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by Albert R
July 5th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1487

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/8/2020) Opened and followed over two nights. All the red and purple fruit you expect from the RRV in a concentrated nose. Very soft elegant texture that just explodes with ripe zinberry, mout...
by Albert R
July 4th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 259

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Flannery Hangers, tails and a 2014 Once & Future Bedrock Vineyard. [cheers.gif]
by Albert R
July 2nd, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

Look’s great. Thanks for sharing Brian!
by Albert R
July 2nd, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa winery visiting status update please
Replies: 29
Views: 1491

Re: Napa winery visiting status update please

Well this just got announced. Stay home. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/world/coronavirus-live-updates.html#link-220e7ca6 Not sure what counties constitute the 19 yet ... Napa and Sonoma counties are not part of the list and not closing as far as I know. I was just there (Napa) a few weeks ago ...
by Albert R
June 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa winery visiting status update please
Replies: 29
Views: 1491

Re: Napa winery visiting status update please

I cancelled our early June Italy trip and was hoping or dreaming of heading to Napa at the end of July/early August. We are not going anywhere at this point. Good luck.
by Albert R
June 28th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine fridge, 1, 2 or 3 zone?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Wine fridge, 1, 2 or 3 zone?

Michael Martin wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Single zone fridges are still in essence dual zone. They are colder at the bottom than the top.
^^^This. You also gain a bit more storage.
by Albert R
June 27th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Napa, Peterson and Three Twins for me!
by Albert R
June 26th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

I am out of storage space at home and have greatly dialed back mailing list purchases, but Myriad has become my go-to Napa cab over the years and I always like to support Mike and Leah, as this is their winery! I am in a similar situation but I consistently buy from Mike and Leah although in less q...
by Albert R
June 25th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7786
Views: 506062

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2018 NAPA | CALIFORNIA $49.95 - 750ML Offered on First Bottle Anyone know what the price was on release from the winery or is this first time offered? I never received an offer for the 2018, but the previous vintages were $50. Strange that the 2018 appears on First...
by Albert R
June 25th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1900

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Bedrock
Congruence
by Albert R
June 25th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boar's View offer
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Boar's View offer

Easiest pass of the year!
by Albert R
June 23rd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 452
Views: 27796

Re: de Negoce offer

These wines all sound incredible for the money but I don’t see that much if any has actually been tasted. I was only impressed with a couple of the maybe 20 different C Hughes wines I’ve had over the past few years. What makes you think these 2017s will be any better? It’s an entirely different mod...
by Albert R
June 22nd, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 425
Views: 32163

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Becklyn-Excellent! Glad I have one more!
by Albert R
June 21st, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2101

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

2012 Becklyn Cab
Flannery Hangers & Filets
by Albert R
June 18th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3051

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Most of my Zinfandel purchases are Bedrock at 70% and Carlisle at 25%. The remaining 5% is a mixed bag.
by Albert R
June 18th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

NickRut wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Probably will be a 2 case+ purchase as usual. I have a problem.
Sounds like a good problem to me. [cheers.gif]
by Albert R
June 18th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Bud Carey wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 12:40 pm
I'll be buying. Myriad is by far the number one cab producer im my cellar.
+1
by Albert R
June 18th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 452
Views: 27796

Re: de Negoce offer

Thank you for your assistance Cameron.
by Albert R
June 18th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 452
Views: 27796

Re: de Negoce offer

Cam, have someone respond to emails sent to support@denegoce.com.
by Albert R
June 13th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 452
Views: 27796

Re: de Negoce offer

Nick F. wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 2:19 pm
A possibility for the chard:

https://celaniwines.com/wp-content/uplo ... donnay.pdf
Defn a good guess.

Haven’t ever had any of their wines but certainly looks like a quality wine for 13.33 a bottle
+1. Excellent guess. Thanks Chris!
by Albert R
June 10th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wines to buy/hold
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Wines to buy/hold

Dan Hammer wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 9:28 am
Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Home Ranch fills the low $60 category. Good QPR for the price.

