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by Michael Davidson
January 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Barou St. Joseph Un Autre Monde
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Barou St. Joseph Un Autre Monde

Wish shipping it West didn't add so much to the price. Love Barou!
by Michael Davidson
December 16th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somm 3
Replies: 98
Views: 8225

Re: Somm 3

Watched tonight after watching Somm 2 last night. I enjoyed both, probably more than the first one. I would definitely watch 90 minutes of Carole Meredith on wine; her 2011 Malbec made a great companion for these films. Hope she's prominent in the fourth.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
September 22nd, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel Alcohol creep
Replies: 26
Views: 1846

Re: Zinfandel Alcohol creep

Swan is still regularly under 13.
by Michael Davidson
August 29th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)

Thanks for the insight, Marcus. It never occurred to me that grafted rootstock would be more expensive.

Although we didn't make it to Goodfellow, we did have a half bottle of 2013 Goodfellow Durant at Dundee Bistro. It was drinking great.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
August 29th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)

They are, but they have a temporary log cabin set up as a tasting room. My understanding is Failla has taken over their old tasting room, but I didn't stop by.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
August 28th, 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)

Sorry for the misinformation, and thanks for the correction. The Soujurner was terrific, glad I got that wrong!

Michael
by Michael Davidson
August 28th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Willamette Valley Trip Report (Long/Boring)

I just got back from four days in Willamette Valley. This time I was traveling with my childhood best friend, who is in the retail business in Alabama. As a result, we only visited places that are distributed in AL, which explains some of the odd choices. I didn’t take detailed notes, but here are s...
by Michael Davidson
August 11th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Visited Walter Scott in 2015, and heading back in two weeks! Super nice people, killer Chardonnay. Recommended if you're in the valley.
by Michael Davidson
August 9th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3555
Views: 339357

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

If anyone is interested but avoids Garagiste, Vinopolis has similar pricing on these wines.
by Michael Davidson
August 1st, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3721

Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

I may be in depending on dates. I can contribute on theme...

Michael
by Michael Davidson
March 21st, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25289

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Thanks for the notes, Scott! I think the champagne was an NV Bereche. I too wasn't writing thoughts, but the 2005 Souris was, for me, in a class of its own. A complete wine. I thought it managed the warmth of the vintage a bit better than the Hommage. I enjoyed the 2008 Whistling Ridge a bit more th...
by Michael Davidson
November 24th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting
Replies: 20
Views: 1476

Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting

I got a couple bottles of Massale. I recommend contacting whoever you get your Clos from.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
November 23rd, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting
Replies: 20
Views: 1476

Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting

Vinopolis also has them in stock, but I haven't seen the Massale anywhere.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
November 7th, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5250

R.I.P. Patty Green

Jim, opened a 2010 Estate Old Vine tonight. Always one of my favorites of your wines.

Y'all made something truly special together, deep condolences for the loss.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
November 7th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5250

R.I.P. Patty Green

Jim, I have never met you or Patty, but I sure have enjoyed a lot of your wine. I'll open another bottle tonight in both of your honor. Hang in there.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 31st, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25289

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

rfelthoven wrote:
Michael Davidson wrote:Thanks, Ron. I did succumb to a 14 Close Electrique this weekend, but that's for another thread. (No regrets, though. Stunning.)
I'm hoping that was the blanc?
It was the rouge! YOLO!

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 29th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25289

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Thanks, Ron. I did succumb to a 14 Close Electrique this weekend, but that's for another thread. (No regrets, though. Stunning.)

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 28th, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which of the two major US regions does Pinto Noir Best?
Replies: 80
Views: 2939

Which of the two major US regions does Pinto Noir Best?

The problem with these threads is that there are many dimensions along which one could compare regions, and they lead to different answers. Some things people are talking about in this thread: - Which region produces the absolute best wines, regardless of money? - Which region produces the best $10 ...
by Michael Davidson
October 22nd, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25289

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Anyone tried a 2011 Souris recently? I have two, almost opened one this week but resisted.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
September 2nd, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle Cocktail Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Seattle Cocktail Bars

I am not at all a cocktail drinker, but I always enjoy Essex.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
June 29th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love & Squalor
Replies: 57
Views: 4689

Love & Squalor

I live in Ballard, but was killing time before a dentist appointment.

