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by Drew Goin
November 10th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4204

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

From the Winter 2019 Release - Bedrock Wine Company: "Winter Release Letter 2018: The Year it Finally Came Together (part 3)" " Pagani Ranch Soil: Haire Clay Loam Elevation: Dominant Varieties: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Lenoir, Carignan, Mataro, Mission/Pais/Criolla Ch...
by Drew Goin
November 10th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4204

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

From the Winter 2019 Release - Bedrock Wine Company email: "Winter Release Letter 2018: The Year it Finally Came Together" (part 2) " Bedrock Vineyard Soil: Red Hill Clay Loam Elevation: 175’ Dominant Varieties: Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Trouss...
by Drew Goin
November 10th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4204

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

From the Winter 2019 Release - Bedrock Wine Company email: "Winter Release Letter 2018: The Year it Finally Came Together" (part 1) "In some strange way, the groundwork for one of the most exciting achievements for Bedrock Wine Co. was laid by an agricultural devastation in the late 19th century. I...
by Drew Goin
October 9th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Birdhorse Wines website blog:

"...The fruit comes from Evina Vineyard in Knightsen, Contra Costa County, California...".

link
by Drew Goin
October 8th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I found a new producer that offers white, rosé, and red from Contra Costa, Birdhorse Wines . From the winery website : " 2018 Contra Costa Carignan "Our grapes grow in the sandy soil of Contra Costa County on some gnarled 80+-year-old vines - it's hard to find older or more storied vines. 12.0% ABV...
by Drew Goin
October 4th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: The future of wine: Very very dry
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: NYT: The future of wine: Very very dry

One of the challenges will be to turn vineyards into 'dry farmed' if possible - but this is not always possible. If there is not enough rain and the groundwater is not plentiful enough, the vines will not survive. Anyone have and info on wineries in 'warmer climates' that are dry farming - or have ...
by Drew Goin
September 22nd, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Amazing photos, Matt!!
by Drew Goin
September 22nd, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Desire Lines 2019 Release offering: 18EXSER2-5014.jpg " 2018 Desire Lines Experimental Series #2: 'Fred’s Home Block' Mourvèdre "'Fred’s Home Block' Mourvèdre is from a small parcel of magnificent Mourvèdre planted in the 1880s in Oakley. The vineyard was for many years a core piece of the...
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4204

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

Fox 40 News "Lodi Growers Ripping Old Vine Zinfandel Vines Out of the Ground" by Dennis Shanahan September 11, 2019 "...Growers FOX40 spoke with said they are battling rising labor costs and changing tastes in the market. There is more global competition these days and the trade war with China is a...
by Drew Goin
July 30th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Odds&Ends Calif Wines...(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: TN: More Odds&Ends Calif Wines...(long/boring)

I loved the "Ode to Lucien" bottling!

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!
by Drew Goin
July 25th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 163
Views: 7108

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Carignan_Vincent_Bondi_1920x1280_R2-700x461.jpg Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Carignan is Working its Way into the Spotlight" by Kelly Magyarics March 25, 2019 "Carignan looks perfect on paper. Late buds offer protection from spring frosts, while late ripening allows for a long maturation period. That ...
by Drew Goin
July 24th, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the most recent Bedrock Wine Company email's release notes: Bedrock-Wine-Company-2018-Evangelho-Heritage-Red-product-image-325-large.jpg "... 2018 Evangelho Heritage Red "2018 was our second vintage with full control of farming at our nearly 130-year-old estate site (still gives me chills to s...
by Drew Goin
July 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1457
Views: 98713

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Thanks for the tasting note, Rich! I am always happy to see your TN's.

Plus, Limerick Lane Vineyard is a pretty special place.
by Drew Goin
July 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudius 2011 Bedrock Vineyard Zin/Mourvedre blend
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Rudius 2011 Bedrock Vineyard Zin/Mourvedre blend

Thanks for the tasting note!!!
by Drew Goin
July 20th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12721

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

The "Areio e Vento e Amor" bottling and the "Old Hill" sound like a dream come true for this wine lover!!

I just hope there's enough to go around!!!
by Drew Goin
July 20th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Facebook posts from Mr Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Company:

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Ode to Frank bottling - front label - Bedrock FB post
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Ode to Frank bottling - back label - Bedrock FB post

Mr Frank Evangelho's family owned the "Evangelho Vineyard" from the 1930's, until selling the ancient property (c.1880's) to Bedrock.
by Drew Goin
July 20th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12721

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Is the special "Evangelho Vineyard" Carignan/Mourvédre blend anticipated to be included in the upcoming Bedrock release?


Link
by Drew Goin
July 15th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2311
Views: 149863

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

When is the next Bedrock release?
by Drew Goin
July 5th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 29
Views: 2306

Re: New Orleans Hotels

I used to stay in the quarter at the penthouse of the Royal Street Inn. It was inexpensive (~$120/nt) and most NOLA places were easily accessible by foot.
by Drew Goin
July 2nd, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock "Alta Vista" YouTube Video
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Bedrock "Alta Vista" YouTube Video

Bedrock Wine Company

YouTube Video: "Alta Vista Vineyard" (06/02/19):



by Drew Goin
June 27th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spec article: Bedrock Vineyard '11-'17 Vertical
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Wine Spec article: Bedrock Vineyard '11-'17 Vertical

I was tempted to do the same, Clyde, but not brave enough
by Drew Goin
June 24th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Lodi/CC/RRV Zins (Usual Suspects)..(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: TN: Some Lodi/CC/RRV Zins (Usual Suspects)..(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes, Tom!

