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by Richard T r i m p i
October 15th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Brick House Gamay Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: TN: 2006 Brick House Gamay Noir

Quite the interesting story behind the wine. I'm a fan of Doug's Gamay but 2006 was a tough vintage for pretty much everyone in Oregon. It seems like there's been a considerable shift away from riper preferences over the past 15 years IMHO. Prior to 2003 it seems like it was a challenge to make high...
by Richard T r i m p i
October 14th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some "every day" bubbles....just because

Hebrart "Cuvée de Reserve" 1er Cru, Brut NV
Guy Larmandier, Grand Cru Cramant Blanc de Blancs, Brut Zero NV
Benoît Lahaye, Brut Nature NV
Vincent Couche, Elegance, Brut NV

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by Richard T r i m p i
October 10th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Morgen Long Chardonnay Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: TN: 2018 Morgen Long Chardonnay Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Oregon Chard has pretty much replaced all of my White Burg purchases. It's not a full substitute but scratches the itch. I REALLY miss good/great Chablis but the QPR is no longer there for regular enjoyment IMHO. The challenge is where to find room for more OR Chard considering the cellar inventory ...
by Richard T r i m p i
October 10th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Morgen Long Chardonnay Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: TN: 2018 Morgen Long Chardonnay Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Quite the Oregon exploration Dennis. Thanks for the note. I've never tried a Morgen long but heard good things. Sounds like it delivered despite its youth.

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by Richard T r i m p i
October 9th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44407

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Bsaed on that my recommendation stands. and everyone should try the Whistling Ridge Blanc (field blend of mostly riesling) I tried the '19 a few weeks ago at a local shop and really liked it. I don't remember the exact blend, but I believe there's Gris and something else along with the Riesling. It...
by Richard T r i m p i
October 5th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: TN: 2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Year in and year out...a fine value CCR IMHO.

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by Richard T r i m p i
October 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44407

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Max S. wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 11:45 am
His Willamette Valley PN is my single favorite PN under $25. I dont think anyone comes close, though my Oregon experience is limited.
I've had quite a few < $25 QPR Pinots....and yes, very few come close to the value offered by that wine.

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by Richard T r i m p i
October 5th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've ordered fish from Russ & Daughters through Goldbelly for 4+ years. Always good. Decent sized orders for an annual party: smoked whitefish, whitefish/salmon salad, chopped herring and a couple of kinds of lox. Always prefer the in person experience but shipping is much more convenient. Acme look...
by Richard T r i m p i
October 3rd, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: new notes September
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: TN: new notes September

Just popped a MMIX. The fruit is quite sweet. It strikes me as a toned down very red fruited Aussie Cab with some RS. Planning to pair it with steak tonight. The ripeness is noticeable and there's some heat...but manageable with temp control. Not my style, although I don't see it as awkward or overw...
by Richard T r i m p i
October 3rd, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: new notes September
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: TN: new notes September

Marcel Lapierre, Morgon, 'Cuvee MMIX', 2009 A hint to all the newbies: if you see a "cuvee" on a Bojo, Run like hell! This is big, rich, and ripe, and at 14.5% alcohol, you feel the heat. Overly extracted with a bitter sacharine note. Feels awkward and overwrought. Unrated, but could still be a B. ...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 29th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 50
Views: 3105

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

We’re the town just to the north of Bedminster in NJ (so stop by next time RT!) They showed up here this year for the 1st time. That climb up to Hacklebarney on Black River Road From Pottersville is one of my favorite but most dreaded climbs on the bike. Didn't make it quite that far. A buddy loves...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 28th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 50
Views: 3105

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

We stopped by the Hacklebarney Farm / Cider Mill on the way out and we chatted with the Orchard manager there, who was ironically feeding downed lanternflies to the chickens in the coop. He mentioned that, while annoying, they haven't impacted the crop on his farm, which consists mainly of Apples, ...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 28th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2635

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

I won’t buy Le Pergole Torte for exactly that reason, but do have some still left in the cellar before I knew he was a racist. So I’ll modify Mitch’s comment slightly - I don’t knowingly buy wines produced by jerks. I also stopped buying after becoming aware. How many other less vocal "jerks" might...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 28th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2635

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

Don't misunderstand-I won't buy from jerks. This raises some questions, including moral hazard. I very much enjoy the wines of Montevertine and visited several years ago. Martino Manetti took over from his father 20+ years ago. There's serious winemaking talent and tradition, arguably one of the ve...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 28th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2635

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 7:49 am
Surprised no one mentioning Burgundy winemakers here.
If you start, how and with whom (proper usage?) do you stop?

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 28th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 50
Views: 3105

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Based on random biking observations....Lanternflies appear to have spread further and are less likely to appear in the concentrated waves that they were. At their peak locally, you couldn't go more than 10 - 20 feet without seeing one or more on the road...every road. Infestation level. I never saw ...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 27th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2635

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Richard T r i m p i wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Over 2/3rds of my wine purchases are directly related to the people behind the wines.
RT
What are the other 1/3?
Experiments or names I recognize but haven't met or researched the owner(s) or winemaker(s). Somewhere between 25% and 33%.

