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by Steve Crawford
January 18th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 70
Views: 6190

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

99% sure this is just for distro.
by Steve Crawford
January 18th, 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 4:33 am
I still have a bunch of mixed 2007-2013 QC, maybe I'll try some sometime.
i had a 2010 palengat a few weeks back, was pretty outstanding. oak & fruit well integrated.
by Steve Crawford
January 16th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: Saxum Spring release

i thought I was getting Alan's spot.
by Steve Crawford
January 16th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6045

Re: January Offerings

Nevin Miller wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Is “single vineyard blend” an oxymoron?
yes
by Steve Crawford
January 16th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: Saxum Spring release

Lee Wesner wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 11:14 am
Joe/Steve,

I signed up April 2012 and got my first offer last August.
gracias. with the recent alleged increase in production I am hoping to get on with the next release, but I am not holding my breath.
by Steve Crawford
January 15th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: Saxum Spring release

Joe B wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 7:42 am
Looks like I am passed over. Again. Signed up in early 2013.
ditto, well mid 2013.
by Steve Crawford
January 14th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6045

Re: January Offerings

yea like last year the website opened up around :54/:55 but shat the bed temporarily around :57. but certainly got what i wanted so it's all good.
by Steve Crawford
January 14th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6045

Re: January Offerings

myriad now rocking cheaper ground shipping and no sales tax. champagne.gif
by Steve Crawford
January 14th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 36
Views: 3567

Re: Tench Winery

With all this hype does anyone really think it will offered for anything south of $250 per? I seriously doubt it! what 'hype' are you referring to? lengthy period between initial sign up and subsequent release, yes. high pedigree site, yes. elite winemaker, yes. released scores/barrel sample? no en...
by Steve Crawford
January 13th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 36
Views: 3567

Re: Tench Winery

ha. unfortunately i think you're probably right.
as usual I wish them the best of luck, but coming out with a 2017 wine now with plenty of great 2018's on deck is a challenging proposition/endeavor.
by Steve Crawford
January 13th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 36
Views: 3567

Re: Tench Winery

seems like the old registrations were tossed out.
anyone care to venture a guess at price? my guess is $540 a 3 pack.
by Steve Crawford
January 3rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?

sorry i was a little coy- very much the bevan.
by Steve Crawford
January 3rd, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 219
Views: 12191

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

yea lots of pros, some cons.
i'll recheck the weight I do, but I think I have it timed for 100grams. it'll be interesting to compare.
by Steve Crawford
January 3rd, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 219
Views: 12191

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Just got the Technivorm Moccamaster CDT grand—makes 15 cups instead of 10. I like it but wish the water holder had marks on it other than just at the 15 cup (60 oz) level. There are so many models that it’s crazy. i've had this for a little while now, overall very satisfied thus far. besides the ma...
by Steve Crawford
January 1st, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?

in terms of winemaking style, grape source, and cooperage, the closest wine will be a 2013 morlet bouquet garni.
I've had both wines, twice each. and it's not really close.
by Steve Crawford
December 6th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

P. Filice wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:20 am
Woodson has had his own winery for years. http://www.charleswoodsonwines.com/

this is patently false. charles woodson does not have or own a winery. you and the author of the article should figure out the difference between 'owning' a brand and a winery champagne.gif
by Steve Crawford
December 6th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 392
Views: 30383

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

opened a '16 myriad dr crane (regular) sat night. i think the pH might have been around 3.95 lol.
great wine, excellent structure and balanced tannin.
by Steve Crawford
November 26th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: TN: 2006 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2006 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (11/25/2019) Last bottle from release, and best one yet! Still very youthful garnet color with the only signs of it's age is the wonderful integration. Silky smooth, creamy dark berry fruit(reds and blues)..more savory dried fruit than c...
by Steve Crawford
November 25th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 64
Views: 3781

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

yea they seem sketchy. website is bare and sketchy and they sell a lot of random products, customer service email is at gmail.
id avoid.
by Steve Crawford
November 24th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11574

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

my experience was pretty similar. i had the ny strip for the main, which was very good, but other dishes stole the show. i had a reservation but beforehand wasn't sure they really 'took' it if that makes sense. i wouldn't go here if you are looking to be wowed, but for money value compared to the st...
by Steve Crawford
November 23rd, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 13216

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

in a way i respect the 4th wife (who is counting) and don. who gives a shit about providing inheritance to adult age kids. like go out in the financial way that thelma and louise did.
by Steve Crawford
November 21st, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison
Replies: 32
Views: 1311

Re: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison

id go with either bryant who had a brett problem in the 2000s, or boswell around the late morlet/chris tynan winemaking period.
by Steve Crawford
November 19th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 29
Views: 2622

Re: Andremily #6

i would think it'd be today... we'll see. semi-related, i had the 2016 rose saturday night-was outstanding. TN for the rose? Also, for anyone passing on their allocation, I’m very interested as well. It’s either that or wait for them to hit K&L’s auction site... no tasting note, it was a long night...
by Steve Crawford
November 19th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Napa/Sonoma Blind Tasting Contest
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Recommendations for Napa/Sonoma Blind Tasting Contest

gotta throw in a prisoner in here for shits and giggles.
by Steve Crawford
November 18th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 29
Views: 2622

Re: Andremily #6

i would think it'd be today... we'll see.

semi-related, i had the 2016 rose saturday night-was outstanding.
by Steve Crawford
November 15th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11574

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Anyone been to the new Sushi Kame in Chinatown? Heading to Vegas next week and always like to try the off-strip legit sushi places of the moment. Also curious about La Monja and Hatsumi at Fergusons Downtown. Any other new finds would be welcome. Thanks. Al tatsujin x is worth a try. not sushi. rig...
by Steve Crawford
November 12th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 72
Views: 4823

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:21 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Wtf. No Pinot. And she said, “I don’t recall buying this.” Lol. I ask no questions.


