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by Jon Clements
September 8th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 6044

Re: Realm The Absurd

Third year on the list...first time offered Absurd...price is crazy but figure I'll hold it for 15 years and drink on my 60th Birthday.
by Jon Clements
May 27th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another CT cellar summary - lead grape varieties in your cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 1461

Another CT cellar summary - lead grape varieties in your cellar

My top 10. Probably only one here with Pinotage on top. 1. Pinotage 40.7% 2. Cabernet Sauvignon 21.1% 3. Red Bordeaux Blend 10.6% 4. Syrah 7.6% 5. Red Blend 5.8% 6. Red Rhone Blend 2.2% 7. Zinfandel 2.0% 8. Petite Sirah 1.3% 9. Grenache 1.1% 10. Other (less than 1%) 7.4% Only surprise for me is how ...
by Jon Clements
April 24th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330724

What bottle of wine did you open today?

1992 Kanonkop Paul Sauer - so good. Wish I had more.
by Jon Clements
April 24th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10471
Views: 463479

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case each of my two favorite South African Pinotages: 2015 Kanonkop Pinotage Estate - https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2540941 2015 Simonsig Pinotage Redhill - https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2732645 2015 was a great vintage in South Africa so I'm stocking up as they hit t...
by Jon Clements
March 23rd, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Art+Science, Cider+Wine- Shipping Included
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Art+Science, Cider+Wine- Shipping Included

Dan - any word on shipping? Sent Kim an email a couple of days ago but haven't heard anything back.
by Jon Clements
January 27th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Saunter Wines Thomas Brown+Josh Clark+Howell Mt Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 58
Views: 2497

Saunter Wines - Thomas Brown+Josh Clark+Howell Mt Cabernet Sauvignon

Another new BerserkerDay find. Looking forward to giving your wines a try.

Happy BerserkerDay!
by Jon Clements
January 27th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1691

JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Ordered emailed and already got a call from Justine to confirm. A great sign of prompt service.

Happy BerserkerDay!
by Jon Clements
January 27th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Red Thread Wines -HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON Blend - 20% off and Free Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Red Thread Wines -HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON Blend - 20% off and Free Shipping

Ordered a couple of your red blend. Looking forward to giving it a try. Drink now or hold for a bit?
by Jon Clements
January 27th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Sorry Offer Closed
Replies: 92
Views: 3677

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Hello Old Friends - NEW OFFER JUST ADDED (original offer sold out)

Discovered Jean Edwards through BerserkerDay and have shared with many friends. So happy you are back again this year! Looking forward to trying the 74-71.

Happy BerserkerDay!
Jon
by Jon Clements
January 5th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for interesting South African Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 570

Looking for interesting South African Wines

If you like the Rustenberg John X Merriman I would recommend giving these a try: De Toren Fusion V Kanonkop Paul Sauer Meerlust Rubicon Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella Rust en Vrede Estate Red For something a little different these Cape Blends (must have 30-70% Pinotage) are very good Beyerskloof Syn...
by Jon Clements
November 25th, 2016, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any big black Friday sales?
Replies: 31
Views: 4603

Any big black Friday sales?

Cameron Hughes is offering 30% (or around that) off the entire store plus free shipping on 12 or more bottles. I bought a sampling of their new 2014 Napa cabs ... I've been trying to order a case for over an hour but their site keeps crashing. Hopefully it will go through before what I want sells o...
by Jon Clements
July 20th, 2016, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First trip to EMH and Sapphire’s First Tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 1341

First trip to EMH and Sapphire’s First Tasting

I had the great pleasure last week of finally meeting Merrill from EMH Vineyards. I had planned a trip to California and a trip to Napa was in order. Of course this meant I had to see if I could visit EMH. I sent Merrill an email asking if I could pick up my 2014 wines and she asked if I had time fo...
by Jon Clements
July 4th, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buy your Wine Berserkers Lapel Pin HERE! Show your Berserker Pride! (SOLD OUT!)
Replies: 277
Views: 23991

Buy your Wine Berserkers Lapel Pin HERE! Show your Berserker Pride!

