Berserkerfest I - Napa August 15th, 2009 **** LOCATION ANNOUNCED****

First Annual Berserkerfest – Saturday, August 15th @ 5:30 P.M.
161 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94559

Randy & Carrie Bowman have really stepped up to make Berserkerfest happen. They have generously offered up their shop (" onclick=";return false;), which is perfectly located and exactly what I was looking for. [notworthy.gif]

THEME: Red, White & Meat. (I figured this will give you photoshoppers plenty of fodder to work with) Bring a red, bring a white (high probablility it will be warm/hot) and the meat will be Flannery.

Meat Menu:
Appetizers - racks of lamb and Duroc Pork rib caps
Main course: CA Reserve Porterhouse, Rib Caps and Hanger steaks

Cost: $55/pp


  1. William Segui – PAID
  2. Molly Segui – PAID
  3. Carrie Bowman – PAID
  4. Randy Bowman – PAID
  5. Todd French – PAID
  6. Veronica Castro – PAID
  7. Glenn Levine – PAID
  8. Mike Dildine – PAID
  9. Matt Rodgers – PAID
  10. Rob MacKay – PAID
  11. Lisa MacKay – PAID
  12. Yoni Ovadia – PAID
  13. Shilo Ovadia – PAID
  14. J. Benjamin – PAID
  15. Charlie Fu – PAID
  16. Powell Yang – PAID
  17. Cris Whetstone – PAID
  18. Gene Keenan – PAID
  19. Gene Keenan’s +1 – PAID
  20. Shawnda Hansen – PAID
  21. Milos Cam-Robb – PAID
  22. C.G. Nieto – PAID
  23. Luede Nieto – PAID
  24. Joe Dulworth – PAID
  25. Cynthia Dulworth – PAID
  26. Dave Smig – PAID
  27. Eric Gordon – PAID
  28. Eric White – PAID
  29. Teri White – PAID
  30. Bill Landreth – PAID
  31. Bob Wood – PAID
  32. Bob Wood’s +1 – PAID
  33. Sam Goth – PAID
  34. Mike Stoneking – PAID
  35. Dana Stoneking – PAID
  36. Glenn Murlin – PAID
  37. David Lang +3 – PAID
  38. Samantha Sheehan – PAID
  39. Cory Wagner – PAID
  40. Jon Keyes – PAID
  41. Patty Hsu – PAID
  42. Dan Kimmelman – PAID
  43. Dandridge Marsh
  44. Amber Pierce

  45. Randy Sloan - Match Vineyards – PAID
    Sasha Match - Match Vineyards – PAID
  46. Linda Baehr - Asst. Winemaker, Peachy Canyon – PAID

    ‘The Todd’ Anderson +1
    Bryan Flannery
    Mystery Guest #2, #3


1999 Montelena Estate - Shilo Ovadia
2003 Marco Di Giulio Cab - Yoni Ovadia
2005 Realm Tempest - Charlie Fu
1997 Seavey CS - C.G. Nieto
1999 Lancaster Estate (1.5L) - Gene Keenan
XXXX Sea Smoke Southing (1.5L) - Gene Keenan
2006 Belle Pente Estate Reserve pinot noir - Bob Wood
2000 Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia - Joe Dulworth
2001 Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia - Cynthia Dulworth
1994 Caymus Special Selection - Jack Bulkin
1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot - Jack Bulkin
1995 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet - Mike Stoneking
1997 BV Tapestry - Dana Stoneking

— Don Melchor Vertical—
2001 Don Melchor - Dave Smig
2002 Don Melchor - Dave Smig
2003 Don Melchor - Dave Smig
2004 Don Melchor - Yoni Ovadia
2005 Don Melchor - Charlie Fu


2004 Jaffurs Verna’s Vineyard - Shilo Ovadia
2006 Shane Valenti Ranch - Yoni Ovadia
2006 Booker Vertigo - Yoni Ovadia
2XXX Alban Reva (?)– Mike Dildine
2003 E Guigal Hermitage - C.G. Nieto


