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by Rich Brown
July 14th, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?

I've loaded up on a nice variety of birthyear wines for my kids (2010 and 2012) and my plan is to also start with Riesling and Sauternes. Feel like that's the best way to 'ease em into it'.
by Rich Brown
July 14th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

Sorry for not sharing the name, don't want to upset Cameron by posting it on a public forum. But.....why did you make a couple comments about it then if you weren't going to share the details?? There is a difference between providing some details about the wines (i.e. the price and CT ratings), and...
by Rich Brown
July 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

Mike R wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Sorry for not sharing the name, don't want to upset Cameron by posting it on a public forum.
But.....why did you make a couple comments about it then if you weren't going to share the details??
by Rich Brown
July 14th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 4:20 pm
2012 Bedrock Heritage. I'm in heaven.
Just so damn good. Impossible not to love that wine.
by Rich Brown
July 14th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1638
Views: 113535

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

My father-in-law passed, seemingly peacefully, this AM on our property in Coos Bay. We got him out of a bad situation in the Inland Empire back in 2014 so it’s the 14 Papa’s tonight. Bless the cold & windy OR coast, where Syrah season never ends. Rest peacefully Grandpa Nick, Solly misses you. His ...
by Rich Brown
July 14th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1638
Views: 113535

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

In for some Papera, Mancini and Rosella's. Wasn't planning on the latter but Mike's note sold me. Yep, Papera and Mancini seem like the standouts to me as well. I'm not as much of a syrah fan though so no Rosella's for me. Also love The Derivitive but have so many past vintages. Decisions decisions.
by Rich Brown
July 13th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Wine consumption changed?

Typo in title fixed. Victor is correct, there was some wine consumption (although not much) before I posted. Thanks to all who answered. Thanks to Alan Weinberg for mentioning the pungo. When I read it, I remembered that I have a coravin! I don't have any cartridges for it and almost since purchase...
by Rich Brown
July 13th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Wine conumption changed?

drinking special bottles more often. Using a Pungo if I don’t plan on finishing or if I open something wife won’t like (Alsatian). Dan, get a Pungo or a Coravin. That's the move for sure. My wife hasn't been drinking for a while now and I've cut back myself (just personal choices) and my Coravin is...
by Rich Brown
July 11th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Wow, this was REALLY good! Still a bit young for my tastes but delicious. A new Bedrock favorite for me!

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by Rich Brown
July 10th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 10:26 am
I like to think "Original Gangster" given how long Cameron has been doing this.
I was going to say, you need to ask Ice-T ;)
by Rich Brown
July 8th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

I’m not familiar with Cameron, so what makes this a must buy that some people are purchasing over 10 cases of a wine they’ve never tried. What am I missing here? In short, the previous Cameron Hughes wines, which were similar to de negoce in that they were made from excess wine or grapes from viney...
by Rich Brown
July 5th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage - I've consumed a lot of Bedrock wines, and this one was one of the most memorable to date. Absolutely delicious and was drained quickly on July 4th with good old fashioned burgers on the grill. Last of 4 bottles purchased and definitely the best one - wor...
by Rich Brown
July 4th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

Eric White wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:27 pm
really wish he'd switch things up to a high end Zin
THAT.....would be awesome!
by Rich Brown
July 4th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SFChron: Exciting Things At Altitude in Mendocino
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: SFChron: Exciting Things At Altitude in Mendocino

I don't know about snow on the ground during harvest, but then again we're generally not the last pick on the ranch (including late harvest Riesling for Bedrock) and it is a strikingly cold site. I made the mistake of forgetting my thermal long johns (under my jeans!) in 2016 and rode the picking b...
by Rich Brown
July 3rd, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Alta Vista Gewurtzraminer. In a great spot but probably no rush. Good stuff!

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by Rich Brown
July 3rd, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

Opened a Stagecoach n.04 last night with prime rib for a picnic. It was an almost identical match to Anderson’s Conn Valley. The positives were there was no heat noticeable, huge black fruit, great mid palate, and a long finish. The only negative is that it’s a bit of an oak monster at this point, ...
by Rich Brown
July 2nd, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450102

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Andrew M wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 3:23 pm
2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Yum. Improved as it warmed up a bit.

