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by Steve Eisenhauer
February 3rd, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 246
Views: 17817

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

One of my easiest purchases every year—like paying a utility bill. The price remains very reasonable for one of CA’s most iconic and longest-lived wines. That’s especially so given the consistent quality and strong-ish secondary market. The longest lived has become an issue for me in my 60s. Otherw...
by Steve Eisenhauer
February 3rd, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

Nice to see a Congruence TN. I met Steve for the first time last year and Steve I think you brought your 09 Cab to that dinner. Rocking at 10 years and stood out to me against an '05 GPL and a 15 or 16 Quilceda Creek CVR that we also shared. Yes. It was the 2009, Ian. Thanks for the thumbs up. [che...
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 30th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots
Replies: 56
Views: 2625

Re: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots

Josh Jensen spent a lot of effort to find a place in California that came close to Burgundy terroir. The style at Calera seems to have changed a bit unfortunately. But pre-change (somewhere in the oughts, I think) Calera was kind of unique in Cali.
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 30th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2222

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

A lot of mid-Atlantic chardonnay can do a good white burg imitation.
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 30th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

'11 was always the odd bird in Steve's flock. To me, it was atypical Coombsville and it was probably due to a few things happening all at once the largest influence was vintage and maybe oak treatment, but what do I know. He has always kept it close to his heart. For one thing, I did probably 6 ble...
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 30th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

Don’t have this one, but a good number of the ‘11 Cabernet, and I’ve been loving it. Thanks, Nate and Paul. On the 2011, one of my best customers emailed me today and told me it was still on the "improving" part of the curve. The 2011 vintage gets a lot of flak, but I'm very happy with my final res...
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 29th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5385

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

One pet peeve is someone who hates the wine but still leaves a decent score. Saw this one the other day; they hated the wine, it’s not drinkable, but still have it a score of a B. A lot of people get a false impression, based on critics not publishing lower ratings and not reviewing a lot of bad wi...
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 29th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5385

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

cjsavino wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 12:15 pm
"Tasted with Sally."
This. why even bother?
Better than “tasted like Sally”
That sort of depends, doesn't it? flirtysmile
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 29th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2010 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

Reading this makes me sad. flirtysmile Think about how I feel. [cheers.gif] Thanks for the note, Mike. Proud I am. I remember having this in a flight with the 2010 MacDonald and 2010 Caymus SS at a CLONYC dinner back in 2014 (the Congruence got WOTF). This was your note then: 2010 Congruence Cabern...
by Steve Eisenhauer
December 11th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16503
Views: 430541

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Happy to report that the Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda lives up to its name. Killer. A rich and creamy style of IPA, good for colder weather.
by Steve Eisenhauer
December 10th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16503
Views: 430541

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

My local joint is killing it right now. Besides having stocked several Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale kegs, they have Neshaminy Creek County Leon Russian Imperial Stout and Troeg's Mad Elf on tap at the moment. I'm also interested in the Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda (IPA) and the Rusty Rail Sn...
by Steve Eisenhauer
December 7th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 53
Views: 4099

Re: 2018 Schrader

Rajesh P a r i k h wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 8:50 pm
7 bottles sounds odd to me
It ain't even. champagne.gif
by Steve Eisenhauer
December 5th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16503
Views: 430541

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

by Steve Eisenhauer
October 19th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16503
Views: 430541

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Any feedback on Bell's Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Stout, Rogue Dead Guy and Oskar Blues Death By Coconut? They are among the newest entries at Hoover's Tavern.
by Steve Eisenhauer
October 16th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16503
Views: 430541

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I haven't bought or drunk a bottle or can of beer in months and months. My local watering hole has an 8 tap rotational program. They participate in the NJ Craft Beer Association program and offer $1 off drafts and $2 off 32 oz. growlers. So if I want to drink beer at home, I get a growler, which cos...
by Steve Eisenhauer
October 16th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 1937

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Alois Lageder and Tiefenbrunner were going to be my suggestions. So I second those.
by Steve Eisenhauer
June 20th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Norlan whiskey glass
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Norlan whiskey glass

Anyone ever try these? They look interesting and make some degree of sense to me.

https://norlanglass.com/products/norlan ... epyfvnmht0
by Steve Eisenhauer
June 5th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer

Me, four.
by Steve Eisenhauer
April 24th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Stag's Leap Fay Vineyard cabs
Replies: 0
Views: 219

WTB Stag's Leap Fay Vineyard cabs

Primarily interest is up to 2002, but interested in all until the price went crazy. PM me, please.
by Steve Eisenhauer
April 23rd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Côte de Baleau, motivated by my thread to try 2000s
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: TN: 2000 Château Côte de Baleau, motivated by my thread to try 2000s

We had the first 2/3 of a bottle of this tonite: 00 Cote de Baleau [St Emilion] First bottle from a case purchased EP. Double decanted, as it had a bit of sediment. Label states 13% abv. Dark garnet in the core, a little lightening at the edges. Tea, mint, tobacco on the nose. Medium bodied. Very r...
by Steve Eisenhauer
April 23rd, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A smattering
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: TN: A smattering

2009 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon – really in the drinking zone; sweet cassis, dark full, slightly sweet fruit with enough acid and tannin to balance. Fantastic with steak au poivre. Have a few left; can it get better or just older? Calling Dr. Eisenhauer. 2008 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon –a wel...
by Steve Eisenhauer
April 16th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon

Checking in. I'd say the green notes will generally decrease over time, but the path will not be linear. It's a living thing after all and all elements will expand and contract for a while.

And thank you, Albert. [cheers.gif]
by Steve Eisenhauer
March 14th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2454

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

So he's bottling shiners under the Empathy label? Or did I miss something?