2XXX - Scholium Project “Prince in his Caves” (SB) – Mike Dildine
2XXX Sea Smoke Chard (1.5L) – Randy & Carrie Bowman
2006 Remoissenet Genevrieres - Will & Molly Segui
2007 Rivers Marie Theriot Vineyard Chardonnay – Will & Molly Segui
NV (?) Billiot Champagne (1.5L) – Charlie Fu
2005 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay - Yoni Ovadia
2005 Pierre-Yves Montrachet - C.G. Nieto
2007 Corra Sauvignon Blanc - C.G. Nieto
2006 Cameron Abbey Ridge Chardonnay - Bob Wood
2007 Melville Viognier - Mike Stoneking
2006 L’Aventure Roussane - Dana Stoneking

August 15th is PERFECT for me, or thereabouts.

Do we have a good venue?

Weather is good, no crush or busy Napa time (tail end of tourist season)…perfect!

Zip it zippy. I’ll take care of venues when I know how many real Berserkers I’ve got in the fold. Maybe we do a private residence? Maybe I find a winery? Maybe

Mao Todd: Todd, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Berserker: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you go Berserk, and you’re supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don’t feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress pouring a glass, and I found myself wondering what varietal it might be. Her wine. Uh, odds are they are probably basic red, Napa, cabernet. But I sort of think well maybe they’re Sonoma, maybe it’s a Rhone. Maybe it’s something really cool that I don’t even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling… what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

Just be heard and let me figure the rest out.

William, I’ll have what you are having!!!


It was an 07 Carlisle RRV Syrah. I’ve moved on to an 07 JKL Syrah. I’m an unapologetic baby killer.

Well with '07 Carlisle, you are at 19% ABV already, so you don’t NEED something I can’t have…but more power to ya!

Napa. With the Berserkers? Sounds great! Mid-August works.

See? Even Veronica is in!

How was the Grunion Run?

The Grunion run was preempted by celebration over the Laker’s 2nd win. There will be other nights this summer for grunion hunting, I’m sure.

grunion leave the water at night to spawn on the beach for four consecutive nights starting the nights of the full and new moons. Spawning begins after high tide and continues for several hours. Peak spawning is late March to early June. As a wave breaks on the beach, grunion swim as far up the slope as possible. The female arches her body and excavates the semifluid sand with her tail to create a nest. She twists her body and digs until she is half buried in the sand with her head sticking up. She then deposits her eggs in the nest. Males curve around the female and release milt. The milt flows down the female’s body until it reaches and fertilizes the eggs. As many as eight males may fertilize the eggs in a nest. After spawning, the males immediately retreat toward the water while the female twists free and returns with the next wave. While spawning may take only 30 seconds, some fish remain stranded on the beach for several minutes.

Grunion are not abundant and contributing factors such as loss of spawning habitat, harbor construction and pollution. Birds eat the grunion eggs and humans contribute to depletion. Still, it is legal to hunt grunion during the open season with a fishing license required for persons 16 years and older. Grunion may be taken by sport fishers using their hands only. No holes may be dug in the beach to entrap them. There is no limit, but take only what you can use. It is unlawful to waste fish.

How would they know?

I should be fully moved back to CA by then, put me down as probable!!

I have trouble planning that far in advance, but I’d be interested.


In with a +1, thanks.

August is no bueno.

Second or third week of October we will be in Napa for five or six days. I’ll try to rally the troops for then as well.

Oh put me in coach, I can be centerfield!

I’m notoriously unreliable (wacky schedule), but please sign me up.


Do you want to cap this at a certain number? You might think about putting the roster up top.

The roster is up, see post #1.

This will cap but I wanted to give a few days to see how much interest we could/would get. That said, if I’m asking for trouble here, please talk to a brother.

almost forgot, I would be +1 as well

I would be interested in joining.