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by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 3199

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

Enjoyed the Carignan and bubbles last year. Going to order a combo pack but is there any way one can order a case of just the carignan? Thanks!
by Eric Sch
November 24th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting

Both Eric@Sec Wines and Vinopolis are good sources. Vinopolis will likely be the cheapest for shipping with their flat rate deals. Sec does not generally stock the wines, they are more of a just-in-time retailer that processes orders as received. I've never seen an offer for the Massale in the retai...
by Eric Sch
November 22nd, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Cameron Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting

For those just getting into Cameron, keep an eye on Commerce Corner as a couple of us in PDX are going to batch up a bunch of Cameron wines for sale very shortly. All were purchased locally on release and will be shipped legally by someone ITB. Good chance to pick up back vintages and fund our Champ...
by Eric Sch
November 15th, 2017, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barcode labels and scanner
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Barcode labels and scanner

I've got a dymo label printer and CT makes it easy to print labels directly from the web interface. You don't need a dedicated scanner, the capability is built right into the mobile app on your phone. It's really quite a simple process. I use some third party labels off eBay that are designed for ea...
by Eric Sch
November 3rd, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1642
Views: 93309

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

You know it's bad when I've already taken delivery of a couple cases this fall, and I get another email that I have a shipment ready to go. Not that I'm complaining about more Champagne. :P
by Eric Sch
November 2nd, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Crowd Pleaser Red & White
Replies: 40
Views: 1798

Thanksgiving Crowd Pleaser Red & White

For the big dinner with family who guzzle, I bring mags of Saint Cosme CdR. Generally a crowd pleaser and super affordable.
by Eric Sch
November 2nd, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 8
Views: 419

TN: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills

That is my favorite of Vincent's Pinot bottlings (and my fave local AVA) - such a great QPR. Really looking fwd to the fall pickup party on Saturday!
by Eric Sch
October 11th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Willamette Valley Trip Report

The fried chicken sandwich at Valley Commissary is one of our faves. We stop in there Everytime we visit Eyrie for club pickups. Sounds like a fun trip.
by Eric Sch
September 24th, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1642
Views: 93309

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Picked up a number of just delivered cases from my buddy's wine storage last night. I have to admit to getting a little bit of warm fuzzies pulling out mags of Special Club and rosé. The bubbs will be flowing this fall!
by Eric Sch
September 1st, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1642
Views: 93309

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

This thread has cost me a ton of money. :o :x :P Champagne is one of my largest purchase sets so based on this thread I signed up for their list. In a matter of weeks I have built up a pretty crazy list of pending deliveries. Lots of good stuff at good prices. You guys are a bad influence, however s...
by Eric Sch
July 5th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joe's can't keep canned wine in stock.
Replies: 26
Views: 1778

Trader Joe's can't keep canned wine in stock.

Not canned, but even some established wineries have gone in a similar direction (on a small scale). Love the promo video - vintage John Paul. My wife, who is not a millennial, tasked me with tracking some down. http://www.cameronwines.com/wine/2016-spritz-rose/ I would be all over those. Report wit...
by Eric Sch
June 30th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Cameron Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 7
Views: 301

2009 Cameron Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Same here... have been staring at 08 Arley's for a while, thinking it might be time to try it. Alas, tis not. Thanks for the note, will hold it a bit longer.
by Eric Sch
June 24th, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 118
Views: 4645

Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

With all the heat in Portland we opened some whites last night. After a 2001 Selbach Zeltinger Sclossberg Spätlese which was amazing, the Chenin had big shoes to fill. Unfortunately the 97 Baumard Savenieres was fatally oxidized, so I pulled a 2009 Foreau demi-sec. It was a little out of balance, mi...
by Eric Sch
June 18th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tasting Suggestion(s) in Lake Oswego Area?
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Wine Tasting Suggestion(s) in Lake Oswego Area?

