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by Peter C.
February 19th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Drinking the Moundsman now, too. Solid wine.
by Peter C.
February 17th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Pretty sure this is Neal Family. From a majestic estate that’s a Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice favorite at $45 per bottle...we assumed it was destined for the winery’s flagship $90 mountain-appellated bottlings...the Howell Mountain estate is a multigenerational passion project with over 40 years...
by Peter C.
February 17th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

2018 Stay Home available. Any guesses as to source? https://www.howellmountain.org/members/ And another plug for EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. [cheers.gif] Pretty sure this is Neal Family. From a majestic estate that’s a Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice favorite at $45 per bottle...we assumed it was d...
by Peter C.
February 6th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323335

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

I just stacked the RMN 10% discount with code P50AM ($50 off 150), and Stewardship to grab a bottle of Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Iteration 24. I had to add a Segura Viudas Cava for $9.99 to get me over the $150 mark, and will get both bottles for under $108 including shipping. If anyone is new t...
by Peter C.
February 6th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8612
Views: 644977

Re: de Negoce offer

Was going to buy it just for the free shipping, but looked like $29/case for me, so skipping this one. $2.50ish/btl shipping stopped you from buying something you'd otherwise buy? [scratch.gif] I wasn't going to buy it originally, but the thought of getting a "deal" with free shipping wou...
by Peter C.
February 5th, 2021, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8612
Views: 644977

Re: de Negoce offer

Mike R wrote: February 5th, 2021, 12:12 pm Was going to buy it just for the free shipping, but looked like $29/case for me, so skipping this one.
$2.50ish/btl shipping stopped you from buying something you'd otherwise buy? [scratch.gif]
by Peter C.
February 5th, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

rsmithjr wrote: February 5th, 2021, 12:07 pm Well I guess not....
Not I.

I did have a 2018 Grivot Vosne from Access and it was delish with a decant. Needed a good hour to unfurl so don't pnp if you have 'em.
by Peter C.
February 4th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 675
Views: 41327

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Does anyone prefer the 14.5% to the 14%?
by Peter C.
February 4th, 2021, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323335

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

One good thing about getting older, no need to chase current vintage red burgs. ^+1. The youngest red burg vintage in my cellar is 2012 and I really own little of 2011-2012. The last vintage I chased was 2010.... Same in regards to going deep (for me), was 2010. Smattering of other bottles since bu...
by Peter C.
February 3rd, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323335

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 3:17 pm Ended up adding one bottle of the 15 Lignier cdlr after the website started working again.
Good price with the discount. I was tempted but this wine needs 20+ years until it enters it's drinking window.

One good thing about getting older, no need to chase current vintage red burgs.
by Peter C.
January 25th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Pat P wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:21 am Ordered 4 Radio Silence 2018 last night. With the $50 off $150 it came out to about $35/per delivered. Look forward to trying these.
It's tasty now but decant it for like 3+ hours.
by Peter C.
January 25th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Love that Concept Album. One of my favorites PLs.
by Peter C.
January 22nd, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323335

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Another wine.com coupon WDC49 - $49 off a $50+ order. I used it yesterday and it worked for me. For any first time buyers at wine access, my referral link will get you $50 off $150 plus free shipping. Appreciate anyone that uses it! http://share.wineaccess.com/v/michael_220 Didn't work for me. Mayb...
by Peter C.
January 22nd, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323335

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Their website has a code ESSENTIAL15. What are you buying from them though? I looked at the entire catalog of 2000/2005/2009/2010 Bordeaux. Everything is priced too high and doesn't beat wine.com with the $50 off $150 (or $100 off $300). I picked up a heap of 2015 Produttori Riservas at around $40i...
by Peter C.
January 21st, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

JUST pulled the trigger on The Ringer ; in for 8 bottles (approx. $250) which feels like quite a deal to me given what I typically spend for 8 bottles + the high quality of the fruit (I completely agree, seems to be Bryant without a doubt). I am definitely not the biggest fan of private label wines...
by Peter C.
January 16th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Arnot Roberts Syrah now available in MA!
by Peter C.
January 14th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

2018 Radio Silence is delicious with a four+ hour decant. Medium bodied, but broad shouldered - nice lifted cinnamon, black cherry and rock/mineral notes. Palate is very structured, plenty of acid but tightens up on the finish. I think this will wind up being a very pretty wine, the oak reminds me o...
by Peter C.
January 14th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Any guesses on what this Moundsman wine is? Biggest clue perhaps is "among the oldest continuously-owned family vineyards in Napa" at "the foot of the Mayacamas." Did this ever get settled? A possible guess: Lewelling Vineyards is one of the oldest continuously-owned family vine...
by Peter C.
January 14th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 861
Views: 93312

