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by Greg Ballington
January 29th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Benriach 15 Yr Pedro Ximenez
Replies: 0
Views: 123

WTB: Benriach 15 Yr Pedro Ximenez

Birthday gift for my uncle
by Greg Ballington
January 9th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 90s Jordan/Jarvis
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: FS: 90s Jordan/Jarvis

Hey Billy, Prices?
by Greg Ballington
November 16th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT handles
Replies: 429
Views: 20664

CT handles

Millennial Drinkers
by Greg Ballington
November 16th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13003
Views: 633238

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Andremily Syrah No. 4
2013 Nine Suns
by Greg Ballington
April 4th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6260

New Napa Cab Projects

Wow, a lot that I haven't heard of, particularly from Coombsville. I just purchased some 2013 and 2014 Di Costanzo, but I haven't heard of most of these others. Scalon looks interesting, thanks Greg! Ive enjoyed Covert in the past. No problem Eric, from Aonair try their Blue Oak vineyard wine that ...
by Greg Ballington
April 4th, 2017, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6260

New Napa Cab Projects

I read an interesting perspective following the purchase of Stagecoach by Gallo: displaced producers will be forced to go elsewhere for fruit to stay afloat, and these very deep pockets buying estates and making Melki/Rolland/et al wines will only drive up the costs and prices for the displaced. If...
by Greg Ballington
April 4th, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6260

New Napa Cab Projects

1. Boich Family Cellars, located in Mount Veeder with a Syrah and Cabernet from there. They also make an insanely good HM Cabernet and Beckstoffer George's III. Winemaker is Jeff Ames of Tor Kenward and Rudius Wines (also recommend them, tried their 16 barrels and sooooo good. 2014 was the first vin...
by Greg Ballington
January 25th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Franny Beck: Part Deux!
Replies: 19
Views: 2044

Franny Beck: Part Deux!

Loved last year's tried it at Thanksgiving!
by Greg Ballington
January 17th, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: December Themed Tastings (Shiraz|Spanish|Chile|Mike Smith)
Replies: 0
Views: 183

TN: December Themed Tastings (Shiraz|Spanish|Chile|Mike Smith)

DECEMBER THEMED TASTINGS - At Home (12/22/2016-12/29/2016) We decided to take a small break from samples during the holidays and do some themed tastings with CAB BLENDS. Here are the themes we went with: 1. Syrah/Shiraz Tasting from Around the World. 2. Spanish wines rated above 92 points (WA, WS, ...
by Greg Ballington
December 13th, 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Winery Release - Fine Disregard Wines
Replies: 47
Views: 4425

New Winery Release - Fine Disregard Wines

I grabbed a three pack too, sounds like fun!
by Greg Ballington
December 13th, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub-$30 Cellar Worthy Wines From Around the World
Replies: 66
Views: 4512

Sub-$30 Cellar Worthy Wines From Around the World

15 would be stretching but maybe Rustenberg John X Merriman
by Greg Ballington
December 12th, 2016, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230120

Official Costco Thread

$79.99 For 2010 Catena Zapata Nicolas at the Pentagon City Costco
by Greg Ballington
December 5th, 2016, 1:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Michael Fess A+
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Michael Fess A+

Second that, Buy with confidence!
by Greg Ballington
November 30th, 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES
Replies: 53
Views: 2126

WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES

2014 Kanonkop Pinotage (Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa) Medium ruby red with garnet edges. Very interesting nose. A little dirty, some burnt rubber, spices like black pepper and herbs. Started to open up over a couple hours with some chalk, floral notes and dark...
by Greg Ballington
November 29th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Challenge: Empty My Wallet, Support Laura's House. 11/21 - 11/30
Replies: 159
Views: 7113

TN Challenge: Empty My Wallet, Support Laura's House. 11/21 - 11/30

2014 Franny Beck Pinot Noir - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (11/24/2016) Pale to medium garnet red. Love the complexity on the nose, loaded with cranberries and layered with slightly tart cherries, wet rose petals, rhubarb, tobacco and a little earthy. Moderate plus acidity (7.5/10) with a light t...
by Greg Ballington
November 18th, 2016, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11420
Views: 426943

