Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

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#101 Post by John Preston » April 15th, 2020, 10:39 am

I am changing my selection to the 2012 Alpine PN. I managed to find this in the Vinotheque when I thought all of my 2012's were offsite ;)

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#102 Post by Bob Hoelting » April 15th, 2020, 12:08 pm

I'd love a bit of advice from Kevin, Jeff, or anyone else in the herd, since my only two possibilities are just babies: 2015 Bearwallow Chard or the Home Pinot.
Is it somewhat of a waste to pop these at a mere 5 years? Would one be recommended to open/hold over the other?

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#103 Post by James Kennedy » April 15th, 2020, 12:16 pm

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Cellar temp or fridge temp for the Alpine Chard?

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#104 Post by Peter Petersen » April 15th, 2020, 12:35 pm

I really should join in, but I either have a zoom work event at 5pm or if cancelled will likely be zoomed out!

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#105 Post by T. Altmayer » April 15th, 2020, 4:05 pm

Miracle of miracles, I found the 12 Skyline in the offsite cellar. Will open this tomorrow.
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#106 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 15th, 2020, 4:23 pm

Bob Hoelting wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 12:08 pm
I'd love a bit of advice from Kevin, Jeff, or anyone else in the herd, since my only two possibilities are just babies: 2015 Bearwallow Chard or the Home Pinot.
Is it somewhat of a waste to pop these at a mere 5 years? Would one be recommended to open/hold over the other?

Thanks friends,

And thank you, Frank for the making the plans
Bob,
Between those two, I would recommend the 2015 Bearwallow Chardonnay. I am a big fan of that wine and have opened many bottles.
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#107 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 15th, 2020, 4:26 pm

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April 15th, 2020, 12:16 pm
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Cellar temp or fridge temp for the Alpine Chard?
I like about 50F for Alpine Chard but I think the answer is more driven by personal preference. Pure fridge temp might be a little too cold.
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#108 Post by David K o l i n » April 15th, 2020, 4:29 pm

Paul Miller wrote:
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Just ordered the Duck Cassoulet from Alinea. Should go well with a Pinot.
Great call, Paul. That looked nice

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#109 Post by T. Melloni » April 15th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Kevin/Jeff - Thanks for being part of the community and agreeing to participate in the Virtual tasting.
Any thoughts on the 09 Swan?
Or should I pull one of my 12s (Bearwallow/Skyline/Shoe/Alpine) as that seems to be a focus here?
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#110 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 15th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Thomas,
I think you might be solo with the 09 Swan while there will be many 12s and13s opened. Your question made me realize that I haven't opened one in a while so I need to fix that soon.
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#111 Post by Peter Petersen » April 15th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Kevin Harvey wrote:
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Thomas,
I think you might be solo with the 09 Swan while there will be many 12s and13s opened. Your question made me realize that I haven't opened one in a while so I need to fix that soon.
Not if I also pop one! However, I think I'll probably open the '13 Alpine since I have a lot of that wine.

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#112 Post by maureen nelson » April 15th, 2020, 8:10 pm

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I am planning on opening a 2012 Alpine Pinot. Any suggestions on whether I should give it any air.
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I think some air would be great for that wine. Either Jeff or I will open this one too.
I'll open the 12 Alpine Chardonnay and Pinot, and I would also recommend air for the 2012 pinots.
I recommend air for the chardonnay too! I will open and decant both.

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#113 Post by PeterH » April 15th, 2020, 8:35 pm

Paul Miller wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 9:46 am
Just ordered the Duck Cassoulet from Alinea. Should go well with a Pinot.
If you will share that with me, I'll share an '07 Family Farm Pinot with you.
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#114 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » April 15th, 2020, 9:26 pm

Sadly, can no longer attend tmrw.. Super bummed I'll be missing this.
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#115 Post by Br@d S w @ l l o w » April 16th, 2020, 6:28 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
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Think I am going to dig out a 2012 Skyline Syrah.
OK, then it's settled - 2012 Swan Terrace for me.

