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by Dave McIsaac
October 8th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3007

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Nose of asphalt and burnt rubber....
by Dave McIsaac
October 4th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17947

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Just think, you will finally have some free time to ...
by Dave McIsaac
October 4th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aucwine.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2200

Re: Retailer Check: AUCwine

Never heard of them. After 30+ grammatical errors that I caught without working too hard, I am s k eptical of anything they represent. Claiming 6 locations and 60 employees for an outfit I've never heard of makes me even more s k eptical, but I look foward to being corrected by others with direct e...
by Dave McIsaac
October 2nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2504

Re: Mountain Lions

Should I take this as a positive sign for the upcoming Harvest? Not if you're the one they're gonna harvest. As an adult male [simian], you ought to be able to fight off a single lion by yourself, at least if you have an aluminum baseball bat in your hands [or a nice heavy length of galvanized pipe...
by Dave McIsaac
September 27th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6071

Re: Cayuse is Live

JP - Could be at least three years, maybe longer. I waited 6 years on the list only to be offered a wine I wasn't particularly interested in (Cailloux). A very good wine, but also the highest production and most available on the secondary market. I was hoping for Impulsivo, En Cerise, En Chamberlin...
by Dave McIsaac
September 25th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,

I was in a similar situation, but knew it was Goodfellow, because it was my only pending shipment. I reached out to Marcus (quietly), and without any prompting, he recalled the shipment, and is replacing the wine. Buy with confidence, and Marcus, sorry for your troubles in the shipper jumping the gu...
by Dave McIsaac
September 20th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22575

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus - I sent you a PM

Thanks!
by Dave McIsaac
September 20th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Pitsburgh PA

How is La Tavola? I’m always looking for new italian restaurants. I love Piccolo Forno. Alla Familigia is good, but way overpriced. There is a small italian place on Painters Run road in the south hills called Claudio’s. No corkage and good food. Prices are low but cash only. It has been years (lik...
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grenache Day, Sept 20
Replies: 19
Views: 780

Re: Grenache Day, Sept 20

Carlisle Rossi Ranch [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Pitsburgh PA
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Pitsburgh PA

Hey Everyone here is my list for favorite PGH restaurants that allow BYOB. -Top BYOB no liq license no cork fee: Cafe Dujour Cafe Zinho Cucina Vitale Piccolo Forno Penn Ave Fish Company Gaucho Parilla Argentina B52. * Favorite Girasole (has alc but no cork fee) Everyday Noodles Chengdu Gourmet Cafe...
by Dave McIsaac
September 19th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

Frank, Outstanding notes.....I'll have to check my inventory to see if I have any of these. I would strongly suggest grabbing some of the Boheme 2013 Old Mancini Ranch Zin. I grabbed a six-pack of this on BD, and it is perhaps the most savory wine I have had. Not as fruity as the Carlisle zin I have...
by Dave McIsaac
September 18th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 1039

Re: TN: New Boheme Release...(long/boring)

I had the 2014 Stuller PN last week, and it was really good.

I have drunk 3 bottles of the 2013 Old Mancini Ranch zin, and have raved over each one - so herbal and spicy!!

I have the 2010 Stuller PN mag earmarked for the family Thanksgiving dinner - a little over 2 months away!!
by Dave McIsaac
September 5th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

Russ Williams wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 8:57 am
If you’re driving I would recommend a wine glass carrying case and take your good glasses. No need to sacrifice when traveling.
+1
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Spices are best stored in cool, dark places. Not sure right beneath burners would qualify......

Cook at the Hyeholde, as I recall??
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1453
Views: 97932

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

O M G 2012 Kirschenmann Zin is just an achievement. Nice! I need to get my hands on one of those. The 2012 Bedrock version was probably my favorite of the vintage so far - would love to see what Mike O did with the grapes that year. Crazy elegant, feminine, crescendo attack. Honestly one of the ver...
by Dave McIsaac
August 31st, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: TN: 2013 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the notes on this Frank!

I have one of these left, and I am now not afraid to pop it open.

Would this be better on it own, or paired with a nice steak?

TIA
by Dave McIsaac
August 27th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Orlando

PM our Country Squire
by Dave McIsaac
August 15th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22575

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I have to say (first time posting on this thread) that a very delicious sounding review just landed for the 2017 Biggio Hamina Rose Pinot Noir Ella Claygate Vineyard! Sounds positively tasty: "Deep bright-hued orange. Potent red berry, blood orange, rose pastille and exotic spice qualities on the d...
by Dave McIsaac
August 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Dagnabbit Truett!! [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
Now what did I do?
Oh Ho Ho Ho - don't play the innocent here, M'Lad... we know you are the driving source behind this...... [snort.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
August 13th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Welcome Diane!!
by Dave McIsaac
July 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1842

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Piqued my interest

Piqued my interest

Piqued my interest!!!!!

