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by Alex G
May 19th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5562

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

One recent discovery: Booker Harvey & Harriet Red Blend from Paso in the $40s... a fetching blend of 65% cab, 25% Syrah and some others.
by Alex G
May 18th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5562

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I wasn’t clear if the OP was restricting to USA or pure Cab. My CA favorites in this range are Ridge and Dehlinger, but if open to France and Cab blends, I would strongly recommend tasting some Bordeaux. There is a bunch of good value between $15 and $75 if you like the style (and recent weather an...
by Alex G
May 17th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5562

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

brigcampbell wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Sandler makes an awesome CS
That’s right!! Lazare $45!! It’s in the 4-bottle / $100 sampler he’s offering now. Forgot about that, thanks!
by Alex G
May 17th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5562

Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Searched and couldn’t find a recent thread... What are your favorite Cabernet producers for under $75? Bonus points for under $50, and also with a focus on cooler, balanced wines that aren’t over-extracted. Blends (clarets, etc.) and NVDs totally fine. Trying to lower our average cost per Cabernet i...
by Alex G
April 25th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Did you install two thermostats for your split system? One that kicks on the blower then condenser when the temp gets above the set ideal temp...but also one that will turn off the blower if the condenser fails, and the blower continues to blow in warmer air? I did, after I saw someone here had the...
by Alex G
April 25th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

IMG_0175.jpeg This view gives you an idea of where the room is in relation to our stairs leading down into the basement. IMG_0176.jpeg The little storage room on the left is where the wine was stored in boxes while the cellar was being built, but also where we installed the blower part of the cooli...
by Alex G
April 25th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

After the demo, with everything now accessible we did plumbing, electrical, cooling, vapor barrier, and insulation. Every tradesman in existence was in our little room. I envy those of you who can do this yourselves. What a wonderful project this would be to do with one's kids, especially now, while...
by Alex G
April 25th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Really like it from the pics. What are the dimensions? Seems like the original space was sort of a half thought. Nice repurpose of it. It's 17x15 overall, 255 square feet. The ceilings are 9.5 feet high in the middle and 8.5 feet under the soffits, where the racking is. It's a a nice deep basement....
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WHOA! TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: WHOA! TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

We couldn't help ourselves and cracked one with some Moroccan style cauliflower, preserved lemon, and tahini sauce. Here is the note. I asked Suzy what she thought about it. Says she doesn't want to tell me because then I will drink it too. Mentions it is very different (we are chablis and white bu...
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Demolition The room was not insulated properly, nor was there a vapor barrier. So, we had to take down the walls. It felt weird taking down perfectly good drywall. But it was necessary -- for insulation, and vapor barrier, and ducting for the cooling, and plumbing for the water supply to the humido...
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

I'll try to quickly answer questions in-line and then dive deeper in the chronological story as we go. Alan Weinberg: The fireplace was there, and I wasn't interested in ripping it out. So we worked it into the design. Of course, I'd never turn the thing on now. It's now a space that holds our wirel...
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Our Goals For the Cellar We wanted a space we could USE, which is different than the strictly functional space we had before. We wanted a cellar we could hang out in, just my wife and I, or with company. I needed a humidor for my cigars. We wanted the space to look and feel good. Darker, not lighte...
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Why did we build a cellar? We moved about a year ago. At our old house, we had a 900-bottle temperature controlled cellar which was a converted walk-in closed in our basement. It filled up and I add additional racking to make it upwards of 1,200 bottles. That filled up too. This cellar is pictured ...
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

I was surprised to see, during my research last year, that there isn't much here on working with Joseph & Curtis, which are, for my money, builders of the best-looking wine cellars out there. You can see their pics widely on Houzz (where I found them) and also on their Facebook and Instagram pages. ...
by Alex G
April 24th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9376

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

My bedrock came with three-part stacking cardboard inserts, but I'm totally with you on the broken bits of styrofoam.
by Alex G
April 23rd, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WHOA! TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 957

WHOA! TN: 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

I believe, for my tastes, I've never tasted a better Chardonnay. That's how good this. 2017 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (4/23/2020) This wine needs some more numerical reviews, as the glowing (and correct) reviews below don’t assign a...
by Alex G
April 23rd, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3451