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What’s the alcohol on that Chardonnay?
labeled or actual?
by Steve Crawford
November 12th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 100
Views: 12835

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Have any consumers received any? Tried any? Really curious for non-professional tasting notes. Did any of you attend any of the dinners he's had - or has there only been the one in Ojai? Cheers. i think there has been two dinners both in ojai. im really excited about these and from emailing Nik a f...
by Steve Crawford
November 9th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2660

Re: Shipping companies hates me

ok boomer
by Steve Crawford
November 2nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14184

Re: Downstream Wines

those are not even close to saxum caliber. to say otherwise is just laughable.
by Steve Crawford
November 1st, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 219
Views: 12191

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

in the processing of upgrading my coffee gear- was using an old fresh roast roaster, kitchenaid grinder, and wife's old bunn drip brewer. ordered the gene cafe roaster which comes monday, baratza virtuoso plus which was delivered today, and the moccamaster CDT which I used today. CDT makes 60 ounces...
by Steve Crawford
October 31st, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Alban grenache x3
Replies: 0
Views: 123

LTB: Alban grenache x3

looking to buy 3 bottles, not super vintage specific but anything from 2005-present works.
PM please, thanks
by Steve Crawford
October 27th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2259

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

sugarloaf in napa, across from the dmv.
by Steve Crawford
October 25th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14184

Re: Downstream Wines

not to go upstream (pun intended) but I also have an offer and not taking any of it. pm if interested in taking the whole set.
by Steve Crawford
October 24th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1553

Re: Walgreens Fedex

i would suggest shipping to you as normal and then once delivery commences, re-direct. thats what i do.
by Steve Crawford
October 24th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14184

Re: Downstream Wines

this is correct. that email essentially said downstream would be a separate list from saxum and being on one wouldn't affect the other.
by Steve Crawford
October 22nd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Rose
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

Re: Andremily Rose

receiving shipment on these tomorrow allegedly. was going to pop the '16 fairly soon, maybe thanksgiving. then possibly have the 17's next year. anyone have thoughts on when they intend to open these?
by Steve Crawford
October 21st, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The right place at the right time: An afternoon w Myriad
Replies: 11
Views: 1402

Re: The right place at the right time: An afternoon w Myriad

Andrew Demaree wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 8:04 am
Thanks for posting the impressions, Fred. Sounds like a great time.

Interested to hear more about the Peterson Family Vineyard, if anyone knows more about that property.
see switchback ridge, south of eisele.
by Steve Crawford
October 20th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 64
Views: 3781

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

revisiting this:

anyone besides WS selling it? or any applicable promo codes/discounts for WS?

what else besides pizza and veggies are you cooking in this?
thanks
by Steve Crawford
October 18th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14184

Re: Downstream Wines

I'm wondering why some would find this pricing 'absurd' and yet so many wines mentioned here on WB are equally if not more expensive? Is it because this isn't a Napa Cab? Just curious for the rationale here . . . Cheers. to play devils advocate, i think the issue is comparative pricing for similar ...
by Steve Crawford
October 8th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Livingston Moffett, who gets their grapes now?
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Livingston Moffett, who gets their grapes now?

my guess is some to Dana at least.
by Steve Crawford
October 2nd, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3346

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

Alan Eden's death may have affected the excessiblee baller category of wines- saxum, macdonald etc.
by Steve Crawford
October 2nd, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5525

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Ian S wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 6:31 pm
Nathan Smyth, you're my hero.

Please make an avatar of you wearing a pink cowboy hat.
FIFY
by Steve Crawford
October 1st, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5525

Re: Napa Cab under $100

If Corison is "more restrained", then I doubt I'd be able to swallow "the bigger style". it's all relative. corison is more restrained than the others the person mentioned, not really debatable. but thanks for letting us know about the lack of faith in your ability to swallow. and if you think cori...
by Steve Crawford
October 1st, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5525

Re: Napa Cab under $100

I'd lean toward Myriad/Quivet/Switchback/Dakota Shy/Scarlett for the bigger style. For more restrained, I would go for Corison... If Corison is "more restrained", then I doubt I'd be able to swallow "the bigger style". it's all relative. corison is more restrained than the others the person mention...
by Steve Crawford
September 30th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?

id suggest a sonoma county airbnb and driving over to calistoga/st helena for tastings. better qpr dining in sonoma for the nightime. best of both worlds.
pm me if you'd like a specific airbnb recommendation, had a great one in june.
by Steve Crawford
September 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 2008

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

the world has gotten wealthier post Bretton-Woods Unless your financial situation is at least Top 1%, then you simply are NOT drinking as well in 2019 as you did in the past. So, again, to emphasize: In 2019, we Normies simply do NOT have access to wines of the same caliber as what we were tasting ...
by Steve Crawford
September 26th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3263

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

No mention of the tragic loss of their winemaker in '16? I can only imagine something like that would shift perspective in the business. what do you mean by shift perspective? Refocus and prioritize on what is most important to them. i have zero clue what this means. are you referring to marketing?...
by Steve Crawford
September 25th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3263

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

H Wallace Jr wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 5:12 pm
No mention of the tragic loss of their winemaker in '16? I can only imagine something like that would shift perspective in the business.
what do you mean by shift perspective?

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