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by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 592
Views: 41230

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just popped open a Lewman Pinot courtesy of my friend Barry and guidance from Marcus. This bottle is worthy of your attention. Some tart cherry and mushroom on the nose and one of the loveliest smooth and expressive palates in the past several months. Structure to age and cherry/sage flavors with s...
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 592
Views: 41230

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just popped open a Lewman Pinot courtesy of my friend Barry and guidance from Marcus. This bottle is worthy of your attention. Some tart cherry and mushroom on the nose and one of the loveliest smooth and expressive palates in the past several months. Structure to age and cherry/sage flavors with su...
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I can probably get it for $80 or less without looking too hard.
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

The thing about Pappy is that even though it’s not S-W anymore, it’s still really great whiskey and at the release price I’d buy it. At secondary I wouldn’t. But it’s not that hard to find Weller 107 at retail or near it and it’s as good a 7 year wheater on the market.
by Adam Noble
September 23rd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

Any thoughts on the Walter Scott Pinot's? Plenty of discussion about them on other threads but they are also excellent. For $25 the Combe Verte is a fantastic value and I have a particular fondness for the Temperance Hill. I have a few Seven Springs but haven’t opened one yet given my experience ag...
by Adam Noble
September 23rd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

Wait till you get your hands on a X Novo. Walter Scott Chardonnays are world class.
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Jennair range top?

We ended up buying an aftermarket warranty/service contract a couple of times because that was cheaper than paying for a repair. Once again fingers crossed for us both.
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If you could only pick 1 between the Pappy's 15/20 and BTAC offerings, what would your top 3 choices be? Keeping in mind this would be to drink, not resale. I’ve never had Eagle Rare 17 and desperately want to so that would be my pick. Come to think of it I’ve not tried Wm Larue Weller yet. But for...
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Jennair range top?

I’m very hopeful my next Jennair is better than the last. Since I have no choice.
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If you could only pick 1 between the Pappy's 15/20 and BTAC offerings, what would your top 3 choices be? Keeping in mind this would be to drink, not resale. I’ve never had Eagle Rare 17 and desperately want to so that would be my pick. Come to think of it I’ve not tried Wm Larue Weller yet. But for...
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Private barrel ETL and RHF. That would be something to see.
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris knows bourbon better than most to be sure. And I’m on record as loving ER10. It’s my house pour. And makes a great cocktail.
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I like the Blantons SFTB better than the standard Blantons. And RHF is not that hard to find for $225 or so. That is just over my comfort level now. Ah, to find it for retail someday...
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If you like Blantons try Rock Hill Farm. It’s my favorite of theirs that isn’t BTAC.
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Jennair range top?

On the upside, we cook some pretty good food in and on it.
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Jennair range top?

I have a Jennair Gas stove/cooktop that is just not good. We have replaced many components multiple times. It’s mostly functional but sucks. What’s worse is that it is a downdraft fan and where it is located we can’t easily install a hood, so the replacement stove that is being installed on Tues is,...
by Adam Noble
September 15th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

I was only able to nab one at retail alas. I do love Burlotto wines up and down the spectrum.
by Adam Noble
September 13th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ICE CUBES - Updated with WONDER WOMAN Cubes! :D
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ICE CUBES

We’ve used those molds for jello/Knox blocks for you older people out there. Great for kid birthday parties.
by Adam Noble
September 13th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4294

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I might have seen something in Jenny McCarthy’s Facebook page.
by Adam Noble
September 12th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4294

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I’m pleased the almighty market allows me to find another provider than Kim. My guess is the market also says that his insurer required masks in his office. But what do insurers know? Clearly they don’t follow the science.
by Adam Noble
September 12th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 4294

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I’m gonna go ahead and take my mask wearing advice from Dr Fauci v Dr Atlas and friends.
by Adam Noble
September 11th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16789
Views: 454277

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Heater Allen Zwickl for me tonight with some homemade pizza. A lovely, easy drinking beer. Loads of honey and malty goodness.
by Adam Noble
September 11th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

That’s crazy for Blantons. Even in Seattle I can find it regularly for under $100. In Portland is $60.
by Adam Noble
September 11th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I like Blantons all right- it’s hugely popular among the bourbon crowd but of all the BT mash Bill 2 whiskies I rate it 3rd. It’s nice that the price on it hasn’t exploded like the Elmer T Lee or Rock Hill Farm. It’s a solid choice and think it would be better at a higher proof. ER10 is a great valu...
by Adam Noble
September 11th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

I’ve gotten that on my iPhone.
by Adam Noble
September 11th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

This was a fantastic year for the Mirabai. I just drank a 2014 by the way that was still going strong.
by Adam Noble
September 11th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

‘‘twas a good one Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be? There are so many Weller products now. I think all of them have a regular OTS release (blend of barrels) & a SB release. Full proof in this case is 114, which wa...
by Adam Noble
September 10th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8033

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Popped an 08 Cameron Abbey Ridge last night. Pineapple and tropical fruit. Break out the cocktail umbrellas. In all honesty, there's excellent balance (as always), acidity, very judicious oak and lots of balance. Fine length. Riper than my sweet spot but still really tasty. No hurry to open the nex...
by Adam Noble
September 10th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

William Segui wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm
‘‘twas a good one
Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be?
by Adam Noble
September 10th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Willett isn’t really Willett
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Willett isn’t really Willett

I’ve had a 13 year old Willet that was MGP sourced. It was amazing.
by Adam Noble
September 8th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle PSA: Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated for $68 AFTER TAXES!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Seattle PSA: Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated for $68 AFTER TAXES!!!