1989 Chateau Duluc - Yuck. Down the drain.
The Beau Rivage Chenin is so good! William Kelley and team absolutley killed it.
by Rich Brown
July 2nd, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominus 2013 vs. 2015 vs. 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

Re: Dominus 2013 vs. 2015 vs. 2016

4) If you also like (or prefer) older wines, take the money the young Dominus costs and buy an old bottle, which will be much more complex and harmonious than the young ones. 1994 and 1991 are legends and cost not much more than the new releases. The next big thing might be 92 (and then 97) which p...
by Rich Brown
July 2nd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/1/2020) When you combine the wine making talents of Bedrock with the powerhouse vineyard of Carlisle, you better buckle up, because you’re in for the zin ride of your life. This blockbuster w...
by Rich Brown
July 2nd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa winery visiting status update please
Replies: 30
Views: 1849

Re: Napa winery visiting status update please

Michael Feldman wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 4:09 pm
Vince L. wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 11:03 am
Bdklein wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 10:09 am


South Florida or California. Tough choice. Good luck with either .
Or just stay home, Just a thought.
I would second this.
Throwing in a 3rd for good measure.
by Rich Brown
July 2nd, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2226

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Br1an Th0rne wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:24 pm
And if it wasn’t clear, Winebid”s leadership and transparent communication is a big plus as well! Russ’s participation here in wineberserkers is fairly unique, and most appreciated.
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I 100% agree with this. Awesome having Russ on here participating!
by Rich Brown
June 27th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3410

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

Circling back on this thread to provide a little hope that there are still deals to had. Was pretty bummed about the tease that was B21, so I made it a mission to find an even better price. After some obsessive searching and a few phone calls, one of my local AZ contacts was able to source 8 bottle...
by Rich Brown
June 27th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?

Great note and awesome feedback from everyone! Have a bottle of 1980 Reserve, and now I'm really pumped to open it!
by Rich Brown
June 27th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3410

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

Circling back on this thread to provide a little hope that there are still deals to had. Was pretty bummed about the tease that was B21, so I made it a mission to find an even better price. After some obsessive searching and a few phone calls, one of my local AZ contacts was able to source 8 bottles...
by Rich Brown
June 26th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

The SB is the first not to sell out in a matter of hours. Symptom of either A) too much too fast by CH, B) No one drinks SB or C) Delivery in fall is outside SB drinking window for many. I personally think it's C, as if another Cab offer pops, this group will jump on it. I was thinking the same thi...
by Rich Brown
June 22nd, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3154

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

Easy: Carlisle (Montafi, Carlisle, Pagani) $400 Bedrock (Bedrock, Lorenzo's, Monte Rosso) $400 Ridge (Geyserville, Lytton) $400 Bucklin (Old Hill) $200 Oops. Not so easy. Didn't even order some every day Sonoma drinkers. Yeah, guess it's hard to only spend $1K on Zinfandel each year. This is a SOLI...
by Rich Brown
June 21st, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3479

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Hi all, hope you are doing well and surviving the pandemic, especially for our friends in NYC. I sincerely hope that none of you, your families or your businesses have been directly or overly impacted. As Rich noted, I've been quiet on Berserkers for a while, but still checking in now and then. At ...
by Rich Brown
June 21st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3479

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Missed bidding this week, but the same thing happened last Sunday... I usually wait for the last seconds to submit. About 40s before the end, nothing was loading and I couldn’t update the bids. The site also seemed to be slowing down the previous weeks, but not as bad. That's troubling if it's inde...
by Rich Brown
June 21st, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3154

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

I love Mike and Jay along with the wines at Carlisle. My wife does like them at all anymore. We’ve shifted the zin dollars to Scherrer and Hartford Family. I still buy the SC Carlisle at retail now for when she is at book club. Damn, totally forgot about Hartford for some reason - GREAT call! Their...
by Rich Brown
June 21st, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3154

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

J. Rock wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Has no one suggested a 4-bottle allocation of Downstream yet?...
Maybe throw in a little Dark Matter as well ;)
by Rich Brown
June 21st, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1955 Chateau Augey, Sauterenes
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: TN: 1955 Chateau Augey, Sauterenes

Awesome, love when an unknown wine over-performs! My mom's birthyear so always on the lookout for good (and ideally affordable) 55's.
by Rich Brown
June 20th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Keller Rieslaner Spatlese. Yum!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: TN: 2012 Keller Rieslaner Spatlese. Yum!

Wow was this delicious. Anyone have any that they want to sell me?? Pretty please ;) [media] https://www.instagram.com/p/CBrqAEWJ7P5/?igshid=ipgtgywar7bt [/media] Rich, I don't have any Keller to trade...but if we are headed to your area I'd certainly be happy to throw one of the GG's I have in the...
by Rich Brown
June 20th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Keller Rieslaner Spatlese. Yum!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

TN: 2012 Keller Rieslaner Spatlese. Yum!