That 2008 Horseshoe Pinot has been the bridesmaid about five times. Someday.
If I can make it tonight, I will open the 2008 Horseshoe Pinot.
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#116 Post by Greg K » April 16th, 2020, 6:35 am

All I have available in my fridge is the 2016 Horseshoe Chardonnay, so will open that and give it a nice decant. Not going to walk to New Jersey to visit the offsite :)

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#117 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2020, 7:20 am

Good morning everyone. We are at 90 people now with the link. So, my reminder is that if you want the link, PM me now. As with Rivers-Marie last week, at about 15 mins before the event, I will stop sending the link as I will need to be getting the event ready and will not be responding to PMs.

In addition, we likely will be full for the event at 100 people. So if you cannot get in for the event because it is at capacity, try again every 10 mins or so, as once someone drops out, another person can take the spot.

Be thinking about your questions for Kevin and Jeff, as we will take those in the latter 1/2 of the event. We will use the raise hand function to queue the questions and you'll be able to ask your question live.

We will be using cameras for the event, and you are then able to meet people who up to this point have perhaps only been an avatar next to their posts. The camera 'on' is optional, and you are welcome to join the event without your camera if you like.

When the event begins, Frenchie will cover the few rules we have, along with some best practices to make the event successful. I'll be moderating the session.

Thank you all for the support and participation, and to everyone...please stay safe and well during these times.
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#118 Post by Paul Miller » April 16th, 2020, 7:38 am

PeterH wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 9:46 am
Just ordered the Duck Cassoulet from Alinea. Should go well with a Pinot.
If you will share that with me, I'll share an '07 Family Farm Pinot with you.
Hmmm... Two ‘07’s

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#119 Post by Todd F r e n c h » April 16th, 2020, 7:56 am

Frank Murray III wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 7:20 am
Good morning everyone. We are at 90 people now with the link. So, my reminder is that if you want the link, PM me now. As with Rivers-Marie last week, at about 15 mins before the event, I will stop sending the link as I will need to be getting the event ready and will not be responding to PMs.

In addition, we likely will be full for the event at 100 people. So if you cannot get in for the event because it is at capacity, try again every 10 mins or so, as once someone drops out, another person can take the spot.

Be thinking about your questions for Kevin and Jeff, as we will take those in the latter 1/2 of the event. We will use the raise hand function to queue the questions and you'll be able to ask your question live.

We will be using cameras for the event, and you are then able to meet people who up to this point have perhaps only been an avatar next to their posts. The camera 'on' is optional, and you are welcome to join the event without your camera if you like.

When the event begins, Frenchie will cover the few rules we have, along with some best practices to make the event successful. I'll be moderating the session.

Thank you all for the support and participation, and to everyone...please stay safe and well during these times.
This time, no waiting room, as with everyone muted, I can easily do the intros and rules, hand it to Frank, then work the back end moderating. Also, as people drop out, that allows for someone else to immediately get in, which happened with the TRB event as well.

I will be recording the event (in speaker view, as per Frank's request!) for those who can't make it.

Remember to use the 'chat' function for conversations about your wines while the event is going on. Often that's more fun than the actual video chat!
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#120 Post by Jeff Brinkman » April 16th, 2020, 10:03 am

Paul Miller wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 9:46 am
Just ordered the Duck Cassoulet from Alinea. Should go well with a Pinot.
I saw the email blast on that Paul, and I'm super jealous!

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#121 Post by Alan Comroe » April 16th, 2020, 10:19 am

Thinking of a 13 Horseshoe Pinot for tonight. Should I give it as much air as possible like open now?

