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by Andrew Kaufman
December 14th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5384

Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer

Jeb Dunnick just gave them 97-100 scores, if that matters.
by Andrew Kaufman
December 14th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5384

Incoming! 2016 Schrader Offer

I will be opening some 2001's over the holidays and expect that they will be stellar. Personally, I stopped buying after the 2009 vintage......a combination of age, price and too much wine caused me to stop purchasing most long aging California cabs, I love the wines but have enough to share with f...
by Andrew Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Save the Date.
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Aubert Save the Date.

Anyone is the LA area need any?
by Andrew Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Save the Date.
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Aubert Save the Date.

Our Spring 2018 wine allocations will be available on Tuesday, January 9th at 9:00 am PST. This release is for our 2016 Single Vineyard Chardonnays and our 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The Wine Advocate reviews of these wines have been published in the Press section of our website.
by Andrew Kaufman
December 4th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6662

Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

c fu wrote:
Andrew Kaufman wrote:This belongs in Asylum, does it not?
site wide issue for some users, maximum eyes on it would be helpful with more data points.
More traffic here, got it.
by Andrew Kaufman
December 4th, 2017, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6662

Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

This belongs in Asylum, does it not?
by Andrew Kaufman
November 24th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: He's baaaack! And wackier than ever.
Replies: 62
Views: 7670

He's baaaack! And wackier than ever.

Woman, racists and moles. A lethal mixture it seems.
by Andrew Kaufman
November 22nd, 2017, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book on Champagne
Replies: 102
Views: 8117

Book on Champagne

Peter Liem was at a very intimate tasting last night.
by Andrew Kaufman
November 22nd, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bithday Dinner for Son
Replies: 21
Views: 1275

Bithday Dinner for Son

I am confused. What is a bithday?
by Andrew Kaufman
November 19th, 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Holiday Shopping / Zalto Stems
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Holiday Shopping / Zalto Stems

Chris is a good guy. His prices are hard to beat.
by Andrew Kaufman
November 19th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: discountwine.online
Replies: 14
Views: 3014

discountwine.online

There are a number of online "businesses" that don't have product and can be run by a single individual. One I'm aware of is a "high end gifts" site featuring exotic wines, liquors, watches, jewelry, etc. It is obvious the company spends time mining web sites for the items offered. A couple times t...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 14th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthill Farms no styro shipper
Replies: 31
Views: 1391

Anthill Farms no styro shipper

Since 2011. Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene, is a type of plastic that can be injected, extruded or blow molded. It comes in different forms, from pellets to peanuts to food containers, all of which can be recycled through L.A.’s blue bin. Styrofoam beads and peanuts must be put in pla...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 13th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthill Farms no styro shipper
Replies: 31
Views: 1391

Anthill Farms no styro shipper

Styro I believe is recyclable in the weekly trash pick up here.
by Andrew Kaufman
November 13th, 2017, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 196886

Official Costco Thread

Riedel at Costco today. 16.95 for 8. https://www.cellartracker.com/forum/tm.asp?m=412933 These are actually Nachtmann's, but they're still good. 1 of my 8 had a slight flaw, nothing to get bent about. I use them as travel glasses when we are going to someone's home or a restaurant, and they've been...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 12th, 2017, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '00 Beckmen Grenache HdR Cuvee
Replies: 17
Views: 530

TN: '00 Beckmen Grenache HdR Cuvee

Great note - and I guess my first question . . . why are you surprised it aged as beautifully as it did? What would make you believe it would not? Just curious. I would agree that the Beckmen 'house style' has changed quite a bit and I'm not sure current releases would age as 'gracefully' as this o...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 12th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '00 Beckmen Grenache HdR Cuvee
Replies: 17
Views: 530

TN: '00 Beckmen Grenache HdR Cuvee

Great note - and I guess my first question . . . why are you surprised it aged as beautifully as it did? What would make you believe it would not? Just curious. I would agree that the Beckmen 'house style' has changed quite a bit and I'm not sure current releases would age as 'gracefully' as this o...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 9th, 2017, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 196886

Official Costco Thread

Riedel at Costco today. 16.95 for 8.

https://www.cellartracker.com/forum/tm.asp?m=412933
by Andrew Kaufman
November 8th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Paso Robles in November
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Visiting Paso Robles in November

Law Winery for sure. Great views and great wine. Fabulous tasting experience. Booker. Great wine. Caliza, next to Book. Very good wine. Daou. Great view, decent wine. Fantastic tasting room. Saxum but I think you need to be on their list. Villa Creek. Really good wine, rustic tasting experience. TH ...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 8th, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Paso Robles in November
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Visiting Paso Robles in November

