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by A.Altman
August 10th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)

Great recap, Adam, and thank you for posting. I'm glad you had a good trip and, I must say, I'm impressed at how much you covered in a relatively short period of time. Well done! Thanks! I tend not to sit still when I am visiting a new place. I come home exhausted, but it is totally worth it. Next ...
by A.Altman
August 10th, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting at Cadence Winery (Aug 2nd 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Tasting at Cadence Winery (Aug 2nd 2017)

Glad you were able to get a tasting with Ben. He has a wealth of information, honest and humble about his craft, and makes some awesome wine. The last couple times I've been there he is always running around and super busy, but when you can get his time and attention, it is very rewarding. My favor...
by A.Altman
August 10th, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting at Cadence Winery (Aug 2nd 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Tasting at Cadence Winery (Aug 2nd 2017)

Agreed with both of you!! When I say the Coda "stays in line with the Cadence house style but in a much more ready to go and approachable way" it was just as much a comment on how structured and ageable the others cuvees are, as the Coda is more forward than all of them but still very much in the st...
by A.Altman
August 9th, 2017, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Thanks to everyone who posted in this thread! It really made for a great week. And special thanks to fellow berserker Terrance and his awesome wife Amelie (whom I met tasting at Charles Smith) for a fun night of badass wine at Bottle House and delicious food at Red Cow. My first day (Saturday) I hea...
by A.Altman
August 9th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting at Cadence Winery (Aug 2nd 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Tasting at Cadence Winery (Aug 2nd 2017)

I met with Ben Smith of Cadence on my last night in Seattle to taste some wine at his very unassuming warehouse winery. If he hadn't put a small sign outside I wouldn't have even known it was there. The space is very much in line with his demeanor and minimalistic intervention wine making style. All...
by A.Altman
July 28th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best American Riesling
Replies: 122
Views: 6037

Best American Riesling

For my palate: Ovum and Paetra
by A.Altman
July 21st, 2017, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm just gonna leave this here...
Replies: 24
Views: 2126

I'm just gonna leave this here...

by A.Altman
July 19th, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Scott - I am in town from the 29th - 3rd.
by A.Altman
July 19th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Hi Alan, Adding another plug for SODO wine district. I first visited there not long after Full Pull first moved there and it was a sleepy industrial warehouse district. It is now a hopping wine scene. Recent additions include Den Hoed, Latta (try them both if you never have), Nine Hats (from Long S...
by A.Altman
July 18th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval
Replies: 3
Views: 256

2007 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval

I had the 2007 Champoux late last year and absolutely loved it. AW's wines are so distinctive, savory yet full but never slutty. Killer stuff.
by A.Altman
July 18th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Outstanding suggestions! I am excited to explore the city. Thanks a bunch. I'll for sure be hitting the 1st ave complex, le pichet, Sitka and spruce and wing it from there! Canon for cocktails and whiskey is almost a sure bet too. Art of the table, Canlis, Cascina Spiassa are possibilities too. I am...
by A.Altman
July 18th, 2017, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

If you do not have breakfast at Le Pichet (downtown on 2nd) I will hunt you down and say terrible things to you. Seriously. Ha now THAT is a recommendation. And it is a super short walk from my hotel. Sunday brunch? I am thinking so. They don't do brunch. They will have a proper breakfast but it wo...
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Jim Anderson wrote:If you do not have breakfast at Le Pichet (downtown on 2nd) I will hunt you down and say terrible things to you. Seriously.
Ha now THAT is a recommendation. And it is a super short walk from my hotel. Sunday brunch? I am thinking so.
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Fantastic! Thanks big time for the recommendations. I'll keep you guys posted and let you know where I end up.
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Scott - I definitely will. I made it out to Walla Walla for spring release in 2016 and Sleight of Hand, Rotie and Kerloo were three of my highlights. Although Kerloo's 13's were less impressive IMHO.
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Randall McFarlane wrote:Cafe Juanita's an excellent place with a fine list.
That looks like a great option if I end up making it out to Woodinville!
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations!

Nate - Thanks! Canlis and Cascina Spinasse both look stellar. Scott - Doesn't the complex on 1st ave also house Full Pull? If yes, I was already planning on making my way over there as I have been a long time cross-country Full Pull buyer. That whole complex sounds awesome and I will definitely budg...
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food/Wine/Shenanigans Recommendations

Thanks Carter! I appreciate it.

