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by Adam Frisch
August 11th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

TN: 2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville (8/11/2020) Apple notes on the nose, almost like a Riesling. Then on to a bit of that and lemon cake/curd on palate. Pretty big style, but still very focused. A great mid and good finish, so somewhere between a lean ...
by Adam Frisch
August 10th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 83
Views: 5315

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Tried the 2019 Russack Mission in this thread. Loved it.

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by Adam Frisch
August 10th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?

I sympathize with you Jonathan - we should start a club where we continually, despite the advice and frustration from others, probe into Rieslings until we find the holy Graal! [cheers.gif] [wink.gif] [highfive.gif]
by Adam Frisch
August 10th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Rusack Vineyards Mission (USA, California, Central Coast, Ballard Canyon)
Replies: 0
Views: 86

TN: 2019 Rusack Vineyards Mission (USA, California, Central Coast, Ballard Canyon)

2019 Rusack Vineyards Mission - USA, California, Central Coast, Ballard Canyon (8/9/2020) I remember speaking to the winemaker Steven about their Mission in barrels and he said he wasn't sure if they were going to release it at all. I'm so glad they did. This Mission has excellent color extraction ...
by Adam Frisch
August 9th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1532

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

A question I haven't seen asked is whether Adam normally drinks and/or likes Loire CF. I suspect my impression of this same wine would be much better, but then I really like both Loire CF generally and Baudry specifically. If someone didn't have a lot of experience with either I'd suggest a more fo...
by Adam Frisch
August 9th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Field Recordings Wine Chenin Blanc (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)
Replies: 0
Views: 121

TN: 2018 Field Recordings Wine Chenin Blanc (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)

2018 Field Recordings Wine Chenin Blanc - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (8/9/2020) Was served a bit too cold initially which made it a little harsh, but as it warmed up the tannins softened and it developed some honeydew and zesty lemon notes. A pretty lean and focused style with plen...
by Adam Frisch
August 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 4702

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

I'm kinda clueless when it comes to Chardonnay, but the whole reason I signed up with Failla was to get their concrete-finished Chardonnay Big Egg limited edition - that wine blew my mind when I tried it (it was the first time I truly loved a Chardonnay). To the point where I went, "Failla, why both...
by Adam Frisch
August 8th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1532

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 5:14 am

It wasn’t sweet, so that bumped up the score. ;)
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by Adam Frisch
August 8th, 2020, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher
Replies: 41
Views: 2137

Re: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher

They should rename this to:

Everything-that-is-wrong-in-the-wine-market list.
by Adam Frisch
August 8th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2199

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

Most wineries and winemakers tend to close the door on this topic and keep it in the dark. I can understand why - disclosing it often puts them in a spot where they're accused of making manipulative or artificial wines. No upside to that conversation. But I agree with John - most wineries add acid, ...
by Adam Frisch
August 7th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rajat Parr Wine Club Zinfandel RAAHI Kirschenmann Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 376

TN: 2018 Rajat Parr Wine Club Zinfandel RAAHI Kirschenmann Vineyard

2018 Rajat Parr Wine Club Zinfandel RAAHI Kirschenmann Vineyard - USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi Mokelumne River (8/7/2020) Was interested in this as it's fruit from Tegan's Kirchenmann vineyard and from the Mokelumne River AVA in Lodi. Also because it was kind of sold as a lighter Zin, whic...
by Adam Frisch
August 7th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1532

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Did you keep yours in fridge, Otto? This was left with just cork in it at about 68 degrees for the day in the hotel room. Not great conditions, but there have been worse. Maybe it was just the bottle.
by Adam Frisch
August 6th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 4702

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

RyanC wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 9:12 pm
I may be at the point of thinking that the US does Chard better than anything else.
Wow! That's a strong vote of confidence. The Burgundian fans will line up to keelhaul you soon. [wink.gif]
by Adam Frisch
August 6th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 4702

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

Please try Ceritas Zephyr - I think it's world class, if you like the leaner styles. [cheers.gif]
by Adam Frisch
August 6th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1532

