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by Vincent Fritzsche
July 8th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire

Not Sidney Greenstreet? Shout out to you Jazz Butcher fans.

This is incredible. Thanks for posting.
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 2nd, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Impressions 7-1-19

I have a Cave Dog Godello that Bree gifted me that is in the summer queue. Looking forward to trying it.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 24th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Thanks everyone. Yes, we're going on a Monday so no weekend issues. And yes Otay Mesa was always the preferred crossing in the old days, I'll give it a go. Tecate is out of the way but I'd head there if a two hour wait at TJ. Wouldn't mind checking out Tecate again even if it's a lot of mileage. Yea...
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 24th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 29
Views: 1255

Re: Filtering wine sediment

I don't think any of these home filtering techniques sound better than just drinking a slightly cloudy wine. Paper coffee filters, paper towels? I'd just drink the wine.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 23rd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Thanks for the replies. We’re going to say trip it and plan on a wait at the border on the return (or maybe not?). We’ll probably hit two places, I’m interested in Bodegas Andre Lurton and Finca la Carrodilla, we’ll see if they are available. Any others that might be worthwhile?
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 23rd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

I’m thinking of a day trip from San Diego to the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja. Any tips on wineries to visit or perhaps avoid? What about food options? Thanks!
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 20th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Calon Segur 1996

I remember some half bottles of this young in the year 2000, when we’d just moved to Oregon. Sounds like it’s held really nicely, will have to find a bottle at auction or like that.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 17th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4172

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

He's the only guy I ever felt threatened by in the online wine world. I feel empathy for anyone who's obviously tortured. But man he really pushes it to the brink.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 16th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette/McMinnville
Replies: 21
Views: 1952

Re: Willamette/McMinnville

Pizza Capo in Mac is fantastic.

I’ll be at the winery Tuesday afternoon. I’m in the Eola Hills above Brooks.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 1st, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Nervi Gattinara
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: 1993 Nervi Gattinara

That’s a funky angle too, hard to really see the color. But yeah it’s hardly from the ‘60s or something.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 31st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Nervi Gattinara
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: 1993 Nervi Gattinara

That's fantastic. That '90s label though, wow!
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 31st, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 56
Views: 3501

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

He's turning 80. Get him Caymus. And then get something else recommended here and enjoy both. And when he like the Caymus the best, know you got him his favorite. Can't do better than that.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 31st, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1807

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

Aligote's its own thing. I don't think I'd rather drink Bourgogne Blanc any more than I'd rather drink Cassis blanc. I like them all. What I love about much Aligote is the seashell minerality combined with a grape fleshiness and snappy finish. It's not usually complicated but it can last for years. ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 28th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 6469

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Try them out for sure. Bryan apparently is big on Holstein cattle for superior flavor. I recall hearing him say grass fed can be great but leaner and the flavor is in the fat. So far I’m loving what I’ve had.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 27th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1835

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Brian, thanks for stopping by and tasting. Glad your daughter was able to taste too. And nice to meet your son too!
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 26th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

Yes great note. Saw a few bottles of this in the market but sadly. haven’t had a chance to try it.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 19th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1835

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

I’ll be on the road then but I’m sure you’ll find some Berserkers to visit.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 18th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1835

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Yeah definitely come by if you’re out tasting Memorial Day Saturday or Sunday noon-5pm. I can’t be there Sunday but the wines will be. Address is 9360 SE Eola Hills Road. Not sure what’s going on with the block party but definitely come to the Eola Hills!
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 14th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)

Charlie Carnes wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 11:47 am


It is also one of my favorite Beastie Boys songs!
So how we gonna kick it?
Gonna kick it root down
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 7th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 6856

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Wait it’s controversial to suggest that Chenin can display waxiness? What?!?
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

I took scattered notes but yes, a good showing for almost everything. 16s are showing more grip and solidity than before. 17s a bit leaner and bright than more recent years, in a good way. My faves were probably Violin Eola Amity 2016 for its nice woven structure and delicate density, and the Patric...
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 10th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embarrassment Of Riches, Wines Of Emidio Pepe, Valentini and Torre Dei Beati
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Embarrassment Of Riches, Wines Of Emidio Pepe, Valentini and Torre Dei Beati

Valentini has been life changing stuff for me. However a recent bottle of 2011 Cerasuolo was reduced and never truly came around even with airtime.
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 4th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what is too hot for shipping?
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

Re: what is too hot for shipping?

