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by ncostanzo1
January 5th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams last Pinot: 09` Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Burt Williams last Pinot: 09` Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee

Any idea(s) what the case production were on some of the MDR wines? Have always wanted to find a bottle out there. Thanks for the notes Blake. Cheers!
by ncostanzo1
December 20th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A toast to Burt Willaims: 86` Sonoma County Pinot
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: A toast to Burt Willaims: 86` Sonoma County Pinot

Love the tributes and sharing all the notes of Burt’s wines. I can’t wait to open the ‘94 Hirsch in less than a week. Appreciate the insight on how to prepare for opening one of these aged gems Blake. Thank you so much!
by ncostanzo1
December 20th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: AnthillFarms PinotNoir PetersVnyd '13...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: TN: AnthillFarms PinotNoir PetersVnyd '13...(short/boring)

I’m in a similar camp of enjoying the Sonoma bottling from AHF more than AV wines. The Peters Pinot is second to the Peters Syrah for me at this point but bot are so damn good. Gifted a Peters Syrah recently to a family member to show them something different. Year and year out some of my favorite S...
by ncostanzo1
December 20th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Forcini Vineyard
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: TN: 2016 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Forcini Vineyard

Matthew King wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Good to hear. I haven’t been that impressed with the other O&F wines. I will give this a try!
Which were you not that impressed with? Opened a ‘15 Bedrock and Frank’s Block recently both damn damn good.
by ncostanzo1
December 20th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HVS needs your support
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: HVS needs your support

Haven't seen a post about this yet so I'll do it. The Historic Vineyard Society is a non profit (backed by many forum favorites) whose aim is to raise awareness for California’s historic vineyards. Today they emailed an appeal for folks to up their involvement. https://historicvineyardsociety.org/p...
by ncostanzo1
December 14th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks
Replies: 80
Views: 3220

Re: Burt Williams RIP with added remarks

I first fell in love with Pinot Noir when a friend introduced me to some of the early Kosta Browne bottlings, my friends from Kepler Vineyards sold grapes to them at the time. Shortly after that I had my first bottle of Williams Selyem around 2007 ? I can’t remember which bottling it was but it knoc...
by ncostanzo1
October 17th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: TN: 2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Thanks for the note, we have two bottles of this in the cellar and was thinking it’s time to open one for my wife’s birthday coming up soon. Have no experience with the wines but know the Shafer HSS pedigree is pretty solid.
by ncostanzo1
September 11th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 5298

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Great post Roy! Thank you for taking the time to put it out there for everyone not in the know at this time.
by ncostanzo1
September 11th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel

Thanks for the note Adam, this is typically one I hold for a little bit and give it a little time in bottle before getting into.
by ncostanzo1
September 6th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 55
Views: 4020

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

Posts about incoming mailers/offers are a time honored WB tradition. I would expect nothing less!!
by ncostanzo1
September 4th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Dehlinger Claret
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: 2005 Dehlinger Claret

Anyone still sitting on any '05 Claret? Curious if there are any notes from that?
by ncostanzo1
September 4th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: TN: 2005 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon

Anyone still sitting on any '05 Claret? Curious if there are any notes from that?
by ncostanzo1
September 1st, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel

Thanks for teh notes and insight on some of your experiences with the aging on the LL wines lately. I've always felt giving them some time they would benefit some.
by ncostanzo1
August 13th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5570

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

Just checking in on this, in general is there an span of years of Old Vine wines you a re looking to share with each other or just specifically wines from Old Vines? Thnx! Not really although a sub-theme will be 2013. Are you interested in joining us Nick? Ah sweet, I think that I could pull off so...
by ncostanzo1
August 12th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 61
Views: 4682

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

Didn’t catch an offer this go round, but definitely looking forward to setting up a visit to taste.
by ncostanzo1
August 12th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 5570

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

Just checking in on this, in general is there an span of years of Old Vine wines you a re looking to share with each other or just specifically wines from Old Vines?

Thnx!
by ncostanzo1
August 7th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week
Replies: 22
Views: 2271

Re: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week

Picked up a bottle of Coastlands and wish listed a Bacigalupi Zin, would like to see what Jeff can do with that vineyards fruit. They are one of my favorite producers but am holding off on spending money as we need to drink through some wine we have now before we get into anything else.
by ncostanzo1
August 3rd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 61
Views: 4682

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

I just signed up for the list tonight, any guess as to if I’ll get an offer or some or any wines? TIA I think you should have a good chance to be offered some wine. If not then definitely the next offer. BTW - there is plenty of Ceritas available on the secondary market. Right on, I have seen some ...
by ncostanzo1
August 2nd, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 61
Views: 4682

