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by brigcampbell
September 25th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

I'm jealous. I'm only getting boring Toyota and Greyhound adds. And stuff about removing earwax. At work anyone that searches for something will result in targeted ad placements for that product for all the internet addresses in our company ip block. Because of gals in customer service I'll get hai...
by brigcampbell
September 24th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

Is there no way to counter, or reverse, the effects of smoke taint? Not really. Could make rose out of it, most of the smoke is on the skins. 28 brix cab rose — mmmm. I know you make wine and are more knowledgeable than I am, but I have read articles suggesting that reverse osmosis is reputed to wo...
by brigcampbell
September 24th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

^^^ Smokey the Bear?
by brigcampbell
September 24th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

Michael Martin wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Around here, the grapes will drop on their own or the birds will eat them if not netted.
John Cabot just takes down the electric fence around the vineyard and the black bears clean up.
by brigcampbell
September 22nd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck
Replies: 33
Views: 2857

Re: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck

Long ago the CT crew ran an analysis of Jeb's scores versus CT way before TWA. It's over in the CT forum but Jeb's points ran 2-4 higher than CT. Not being critical as he was very consistent in the range and that's all you really need, a reference. I think people critical of his TWA scores were not ...
by brigcampbell
September 18th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Tasting Blitz Cirq, Rhys, Carlisle, RM and more
Replies: 88
Views: 6091

Re: Napa/Sonoma Tasting Blitz Cirq, Rhys, Carlisle, RM and more

I must say, this particular topic is why I joined the Wine Berserkers forum. Well done! I said "Mike, the Pinot is right here." He looks with a big grin and says "Brig, there are more than one barrel." Oh!?!? So 2017 will be the first release of a Carlisle Pinot Noir, it comes from a single vineyar...
by brigcampbell
September 16th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2196

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Tom Chen wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Thanks Larry.

I love Wine Exchange!

Gives me a good reason to pay them a visit.
Call the Pavilions on Marguarite and Oso in Mission Viejo, ask for Shoene. or anyone can help.

see if they have the Virage Red which is primarily CF. Good stuff
by brigcampbell
September 15th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1779

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

Cirq SVD before the price increases ? Yes Cirq SVD after the price increases? No thanks . Cirq and Chevy blends these days . No thanks . "Chevy" lol. I love when people accidentally or purposely do this! I've been saying that each time the emails came through. Chevy? Chevy Chase? CHIVE? Che? If som...
by brigcampbell
September 14th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9762

Re: Fires-Oregon

All evacuations around the Chehalem Mountain / Bald Peak fire have been lifted and efforts have shifted to mopping up. Evacuations alerts surrounding the Riverside fire have been pulled back, though current evacuations remain in place. It's significantly cooler with moist marine air coming inland. ...
by brigcampbell
September 13th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 294
Views: 25682

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Trader Joe's and other discount stores are going to have a ton of bargain wines that nobody has ever previously heard of on the shelf in a few years featuring the 2020 vintage and several premium appellations on the labels. I'm guessing that these low-taint grapes will be "just fine" for low end bo...
by brigcampbell
September 11th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 294
Views: 25682

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

I posted a note recently on a Syrah that had a mild amount of taint. While I wouldn’t want to see this routinely, in this wine it actually works. Syrah is one of the few varieties I think you could get away with this. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=172916 the aromas of curried...
by brigcampbell
September 11th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9762

Re: Fires-Oregon

Al Osterheld wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 3:24 pm
From what I've read, there are something like 37 active fires in Oregon, most of them do not yet have known causes. But the majority of fires started outside of thunderstorms have human causes, in the end.

-Al
10% of the population of Oregon is under evacuation orders.
by brigcampbell
September 10th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9762

Re: Fires-Oregon

talent and phoenix wiped off the map...
Dan Bowman wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 11:32 am
Our favorite winery in southern (Talent) OR, Simple Machine, was lost in yesterday's Almeda fire.
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by brigcampbell
September 10th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9762

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.
by brigcampbell
September 9th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Basin Winery - How to help...
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Big Basin Winery - How to help...

Bradley is a good dude. Big bummer.

