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Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

#51 Post by Mike Stoneking » July 20th, 2019, 10:42 am

Confirming Dana & Mike. Coming up Friday.
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#52 Post by Brian Tuite » July 21st, 2019, 7:40 am

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Confirming Dana & Mike. Coming up Friday.
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#53 Post by Cris Whetstone » July 27th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Looks like the 31st is a no go for me.

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#54 Post by Brian Tuite » July 28th, 2019, 5:18 am

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Looks like the 31st is a no go for me.

Have fun all!
Bummer.
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#55 Post by GregT » July 31st, 2019, 12:12 pm

Too bad Cris. Looks like we're good here. Making arrangements now.
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#56 Post by Ian Alper » August 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Brian - A neighbor passed and I will be going to a memorial service that weekend. Hope I can make it next time! Thanks for the offer.

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#57 Post by Brian Tuite » August 8th, 2019, 8:50 pm

GregT wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 12:12 pm
Looks like we're good here. Making arrangements now.
Awesome, are you bringing your better half as well?
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Brian - A neighbor passed and I will be going to a memorial service that weekend. Hope I can make it next time! Thanks for the offer.
Sorry to hear that Ian. I’ll be sure to rattle your chain next time.
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#58 Post by Ian Alper » August 9th, 2019, 8:33 am

Brian please do. And if you find yourself down in the Santa Cruz area please get in touch. Would love to have you come up to the farm and crack some bottles with you!

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#59 Post by Mike Stoneking » August 9th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Time to nail down some details.
Wines- Lets do a mix, 2013's and some free for all wild cards. Love to find the surprises in the wild cards.
Food (main)- I will always go for the grill. I can bring a couple nice Flannery Hangers to toss on the grill.
Food (sides/apps)- traveling so easier for us to do meats/cheese/olives. Can also buy some sides if you have a go to place.
Anything planned for Friday night?
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#60 Post by Brian Tuite » August 9th, 2019, 10:00 pm

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Time to nail down some details.
Wines- Lets do a mix, 2013's and some free for all wild cards. Love to find the surprises in the wild cards.
Food (main)- I will always go for the grill. I can bring a couple nice Flannery Hangers to toss on the grill.
Food (sides/apps)- traveling so easier for us to do meats/cheese/olives. Can also buy some sides if you have a go to place.
Anything planned for Friday night?
I’ve got a load of Flannery in the freeze as well. Hangers, Strips, Rib-Eyes, Jorges... sides I’ll handle. I’m up for jumping into 2013 as well. I have a few older wines to check in on as well but as far as theme I like how you think.

On the radar:
‘05 Scherrer Old and Mature
‘99 Ravenswood Old Hill
‘04 Tofanelli Zinfandel
‘13 Scherrer OMV
‘13 Bedrock Monte Rosso
‘13 Bedrock Carlisle
‘13 Carlisle Rossi Ranch

Nothing planned for Friday, yet.
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#61 Post by ncostanzo1 » August 12th, 2019, 9:20 pm

Just checking in on this, in general is there an span of years of Old Vine wines you a re looking to share with each other or just specifically wines from Old Vines?

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#62 Post by Brian Tuite » August 13th, 2019, 6:17 am

ncostanzo1 wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Just checking in on this, in general is there an span of years of Old Vine wines you a re looking to share with each other or just specifically wines from Old Vines?

Thnx!
Not really although a sub-theme will be 2013. Are you interested in joining us Nick?
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#63 Post by ncostanzo1 » August 13th, 2019, 8:43 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 6:17 am
ncostanzo1 wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Just checking in on this, in general is there an span of years of Old Vine wines you a re looking to share with each other or just specifically wines from Old Vines?