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#122 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2020, 10:22 am

Alan, the last time I had the 13 Shoe open, I was tasting it over three days and it hung right in there. That said, for me I would open it now and let it start breathing some air. If you like, use my note from a few months ago in Cellartracker, as it gives you one POV.
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#123 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 16th, 2020, 11:58 am

Alan Comroe wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 10:19 am
Thinking of a 13 Horseshoe Pinot for tonight. Should I give it as much air as possible like open now?
I like to advise decanting an hour in advance (for the Santa Cruz wines). Alternatively, another good plan is decanting earlier but returning to bottle (double decanting) so the wine doesn't see too much air.
I opened an '09 Swan last night which we consumed over 3 hours. It was interesting to observe the evolution (fairly dramatic) so that might be a good plan as well.
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#124 Post by P. D e r d e y n » April 16th, 2020, 12:42 pm

Lots of 12 pinots being opened. If anyone else wants to do 12 Family Farm I would love another reference point, first one of these I've opened. Going to go do a double decant on it right now per Kevin's advice above. See you all soon! [cheers.gif]
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#125 Post by maureen nelson » April 16th, 2020, 2:11 pm

Mmm just opened my 2012 Alpine pinot to double decant (for now - may decant before 8 depending) and boy does it smell great!

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#126 Post by ki punwar » April 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm

In with a 2009 Alpine Pinot. Opened 2 hrs ago.
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#127 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » April 16th, 2020, 2:30 pm

2011 Bearwallow Pinot and 2014 Anderson Valley Chardonnay are on the counter here.

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#128 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Yep, I too I'm getting ready. Just opened the 2012 Bearwallow. It's got that very unique profile for Bearwallow in that it shows the soil and loam that I come to associate with this particular plot. It's a little bit disjointed at the moment so I think the aeration between now and 5pm is going to do it a lot of good but I do like the raw material of what's here. Okay, look forward to seeing a lot of you later.
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#129 Post by Diane Kessler » April 16th, 2020, 3:03 pm

I opened the ‘12 Alpine Pinot. Soaring aromatics and my one sip is great right out of the gate. It helped to warm up my palate with an already opened 2014 Lamy.

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#130 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » April 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm

ki punwar wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm
In with a 2009 Alpine Pinot. Opened 2 hrs ago.
I have this in.my general queue; looking forward to your thoughts.
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#131 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » April 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm

Diane Kessler wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I opened the ‘12 Alpine Pinot. Soaring aromatics and my one sip is great right out of the gate. It helped to warm up my palate with an already opened 2014 Lamy.
Same! I had to taste it after those incredible aromas! Fantastic!

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#132 Post by T. Melloni » April 16th, 2020, 3:17 pm

Started early. It was 5PM! Just happened to be Eastern Time Zone.
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Ruby garnet color.Wonderful nose of fresh crushed red berries with an herbal frame and hint of cinnamon bark, and forest floor that adds to the red berries. Slight dried tangerine peel note too.
Bright and fresh with a lightness in mouthfeel but depth of flavor. Bright red berries with that spice note on the back end. Walks a balanced line of red berries, brown spice, and herbal elements with the acidity that keeps it fresh and lively.


Just getting started but so far, this is excellent. Quite enjoyable. My most recent Swan was the 2012, which was fantastic. Love the "lightness of being" present in this wine.
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#133 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2020, 3:42 pm

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#134 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 16th, 2020, 3:45 pm

Could I get some votes on what Chardonnay I should open?
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#135 Post by Alan Newman » April 16th, 2020, 3:51 pm

2012 Horseshoe Pinot about to be poured into the decanter...

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#136 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2020, 3:55 pm

Votes for Kevin on which Chard to open.....help him out. As a side note, we are at about 95 people committed to the event, which is fantastic.