I work near the Fremont PCC, but haven't made it to check yet.
by Michael Davidson
June 29th, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Cameron Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 7
Views: 301

2009 Cameron Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

I bought a bunch of 2007 from a berserker, and they've been amazing. Haven't opened one in about a year, but definitely an ager.
by Michael Davidson
June 29th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love & Squalor
Replies: 57
Views: 4689

Love & Squalor

Sorry for missing this, it was View Ridge.

Wine was delicious!
by Michael Davidson
June 26th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love & Squalor
Replies: 57
Views: 4689

Goodfellow & PCC

I was at PCC today, and they had the regular 2014 (non-PCC) WV Pinot for $15! Perhaps clearing out stock for the regular 15? Great price on any case.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
May 19th, 2017, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhone trip revisited: California vs. Rhone blind tasting
Replies: 41
Views: 3522

Rhone trip revisited: California vs. Rhone blind tasting

Great event , great write up. Did anyone think to calculate the average cost per bottle on French vs California? Seemed like a good showing for the Cali group. I can tell you that the average price of the N.Rhones was $92. I would need to calculate the CA Syrah costs but I would estimate average re...
by Michael Davidson
May 8th, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best home cellar cooling unit?
Replies: 27
Views: 2996

Best home cellar cooling unit?

Rich, who makes your cooler? Is it a split system?
by Michael Davidson
May 6th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking to Add French and Italian Wine to my Cellar (beginner!)
Replies: 84
Views: 4371

Looking to Add French and Italian Wine to my Cellar (beginner!)

Hey Nick, Total Wine is reasonable for Bordeaux, but pretty rough for other regions. Not sure what you're hoping to learn from those bottles of Delas, for example. You'll probably understand more about Delas' still than you will about St Joseph vs Crozes Hermitage. On the other hand, Delas tends to ...
by Michael Davidson
May 3rd, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking to Add French and Italian Wine to my Cellar (beginner!)
Replies: 84
Views: 4371

Looking to Add French and Italian Wine to my Cellar (beginner!)

Nick, I'd go down to Pike and Western and ask for recommendations. They're very nice, have a good old world selection, and I guarantee the wines will be available locally. Michael Thanks Michael, thats a great idea, when I finally have a free weekend I'll plan on doing that. Any other shops you'd r...
by Michael Davidson
May 3rd, 2017, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking to Add French and Italian Wine to my Cellar (beginner!)
Replies: 84
Views: 4371

Looking to Add French and Italian Wine to my Cellar (beginner!)

Nick, I'd go down to Pike and Western and ask for recommendations. They're very nice, have a good old world selection, and I guarantee the wines will be available locally.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
April 24th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid
Replies: 96
Views: 6755

2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid

I wouldn't pay $150 for the 2010, but how often do these hit the market? It only takes two people who really want to backfill to drive up the price.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
January 27th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $___ +$1 S&H!
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Longplay Wine ...pinot noir 6-pack .... $120 +$1 S&H!

I've been trying not to order anything today. Passed on some long time favorites, not trying anything new at all.

But I couldn't resist two $20 2011 Oregon Pinots.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
January 24th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 390
Views: 25289

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened a 2015 PCC WV Pinot last night. Yesterday it was okay, a bit thin, sour cherry and earth. One night on the counter transformed it into a raspberry inflected elegant pinot. The ripe vintages play so well into Marcus's style. Definitely going back for more.
by Michael Davidson
January 18th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love & Squalor
Replies: 57
Views: 4689

Love & Squalor

Ron, I think last year (upthread, maybe?) Marcus indicated that the OPNC and PCC were the same, but that there is a higher end WV as well.

Haven't made it to PCC yet myself, but probably will stop by tomorrow!
by Michael Davidson
January 14th, 2017, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love & Squalor
Replies: 57
Views: 4689

Love & Squalor

Thanks for the heads up, Scott!
by Michael Davidson
January 14th, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me spend $$$
Replies: 35
Views: 2423

Help me spend $$$

Three year vertical of Belle Pente Murto? Mag of Close Electrique Blanc?

Michael
by Michael Davidson
January 7th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Cayuse -- TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 935

First Cayuse -- TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

For the Cayuse experts, what is the style of this wine? Would it appeal to a more old world, Euro palate or is it unabashedly new world? Never tried one. Enjoyed the passion in the OP. Robert, I've sold most of mine. I don't think you'd like it. A hallmark of this style of wine is super low acidity...
by Michael Davidson
December 22nd, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for Audouzing a 1916 Burgundy?
Replies: 59
Views: 3760

Advice for Audouzing a 1916 Burgundy?

