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by Steve Gautier
June 5th, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Questionnaire
Replies: 109
Views: 3374

Re: CellarTracker Questionnaire

I only clicked through the email because it was from Eric. I bailed when I was asked a personal question I didn’t want to answer and there was not a prefer not to answer response.
by Steve Gautier
May 26th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any news on when England will lift quarantine requirements for US travelers?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Any news on when England will lift quarantine requirements for US travelers?

It sounds like the next update will come out between June 1st and 4th but no idea whether the US will move to green.
by Steve Gautier
May 22nd, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 22nd, 2021, 4:49 pm 12 MR tonight with Flannery hangers.
I haven’t had one in almost two years. How is it drinking?
by Steve Gautier
May 14th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Gene M. wrote: May 14th, 2021, 12:36 pm 2010 Sonoma Cab
Is this the 2010 Bedrock Vineyard Cab? How was it?
by Steve Gautier
May 4th, 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: DavidBruce/SCM Legend...
Replies: 28
Views: 2300

Re: RIP: DavidBruce/SCM Legend...

Opened a 1996 David Bruce Russian River Pinot tonight. Perfect cork. The wine pours a deep color. On PnP, the nose screams oak and the palate is full of cedar. With some time in the glass, fruit enters the mix. 13% alcohol but seems richer. No way anyone would say that this is a 25 year old wine if ...
by Steve Gautier
April 21st, 2021, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Bedrock Beduccini, woof hard dry and tannic! not a lot of fruit either. Found this in the cellar and am guessing it is the only bottle I bought? I'm not overly sensitive to tannins but this one hurts. will leave it in the decanter and check on it tomorrow. Different than any other Bedrock I ha...
by Steve Gautier
April 19th, 2021, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carver Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Carver Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard

Quick reply here to everyone that loves Palisades Vineyard. In 2015 we bought the vineyard from the Carver Sutro family and have continued to sell our old vine Petite Sirah (now listed as a Historic Vineyard with the Historic Vineyard Society) to Carlisle, Robert Biale Vineyards, Once and Future an...
by Steve Gautier
April 4th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened a 2016 Gambrels of the Sky Grenache. Very interesting wine. Not sure if it is the Cinsault component which I don’t have a lot of experience with but a completely different wine than I remember having even from the southern Rhône. Red fruit driven by strawberry with layers of blueberry and som...
by Steve Gautier
March 29th, 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EMH Black Cat 2011, a classic wine from an underrated vintage
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: EMH Black Cat 2011, a classic wine from an underrated vintage

I have a '13 I am looking to open up one of these days. Maybe in about 5-7 years? If you only have one, I would hold for a few years. Drinking well now are 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and even 2018. If you are fortunate enough to have anything before 2011, enjoy now or hold. How much air does the ...
by Steve Gautier
March 27th, 2021, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rant - shipment notices from anonymous 3rd party shippers with no winery notice
Replies: 33
Views: 1158

Re: Rant - shipment notices from anonymous 3rd party shippers with no winery notice

I received my “Kismit” shipping notice email from VinFillment this morning. It lists the 3 Once & Future wines I bought at the bottom of the email.
by Steve Gautier
March 21st, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 801
Views: 72372

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

It was great to hear all fans in the arena chanting Keep Stanford wrestling.
by Steve Gautier
March 20th, 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 801
Views: 72372

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2008 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon. Originally had this pulled out to drink during NCAA Wrestling Championships which of course never happen. I’m sure Steve would have been there. We did go to the B1G tournament. Was not going to see college wrestling in a football stadium, though. [soap.gif] Shoul...
by Steve Gautier
March 14th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1817
Views: 133662

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I had a ‘13 Hayne Zinfandel over the last two nights and it seemed to be well on the way down.
by Steve Gautier
March 5th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 North Coast Syrah keeps plugging along. Olive is becoming dominant. Very nice wine. Fantastic $19 wine.
by Steve Gautier
March 4th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thursday night pasta TNs: Two Chianti
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Thursday night pasta TNs: Two Chianti

Happy Birthday Bob!
by Steve Gautier
March 2nd, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 126
Views: 9285

Re: Goldbelly experiences

We have used goldbelly a bit over the past few months: - McMoon's lobster rolls - Very good - Zahav Lamb Shoulder Meal Kit - Incredible. All of the sides were great, meat was perfect and easy to prep. Really good value as well considering how much food you get. - Buddy's pizza - My neighbor ordered...
by Steve Gautier
March 1st, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carver Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Carver Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard

Add Carlisle and Mending Wall to the list of those who make wine from Palisades.