Your winery tasting options are going to be about 30-45 minutes from Lake O. You'll find some decent restaurants but if it were me I'd either head into Portland or set aside a couple of hours for a drive into the Valley. Dundee is a straight shot down 99W and if you want to hit PG you'll take a righ...
by Eric Sch
May 19th, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 10949

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

Thanks for posting... I actually came to see if there was any info in the original post about shipping times, and I find an update from just 2 days ago. Really looking forward to the jamon and tuna, and we could really use some good oil as we just ran out of what we had.
by Eric Sch
May 13th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another [futile] plea for Cellartracker wine handle sanity!
Replies: 72
Views: 3983

Another [futile] plea for Cellartracker wine handle sanity!

I personally don't care for people to know exactly who I am from my notes. Honestly I don't care for real name requirements on forums at all, particularly when they can be used to tie me to very expensive hobbies and personal posessions in a way I can't control. The internet never forgets. Then agai...
by Eric Sch
April 29th, 2017, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 OR PN
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

2014 OR PN

Agreed, 2014 is a bit too plush and ripe for me. Mostly passed except for a few from Vincent and my Eyrie club allocations. Not planning on holding for very long.
by Eric Sch
April 18th, 2017, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine - it is a family thing
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Wine - it is a family thing

I sure hope my daughter likes wine otherwise I am way over bought on 2015 vintage :) Then again I do have to be very careful with my empties as if she gets her hands on them she will tilt them in the air over her head like she is drinking straight from the bottle. And she always wants a fingertip ta...
by Eric Sch
April 16th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Are You Drinking with Easter Dinner?
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

What Wine Are You Drinking with Easter Dinner?

Mag of 2010 Jean Royer Le Petit Roy. Should go over well with the in-laws who like a bit bigger wines but don't have very great palates. And a bottle of 2008 Schloss Lieser Riesling Kabinett as well.
by Eric Sch
April 1st, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape- C.M-T
Replies: 8
Views: 573

TN: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape- C.M-T

I have a bottle of the 2009 CMT that I got for cost of shipping back in the head days of free flowing Lot18 credits. Might have to dig that out sometime soon.
by Eric Sch
March 19th, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB Winemakers - secret sparklers?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

WB Winemakers - secret sparklers?

There is a zero dosage version of Beau's Random Wine Company sparkling Gamay. It was not really marketed, more of a special bottling for a few lucky folks. Definitely trying to get him to make more!
by Eric Sch
March 5th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1920 Bodegas de la Real Divisa Rioja Reserva Marques de Legarda
Replies: 2
Views: 262

TN: 1920 Bodegas de la Real Divisa Rioja Reserva Marques de Legarda

Agreed, it was a pleasure to be able to taste this wine. Really quite lovely up front with that cherry fruit. Settled in over a half hour or so, adding a bit of depth and showing some more spice character. Not sure how.long it would hold up open, but that wasn't a problem last night! Happy birthday ...
by Eric Sch
March 4th, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 German Riesling - How One Vintage can Change the Landscape of an Entire Cellar
Replies: 102
Views: 5073

2015 German Riesling - How One Vintage can Change the Landscape of an Entire Cellar

Well, at least some of you make me look partially sane at only 90 bottles purchased to date, or about 34% of my total Riesling stock. I'll likely add a few more, but 2015 is such a good vintage my money is being spread around. [cheers.gif]
by Eric Sch
March 4th, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Haiku for Allemand 2011 Cornas Chaillot
Replies: 54
Views: 2857

TN: A Haiku for Allemand 2011 Cornas Chaillot

Just ordered a '12
Hopefully there is no brett
Find out in 10 years
by Eric Sch
February 28th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 German Riesling - How One Vintage can Change the Landscape of an Entire Cellar
Replies: 102
Views: 5073

