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by Steve Gautier
November 25th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 111
Views: 3662

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

This past weekend: 2012 Sojourn Silver Eagle Pinot Noir PnP. Pours garnet with minuscule bricking. Aromas of cherry with a touch of cranberry. This is deep and full-bodied. Very smooth. Abundant fruit consisting of black cherry, red cherry and a touch of cranberry. An intriguing layer of spice on th...
by Steve Gautier
November 24th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12538
Views: 488372

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

dsimmons wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 11:00 am
2005 D'Arenberg Dead Arm. Good solid mature Shiraz but not amazing.
I have an ‘06 that I know I should drink soon but it just doesn’t get me excited.
by Steve Gautier
November 22nd, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2189

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

I just did this with a 2018 Bedrock Heritage v. Old Vine Zin. For me...a $20 happy accident. It was a completely innocent mistake as I was dead sober pulling bottles for a tasting when it happened. Oddly enough, it was for a <$20 daily drinkers tasting, and it still didn't win WOTN. I figured it ou...
by Steve Gautier
November 19th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Think I'll grab one of these too. From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast. This is a bottle we are opening for Thanksgiving. How much of a decant? Bottle was finished tonight after VinVac. First night was PnP in a Zalto Universal. Tonig...
by Steve Gautier
November 19th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Dolinsek was in a good place earlier this month.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Albert R wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 5:52 pm
T Welch wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm


Think I'll grab one of these too.
From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast.
This is a bottle we are opening for Thanksgiving. How much of a decant?
I drank PnP. It wii be interesting to see any changes tomorrow night.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

T Welch wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm
2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard for National Zinfandel Day!
Think I'll grab one of these too.
From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast.
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard for National Zinfandel Day!
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 522
Views: 52359

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Actually more like 38.4629189, -122.6260659
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 522
Views: 52359

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

I don't think so. Sonoma Valley AVA northeastern edge is at Santa Rosa. My guess would be around 38.4673712, -122.6108284 based on this article. It looks like it was a victim of the Glass fire. The 2011 Bedrock Rowe references Chuck Rowe on the back label. https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/...
by Steve Gautier
November 18th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 522
Views: 52359

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Morgan described it as "just outside the northern end of Sonoma Valley AVA"
by Steve Gautier
November 16th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11821

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

C. Heinsen wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 7:56 am
So it seems offer has closes. Out of curiosity, how long does it take to clear wait list? I asked for extra Chardonnay and a bottle of Oakville (no allocation). This is my second order, so still learning the ropes.
You should hear tonight or tomorrow.
by Steve Gautier
November 15th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 562
Views: 35035

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Thanks for the notes Ian. I got both of these.
by Steve Gautier
November 13th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Wow. Six hours. I guess I will bury that one deeper in the cellar.
by Steve Gautier
November 13th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11821

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Nibbled it down to a nice case, was really proud of myself. Then realized I neglected the CA Syrah.

I’m so weak.
I should just go ahead and order since I keep deleting bottles and then I go back and put them back in.
by Steve Gautier
November 11th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 360
Views: 20516

Re: wine.com delivery fail

When did wine.com start buying private collections? Is this new or did I miss it before? Lots of 2008 Carlisle when I clicked through the email link today.
by Steve Gautier
November 11th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 360
Views: 20516

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I understand how overwhelmed they are. I just wish they would be honest and say hey we just couldn’t get it there today.
by Steve Gautier
November 11th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 360
Views: 20516

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Slightly off topic, I do now schedule all my deliveries to a Fedex Onsite location. Earlier this year I had a couple of "alleged" attempts from them stating a signature could not be obtained, which is ridiculous since I'm WFH now. Plus my home office overlooks the street in front of my house so I c...
by Steve Gautier
November 10th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11821

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Curious, as a new buyer (this is only my second order), what are my chances on the wish list, and how long does it take to get an allocation that includes everything? You get notified of whether you got the wish list on Monday or Tuesday. Availability really depends on the wine. During the release ...
by Steve Gautier
November 10th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11821

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Curious, as a new buyer (this is only my second order), what are my chances on the wish list, and how long does it take to get an allocation that includes everything? You get notified of whether you got the wish list on Monday or Tuesday. Availability really depends on the wine. During the release ...
by Steve Gautier
November 10th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11821

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Listening to the podcast from earlier today regarding this release...this will be painful. Y'all, the Chardonnay sounds incredible. I wasn't initially planning on doing either of the whites but I'm in for the Chard after hearing the history of this wine. And in case you need a reminder to stock up ...
by Steve Gautier
November 9th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Steve Gautier wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Any wines from 2016 or 2017 that people have had recently and are showing well? I’m running low on Lulu and OVZ 😁
Haven’t had one yet but 2016 Dolinsek should be ready to go.
Had a 2016 Dolinsek over the last two nights. In a great place. A fantastic wine.
by Steve Gautier
November 4th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10874

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

2014 Bedrock Old Vine Zin - like liquid comfort food to me.
by Steve Gautier
November 2nd, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9270

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

MikeL238 wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 2:23 pm
Video taken down I see...
And he added a note that K&L refunded his purchase.
by Steve Gautier
November 2nd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10874

Re: Wine for election night?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 12:32 pm
Wanting to use one of my American Icon wines from the recently-delivered Ravenswood library cellar, I chose a wine from the first year I voted - 1989 - Ravenswood Zinfandel Cooke
I got one of those so I will be looking forward to your note.
by Steve Gautier
November 2nd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11821

