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by Steve Crawford
September 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?

I agree- I would just let your glass do the decanting, swirl and enjoy. pairing this with something special or just enjoying by itself?
by Steve Crawford
September 11th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Rose
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Andremily Rose

edited.
by Steve Crawford
September 11th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Rose
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Andremily Rose

consider yourself lucky! im an active list member and didn't get the email. I had the great pleasure of visiting andremily in july and Jim discussed the rose a little bit. im sure it's great!
by Steve Crawford
September 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Has Jeb ever tasted a wine that wasn't 97 points?!? Okay, maybe too broad of a statement, but it just seems like JD 97 pops up with regularity. what wine are you alluding to? jeb scored one previous caterwaul release 98, the 15 regusci. Okay, make it 98. I really wasn't referring to any particular ...
by Steve Crawford
September 10th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

Scott E. wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 10:07 am
Has Jeb ever tasted a wine that wasn't 97 points?!? Okay, maybe too broad of a statement, but it just seems like JD 97 pops up with regularity.
what wine are you alluding to? jeb scored one previous caterwaul release 98, the 15 regusci.
by Steve Crawford
September 6th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

zaltos are great 👍🏼
by Steve Crawford
September 5th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 53
Views: 5706

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

In 2017 all the fruit at Corison was harvested a week before Oct 1, that is two full weeks before the fires! At Dunn all the fruit was in. At Montelena 100% of the Estate fruit was in, with only a few blocks of second label fruit that was left for compost. Fruit still hanging on Oct 8, 2017? Wines ...
by Steve Crawford
August 29th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3476

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

the buyer list of this wine would be extremely valuable to sell to grifters or real estate scammers.
by Steve Crawford
August 28th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3476

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

larry's got to save money for his next divorce i guess.

douche factor is quite high with this one.
by Steve Crawford
August 27th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2229

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

i almost understand buying harlan at 900. but maiden at 300 is just laughable.
by Steve Crawford
August 22nd, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10451

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

This is a fascinating thread. Perhaps reaching out to their usual buyers with library offers at ridiculous prices as a thank you and reset the price at 300 bucks from here on and see what shakes out. I don't know how they could stay alive without moving inventory. this problem they have is similar ...
by Steve Crawford
August 19th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 3425

Re: Napa Cab under $100

buy 2 bottles of caterwaul, should be $110.
by Steve Crawford
August 19th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley? - SF Chronicle
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley? - SF Chronicle

the chronicle hopes it's non cab at 3.2 pH aged in stainless and concrete.
by Steve Crawford
August 14th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck: Downstream w/ JustinSmith
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Dunnuck: Downstream w/ JustinSmith

the article sorta reads like an ad, to be honest.
im all for them charging whatever they think they can get.
with that being said, the forced set and magnum inclusion is not my cup of tea.
by Steve Crawford
August 10th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 12:02 pm
I’m intrigued by these wines, especially the base Napa valley. However, the shipping charge for a three pack seems overly steep.
whatever the shipping cost is, divide by three, add it to each btl, and now you got free shipping and still a great wine at a great price :)

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by Steve Crawford
August 10th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1954

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

of course they push it. it costs them $15 and charge you $20.
by Steve Crawford
August 10th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge American Oak Article
Replies: 48
Views: 2494

Re: Ridge American Oak Article

dill is for pickles.
by Steve Crawford
August 9th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 68
Views: 2918

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

Starting to draw up the lines on how to structure mine, so wanted to get some feedback to try to avoid pitfalls or unpleasant structures. What I personally dislike is when they charge you way ahead of release and shipping. I just feel like I'm financing their winery for them. Plus, if it's that far...
by Steve Crawford
August 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10556

Re: Top US Syrahs

had a 2013 morlet syrah over the weekend.
not in the same tier as some of the others everyone has already mentioned. very good, but not great.
by Steve Crawford
August 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10451

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

This is a fascinating thread. Perhaps reaching out to their usual buyers with library offers at ridiculous prices as a thank you and reset the price at 300 bucks from here on and see what shakes out. I don't know how they could stay alive without moving inventory. this problem they have is similar ...
by Steve Crawford
August 6th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10451

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

how bryant pricing got to its current status is a separate discussion from Schrader's. colgin is a better apples to apples comparison. not a perfect comparison but more sinilar in structure as an operation (size, location, age, combo of estate and non estate fruit etc.) k tr@n- you mention 'fair' an...
by Steve Crawford
August 6th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10451

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

K. Tr@n wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 11:15 pm
What is their fair price according to everyone? $300?
what does this mean? or what did you mean rather
by Steve Crawford
August 1st, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 3512

Re: SAXUM OPEN

im gunna scream/cry myself to sleep over not making the mailing list cut with a 2010 broken stones this weekend.
that'll show you Justin :)
by Steve Crawford
August 1st, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4038

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

tasted some of these end of june. generally I am a 3T whore, but actually really loved the regular G3 and bought these to go with my elysians. generally i find the 3T to be that blue/black fruit I prefer but the G3 really had a little more weight than usual and tannin structure was sound. but yea th...
by Steve Crawford
July 31st, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1585

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

z_hart wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 10:54 am
semi related, is smoking still allowed within panchas? (fingers crossed for a yes)
Nothing better than smoking a pack of cigs to get ones palette right.
lol- that's a bridge too far even for me. but the only thing better than this would be a strip club in angwin.
by Steve Crawford
July 31st, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1585

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

semi related, is smoking still allowed within panchas? (fingers crossed for a yes)
by Steve Crawford
July 30th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1851

Re: Saxum Question

seems like 2012 signer uppers are in, 2013 folk (me) still waiting...
by Steve Crawford
July 30th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10599

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

in. will likely pobega a grenache and sit on the syrahs.
hopefully getting in now means I'll get some rose & white next time... fingers crossed [dance-clap.gif]
by Steve Crawford
July 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10599

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Anton D wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 9:09 am
While the price is a bit steep (and I can see people being supportive of the price and the converse,) I decided to make this my "special treat" leap and went for it. Kind of exciting!