Off to the curmudgeon thread.........
by Dave McIsaac
July 30th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2319

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Can you post a picture of both, Chris?
Can we put them in the standard home dishwasher? Thanks.
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by Dave McIsaac
July 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2629

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Wow.  This is a crazy wine, and wildly different than any rose that I’ve ever had before (in a good way). In fact, if I tasted this blind and blindfolded so that I couldn’t see the color, I don’t know what I’d be guessing, but probably not rose.  Speaking of color, this has to be one of the prettie...
by Dave McIsaac
July 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9797

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Check out from about 2:45 on, but watch til the end - I think he would get a kick out of it...


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by Dave McIsaac
July 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2465

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Kelly Flynn wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Cape Cod in 2 weeks. Lobster on the brain. Question is how I get a 3L corton charlemagne through TSA?
Bring a couple of 750’s as “gifts” for the TSA staff...
by Dave McIsaac
July 8th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Who would be better than Carole Meredith??
by Dave McIsaac
July 5th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2232

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

After a hot and sweaty bike ride, downed a couple of Bell’s Oberon ales. Shower and shave, and onto the 2018 Tercero rose. With a dinner of grilled lamb chops, corn on the cob (first of the summer) and some wild rice, opened a bottle of 2017 Vincent Bjornson Vineyard Gamay Noir , which was a nice ma...
by Dave McIsaac
July 2nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3327

Re: What meals did you grow up on

SOS - "$hit On a Shingle

Chipped beef, butter, flour, milk and pepper over toast

Sounds gross, but is quite tasty
by Dave McIsaac
July 1st, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37515

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

It's been a while since I've posted a note. 2015 Briceland Vineyards Zinfandel Dark Horse Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (6/19/2019) Such a unique wine. Flavors typical of a Zinfandel, with bramble fruit, shading more red than purple but then there’s white floral and spic...
by Dave McIsaac
June 21st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2424

Re: DELETE THREAD

Ibid
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4031

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Stop picking on this Diego already and stock up on his 90++ point wines while you have the chance
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

A mess of snow crab legs with a Ceritas Chard and some of this..... champagne.gif
by Dave McIsaac
June 15th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Craig G wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 8:45 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Café Iruña In Pamplona, it seems
Bull.
There you go running off again.......
by Dave McIsaac
June 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 3003

Re: True Confessions

Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich.....Deelish!!
by Dave McIsaac
May 31st, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: A legit wine for Neal Mollen!

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Nah, someone posted it here a few weeks ago
I don't see it...I actually looked before I leapt
Using your "search function?"

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Todd, you sure walked right into that one!!
by Dave McIsaac
May 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 9693

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Nola Palomar wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm
Hi Dave, just the oil, I just left you a message on your phone.
Got your message - thanks, and no worries.
by Dave McIsaac
April 24th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37515

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

As part of my BD10 extravaganza, I bought a case of the 2017 The Princess & The Peasant Carignan, and popped one Saturday night (I bought a half case of the 2016 during BD 9.) Both are excellent. Monday, I was walking through a local grocery store, and was walking past the wine section, when somethi...
by Dave McIsaac
April 20th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE Napa Valley - Right Bank Built to Age - RAID MY LIBRARY @25-35% discount +375's!
Replies: 69
Views: 3839

Re: VIRAGE Napa Valley - Right Bank Built to Age - RAID MY LIBRARY @25-35% discount +375's!

My Virage vertical (08, 10, 12) arrived last week, and I was able to resist for a bit. The 08 was was fantastic. Thanks again for the BD10 deal. If you haven't had Emily's 2007 red blend, you owe it to yourself to seek it out.... It has become our Christmas Day wine with an espresso-rubbed prime rib
by Dave McIsaac
April 18th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2745

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

99 on a young WA wine makes his pts rather worthless for me. Serves his purpose so good on him! Not picking on you, but most (all) CA wines are tasted young. So a 99 point young CA cab is worthy, but a young WA wine isn't?? Dave, no worries, not feeling picked on, just a personal opinion anyways [c...
by Dave McIsaac
April 18th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2745

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

Mark Y wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:38 pm
99 on a young WA wine makes his pts rather worthless for me.

Serves his purpose so good on him!
Not picking on you, but most (all) CA wines are tasted young. So a 99 point young CA cab is worthy, but a young WA wine isn't??
by Dave McIsaac
April 17th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569541

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 11:50 am
a little bit of 16 allemand cause i didn't get offered Alain Verset.
by Dave McIsaac
April 16th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 129
Views: 5500

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

David

I would suggest that you reach out to Bill, and give him an opportunity to make things right.
by Dave McIsaac
April 16th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1421

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

Wine Check - Todd, I'll send you my address for my commission check!

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