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by Chadly S
May 5th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1505

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

I wish there was time on the Mike and Leah Smith Zoom chat to dive into the differences/similarities of the Myriad/Quivet/Becklyn/Scarlett etc wines. Maybe they can do another zoom to get into those detail [cheers.gif] I do think that the Becklyn NV is my favorite of the bunch at the $65 price point...
by Chadly S
April 21st, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 193
Views: 12187

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

No self control. 4 each of Rose, Old Vine, and Syrah. First hot day after the Lulu shows up I'll be regretting not getting a case of the rose.
by Chadly S
April 21st, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3450

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

We are going to open a 2016 Myriad Three Twins cabernet and have a 2016 Scarlett McGaw Vineyard Cabernet as an extra.
by Chadly S
January 27th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars!
Replies: 25
Views: 2598

Re: Ladd Cellars!

One more late night order. In for the 4 pack and zin 2 pack.
by Chadly S
January 26th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VELETA WINES - BerserkerDay 10 Deals
Replies: 31
Views: 2383

Re: VELETA WINES - BerserkerDay 10 Deals

Couldn’t resist the bubbles when checking out and added that as well.
by Chadly S
January 26th, 2019, 8:53 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: 5065

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

In for the Red. These are tremendous wines. If you are on the fence about this offer, stop thinking and just buy it.
by Chadly S
January 23rd, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44642

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Has anyone been drinking BD wines lately? Heck Yes!! Beginning in December I make a point to revisit as many of my BD purchases as possible in preparation for the upcoming BD. This helps me clarify how my tastes have changed in the past year and better focuses my buying interests for the January ex...
by Chadly S
January 27th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt Pinots, Zin, Syrah & More. OFFERS 4-7 • THANKS TO EVERYONE!
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Briceland Vineyards • Humboldt Pinots, Zin, Syrah & More

I'm mixing it up this year. I'm in for offers #5 and #6. I'm forcing myself to try some of Andrew's other wines besides the Pinot Noir. Ishi Pishi, never had a wine from that vineyard I didn't like.
by Chadly S
January 27th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Ladd Cellars Pinot + Chardonnay
Replies: 38
Views: 4383

Ladd Cellars Pinot + Chardonnay

In for the 6 pack. Every Berserker Day I tell myself I'll try something new and every year I find myself buying one of the Ladd offers.
by Chadly S
November 14th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cavs Tickets - Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Cavs Tickets - Sold

Cleveland Berserkers - I have 4 seats and a parking pass for Tuesday, November 15th game in Cleveland against the Toronto Raptors. Tickets would be trasferred via Flash Seats. If you don't have an account, it's super easy to set up. I got these at a charity event but am unable to go to the game. Sea...
by Chadly S
July 6th, 2015, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2638
Views: 174383

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Scott E. wrote:2013 OV Zin - IMHO this was a step up over the 2012
I had my last remaining 2012 on Saturday and I agree with your statement. Not that the 2012 was bad, but the 2013 seems to be in a better spot right now.
by Chadly S
June 19th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catching up on a bunch of tasting notes over the last few weeks.
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Catching up on a bunch of tasting notes over the last few weeks.

I think I too like the 2011 Myriad over the 2012. Thanks for the notes. After all the hype, I was really expecting to like the 2012 Cabernets from Quivet and Myriad more then I have. To me the 2010 and 2011 were better as well. I thought the 2010s were wow wines for me, especially the Quivet Kenefi...
by Chadly S
May 5th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Briceland Humbolt PN
Replies: 8
Views: 358

2013 Briceland Humbolt PN

I was a big fan of the Humbolt as well, my favorite of the three from BD, although all three were certainly enjoyable. This is great to hear. I just gave this and an Arneis to a friend who is starting to enjoy wine more in hopes he get hooked. I'm always looking for a good excuse to buy Briceland w...
by Chadly S
March 31st, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 419
Views: 31757

What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

I had a 2010 Quivet Kenefick Ranch Cabernet on Sunday. This was the best cab that I've had in a long time. A remarkable wine and I wish that was not my only bottle.
by Chadly S
February 2nd, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER
Replies: 150
Views: 6191

Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER

My top three pinots in order are:

2010 Sojourn Rogers Creek
2009 Littorai - Pivot Vineyard
2001 Beaux Freres - BF Vineyard
by Chadly S
January 27th, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Briceland Vineyards Offer: UPDATE IN LAST POST Four 3pks - Mix & Match Build a Case or 6pk
Replies: 40
Views: 4225

Briceland Vineyards Offer: Four 3pks - Mix & Match Build a Case or 6pk

The masses are catching on. What a solid line up of wines all around. You can spend double the amounts and not find wines this good.
by Chadly S
January 27th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES - Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 3-pack!
Replies: 23
Views: 2825

CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES - Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 3-pack!