Wow was this delicious. Anyone have any that they want to sell me?? Pretty please ;)



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by Rich Brown
June 20th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5429

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

1997 Cali cabs. Supposed to be a great vintage but the 98’s I held a few years we’re much better. I was just getting started buying wine to hold at that time so perhaps I just picked the wrong stuff. A lot of 97 cabs were too ripe for my tastes. Same problem with 97 Tuscans, which also got a lot of...
by Rich Brown
June 20th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I just found two more cases of red BR, pushing cache to 239 bottles after the 2012 Monte Rosso we drank. Wife keeps telling me how much she loved that wine too. Score! Hopefully they're 2012's! Speaking of 2012's, I agree with your wife. Gotta be my favorite Bedrock vintage to date (with 2008 not b...
by Rich Brown
June 19th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2731
Views: 180877

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Under the Wire Bedrock Vineyard. I'll confess, I still don't know what to think of the Under the Wire wines, but based on my experience, I think they reward a lot of time in the bottle. This was my last 2014 Bedrock Vineyard, and it had settled down a bit, a lot of the rough edges worn down .....
by Rich Brown
June 18th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3154

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

Echoing most of the responses here I'd go:

55% Bedrock
30% Carlisle
15% mixed between Once & Future, Bucklin, Ridge, and Beekeeper.
*maybe some Limerick Lane if cheap at auction
by Rich Brown
June 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Older Amador Reds....(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: TN: Two Older Amador Reds....(short/boring)

Ha ha! As always, I really appreciate the history and the education Tom....whether it's true or not ;) Would have loved to try some of these CC wines in their youth but have really enjoyed them with age. Also, I 100% agree on that 75 Petite Sirah! I had a 750ml 5 years ago and it was incredible! Was...
by Rich Brown
June 16th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"

Yes! Always nice when a 14 Chidaine shows well :)

Thanks for the notes!
by Rich Brown
June 16th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Older Amador Reds....(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: TN: Two Older Amador Reds....(short/boring)

Just seeing this now - love these notes Tom! I'm a huge fan of both Montevina and Carneros Creek wines from the 70's and early 80's and feel that most of their wines have aged really well. Slightly less experience with their cabs (consumed more zins) but the 1980 Montevina cab I had a couple months ...
by Rich Brown
June 13th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Scholium Project Babylon
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: 2003 Scholium Project Babylon

Awesome note on a killer wine. I dont have any 03's left but know i have a handful of 04's. Pretty sure you do as well :)
by Rich Brown
June 13th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

We recently got glasses from Vinglace. https://www.vinglace.com/collections/the-wine-glass Similar to the metal ones above, but with a glass insert. GREAT call with the Vinglace Paul! I had never heard of these but had to give em a try after reading your post. Used one by the pool this afternoon an...
by Rich Brown
June 11th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm with you on romance and such. I don't look forward to a capsule but I can affirm they do solve a functional problem. From what I read Wax and Capsules are there to keep rodents from eating the corks. I can see in my cellar Rodents have eaten plenty of uncovered corks but they have yet to touch ...
by Rich Brown
June 11th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: TN: 1998 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet

This is one of the wines Parker pimp slapped Tom Mondavi over. Quit trying to make French wines in California, he said Mel - You reminded me about Parker's lengthy negative critique about Mondavi wines and specifically Tim Mondavi's winemaking in his Wine Buyer's Guide, 6th ed. It was the precursor...
by Rich Brown
June 11th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 687
Views: 41336

Re: de Negoce offer

You are correct that price does not totally equate with quality. However price is most definitely affected by production costs. Cameron‘s whole goal here is to offer premium wines at very low prices. This necessitates trimming the margins wherever possible. I didn’t think that the wine was “adverti...
by Rich Brown
June 11th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

It's well worth that price. I just had a 2017 RRV the other night and it was superb. Their zins just really pop somehow, and I don't mean in a "because they're ultraripe / over oaked" kind of way. They just have an extra gear of intensity to the fruit, but the extra gear isn't sweeter or riper. It'...
by Rich Brown
June 10th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Gotta throw in our guy William Kelly's Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc! Its listed at 12.1% but I believe he said it actually clocked in closer to 11.5%. Highly recommended!
by Rich Brown
June 10th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Drew Goin wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Thanks for the tasting note!!

Limerick Lane recently had a deal online which brought the bottle price down significantly, IIRC.
Yep Drew, that's the $20 being referenced by the OP :)
by Rich Brown
June 10th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: TN: 1998 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet

Awesome note! I found one for a good price last Thanksgiving in small town CO visiting in-laws and also really enjoyed it. Storage was less than optimal (prob sitting on the shelf since release) but it seemed like a drink now kinda wine, as I didn't see it improving much from there. Thanks again for...
by Rich Brown
June 10th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Sounds awesome Brian! And you're right, would be amazing if these were always in the $20 range!

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