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by Joe B
January 21st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 27
Views: 2400

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: 1776

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: 21
Views: 1818

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: 33
Views: 2421

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: 60
Views: 6988

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: 100
Views: 6378

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: 2855

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: 2855

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: 4649

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: 6066

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: 1684

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: 2227

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: 342

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: 342

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: 10116

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: 4558

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: 1553

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: 780

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: 780

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?
by Joe B
October 22nd, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 03 Pavie Macquin
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: 03 Pavie Macquin

Excellent notes. I’m sitting on two of these but hoping not to open for a few more years. Maybe 5 plus.
by Joe B
October 20th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2053
Views: 173912

Re: Steak Porn

A5 wagyu at Morimotos in Oahu.
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by Joe B
October 20th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 4080

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

Nope. It’ll be a PITA, but, at the end of the day, I enjoy the wines too much and I’m not going to start buying a lot more domestic or Aussie wines because Sancerre got more expensive Hard to imagine a sancerre at 14.5% plus. I think you'll be ok Other way around Neal. The tariffs are on wines 14% ...
by Joe B
October 17th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 41
Views: 2261

Re: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Bdklein wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 7:30 am
I can’t wait until I buy the 50th anniversary bottles and flip those .
Me too except I will flip my remaining 3 bottles of the 2012 with the 50th at a significant mark up
by Joe B
October 10th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10097

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

They fit just fine on my wine racks.
by Joe B
October 6th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3909

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

This isn’t just an issue in wine country, but much of the San Francisco Bay Area. Workers who earn less than $25 an hour are priced out of living in the area, leaving service positions in every field wanting. There are restaurants closing because they can’t keep employees. This is a problem all ove...
by Joe B
October 5th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6548

Re: Winebid revised.....

I have experienced the opposite. I with Victor, my experience has been solid, acceptable. Not perfect, but that’s not expected either when you are buying wines with some years on them from a source like this. Now that said, I mostly buy Bordeaux, which is perhaps more durable than other non-Cab bas...
by Joe B
October 5th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6548

Re: Winebid revised.....

Haven't bought or been on the site in quite some time but no longer a buyer. I was hitting too many duds after trying them after time in the cellar. The bottles all looked fine. No signs of damage but many were dull and not representative of the same wines purchased from the Winery or retail. Same....
by Joe B
October 4th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Impossible burgers

I’m waiting for impossible veggies, made from meat but packed with healthy stuff.
by Joe B
October 3rd, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3348

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

I predict nothing will change and this Board will be having the same conversation making the same predictions 18 months from now. I largely agree with you! We may see one of two [wow.gif] moments, but to your point, nothing that is going to raise the ocean temperature to bathwater status. Well, it ...
by Joe B
October 1st, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3348

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

2017 put the stopper in the bottle.
by Joe B
September 24th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Going to Oahu later this year and need to find out where a good selection of primarily Napa Cabs can be sourced. Staying near Waikiki beach for a week Also need some recs on great restaurants. 1. Traditional Hawaiian 2. Chinese 3. Thai 4. Japanese Open to other types too. Best Sushi? Best Poke? As ...
by Joe B
September 24th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Thanks for all the suggestions.
by Joe B
September 22nd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1423

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Done for the evening once I have a corked bottle.
by Joe B
September 22nd, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Caymus Zinfandel winemaker?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Old Caymus Zinfandel winemaker?

Nevin Miller wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 10:34 am
Back when Caymus was great juice!
Don’t say that to them though.
by Joe B
September 18th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10097

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I was given my wish request for an extra 3 Bards. [cheers.gif]

And you are welcome for whoever got my two bottles of Absurd as I left those on the table. Enjoy. champagne.gif
by Joe B
September 17th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: american wines suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: american wines suggestions?

I suggest you capitalize the A in America/American.
by Joe B
September 17th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Sorry but I took my entire three bottle allocation.
by Joe B
September 16th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cabernet Harvest
Replies: 17
Views: 1608

Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm


What does that mean?
#vintageofthecentury [wink.gif]
Is 2017 then the only vintage in the 2000s that is not a vintage of the century???? [scratch.gif]
2011
by Joe B
September 15th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

YLee wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 8:27 am
Dan Hammer wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 7:04 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:46 am


Nope--Cardboard with the MacD logo stamped on it.
And it's the best looking, and best presentation of any wine that's shipped in cardboard.

In order:

OWC
MacDonald
Others
Nice! Curious how it looks.
Tissue wrapped too.
by Joe B
September 13th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 5310

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

brigcampbell wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Nickel was producing crap from tench, that's hard to do.

Seems like a money play.
I thought that was just my palate.
by Joe B
September 12th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

MarkSt wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm
NickRut wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Who got the letter? Everyone on the list?
I got mine today. It's nice to have helicopter privileges. champagne.gif
YES. I got the mailer today.

I re read it anyways.
by Joe B
September 12th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Going to Oahu later this year and need to find out where a good selection of primarily Napa Cabs can be sourced. Staying near Waikiki beach for a week winecheck + 12 bottles from your collection? worst case $25 luggage fee, and if Alaska airline, it flies free! :) I have never travelled with wine “...
by Joe B
September 12th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Going to Oahu later this year and need to find out where a good selection of primarily Napa Cabs can be sourced. Staying near Waikiki beach for a week Also need some recs on great restaurants. 1. Traditional Hawaiian 2. Chinese 3. Thai 4. Japanese Open to other types too. Best Sushi? Best Poke?
by Joe B
September 12th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Thanks Joe for the mailer.

One more reason to like Alex and Graeme.
by Joe B
September 12th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Anyone read the mailer from MacDonald? I for one will try to avoid any products from Constellation forever. What mailer? I only got the save the date email. I just looked up Constellations brands and it appears that I don't drink any of them. I do have one four pack of schrader but before they were...
by Joe B
September 8th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

OwenB wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Is this the only Napa cab that you can immediately flip for 2x the offer price?
It’s possibly why allocations are three bottles. Nobody will get rich selling one or two bottles. I have drunk one bottle so far of my two 3-packs. I’m not selling any of mine.
by Joe B
September 8th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

EddieBest wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 10:50 am
I emailed Alex MacDonald last week and he said the expected release is September 17th and that a "save the date" email is coming soon.
Thanks.
by Joe B
September 8th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18880

2016 MacDonald release

Anybody get a save the date or have insider information on this? Cost increases? Cases produced? Looks like purchase times for the last few vintages have been mid September. Anyone tasted it and want to share notes?
by Joe B
September 5th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10097

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

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Took 12 Bard and Wished for 3 more.

Plus the 1.5 Bard.

I’m not sure what to do about my two bottle allocation of Absurd. Might buy them but I’m waiting to pull the trigger.

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