And to keep the momentum going, here is my TN on the 2012 Bear. Figured I'd get off the marks and add it here, encouraging all of you that like to write TNs to place your TNs here so we can build out the conversation following the event today.
  • 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (4/16/2020)
    Opened this about an hour ago, and then put a light chill on it. It's come around nicely. What really seems to come through in this bottle is the red apple, very akin to the old Copain Kiser bottlings that are made from the Kiser property next door. And given the extra push of ripeness from the vintage, you could even take a leap and say candied red apple, but in no terms is this a sweet wine. Complementing the red apple is pomegranate, a juicy quality of that fruit, along with a cherry note. Wrapping all of this together is the acidity that comes with Rhys, and the Bearwallow terroir which for me is a soil/loamy infusion to the palate. Finally, there is a cinnamon note woven through the finish, which is the same thing I found in the bottle from last July. With the tang of the acid, the red fruit and this spice note, we could even drop the 'cinnamon red hots' reference, which I do think is accurate, but as I mentioned about the candied red apple, the wine is not cloying. It's hard to not keep buying Bearwallow, and even Porkie Hill, as while I want to focus on the SCM single plot wines which I love, I also do think that Bear's fruit is telling a good story and with some age like this bottle, it's really quite beautiful to see how it's progressing. This is my last 2012 Bear, sacrificed for the Rhys virtual event tonight on Wine Berserkers.
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#137 Post by James Kennedy » April 16th, 2020, 3:56 pm

Kevin Harvey wrote:
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Could I get some votes on what Chardonnay I should open?
2012 alpine chard already open here.

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#138 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 16th, 2020, 3:58 pm

I opened the 2012 Swan Terrace at 5 PM EDT. Having a few sips before the call.
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#139 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2020, 4:01 pm

2012 or 2015 Alpine Chard is what I would vote for, Kevin.
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2015 Ulysse Collin Champagne Les Pierrières
2014 Laherte Frères Champagne BdB EB Les Grands Crayeres

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#140 Post by Jeff Brinkman » April 16th, 2020, 4:02 pm

For those opening 2012 Chardonnays, they are also benefitting from air. I have the 2012 Alpine Chardonnay open and an hour has made a big difference.

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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#141 Post by G. Bienstock » April 16th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Internet has down all day, back up with an hour to spare.

12 Alpine Chardonnay is getting some air and starting to open up.
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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#142 Post by Tom F. » April 16th, 2020, 4:07 pm

Kevin Harvey wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Could I get some votes on what Chardonnay I should open?
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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#143 Post by Robert Grenley » April 16th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Down at our beach house so limited...fortunately a bottle of 2012 Horseshoe PN is here so opening it now.
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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#144 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 16th, 2020, 4:11 pm

OK, my lineup is looking like 12 Horseshoe Chard, 12 Horseshoe PN and 12 Swan Terrace....
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#145 Post by Marshall Gelb » April 16th, 2020, 4:14 pm

Just opened the 2009 Alpine Vineyard.

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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#146 Post by Joseph MR » April 16th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Early peek at 2012 Bearwallow Pinot. Savory edge to
Cherry fruit, forest floor with a slight evergreen note(to me) that I sometimes get in cooler climate Sonoma/Anderson Valley wines. Elegant mouthfeel, nice mid palate pressure, medium finish. Acidity becomes brighter with air- not tart cherry/berry, I can see why
Frank describes it as red apple.
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#147 Post by Gil Bauer » April 16th, 2020, 4:19 pm

Opened 2012 Alpine Pinot at about 5:15 EDT. My problem is going to be having wine left for the call...
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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#148 Post by Kevin Harvey » April 16th, 2020, 4:24 pm

Kevin Harvey wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 4:11 pm
OK, my lineup is looking like 12 Horseshoe Chard, 12 Horseshoe PN and 12 Swan Terrace....
I can't believe it but I don't have a 12 Swan in my cellar! Jeff is going to open one so we can still discuss. Any votes for a replacement?
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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#149 Post by Sanjeev S. » April 16th, 2020, 4:24 pm

12 Alpine Chard and Swan PN. Opening now.
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Re: Rhys Virtual Tasting--Thursday, 4/16 @ 5PM PT With Kevin Harvey and Jeff Brinkman

#150 Post by Joseph MR » April 16th, 2020, 4:29 pm

Kevin- 2012 Alpine or Skyline Pinot.
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