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by Jake Rubash
March 28th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20887

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Ok, ok we did the showdown. 2015 Tynan Syrah vs 2017 Faethm Syrah Tynan: 4hr decant. N. Rhône in style, fresh minerality, gamey and bright red fruit. Everything in balance and nicely integrated. This is built to last but is delicious now with a decently long decant. 95 pts if a score is needed. Faet...
by Jake Rubash
March 27th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20887

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Giving the Syrah a go tomorrow vs a Tynan, will report back
by Jake Rubash
February 29th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Another Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Another Scarecrow allocation

Same as Peter if anyone else is interested (Give preference to Peter first obviously)

Just shoot me a PM
by Jake Rubash
February 23rd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Weekend 2/21-2/22 (Tench, Di Costanzo, Memento Mori, MacDonald)
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Napa Weekend 2/21-2/22 (Tench, Di Costanzo, Memento Mori, MacDonald)

Memento Mori Bright and early Saturday morning we headed to the Memento Mori tasting room to pick up some wine and taste through most of the current line-up with the lovely Emily Andrews. After a glass of bubbles we dove right in with the '17 flagship blend and the '17 Las Piedras and Dr Crane SVD'...
by Jake Rubash
February 23rd, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Weekend 2/21-2/22 (Tench, Di Costanzo, Memento Mori, MacDonald)
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Napa Weekend 2/21-2/22 (Tench, Di Costanzo, Memento Mori, MacDonald)

Napa Weekend 2/21-2/22 Tench Winery This was an exciting visit to make happen after the release last week and all the buzz on the board. Margaret and Rem were nice enough to accommodate us early Friday afternoon and it was just about the perfect day for a tour. Their facility is brand spanking new ...
by Jake Rubash
February 21st, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 56
Views: 6532

Re: Tench Winery

Very similar feedback as Andrew: amazing people, amazing property and amazing wine. Prior to visiting I had ordered 6x CS but after tasting I added 6x SB to my order. All their wines were delicious and the way they plan to incrementally add to their portfolio is a great strategy. We had an absolute ...
by Jake Rubash
January 21st, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 2010 Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere
Replies: 0
Views: 181

WTB: 2010 Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere

Would like to buy a single bottle of 2010 Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere for a Bordeaux tasting with my wine group next month.

Please let me know if anyone has one available! Can do $$$ or another bottle for trade (I'm Cali heavy)

PM is best, thanks in advance!

*Located in Bay Area, CA
by Jake Rubash
January 15th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4651

Re: Maybach Coming

luc@sl@belle wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 8:04 pm
What was JDs review on these?

Thanks!
Amoenus: 93-95
Materium: 96-98
by Jake Rubash
January 14th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3268

Re: Myriad Down?

‘18 is our anniversary year. Went for the 3L Elysian... no regrets
by Jake Rubash
December 30th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?

I believe this was also given the label "Ode to M" with the M being for Manfred from SQN. I had a few bottles of the Bevan several years ago and would say that it is certainly in that style though maybe it has calmed down / integrated since then. The Myriad Las Madres is also a great suggestion base...
by Jake Rubash
December 16th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 29
Views: 2925

Re: Andremily #6

Brent S wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Anybody can tell me what the Jeb scores are for these 2?
97-99pts for both
by Jake Rubash
October 6th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 37
Views: 3296

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

CB350D32-79A6-4C85-BA8A-A530472FFF43.jpegDecanting as we speak, will report back DONT... TOUCH... THIS... Ok but seriously this needs time. Either a lot of time in the decanter is needed or several years chillin in bottle. We decanted 3hrs and this wine is HOT right now. Both on the nose and palate...
by Jake Rubash
October 6th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 37
Views: 3296

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

CB350D32-79A6-4C85-BA8A-A530472FFF43.jpeg
Decanting as we speak, will report back
by Jake Rubash
September 27th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 19159

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Ian S wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 7:29 pm
What did Jeb Dunnuck score this wine? I see he gave the 2015 a 99, and mentioned something about the 2016 being even better (found on K&L's site), so I assume it got 100 points.
Ya, Jeb gave the ‘16 a hundo
by Jake Rubash
September 25th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Vangone release
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: 2016 Vangone release

Sigh... in for 3
by Jake Rubash
September 25th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Mickaël Bourg Cornas Les p`tits bouts
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: TN: 2016 Mickaël Bourg Cornas Les p`tits bouts

