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by David H.
September 11th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2852

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Maybe not easily accessible but I really enjoy Becklyn's SB.

Others that are easier to obtain that I enjoy are Cliff Lede, Groth, and Darioush.
by David H.
August 25th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Becklyn Cellars CS
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: 2013 Becklyn Cellars CS

Thanks all! I do have a '14 but will not have time to pull from offsite, there's a '13 in my wine fridge at home. I also have two more 13's in inventory so will be able to see it develop.

I'll try an eight hour decant and share results tomorrow night or day after.
by David H.
August 25th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Becklyn Cellars CS
Replies: 5
Views: 401

2013 Becklyn Cellars CS

Good evening all, I'm planning on opening a bottle of the 2013 Becklyn CS Napa Valley tomorrow for some friends. Not a lot of notes or commentary on the forum or in cellartracker.

Looking for some guidance around preparing the wine for dinner tomorrow night in terms of decanting time.

Thanks all!
by David H.
February 23rd, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 2468

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

Scott Brunson wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 12:10 pm
On Friday our fish monger had beautiful Pumpkin Swordfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Golden Tile (plus lots of others).
But the Pompano really stood out.
Capt. Clay?
by David H.
February 6th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip

Sorry for disappearing from the thread. A big thank you to all for the many recommendations of areas to consider staying and to visit. Definitely a few recommended that we’ve visited but many new wineries to consider. My better half will be excited that St. Helena is a good home base as she absolute...
by David H.
February 3rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip

Call Chris Jambois at Black Sears. Tell him you are a Berserker. See if you can talk your way in. They have no tasting room and no organized events, BUT it's at the top of the mountain just beyond the "DO NOT ENTER" sign. My wife and I tasted in the office standing there with glasses of wine in 201...
by David H.
February 3rd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howell Mountain focused Napa trip
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Howell Mountain focused Napa trip

I’m considering making a Napa trip solely focused on Howell Mountain wineries.

Any recommendations on where to stay? Whenever we head up towards and through Angwin I don’t recall seeing any hotels.

Any thoughts on the general idea and hotel recommendations would be appreciated.
by David H.
January 28th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 5477

Re: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Erin Di Costanzo wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 7:46 am
David H. wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Extremely bummed I missed out on this. sounds like fantastic wine and a fantastic offer.
David, email me at erin@mdcwines.com! I have some single bottles and 17 DI CO to share... :-)
Email inbound. Thank you!
by David H.
January 27th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY - Offer Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: FOGLINE VINEYARDS 50% OFF ON 3 WINES FOR ONE DAY

Order in! 3 Gewurz, 2 zin and 2 PN! I can attest to Evan's Berserker hospitality! He gave my wife and I a hell of a tour with several barrel samples a few years ago when my better half let it out of the bag we found his winery through the forums. He was thru the moon about it and went above and beyo...
by David H.
January 27th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - PreSales, Packs, and Industry Discount for all!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: Liquid Farm - PreSales, Packs, and Industry Discount for all!!

Couple roses, couple sauvignon blancs and a sta rita hills four pack! Can't wait to get these. Might need a shipping adjustment on the order.

Thanks for a great offer!
by David H.
January 27th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles
Replies: 76
Views: 3646

Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! + MAGNUMS & half bottles

Almost missed this! Order in for a six pack of reds and a case of rose! Hopefully these get to S. Florida in time for summer rose drinking season!
by David H.
December 15th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Larger group visit to Napa / Sonoma
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Larger group visit to Napa / Sonoma

Don’t dismiss out of hand but Beringer could be a good visit. Huge property and several different tasting areas if people wanted to break off from the group to taste from basic to their Reserve wines.
by David H.
December 15th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Sunfish Cellars Napa Valley Extravaganza
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: TN: Sunfish Cellars Napa Valley Extravaganza

This sounds like an incredible event, and for $25! Thank you for posting the notes.
by David H.
October 20th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9604

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

+1000 The town where I used to live had a recycling yard that included a bin for styrofoam, so while a bit of a pain to load up my car (and get pieces of styro all over), I would make several trips a year and wasn't that bothered by it. But where I live now, there is no styro recycling - I have cal...
by David H.
October 20th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9604

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Donate the styro shippers to your local winemonger. Then it becomes someone else’s problem. This is what I do. My LWS ships so I give him all my shippers, styro & pulp. He takes care of me in return with free tasting events and other things. Also fully agree that the Bedrock shipments are always th...
by David H.
October 14th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 6040

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Wishlist in.

