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by Steve Gautier
January 20th, 2021, 9:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

First vintage was very enjoyable. My tasting note said I could see it becoming my house white.

Welcome to Wine Berserkers Frank
by Steve Gautier
January 16th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305199

Re: Official Costco Thread

How about this? 2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur $7.99 The DE Costco has none left because I got the last 8 bottles today. 75% Cab 25% Merlot. Must be a Medoc one. Or maybe Haut Medoc. I wonder if it will improve in the next year or 3 ?? I grabbed 1 1/2 + cases of this. They found some mo...
by Steve Gautier
January 14th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124795

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Do you have a working link to the release letter? I ordered on the website before the release email arrived and the only link I see on the website is this one: https://www.carlislewinery-store.com/assets/files/2021%20Winter%20Pre-Release%2033002.pdf which doesn't work. I left the newsletter up in a...
by Steve Gautier
January 14th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124795

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Allocations we’re definitely a bit tighter. Based on the release letter it sounds like they are pacing the releases to manage cashflow given how little 2020 vintage wine they’ll have to sell. Do you have a working link to the release letter? I ordered on the website before the release email arrived...
by Steve Gautier
January 14th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124795

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Order in. I guess I need to go find the how long will you last in 2021 until you buy wine thread.
by Steve Gautier
January 9th, 2021, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3998

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

read w/ interest, thx. 4 oz seems too small for me, as my primary use will be to drink a bottle over 2 days (not necessarily consecutive). Ordered the 8 oz version. My thoughts as well. With the 4oz you can do three bottles and get half the bottle but with 8oz, you will have to do two bottles with ...
by Steve Gautier
January 8th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3998

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I have been using these 4oz and 6 oz bottles both for organized group tasting, and for my own use with great success. A friend and I fedex overnight to each other for zoom tasting, and they really don’t get much micro-ox along the way. It is almost like pouring from a fresh bottle when they arrive....
by Steve Gautier
January 8th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3998

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I have been using these 4oz and 6 oz bottles both for organized group tasting, and for my own use with great success. A friend and I fedex overnight to each other for zoom tasting, and they really don’t get much micro-ox along the way. It is almost like pouring from a fresh bottle when they arrive....
by Steve Gautier
January 4th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I opened a 2013 North Coast Syrah tonight. This continues to be in a fantastic place.
by Steve Gautier
January 4th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Steve Gautier
December 31st, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99083

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Since the Bloomberg article was behind a paywall, not sure if this is new info or not.

by Steve Gautier
December 28th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corison vineyard sources
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: Corison vineyard sources

Cris Whetstone wrote: December 28th, 2020, 10:48 am Welcome Cathy! [cheers.gif]
+1 - Don’t be a stranger.
by Steve Gautier
December 27th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

robkim wrote: December 27th, 2020, 4:57 pm 2008 Kick Ranch Syrah and 2018 Alta Vista Late Harvest Gewurztraminer.
How was the 2008 Kick Ranch? I have been eyeing up my lone bottle.
by Steve Gautier
December 24th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 36
Views: 3284

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Brian Tuite wrote: December 24th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: December 24th, 2020, 12:03 pm ‘Twas the Night before B-Day

‘Twas the night before B-Day, when all through the house,
I quietly tiptoed around like a

Snip

“Happy B-Day to all, and to all a good night!”
Bravo! [worship.gif] [berserker.gif]
+1
by Steve Gautier
December 22nd, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5755

Re: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

With some saying they are enjoying Bedrock younger and knowing that I have enjoyed Dolinsek younger than some other Bedrock wines, I opened a 2017 Bedrock Dolinsek. With air, drinkable now but I will hold off on the next one for awhile. 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Dolinsek Ranch - USA, Calif...
by Steve Gautier
December 22nd, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question regarding Port bottlings
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Question regarding Port bottlings