That is correct. Our prices aren’t great and the taxes are awful.
by Adam Noble
September 7th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Willett isn’t really Willett
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Willett isn’t really Willett

Also Willet 4 year rye is good and I like it but it’s about $90 otd here in WA. Pikesville is a better deal here.
by Adam Noble
September 7th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Willett isn’t really Willett
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Willett isn’t really Willett

MGP turns out some great products.
by Adam Noble
September 1st, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Okd Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: ISO Okd Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength

Never mind. I found a way. Many thanks Michael!
by Adam Noble
September 1st, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Okd Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: ISO Okd Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength

That would be perfect if only they shipped to WA (or OR, CT, or SC which are the other easy addresses I have access to). Anyone in NJ willing to transship?
by Adam Noble
September 1st, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Okd Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength
Replies: 3
Views: 263

ISO Okd Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength

A local liquor store recently got some but I missed out on a bottle, and my sadness was palpable. Was hoping one of y’all fine people had a line on one from another store. Thank you in advance!
by Adam Noble
August 27th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

In Seattle too, more available since restaurants are so restricted, but still sell every drop we get in 2 weeks, then out for 2 weeks. Best value in Bourbon, IMO, and now people are buying it in droves in retail. Pretty crazy how under the radar it was til Covid, at least in Seattle. On a side note...
by Adam Noble
August 25th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Mellen Meyer makes some tasty sparklers, but if you start making them Marcus I may need a second mortgage. I’ve waffled a bit on that ever since Andrew started his company. Too much do already vs. exploring one of the most interesting styles of wine(and we drink quite a bit of grower bubbles at the...
by Adam Noble
August 25th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Mellen Meyer makes some tasty sparklers, but if you start making them Marcus I may need a second mortgage.
by Adam Noble
August 19th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4188

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

I saw Toffee Club was closing. Do you know if the brewery will continue? I went there once and enjoyed the vibe. Nice people. Looks like Away Days will continue https://www.newschoolbeer.com/2020/08/away-days-brewing-is-reopening-in-wake-of-toffee-club-closure.html Thanks. I’ll try to stop in for a...
by Adam Noble
August 19th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Is it my imagination or is Eagle Rare 10 year getting hard to find in Seattle? it's allocated here in Chicago now. Sucks because I put it on my cocktail list. In Seattle too, more available since restaurants are so restricted, but still sell every drop we get in 2 weeks, then out for 2 weeks. Best ...
by Adam Noble
August 19th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Encore Casino Boston Harbor: Place is a joke Do Not Go
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: Encore Casino Boston Harbor: Place is a joke Do Not Go

Bernadette_Reid wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 9:41 am
Casinos are a good place where you can forget about your life problems, especially when you are drinking a good bottle of wine.
This casino doesn’t sound like a good place to go at all. Except may it is a good place to go if you want to increase your life problems.
by Adam Noble
August 18th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 4188

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

I saw Toffee Club was closing. Do you know if the brewery will continue? I went there once and enjoyed the vibe. Nice people.
by Adam Noble
August 15th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of top-tier Alsace Pinot Gris from Grand Cru Rangen (Zind-Humbrecht, Schoffit etc.)
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: TN: Lots of top-tier Alsace Pinot Gris from Grand Cru Rangen (Zind-Humbrecht, Schoffit etc.)

While tangentially relates, the 2000 Schofitt Riesling Rangan Clos St Theobald was the first white wine I ever had that informed me that whites could be utterly profound. I recently had a 1998 VT version that while not quite so transformative was a wonderful wine. Schoffit, Boxler, Weinbach, etc-ple...
by Adam Noble
August 10th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mandoline recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1882

Re: Mandoline recommendations?

I got an Oxo as a gift and haven’t needed to replace it. I use it less than a dozen times a year though. And I have cut myself twice, though once was getting it out of the dish drainer. That was a dumb one.
by Adam Noble
August 8th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1688

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

I grew up in the Low Country and have had many a boil. That was long before I was a wine drinker, but have a couple of ideas. My recs would be Gruner, Pinot Gris, Dry Riesling, or top choice might be Ugni Blanc/Tebbiano.
by Adam Noble
August 7th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33475

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Looking to do a Non-grill preparation for hanger steaks... Sear and hot oven? Medium rare reverse sear?? Your thoughts? I’ve reversed seared a lot of Flannery hangers and they are always excellent. Ive also grilled a lot and also excellent. Never sear and hot over prep but I think this cut is prett...
by Adam Noble
August 4th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Mt. Rushmore

There is the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.
by Adam Noble
July 18th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3773
Views: 213184

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I sipped on a little OF9 (2018 release), ER10 store pick (Gresham Whiskey Trader in OR), and M10B (2019) tonight. Just a dram of each. All we very nice with the slight edge to the OF9. The ER10 store pick is hands down the best value. Possibly is all of bourbon.
by Adam Noble
July 16th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5121

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

17 vintages of Pegau back to 1988 but not unbroken.

After that probably Cameron Clos Electrique 10 vintages or so.

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