The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

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#51 Post by Fred Scherrer » February 24th, 2020, 10:57 am

Marc Hauser wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 7:49 pm
2008 Sonoma County Pinot. Simply delightful and still running strong. Great balance, lots of fruit and acid.

He started doing RRV Pinot futures this year. I bit for a case.
Marc, that 2008 Sonoma County PN is a total sleeper. Due to some issues with the vintage in certain parts, it was rather ignored at release. That bottling is my way to draw from wherever the components need to be from in order to make a delicious wine with an upward trajectory. I'm glad you had a chance to try one with a few years on it.

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#52 Post by T Fletcher » February 24th, 2020, 12:21 pm

My foray into Scherrer wines was last weekend with a 2013 Chardonnay Helfer purchased this past BD...it was fantastic!
  • 2013 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/16/2020)
    Pop and pour; consumed over 2 days; bright nose of tropical fruit and lemon; palate was initially lemon and pretty white flowers, then tropical fruit; nice, mild acid and very balanced; day 2 showed a nose that was more suave, very pretty and elegant; the palate was more tropical fruit intensive with a little coconut on the backend and butterscotch; overall a little richer and rounded than day 1; liked it best around 65 degrees

    My first Scherrer Chardonnay and definitely a winner!
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#53 Post by JonathanG » March 11th, 2020, 10:32 pm

Cracked open the 2012 Platt Pinot last weekend. It was great, but I think fell a little short of the 2013, which is just fabulous in every way... Have a handful of the other pinots, will be giving those a go over the next few days. It's Scherrer week in my house starting tomorrow.

I think all of the local Berserkers should coordinate a meeting at Freds place. I would totally be in . And I'll drive.
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#54 Post by Jay Miller » March 12th, 2020, 7:17 am

I bought 2 of the OMV packs, tried one of each and put the other three in storage.

IMO, The 2013 is the only one close to ready although the 2015 was delicious 4 days after opening. I didn't have have the chance to test the 2014 with multiple days open.
Ripe fruit isn't necessarily a flaw.

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#55 Post by JonathanG » March 12th, 2020, 9:01 pm

Brig you start this thread 6 weeks ago and you only have one tasting note? Come on man, get with the program!

Couldn't resist, opened another of the 2013 Platt pinots tonight. I could literally just sit there and smell the wine for hours, I've never had a wine please the nose so much. Definitely in my top 5 CA pinots of all time.

On tap for Fri and Sat is the 2013 Big Brother and the Gunsalus.
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#56 Post by brigcampbell » March 13th, 2020, 4:51 am

Challenge accepted!

Like others, I should have purchased more so I'm not hoarding.

Fred said he will be back next year for BD12 so I got that going for me.
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Brig you start this thread 6 weeks ago and you only have one tasting note? Come on man, get with the program!

Couldn't resist, opened another of the 2013 Platt pinots tonight. I could literally just sit there and smell the wine for hours, I've never had a wine please the nose so much. Definitely in my top 5 CA pinots of all time.

On tap for Fri and Sat is the 2013 Big Brother and the Gunsalus.

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#57 Post by Jeff_M. » March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am

We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
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#58 Post by Joe Chanley » March 13th, 2020, 7:04 am

had a 13 OMV last night....man was that delicious

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#59 Post by brigcampbell » March 13th, 2020, 9:09 am

Jeff_M. wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am
We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator.

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#60 Post by Jeff_M. » March 13th, 2020, 10:10 am

brigcampbell wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 9:09 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am
We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator.
Don't leave that bottle unattended after opening....its damn good and someone may over serve themselves [cheers.gif] [dance-clap.gif]
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#61 Post by JonathanG » March 13th, 2020, 11:09 pm

brigcampbell wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 9:09 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am
We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator.
Now we're talking!

I had to work till 1045pm, so had to defer my Scherrer pinot plans by a day.
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#62 Post by brigcampbell » March 16th, 2020, 10:58 am

JonathanG wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 11:09 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 9:09 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am
We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator.
Now we're talking!

I had to work till 1045pm, so had to defer my Scherrer pinot plans by a day.
  • 2013 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (3/16/2020)
    Impressive complexity - aromas of light toast, coconut and yellow fruit. Extremely aromatic. That palate is great, lots to dissect. That attack is pear and riper chardonnay character but then right in the middle a lemon note and the acid is exposed, even some lime. The coconut aroma also shows on the palate and a hint of vanilla for good measure.
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#63 Post by Jeff_M. » March 16th, 2020, 11:28 am

brigcampbell wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 10:58 am
JonathanG wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 11:09 pm
brigcampbell wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 9:09 am


I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator.
Now we're talking!

I had to work till 1045pm, so had to defer my Scherrer pinot plans by a day.
  • 2013 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (3/16/2020)
    Impressive complexity - aromas of light toast, coconut and yellow fruit. Extremely aromatic. That palate is great, lots to dissect. That attack is pear and riper chardonnay character but then right in the middle a lemon note and the acid is exposed, even some lime. The coconut aroma also shows on the palate and a hint of vanilla for good measure.
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Highly enjoyable juice. I will have to add more to the cellar down the road!
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#64 Post by Jud Reis » March 26th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Another note on the 2013 Helier Chardonnay: Nice powerful nose of tropical fruit, white flowers and lemon. Silky supple texture. Nice lemon and tropical fruit on the palate with a good balance of acidity and sweet fruit. Lovely.

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