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by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 22nd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 21
Views: 2182

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Bevan is my perennial favorite. Went deep. Can’t wait to see what Russell did with Dr. Crane and excited to discover what the Cab Franc off of Saunders is like.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 22nd, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 133
Views: 7513

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

I had these from barrel last summer and went wild—triple 8s across the board + mag of Prop. The mags of cab went faster than my fingers could select.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 20th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Vinous “Your Say” down?

No problems here.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 19th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2499

Re: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020

Add Neal to the list
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 17th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 14965

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Happy news here - one each Absurd, Bard mag, Falstaff mag
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 16th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2142

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Here are some suggestions Less than $100 Chappellet Amizetta Turnbull Michael, is Turnbulls cab franc significantly superior to their estate grown cab sauv? I find it to be one of those "please everyone, impress no one" type of wines. I think the Turnbull CS wines are better. But I think the Leopol...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 16th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2142

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Here are some suggestions

Less than $100
Chappellet
Amizetta
Turnbull

$100-150
Detert
Aonair
ARNYCA
Palazzo


Going to higher price points:

BRAND Proprietary
Ovid Hexameter
Realm Falstaff
Predecessor
Realm BTK
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 14th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14682

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Dave McCloskey wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:04 am
Just put my name on the mailing list. I take this is a long process! ;-)
I just signed up my first grandchild, hope it’s a he and is named Michael too. Maybe he will make the list in 2055 now that I’ve signed him up! Maybe I should sign up a granddaughter just in case.

[thumbs-up.gif]
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 14th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: Beta release coming...

I’ve not had Bedrock’s version, but I’ve had Arnot Roberts, Beta and Di Costanzo. If I put them on a scale of 1-10 (lean to bold), I would put AR as a 2, Beta as a 5, and Di Costanzo as a 6.

I personally prefer the Beta over the Di Costanzo, but only by a hair. No losers in that race.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 11th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2926

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Second for Maze SB, no grapefruit, more on the tropical side
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 11th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: caymus 2007 cabernet/does it need decanting?
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: caymus 2007 cabernet/does it need decanting?

deadhorse

I’ve never had the time to decant cough syrup so can’t provide helpful advice.

Seriously though, report back after and let us know how it was.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 11th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 14965

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Rob Weaver wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Bard 15 + 9 wishlist

Feels like a lot, but I bought a similar amount of the 2016 and not a bottle left.
And I thought I lacked willpower! Love it!
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 10th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 14965

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Just watched the tasting on the FB page. Very informative and great perspectives!
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 8th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1727

Re: Fait-Main Save the Date

blarmston wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 11:18 am
I received the Save the Date email, and the Offer email today, and... no allocation.

That’s what you call a di$k tease!
Same thing happened to me, error since fixed.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 4th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3032

Re: Benchmark bin sale

Haven’t bought from them in a while, their prices are no longer overly competitive even with the bin sales. Back a few years ago, their pricing was much better (for me, not them) and found many a great deal. Great customer service though!
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 1st, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 14965

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Bill V wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 1:14 pm

Price point?
Bingo!
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 1st, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 14965

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Bard - 12 + Mag
Absurd - 1
Falstaff - 3
Tempest - 2

WL’d more of the above, passed on Moonracer
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 1st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 4866

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

6 Caldwell.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 30th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4381
Views: 251588

Re: de Negoce offer

Rich, You have been throwing shade at me for a month so it's nothing new but it just makes all my juices flow. Uhh, really? I have no dog in this fight, but something ain’t right. How can he throw shade at you for a month when your first post was 6 days ago? Is this account an alter ego? Serious qu...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 30th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4381
Views: 251588

Re: de Negoce offer

Rich, You have been throwing shade at me for a month so it's nothing new but it just makes all my juices flow. Uhh, really? I have no dog in this fight, but something ain’t right. How can he throw shade at you for a month when your first post was 6 days ago? Is this account an alter ego? Serious qu...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 30th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4381
Views: 251588

Re: de Negoce offer

I did not say definitively that it was Sterling, just asked for thoughts on whether it could be true. Their website lists many cabs at the price point from the email, and also has info on their vineyards at a 2,000ft elevation. It also looks like all of the Sterling wines on the Website that are ov...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 30th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4381
Views: 251588

