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by David Games
February 26th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230103

Re: Official Costco Thread

More confirmation on Kirkland Barolo- has a pic of a building on front and in very small letters says "Villa Reale in Serralunga". Googled that and it also appears to be associated with Fontanafredda.
by David Games
February 26th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230103

Re: Official Costco Thread

Think the Kirkland Barolo might be associated with Fontanafredda. Sounds like Simone Tablino is a lab tech there and when I did a search for CN/7874 it brought up Fontanafredda's website. Makes sense as Costco seems to often carry Fontanfredda Barolo.
by David Games
February 26th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230103

Re: Official Costco Thread

Tulsa - all 19.99/bottle 2015 Kirkland Signature Barolo - bought several bottles. Think this is the first Barolo from Kirkland. Tried and I think it is very good buy. Seems like pretty pure Nebbiolo with little to no oak that I can detect. Will admit I have had pretty limited Barolo/Barbaresco tast...
by David Games
February 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230103

Re: Official Costco Thread

Tulsa - all 19.99/bottle 2015 Kirkland Signature Barolo - bought several bottles. Think this is the first Barolo from Kirkland. Tried and I think it is very good buy. Seems like pretty pure Nebbiolo with little to no oak that I can detect. Will admit I have had pretty limited Barolo/Barbaresco tasti...
by David Games
December 13th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6332

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

2015 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino $9.97
2012 Giovanni Sordo Barolo Gabutti $19.97
2012 and 2013 Prunotto Barbaresco $19.99
by David Games
October 12th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Science Behind Wineglass Shape
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: 750Daily: Science Behind Wineglass Shape

Oklahoma actually has several minor mountain ranges - Wichita mtns in SW Ok, Arbuckle in South Central, a significant part of the Ouachita range in the Southeast and a bit of the Ozarks in NE OK . Now the panhandle, that is flat.
by David Games
August 25th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3254

Re: WOYLsf ?

89 Haut Brion at a WCWN offline in Dallas in 2001. More layers of flavor than any other wine I have ever tasted. Surprising to me, had an 06 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle earlier this summer at their tasting room in Tain l'Hermitage that I thought was approaching the class of how I remembered that ...
by David Games
August 16th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 37
Views: 4935

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

I was looking at Learmonth's "Guide to the Wines of Northern Rhone", which I want, and came across the author Benjamin Lewin that seems to have wine guides to a bunch of different wine regions. Anyone have experience with these Lewin guides? I am just about finished with Kerin O'Keefe's Barolo/Barba...
by David Games
June 27th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone

Wednesday June 13 - Left Tain l'Hermitage to head toward the Alps w. On the way, we drove up through Condrieu and Cote Rotie. Had an appointment at Domaine Duclause which is on the south side of Cote Rotie. A small producer run by two brothers, Benjamin and David Duclaux. We met with Benjamin who is...
by David Games
June 26th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone

One more day to come. If I can figure out how to post pics from Google Drive, I will include some. Tried doing an image link, but that didn't seem to work when I looked at it on Preview.
by David Games
June 26th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone

Tuesday June 12 - Morning appointment at Voge in Cornas and 5pm appointment at Gonon. In between stopped at Jaboulet’s tasting room. Alaine Voge - Much of my family was getting wined out by this point, so just my son and I went on this morning appointment. This ended up being another highlight of th...
by David Games
June 26th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone

Monday June 11 - Left Barolo and drove across the alps to Tain l’Hermitage. Arrived a little after lunch. Two tastings today - Coursodon in Mauves and Chapoutier. Coursodon is a St Joseph producer. Did a fairly quick tour of their wine making facilities and they poured white and red St Joseph - thei...
by David Games
June 26th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Trip Report - Barolo and norther Rhone

Did a 2+ week sightseeing trip to Europe with a few days in wine country included earlier this month. Started in Edinburgh Scotland where my daughter is going to grad school. Spent 3 nights there and then headed to Italy where we spent the next 3 nights in Manarola in the Cinque Terre. I really like...
by David Games
May 6th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When in Rhône (the northern parts) tl;dr
Replies: 36
Views: 3902

When in Rhône (the northern parts) - will be tl;dr

Looking forward to more of this! Thanks.
by David Games
April 28th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230103

Official Costco Thread

Kris Patten wrote:You should have bought all the Il Poggione immediately.
I realize that now although they probably had at least 10 cases stacked up. Didn't know much about that wine at the time. At the time I was more excited about the Barolo since we are visiting the area next month.
by David Games
April 27th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230103

Official Costco Thread

From what I was told by people working at Costco, the price ending in .97 is a closeout. Was in KC about 3 weeks ago and stopped at 2 different Costco's. Had some of what I thought was pretty good deals on wines ending in .97. The one north of Gladstone had Il Poggioni 2015 Rosso di Montalcino at 9....
by David Games
April 14th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: 3 days in the Rhone
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

