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by Brian Tuite
January 22nd, 2021, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof that coravin does not corrupt
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Proof that coravin does not corrupt

I pulled a Quivet Cab from my cellar a couple months ago that was only 1/2 full and I don’t own a Coravin! Had to have been from a tasting with Mike a few years prior due to the vintage. Anyhow the wine was fantastic. Then again I have had wines go bad after having been stuck with the needle only a ...
by Brian Tuite
January 21st, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 63
Views: 3597

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Online account setup has a glitch. I get the email link, fill out the form, click Create Account and then get a never ending progress loop. Is it not iOS friendly? Tried it in my iPhone and iPad. Same results. 84FD3A59-7429-4E54-B438-FE5BE4DDDAA2.png97947E89-05DC-440F-AD12-E66DEFB5422B.png Would lo...
by Brian Tuite
January 21st, 2021, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do the grapes really come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Where do the grapes really come from?

It’s as common as vineyards. The one thing you shouldn’t do so much is get caught up in what vineyard the grapes came from as opposed to who is making the wine from the grapes. Estates will generally vinify their best blocks and if they sell fruit it will be from the lesser blocks.
by Brian Tuite
January 21st, 2021, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 92
Views: 5080

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Interested to get peoples thoughts on this topic, I have been buying a ton of wine from Trader Joes because recently moved close to one in my city. I've heard a lot of hype from people and their podcast that their wine is "fantastic" and cheap which made me skeptical. Some of their domest...
by Brian Tuite
January 21st, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 59
Views: 2255

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

You don’t have to love/get something just because someone else does. There is an upside to this and it’s financial. I’d be happy to have one more wine I don’t have to buy and/or cellar.
by Brian Tuite
January 20th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 63
Views: 3597

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Online account setup has a glitch. I get the email link, fill out the form, click Create Account and then get a never ending progress loop. Is it not iOS friendly? Tried it in my iPhone and iPad. Same results. 84FD3A59-7429-4E54-B438-FE5BE4DDDAA2.png 97947E89-05DC-440F-AD12-E66DEFB5422B.png Would lo...
by Brian Tuite
January 20th, 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 63
Views: 3597

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 20th, 2021, 7:32 pm Are we to hear about approval via email, or just when we get the physical card in the mail?
They tell you immediately when
you apply. Misses that part eh?
by Brian Tuite
January 20th, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 63
Views: 3597

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Andre M wrote: January 20th, 2021, 7:03 pm Received my card today champagne.gif
Nice looking card.

And tomorrow the Liberte should arrive.
Thank you Matt and Chris!
#metoo
by Brian Tuite
January 20th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Newbie Introduction Morgan Ranch & Wagyu Beef Presented by Veleta
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

Re: Newbie Introduction Morgan Ranch & Wagyu Beef Presented by Veleta

Looking at the website, any photos of the raw beef uncooked? We’re into steak porn here and everything looks the same with a sear on it. Would like to see the marbling in the wagyu.
by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 60
Views: 2890

Re: The Halcon style.

Thanks all. Can anyone tell me a bit about the 2015 vintage? It’s all a blur to me now but we did a Halcon Vineyard vertical of every Syrah produced about 3 years ago and while the ‘15 was just a year since release it was showing quite well. Jeb Dunnuck said the Myriad ‘15 Halcon had more Cote Roti...
by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

ykwon wrote: January 19th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Brian Tuite wrote: January 19th, 2021, 11:51 am CDA886D8-F036-407A-96C9-708416C1ABFA.png

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Well that didn’t take long
I’ve been informed that was a technical glitch.
by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

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by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 60
Views: 2890

Re: The Halcon style.