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

After being pretty pleased with the drink ability and promise of several DN California Cabernets, I tried #50, the Walla Walla version. Tasted nice, fruity with tannin, but the potential to come together nicely. But, woke up with a horrendous headache, the worse since college days. What’s up with t...
by Peter C.
January 12th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9208

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Buddy in Colorado had his whole family come down with covid, very mild symptoms he classified as somewhere between a regular cold and the flu. He said he was normal after 4 days. However, 2 weeks since any other symptoms, and he'll occasionally wake up in the middle of the night smelling vomit/sulfu...
by Peter C.
January 8th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1975 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: TN: 1975 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

I don't usually post TN's here if the wine was corked, but I'm making an exception here because TCA seems to be a recurrent problem for this bottling. 1975 Château Montrose - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (12/15/2020) -- decanted immediately before initial taste -- -- tasted non-blind over o...
by Peter C.
January 5th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2007 Comtes de Champagne--$114.95
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: PSA: 2007 Comtes de Champagne--$114.95

I know it's blasphemy here, but I prefer the 07 to the 06 for current drinking.
by Peter C.
January 4th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

rsmithjr wrote: January 4th, 2021, 1:47 pm Well I'am a longtime buyer.

On the brightside I did get a 20 bux rebate from Amex.....

First world issues......
Did you use all of the links earlier in this thread? I still have a couple loaded onto my account.
by Peter C.
January 4th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Where do you put the coupon code in? There aren't codes to use, but clickable promo links that load discounts onto your account. If you're a first time buyer on WineAccess, you can use a referral code to get $50 off your first purchase of $150 or more. http://share.wineaccess.com/v/peter_57 If you'...
by Peter C.
December 31st, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 239783

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Bingo.
by Peter C.
December 31st, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 239783

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Saw Weller Full Proof for $250 today. What a joke.
by Peter C.
December 30th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 239783

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Eagle Rare 10 on sale here for $33.99. Too bad Blantons is near $100 nowadays in my parts. Wish the 2010 me spent 10k and loaded up on $75 Pappy 15 yr, Eagle Rare 17 and $40 Blantons. Oh and Elmer T Lee for $30.
by Peter C.
December 27th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Whipsmart Wine Company Syrah Near to the Wild Heart Windsor Oaks Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2017 Whipsmart Wine Company Syrah Near to the Wild Heart Windsor Oaks Vineyard

Eric White wrote: December 27th, 2020, 6:33 pm nice, thanks for the note! I was similarly intrigued, but I've only gone for the Zin (so far), sounds like I need to expand things!
The Syrah is a no brainer. Do it.
by Peter C.
December 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Whipsmart Wine Company Syrah Near to the Wild Heart Windsor Oaks Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 270

TN: 2017 Whipsmart Wine Company Syrah Near to the Wild Heart Windsor Oaks Vineyard

Saw a note about their Zin and gave a mixed 6er of the Syrah ($18) and Zin a flier. Judging by tonight's pnp it was a brilliant decision. Modern for sure, but seamless and delicious on pnp. It's not oaky, nor heavy-handed - just delicious. Would pair well with a pork tenderloin or filet mignon - als...
by Peter C.
December 14th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 16138

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Cris Whetstone wrote: December 14th, 2020, 5:08 pm
larry schaffer wrote: December 14th, 2020, 11:28 am Interesting list:

No Paso
1 Santa Barbara County
Lots of Napa/ Sonoma

Cheers
Did the Paso and SBC spend less this year in advertising in WS? [stirthepothal.gif]
This is the correct response. [rofl.gif]
by Peter C.
December 11th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Not sure if this had been posted upthread, but if you go to https://top100.winespectator.com there's an ad for 20% off WineAccess. Thanks for the heads up. I was able to use it, so it's apparently not for first orders only. I'm not sure what it's capped at, but I used it on a $400+ order and it app...
by Peter C.
December 11th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1882
Views: 127553

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pierre Gimonnet BdB, November 2019 disgorgement, with popcorn. Disappointing - very foursquare, no depth of fruit, simplistic.

