Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP187

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Kaplowitz Media. has a certain je ne sais quoi. This episode of ETC. is all about a certain je ne sais quoi in the offerings I review.



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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Flesh Pencil" or, "Panda Bone"

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A day late a dollar up. TV pitchman history: a brief overview. Featuring Snoop Dog Cali Red, George Foreman Grills, Shamwows, Flex Seal, Billy Mays, & much much more.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Charles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2018 in Review "Tastes Like Uma Thurman's Yellow Jumpsuit"

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Charles Smith Wines
The Modernist Collection
Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2018

APPELLATION: Ancient Lakes, Columbia Valley, Washington
VARIETAL: 100% Reisling
ALCOHOL: 12.5%

NOTES:
Pale (& citrus) fruits | Mineral | Sweetgrass

A late-spring lea after rainfall. But I'm ahead of myself. A spoiler alert of a nose. Mineral backing, a wet stone thing. On-up ahead & forward is all fruit af featuring white pears, peaches, nectarines, a dash of something more tropical which becomes pineapple on the sip.

Of the sip: the juice left behind in a mixed fruit cup. Dry ::: very ::: wet stones, sunlit sweetgrass. Do I detect a dash of Five-spice? Sneaky sweet, subtle. Generally not overpowering or domineering. Quite balanced and low-key. Oily-viscous body, lightly/delicately -- tho unashamed. Plays fantastic w/ bright acidity side.

Would pair well & great w/ the Chinese food it was made to pair great w/. General Tso's Chicken, FTW. So dangerously drinkable & jammed-full of character if not complexity. "Lookit the set of nuances on this chick!" *cat call* Here's one: Tastes like Uma Thurman's yellow jumpsuit. Truly & fully, it does.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

READING LIST:
Sweetgrass and the Scent of Rain 

EDITOR'S NOTE:
Hitting the cutting room floor was a bit about me not seeing a single chink in this Riesling's armor. "The idiom "chink in one's armor" refers to an area of vulnerability. It has traditionally been used to refer to a weak spot in a figurative suit of armor. The standard meaning is similar to that of Achilles' heel." (Wikipedia)

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP187 “Sweets & Beauties”

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Visits from Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars & Mike of New Jersey. A new Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz segment & a classic bit of something from the Kaplowitz Radio. vaults. yw

READING LIST

Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/07/villiger-cigars-taa-exclusive-2020-in.html

Gold Feather Night Flight Blend
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/07/gold-feather-coffee-roasters-night.html

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company | Bennett's at 5th St. Market Tasting Room
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/07/bennett.html

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company | Bennett's at 5th St. Market Tasting Room

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Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company
199 E. 5th Ave #11 Eugene, OR 97401

Introductions are awkward. Sure, I email ahead & am somewhat expected during a window of time but there's always a risk of "I'm so sorry, doesn't ring a bell." That hurdle was cleared gracefully well & good by Madeline, who looked legitimately pleased to see me & in fact seemed to fully recall my discussed visit. She smiled broadly from behind a face mask. I do believe.

I most likely said something half sideways from behind my bandana, she stayed graciously lovely. Escorted my plus one & I to comfy club chairs around a glass table bordered in a slight rodeo-vibed rim. Lots of brown in the immediate there. Elsewhere were wooden brown & black tables & chairs. A bit of an art gallery look. White walls w/ built-in shelves highlighting wines and area notes of interest. Uncluttered. 

Plate glass front. Hardwood floors. Dark dropped ceiling. Track lighting. Very "tasting room." Comfy chic. A single colorful local bit of art hung on the wall. I didn't find it offensive. I understand there is live music on the weekends, do think I'll skip that. The bar counter, a big slab of a tree, highly lacquered w/ glasses & bottles racked behind it. Canned music playing in a neat mix of Yacht Rock & Grunge. Some more mod stuff once or twice. 

One other customer was present w/ his own plus one. He wore a fedora & an egregious amount of black. Asked a lot of questions. We won't linger there. I kept my professionalism as it were, as Madeline brought out wines one-by-one at perfect pacing. Explained them all to the utmost of appropriate extent. Much like an artist's study of a human hand, drawing it from this perspective & then that, I was pleasantly walked & worked my way thru Bennett Pinot Noirs.

2014 Cheshire Valley Estate Pinot Noir 
Smoky leathery. Nice oomph structuring nicer backbone. Not rigid but robust. Quite dry. Black cherry. Peppery cocoa earthiness. Nuanced complexities. Cherry cordial nose predominantly juicy floral. Award-winning, literally.

2015 Cheshire Valley Estate Pinot Noir 
Excitable precociousness to nose & sip. Tart straight away. Fruit and oak. Fresh. Crisp. Lively. Patent leather lip-smacking. Pantry spices. Boozy mildly aggressive bouquet. Brusk. I'd give it more time in the bottle to be wonderful.

2015 Pommard Select Pinot Noir 
Powdery smooth nose, bigly floral sachets. Sneaky dry, overtly savory. Complex, densely-so. Big maraschino cherry top-note. Pomegranate. Figs. Oak. Leather. Licorice. Smoky. Plush and lush and yes, quite posh. Lays a bit broad but not flat. Cushy lovely. (We took a bottle of this w/ us.)

2015 Pinot Noir Reserve 
Plum. Cranberry. Crisply complex af yet nicely smooth. Miles from frenetic. Athletic. Dances lovely. Caramel. Savory nose w peppery backbone. Wood structure, tobacco thatched roof. The cousin who attended art school.

Please allow me my Quentin Tarantino story-telling. Prior to this, we drove out to the vineyard in a bit of a 20-minute out-of-the-way slight miscommunication. There's a tasting room there, as well. A rather humble-looking place staffed with a nice older gent whose name escapes me because most names do. An unapologetically small operation. Friendly & welcoming. Cheerfully-so.

All told & back to 5th Street & the portfolio glimpse I was gifted: quite lovely. The winemaker's hand was felt but as guidance not as manipulation. Mainly a smooth & attainable unpretentious lot. Yet too, surprisingly good. Very good. Also, I'd say a great place to flood the basement of a plus one... if you leave the fedora on a Target rack & shut your mouth a tiny-some. 

I look forward to perhaps another visit & definitely recommend you swing by and tell Madeline (a great name for wine) that I said so & maybe even "hello." I simply cannot fathom how she &/or Bennett would or could disappoint.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP186

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A bit about Kaplowitz Media. Wine. Something about poetry & readings. A nod to crosswords. For more Kaplowitz Radio. open a window & YELL YELL YELL out into the night streets.

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