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by rsmithjr
September 15th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Martini Winery
Replies: 8
Views: 803

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.
by rsmithjr
September 15th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

Received my marathon ( 6 bottles) wines 9/11/19
by rsmithjr
September 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3203

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

I thought the 2015 was OK, but nowhere near as good as earlier vintages. It has gone sweeter on the flavor profile as many CA wines have.

I have a replacement though....... 18 a bottle....
by rsmithjr
September 11th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 98
Views: 7509

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Paul Marshall wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Was curious if anyone knows if they plan on continuing this series for 2017. Was about this time a year ago when it started showing up in select stores.
The 2017 Signature Series Columbia Valley is in the local (48304 zip), so I would bet they are coming...
by rsmithjr
August 31st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48209

Re: Official WTSO thread

98 - Luca Maroni! 90 - James Suckling! 90 - International Wine Report! Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 Fattoria Svetoni Wow James is losing his touch. Only 90 vs. 98 from Luca. Well Luca's scale actually goes to 108, so no they are the same....... [cheers.gif] LOL, Luca's scores are the most absu...
by rsmithjr
August 24th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

My invitation got lost in the mail.....

Seriously thanks for the TN, love the older DRC only tasted one in my experience.
by rsmithjr
August 24th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

My Damage from Marathon- wouldve been worse but got "Too Late" several times...

2 - Rotie Cellars Syrah North end -16'
2 - Ch Clos Junet St. Emillion-15
2 - Gallica Suzuri Series Syrah Sobreanes 13'
by rsmithjr
August 20th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?

The end of Cabernet? Not likely. Vines will adapt, some will die. Over the next 20 years that is. Mendocino or Lake counties will be more likely to expand....
by rsmithjr
August 20th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3031

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Try Cameron Hughes Lot 686. I like it better than Beringer Knights Valley.
by rsmithjr
August 19th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 3374

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Mt. Brave Cabernet & Louis Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet.

EDIT: Of Course try Quilt for $40.
by rsmithjr
August 14th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

2011 cLARKE-CLAUNDON CAB is up now.
by rsmithjr
August 3rd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cameron Hughes 'Lot 303' [Stags Leap District]
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: TN: 2009 Cameron Hughes 'Lot 303' [Stags Leap District]

Cam Hughes Lot 609 at $30 was a steal. Decant it, and enjoy.
by rsmithjr
August 3rd, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

They has 2016 Shafer TD-9 for 59 a bottle. I had a $ 30 credit that I COULD NOT IGNORE......
by rsmithjr
July 18th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48209

Re: Official WTSO thread

4- Boedecker PN Athena 2014, at 19 ea. got 3 bux off coupon
by rsmithjr
June 26th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48209

Re: Official WTSO thread

2013 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir 14.99

Interesting no notes on 2013 Vintage in Cellartracker. Prince of Pinot had the 2013 written up as unreleased (in 2014) and as "outstanding" no score. So for $ 52 I am trying 4.
by rsmithjr
May 31st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Col Solare (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: TN: 2009 Col Solare (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

I think Col Solare are interesting but do not wow me.
by rsmithjr
May 31st, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 2033

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Mt. Brave CAB from mt. veeder- $ 80

Enjoy your time w/ him ....mine was gone at 82 and I wishd I spent more time w/ him...
by rsmithjr
May 24th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

current offer Meteor 2007 at $ 70.

I prefer Mt. Brave at that price, Mt. Veeder fruit.
by rsmithjr
May 20th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

Bought 3 Lutum Sanford & Benedict 15' since I missed them on Marathon.
by rsmithjr
May 14th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3031

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Josh Carr Napa, H3 from Columbia Crest, B- Side.
by rsmithjr
May 1st, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve - $95
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: 2015 Mondavi To Kalon Reserve - $95

You guys got good buys....
by rsmithjr
April 29th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

I missed the Lutum......damn.....

Got some Longoria Fe Ciega PN coming.
by rsmithjr
April 21st, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Private Reserve
Replies: 170
Views: 21342

Re: Cameron Hughes Private Reserve

TTT - thought i would bring this back
by rsmithjr
April 21st, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

LASTBOTLE has had the Roblar Cabernet up for 2 days STRAIGHT..... LOL
by rsmithjr
April 17th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Paring Red by Jonota
Replies: 31
Views: 2387

Re: The Paring Red by Jonota

Karl F wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 1:36 pm
It seems to get good marks across the board from most folks.
Great QPR

I wonder how this Theorize 2015 cab I just got at LB is going to be??
Arrived today.
Maybe try one this weekend.
Let us know!!!! Just ordered 4...
by rsmithjr
April 17th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7170
Views: 433413

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

YLee wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Theorize must not be selling. I think I've seen this listed for the past 6 or 7 months.
I ordered the Theorize to give it a try. 2015 at $ 30 a bottle- not bad.
by rsmithjr
April 17th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine shop in Plymouth-Northville-Ann Arbor area
Replies: 37
Views: 1160

