

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: 1336

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: 8153

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: 2977

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...........
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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: 2977

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: 2977

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: 2977

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: 621

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: 1761

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: 1761

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: 5027

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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by Jim Anderson
August 14th, 2019, 4:52 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: 5027

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

Steve Blake came to the winery and bought a case of wine once. That was a long time ago. Rumor has it, although no one here seems to have seen this so it's hotly debated, Neil Young was at the winery over Memorial Day Weekend. He was in Portland for a concert. I don't recall seeing him. Pretty sure ...
by Jim Anderson
August 14th, 2019, 1:34 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: 5027

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

That said: Five Whole Cluster producers to try: Every one on this list has been doing this since at least 2002, whether working at a winery or at their own winery. Cristom-Benchmark but bigger style these days Goodfellow-my wines, but we do a good job Kelley Fox Biggio-Hamina Brick House Five Great...
by Jim Anderson
August 14th, 2019, 11:58 am
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: 5027

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

That said: Five Whole Cluster producers to try: Every one on this list has been doing this since at least 2002, whether working at a winery or at their own winery. Cristom-Benchmark but bigger style these days Goodfellow-my wines, but we do a good job Kelley Fox Biggio-Hamina Brick House Five Great...
by Jim Anderson
August 13th, 2019, 2:26 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: 5027

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

You should consider sampling on BerserkerDay as many of my favorites are usually on offer (marked with an asterisk). I like: Goodfellow* (very high toned fruits) Biggio Hamina* (you must like whole cluster) Patricia Green* (loads of SVD offerings) Eyrie (their top wines are more than you want to sp...
by Jim Anderson
August 9th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 2915

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

I have one more problem that might rear it's ugly head: You have a mailing list. They get early releases, discount, all that good stuff we talked about. But in the beginning, you're new, you want as many to sign up as possible. If you now offer an a la carte solution (which we agreed was probably t...
by Jim Anderson
August 5th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 8078

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

Erica Orr Makes a fantastic old vines Chenin in Washington. Lots of old world characteristics like smelly socks and mushroom. It runs about $25 and is worth every penny. The bottle I had was lovely acid driven and pure, but without the mushroom and smelly socks(lactobacillus issue?). It’s exception...
by Jim Anderson
August 3rd, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2479

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

it hasn't been mentioned yet (although absolutely I would second visits with Jim at Patty Green and Marcus at Goodfellow, along with Walter Scott), but I had an incredibly enjoyable time with Kelley Fox and her wines are beautiful as well. Also, if you stop at Patty Green, you literally drive by Ke...
by Jim Anderson
July 31st, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1797

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Interesting notes, especially as I don’t think I’ve drank any 2012s since release. Think I’ll continue to sit on mine, not that I have much. Went deep in 2013. Curious that PGC was not included, esp considering the high praise Jim had for the vintage upon release. I had a similar thought, and also ...
by Jim Anderson
July 30th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2479

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Be happy to have you come by and we can crack open some 2004 Burgs!

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by Jim Anderson
July 25th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3374

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Todd Hamina wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 9:26 am
I fart in your general direction.
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
by Jim Anderson
July 25th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3374

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Todd Hamina wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 6:55 am
Jim Anderson wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Marcus and Todd are notorious hot heads in these parts.
Your mother.
by Jim Anderson
July 25th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3374

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

K John Joseph wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 11:31 am
I kept waiting for someone to respond "Your mother" which would have been a sick burn.
You got your wish!
by Jim Anderson
July 24th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3374

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Marcus and Todd are notorious hot heads in these parts.
by Jim Anderson
July 24th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about excessibe balla nights
Replies: 678
Views: 31896

Re: Question about excessibe balla nights

Someone else is taking credit for this:

http://www.empowergraphics.net/about-us ... xcessible/
by Jim Anderson
July 23rd, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3374