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Nicolas G. wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 11:02 am
No mention of the value California Syrah that is usually available during the Winter release. No Syrah at all in this release according to the email. If it is moved to the spring that is going to be a high volume shipment !
Aren’t all Bedrock shipments high volume shipments?
by Steve Gautier
November 2nd, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2117
Views: 283813

Re: Crazy Costco Deal

Welcome Kevin. Not violating any rules. In fact, there is a thread dedicated to Costco deals:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=133163&p=3111526&hi ... o#p3111526
by Steve Gautier
October 31st, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12538
Views: 488372

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Demian Saenz wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 5:18 pm
2007 Chateau Suduiraut : a nice flavor profile of honey and apricot.
I bought some of these recently; looking forward to trying one.
by Steve Gautier
October 28th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 53
Views: 4724

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Michael Martin wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:02 am
New podcast posted today.
Vertical tasting.
Thanks for the alert. Can’t wait to listen to this.
by Steve Gautier
October 23rd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 107978

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2006 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-Francois Billecart - Loved by all
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 52
Views: 2318

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

2017 tonight seemed very young. Will be interested to see where it is tomorrow but I most likely won’t open my next one for 2+ years.
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 52
Views: 2318

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

I guess I’ll open my first 2017 tonight. I tend to like these with some age. I still have one ‘13 left.
by Steve Gautier
October 17th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2009 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder

There is a June 19th Episode with Mayacamas Olds who now works at Gloria Ferrer but she does talk about Sky as well.
by Steve Gautier
October 16th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 178
Views: 11185

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Michael Martin wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 8:10 am
Michael Martin wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:06 am
Jaffurs ‘17 Upslope Syrah got a 99 from AG. Their highest rating ever.
I don't see that on Galloni's website. I see a 95. That said, I always enjoy drinking Jaffurs Upslope. One of the best for sure.
Sorry the 99 was from JD.
Thanks for the clarification
by Steve Gautier
October 16th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 178
Views: 11185

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Michael Martin wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:06 am
Jaffurs ‘17 Upslope Syrah got a 99 from AG. Their highest rating ever.
I don't see that on Galloni's website. I see a 95. That said, I always enjoy drinking Jaffurs Upslope. One of the best for sure.
by Steve Gautier
October 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 North Coast Syrah. This continues to be in a wonderful place.
by Steve Gautier
October 14th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com

I just saw that Amex offer. $20 back when you spend $20+. Up to 3 times. I didn't see anything I knew and it looked like the highest priced wine was under $20. Update: I went for a 6-pack, "summer reds" or some such thing. Less than $10 per bottle delivered, so why not? In short, I wish I hadn't. G...
by Steve Gautier
October 14th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Retailer check: WineInsiders.com

I just saw that Amex offer. $20 back when you spend $20+. Up to 3 times. I didn't see anything I knew and it looked like the highest priced wine was under $20.
by Steve Gautier
October 10th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Might start opening a few 2016s which I have multiples of to “make room” for fall shipments. Have Sodini, Beduccini, Evangelho, and Lorenzo‘s on hand. Anyone have any of these recently?
I haven’t had any of the ‘16s yet
by Steve Gautier
October 9th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: AD Northup is THE MAN!: Ridge Tribidrag
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: ISO: Ridge Tribidrag

You could also buy one from Lagier-Meredith.
by Steve Gautier
October 7th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201386

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Greg Gardner wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Gonna pop a 2014 Dolinsek in about 30 minutes, will report back.
I had his recently and found it needed a little time in the glass to open up.
by Steve Gautier
October 4th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60654

Re: #GlassFire

Will's Fall Release just went live, the Release Notes are heartbreaking and very informative (die Constellation die!). This release includes the 2018 Ancient Field Blend and Bambino, which I fully expect to be stunning, the 2019 Mixed Whites (if you've never had Will's Mixed Whites, it is delicious...
by Steve Gautier
October 4th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60654

Re: #GlassFire

Will Bucklin just posted on Instagram that they lost their family compound in Kenwood. Such horrible destruction... [cry.gif] Will's Fall Release just went live, the Release Notes are heartbreaking and very informative (die Constellation die!). This release includes the 2018 Ancient Field Blend and...
by Steve Gautier
October 2nd, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12538
Views: 488372

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Louis M. Martini Mountain Red Monte Rosso - man do I like everything from that vineyard
by Steve Gautier
October 1st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60654

Re: #GlassFire

Eerily quiet overnight and this morning. And now we have a little something going on - 2 to 3 acres at Oakville Grade and Dry Creek Road. Air support on its way, hope they knock that one down quickly. I know that Carole Meredith posted on Facebook that she was concerned that with the wind change it...
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I had a Butterscotch Krimpet this morning! Campo’s wouldn’t be my first pick but they are fine. Not sure after they are frozen.
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60654

Re: #GlassFire

We just got word that both the winery and the offsite barrel storage facility are now in the evacuation warning zone. Both are in St. Helena on the valley floor - winery is on the western side while barrel storage (housing our 2019 vintage) is on the Silverado Trail. Ugh - it's going to be a stress...
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60654

Re: #GlassFire

Had an update from my neighbor. Our propeties are ok for now - the fire was held to the east side of Pickett Road except for Kenefick ranch house, which is burning. This is probably 1/2 mile from my property. Eisele IS on the east side, but I don't have any update on them. This has been a day of in...
by Steve Gautier
September 30th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60654

Re: #GlassFire

I'm half a country away and the fires seem overwhelming; I can only imagine how it must be for the people who are living through this. As a midwesterner, understanding that fires are a regular concern is difficult to wrap my head around, but even more so is the scale. I did some quick math and the ...

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