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by Larry Stein
January 16th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27

How much will they charge for shakeage?
by Larry Stein
January 16th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27

Private room is good! Let's give it a whirl.
by Larry Stein
January 16th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27

After getting a new iPhone for myself (it would've cost more to replace the battery than the phone was worth), Sandi and I went to Pinstripes again. Sandi got the Farmer's Market salad which was pretty damn good. I got the Margherita flatbread. The choices in that menu section can be made as a flatb...
by Larry Stein
January 11th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

Sure! Sandi and I went there. My pizza was ok. Crust was thicker than what I like, but toppings were fine. Sandi’s pasta and salad were good. Much better than what we expected. We definitely planned to go back.
by Larry Stein
January 10th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

I’m in
by Larry Stein
January 3rd, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2920

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm also going to need to bow out. Work deadlines in January. Looks like there are 2 folks on the waiting list so they can take my and Jesse's spots.
by Larry Stein
December 31st, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33036

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

983 bottles after tonight.

An increase of 11 from 11/30. That included wine ordered in Spring and Fall from one winery. Only anticipated purchase in January is 4 bottles from Edmunds St. John.
by Larry Stein
December 30th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33036

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

starting 594 3 purchased, 5 sold, 6 consumed. 586 remaining. Comfortably below my 600 target maximum. How do you have a month with 6 bottles consumed? The land between zero (when we're abstaining) and at least 20 just doesn't exist. :) And at the holidays, too.... I can't answer for Jay, but I can ...
by Larry Stein
December 13th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1517

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Like Andy, I don't have any Pinot from the 90s. I can also bring Champagne or a dry Riesling (2001 Trimbach CFE).
by Larry Stein
December 13th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1517

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

George, please add me to the list. Your previous W-S dinner was a blast!
by Larry Stein
December 10th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 518
Views: 35149

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

2011 was a tough, tough vintage in Sonoma. I haven't had this vintage of Geyserville so I'm just speculating.
by Larry Stein
December 8th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday dinner: Flannery, garlic noodles, Pichon Baron, Lynch Bages, Roulot, Chave, Prevost, Dom, etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 1686

Re: Holiday dinner: Flannery, garlic noodles, Pichon Baron, Lynch Bages, Roulot, Chave, Prevost, Dom, etc.

2 red Burgs: '99 Chevillon NSG "Les Saints Georges" and '89 Comte Armand Pommard "Clos des Epeneaux". The Pommard started off as the better wine. After a couple of hours in a decanter, Chevillon really showed its stuff. Still not ready, but it wasn't a crime to drink it now. 1994 Zind-Humbrecht Pino...
by Larry Stein
December 5th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2806

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Ridge Estate Cab. These are the lots that don't go into the Monte Bello bottling. It's also $65, not $150-$200. However, like Monte Bello, it can definitely stand some time in the cellar.
by Larry Stein
December 4th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2920

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I know I need to RSVP by the 5th, but I’ve no clue as to the venue. At this point, I'm still in, but it's possible that I may need to bail due to work considerations (big mid-January deadline). I think what there needs to be is a firm cancellation date deadline (48 hours to a week prior, for exampl...
by Larry Stein
December 3rd, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2401

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

I get it with a $2/year subscription. Would never pay full amount for it.
by Larry Stein
December 1st, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33036

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Don, when I’ve been between jobs, I’ve had no problem severely reducing my purchases. I’m quite disciplined. Also, I feel I have more than enough wine.
by Larry Stein
November 30th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33036

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I think it's time to play. I have 972 bottles as of 11/30. For the past several months, it's hovered around 975 +- 5 bottles. December will increase as I have 8 bottles from Cedarville Vineyard and probably 18 bottles from Edmunds St. John that will arrive. The plan is to buy until I retire in May a...
by Larry Stein
November 30th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !

