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by Rich Brown
September 20th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now

mark rudner wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 1:03 pm
2 recent '14s were drinking beautifully
a sonoma coast and a uvsl btw
Agreed! Had the 2014 Ritchie, Larry Hyde, and Eastside a few weeks back and they were all drinking really, really well but should hold for quite a while.
by Rich Brown
September 20th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard

Popped a bottle tonight based on the glowing review David and I agree - it's delicious! I will say though that the oak stood out just a LITTLE bit too much for me still....which should remedy itself in the near-term (and prob hold/drink well for a long time) Regardless, been impressed with literally...
by Rich Brown
September 19th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 506
Views: 33785

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

Had the 88 Devils Hill PS with Backroads Bob Summers in our house last weekend. Wine showed magnificently and was youthful with easily appreciated tannins. Delicious, among the best bottles this year. Nice Glenn - 2nd strong note I've read lately on Devils Hill PS from the 80s. I have a bottle of 1...
by Rich Brown
September 17th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Martini Winery
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: 750Daily: Martini Winery

I am surely not the only wine geek with mixed feelings about Gallo, dating back over half a century when Gallo California Zinfandel in gallons became my go-to wine. In those days, $5/gallon and probably 100% Sonoma from Estate vineyards. OTOH I have serious dislike and distrust for a few of their w...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Old Amador Zins & Stickies w/ the Sobons..(long/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: TN: Some Old Amador Zins & Stickies w/ the Sobons..(long/boring)

Wow, great notes around what sounds like an incredible night Tom! I love trying older zins, and actually have a few of those in the cellar. Bummed to hear the Carneros Creek didnt show better (I've had great luck with older CC wines), and especially that the 74 Sutter Home didnt exactly shine. I hav...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1443
Views: 96846

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2013 Compagni Portis [media] https://www.instagram.com/p/B2a0D66nq57/?igshid=203jdftp8hw7 [/media] ^ I love this. So the 2013 Compagni was still a little youthful? It was in a great spot my man! I'd say it's just starting to enter a prime drinking window that should last for a long while (prob 5 to...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

Rubicon (1979) was the wine that was opened for me to celebrate my first job in wine back in 1990. I eventually built out a six or seven year vertical in the shop as they were readily available from the distributor. I haven't drank one in at least 10 years but they do last very well. I don't think ...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.

So awesome! I need to get my ass over there and check it out. Thanks for posting!
by Rich Brown
September 15th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

I have a few 750’s of this wine. Planning to open in the next year. Hope they’ve aged as well as this magnum. Me too - definitley report back when you open one. The color on this wine was so awesome/youthful and it continued to open up over the course of the evening, so I'd be pretty bullish on a 7...
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 355

TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

Exceeded expectations - check out the color in 2nd pic!! Happy to have 2 more of these birth-year Maggies left!!

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by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1443
Views: 96846

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2013 Compagni Portis

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by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Thanks for the heads up on Ratsel. My first SQN was 02 JFTLOI. I think back then I drank them all too young. So I promised myself I would salt them away. I didn't even look at the 2016 CT notes, but apparently they are singing. It's like there's an early window, then they shut downed and you need t...
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Just had the 2016 Sine Qua Non Syrah Rätsel 16 last month and it was singing. The sommelier and the owner both agreed. Nice! Sounds like you were luckier than I was with an early shot at the 16's, as the Dirt Vernacular Grenache I had last month was all oak and tannin.....even after tons of air and...
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

2006 Raven Syrah a couple weeks ago was drinking really well.

Overshadowed a bit by an 09 Saxum James Berry....but still a great wine.
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 98
Views: 7593

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Anthony Iezzi wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 9:11 am
Popped another 16 SLD last night and it's even better. Wish I could've found more. Only a few left. Fellow Phoenix area winos please post if & when you see the 17 and try it!
Will do Anthony! Please do the same!
by Rich Brown
September 13th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob. D3055659-E9FD-4E0F-B246-9A56E171C4DD.jpeg Man, that is some freaky looking sh*t my man!! Glad the wine was fine.....but how long did you debate about whe...
by Rich Brown
September 12th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard

