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by Brian S t o t t e r
January 17th, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Even More Cellar Thinning!
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Even More Cellar Thinning!

The Italian wines are pretty much all sold at this point.

For CA, mostly zin/zin blends and some cab.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 17th, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

Wasn't this talked about in The Winemakers podcast? I think Cameron Diaz is in on this.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 17th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 53
Views: 1497

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My birth year sucks (1987), though I've had a couple nice 1987 wines (old ESJ, Dunn Howell Mountain). But I'm no longer actively seeking anything out.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 16th, 2021, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inauguration Day wines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Inauguration Day wines?

Sink pour
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 16th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Even More Cellar Thinning!
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Even More Cellar Thinning!

Looking to sell some wines to make space in my locker, mostly CA, Italian, and a little German with a smattering of some other things. PM or e-mail me for a list. Buyer pays shipping, preference will be given to those looking to buy 3+ bottles. Based in St. Louis.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 16th, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inauguration Day wines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Inauguration Day wines?

This, then TBD:
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by Brian S t o t t e r
January 14th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51594

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I like elegance. Looking forward to it!
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 14th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett 2007

Arv R wrote: January 14th, 2021, 6:07 pm What are your thoughts on 2019?
Have had both the Abtsberg and Herrenberg myself. Abtsberg is a little reserved, but Herrenberg is showing quite well. Both delicious.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 14th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15273
Views: 779765

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 more 2019 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Kabinetts
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 12th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2308

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

I think that if a bottle of wine has been open and does not decline, it is a good indicator of it's ageability. In 2016, I was given several cases of bottles of various 2015 Falkenstein wines that had been opened before I received them. The corks were put back in the bottle and they sat in cases in...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 11th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211102

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2019 Old Vine Zinfandel. Maybe a little less expressive on the nose than my last bottle but good juice as always.
Only 16 bottles to go...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 11th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Zin MonteRosso '19...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: TN: Bedrock Zin MonteRosso '19...(short/boring)

Bedrock has only missed one vintage (2017) with Monte Rosso. They got back in and made Zinfandel and Cabernet in 2018.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 11th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?

Was just reading through some of it. Given that lots of people here post on the Ramonet wines, why was Gilman blocked from visiting their cellars?
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 10th, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2261

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Mattstolz wrote: January 10th, 2021, 5:04 pm for anyone reading, my resolution is to try to learn about the Burgundy Grand Cru btw.

neener
I know Howard’s wish, maybe not resolution, is to have DRC RC which is the one grand cru he hasn’t had.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 10th, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2261

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Charlie Carnes wrote: January 10th, 2021, 4:35 pm Ich habe das! But you need to try some Julien Haart and Willi Schaefer which I have tons of.
I have plenty of Willi Schaefer. Have had Julian Haart awhile ago and wasn’t really into the wines for reasons I can’t remember.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 10th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2261

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Jon H wrote: January 10th, 2021, 10:59 am That's awesome!

Brian, please share your tasting notes from these bottles so we can all learn along with you
Will do. Going to let them rest for a little bit first.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 10th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9034

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

This is awful, I’m speechless.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 10th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2261

The Generosity of Berserkers

On the New Year’s wine resolutions thread, I posted that one of my resolutions this year was to try riesling kabinett from Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus and other classic Mosel/Ruwer/Saar producers with serious age on it (20+ years). These are nearly impossible to find at retail or auction since eve...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 9th, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1560

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

From the Bedrock website: "One of our smallest vineyards, this Oakville gem is also one of the most important vineyards we work with. In an area defined by tightly spaced, manicured, irrigated Cabernet (what some might call gardened vs. farmed), Oakville Farmhouse vineyard is the lone survivor ...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 9th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2308

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Agreed. Really like having Lars post here and his responsiveness on IG, especially if you post a pic of a Hofgut Falkenstein wine and haven't tagged it properly ;)
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 7th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2308

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Claus Jeppesen wrote: January 7th, 2021, 11:23 am
Brian Pinci wrote: January 5th, 2021, 7:01 pm I only got a single of this too as well as the Gisela which I already opened. First thought was, damn, why didn’t I buy more. And now I can’t find them anywhere
Mee too
Although I bought 66 bottles of 2019
That's double me lol
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 6th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 5688

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Lots of dry February
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 6th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday MTP!!
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Happy Birthday MTP!!