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Kanonkop Pinotage
2011 Retro Cellars Petite Sirah Howell Mountain
by Greg Ballington
November 16th, 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 513
Views: 24532

What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Realm, Scalon and second round of Becklyn
by Greg Ballington
November 15th, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th

Just got the email, any recommendations?
by Greg Ballington
November 7th, 2016, 10:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Pre-2006 Vin de Constance or 2007 Continuum
Replies: 0
Views: 153

WTB - Pre-2006 Vin de Constance or 2007 Continuum

Hey Guys,

Just trying to find my father a Christmas gift before the year end. PM me if you have any available you are interested in selling.

Many Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TRB and Mike Smith wines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4175

TRB and Mike Smith wines?

TRB - Winemaker- Post Parade Wines
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Abreu olive oil
Replies: 26
Views: 2303

Abreu olive oil

ummmm $50 for 500ml and you have to buy three
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TRB and Mike Smith wines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4175

TRB and Mike Smith wines?

TRB:

Winemaker - Wallis Estate in Diamond Mountain
Winemaker - Senses - PN and chard
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TRB and Mike Smith wines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4175

TRB and Mike Smith wines?

Scott Butler wrote:TRB, I think these, may be missing some:

Rivers-Marie
Outpost
Chiarello
Revana
The Grade Cellars
Schrader
Pulido-Walker

I googled him and saw an article that referenced these, but it was a couple years ago - I cannot confirm if it changed.

Maybach
Black Sears
Seaver
Casa Piena
Riverain
Saunter
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TRB and Mike Smith wines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4175

TRB and Mike Smith wines?

Mike Smith:
Owner - Myriad, I think Ancillary
Winemaker - Becklyn. Scarlett, Quivet, Carter, 12c, Patine
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 513
Views: 24532

What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Quivet Cabs just got in for me
by Greg Ballington
November 2nd, 2016, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pitchoune?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

La Pitchoune?

Tried the 2014 line-up from Spell Estate. See notes here: http://millennialdrinkers.com/?s=Spell Got a chance to talk with Andrew and it seems like La Pitchoune focuses more on the distinction in character between vineyards, lower alcohol content and grapes picked a little earlier than the Spell Est...
by Greg Ballington
October 28th, 2016, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th

Andrew Kaufman wrote:Feh. Was at the inaugural release tasting. And each one thereafter (I visit the tasting room several times a year).
Feh? Would love to hear your thoughts!
by Greg Ballington
October 27th, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 560
Views: 59313

Official WTSO thread

Just grabbed three of the Liquid Sky Cabs, some decent reviews for an $25 bottle
by Greg Ballington
October 27th, 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Turley Cabernet Release - Nov 14th

Keep an eye on your inbox Monday, November 14th! We’ll be releasing the 2014 Turley Cabernet Sauvignons, and if last year is any indication, the wines will move quickly. Best not to blink, or there won’t be much left to drink! Old Vines Young Love, Turley Wine Cellars Looking for some input on the T...
by Greg Ballington
October 21st, 2016, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quintessa
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Quintessa

Hey David,

They did, it was stunning, we grabbed a few on the order form
by Greg Ballington
October 20th, 2016, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quintessa
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Quintessa

I was there last night, what did you think? Larry was very informative, alot of details about the terrior and history of the vineyard.
by Greg Ballington
October 18th, 2016, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single vineyard vs. multi-vineyard wines
Replies: 52
Views: 1927

Single vineyard vs. multi-vineyard wines

It depends on your palate, some prefer the terroir that is expressed in single vineyard bottling. Some MV bottlings can add different elements into a wine depending on what was selected, for example a winemaker can choose three specific vineyards for a bottling because each adds different layers. Vi...
by Greg Ballington
October 18th, 2016, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13003
Views: 633238

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2016 Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rose 2006 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte - thanks Bob! 2014 Aonair Cabernet Sauvignon Mountains Proprietary Red 2014 Aonair Grenache Duarte Vineyard 2012 Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon Latro 2014 Touch Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Flora Springs T...
by Greg Ballington
October 18th, 2016, 5:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Bob Renner- Great seller!!
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Bob Renner- Great seller!!

