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by rsmithjr
July 11th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

David Bruve is certainly a pioneer in the region and varietal. Estate Vineyard is at 2k feet and their winery is not state of the art nor do they have a master wine maker any more. Actually the closest tasting room to my house. Their wines are inconsistent and have gone done hill greatly. Andrew ca...
by rsmithjr
July 10th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13715
Views: 669261

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A Magnum of 2013 Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon.
by rsmithjr
July 10th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

For those that have received shipments did you get a notification of shipment?
by rsmithjr
July 8th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

joejolesch wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Guess they can’t ship to me :(

Offer 17 had my attention.
Are you in Michigan?
by rsmithjr
July 6th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 188
Views: 11386

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

It has been removed Thanks, I’ve corrected the link so it should work now. I just saw this link and read the opinion. What was interesting was that the 6th Circuit read Tennessee Wine & Spirits as consistent with prior 21st Amendment cases. I suppose they had to, but for the issue before them, it w...
by rsmithjr
July 5th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3152

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Henry Kiichli wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 7:56 am
rsmithjr wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
Thats what 22's were invented for- varmint hunting....
If that refers to the OP, I hope you have daymn good aim...
No the Racoons doin the nasty on the back deck
by rsmithjr
July 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3152

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Thats what 22's were invented for- varmint hunting....
by rsmithjr
July 5th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 703

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

1974 was an incredible year in Napa. The 74' Mondavi CS regular bottling was my AHA moment....
by rsmithjr
July 5th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

Is the wine glut particularly pronounced this year? I guess I'm wondering where this wine would end up if not for De Negoce; some branded and sold through discount channels, other to private labels like Kirkland or when LastBottle / Wine Access do a private label, etc? On a side/related note, would...
by rsmithjr
July 5th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

N.015 Oakville Merlot. This is my first buy. Wanted a Napa Cabernet/Merlot. Totally ran out of Napa Merlot last month. Use to buy Pride Mountain and Paloma. Needed more money for Pinot, so I’ve got my Merlot fix with Textbook Merlot ($20-25). Now, paying $12- rolling them dice. I’ll find out in Oct...
by rsmithjr
July 3rd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

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 rsmithjr
June 29th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't need more wine, I don't need more wine, a Malbec you say?, ok, maybe that.... Assuming he is getting all of these wines from California, Who makes really Nice California Malbec? I know very little about the varietal but would be interested in trying. Davies, Devil Proof, Hess all make Malbe...
by rsmithjr
June 29th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 219
Views: 18230

Re: Aged Cali Cab

We opened a 1978 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 5 yrs ago on my 60th....it was Sublime
by rsmithjr
June 26th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

Richard Jen wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Just reassigned the beer budget for next summer to N.16.
ROTFLMAO.......Next summers beer budget.....it's perfect, by then you will have forgotten what you spent it on...
by rsmithjr
June 24th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

I missed out on #11 and 13.... They went quick. I still have 3 cases coming- thats enough. I'm 65.....not going to have 200 bottles I can't drink.... When do you plan to stop drinking wine? Age 66? LOL- no but I don't think we have crystal balls to see our future.... Having said that if another Mt....
by rsmithjr
June 24th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 3:30 pm
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Oh $hit... that's me...... [snort.gif]
by rsmithjr
June 24th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

I missed out on #11 and 13.... They went quick.

I still have 3 cases coming- thats enough. I'm 65.....not going to have 200 bottles I can't drink....
by rsmithjr
June 22nd, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night: Marc Hebrant Billecart Rose 2004 Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo 2005 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco 2010 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017 De Negoce Cab Franc 2005 Pajana won the night! Tonight: TBD but probably back to the new world. How was De Negoce CF ...
by rsmithjr
June 20th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

I am encouraged by the tasting notes so far.
by rsmithjr
June 20th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: de Négoce Deuce - Cab Franc
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: TN: de Négoce Deuce - Cab Franc

Thanks, mine is on summer hold....
by rsmithjr
June 15th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Vince L. wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Has anyone actually gotten the $50 for getting the last bottle.
Its like the sign "Free Beer Tomorrow"
by rsmithjr
June 4th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

Mt. Veeder 81% St. Helena 19%...... Must resist.....


ooops..... could not.

Combination of French and American oak is very typical today.
by rsmithjr
June 4th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Troy Stark wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Until I see an offer from de Negoce under 15% ABV, we'll be passing on those wines. [bleh.gif]
Leaves MORE for the rest of us....... [cheers.gif]


Given Cameron's track record I am 91.627% sure we will consider these GREAT buys....
by rsmithjr
May 30th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

Most of the other offers have not yet been released from the original wineries, so it was nearly impossible to figure them out. Soon enough, we’ll know where they came from but the wine has already been sold...Should be fun to learn what we bought and at these prices, there will be no dissatisfacti...
by rsmithjr
May 28th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

No information on the Pinot yet.
by rsmithjr
May 28th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

I ordered a case of # 6 : Priced at $70+/bottle and composed primarily of Oakville and Rutherford benchland fruit with a bit of Howell Mountain and Calistoga to round out the blend, this 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the better values in under $100 Napa Cabernet to begin with...at $156/case or $...
by rsmithjr
May 25th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

David Crow wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:34 am
Any guesses as to what winery the Coombesville offer is from?
Meteor vineyard. Cam had a 2012 Cabernet from them...
by rsmithjr
May 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

De Negoce 4 is out.....they hopscotched over it because of blending...