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 27th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2635

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

Over 2/3rds of my wine purchases are directly related to the people behind the wines.

RT
by Richard T r i m p i
September 27th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ian Cauble Agrees With Me -- TN: 2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1565

Re: Ian Cauble Agrees With Me -- TN: 2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard

I jumped on some Briceland Pinots during this year's Berserker Day including some Ronda's. What a pleasant surprise. Very drinkable and a fine value!

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 24th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44407

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I guess Rich Trimpi wanted to keep all the good stuff for himself before he decided to clue me in on it. Busted! Although, you don't like my Beaujolais picks IIRC. neener I really don't drink much Goodfellow/Matello, mostly just taste it once in a while. And it keeps taking up more and more space i...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Savino Nero Sichilli, Nero d'Avola, Sicily
Replies: 0
Views: 88

TN: 2014 Savino Nero Sichilli, Nero d'Avola, Sicily

Anyone know the Cali distributor for this? by Roberto Rogness » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:23 pm https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1412394#p1412394 Vittorio Savino Nero Sichilli, Sicily, fairly serious as neros go. TIA, Roberto Dredging up an oldie. No previous TNs. Been sipping on a 201...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 23rd, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 421
Views: 21926

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

It's indeed an excellent note Julian. I'm always a little hesitant about Clau de Nell. I've tried it maybe 3x and the wines are well made and always good or better. At $45+, there's a lot of competition among the dozen+ "classified"names previously mentioned. When a wine inspires such poesy....than ...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 21st, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monday night TNs: Two Chianti with chicken marsala
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Monday night TNs: Two Chianti with chicken marsala

Sotto bosco! Ageworthy and affordable. Thanks for sharing.

RT
by Richard T r i m p i
September 21st, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2711

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Muscadet and Chianti (especially non-classico subregions).

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 20th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4068

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

How did you start your wine collection/cellar? Haphazard and unfocused, starting probably 30 years ago. It was a funky little root cellar built on to the basement that had too much temp fluctuation....and it would sometimes partially flood so all of the wine racks were elevated. I knew almost nothi...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 20th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Asimov recommends a lot of wine. It was one of a dozen in the article. There might be a sales bump but I doubt it's going to cause much of a longer-term market move.

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 19th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

Nate Simon wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 12:10 pm
In Pursuit Of Discernment.
[rofl.gif]

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 18th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4321

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Bought fairly deep in 2008 after the La Paulee tastings, 9 mixed cases. No hurry to open any. The old saying: "buy little wines in big vintages", probably works in reverse (sort of). Better to have purchased higher up the food chain in 2008. YMMV.

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 18th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

FWIW, Eric Asimov (NYTimes) recently recommended the 2014 Thebaud: "This is one of my favorite Muscadets from one of my favorite Muscadet producers. It’s made from a parcel of vines grown in a particular sort of fissured granite, and is aged for more than four years before it’s released. It’s dense,...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Couple of 2016 Oregon Pinots (Franny Beck & Haden Fig)
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: TNs: A Couple of 2016 Oregon Pinots (Franny Beck & Haden Fig)

Dennis, over the past few hot vintages, producers (those focused on the task) keep improving their ability to find "restraint" in hot vintages. The days of embracing brix seem to be fading (or at least I hope so). It's definitely an art and there are limits. Despite any pessimism about warm vintages...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 16th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9893

Re: Fires-Oregon

Todd Hamina wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 9:15 am
Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Jim Anderson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:40 am
Clearing skies in parts of YC. Saw some blue sky out on vineyards yesterday evening and this morning. Take what we can get.
If only they had raked the forest and swept up the leaves!
Good to see actual clouds today
Day 10 of smoke and haze.
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by Richard T r i m p i
September 16th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Couple of 2016 Oregon Pinots (Franny Beck & Haden Fig)
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: TNs: A Couple of 2016 Oregon Pinots (Franny Beck & Haden Fig)

I've had a hard time embracing 2014 - 2016. Ripe vintages. Very selective buying: Goodfellow; Patricia Green; Vincent, Crowley, Cameron. Maybe 1.5 cases worth total. I'll probably buy some Belle Pente. Expect them to be, on average, considerably riper than 2010, 2011 and 2017.

