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by David B
May 24th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tin City Documentary
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Tin City Documentary

We enjoyed watching this too as we go to Paso several times a year. A couple of our favorites were heavily featured (Gioranta and Aaron) Those are two that we have yet to visit. Giornata has been on our list, but we were unable to fit in a visit with our schedule (and their schedule) this past Marc...
by David B
May 24th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tin City Documentary
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Tin City Documentary

We enjoyed watching this too as we go to Paso several times a year. A couple of our favorites were heavily featured (Gioranta and Aaron)
by David B
May 17th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 111
Views: 4919

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Spring Mountain
by David B
May 9th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4476

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

That was Epic! I had to drop off the live session on Thursday but just finished the Youtube video. Thanks for setting it up. I need to catch up on the other sessions now..
by David B
April 30th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some new Summer Whites Recs
Replies: 36
Views: 1056

Re: Need some new Summer Whites Recs

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc: https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1474084
by David B
April 19th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 168
Views: 8289

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

I would add Sandlands, although it's little harder to get.
by David B
April 13th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Live
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Vinous Live

They're all free. I've been watching them on the Vinous YouTube channel. You can watch them after the fact too, which is nice.
by David B
April 12th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Cinsault (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 23
Views: 1548

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Cinsault (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

I loved the bottle I drank but only have one more left. Might go buy a bunch of the Turley version to keep my hands off my other bottle..
by David B
April 1st, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 154
Views: 11679

Re: Your ten most influential wines

Started drinking wine about 10 years ago and these were all drunk somewhere along the way: 2007 Stags Leap Artemis – The first bottle of “good” wine I had. Some coworkers split a case and I bought 2 bottles, sending me down a long expensive road 2001 Ridge Geyserville - My first realization that Zin...
by David B
March 28th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA K&L Wines Website is down
Replies: 27
Views: 2725

Re: PSA K&L Wines Website is down

Maybe I'll win my auction now [cheers.gif]
by David B
March 6th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 9844

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Howard Cooper wrote: Does anyone buy classic California producers like: Mount Eden ABC Forman Heitz Joseph Swan Stony Hill And others - or it is just the latest flavor of the month? I continue to buy Forman and Mount Eden, just not through their mailing list. Forman sells in increments of 12 bottle...
by David B
March 3rd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 9090

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Got my shipment today and popped a Red Table Wine as soon as I got home. Light, fresh, Zinny, and delicious!
by David B
February 28th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 28633

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Anybody in Northern California heard back? Haven't gotten an email yet either way
by David B
February 13th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 39
Views: 3381

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

The Wine Makers is pretty entertaining. It's a few winemakers from Sonoma who have various guests on. The Bedrock guys were on one of the episodes.

I'll Drink to That is still the best in my opinion.
by David B
January 29th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots
Replies: 56
Views: 3265

Re: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots

Mount Eden and Au Bon Climat lean that way for me
by David B
January 3rd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma

Bedrock makes a Cab from that vineyard as well. Had the '13 a few months back and it was really nice.
by David B
January 1st, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

Taittinger Brut Rose for $50 in South San Jose. Worked out well for NYE
by David B
December 5th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 61
Views: 4137

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

Lone Madrone is a fun place to visit. The owner is the winemaker at Tablas Creek. Lots of different wines at decent prices.
by David B
November 22nd, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Mount Eden Chardonnay for $45 at Almaden location. Screaming deal
by David B
November 16th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

Got some 2015 Vietti Castiglione for $43 at Alameden
by David B
October 25th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

We visited Limerick Lane a few years back and tasted the 1910 Block Zinfandel in the 1910 block. Really cool experience and good sales tactic as we walked away with a couple bottles.
by David B
October 16th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 41
Views: 2375

Re: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

John J wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:57 pm
I literally have a over a case of Caymus in my bedroom closet. When people hear I enjoy wine, this is the bottle I am usually gifted.
Us too...we have an almost complete vertical going back to 2011.
by David B
October 8th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

Almaden has 2018 Badenhorst Secauteurs Chenin Blanc for $13. One of my favorite daily drinkers.
by David B
August 13th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

I remember in an episode in Montreal, he was drinking an Allemand Reynard in an ice fishing hut with the guys from Joe Beef.
by David B
August 9th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last minute visit to Santa Cruz: suggestions for a winery or 2 to visit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1547

Re: Last minute visit to Santa Cruz: suggestions for a winery or 2 to visit?

I’m visiting Ridge on 9/14. Would like to do another tasting somewhat close. I’ll be staying in Redwood Shores or nearby there. Mount Eden appears to be booked that day. Thanks! Picchetti is near the bottom of Monte Bello road as you are driving up to Ridge, and has nice grounds and hiking trails. ...
by David B
July 24th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13451

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Ordered some Carlisle, Bedrock Heritage, Grenache, and Compagni Portis. Bedrock has great release emails. Very educational with some personal touches. I really enjoy reading them.
by David B
July 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13451

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

AD Northup wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 4:16 pm
The Grenache blend Morgan flashed in instagram sounds amazing

edited for a stupid autocorrect from phone
We had this at the last pickup day. Really nice wine.
by David B
June 28th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2626
Views: 173831

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had a '15 Drummond's Petite Sirah last night. Much more balanced and easy drinking than I was expecting, although it was pretty tannic. Will let the other bottle rest for several more years.
by David B
April 10th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mount Eden visit - been there?
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Mount Eden visit - been there?

