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by Brian Tuite
October 20th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie-Laide Fall Release
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Jolie-Laide Fall Release

I told myself I wasn’t buying any more wine this year. Then Scott’s email hits my inbox. Halćon/Hawks Butte Syrah? F-yeah. In for a mixed case. ————————————- How good it feels to finally be getting though this most turbulent harvest season and sitting down to write to all of you. 2020 has been harro...
by Brian Tuite
October 18th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2389
Views: 202367

Re: Steak Porn

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by Brian Tuite
October 18th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and

dougwilder wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 3:22 am
I saw a story in the news where Will had suffered some serious damage to his compound from Glass Fire, including his vintage Jeep that just came out of the shop the Saturday before.
Yeah, but that was a different property.
by Brian Tuite
October 18th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates
Replies: 26
Views: 1644

Re: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates

RickieM wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Why not ask them why the shipping charge is so high?
Really? pileon
by Brian Tuite
October 18th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom

As mentioned above, might look into a ‘thru the wall’ unit. We converted an interior walk in closet into a walk-in wine cellar with a CellarPro1800. It pulls ambient air from an interior room via a duct and dumps hot air out via another duct. The unit itself is self contained inside the wine cellar...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates
Replies: 26
Views: 1644

Re: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates

ALL of the above prices quoted are too high honestly. paying more than $10 a btl to ship is just really obnoxious. Such is the cost of shipping wine. Get licensed and find out for yourself. i never mentioned 'cost' of shipping wine. i know what the cost is, it doesn't require licensure. call me a n...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4705

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

I dunno, I'm not overly concerned about these getting cooked in transit. Those of us in PDX and Seattle will have them tomorrow or Thursday, most of that going through relatively cool areas. Do we really think these are gonna get cooked by passing through a hot zone for a few hours on one day of th...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates
Replies: 26
Views: 1644

Re: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates

Here is a dummy estimate for FedEx from here in Sonoma County to a random address in Portland. This is for a 3 pk shipper in size, 10lbs weight which is probably light for high end Napa Cab, $375 value. Note this is not shipped as wine which carries a higher surcharge. Overnight is expen$ive. If it’...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1714

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

So interesting...I went for a baker’s dozen of OVZ since I wanted a case + 1 for immediate curiosity, and not as deep on the SVD’s. Equal non-amusement from the spouse at the 3 boxes, most likely due to no Lulu. We’ve been through 3 cases of Lulu already this Summer and another case+ of Judge SB. H...
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1714

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 9:01 am
Clearly I must be drinking in a time machine warp! ;)
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates
Replies: 26
Views: 1644

Re: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates

Steve Crawford wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 6:13 am
ALL of the above prices quoted are too high honestly. paying more than $10 a btl to ship is just really obnoxious.
Such is the cost of shipping wine. Get licensed and find out for yourself.
by Brian Tuite
October 17th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1714

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

It’s always interesting to me to see very different impressions from different people about the “same” wine. Obviously, a lot of things in play in this particular situation, including the “no great wine, only great bottles” maxim. I have noticed a lot of disparity in posted impressions for not only...
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1714

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:40 pm
I found mine in need of lot of air. Very acidic, sharp edges, felt like I needed to wait on these. Different strokes I suppose.
Weakling, but we’ll wait for Mr Fla to weigh in. Did you make the mistake of not pairing it with NY Strip?
Most definitely.
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1714

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I found mine in need of lot of air. Very acidic, sharp edges, felt like I needed to wait on these. Different strokes I suppose.
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 567
Views: 35448

Re: Another Flannery PSA

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Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm
I’m not stepping on it too heavy.
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: cooked with no signs of seepage?
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: cooked with no signs of seepage?

Seeing a package in Sacramento for 24hrs is the time it spent between Sac and OR/WA. I’ll bet you are fishing in an empty lake.

People for some reason think that they have heaters going full blast at FedEx facilities. Even if it sat in the warehouse for a day it will be fine.
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 567
Views: 35448

Re: Another Flannery PSA

So I have tried Flannery Traditional & Adventurous now pure China-White straight, with just some flake sea salt. Incredibly hedonistic burger but for me the fat content is a wee bit too high. I’m cutting the Kali Blend with some grass-fed, 7% Oregon ground. Need safer product or I might get hooked....
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scherrer Gewurz offer
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Scherrer Gewurz offer

EAScrog wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 8:54 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:43 am

The Navarro LH Gewürztraminer is exceptional.
I found a bottle of Navarro 1990 LH White Reisling in the back of the fridge. Think it's still good?
I don’t see why not. The sugar content should allow these to lay down indefinitely.
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification

KenL. wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:30 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:30 am
Love the Dr Crave! [snort.gif]
Yes! received mine on Tuesday. Was a warm day outside but the bottles themselves were fine.
I Crane my neck at the mere mention...
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification

Love the Dr Crave! [snort.gif]
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scherrer Gewurz offer
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Scherrer Gewurz offer

Dan, just read your Anderson Valley visit thread; there are a LOT of great ideas there. I already planned to go to Roderer, but someone mentioned dessert zin from Witching Stick (yum), so I got on their mailing list too. I realized I hijacked this thread, sorry about that guys. The Navarro LH Gewür...
by Brian Tuite
October 16th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and

Those vines were Cabernet on AXR-1 that had been nursed along for years but were finally succumbing to phylloxera; that Will managed to keep them in production for so long is a real testament to how healthy he keeps his soils. Absolutely loved the Cabernet from that block but not much one can do ab...
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scherrer Gewurz offer
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Scherrer Gewurz offer

Fish on!
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and

My bad, it doesn’t stretch all the way to Hwy 12. Learn something new every day.
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

I just drove past Old Hill Ranch and

The block of old vines right along Highway 12 next to BR Cohn is being ripped out does anybody know what Will has going on?
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Tried a 14 Sherman’s Gold tonight. Amador wine but I’ve no idea of the vineyard in Shenandoah. I used to roll my mc thru there a lot in the 00s.