I like the qualifications of the other dudes. Started as interns at Wine Library. Can't top that.
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 19th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Cellartracker

Thanks. I'll try that.
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 19th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Cellartracker

Just looking to talk about a note the person posted on CT for my 2011 Napa. In a good way. [cheers.gif]
by Steve Eisenhauer
January 19th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Cellartracker

Admins. Move if needed.

I'm looking for "Meerlust" on CT. PM me, please.
by Steve Eisenhauer
December 4th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon

I was almost too late to this party, but pulled the trigger and got a case (massive thanks, Steve). As recommended, I gave it a decant (about 3 hrs). The short tasting note: insane value. Classic Napa Cabernet, with much more up-front fruit than the vintage's spotty reputation would lead you to exp...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 28th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macdonald on Benchmark
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Macdonald on Benchmark

I got the email also. It was even more than the OP indicated: MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ~ 4 @ $299 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ~ 3 @ $399 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 1.5L ~ 1 @ $799 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ~ 3 @ $599 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L ~ 1 @ $1199 W...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 28th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7503

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Come to NJ. Lots of excellent restaurants that are byob. [cheers.gif]
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 28th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???
Replies: 50
Views: 1943

Re: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???

Aren't there at least 2 labels making wine in Brooklyn from CA grapes? https://bkwinery.com/vineyard-urban-winery I recall a Napa winemaker moving to Brooklyn a a while back, just can't recall the name, but I think he used to make wine from CA grapes? There are certainly NJ wineries using CA grapes...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 22nd, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 9129

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

My brother's wife's family is not what you call big drinkers. We (12 adults) ploughed through one bottle of my 2011 Grist Zin. champagne.gif
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 21st, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted

Popped and poured a bottle of the 2011 Grist Zin last night. Nice restrained style so not overly jammy. Will improve over the next few years I think. I was shooting for a more "claret" style of zin on that one, even going so far as (mentioned above) using older french oak barrels for aging to not p...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 21st, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tales of Actual Heat Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1592

Re: Tales of Actual Heat Damage

Two questions: One, where is the temperature measured? Two, where were the wines stored? The reason I ask is that the temperature is not uniform throughout the garage in all likelihood. If the wines were on the floor, the temp there was likely a few degrees cooler than where the thermometer is locat...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 20th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc
Replies: 34
Views: 2349

Re: Why do people in Napa still do Sauv Blanc

I did one sauv blanc primarily for use in dinners and because a great opportunity presented itself. Personally, I really liked it and put a few cases away for myself to enjoy. It's a 2012 from Yountville and still drinking very well. If the same basic opportunity came up again, I'd be all over it. T...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 20th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer - Last 3 days, 11/19-21

I had a bottle of the '11 Napa the other night and really enjoyed it. We decanted for 3 hours and it was gone quickly. A bit restrained initially, it continues to get better until the last delicious sip. Thanks for the note. As it is, I had a large purchase this morning and I am officially DONE. Th...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 20th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer - Last 3 days, 11/19-21

I've had no reply to my inquiry, but I know I have stock of the 2011 Coombsville Reserve in Sonoma and both 2011s in NJ. Contacting me is the best (only?) way to get these wines for the moment (or the next 38 hours). [cheers.gif]
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 19th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer - Last 3 days, 11/19-21

Rajesh P a r i k h wrote:
November 19th, 2018, 11:14 am
Looks like everything is sold out except for the SB :(
That shouldn't be. If you said the 2011 Coombsville Reserve, I'd be on board. That is the only thing left in Sonoma. Let me check into it.
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 19th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

As a practical matter, any remaining orders should be placed today, tomorrow and Wednesday and lined up for shipping on Monday, 11/26.
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 18th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 9110

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

I am happy with my Riedel Ouvertures, and they are by far my most-used glass at home. 12 stems for $80 here (Bloomingdale's): https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1?lsf=seller:8020,store:10873247730234489082&prds=pid:8897336695223293580,oid:4218859810509769819&q=riedel+ouverture&hl=en&ei=qSLvW_X...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 17th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 9110

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

I am happy with my Riedel Ouvertures, and they are by far my most-used glass at home. 12 stems for $80 here (Bloomingdale's): https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1?lsf=seller:8020,store:10873247730234489082&prds=pid:8897336695223293580,oid:4218859810509769819&q=riedel+ouverture&hl=en&ei=qSLvW_X...
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 16th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

It seems like the 2011 Napa is all gone from Sonoma inventory at this point.
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

The 2008s are back on the "sold out" list.
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 15th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

Nate Simon wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Sorry, may have had issues with my email configuration. I sent it again.
We're good.

Btw, I had a cancelled order so there are still 2 cases of 2008 Napa cab available.
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 15th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

Nate Simon wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Email sent.
Not received. ?
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 15th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

Add the 2008 Napa to the "sold out" list. Thank you!
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 15th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 6:52 am
Steve, did you get my email from Tuesday?
No, but we are all good now. [cheers.gif]
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 15th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

Otto Dobre wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 10:24 pm
Steve, can I get another case of the regular 2011? Do you need new payment info?

Thanks,
Otto
All set, Otto. Thanks!
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 14th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2880

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

Sakaya (NYC)
Gary's Wine (they are local, are nice folks and have occasional great sales on champagne)

I really buy only sake and champagne retail these days.
by Steve Eisenhauer
November 13th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My final Berserker offer - DONE and Dusted
Replies: 52
Views: 3783

Re: My final Berserker offer

I've spent a lot of time figuring out what remains at this point (which isn't easy given the bizarre inventory management "system" my parent LLC utilizes - i.e. there is no such thing as book inventory) over the last few days and can report: Sold out - 2009 Napa cab, 2010 Napa cab, 2010 Coombsville ...

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