Mine from the first batch hasn't made it to Florida yet.
by Jon Clements
June 30th, 2016, 1:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto and Gabriel In stock
Replies: 62
Views: 10303

Zalto and Gabriel In stock

Received my Gabriel Gold's this morning. They arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks Chris!
by Jon Clements
June 28th, 2016, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bill Koch to auction 20,000 bottles
Replies: 160
Views: 14735

Bill Koch to auction 20,000 bottles

Ian - Does Sotheby's put stickers/barcodes on the bottles like other auction houses? I'm asking given that these are very high-end bottles. I'm sure they had special stickers made, but I also don't think it matters. I read a TN on Reddit and the poster included this picture of the sticker from his ...
by Jon Clements
June 25th, 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher's New Wine Alert Policy Sucks
Replies: 27
Views: 1790

Wine-Searcher's New Wine Alert Policy Sucks

This policy change will have an impact on my decision to renew my Pro account when that times come.
by Jon Clements
June 7th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine figure past or present would you have liked to have dinner with?
Replies: 51
Views: 1198

Which wine figure past or present would you have liked to have dinner with?

Abraham Izak Perold - the creator of the Pinotage grape.
by Jon Clements
June 7th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330724

What bottle of wine did you open today?

1994 Grangehurst Pinotage - Cedar and rose on the nose, still has some fruit left, tannins are well integrated at this point.
by Jon Clements
June 6th, 2016, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for a $30 California Cabernet
Replies: 52
Views: 3265

Recommendations for a $30 California Cabernet

I'd go with the Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2013 is available for less than $30. http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/rodne ... lley/1/usa
by Jon Clements
May 27th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Wineries
Replies: 36
Views: 1484

South African Wineries

Lots of great recommendations here already. If you are looking for a smaller place with great wines that you'll never find here in the US I would head to Akkerdal Estate in the Franschhoek valley.

http://www.akkerdal.co.za
by Jon Clements
May 23rd, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ANOTHER URGENT WARNING ABOUT BAGHERA WINE AUCTIONS IN GENEVA
Replies: 93
Views: 25950

AN URGENT WARNING ABOUT THE WINE AUCTION AT BAGHERA WINE AUCTIONS IN GENEVA ON MAY 22, 2016

It's situations like this that make me glad I don't have the budget or palette to be in the market for wines like these. Not much worry about counterfeit Pinotage.
by Jon Clements
April 18th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 600
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

TN: 2013 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 600

So where can I score a bottle to try? Either Wine Searcher is keeping it a secret from me, or nobody has it. Its pretty much gone other than Costco's in LA and AZ...I recommend Lot 599 Cabernet instead...https://chwine.com/lot-599-2013-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon/...its better juice in my opinio...
by Jon Clements
April 18th, 2016, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Thermostat
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Eurocave Thermostat

I have a EuroCave Vieilltheque Compact 256 that I purchased used about 2 years ago. It has been working great up to recently when I noticed that it was getting too cold. It seems the thermostat isn't working any longer. Any ideas?
by Jon Clements
March 13th, 2016, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330724

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Simonsig Syrah Merindol
by Jon Clements
March 4th, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330724

What bottle of wine did you open today?

1994 Grangehurst Pinotage - some fruit on the nose and palate of this bottle. Better than the last but still way past it's prime.
by Jon Clements
March 3rd, 2016, 5:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking for names of extinct French grapes
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Looking for names of extinct French grapes

Pontac is not extinct but very rare. Some still growing in Stellenbosch, South Africa but I'm not aware of anyone producing a varietal Pontac wine any longer.
by Jon Clements
February 25th, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6867
Views: 384971

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Jay Winton wrote:in for the Delectus
Picked up 4 as well.
by Jon Clements
February 24th, 2016, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ::99/100 points...
Replies: 72
Views: 7319

TN: Piper Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ::99/100 points...

Michael, Jon... glad you posted. I only sent out the offer to those who have been on the wait list for 3 years. I was going to open tomorrow to those on two years and then wait a day and open to whoever was left. But there seems to be a little glitch. I can tell that neither of you received the ema...
by Jon Clements
February 23rd, 2016, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ::99/100 points...
Replies: 72
Views: 7319

TN: Piper Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ::99/100 points...