On a visit a few years back we were given a shiner of a PN they made awhile back but never labeled or distributed. It was marvelous and stumped a bunch of wine geek friends when I broke it out for them.
by David H.
October 14th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2784

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Which whites did you receive? I'm a big fan of their Riesling and Compagni Portis offerings. The SB's, not so much.
by David H.
July 19th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Outpost release - Winemaker question
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Upcoming Outpost release - Winemaker question

Thank you, gents!
by David H.
July 19th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Outpost release - Winemaker question
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Upcoming Outpost release - Winemaker question

Could someone more in the know than me fill me in on who the winemaker was for the vintage being released next week for Outpost? Did TRB make these wines and the others to be released later this year? I really have enjoyed all of the wines I've had from Outpost that he has crafted. Sure they sold ou...
by David H.
June 16th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1648
Views: 115366

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

dsimmons wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 11:34 am
Bud Carey wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 11:03 am
2014 Compagni Portis... stunningly good.
I've liked each vintage but I believe that the '12 Compagni Portis was my favorite Carlisle white wine to date.
Agreed on enjoying each vintage. Probably my favorite white blend and a real crowd pleaser.
by David H.
June 16th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1648
Views: 115366

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2014 Rosella's Vineyard Syrah.

This bad boy is ready for drinking, in a really nice place. PnP and drank over four hours, gorgeous wine.
by David H.
June 1st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leonetti Cellar - Purchase from list or secondary market
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Leonetti Cellar - Purchase from list or secondary market

Thank you all for the replies, much appreciated.
by David H.
June 1st, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 19
Views: 2361

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

what's the size of the offsite space? my lockers i use tubes. Each cabinet can fit 40 tubes. Each tube is double deep. THen on top you can put magnums. There's enough space in the front to stand up bottles horizontal double deep Where do you purchase the tubes from? Do you have a link you could sha...
by David H.
June 1st, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leonetti Cellar - Purchase from list or secondary market
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Leonetti Cellar - Purchase from list or secondary market

I recently made the list for Leonetti after a short wait. During this time I've certainly learned quite a bit about wine buying and whether or not buying direct from the list or on the secondary market makes sense. I have enjoyed every bottle of Leonetti I've had and am grateful to have the opportun...
by David H.
April 17th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1475

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

The main issue with that is lugging around a 13 bottle shopper on a road trip true, but consider: 1. you get your wine when you walk off the plane, eliminating the need to wait for a shipment, weather issues, Common Carrier mistakes, etc. 2. checked bag is only $25 on most airlines, sometimes less ...
by David H.
March 1st, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Strange New Wine Closure.....
Replies: 25
Views: 2595

Re: Strange New Wine Closure.....

I had a bottle of 2014 Oso Libre Estate Primitivo with this closure tonight. While the wine is still relatively young, it was outstanding. I agree that it is much more friendly to the corkscrew than other alternative cork closures. From my very limited review of their site, it appears the cork allow...
by David H.
February 26th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)
Replies: 14
Views: 5898

Re: Cellar recommendation - EuroCave FranceCave (Wine Enthusiast) vs EuroCave Artevino III (Costco)

I have an Artevino that is going on 5 years old now. So far so good. Also, I believe eurocave manufacters the Artevino line.
by David H.
February 2nd, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Storage - User Group / Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Wine Storage - User Group / Forum

Chuck Miller wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 8:57 pm
No longer exists, no activity. Within reason, you can PM me with questions.
Thank you, Chuck. Will do.
by David H.
February 1st, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Storage - User Group / Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Wine Storage - User Group / Forum

Does this hidden forum still exist?

If so, could my previous pending request be approved? I'm looking to gain some understanding on the wine storage business for a project I am working on and collaborating with a LWS on.

Thank you.
by David H.
December 5th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Winery with Covered Patio?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Napa Winery with Covered Patio?

Robert Biale has a wrap around covered patio with heaters, appointment required.
by David H.
November 8th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Christmas in Vienna
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Christmas in Vienna

Thank you.
by David H.
October 27th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12324
Views: 467242

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Robert Biale Kiger Family Syrah, really gorgeous wine after about an hour decant.
by David H.
October 23rd, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Christmas in Vienna
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Christmas in Vienna

My wife and I will be spending the Christmas holiday in Vienna this year. Any recommendations on a really excellent restaurant for lunch and for dinner? It doesn't have to be white glove service or super top notch, just somewhere with excellent food and wine where we'll have a memorable Christmas di...
by David H.
October 23rd, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Christmas in Vienna
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Christmas in Vienna