2015 German Riesling - How One Vintage can Change the Landscape of an Entire Cellar

Since 2015 is my daughter's birth year, and given the quality of the vintage worldwide, it has quickly escalated to a very large percentage of my overall cellar holdings. Riesling constitutes probably a third of that including magnums that might not be consumed in my lifetime. GKA and BA for the win...
by Eric Sch
February 24th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait! Another Acker legendary cellar auction (Wolfgang Grunewald
Replies: 23
Views: 2866

Wait! Another Acker legendary cellar auction (Wolfgang Grunewald

I got the same card and have never bought a thing from Acker. I saw the name Kapon and laughed my way directly to the recycle bin. I know for a fact that when I bought my CellarPro they sold my name to basically everyone in the wine industry, as I now get the most inane mailings. They really ticked ...
by Eric Sch
February 17th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paetra Riesling From Berserkers day.
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Paetra Riesling From Berserkers day.

Love the Ovum Off the Grid bottling! I might have to find a bottle of the Paetra to try.
by Eric Sch
February 17th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 The Princess and the Peasant Carignan Poor Ranch
Replies: 13
Views: 580

TN: 2015 The Princess and the Peasant Carignan Poor Ranch

Yeah thanks for the note! Looking forward to getting my parcel. Or hopefully finding it there when I get home from a biz trip later this evening.
by Eric Sch
February 3rd, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Vincent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 10
Views: 620

TN: 2015 Vincent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Agreed, some of the best QPR in Oregon and Vincent is a great guy indeed. I haven't had a 15 Chard yet but the WV Pinot is nice although young.

I already have my mag order in but will be adding some 750's. Get you some!
by Eric Sch
February 3rd, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A revelation ... TN: 1988 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris
Replies: 15
Views: 1050

A revelation ... TN: 1988 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris

I have been fortunate enough to drink a number of old bottles, including Pinot Gris from 1977 (birthyear), 1983, 1989, and 1992. The 92 was an auction bottle and was shot, but the others (all certified by Jason) were all stupendous. I have one more bottle of 1983 Gris that I will be shared with Beau...
by Eric Sch
February 1st, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mature Huet, Baumard, Duhart, Raffault, Brezza, Grunhaus and more
Replies: 37
Views: 2648

TN: Mature Huet, Baumard, Duhart, Raffault, Brezza, Grunhaus and more

I've had several 98 Baumards, all excellent. Glad to have more! Great stuff.
by Eric Sch
January 30th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Riesling Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich 2015, JJ Prum
Replies: 39
Views: 2669

TN: Riesling Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich 2015, JJ Prum

Thanks for the note! That's birthyear for my daughter and I have bought several of this bottling including a couple of mags. I don't plan on touching them any time soon however.
by Eric Sch
January 28th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Old-Vine Carignan and High Altitude Pinot Noir- The Princess & the Peasant
Replies: 53
Views: 4207

Old-Vine Carignan and High Altitude Pinot Noir- The Princess & the Peasant

In for some of the Carignan and a bottle of bubbs... Thanks for the offer!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 10949

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

First order from Veleta, and I can't wait! I am in for a jamon, some cheese, tuna, and sardines. Thanks! JEALOUS!!!! [worship.gif] Naw, Eric's going to have a Tapa Party and invite a bunch of Berserkers, right Eric??? flirtysmile [cheers.gif] I can guarantee several Berserkers will get to share in ...
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 10949

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

First order from Veleta, and I can't wait! I am in for a jamon, some cheese, tuna, and sardines. Thanks!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Vincent 4-pack, $99 - VERY LIMITED
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Vincent 4-pack, $99 - VERY LIMITED

Vincent's wines are among the best QPR in the Valley. Get in on this if you have not already!
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Johan Vineyards Library 3-packs!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1932

Johan Vineyards Library 3-packs!!

I got mine. As Paul said these are great wines. The PetNat is a steal! champagne.gif
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Maison Harbour Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Maison Harbour Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Great stuff here... and Nicholas is a great guy! I need to get some more Pinot...
by Eric Sch
January 27th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!
Replies: 23
Views: 1956

Random Wine Co. Pacific NW Sampler Packs & Bubbly!