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

I just signed up for the list tonight, any guess as to if I’ll get an offer or some or any wines? TIA
by ncostanzo1
August 2nd, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Prince of Pinot Noir is retiring
Replies: 17
Views: 2221

Re: The Prince of Pinot Noir is retiring

Stumbled on the Prince of Pinot I think via WB but can’t remember for sure. Have definitely enjoyed the reviews and perspective. Enjoy retirement Rusty!
by ncostanzo1
June 6th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2198

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

The Peters Syrah is a house favorite for us, but we are only occasional buyers of Anthill overall.
by ncostanzo1
May 17th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Bedrock Vnyd Zins...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: TN: Some Bedrock Vnyd Zins...(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes Tom. I allllllmost opened the 2015 Bedrock Heritage but decided to hold back on it. Instead went with a 2015 Bedrock Monte Rosso. I can say I was not disappointed and look forward to the next bottle in a couple years.
by ncostanzo1
February 7th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP board member Lou Kessler
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: RIP board member Lou Kessler

RIP to another Berserker. Never crossed paths with the man, but sounds like he favored some good juice and great taste in shirts!
by ncostanzo1
January 9th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 8090

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

Sonoma Coast is on auto buy as well. I think I'm going to grab 1 Summa of each SVD. Just for the fun of it.
by ncostanzo1
October 30th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge Zin Boatman '14 & '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: TN: Ridge Zin Boatman '14 & '15...(short/boring)

Thanks for the note Tom, tasted some Boatman Jake's Block the other day up Healdsburg picking up our wine club shipment. Enjoyed it, but missed out on the Boatman itself oops!
by ncostanzo1
October 19th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: 2010 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Pinot Noir

Anyone opened any '06 Rochioli's Riverblock's or '06 Allen's lately? Looking at scooping up the Rochioli, maybe the Allen as well. Its been almost a year since I had either and both were really good with a lot of maturation room left to go. They are both winners and worth whatever you can find them...
by ncostanzo1
October 18th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2005 Williams Selyem PN Richioli Riverblock
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: TN - 2005 Williams Selyem PN Richioli Riverblock

Thanks for the notes, looking at getting a bottle of '06 Rochioli soon.
by ncostanzo1
October 18th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: 2010 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Pinot Noir

Anyone opened any '06 Rochioli's Riverblock's or '06 Allen's lately? Looking at scooping up the Rochioli, maybe the Allen as well.
by ncostanzo1
October 14th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie-Laide Pick Up, Open House 10/13/18
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Jolie-Laide Pick Up, Open House 10/13/18

Could you tell me what the price points are on these wines on release from them directly?
by ncostanzo1
October 1st, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1288

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

Scott Brunson wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 12:41 pm
Visit Kurt at Boheme in Occidental
+1 for this. Kurt is super nice and they have some really nice wines developing (depending on what you like).
by ncostanzo1
September 24th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1288

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

Two words....Bottle Barn Great wine shop in Santa Rosa carries many wines only found in wineries at better pricing. They also do tastings where you can try a bunch at one time. As a bay Area local you have that advantage Thanks for the suggestion, sounds like the Albertsons in Paso Robles, I heard ...
by ncostanzo1
September 24th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge PaganiRanch '15 & '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: TN: Ridge PaganiRanch '15 & '16...(short/boring)

Thanks for the notes Tom. Pagani has quickly become one of my favorites over the years from Ridge.
by ncostanzo1
September 20th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ulises Valdez dead at 49
Replies: 27
Views: 2518

Re: Ulises Valdez dead at 49

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/8735840-181/sonoma-county-vintner-ulises-valdez The Valdez's had a tasting room in Healdsburg for a number of years, but it closed about a year ago (likely a victim of the world's longest running traffic circle construction debacle). I've tasted there several time...
by ncostanzo1
September 20th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne is live
Replies: 29
Views: 1897

Re: Kosta Browne is live

Sad to see how the private equity money in wineries/vineyards is driving up prices to unacceptable levels. Moving on to smaller producers who are not trying to capture "the last dollar" from their loyal customers. The wines are still good, but it's just are they worth the price point they've reache...
by ncostanzo1
September 16th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 3542

Re: 2016 Kutch

Just read through that issue of WS at a friends house. Having looked through the pages of the nearly 700+ Pinot scores they listed, I can safely say that's a magazine I never need to look at again as a source of good information as it relates to wine. Some of the scores were just plain laughable. Di...
by ncostanzo1
September 16th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7 ways to open up a wine bottle without a corkscrew or 7 ways not to
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: 7 ways to open up a wine bottle without a cork or 7 ways not to