Cote-Rotie
by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Hey all- in an effort to try to minimize damage to my wallet, curious what you all typically grab from the Chardonnay release that is just a couple short weeks away. Might determine what I pick up from Pinot release... B. Theriot Bearwallow Purrington Rued Sonoma Coast I know, not much help. Twist ...
by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Hey all- in an effort to try to minimize damage to my wallet, curious what you all typically grab from the Chardonnay release that is just a couple short weeks away. Might determine what I pick up from Pinot release... B. Theriot Bearwallow Purrington Rued Sonoma Coast I know, not much help. Twist ...
by Brian Tuite
January 19th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Order in

3 SC
2 BW
2 OR
2 SE
3 SU
2 OV

1 Platt?
by Brian Tuite
January 17th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

Y'all are making it very hard for me to downsize my order for the next release. They are making it difficult for me to drop any mailing lists. Last week I dropped Carlisle into the trash folder, only to retrieve it two days later and order eight bottles. Myriad, Halcon, Carlisle, Rivers Marie, Rhys...
by Brian Tuite
January 16th, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

James Mc wrote: January 15th, 2021, 8:56 am So should I not be holding these, but rather enjoying these soon?
I’m holding the rest for a while. In spite if how tasty it is right now it is structured and the fruit leans a little heavy.
by Brian Tuite
January 15th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2299

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Opened a ‘13 last week that was really starting to hit its stride. Thanks for the look at the ‘19, I’ll search it out
by Brian Tuite
January 15th, 2021, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

You beat me to the punch Buzz. I popped one of these on Wednesday, had some Thursday and still had a splash for this morning. It develops nicely overnight. This is rocking good, edgy complex dark red fruit, Pine cone rather than pine needle if you know what I mean, no green but the rustic pine cone ...
by Brian Tuite
January 14th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

Very interested in the rose (in addition to the cabs, of course)! I don't think I have ever had a rose made by Mike Smith. We go through a lot of rose year round here in Florida. Mike has done a few Rosé in the past for Salt Vine where he picked at low brix. It’s been really good. I’d expect this t...
by Brian Tuite
January 13th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 47
Views: 2128

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Cost Plus, white, square, hey store well, you can always get replacements...
by Brian Tuite
January 13th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

The 2018 OVSumma is not like the previous vintages, stylistically, at this age. It has much more old world charm than any other OVS I've ever tasted. It wasn't murky and loaded with strawberry, sandalwood, and no orange notes I could find. It's a special wine. That’s odd. Strawberry and orange peel...
by Brian Tuite
January 13th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124888

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

The ‘17 Rossi Ranch Grenache is lip smackingly good!
by Brian Tuite
January 13th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

Does anyone known if the Elysian is a selection of the best barrels from all of the Crane fruit, or is it from a separate block and kept separate from the beginning? Elysian is the best barrels and a different mix of oak coopers from the regular Crane. Have you tried these yet? Wondering if you had...
by Brian Tuite
January 12th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2805

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

alan weinberg wrote: January 11th, 2021, 7:58 am
Ian S wrote: January 11th, 2021, 6:58 am Accendo is better than Descendo, correct? [snort.gif]
but not as good as Transcendo.
And not as predictable as Rescendo.
by Brian Tuite
January 12th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

David Crow wrote: January 12th, 2021, 12:52 pm Does anyone known if the Elysian is a selection of the best barrels from all of the Crane fruit, or is it from a separate block and kept separate from the beginning?
Elysian is the best barrels and a different mix of oak coopers from the regular Crane.
by Brian Tuite
January 12th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13288

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Just got the email save the date. Who is excited? Havent touched my ‘18s, but looking forward to these. Has anyone sampled any of the ‘19s yet? I tasted them last year out of tank with Anne. Chicken scratch notes. Bearwallow - sharp, acidic, needs a little air. Silver Eagle - structured wound up Oc...
by Brian Tuite
January 12th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

2 Elysian
2 Crane
4 McGah
6 Rosé
by Brian Tuite
January 12th, 2021, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44489

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tri tip leftover ideas??? Sandwich is the obvious... dressed or paired how? Any other ideas? By happenstance, last night was eating a tri tip while watching Jeopardy and "tri tip"... or "what is the tri tip" was a correct response I’ve used it for Stroganoff and it was great.
by Brian Tuite
January 12th, 2021, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 896

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

Flawed Poll, you can only make one selection.