I have one 2007 Carver Sutro left.
by Steve Gautier
February 23rd, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release
Replies: 178
Views: 17198

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Steve Gautier wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 1:24 pm
Chris H. wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 11:58 am Has anyone gotten a wishlist wine granted yet (I wished for additional Rose)?
Should get an email tonight.
I just got mine.
by Steve Gautier
February 23rd, 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release
Replies: 178
Views: 17198

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Chris H. wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 11:58 am Has anyone gotten a wishlist wine granted yet (I wished for additional Rose)?
Should get an email tonight.
by Steve Gautier
February 18th, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Pagani with a 45 minute decant...holy s*** what a wine. I think some of these early vintages could really go for another decade. Opened this tonight. Been almost five years since I last had this. Morgan described this as dark and brooding in his release notes and that description holds today. ...
by Steve Gautier
February 18th, 2021, 3:04 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 16815

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Looks like a Barred Owl but you should post in the bird migration thread for thoughts.
by Steve Gautier
February 17th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release
Replies: 178
Views: 17198

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Sidebar to the Lulu conversation...just found an old video on the Bedrock YouTube channel that flashed a 2008 Ode to Lulu bottle, 100% Mourvèdre. I wasn’t aware they made rose back then, does anyone know if it was ever released? Would be really cool to try one from way back then now and see if it a...
by Steve Gautier
February 15th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13104
Views: 555020

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Paul Miller wrote: February 15th, 2021, 4:52 pm
Steve Gautier wrote: February 15th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Paul Miller wrote: February 15th, 2021, 10:03 am 2014 Sojourn, Cabernet, Home Ranch
Ripe, juicy red fruit, with a spicy streak running through it. Was absolutely delicious. My last bottle - wish I had more.
Good to hear. I haven’t had one in a few years.
Home Ranch is a perennial favorite
It is what turned me on to Sojourn.
by Steve Gautier
February 15th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13104
Views: 555020

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Paul Miller wrote: February 15th, 2021, 10:03 am 2014 Sojourn, Cabernet, Home Ranch
Ripe, juicy red fruit, with a spicy streak running through it. Was absolutely delicious. My last bottle - wish I had more.
Good to hear. I haven’t had one in a few years.
by Steve Gautier
February 13th, 2021, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 49
Views: 2777

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

I am outside Philadelphia, which just means i leverage Deleware. I have to shout out to David Govatos of Swigg who provides some exceptional bottles at exceptional prices. Whenever I checkout there I always tell him how great of a deal I am getting. ie: how far below market price he is (for certain...
by Steve Gautier
February 9th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1263

Re: Desire Lines 2021 Spring Release

Dan Hammer wrote: February 9th, 2021, 1:21 pm I was all excited to buy until I saw the shipping cost. $10.00 a bottle to ship 4 bottles to the east coast. $40.
If any of you are buying a case, the cost is $30.
$30 flat rate shipping is on orders of 6 or more
by Steve Gautier
February 8th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock OldHillRanch Heritage '19....(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: TN: Bedrock OldHillRanch Heritage '19....(short/boring)

As a "heritage" wine, is it a field blend of some sorts? From the release notes One of the oldest vineyards on resistant rootstock in the world, the vines here date to the 1880s and are a field blend of 30+ varieties, including Grenache, Mataro, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Alicante, and a cabal ...
by Steve Gautier
February 8th, 2021, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3385
Views: 237834

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Couldn't resist any longer, and popped a 2019 California Syrah last night. Opened to a whiff of reduction, and poured into a decanter to get some air. Almost immediately blue and black fruit aromas began to show off with a little olive, and I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach as I realized that ...
by Steve Gautier
February 7th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1817
Views: 133662

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Opened the ‘13 Montafi for the Super Bowl. Agree that tannins are gone and fruit is receding but that said, I think this wine is absolutely wonderful. I tend to think it has some time left but if I had any more, I agree that I would drink it now and not take chance. I actually pivoted and opened th...
by Steve Gautier
February 7th, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1817
Views: 133662

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Opened the ‘13 Montafi for the Super Bowl. Agree that tannins are gone and fruit is receding but that said, I think this wine is absolutely wonderful. I tend to think it has some time left but if I had any more, I agree that I would drink it now and not take chance.
by Steve Gautier
February 4th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest
Replies: 71
Views: 3641

Re: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest

Steve - Does the 2014 Cab need a decant? I had the 2014 recently with a short decant, and I think it would have benefited from a longer one. Not that it wasn't tasty and drinkable right out of the gate, but I think (just to my personal tastes) that 2014 was a relatively riper, softer vintage, and t...
by Steve Gautier
February 4th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest
Replies: 71
Views: 3641

Re: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest

Interesting. Taransaud is familiar to me, but not Darnajou. How about in bottle development (which is more what I was asking about)? We are nearing the 10 year mark, so it feels like I can finally comment on this, rather than just saying "young." For current drinking, I really like the 20...
by Steve Gautier
January 31st, 2021, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: Robb Report Praises 2011 Cali Cabs

Scott Brunson wrote: January 30th, 2021, 6:06 am 11 Continuum is great
Haven’t have one yet. Thoughts on how it shows best? Last time I looked at notes it seemed like it needed a lot of air.
by Steve Gautier
January 27th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sinegal 2018 Cabernet Estate & 2016 Reserve
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Sinegal 2018 Cabernet Estate & 2016 Reserve