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

It was über-hip Ace's new "luxury" outing Maison De La Luz in New Orleans. I highly recommend the hotel - French/Gustavian modern combo in the design and actually pretty much the most impressive mini bar I've encountered under 20 years of traveling/hoteling. So the wine makes sense in that world. Ca...
by Adam Frisch
August 5th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1143
Views: 63736

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

This. I've been to places where after a few years it's a new joint. I walk in and notice its the same people. I asked them once, and they flat out said people in LA get bored. So they run with a concept for a couple years, then rebrand etc. It's the same with people here - you throw a party, send o...
by Adam Frisch
August 5th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1532

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Greg, it did improve a bit after about 3hrs in glass, so I've amended the score slightly.
by Adam Frisch
August 5th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1143
Views: 63736

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Yeah, I think it relies so heavily upon the office/business crowd that with that in shambles, there is a more exaggerated drop. And those living DTLA, probably preferring to dine in. I live only 10-15 mins away, and although we used to go quite a bit, it's still an undertaking, so with all this goin...
by Adam Frisch
August 5th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 234
Views: 28899

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Across the board great reviews. Congrats to them!
by Adam Frisch
August 5th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?

Note that you can also get those tanks with glycol - something to consider in the case you want to use one for cold stability or controlling temperatures in the future. Cheers. I wanted that - until I checked the prices of glycol chillers! Holy cow! My customers will have to spit out tartrate cryst...
by Adam Frisch
August 5th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1532

TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (8/5/2020) Reading the other scores on CT, guess I'm not seeing what everyone else seems to be seeing in this. But I should add that it's a hotel room/mini bar wine utterly devoid of any decanting or much embra...
by Adam Frisch
August 3rd, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis
Replies: 3
Views: 483

TN: 2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis

2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/3/2020) This is one of those wines that brought me out of my almost exclusive natural wine kick about 2 years back. It reminded me of all the great things about what a good Napa Cab can be and I realized I ha...
by Adam Frisch
August 3rd, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Enz Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Enz Vineyard

Good, was just about to pop one. I'll grab something else. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Adam Frisch
August 3rd, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?

Brian, Stewart - thanks.

Makes sense to have a T or Y split from the barrels, so they're already going half in each.

Cheers.
by Adam Frisch
August 1st, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Paso Trip-Need a little help
Replies: 39
Views: 2002

Re: First Paso Trip-Need a little help

Only been to Epoch there, but another vote for that. Great winemaker and a beautiful spot.
by Adam Frisch
August 1st, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?
Replies: 113
Views: 4090

Re: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?

Is that Cab really the “same”? If so, that would seem to fly into the face of a lot of the assumptions and ideas thrown out on this board and beyond. Like terroir. No, I meant the same variety, not same in any other way. It's however up to producers and consumers alike to decide if it's 10x better....
by Adam Frisch
July 31st, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?
Replies: 113
Views: 4090

Re: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?

Greg, now we're getting into perception of what tastes like a natural wine. Does it mean flawed? Unpolished? Unfiltered?
by Adam Frisch
July 31st, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4621

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

The Trimbach that I enjoyed had the perception of being the most austere out of the wines I drank, yet showed these stats: 2.4g/L RS, pH 3.09 and a TA 7.82g/L. The Grosset Polish Hill had 0.9g/L, pH 2.97, TA 7.3 g/l, but felt less austere. Maybe it went through malo and that softened it? Or the slig...
by Adam Frisch
July 31st, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?
Replies: 113
Views: 4090

Re: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?

I think, if there's one thing the movement has done that's permeated into the more traditional crowd, is a newer acceptance that certain areas, or terroirs, can have value and qualities. I don't think this was the case just 10 years ago. Would people have tried either a Mission/Cab Pfeffer/whatever ...
by Adam Frisch
July 31st, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard

Adam, Interesting notes. Honest question - if someone 'wondered' if you had made 'too heavy of an acid correction' on one of your wines, how would you react? Have you reached out to Fabian Bravo, the winemaker at Brander, to inquire? Also, any impressions on the wine after allowing it to open up fo...
by Adam Frisch
July 31st, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?

