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by Larry G0ld3n
March 28th, 2021, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR
Replies: 74
Views: 3101

Re: QPR

...and the point is? Way too many variables including context.
by Larry G0ld3n
March 28th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best wine critic for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Best wine critic for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Welcome to the boards! Compare your impressions with professional reviews and those of fellow CTers. Don’t worry about the scores, read the reviews and you will come to find a number of “reviewers” whose taste and impressions align with yours. It takes some time but it will come together and you’ll ...
by Larry G0ld3n
March 26th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower - first bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Horsepower - first bottles

We have been on the Horsepower list since day 1. Big Walla Walla fans. Naturally we have accumulated quite a stash. This weekend we are opening our first two, 2012 Syrah & a 2013 Grenache. Sure hope we like it, fairly confident we will. Any advice as to how long this needs to be opened before th...
by Larry G0ld3n
March 22nd, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Cellartracker still the go-to for managing cellar?
Replies: 111
Views: 4824

Re: Is Cellartracker still the go-to for managing cellar?

Absolutely YES! It’s also an enabler- does such a great job, you always feel like buying just a few more.
by Larry G0ld3n
March 3rd, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 179
Views: 10668

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

You guys are killin me! Thanks for all the laughs today! Although I have a solution for you: MAX BID! No need to worry about last minute sniping, about being at the auction at close, or having to worry about what the wives think. You can place a max bid any time during the week. If the wine is list...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 28th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Double Lucky!
Replies: 60
Views: 5803

Re: Cayuse Double Lucky!

Ryan Gilmour wrote: February 28th, 2021, 8:31 pm https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/77 ... le-Lucky-8

I guess you own it now, but kinda goes against the spirit...
Agreed - very disappointing to see that bottle on WineBid. Sometimes no good and well intentioned deed goes unpunished. Us, looking forward to the zoom.
by Larry G0ld3n
February 27th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Advice: 2009 Cayuse Bionic Frog?
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Decanting Advice: 2009 Cayuse Bionic Frog?

In my opinion 30 minutes at most should be more than sufficient. I fine with these Walla Walla gems, when you first open them they are more primary - meaning brighter on the fruit. They quickly go tertiary which I personally am not so fond of. Enjoy, great wine!
by Larry G0ld3n
February 25th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double Lucky #8 Sample?
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Double Lucky #8 Sample?

Got ours today and it was a full size bottle. Tremendous gesture of appreciation by Cayuse. They continue to surprise us with genuine expressions of appreciation. Cheers!
by Larry G0ld3n
February 20th, 2021, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2007
Views: 136472

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night celebrated a very dear friend’s recovery with our 1st bottle of NV Palmer & Company Champagne Rose Reserve. Was blown away by its QPR. Rich, approachable and very enjoyable. Bubbles just perfect as well. Still have a few, looking for more. I drank that this week over two nights and f...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 20th, 2021, 3:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommended Online Retailers
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Recommended Online Retailers

Props to both JJ Buckley- been buying from them for a long time and Aaron Diodato at Sokolin. Selection, pricing and most important customer service.
by Larry G0ld3n
February 20th, 2021, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2007
Views: 136472

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night celebrated a very dear friend’s recovery with our 1st bottle of NV Palmer & Company Champagne Rose Reserve. Was blown away by its QPR. Rich, approachable and very enjoyable. Bubbles just perfect as well. Still have a few, looking for more.
by Larry G0ld3n
February 18th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Santa Barbara County/South Coast Wine Are You Drinking?
Replies: 147
Views: 10161

Re: What Santa Barbara County/South Coast Wine Are You Drinking?

Haven’t seen any love for Sanguis in this thread. Personally enjoy his Pinot’s.
by Larry G0ld3n
February 18th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 220
Views: 12712

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Basically it’s so depends on what you’re looking for and how hard you’re going to work. Last year I bought 62 bottles from WineBid, I’ve just over 30 left. Basically I find wines I either know and like or that I want to try. Then, if they make sense on my QPR formula, I bid. Most I’ve spent is right...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 17th, 2021, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16045
Views: 837449

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Sassicaia- cannot resist this wine.
by Larry G0ld3n
February 16th, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

Larry to Larry, It was clearly a Cabernet no question. It was definitely neither Napa, Sonoma nor Washington state -Walla Walla/Red Mountain. Without really really really digging deep into my memory banks and tasting notes I’m not sure what I will compare this to. In someways it was definitely a Rus...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 15th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

Here’s the verdict (yes, successfully generated some intrigue) We really enjoyed the wine a lot. Yes it was big, fruit forward and very young. It was not rough, it was not huge and no bite. Was young for sure, but smooth, very long finish and as the evening passed it relaxed and evolved. This wine n...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 14th, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

