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

#52 Post by Brian Tuite » July 21st, 2019, 7:40 am

Mike Stoneking wrote:
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Confirming Dana & Mike. Coming up Friday.
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Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

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

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

Cris Whetstone wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Looks like the 31st is a no go for me.

Have fun all!
Bummer.
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Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

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

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

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

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

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

#60 Post by Brian Tuite » August 9th, 2019, 10:00 pm

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

#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?

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

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

#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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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.
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:
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
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:
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.
[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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