Seriously people, buy the Beaubbles! As someone lucky enough to drink with the winemaker (a lot), I can assure you that it is some tasty Gamay, and a really good value at the listed price with free shipping. I've got my case! champagne.gif
by Eric Sch
January 23rd, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on this Selbach-Oster Eiswein
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Any thoughts on this Selbach-Oster Eiswein

Had a 91 Bernkastler Badstube Eiswein back in November and it made a bunch of Riesling heads very happy. Happy 1st bday to my daughter!
by Eric Sch
January 23rd, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Recommendation: Vinopolis in Portland, OR
Replies: 26
Views: 1568

Retailer Recommendation: Vinopolis in Portland, OR

Vinopolis takes a lot of my money :o So much that my mobile keyboard just automatically filled in their name for this post. Suzanne will take care of you, they have been great even on (local) bad bottle returns. So far half of my 2015 German futures have come in. I have ZERO concerns for the rest, i...
by Eric Sch
January 21st, 2017, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crazy value whites - Jacky Blot Montlouis Chenin Blanc secs
Replies: 41
Views: 2970

Crazy value whites - Jacky Blot Montlouis Chenin Blanc secs

I like the Blot wines and buy them, but I would generally say Huet is better, when it is on. The problem with Huet is that I am tired of off bottles. I just poured an 11 Demi-sec down the sink this morning as it was hollow and lifeless. I have not had this problem with other producers at anywhere ne...
by Eric Sch
January 14th, 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me spend $$$
Replies: 35
Views: 2418

Help me spend $$$

You could get a 375 of 2015 Donnhoff BA and one base Kabinett. [cheers.gif]
by Eric Sch
January 12th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 36
Views: 1502

TN: 1998 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

Thanks to everyone for the notes. I have a 750 of 2001 CFE that was in long term storage, but it sounds like I should pull it now and (hopefully) enjoy soon.
by Eric Sch
January 11th, 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37599

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Drank a bottle of 13 Vincent Armstrong a few days back, with the handwritten label. No formal notes but as always a really nice bottle and stellar QPR. And to make room for upcoming BD, last Sunday we cooked a 16oz Berserker 60 day ribeye. It was a day of snow and ice outside so the steak was perfec...
by Eric Sch
January 6th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Replies: 81
Views: 4541

2014 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

Some great data there, thanks Doug. Love the discussion! I went long on 12 as I loved the flavors at release but I agree they currently do seem to have a bit more body on them. However they just feel a bit more composed than I have found in the 14s. My palate is definitely trending leaner these days...
by Eric Sch
January 3rd, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Replies: 81
Views: 4541

2014 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

I must have a different palate, as I have been underwhelmed by the 14s I have tried to date. That includes multiple Cameron bottlings as well as Eyrie and others. I think in general I found them to be a bit blunt and imprecise, not at all like Gris' note above. I won't be purchasing more beyond my E...
by Eric Sch
December 27th, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Aubry de Humbert 1er Cru (France, Champagne)
Replies: 8
Views: 322

TN: 2007 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Aubry de Humbert 1er Cru (France, Champagne)

I had a bottle of the 07 Humbert recently but was underwhelmed. I drink a lot of Aubry and this was one of the most blah bottles I've had yet, it just seemed to be lacking verve. Hoping my other bottle is better. Definitely looking forward to the 08 as well, as it is our wedding year. We had a bottl...
by Eric Sch
December 18th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines are you puling for Xmas dinner?
Replies: 76
Views: 4420

What wines are you puling for Xmas dinner?

Family has no palate so I always take a mag of Saint Cosme CdR. This year we are going to a second venue afterwards which will justify some better wines. Not sure of the menu but I'm always a sucker for Clerc Milon, especially after drinking a stellar 2000 earlier this weekend.

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