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by Andrew Dodd
December 12th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 34
Views: 1262

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

I don't really like to speak badly about people or businesses, but I went to Thomas Hill Organics in June and it was one of the most sad dining experiences I've EVER had ANYWHERE; certainly the worst dining experience I've had in the last several years. I don't want to go into details, but let's ju...
by Andrew Dodd
December 12th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 34
Views: 1262

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

Saxum - I mean, the highlight of the trip. Justin and Don lead us around doing barrel samples. No words. Just incredible. I can now die happy as this was a dream come true. I just have to ask. Are you a member of Saxum? I have been told you have to be on their allocation to taste there, but if ther...
by Andrew Dodd
December 10th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 34
Views: 1262

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

So we went in Spring of 2017, a few notes below. Typically we booked only two appts. per day, one morning one afternoon and asked for the full tour. That was a good life decision, everyone was so enthusiastic and passionate. Paso to me felt less "exit through the gift shop" than some large corporate...
by Andrew Dodd
October 29th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 219
Views: 17834

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Went a year ago and Spruce was my dinner of the trip
by Andrew Dodd
October 29th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2875

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Mark Y wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 3:23 pm
probably grab the 2 kids... ;)
Probably, not definitely? Depends on if they're acting up? :)
by Andrew Dodd
October 22nd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13949

Re: Downstream Wines

Surprised to be on the Saxum Subscription list, but not get invited to Downsteam
by Andrew Dodd
October 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 75
Views: 11169

Re: Marcassin

Joe G a l e w s k i wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Switch to Aubert. Considerably less expensive and every bit as good, if not better.
Aubert and Marcassin do not exist in the same dimension.
Agree to disagree on that one.
Try them blind side by side, they're different stylistically but qualitatively on par.
Love them both.
by Andrew Dodd
September 4th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8383

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

1995 Mouton
2003 Latour
1989 Haut Brion
2001 Yquem
by Andrew Dodd
September 4th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6520

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Cappellano Barolo Chinato, most god awful thing I've probably ever ingested
by Andrew Dodd
September 4th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold calls from wineries?
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: Cold calls from wineries?

Soujourn Cellars DM'ed me on Instagram with a coupon code once. Thought that was odd.
by Andrew Dodd
August 9th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 3061

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

I do not do clubs, only lists. I want to buy the wines I want and not be forced to buy the ones I do not want as some clubs do. I want to be able to mix and match as I please. I want to order a three pack this release and a case the next release. I understand minimum orders of say a three pack, but...
by Andrew Dodd
August 9th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1321

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

Had a '91 a few years back, was dead a doorknob for me....
by Andrew Dodd
August 6th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 3827

Re: SAXUM OPEN

Just another's reference point that I've been ordering for 4 years and no Gratis. No complaints. Can't wait to try the Hex and crossing my fingers on my Rocket Block wish list. 2009 Paderewski from about a month ago was fantastic. Hexe was flat out amazing out of barrel, a monster, needs time. Dark...
by Andrew Dodd
July 31st, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1645

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

I agree Bouchon and Redd Wood are both good
by Andrew Dodd
July 31st, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1506

Re: Bottle weight

The one saving grace is thicker glass is more durable and less likely to brake if you drop it.
by Andrew Dodd
June 19th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 11438

Re: Top US Syrahs

SQN
Alban
Saxum
Cayuse
Booker
by Andrew Dodd
June 19th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Broken cork on champagne bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: Broken cork on champagne bottle

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 9:04 am
Just use a cork screw. I've done it dozens of times.
Same here on a 6L bottle of Billecart. Was a doozie. Had to be SUPER careful.
by Andrew Dodd
June 18th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cannabis&Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Cannabis&Wine

Interesting read, thanks for sharing! Will be intrigued to see how it affects the wine industry down the road
by Andrew Dodd
May 30th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 65
Views: 6937

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Gabe Berk wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 10:56 am
Declassified Mondavi Reserve Cab To Kalon, Opus One and Schrader for $200.
And I wonder if it will affect production of those other brands as they have a common corporate overlord.
by Andrew Dodd
May 9th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 5745

