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by Steve Gautier
October 28th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 41
Views: 3693

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Michael Martin wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:02 am
New podcast posted today.
Vertical tasting.
Thanks for the alert. Can’t wait to listen to this.
by Steve Gautier
October 23rd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104705

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2006 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-Francois Billecart - Loved by all
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1814

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

2017 tonight seemed very young. Will be interested to see where it is tomorrow but I most likely won’t open my next one for 2+ years.
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1814

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I guess I’ll open my first 2017 tonight. I tend to like these with some age. I still have one ‘13 left.
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: TN: 2009 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder

There is a June 19th Episode with Mayacamas Olds who now works at Gloria Ferrer but she does talk about Sky as well.
by Steve Gautier
October 16th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 178
Views: 10962

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Michael Martin wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 8:10 am
Michael Martin wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:06 am
Jaffurs ‘17 Upslope Syrah got a 99 from AG. Their highest rating ever.
I don't see that on Galloni's website. I see a 95. That said, I always enjoy drinking Jaffurs Upslope. One of the best for sure.
Sorry the 99 was from JD.
Thanks for the clarification
by Steve Gautier
October 16th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 178
Views: 10962

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Michael Martin wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:06 am
Jaffurs ‘17 Upslope Syrah got a 99 from AG. Their highest rating ever.
I don't see that on Galloni's website. I see a 95. That said, I always enjoy drinking Jaffurs Upslope. One of the best for sure.
by Steve Gautier
October 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 North Coast Syrah. This continues to be in a wonderful place.
by Steve Gautier
October 14th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com

I just saw that Amex offer. $20 back when you spend $20+. Up to 3 times. I didn't see anything I knew and it looked like the highest priced wine was under $20. Update: I went for a 6-pack, "summer reds" or some such thing. Less than $10 per bottle delivered, so why not? In short, I wish I hadn't. G...
by Steve Gautier
October 14th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com

I just saw that Amex offer. $20 back when you spend $20+. Up to 3 times. I didn't see anything I knew and it looked like the highest priced wine was under $20.
by Steve Gautier
October 10th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Might start opening a few 2016s which I have multiples of to “make room” for fall shipments. Have Sodini, Beduccini, Evangelho, and Lorenzo‘s on hand. Anyone have any of these recently?
I haven’t had any of the ‘16s yet
by Steve Gautier
October 9th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Ridge Tribidrag
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: ISO: Ridge Tribidrag

You could also buy one from Lagier-Meredith.
by Steve Gautier
October 7th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Greg Gardner wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Gonna pop a 2014 Dolinsek in about 30 minutes, will report back.
I had his recently and found it needed a little time in the glass to open up.
by Steve Gautier
October 4th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Will's Fall Release just went live, the Release Notes are heartbreaking and very informative (die Constellation die!). This release includes the 2018 Ancient Field Blend and Bambino, which I fully expect to be stunning, the 2019 Mixed Whites (if you've never had Will's Mixed Whites, it is delicious...
by Steve Gautier
October 4th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Will Bucklin just posted on Instagram that they lost their family compound in Kenwood. Such horrible destruction... [cry.gif] Will's Fall Release just went live, the Release Notes are heartbreaking and very informative (die Constellation die!). This release includes the 2018 Ancient Field Blend and...
by Steve Gautier
October 2nd, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482187

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Louis M. Martini Mountain Red Monte Rosso - man do I like everything from that vineyard
by Steve Gautier
October 1st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Eerily quiet overnight and this morning. And now we have a little something going on - 2 to 3 acres at Oakville Grade and Dry Creek Road. Air support on its way, hope they knock that one down quickly. I know that Carole Meredith posted on Facebook that she was concerned that with the wind change it...
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I had a Butterscotch Krimpet this morning! Campo’s wouldn’t be my first pick but they are fine. Not sure after they are frozen.
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

We just got word that both the winery and the offsite barrel storage facility are now in the evacuation warning zone. Both are in St. Helena on the valley floor - winery is on the western side while barrel storage (housing our 2019 vintage) is on the Silverado Trail. Ugh - it's going to be a stress...
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Had an update from my neighbor. Our propeties are ok for now - the fire was held to the east side of Pickett Road except for Kenefick ranch house, which is burning. This is probably 1/2 mile from my property. Eisele IS on the east side, but I don't have any update on them. This has been a day of in...
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

I'm half a country away and the fires seem overwhelming; I can only imagine how it must be for the people who are living through this. As a midwesterner, understanding that fires are a regular concern is difficult to wrap my head around, but even more so is the scale. I did some quick math and the ...
by Steve Gautier
September 29th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 5:56 am
FMansfield wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 5:41 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 8:21 am


No I cannot take credit for this. It was taken by a friend.
It was taken by Mike Smith the winemaker
Who is my friend and asked me not to post his name, but...
Leah mentioned it on social media.
by Steve Gautier
September 28th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

My heart is so heavy. When I think about how much pleasure I get from Napa and Sonoma wines. What people, who have become friends, and so many that are part of the equation that I have never met, are going through. Be safe and godspeed.
by Steve Gautier
September 28th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 5:54 am
Can’t validate the source but this doesn’t sound good.

by Steve Gautier
September 28th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 50
Views: 3108