Email order in as well. This was the one I am most excited to try.
by Chadly S
January 26th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two from Briceland
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Two from Briceland

I figured I would like to post my note on the Arneis as well: I love the nose on this. Last night the wine was pulled from my wine fridge and immediately poured a glass into my new Zalto Universal (and poured into a Riedel Bordeaux glass for comparison as well as a stemless Riedel pinot glass. The n...
by Chadly S
January 26th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES - Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 3-pack!
Replies: 23
Views: 2825

CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES - Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 3-pack!

This is the one offer I am looking forward to the most. What time did you say the offer for this comes out tomorrow? [cheers.gif] Just kidding.
by Chadly S
January 16th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CLONYC 46, Craig Haserot and Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 22
Views: 2121

CLONYC 46, Craig Haserot and Sojourn Cellars

Great write up Mike. I am a huge Sojourn fan and especially the Rodgers Creek Pinot. That is consistently my favorite of the group as well as one of my favorite Pinot Noirs overall. I'm really looking forward to the 2013s.
by Chadly S
January 15th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Winter Release
Replies: 106
Views: 5420

Dirty & Rowdy Winter Release

I have to pass this allocation. I have an allocation of 2 of each but the Skinner is wishlist only. PM me if anyone wants my allocation.
by Chadly S
January 13th, 2015, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite BerserkerDay wines so far??
Replies: 139
Views: 8709

Favorite BerserkerDay wines so far??

2012 Briceland Vineyards Spirit Canyon Vineyard Arneis This is my last of three bottles and just enjoyed it tremendously. Watching Ohio State thump Oregon didn't hurt either :) I love the nose on this. My previous two notes both mentioned I could swirl and sniff this for hours. Last night the wine ...
by Chadly S
January 12th, 2015, 2:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015
Replies: 191
Views: 18108

BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015

Bailiwick is in again for this year! Hoping everyone finds our offers irresistible! The killer B's. Bailiwick and Briceland. I'm in on both for sure. For tonight's national championship game, I have the Briceland Arneis on deck and then 2 Pinot Noirs from Bailiwick. The 2009 Borderline and the 2010...
by Chadly S
January 8th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015
Replies: 191
Views: 18108

BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015

Sojourn is in, and like last year we will have a great offer! If I recall from last year, the best QPR winners were: Sandler Sojourn EMH. Anyone else want to add to the list? I agree with Sandler. I really thought Bailiwick had some fantastic Pinot Noir for under $30. Briceland was a nice find too....
by Chadly S
December 30th, 2014, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting - Blends! Blends! Blends! - hosted by Erich for Profugo Charity
Replies: 72
Views: 2110

Week 5 Virtual Tasting - Blends! Blends! Blends! - hosted by Erich for Profugo Charity

2012 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage Wine To continue my love of Bedrock I decided to pop the Pagani Ranch later last night as well. This to me is a wow wine. It borders on that line of a great wine. Pop and Pour and dark fruits immediately come to mind on first sniff. After a few sips, I'm noticing ...
by Chadly S
December 29th, 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting - Blends! Blends! Blends! - hosted by Erich for Profugo Charity
Replies: 72
Views: 2110

Week 5 Virtual Tasting - Blends! Blends! Blends! - hosted by Erich for Profugo Charity

2012 Bedrock Evangelho Heritage Wine - I really enjoy this wine. Pop n Pour. I've had a few of these bottles and they are slowly evolving. Immediately poured and tasted and really grapey right from the start. Sort of a grapey, jammy nose and same on the palate. A little swirl and some air and the g...
by Chadly S
December 20th, 2014, 9:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015
Replies: 191
Views: 18108

BerserkerDay VI is coming! January 27, 2015

Joe S. wrote:I'm looking for one of the following deals :

1- buy a case, get a free LeCache!

2- rent one locker, get one free!

3- mixed case, no payment til 2016!

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How far fetched would it be to have a deal on some Zalto Universal stems?
by Chadly S
December 16th, 2014, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund
Replies: 134
Views: 4608

Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund

This is the cause that hits the closest home for me. A relative of mine is about 3 weeks into her kidney transplant and thank God, things couldn't have gone any smoother up to this point. Peter, I truly hope you the best and you have success in a match. I had to participate, even though I'm at the d...
by Chadly S
December 16th, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1994 Corison Cabernet
Replies: 10
Views: 580

1994 Corison Cabernet

Thanks for this note. I'm heading to a place on Thursday that has some early to mid 90s Corison Napa Valley Cabernet available. I've had the 91 and 97 and loved them both (97 a bit more then the 91). I've always had my eye on picking up some of the 94 to 96 if they were still available but never did...
by Chadly S
November 20th, 2014, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Get ready for Nat'l Zinfandel Day, 11/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2472

