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by Sean_S
September 24th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 303
Views: 26433

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

This just in from Esther Mobley at the San Francisco Chronicle (Dont think this is behind paywall)

"Lemonade out of lemons’: Distillery turns smoke-tainted wine grapes into purposefully smoky grappa"

https://link.sfchronicle.com/view/5f47f ... p/e0b9f611

Sean
by Sean_S
September 23rd, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

The nose is smoky and flinty in the modern style of white Burgundy from good producers, and there's also a really attractive salted caramel-covered nut character with white flowers. The palate is incisive and focused with lively acid but with an attractive breadth and weight; I love the perfect tig...
by Sean_S
September 22nd, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

de Negoce 25 reviewed on CT but this hasn't shipped to ANYONE so makes no sense and thinking an error? https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp?iWine=3704272&iNote=8648832&searchId=7E92227C%23selected%253DW3672543_1_K223c1c91dc36f03ac3f0229f354d6d6d Matthew, Lots of wine is given out to folks in the ...
by Sean_S
September 22nd, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

Reminder of how Cam is sourcing this spare juice: the pandemic has crushed restaurant sales, and likely taken a bit out of Wine Club sales. 500 cases of cash right before crush (typically barrels re delivered in July- bills due Net 30), wineries need operting income. A winery that owns 338 acres of...
by Sean_S
September 19th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Utah wine questions
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Utah wine questions

Leaving for Park City in a few weeks. Questions: 1) Is there any way to ship wine to Utah? 2) is BYOB allowed in restaurants ? 3) Are the State liquor stores decent? Thank you! Shipping to Utah is a challenge., Wine Check on airplane works every time as well packing cases in your car. BYOB is plent...
by Sean_S
September 19th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 853

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

This summer I have been drinking a lot more white, and have decided I really like chardonnay and after 15 years with this hobby I should start cellaring some! What producers do people recommend trying, or lists to join? Im on Kongsgaard (active), Aubert (waitlist), Rivers Marie (just signed up in A...
by Sean_S
September 18th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2952

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Marty Mathis at Kathryn Kennedy here in the SCM makes a really nice Sauvignon blanc and its $20 at K&L https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1495131&searchId=518d9c9c-8168-4bf9-a051-a9ee01ee2147&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=1 Here's some notes from Marty from an email earlier toda...
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

Spoke to OFF SITE. All good, only issue is will cost me $3/ bottle for the racking. They will unpack all my boxes and rack them though it's usually $5/case to do that but will waive for me as a new customer. I don't have exact costs yet on the monthly nut but I think south of $2/bottle/year for 2nd...
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

[winner.gif] Thanks guys - to be clear, I didn't intend any negative connotation with "obsession," more just that it seems to be a very high consideration for a large # of ppl on WB. Interesting to me bc I never even think about it, nor could I have ever told you if a wine was high or low ABV based ...
by Sean_S
September 16th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

I'd love to try a few bottles, but Loire Cab Francs are already ridiculously cheap, and a known quantity. A Garagiste offer from a few days ago was Domaine Guion Cuvee de Deux Monts at less than $20/bottle. The minimum purchase was one bottle. Not disagreeing with anything you say and I buy Guion a...
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14489
Views: 712760

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 Case of 19 Walter Scott Chard
1.5 Case of Vincent Wine Compnay Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
3.5 Cases of 18/19 Goodfellow

Sean
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT: There were 2 both a little different and then a 3rd guy came into this thread with guesses that were WAY different for each wine with nothing to back it up and then vanished when we pushed back on his guesses. I've never vanished. I'll provide this thread with some more information and wh...
by Sean_S
September 10th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 303
Views: 26433

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Wow. Just stunned. We evacuated the CZU fire in CA for UT and there's been some craziness here as well, but nothing mind blowing like in the SCM (my home) or Oregon. Sorry sad for the McHenry Family, Big Basin, Bouregard, Rhys, and so many more. Talking with other local wine makers this seems to be ...
by Sean_S
September 9th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6430

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Gosh!! champagne.gif Tonight I had a 2015 Vincent Chardonnay Tardive, Willamette Valley. Killer QPR. This wine was super bright and acidic on release (I loved it and I love acid), but Wow! It's evolved and integrated nicely. Last two nights, spot on. Lovely bright ripe fruit, lemon, cream and hints ...
by Sean_S
September 9th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Yum! I know Alan Rath, myself, and more than a few other locals who really enjoy Rhys adventures in Syrah and wish...

