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by jeffruggels
November 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5320

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

at the Kobayashi release event? for your possibly visiting friend from So Cal?

trying to free calendar to get up there!!
by jeffruggels
November 7th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13448

Re: Downstream Wines

next group on list just offered so looks like it did not sell out in first (and second??) run through
by jeffruggels
November 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2250

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

sell and share here. In past i upgrade size of offsite (3 times). But a couple years ago drew the line at max capacity and have held there.
by jeffruggels
November 6th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?

thanks!
by jeffruggels
November 1st, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Tyler F - A+ Buyer
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Tyler F - A+ Buyer

Good communication and easy transaction
by jeffruggels
November 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Ron Freed. Top rated buyer
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Ron Freed. Top rated buyer

agreed
by jeffruggels
October 30th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18979

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

100% the bold
by jeffruggels
October 30th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

has anyone tried the 2017 Lewellings?

thanks in advance
by jeffruggels
October 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13448

Re: Downstream Wines

Looking forward to trying one of these but i will be passing on allocation and looking to buy a single 750 down the road
by jeffruggels
October 16th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8991

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

I have the over on $3K
by jeffruggels
October 13th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3150

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 4:36 pm
The pettiest site on the internet! ;)
at times
by jeffruggels
October 13th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

excellent bottle
by jeffruggels
October 13th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3150

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

My point was this publication, which is the apples to apples in measuring a score from same. Again, not arguing its a great value (as many other wines are not as well)
by jeffruggels
October 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3150

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

i dont have a dog in this hunt (have never had the wine and almost certainly never will), but having just flipped through the most recent wine spectator (with all 2016 bottle scores to date). Number of wines rated by WS for this vintage 100 - Zero 99 - Zero 98 - Zero 97 . - One (Colgin IX) So from t...
by jeffruggels
October 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3150

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Michael -

I dont buy any, which is why it wouldn't make my list
by jeffruggels
October 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4149

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

had an 15 when it landed and it was very enjoyable, but my take away was the very special years were a ways down the road
by jeffruggels
October 11th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3150

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Am sure true for many. if i was asked "what i wish was different" in napa, i doubt "wines like these" would make my list
by jeffruggels
October 10th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 60
Views: 4149

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

i love these wines
by jeffruggels
October 9th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Defrauded by someone posing as WB member

Justin - sorry to hear that for you personally and for board in general.

I have been on both sides of a number of transactions and has always worked very well.
by jeffruggels
October 7th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

Blake -

thanks for sharing notes. Just purchased some MONTEE de TONNERRI based on your note, sounds right up my alley and a very attractive price. Heres hoping i wish i purchased more!
by jeffruggels
October 6th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi, Piper and Andremily
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Kobayashi, Piper and Andremily

Ron - I am your good luck charm :)

Travis - really was greatly impressed (with the Cab Franc Monday as well). I look forward to getting up there soon to pull some more corks!

Larry - its not a small wine but based on our chat at CA winemasters i think you would enjoy
by jeffruggels
October 5th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2214

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

Look forward to the read
by jeffruggels
October 5th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Promontory
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Promontory

Sounds like you had a blast!!
by jeffruggels
October 4th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 110
Views: 8070

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

love getting to add 375s
by jeffruggels
October 3rd, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'Hors Categorie' offer - new Christophe Baron project
Replies: 61
Views: 5655

Re: 'Hors Categorie' offer - new Christophe Baron project

i passed last year. with cayuse and no girls i am covered. i did get a mag of his sparkler though..
by jeffruggels
October 3rd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi, Piper and Andremily
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Kobayashi, Piper and Andremily

Dinner with colleagues last night celebrating close of funding round. All of these got a 2 hr decant prior to start of dinner. 2017 Kobayashi Marsanne - Wow! everyone loved this wine, probably WOTN for most of the small table (and all bottles showed well). Melon, honeysuckle, spice, tropical fruit a...
by jeffruggels
October 2nd, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

interesting comments on 2017 in that AG video
by jeffruggels
October 1st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 True Believer & 2014 Kobayashi Cab Franc
Replies: 0
Views: 246

