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by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707241

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

we really need some shipping weather cuz things are starting to pile up:
Heidsieck Reserve x5 ($36 per!)
Billecart salmon NV
Dirty and Rowdy Brousseau Syrah
2001 Potel Charmes
3 Pack Ultramarine 2016
Walter Scott assorted whites (need more of these)
by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2039
Views: 266935

Re: Official Costco Thread

Went by Dallas Costco yesterday, which had: 2015 Kirkland Signature Brunello di Montalcino (which was produced and bottled by Fattoria dei Barbi, a very solid, tradionalist producer) for $26.99. That said, I opened it and it's on the lean side (salty, menthol, minerally, lean cherry fruit), and not...
by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

what did the rest of the email say, if you can share? Ive had mixed feelings even with the Sandhi wines that Ive had, enough so that I havent rushed out to buy all his experimental stuff that he's been coming out with recently. i will say I typically like what they do in Oregon with Seven Springs th...
by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 26
Views: 1011

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

im in a similar situation as well except most of my family growing up never drank at all so I really got into wine as an upstart. the first wines we ever bought to hold were bought at chateaus in bordeaux (note: we opened one of them last week and it was fantastic). and then a smaller wine fridge qu...
by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roagna Langhe Rosso (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: TN: 2014 Roagna Langhe Rosso (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

roagna's langhes are a great value.

also, I think I'm a much bigger fan of 11 in most of italy than a lot of people are. those wines have been great for drinking fairly young
by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?

the only issue you may run into with a lot of retailers is if some of your states dont allow any shipping at all, like PA, or if you want your event to happen now, where temps in the southern US are still pretty questionable for shipping.
by Mattstolz
September 19th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 696

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

the best domestic chardonnay being produced IMO is at Walter Scott. But as mentioned, depends a lot on your style. Goodfellow also makes great linear chardonnay.
by Mattstolz
September 17th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 64
Views: 2148

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

maureen nelson wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 9:49 am
1988
birth year! ill take it!

now if I can just track down a few with good provenance...
by Mattstolz
September 17th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 48
Views: 2596

Re: Hiyu

TN: 2019 Tzum Solais Spring Ephemeral Bright, fresh, and crisp. This is a blend of all allowable CdP varieties with a high proportion of white grapes. drinks more like a white than a red with high toned aromatics akin to roses and white flowers, but complex and fun to drink. Drink now with grilled, ...
by Mattstolz
September 16th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1916

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

sometimes there are some sleepers on Chicago Wine Co's auctions, and in general the auctions are not typically watched by as many people as the ones listed above. Benchmark has an auction site associated with it as well: Brentwood Wine. I've only ever looked through their auctions once though. also,...
by Mattstolz
September 16th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 78
Views: 3572

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

im excited to grab a some Syrah! echo what was said above, buy confidently on everything made by Hardy. These are some of my favorite wines to open to show people that wine can actually embody happiness in a glass. love them.
by Mattstolz
September 16th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 48
Views: 3222

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

Although I have north of 500 bottles of 2018 Burg in the cellar or on the way, the Lion's Share are all white. Maybe I missed some, but I don't think most of the Reds have been released yet. Basically the only GC I have is the MM GE. you have close to 40 cases of whites in one vintage ? I wish you ...
by Mattstolz
September 16th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 9911

Re: Ultramarine Email

got my allocation of the three pack today! think I also signed onto the list in early 2018, but I couldn't be positive. been at least two years of waiting I know for sure though.
by Mattstolz
September 14th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Barbera Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Barbera Shake Ridge Ranch

this is from the supplemental release correct? sounds like a fun bottle! excited to have one on the way. Thanks for sacrificing one for the greater good right away!
by Mattstolz
September 13th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22081

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

2020 Goodfellow Rauch-vin Joking...I hope Full disclosure, even if we don’t have smoke taint, the vintage in WV will be a challenge. My first pick came in at 1.24 tons per acre. Yields are way down, so while I do believe we are dodging a bullet on taint, the fruit we do have will not be much. Guess...
by Mattstolz
September 13th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 577
Views: 47676

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

had number 2/6 of my Kelley Fox Hyland Coury Clones. Fantastic wine, but I really gotta slow down on them because as enjoyable as it is now, I think there will be a lot of upside to it.
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5181