If nothing else, this was worth a good laugh. I could see some of these unusual methods working. Hitting it against the wall would be one I'd skip with my luck it'd go straight through the wall.
by ncostanzo1
September 16th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne is live
Replies: 29
Views: 1897

Re: Kosta Browne is live

What’s crazy is that the Cerise from Knez was $45 when they owned the vineyards. And they had lower yields. They also sold fruit in small amounts to a lot of small producers, most of whom also sold their wine at about $50. Lioco, Phillips Hill, witching Stick, etc. We really liked that vineyard, bu...
by ncostanzo1
September 15th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whatever happened to - - - TN: 2004 Radio-Coteau Zinfandel Von Weidlich
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Whatever happened to - - - TN: 2004 Radio-Coteau Zinfandel Von Weidlich

Anyone had any '04 or mid 2000's RC Von Weidlich Zins recently? Thinking about picking up an '04 today for $48.
by ncostanzo1
September 13th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne is live
Replies: 29
Views: 1897

Re: Kosta Browne is live

At basically $100 per bottle, this is an easy pass at this point. Wish them the best but if you want one of these bottling, wait a couple years and you might find them close to release price on some sites is my guess.
by ncostanzo1
September 13th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TRB and Mike Smith wines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4057

Re: TRB and Mike Smith wines?

TRB has that many clients!? Wow! How much time and attention to detail can he really give to each and everyone of them? I would have to believe that RM is his top priority, and other clients are on cruise control. Do ya think that the Dunn's and Forman's are focused on anything other than Dunn and ...
by ncostanzo1
September 5th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Fall 2018 Release - September 5th
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Enfield Fall 2018 Release - September 5th

Thanks for all the advice on the Enfield release!
by ncostanzo1
September 4th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Fall 2018 Release - September 5th
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Enfield Fall 2018 Release - September 5th

I've got zero tasting experience from Enfield wines (at last I think), looking at the Cab and Syrah here. From anyone's experience with either, are those two bottlings that are better served holding before consuming or candidates for potential earlier than normal consumption? Thanks!
by ncostanzo1
August 16th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345433

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

FWIW. Very attractive deal on Wind Gap 2015 Pinot Noir. $13. Doubt there is a better deal out there for a nicely restrained AFWE pinot like Wind Gap. Agreed. In for a case. Thanks to you two I upped my quantity from 4 bottles to half a case. Thanks for sharing the enthusiasm on this one. Went in fo...
by ncostanzo1
July 19th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KB News from Shanken News Daily
Replies: 77
Views: 5475

KB News from Shanken News Daily

Wow, some of these prices...All I can say is good luck in fetching new customers at those prices. Anyhooters, I think there are two stories here as well. One that people will like and one that people don't like. The good story, the feel good one: Two waiters in Sonoma County, cobble together tips an...
by ncostanzo1
July 19th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KB News from Shanken News Daily
Replies: 77
Views: 5475

KB News from Shanken News Daily

Jason Hagen wrote:What are Dan and Michael up to these days?

J
I think someone answered the Michael Browne part for you, Dan Kosta is working a project called AldenAlli with Emeril Lagrasse right now is my understanding.
by ncostanzo1
March 7th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone actually stopped buying wine?
Replies: 71
Views: 4146

Has anyone actually stopped buying wine?

Having a child this September so I ratcheted it back quite a bit. We have 2 wine clubs which is probably a total of 4-5 cases per year if that and with what I had purchased in the last 5 years we are set for a while. Find a bottle here and there on a deal I'll pick it up. Deleting so many mailing of...
by ncostanzo1
January 22nd, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...and Others Are Clueless....(Part 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Some Wineries Get It...and Others Are Clueless....(Part 2)

Late to the game with Tablas Creek, but we went down there last November during a trip to Paso area. Phenomenal wines across the board, nice grounds and very friendly tasting room staff members. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't been there. Look forward to going back next time and allllllllmos...
by ncostanzo1
January 22nd, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some history of Williams Selyem winery 1979-1997- Part One
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Some history of Williams Selyem winery 1979-1997- Part One

Brian Tuite wrote:That store that Ed was the wine buyer for was our very own Speer’s Market in Forestville.
Super rad. Do you know if they ever sold WS wines at Speer's?
by ncostanzo1
January 22nd, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Jersey Bans Wine Spectator
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

New Jersey Bans Wine Spectator

Subject title was akin to 'click bait' with the omission of "Prisons" :)
by ncostanzo1
November 8th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Paso Robles in November
Replies: 33
Views: 1461

Visiting Paso Robles in November

Thanks everyone for the recommendations, we are still stringing it together last minute haha. It's been pretty hectic but it's great to see support for some ideas we had. Sounds like a visit to Tin City is in the works! I'll post some info on the trip when we get back.

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