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

Overall First Growth: Screaming Eagle Shafer Hillside Select Colgin IX Estate Lokoya Mt Veeder Scarecrow Overall Second Growth: Harlan Hundred Acre Few and Far Between Lokoya Howell Mtn Dominus Hobbs To Kalon Lokoya Mt Veeder over Harlan? I (personally) wouldn't put anything Lokoya has ever made in...
by Andrew Dodd
March 22nd, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 109
Views: 9160

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Last year's Booker The Ones came in a wooden box that showed up as sawdust.
People may just be cheaping out lately on materials.
by Andrew Dodd
March 6th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose and Arrow Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Rose and Arrow Estate

Saw this written up in the last Wine Spectator, pricey pricey
by Andrew Dodd
March 4th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: FS: Sine Qua Non 2013 and 2014 estate boxes

ybarselah wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 8:13 am
yes
Perfect, just sent you a PM
by Andrew Dodd
March 4th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: FS: Sine Qua Non 2013 and 2014 estate boxes

Are these still available?
by Andrew Dodd
February 26th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Mexican wine...
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: My first Mexican wine...

Had a bottle of 2014 Hacienda La Lomita Cursi a friend bought while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
Rose, expected it to be awful, but it actually wasn't half bad.
by Andrew Dodd
February 25th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus 2012 surprisingly re-selling for a few multiples???
Replies: 34
Views: 2486

Re: Caymus 2012 surprisingly re-selling for a few multiples???

Getting rid of my 3L of this, buy something else fun
by Andrew Dodd
February 25th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 10947

Re: SQN Questions

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 10:49 am
Andrew Dodd wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 10:43 am
Got my first offer this go around (super excited), signed up 8/2010 for reference
Congrats. So 8 1/2 years, you did better than me at 9.

What was your first offer? 3 of each red and no white?
Double checked, only allocated one 6 pack of reds, correct
by Andrew Dodd
February 22nd, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 10947

Re: SQN Questions

Got my first offer this go around (super excited), signed up 8/2010 for reference Congrats. So 8 1/2 years, you did better than me at 9. What was your first offer? 3 of each red and no white? After reading allocation wasn't guaranteed it turned into a blind panic "grab the credit card now" ordeal, ...
by Andrew Dodd
February 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 84
Views: 7473

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Out of intrigue, how long for most people between your first offer and ability to purchase mags/and or 3L?

I would assume mags are a couple years, and 3L is a long long time?
by Andrew Dodd
February 20th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 10947

Re: SQN Questions

Got my first offer this go around (super excited), signed up 8/2010 for reference
by Andrew Dodd
February 13th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 20
Views: 1093

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Asheville:
Wicked Weed/Funkatorium (even though they sold out)
High Wire (two locations)
Green Man (original location is more fun and cozy)
Burial
Brewery Bhramari
Highlands
French Broad
Wedge

The Large Guys:
Sierra Nevada
New Belgium
Oscar Blues
by Andrew Dodd
February 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 9526

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

Bdklein wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 9:51 am
Andrew Dodd wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
10/28/2010 and still waiting here....

So does anyone actually know?
I haven't seen an actual answer
Check Tom Gutting post on Page 1.
It's longer than 8 years now, because I've been waiting for more than 8, lol
by Andrew Dodd
February 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 9526

Re: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

10/28/2010 and still waiting here....

So does anyone actually know?
I haven't seen an actual answer
by Andrew Dodd
February 12th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Graciano
Replies: 68
Views: 7424

Re: SQN Graciano

T. Altmayer wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 10:07 am
Image

From CellarTracker
Thanks for posting, what an interesting bottle shape
by Andrew Dodd
February 7th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Graciano
Replies: 68
Views: 7424

Re: SQN Graciano

Someone better hurry up and post a photo of the labels etc.... dying over here
by Andrew Dodd
February 4th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Rarities
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Saxum Rarities

Last night a group of us got together, with the goal to find and try the rarest Saxum wines. We had: the "01 Bone Rock out of magnum, which is supposed to be a different wine than the regular bottling, and only 100 made; '02 Broken Stones, which Saxum lost a bunch of in the earthquake; both the '05...
by Andrew Dodd
January 25th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Saxum offering
Replies: 95
Views: 9040