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

crickey wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:27 am
If not buying wine because the price is more than I want to pay for it constitutes boycotting, I am currently boycotting thousands of wines!
its not that I can't afford DRC, im just boycotting it!
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 48
Views: 3222

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

Andrew K. wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 10:08 am
Although I have north of 500 bottles of 2018 Burg in the cellar or on the way, the Lion's Share are all white. Maybe I missed some, but I don't think most of the Reds have been released yet. Basically the only GC I have is the MM GE.
so whens the 2018 Burg party?
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

Nice notes Dale. I just had to reload on this wine too. On a recent bottle we had, it really grew in depth of body and character over the course of the bottle. +1 for everyone's comments, however I do think this wine nicely reflect Kelley's unique style without requiring $75. I actually liked this ...
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 78
Views: 3572

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

pretty excited about Brousseau Syrah! also how are people hearing about these before the emails go out?? do i need to be watching my instagram stories with sound again? I got an email about an hour ago. This is the third preview email over the last week. same, but someone posted there is a syrah co...
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

Nice notes Dale. I just had to reload on this wine too. On a recent bottle we had, it really grew in depth of body and character over the course of the bottle. +1 for everyone's comments, however I do think this wine nicely reflect Kelley's unique style without requiring $75. I actually liked this ...
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 78
Views: 3572

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

pretty excited about Brousseau Syrah!

also how are people hearing about these before the emails go out?? do i need to be watching my instagram stories with sound again?
by Mattstolz
September 12th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

i have this problem of not being able to hold onto these Mirabai bottlings long enough to see how they evolve. they get consumed way too fast at our house
by Mattstolz
September 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 40
Views: 1604

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I really just want to try grilling a pork shoulder steak like she did on the show. That sounds great
by Mattstolz
September 10th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 78
Views: 3572

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Bedrock Barbera was part of a blend.
they did a single release 100% Barbera in the supplemental release earlier this year. I know cuz its in my pending shipment from them!

but anyways this is a Dirty and Rowdy thread! very excited to see what Hardy comes out with!
by Mattstolz
September 9th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 78
Views: 3572

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Didn’t see a thread yet, but the D&R release kicks off next week. So far confirmed: 2019 Chenin Blanc 2019 Zinfandel Expected: 2019 Barbera .....? Some really cool stuff going to be available, albeit in semi-limited quantities. Would love to see a barbera! Especially with the bedrock barbera in the...
by Mattstolz
September 9th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9702

Re: Fires-Oregon

Eola-Amity(Salem) is rough. Power is out and fire mapping is in the red. But as is noted in the CA thread, topography will create a range of outcomes. Also, according to Paul Gordon’s rule of thumb, distance from the fires to the vineyards is well beyond where a short term exposure would taint the ...
by Mattstolz
September 9th, 2020, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9702

Re: Fires-Oregon

Eola-Amity(Salem) is rough. Power is out and fire mapping is in the red. But as is noted in the CA thread, topography will create a range of outcomes. Also, according to Paul Gordon’s rule of thumb, distance from the fires to the vineyards is well beyond where a short term exposure would taint the ...
by Mattstolz
September 7th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 40
Views: 1604

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Rodney Scotts is absolutely worth the trip. especially now that its within Charleston city limits and not a hike outside of town (although, if you watched his episode, you know the reason for that is incredibly unfortunate). but he's doing it the right way and everything there is fantastic. a must s...
by Mattstolz
September 7th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6089

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

just wanted to throw in another data point for the heritage Green Circle chickens. especially when they are on sale they are really worth it. I haven't tried pasture bird yet but compared to grocery store chicken, Springer mountain farms, all levels from Whole Foods, and local chickens bought from t...
by Mattstolz
September 5th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Benchmark bin sale

How long will they hold wine before pushing buyers to ship or pick up? I thought it was only 30 days there, which in my feel is a condition out of sync with the industry. the 30 days is only during shipping season. for example, if you buy in June they don't start counting the 30 days until shipping...
by Mattstolz
September 5th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Benchmark bin sale

DanielP wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 11:00 am
Then I have no idea why that line exists in the first place.
agreed it does seem like a strange thing to list when they are not enforcing it and dont have a history of enforcing it. plus it makes it harder on them logistically i feel like.
by Mattstolz
September 5th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4897

