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by Larry Stein
May 18th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 96
Views: 2250

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I have around 975 bottles. I don’t use CellarTracker. I keep my inventory on a spreadsheet. Wines are grouped by country and/or region. I know which shelf where each bottle is stored in my offsite lockers. I’m fanatical about data entry. However, there are currently 3 bottles that I can’t account fo...
by Larry Stein
May 13th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Sorry for the last minute update, but I’m going to need to bow out of tonight’s affair.
by Larry Stein
May 12th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for the notes, but your bottles were 375s so that has to be taken into account.
by Larry Stein
May 11th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

I drank one 2-3 years ago and it was painfully young. When did you open yours?
by Larry Stein
May 11th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1294
Views: 138476

Re: Official Costco Thread

Grabbed the last 4 bottles of 2016 Saint-Joseph "Muletiers", Dom. Vallet at the Foster City store today. $14.97, normally $34 (per wine-searcher). The wine guy was there and I asked about '08 DP. He said they keep shipping him '09. He's waiting for it, too.
by Larry Stein
May 11th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for the tip. I don't have any UW Spat, but I do have several bottles of '01 Erdener Treppchen Spat. Think I'll pull one out and put in the drinking queue. Also, '01 Graacher Himmelreich "Stablay", but that wine has always been an ager, even in years like '99. Before the Loosen Bros. operation...
by Larry Stein
May 10th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I’m still in and still bringing the Barolo mentioned above.
by Larry Stein
May 3rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

If you want my vote, no modern-style! I'm very much a traditionalist when it comes to that region.
by Larry Stein
May 3rd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

The bottle of Damilano is the only bottle of Barolo/Barbaresco in my cellar. Next time, he's on his own!
by Larry Stein
May 3rd, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I can bring '99 Damilano Barolo Riserva.
by Larry Stein
April 8th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

"Table for One!"
by Larry Stein
April 1st, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Thanks for the update. We'll see you next go-around.

If anyone else has to drop out, speak now...
by Larry Stein
March 29th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Chris, we're not doing that this round because 18 people. Andy and I definitely want to do that, but with our usual 12-14 folks. I'm bringing a mag of '11 Foillard Cote du Py to Divino. FYI, I have '09 Cuvee Tardive and '05 Fleurie.
by Larry Stein
March 28th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

One for every day of the week.
by Larry Stein
March 26th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

I didn't either! If I had known, I would've purchased the Mourvedre. I'm going to on the lookout for the Unfamiliar Petite Sirah when it's released.
by Larry Stein
March 26th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

They said 18 is no problem.
by Larry Stein
March 26th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Yes. I think we had 15 or 16 last time and we fit no problem. I'm going to contact them at lunch to bump the res to 18 from 14. I'll let you all know what they say.

I'm bringing a magnum.
by Larry Stein
March 23rd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I'd like to get a count so I can give Divino sufficient notice on the size. As of now, we're 19. The res is for 14. I'd like to let them know by Weds.

If you or your guest are NOT attending, please reply on this thread. No need to respond if you're going.
by Larry Stein
March 21st, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

One more thing: bring cash for settling the bill.
by Larry Stein
March 21st, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Definitely not making it. Daughter will be home that weekend.
by Larry Stein
March 15th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

We're now 17 (potentially). Cap and start a waiting list?
by Larry Stein
March 14th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I looked at the June event and there were 14. That meant we could fit 4 per side at that square table. So cap at 16?

If we have that many, I will bring a magnum (most likely, '11 Foillard Cote du Py) rather than the '09 Foillard 750s.
by Larry Stein
March 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1

The owner definitely remembered us! We're set for Divino on April 1 at 6:30 for 14. Shortly before the event, I'll take a roll call so that I can give him a final count.

As far as theme...