Could not resist, bought a three pack and just tried a bottle. Only 3 days after it arrived. Here’s my dilemma, Russell is one of a kind, a very special person and a dear friend. Do I tell the truth, do I prop the wine, do I soft pedal so I can buy more? Decision and a review tomorrow by 5 PM eastern.
by Larry G0ld3n
February 13th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16045
Views: 837449

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Alban – Lorraine, Seymour’s and Patrina. Will finalize how much of each this weekend. But in for sure on all!
by Larry G0ld3n
February 13th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled
Replies: 86
Views: 4455

Re: No wine in my cellar is safe from getting its cork pulled

Have been vacillating back-and-forth on this one. It’s not that any bottle is so special or being saved for a special occasion – I believe drink whatever you want when you want it. It’s more a matter of not finishing an exceptional bottle on a given night. Now that my schedule has changed, and I hav...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 7th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 5257

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

I guess I really don’t care as long as the wine is balanced. There dodged it for you. I’ve had “hot” 13% wines and incredible 15%+ wines. Just give me a good wine. I have noticed more chatter on here lately regarding alcohol levels and using it a point of judgement to buy or not buy a wine. For me ...
by Larry G0ld3n
February 5th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Diversity...again
Replies: 57
Views: 2772

Re: Cellar Diversity...again

Agree w Bruce Rudman 100%, well said, thank you! Our cellar is sufficiently diversified. I feel no need, no purpose, no pressure and no reason to buy or drink wines I do not want or like - strictly for the purpose of being able to state my seller is “diversified”. Have over 1500 bottles which is a p...
by Larry G0ld3n
January 30th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 8128

Re: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering

All in within an hour for the Estate Box, didn’t go for the white.
by Larry G0ld3n
January 25th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever had Reynvaan Vineyards?
Replies: 33
Views: 2082

Re: Ever had Reynvaan Vineyards?

Michael, Glad you ordered, I am optimistic you will enjoy their wines. In fact I will be ordering some in the next day or so. I cannot recommend Reynvaan highly enough. Both for their wines and as very special people. I learned about them after being put on the waiting list for Cayuse some years ago...
by Larry G0ld3n
January 21st, 2021, 5:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 25
Views: 1552

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

As a “relative” newbie to Winebid, only 110 bottles in and more than half enjoyed, so far great. Initially I had some reservation about Providence but as my positive experience continues to grow I feel very comfortable chasing those bottles that I want without reservation.
by Larry G0ld3n
January 19th, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Double Lucky!
Replies: 60
Views: 5803

Re: Cayuse Double Lucky!

What a pleasant surprise it was to receive this email. Christophe, Trevor and company have a history of meaningful actions like this. However this one is over the top! It definitely made my evening and put a smile on my face and that of my wife. Makes me feel good about supporting them, they are one...
by Larry G0ld3n
January 19th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 15352

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Took a ride up there several Sundays ago, business for them is booming! Does not seem to be a location-focused retail business any longer. The store was never more full of wine - totally packed, the outside of the building was surrounded by pallets of shipping cartons. Stacked high. It is an an onli...
by Larry G0ld3n
January 6th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily waitlist
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: Andremily waitlist

It’s phenomenal wine, irrespective of price, add price into the equation and it’s incredible. Plus Jim is wonderful to deal with - warm, approachable and genuine. Worth whatever time it takes on the waitlist.
by Larry G0ld3n
January 5th, 2021, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch
Replies: 73
Views: 6305

Re: BevMo Accused of Bait and Switch

In my opinion, Total Wine does exactly the same thing and has done that for a long long time. it’s one of the major reasons I stopped purchasing from them. That plus they are never price competitive here in the Tampa market plus all too often I’ve driven way too far for wines that I was assured were...
by Larry G0ld3n
January 5th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No girls 2017 offer
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: No girls 2017 offer

Decided to make a decision between this - No Girls or Horsepower? I’ve been on the list since day one, tough letting go.
by Larry G0ld3n
January 5th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 6087

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

Waffling seriously. Like to jump in early to get what I want if forced to decide.
by Larry G0ld3n
December 26th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: UPS/FedEx
Replies: 56
Views: 3393

Re: UPS/FedEx

Delivery service here in Tampa Florida of late has been flawless – both from UPS and FedEx. I think it has a lot to do with who you purchase from. Have been doing cold chain which is cost-efficient and really well done. Props to WineBid, JJ Buckley, Cayuse. Perhaps I’m living in an alternate univers...
by Larry G0ld3n
December 26th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 111
Views: 10100

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Thank you thank you Todd and Russ. This is a great offer! Came within $10 Sunday night, will make it this week. Spend harder next time!! champagne.gif Spent a whole lot harder the following week. This was an incredibly great promotion! Thank you both for putting it together. Had no idea how much be...
by Larry G0ld3n
December 20th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 111
Views: 10100

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Thank you Russ, spent way more than the required amount the following and immediately received my grand cru membership and the credit. So easy and going forward will always be a grand cru. What amazing difference! PS, shipped all my wines immediately thereafter and they arrived so promptly here in T...
by Larry G0ld3n
November 24th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!
Replies: 111
Views: 10100

Re: Christmas Comes Early! WineBid Rebates ONLY for Wine Berserkers!