Thnx!
Not really although a sub-theme will be 2013. Are you interested in joining us Nick?
Ah sweet, I think that I could pull off some wines from around that time frame. I'd be interested in joining, but need to double check our plans on the 31st and I'll get back to you. Glad I caught a whiff of this thread via other thread!
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#64 Post by Brian Tuite » August 17th, 2019, 6:57 am

2 week notice, OP updated.
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#65 Post by GregT » August 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm

So - is the plan to do flights of three or four? I have a suspicion people will be bringing OV Zins so I'll bring a flight of OV Carignan.
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#66 Post by David J » August 17th, 2019, 3:47 pm

I can bring some old vine zins. I'll have to check my cabs and bedrock selection to see what else qualifies.

If anyone wants, I can bring a BBQ brisket, Ribs or pork butt.

If we want to get funky on the grill, I have some wild game. Nilgai and Venison backstrap.
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#67 Post by Brian Tuite » August 17th, 2019, 5:04 pm

GregT wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm
So - is the plan to do flights of three or four? I have a suspicion people will be bringing OV Zins so I'll bring a flight of OV Carignan.
We usually just open bottles and go for it more casually than the Syrah nights. Sit around the table, pass the bottles back and forth, munch on goodies, shoot the shit. If you guys want to geek out we can.
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I can bring some old vine zins. I'll have to check my cabs and bedrock selection to see what else qualifies.

If anyone wants, I can bring a BBQ brisket, Ribs or pork butt.
Dude! [worship.gif]

If we want to get funky on the grill, I have some wild game. Nilgai and Venison backstrap.
I can’t guarantee we get to everything but if you want to bring it I’m “game” [wink.gif] We have some vegetarians also so I need to keep them in mind as well.
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#68 Post by Mike Stoneking » August 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Here are my wines for the event.
2013 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Scherrer Shale Terrace
2013 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill
2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch
1979 Edmeades Vineyards Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard

I also have to make the trek to Limerick Lane to pick-up some bottles if anyone wants to tag along. I am also interested in a tasting at Calluna Vineyards. Anyone interested? Have an 11am set for Saturday morning for up to 8-10 people. Great views from the property.
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#69 Post by Brian Tuite » August 18th, 2019, 7:29 pm

Mike Stoneking wrote:
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Here are my wines for the event.
2013 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Scherrer Shale Terrace
2013 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill
2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch
1979 Edmeades Vineyards Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard
D-D-D-D-D-D-Dude!!!!!!
I also have to make the trek to Limerick Lane to pick-up some bottles if anyone wants to tag along. I am also interested in a tasting at Calluna Vineyards. Anyone interested? Have an 11am set for Saturday morning for up to 8-10 people. Great views from the property.
Would love to join you but I’ll be prepping.
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#70 Post by Larry P » August 19th, 2019, 6:46 am

It looks like the date is not going to work for us. Sorry, we'll have to catch up next time.
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#71 Post by Brian Tuite » August 19th, 2019, 7:28 am

Larry P wrote:
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It looks like the date is not going to work for us. Sorry, we'll have to catch up next time.
[cry.gif] We’ll miss you two.
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#72 Post by Richard Foxall » August 19th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Okay, I am now a plus one. (Deb is looking forward to seeing old friends, and also does not want to sit home alone after we drop off the oldest daughter at college.) Wines: Definitely bringing the 2004 W-S Feeney Ranch; also have a Talty Ponzo Zin (2014) that qualifies, and the Valdez Family 2013 St. Peters Church that should work. So probably two total bottles? Is that enough? ;-) Also, since you are cooking, I am thinking it would be nice if all of us anted up for Brian's outlay.
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#73 Post by Richard Foxall » August 19th, 2019, 1:07 pm

If we want non-zin I can also bring Spring Mountain cab, or a York Creek '02 cab. And while we are talking Limerick Lane and the Bilbros... I just got off the phone with Sam Bilbro who I was directed to when I wanted to find out the age of the Fox Hill Vineyard (some nebbiolo). After I hung up, I realized who it was and called him back. Someone needs to do an event around that family's wines.
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#74 Post by GregT » August 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm