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

I basically have a top five and then everything else. The top are not even close to the rest: Kelley Fox Bedrock Produttori Felsina Patricia Green Chantreves is creeping across the gap from the Peleton to the leaders but hasn't made it quite yet, though I imagine they will at some point, especially ...
by Mattstolz
September 5th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Benchmark bin sale

Can't combine shipping with current hold orders? What kind of a joke policy is that? The deals aren't THAT good. Shouldn't their goal be to clear out inventory? i didnt have any issue combining mine with holds? the email did say that you couldnt combine it with other coupons and offers but i was st...
by Mattstolz
September 5th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Benchmark bin sale

Can't combine shipping with current hold orders? What kind of a joke policy is that? The deals aren't THAT good. Shouldn't their goal be to clear out inventory? i didnt have any issue combining mine with holds? the email did say that you couldnt combine it with other coupons and offers but i was st...
by Mattstolz
August 31st, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2542

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

Thank you Fred. I completely agree that 2016-2018 is a remarkable three years for the Willamette Valley. Lovely wines all around. Kelley Fox is another that Josh reviewed well and is very much worth seeking out. What are your feelings 2019, Marcus? Kelley Fox also spoke really highly of 2019 in her...
by Mattstolz
August 29th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phone Apps for Wine?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Phone Apps for Wine?

cellar tracker is the most important. you can also use the label to search with CT, it actually searches through vivino's database.

wine-searcher is also a very useful app
by Mattstolz
August 29th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2632

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

my neighbor paid for his house with sales from the specialty water bong he invented.
by Mattstolz
August 29th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8047
Views: 538629

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Went for one of the magnums of the 2013 Terre Nere Brunello for $109. Good CT scores albeit a pretty small sample size! 3 reviews, 94.5 score, 1 tasting note. i might be that tasting note. for the price they offer the TN brunellos, i grab them almost every time they offer them. theyre pretty solidl...
by Mattstolz
August 29th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2497

Re: The best seal

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/96/8b/6a/968b6a6da96842f8e804bf4622dd0667--soul-music-my-music.jpg Stelvin is the second best seal. Dude married prime-ish Heidi Klum. my wife watches project runway and AGT and anyone who tries to tell me Heidi Klum is not STILL in her prime is wrong. but i do still think...
by Mattstolz
August 27th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7565

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Jasper posted a video of a conversation with Jeremy seyess of Dujac today basically saying burgundy was one good rain in July away from a ‘great’ vintage. Still thought the grapes were good but we’re going to require more TLC to make really good wine due to some heat, some shriveled berries, and som...
by Mattstolz
August 27th, 2020, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Mousse Fils
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Champagne Mousse Fils

thanks for the feedback on these. ive been curious about them as its a pretty reasonable special club price
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22081

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

larry schaffer wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 5:32 pm
did anyone see Morgan's post yesterday about smoke taint on Instagram?
What did he say?
badly paraphrasing here but the gist was that its a bad assumption to write off the vintage for the whole state because of smoke taint when the states vineyards are so widespread and diverse.
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1621

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

having typically just made my own pasta if I didn't want something cheap from a box, is there really that noticeable of a difference between different artisanal dried pastas? Yes. Maybe at the highest level of quality, not so much from one producer to another. But across the full spectrum, unequivo...
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 33
Views: 1621

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

having typically just made my own pasta if I didn't want something cheap from a box, is there really that noticeable of a difference between different artisanal dried pastas?
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE ABBREVIATION
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: WINE ABBREVIATION

most of them are specific wines. LMHB and PLL for example: La Mission Haut Brion and Pichon Lalande. its probably easier to ask about specific ones you've run into than to make a list of them all
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22081

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Alan Rath wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 5:46 pm
because Morgan uses it to update people about goings on at Bedrock?
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Craig G will report me if I explain the joke
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ahhh newhere
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22081

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Alan Rath wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 5:32 pm
did anyone see Morgan's post yesterday about smoke taint on Instagram?
Just one more reason not to use Instagram
because Morgan uses it to update people about goings on at Bedrock?
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22081

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

did anyone see Morgan's post yesterday about smoke taint on Instagram?
by Mattstolz
August 26th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1801
Views: 113069

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

anyone else grab a few Vilmarts today?

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