Thank you thank you Todd and Russ. This is a great offer! Came within $10 Sunday night, will make it this week.
by Larry G0ld3n
October 27th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 15352

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Robert and others, B 21 – they are what they are. I am local, in Tampa, used to buy LOTS of wine from them. Had some serious issues with credit card processing, still have the screenshots, will leave it at that. Was unable to come to an amicable solution. Thus once in a blue moon I may stop in on a ...
by Larry G0ld3n
October 20th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader library release
Replies: 25
Views: 2050

Re: Schrader library release

I was all set to dive right in 🤣🤣 and then previous posters shamed me into changing my mind. (NOT). Can’t blame the for trying. Everyone else is doing the same. However this thread did motivate me pull a good one for this weekend.... [cheers.gif]
by Larry G0ld3n
September 18th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Official High Holy Days 2020 (5781) Wine Thread

L’Shana Tova, between celebrating the New Year and our daughters extraordinary new job we went all out, 1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia (worth all 100 pts) and 2010 Cayuse Widowmaker.
by Larry G0ld3n
September 12th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3384

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Buoncristiani-excellent SB & outstanding Cabernet. Been with them for 10+ years.
by Larry G0ld3n
August 8th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Paso Trip-Need a little help
Replies: 49
Views: 3973

Re: First Paso Trip-Need a little help

Will add Daou to the list for an overall experience not to be missed.

Big fan of Herman Story, big wines, bigger experience. Kudos to Epoch both for the wine and having suggested Herman Story.

Last, Desparada Wines - related to Herman Story.
by Larry G0ld3n
July 29th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 261
Views: 34176

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Happy to report I’m in. Might sacrifice Alban Reva but feel it was a good choice.
by Larry G0ld3n
June 13th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid and corkage
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: Covid and corkage

All good here in our usual/regular spots. Super warm greeting, could not be more accommodating. And with capacity somewhat limited service and attention is spoiling us. Only change on our part is greatly increase tipping and bring unopened bottles for gifting to staff.
by Larry G0ld3n
March 15th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11694

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Last night...
2004 Ornellaia
2007 Tignanello
2007 Valdicava Madonna
2007 Conn Valley Eloge

We went big.
by Larry G0ld3n
March 15th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1819

Re: Shipping Questions

Hate to be the bearer of bad news.... FedEx seems to be cracking down, more random X-RAY of packages. Just tried sending my brother in NJ a nice aged bottle of Tignanello. Packed perfectly with NO mention of contents. My bottle kicked around Tampa In the heat for 5 days and was then returned to me....
by Larry G0ld3n
March 12th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1819

Re: Shipping Questions

Hate to be the bearer of bad news.... FedEx seems to be cracking down, more random X-RAY of packages. Just tried sending my brother in NJ a nice aged bottle of Tignanello. Packed perfectly with NO mention of contents. My bottle kicked around Tampa In the heat for 5 days and was then returned to me. ...
by Larry G0ld3n
March 9th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2016 Realm mag
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: FS: Saxum, Andremily, Realm ... revised px's

This is an unsolicited and surprise recommendation for this seller. Bill James is an A+/5 ⭐️ seller. Easiest and best transaction I’ve ever had on any of the boards. Packing of my wines was unequaled.

Bought 17 bottles from Bill. Thinking I may snag a few of these.
by Larry G0ld3n
August 21st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16045
Views: 837449

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Today is Cayuse day:

3 x 2018 of Cailloux
3 x 2017 of Armada
3 x 2017 of God Only Knows (perfect name for so many reasons)

and some wish listing of course.
Bionic Frog
Widowmaker
by Larry G0ld3n
August 16th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2012 Brunello Special Price for WB
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: 2012 Brunello Special Price for WB

Ross, great to see this post!

Personally I would love to see you do this as often as possible. Everyone else, have bought from them over the years – very positive experience! And will continue to do so. Always through Aaron.

Look forward to seeing your offers.
by Larry G0ld3n
August 1st, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 4683

Re: SAXUM OPEN

Justin, thank you for your most gracious gesture of appreciation. I was blown away by it. IMHO Saxum has always been a model of excellence so many other wineries could learn from. It’s in their DNA - every release is a sellout. As for what appears to me as insanity debating the motivation and proto...
by Larry G0ld3n
July 31st, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 4683

Re: SAXUM OPEN

Justin, thank you for your most gracious gesture of appreciation. I was blown away by it. IMHO Saxum has always been a model f excellence so many other wineries could learn from. It’s in their DNA - every release is a sellout. As for what appears to me as insanity debating the motivation and protoco...

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