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by Karl F
December 18th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

Great stuff guys. I did go back and grab another 6 pack as that is how they are boxed. So I'm flushed with this delightful Merlot with 23% Cab and 2 PV. Like a Bordeaux Blend without the Dirt! And I do love the dirt. But seeing as my friends at Last Bottle.....and I do consider them as friends...sto...
by Karl F
December 12th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Yes. In DE They just expanded the wine store. Opened tonight. Bob said they are going to get some better wines and move the lesser priced ones to the racks on the sides. They always get some Gems around the holidays Steve. I am seriously considering the Cos but couldn't pull the trigger. After getti...
by Karl F
December 12th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Also....229.99 for Joseph Phelps Insignia...2016

That's pretty good too isn't it?
by Karl F
December 12th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

How does 169.99 sound for a 2016 Cos d' Estournel

Is that a price that can't be beat.....or can it?
by Karl F
December 11th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose
Replies: 23
Views: 1713

Re: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose

I wanted to revisit this thread that I started because I want another one of these. Other than the Renieri Brunello Riserva 2010 that I had in 2017, this ranks up there with that as the two best wines I have had. And I opened a 1986 Haut Brion earlier this year. Soooo, I see it is still available at...
by Karl F
December 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warning Labels
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Warning Labels

I don't understand why prescription medicine is allowed to advertise on TV or why anyone would think of trying one of the medicines after listening to the laundry list of warnings of possible side effects. But this is definitely an exception! Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from sh...
by Karl F
December 11th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

Thanks Kirk

I may have to do that.
by Karl F
December 11th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

I found it from their website.
Definitely a Bordeaux blend at
75 M
23 C
2 PV
by Karl F
December 11th, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

Well thats a steal. I do like the merlot in bordeaux. Still have 1 Chateau LaCabanne 2012 which is usually a merlot blend. But in 12 its 100% merlot. So I do love the merlot from Bordeaux. I see that wine Spec has rated all the vintages with this one being the 2nd highest rating of all their wines. ...
by Karl F
December 10th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

And I'm a Cab, Bordeaux, Brunello...Sangiovese guy.
Merlot isn't something I usually seek out.
Although I did get a Duckhorn Merlot when it got Wine Spec WOTY a couple years back.
Still have.
by Karl F
December 10th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

I have to say they did a pretty good job with this one. It is at the DE Costco and they had it for 29.99. Then they put a 10$ off price for 19.99. I had glanced at it and did a Vivino check on it and was tempted to try but couldn't pull the trigger on it at 30. Even though it got good reviews in Viv...
by Karl F
December 10th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Northstar Merlot 2013 Columbia Valley

Does anyone have any experience with this winery? Normally I would say that I'm not a big Merlot guy.....well.....I liked it years ago before.....THAT movie came out! LOLOL All kidding aside....my experience anymore with Merlot is through Right Bank Bordeaux and as a blend in Left Bank too. Red Blen...
by Karl F
December 7th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lafite Rothschild 2016

$699.99
by Karl F
November 19th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vintage
Replies: 200
Views: 16149

Re: Bordeaux 2016 vintage

Soooo, I haven't posted in a while and I know that I mentioned that I bought the futures for Leoville Barton right around the time I posted on this thread. July 2017 Just came in 10 days ago. Now a #1 wine of the year for WS. To be honest, I did let a friend buy the other half of the case that I pur...
by Karl F
May 17th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3178

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Keith 3 cases. Good for you. I remember when the Louis Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet 2014 got a score of like 95 from Parker I ibelieve.It was at a local wine shop and they had a few left. I tried and liked it a lot. Grabbed the last 2. Fascinating that the terroir is that different in Sonoma be...
by Karl F
May 15th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3178

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

OK
Tried tonight and I like this just like the prior years.
A little drier and I do enjoy this wine.
Seriously......I want to know what the gang thinks here.

Locate this in Your Costco and try it.
Remember...…...it's a $10 wine.

Please report back with your thoughts.

