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by Steve Gautier
December 2nd, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10977
Views: 401379

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Morgan’s release notes say the 2013 Bedrock Bedrock is 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane with the rest spread over 20 other varieties.

How much air did the Bedrock and Carlisle get?
They were all pop-and-pour. No decants. We all tended to take small pours and cycle through them.
Thanks
by Steve Gautier
December 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10977
Views: 401379

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

This weekend we had friends over for dinner and had a Zin blowout. 1992 Ravenswood Zin, Sonoma County Started with the Ravenswood I recently got from the library sale. Still drinking nicely. On open, it tasted like an aged wine: that was everyone's first thought - it's an old wine. Would be a littl...
by Steve Gautier
November 24th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 46
Views: 3432

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Had a wonderful ‘93 Proprietary Red last night 1993 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red - USA, California, Napa Valley (11/24/2019) Decanted for an hour and drank over the next hour. Very similar on initial decant and two hours later. Color is deep and rich and belies it’s age. Palate is classic aged Bordeaux...
by Steve Gautier
November 24th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4720

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Not sure if this counts and no picture since I did not realize it was 82% Pinot Noir until I took it out of CellarTracker this morning. 2009 Schramsberg Vineyards Reserve - USA, California, North Coast (11/24/2019) This came across as much younger than its age of 10 years. Creamy with real nice acid...
by Steve Gautier
November 20th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 $50 California Cab-off
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: 2012 $50 California Cab-off

Interesting results on the Chappellet. When I last had it in 2018, it needed much more air than it did when I had it in either 2015 or 2017. It took air after pouring through a Vinturi on night 2 to get to the point where it was as open as it was on PnP the two previous times.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5611

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

markjchambers wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 9:02 pm
I was disappointed that the Carlisle 16 Papera zin wasn't in there. WS gave it 96 and it's <$50. There were 1000 cases made and that's usually enough availability for WS. It was easy to find in the secondary market. I bet it comes in at #11 or 12.
It is #12
by Steve Gautier
November 15th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 89
Views: 9383

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

I was on the wine text list for about two months, did not buy anything, and just dropped off. If there is a "cellar text" or some other list for higher end wine, I may be more interested in that. Anyone have a link? If it isn’t an option when you log into your account, you could email Brandon or an...
by Steve Gautier
November 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 89
Views: 9383

Re: GaryVee Wine Club

Just received today’s second text which is the higher end text as opposed to the daily drinker text. Was surprised to see the 2018 Bedrock Bedrock Vineyard Heritage for only $3 more than release price.
by Steve Gautier
November 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Len Stevens wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 10:18 am
Just received the fall waiting list offer...I'm in for 16 bottles (at least 1 bottle of everything offered), but I assume the OVZ is part of the Spring offering. I think my local wine shop may have it, if so I'm in for a case.
It was part of the late July offer.
by Steve Gautier
November 10th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened a bunch of Bedrock yesterday for a party but a wonderful 2014 Farmhouse was the first Farmhouse I ever opened
by Steve Gautier
November 6th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2961

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I’ve posted before about my skepticism with my Coravin. I “found” a bottle of 2011 Chateau Saint-Roch Maury Sec Kerbuccio today in the cellar. I had originally Coravin’d a glass on 5/31/17, put poster putty on the top and put it horizontally on the bottom shelf. I opened it today with zero expectati...
by Steve Gautier
November 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

AlexS wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Had a 2012 Papera, have to say it wasn't very friendly...super "grapey" tasting. Have 1 more bottle, will age for at least a few more years.
I had a bottle in early 2018 which I loved. I did not enjoy the bottle I had earlier this year.
by Steve Gautier
November 5th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8506

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

After placing my order I realized that the Hudson Syrah offer was for the 2018 vintage, meaning that I missed out on the 2017 Hudson Syrah. Not sure how this happened and I did not see it in previous release notes. Was a 2017 Hudson Syrah released last year? I don’t have any in my cellar so I would...
by Steve Gautier
November 5th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8506

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

After placing my order I realized that the Hudson Syrah offer was for the 2018 vintage, meaning that I missed out on the 2017 Hudson Syrah. Not sure how this happened and I did not see it in previous release notes. Was a 2017 Hudson Syrah released last year? I don’t have any in my cellar so I would...
by Steve Gautier
November 4th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8506

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Oh my. This may qualify as the best release from Bedrock ever and that is a strong statement.
by Steve Gautier
November 1st, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck

Sauce is great. Great price at Costco.
by Steve Gautier
October 31st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8387

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

I do not keep notes anymore, and so, based on recollection.....I would have to say my discovery of the year was the Anderson’s Conn Valley Eloge 2007. Absolutely gorgeous right now. Now, I am quite familiar with ACV so if that disqualifies it as a discovery, let me know, but I never had this partic...
by Steve Gautier
October 29th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Mixed Blacks Weill a Way Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (10/29/2019) PnP. Wow. This wine, which has great acidity, starts with bright red fruit which evolves into layers of red fruit and earthiness with a hint of spice. On the finish, the fruit turns ...
by Steve Gautier
October 27th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19124

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Cal Fire has confirmed that Soda Rock Winery has burned down.

https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildf ... 565869.php
by Steve Gautier
October 27th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19124

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Sarah Stierch posted a link to the 46 page Incident Action Plan on Twitter https://ftp.nifc.gov/public/incident_specific_data/calif_n/!CALFIRE/2019_Incidents/CA-LNU-019376_Kincade/IAP/10-27-2019/KINCADE_IAP_10.27.2019.pdf Lots of information but here are the control objectives: - Keep the fire East ...
by Steve Gautier
October 24th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 2:55 pm
I have not been there, but have heard very good things about Zahav. http://www.zahavrestaurant.com/
It is fantastic. Get the “off the menu” tasting menu which includes the best lamb shoulder I have ever had.
by Steve Gautier
October 24th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6391

