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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 20th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 60
Views: 1535

Re: Worst wines you've had?

My lowest scored wins on CT is a 2011 Cakebread Cellars Syrah Suscol Spings, at 75 Points. December 14, 2013 - A friend brought this over for dinner. It was awful - nose and taste was smoky with a bite on the back end (this was not tainted - had just delivered through friend's wine club). At $50, it...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 18th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Arnot-Roberts Syrah North Coast (USA, California, North Coast)
Replies: 0
Views: 130

TN: 2012 Arnot-Roberts Syrah North Coast (USA, California, North Coast)

2012 Arnot-Roberts Syrah North Coast - USA, California, North Coast (7/18/2019) Opened this back in 2015 and wrote this was too young. Tonight was a different story. Cranberry in color, this really hit its stride about an hour after decanting. Tannins subsided, some bright fruit left, but beginning...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 18th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

2016 and 2018 vintages are where it’s at!
(Fingers crosses as I have 3 of each)
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 17th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Caymus, Jim Beam, and Miller Lite!
Joe B, is that you?
Of course, I jest. I’d never drink Caymus! [wink.gif]
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 17th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Caymus, Jim Beam, and Miller Lite!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 17th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 58
Views: 3317

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Their Syrahs are sick!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 17th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

CJ Beazley wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Costco run today:


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Which-un and how much?
Spill the beans Bill!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 16th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4609

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

2 Lore, 2 Panek
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 16th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 75
Views: 4947

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Took my 2+2 allocation. Don’t know a thing about these wines, but based on the reputation of the Rhys team, I’m in.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (more pre-orders) 6 x NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut 1 x 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (1.5L) 3 x 2016 Domaine de Chevalier 2 x 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette 2 x 2017 Château Thivin Brouilly Reverdon 2 x 2017 Château Thivi...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 14th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Wow, I go away for less than 24 hours, and this thread is totally in disarray. Probably because I didn't setup a poll with highly restrictive and meaningless options.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 14th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Chris Seiber wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Considering who posed the question, the answer can only really be this:

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Just getting back to this thread. Well played sir!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

J a y H a c k wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Mollydooker
The shake making a comeback?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Ian S wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Would somebody tell me when it's my turn to start a thread asking what the next "gottahaveit" wine brand or variety will be? Being new, I'm probably way down the list, so advance notice would be great. TIA!
Two weeks from next Tuesday.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

WSJ says Cab Franc, Macconais, darker Rose,
and English sparkling are where it’s at.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

NED VALOIS wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 7:58 pm
In Miami, it's the one UPS delivers in their Big Brown OVEN ! [snort.gif]
So avoid Ned’s “hot” wines on Commerce Corner.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Fu makes a good point. But putting aside his Instagram hot takes and Neal’s doom and gloom retail scenario, what’s the next ‘orange wine’? [wink.gif]
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2706

Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Sitting here in a Des Moines, IA hotel on a Saturday night with no good wine available. Bored to tears. What’s the next hot wine? Downstream wines? Cru Beaujolais? Some great white burg with no premox? Modern Bordeaux that doesn’t require 20 years to age? Cough it up Berserkers, inquiring minds want...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 13th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 105
Views: 5150

Re: Downstream Wines

So nobody has tasted this but people are willing to pony up? I assume that the people signing up are familiar with Cambie's work and with Saxum, which pretty much guarantees a Jeb score in the mid to high nineties. But I'm curious why people would be willing to pay the Cambie premium for the same j...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 11th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

Ryan Tedder at Pogo's in Dallas can assist with Burgundy buys. They have a decent spread of mid-range burgs, white and red, and probably the most knowledgeable staff at any retail shop in the DFW metroplex. Really good wine store. I find their advertised prices beyond ridiculous. I've been told you...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 10th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 105
Views: 5150

Re: Downstream Wines

Five years ago I would have jumped at this (I received the email too). #almostdonewithlists
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 7th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

Just requested the Selbach Anrecht and Rotlay again for this year.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 7th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12951

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Is it welcoming now? Seems quite clicky, but I get that it fills a niche for some. It's still clicky and, unfortunately, not as vital as it once was as few of its most valuable participants and friends of mine, have died. But on the positive side it’s not as clicky and idiosyncratic as Todd experie...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 7th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1747

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

CJ Beazley wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 6:38 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 11:25 am
A little of this, a little of that... At our cabin with some other families.
Give us the dets on that Arnot-Roberts Syrah when you get time, please.
We didn’t get to it this weekend, so it’s gone back into the wine fridge. Will definitely report back soon (it’s on deck).
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 6th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2629

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

I’ve been dropping lists (and most domestics) the last few years. But will still purchase MacDonald and possibly Rhys sparkling and Ultramarine.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 6th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5244

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

This thread is on a trajectory to make the WB HoF. Whenever you combine dramatic arguments over palate preferences with pictures of yaks, you have a classic in the making. I give this thread 93 points!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 4th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1747

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

A little of this, a little of that... At our cabin with some other families.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 3rd, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

A 98 to 100 point score is a great quality. And oh yeah, also a cool label so it will shine on my Instagram post.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 2nd, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1347

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard - $89?