We went up there about a month ago, and were hosted by the owner's son. He showed us the old celler, and then had a sit down tasting of 2 chards, 2 pinots, and 2 cabs. They also had 2 friendly dogs that greeted us, which my wife loved. Overall great wines and visit. The road up there is pretty crazy...
by David B
March 12th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 11202

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

How is the tasting experience at Bedrock itself? Celebrating my wife’s birthday by going to Cali and debating what wineries to see. I love their wine but their tasting experience does not seem too exciting by reading up on the site We really enjoyed our tasting experience at the Hooker House. Had a...
by David B
March 12th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 11202

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

Can anyone who went to the pickup day report back on what they were pouring? We're heading up next Saturday. This week: 2015 UTW Alder Springs Sparkling Chardonnay 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 un-named Grenache with a splash of Mourvedre blend - next release 2017 Nervo Ranch Heritage 2017 Lorenzo’s He...
by David B
March 11th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 11202

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

Can anyone who went to the pickup day report back on what they were pouring? We're heading up next Saturday.
by David B
March 5th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting Tempier's 2016 Reds
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: TN: Tasting Tempier's 2016 Reds

Saw the base bottling at the local Whole Foods for $45 and picked up a couple. Not sure why I don't have more of this in my cellar. Always delivers year after year.
by David B
February 12th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 11202

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

I'm excited for the Sonoma County Cabernet. I have really liked the Bedrock cabernets I've had so far.
by David B
February 1st, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th
Replies: 65
Views: 3937

Re: Sandlands Save the Date: Jan. 17th

Looks like the release is coming next week per instagram. Refosco and Mission? Sounds intriguing.
by David B
February 1st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 28633

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Anybody in California get their bottle yet? Mine is now officially late.
by David B
January 21st, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Questions about visiting Haut Brion
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Questions about visiting Haut Brion

2-4 wines sounds good. Thanks for all of the info Russell! [cheers.gif]
by David B
January 21st, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Questions about visiting Haut Brion
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Questions about visiting Haut Brion

Maybe a silly question, but does a visit include a tasting?
by David B
January 21st, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Questions about visiting Haut Brion
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Questions about visiting Haut Brion

Russell Faulkner wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 8:00 am
1. Nope. Indeed you won’t be offered any
2. Nope
3. No need to dress up, ‘smart casual’.

Enjoy!
Perfect! Exactly what I was hoping to hear
by David B
January 21st, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Questions about visiting Haut Brion
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Questions about visiting Haut Brion

We will be in Bordeaux this summer and I made an online reservation at Haut Brion. This will be our first time in Bordeaux and I had a few questions about the etiquette of visiting the more higher end places: 1. Is there an expectation that we purchase bottles? 2. Are there tasting fees? 3. Dress co...
by David B
January 3rd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3627
Views: 202506

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Costco in San Jose has Blanton's for $47.
by David B
December 21st, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Dog-Friendly Napa?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Dog-Friendly Napa?

We took our dogs up Spring Mountain a few years back and visited Keenan and Pride. Both were dog friendly, and Pride let us take the dogs on their cave tour.
by David B
December 18th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

Almaden and Great Oaks have Vietti Castiglione for $40. Grabbed a couple bottles.
by David B
December 11th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 28633

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Has anyone's bottle come in yet? It's been over a month. Wondering when they will show up.
by David B
November 9th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 28633

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Thanks for the hints to get a quick and smooth transaction. Tried for a 20 yr, but they were all gone and ended up with a 15 year. More than happy with that!
by David B
October 25th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 28633

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Anybody getting though? Keeps crashing for me.
by David B
September 12th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

2012 Lagier-Meredith Syrah for $19.97 [wow.gif] Where? - that is a contender for deal of the year! Costco here in the SF Bay Area. Sharing the bounty with a couple of WB'ers next time I see them at an offline. In case anyone wants to check the SKU to determine availability at Costcos in their regio...
by David B
August 20th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for Tin City, Paso Robles
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: Suggestions for Tin City, Paso Robles

Two more I'd highly recommend - Giornata and Aaron. I'd second both of those. We also really enjoyed Monochrome: http://www.monochromewines.com/ Really nice intimate tasting experience with the winemaker. White wines only served in Zalto glasses with Music playing softly off a turntable in the back...
by David B
August 15th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 239295

Re: Official Costco Thread

ATaylor wrote:
August 10th, 2018, 4:42 pm
NorCal Costcos

2014 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel $29.97 (Great Oaks SJ)
That is a Screaming deal. Just bought 3, and I might go back for more.

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