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by Joe B
February 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 5760

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

H Guy wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Got 1 Dr. Crane wishlist granted. 1 To Kalon allocated. I wished for 3 Dr Cranes and 3 To Kalon.
How long have you been on the list. I’ve been on since 2012. I only get 2 BTK and 1 Dr Crane. No wish granted. I’ve been asking for that 2nd Dr Crane for seven years
by Joe B
February 14th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 5760

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

JMFrawley wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 9:53 am
No wishlist grants for me either...
Ditto.
by Joe B
February 8th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 2079

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

I buy a large majority of my wines through mailing lists. Mainly because they are normallly not readily available at retail. I avoid clubs because clubs pick the wines for you. I taste to find what lists I want to be on rather than be on the list to get free tastings. Once I’m on the list I have th...
by Joe B
February 6th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer
Replies: 38
Views: 4440

Re: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer

Mark Y wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 10:35 am
Smoke taint?
Please, that rumor about smoke taint in 2017 is clearly a non issue. At least if you listen to the wrong sources.
by Joe B
February 5th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer
Replies: 38
Views: 4440

Re: 2016 Screaming Eagle offer

Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 9:39 am
Wow. Does anyone actually drink these or just flip?
I have heard whispered rumors of people opening these. In closed circles of course.
by Joe B
February 5th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 5760

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

JohnP wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 8:50 am
Realm is live at 10am. What are you buying?
All of it if I had that kind of money. Probably grab 2 Dr Crane and 2 To Kalon. Maybe one other bottle. We will see.
by Joe B
February 2nd, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2069
Views: 122807

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened up my last 2012 Bedrock Monte Rosso. This is my favorite wine the MTP makes/made. It is really drinking fantastic and has plenty of years in front of it. If you are down to one, you can wait. I thought I read somewhere that Morgan was able to get Monte Rosso back again for future vintages, i...
by Joe B
February 2nd, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2069
Views: 122807

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened up my last 2012 Bedrock Monte Rosso. This is my favorite wine the MTP makes/made. It is really drinking fantastic and has plenty of years in front of it. If you are down to one, you can wait.
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I’m not a boomer. I’m generation X I think. 50 years old. Again I graduated in 1997 with a degree in architecture. My first job paid $24k a year. That ain’t a killing by any stretch of the imagination in 1997. My condo cost $130,000 in 1999. I was making $36k by then. Me and my wife could have affo...
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Well millennials are sleeping with more attractive partners than boomers. That's got to be better than drinking expensive wine! Damn, I forgot this is about wine drinking. So to get back to my story above. It wasn't until I reached 42-44 years of age that I finally could afford good wine. It takes ...
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Boom! Nobody is forced to stay in any one place. This is a big country. You can go cut your teeth somewhere other than Seattle for a few years and gain experience and higher wages, move back at a latter date. Or try renting smaller places on the outskirts and commute into the city. Too many options...
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

What kind of advice could have been followed to defray the fact that the median home price in Seattle has doubled in the past 5 years to almost a million dollars coupled with a 40 year trend of wage suppression? Isn’t going to an affordable college, studying something marketable, working hard, and ...
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Just to note - the University of Illinois is under $13,000 for a year. Many kids - including myself back in the day - have never been able to afford the expensive private schools. I'm not saying that's the way it should be but it's not a new development. 16-21k in tuition and fees. This does not co...
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Riverain and Thomas Rivers Brown! The 2016s have arrived!
Replies: 65
Views: 2754

Re: Riverain and Thomas Rivers Brown! The 2016s have arrived!

