Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Johnd, Mar 19, 2017.
Saturday delivery for FedEx ground. Nice!
I liked mine! Mmmm...
Popped one a few weeks ago. Was good but pretty tight still even with about 40 mins of air. Hoping it will end up close to being as amazing as the 15' is in about a year. Still have two of those laying down in the cellar.
Couple of shots of recent additions. Mixed case from Full Pull in Seattle from several weeks ago. Couple of heavy hitters that will lay down for quite a few years.
Got a "seis pack" for Mrs. IB today from Last Bottle. Some nice porch pounding Txakoli from Spain (11% ABV). Still waiting for Summer to arrive in these parts. Was 36 on Monday morning, 40 on Tuesday and 46 this morning. Supposed to warm up closer to seasonal averages by the weekend. Believe it when I see it!
@ibglowin no need to make home-made wine any more....
I am sure I will but we lost the source for California grapes with the club I was working with up in Denver back in 2016. The small vineyard was sold with no warning really and now the club is buying grapes from all over Colorado. This means that grapes come into the club a delivery here and a delivery there as the grapes ripen over as long as a month depending on where they where being grown and the variety.
That doesn't make it easy since the drive is 350 miles one way plus it's Colorado grapes. I may look into seeing if I could piggyback on an order coming this way from F. Colavita like @Johnd is doing but I don't feel much like chasing the truck all over the Southwest really but if it was making a stop anywhere convenient (even Denver) as long as it was a one stop pickup of all varieties I would jump on it at at some point. I still have ~60 gallons in bulk (stoppered) carboys. So no real rush to crush even more grapes before I work through some of my bulk stash still.
You can't make a great wine unless you know what a great wine taste like!
Been in the upper 80's and low 90's here and my CC reserve shipment is due to arrive tomorrow. I didn't know it had shipped until today.
Thats one of the reasons I cancelled them. They sent out the Reserve Cabernet and the Walter Clore back in mid May (2000) during the big Cerro Grande fire. We were all evacuated and the wine sat in Santa fe in the truck in 90+ degree weather for like 5 days. I refused it when they attempted delivery and made them hold another shipment until the Fall. A few years back they made the Reserve Cab and the Walter Clore optional purchases so basically you were forced to buy extra wine to get those (arguably their best) wines. That was kinda the last straw for me.
If it shows up warm refuse it or send it back.
Thanks Mike. That's what I was thinking. Do you just refuse w/ the UPS driver, then contact the winery?
Yes. Tell them it was blind shipped and the temps along the shipping route were in the upper 80's, low 90's. Really should not be over 75 without an ice pack of sorts.
So, turns out it went two day air and arrived in Kentucky today. Hitting home here in N. VA tomorrow.
Well it only took 10 years. Been on the Cayuse wait list for 10 years. Made the list finally this year. Now we wait another year for actual wine to be delivered.
Wow, that's a really rocky soil.
Your loess is Mike's gain!
Well they don't call it "The Rocks District" for nothing! Cayuse was the first to plant in the area years and years ago. Now everybody is scrambling to lease or purchase land in the AVA. The last 5 years has seen an explosion of vines coming online and more and more wineries making wines in the rocks.
My latest pick up from Last Bottle.
I don't know how this happened again...... Saviah and Bookwalter Fall allocation.
are you guys still making wine? lol
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