I had a great time there with my wife over the summer. Our favorites for dinner were Il Cortile and Laurent. For tastings, highlights included Tablas Creek, L’Aventure, Clos Solene, and Torrin. Have fun and congratulations! I thought Torrin was made at Law, and they didn't do tastings? They are/wer...
by Andrew Kaufman
November 7th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5249

R.I.P. Patty Green

Jim all I can say is that the world has lost a true gem of a human being.
by Andrew Kaufman
November 6th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern California Wine Cellar Contractor?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Southern California Wine Cellar Contractor?

Kevin built mine. Was with him this past Friday. Good guy. If you want to know about his work PM me.
by Andrew Kaufman
October 27th, 2017, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Nine Suns "Grenache" (barrel sample)
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

TN: 2016 Nine Suns "Grenache" (barrel sample)

Tor makes a very good Grenache.
by Andrew Kaufman
October 23rd, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazon to stop on line sales of wine.
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Amazon to stop on line sales of wine.

Not sure they were ever a huge player. For the third time, Amazon has announced that it is abandoning its online retail wine sales program. Tied-house laws are at the root of its latest roadblock, stemming from the retail and technology giant's recent acquisition of the Whole Foods Market grocery-st...
by Andrew Kaufman
October 23rd, 2017, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heat Damaged Wine In California?
Replies: 37
Views: 2165

Heat Damaged Wine In California?

I know that I will be criticized for bringing this up and probably accused of kicking people while they are down. But living in a city that largely lost its wine inventories in the scorching heat during the post Katrina days, I know that discloser is important, as painful as it might be. If the con...
by Andrew Kaufman
October 21st, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5608

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

How can you claim to be an objective and professional wine grading service if you are paid to help increase the scores of those you supposedly are reviewing?
by Andrew Kaufman
October 21st, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5608

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

Bad idea. Alice Feiring is smiling from ear to ear.
by Andrew Kaufman
October 15th, 2017, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Turley Napa cab
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

TN: 2014 Turley Napa cab

Thanks for the tasting note! :) I have not tasted the Turley Cabernet wines. Looking at the three fruit sources, the flavor profile hardly seems to exhibit traits of mountain fruit. I think that the Estate is in the north end of Napa Valley, but Howell Mountain and Moon Mountain should leave an ind...
by Andrew Kaufman
October 11th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Turley Napa cab
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

TN: 2014 Turley Napa cab

I tried the initial, then the next year. Tasted like blueberry syrup to me.
by Andrew Kaufman
October 7th, 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's Brother is Making Burgundy Now?
Replies: 34
Views: 4682

Ray Walker's Brother is Making Burgundy Now?

Faith Winery And Tastings 42 North Sutter St Stockton, CA 95202 Phone: Show Number Own This Business? Faith Winery And Tastings is a privately held company in Stockton, CA and is a Single Location business. Categorized under Food Processors and Manufacturers. Our records show it was established in 2...
by Andrew Kaufman
October 4th, 2017, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merlot, post Sideways
Replies: 87
Views: 5549

Merlot, post Sideways

Three Palms Merlot anyone?
by Andrew Kaufman
October 4th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin Release
Replies: 46
Views: 6014

Marcassin Release

Shipping Notification Dear Marcassin Members, We will begin shipping the week of Monday, November 6th. We will email you ahead of time if weather conditions are not suitable for shipping or if there is a delay. If for any reason YOU need your shipment postponed or amended, please let us know ASAP. O...
by Andrew Kaufman
October 3rd, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni on SantaBarbara
Replies: 28
Views: 2003

Galloni on SantaBarbara

Tom, I thought Jim stopped making and growing Nebbiolo.
by Andrew Kaufman
October 3rd, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall Futures release
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Rhys Fall Futures release

Order in. 375s for me.
by Andrew Kaufman
September 29th, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6111

New Napa Cab Projects

I read an interesting perspective following the purchase of Stagecoach by Gallo: displaced producers will be forced to go elsewhere for fruit to stay afloat, and these very deep pockets buying estates and making Melki/Rolland/et al wines will only drive up the costs and prices for the displaced. If...
by Andrew Kaufman
September 29th, 2017, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6111

New Napa Cab Projects

I read an interesting perspective following the purchase of Stagecoach by Gallo: displaced producers will be forced to go elsewhere for fruit to stay afloat, and these very deep pockets buying estates and making Melki/Rolland/et al wines will only drive up the costs and prices for the displaced. If...
by Andrew Kaufman
September 29th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6111

New Napa Cab Projects

Chris Atkins wrote: Marciano. Any relation to Rocky?