Not sure if winemaking changed here over a decade or so, but this is subpar.
by Peter C.
December 11th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Not sure if this had been posted upthread, but if you go to https://top100.winespectator.com there's an ad for 20% off WineAccess. Thanks for the heads up. I was able to use it, so it's apparently not for first orders only. I'm not sure what it's capped at, but I used it on a $400+ order and it app...
by Peter C.
December 11th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Not sure if this had been posted upthread, but if you go to https://top100.winespectator.com there's an ad for 20% off WineAccess.
by Peter C.
December 10th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Figeac 1975
Replies: 38
Views: 1198

Re: TN Figeac 1975

I would be looking at Right Bank especially Pomerol. I had a Nenin last year which was extremely good, and within budget. Magdelaine and Certan de May be an option but I have tasted either recently, but five years ago, they were lovely. Sauternes would be great. Had a half bottle of Nenin on my bir...
by Peter C.
December 10th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 861
Views: 93312

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

sittin' here drinking another No. 48 RRV Pinot. Like others are noting, this is just a beautiful bottle of wine, I'm sitting here trying to talk myself out of a 2nd case since it just came up again. @ David Buck, my 2 cents: no reason to wait, this is drinking really great right now. Jumped on a se...
by Peter C.
December 10th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme (France, Champagne)

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme - France, Champagne (10/20/2020) 319027. From half-bottle. Initially, somewhat thin with orchard fruit flavours and none of the expected Krug richness. It's only with air that this picks up its girth. The nose and palate are both on the relatively ...
by Peter C.
December 10th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Figeac 1975
Replies: 38
Views: 1198

Re: TN Figeac 1975

Thank you guys. I am looking for a 1975 to celebrate my wife's birthday without breaking the bank (her request!). I've ruled out Piedmont. Germany is a total mystery to me. The Beychevelle looks like it might be a good fit. Some decent Sauternes if you're looking for something to pair with dessert.
by Peter C.
December 9th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8612
Views: 644977

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote: December 8th, 2020, 8:23 am Why are we responding to Bob Chapman outside of gag posts? It's clearly a troll account.
We need more Bob Chapman posts IMO. He/she should have picked a better screen name though, like Canteven Drinkdiswine.
by Peter C.
December 9th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 8605

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

2018 Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune is a great value, lots more depth and more serious than previous vintages I’ve tried that were more on the delicate side.
by Peter C.
December 8th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 16138

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

At one time this was a big deal. I wonder... does it move the needle much at all? I will say that based on limited anecdotal evidence, it does. Last year for example, I was in one of my local shops shortly after the full list had been released. There were two people in there that had the actual WS ...
by Peter C.
December 4th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 861
Views: 93312

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Great to hear all the positive reviews. 17 was my favorite for drinking now. Has Cam mentioned if all of a certain offering were bottled the exact same date, or if there are various bottling dates? I don't understand the 'thin' comments about N.25 at all, unless people were looking for a modern, oa...
by Peter C.
December 4th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: TN: 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Love the wine and it may well be deserved, but I can’t go forward with the $100 tariff of recent vintages. There's a $100 tax or duty on recent vintages of the wine? neener Everyone misuses that term when it comes to wine prices, Envoyer is the worst at abusing tariff. I start 'loosing' my mind som...
by Peter C.
December 3rd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8612
Views: 644977

Re: de Negoce offer

Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see photos of all these amazing wines shipped the the very special people here for those who wait and wait while “Check is in the mail “ and other hilarious excuses delay their “ROI”? Post some photos. Open bottles, bottles at home. Reviews. There is nothing but Q-Anon...
by Peter C.
December 3rd, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8612
Views: 644977

Re: de Negoce offer

Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see photos of all these amazing wines shipped the the very special people here for those who wait and wait while “Check is in the mail “ and other hilarious excuses delay their “ROI”? Post some photos. Open bottles, bottles at home. Reviews. There is nothing but Q-Anon...
by Peter C.
December 3rd, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

lol...I caved and bought 3 2018 radio silence. Gotta have something to drink as I have to wait forever for the 8 cases of Cams Cabs to settle down [dash1.gif] Might pick up some more of those Andreas review ones that are still available...That 2016 Concept looks enticing... @David Buck - the 2016 C...
by Peter C.
December 2nd, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2709
Views: 323335

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Hao Lu wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 6:54 am wine.com one time use 100/300 code CM1R3F8BPJ1920
expires 12/7
Hmm don't recall using it before - perhaps it was a one time use meaning not shareable, but doesn't work for me.
by Peter C.
December 1st, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8612
Views: 644977

Re: de Negoce offer

All of my orders have landed: 25, 44, 49, 50 and 73. Let's get some more offers rolling in!
by Peter C.
December 1st, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 861
Views: 93312

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Just cracked N.73 RRV Chard (Garbro/Dehlinger) off the truck and it's awesome. Definitely elegant and delineated, with just enough tropical fruit that you know it's from Cali.
by Peter C.
December 1st, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1286
Views: 110577

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Amanda McCrossin has her review of the 2018 Radio Silence on Youtube. She stated the wine tasted like $200+ bottle. Really tempted to add more now. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVfNdZn6nq8. Just realize she's on the payroll in some fashion...you probably know but just in case. N...

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