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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 21st, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 4950

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Matthew, start laying down some Ridge Monte Bello. Sign up for the futures program - these wines will only get more expensive with time.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 17th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5489

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

+1 for Ridge Estate
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 17th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1418
Views: 83421

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Br1an Th0rne wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:46 am
Just pulled the trigger on 2017 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain for $50. Great wine, and a no-brainer at that price. Hope I can hide them in the cellar for 10 years...whites never seem to last long at my house!
They sold out quickly. I was too slow on the trigger!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 17th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Fonplegade
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 17th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert chard and Maybach cab
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Aubert chard and Maybach cab

A rare night where we opened two bottles. Paired with small filet mignons, spring salad, mashed potatoes, and fresh bread, courtesy of Whole Foods. The Aubert was killer and while my wife loved the Maybach, it was a bit too young for my taste (plenty of stuffing). 2013 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vin...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 17th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir

They’re one of my favorite California producers. Quite a few folks on this board drink and post on them from time to time. I think the price has driven some of us away (I haven’t purchased in several years), but if you’re comparing quality/price to Burgundy, for example, I think they’re a decent val...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 13th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the "great" roses you've had?
Replies: 157
Views: 6821

Re: What are the "great" roses you've had?

Drinking the 2018 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brancato Toscana IGT. So good!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 11th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6024

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

I can’t believe the suckers that buy this wine and pay these prices. Oh wait...after checking CT, I think that’s me!
[shrug.gif]
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 8th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (5/8/2020) First of three bottles. Briefly decanted. Nose of dried cherries and cedar with a little dust. Palate is astringent with heavy tannins, but underpinned with good fruit. Finish is medium. This is a nice wine, ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 7th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard

Martin Zwick wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:14 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 6:18 am
Littorai is one of my favorite California wines. These can age and if you haven’t tried their chards, worth seeking out.
Any Chard in particular?
I like both the Heintz and the Thieriot with maybe a slight edge to the Heintz.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 7th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: TN: 2016 Littorai Pinot Noir The Pivot Vineyard

Littorai is one of my favorite California wines. These can age and if you haven’t tried their chards, worth seeking out.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 6th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2014 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

2014 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (5/6/2020) Geez, this is good! Such a sophisticated nose of Asian spice and basal wood. Silky fruit, with a persistent finish. This is as good a PN as I’ve had out of the Sonoma Coast. Outstanding! (95 pts.) http...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 6th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of 2018 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brancato Toscana IGT, our favorite rose. And with a $50 off promo code from wine.com, even better! With free shipping, I’ll buy one - we can’t seem to keep enough Rosé on hand these days and every board recommended Rosé has been delicious thus far. ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 4th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of 2018 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brancato Toscana IGT, our favorite rose. And with a $50 off promo code from wine.com, even better!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 3rd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 74
Views: 3970

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

We like Zalto burgs for PN and some chards.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 2nd, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April 2020 Tasting Notes (2nd half) - Mostly Modest, Food Friendly, Easy Going Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: April 2020 Tasting Notes (2nd half) - Mostly Modest, Food Friendly, Easy Going Wines

Thanks for your post! You have a real talent for notes - very descriptive, but succinct as well. Your wine collection appears to be very diverse and interesting as well. Curious...how do you find these wines? Tastings, recommendations...?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 2nd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 756
Views: 39582

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

YTD purchased 89 and consumed 39. #winebudgetfail
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 2nd, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look to next, cellar development
Replies: 56
Views: 2381

Re: Where to look to next, cellar development

I see you’ve already picked up some Ridge Geyserville...smart man! Throw a few bottles of Goodfellow out of Oregon into the mix - you won’t be disappointed.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
May 1st, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Vietti Barolo Castiglione
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 30th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you wish you had more of
Replies: 66
Views: 2990

Re: Producers you wish you had more of

Producers I already own which I’d like more of:

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
Dom Pérignon
Vietti
Weingut Keller
Corison
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Taittinger
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 30th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Riesling Recommendations
Replies: 79
Views: 2509

Re: German Riesling Recommendations

Selbach-Oster
Prager
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 28th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconnect with your wine inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Reconnect with your wine inventory

I like the jazz idea, Scott. I played through the entire Bill Evans Trio album called Explorations this week. What a bitchen piece of of work. What jazz do you listen to, Scott? LOVE Bill Evans. As it was Sunday, had to listen to Sunday at the Village Vanguard. My faves are mostly 1940s through 196...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 27th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconnect with your wine inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Reconnect with your wine inventory

With my jazz playlist streaming in the background, I spent yesterday afternoon pulling out all of the wine from my home storage unit and reorganizing by shelf and producer. All in, around 300 bottles, including capacity for 30 bottles in our kitchen wine fridge. The remaining majority is offsite or ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 20th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Heritage blends: general advice around drinking window?
Replies: 29
Views: 1552

Re: Bedrock Heritage blends: general advice around drinking window?