Zachary Ross wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 7:07 pm
I'd pop-n-pour. Taste early and revisit toward end of tasting. Take remainders home and taste again. Something like that.
These people are savages, I'm likely not going to get a second pour [snort.gif]
by Jake Rubash
September 23rd, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Mickaël Bourg Cornas Les p`tits bouts
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: TN: 2016 Mickaël Bourg Cornas Les p`tits bouts

I'm bringing this to a Rhone tasting next week, how long would you guys recommend decanting?
by Jake Rubash
September 20th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2502

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I notice two things if you scroll through those photos: 1) Not just a 2013 Montecillo but a Vare as well? 2) A white is being poured? Are there secret white wines too? Correct, two vineyards for Beta in '13. If the white is the same one we tried then it is a Chuy Chard, cant quite remember the vint...
by Jake Rubash
September 11th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Rose
Replies: 18
Views: 1820

Re: Andremily Rose

Really excited about this (and the main release coming in a few months)!

Fastest gun in the west... Almost under 60 sec.
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by Jake Rubash
August 21st, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Easton/Terre Rouge sale
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: PSA: Easton/Terre Rouge sale

Thanks for this, in for a mixed case! [cheers.gif]
by Jake Rubash
August 14th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1276

Re: La Pelle 2017

Slightly off topic but their SB is one of the top Sauv Blancs we've had over the past year (That would include Realm, Aesthete, Melka etc)
by Jake Rubash
July 30th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Gone

Jonathan Sirot wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Jeez Jake you were pretty slow on the uptake !
Ha! Right place, right time
by Jake Rubash
July 30th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Gone

Dibs!
by Jake Rubash
July 22nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10231

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail? That was really good - Alan would have appreciated it for sure. +1 True Alan spirit would be him immediately reacting to this thread by asking if he could have his MACDONALD allocation. I suppose I can actually ...
by Jake Rubash
July 22nd, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10231

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Honestly Alan may have been one of the most entertaining parts of WineBerserkers...

A sobering reminder to not wait on opening that special bottle of wine because you just never know.

My condolences to his friends and family.
by Jake Rubash
July 13th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20887

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Just got a letter in the mail that Im getting an allocation. Anyone else get it? Release is 2 2017 syrah and 2 2017 grenache in a wood case. There are 623 boxes so around 100 cases of each wine. Also a 2017 White Rhone and 2018 Rose both very limited and sold first come basis. No pricing was includ...
by Jake Rubash
July 10th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 170
Views: 14979

Re: Downstream Wines

If we’re going The Price is Right rules I’ll take $150 a bottle, $750 for the set
by Jake Rubash
July 10th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 170
Views: 14979

Re: Downstream Wines

It is a neat box though
by Jake Rubash
July 10th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 170
Views: 14979

Re: Downstream Wines

Samesies There was a thread on this a while back and I signed up then, so the email I got today confirmed they already had my email/sign up confirmation and just needed the rest of my details (address/zip). Did not get a confirmation that I'm 'in' but Sasha did email back right away to say they had ...
by Jake Rubash
July 6th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1590

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

So awesome, Charlie! Bring one to our next gathering! Always wanted to try this vintage and regret not buying any. Some others whose palates I equally respect rave about it, too. I brought the 1991 last time. It was overlooked... We opened Ilan instead. Pretty funny but that really happened. But I ...
by Jake Rubash
July 3rd, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: delete
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: FS: Maybach Matrium 2016

NickRut wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 6:04 pm
Dibs
Beat me to it! Nice grab
by Jake Rubash
June 26th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite

Paul Luckin wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 11:35 am
“Sonoma” is a pretty big place. Are you looking in and around the Town Of, up-valley (e.g Sugarloaf or Annandale), or out in West County?
Good point! I believe the current proposed hiking trail is within Trione-Annabel State Park so up-valley
by Jake Rubash
June 26th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite

Hi all We are in the midst of planning a team offsite for a group of 10-20 Apple employees next month. We'll likely head up to Sonoma in the morning (during a week day) for some hiking and then will be looking to grab lunch and do a tasting (or preferably combo the two) in the early afternoon. Does ...
by Jake Rubash
June 22nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maxem Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: Maxem Release