I will Pobega one of each early on and will report back.
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by Steve Crawford
July 30th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10599

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Let’s think critically. Is it possible for this wine to be bad and sub 98? Highly doubtful. This is SQN. Critics needs SQN, they won’t dare bite the hand of Manfred and Elaine’s offspring. Did I get some? Yes. Am I a sheep? Also, yes. Will I rub myself on the bottles..maybe. in 2019 i don't think c...
by Steve Crawford
July 29th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10599

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

P Hohe wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 1:10 pm
im in the 2nd wave too. ill probably take the grenache and pass on syrah, feel free to pm me if interested.
The offer is a mixed box containing 2 syrah and 2 grenache. Not one or the other.
im quite aware boss 👍🏼
by Steve Crawford
July 26th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10599

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

im in the 2nd wave too. ill probably take the grenache and pass on syrah, feel free to pm me if interested.
by Steve Crawford
July 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Replies: 49
Views: 2656

Re: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

So, could Aubert, Peter Michael, Marcassin, Domaine Serene, 00, etc actually sell a wine that costs as much as these Burgs that are imported? $600-1500/btl. HT is getting old. if she said a wine was going to be her last vintage, maybe say there's only a barrel, yea she could sell a chard for 600ish.
by Steve Crawford
July 24th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Replies: 49
Views: 2656

Re: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

I wouldn't be surprised if your Peter Michael Point Rouge suggestion is correct. It is quite limited — it is a reserve blend of the best lots from their various vineyards — and priced accordingly. If you weren't looking for the most expensive single bottle, but rather expensive line up of CA Chardo...
by Steve Crawford
July 24th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Replies: 49
Views: 2656

Re: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

I wouldn't be surprised if your Peter Michael Point Rouge suggestion is correct. It is quite limited — it is a reserve blend of the best lots from their various vineyards — and priced accordingly. If you weren't looking for the most expensive single bottle, but rather expensive line up of CA Chardo...
by Steve Crawford
July 23rd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8504

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

i liked alan, a lot. we had similar taste in wine and some may say similar personalities.

also, i already contacted saxum and i am getting his allocation.
by Steve Crawford
July 23rd, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fit-Vine Wines: “We Crush Grapes, You Crush Life”
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Fit-Vine Wines: “We Crush Grapes, You Crush Life”

easy way to get 120 kcals of wine... drink less.
or switch to vodka, much better qpr.
by Steve Crawford
July 20th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine experiences in Napa
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: Wine experiences in Napa

c fu wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 12:18 pm
american oak and 'fun' don't belong in the same sentence unless it's a spirit, sorry.
Monte bello disagrees with you.
more for you boss.
by Steve Crawford
July 19th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10599

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Anton D wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 12:45 pm
jordan whitehead wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 10:57 am
Richard Albert wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 10:20 am

Over a hundred for Grenache or Syrah with no track record is out of line, IMO.

so don't buy it. Simple
Yeah, and don’t even express your opinion about not buying it! [cheers.gif]
took the words right out of my mouth [cheers.gif]
by Steve Crawford
July 19th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine experiences in Napa
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: Wine experiences in Napa

american oak and 'fun' don't belong in the same sentence unless it's a spirit, sorry.
by Steve Crawford
July 18th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarlett Reserve 2014 - rereleased
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Scarlett Reserve 2014 - rereleased

great wine, they're cheap with shipping and don't charge me sales tax.
by Steve Crawford
July 18th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 57
Views: 2554

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

if you are going north up the 101, be sure to stop in los alamos for bob's well bread.
by Steve Crawford
July 15th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 3039

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Howard Cooper wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 5:39 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:16 pm
WSJ says Cab Franc
Unequivocally, no. Move on. Cab Franc is for people with no palate, debase motives and low morals.
I have read that in this country almost all Loire Cab Franc is drunk by Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. [snort.gif]
sounds about right.
by Steve Crawford
July 14th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6654

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 Steve Crawford
July 14th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6654

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 Steve Crawford
July 12th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1349

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

I hope wine regions everywhere disallow growing of cannabis. It makes zero sense to be using land, water, and human resources that compete with high end grape growing. This is an arbitrary argument that could easily be used in reverse. In fact, I think there are probably far more cannabis consumers...
by Steve Crawford
July 11th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6654

Re: Downstream Wines

chase cellars (hayne/bourne) reserve zin is $100.
by Steve Crawford
July 11th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6654

Re: Well...

I consider Justin’s wines overextracted and too over-the-top for my palate. Then you add PhillipeCombie to the mix....wowza. Thanks, but no thanks. But it’s a sure 100 pts from Monktown. Tom so why are you even posting here in this thread? the email for downstream went to saxum mailing list and wai...
by Steve Crawford
July 11th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6654

Re: Well..

I consider Justin’s wines overextracted and too over-the-top for my palate. Then you add PhillipeCombie to the mix....wowza. Thanks, but no thanks. But it’s a sure 100 pts from Monktown. Tom so why are you even posting here in this thread? the email for downstream went to saxum mailing list and wai...

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