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Todd Hamina wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 9:48 am
I ate it... in my defense, having lived in the third world had taught me to be a polite eater.
Yeah. They can be weird. I remember a course of Dill Pickle Soup once. Wow. Smelly fish is all too common as well.
by Jim Anderson
July 19th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3374

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Paying bills, 401k plan set up, figuring out health insurance, filling out anything to do with OSHA and anything with the word “audit” in it. I’ve climbed into yellow jacket swarmed dumpsters to fish out dropped pomace bins. That’s not super sexy. Cleaning out the catches in drains after lots of bar...
by Jim Anderson
July 16th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9295

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

As long as I only pay sales tax in one state! I am waiting for the situation in which both the shipping and receiving states claim the right to tax. Well, get it all shipped from Oregon then because we don’t have a sales tax and, given the historical record on attempting to implement one here, I im...
by Jim Anderson
July 15th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9295

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

How does it work from states that have smaller, or no sales tax? In theory, you might think those states will have some small competitive advantage. Will we see retailers in low/no sales tax states ramping up internet sales efforts? As a winery that’s as compliant as can be I know that we have to, ...
by Jim Anderson
July 13th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: TN: Lafon with joy as I drink this one—1999 Volnay Santenots

I tasted this wine early on in it's life and bought a case and a half. It a bruiser for a Volnay but as a wine, it is excellent. Structure, power, depth, earth, and still on the young side with the dark '99 vintage color. Looking forward to these over the next several years. I was interested in thi...
by Jim Anderson
July 9th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: WINE INDUSTRY JOB LISTINGS
Replies: 49
Views: 36082

Re: WINE INDUSTRY JOB LISTINGS

Patricia Green Cellars for the 2019 vintage. Looking for harvest help. Sorting fruit, pigeage and cleaning up. Seeking two full-time and possibly one part-time/on-call person. We are a medium large-sized producer of around 20,000 cases consisting mostly of Pinot Noir. We have a very non-descript bui...
by Jim Anderson
July 4th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

I’m predicting dabbling in all 3 groups (spirits as well). Had a John Daly whilst cleaning up and prepping food. I’m sure a beer is in the near offing. Certainly expect wines running the gamut from pink to red. Covering the bases and what’s more American than baseball?
by Jim Anderson
June 28th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette/McMinnville
Replies: 21
Views: 1828

Re: Willamette/McMinnville

If you dine at the Red Hills Kitchen in the Hotel Atticus they are running my 14 Youngberg Hill PN btg. -shameless plug, I know. About 20 years ago and likely several owners ago of YHB&B the owner at the time approached us about the vineyard. We thought he was talking about us buying some fruit. Tu...
by Jim Anderson
June 25th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3947

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

15 day forecast here in Newberg, OR is mostly 75-85 and other than one day of scattered showers is dry and likely with very low/no humidity. Oh, and we don’t really have mosquitos either.
by Jim Anderson
June 23rd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after

Scott Tallman wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 11:46 am
Great notes and I need to drink my Patty Greens.

One comment though, 2011 was not a warm vintage, which is reflected in your note “more light-medium bodied than the others...”
I think he has the 2011 2013 wines switched up.
by Jim Anderson
June 18th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards

Markus S wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:32 am
Jim Anderson wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
...I also have come to dread these threads about them as it has tended to bring out, let’s say, not the most admirable sides of some folk.
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If you look back on some of these threads there has been some remarkable “so what, they’re fat cat winery and vineyard owners.”
by Jim Anderson
June 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards

I feel, of course, horribly for the farmers and wineries impacted by this seemingly increasingly frequent sort of freak storm. I also have come to dread these threads about them as it has tended to bring out, let’s say, not the most admirable sides of some folk.
by Jim Anderson
June 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Patricia Green Estate
Replies: 5
Views: 847

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: 1149

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: 105
Views: 10432

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: 105
Views: 10432

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: 44
Views: 4122

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: 775

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: 974

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: 974

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: 775

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: 3329

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 ...

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