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

I agree that my preference would be for styrofoam especially when I hear someone like Morgan worry about heat issues with the alternatives. I get plenty of shipments in styrofoam that are not filled with little pieces.
by Steve Gautier
October 22nd, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5460

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Spent the last two hours refreshing my email. Just got an email saying I got 2 Pinot and 1 Cab.
by Steve Gautier
October 20th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Griffin's Lair - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (10/19/2019) PnP and drank out of blue solo cup at a tailgate. This has added a good deal of depth since the last time I had it in 2015. Dark black and red fruit with some meaty characteristics. My guess is th...
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6391

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

Bedrock shipments seem to always be worst than others.
by Steve Gautier
October 16th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Jay $$ Winton wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Gotta go to Reading Market for the experience.
Right around the corner from your hotel. Roast Pork at Dinic’s and Bassets ice cream
These places are inside Reading Terminal Market?
Yes
by Steve Gautier
October 16th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Jay $$ Winton wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Gotta go to Reading Market for the experience.
Right around the corner from your hotel. Roast Pork at Dinic’s and Bassets ice cream
by Steve Gautier
October 13th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Yep.
Great to know. Thanks.
by Steve Gautier
October 13th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 10:13 am
Rich Brown wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance.
Next one I uncork will be his 18th I think.
As in 2028?
by Steve Gautier
October 12th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1496

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

We use the one that Schramsberg sells and it works well.
by Steve Gautier
October 10th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Night 3 for a 2011 Saitone Zinfandel. Wow. This has evolved into one of my favorite Bedrock’s ever! What a seamless integration of fruit and savory layers. So bummed it is my last bottle.
by Steve Gautier
September 29th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 North Coast Syrah. What a wonderful wine. What a wonderful QPR.
by Steve Gautier
September 29th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151397

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Belle De Jour. Not very exciting and seems super young still. Cant recall, does this have a decent amount of PS in it?? Label says Zinfandel but I swear I'm getting a heavy note of PS. Either way, I'll be holding the rest of my bottles for a while. 13s in general are taking a long time to full...
by Steve Gautier
September 8th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Rajesh P a r i k h wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 8:41 pm
When I was traveling for work I’d always bring a binder clip to clip together curtains that left a sliver of light through.
That's a great tip. I always have a binder clip in my toiletries bag to cover my razor so that I don't slice my hand reaching into the bag.
by Steve Gautier
August 22nd, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

I even have one ‘08 left.
by Steve Gautier
August 21st, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8301

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Your card must have a 3% fx fee. Visa, MC, and Amex all use an fx rate calculated the night before that is fixed for the whole day, they use (nearly) the same rate in either direction - ie they don't charge you a spread. The issuing bank may or may not charge a 3% few. Not this also means if you ha...
by Steve Gautier
August 19th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Port tastings in Porto
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Port tastings in Porto

She did the “Super Premium Vintage Port Tasting” at Graham’s. It included the 1983, 2000 and 2016 Graham’s. I know they threw in a 2004 Warres. Not sure if anything else.
by Steve Gautier
August 19th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Port tastings in Porto
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Port tastings in Porto

My daughter really liked her tasting at Graham’s.
by Steve Gautier
August 15th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 24
Views: 1532

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Chester County is started to see increase levels. We have had only a few (knock on wood) but friends 4 miles away have many more than last year. Went bird watching up in Berks County earlier in the week. Not many on the trees at ground level but when you were focused on the tops of the trees with bi...
by Steve Gautier
August 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10977
Views: 401379

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Had a beautiful 2003 Lagier Meredith Syrah last night.
by Steve Gautier
August 8th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2961

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I have had real mixed results with my Coravin. I like the fact that the aroma stays strong with the Repour but I don’t let a bottle go more than 2 or 3 days.
by Steve Gautier
August 7th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5270

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Steve Gautier wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:29 pm
AD Northup wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Just got wishlist confirmation, for my extra James Berry and 2x Bedrock Mourvèdre
That means there is hope.
Haven’t seen the email yet but got the credit card charge. Yeah.
by Steve Gautier
August 7th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5270

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

AD Northup wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Just got wishlist confirmation, for my extra James Berry and 2x Bedrock Mourvèdre
That means there is hope.
by Steve Gautier
July 29th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12849

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 7:21 am
Buying freeze means 18 bottles for me. Plus a mag.
I love, understand and identify with your definition of a buying freeze.
by Steve Gautier
July 26th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12849

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I haven't received my offer yet since I have not previously purchased from the winery directly. My only experience with Bedrock was through the 2015 OVZ which Wine Spectator built up with their 93 point rating and ranking as #12 on their top 100 wines of the year in 2017. I'm afraid that WS built u...
by Steve Gautier
July 26th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12849

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I haven't received my offer yet since I have not previously purchased from the winery directly. My only experience with Bedrock was through the 2015 OVZ which Wine Spectator built up with their 93 point rating and ranking as #12 on their top 100 wines of the year in 2017. I'm afraid that WS built u...
by Steve Gautier
July 25th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4283

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Perfect timing. Looking forward to your thoughts on what you taste.
by Steve Gautier
July 25th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What the Romans ate: last supper Pompeii
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

Re: What the Romans ate: last supper Pompeii

We spent a day in Pompeii last month. Very interesting day. Hoping to get over to see our daughter in Oxford before this exhibit is over.
by Steve Gautier
July 19th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that? That and download the app Re: wireless tags. Do you just connect it to your home WiFi and it's good to go or is it more complex than that? Takes about 5 minutes to setup - super easy! Th...

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