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by T Fletcher
February 18th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Campesino Cellars Rhône All Day (Offer good till 1/31/19)
Replies: 32
Views: 1052

Re: Campesino Cellars Rhône All Day (Offer good till 1/31/19)

Popped one of the 12 bottles during an extended weekend vacation...if you bought the case, be very happy! 2017 Campesino Grenache Isa - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (2/18/2019) Case buy and an incredible value play! Rivals the 2015 vintage (may even be better); full of fresh, vibrant...
by T Fletcher
February 13th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preparation recommendation for 2016 William & Mary Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Preparation recommendation for 2016 William & Mary Cabernet

Email Will and ask him.

I'd recommend as long of a decant as you can, but as others have said already, it's wonderful at PNP. It just gives a lot more the longer you have it open. Enjoy!
by T Fletcher
February 7th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 194

TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard

Opened this given the current releases from Dirty & Rowdy and Sandlands as both make wines from the Enz Vineyard and reminds me why I'm a buyer of both regardless of what wines are being released. Just pure quality at an excellent price-point. 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard - U...
by T Fletcher
February 7th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Carignane (USA, California)
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: TN: 2014 Sandlands Carignane (USA, California)

Excellent note David. Thank you. I agree with your comments about the "dusty, scrub land" and the "wildness." I seem to find those characteristics in most of the Sandlands red wines regardless of age. The Chenins and the one Rose produced exhibited mineral-driven characteristics. I think that's just...
by T Fletcher
February 1st, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2090
Views: 127023

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

At mid-$30s, buy both the 2015 and 2016 Heritage. All the grapes are from the Bedrock Vineyard and it's the heart of the operation.

All the wines you listed are terrific. I love the Pagani year over year but IMO, the Heritage is the best starting point.
by T Fletcher
January 31st, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2090
Views: 127023

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I’m admittedly new to Bedrock. Here is what reds are available at retail locally. Any recommendations on what the first 2-3 I should try? Evangelho Heritage - 15 & 16 Bedrock Heritage - 15 & 16 Pagano Ranch Heritage - 15 & 16 Old Vine Zin - 15 North Coast Syrah - 2016 The Heritage...no brainer (unl...
by T Fletcher
January 27th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7926

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Kept things in-line with total bottles purchased from previous years. Jean Edwards - 3 bottles Campesino - 12 bottles Young Hagen - 4 bottles Calluna - 6 bottles There was (still is) a lot more that I wanted (including Jorge's Sherry from the Metrick auction) and I may be weak if a few businesses ke...
by T Fletcher
January 27th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Calluna Vineyards Deals with Shipping Included #BD10
Replies: 38
Views: 1141

Re: Calluna Vineyards Deals with Shipping Included #BD10

This is my "new winery" purchase for this year's BD. Very much looking forward to trying these wines!
by T Fletcher
January 27th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Young Hagen Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Sonoma Coast- UP TO 30% OFF
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Young Hagen Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Sonoma Coast- UP TO 30% OFF

These were great last year (I've opened the 2013, 2014 and last night the 2015) so I needed a grab a few more! Thanks Tim.
by T Fletcher
January 27th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Campesino Cellars Rhône All Day (Offer good till 1/31/19)
Replies: 32
Views: 1052

Re: Campesino Cellars Rhône All Day

Buy these wines! Everything I’ve purchased over the past 6 years has been stellar.
by T Fletcher
January 26th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SOLD OUT: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS
Replies: 75
Views: 2776

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS - ROULETTE - SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

First BDX purchase and a no-brainer!

I've been buying Karen and John's wines since 2012 (vintage 2009 wines) and have never been disappointed. Excellent value.
by T Fletcher
January 18th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

Plum Market (Old Town) for wine was excellent. Wonderful selection of German Rieslings and French Bojo, some with a few years of age. Picked up a 2017 Thivin CdBrouilly for starters....still waiting on all the snow now.
by T Fletcher
January 11th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 13805

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Mark Neustrom wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 4:54 pm
BerserkerDay virgin. Comes about a week after Aubert offering but why not? :)
BD comes a week or two after ALL THE OFFERS....every year....so get used to it...and save enough for BD because there are plenty of gems to be had.
by T Fletcher
January 11th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

Wow...Cherry Circle looks freaking awesome! But yes, not much of anything on the menu that my 10 year would eat. Btw, Cindy's Rooftop is closed through Jan 24 to "refresh" its space.
by T Fletcher
January 11th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

Continue to appreciate the recommendations! With regard to pizza, we are more Neapolitan style family, less crust and minimal sauce. George, I think you may have hit the nail on the head with your museum recs. I think Science and Industry is right up his alley, plus I believe our Fort Worth membersh...
by T Fletcher
January 9th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

Thanks for the thoughts so far! Much appreciated.