Merlot from Stagecoach.....my guess is Miners.....
by rsmithjr
May 19th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Br1an Th0rne wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 12:44 pm
rsmithjr wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 12:42 pm
I was steadfast in my MORATORIUM of wine buying when I just saw Palazzo Right Bank of $ 39..... bought 4 bottles...
My willpower is strong...I only bought 3 bottles [cheers.gif]

I look at it as a RED Badge of Courage......LOL [cheers.gif]
by rsmithjr
May 19th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I was steadfast in my MORATORIUM of wine buying when I just saw Palazzo Right Bank of $ 39..... bought 4 bottles...
by rsmithjr
May 19th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I have to admit, seeing the website say the status of my oder is "shipped" and not seeing the shipper receive the package yet is starting to drive me slightly nuts. Agreed. After they emailed me saying they're done processing CA Marathon and seeing the GSO track I keep waiting for the notice that i...
by rsmithjr
May 18th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

No, sold out...
by rsmithjr
May 16th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 711
Views: 42851

Re: de Negoce offer

Latest offer specifically... the thoughts that ran though my head... -ABV high, risk , yet not a glaring red flag, more yellow. -Cab Franc, I likee. -Hughes, good name in my book. -Price. not too shabby. -Stagecoach, good pedigree I've done worst with change in my car. I am in for a case ......I me...
by rsmithjr
May 10th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 11601

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

Just found this yesterday. Signed up....not that I need more wine.
by rsmithjr
May 8th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I just bit for 3 bottles of Kingsnake. Morrissey was winemaker at Ehlers and I saw lots of 90+ scores.

My only concern is smoke taint...
by rsmithjr
May 6th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes - Guess the source winery
Replies: 12
Views: 2151

Re: Cameron Hughes - Guess the source winery

Lot 706 is $ 16 a bottle.
by rsmithjr
April 19th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9391

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

There are several great producers as noted above. Also Tensley Colson Canyon Syrah.
by rsmithjr
January 15th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 44
Views: 3155

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

Millenials are drinking White Claw etc.....
by rsmithjr
January 10th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US wines on restaurant wine lists
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: US wines on restaurant wine lists

Ordered SALDO at mom's club and pleasantly surprised at the flavors and spices on the nose and flavors.
by rsmithjr
January 10th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9658

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

"PPPS: $$$s for $$$s, you will get vastly greater enjoyment out of an affordable Melon or Verdicchio or dry Furmint [or a quality dry Alsatian Riesling, if you can find one] than any Chardonnay at the same price."

Verdicchio is one of the most underrated wines.....
by rsmithjr
January 9th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?
Replies: 120
Views: 14219

Re: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?

John Glas wrote: ↑ Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:59 am Stopped drinking these wines with lot 200. Great leaves more for the rest of us. Lot 686 and 701 are GREAT Cabs for the money. Are they less oaked out and more balanced now? Yes. Lot 686 is what Beringer Knights Knights Valley Cab Sauv. USED to be like. G...
by rsmithjr
January 5th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?
Replies: 120
Views: 14219

Re: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?

John Glas wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Stopped drinking these wines with lot 200.
Great leaves more for the rest of us. Lot 686 and 701 are GREAT Cabs for the money.
by rsmithjr
December 3rd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Cameron Hughes CS 'Lot 345' [Rutherford]
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2010 Cameron Hughes CS 'Lot 345' [Rutherford]

Great TN. I had a couple bottles of this way back when. I should have kept 1.....

I just had some of the Lot 701 2017 Oak Knoll Cab. Was very nice.
by rsmithjr
November 2nd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Lutum 2015 La Riconondo up at 33 per up on LASTB....
by rsmithjr
October 27th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Wine Fridge question
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Re: Another Wine Fridge question

I have a Wine Enthusiast unit I bought at an auction site. Holds 24 bottles- works great. I paid about $ 100
by rsmithjr
October 27th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 101
Views: 8347

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Cameron Hughes in a video on a 2016 Atlas Peak CS he is selling (sold out) mentioned there was an excess of HIGH QUALITY Cabernet on the market. Look up lot 697 on the CHWINE.COM website. Now does that mean Bond, Harlan, Diamond Creek are going to lower their prices.... I dont think so. Will it affe...
by rsmithjr
October 22nd, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1972
Views: 252173

Re: Official Costco Thread

2017 Stags Leap CS in Commerce, Michigan. 23.99$
by rsmithjr
October 13th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 507098

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I have some of the 2015 Lutum S & B in my cellar.Waiting to open one when I have discerning company.
by rsmithjr
September 28th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 101
Views: 8347

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

At least Cameron Hughes is going to be doing OK. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2019/09/26/how-cameron-hughes-play-the-allocation-shuffle-with-californias-wine-glut/#52059ec63824 ' I thought Cameron Hughes Wines went bankrupt and was sold? And that's when he started the whole HG Beef thin...
by rsmithjr
September 15th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Martini Winery
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: 750Daily: Martini Winery

Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon are spectacular values and easily some of the finest cab's from Sonoma. I look forward to trying the latest releases.

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