John, if that were the case then what would cause a half empty but sealed bottle to get tired after a day on the counter?

Michael
by Michael Davidson
November 16th, 2016, 8:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII planning discussion (Jan 27, 2017)
Replies: 173
Views: 19101

BerserkerDay VIII discussion (Jan 27, 2017)

Todd, forum favorites will always get the most discussion. That's why they're favorites. My vote is to keep it the same. Wineries that participate year round will get the most chatter, others will sink or float based on the offer. I'm not sure why you'd try to help folks that participate one day onl...
by Michael Davidson
November 14th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Two Vintners Syrah Some Days are Stones Stoney Vine Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 581

TN: 2013 Two Vintners Syrah Some Days are Stones Stoney Vine Vineyard

For folks who like this wine, Full Pull just offered a rocks syrah made by Morgan Lee of Two Vintners as part of their in-house winery program. It's actually a little pricier than what I paid for the Two Vintners version, but I asked for a bottle anyway.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
November 11th, 2016, 7:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Thoughts On A 8+ Qt Dutch Oven
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Thoughts On A 8+ Qt Dutch Oven

I have a Lodge, it's great. Replaced the rubber knob with a metal le creuset knob so it could withstand higher oven temps. I don't have anything else to compare it to, but I love it.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 29th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)
Replies: 6
Views: 423

TN: 2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)

John, Charles Smith recently bought the Substance brand. Back in 2006 it was a collaboration between Jamie Brown and Greg Harrington, not sure who actually owned it. Smith seems to be positioning it now as the replacement for the low end brands he sold to Constellation. As far as Cab goes, 2013 was ...
by Michael Davidson
October 28th, 2016, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)
Replies: 6
Views: 423

TN: 2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)

Second, according to today's Full Pull email.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 25th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2013 Kelley Fox Pinot Maresh Vineyard (updated with 2014 note)
Replies: 43
Views: 2462

TN 2013 Kelley Fox Pinot Maresh Vineyard (updated with 2014 note)

I have a 2013 Cristom Mt Jefferson open right now. It's really lovely.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 24th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 16464

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

Bingo. FedEx says comply or no shipping with them, period. With all due respect, Michael, if a few more state AGs send letters to FedEx as I expect the New York AG did, there will be very little wine going from retailers to consumers across state lines. I view this as a serious and potentially far-...
by Michael Davidson
October 24th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York
Replies: 179
Views: 16464

K&L wines (California) - to cease shipment to New York

I just got a UPS shipment from OR to WA.

I think there is some premature panicking on this thread.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 20th, 2016, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Two Vintners Syrah Some Days are Stones Stoney Vine Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 581

TN: 2013 Two Vintners Syrah Some Days are Stones Stoney Vine Vineyard

I've liked many two vintners, but couldn't really handle the lack of any evident acidity in this one.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 17th, 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arcadian New releases
Replies: 26
Views: 2020

Arcadian New releases

Joe, did your domain name expire? Can't find your site online...
by Michael Davidson
October 16th, 2016, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breaking the rut: Cameron Chard '13
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Breaking the rut: Cameron Chard '13

The 15 Dundee Hills is now at Sec and Vinopolis. Definitely worth taking a flyer.

Michael
by Michael Davidson
October 16th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Visit Day 2 Brief TNs & Pics: McMinnville (Biggio Hamina, Goodfellow, Eyrie)
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Oregon Visit Day 2 Brief TNs & Pics: McMinnville (Biggio Hamina, Goodfellow, Eyrie)

Kirk, Sec has that chardonnay right now if you're interested.

Great notes, Rich!
by Michael Davidson
October 11th, 2016, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 14' Leah Jorgensen 'Tour Rain'
Replies: 4
Views: 374

TN: 14' Leah Jorgensen 'Tour Rain'

Jason, I seem to be unintentionally following in your footsteps. Recently opened the '15 of this, searched to see if anyone else had tried it. The '15 matches your notes pretty well, although I get some pronounced bell pepper (which I like) on the nose. The bottle says to serve slightly chilled, pre...

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