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Hello Everyone, Mike and I are looking forward to the Zoom party on Friday. Please let us know if there are any special vineyards or wines you'd like to know about, anything we can go into depth on or questions mike can give some thought into...See you Friday at 5pm! _ Leah and Mike Smith Hi Leah -...
by Alex G
April 21st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44682

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Peter Shurman wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 11:51 am
2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir

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Had one the other day, found it very nice, and, indeed, quite a bit fuller than a normal Franny. Medium bodied, layered, and an incredible value.
by Alex G
April 14th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Scherrer: 'Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe...' 50% off select wines and free shipping. Nevermore.
Replies: 56
Views: 5691

Re: Scherrer: 'Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe...' 50% off select wines and free shipping. Nevermore.

I put two orders in for a combined three cases. Why? Because this is the most generous offer that I’ve seen during this time (and possibly any other time), and also, Fred’s wines are excellent.
by Alex G
March 28th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2978

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Want to also thank Frank for organizing and Jamie for his passion and energy for wine. It was wonderful to experience his enthusiasm for wine making. Fun to hear his driving forces like doing all of the wine making himself; less is more (selectivity!) in wine making; and choosing to make a wine that...
by Alex G
March 27th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2978

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Pumped for this!
Got a 2016 McDougie
And a 2017 Falstaff, my WOY last year!
My wife and I will be there with 4 glasses!
Thank you Frank!!!
by Alex G
March 21st, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2978

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

I’d be in from Chicago area.
by Alex G
March 18th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: *** CLOSED *** Jean Edwards Cellars - 33% off Stagecoach Vineyard® Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 38
Views: 3218

Re: Jean Edwards Cellars - 33% off Stagecoach Vineyard® Cabernet Sauvignon

thank you for this deal -- order in for 3 bottles.

Berserker Day Part 2!!
by Alex G
March 16th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4872

Re: Wine cellar progress

Congratulations, I just finished moving into a newly built cellar too, about 150 different boxes of wine unpacked, placed, catalogued in CT, and tagged. It's a labor of love, but very enjoyable to see and touch every bottle in the collection. Took me about three months to get through, on and off, wi...
by Alex G
March 6th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5385

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

Dustin and the Kelley Fox winery quietly and quickly earned my business for the long term.
Breath of fresh air!
by Alex G
March 2nd, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3776

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

I found Kutch Pinot Noir to be wonderfully age-worthy wines. His entry level Sonoma Coast drinks wonderfully at 5+ years. His big boys (Falstaff and McDougal Ranch) can go 10 years easily. I originally ear-marked 5 years as the time to begin popping the Kutch Pinots but after a couple dinners with ...
by Alex G
February 23rd, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12345

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Loaded up two cases. While I need to lighten up on the Bedrock purchases because I have SO many of these bottles, how the F do you not load up on THIS absurdly excellent offering? It is also in my strategy to lower the average cost per bottle in the cellar while maintaining very high quality, and th...
by Alex G
February 17th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 97
Views: 9145

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

What's everyone's oldest Ceritas Chardonnays they're still holding onto? Going to fulfill my allocation and have experience with the wines but only in their youth. Would be super curious to see others' drinking windows. We just opened a 2012 Heintz Chard, our oldest Ceritas vintage, and it was real...
by Alex G
February 17th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5298

Re: Wine prices are falling

Not one of the 20 or so wineries I buy from regularly has decreased its prices.

Nor have any of the 50 or so wineries which regularly send me offers.

Not one.
by Alex G
January 27th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Wilde Farm BD XI: 11 Cases of Wilde Farm goodness at 50% off and Free Shipping!
Replies: 49
Views: 2517

Re: Wilde Farm BD XI: 11 Cases of Wilde Farm goodness at 50% off and Free Shipping!

In for a six pack of Halcon Syrah — but there was no free shipping. I also picked the $10 shipping. Second year ordering Wilde Farm! Thanks for the great discount here, one of the very best!!
by Alex G
January 27th, 2020, 2:55 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: 2895

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

Order in for 6 Rose and 6 Sauv Blanc!

