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by Drew Goin
October 29th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 345
Views: 22710

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

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Mourvedre - image by Jão Neves, Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast
"A Classic Blending Grape Becomes a Solo Star Worldwide"

by Siobhan Wallace
October 27, 2020
by Drew Goin
October 26th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 77
Views: 4780

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

The most recent interview at the Wine Write blog features Rebekah Wineburg of Post & Vine, as well as Quintessa. 10531480_774161335963503_7348001957862530077_o.jpg The Wine Write blog "The Observation And Intuition Of Rebekah Wineburg" October 25, 2020 "...Rebekah Wineburg has been the winemaker at...
by Drew Goin
October 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Syrah Haynes Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Syrah Haynes Vineyard

Very cool tasting note! Thanks, Adam!
by Drew Goin
October 25th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I received an email from Matt Cline's Three Wine Company in anticipation of "National Carignan Day". I noticed that the current vintage of his winery's Carignan is sourced not from the "Lucchesi Vineyard" , but from the "Bigelow Vineyard": "Marcus James Bigelow was a gentleman farmer and hoedown fi...
by Drew Goin
October 22nd, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bucklin Mixed Whites Old Hill Ranch
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: TN: 2019 Bucklin Mixed Whites Old Hill Ranch

Sounds beautiful!
by Drew Goin
October 21st, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 185
Views: 10456

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

October 29th is "National Carignan Day", and the Rhône Rangers organization is coordinating a tasting online to celebrate... October 29th - Carignan Day On Zoom With The Rhone Rangers! "Open a bottle and toast Carignan with the Rhone Rangers! Join us for the third in our virtual tasting series, on ...
by Drew Goin
October 19th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1722

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

I would second what Chris Seiber and others have suggested. Tannins, whether from grape skins or oak, will probably clash with lemon. Lighter-bodied reds ought to work as long as the acidity is balanced with the dish's flavors. Tarragon or capers with classic red wine flavors sound like a potential ...
by Drew Goin
October 14th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Speaking Spanish at Work
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Speaking Spanish at Work

Some people seem to be getting triggered by a word. Look at the damned context. Helping someone learn English who wants to learn is not the same as forcing people to speak English. Being an employer, you just are in a sort of patron role. You can respect your employees, treat them well, help them o...
by Drew Goin
October 14th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXX
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXX

Thanks for the tasting notes!

Of those listed, I have only had the Mount Horrocks Riesling "Cordon Cut" dessert wine and the Huet Vouvray "Le Mont". Both were young when drunk, both excellent.
by Drew Goin
October 13th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newfound - Fall Release
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Newfound - Fall Release

I just received an email detailing the wines included in Newfound Wines' release: "... 'We have three selections to choose from this Fall. Each wine is sourced from distinctive sites that speak to us philosophically. They are tended by hands that live, sleep and breathe the agricultural dream that ...
by Drew Goin
October 10th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Thanks for the tasting note!! I think this is a very exciting release.
by Drew Goin
October 8th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32045

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Can smoke-tainted grapes be used in a distilled spirit - like brandy?

I read an article asserting so. However, the growers could never reclaim costs of farming in fine wine regions (presumably), and demand for grapes used in spirits surely wouldn't cover the volume of affected produce...?
by Drew Goin
October 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bucklin Fall Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1734

Re: Bucklin Fall Release

Great read!

While I enjoyed vintages of Ravenswood's "Old Hill" Zin in the late 90's and early 00's, I feel that the future of the vineyard/heritage is more secure with MTP, JP, and MO's collaboration.
by Drew Goin
October 2nd, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower

I missed the original posting of this thread.