I always love reading about Contra Costa wines, and the '12 Carlisle "Saitone" was a miraculous discovery for me
by Drew Goin
June 24th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes Tom!!!
by Drew Goin
June 23rd, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 2686

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

When I worked at a wine/gourmet shop here in Louisiana, we had several frozen drink machines. I discovered that 7-Up worked magically at correcting a Margarita that was either too alcoholic or had too much tart sweetness.
by Drew Goin
June 15th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre

Thanks for checking in on these wines, David!!
by Drew Goin
June 14th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 3261

Re: True Confessions

Popcorn in Coca Cola
by Drew Goin
June 10th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A surprising white and a minor miracle
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: A surprising white and a minor miracle

A poorly stored, but delicious Romanian Cab of 40+ years?!? Wow!
by Drew Goin
June 9th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Arnot-Roberts Sangiovese Antica Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2009 Arnot-Roberts Sangiovese Antica Vineyard

Sounds like a beautiful bottle of CA Sangiovese, there!!

I believe that the variety can make good stuff in America
by Drew Goin
June 9th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting the 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Blind tasting the 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

Thanks for the tasting note! Congratulations on the hit
by Drew Goin
June 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

Great tasting note!!

Does anyone know what the Bohan Vineyard Zin goes into?
by Drew Goin
May 31st, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 330
Views: 18778

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

Clyde, I have had a handful of Juan Gil wines, and a friend of mine had the opportunity to tour their winery a couple of years ago.

For the money, they do make some good stuff - the one you shared above is probably the best of the line up.
by Drew Goin
May 27th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!!


This is from the Carlisle website:


"2016 Sonoma County 'The Derivative' White Wine

"60% Russian River Valley Muscadelle, Colombard, and Palomino, Mancini Ranch
21% Sonoma Valley Semillon, Rossi Ranch
19% Sonoma Valley Muscadelle, Pagani Ranch"
by Drew Goin
May 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1367

Re: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi

Thanks for sharing this article, BLittle!! I dug the additional comments from Brig, Leonard, & Larry, as well!! • I suppose that a vine that produces a large-berried fruit would consequently yield greater tonnage-per-acre compared with other varieties, even if the bunch-to-vine ratio was reduced . ...
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Cabs...(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: TN: Some Calif Cabs...(long/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!! I was especially pleased to read about the Bedrock "Tinto " from the " York Creek Vineyard " and the Harrington "Amarela" Lodi Portuguese blend. I always regarded Dry Creek Vineyards' "Mariner" meritage to be a fine wine. I hadn't heard of the "Sailor's Cuvee" b...
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I recently tried a wine from Dylan's Ghost (made by Aaron Pott) sourced from the Del Barba vineyard. It was really nice (TNs below) but I was surprised to see Cabernet Franc mentioned in the varietal list. I was unaware CF was planted in Del Barba. From the site: https://www.dylansghostwinery.com/ ...
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 281
Views: 16025

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From an email from Al Turner, Secretary of the Contra Costa Wine Group: " May 2019 Contra Costa Wine Group Newsletter "I have just returned from Traverse City, Michigan where I attended the WineMaker Magazine Annual Conference. On Saturday night, it was announced that the Contra Costa Wine Group ha...
by Drew Goin
May 21st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice short video of historic Saitone vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Nice short video of historic Saitone vineyard

Thanks for sharing this awesome piece of history!!
by Drew Goin
May 21st, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Forlorn-Hope Gemischter Satz '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: TN: Forlorn-Hope Gemischter Satz '16...(short/boring)

Thanks for the tasting note, Tom!! While I have not tried Forlorn Hope's " Mokelumne Glen " blend of white varieties, I have enjoyed a couple of wines from Markus Niggli's eponymous label that were sourced from the same site . Markus_Wine-0805.jpg IS this the last of this bottling from Forlorn Hope...
by Drew Goin
May 19th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 74
Views: 4057

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

Special thanks to Mr Ken Zinns for continuing his thorough reports on the tastings of Mendo wines: 2019 T.o.M. Grape-Nutz link "...There were about 30 winery tables at this year’s Taste Mendocino among more than 50 exhibitors altogether. I tasted samples from 23 wineries at this year’s event, and f...
by Drew Goin
May 17th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 240
Views: 10797

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

Thanks to this post on Wine Berserkers, I was able to determine that Blue Ox is up and running. Berkeley Side "Want to go wine tasting? You can try more wine on a day trip to Berkeley than to Napa or Sonoma" by Frances Dinkelspiel May 17, 2019 The Blue Ox winery features a Cabernet Feffer from the ...
by Drew Goin
May 16th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Wines Pick Up and Open House 5/11/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Jolie Laide Wines Pick Up and Open House 5/11/2019

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!!
by Drew Goin
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 240
Views: 10797

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

NoneSuch Wines bottles a very limited quantity of " Enz Vineyard " Mourvèdre from the Lime Kiln Valley. The Wine Write blog "Meet Caitlin Quinn of NoneSuch Wines" by Randy Smith May 5, 2019 "... The Wine Write : 'Tell me about NoneSuch Wines .' " Caitlin : 'I came up with " NoneSuch " as a playful ...

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