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by JDavisRoby
October 24th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1660
Views: 117284

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Opened a 2015 Papera Ranch Zin to go with some pulled pork tonight. It’s been in the decanter about an hour. How long have folks been letting these decant?
by JDavisRoby
October 23rd, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2483

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

You’re a berskerer?
by JDavisRoby
October 18th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3008

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

Looks me to like the laundry/pantry and wine room need to be switched.
by JDavisRoby
October 14th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

Opened a bottle of this in late August. Didn’t give it two days but I probably should have. Never seem to totally open up.
by JDavisRoby
October 13th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What? Gamay from The Loire.
Replies: 19
Views: 890

Re: What? Gamay from The Loire.

How does loire gamay pair with sushi?
by JDavisRoby
October 13th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:40 pm
JDavisRoby wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 5:18 pm
2018 Dundee Hills Chardonnay.

Wife upon first sip, “damn, that’s good!”
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I’ve opened three and have three left. Was hoping to age a few. Not sure they’ll make it.
by JDavisRoby
October 12th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2018 Dundee Hills Chardonnay.

Wife upon first sip, “damn, that’s good!”
by JDavisRoby
October 12th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lazy decanting method.
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

Re: Lazy decanting method.

Just wait until you bring your nice wine and drink from their cheap wine glasses!
by JDavisRoby
October 11th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4780

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

I received a shipment hold email. Not sure new ship date but not too worried about it at this point.
by JDavisRoby
October 7th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Falanghina interest you?
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Which Falanghina interest you?

I’ve enjoyed Arnot Roberts Falanghina.
by JDavisRoby
October 7th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

John, no criticism at all. One of my favorite parts about wine is how different people can drink the same wine and taste something completely different. Even at the same tasting. Now that I think about it I’m not confident in what vintage of Syrah Marcus opened for us at the winery. It was a spur of...
by JDavisRoby
October 7th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I read a note on CT that said this had an overwhelming pepper note. I didn’t get any pepper at all. You? Do you mean black pepper or green pepper? I got a light black pepper note, as is often characteristic of Syrah, but not any green pepper. Sorry. The reviewer, “oregonloafer” felt it was black pe...
by JDavisRoby
October 7th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 1995

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Peas and mayonnaise are usually deal breakers for me. It’s a texture thing. Then it’s the method of preparation. Cooked tuna — even seared seems gross to me, for example. Other than that I’ll pretty much eat anything. This is hilarious in the context of the thread! Some very ordinary, common foods ...
by JDavisRoby
October 7th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6408
Views: 372377

Re: de Negoce offer

Not a DN buyer (they don’t ship to my state) but I’ve been following the releases. I am a Full Pull buyer. They sent this “redacted” offer out yesterday. Redacted 16: 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley - $34.99 (TPU $14.99) First important note: like all the wines in our Redacted series, thi...
by JDavisRoby
October 7th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 1995

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I do with the exception of shell fish. And, that is only due to allergy.

Do I have preferences? Sure. But I will generally eat anything put on my plate. Raised my children to be the same way.
by JDavisRoby
October 6th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

When I told my wife she was drinking a wine Marcus made she immediately asked if I’d opened an older Pinot Noir of his. Nope, just a seven year old Syrah. We just had this a couple of weeks ago and it was really nice with some planked salmon that had a light amount of "Rub With Love" on it. The tex...
by JDavisRoby
October 6th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened a 2013 Matello Duex Vert Syrah last night. Just enough for a nice pour tonight. Was lovely for a fall Sunday night and just as good tonight. Definitely for those that like a leaner (AFWE) Syrah. I really like this wine. Not sure I would nail it as Syrah blind (its just so light and feminine)...
by JDavisRoby
October 5th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2194

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Has anyone else noticed the quality of beef cuts has gone down the last few months? Seem to be cut sloppier, inconsistent and lower grade than price point would suggest.
by JDavisRoby
October 5th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines & Winemakers of the SantaCruzMtns
Replies: 31
Views: 2045

Re: Wines & Winemakers of the SantaCruzMtns

I am glad you mentioned Mount Eden. I’ve looked at the site linked several times and never found it. Am I missing it?
by JDavisRoby
October 5th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 47
Views: 879

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

Classic 1-2-3 cocktail.

I have a couple old cocktail books. I’ll try and dig them up and post a photo soon
by JDavisRoby
October 5th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44226

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened a 2013 Matello Duex Vert Syrah last night. Just enough for a nice pour tonight. Was lovely for a fall Sunday night and just as good tonight. Definitely for those that like a leaner (AFWE) Syrah.
by JDavisRoby
October 5th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montrose/Dame
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Montrose/Dame

Thanks for the note. What would you say are similar 2nd wines that are good or as good as the dame here? Looking to buy more Bordeaux in the $40-75 range with some age. Thanks! Costco was selling 2016 La Dame & La Croix for $30. Grabbed a case each and drank them back to back for months. I always p...
by JDavisRoby
October 5th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2194

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Strip is best cut for sous vide.
by JDavisRoby
October 3rd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese - celebrating 25 years of tasting wine!
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: TN - 2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese - celebrating 25 years of tasting w

Was able to taste this wine this week due to Tom’s generosity. Drank the sampler out of a Grassl Liberte. I wouldn’t attempt to write a note remotely as descriptive as his above. However, I found the nose to be amazing. Petrol in the most attractive way. As with my favorite wines I don’t want to dri...
by JDavisRoby
October 3rd, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 50
Views: 1623

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

Any luck with Chianti from 1980?
by JDavisRoby
October 2nd, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59190