OK, thanks. Bare with me for this mathematical exercise and question: 1. In tank A I put the contents of barrel 1 and 2. 2. In tank B I put the contents of barrel 3 and 4. 3. Into a separate tank C, I transfer half of tank A and half of tank B to mix. Tank C is now full and has an equal amount of li...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186861

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I remember my first time drinking the Heritage, prob around 2015-2016? It really blew my mind. I even schlepped a few bottles with me for my Xmas trip to Sweden and served it for the christmas dinner there! Everyone really enjoyed it.
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 261

TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard

2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (7/30/2020) Bought this mainly because the owner is a fellow Swede. Not the most expressive nose, but very juicy attack on the palate and a nice coating of your buds. Hint of bitterness on the ta...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1789

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Wines that have had extended maceration tend to do less well chilled, in my opinion. My own orange-ish wine is not showing good at all when chilled, it needs to be drunk pretty much at room temp. Brings out bitterness and astringency there. I think extended maceration reds tend to follow that trait ...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages

After collecting wine for 20 years the French have trained me to almost prefer ugly labels -- like if there's abstract art or an animal on the label I have a pavlovian "this must be bad" reaction, if there's a monochromatic picture of somebody's house/chateau with a bunch of AOC info on it it's lik...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages

I do need to taste Burgundy from really good producers, could not agree more. Adam, this was not criticizing. It was really a comment if you found this wine so good, you really are going to like better stuff. I remember from another thread how you were interested in trying Burgundy. Frankly, I was ...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages

I do need to taste Burgundy from really good producers, could not agree more.
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1924

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

Shipping in the hot months really is tricky. There really is no door to door cold solution. So then you try to find windows or accept that wine will most likely get well above 70 degrees for a short period, but hopefully not over 90 degrees. Tablas Creek had a pretty good article about it and some g...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 4:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: VINEGAR CHICKEN
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: VINEGAR CHICKEN

Sounds good! Marinated chicken thighs in salt and vinegar a few yers back and that was pretty tasty, so I can see this working very well.
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 3:49 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Winemakers/Cellar Rats: Is there a way to create one mixing tank by using multiple smaller tanks?

Moved into my own space now, but it's a very small facility and space is a premium, so have a question for the professionals. Problem: I need to have a blending tank for bottling and homogenizing purposes. Probably around 1100-1200gal capacity. But then I found these square and stackable Stainless I...
by Adam Frisch
July 30th, 2020, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 46
Views: 4129

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Thank you Kamaal!
by Adam Frisch
July 29th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4621

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the ...
by Adam Frisch
July 29th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4621

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I don't have a problem with wanting clearer residual sugar numbers on labels. I can definitely taste sweetness in a lot of trocken-labeled wines, although not really to this extreme. I just think it's ridiculous to act like you've been tricked by a dry labeling/description when you have posted seve...
by Adam Frisch
July 29th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4621

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Thank you Nathan, I will try to get my hands on some of those. I have not seen the word Sec on any of the Alsatians bought here, but maybe they don't need to use that classification for exports? Drink less European Riesling, and more Australian. Happy days! Might just have to! Have you got other per...
by Adam Frisch
July 29th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages

Traditional appellations and traditional labels often go hand in hand but if you look at the Vin de France scene (talking about quality-minded vignerons, not the 2 € bottles in the supermarkets) you see more and more artistic labels. This is especially obvious if you go to any natural wine bar in P...
by Adam Frisch
July 28th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Côte de Nuits Villages

BTW, what's the deal with French wine labels? It's like where design goes to die. I never see any art directed labels from France, they all look pretty much like this. Stale, old, always invoking royal decrees, medallions or crests and hasn't changed since the turn of the last century. That would be...
by Adam Frisch
July 28th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread

Isn't Pax partially Sonoma? He has some nice stuff in the lighter spectrum.
by Adam Frisch
July 28th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4621

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Todd - had yours! [cheers.gif] Jeremy - loved the Grosset Polish Hill last month. That's exactly how wonderful they can be! 0.9 g/L RS. DanielP - is that really how a consumer needs to go about it in the year of the lord 2020? Having to call each producer individually to find out their sugar levels ...

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