Just did one yesterday, super nice guy. Buy with confidence!
by Greg Ballington
October 14th, 2016, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 230120

Official Costco Thread

Arlington VA Costco
De Toren Z 33.99
by Greg Ballington
October 11th, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Mixed bag of Bordeaux
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Mixed bag of Bordeaux

Just sent you a message, I'm near DC too
by Greg Ballington
September 26th, 2016, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11420
Views: 426943

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Bud Carey wrote:2013 Riverain Cardiac Hill syrah
How was it Bud?
by Greg Ballington
September 26th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Rata
Replies: 31
Views: 3018

La Rata

Must have gotten lucky this year, got what I asked for. Three bottles.
by Greg Ballington
September 8th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine release is open
Replies: 64
Views: 5424

Ultramarine release is open

In for one of each of the sparklings
by Greg Ballington
September 8th, 2016, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I like 2007.
Replies: 42
Views: 3592

I like 2007.

A couple I've had this last year that have been absolutely killer: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance - Constantia - One of the best dessert wines of all time, especially this vintage. Rust en Vrede Estate Red and 1694 Classification - Stellenbosch Kanonkop Paul Sauer - Stellenbosch Pahlmeyer Proprie...
by Greg Ballington
September 6th, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Rata
Replies: 31
Views: 3018

La Rata

$75.00 and they cut off orders at 2 bottles I think
by Greg Ballington
July 8th, 2016, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville, Napa Valley, California)
Replies: 3
Views: 507

TN: 2013 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville, Napa Valley, California)

Wine: 2013 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon Estate: Riverain Vineyards Region: Oakville, Napa Valley, California, United States of America Vineyards: Tench Vineyard Location: Two Killer Winemakers at home on 7/1/2016. Tasting Note: Decided to try two valley floor wines from two different killer winemake...
by Greg Ballington
July 3rd, 2016, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11420
Views: 426943

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Two Shepherds Carignan Rosé Trimble Vineyard
2015 Balletto Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir
2015 Young Inglewood Vineyards Vin Clair Rosé
2012 Two Shepherds Pastoral Rouge
2011 Lazy Susan Ranch Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
by Greg Ballington
June 20th, 2016, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11420
Views: 426943

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Dirty and Rowdy FAMILIAR Blanc, and boy does this wine keep changing!
by Greg Ballington
May 27th, 2016, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Wineries
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

South African Wineries

Hey Meredith just messaged you this If you want to try a couple different ones, here are some sees: (Originally from South Africa and was just in Stellenbosch in December) Day 1: Kanonkop Estate, Thelema Mountain Vineyards and Vilafonte all in Stellenbosch - Kanonkop for basically the kings of Pinot...
by Greg Ballington
May 25th, 2016, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13003
Views: 633238

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2013 Carrol Boyes Shiraz 1 x 2012 Topaz Wine Company 1 x 2004 Hundred Acre Vineyard Shiraz Ancient Way 1 x 2014 Sandlands Trousseau 1 x 2014 Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County 1 x 2014 Sandlands Chenin Blanc Napa Valley 1 x 2014 Sandlands Carignane California 1 x 2014 Sandlands Carignane Contr...
by Greg Ballington
May 3rd, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Battle of the AVAs: Howell Mountain vs Stags Leap District
Replies: 2
Views: 382

TN: Battle of the AVAs: Howell Mountain vs Stags Leap District

S&E WINE CLUB - BATTLE OF THE AVAS: HOWELL MOUNTAIN VS STAGS LEAP DISTRICT - S&E (4/22/2016) Solid selection for the evening, we definitely want to experience more of each to see what they have to offer but SLD came out swinging. 2011 Kosta Browne Chardonnay One Sixteen - USA, California, Sonoma Co...

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