I am sorry to hear of the loss of such a pivotal figure in San Benito grape growing/winemaking.
by Drew Goin
September 30th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two ColeRanch Rieslings....(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: TN: Two ColeRanch Rieslings....(short/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom! According to an article from San Francisco Chronicle: "...The jewels of Cole Ranch are the 1973 Riesling vines, among the oldest Riesling in California. Wineries including Cobb, Desire Lines, Handley and Ruth Lewandowski buy the fruit, and Lucia says there’s a wait...
by Drew Goin
September 29th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Here is another post from Bonny Doon Vineyards related to the mysterious "EneaVineyard" in Antioch...

by Drew Goin
September 29th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I received an email today from Bonny Doon Vineyards featuring the 2018 release of the " Old Telegram " Mourvedre. Bonny Doon Vineyards 2018 Old Telegram " Tasting Notes "From the nose, one scents licorice, blood(!) (make that very rare meat), blackberries (both berry and leaf), wet earth. There is ...
by Drew Goin
September 29th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 126
Views: 7250

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Here's an interesting blog post on the history behind Ridge Vineyards' bottle label design: "A Deep Dive Into The RIDGE Label" “...'We were concerned about what we saw happening in California with wine. We talked a lot about the honesty factor. We were going to make an honest label, and all the inf...
by Drew Goin
September 29th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Ridge Vineyards August 9, 2020, Twitter post:

by Drew Goin
September 29th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 126
Views: 7250

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

From the Ridge Twitter post on August 9, 2020:

by Drew Goin
September 29th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?
Replies: 29
Views: 1207

Re: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?

I remember reading about the "Semageddon" event on Hawk Waka Waka Wine Reviews a few years ago...


https://wakawakawinereviews.com/2013/05 ... the-party/

Also...

https://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/05/ ... rapes.html
by Drew Goin
September 28th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines & Winemakers of the SantaCruzMtns
Replies: 31
Views: 2091

Re: Wines & Winemakers of the SantaCruzMtns

Link didn't work for me.
by Drew Goin
September 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2577

Re: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed

Very cool anecdotal study. Thanks for sharing!
by Drew Goin
September 27th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Drew, I was watching some news on TV yesterday and saw a story about a proposed Islamic Community Center in Oakley. The reporter was standing in front of the site and there were lots of old vines behind her - I figured if anyone here would know that vineyard, it would be you. It's at the northwest ...
by Drew Goin
September 26th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....
Replies: 21
Views: 1490

Re: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....

Is the presence of coffee/grapefruit notes I used to find in Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah ~15 years ago still common?

Have any other cool climate California Syrah-growing regions exhibited this unusual combination of flavors?
by Drew Goin
September 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....
Replies: 21
Views: 1490

Re: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....

For those seeking cool climate Syrah, Cyrus Limón's "Sólo Syrah" blog began with a focus on California's coastal examples. As the years passed, he expanded his samplings to include non-American bottlings. Sólo Syrah blog: https://solosyrah.wordpress.com/about/ Random Question : I always read that th...
by Drew Goin
September 25th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 256
Views: 14363

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

I encountered the website for Coastal Range Vineyards by chance yesterday. I do not know much about this farming operation other than the fact that it appears to work with a large, diverse selection of properties across Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara, Ben Lomond, etc... Here's what their website...
by Drew Goin
September 25th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 185
Views: 10456

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Amy Butler has been featured on this thread previously. As she remains the "Queen of Carignan", I thought it appropriate to provide an update of her work with the grape... img_20190625_185059_305.jpg Stephen McConnell's Wine 1% Blog "Tether This" June 25, 2019 "...Staining ruby with an abrupt edge....
by Drew Goin
September 25th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Desire Lines Carignan Evangelho
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2018 Desire Lines Carignan Evangelho

Love these Contra Costa (and Desire Lines) notes!!
by Drew Goin
September 24th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 256
Views: 14363

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

Thanks for the additional information, Wes & Al!!
by Drew Goin
September 23rd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 256
Views: 14363

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

I happened to see a property for sale on Redfin on Redwood Retreat in west Gilroy that looks to have about 1-2 acres of older head trained vines. Anyone know anything about this property? I am hoping the new owners keep up the vines as they look to be pretty old. 4285 Redwood Retreat Rd. GILROY, CA...
by Drew Goin
September 22nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2354

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Um...it's already sold out. Why??


by Drew Goin
September 21st, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 226
Views: 15640

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Joe ^^^ those are some great tasting notes! Thanks for sharing!
by Drew Goin
September 20th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latest Wine Spectator Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Latest Wine Spectator Issue

WS Online has individual ratings for a Cayuse '18 Rosé and several '17 reds, '16 Columbia Valley QC Cab, and one '09 Corliss Syrah.
by Drew Goin
September 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Thanks Matt!