Andy, let's do our '09 Foillard horizontal. You bring 3.14 and I'll bring Cote du Py and Fleurie.
by Larry Stein
March 13th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1

Found it. June 25th.
by Larry Stein
March 13th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1

Divino? Sounds good to me. Larry, were you the contact person? We’re at 13 tentatively. I think that room can handle a good amount. Shall we do themes? We talked about 2-3 blocks. No, Andrew was, but I can certainly go and talk with them. I did mention it to the owner a few months prior to our firs...
by Larry Stein
March 12th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1

Divino?
by Larry Stein
March 12th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Even more of a maybe as my daughter will probably be flying in that day. She just found out that she has a journalism assignment that will bring her to SF.
by Larry Stein
March 11th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2097

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - March/April

1st is fine, can’t make the 8th.
by Larry Stein
March 11th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 170
Views: 9950

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

No idea. I picked up my '16 MB. Call the winery.
by Larry Stein
March 11th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 170
Views: 9950

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Here's my take. For 2018, Cab Sauv component was simply stunning. That bodes well for the Cab used for the Estate wine. I felt Merlot was too sweet, less savory than past vintages. Also, lacked structure. I hope less is used than usual in the final blend. Petit Verdot was all structure which should ...
by Larry Stein
March 9th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 170
Views: 9950

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I pm’d him to see if the picnic table tarps were up. Our group is going tomorrow. Not supposed to get rain until 2-ish.
by Larry Stein
March 6th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 170
Views: 9950

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Ridge mailed it to me when I joined the Montebello Futures club. I was late on the draw so my first vintage was 2014. I didn’t have to buy Estate when I joined.
by Larry Stein
March 6th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 170
Views: 9950

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Wes Barton wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Vintages like '13 and '15 were "back up the truck".
Wes, what are your thoughts on the 2016?
I think the first chance to taste ‘16 Estate will be this weekend. I’ll be there on Sunday as will Wes. ‘15 Estate is simply terrific. I had a 30% off coupon so at $42, it was an absolute steal.
by Larry Stein
March 4th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

BTW, I'm still tentative, even for the dates that are open for me.
by Larry Stein
March 3rd, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

Not necessarily. I already have dinner plans for 3/30 and can't make 4/7.
by Larry Stein
March 3rd, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

March 31 or April 6 would work for me.
by Larry Stein
March 1st, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

Like others, interested depending on date.
by Larry Stein
February 27th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

Huh, never heard of them. I checked out their website. They are a little more expensive than WineBank, but not by a whole lot.
by Larry Stein
February 26th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

I think the important part is where you live so that you have access to your wines without having to drive a long way. All the recommendations above will work for you. I live on the Peninsula and have been with WineBank since shortly after they opened.
by Larry Stein
February 25th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 4821

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

c fu wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 11:47 am

My wife already texted me during the trip "DON'T EXPECT THIS TO BE AN ANNUAL THING". ha.
If I could afford it, my wife would have no problem with that! Heck, she was the one who pushed for me to go to Burgundy to celebrate my 60th almost 5 years ago.
by Larry Stein
February 18th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

I don't have these tools. I'd suggest having a backup plan (ie, wine that won't require this) if no one can fill this request.
by Larry Stein
February 17th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 4821

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

Wow. You’ve got more stomachs than a cow! Great reports. I've witnessed Fu eat. And drink. It's like a Hoover vacuum, only faster, and a bit more funny. champagne.gif Chuckles doesn’t eat. He consumes . There’s a difference, and it’s a not so subtle one...... [snort.gif] My first trip to France was...
by Larry Stein
February 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

Pronounce the 'A' like in Caymus. neener
by Larry Stein
February 13th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

Bassetti's aren't ready (especially 2005) although if you want to try them to see if you want to buy more, I get that! Steve encouraged me to buy a bottle of El Nino on the previous library sale. I'm glad he did.

Last count, I have about 30 different ESJ reds.
by Larry Stein
February 13th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

1 btl each '93 and '95 CA Syrah, and '95 Les Cotes Sauvages. I have a magnum of '95 Durell Syrah that I won at a Rhone Rangers silent auction some years ago. I was the only person who bid on it. I paid $95. When I told Steve (who was pouring at the event), his response was "You stole that wine!" Not...
by Larry Stein
February 13th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

My order was confirmed this morning! In fact, I'm going to my locker on the way home and grab an ESJ library wine for Valentine's Day dinner. My wife loves Steve's wines.
by Larry Stein
February 12th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

Yes, San Mateo.

Theme? I dunno, I plan on bringing something that doesn't suck (hopefully...)
by Larry Stein
February 6th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18

Well, I've been outvoted so Sole it is. Can you see if they're ok with setting up the table to that it's parallel with the street like last time? That's a much more comfortable arrangement.
by Larry Stein
February 5th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18

Andy, if you can make it, let's do the '09 Foillard horizontal we talked about. Otherwise, save that for a future event.

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