I drank a bottle of Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Evocelles”, Dom. de la Vougeraie a couple of months ago. It was outstanding and drinking very well. It still has a bit of upside, but by no means was I sorry to open it. Pascal Marchand was the winemaker at Vougeraie at that time.
by Larry Stein
November 30th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2920

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm in for the 13th. However, if the 14th happens at Yuzu, I'll attend there instead. That restaurant is only a 10 minute drive from home.
by Larry Stein
November 22nd, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2920

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

Put me down as interested for either date.
by Larry Stein
November 18th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

Looks like we have one slot to fill since Gianna can't make it. 11 sign-ups and Gene made the res for 12.
by Larry Stein
November 15th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

Still in
by Larry Stein
November 14th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: York Creek Winery (Fritz Maytag)
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: York Creek Winery (Fritz Maytag)

Popped 2001 Merlot. This bottle is perhaps the *eensiest* bit over the hill. In a weird way, it adds a touch of complexity. The balance is sound and there's lots of sweet fruit flavors. It's not on the same level as the 2006 Cab, but if there's any left this weekend, I'll pick up another bottle. I d...
by Larry Stein
November 14th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

Another Gene question. Is the cost our usual $80 cash out the door?
by Larry Stein
November 13th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: York Creek Winery (Fritz Maytag)
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: York Creek Winery (Fritz Maytag)

2005 Cab Sauv was ok, but not much more than that. 2006 was a definite step up. Archetypal old school Napa Cab. A total steal at $17. I have a bottle each of 2001 and 2005 Merlot which I haven’t gotten around to opening yet.
by Larry Stein
November 8th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

I'll bring duct tape.
by Larry Stein
November 8th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

See post 25
by Larry Stein
November 6th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

It would be the best offline ever.
by Larry Stein
November 6th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

Bringing German Riesling
by Larry Stein
November 6th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

I'm in.
by Larry Stein
November 3rd, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: York Creek Winery (Fritz Maytag)
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: York Creek Winery (Fritz Maytag)

I dropped by the GO in Redwood City. They didn't have quite the selection listed above. The only Meritage was 2000 (weak Napa vintage) so I passed on that. No 1996 or 1997. No 2003 Cab. I bought 2005 and 2006 Cab. Also, a bottle each of 2001 and 2005 Merlot. They had a Port (didn't note the vintage)...
by Larry Stein
November 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

If Yuzu, either Tuesday is fine, preference for the 26th.
by Larry Stein
October 29th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

Either date is fine, but my preference is for the 25th.
by Larry Stein
October 26th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603409

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Billon Côte-Rôtie “Les Elotins” (3 bottles). A K&L Insider’s Advantage sale. I’m not a fan of new oak on Syrah so I passed on La Brocarde and Côte Rozier.
by Larry Stein
October 25th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Any idea when Rob will do a tasting/open house? I guess I could ask him directly. ;-)
by Larry Stein
October 24th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 90
Views: 22651

Re: Wine Refrigerators

I had a Magic Chef for 11 years. The compressor had gotten real noisy in the past 6 months so I replaced it. Bought a Zephyr under the counter 44 bottle single zone fridge. I'm very pleased with it.
by Larry Stein
October 21st, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Just got a call from Donato and confirmed a party of 12. 13 on the list in post #1 and I subtracted George.
by Larry Stein
October 21st, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Mmmm...tomatoes
by Larry Stein
October 20th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

dteng wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 7:30 pm
I have a young Barbaresco and something else, not sure yet.
If their wine list is online, check and make sure the Barbaresco isn’t on it.
by Larry Stein
October 20th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Sandi does have some German ancestry, but I wasn't planning on bringing Riesling.
by Larry Stein
October 20th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Alan Rath wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 4:14 pm
non-Italian white, most likely.
Same here...most likely.
by Larry Stein
October 17th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Ian, any of those sound good.
by Larry Stein
October 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Unless they said we had to make that choice, I don't see a need to. I wasn't there for the offline with the set menu, but folks were less than happy about the cost. My vote is a la carte. I still haven't heard back from Juan via email so I'm going to call.
by Larry Stein
October 3rd, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

Haven't been to Donato in a while. Just as long as there's not another fixed menu debacle (I missed that one).
by Larry Stein
September 27th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2811

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

That date or 28th works for me.
by Larry Stein
September 13th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

They do, but no longer have a brick and mortar store. Didn't know there were issues with cooking the wines. I always picked up there. Ambient temperature in Pier 19 was fine.
by Larry Stein
September 12th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

DeeVine Wines in SF has for many years. Not sure if they are this year.
by Larry Stein
August 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 6023

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

I’m going to drop out of this event. Hopefully I’ll be able to make future Los Gatos offlines.
by Larry Stein
August 30th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 3571

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

Yep. It was really good and still needs 10+ years of cellaring.

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