I think we can have an overly limited view of appropriate weather for shipping. If it’s 70 in your town, what was the low, 55? 48? What about everywhere else the wine is going on it way to you? When is the exact perfect moment to ship, and then how does everything get out precisely at the moment? No...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 26th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1777

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Bummer on the pre-mox’d Roulot Doug. Good point on much of the Chard coming in before the torrential rain in late September. Megan Joy of Goodfellow and Temperance Hill Vineyard made a good counterpoint at the event that Chard and rain is not like Pinot and rain. So even later stuff probably wasn’t ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 26th, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1777

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Yeah I didn’t pick the Roulot out. I did write the word “finesse” for the first time all day for that wine. Not that othere didn’t have finesse. Really fun tasting, good notes so far.
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 24th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

The Seven Springs thing was unique. It wasn’t sold, the many longtime buyers just got cut out when one out of state buyer cut a long term deal on the grapes. It was really weird at the time. Resonance was Kevin and Carla Chambers’ baby, they wanted to sell and it was available. The new owners obviou...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 9th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 7246

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Actually my really contribution here was going to be...

Greg P is back! Good to see your mild and opinionless self back on the boards. 😉
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 7246

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Nice catch Mike! Hard to know where to add to this thread. I will re-emphasize the apparent subjectivity of TTB label approval. TTB rejected me for saying “Gamay” on the label. It apparently has to be “Gamay Noir” But I see others like Falia and Whitcraft with simply “Gamay” on the label. No big dea...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 9th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

Had this a couple months back and though I’d quibble with dale’s original note - I definitely got olives - yeah I’d probably would hesitate to call this blind this as northern Rhône. That said, it’s very good and if I had it in my barrel cellar, I might say it’s like very good warm year Crozes or St...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 7th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP board member Lou Kessler
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: RIP board member Lou Kessler

He was a really good guy, RIP Lou.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

If you’re browsing the BerserkerDay deals after dinner, still going strong here! Two White packs left but still have Pinot Noir.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

Update:

6 White pack remain
Getting low on Bjornson too
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

Thanks Dave!

And thanks as well Jim, really appreciate that.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED.... mini verticals Cowan Cellars BD 10
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: Cowan Cellars Mini Verticals BD 10

I love Cowan wines! Definitely check these out, the skin contact wines are fascinating, the Ribolla is reference point stuff!
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

More details based on questions I'm getting: Armstrong Vineyard is 10 years old and in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, all marine sedimentary soil on a south and west slope just down the road form Brick House Vineyard. The '16 and '15 Armstrongs were both in barrel for a year and a half, the "Tardive" designa...
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

I wish, but all sold out of the Tardives! 2017 Chard Tardive is coming in the next mailing list release in February. Unfortunately no Blanc Tardive in ‘17, short crop.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 26th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 82
Views: 7602

Re: Flannery Beef!

In for a Younger Set. Damn, cannot wait.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 26th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

Thanks Karl and everyone who's jumped in early. Happy Berserker Day preview everyone!
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 25th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 1535

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard

Hard for me to be objective here, but clearly I love this vineyard and recommend that everyone gives Red Electric a try.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 25th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

Thanks all! Sadly no Chardonnay Tardive in the offers this year. 2016 is allocated but 2017 will be in the February pre-release offer.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 23rd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

I'm Vincent Fritzsche. I make Vincent Wine Company wines in Oregon's Willamette Valley. IMG_7335.jpg I got into winemaking many years ago after connecting with other wine geeks on internet sites like this one. Some made wine and I started helping them out, one thing led to another, and in 2009 I sta...
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 22nd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

Here are some berserk deals from Vincent Wine Company for BerserkerDay 10! I only hold back a few cases of things for Berserker Day, so don't delay! (added some details at the bottom of the thread, if you're new to my wines...) 7FhGZr0VT6SjPAnl%RIb5w.jpg Armstrong Vineyard Ribbon Ridge three-pack $8...
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 12th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: TN: 1969 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

That’s a gorgeous looking bottle Buzz. I’m hitting 50 this year and have a few random bottles to try, including a ‘69 Leoville Barton. Tough year but we’ll see.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 6th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ryan Cochrane has passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Ryan Cochrane has passed away

Sorry to see this. My condolences to his family and friends.
by Vincent Fritzsche
December 29th, 2018, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

Duex Montille is the negotiant arm of the family business. Now called Maison du Montille. Very good quality, just purchased fruit.
by Vincent Fritzsche
December 28th, 2018, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

Sounds great you made me look up a photo from three years ago, the ‘07 de Montille Beaune Aigrots blanc that was terrific. This one sounds even better.
by Vincent Fritzsche
November 18th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .

If the ex novo is even better, wow. Must try it.

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