I am staying Downtown and all my work will be Downtown as well. So during the week I will be mostly walking. While I wont have a rental, I have no problem snagging an uber and exploring on my downtime. Which I would be doing anyway if drinking.
by A.Altman
July 17th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)
Replies: 82
Views: 4739

Seattle Food & Wine Recommendations! (Updated with Highlights)

So I am headed to Seattle the last weekend in July/first week of August for work and need some recommendations! I did a search and the most recent thread had posts back from 2010 so I figured it might be time to start a fresh one. I am definitely going to head to Woodinville for a day (I'll have a w...
by A.Altman
July 12th, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single greatest American wine ever made?
Replies: 221
Views: 13988

Single greatest American wine ever made?

BrianMarshall wrote:
R_Gilbane wrote:
WilliamW wrote:2002 Liberty Bay Cellers Merlot or 2007 Duckhorn. Ballers agree those wines made some of the best Bordeaux ever tasted.
Say what????
These were the base wines in Rudy's recipes

I hear for Duckhorn he predominantly used Decoy.
by A.Altman
July 12th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers-Marie Cab Release
Replies: 110
Views: 8865

2017 Rivers-Marie Cab Release

Have purchased the Pinots a number of times from the list but haven't taken the plunge (yet) on the Cabs. What am I missing? Are they a good value just for Napa Cabernet or for all Cabernet based wines?
by A.Altman
July 6th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazon Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Amazon Wine

More expensive grocery store wine is still grocery store wine.
by A.Altman
July 6th, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads Offline
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads Offline

Bueller?
by A.Altman
June 28th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12398

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

Honestly, with all his health troubles, I am surprised Bobby P hasn't taken an extended hiatus away from wine altogether to focus on recovery and physical wellness.
by A.Altman
June 28th, 2017, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paetra Riesling "S"
Replies: 3
Views: 380

TN: 2015 Paetra Riesling "S"

Great note! I think you just convinced me to add a bottle or two of this to the 4th of July weekend shenanigans.
by A.Altman
June 27th, 2017, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads Offline
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads Offline

As someone who has recently moved to the area, I am pumped to meet/drink with some fellow wine nerds. Let's see if we can't set something up.

Cheers!
by A.Altman
June 27th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modern style Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 4651

Modern style Bordeaux

2014 Capbern St Estephe.

More than a little modern leaning and a complete knockout QPR at +- $25
by A.Altman
June 21st, 2017, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

2015 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

Adam, I didn't really notice the oak, but I don't think I'm as sensitive as some. The Willamette Valley Pinot sees most of the new oak and can be quite oaky to my taste. Scott, As you know I've cut way back on buying Pinot Noir, and as part of that I've continued to get the Cameron's Dundee Hills a...
by A.Altman
June 21st, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

2015 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

John gifted me several bottles of this right after it was bottled a couple of months ago, and this is the second bottle I've opened, the first was still somewhat in bottle shock. Cherries to blackberries in the nose - a bit surprising as I would normally expect Dundee Hills to be more strawberry th...
by A.Altman
June 14th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's discuss your flaws...
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Let's discuss your flaws...

TCA and Oxidation (exception being Jura) are non-starters for me. Brett I like in moderation in some instances. And I can tolerate a bit of VA, but no nail polish. I also have low tolerance for heavy oak flavors, especially in Rhone/Burgundy varietals. I am much more tolerant of oak in Bordeaux vari...
by A.Altman
June 13th, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 7801

BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2016

Happy to see the Falkensteins put up a killer showing. They have really been on fire the last couple of vintages and off the charts QPR here in the states.
by A.Altman
June 11th, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450012

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Big Basin Coastview Pinot Noir
2014 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Auslese
2014 Capbern Saint Estephe
by A.Altman
June 8th, 2017, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12398

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

I see many different folks in the field, in varying levels and types, use MW in their title which leads me to believe it is more of an industry standard thing.