Re: #GlassFire

Jim’s post reminds me of a question I’ve had. How is Cal Fire funded and managed? Not a political question. Just curious how what appears to be a state wide fire organization is organized.
by JDavisRoby
October 1st, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 47
Views: 879

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

I like a rye old fashioned. A little spice with the sweet.
by JDavisRoby
October 1st, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59190

Re: #GlassFire

For those unfamiliar with the geography Napa is unsurprisingly a Valley with large mountain ranges to the east and the west. The Valley narrows greatly up north in St Helena and Calistoga. The Glass Fire was on the east side of the valley mostly on the lower portions of the mountains. When you look...
by JDavisRoby
September 30th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59190

Re: #GlassFire

For those unfamiliar with the geography Napa is unsurprisingly a Valley with large mountain ranges to the east and the west. The Valley narrows greatly up north in St Helena and Calistoga. The Glass Fire was on the east side of the valley mostly on the lower portions of the mountains. When you look...
by JDavisRoby
September 29th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideal bin size and brass labels for such?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Ideal bin size and brass labels for such?

I have entire columns in mine. My height is 18 bottles. It’s no issue for me to have that many.
by JDavisRoby
September 29th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59190

Re: #GlassFire

Hourglass Winery and their Blueline vineyard were destroyed. That is also where Patria is made by Tony Biagi. https://twitter.com/chasedifelice/status/1310711643718909952?s=21 We hosted Jeff for a dinner last fall. One of the best we’ve ever done. Was hoping to visit them this week but our trip was...
by JDavisRoby
September 26th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: #
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: CHATEAU MONTELENA-1977

Donn, are you willing to sell singles?
by JDavisRoby
September 21st, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 91
Views: 4329

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Not a retailer, but Herman Story release notes from Russ From are fantastic.
by JDavisRoby
September 21st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1237

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

When I was first getting serious about wine I was a member of Uncorked Ventures. As someone wanting to get into wine beyond my limited local wine shop it was a good option.

https://www.uncorkedventures.com/

I actually was introduced to Patricia Green by this club. 2013 Durant Pinot.
by JDavisRoby
September 20th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

Need to try Rusty Nail, Penicillin or a Rob Roy for a few good scotch based cocktails.
by JDavisRoby
September 20th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

I enjoy Zin with burgers. Stand up to the fatty meat, condiments and dressings slathered on.

I also like to serve it a touch cool as well.
by JDavisRoby
September 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 3024

Re: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020

MatthewT wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Guessing answer is NO but do some winery's have insurance for this kind of thing?
Not sure about wineries. But, I would hope the vineyards have crop insurance that covers the winery not purchasing their fruit.
by JDavisRoby
September 17th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Ooni Discussion

I have found that a wood (better yet - composite) peel is best for placing the pizza and a metal one best for removing it. I've found a metal peel much too sticky with the raw dough (too much flour required) and the wood is harder to get under the finished or partially finished pizza without pushin...
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I stamped right into the wood. I have pine racks from Wine Racks of America and they’re very soft. So you have to be careful not to punch it too hard. They are visible enough to be seen but not obtrusive at all. Which is the look I was going for in this scenario.
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I also bought a letter punch set on Amazon and hammered in the “bin” aka column labels into the face of the racking. So F03 is right on the rack. Makes it very easy. I have not done barcoding. The wife hasn’t lifted her side eye for that yet. A letter punch set is an ingenious idea. I am browsing A...
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I spent a lot of time contemplating this myself. I opted to label my racks with letters (A-G) and my columns within those walls 01-10. So, my “bins” in CT are Wall/Column (i.e. F03 (I use a 0 in front of all single digits otherwise the bins won’t be in order)) and will have up to ten different wines...
by JDavisRoby
September 15th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Ooni Discussion

Does it matter if I use a wood or a metal peel? I have found that a wood (better yet - composite) peel is best for placing the pizza and a metal one best for removing it. I've found a metal peel much too sticky with the raw dough (too much flour required) and the wood is harder to get under the fin...
by JDavisRoby
September 15th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1830

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

A ‘77 Burgess for my wife’s 40th was my first foray into sourcing and pouring older wines on my own. All others to that point had been from friends cellars. It was a wonderful experience. Got me hooked on buying older wines and even buying all the older Burgess I could find at reasonable prices. Esp...
by JDavisRoby
September 14th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8236

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

I see few posts on this board about Full Pull. I dropped Garagiste in favor of FP. Wonder why it’s not talked about more? Regarding Full Pull, I think that they are an excellent resource for Seattle peeps. I've been tempted by a couple of FP offers, but I see more attractive pricing from Portland r...
by JDavisRoby
September 8th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8236

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Great thread. A couple of my recent OR Chards consumed with some age: 2013 Array Cellars Dijon Clone Otis Harlan Vineyard (a ridiculous deal from Full Pull) - alive and great a week or so ago. 2016 Morgen Long Chardonnay Loubejac - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (4/24/2020) Clean, mineral-driven no...
by JDavisRoby
September 6th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 56
Views: 4372

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

Hi Andrew, do you ship to Oklahoma?
by JDavisRoby
September 3rd, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 36
Views: 1837

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

This Frontier Charcoal states on the bag it was manufactured in Mexico and distributed by Royal Oak. So, a new (or, revived) Royal Oak brand?

I’ll give it a try for at least one cook and see how it does.
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1574

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 8:01 pm
Fixed!!
Like. 😀
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay

The Edna Valley Chard is fantastic QPR Chardonnay. It’s a go to for me for sub-$25 white wine.

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