It can be challenging assessing vineyards from 2,000 miles away!
by Drew Goin
September 19th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

The City of Oakley is counting down the days until the old Dow Chemical property becomes an enormous Amazon fulfillment center... East County Today "City of Oakley Officially Announces Amazon Coming to Contra Costa Logistics Center" September 18, 2020 "...According to the city, the Amazon Fulfillme...
by Drew Goin
September 19th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines - Save the Date Sept 22
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Desire Lines - Save the Date Sept 22

Desire Lines is scheduled to offer its newest release of wines on September 22nd: From the email : "... DESIRE LINES FALL 2020 RELEASE : " TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 "...We're really excited about the wines in this release, including the newest releases from Cole Ranch, Evangelho and Shake Ridge vineyar...
by Drew Goin
September 17th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Vineyard Society and Cal Poly Old Vine Zin Research Project
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Historic Vineyard Society and Cal Poly Old Vine Zin Research Project

You can arrange for your Amazon purchases to benefit the HVS as well! Check out the HVS site for detail, IIRC.

It is important for a new Zinfandel study site to be established as I believe that the Napa Heritage Vineyard location was terminated recently.
by Drew Goin
September 17th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 256
Views: 14363

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

Disgorgeous Podcast - Season 8 Episode 101 : "March-ifornia Part 1: All's Well That Enz Well (A deep dive into the only vineyard in the Lime Kiln AVA with Ian Brand)" March 9, 2020 "The boys return for the first episode post the 100 ep milestone and they've brought along their good friend Ian Brand...
by Drew Goin
September 14th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 511
Views: 51617

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

I saw that the Ravenswood 2012 "Besieged" red blend included some Hemar Ranch, Alexander Valley, fruit. A Google search turned up this Gang of Pour page: http://gangofpour.com/bree/northern_ridge/index.html "[Ridge] 2000 Zinfandel Llewelyn – ATP - 77% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 15.2% alcohol - The H...
by Drew Goin
September 14th, 2020, 12:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Dante Robere is a Livermore-based winery that often bottles Contra Costa AVA wines. From the Dante Robere website : "... 2019 Rose` of Mourvedre - Contra Costa County $26 "With strawberry, watermelon and rose petal. Medium-bodied, clean, light and aromatic, this hugely versatile Rose` will stand up...
by Drew Goin
September 13th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 185
Views: 10456

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Thanks, Ken! Does he still get Carignan from the "Trimble Vineyard" in Mendocino?
by Drew Goin
September 12th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 185
Views: 10456

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Ramos Torres bottled a unique interpretation of old-vine Carignan from a Kingsberg vineyard I had not heard of prior to today... Your Central Valley News "A New Spin on an Old Wine" by Alex Backus Video : https://w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/anvload.html?key=eyJhdXRvcGxheSI6dHJ1ZSwiZXhwZWN0X3By...
by Drew Goin
September 12th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Old Forlorn-Hopes...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: TN: Two Old Forlorn-Hopes...(short/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!!
by Drew Goin
September 12th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3112

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

+1 for Grgich Hills Fume Blanc

Back in the day, GH Fume Blanc and Frogs Leap Sauvignon Blanc were consistent cool-down pleasers for me.
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Text of In t'l Colloquium on Rhone Varietals
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: Text of In t'l Colloquium on Rhone Varietals

*BUMP*


I have yet to secure a source for a copy of "The International Colloquium on Rhone Varietals" program.

Hundreds of wine nerds could gain a deeper understanding of the exchange of info that took place between European and American winemakers and grape growers.
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I don't think I addressed this before, but the origin of Rosenblum's "Dobleman Vineyard" Zinfandel has had me scratching my head for a while... The Press.Net "Oakley’s Sandy Zin Vineyards" by Harry Stoll December 14, 2013 "...Oakley, with its sandy soil and cooling breezes from the Delta, is perfec...
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 346
Views: 26559

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers website: "Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards of the Contra Costa County AVA" by Shana Bull June 16, 2020 " Evangelho Vineyard "Morgan’s label Bedrock Wine Co. makes two different Zins from this legendary vineyard (they bought 10 acres of Evangelho back in 2017): ...

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