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Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 2:03 pm
by George Chadwick
Kevin replies that he will attend if harvest lets him.

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 2:12 pm
by George Chadwick
Sean_S wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 8:39 pm
In with 06 Alpine
I'm in. Have an 07 Alpine that I can bring. I will see what other delites I can fish from the cellar. Going to need to start looking now. I used to laugh at those who tracked bottle locations in CT. Now I spend hours trying to find where that wine I want to drink is located. 1st world problems

Sean
The only wines I can locate quickly are the ones that I know I will specifically need for a theme event (Rhys, Ridge, one particular Burgundy vineyard), or for a particular person eg my brother's birth year wine. Those are all kept together. The vast majority of times I open wine, I just look randomly and grab what appeals.

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: August 11th, 2019, 7:49 am
by Sean_S
Found the 07 Alpine Pinot looking for something else the other day.

Sea

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: August 11th, 2019, 11:28 am
by George Chadwick
Sean_S wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 7:49 am
Found the 07 Alpine Pinot looking for something else the other day.

Sea
Metaphor for life unless you're Bono

Re: 8/31 update first post Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm
by George Chadwick
It seems about the time where no further people will chime in and several will drop out so I expect 14 without having to say no to anyone.

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 3:57 pm
by AndyK
I should be a pretty firm yes. Is there room for Laura W?

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 4:19 pm
by George Chadwick
AndyK wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 3:57 pm
I should be a pretty firm yes. Is there room for Laura W?
Yes.

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm
by Larry Stein
I’m going to drop out of this event. Hopefully I’ll be able to make future Los Gatos offlines.

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 1st, 2019, 10:48 pm
by Dave Tong
I just found out about this - Wes forwarded me a link some time ago but it fell into the cracks. I haven't been on here in quite a while.
Alison and I may be interested if there's room. I think my only Rhys is a magnum of 06 Alpine, but I see that's already claimed.
Let me see what else I've got; I know I have some Windy Oaks, I think I've got an 09 Woodside, and I do have some Sarah's Vineyard stickies.

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 2nd, 2019, 9:11 am
by Alan Rath
Dave, if you do attend, I can switch to another wine so you can bring your 06.

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 2nd, 2019, 11:15 am
by Dave Tong
OK then we are confirming - if there's room.

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 10:36 am
by J e s s e C
unfortunately, i won't be able to make the 17th work. enjoy, and please post notes for the rest of us!

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
by George Chadwick
Attendance updates in first post.

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 6:14 pm
by George Chadwick
Larry Stein wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm
I’m going to drop out of this event. Hopefully I’ll be able to make future Los Gatos offlines.
Don't worry Larry you'll be ready for the Caymus/Prisoner / Apothic Retrospective

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 4th, 2019, 11:54 am
by AndyK
I only really started buying Rhys with the 2013 vintage, but I'd be happy to bring a 2013 Horseshoe Pinot, which was drinking beautifully last year.

I also have one bottle of 2012 Bearwallow Pinot left that I could bring as well. Or go with a 2011 Mount Eden Chardonnay for bottle #2...

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 4th, 2019, 5:35 pm
by George Chadwick
Ooh Mt Eden Chard at age 8 yum

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 4th, 2019, 7:32 pm
by ChrisStags
I have lots of caymus and prisoner when is the next dinner?

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 4th, 2019, 10:38 pm
by Ian Alper
Oops, thought I had been more definitive. My bad. I am in if there is room. Looks like a choice from the menagerie- 06 Swan or 08 Bear. Also older Alesia for backup. Please let me know if there is room. I have really been looking forward to it. If not, another time.

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 5th, 2019, 2:01 pm
by George Chadwick
Ian Alper wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Oops, thought I had been more definitive. My bad. I am in if there is room. Looks like a choice from the menagerie- 06 Swan or 08 Bear. Also older Alesia for backup. Please let me know if there is room. I have really been looking forward to it. If not, another time.
Patience grasshopper. I think I'll take roll call on Monday.

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 5th, 2019, 2:53 pm
by Ian Alper
Thanks!

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 9:47 am
by P L owet
I'm an out-of-towner who is coincidentally helping my freshman daughter with college move-in the next morning. I should be done with Bed Bath & Beyond trips by 9/17 dinnertime so would love to join you if you end up taking folks off the waitlist.[wow.gif] I have some older (and newer) Rhys so let me know what hole(s) I could fill.[cheers.gif]
Thanks,
Peter

PS In case anyone was wondering, my daughter will still be on her pre-orientation trip that night. So no, I'm not blowing her off for a night of Rhys. I'm just trying to get my head around the concept of an empty nest. [snort.gif]

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 1:52 pm
by Alan Rath
yes

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 3:15 pm
by Wes Barton
Still in.

