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by Joe B
June 29th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1817

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

That would be a bummer if they did slap the bottles with .97 instead of .99 so we can use the codes. What exactly does this mean? I know I will be in for between 1 and 6 bottles but have a month to decide I guess. Did anybody actually review this vintage? The .97 on wine.com means the price ends in...
by Joe B
June 29th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1817

Re: 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Offer

Price is down $10 per bottle but I am going to hold off. I think I can do better using a $100 off $300 wine.com code and get this for closer to $200 per with free shipping. I don't see Shafer selling out of HSS in this economy. That has worked for me as well in the past, have picked up recent vinta...
by Joe B
June 27th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Sssshhhh! I'm Tier One, not Tier Awesome, but was just able to place my order. Yes. Shhhhh. I just made tier awesome as well. Lets keep this quiet. Not sure what the magic number is that gets me onto this tier but for 2018 I am at 18 bottles. Been on the list since 2012. Smith wines are beautiful. ...
by Joe B
May 27th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2696
Views: 178158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just popped open the 2013 Bedrock Monte Rosso.

Very nice wine. It has come together.
by Joe B
May 14th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 7674

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Not to ruin anybody’s day here but 2017 MacDonald allocations won’t be out until mid September.
by Joe B
May 9th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6223

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Beckstoffer is a man clearly not in touch with reality. Love what other people do with his grapes but as he has said all along, all he did was buy up what was the perceived best prices of land making the best grapes.

To me, he is just a landlord.
by Joe B
May 6th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1540

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

Full case.
by Joe B
March 18th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: *LAST DAY* Up to 50% off on all wines in Shop
Replies: 34
Views: 2921

Re: 50% off on 2016 Saunter 1.5Ls

I grabbed one eagle summit and one redhead magnum.

Thanks for the offer.
by Joe B
February 29th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16350

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

While my portfolio has dropped a good 12% last week, I am sure I will not see an equal drop in prices for wine. Like ever.
by Joe B
February 28th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16350

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

blarmston wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Whoops, yes you’re correct.

Mental note- don’t post after several glasses of wine... fixed
I’m not taking your word for this. Later tonight after a couple or three glasses, I will post my insights into investing in this market. Your money, not mine. [cheers.gif]
by Joe B
February 28th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13027

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I would back out if I didn't already have tickets in hand that were non refundable. And if it gets worse, tickets in hand be damned.
by Joe B
February 26th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2696
Views: 178158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the 2016 Evangelo tonight. Hoping for the best. I am also looking at opening my last bottle of 2010 Papas all blacks relatively soon. Meaning weeks/months, probably this year. Any thoughts on this one? Glenn Levine reported on one last year and said he'd open his next one in ten years. I'm p...
by Joe B
February 26th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2696
Views: 178158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the 2016 Evangelo tonight. Hoping for the best.

I am also looking at opening my last bottle of 2010 Papas all blacks relatively soon. Meaning weeks/months, probably this year. Any thoughts on this one?
by Joe B
February 23rd, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12443

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 4:35 pm
Joe B wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Finally placed my order. I did get me some wedlock. Always grab Weil away. Lorenzo too.
We agree on that!
We must have good taste.
by Joe B
February 20th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12443

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Finally placed my order. I did get me some wedlock. Always grab Weil away. Lorenzo too.
by Joe B
February 18th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4261

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Did not get my wish list Dr Crane. Thanked them anyways. It was explained to me that the allocation wines are good for 7 days and no matter how fast you are on getting your order in with the wish list items, your quickness will BE IGNORED and the extra wines not taken through allocation go to whomev...
by Joe B
February 17th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steakhouse wine, pick one
Replies: 23
Views: 1829

Re: Steakhouse wine, pick one

2014 Elysian or Macdonald. [dance-clap.gif]
by Joe B
February 17th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5314

Re: Wine prices are falling

Well, I hope the producers I buy from read this article. Allocation prices seem a bit inflated to me.
by Joe B
February 13th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 26
Views: 2898

Re: Saxum Spring release

I will be contacting Saxum tomorrow to relinquish my position on the list. I’ve enjoyed taking my small allocations over the last 6 years or so but Rhône blends just don’t bring as much pleasure to my wife or me as a hearty Napa Cab. And I really need to cut back. I hope a Berserker gets lucky and ...
by Joe B
February 13th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 1890

Re: Short Ribs

Braised short ribs with a nice mushroom risotto is my all time favorite dish.
by Joe B
February 9th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 3268

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

Consider that there are still a lot of people whose response to "How about zinfandel" is "The red kind or the white kind?" There is too little appreciation of the better quality zins. I suspect that the fluctuation is the result of periodic fascination with another grape (e.g., Malbec) that causes ...
by Joe B
February 5th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4261

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Grabbed
2 To-Kalon
1 Dr Crane.

Happy but wished for more.
by Joe B
February 4th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: KFC buffet
Replies: 188
Views: 14022

Re: KFC buffet

Popeyes blows chunks and anyone who prefers In n Out over anything needs some help.