Corey, I appreciate the restaurant thread. I overlooked that.
by T Fletcher
January 9th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

My wife and I are taking our 10-year old son to Chicago over the weekend of Jan 18-20 to see Hamilton. She and I saw the show last March during a very-quick weekend getaway so we're somewhat familiar with the theater location and surroundings. We are staying near Michigan Ave and the River, so now I...
by T Fletcher
December 16th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinets vs storage
Replies: 45
Views: 1311

Re: Wine cabinets vs storage

I store approx 250 bottles at home in two under-cabinet wine fridges in the kitchen and in a large closet that maintains 62-64 degrees year-round. As the collection grew, I contemplated a wine cabinet, but ultimately decided to rent a locker at a storage facility for the additional wine. This was mo...
by T Fletcher
December 14th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 117
Views: 9168

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

Congrats to Will on today's Galloni scores! (I realize these were mentioned in another forum but figured they should be posted here as well) If you've tried any of the W&M wines you already know they are well-crafted and enjoyable to drink; this just adds another layer of credibility for the general...
by T Fletcher
December 11th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 121
Views: 4895

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 7:00 am
The Stalker - Friends you on CT, then on Delectable, then on Facebook... Comments on all your notes.
Isn't this what social media is all about!? newhere

{Note to self: delete FB friend request to Brian}
by T Fletcher
December 5th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critic wines v drinkers wines
Replies: 29
Views: 1210

Re: Critic wines v drinkers wines

If you want a wine that geeks and nongeeks both like, try Ridge Geyserville. You'd think so, right!? Annually, a large group of couples (15-20 or so) get together to have a "wine party." Mind you, 90% of the attendees are non-geeks but most everybody drinks wine regularly. Every couple brings two b...
by T Fletcher
December 3rd, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 117
Views: 9168

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

Here are my thoughts from tasting the 2015 and 2016 Cabs back in May. The 2016 was from barrel just before it was bottled. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=151264&p=2553657#p2553657 Two weeks ago, we had the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Cabs and 2016 Prop Red at our Dallas offline. Jo...
by T Fletcher
November 30th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dallas Offline - Post Your Notes Here
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Re: Dallas Offline - Post Your Notes Here

First and foremost, thank you to our host for putting all of this together. The night was incredible, from the venue (beautiful home), to the company, the meal and obviously the wines! We had a wonderful time, as evidenced by the Fletchers being the last couple to leave the party (sorry John)! When ...
by T Fletcher
November 16th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

17 of 26 looks New World to me. Unless I miscounted. Based on style of the wine I don't think it's that high So if I open a 2010 Clos des Papes where does that fall? This is a good example...old world producer, newer world style...maybe. I'd still consider old world, but that's just me and maybe it...
by T Fletcher
November 16th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

Joe Dulworth wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 1:07 pm
17 of 26 looks New World to me. Unless I miscounted.
Based on style of the wine I don't think it's that high
by T Fletcher
November 16th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

I've settled on these two for tonight: 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam White Blend 2005 Sine Qua Non Syrah Atlantis Fe2O3~1a, b & c I'll hang around the Old World stuff instead cheesehead Completely unplanned, bu Saturday's tentative (and likely incomplete) list looks to be more "Old World"...just don...
by T Fletcher
November 15th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5040

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

I buy lunch for the mailroom crew every year about this time. They love me. Same, plus a Starbucks gift card for each of our three dedicated mail guys. They say they don't mind lugging case after case to my office and sometimes even offer to help get it to my car in the garage but I've not taken th...
by T Fletcher
November 14th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

Was thinking of bringing the following: Sparkler: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Traditional Method White: 2014 Kutch Chard Santa Cruz Mtns Red: 2015 and 2014 William & Mary Cab (would be fun to see the differences between these two) **Updating for a special delivery received today from Mr. Segui** In addition...
by T Fletcher
November 9th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

Saturday dinner looks great! Was thinking of bringing the following: Sparkler: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Traditional Method White: 2014 Kutch Chard Santa Cruz Mtns Red: 2015 and 2014 William & Mary Cab (would be fun to see the differences between these two) or 2008 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mtn Cab As others ha...
by T Fletcher
October 31st, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37439

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I just got a list of ready-to-ship wines. WHO THE HELL BOUGHT ALL THIS STUFF?!?!?!? Not buying ANYTHING until after T-day. Period. No matter how attractive the price. "T-day" = Today? [highfive.gif] I've only been receiving the blasts for a couple of months now but it does take effort and disciplin...
by T Fletcher
October 26th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Guion Cuvee Prestige in a nice state
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: 2010 Guion Cuvee Prestige in a nice state

Thanks for the note. I drank my last 2010 five years ago but I enjoyed it very much back then. When I see the Prestige and remember to buy it, I definitely do so.

Thanks to everyone else for the other recommendations.
by T Fletcher
October 18th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I popped a young one for fun -- no regrets
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: I popped a young one for fun -- no regrets

The past 4 or so vintages of this wine have all been terrific within the first year of release with the '15s and '16s being very different from the '12-14s.