As mentioned Whitwham & Co. was a bottler and bottled, and refreshed/recorked, a fair amount of Port back when Port was shipped abroad in casks, which is no longer allowed. Despite the replies, Whitwham does not have a very good reputation in Port circles. I would never buy any older Port bottl...
by Steve Gautier
December 20th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 30
Views: 2270

Re: UPS/FedEx

Paul Miller wrote: December 20th, 2020, 12:48 pm I’m almost to the point that any winery that uses FedEx, I’m dropping.
FedEx has really struggled in our area over the last few months
by Steve Gautier
December 20th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Obnoxious Video and Audio Pop-ups on the Site Now
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Obnoxious Video and Audio Pop-ups on the Site Now

I have no idea what it costs to be a BerserkerBusiness but I would think it would come without ads.
by Steve Gautier
December 20th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 30
Views: 2270

Re: UPS/FedEx

I am so glad I picked the March ship date that Bedrock offered.
by Steve Gautier
December 20th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5755

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Belle du Jour Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/18/2020) Drank over two nights. Vinvac and stored in the fridge overnight. Needed a quick run through the aerator on night one. Very smooth and balanced. An integrated mix of darker red...
by Steve Gautier
December 17th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5755

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

I drink a lot of Zinfandel with most of it from Bedrock and Carlisle so I thought this would be a good start to the week. 2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/16/2020) PnP. Nose of muted blueberries. Palate is smooth and mature with limited fr...
by Steve Gautier
December 17th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124795

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard - Starting to try some of Mike's 14's . . . I've been drinking Carlisle zinfandels for almost 2 decades and probably drink more of these than any other wine. So when I say "WOW" it's really a standout for me. Loved this one! Bright fruit and intere...
by Steve Gautier
December 16th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5755

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

I drink a lot of Zinfandel with most of it from Bedrock and Carlisle so I thought this would be a good start to the week. 2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/16/2020) PnP. Nose of muted blueberries. Palate is smooth and mature with limited fru...
by Steve Gautier
December 16th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: 2007 Cabot Klamath Cuvée

I wish had been more patient on this one.
by Steve Gautier
December 14th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15894

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Only one Zinfandel on the entire list.
by Steve Gautier
December 12th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 46
Views: 4651

Re: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville

The Amex credit for Wine Access varies. I have had better ones in the past but my current one is $20 per $200 spent up to three times.
by Steve Gautier
December 12th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9325

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

I looked around a bit, but can't seem to find this... Go the very bottom of the website and it's on the right hand side next to contact us and trade. Hopefully Margaret put the new one up. I literally just re-did it this week. If it goes through 2019s it’s literally days old. Not yet. The one onlin...
by Steve Gautier
December 10th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10026

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

crickey wrote: December 10th, 2020, 3:31 pm To be fair, Jerry's wikipedia entry does say, "He is also well known for his wine palate." Maybe that was just added.
That is what I was referring to. There is not a citation attached to it.
by Steve Gautier
December 10th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10026

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Thanks for doing this guys. Good stuff covered. Shout out to Jerry Hey for throwing shade to all with his wall of hit records. & Charlie for his empty bed. It is one of the only places in my house that gets decent wifi reception and I was in the middle of watching Indiana basketball lose in ove...
by Steve Gautier
December 9th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: TN: 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

I have been in the camp of drinking Bedrock on the older side but I may need to start cracking some on the younger side as well.
by Steve Gautier
December 9th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Greg Gardner wrote: December 9th, 2020, 8:44 am Still can't tell which vintage it is, but would love to hear impressions either way.
as would I
by Steve Gautier
December 9th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Greg Gardner wrote: December 8th, 2020, 8:58 pm So, how was the ‘19 Old Hill? Been thinking about popping one since the shipment arrived...
Looks like it was the ‘18.
by Steve Gautier
December 8th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: December 8th, 2020, 5:28 pm CFE1A6CA-EA8B-47AC-86F1-CBF84653FE5A.jpeg
Thoughts?
by Steve Gautier
December 6th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Napa Cabernets - Top Favorites So Far?
Replies: 65
Views: 8131

Re: 2013 Napa Cabernets - Top Favorites So Far?