Nice note.

Sean
by Sean_S
September 8th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9766

Re: Fires-Oregon

Sorry to hear Jim. be safe up there. Windstorms rolled through Utah last night and today and caused all sorts of havoc here. Can't wait for this year to be over....

Sean
by Sean_S
September 4th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

Sorry Brian I missed it. Come join us I just started the Zoom
by Sean_S
September 4th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

Hopefully it works out for you. The more the merrier....

Sean
by Sean_S
September 4th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

Hi All, Come join us for some lively conversation and start of the Labor Day weekend right.... Sean W. Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Friday Night Berserker Chat Time: Sep 4, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86830276499...
by Sean_S
September 4th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 11303

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

OK Here we go.... Sean W. Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Friday Night Berserker Chat Time: Sep 4, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86830276499 Meeting ID: 868 3027 6499 One tap mobile +16699006833,,86830276499# US (San ...
by Sean_S
September 3rd, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 60
Views: 4140

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

Edit:

Originally was charged for shipping and now its showing free shipping on > 6 bottles

great deal. no shipping and no tax...

Go Walter Scott!

Sean
by Sean_S
September 3rd, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 60
Views: 4140

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

Hi All,

Fall Walter Scott offer out today for the Combe Le Verte. No change in price still $28 for both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Only difference I see is there is no longer a 12 bottle purchase discount. Order in....

Sean
by Sean_S
September 3rd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 206
Views: 11303

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I think that would be great as well. Time suggestions?
by Sean_S
September 2nd, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: TN: 2017 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains

I love this wine. Its gets a lot of grief as it doesn't have the SVD pedigree. Probably my favorite QPR wine from Rhys. Don't plan on drinking mine anytime soon. Jelly on the 12x375 score!

Sean
by Sean_S
September 1st, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 4882

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Order in...

Thanks Erin and Massimo for the Zoom last night....
by Sean_S
August 31st, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 4882

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Excited for tonight. Have 2017 DiCo and a 2017 Sandler - Lazarre Vineyard cabernets in the decanter. One new favorite and an old favorite. Looking forward to see how then unwind. Both have been in the decanter about 3 hours so far...

Sean
by Sean_S
August 29th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 152249

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

So what codes are working now in August 2020? Here's what I've seen work this month: 40% Off: $20 off $50 with 20JB $20 off $50 with 07NCS20 33% Off: $50 off $150 with P50CIQ $50 off $150 with YT50 30% Off: $30 off $100 with ZU30 25% Off: $25 off $100 with NBCSPORTS $50 off $200 with GET50 20% Off:...
by Sean_S
August 28th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm surprised Cam didn't use his CH email list to promote this venture, although it makes sense. I think i heard about it first on the garagiste thread. If I had to guess, MatthewT brought me in. The $0 referral fee for the 30+ cases my friends and I will eventually buy should go straight to him. C...
by Sean_S
August 28th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 585
Views: 40937

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (8/28/2020) Should have read the reviews before I popped it. Better on day 3, but ,This is totally shut down IMO. Not much on the nose. Black Cherry, baking spice on an otherwise retice...
by Sean_S
August 27th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8311

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

So much devastation and loss! Three home on our farm have been destroyed. We lost some out-buildings. Water system damaged and fences down. Smoke today is very bad. Many of us are still unable to return to our property. A few brave souls are watering the other crops and trying to put out the spot f...
by Sean_S
August 27th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8311

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

Awful news from McHenry today... Pics on Facebook. So glad we got there last fall and picked up another case of their amazing Pinot Noir. https://www.facebook.com/mchenryvineyard As many of you know, our winery and land have been surrounded by the vast and destructive CZU Lightning Complex Fire. We...
by Sean_S
August 27th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8311

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 8:21 am
Are homes in these fire-prone areas insurable? Are the rates subsidized? They have to astronomical
Yes they are insurable. The rates go up depending on what zone you live in. The premiums are not that significant compared to Earth Quake insurance which by comparison is very expensive.