2012 True Believer & 2014 Kobayashi Cab Franc

Dinner with 2 good friends at Arther J last night. Didn't take formal notes but both bottles worth a mention here. The Hammell was absolutely stunning - the Grenache definitely out front. Beautiful depth of flavor while still bright and light. its in a great place - loved it. The Kobayashi probably ...
by jeffruggels
September 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6355

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Bruce - Burbank costco still has a few, i believe at $149
by jeffruggels
September 30th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10928
Views: 398199

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Opening tonight 2012 Hamell True Believer and 2014 Kobayashi Cab Franc - will report on progress later
by jeffruggels
September 29th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

sounds like an excellent evening for a good cause. thanks for the notes
by jeffruggels
September 29th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6202

Re: Cayuse is Live

very funny
by jeffruggels
September 28th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Reduced & Adds, 3L, 750s and Mags Greer,Maybach,SQN,Morlet,Abreu,Margaux,Andremily,Saxum,Realm,UltraMarine,etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

FS: Reduced & Adds, 3L, 750s and Mags Greer,Maybach,SQN,Morlet,Abreu,Margaux,Andremily,Saxum,Realm,UltraMarine,etc

Updated for Sales, some reduced prices and a few new bottles. PM is best New Wines vintage Wine Varietal Price Per Available 2012 Bevan - Tin Box Cabernet Sauvignon $210 1 2013 Bevan - McGah Cabernet Sauvignon $215 1 2005 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux $1,500 1 Mag 2015 Morlet - Force de la Nature Cab Fra...
by jeffruggels
September 27th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 71
Views: 10311

Re: Marcassin

different folks like different things
by jeffruggels
September 26th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 71
Views: 10311

Re: Marcassin

i would tend to agree
by jeffruggels
September 24th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)

interested in attending assuming in town on date
by jeffruggels
September 24th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014: The Mascot
Replies: 9
Views: 947

2014: The Mascot

Anyone able to get a sip of this? thanks

Jeff
by jeffruggels
September 24th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 45
Views: 3401

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Bud you are correct

Brandon - i have not seen any write-ups on the 2017 either. I really enjoyed the 16s (especially the cab) but they will be much better down the road. Only porofessional reviews i have seen was for 16 - doug wilder was a fan
by jeffruggels
September 22nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3719

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

i ave not heard anything regarding Scarecrow not releasing a 2017
by jeffruggels
September 19th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2214

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

a friend of mine worked for him for a while, working on that mountain. said the scale of the effort was massive.

i enjoyed the first Beta release
by jeffruggels
September 19th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Reduced & Adds, 3L, 750s and Mags Greer,Maybach,SQN,Morlet,Abreu,Margaux,Andremily,Saxum,Realm,UltraMarine,etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

FS: Reduced & Adds, 3L, 750s and Mags Greer,Maybach,SQN,Morlet,Abreu,Margaux,Andremily,Saxum,Realm,UltraMarine,etc

See last post for updated list


As shipping season gets closer (and buying time is here..) time to make room. All CA wines ordered directly and all wines stored in professional offsite since purchase. Preference given to larger orders. Can hold until you desire to ship. PM is
by jeffruggels
September 18th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 3059

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Papa is a favorite when its one. Its also the only SQN bottling i have experienced more than 1 corked bottle.

I am in the decant them all a fair bit. rarely decant less than 3 hrs if at all possible

mark - hope you are well
by jeffruggels
September 17th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Jay - completely agree re: aging Saxum (as well as SQN and others of similar ilk). Also, for me the Rocket Block is a better bottle in general, i love his rocket blocks with 10+ years
by jeffruggels
September 13th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: if anyone is looking for 2017 Pott
Replies: 0
Views: 227

if anyone is looking for 2017 Pott

at cost, let me know
by jeffruggels
September 5th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 580546

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Terrazas De Los Andes Chardonnay 2018
by jeffruggels
September 5th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: TN: 2005 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon

had a 99 cab not long ago - in a lovely place
by jeffruggels
September 5th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: realm current release
Replies: 0
Views: 277

realm current release

Not taking my entire allocation. PM if interested

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