Awesome note David! Tried opening one a while back but it was corked.....which the winery immediately replaced (awesome customer service). Maybe I'll get it another go this weekend. Thanks again for the note!
by Rich Brown
September 12th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 98
Views: 7593

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

This thread gives me hope for this board. I know the source of the grapes and the quality of the wine making for the SLD (and no I'm not naming names), and it's great to see good values called out regardless of the brand. That's because I clearly have an amazing palate ;) Kyle, do you by chance hav...
by Rich Brown
September 9th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel

Awesome!! Absolutley love it when an old zin shows so well!! Always a crap shoot for sure....but those nice wins make the gamble worth the minimal cost of admission.
by Rich Brown
September 9th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Verget Chablis Valmur & 2001 Mondavi Cab
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: TN: 1995 Verget Chablis Valmur & 2001 Mondavi Cab

Awesome notes!! Especially love hearing that about the 01 Mondavi - have an 01 Reserve magnum kicking around storage that I'm thinking I'll hold for some time.
by Rich Brown
September 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) 9/8/2019 rated 94 points: Decanted 2 hrs. With my sincerest apologies to the Bedrock Dolinsek Ranch (which I love too) , but for my palate, The Bedrock Papera is the champion of the early drinkin...
by Rich Brown
September 7th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Cellar
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: New Wine Cellar

looks like I am moving and I need to build a new wine cellar. Guy that built my last one has moved. I live in Orange, CA and googled Southern California wine cellar builders. Only two of four I contacted have even bothered to respond. One has been very responsive—Valentini Wine Cellars. So, two que...
by Rich Brown
September 7th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 8975

Re: $3000 bottle

I mean, the production quality of the video is pretty damn high....but as Robert mentioned, it tells you absolutely zero about the wine. It just screams marketing gimmick....and has to be probably the most narcissistic thing I've ever seen in the wine world. P.s. anyone else a little creeped out whe...
by Rich Brown
September 5th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

Not sure why, but it seems like there's always a huge collection of Turley being offered somewhere. Winebid, for example' gets a ton of them every month or so - older vintages right up to current releases. Maybe because they produce so many wines, and people end up with more than they want when thei...
by Rich Brown
September 2nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel
Replies: 4
Views: 433

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. Yep, I'm with you on that....which is why I've been kinda surprised how the 13's have been showing, especially by day 2. I enjoyed this...
by Rich Brown
September 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel
Replies: 4
Views: 433

TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel

Day 1 this was solid with red fruits, spice, and the acidity all playing together with a nice balance and medium + bodied mouthfeel. Day 2, this went downhill substantially and was honestly not very enjoyable. I originally planned to age my LL zins for a bit as I felt they would gain some complexity...
by Rich Brown
August 31st, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1443
Views: 96846

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

O M G 2012 Kirschenmann Zin is just an achievement. Nice! I need to get my hands on one of those. The 2012 Bedrock version was probably my favorite of the vintage so far - would love to see what Mike O did with the grapes that year. Crazy elegant, feminine, crescendo attack. Honestly one of the ver...
by Rich Brown
August 31st, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1443
Views: 96846

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 9:32 pm
O M G 2012 Kirschenmann Zin is just an achievement.
Nice! I need to get my hands on one of those. The 2012 Bedrock version was probably my favorite of the vintage so far - would love to see what Mike O did with the grapes that year.
by Rich Brown
August 30th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Re: Official Costco Thread

$99 Haut Brion!?! Assuming you cleaned em out. How many bottles did you get?
by Rich Brown
August 30th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Re: Official Costco Thread

Best deal I've seen at an AZ location in a while. Sadly only one bottle left (confirmed with staff) which I snatched up with the quickness. 20190830_131514.jpg That's insane! The reason is probably it was their last bottle. I've bought wines at 50% off the lowest local competitor, but it was always...
by Rich Brown
August 30th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Re: Official Costco Thread

Best deal I've seen at an AZ location in a while. Sadly only one bottle left (confirmed with staff) which I snatched up with the quickness. 20190830_131514.jpg Which Costco? I was at the one at PV Mall last weekend they had 1 (maybe 2) bottles of Krug 166th but price was still $179ish Yep, that's t...
by Rich Brown
August 30th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Re: Official Costco Thread

Wow. Sorry....didnt mean to add that emoji!
by Rich Brown
August 30th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Re: Official Costco Thread

deadhorse
ykwon wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Damn that is a sweet deal!!!
Right! Literally did a double take and then ran off to ask if they had any more.