Sean
by Sean_S
August 26th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8311

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

Awful news from McHenry today... Pics on Facebook. So glad we got there last fall and picked up another case of their amazing Pinot Noir. https://www.facebook.com/mchenryvineyard As many of you know, our winery and land have been surrounded by the vast and destructive CZU Lightning Complex Fire. We ...
by Sean_S
August 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara Vintners' latest Wine BID Proposal
Replies: 35
Views: 2092

Re: Santa Barbara Vintners' latest Wine BID Proposal

Larry never explains why the Paso, Sonoma, Napa and Willamette Valley associations all have a robust association raising $2M+/- without taxing the tasting room sales to pay for the large wineries marketing costs to the trade. All these associations are voluntarily. The SB Vintners have refused to u...
by Sean_S
August 24th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle

Thanks for the note Marcus. I havent seen you post notes before, will seek this out and try some....

Sean
by Sean_S
August 22nd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8311

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

I suspect the thing many people don’t get, particularly back east and Midwest where they typically get rain even in summer, is that here in California it just doesn’t rain from June through September, on average. People like to think a wetter rainy season is somehow “good”, but aside from driving a...
by Sean_S
August 18th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 391980

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I've been putting off getting my wines from Garagiste and just took delivery of a bunch of mysteries at offsite storage and am having a hard time linking them to the offers (and more importantly, the $ so I can keep records). Hoping some folks on here picked up on a more timely basis and are able t...
by Sean_S
August 17th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 4882

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Thanks for the heads up. Did not receive an email despite being on the list and having purchased before. Will be ready on Sep 1

Sean
by Sean_S
August 14th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the world’s highest altitude vineyard and where is it found?
Replies: 17
Views: 1304

Re: What is the world’s highest altitude vineyard and where is it found?

Thanks Blake. I love the mountains in life and in my wine. Its hard to fathom wine growing well at 11,000 feet. Mountains near us in Utah range up to that big, and the weather at the top even in the summer is dramatic and windy. Highest vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains are above 2600 Ft. Loma P...
by Sean_S
August 10th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5367

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

Birichino makes a great selection of white wines that I find excellent at quite affordable prices. I love their take on Malvasia Bianca, Chenin Blanc.

I adore Ser's orange muscat.

Sean
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: TN: 2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/18/2019) This seems to be finally settling into a nice place. It's not mature by any means, but it has good definition, and carries its black fruit and spice tones very well. The structure is in balance with the fruit, there's a t...
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

Are you sure the PR is declassified Harlan? 2012 CHPR is 15.5% per your link, whereas Harlan 2012 is 14.5% (according to a tasting note on CT, anyway. I actually have 3 bottles, but they live in offsite storage, so I can hardly call up the storage facility and ask somebody to check that info on the...
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

From some of Cameron’s descriptions it certainly does sound like he is doing the blending. For $15-$20/bottle where are you getting a comparable Napa product? Between Wine Slash, Wine Spies, WTSO, Last Bottle. 20-30 napa cabernet is regularly available. If I wanted CH blending or someone else, woul...
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

Similar thread a while back on the CH Private Reserve. Thought this might be of interest considering the current discussion.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=121078&p=2717876&hi ... e#p2717876
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4612
Views: 263979

Re: de Negoce offer

Similar thread a while back on the CH Private Reserve. Thought this might be of interest considering the current discussion.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=121078&p=2717876&hi ... e#p2717876
by Sean_S
August 4th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29094

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Release is open. Just grabbed my two cases. Price was $450/case. very fair Sean- Agree on those 94 petite sirahs. I got two and they were both great. Steal at $25 No doubt in for 2 as well. Got me thinking about that PS... I've opened a few more since then but this one stood out to me. 1994 Ravensw...
by Sean_S
August 4th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29094

Re: Ravenswood library offer

This is way better than J Rimmerman mystery. All of the last library sale were great wines. I Still have a few left there and can't wait to see what goodies come this time. All of the wines have been in excellent shape with corks and contents in top condition. Not a wimpy cork yet :) BONUS: They are...
by Sean_S
August 3rd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley bottles finally slim down
Replies: 30
Views: 2029

Re: Turley bottles finally slim down

Awesome, Litterally stopped buying Turley because of this.
by Sean_S
July 24th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand

I really liked the video and the commitment to relatively unknown vineyards, so I thought I'd buy some of the wine to try. It was not easy to do! Ian, no disrespect intended at all but, IMHO, you would be better off long term spending your lock down time putting more info and a purchase system onto...
by Sean_S
July 23rd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand

Nice little 12 minute interview with Ian Brand....

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