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by Albert R
January 13th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15475

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Nate Simon wrote: January 13th, 2021, 5:47 pm I use the occasion as an excuse to open wines from past B-Day participants in the couple of weeks leading up to it.
Sandler Grenache on deck tonight!
Same here. 2015 Campesino tonight! A case purchase. We love this wine.
by Albert R
January 12th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today
Replies: 62
Views: 5618

Re: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today

Had a 2017 Bedrock Old Vine Zin tonight. This is a top 2 daily drinking QPR for me. The other would be the Bedrock Syrah........YMMV.........
by Albert R
January 12th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 OVZ drinking very well after an hour decant. This is really hitting its stride.
by Albert R
January 11th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: First decent wine glass
Replies: 38
Views: 944

Re: First decent wine glass

Chris Freemott wrote: January 11th, 2021, 6:44 pm 0BEC7C6D-5EA7-4D39-9170-BAF552CEE276.jpeg

Left to right

1855-Cru-Gabriel Gold-Liberté-Versatile
This is one of the many reasons why Chris is the best and the Grassl Glass is even better! I have not tried the Versatile and I need to change that soon!
by Albert R
January 11th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: First decent wine glass
Replies: 38
Views: 944

Re: First decent wine glass

The Gabriel StandArt was our first decent wine glass. We are now a Grassl and Glasvin house. The Grassl 1855 is my go to glass since I drink mostly reds.
by Albert R
January 9th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 461
Views: 37092

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Quivet Napa! Drinking beautifully now! Since last year the oak has really integrated. I am glad I have a few more.
by Albert R
January 9th, 2021, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Vinous just gave the Caterwaul 2018 Napa a 93 and a pretty glowing review which I would agree with. "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is not just gorgeous, it is also one of the best values readers will come across. Ripe, juicy and expressive, the 2018 once again hits all the right no...
by Albert R
January 8th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2528

Re: First Date Wines

First date with my now wife. I suggested we order a bottle of the Baer Ursa off the list. Figured it’s crowd pleasing. She’s like no I just want a glass. They had it btg as well. Of course 5 glasses later. I’m like dude we coulda gotten the bottle and it’d way cheaper! Her: well I didn’t know if yo...
by Albert R
January 8th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 5338

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I'm not doing dry January (but fear not, I'm not here to be critical of it, either). But I am trying to lose some of the "COVID 19" I packed on last year, so I'm eating well and only drinking a couple days a week. Anyway, I had the second half of a bottle sitting around last night while I...
by Albert R
January 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7985
Views: 552928

Re: de Negoce offer

My wife loves the Syrah from the Rocks! We are in. Less than 40 cases left. This wine will need some time in the cellar.......
by Albert R
January 7th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: Bottle Variation

I've been slightly bemused to see people opening all these private label wines that are just extremely young and then complaining about bottle variation. While some wines will show well very young, many will not. Even those that do show well while young are often in a youthful drinking window and y...
by Albert R
January 4th, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Albert R
January 4th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Albert R
January 4th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Albert R
January 1st, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

Congratulations to Morgan, Chris, Jackie and the entire Bedrock Team!
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19734

Re: Grassl Glassware

Huge fan of the 1855!!! My perfect glass!
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 24
Views: 1832

Re: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon

While we have not tasted every vintage.... Our favorites are 2006, 2012 and 2016 so far. Merrill, the girls and I send you our best.
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 27
Views: 4655

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Albert R wrote: December 28th, 2020, 6:11 am
blarmston wrote: December 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Roy and Russell we appreciate your thoughts. Thank you!
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 27
Views: 4655

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

blarmston wrote: December 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
by Albert R
December 26th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4003

Re: Your Christmas wine?

2012 Regusci Magnum
2010 Chimney Rock Elevage
2014 Caterwaul Regusci

Great times!
by Albert R
December 23rd, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 64
Views: 5903

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

Took advantage of the 25 dollar gift card and free shipping on 6 to buy 6 of the 2018 Syrah. That is good stuff for 34 bucks a bottle [good.gif] Gift card expires end of year so hurry up if you want to use it... Agree, although I believe you meant 2016 Syrah. It’s really good stuff. I recently took...
by Albert R
December 20th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8272
Views: 584949

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

Nate Simon wrote: December 20th, 2020, 9:40 am Just daily drinkers this time spring. Keeping my powder dry for Berserker Day, which is the real marathon that’s actually worth your time.
+1,000
by Albert R
December 19th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8272
Views: 584949

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

2016 Cadence Camerata Cabernet for $39 has been up for a bit. Good wine at a solid price. My only two purchases were this and the Sleight of Hand cab. And I’m not mad. Two great cabs from top producers under $40. I’m trying to dial back on Pinot a bit, otherwise I definitely would have pounced on t...
by Albert R
December 13th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7985
Views: 552928

Re: de Negoce offer

Wonder if Cam does anything interesting for Berserker Day or just waives shipping like Black Friday. Another free shipping promo makes sense...or maybe he does that for a year end sale? If he combined a free shipping with a mix + match store that would definitely get me off the sidelines for anothe...
by Albert R
December 11th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44062

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Bill Tex Landreth wrote: December 11th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote: December 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 9:12 pm My best result has been 1/2 to 2/3 Flannery, the rest Bison or Buffalo.