Using her objectively impressive credentials in her name/signature has nothing to do with the issue(s) I take with Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW.
by A.Altman
June 5th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12398

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

Lisa has finally weighed in. One might have thought she would start with a "thank you for your service" or something. Nope. This is the opener: Apologies for my late comments. We're very close to signing on a replacement for Jeb. I understand that she is running a business, but the top value of any...
by A.Altman
June 1st, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 500

TN: 2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

maureen nelson wrote:Sarah, open the Veldenzer Elisenberg kabinett instead. The last bottle i opened in late April still stunning.
Second this. Bottle opened in last few weeks was a stunner.
by A.Altman
May 31st, 2017, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12398

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

Neal.Mollen wrote: One would have to think Martin is on the short list -- or is the short list -- if he can stomach working for the new boss
Well Martin certainly is the only one on the short list now.
by A.Altman
May 31st, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12398

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

What I think is really interesting is that this is the second heir apparent to jump ship. The implications for the future of the WA are very interesting to consider.
by A.Altman
May 29th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rougeard hype and other Loire - a generalized thought.
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

TN: Rougeard hype and other Loire - a generalized thought.

Like Noah, and perhaps you, I love Bordeaux with heavy dollops of CF. Think Cheval Blanc, Carmes Haut Brion. Trottevieille has a 100% CF cuvée but it's pretty rare, would love to try it. Had a 2014 Roche Neuves Les Memories with 113 year old vines last night, very solid and built for age. The Les M...
by A.Altman
May 25th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2013 Figgins Estate red/ 2015 Toil Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 378

TNs: 2013 Figgins Estate red/ 2015 Toil Oregon Pinot Noir

I tasted at Figgins last year after spending time in Willamette. I didn't care for the Toil. It was bigger, darker with a larger oak influence than what I care for. Frankly, it didn't taste like it came from Oregon at all. That being said, I really liked their estate red Bordeaux blend (and I tasted...
by A.Altman
May 18th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any views of Lillian from Oregon
Replies: 26
Views: 1396

Any views of Lillian from Oregon

J a y H a c k wrote: It depends on your taste preference. If you think the wine world begins in Burgundy and ends in the Loire Valley, it's not for you. If you are partial to full flavored new world reds, you should definitely give it a try.
This.
by A.Altman
May 18th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vertical
Replies: 20
Views: 1581

Dunn Howell Mountain vertical

I'd rate this thread an EASY 93 points.

Very cool tasting, I am very jealous.
by A.Altman
May 11th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opinions on Wines from Marcus Molitor
Replies: 42
Views: 2939

Opinions on Wines from Marcus Molitor

Their Kabinett and Spatlese were very reasonably priced in the context of the 2015 vintage even before the massive praise from the WA who recently rated their Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Gold Cap (96-97 Spatlese, 94 Kabinett) and Wehlener Sonnenuhr Gold Cap (96 Spatlese, 94 Kabinett) as two of the best with...
by A.Altman
April 27th, 2017, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3871

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Very cool tasting! Thanks for the notes.

Was the Clos Fourtet slipped in twice? Looks like it was tasted twice with two very different impressions.
by A.Altman
April 27th, 2017, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines from The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA
Replies: 30
Views: 2289

Wines from The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA

Bryan - not only is the Ankleroller from the same vineyard as the Some Days are Stones, but is made by the same winemaker! The Block Wines are a project from the Full Pull crew and they have roped in Morgan from Two Vintners to make their wine. Very cool comparison!
by A.Altman
April 19th, 2017, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52634

It's critic bingo! Let's start with Vinous.

Guess who: "This wine deftly combines..... richness and vivacity or power and vivacity or depth and vivacity or heft and vivacity" I assume that's Galloni. He uses "vivid" a lot, I noticed, but I forgot to put that on the bingo card. "Vivacity" definitely belongs! Close. It is Josh Raynolds. I swea...
by A.Altman
April 18th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52634

It's critic bingo! Let's start with Vinous.

Guess who:


"This wine deftly combines.....

richness and vivacity

or

power and vivacity

or

depth and vivacity

or

heft and vivacity"
by A.Altman
April 14th, 2017, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Bordeaux Vintages: When do you stop?
Replies: 52
Views: 2196

New Bordeaux Vintages: When do you stop?

He then asked why I wouldn't buy some cases for my sons - to which I answered that my father bought his own wines, I bought/buy my own wines; so my sons can buy their own wines. Once they are out from under my roof, if they can't afford fine wine; then they have no business drinking the same. Yikes...
by A.Altman
April 13th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2016 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

Terry Theise’s 2016 Germany Vintage Report

Haven't tasted, but am pleased with the prospects based on Theise's assessment!

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