I was going to bring West Of Temperance "Poor Ranch Vineyard" Mendocino County Carignan, Dashe Cellars "Les Enfant Terribles - Evangelho Vineyard" Old Vine Carignan, and Porter Creek "Old Vine" Mendocino Carignan, and I think we have a blend somewhere.
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#75 Post by David J » August 19th, 2019, 4:20 pm

I think I have a 13 or 14 oakville farmhouse i can bring. Also I have turley Haynes vineyard which give us some Napa old vines. I’m not sure how many bottles I need to bring....
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#76 Post by Brian Tuite » August 19th, 2019, 9:51 pm

David J wrote:
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I think I have a 13 or 14 oakville farmhouse i can bring. Also I have turley Haynes vineyard which give us some Napa old vines. I’m not sure how many bottles I need to bring....
Don’t sweat it. There will be plenty of wine. Bring what you want to taste, no pressure.
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#77 Post by Richard Foxall » August 20th, 2019, 10:36 am

GregT wrote:
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I was going to bring West Of Temperance "Poor Ranch Vineyard" Mendocino County Carignan, Dashe Cellars "Les Enfant Terribles - Evangelho Vineyard" Old Vine Carignan, and Porter Creek "Old Vine" Mendocino Carignan, and I think we have a blend somewhere.
Funny, I woke up this morning thinking about your earlier post about Carignane, and I guessed the Porter Creek. Good stuff, hadn't really considered the others.

I am down with a brisket--one of my favorite pairings with Zin, but you need 12 hours or so to smoke a big one properly. Herculean if someone wants to do it. Venison, also. We don't eat pork, but I doubt that we will go hungry, so why not just gorge ourselves on every kind of viande? And once again, there's going to be waaaay too much wine.
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#78 Post by GregT » August 20th, 2019, 7:41 pm

I kind of fell in love with West of Temperance recently. They're doing some Aglianico too. You'll like it.

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#79 Post by Brian Tuite » August 22nd, 2019, 5:46 am

Advance weather looking good. 86° and clear. Should make for a relaxed evening unlike last night where as of 5am this morning the mercury has not dropped below 70°.
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#80 Post by Brian Tuite » August 26th, 2019, 5:33 am

Looking at my stems and my go-to party stems are dwindling in numbers. If we plan on doing some flights you might want to bring a couple with you if you are a local.
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#81 Post by Richard Foxall » August 26th, 2019, 8:51 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
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Looking at my stems and my go-to party stems are dwindling in numbers. If we plan on doing some flights you might want to bring a couple with you if you are a local.
I'll bring six of those ISO tasting glasses if I remember so that Greg T can make fun of/excoriate me for owning them. Most of my stuff seems to break like cookies, so that's probably the best option from my stash.
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#82 Post by Brian Tuite » August 29th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Updated forecast 92°. Don’t overdress.

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#83 Post by Brian Tuite » August 30th, 2019, 11:14 am

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#84 Post by Mike Stoneking » August 30th, 2019, 3:27 pm

Almost to the hotel. Rough drive since leaving The City.
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#85 Post by Bud Carey » August 30th, 2019, 3:53 pm

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#86 Post by GregT » August 30th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Brian - I'll bring an extra wine.

It is a red. Got it from a friend of my wife's, who is also the madam who now owns the Mustang Ranch.

She worked her way up, so to speak. She saved her money and bought the place back from the government.

In addition to her other business activities, she makes wine as a side job. Always good to have something to fall back on.

Wild Horse Saloon Merlot. Hand-signed bottle.
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#87 Post by Brian Tuite » August 30th, 2019, 10:28 pm

Worked right down to the wire this evening but I got the new bathroom functional. 2 weeks ago it was just studs and no roof. Nothing like having a deadline.