I Like It!
by Karl F
May 15th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3178

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Please keep something in mind here. This is not going to rock your world and make you think you've hit the motherlode for $10. LOL Its a nice departure from the fruity wines that you find in the 20$ and under price range. Great Tuesday wine. I like Cab and Bordeaux and enjoy the lower priced Bordeau...
by Karl F
May 15th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3178

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

I'm sure it will be great. Love it every year! If you Google the winemaker you see she has some good experience. http://alisoncrowe.com/about_me.html This is the best qpr cab that i get at costco. I like it because it's not fruity. Its got that sonoma cab/Alex valley cab chalky minerality thing goin...
by Karl F
May 15th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3178

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

I was going to suggest the Kirkland Brand Alexander Valley Cabernet but they haven't had it for a while.
I walk in today and the 2016 just came in.
Alison Crowe Winemaker
Same as before.
I just finished my last bottle of the 15.

$9.89
Delaware
by Karl F
April 4th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12575
Views: 606598

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up 4 of these earlier today.

LE C
Des Carmes
Haut-Brion
2016

Anyone had these?
I got them for a great price and i'm told it's very nice.

Also grabbed 4 more 1/2 bottles of

Chateau Saint Ahon
Cru Bourgeois
2010

24.99 + tax
by Karl F
March 28th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461565

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

Anyone have any experience with these Lutum Pinot's?
I do like the region and enjoyed some prior stuff from the Sta Rita Hills area before.
It has a distinctive taste.

Is this Lutum a good buy at 33?
by Karl F
March 27th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Paring Red by Jonota
Replies: 31
Views: 2536

Re: The Paring Red by Jonota

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.
by Karl F
March 23rd, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461565

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

And I missed out on it too.

Their wines are very good!
by Karl F
March 23rd, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461565

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

Is this the cab they began selling a year and a half or more back that was just a standard cab, not a reserve?

I had got some of that originally from ACCV.
by Karl F
March 20th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Paring Red by Jonota
Replies: 31
Views: 2536

Re: The Paring Red by Jonota

Thought I would revisit this thread as I am sipping on a 2014 Paring now. I do like this wine and as one of my favorite wine shops in N Jersey got some back in, I grabbed 4 more. You can't beat 19.99 + NJ tax. I had a few in my wine fridges but as I was in the area I couldn't resist. I am hard press...
by Karl F
March 15th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Costco in DE got some interesting inexpensive Bordeauxs.
La Brande....2015.... 12.79
Les Tours de Beaumont....2015.... 10.99

Both of the above are nice!

Lajarre 2016......8.69
Also nice

They got a nice 2012 Ribera Del Duero... 12.99
De restia crianza
Resalte

Outstanding!
by Karl F
February 11th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive Bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 4009

Re: Inexpensive Bordeaux

Has anyone tried the 2010 Chateau St Ahon? How about some of the more recent 2015 Bordeaux's Chateau Haut Muarac….15 Chateau La Tonnell…..16 was on sale at TW. The above are very nice and will be better with some age. The 15 Capbern was at Costco in Aug and I grabbed a bunch at 19.99 The 16 is out n...
by Karl F
February 4th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

I think watching it get darker in the decanter was really interesting.
In hindsight.... I should have given it 3 hours in the decanter.
I think that would have been ideal.
by Karl F
February 4th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

The Haut Brion was very good Saturday night. I decided to use Durand and it had a good nose on opening. I was relieved that the bottle integrity was sound. I tasted a wee bit. At first after tasting I decided to pour it into a decanter. It did have a bit of a musty smell on the open. It was cloudy i...
by Karl F
February 1st, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Howard Our wine guy at Total Wine in DE that does the wine classes is a friend. Sent him a text and he said.... "Hmmmmm….no taste it first...then determine... status I think I will sample a bit in a glass after I pour a bit in and see. I think if the wine is solid though I would like to give it a li...
by Karl F
February 1st, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Karl, I know others have given great recs already, but I figured I'd chime in: 4) You don't have to worry about this wine 'falling apart' rapidly with aeration. It's most interesting to keep sampling the wine at different intervals. Once a wine seems to have received adequate air, I will sometimes ...
by Karl F
January 31st, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

It's going to be fun for sure.

I really think one of the best things about enjoying fine wine is being able to enjoy it with friends.
The enjoyment of reading all the responses Here.... has been great too.
It's fun to see you all share in the moment.
Thanks for all the great advice.