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by Richard T r i m p i
September 15th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9893

Re: Fires-Oregon

A few days ago it looked like light rain Mon-Tues and favorable winds to clear the smoke. Sadly, that doesn't seem to have happened yet in the Willamette. Rain now forecasted Thursday with a chance of blue skies and much cleaner air over the weekend. Lots of news stories about Estacada of late. I cy...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 10th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8252

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 next...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 10th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Marquis D’Angerville, Volnay 1er Cru
Replies: 0
Views: 198

TN: 2004 Domaine Marquis D’Angerville, Volnay 1er Cru

2004 Domaine Marquis D’Angerville, Volnay 1er Cru Saddle soap and old varnish with underlying strawberry pie. The attack is initially stingy with restrained red-ish berry fruit. The flavors expand and broaden on the palate. There’re some green herbs if you search hard. No offensive pyrazines. Somew...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 10th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9893

Re: Fires-Oregon

Had a picture sent to me near the golf course in Lincoln City and the place looked like hell. I'm not posting it because I can't confirm its accuracy but even so, a fire in Lincoln City? How is that even possible? I've been to the coast in August and September and froze my ass off. Wild. Chilly fog...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 9th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reviews of reviewers
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: Reviews of reviewers

I have to say I enjoy Mark Squires' writing, despite him not being exactly a sympathetic figure on this board. I get the feeling that his palate is somewhat similar to RMP's but he goes out of his way to be balanced and impartial in his assessments (although his enthusiasm is more palpable when the...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 9th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Blind Pinot Impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Some Blind Pinot Impressions

Should've learned my lesson much earlier with the 02 Ursules. No idea how long the window will be open (5 -10+ years?). The last one will be consumed within the next 3 years. I always smile thinking about the CA winemaker that told me the 02 Ursules (that I'd just poured) wouldn't age more than a fe...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 9th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9893

Re: Fires-Oregon

jpeg Seems like the Chehalem Mountain fire is abating as it is starting to lighten up both in terms of daylight and smoke intensity to our northeast. However to the Southwest it looks darker and more intense now. Feel like the wind is starting to turn as well. Just spoke to people at Bethel Heights...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 9th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Blind Pinot Impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Some Blind Pinot Impressions

After a long absence...back to visit Scott Christie with some wrapped bottles. 2005 Louis Jadot Savigny-Les-Beaune La Dominode - Not ready, still a little twisted up through the middle but should pan out nicely after 5 more years. Pretty clearly Burgundy. My guess was 2005 Beaune. 2002 Louis Jadot B...
by Richard T r i m p i
September 8th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Belle Pente offering
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Belle Pente offering

Indeed, Brian is a great guy, and Belle Pente make some fantastic wines. Would love to see them gain bigger following on this board and elsewhere. 100% agreement. Brian and Jill are exceptional and you're really missing one of the Willamette's best if you don't try (and age) some of their wines. RT
by Richard T r i m p i
September 8th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9893

Re: Fires-Oregon

Wow! Scary Jim. Looks like much of the Willamette, from Eola-Amity to Tualitin, could be impacted. Hopefully not!

RT
by Richard T r i m p i
September 7th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8252

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

2010 Cameron Clos Electrique - A great bottle of Chardonnay. Still lots of fresh fruit, but adding baked fruit aroma and flavors as well. Probably has 5-6 years (at least) left. Tried this pre-Covid at L&E and loved it. One of the best OR Chards I've ever had. When we did a tasting of 2010 Chardonn...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 31st, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

I'm the same way. Bought 07 and 08, 10, 11 and 12 then took a few years off buying wines. Brian has some great packages on the website so I've been able to back buy 14-16. If you follow Josh Raynolds at Vinous he scored the 16 Reserve and Murto 95 and the 16 BP Vineyard 93. Special case purchase as...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 31st, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

I've been a fan of Pattes Loup for several years...it's the "purity". Increasingly scarce and expensive....not helped by the tariff and Euro valuations. I'm down to a handful of Chablis in the cellar which is sad and slightly depressing. Thankfully, Oregon is scratching my Chard itch these days, but...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16813
Views: 461317

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

This afternoon, a friend shared a can of Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale . If you haven't made the full conversion to Sours, this is a great entry level intro. Complex, moderately rich, tasty, a hint of sweetness with a mild yet refreshing acidic tang. 5.5% abv. Product of Belgium. Need to look for mor...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 21st, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 84
Views: 5777

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

F.Daner wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 4:50 am
What a great time to be a fan of Oregon pinot.
Indeed. Not the relative secret it used to be....but the past 15 years have been pretty great!

RT
by Richard T r i m p i
August 19th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wednesday night pasta TNs: Three Baroli from Guido Porro
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Wednesday night pasta TNs: Three Baroli from Guido Porro

Bob Hughes wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 3:22 pm
For whatever reason, Porro seems to fly below the radar, but if you like your Barolo with a traditionalist bent, one could do a lot worse on a Wednesday night.[/list]
Interesting notes. Porro is a new name to me.

RT
by Richard T r i m p i
August 14th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 50
Views: 3105

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Lonnie F. wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 3:23 pm
They are all over the sidewalk in Philly
That's how they were 2 years ago in Allentown and Bethlehem. Downtown seemed like the wrong place (inhospitable)....and they were everywhere. Sounds like you're seeing the wave.

RT

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