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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: 2804

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: 2695

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: 2695

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: 42
Views: 1801

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: 7071

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: 243

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1256

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: 2138

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: 3826

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: 2135

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: 2135

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: 11558

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: 2138

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: 4586

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: 2138

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: 3063

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: 2562

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: 3826

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: 3063

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.
by Joe B
November 12th, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help reducing of my Cali releases-allocations
Replies: 32
Views: 1671

Re: Help reducing of my Cali releases-allocations

Honestly there are a few missing from your list. You should add a couple to it.
by Joe B
October 29th, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling gone not right????
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Riesling gone not right????

My second thought would be 'mousiness' or mousy taint with your aftertaste description: https://www.awri.com.au/industry_support/winemaking_resources/sensory_assessment/recognition-of-wine-faults-and-taints/wine_faults/ Me too, as the big problem seemed to be the aftertaste. However, I've never had...
by Joe B
October 29th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling gone not right????
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Riesling gone not right????

Question? Do you have much experience with Alsatian Riesling? Or had it all been German? They are two different beasts with different profiles, you may just not Like Alsatian Riesling... Most of my riesling had been Alsatian prior to 2015 and most were Domaine Weinbach. I am transitioning into Germ...
by Joe B
October 28th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling gone not right????
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Riesling gone not right????

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 28th, 2018, 12:11 pm
This might be a dumb question, but do you normally like Riesling?
I drink it seldomly but i do like it. I buy it more for my fiancé who does like it. Before I took my sip she had already told me she did not like it. I wish I had waited and took another sip and broken it down.
by Joe B
October 28th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling gone not right????
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Riesling gone not right????

2012 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Ok, so I opened this bottle last night. Bought it at Binnys in 2014 and stored it properly. Smelled nice and perfumey/floral. Ok, good. My first sip I thought “that tastes quite nice”. By the end of that thought, a new thought Came to mind. “Actually that t...
by Joe B
October 28th, 2018, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: MUSHROOM TART
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: MUSHROOM TART

That looks awesome
by Joe B
October 27th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9892
Views: 315121

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Went with the 2013 Quivet Kenefick Cab. Very nice but can wait a while longer
by Joe B
October 20th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9892
Views: 315121

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Just opened a 2010 Saxum Paderewski Zin. Wow has this developed nicely. Not much nose but great for the palate
by Joe B
October 15th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you know it's International Merlot Month? How did I miss this?
Replies: 27
Views: 488

Re: Did you know it's International Merlot Month? How did I miss this?

Markus S wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 10:06 am
Thank goodness I had some last night! But, jeepers, a whole month?!
We have to drink the supply down somehow.
by Joe B
October 15th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2489

Re: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?

Just FYI. The sugar did not help. Nor did a very small amount of “squeezed” raspberry juice.
by Joe B
October 13th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2489

Re: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?

I just doctored my first wine. I may even try something else but so far I added just a bit of sugar. I opened the 2013 Chimney Rock Arete. Paid about $60 for the bottle. It was a bit weak, thin and lacking of much fruit at all. Figured I would try just a very small amount of sugar. Not sure it helpe...
by Joe B
October 8th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your wine "magic number"?
Replies: 50
Views: 1872

Re: Your wine "magic number"?

I have 500 right now. The price of my average bottle would need to drop drastically for me to double the number to 1000. But then I would not be happy drinking that wine at half the price per bottle. So I am staying at 500 bottles. Yeah, if MacDonald was $80 I wouldn’t drink it either. Which is why...
by Joe B
October 8th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your wine "magic number"?
Replies: 50
Views: 1872

Re: Your wine "magic number"?

I have 500 right now. The price of my average bottle would need to drop drastically for me to double the number to 1000. But then I would not be happy drinking that wine at half the price per bottle. So I am staying at 500 bottles.
by Joe B
October 8th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thread deleted
Replies: 40
Views: 2757

Re: Thread deleted

Mark Maddox wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Aren’t we a little old to troll and insult each other?
Nope. newhere
by Joe B
October 5th, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you attached to a bottle of wine ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: Are you attached to a bottle of wine ?

David Glasser wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 10:07 pm
It’s a simple outpatient procedure to remove them, requiring only a corkscrew and, optionally, wine glasses.
And usually the right occasion and company. I am not opening any of my "prized" wines just for kicks on a Wednesday evening. [cheers.gif]
by Joe B
September 30th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on William & Mary release
Replies: 47
Views: 2421

Re: Thoughts on William & Mary release

Somehow I missed 2015 order. Then I did not get an email for the 2016. Logged on to my account and was able to order a three pack.
by Joe B
September 27th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 11467

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Five years ago someone should have asked who is the next screaming eagle.
by Joe B
September 26th, 2018, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8599

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

mike pobega wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 11:28 am
[stirthepothal.gif] Schrader jumped the shark sometimes around the 2012/2013 releases. Did Fonzi proud too....

Sold out in 6 days. Congrats Graeme and Alex!
Would have been faster but they use guaranteed allocations.
by Joe B
September 22nd, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't like QPR
Replies: 51
Views: 1950

Re: I don't like QPR

It’s not linear. More like the Richter scale. Exponential.
by Joe B
September 21st, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 2954

Re: Worst QPR ever

I have not drunk this myself but Screaming Eagle. No way this is not the worst qpr Napa wine out there. Even at release.
by Joe B
September 19th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2377

Re: Myriad 2018 release 8/7

Got mine. The bottles were NOT cool to the touch but not hot either. More like an even 72/74 degrees.

Im happy they are in mu house but I could have waited another month for these, easy.
by Joe B
September 19th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2377

Re: Myriad 2018 release 8/7

Yup. Mine was delivered today. Chicago burbs
by Joe B
September 19th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8599

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

People are offering at $450 a bottle plus shipping. Really hard to refuse 🙄 Nick - What is your point? You posted in Commerce corner asking if anyone is selling, as well as posted #25 above in this thread in Wine Talk, again looking to buy. These bottles trade at a premium in the secondary market, ...
by Joe B
September 18th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Coravin - "Model 11" $1000
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: New Coravin - "Model 11" $1000

Where is the padded safety bag?
by Joe B
September 18th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8599

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

I signed up July of 2015 for those waiting still whats your wait time right now? trying to see if maybe next year is my time or 10 years from now :) Joe Nobody is dropping off the list, ten years might be optomistic unless production increases Which I believe is their plan. But 2015 was super limit...
by Joe B
September 18th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8599

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

Allocated 3 bottles. No wishes. Took them all and I’m very happy about it.
by Joe B
September 15th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too much Pinot?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: Too much Pinot?

jbray23 wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Just out of curiosity what did you think you would taste?
I thought he was just being sarcastic but....... newhere
by Joe B
September 13th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?

Can’t really help in your choice as I don’t and won’t own anything except Lodge. Maybe Wagner but not as of yet.
by Joe B
September 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 5684

Re: Realm The Absurd

chrisloretta wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Joe B wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 1:14 pm
chrisloretta wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Any critic scores on these yet?
Page 1 post #5.

100
100
Thanks Joe. I missed that clearly but were any of the others rated that you know of?
I was not able to find anything on them other than what Realm has to say.

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