Karl
by Karl F
January 31st, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Try the Wilmington Wine Company on Greenville Ave.
Hagen is the owner.
I get my Paring thre as well as my Kith & Kin and Obsidian Ridge and Chappellet.
Tell him Karl sent you.
by Karl F
January 31st, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

The wine in Sept when purchased.
by Karl F
January 31st, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Jeff

From my above post.

"Ever since I got this from a local wine shop that had it in his wine fridge...… I have had it in mine at 56 degrees."
by Karl F
January 31st, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Great stuff Folks. Thank You. I will most definitely offer TN's but.... they may not be up to the standard that many are used to seeing. I do have some corkscrews and 1 or 2 better ones. I will make a point of being very careful and methodical about this stage. Love the Aroma of a solid wine so this...
by Karl F
January 30th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Hi Brad Thanks for that. It's an odd feeling delving into this as the fear is doing something way wrong. I wondered about a longer (2+ hour) decant. I have heard that maybe that would be better actually and also allowing it to stay at a preferable drinking temperature. Definitely hoping for that WOW...
by Karl F
January 30th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4621

Re: My First...1st Growth

Well.... It's time! 1986 Chateau Haut Brion Soooo, it looks like this weekend for the opening of my First 1st Growth and I am hoping for, what words.... Sublime, divine, I don't know. But I'm really looking forward to this as are a select few friends that will also be joining me and my girl. That's ...
by Karl F
January 28th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461565

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

Anyone partake of the La Fortuna 2012 Brunello Riserva today? I grabbed a couple. While I'm at it......I tried the Angela Pinot 2015 from Yamhill Carlton region in Willamette. It was so good I asked if there was any left. They had a few. It was as good as Last Bottles Patton Valley 2012 West Block t...
by Karl F
January 20th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Anyone tried the 2015 Chateau Haut-Murac from Costco?

Really nice.
It's a Cru Bourgeois

12.99

Very nice after an hour decant.
by Karl F
January 17th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Picked up the 2015 Kirkland Toscana and the 2012 Kirkland Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva out of curiosity! At $13.99, not a big gamble. Wow Sherri You got the Ribera del Duero as well? I thought that was All Gone! I still have a few bottles as I grabbed a bunch, but that was 6 to 8 (or more) months ...
by Karl F
January 14th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Hi Michael

Welcome aboard, even though you have been checking in.
We have a great Costco here and I do try to influence the wine folks at this store towards getting more old world stuff.

Hope you like the wine!
Cheers [cheers.gif]
by Karl F
January 13th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

We'll see.
I think he should say hello as he has caused a stir.
😀
by Karl F
January 13th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Hopefully he'll post and introduce himself.

:-)
by Karl F
January 13th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

So I walk into the DE Costco an hour before the Eagles game and I see a guy with two bottles of the Kirkland Oakville Cab in his hands. I said, "that's a very nice wine." He looked at me and said...…."have you ever heard of the site Winebeserkers?" Then he immediately followed that up and said....."...
by Karl F
January 12th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Toscana is Excellent.
Haven't tried the Kirkland willamette.
by Karl F
January 11th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

OK This is Way better than the Stags Leap wine they had last year. WAY Better! Damn Good actually. Please don't stop by the DE store and buy it all before I get a chance to go stock up. This is what the guy who has the Costco Wine Blog said about the 2015. https://costcowineblog.com/2015-kirkland-si...
by Karl F
January 11th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212821

Re: Official Costco Thread

Costco in DE got some nice Cru Bourgeois
Very nice
Chateau Haut-Murac 2015
$12.99

Needs to open but it was really nice.

Today they also received the Kirkland Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2016
I will give a report later on this.
Grabbed a bottle and will try tonight.
by Karl F
January 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461565

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

Did anyone get any of the Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione 2012 Mine came today and it's quite nice. 4.1 Vivino 93 WS said... “A Broad, Meaty red, this offers black cherry, plum, leathers and spice flavors. Balanced, this has a power that should be matched to grilled meat” 9...
by Karl F
December 3rd, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 69
Views: 5035

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

I too am waiting on a case of 2016 Leoville Barton.
WS barrel score was 96-99
Better than he gave the 2010 which was 94-97

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1777

Cracked me up.

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