John Glas wrote: December 6th, 2020, 4:45 pm Anyone try Anderson's Conn Valley from 2013?
I haven’t had it since 2017 but thought it had a lot of potential. Planning on having another one some time over the next year.
by Steve Gautier
December 5th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9
Replies: 80
Views: 3156

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9

Only have 5 bottles of Australian wine in my cellar. None over 16% alcohol. Decided on 2006 d’Arenberg Shiraz The Dean Arm Tight on PnP so I poured through the aerator. Deep purple in the glass with a very thin clear rim of bricking followed by a light purple rim. Nose is dark candied fruit with a f...
by Steve Gautier
December 5th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE (DOWNTIME) DEC 5, 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE (DOWNTIME) DEC 5, 2020

Very excited that links open in a new browser.
by Steve Gautier
December 1st, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least

T. Williams wrote: December 1st, 2020, 6:39 pm
Steve Gautier wrote: December 1st, 2020, 6:35 pm Congrats on the promotion!
Thank you! We still have to get together and share a bottle a some point. You and I live too close to only cross paths on the internet.

TW
Look forward to when things return to normal and we can do that!
by Steve Gautier
December 1st, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least

Congrats on the promotion!
by Steve Gautier
November 30th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12650

Re: Black Friday Sales

For the EMH fans, MacArthur's in DC has the 2015 Black Cat for $60.
by Steve Gautier
November 29th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7088

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2014 Ancillary Cellars Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

PnP. This leans deep and full-bodied but has an aspect of a delicate floral layer. Fruits lean red raspberry. Doesn’t seem to have the earthy components I remember from previous bottles.
by Steve Gautier
November 25th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7088

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

This past weekend: 2012 Sojourn Silver Eagle Pinot Noir PnP. Pours garnet with minuscule bricking. Aromas of cherry with a touch of cranberry. This is deep and full-bodied. Very smooth. Abundant fruit consisting of black cherry, red cherry and a touch of cranberry. An intriguing layer of spice on th...
by Steve Gautier
November 24th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507984

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

dsimmons wrote: November 24th, 2020, 11:00 am 2005 D'Arenberg Dead Arm. Good solid mature Shiraz but not amazing.
I have an ‘06 that I know I should drink soon but it just doesn’t get me excited.
by Steve Gautier
November 22nd, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2368

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

I just did this with a 2018 Bedrock Heritage v. Old Vine Zin. For me...a $20 happy accident. It was a completely innocent mistake as I was dead sober pulling bottles for a tasting when it happened. Oddly enough, it was for a <$20 daily drinkers tasting, and it still didn't win WOTN. I figured it ou...
by Steve Gautier
November 19th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Think I'll grab one of these too. From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast. This is a bottle we are opening for Thanksgiving. How much of a decant? Bottle was finished tonight after VinVac. First night was PnP in a Zalto Universal. Tonig...
by Steve Gautier
November 19th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Dolinsek was in a good place earlier this month.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Albert R wrote: November 18th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Steve Gautier wrote: November 18th, 2020, 5:52 pm
T Welch wrote: November 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Think I'll grab one of these too.
From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast.
This is a bottle we are opening for Thanksgiving. How much of a decant?
I drank PnP. It wii be interesting to see any changes tomorrow night.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

T Welch wrote: November 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Steve Gautier wrote: November 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm 2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard for National Zinfandel Day!
Think I'll grab one of these too.
From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211433

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard for National Zinfandel Day!
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 530
Views: 54305

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Actually more like 38.4629189, -122.6260659
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 530
Views: 54305

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

I don't think so. Sonoma Valley AVA northeastern edge is at Santa Rosa. My guess would be around 38.4673712, -122.6108284 based on this article. It looks like it was a victim of the Glass fire. The 2011 Bedrock Rowe references Chuck Rowe on the back label. https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/...

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