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

And just like that, my laternflies are all but gone. They weren't nearly as bad I thought they'd be, as per my upthread post, they never blackened the sky like I was supposing. But, enter the stink bugs for the fall... I had about 100 on my back deck last night. TW I agree that they weren’t as bad ...
by Steve Gautier
September 27th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Any wines from 2016 or 2017 that people have had recently and are showing well? I’m running low on Lulu and OVZ 😁
Haven’t had one yet but 2016 Dolinsek should be ready to go.
by Steve Gautier
September 27th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59781

Re: #GlassFire

Karen Troisi wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 7:01 am
Fire about 100 acres at last report. This was taken about 15 minutes ago from 29. Ugh. (Photo credit Caroline Garcia)
Just saw this which is reporting a lot larger fire:

by Steve Gautier
September 27th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Michael Martin wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 5:08 pm
2013 Mixed Blacks Weill a Way - this faded very fast. May be time to drink up.
That was a good early drinker.
Agree. I enjoyed it much better in 2017 and even last year.
by Steve Gautier
September 26th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 801
Views: 42364

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Snagged two more bottles of krug 168 yesterday. Wonder how much stock they have as it’s been sporadic. After referral credits and a coupon, less than $60 a bottle, lol. I think it’s time for a new equity round so they can pump some more coupons! Was this Wine Access or wine.com? access Interesting....
by Steve Gautier
September 26th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 801
Views: 42364

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Tyler Rico wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 10:32 am
Snagged two more bottles of krug 168 yesterday. Wonder how much stock they have as it’s been sporadic.

After referral credits and a coupon, less than $60 a bottle, lol. I think it’s time for a new equity round so they can pump some more coupons!
Was this Wine Access or wine.com?
by Steve Gautier
September 26th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 801
Views: 42364

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Must have been across the board because the same thing happen to me. It doesn't look like it is regional in any way.
by Steve Gautier
September 22nd, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Mixed Blacks Weill a Way - this faded very fast. May be time to drink up.
by Steve Gautier
September 21st, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 452
Views: 35580

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

Just saw the Instagram post that Myriad will make a 2020 Griffins Lair Syrah. An exciting addition to their lineup.
by Steve Gautier
September 19th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread

Night two - 2011 Clark-Claudon Eternity which paired well with Pomegranate Molasses Lamb Shoulder using the Zavah recipe.
by Steve Gautier
September 18th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread

For the combination of Rosh Hoshanah and International Grenache Day, we are having a 2010 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul

L’Shana tova to all who celebrate.
by Steve Gautier
September 13th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 589
Views: 49369

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2010 Lagier Meredith Syrah - in a really nice place with both fruit and savory
by Steve Gautier
September 12th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 12:00 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 11:04 am
Opened 2017 Dolinsek last night. Holy mother of God was that good!
I had a 2014 last week. Does the 2017 need any air?
A little. Second glass was even better, but first glass was stunning.
Thanks
by Steve Gautier
September 12th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 11:04 am
Opened 2017 Dolinsek last night. Holy mother of God was that good!
I had a 2014 last week. Does the 2017 need any air?
by Steve Gautier
September 12th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian - I’ve had the ‘12 Lorenzo three times. I certainty found it more ready to drink than the ‘09 but thought it has tons of time left. I only have one left which I will most likely hold for another 4-5 years at a minimum.
by Steve Gautier
September 11th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Old Vine Zin tonight
by Steve Gautier
September 10th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Drinking a 2018 T 'n' S Blocks Syrah. It was a little too fat/plump on initial pour (did not decant), but opened up a little bit over the next hour. Probably should have given those one a little more time or decanted a few hours, but curiosity got the best of me (after drinking one of the Californi...
by Steve Gautier
September 10th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2941
Views: 197642

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 4:20 pm
2012 Bedrock Heritage. I'm in heaven.
Had this tonight. OMG. WOTY so far.
by Steve Gautier
September 6th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Outstanding QPR [a William Kelley winery]
Replies: 35
Views: 1578

Re: TN: 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Outstanding QPR [a William Kelley winery]

Finally got around to drinking one of these. I drink very little white wine but I enjoyed this very much. Will definitely buy the 2018 when released.
by Steve Gautier
September 5th, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 589
Views: 49369

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Last night - 2010 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook - There has always been something about Randy’s wines that just hit the mark. As I’ve said before, I wish he still made wine. I hope he is doing well.
by Steve Gautier
September 4th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6495

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Top ten (eleven since there was a tie for tenth) is all California and very WineBerserkers heavy. Bedrock Carlisle Anderson’s Conn Valley Sojourn Jean Edwards Myriad Chappellet Rivers-Marie Sandler Lagier-Meredith Andrew Geoffrey Percentage of Bedrock is almost as much as the other 10 combined. Carl...
by Steve Gautier
September 4th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Sounds great. I think I’ll open up the Carlisle and Bedrock side by side soon.
by Steve Gautier
August 28th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 50
Views: 3108

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

I am really surprised that I am not seeing more. When bird watching, I see a lot high up through binoculars but we are not seeing near the level of nymphs we saw. Lots of isolated reports of flycatchers starting to eat them. It would be great if they had a natural predator.
by Steve Gautier
August 28th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage Options
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage Options

Great Valley comes all the way down to Rt 3 which is where we are but the middle school and high school are pretty far away from that part of the school district.

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