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 4:15 pm
by Craig G
I’m in. Paul won’t be able to make it now.

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 5:33 pm
by Cris Whetstone
Can't swing the midweek thing right now. Sorry to miss everyone. Enjoy!

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 8:10 am
by AndyK
Laura and I are both coming

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 8:06 pm
by ChrisStags
I confirm for Caymus vertical

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 9:24 pm
by dteng
ChrisStags wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 8:06 pm
I confirm for Caymus vertical
(Crickets)

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 9:25 pm
by dteng
Oh I meant, Caymus pairs well with crickets...

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 10:05 pm
by Craig G
Did anyone call 2009 Alpine PN? Or I have some similar age Syrah.

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 10:24 pm
by ChrisStags
dteng wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 9:24 pm
ChrisStags wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 8:06 pm
I confirm for Caymus vertical
(Crickets)
Okay fine I’ll confirm for prisoner vertical 😂

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 10:46 pm
by George Chadwick
Kevin update today, my paraphrase: it's the epicenter of harvest so it's possible but not probable. It's enough for me to hold his seat.

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 12th, 2019, 1:41 am
by ERPark
Been away from board for a bit. I’m in for this.

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 12th, 2019, 6:34 am
by robert creth
Sounds like a great evening but I am across the pond in merry olde England so I will have to read about it later. Have fun!

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
by Daniel Kim
My 14 Alpine Hillside is ready.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
by Daniel Kim
You know what would be nice, if Kevin could release his sparkling BdB early so we can taste it. Shall I ask him? I have 3 bottles outstanding.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 8:17 am
by Sean_S
I'm in 07 Alpine Pinot

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 9:04 am
by Craig G
Daniel Kim wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
You know what would be nice, if Kevin could release his sparkling BdB early so we can taste it. Shall I ask him? I have 3 bottles outstanding.
Yes, but FYI you’re supposed to pose this type of question with some reference to playing golf with him, or hanging out in his hot tub.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 9:21 am
by Ian Alper
Preference - 06 Swan or 08 Bear?

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 9:31 am
by Alan Rath
Ian Alper wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:21 am
Preference - 06 Swan or 08 Bear?
Vote for 06 Swan.

I previously said I could bring an 06 Alpine, But I'd like to change that to 07 Alpine, since I have 2 of those, and would like to hang onto my few old bottles to see how they develop.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 9:32 am
by Craig G
Alan Rath wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:31 am
Ian Alper wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:21 am
Preference - 06 Swan or 08 Bear?
Vote for 06 Swan.

I previously said I could bring an 06 Alpine, But I'd like to change that to 07 Alpine, since I have 2 of those, and would like to hang onto my few old bottles to see how they develop.
Sean called 07 Alpine.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 10:34 am
by Alan Rath
Craig G wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:04 am
Daniel Kim wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
You know what would be nice, if Kevin could release his sparkling BdB early so we can taste it. Shall I ask him? I have 3 bottles outstanding.
Yes, but FYI you’re supposed to pose this type of question with some reference to playing golf with him, or hanging out in his hot tub.
Kevin has a hot tub in his golf cart.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 12:05 pm
by Alan Rath
George, here's a summary of what I think everyone has committed to, all Pinot except Gene's Chard (a welcome, hopefully we'll have another white or two, Rhys or otherwise). I've changed mine to 2009 Horseshoe.

Daniel 2014 Alpine Hillside
Sean 2007 Alpine
Gene 2009 Horseshoe Chard
Dave Tong 2006 Alpine?
Andy 2013 Horseshoe, and/or 2012 Bearwallow
Ian 2006 Swan or 2008 Bearwallow
Craig 2009 Alpine
Alan 2009 Horseshoe
Wes 2008 Alpine

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 12:45 pm
by Wes Barton
Put me down for an '08 Alpine, so we'll have a mini-vertical.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
by George Chadwick
Thanks for the list Alan. Doug is bringing a Varner I think. I haven't visited my Rhys pile yet.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 4:27 pm
by Sean_S
I will bring an SCM chardonnay as well. Need to see what I can dig up....

Sean

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm
by AndyK
I'll go with the 2013 Horseshoe, a lot of people are bringing Alpine...

Plus Laura will bring the 2011 Mount Eden Chard, not sure if we're tracking non-Rhys wines

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 6:42 pm
by George Chadwick
A Mt Eden Chard age 8 would be terrific

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
by George Chadwick
Peter L is our waitlister and he's definite. Matt L was definite but hasn't confirmed, nor responded to my PM from yesterday. Anyone know him well enough to call him? I'd like to let Peter know one way or the other.

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Posted: September 13th, 2019, 7:13 pm
by Alan Rath
Can we not squeeze in two out of towners?