MAXEM is a new project from Sam and Nancy Kaplan. Sam makes the wine for Arkenstone, Vangone, and Memento Mori. He also used to make Nine Suns up until 2017 vintage. The grapes are sourced from Sonoma (UV Vineyard, I believe). I had these wines back in April and they were delicious. I will be in fo...
by Jake Rubash
June 20th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maxem Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: Maxem Release

Yessir! Both are incredibly solid, well made wines. Plus it's super easy to support awesome people like Sam and Nancy
by Jake Rubash
June 17th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 782

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

The whole Michael Cruse line-up is incredibly solid. The Cruse petnats are lovely and makes for great summer sippers or aperitifs, winos and non winos alike love em. Even the still reds and chardonnay from his Cruse label punch way about their price point. The Carignane is straight Christmas ham and...
by Jake Rubash
June 5th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 9382

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Yeeep, definitely has changed my Cali (specifically Napa) buying habits. We are down to 3 wines that we buy at over $100 (Tynan, MACDONALD and Maybach) with most of the rest falling in the $50ish range.
by Jake Rubash
June 2nd, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future March 2019 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: Once & Future March 2019 Release

I’ll pile on, Erika is first class for sure
by Jake Rubash
April 22nd, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 37
Views: 3296

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

Although I’m scaling back on some purchases - will likely go all in on this one. The letter is posted below. Curious if anyone’s had any experience with the 2015 Vintage yet... Cheers! We tried the '15 Cab from bottle a few months ago with Chris... It was an indulgent, slutty, beast of a wine. Abso...
by Jake Rubash
April 22nd, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 37
Views: 3296

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

Tynan wines have become a household fave, excited to see this in the spring vs fall this year. Curious when they'll ship...
by Jake Rubash
April 10th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 6602

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

I will be visiting Alex next month and I am not expecting them to sell me anything (regardless of how much I wish they could). However, I do plan on bringing a bottle of either 2016 Materium or 2016 Memento Mori to share with Alex and to serve as a comparison for myself (as I have never tasted Macd...
by Jake Rubash
March 26th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Maybach Materium
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: TN: 2016 Maybach Materium

Haha thanks Glen, I tried on that one. RS = residual sugar This is a great note. Especially fond of this: >Like going to a patisserie with a bouquet of roses in your hands and shoving your nose inside the display glass. I have a couple bottles coming, so it's good to know about. What is RS?
by Jake Rubash
March 26th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Maybach Materium
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

TN: 2016 Maybach Materium

Maybach arrived today so I figured why not open a split (coincidentally I ordered a case of splits so I was ok with the Pobega sacrifice [snort.gif] ) On PnP it's a little floral but mostly dark chocolate and dark berry pie on the nose. Like going to a patisserie with a bouquet of roses in your hand...
by Jake Rubash
March 19th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NINE SUNS Save the Date
Replies: 29
Views: 2236

Re: NINE SUNS Save the Date

Haha I did say same(ish) You are correct though, from memory I believe the La Pelle was $45 and the Melka was $140 Was planning on grabbing both wines but the Grenache is a little too steep. Going to compare the SB to others in same(ish) price range. Realm, La Pelle, Aesthete, Melka, etc Isn't La Pe...
by Jake Rubash
March 19th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NINE SUNS Save the Date
Replies: 29
Views: 2236

Re: NINE SUNS Save the Date

Was planning on grabbing both wines but the Grenache is a little too steep. Going to compare the SB to others in same(ish) price range. Realm, La Pelle, Aesthete, Melka, etc
by Jake Rubash
March 14th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: FS: 2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree

Just had an exceedingly simple exchange with Chris, highly recommend
by Jake Rubash
March 3rd, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 18537

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Just a guess but he may be asking about shipping cost for both...
Bdklein wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:36 pm
Arnold Caplan wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 4:57 pm
How much for the 750 and the Mag?
It was right in the thread .
by Jake Rubash
February 18th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Double decant question

Obviously too late to the party but I'd have been interested to hear your thoughts if you had initially poured yourself a glass and followed it over a couple hours... We've had good luck with 16's with minimal air. So i did a 4 hour decant in a wide bottom decanter then recorked and left in fridge f...
by Jake Rubash
February 15th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle Reserve?
Replies: 14
Views: 1651

Re: La Pelle Reserve?

Sent you an email to see if we could set something up for this weekend [cheers.gif] Hello all My name is Maayan and I’m one of the owners of La Pelle wines . We will be releasing the Reserve Next week . If you are visiting Napa anytime soon Feel free to reach out and I’ll do my best to host you for ...

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