Freaking love Costco.
by Rich Brown
August 30th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169501

Re: Official Costco Thread

Best deal I've seen at an AZ location in a while. Sadly only one bottle left (confirmed with staff) which I snatched up with the quickness.

20190830_131514.jpg
by Rich Brown
August 29th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3475

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Greg K wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 8:46 am
60% of the time it's good, every time.
Totally agree!! ;)
by Rich Brown
August 28th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

[wow.gif] Nice! Did you think this one has staying power? Havent popped one yet but assumed they would go the distance. And sorry....not sure how that emoji got there. Definitely has staying power. Not planning to pull another for at least a year probably, as it needed every minute of the decant to...
by Rich Brown
August 28th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Rich Brown wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 9:33 am
[wow.gif]
AD Northup wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:43 pm
2012 Kamen Cab, 4 hour decant, delicious with some nice strip steaks in OBX
Nice! Did you think this one has staying power? Havent popped one yet but assumed they would go the distance.
And sorry....not sure how that emoji got there.
by Rich Brown
August 28th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

[wow.gif]
AD Northup wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:43 pm
2012 Kamen Cab, 4 hour decant, delicious with some nice strip steaks in OBX
Nice! Did you think this one has staying power? Havent popped one yet but assumed they would go the distance.
by Rich Brown
August 28th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3425

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

cjsavino wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 7:54 am
Mine came today, chance for 2013 mags
Same. Pumped about the mags for sure.
by Rich Brown
August 28th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: TN: 2013 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Great note as always Buzz!!

Good news is it sounds like there will be a small number of 2013 maggies available as part of this next release. Definitely hoping to scoop one/two up.
by Rich Brown
August 22nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 6:07 am
Still sitting on my ‘09.
I think that bottle might be immortal. Just a structured beast of a wine!!
by Rich Brown
August 17th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: TN: 1999 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec

Awesome note! Love me some Huet, especially with some age on it! Thanks for posting!
by Rich Brown
August 13th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

mark rudner wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:43 pm
you got me neal
snorted out loud at the second wtf
cheers
I laughed out loud as well. That was really good.
by Rich Brown
August 13th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Greg K wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 2:51 pm


WTF?
Ha ha! Literally was going to post the exact same thing. Just wow.
You were going to post the same thing as Nathan? Impressive!
Ha - Exactly! We were hanging out yesterday and he posted before I could
by Rich Brown
August 12th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Negative interest rates are very, very difficult to think about. In theory, if, on January 1st, the Fed loaned you $100, at an interest rate of -5%, then circa December 31st of that year, you would only owe the Fed $95. And circa December 31st of the following year, you'd only owe the Fed (0.95) * ...
by Rich Brown
August 12th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Michael Manix wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:15 am
2013 Clos du Val cab.

Decent wine. Very typical Napa Cab characteristics. Probably right in it's prime drinking window and in that 90-91 point range.
Think this might be meant for the 'what wine are you drinking thread' ;)
by Rich Brown
August 11th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1954

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

Anton D wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:06 am
One time, I accidentally ordered Gold Chain Shipping and Mr. T delivered my wine.

He said, “I pity the foo who can’t wait until fall to get his wine.”
That was good - laughed out loud!
by Rich Brown
August 11th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2529

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Good stuff Dale! And totally agree - if I found the wine for $60 or under, I would buy every bottle they had without thinking twice. Such a crazy unique wine!
by Rich Brown
August 11th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 145095

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I never put up a note on the 11 Bedrock Heritage we uncorked this week. Was this the first vintage where Heirloom was no longer an available label-name for BR? No decant, just a 1/2 hour uncorked before we poured it. Great mouthfeel and good length, this was enjoyable while a bit angular. I'd eithe...

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