I’m with Chris on this - 5+ years of aging really makes these shine, IMO.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 16th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman
Replies: 199
Views: 5216

Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

Kevin, Jeff, Frank, Todd - big thanks to you all for coordinating. Enjoyed the call - very informative. And the 2012 Horseshoe chard was outstanding!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 15th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2556

Re: Bordeaux 2014

Reading the thread on 2005, I was wondering if anyone is starting to open their 2014s? I suspect these are still very young, but thought they might be mid-term drinkers (10-20 years?). I don't have much in my cellar, but was wondering whether to crack one of these open (not the PLL): 2014 Château Ba...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 15th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A big bunch of Nebbiolos (long & boring)
Replies: 38
Views: 1616

Re: TN: A big bunch of Nebbiolos (long & boring)

Outstanding notes, thank you very much!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 15th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mail Order Fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Mail Order Fruit

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Harry & David monthly fruit club. I was able to google for a discount code which gave me free shipping, over an $80 savings. Appreciate all of the other offers. Until this CV craziness lets up and I can get back to our local markets, this is a good stop-gap.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 14th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mail Order Fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Mail Order Fruit

Hey gang - any suggestions on the best places to order fruit? We're munching on some Riviera pears from Harry & David which are amazingly delicious. Looking at some of their fruit clubs, but they're pricey. I'll fork it out if it's worth it, but wanted to check here first. Thanks in advance!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 14th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 30
Views: 982

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Sean, what a great note, thanks! Glad I went in for a full case of this. I was on the fence about opening one early, but your note has inspired me. I’ll report back soon.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 13th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 4373

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

You don't want a grill/smoker combo, but as a Big Green Egg owner, I would say: Don't get a BGE. I feel that is the first BGE NON-recommendation I have ever seen- Would love to hear more on the subject if you are willing to elaborate? It's a fine grill, although that's a fairly low bar (is it ~$600...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 11th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: TN: 2012 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Just polished off a bottle of this paired with a filet mignon. 2012 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (4/11/2020) Paired with filet mignon. This wine is very young and still full of fruit. It's a nice wine, with tannins fully present, but ne...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 10th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 102
Views: 9597

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

Anyone have the 2016 Vietti Castiglione to compare against the Produtorri? Similarish price point (Vietti seems to be coming mid-$40s). Or a general comment on how the Produtorri will stack up against normales from the '16 vintage? Bump on this question. I've stocked up on the '16 Produttori, but w...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 9th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession
Replies: 79
Views: 5002

Re: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession

I don’t buy very high-end wines, but from the offers I’ve been receiving over the past few weeks, I’m not seeing any major reduction in prices. Maybe that will change over the coming weeks and months? But what I have seen is a huge increase in the number of offers, so maybe that’s a leading indicat...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 9th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession
Replies: 79
Views: 5002

Re: Wine Prices Reset Due to Covid-19 Recession

I don’t buy very high-end wines, but from the offers I’ve been receiving over the past few weeks, I’m not seeing any major reduction in prices. Maybe that will change over the coming weeks and months? But what I have seen is a huge increase in the number of offers, so maybe that’s a leading indicator.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
April 1st, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2764

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

Requested they add a mag to my 2 bottle order - they confirmed today.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 31st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 28
Views: 3187

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

I hope prices adjust down given the current climate. I’m surprised to still be seeing “normal” prices for champagne.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 28th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3392

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Selectively buying. Never sold. Ever.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 25th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case of 2018 Goodfellow Richard’s Cuvée Chardonnay.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 25th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 9499

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

Just emailed you for a case of the 2018 Richard’s Cuvée. Drinking a 2016 Durant right now, which is fantastic. Keep up the good work!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 23rd, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 555
Views: 36505

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard - my wife opened this the night before, but I wasn't drinking anything. Tried a glass the second day out of the fridge - freakin' phenomenal. Love, love, love this wine.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 23rd, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve Brut - $29.99 at Envoyer
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 19th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of 2015 Produttori Riservas
2016 Ridge Cabernet Estate
2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre La Grande Côte
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
March 19th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13398
Views: 652943

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

JaredT wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 3:33 pm
2016 Vietti Ravera
Oh yeah!

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