Re: wine shop in Plymouth-Northville-Ann Arbor area

VC and the mouse ...... LOL Brings back memories. I was a grad student in AA in 1979......
by rsmithjr
March 29th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine shop in Plymouth-Northville-Ann Arbor area
Replies: 37
Views: 1160

Re: wine shop in Plymouth-Northville-Ann Arbor area

Village corners still has a decent selection. Plum Market is just down the road.
by rsmithjr
March 16th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169079

Re: Official Costco Thread

Bloomfield Hills, MI: 2015 Ch. Monbousquet St. Emilion $ 54.
by rsmithjr
January 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2480

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

Opened a bottle- Vibrant nose on this wine- very good acid and lovely mouthfeel. A flinty mineral style reminds me of a white burgundy.
by rsmithjr
January 14th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Private Reserve
Replies: 170
Views: 21342

Re: Cameron Hughes Private Reserve

Has anyone tasted the 2012 Hughes Private Reserve?
by rsmithjr
January 14th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 2113

Re: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?

I feel there are great wines from Allentejo Portugal that don' t get imported here. I had several reds that were great: Herdade do Perdigao Reserve was one I REALLY liked. Can't find it here..... tough to find in Portugal too.
by rsmithjr
January 14th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Determining flawed/bad/corked wine directly from restaurant cellar
Replies: 23
Views: 1108

Re: Determining flawed/bad/corked wine directly from restaurant cellar

My experiences that 60% of the time it's immediately apparent with the wet cardboard/musty smells. Also wines will be closed with an off smell. Sometimes this blows off.... other times gets worse. If I feel a bottle is bad I will express it immediately to the sommelier.
by rsmithjr
January 10th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa and Climate Change - Stock Up Now!
Replies: 33
Views: 2461

Re: Napa and Climate Change - Stock Up Now!

Aw jeez. I wish no ill-will toward the good hard working middle class and below people, those who do not dream of landing a copter at Screagle, and all who are not commercial oligarchs of Napa Valley. I believe in climate change. Tis a crying shame. When the eventual ice-age comes, maybe the Napa T...
by rsmithjr
December 31st, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1903

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

The Lark was a very high end restaurant for 20 plus years. Each rack came with a numbered card. Best rack I ever tasted - google it a website has the recipe. http://hopfood.com/rack-of-lamb-genghis-khan/ Based on the history of the dish, shouldn't it actually be mutton? LOL, mutton doesn't sell at ...
by rsmithjr
December 31st, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1903

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

The Lark was a very high end restaurant for 20 plus years. Each rack came with a numbered card.

Best rack I ever tasted - google it a website has the recipe. http://hopfood.com/rack-of-lamb-genghis-khan/
by rsmithjr
December 31st, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Rutherford
Replies: 14
Views: 1517

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Rutherford

Roy Piper wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Fruit is from Girard. FYI.
Clearly did not make the cutoff for their estate wine. Also maybe from substandard barrels.
by rsmithjr
December 31st, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1903

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Rack oRack of Lamb Genghis Khan Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Spicy Lamb Author: Chef Marcus Haight Prep time: 48 hours Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 48 hours 20 mins Serves: 6 A recipe developed by Chef Marcus Haight during his tenure as Executive Chef at The Lark Restaurant in West Bloomfield, Mic...
by rsmithjr
December 30th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1903

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Craig G wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 9:29 am
Chateau Meyney 2014, 2001, 1990, 1986, 1978, and 1962, plus Chateau Guiraud 1962.
Wow- Great vertical.... Tasting notes please.....
by rsmithjr
December 30th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1903

What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

I will go first:

2012 Numanthia Termes
2013 Cameron Hughes Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon
NV Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs

Rack of Lamb Genghis Khan is the main course.

Interested in hearing what others are planning. champagne.gif
by rsmithjr
December 26th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.
Replies: 20
Views: 1779

Re: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.

It happens, a big name house and a named vineyard gets beaten by the "everyday, everyplace" wine. Many years ago I had a bottle from a well known Sonoma winery- a LOT 2.... and it was better tasting than the special selection named after a famous writer. That was 2x $.
by rsmithjr
December 26th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2480

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

TN: The wine is flinty, has an almost oil like texture. It does remind me of a Poulliy Fuisse. Not big, great acid. Some lemon verbena, not to floral. Overall an 88. At the price a nice wine. NOTE: the cork says Sandhi on the side- hint hint....
by rsmithjr
December 23rd, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 191
Views: 8988

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

I don't drink DRC or PREMIUM Burgundies, or Scarecrow etc. So it really doesn't affect the people buying under $ 100 wines IMHO.
by rsmithjr
December 21st, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Lot 661
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Cameron Hughes Lot 661

Order the 662 or 664.
by rsmithjr
December 21st, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Lot 661
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Cameron Hughes Lot 661

Opened a 661 last night. Deep color, and very closed at first. After 20 minutes a heady aroma of cassis and black fruits. Oak does come out after about an hour. Well balanced this wine has lots of potential. Needs decanting - 89-90 points. I prefer lot 662, but 661 is very nice.

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