Huge write up yesterday by Jeb Dunnuck! 98 pts, for whatever that may be worth champagne.gif Pretty happy with that, but we like that we can deliver at a great price point. Pretty sure you’ve nailed that too. These wines are fantastic. I am sure you hear that a lot from those of us who drink them.
by Joe B
February 1st, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Posts to the effect of, "When Millennials reach their prime earning years, we'll see how things change" seem to me to assume that Millennials will have prime earning years and spending power commensurate with generations that came before them. Presently, this seems like a very poor assumption. The ...
by Joe B
January 31st, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5095

Re: Maybach on Deck

Brandon J. wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 4:41 pm
Will they drop me if I don't buy? I got my first offering as well and just can't justify buying. I joined really for trading purposes.
Then shouldn’t you buy some.
by Joe B
January 31st, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9368

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Millennials don’t want low cost entry level anything. So when they know middle of the road wines cost $50 a bottle you can bet they aren’t buyers
by Joe B
January 22nd, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Turley 2017 Vintage Spring Release

Grabbed 2 each dragon and rattlesnake ridge. Wished for more of course.
by Joe B
January 22nd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5095

Re: Maybach on Deck

Anyone else having issues on the shipping. I enter the address, but then when I pick the shipping option it auto corrects to VinFliment I am having the same issue that I cannot pick a shipping option and emailed them. Ditto. Bought 3 750 ml and 2 375 ml. Checked out and it sends it to vinfillment. ...
by Joe B
January 20th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover Prevention - supplements
Replies: 45
Views: 1505

Re: Hangover Prevention - supplements

I drink a lot of water every day. I take a multi vitamin and 500 vitamin C every day. It is very rare for me to be hungover. Very rare.
by Joe B
January 18th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1623

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

Frank Z wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 9:16 am
Already placed my order for the Las Piedras. It is a beautiful wine, and I'm very excited for the 2016 vintage.
How is that possible? Doesn't open until January 22.
by Joe B
January 16th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: CellarTracker Scoring Methodology

We need to start a group who will adhere to the same guidelines when rating a wine. 85 is not a score that says do not swallow. That is a 70-75. But people don't want to attach these low scores to a wine and then their user identity.
by Joe B
January 15th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad is live
Replies: 27
Views: 1323

Re: Myriad is live

Took 2/1 for three total dr cranes. Wish I could afford more right now but.....
by Joe B
January 12th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 64
Views: 2509

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

Caterwaul
No Girls. All of them.
by Joe B
December 20th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How old are your Riedels/Do they show signs of wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Re: How old are your Riedels/Do they show signs of wear?

Mine do. I had a set of eight. Within two years they were all busted.
by Joe B
December 18th, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 1824

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Asking people here about whether it is safe to travel to France is akin to one person in Pakistan asking his neighbor if he believes it is safe to travel to Turkey. It is just a matter of perspective. Go, don't go, but at the end of the day you are in charge of the decision you make.
by Joe B
December 12th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 1824

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Change your plans. Try Poland. Very nice there.
by Joe B
December 3rd, 2018, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2925

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

After only six years of this hobby I have hit a number that is too ridiculous to ignore and have to make some changes.
by Joe B
December 1st, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2841

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Marcus has my intent correct. Im just asking has winemaking improved enough over 40-50 years that todays $100 bottles ( 3/4/5 ths ) are better than first growths 40-50 years ago. Not sure why everybody is going off on tangents Because it’s not what you asked. Makes sense to clarify. It was pretty c...
by Joe B
December 1st, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2841

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Hasn't climate change affected quality by now of what was the first growths predominant area?
by Joe B
November 21st, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!
Replies: 45
Views: 2159

Re: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!

I brought a 2015 Becklyn Napa Cab to a small Get together. About five people. It was awesome. Once that was gone they poured 2015 Folie à Deux Cabernet Sauvignon Ménage à Trois. I worked very hard to drink that one glass. Once I got through it my palate was shot.
by Joe B
November 19th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7276

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 19th, 2018, 11:36 am
There’s a lot of good wines on that list. I don’t see why you couldn’t use it as a shopping list.
I may not drink a ton of wine but when I do, it isn’t off of the wine spectator top 100 list. [snort.gif]
by Joe B
November 19th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Cabo?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Wineries near Cabo?