That’s a sick burger.
Any tips on where to get comparable quality bison?
https://wildforkfoods.com/collections/bison-venison-elk
+1
by Albert R
December 10th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had the '13 Dolinsek Heritage last night. Dark and a bit brooding on opening, but after an hour in the decanter it showed more blueberry and boysenberry fruit, with clove, licorice, and black pepper. Really nice now, but still not quite mature to my palate as there are some tannins that could smoot...
by Albert R
December 9th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.
Replies: 24
Views: 1587

Re: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.

I am surprised that berserkers continue to make suggestions without knowing his friend’s wine preference.
by Albert R
December 9th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.
Replies: 24
Views: 1587

Re: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.

It would be helpful if you could find out and tell us what he does like.
by Albert R
December 6th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2018 Dolinsek. Obvious infanticide but drank well after a two-hour decant. Exuberant fruit with some meaty/peppery syrah-like aspects. Very enjoyable now but likely better later. Dolinsek is always on my drink early radar as the fruit is just so delicious. They aren’t as interesting after a few yea...
by Albert R
December 6th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive 2006 Montes Alpha Syrah a pleasant surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Inexpensive 2006 Montes Alpha Syrah a pleasant surprise

Thanks for the note and reminder. I have had a few of these in the past as I used to get these in South Florida at very good prices. I am going to seek one out and revisit.
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: McRib...
Replies: 35
Views: 2151

Re: McRib...

Wow! I can’t believe I looked at this much less reply. JUST LIKE I THOUGHT.....TRASH!
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17865

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

I received mine. I still don’t understand why RM does not send an e-mail with the tracking info when it’s actually shipped like so many other wineries do. I have mentioned this to Will over the years.
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais

Grassl Cru for me as well.
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 157
Views: 12292

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote: December 1st, 2020, 9:36 am Chappellet Signature
Anderson Conn Valley
Bougetz
Jean Edwards
Frog's Leap
Smith Madrone

And, here and there, I have seen a Beringer Private Reserve on sale for about $75, that's always a winner for me.
Agree with all of the above! I would add DiCo and EMH to the list.
by Albert R
November 30th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries
Replies: 32
Views: 1845

Re: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries

All mentioned previously:
Bougetz
EMH
DiCostanzo
by Albert R
November 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7028

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2016 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast
Dark Black Raspberry, bing cherry, some spice, a touch of cola, medium plus body, solid finish.
by Albert R
November 29th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: TN: 2017 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the note. The Black Cat is a family favorite in our house as well. We had the 2012, on Wednesday and it was excellent as usual.
by Albert R
November 29th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Over the past few days:

2013-Mixed Blacks
2016-Syrah
2017-OVZ

All excellent as usual. They all got better after an hour in the decanter.
by Albert R
November 28th, 2020, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long does it take to chill white wine
Replies: 29
Views: 1006

Re: How long does it take to chill white wine

Mark C wrote: October 31st, 2013, 5:51 pm
Scott Fitzgerald wrote:I don't chill whites. Take them right out of the wine cabinet (already at 55 degrees) and serve them. I find that for quality whites, the cold temperature mutes the flavor.
This. 55º is nearly always perfect, and if too warm toss it in the ‘fridge for ten minutes.
This^^^^^^^
by Albert R
November 18th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1387

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

This is my go to:

Smoked Paprika Trio by La Dalia
Pimenton de La Vera, D.O. - Sweet, Bittersweet & Hot
All Natural

https://www.tienda.com/products/smoked- ... pk-12.html
by Albert R
November 18th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Steve Gautier wrote: November 18th, 2020, 5:52 pm
T Welch wrote: November 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Steve Gautier wrote: November 18th, 2020, 4:57 pm 2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard for National Zinfandel Day!
Think I'll grab one of these too.
From the first sip, all I can think of is claret. Not sure if that is influenced by the recent podcast.
This is a bottle we are opening for Thanksgiving. How much of a decant?
by Albert R
November 18th, 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Ed Scherrer
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: RIP Ed Scherrer

Met Ed at an open house years ago. RIP Ed. My condolences to the Scherrer Family.
by Albert R
November 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Xmas offer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1672

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Xmas offer!

Order in for a 6-pack. Looking forward to trying these. Thank you Adam for the offer!
by Albert R
November 17th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 733
Views: 72429

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

N.04 (2018 Merlot, stagecoach) tonight. I think this is the 5th I’ve had. I don’t keep notes but by memory this is the best bottle of N.04 I’ve had. Must be improving with time. Honestly if I had this blind I probably would have mistaken it for a cab which is what I drink mostly. It’s the only de N...
by Albert R
November 17th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7665

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Bedrock all around! A Monte Rosso and a Cab.
by Albert R
November 15th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 38
Views: 3082

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

Mine arrived on Thursday.
by Albert R
November 15th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Barnyard funk to the max! The nose and taste are so opposite and different. Wow!!! I think it’s one of the more unique Bedrocks and that’s saying something. I love ‘em. I think they are really interesting. My tasting note on the ‘16, from a 2018 consumption date. No decant. Charcuterie/violet/dark ...
by Albert R
November 13th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I think it’s one of the more unique Bedrocks and that’s saying something. I love ‘em. I think they are really interesting. So far I agree 100% as more unique!!! I was considering skipping it this release, thanks I think. That’s why I opened it!!! I am still piecing my order together.....
by Albert R
November 13th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210559

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Michael Martin wrote: November 13th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Albert R wrote: November 13th, 2020, 5:11 pm Barnyard funk to the max! The nose and taste are so opposite and different. Wow!!!
I think it’s one of the more unique Bedrocks and that’s saying something. I love ‘em. I think they are really interesting.
So far I agree 100% as more unique!!!

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