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by Joe B
October 17th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 34
Views: 1263

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: 60
Views: 6718

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: 3636

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: 52
Views: 3777

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: 52
Views: 3777

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
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2253

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: 3170

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: 3170

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 Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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 Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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: 1303

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: 471

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: 60
Views: 6718

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: 1051

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: 18001

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: 1549

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: 18001

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: 5012

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: 18001

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 Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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 Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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: 18001

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: 18001

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: 18001

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: 18001

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: 18001

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: 60
Views: 6718

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.
by Joe B
September 5th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6718

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

OK, so the email I was sent when Realm folded Kata into their stable was that later this year they would be offering members some kata wines. Realm only offers wines twice a year. Fall and spring. So will we be offered Kata wine with this release? Or will we now be treated to three releases each yea...
by Joe B
August 29th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6718

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

2017’s in the same league as 2016’s? I rather doubt it! And why was fruit still hanging when the fires 🔥 erupted? Any fruit that was still on the vine wouldn't have been used to make wine. I've tasted multiple 17 Napa cabs now and there's no smoke taint. A couple wineries have said no 17' vintages ...
by Joe B
August 28th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3674

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Thank God I am not a current member. Now I won’t be randomly selected an allocation.

Dodged a bullet.
by Joe B
August 25th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3808

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I can’t stand Popeyes chicken. It’s gross.
by Joe B
August 23rd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2818

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Ian S wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 10:33 am
Bud Carey wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 8:53 am
I live in Pennsylvania... retail is rarely an option.
Except when the LCB has those incredible close-out deals. champagne.gif
3 years sitting on the shelf.
Under hot lights or in the store front facing south.
by Joe B
August 20th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

NED VALOIS wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Joe,
Take another 3 & it may be the same shipping !
So I am subsidizing other people’s orders shipping costs? [help.gif]
by Joe B
August 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

Hey, I know I’m a fan of Riverain, yes it’s a great looking bottle, I certainly do hope that at $200 initial pricing per bottle Steve and Thomas knock this one out of the park, but $40 for shipping 3 bottles was a shock unless this is coming in OWC. Can’t really complain though, cuz I did in fact ta...
by Joe B
August 20th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Riverain Reserve. 2016

Thoughts on this? The regular bottling scored well for 2016. $195 per?

I took a three pack. Shipping was high at $40.
by Joe B
August 7th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2119

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Damm, I missed the peak?
by Joe B
August 6th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44123

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Russell Faulkner wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Opened the door today for the first time in 2 years.

What a beauty!

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Was Geraldo Rivera there when you cracked open the vault?
by Joe B
August 6th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4170

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Bud Carey wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
Only the alist got an offer today. Be patient.
grouphug
by Joe B
August 6th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4170

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Took a nine pack.
4 estate
2 round pond
2 three twins
1 steltzner
by Joe B
August 2nd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kata folded into Realm
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Kata folded into Realm

Crap. All this means is that I will only be offered my standard one bottle of Dr Crane for a while longer as they “fold” in the Kata people.
by Joe B
July 31st, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Bottle weight

Chris Seiber wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 7:34 am
Joe B wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Everybody knows that it isn’t the bottle weight/size or screw top/ cork.

It’s the label that sells wine.
I thought it was points?
Real points are awarded after the label is printed and slapped on the overly heavy, oddly shaped bottle.
by Joe B
July 30th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Bottle weight

I think Morgan has addressed this in the past - given the price point of a lot his wines, it helps to have a nice big bottle for market perception. It's an unfortunate reality that you have to deal with - I've heard other winemarkers say the same thing with respect to screw caps - can't sell a $50 ...
by Joe B
July 30th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Bottle weight

Here we go again.
by Joe B
July 25th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4170

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

AlexS wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 7:20 pm
^ +1

...

Well, probably more like 8 bottles...
I could be easily convinced that 8 is the better number.
by Joe B
July 25th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4170

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Im buying but probably keep it to a six pack.
by Joe B
July 25th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 2018

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

95% bring wine

I would rather buy a beer or cocktail than purchase wine off a list at a restaurant.
by Joe B
July 25th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6218

Re: Worst wines you've had?

I’m still going with any vintage Ménage a Troi

Disgusting wine

I was gifted the Old Tavern wine from Moldova.
by Joe B
July 24th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2439

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

Yes, because that is exactly what will happen. Land prices in Napa will clearly go down as well due to this, right? I have no idea. I said hopefully. I really mean that. Time, and many other factors, will tell what this may or may not do. When was he last time you saw even Monte Bello drop in price...
by Joe B
July 24th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2439

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

Good, hopefully prices will start coming back down and I can buy more of what I like. Yes, because that is exactly what will happen. Land prices in Napa will clearly go down as well due to this, right? I have no idea. I said hopefully. I really mean that. Time, and many other factors, will tell wha...
by Joe B
July 24th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2439

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

Good, hopefully prices will start coming back down and I can buy more of what I like.

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