Needs two + hours open or decanted to show its stuff.
That was Esola Vineyard.
by Brian Tuite
October 15th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 77
Views: 3279

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Not as overrated as the New York Strip. [whistle.gif]
by Brian Tuite
October 14th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2389
Views: 202367

Re: Steak Porn

Flannery Tri-Tip Sandwiches and a tasty ‘15 Pax Carignan.

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by Brian Tuite
October 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

In case you were wondering, which you probably weren’t, Ode to Lulu is not cold stabilized. If you toss the unfinished bottle in the refrigerator be careful making that last pour. It could get a little chewy.
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by Brian Tuite
October 11th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'd like a.....RED riesling please!
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: I'd like a.....RED riesling please!

Next thing you know they’ll start making a Red Zinfandel. pileon
by Brian Tuite
October 11th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Storing "empty" barrels with lees
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Storing "empty" barrels with lees

Too lazy to clean them out? Sounds disgusting to me.
by Brian Tuite
October 11th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2019 OVZ How was it? Straight off the truck today. Pop/pour. Brian mentioned above it's a little tight at the moment and he's correct. At first "blush" it was pretty bright and open, but after 30-40 minutes or so clamped down quite a bit. Good fruit/smooth/noticeable tannins. I like these with a li...
by Brian Tuite
October 11th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 34
Views: 6139

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

The Monthly All-Clad Factory Seconds Sale just hit my inbox. If I were in charge at All-Clad I would fire the entire production crew for incompetence because if my business had so many flaws in Mfg that it required a seconds sale every month I’d be out of business. Brian, I’m not sure if you’re bei...
by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4372

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast PN
Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel
Shane PN Delinquent
Briceland Humboldt PN
by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1674
Views: 90249

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I asked my Wife what she wanted for her Birthday dinner and she said ‘Those Short Ribs’. Port Braised Short Ribs with Swiss Chard and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. FDED6394-A020-4809-996A-F529F5D9F702.jpeg 51120062-D8C1-484A-8AAA-BBD097DA8080.jpeg 3BDB938F-E49A-4F74-BA25-5D6DE6E23BC8.jpeg 442AE61F-4721-42...
by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

‘14 Dolinsek

Full go! Fruit has settled and everything is integrated nicely. No need to wait on these any longer.

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by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2142

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

I use a butter knife on my ribeye because it’s tender not tough.
neener
by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

When did it change from Sherman and Hookers Shebang to The Whole Shebang?

I haven’t bought any in a few years and picked this one up for cooking. I never noticed until now.


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by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 529
Views: 57553

Re: #GlassFire

They have finally opened the Silverado Trail between Calistoga and St. Helena - the area where the Glass Fire started. Man, I was not ready for it. As many times as I saw the news while I was evacuated, I never really imagined how bad it was. Friends and aquaintences with homes and businesses burne...
by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Myriad Fall Shipment Notification

Mine has shipped via UPS Ground, even though i requested 2 Day (just confirmed by looking at my account). It left yesterday and is supposed to arrive next Thursday... Ground to SoCal is two days regardless of how much you pay. (Don’t you live in SoCal?) Problem is that UPS does not guarantee anythi...
by Brian Tuite
October 10th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 34
Views: 6139

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

The Monthly All-Clad Factory Seconds Sale just hit my inbox.
If I were in charge at All-Clad I would fire the entire production crew for incompetence because if my business had so many flaws in Mfg that it required a seconds sale every month I’d be out of business.
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2142

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

It’s right here in Robert Pollard-Smith’s photo although his doesn’t go the length of the steak.

That chewy NY Steak tendon
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by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Carlisle Vineyard

Oh the nose! I poured and gave it a whiff and I started...

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Saturated red and purple fruit, expansive palate, so much juicy goodness. Damn I like RRV Zin.

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by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2142

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

I cooked a 20oz Cal Res NY Strip two Sundays ago... seared and rendered the fat side. No tendon, nothing at all similar to a hanger. Very odd. Every CA reserve strip that I have ever purchased from Flannery has had that tendon. I would’ve taken pictures of them last night if I thought it wasn’t nor...
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 347
Views: 31181

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

I would not expect the real pinch to be felt until 2022, when the 2020 vintage will be released. If a small winery does not have the wine to sell, that's when the financial trouble begins. I’m referring more to a grower who relies on the fruit sales in order to make ends meet. Big mortgage on the p...
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2389
Views: 202367

Re: Steak Porn

I did a tri-tip with Brian's rec of high temp indirect, and it was done much faster than I thought or would have liked, about 30 minutes at 400 dome. I did another 45 sec a side at 800 open just to get a little better crust. I'd let it sit for an hour at room temp before that, maybe that played a r...
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196569

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

joejolesch wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 5:45 pm
So...who’s going to pop the first ‘19 OVZ?

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Did that last weekend. Hold them for a couple months and let them settle down. Then give them a good breath of air.

Lean profile, a bit wound up, herbal, brambly.
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aack! Shipment notices have started
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Aack! Shipment notices have started

I probably spent more on 2018-19 this year than I have for any vintage any year in the past.
My project and budget for the coming year is new active storage because I’m probably 20 cases short on climate controlled storage at home.
by Brian Tuite
October 9th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 347
Views: 31181

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Can smoke-tainted grapes be used in a distilled spirit - like brandy? I read an article asserting so. However, the growers could never reclaim costs of farming in fine wine regions (presumably), and demand for grapes used in spirits surely wouldn't cover the volume of affected produce...? They can ...

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