Here we go.
MY GUESS, is no, since they are Jewish.
by Andrew Kaufman
September 29th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Tache gone bad
Replies: 86
Views: 5620

La Tache gone bad

Didn't she already contact Ian? Isn't he reputable enough? A fair point- to which I would only reply it is hard to say the extent to which someone will ask questions, sometimes even after they find someone reputable. The world now knows that wine has the potential to be a valuable collectible- and ...
by Andrew Kaufman
September 28th, 2017, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Tache gone bad
Replies: 86
Views: 5620

La Tache gone bad

Most people, even those who are not familiar with the secrets of the inner sanctums of winespeak, know enough to google. I imagine that is how Rebecca found us in the first place. And the most relevant word in any google search given the bottles are of course La Tache and Haut Brion. Sorry guys, th...
by Andrew Kaufman
September 28th, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Tache gone bad
Replies: 86
Views: 5620

La Tache gone ba

Jeez people, what's the matter with all of you? Would a real scam involve a dead relative and/or sick pets??!?!?! Oh wait........ If she got to Ian D. a few days ago, and he emailed her back before she posted here, something makes no sense. She had the wherewith all to locate, contact and receive a...
by Andrew Kaufman
September 27th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Booker due Next Week
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Booker due Next Week

James I was just at a member party last month. Surprised by Jada. The reds are full bodied and well crafted as usual. With scores likely (the 24 monthers not yet rated) in the mid to high 90s, prices are not likely to drop.
by Andrew Kaufman
September 26th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Booker due Next Week
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Booker due Next Week

I'm guess fracture is a 100 pointer. Just a guess.
by Andrew Kaufman
September 26th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Rhones
Replies: 27
Views: 1087

Paso Rhones

Alban my young padwans is not in Paso. There are several more in tin city. You can add: Topp-Brand New Caliza (right next door to Booker) Chronic Cellars- my favorite is Sofa King Bueno (repeat this very fast) Clos Selene-Now has own tasting room Ecluse - near TH Winery (formerly Terry Hoage) Jada-w...
by Andrew Kaufman
September 26th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Booker due Next Week
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Booker due Next Week

larry schaffer wrote:How do these prices compare with the past year or two? And the Vertigo and Fracture EXT - how much longer were these in oak than the 'normal' releases? And pricing difference?

Cheers.
Seems a tad higher. These are 24th monthers. I think the regulars are 18. I could easily find out for sure.
by Andrew Kaufman
September 26th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Booker due Next Week
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Booker due Next Week

Who is in?

2016 White $50
2015 Oublie Ext $75
2015 Ripper Ext $85
2015 Vertigo Ext $75
2015 Fracture Ext $98
2015 MFN $80 (limit 2 bottles)
2015 Jada $55
by Andrew Kaufman
September 12th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Lato Anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Paul Lato Anyone?

larry schaffer wrote:What are the current prices on his wines? I know that he's branched out from Santa Barbara County and purchased fruit up north from time to time and just haven't kept up to date. Cheers!
75-90 this offering, I passed.

Hiya Larry!
by Andrew Kaufman
September 12th, 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Lato Anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Paul Lato Anyone?

Jim I few people talk about his wine. Very few.

Torn on my allocation for SV K-B, Sojourn and now Lato. Can really only buy one (retired now and wine cellar full).
by Andrew Kaufman
September 12th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Lato Anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Paul Lato Anyone?

Does anyone still purchase?
by Andrew Kaufman
September 6th, 2017, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin Release
Replies: 46
Views: 6014

Marcassin Release

For those having problems, there are always Marcassin offers to share in Commerce.
by Andrew Kaufman
August 31st, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Life after N. Rhone ... Is CA Syrah selling yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 2355

Life after N. Rhone ... Is CA Syrah selling yet?

Some of the big boys, Saxum, Alban, Booker, Epoch and TH tend to age well. As they age, they tend to mellow both in tannins and the big fruit profile. No one is confusing CA wine for French, unless you travel in the wayback machine to 1976. As Larry says there a lot of cooler climate Syrahs made in ...
by Andrew Kaufman
December 1st, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Marcassin
Replies: 4
Views: 429

2011 Marcassin

Mine came a long time ago.

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