I too was surprised to make the cut. A budget stretch for me...perfect timing with my tax refund. In for a 3 pack.
by Jon Clements
February 8th, 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And it begins... AKA Berserker Day Deliveries
Replies: 33
Views: 1846

And it begins... AKA Berserker Day Deliveries

The deliveries to Florida have started....

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by Jon Clements
January 27th, 2016, 7:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet - SOLD OUT! OFFER ENDED!!!
Replies: 99
Views: 8109

EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet - 3 hours only!

Love me some Black Cat and looking forward to trying the Little Cat. Order in. Thanks!
by Jon Clements
January 26th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto - Help!
Replies: 33
Views: 2032

Zalto - Help!

I think this picture gives the best size comparison:

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From left to right: Universal, Bordeaux, & Burgundy
by Jon Clements
January 26th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Riverain Berserker Offer, 2013s! 20% off and free shipping!
Replies: 61
Views: 3876

Riverain Berserker Offer, 2013s! 20% off and free shipping!

Riverain was my first Berserker Day order last year and or course is an easy re-but again this year. Looking forward to trying the 2013's.
by Jon Clements
January 26th, 2016, 9:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Riverain Berserker Offer, 2013s! 20% off and free shipping!
Replies: 61
Views: 3876

Riverain Berserker Offer, 2013s! 20% off and free shipping!

Joe B wrote:Man o man. I am only seeing an offer for 2013 Syrah, no cabs.
Same for me. Got an email back from Steve that they are working on it.
by Jon Clements
January 26th, 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Lagier Meredith Vineyard - 2 great deals
Replies: 37
Views: 3324

Lagier Meredith Vineyard - 2 great deals

Order placed. Thank you!
by Jon Clements
January 26th, 2016, 8:05 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Lagier Meredith Vineyard - 2 great deals
Replies: 37
Views: 3324

Lagier Meredith Vineyard - 2 great deals

Trying to order but it is saying that my zip code (32746) in Florida has no delivery options available.
by Jon Clements
January 6th, 2016, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New to buying older wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2473

New to buying older wines

I'm assuming you've tasted older wines, but if not, make sure you know (and like) how they taste after they have developed in bottle. Although most will be sound and at least drinkable, its no fun paying up to drink stewed swill or vinegar. Great point. I've been slowly trying more and more older b...
by Jon Clements
January 5th, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New to buying older wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2473

New to buying older wines

I'm new to trying to buy some older bottles of wine and would like to try getting a wine for my birth year (1972) but am not sure what signs to look for to know if the bottle still has potential to be good. Which of these can be overlooked and which should be deal breakers: Lightly depressed cork To...
by Jon Clements
December 25th, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6867
Views: 384971

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Anyone here ever get the last bottle?
by Jon Clements
December 16th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 6867
Views: 384971

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I feel ashamed to continue whining about a $10 wine for multiple reasons including feeling silly when some people drink in a different wine-paradigm; e.g. the "Shit Hot" thread. But I feel compelled nonetheless to add and addendum on day 2 after 2/3 of the bottle sat stoppered for 24 hours. Far wor...
by Jon Clements
December 13th, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330724

What bottle of wine did you open today?

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1999 Te Awa Pinotage Longlands
by Jon Clements
December 7th, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10297
Views: 330724

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Steltzner Vineyards Pinotage
by Jon Clements
December 7th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your single greatest QPR of the year, so far?
Replies: 143
Views: 7887

Your single greatest QPR of the year, so far?

Potentially 'steal' QPR of the year 2012 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley-- Drank well above its sub ~30 price range and would holds well against all the ~50-60-and even many ~70 cabs from Sonoma. 2012 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards Alexander Valley or 2012 Beringe...
by Jon Clements
December 6th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your single greatest QPR of the year, so far?
Replies: 143
Views: 7887

Your single greatest QPR of the year, so far?

Potentially 'steal' QPR of the year 2012 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley-- Drank well above its sub ~30 price range and would holds well against all the ~50-60-and even many ~70 cabs from Sonoma. 2012 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards Alexander Valley or 2012 Beringe...

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