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by Bob Davis
January 15th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 67
Views: 4527

Re: Aubert-Save the date

markjchambers wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 8:01 am
I How long does it take to get the pinots?
I got offered Pinots on my second release with Aubert. Bought 1 to see if wanted more.
by Bob Davis
January 14th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 67
Views: 4527

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Third order, 6 bottle minimum. Was offered at least 1 or everything. Ordered around 5pm.
by Bob Davis
January 13th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please

Victor Hong wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 4:35 am
Bypassing state regulations is never cheap.
Yep. That was the advantage of All Ways Cool. We hadn't used them in a very long time and I'm amazed at the increase in costs.
by Bob Davis
January 10th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3002

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

For some time we had been buying scads fo wine in the $30 to $50 range. We liked them all but we had few in the $20 price point. We eliminated most of the $30 to $50 wines and buy perfectly fine $20 or less wines and a are buyingfew more in the $60+ range. Overall our spending is trending down. I ha...
by Bob Davis
January 9th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 974

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

We ask for recommendations for other wineries to visit. That worked very well on our last trip. I know it’s normal, but I always felt kind of weird doing it, as they’re the competition. Everybody we asked was more than happy to recommend another winery. One sent us to Mending Wall and actually call...
by Bob Davis
January 9th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 974

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

We ask for recommendations for other wineries to visit. That worked very well on our last trip.
by Bob Davis
December 19th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

Their Petite Verdot is pretty good as well. Like the wines.
by Bob Davis
December 2nd, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2403

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

Get ours using up odd lots of frequent flier miles.
by Bob Davis
November 27th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Edmunds St. John Gamay Bone-Jolly Rose Witters Vineyard benefit “fire sale”
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: TN: 2017 Edmunds St. John Gamay Bone-Jolly Rose Witters Vineyard benefit “fire sale”

I just send Steve an email when I order direct. But I usually bought locally when I used to live in Maryland.
by Bob Davis
November 19th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3408

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Pesenti wines before Turley bought them were truly awful.
by Bob Davis
October 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2535

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

When Zachy's was just about to deliver my stored wine this summer the first inventory they sent had Bryant, Hillside Select and a few other gems. But they eventually delivered the right bottles without the extras.
by Bob Davis
October 21st, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 64
Views: 6014

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

Brian Glas wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:58 am
David Glasser wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Did she like it when she tasted it at the winery? I'm assuming these weren't the wines that sat out in the sun on your porch.
I've had many that tasted better at the winery. Not sure if it was my mood or there is something more to it.
We call it "the tasting room effect".
by Bob Davis
October 18th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 172
Views: 7133

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Although I never see them any more, the styro shippers where the bottles laid flat seem to be the most durable. I watched a 15 pack of my wine get tossed about 6 feet onto an airplane conveyor and it arrived in good shape. Anyway, where I used to live the county dump took styro but before I left it ...
by Bob Davis
October 4th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1747
Views: 212118

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Charlottesville,VA store has 2010 Grange for $499.
by Bob Davis
September 13th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2406

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

One of the 2 best Cabernets I've ever tasted was the 1987 Kathryn Kennedy. ( the others 1979 Roudon-Smith). Both Santa Cruz Mtn. wines.

KK's String of Pearls Club was the best wine club I've ever tried.
by Bob Davis
September 5th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

Based on our experiences with mid/late 2000's Petites, they don't age well. So make no assumptions.
by Bob Davis
August 29th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 3121

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Sounds like a wholesaler in Maryland many years ago. They stiffed people all over California . Good luck.
by Bob Davis
August 29th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: Best cheap glasses?

Costco if they still sell them.$20 for 8.
by Bob Davis
August 28th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 2792

Re: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?

We have about 4 left. My favorite California Cabs have been 1987 Kathryn Kennedy and 1979 Roudon Smith. Both from the Santa Cruz Mtns.
by Bob Davis
August 27th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Cellar Construction Question

We just spent $6k to frame in a spot in the basement, insulate walls/ceiling, drywall, trim, flooring, and paint about a 7x7x8 cellar. Added the Cellarpro 1800xts to cool it. The racks came along from the old house. I would guess with the cooling unit and racks it would have topped out at $10k. At ...
by Bob Davis
August 27th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Cellar Construction Question

We just spent $6k to frame in a spot in the basement, insulate walls/ceiling, drywall, trim, flooring, and paint about a 7x7x8 cellar. Added the Cellarpro 1800xts to cool it. The racks came along from the old house. I would guess with the cooling unit and racks it would have topped out at $10k. At t...
by Bob Davis
August 23rd, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1461

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

T-Vine, Brian Arden,Mending Wall
by Bob Davis
August 19th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6694

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Pesenti before Turley bought it. As we left the tasting room my wife said, "those were God awful".
by Bob Davis
July 4th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 21117