My wife and I will be spending the Christmas holiday in Vienna this year. Any recommendations on a really excellent restaurant for lunch and for dinner? It doesn't have to be white glove service or super top notch, just somewhere with excellent food and wine where we'll have a memorable Christmas di...
by David H.
October 23rd, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 3310

Re: Wines you drink the most of

YTD - 2018 Five-way tie for fourth and two-way tie for fifth. Robert Biale 7.3% Consumed (9) Bedrock Wine Co. 6.5% Consumed (8) Carlisle 5.6% Consumed (7) Epoch Estate Wines 3.2% Consumed (4) Joseph Swan Vineyards 3.2% Consumed (4) Lasseter Family Winery 3.2% Consumed (4) Turley 3.2% Consumed (4) R...
by David H.
May 9th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch - Too soon for me
Replies: 14
Views: 683

TN: 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch - Too soon for me

Had a '13 recently and it was incredible, in a great spot. Much better than the last one I opened a year ago.
by David H.
May 9th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

3 Bottles of Scotch - Your Recs at $60-$250

My personal three pack.

Ardbeg Uigeadail.
Balvenie 17.
Aberlour 16.

If you could find a Bladnoch that is not molested by water or chill filtration with age on it, buy that before all else; especially if it's from a reputable independent bottler.
by David H.
May 9th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Peaty Whisky Advice
Replies: 51
Views: 3768

Peaty Whisky Advice

I disagree on the Peat Monster recommendations. If memory serves me correctly, Peat Monster has the highest PPM of peat of all scotch whisky. The Glenfiddich reference is what pushed me towards the Kilchoman. You may also consider the standard Caol Ila bottling. A touch peaty but much more iodine an...
by David H.
May 7th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Cary Rosner A++
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Cary Rosner A++

Interesting as I've had the opposite experience. Selected a six pack of Turley zins and then went radio silent. Hasn't returned PM's or emails. I guess cold feet and an unwillingness to let me know.
by David H.
May 6th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8047
Views: 538598

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Any thoughts on today's offer, 2013 World's End Wavelength Stagecoach Vineyard? $39 per bottle, order of four or more gets you free shipping.
by David H.
April 5th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dinner options before SNL
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Dinner options before SNL

Subject is self explanatory I think. My wife won two tickets for SNL for next Saturday's show. We'll be flying in Friday and back Sunday, hotel reservations not yet set but I'd like some options that are nearby for dinner. Preferably not a chain. We eat a fairly broad range of food but would probabl...
by David H.
March 9th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Black Sears Zinfandel - Any takers?
Replies: 16
Views: 831

2015 Black Sears Zinfandel - Any takers?

I received an offer for the 2015 Black Sears Estate Zinfandel. I was thinking of pulling the trigger but at $70 per bottle I feel like that's incredibly steep. I've purchased several of the wines before but feel like this bump is a bit too much. Anyone taste from barrel or pre release? I'm on the fe...
by David H.
March 9th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Incoming
Replies: 57
Views: 4165

Carlisle Incoming

Adam P wrote:It’s so tough, when there is so much great zin out there. I’m gonna continue to stick to 6 bottles per spring/fall release.
I wish I had your restraint.
by David H.
February 17th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: West Palm/Boca Raton Reqs
Replies: 32
Views: 1874

West Palm/Boca Raton Reqs

32nd east is closing ? That's one of my favorite restaurants in South Florida. Sorry to hear. Of mine, Tryst has since closed and 32 East is closing around Mother's Day. Butch is going to be leasing the property out to Louie Bossi for a handsome sum. Regarding steakhouses, I enjoy NY Prime as well ...
by David H.
February 11th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving a wine fridge
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Moving a wine fridge

Looking for advice on moving a wine fridge. I'll be unloading all my wine in the fridge to styro shippers for transport but my main concern is surrounding the unit itself. Should I let unplug the unit and let it come to room temperature before moving? If so, how many days? Also, upon setting it up i...
by David H.
January 22nd, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley is live.
Replies: 27
Views: 1657

Turley is live.

JulianD wrote:Who do you guys prefer for Zin? Carlisle?
Biale
Carlisle
Bedrock
Limerick Lane
Storybook
by David H.
January 21st, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley is live.
Replies: 27
Views: 1657

Turley is live.

NickRut wrote:I like Turley but they are my number 4 or 5 zin producer so o keep skipping them. I’ll get back on the list someday.
This.

I'm open to sharing my allocation if someone is looking for one.

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