Get ready for Nat'l Zinfandel Day, 11/19

I just received my first order of Carlisle. I'm going with the 2012 Carlisle - Carlisle Vineyard Zin tonight. The 2012 Turley Pesenti was the other option. Both are good options. Speaking from experience with both at home. The Carlisle didn't disappoint. Drank last night and tonight and it was wond...
by Chadly S
November 19th, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Get ready for Nat'l Zinfandel Day, 11/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2472

Get ready for Nat'l Zinfandel Day, 11/19

I just received my first order of Carlisle. I'm going with the 2012 Carlisle - Carlisle Vineyard Zin tonight. The 2012 Turley Pesenti was the other option.
by Chadly S
October 31st, 2014, 11:44 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 492
Views: 43804

Chicago and suburbs

I'm eating at David Burkes Primehouse Saturday and per a phone conversation with them, their corkage is $20 for the first bottle and $40 for each additional bottle. Magnums are more.
by Chadly S
October 17th, 2014, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Fall Release
Replies: 125
Views: 6770

Sandlands Fall Release

Only offered the two Chenins. $26 and change for shipping made me skip this one. Oh well, hopefully I will drink someone else's. :-) I will be glad to oblige. I have the first release wines except the Chenin and then I got the full allocation this release. As soon as they show up we can sort out a ...
by Chadly S
October 17th, 2014, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock has shipped
Replies: 36
Views: 1853

Bedrock has shipped

Do it!! You know you want to. [cheers.gif]
by Chadly S
October 2nd, 2014, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?
Replies: 120
Views: 14177

Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?

Cam, - I don't want to get to far ahead because those sound like some fantastic cabernets coming up in the near future, but can you give any insight into what Lot 600 will bring (and when)? I'm curious because I have collected Lots 200, 300, 303, 400, 404, 500, and 505 (Pinot, I know) and after Lot ...
by Chadly S
September 23rd, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Offering?
Replies: 310
Views: 28352

Rhys Offering?

Alan, I took four bottles of the 2010 SMC and have enjoyed 2 trying to keep my paws off the bigger boys - wish i had more - it was sampling these helped push me into all in! Requested my entire allocation and wish list for this very reason as it seems the Alpine in particular will be a very long di...
by Chadly S
September 18th, 2014, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am officially bored -or- The Metamorphosis of Mike
Replies: 67
Views: 5824

I am officially bored -or- The Metamorphosis of Mike

And we are bored with you. Glad you figured it out. Take any two bottles in your cellar, put them in a brown bag, pull the capsule, tape them all the way to the top, send them to me with any instructions you would like. I'll do the same. It will be like Xmas for you. Maybe I can help you, consider ...
by Chadly S
September 11th, 2014, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Napa Relief Offer
Replies: 45
Views: 2463

Bedrock Napa Relief Offer

Email received at 3:15 (but I read it at 3:18), order confirmation received at 3:19. Didn't even think twice.
by Chadly S
September 9th, 2014, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crazy day for mailers
Replies: 23
Views: 1987

Crazy day for mailers

I am just weathering the storm of emails as well and will analyze and make my decisions tonight or tomorrow once I have absorbed everything. That Sojourn lineup is just so strong though and Rhys is still coming up and there needs to be some money for that as well. I do need some Cabernet and Jean Ed...
by Chadly S
September 8th, 2014, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cotat, Myriad, Yalumba, Nicora, Keplinger
Replies: 5
Views: 634

TN: Cotat, Myriad, Yalumba, Nicora, Keplinger

I think the Myriad Three Twins might be my favorite of the Myriad Cabernets. Even though it's under $100, I hope Tom doesn't mind that I will buy some ;)
by Chadly S
September 4th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid purchase - puncture in capsule of Ridge
Replies: 47
Views: 3307

Winebid purchase - puncture in capsule of Ridge

I just received magnums of 74 chappellet that have holes in the center of the capsules. Had never seen that before. Sorry for the thread drift but I hope you drink those soon (and hope they weren't compromised). I had an 84 last weekend and it's solid but fruit is fading fast. No way I would have t...
by Chadly S
August 30th, 2014, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Get on this list. Thank me later. Becklyn Cellars
Replies: 163
Views: 11730

Get on this list. Thank me later. Beckleyn Cellars

This is a new and exciting work made by Mike Smith. We had the pleasure of sampling at CLONYC 44 and everyone in attendance agreed it was just great. http://www.becklyncellars.com Already signed up based on your first posting of the event. I am stoked to try these. I absolutely love Mike Smith Cabe...
by Chadly S
August 29th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7738
Views: 499334

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Anyone have any experience with the Von Hovel Riesling up now?
by Chadly S
August 29th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7738
Views: 499334

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mike pobega wrote:I took a shot at $18. What's the downside? Tomorrow’s pasta sauce?
Same here.

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