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Jeremy C wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 10:47 am
For those of us who were not part of that board, how did it compare (during its heyday) to this one?
When Parker took in Squires most of the posters came from West Coast Wine . So the traffic at WCW pretty much went close to zero.
by Bob Davis
June 28th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Small location. Big but very tasty reds.
by Bob Davis
June 28th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Mending Wall, Fontenalla, Krupp Brothers, T-Vine, Alpha Omega, Brian Arden.
by Bob Davis
June 25th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1732

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

I personally don't know why people would want to buy wine as an investment. I can make so much more investing in stocks or property. That said, if I had to pick it I would think you would get more bids for 750 than any other sizes. I've done both. But selling several vintages of Marcassin wines at ...
by Bob Davis
June 23rd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 3427

Re: Calistoga wineries

T-Vine
by Bob Davis
June 11th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)

I wait until at least 10 years of age on these wines.
by Bob Davis
May 19th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2703

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Visited Napa last fall and considering the size of the fees being charged, I would not consider tipping.
by Bob Davis
March 28th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Determining Resale Value Of Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Determining Resale Value Of Wine

When I used to action off wine I used Acker and they make available past auction results which were pretty accurate for what I was selling.
by Bob Davis
March 28th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Zins & Syrahs...(long/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: TN: Some Calif Zins & Syrahs...(long/boring)

IMHO, the L-M Syrahs need about 10 years to show any kind of age. I like them about then. The LL wines seem to be silly-priced. No pulpit on those.
by Bob Davis
March 26th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 2405

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Interesting. I just called UPS to have my SQN package rerouted to the UPS Store a few minutes from my house for the delivery tomorrow and I was told since it needs an adult signature that it can only be delivered to my house or I can have it held at the distribution warehouse. Not sure why the UPS ...
by Bob Davis
March 23rd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too Many Wooden Boxes?
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Too Many Wooden Boxes?

Yes there is a market. People use them for bars. I'm looking for a bunch of panels with the writing on them.
by Bob Davis
March 15th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's ready now...something I never though I'd say about a wine from this vintner!
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: It's ready now...something I never though I'd say about a wine from this vintner!

The wines he makes for Long Shadow in Walla Walla don't seem to take that long to be drinkable.
by Bob Davis
March 13th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New here: tips on SQN aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

Re: New here: tips on SQN aging

Just opened a 2006 white. Don't remember the name as it was a gift. A very good wine with some complexity. I'm pretty sure it was a blend of Rhone varietals.
by Bob Davis
March 7th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa
Replies: 41
Views: 3476

Re: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa

Alpha Omega, Fontanella, Krupp Brothers.
by Bob Davis
February 14th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 2119

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

Visited last October and most of the wines needed some time both the bottled ones and, obviously, the barrel samples. Our favorite was the Vioginier, but pricey compared to most CA versions.
by Bob Davis
February 8th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's Storage in DC
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Zachy's Storage in DC

Problem solved thanks to Ian and Tim. Looking forward to doing business in the near future.
by Bob Davis
February 7th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's Storage in DC
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Zachy's Storage in DC

Anyone ever have any success storing wine there or just getting them to return emails when asked for estimates? I tried about a month ago and the first person I dealt with went silent. Then I emailed again, got a call back and was promised an estimate the same day. That was 6 days ago. I'll probably...
by Bob Davis
February 7th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer
Replies: 38
Views: 5226

Re: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer

What does "feminine" taste like? Not being snarky, totally serious.
by Bob Davis
February 4th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 13595

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Wineries should look in the mirror to understand why millennials are not buying wine. Prices are too high. Tasting fees at many wineries are too high. I would hate to be starting to buy wines now. I might have never gotten started drinking wine. After visiting Napa in October and can't disagree wit...
by Bob Davis
February 1st, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin capsules on airplanes
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Coravin capsules on airplanes

Good to know. Had no idea but it makes sense.
by Bob Davis
January 27th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Lamborn cab-zin blend
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: New Lamborn cab-zin blend

Tagging along. We used to buy the Zins and they just fell off the radar.
by Bob Davis
January 25th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa and Sonoma Wine Visits, December 2018 – Part 2 (Carol Shelton and Idlewild)
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Napa and Sonoma Wine Visits, December 2018 – Part 2 (Carol Shelton and Idlewild)

Visited Carol Shelton for the first time last October. We loved the Zins with the Manga being the favorite.
by Bob Davis
January 22nd, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 73
Views: 7178

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

I think to consider QPR of Napa cabs you have to compare them to something else, say Bordeaux?
by Bob Davis
January 20th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 80
Views: 6789

Re: Aubert Spring Release

Waited 3 days and the specified offer changed to Eastside and Hyde, up to 4 each. Bought 2 and 4 respectively.
by Bob Davis
January 14th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 80
Views: 6789

Re: Aubert Spring Release

BenW wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 1:26 pm
I just got off the waitlist but if it's a 12 bottle minimum I'm not going to participate.
Yep. I don't have Marcassin money any more.
by Bob Davis
January 3rd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DC Offsite Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: DC Offsite Storage

Reviving this. I am in the process of getting a quote to pickup (Maryland), store for 2.5 months, and deliver to Charlottesville, VA this summer. I'll report back when I have a number.

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