Sadly, I think the fall release will be critical for many wineries.
by brigcampbell
September 9th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot
Replies: 31
Views: 1779

Re: CHEV Wines - Michael Browne Pinot

I did not taste the wines but FMIII and I were up at Michael's winery right after he had purchased it. He talked about the CHEV project and IIRC it was similar to what other wineries are doing. Taking the best of the best and bottling it under the premier label and then "declassifying" the rest unde...
by brigcampbell
September 9th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9762

Re: Fires-Oregon

Chinook winds = Indian summer

bad when the place is burning though
by brigcampbell
September 9th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9762

Re: Fires-Oregon

this is north of Corvallis yesterday at 9am from my friend.
by brigcampbell
September 8th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: Mt. Rushmore

Mt Rushmore is awesome, for one hour, then it's "now what?"
by brigcampbell
September 3rd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks

https://www.inquirer.com/business/new-jersey-wine-spirits-rebate-scheme-penalties--20200901.html I worked for Fedway from 99-02 and there was favoritism toward the large retail accounts. Lots of salespeople were also giving accounts something extra to get their business. Pretty big fines. The entir...
by brigcampbell
September 2nd, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DuPuis Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1590

Re: DuPuis Wines

I would expect the Ferrington PN to be quite good.


by brigcampbell
September 2nd, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Flying Goat Rancho Santa Rosa
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: 2005 Flying Goat Rancho Santa Rosa

Been to the tasting room in the ghetto and enjoyed the wines across the lineup.

somehow I missed tasting the goat bubbles...
by brigcampbell
August 27th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Mega Purple Question?

Rubired 252,000 tons in CA 2019

Pinot Noir? 264,000
by brigcampbell
August 27th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Mega Purple Question?

This thread is shocking to me. I thought practices like these were a thing of the past, and I drink plenty of wine around the 10€ mark. The grape used to make Mega Purple is Rubired and last year there were ~11,000 acres planted in California. that's a lot of mega purple Seriously 11k acres! And yo...
by brigcampbell
August 27th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Mega Purple Question?

Tomás Costa wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 1:57 pm
This thread is shocking to me. I thought practices like these were a thing of the past, and I drink plenty of wine around the 10€ mark.
The grape used to make Mega Purple is Rubired and last year there were ~11,000 acres planted in California.

that's a lot of mega purple
by brigcampbell
August 25th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)
Replies: 36
Views: 4119

Re: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)

John Flanagan wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Spotted the 2018 Hampton Water at a liquor store today outside of Ocean City, NJ. $28 a bottle, and located in their special wine room. Would have made a nice wine spritzer for this hot weather at $3.
If that place was Stone Harbor then 2 buck chuck is $28 too. [cheers.gif]
by brigcampbell
August 25th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Al Osterheld wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 9:47 am
I have enjoyed the sparkling wines I've had from Soter, Argyle, Analemma. Not sure, but I think the fruit for the Analemma comes from the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge.

-Al
The Argyle Extended Triage Brut I've tasted can hang with the best of them in the world.
by brigcampbell
August 21st, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9130

Re: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County

But, on the plus side, redwood trees can take a LOT of heat and flame and come out on the other side. There’s a reason they are so old. Their bark is very thick and they are amazingly resilient. Yes. That is one positive coming out of this. And I believe they also need fire for their cones to open....
by brigcampbell
August 17th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: central coast GSM style vs. actual Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1587

Re: central coast GSM style vs. actual Rhone

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 1:55 pm
As a general rule, I don't find California Rhone varietal wines, whether using CdP like blends or not, to be at all similar to CdP.
Not enough brett? neener

[smileyvault-ban.gif]
by brigcampbell
August 13th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever tried Capiaux Wilson Vineyard Pinot?
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Anyone ever tried Capiaux Wilson Vineyard Pinot?

Just the Gary's Vineyard but that was almost 10 years ago. I liked it.
by brigcampbell
August 2nd, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field

I haven't tried the more recent vintages, but it used to have a lot of whole cluster, maybe even 100%. I think their vineyards are all heritage clones (Swan, Calera, Mount Eden), some of them own-rooted. -Al They have some suitcase selections elsewhere, too, but Bloom's Field is Calera, Swan and Mt...
by brigcampbell
July 31st, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard

I have a sweet spot for Brander - one of the wineries that really got me into wine, many years ago. Purchased several cases back at the time, haven't had it since, however Chris just picked up a 6 pack of the Sauvignon Blanc @ Pavillions. Still blows my mind they can make an acid filled SB right of...
by brigcampbell
July 31st, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve 2017 email
Replies: 16
Views: 1038

Re: Riverain Reserve 2017 email

Not on the list but had these wines at FMIII's Falltacular in February before the world shut down. Lots of wines and it's tough for wines to stand out among so many great wines when you have unlimited access to all of them. These stood out among a handful that did for me. YMMV Don't disagree, the 2...
by brigcampbell
July 29th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gimonnet Special Club Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Gimonnet Special Club Label?