KFC is what's good for America.
by Joe B
February 3rd, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21167

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I can’t seem to get onto this list. Is there a secret code or password I need?
by Joe B
January 28th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9226

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I will be pulling money out of my retirement account to cover BD11 plus other wine purchases this month.
by Joe B
January 26th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah
Replies: 59
Views: 3871

Re: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah

Easiest purchase for me. Took 4 cabs and 2 syrahs.

Thanks I will definitely enjoy these.
by Joe B
January 23rd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2696
Views: 178158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Bedrock Pagani.

I am always in a good place drinking this wine. One of my favorites from Morgan.
by Joe B
January 21st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4744

Re: Maybach Coming

Took my usual three bottles of Materium.
by Joe B
January 16th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Opened 125 bottles.

Dumped down the drain. 5 bottles.
by Joe B
January 15th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 26
Views: 2898

Re: Saxum Spring release

Looks like I am passed over. Again. Signed up in early 2013.
by Joe B
January 14th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3304

Re: Myriad Down?

Was able to get on at 4 minutes to and placed my order within two minutes.

3 dr Crane
3 dr Crane Elysian.
by Joe B
January 9th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 61
Views: 8135

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

So, I guess I am not making the list this year.
by Joe B
December 28th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 128
Views: 11919

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Realm
MacDonald
Maybach
Riverain
Becklyn
Myriad
More Realm
by Joe B
December 13th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus 2018 Cabernet on the shelf - 13.9%
Replies: 52
Views: 3782

Re: Caymus 2018 Cabernet on the shelf - 13.9%

Hey Anton, Let’s not drink one together. I will not drink to that. Joe..that’s great. Because as I recall you’ve got a bunch of 2012 Caymus and no one wants to drink that. You are alone w your Caymus. I unfortunately do have about 12-14 bottles of caymus left. 3 750ml and 3 1000ml 2012 bottles whic...
by Joe B
December 12th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus 2018 Cabernet on the shelf - 13.9%
Replies: 52
Views: 3782

Re: Caymus 2018 Cabernet on the shelf - 13.9%

Nevin Miller wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Anton D wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 9:28 pm
I’m glad it’s out now, that way I can start not drinking it sooner!
Hey Anton, Let’s not drink one together.
I will not drink to that.
by Joe B
December 4th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck Top 100 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 4853

Re: Dunnuck Top 100 2019

Well, Realm the Bard should have been in the top 10 not #36
by Joe B
November 28th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6574

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

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Plus a 2014 Peller estate ice wine

Opening the last Match wine I own

2010 Match Butterdragon magnum
by Joe B
November 28th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 2430

Re: time to talk turkey

Butterball. Hopefully bleached. Brined overnight with salt, brown sugar, allspice pods and rosemary. I use Alton Browns method to cook it. Stuff turkey with apples, oranges, lemons and rosemary. 30 minutes at 500 degrees then reduce to 350 degrees Looks like this after 30 minutes 14EDFEF2-D7E1-42CC-...
by Joe B
November 26th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2330

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

I have said it at least 15 times. Only twice was the wine actually undrinkable when it was not obviously corked or heat damaged.
by Joe B
November 20th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Caymus
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: TN: 2014 Caymus

PHuff wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Joe,

I am bit confused by your tasting note. It sounds like you absolutely hated the wine, but you gave it a score of 92? Or was that a joke?
Inside joke where people post bad notes with good scores. I gave it an 85. Which was too high.
by Joe B
November 20th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Caymus
Replies: 3
Views: 364

TN: 2014 Caymus

I really do not know what I am drinking but it a cross between a little bit of over the hill medicine with that flatness effect on my tongue and a whole lot of prune juice. The prune juice may have expired. (92)
by Joe B
November 5th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10802

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 9:52 am
Initially narrowed down to 5 wines I want to order...need to get it down to 3.

Monte Rosso, Dolinsek*, and???

*Dolinsek tends to be tiny allocations, so I might be able to grab a fourth.
Farmhouse. To be honest I have a vertical back to 2013 and have not cracked a single one. [whistle.gif]
by Joe B
October 30th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4752

Re: '16 MacD ship date

I just got denied my shipment until further notice.
by Joe B
October 25th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1792

Re: Walgreens Fedex

I had wine shipped to a Walgreens- they moved it into the store onto shelves behind the counter at the photo department. I had to show ID and tracking number to take possession of it. Worked smoothly. I've also shipped wine to folks who picked it up at a Walgreens- I got confirmation they signed fo...
by Joe B
October 22nd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 03 Pavie Macquin
Replies: 20
Views: 825

Re: 03 Pavie Macquin

16 of the 17 hottest years on this planet have been since 2000, where have you been? Not sure which way to go with this information. Climate change is real but didn’t affect anything wine related or climate change is fake which is why there was no change in wine. Either way everyone who was all doo...
by Joe B
October 22nd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 03 Pavie Macquin
Replies: 20
Views: 825

Re: 03 Pavie Macquin

Julian Marshall wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 9:25 am
We all feared at the time that 2003 was the first of many such vintages - luckily that hasn't happened yet.
Was there a reason for this fear?

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