[rofl.gif]
by Joe B
November 18th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1918

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

I will only sa this about in n out burger. They are missing the clown otherwise it’s a great clone of McD’s. [smileyvault-ban.gif] This might be the worst HOT TAKE™ ever. . Yeah. I know who I won't be listening to reviews from. Not sure why it needs to be all that. It’s just my opinion. And many mi...
by Joe B
November 17th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1918

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Culver’s is the gold standard fast food burger. Portillo’s is right there too.

I will only sa this about in n out burger. They are missing the clown otherwise it’s a great clone of McD’s.
by Joe B
November 16th, 2018, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:17 am
Direct from the winery.
I didn’t get an allocation this year. How long where you on the list before getting an offer?

Guess I will need to start thawing my 23# Butterball soon.
by Joe B
November 14th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2244

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

Just FYI, I can get these for $50 per all in from SommPicks... Might be worth looking around if you want more. Plenty of online retailers already have the '17 Just got my wish list one bottle. Shipping went from $27 for the two bottles to $30 for three bottles. [truce.gif] But like I said I like Sy...
by Joe B
November 14th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 3931

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

I think it really is a bit simpler though. From 2012 through 2016 California cab producers have done very very very well. The 20% plus who didn't pick prior to the fires should be able to handle one vintage gone at this point. That’s an awfully naive statement. Most winemakers I know would go under...
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2268

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

I have pretty much given up on online retailers. I have used Winebid and Flickinger though in the past. im curious as to why? ive had some annoyances with shipping but the retailers themselves have always been great. EDIT: just noticed you're in a much better wine location than I am. Im guessing av...
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2268

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

I have pretty much given up on online retailers. I have used Winebid and Flickinger though in the past.
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear of 2011 Napa Cabernet
Replies: 203
Views: 11627

Re: Fear of 2011 Napa Cabernet

Another thread got me thinking about this one. So 2-1/2 years later, any updated opinions of 2011? For those who buy Napa wines and Sonoma wines from the same makers year over year, what wines do/did you like better from 2011 than the surrounding years ? I hear Merrills 2011's have only gotten bett...
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2244

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

Just got my wish list one bottle. Shipping went from $27 for the two bottles to $30 for three bottles. [truce.gif] But like I said I like Syrah and want to try something new to me and at a better price point. Well, if $62 per bottle is a better price point. I will drink one within a month of arrival...
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th
Replies: 67
Views: 4695

Re: Bedrock Fall Release - November 13th

Took six this go around.
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live
Replies: 48
Views: 2244

Re: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - offer is live

Decided to give Pax a shot. I enjoy Syrah and need to find lower cost alternatives to the Napa cabs. Bought two and wished for a third. Without the third I paid $66 each though. Shipping.
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never ending wine releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3126

Re: Never ending wine releases

In California, the climate is such that every year is perfectly the same. They call it "The Golden Climate". I thought it was called the state of combustion. Did you really think this was funny? Poor taste would be an UNDERSTATEMENT. Funny or not, California is pretty well known for fires especiall...
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?
Replies: 48
Views: 2644

Re: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?

2016 Caymus????? Wait, no.
by Joe B
November 13th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem
Replies: 72
Views: 3931

Re: Why did Screaming Eagle Scrap 17's if there is no problem

Larry Simple question, how do we know what was picked before and which were not ? Can't we just call the wineries? Yup. And some of the 20% plus who picked after the fires will even tell you the truth. I think it really is a bit simpler though. From 2012 through 2016 California cab producers have d...
by Joe B
November 12th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never ending wine releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3126

Re: Never ending wine releases

Markus S wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 11:47 am
blarmston wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 7:12 am
.... Sounds like you are the only winemaker in Napa/The World who has never a bad vintage...
In California, the climate is such that every year is perfectly the same. They call it "The Golden Climate".
I thought it was called the state of combustion.

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