Becklyn
EMH
Myriad
Qyivet
+1 and I would add Rivers-Marie and Neal.
by Albert R
June 6th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1603
Views: 111774

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Brian Tuite wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 1:15 pm
We opened a 2015 Derivative the other night that was tremendous. Super expressive florals with lip smacking acidity.
Thanks Brian. I have one 2015 left that we will have soon.
by Albert R
June 2nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2696
Views: 178155

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

15 Old Vines-excellent. This has really improved in the last year. The tannins continue to ease. Black/dark red fruited with a hint of spice.
by Albert R
June 2nd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1574
Views: 84027

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Saturday night: “arroz con mariscos”
by Albert R
May 28th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4875

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

newhere
by Albert R
May 28th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie offer just hit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1843

Re: Rivers Marie offer just hit!

No offer here either and I have purchased consistently since 2013, although I buy much more cab than PN.
by Albert R
May 26th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5824

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

The 2014 Seavey Caravina is on Wine Spies for $49.
by Albert R
May 26th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5824

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

The 2014 Seavey Caravina is on Wine Spies for $49.
by Albert R
May 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Since my wife and daughter are home I have had a few shipments from new wineries shipped to the house. Just now Fedex delivered a case (daily drinkers). The driver knocked a few times and waited at least 2-3 minutes since I had just finished taking a shower. FedEx is tops in South Florida!!!
by Albert R
May 24th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

After many fake "attempted to deliver" by Fedex, now I only ship wines to my local Walgreens FedEx pickup location. If a shop uses UPS, I ask them to ship with FedEx. Now I have 0 problems with delivery and I am not stuck at home waiting for my packages. +1 FedEx to the FedEx Store for pick-up. I t...
by Albert R
May 23rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 11183

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

Jason L Jones wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 9:56 am
It seems this would be from either Miner, Freemark Abbey or Krupp. No one else is making an SVD merlot from Stagecoach.
+1
by Albert R
May 21st, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 90
Views: 7676

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

View cart and then it gives you the option to enter the promo code.
by Albert R
May 19th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7786
Views: 506062

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I also took 3. The 2012 and 2013 were pretty good! The wife really liked them.
by Albert R
May 17th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12011
Views: 448133

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Myriad Semillon McGah-Tasty and did not last long!
by Albert R
May 15th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 452
Views: 27796

Re: de Negoce offer

I passed as well. If am buying a case of wine it better check all my must have boxes.
by Albert R
May 10th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Grassl Liberte vs GGG?

After I broke our last GGG we switched to the Liberte and have not looked back. The Liberte is an excellent glass and Chris provides outstanding customer service.
by Albert R
May 10th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 6520

Re: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic

My wife, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it in celebration of Mother’s Day. Note is consistent with above. Still a beautiful and elegant Cabernet. [cheers.gif]
by Albert R
May 7th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: another glassware question - grenache

Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Grassl 1855 or Grassl Cru.
+1
by Albert R
May 6th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***CLOSED***EMH Black Cat - 2012 Black Cats Need Good Homes! $75!
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: ***CLOSED***EMH Black Cat - 2012 Black Cats Need Good Homes! $75!

I don’t know how I missed the offer.... This is one of our favorite Black Cats! Merrill, thank you for facilitating the late order.
by Albert R
May 6th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1540

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

I’ve been a buyer since the initial release. I took 4 NV.
by Albert R
May 1st, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9326

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

John Glas wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 6:12 am
$180, for the newest vintages at least. I would expect amazing things for that price.
Out of my price range and probably why no one is commenting on the wine. I can get 4 great Syrah's from the Rocks District for that.
+1. The Rocks District Rocks!!!
by Albert R
May 1st, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4570

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--you pick the date

T Fletcher wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Biggest producer in my inventory...definitely in! Thanks Frank!
+1000 flirtysmile
by Albert R
April 24th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3504

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

Awesome event. Took me back to our first tasting with Mike. A WOW moment for us. Thank you Mike & Leah. We hope to visit again soon.
by Albert R
April 24th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3504

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

Checking in on a 2013 Napa Cab! Brian it’s 81 in South Florida but 72 in Da House.
by Albert R
April 24th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3504

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

Was trying to decide between a 2010 giii and a 2010 crane. Strong opinions one way or the other? Based on recent 2012 GIII, that's what I would go with. Love the vineyard and what Mike does with it. +1,000 although I just opened one and will hold on to the other a little longer. Awesome wine in a g...

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