Mods, can we move this to the Curmudgeon Thread?
by Brian Tuite
January 11th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Tale of Two Scherrer Winery Gewürztraminer (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 4
Views: 327

TN: A Tale of Two Scherrer Winery Gewürztraminer (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Tried both of the recently released Gewürztraminers from Scherrer tonight w/Chicken Taco Salad and I definitely have a favorite. Who else has had these side by side? 2012 Scherrer Winery Gewürztraminer - USA, California, Sonoma County (1/11/2021) Candied apricot and lychee, sweet on the palate but n...
by Brian Tuite
January 11th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 29
Views: 1613

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Turley is no longer massive over extracted fruit bombs as they were in the 90's. Tegan has kept the fruit that Larry enjoys, but the wines are now more in balance (fruit, acid, oak, structure). They are all delicious. I don’t think that’s what the OP meant. I think he was talking about the size of ...
by Brian Tuite
January 10th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3103
Views: 211623

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Rich Brown wrote: January 10th, 2021, 7:03 pm

Damn, that sounds really good Brian - nice work buddy!

How was it on day 1? Guessing fairly tight (hence the day 2 note), yeah?
Day 1 was very enjoyable but I could tell there was a lot to still uncoil. I was correct too!
by Brian Tuite
January 10th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3103
Views: 211623

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

3F376E0C-AF98-4BB6-9C85-676E97C950BE.jpeg Very much looking forward to your thoughts on this one Brian. And great pic btw. [cheers.gif] As requested! 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (1/10/2021) Notes from Day 2. Tobacco, cedar, graphite, cassis and ...
by Brian Tuite
January 10th, 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1587

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (1/10/2021) Notes from Day 2. Tobacco, cedar, graphite, cassis and black currant greet the nose. I would say it screams Oakville but someone else stole that line. [wink.gif] Earthy black raspberry, spice, layered, gre...
by Brian Tuite
January 9th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 32
Views: 1587

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Oakville Farmhouse (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

Popped a '15 tonight, letting it air and come to temp. Kinda chilly in the cellar this time of year.
by Brian Tuite
January 9th, 2021, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Retailer check: Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA

Buy with confidence, Bottle Barn is where wine country shops for wine. Barry does a fantastic job with the inventory. Older and more prized wines are kept in a temperature and humidity controlled room in the back of the store. If you are shopping them online you are barely scratching the surface of ...
by Brian Tuite
January 6th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?
Replies: 36
Views: 1698

Re: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?

It depends on the purpose for which it is being purchased. If it's being purchased to drink, then "No," provided that the damaged label isn't indicative of handling or storage issues that might affect the quality/condition of the wine in the bottle. If it's being purchased as an investmen...
by Brian Tuite
January 4th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Apsara Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Las Madres
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: TN: 2012 Apsara Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Las Madres

S. Rash wrote: January 4th, 2021, 12:38 pm Thanks for the tasting note. Sounds like my kind of Syrah
Robin does a great job with these. I recommend them highly. Priced right as well.
by Brian Tuite
January 4th, 2021, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99688

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Confit Duck Risotto with Porcini Powder, Shiitake and Crispy Duck Skin Garnsih

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by Brian Tuite
January 3rd, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Apsara Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Las Madres
Replies: 2
Views: 246

TN: 2012 Apsara Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Las Madres

2012 Apsara Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Las Madres - USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (1/3/2021) Pop n pour in a Grassl 1850. 4hrs in and this wine is singing. Nose of briny black olive, menthol and black cherry. Palate is rich and balanced sporting black fruit notes nasally but red on...
by Brian Tuite
January 3rd, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker

Just found out today. Leonard came to the very first offline I hosted at my home that began what turned into the Old Vines Offlines Series. We’ve been friends on Facebook ever since. Sad to hear of his passing. He was active on Wine Berserkers up until late October of 2020. Leonard Maran October 31,...
by Brian Tuite
January 3rd, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2068

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

The Cruse was an impromptu toast of a wedding engagement while I popped the Marie Courtin on New Years Eve. My first Efflorescence but surely not my last. Nate, Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa carries Marie Courtin. Resonance, Efflorescence and Indulgence although I grabbed the last Resonance the other da...
by Brian Tuite
January 1st, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Latkes
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Latkes

I made some the other night to go with roasted pork shoulder and brussels sprouts. Added some green onion for a little flair.
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