I'm at the beach without a keyboard so I'll try to keep it short, I could go on all day about Chardonnay it's my thing. The reason why the maresh chardonnay isn't 70 or lower is because people would buy it all. I cherish the vines and the chard that is produced from them. My mom planted them in 198...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 2nd, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1347

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard - $89?

Here's my note on the 2015. They were having a special when I was at the Red Barn last year for $50 so I picked up a few. At $80 thats getting into something fairly expensive. Rhys, Ceritas, and PYCM can hit the price range and do buy those in small quantities... But seriously I would buy Goodfello...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
July 2nd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1347

2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard

Just got an email offer on the 2017 Arterberry Maresh wines. Noticed their Maresh vineyard chard is $89. That seems both steep and a big jump from past vintage pricing. Anyone that can speak to the quality of this wine? Would like to try one, but that price is getting into rarefied air.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 30th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1217

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Robert M yers wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 10:28 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 8:26 am
2017 Chateau Thivin Brouilly Reverdon - $19
Can you kindly set me up a go fund me for $1.27 goal because that sounds fabulous...well next to the hooker and blow, but I’m going to need a # for that hookup. PM probably best Todd.
I’ll spot you the difference. For the wine, that is.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 30th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1217

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

2017 Chateau Thivin Brouilly Reverdon - $19
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 28th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1239

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

Chris, glad to hear the meal was good. I used to frequent Manny’s all of the time when I was working in downtown Minneapolis at a client across the street. Always enjoyed it.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 28th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 497
Views: 29039

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Note this is also in the HoF thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=137710
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 28th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 497
Views: 29039

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

With all the recent posts on Bdx, and epic thread which I thought some of the newer members might enjoy...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2412

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Some really nice vintage champers.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 28th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8669

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

The issue for me here in Texas is not whether more big box chains can enter the market. It's about internet access to retailers outside of Texas. The current distributors in Texas simply don't carry many of the wines I want to buy, and if they do, the stores charge exorbitant markups to get them (ye...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 26th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8669

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Jayson,

Have you met many state legislators? Most of them are dumb as toast.
You're not being fair to toast.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 25th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 75
Views: 4947

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

If these are anything like their chards...
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 25th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 29
Views: 2173

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

It’s great wine if you like the style. I got off the train with the 2010 release.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 23rd, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2015 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT
1 x 2013 Massolino Barolo Margheria
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 23rd, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Note is about right and sure you can. RM appellation pinot last release was $30 which inflation adjusted is same maybe less. Dehlinger RRV is as well. They are out there Thanks, yep. These kinds of wines should give us all confidence that you can drink exceptionally well for < $30 a bottle. Whether...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 22nd, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 636

TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (6/22/2019) Okay, now I get it. This got buried in my wine cabinet, and I finally got around to pulling it out. Brief decant. Wine seems to be right on the edge of starting some tertiary development, with the f...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 22nd, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3603

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

NickRut wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 9:57 am
Thank you guys for the insight. Looks like 18 may be a good first year to get into Bordeaux futures. I typically drink big napa cabs but can see things shifting.
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 22nd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard and 2017 Kutch Pinot Falstaff
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard and 2017 Kutch Pinot Falstaff

Thanks for the notes. I haven’t touched my 2012 Alpines, so may need to check in. 2012 Horseshoe was fantastic.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 22nd, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards
Replies: 30
Views: 1919

Re: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards

Amit K wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 8:13 am
I was more keen for feedback on wines and years :)
Amit, tell us the types of wines you like and you’ll probably get more responses.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 22nd, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards
Replies: 30
Views: 1919

Re: What to buy NOW to drink 2030 onwards

Not knowing what you like, would recommend the usuals...Bordeaux, Burgundy, Riesling, Barolo...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
June 22nd, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That VInous Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: That VInous Dinner

Thanks for sharing Brad. Cool to see a Berserker was there in the mix.

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