Re: de Negoce offer

In for a case here, sounds like either Checkerboard or Constant. If so, can’t lose.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 29th, 2020, 1:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10526

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Andrew K. wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Maybe they only want to review relevant wine? [wink.gif]
. . .And we’re off to the races. pileon deadhorse
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 25th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Memento Mori Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard
Replies: 29
Views: 2150

Re: 2018 Memento Mori Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard

Brent S wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 7:50 pm
So is it true that this is the same vineyard that produces the fruit for Bond’s Vecina?
Yes, true
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 25th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Becklyn Cellars CS
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: 2013 Becklyn Cellars CS

^^ This
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 25th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 10816

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Rhadamanthus $235
Anjea $195
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 18th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4381
Views: 251588

Re: de Negoce offer

Popped my cherry on the N.39.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 14th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7366

Re: Napa Heatwave......

It’s downright frosty here in TX, highs around 100F, dry, with ‘only’ 40-45% humidity. Bring a sweater if you’re visiting.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 6th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 10816

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Their social media today showed what appears to be an offer letter about to go out. I have 3x Anjea from last year, but haven’t touched them :/ so not sure how crazy to go on 17’s (or what I might be offered, though I will probably be able to source more from ACME). I might grab one and Coravin a g...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 3rd, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Retro, Outpost, Mending Wall, Turley
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 1st, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn 2017 release
Replies: 29
Views: 2175

Re: Dunn 2017 release

Just finished an ‘02 Dunn HM for my recent grad—delicious ! Dunn HM is a good call and can’t miss option for birth year wines.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
July 25th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 78
Views: 12454

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

William & Mary
MacDonald
Bevan part 2
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
July 8th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3L 2007 Montelena Estate Cab drinking question
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: 3L 2007 Montelena Estate Cab drinking question

dsimmons wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 11:56 am
If you are set on opening it now I would open at least 8 hours in advance. Better to wait another 10 years.
^^^. This
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
June 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 10816

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

My take: R > A

Anjea for near term (even with decanting), Rhadamanthus for longer term (or long decants)

Tough choice, no losers
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
June 3rd, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

I’ve got a couple of different ‘01s in slumber awaiting a 20 year debutante ball, including several mentioned above—most looking forward the the ‘01 CVNE Imperial GV.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
June 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 21
Views: 2182

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Big fan of RB and what he does with Tench and the BDX blends. I picked up a few today, but I’m far more interested in what will be released later this year, including a Dr. Crane SVD.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
June 1st, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 10816

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Picked up a 1.5L of each
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
May 18th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 32
Views: 1694

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Thanks for the PSA—picked up a bigun’
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
May 17th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 139
Views: 8880

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Bougetz
Chappellet
Cresta Velia
Frogs Leap
Ridge Estate
Scarlett
Sbragia Monte Rosso
Rivers Marie / Becklyn / Quivet / Myriad NVs
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
May 16th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th
Replies: 57
Views: 2608

Re: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th

In for a case and a 1.5L . . . Gonna Pobega one the day of arrival
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
May 16th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"
Replies: 93
Views: 3440

Re: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"

I have not read all the posts so this may have been expressed before, but I have jettisoned the idea of "daily drinkers." My daily drinker is water, iced tea, or diet soda. I do not buy wines (any more) that I think are "mediocre but worth the price." I would rather save my money for wine that I th...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
April 8th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 10532

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

J a y H a c k wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Loved it. Sorry that I forgot the helmet until we were almost done. The only problem was that the pinot guys wasted so much time we did not get a chance to talk about the cabs enough!
Ha, I’m with you!
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
March 3rd, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Bard 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Realm Bard 2018

Eh, ‘18 doesn’t come out until October and there are lots of ‘13-‘15 selling on auction for close to release price. I would pick ip some of those to drink now and give the ‘18s a little time to sit. I just got on the list and have picked up recent Bard on KL in the $115-$140 range. I highly recomme...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 24th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12480

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Be careful what you wish for . . . There’s a lot of juice out the ‘18 vintage all across Napa
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 24th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12480

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Mike R wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 7:36 pm
I just joined the waitlist in early 2019 so I know I'm not getting anything this year, but how do you all know when you get the allocation? Do they send an email or something with when to log into the website?
Postcard
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 24th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12480

Re: Scarecrow allocation

March 4 wave, 3-750s, but no mag this year

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