3 days in the Rhone

Enjoy reading this. I will be in Tain l'Hermitage for 2 nights in June, so this is timely info for me. Interested to see your experience on non-response from wineries. I have had a little of that both in Rhone and Barolo and I have only contacted places with websites that imply they take visitors. H...
by David Games
March 22nd, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Barolo Visit Recommendations Sought - Staying in Novello
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Barolo Visit Recommendations Sought - Staying in Novello

Thanks for the input. Definitely some interesting looking choices. Wish I had another day there.
by David Games
March 21st, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Barolo Visit Recommendations Sought - Staying in Novello
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Barolo Visit Recommendations Sought - Staying in Novello

I have worked out most of the details of where we are going in Europe this summer. As part of our trip, we are staying 2 nights in a house near Novello in the southwest part of the Barolo appellation. Will arrive around lunchtime and will leave monday morning. So, we have Saturday afternoon and all ...
by David Games
February 3rd, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

more questions to follow: Do let us know where you're staying and we should be able to give you more than enough options in that village. Regards Ian We ended up having 2 more people join our group so need a 3 bedroom place. Ended up booking an apartment on the north edge of Novello. unfortunately ...
by David Games
December 15th, 2017, 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

Another question - Tentative plans call for flying into Milan on Wednesday morning and then taking train to Cinque Terre for Wed-Fri night. Would leave Cinque Terre on a Saturday morning to travel by train to Genoa, pick up a rental car and drive to La Morra. THe two nights I was planning on staying...
by David Games
December 14th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

Ian, Just saw your response. Haven't booked anything yet. Have had great experience using VRBO in the US, so was leaning towards that route. Saw some places in/near La Morra and Barolo as strong possibilities. If I was guessing right now, I would say La Morra. Am definitely open to suggestions. Need...
by David Games
December 14th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

Thanks for the feedback. Dubreuil-Fontaine sounds intriguing. Never had any of their wine, but they sound like a pretty solid producer based on some of the reviews I read and it sounds like I wouldn't feel out of place there. I could definitely see this as a possible stop. As far as picking producer...
by David Games
December 13th, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

W For a handful of bottles in regular luggage, I have had good luck with the Wine Skin . They have a glue seal that is tight but you can also put them in a sealed bag if you are very concerned about leaks. Thanks for the feedback. THe wineskin looks intriguing. There will be 3 of us traveling back ...
by David Games
December 13th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

Burgundy - Here is the area where I probably most want some advice. I am trying to figure out if wine visits in the Cote D'Or are even feasible for me. First, am I correct in the conclusion I am starting to reach that most places in Burgundy are not open to visitors? Just looking through the produce...
by David Games
December 13th, 2017, 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Europe wine travel questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Europe wine travel questions

Planning my first trip to Europe mid next year. Will be a mainly sightseeing trip (Scotland, Cinque Terre, French Alps) with a few wine days. For wine - Will have about a day and a half in Barolo area and 2-3 days near Lyon to visit Burgundy, N Rhone and/or Beaujolais. Have a few questions and looki...
by David Games
May 28th, 2016, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Kobayashi Maru - Oh all right, we'll rewrite the rules and increase $10 to $15
Replies: 43
Views: 1696

The Kobayashi Maru - Oh all right, we'll rewrite the rules and increase $10 to $15

I like Morgan Twain Peterson's Shebang NV Blend at $14.

Kaiken Malbec is another sub $15 bottle I have had recently that was decent.
by David Games
December 1st, 2015, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your 10 best wines this year ( so far)
Replies: 127
Views: 11078

Your 10 best wines this year ( so far)

My list is pretty modest
10 Insignia
12 Limerick Lane Block 1910
12 Bucklin Ancient Field Blend
12 Bucklin Mixed Blacks
13 Ridge Hooker Creek
97 Tignanello
98 Barde Haut
12 Ridge Estate Cab
12 Pride Cab
12 Hartford Far Coast Pinot Noir
by David Games
November 17th, 2015, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dear Board-Darling Wineries...
Replies: 62
Views: 4893

Dear Board-Darling Wineries...

There are certainly a good number of Berserkers on our Mailing List and my guess is that there are even more people who lurk the boards who have signed up (but that ladder number is virtually impossible to know outside of the one or two who have told us). Morgan, you can count me as a new customer ...
by David Games
November 17th, 2015, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock 2015 Winter Release
Replies: 252
Views: 22405

Bedrock 2015 Winter Release

Wish there was some of the Riesling left. I don't mean to bust your stones, but there was some of the Wirz left this morning when I checked. My wait list email I received today said riesling, weill and farmhouse were all sold out, so I am sure that was what he saw as well. Glad there was some of th...
by David Games
October 21st, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Syrah - Napa & Sonoma
Replies: 51
Views: 2375

Syrah - Napa & Sonoma

Limerick lane makes some good syrah and syrah blends
by David Games
September 22nd, 2015, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today
Replies: 56
Views: 3456

Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today

Base level Borsao. I needed some wine for an event and it was the cheapest wine I had tasted that was palatable so we bought a few cases. It was excellent. I just bought another case for the princely sum of $5.99 a bottle. It is the best under-$10 wine I have had since the pre-hype Las Rocas 11+ ye...
by David Games
August 25th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 784