I bought the ‘13 at Wine Library and the ‘16 at Central Wine Merchants in Flemington NJ. Haven’t had either yet.
by Steve Gautier
January 25th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU
Replies: 104
Views: 8789

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU

This is a great lesson in behavioral finance. You ask for $25 and I give it to you because I get daily enjoyment from this site and some added BerserkerDay benefits. That said, I have never thought about giving more. You ask for $100 with a tease of an additional benefit. I hope the tease is someth...
by Steve Gautier
January 25th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU
Replies: 104
Views: 8789

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU

I have no doubt. I am just saying that even if I don’t use the extra benefit, it is 27 cents a day for all I get out of this forum daily. There are days I learn something about wine. There are days I learn something about life. There are days I get a good laugh. Many days it is all three. That doesn...
by Steve Gautier
January 25th, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU
Replies: 104
Views: 8789

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU

This is a great lesson in behavioral finance. You ask for $25 and I give it to you because I get daily enjoyment from this site and some added BerserkerDay benefits. That said, I have never thought about giving more. You ask for $100 with a tease of an additional benefit. I hope the tease is somethi...
by Steve Gautier
January 25th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 801
Views: 72372

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Patrick T a y l o r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 12:31 pm
TGigante wrote: January 25th, 2021, 11:35 am
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 9:36 am
The Rose's were all excellent. I prefer the non-pinot versions
I've been reading about Campesino's Grenache Isa Rose, and plan to purchase it on B-Day.
I have never had the Rosé but I really like both the Syrah and the Grenache. I have the Grenache in my glass right now.
by Steve Gautier
January 25th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13104
Views: 555020

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Jeff_M. wrote: January 25th, 2021, 10:06 am Opened a 16 Carlisle Bedrock Vineyard late in the afternoon and basically let it be in the glass for 4.5 hours. Drinking very VERY well with lots of air time.
Did it need all of the 4.5 hours to open up?
by Steve Gautier
January 24th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 51230

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Just remember that method of shipment can be variable for many wineries - for instance, I ship GSO on the west coast and usually ship Fed Ex ground elsewhere - but am flexible to meet most folks' needs. If you are concerned and it's not clear - ask. ALL wineries should be able to interact with you ...
by Steve Gautier
January 24th, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 51230

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Just remember that method of shipment can be variable for many wineries - for instance, I ship GSO on the west coast and usually ship Fed Ex ground elsewhere - but am flexible to meet most folks' needs. If you are concerned and it's not clear - ask. ALL wineries should be able to interact with you ...
by Steve Gautier
January 24th, 2021, 7:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 51230

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Method of shipment even for those of us who can ship to our states. I ship everything to a FedEx or UPS address and it is a pain if they ship to UPS via FedEx or vice versa.
by Steve Gautier
January 22nd, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Exposition Series
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Bedrock Exposition Series

MBerto wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 10:12 am There's a "2020 Update" on the tasting notes by MTP if you go to the 2011 vintage on their website - others still have release notes.
I didn’t realize that Morgan was adding new notes to the release notes.
by Steve Gautier
January 16th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2397
Views: 341558

Re: Official Costco Thread

How about this? 2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur $7.99 The DE Costco has none left because I got the last 8 bottles today. 75% Cab 25% Merlot. Must be a Medoc one. Or maybe Haut Medoc. I wonder if it will improve in the next year or 3 ?? I grabbed 1 1/2 + cases of this. They found some mo...
by Steve Gautier
January 14th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1817
Views: 133662

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Do you have a working link to the release letter? I ordered on the website before the release email arrived and the only link I see on the website is this one: https://www.carlislewinery-store.com/assets/files/2021%20Winter%20Pre-Release%2033002.pdf which doesn't work. I left the newsletter up in a...
by Steve Gautier
January 14th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1817
Views: 133662

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Allocations we’re definitely a bit tighter. Based on the release letter it sounds like they are pacing the releases to manage cashflow given how little 2020 vintage wine they’ll have to sell. Do you have a working link to the release letter? I ordered on the website before the release email arrived...
by Steve Gautier
January 14th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1817
Views: 133662

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Order in. I guess I need to go find the how long will you last in 2021 until you buy wine thread.
by Steve Gautier
January 9th, 2021, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 80
Views: 4433

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

read w/ interest, thx. 4 oz seems too small for me, as my primary use will be to drink a bottle over 2 days (not necessarily consecutive). Ordered the 8 oz version. My thoughts as well. With the 4oz you can do three bottles and get half the bottle but with 8oz, you will have to do two bottles with ...
by Steve Gautier
January 8th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 80
Views: 4433

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I have been using these 4oz and 6 oz bottles both for organized group tasting, and for my own use with great success. A friend and I fedex overnight to each other for zoom tasting, and they really don’t get much micro-ox along the way. It is almost like pouring from a fresh bottle when they arrive....

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