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by Jonathan Sirot
February 17th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan: see last post for possible trades
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan.

I wonder how many folks who like VCC - it's one of my favorite Bordeaux - drink cult Cali cabs? Robert Good question, as obviously your palate like many, has probably evolved towards old world and eschewed Cali Cabs. Certainly many folks dont drink both BUT there are a pretty sizable contingent who...
by Jonathan Sirot
February 16th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan: see last post for possible trades
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan Thanks Any way !

Guess nobody on the board wants to part with a double 100 pointer. Don't blame them, but I likely would have offered a very nice offer like a 2014 Macdonald. That's ok I will find some at some point and I did buy 1 btl at a fair price to complete a mini vertical. Thanks for those who responded with ...
by Jonathan Sirot
February 15th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan: see last post for possible trades
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan

What is your definition of decent pricing for VCC? Sent you a pm but heard no response, so here is the answer for all. I know you could find these as low as $250 3 months ago on pre arrival. I don't expect to find that price but would be willing to pay up to $290 per btl if anyone can spare a few. ...
by Jonathan Sirot
February 14th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78
Replies: 29
Views: 2624

Re: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78

That was weird. I couldn't find it on the website. Then I looked it up and found it on ws pro. I linked to the site and bought 3 btls. Within a few seconds it went form 19 to 14 and after I bought checked a minute later and it was sold out. Glad I snagged a few. Thanks for the heads up. I bet half t...
by Jonathan Sirot
February 14th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

As everybody gets all excited for Scarecrow and Screaming Eagle etc, it seems interesting that some wineries get less attention than they deserve. I own a few btls of Blankiet like them and feel they are likely at the top of their game lately. Through the years they have had some great winemakers in...
by Jonathan Sirot
February 13th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan: see last post for possible trades
Replies: 5
Views: 362

WTB/WTTF 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan: see last post for possible trades

Missed out on decent pricing for 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan and would like to trade for 3 or 4 bottles. Have lots of high end cabs to offer including Macdonald Maybach Schrader and Scarecrow. Also have some Bordeaux high end bubbly etc. PM if you can spare a few btls. Thanks !
by Jonathan Sirot
February 6th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1516

Re: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date

Wishlisted 3 and granted 2 . Am thrilled
by Jonathan Sirot
February 5th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparison between 06 and 07 Taittinger Comtes ?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Comparison between 06 and 07 Taittinger Comtes ?

Big fan of the 06 Taittinger after discovering the producer a year and a half ago. Love the Champagne drank 6 btls and although some have been a bit better than others have enjoyed every btl. Still have some left as I reloaded several times. Now I am concentrating on the 07 Comtes have already bough...
by Jonathan Sirot
February 5th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Stony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: TN: 2013 Stony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Not Dave here, but the retail from the winery is $76. Online you can find it for as low as $63 at Solano Cellars in Berkeley Ca according to ws pro. I have never tried their reds but am intrigued. I am a huge fan of their chardonnay and have been for years.
by Jonathan Sirot
February 5th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer

I like all the Rivers Marie wines but especially the whites The B Theriot vineyard is my favorite California Chardonnay
by Jonathan Sirot
February 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any interest in a Pichon Baron Vertical in Ct ?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Any interest in a Pichon Baron Vertical in Ct ?

After enjoying an 89 Pichon that floored me, I procured a few more of them as well as some more recent vintages. To delve deeper into this producer I thought it would be great to arrange a vertical possibly with 8-10 vintages spanning 3 decades or more. I would be willing to offer up one of my prize...
by Jonathan Sirot
January 30th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sOLD tHANKS
Replies: 0
Views: 209

sOLD tHANKS

Sold- Thanks for the many inquiries
by Jonathan Sirot
January 27th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: West of Temperance BD 10 Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: West of Temperance BD 10 Deals

1st time customer here. Went for the Italians as well as the Aglianico Project as it's a grape that intrigues me.
by Jonathan Sirot
January 26th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2012 SQN post?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: 2012 SQN post?

Jonathan sirot was selling sqn. Yong Good memory. Yes it was me selling. I sent a pm to Nick assuming he is still interested. I had thought that after 500 views I wasn't sure there was still interest. I guess I pulled it a day too early. I will give Nick first dibs if he is still interested, if not...
by Jonathan Sirot
January 23rd, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1516

Re: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date

Order in around 15 minutes ago. 1-3-2 and wishlisted 3 of Oakville Farmhouse. Would have ordered more but have been on a bubbly buying spree lately
by Jonathan Sirot
January 23rd, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!