Andrew M wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Thanks Brad. I’m sorry I asked [truce.gif]
Because you were the last to touch it now you have to clean up cellar tracker...
by brigcampbell
July 28th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joy.......Vilmart
Replies: 24
Views: 1287

Re: Joy.......Vilmart

That bottle of Vilmart was in good company. LOL 2004 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (7/28/2020) Blind: This was perfect for an afternoon with friends. There's a solid core of ripe fruit mid palate, no apologies need as there's plenty of ...
by brigcampbell
July 28th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 113
Views: 6101

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

Another topic that really affects the final wine is dosage type - especially MCR vs. cane sugar. MCR is sweeter than cane sugar on a g/L basis so comparing dosage levels is not always apples to apples. Of course, if a wine has 2,3, 5, or 10 g/L of residual sugar prior to dosage, that can really aff...
by brigcampbell
July 27th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 113
Views: 6101

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

William, I don't think it's tiresome because many don't know. Maybe repeating it has become! [cheers.gif] A grower picking ripe fruit with zero dosage could be the same has a big house picking green peas with 9g/l there's a lot of wiggle room in champagne for engineering My only quibble with a lot o...
by brigcampbell
July 27th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 113
Views: 6101

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

Epic quote of the year regarding FMIII tasting grower champagne. "Why don't you try tasting them blind and see how they perform?"

I can't stop laughing and people at work are beginning to stare. It's uncomfortable.
by brigcampbell
July 26th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sudden, severe ankle pain
Replies: 25
Views: 2142

Re: Sudden, severe ankle pain

Literally turning your big toe to stone.

Human petrification.
by brigcampbell
July 25th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording
Replies: 28
Views: 1494

Re: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording

Thanks Jamie, always educational.

I posted my notes in your thread FMIII
by brigcampbell
July 25th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Kutch new releases--TNs for Trout Gulch, Bohan Graveyard, Signal Ridge and McDougall
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: 2018 Kutch new releases--TNs for Trout Gulch, Bohan Graveyard, Signal Ridge and McDougall

I too pinched off of FMIII bottle and Ramon dropped it off at my house. What service, thanks pal. The warden and Ramon's wife are friends and share many things in common. Two of them are they think Jamie is cute and love his wines. We've talked about it before but as spectacular as his pinots are th...
by brigcampbell
July 21st, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release
Replies: 29
Views: 2668

Re: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release

mixer of the zins - more a function cellar space than anything else.
by brigcampbell
July 20th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's finest Hondarrabi Zuri is...
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: The world's finest Hondarrabi Zuri is...

Ameztoi is decent
by brigcampbell
July 14th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1648
Views: 115558

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I'm running out of cellar space (went large with the 2018 Napa Cabs), I've got smatterings of Carlisle going back to the 2015 vintage, any recommendations on the Zins? Any standout favorites? Sounds like Mike really likes the Pagani. If Brian Tuite jumps in here he can validate but I think 2018 zin...
by brigcampbell
July 8th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8829
Views: 1322256

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The 1942 La Tache that Bill Nanson and others have questioned... I actually said that, given how 'new' the labels looked, I'd want more info on the lots before bidding. I also have a lot of trust in Sotheby's work... I understand their problem with the picture quality in the pdf - a website is much...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8645

Re: Gary V. Again.

Whoa, Ken Brown brings it! All things I was thinking and then some. Great post. I think $15M might be a little rich. Not saying there isn't a track record for overpaying. Hello "craft beer" is the next big thing. But if constellation can make rose for $3 per bottle and stuff down the empathy channel...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8645

Re: Gary V. Again.

Gary's Empathy wines, not even a year old, sold to Constellation. Dude just prints money, wow. Sold his restaurant reservation system to AMEX last year too. Oh damn, HE was behind Resy?? Amazing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resy Resy was co-founded in 2014 by Ben Leventhal, co-founder of Eater.com...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some TNs: Rhys, Scherrer, Carlisle, Pisoni, Mouzon-Leroux, Bouchard, Marie-Courtin,
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Some TNs: Rhys, Scherrer, Carlisle, Pisoni, Mouzon-Leroux, Bouchard, Marie-Courtin,

I'll get to the rest of the notes soon. Loved the Carlisle PS, so good. Rhys vs. Pisoni PN was a good head to head battle. NV Rhys Ultra Brut Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (6/29/2020) Blind: thought it was big house champagne. Light to Medium gold color. Pours a...
by brigcampbell
July 1st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8645

Re: Gary V. Again.

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 8:24 am
Gary's Empathy wines, not even a year old, sold to Constellation. Dude just prints money, wow.
Sold his restaurant reservation system to AMEX last year too.

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