Unfortunately, I no longer have any of this older than 2013.
by T Fletcher
October 18th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

I believe John is working on allocating bodies to Friday and Saturday and should provide further details in approx. one week. Obviously a cut-off had to be made due to constraints around seating at both Graileys (Friday) and his home (Saturday). I'm not involved in any of the details and I've gather...
by T Fletcher
October 4th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 5411

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

I need to check with the wife to see if we have plans other than soccer games this weekend. Will get back ASAP.
by T Fletcher
September 27th, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 12375

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

most of those mentioned aren’t really a project analogous to macdonald- winemaker owns the estate. Not analogous, but Will's wife's family owns the vineyard. I think W&M is more analogous than anything else that's been posted here thus far. The vineyard has been owned by the family for multiple dec...
by T Fletcher
August 14th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on William & Mary release
Replies: 47
Views: 2542

Re: Thoughts on William & Mary release

Bud Carey wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 11:17 am
Trent... Looks Luke you got the prices backwards.
[swearing.gif]

Corrected, thanks Bud.
by T Fletcher
August 14th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on William & Mary release
Replies: 47
Views: 2542

Re: Thoughts on William & Mary release

You can search for my comments but I'm a buyer of both, having had each via barrel sample as well as previously buying both the 2014 and 2015 Cabs. Here is the offer, 3-pack increments per wine, shipping included. 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red $95/bottle 50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot 125 case...
by T Fletcher
August 14th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain Throwdown
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Howell Mountain Throwdown

Great notes! I had the 2007 Cimarossa Cabernet Rive di Cimarossa back in 2011 and thought it was very nice. Similar notes in that it was soft, smooth and lifted.

The Dunn has to be a flawed bottle. I've never encountered that before.
by T Fletcher
August 13th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 167
Views: 6805

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Pretty slick option.
Mine is roughly 50/50 family life and wine.

by T Fletcher
August 10th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many allocation lists are you on?
Replies: 111
Views: 4776

How many allocation lists are you on?

Too many...

These are the ones from which I typically purchase at least once per year:

Bedrock
Carlisle
Campesino
Dirty & Rowdy
Ferren
Jean Edwards
Kutch
MacDonald
Myriad
Ledge
Quivet
Rhys
Rivers-Marie
Sandlands
William & Mary
(should be added to Saxum next release)
by T Fletcher
August 10th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1384
Views: 86533

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Drew Goin wrote:The '12 "Saitone Ranch" Zin from Carlisle was one of the best wines I have enjoyed so far from Mr Officer!
I had the '14 earlier this week and it's one the best Carlisles I've had. Alas, I only had one bottle and I have no others from other vintages. Mental note for future acquisition.
by T Fletcher
August 9th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 6778

Carlisle Summer 2018 release

Just received email noting wishlist granted for 1 each of AB and JB. Ordered within the first hour upon release and this is the first time I’ve received a wishlist from Carlisle. Thanks Mike!
by T Fletcher
August 8th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief Impressions 2014 William and Mary Cabernet
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Brief Impressions 2014 William and Mary Cabernet

In light of Will's release of the 2016 Cabernet and the Prop Red next week, here is my note from tasting the 2015 with Will back in May, along with thoughts on the 2016s from barrel. 2015 William & Mary Cabernet Sauvignon Shifflett Ranch - USA, California, Napa Valley (5/29/2018) Tasting with Will S...
by T Fletcher
August 3rd, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 122
Views: 5656

The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

K John Joseph wrote:So, um, anyone have a 2014 Kutch SCM they'd like to discuss parting with?
I think I have one more bottle. Opened one last week while on vacation and I'm a little behind on updating my CT inventory. If I do, we need to get an offline together.
by T Fletcher
August 3rd, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 122
Views: 5656

The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

2014 Kutch SCM
2015 Ferren Silver Eagle (this is Matt Courtney's personal project; Matt makes Arista now and was the AW at Marcassin)
2013 Rivers Marie Thieriot
by T Fletcher
August 2nd, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online retail using CellarTracker notes?
Replies: 54
Views: 2109

Online retail using CellarTracker notes?

Most folks who blog and provide published online write-ups often receive a complimentary bottle from the winery/producer. Is that intended to be FMV? Do these bloggers and writers agree to the use of their tasting comments, expressed or implied?
by T Fletcher
August 1st, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Tasting Blitz Cirq, Rhys, Carlisle, RM and more
Replies: 78
Views: 4174

Napa/Sonoma Tasting Blitz Cirq, Rhys, Carlisle, RM and more

This is one of my favorite threads of all time. I love and appreciate the commentary and the writing style. It also doesn't hurt these are some of my favorite wines to drink.

Thank you gents! [cheers.gif]
by T Fletcher
July 31st, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 9417

Bedrock Fall Release 2018

And allocations are generous!

How can I drink 120 bottles of the Old Vine Zin!?
by T Fletcher
July 23rd, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Saxum offering
Replies: 93
Views: 7425

2016 Saxum offering

I signed up in 2012 and made the list in early 2016. It looks like they are now falling on the laterend side of the 4-6 years wait. This is interesting. I signed up March 2012 and I'm still waiting. I inquired via email and received a response noting that it would be "soon." Yes, this was interesti...

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