TN: Some Calif Reds...(long/boring)

I appreciated reading your notes on Bucklin. Was in Sonoma Co in May and a visit to Bucklin was one of the highlights of the trip.
by David Games
July 17th, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle is LIVE
Replies: 128
Views: 7120

Carlisle is LIVE

James Bingham wrote:Does anyone know how they grant wish list wines?
I was told first come first served earlier today. So get your order in today for your best shot at wish list items.
by David Games
July 17th, 2015, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle is LIVE
Replies: 128
Views: 7120

Carlisle is LIVE

Rama Roberts wrote:Thanks for the heads up. I didn't receive an email either, but have in the past (Winter Pre-Release 2015 on Jan 21).

David, no problems for me. You going here? https://www.carlislewinery-store.com
I think the problem was my ancient macbook. Tried another computer today and got in.
by David Games
July 16th, 2015, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle is LIVE
Replies: 128
Views: 7120

Carlisle is LIVE

Is anyone having trouble with their website? I can't get the 'my account' page to load to even get to where you would login and I didn't get an email yet.
by David Games
May 12th, 2015, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Brian Tuite wrote:Hooker Creek is the Bedrock Vineyard. Good fruit there!
Didn't know that. Thanks.
by David Games
May 12th, 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Trip report - final day Monday Our last full day in CA is going to be light on wine after the full schedule we had Sunday. Started the day by driving to Crown Wine Shipping in Healdsburg and shipped all our wine back home. Had lunch in Healdsburg and then headed to Armstrong Redwoods for a short hik...
by David Games
May 12th, 2015, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Mothers Day Sunday - My nephew that lives in Berkeley ended up meeting us this day so there was 4 of us. Started the day with Iron Horse and ended up spending a couple of hours here. Iron Horse was one of the best tasting experiences of the entire trip. As with so many on the places we hit, beautifu...
by David Games
May 12th, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

trip report - continued Saturday was Spring Mountain day - Pride, Paloma and Robert Keenan on the schedule. Pride was an awesome tasting experience. The property is stunningly beautiful. The wines were really good and really well presented. Started off with Chard and Viognier in the tasting room. Bo...
by David Games
May 12th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Back from our trip. Ended up doing the following wineries. Thursday afternoon- Limerick Lane and Mauritson Friday - Kamen, Bucklin, Chateau St Jean, Ridge, Sbragia Saturday - Ridge, Paloma, Robert Keenan, Rombauer Sunday - Iron Horse, Phelps Freestone, Red Car, Hartford Family Monday - Lambert Bridg...
by David Games
May 9th, 2015, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Bucklin was a unique and really nice experience. The Bucklin/old hill property is really just a vineyard with a barn. We got to the location well ahead of our appointment to make sure we knew where we were going. Our directions led us to a vineyard with a small "old hill ranch" sign at a narrow grav...
by David Games
May 8th, 2015, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Tasting at Ridge. Never has their hooker zin before which is a sonoma valley vineyard.
by David Games
May 8th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Work conference is over and got to start doing tastings yesterday afternoon. Hit Limerick Lane and Mauritson yesterday. Mauritson - got to taste a bunch of Mauritson and Rockpile zins. Very friendly winery. We got there about 10 minutes before their 5pm closing time and ended up staying about an hou...
by David Games
May 2nd, 2015, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

Thanks for the feedback and keep them coming.
by David Games
May 1st, 2015, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Upcoming Sonoma Co trip - looking for feedback

I have work trip coming up in Santa Rosa and am taking vacation after that will give us 4+ days of tastings. Thinking I am going to do a Russian River day, Dry Creek/Alex Valley day, Spring Mtn day and then the 4th day picking up some odds and ends. I wouldn't say I am a big syrupy wine fan, but I d...
by David Games
November 2nd, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma/Napa Trip Itinerary - Please Critique!
Replies: 81
Views: 4030

Sonoma/Napa Trip Itinerary - Please Critique!

Myriad (Envy) is down the road from Montelena.[/quote]

Myriad's tasting is at Envy or near it?
by David Games
November 2nd, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma/Napa Trip Itinerary - Please Critique!
Replies: 81
Views: 4030

Sonoma/Napa Trip Itinerary - Please Critique!

Liam Jones wrote:
Have decided to make one final appointment on the 5th day- what would you recommend out of Bedrock, Sojourn or Ravenswood?
Does Bedrock take visitors?
by David Games
June 4th, 2013, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Redux "One Last Time"
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Paso Robles Redux "One Last Time"

No Tablas Creek on your list? I was pretty impressed by their wines when we visited in 08.
by David Games
May 31st, 2013, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 98 Pegau Cuvee Reservee
Replies: 23
Views: 773

98 Pegau Cuvee Reservee

One of my alltime favorites and one of the few wines where I have sprung for an entire case. Two left after tonight.

As usual, excellent. Lots of minerals and a long rich finish.

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