Re: 2016 Saxum offering

Rene Hernandez wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Jake Rubash wrote:
June 27th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Does anyone know when they’ll be releasing the Downstream cuvée?

http://www.philippecambie.com/2018/05/downstream/
I got an email from them, and they said their inaugural release will be Fall of 2019
Good wine, loved it from barrel.
Excited for them to launch the new Downstream list!
by Andrew Dodd
January 15th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7917

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

2010 Abreu Thorevilos
2012 Sine Qua Non Grenache Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Vineyard
2015 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
1965 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Single Harvest Very Old Tawny

I decided to include 4, sue me
by Andrew Dodd
January 15th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 228
Views: 10639

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

You do realize this isn't wine? Apertif/aromatised wines are still technically wine. Vermouth is technically wine, not a spirit.... Are you drinking Vermouth straight and assigning it points the same way you do wine? No, I think based on my post I've established I'm not a fan of Vermouth either. Bu...
by Andrew Dodd
January 14th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 228
Views: 10639

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Dale Williams wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:46 am
Andrew Dodd wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
All joking aside, this is just clearly not my style.
I'm sure if this is your thing, it is probably a respectable wine. (50 pts.)
You do realize this isn't wine?
Apertif/aromatised wines are still technically wine. Vermouth is technically wine, not a spirit....
by Andrew Dodd
January 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 228
Views: 10639

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

NV Cappellano Barolo Chinato - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo Chinato (10/25/2015) HATED IT. Not fit for human consumption. Tastes like Quinine mixed with gin botanicals. I know you're supposed to stay open minded, but there is no excuse for this unmitigated sludge. One of the worst things I've ev...
by Andrew Dodd
January 10th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 10678

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Saxum
Cayuse
Sine Qua Non
Booker
Clos Saint Jean
Schrader Cellars
Janasse
Alban
Marcassin
Shafer
by Andrew Dodd
November 15th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: 2003 SQN Ode To E Syrah.. how much air

Due to bottle age pop and pour, if it needs a decant, go from there.
SQN EBA's I've had have done well this way
by Andrew Dodd
October 31st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Harry Karis? Did you also buy Pure 2015 from him?
Replies: 16
Views: 3051

Re: News from Harry Karis? Did you also buy Pure 2015 from him?

Was just wondering what happened to his books....

Sounds like he's taking the money and running on the Grenache book as well
by Andrew Dodd
October 23rd, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 10947

Re: SQN Questions

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 8:52 am
Emailed SQN to joint waiting list: 10 Feb 2009
SQN emailed to confirm still interested: 24 Jan 2018
First offer email received (EBA): 5 Feb 2018
Second offer email received: 13 Aug 2018
Thanks a million! So essentially 9 years on the nose.
For me it'll be May 2019ish
by Andrew Dodd
October 22nd, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?
Replies: 96
Views: 3445

Re: Has Anyone Ever "Doctored" a Wine?

Tried to blend together Catena Nicasia and Adrianna to make my own Argentino. Didn't go well, lol.
by Andrew Dodd
October 22nd, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 10947

Re: SQN Questions

CHRISTMAS: In October...9 and 1/2 years after signing up for Sine Qua Non's waiting list, I finally get to drink some wine! (Well maybe not immediately lol) That's awesome! Congrats. Do you know the exact date you signed up / first offer so I can do the math for myself? Thanks! I dont think many bu...
by Andrew Dodd
October 9th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6384

Re: Cayuse is Live

Joe B wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 5:33 am
Still have not cracked this nut. Joined in early 2013.
I got my first offer this go around, and believe I signed up in late 2010
by Andrew Dodd
August 28th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 3254

Re: Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says

Yawn, all things in moderation
by Andrew Dodd
August 28th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release
Replies: 51
Views: 7008

Re: Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release

Paul H Galli wrote:
June 20th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Why you people put up with this abuse for over-hyped wine is beyond me....

TTT
I'll take the abuse of the one of the best Pinots out there.
But, if you're drinking them on release, not getting the full experience

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