Just happened to wake up very early and noticed the mailer hit my inbox. Hey it IS the 23rd !
by Jonathan Sirot
January 17th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Italian Reds: Peppercorns- Hartford Ct Jan 28th
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Italian Reds: Peppercorns- Hartford Ct Jan 28th

Our next event with our regular tasting group is Monday 28th in Hartford and we have room for at least 2 more people. The theme this time will be Italian Reds, with of course a Champagne to start. Would prefer to concentrate on Barolos Barbarescos and Brunellos ideally. As many Italian reds are a bi...
by Jonathan Sirot
December 27th, 2018, 3:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Miss

I am so thrilled to be a small part of this and to make so much difference in one persons life. As promised I have sent my matching donation. Kudos to Scott Mike and esp Chris. Wishing you all the best holiday ever. You have donated $103.20 with fees included to Free Wheelchair Mission Charged Amoun...
by Jonathan Sirot
December 20th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 7th Annual Di Fara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019 - post wines please
Replies: 43
Views: 1516

Re: 7th Annual DiFara's offline - Fat Tuesday March 5, 2019

Please add me if there is space available if not please add me to the waitlist.
by Jonathan Sirot
December 8th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?

As I am a total burgundy neophyte owning no 2015 red burgs I will bring a 2010 Bonneau Corton Charlemagne as a starter and also will bring a bubbly tbd.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 28th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ENDED Gabriel-Glas Gold Stems w/ Free Shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 2965

Re: Gabriel-Glas Gold Stems w/ Free Shipping

Adam P wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Are the 6 stems packaged in 1 box, or is it 6 individual boxed stems?


It is 6 stems in a single box.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 27th, 2018, 5:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Eric Ifune wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 3:56 pm
I also could bring another bottle. Any requests? Rhone, Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish.
A 2nd vote for Rhone, esp since it appears there will be a few other nice N Rhones in the house ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 24th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Just one voice, but my vote would be to keep things as is, Champagne-wise. I don't trust the secondary market for Champagne, for the most part. It's fragile. But that's just my experience. Just curious, how many of the participants bought their bottles at or near release? I bought my '85 three year...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 21st, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1847

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Thanks all for a great evening and to Shan for organizing. Will do better next time on the wine.... Fortunately we had tons of great wines and the 2 bookends to it. I have been to so many events that have had a corked wine, that I usually bring a back up btl. even of a different wine, or open in ad...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 19th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1920

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Ah it's all about psychological disruption that I think Alex Jones pioneered.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 19th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1847

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Looking good. So which of my three options should I bring? Any opinions? Although they are all good picks I think the E Guigal would be best choice as it is a bit more classically styled if my research is correct and the Allemands would be fairly.traditional too. Could be wrong as I have not tried ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 18th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Capital Grille nice offer ending tonight 11/18
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Capital Grille nice offer ending tonight 11/18

Sorry I couldn't give more notice but Capital Grille the well known and in my opinion very high quality steak houses are running a nice offer ending tonight. They are offering a Wagyu Burger in a couple of different preparations plus a glass of pretty darn good Antinori wine for $25. There are 3 dif...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 18th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1920

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

There appears to be some jokester who was listing Culvers locations in both Wallingford and Mystic Ct. Yet none of them exist in Ct although the street names are real the phone numbers belong to insurance companies and a carpet business if i recall. I don't know why the hell morons create all of thi...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 17th, 2018, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country

I haven’t been to many (see other people’s comments above on why) but I did like Saltwater Farms. The wines are very Burgundian. Your just not going to find anything of incredibly high quality in Connecticut but I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Very good to hear this, Matthew. Saltwater Fa...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 16th, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7276

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

Interesting how some ws #1 picks prices jump for that vintage only others garner long term fans enormously. A good example was the 2002 Phelps Insignia a classic wine in a great vintage. Immediately as the world became aware of a great wine the demand and price took off. Probably still a decent pric...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 15th, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air

I brought this wine to an offline to an offline and if I recall it was pop and pour and it showed perfectly. However all bottles are a little different, so my opinion is to double decant with a few hours in a decanter to open up a little. it certainly cant hurt as it is a pretty big wine. Some peopl...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 14th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, Marcassin, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to Free Wheelchair Mission
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Berserker favorites (Gonon, Rhys, Sandlands, etc.) for sale - 100% of proceeds go to the Free Wheelchair Mission