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Anybody bringing something for the grill? I have meat pulled out but want to be sure there’s enough. I’ll pull more if needed but don;t want to overdo it. David is bringing brisket but is there any more protein coming?
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#88 Post by Mike Stoneking » August 31st, 2019, 7:19 am

We will bring some sausages or Salumi from Journeyman Meat Co. in Healdsburg. Had their Salumi tray last night and it was awesome. Brian, do you have Salumi covered?
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#89 Post by Bud Carey » August 31st, 2019, 7:36 am

Have a great time!!!
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#90 Post by Brian Tuite » August 31st, 2019, 9:11 am

Mike Stoneking wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 7:19 am
We will bring some sausages or Salumi from Journeyman Meat Co. in Healdsburg. Had their Salumi tray last night and it was awesome. Brian, do you have Salumi covered?
I have Prosciutto/Serrano and a hot and mild Secchi but by all means bring more!
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Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

#91 Post by Brian Tuite » August 31st, 2019, 9:11 am

Bud Carey wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 7:36 am
Have a great time!!!
Thanks Bud! [cheers.gif]
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#92 Post by Brian Tuite » August 31st, 2019, 11:43 pm

Oh man. So much wine, so much food, so mUch fun. Notes on the AM.
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#93 Post by Brian Tuite » September 1st, 2019, 8:14 am

A little foggy this morning so just some quick thoughts.
Zinfandel sure can age when made well.
2013 is an enormous year for Zin and Field Blends. Let them rest and they’ll reward you.
David J is a brisket God. Ho Li Fuk!

A few stars from the evening
1979 Edmeades DuPratt
1995 A. Rafanelli Dry Creek
1999 Limerick Lane Collins- ageless
2013 Bedrock Carlisle
1985 Black Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Fat Cat
2016 West of Temperance Carignan Poor Ranch

Some bottles missing this morning that must have gone home with guests
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Not pictured, ‘13 Carlisle Rossi Ranch, ‘13 HVS Bedrock Vyd (I never got to taste that one [cry.gif] ) ‘13 Myriad Las Madres Whole Cluster (ask Greg T).


I kinda felt like this until the Powerade and coffee kicked in this morning.
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#94 Post by Mike Stoneking » September 1st, 2019, 10:16 pm

We grabbed these two.
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#95 Post by Brian Tuite » September 2nd, 2019, 5:15 pm

Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 10:16 pm
We grabbed these two.
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#96 Post by Mike Stoneking » September 2nd, 2019, 5:35 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 10:16 pm
We grabbed these two.
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Both are drinking way better after 1.5 days in the bottle. Bedrock has more up front fruit but a smooth finish. The Carlisle is just sweet from beginning to end. Smooth and lingering.
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#97 Post by GregT » September 3rd, 2019, 5:14 pm

That Limerick Lane was great. Went over this morning but it was appt only so we visited Christopher Creek and a few others before heading to the airport. Good Dolcetto!

Brian is simply a stellar host and we liked him so much we went back!

Hope we didn't impose too much. David is indeed a brisket god. I tasted a piece that just melted in my mouth and asked who he hell made THAT! I asked where he was from and he said Texas.

Must be in the blood. What you always dream brisket should be. Full of flavor and literally melt in your mouth good.

And Brian is no slouch. The meat line up was as impressive as the wine and for those so inclined there was salad and vegetables and cheese. Brilliant evening.
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#98 Post by Brian Tuite » September 3rd, 2019, 9:07 pm

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Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up

#99 Post by Brian Tuite » September 4th, 2019, 10:05 am

GregT wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:14 pm
That Limerick Lane was great. Went over this morning but it was appt only so we visited Christopher Creek and a few others before heading to the airport. Good Dolcetto!

Brian is simply a stellar host and we liked him so much we went back!

Hope we didn't impose too much. David is indeed a brisket god. I tasted a piece that just melted in my mouth and asked who he hell made THAT! I asked where he was from and he said Texas.

Must be in the blood. What you always dream brisket should be. Full of flavor and literally melt in your mouth good.

And Brian is no slouch. The meat line up was as impressive as the wine and for those so inclined there was salad and vegetables and cheese. Brilliant evening.
Enjoyed having you both back Monday evening. Great finish to a long weekend.

Many thanks to everyone who attended. The wines were great, the company even better. Too many leftover wines though. We should cap the # of bottles next time.
Yeah, right. neener
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