Yay! Happy Birthday Morgan!
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 6th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211102

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

AD Northup wrote: January 6th, 2021, 8:16 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: January 5th, 2021, 9:49 pm WineBid has a bunch of Bedrock back vintage wines currently.
shhhhhhhh [snort.gif]
I want some too but my wallet will feel better if I don't win all the bids I plan to place :D
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 6th, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2308

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Yeah, I couldn't reload. I think the 2019s have come and gone sadly... Yeah I missed out on these too. Too much wine to buy :). I explained to my wife that I wasn't buying wine I was "investing" in a good that has growth in value. However, she countered with a pretty strong argument that ...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 5th, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211102

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

WineBid has a bunch of Bedrock back vintage wines currently.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 5th, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 5688

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Vom Boden is doing "Off-Dry January". Does that count? ;D
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 5th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211102

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the 2019 Bien Nacido Chardonnay. I'm not nearly as versed in Morgan's whites as I am his reds, but this is pretty tasty and quite mineral-driven as noted in Morgan's tasting note. Just a touch of reduction with underripe pineapple, green apple, and lime zest. You can really taste the warmth o...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 5th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211102

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

JeremyMullman wrote: January 4th, 2021, 7:48 pm The 2017 Bedrock Heritage is drinking beautifully right now fwiw.
Any decant?

Anyone else dip into the 2017s yet? I'm letting my 2016s and 2018s sleep.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15273
Views: 779765

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2019 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett 6 x 2019 Merkelbach Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett I ended up with 4 of the Merkelbach Kabinett, along with some 2018 and 2019 Merkelbach Auslese to make a case. We really need to drink together when this COVID mess is over. First up is a Merkelbach Kabinet...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211102

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15273
Views: 779765

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Making good on my 2021 New Year's resolution to backfill 2015 German riesling. 4 x 2015 Peter Lauer Fass 18 Kupp Riesling Grosses Gewächs 1 x 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett 3 x 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10 4 x 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Dom...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne: Blanc de blanc vs Blanc de noir
Replies: 55
Views: 4096

Re: Champagne: Blanc de blanc vs Blanc de noir

I'm more of a BdB person. Want to explore more producers from the Côte de Blancs in particular over the next few years.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7036

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

18 bottles already...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2020 harvest?
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: The 2020 harvest?

I've been conversing with Lars Carlberg at Hofgut Falkenstein. His impression for the Saar at least is that the wines are slightly less ripe and more racy and light compared to 2019. He thinks it's their best vintage to date. He said he would be posting some barrel tasting notes in the next week or ...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 4th, 2021, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 4556

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

IMHO, do it slowly and don't do it until you know what you want your cellar's core strength to be. I have thought from prior posts that you were not sure. It is great to have core strengths in wines you love (like Brian with Riesling) but I doubt it would be much fun to have a cellar full of wines ...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 2668

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Did Sky Vineyard get completely razed with the fires this past year?
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1823
Views: 118460

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Would've bought some of that Vilmart but have several other Vilmart bottlings still pending from Lopa and Envoyer.
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15273
Views: 779765

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2019 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett
6 x 2019 Merkelbach Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling... Point me in the right direction
Replies: 59
Views: 2326

Re: Riesling... Point me in the right direction

An amazing wine, and the end of an era. What happened? Did the winemaker retire? I believe, based on things I have been told (by people who do in fact know) that 2019 marked the last year for the brothers being the primary winemakers. Still can't believe how old the brothers are and still actively ...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

Which bottling do people like the most? For me, Bedrock Heritage, Pagani Ranch, and Old Hill Ranch are the holy trinity. Monte Rosso is up there too but I think it’s full potential will be seen 10+ years from vintage. Old Vine Zinfandel and Dolinsek Ranch for near-term drinking are excellent. Loren...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5730

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

What Württemberg reds do you typically buy? Just curious what I may want to look out for once tariffs are gone and if the German import/distribution market improves in the U.S. in the next few years. I'd say Weingut Heid and Dautel are in the top echelon when it comes to the Württemberg wines. I ha...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 4556

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Developing core strength is my cellar’s NY resolution. Really want to protect the spine for longevity. Help with rotation and speed. IMHO, do it slowly and don't do it until you know what you want your cellar's core strength to be. I have thought from prior posts that you were not sure. It is great...
by Brian S t o t t e r
January 3rd, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Division Winemaking Company Division-Villages Béton (USA, Oregon)
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: TN: 2019 Division Winemaking Company Division-Villages Béton (USA, Oregon)

Thanks for the note, I've been curious about the other AVAs in Oregon.

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