Been buying Liquid Farm on this day since my first BD five years ago!
by Alex G
January 27th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5385

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

In for a Hyland pack — our first Kelley Fox wine ever!

These Berserker Days over the years are single handedly responsible for inserting Oregon wines into our cellar: Goodfellow, Franny Beck, some others, and, now, Kelley Fox!

Thanks Todd, and excited to try your wines Kelley!
by Alex G
January 27th, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 18109

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

SIX purchases on preview day.

Finding myself buying MORE bottles (as in, cases instead of 3 and 4 packs) from many producers who I've ordered from before.
by Alex G
January 26th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED
Replies: 107
Views: 5381

Re: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever!

Opened a 2014 Willamette Valley today from a previous BD purchase to taste taste for this offering: https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp?iWine=2235586&iNote=8145930 2014 Franny Beck Pinot Noir - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (1/26/2020) 93 POINTS Pours lighter garnet with with a nose of bright re...
by Alex G
January 26th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals
Replies: 104
Views: 5545

Re: Scherrer Winery - BD 11 only special on Mini-Verticals

Been buying Scherrer wines for years. And never at a discount, because he doesn't need to. This is a special treat here. Fred is like a mad wine scientist. Plus I've seen him play music live! Definitely check out his old and mature vine Zin, which is probably his most widely known wine. His chards a...
by Alex G
January 26th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 3693

Re: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!

$25 per bottle. In for both of the pinot four packs. $25 per bottle is an exceptional value for wines as good as these.

Also, the CellarTracker add links are brilliant! Thank you for these.
by Alex G
January 26th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 130
Views: 6171

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

Offer two Richard Trimpl and a 6pack of Berserker chard please...

Email sent as well...
by Alex G
January 26th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Halcon Estate Rhone Pack - EXTENDED THRU FRI 1/31
Replies: 42
Views: 1847

Re: Halcon Estate Rhone Pack and some Pinot Noir

Order in for one of each 6 pack! I buy Halcon annually during BD.
by Alex G
January 17th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1829

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

Somm, author... https://jebdunnuck.com/2018/05/the-evolution-of-kelli-white/ That's a really REALLY good article about her. I have TWO copies of her Napa Valley book, one is signed. I owned one, and was in charge of the wine section for our school's auction. I asked her for a signed copy to auction...
by Alex G
January 15th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 387

TN: 2015 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

In anticipation of next week's release, opened this regular 2015 Summa release. This is probably the most mature RM we've tasted, possibly ever. It's superb. For those of you thinking about the coming offering... 2015 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Co...
by Alex G
January 14th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4721

Re: Maybach Coming

I think the Dunnuck review is the only one that's out?
by Alex G
January 5th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3709

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Thank you Andrew. I saw your post from an earlier thread a few years ago and your pic helped a lot. So, my situation is that I am moving into a newly built cellar, everything is in boxes and we are unpacking. I had already gone through about 1/3 of the boxes without barcoding and with hand-printed h...
by Alex G
January 2nd, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3709

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Does anybody use Cellartracker bar coding to print the front bottle tag also (like in my avatar pic to the left), so you can see what bottle it is without taking it out? If so, how do you set this up? Do you do the individual bottle barcodes AND the front tag? Or one or the other?
by Alex G
January 2nd, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Do You Buy Your Vintage Port?
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Where Do You Buy Your Vintage Port?

Dumb question (and I did a search for the answer, which I couldn't find)... Where do you all buy your vintage port? Right from the producers? Retail? I tend to acquire a few bottles a year at auction, but wish to get a bit more serious about it. What's the best place to buy 3-6-12 bottles on release...
by Alex G
January 2nd, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Barcodes
Replies: 63
Views: 3709

Re: Cellar Tracker Barcodes

Just read through this and other barcode threads, thank you for the info.

Question: Once the barcodes are set up, can I use the same details to print wine TAGS to put on the front of the bottles? I like having the bottles tagged so I see what's where.
by Alex G
December 29th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 2004-2010 Maybach Materium
Replies: 0
Views: 216

WTB 2004-2010 Maybach Materium

Please PM if you'd like to part with any Materium between 2004 and 2010 vintages. Thank you!

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