Mike what a great example from you to pay it forward after the support you have received. Although I have done a lot myself to help previously, the need is as great as ever. I will respond in kind with matching funds equal to your donation,
by Jonathan Sirot
November 13th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1847

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Still in. Was originally thinking of bringing a 2006 Gonon St Joseph but considering that 2 others are bring Allemand it makes a lot more sense to bring a bottle of 2010 Chaillot so we can do a 3 btl vertical, unless any one objects . I will also bring a champagne whatever strikes my fancy that day ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 12th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10

Awesome to get the recognition that they deserve. I doubt anybody on this board will become a new customer as we have known and loved them for years. They were already doing great but not all spectator readers are as tuned in as we are so they are bound to get some new members. Never hurts. 5 years ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 11th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-11-18

Hi Adam Would be thrilled to join you. I was thinking that my son had told me the holiday started the 10th but he was referring to the last day. No worries it's all good. I will miss the first night with him, but he is ok with it. Also guaranteed all his presents. Would be thrilled to join you at yo...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 9th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?

Paging Brian !!
by Jonathan Sirot
November 9th, 2018, 3:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?

I am flying in from Ct for the Krug offline on Saturday December 1st and it seems silly to fly back the next day so I will be in San Gabriel area at the Hilton. Is anyone interested in getting together on Sun Dec 2nd for a small or mid sized offline in the general area ? I don't want to travel hours...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 9th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

I think It would make a lot more sense to stay near the restaurant than the airport, as it is not the best idea to drive a half hour to 45 minutes back to the hotel after an offline. I don't get sloppy at offlines like 20 years ago but why take the chance of being pulled over late at night by LEO, a...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 8th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

I just want to absolutely confirm attendance so I know what vintages are truly spoken for. I also want to avoid splitting the bottles too many ways, but don't want to turn people down (I still have more asking about attending) on that account and then have those who I thought were coming not attend...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 6th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

I was about to say that Dec 1st or 8th could likely work, but the 1st is better as I try not to miss a single Hannukah night and it starts on the 10th..Probably would stay 3 nights. Right now can get round trip non stop which is rare from Htfd for smidgen above $500. Not bad. Have to get ok from gf ...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 6th, 2018, 3:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3084

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

I am very interested as I am a big time Champagne Geek and of course love Krug. I am not positive yet, as I would be flying in from Ct. I do all the time travel for serious events and just returned from Tampa yesterday from a pretty epic Cabernet event. Especially if a few of you folks or anyone els...
by Jonathan Sirot
November 3rd, 2018, 2:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 3173

Re: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019

Still offering up the 2013 as well as a great Champagne either the 1990 or 1996 Krug.
by Jonathan Sirot
November 1st, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1920

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

I will try Culvers and will echo that 5 guys burgers AND fries both are excellent.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 31st, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1920

The best fast food burger I never heard of

So i was looking at an article online that rated 8 of the most popular fast food burgers. Of course the usual suspects were included and their analysis I thought was on target. Burger King and McDonalds of course were just ok and Wendys a bit better. I agree. They also really liked the Sonic burger....
by Jonathan Sirot
October 29th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neat/New UPS Service.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1741

Re: Neat/New UPS Service.....

I used this feature for the first time the other day when I discovered it. I know the UPS guy typically comes late morning but was curious how close he was. Sure enough I clicked on it and low and behold I saw the map showing the truck a half mile away around the corner. As I live in a rural area wi...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 27th, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: 12-14-18 - NYC offline, 2015 Burgs, PDH- any interest?

Tom, looks like I should be able to make it into the city for this event. Love the idea of Peking Duck House, but happy to attend wherever the locale ends up.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 25th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Fingers crossed ! The vineyard seems to produce glorious wine whenever I sample it. I was very impressed years ago with the Rancho Zabaco Monte Rosso and more recently I had some Oberschulte Monte Rosso Syrah that was excellent.
by Jonathan Sirot
October 25th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

I just had a great experience with the 2014 vintage of this wine two days ago with my Tuesday wine group. Everyone loved it and it had both great fruit and balance. Just delicious. Drinking very well but could easily go the distance. As I like this vineyard a lot, and there will be no more Bedrock ...
by Jonathan Sirot
October 25th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

I just had a great experience with the 2014 vintage of this wine two days ago with my Tuesday wine group. Everyone loved it and it had both great fruit and balance. Just delicious. Drinking very well but could easily go the distance. As I like this vineyard a lot, and there will be no more Bedrock s...

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