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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: 271

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: 88
Views: 8551

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: 1295

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: 7
Views: 843

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: 88
Views: 8551

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: 29
Views: 1295

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: 120
Views: 5947

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: 2375

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: 3357

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: 304
Views: 9702

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: 909

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: 119
Views: 11208

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: 119
Views: 11208

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: 119
Views: 11208

Re: Scarecrow allocation

March 4 wave, 3-750s, but no mag this year
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 22nd, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First time wine fridge buyer
Replies: 29
Views: 1945

Re: First time wine fridge buyer

Jim Cowan wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Anything that uses a Cellar Pro cooling unit.
Best, Jim
This
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 22nd, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 56
Views: 2798

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Le Cache

Full disclosure - I am biased as I have two and have never had any issues
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 17th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4276

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Did anyone get wishlist granted? I got my no soup for you email today.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 14th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 4303

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

Texas IS horrible for BYOB and Houston is near the bottom. We’re down to one restaurant near the city where the food is decent (pizza aside). Now Florida has its sh1t together. Love visiting my sister and visiting top notch steakhouses byob...except for Bern’s (it would be a sin). Pappas is notoriou...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 10th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24713

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Flannery purchase here too, fraud appeared within 36 hrs. Damn shame, the hanger steaks were delicious
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
February 5th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4276

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

1 Crane / 3 BTK / 1 BTK mag here, wished for a bunch but no real expectations. Passed on Houyi, Moonracer, Fidelio as I am trimming down an ever growing accumulation. Can’t speak to the current waitlist length, but 5 years ago it was 1-2 yrs for BTK and 3 years for Crane (even with a pair of visits ...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
January 28th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: MATURE TOP BORDEAUX + CDP & CA RARITIES
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: MATURE TOP BORDEAUX + CDP & CA RARITIES

Ethan Abraham wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Has anyone gotten a response?
Exchanged confirmation emails With Richard earlier today.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
January 28th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9250

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

3 x 2015 Salt Vine
3 x 2014 Stellareese Cab
3 x 2015 Stellareese Cab
6 x 2015 Terrien Chardonnay
6 x 2015 Bougetz Jovana
3 x 2014 Debate Dr Crane
3 x 2014 MR
2 x 2010 Decades 5
2 x 1982 LLC
2 x 1989 Pichon Lalande

Plus, 3 Hangars
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
January 15th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3304

Re: Myriad Down?

3 each here as well
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
December 5th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 425
Views: 32192

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Myriad NV. Very disappointing... hopefully just in a dumb phase
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
December 3rd, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36527

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

First box arrived today, with four bottles, exactly the number I ordered. Bad news is that it was four bottles of a wine I never heard of and won’t drink. Check your boxes! Customer service was very very helpful and correct wine should arrive Tuesday. The Saga Part II - FedEx walks up to the door a...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
December 1st, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36527

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

First box arrived today, with four bottles, exactly the number I ordered. Bad news is that it was four bottles of a wine I never heard of and won’t drink. Check your boxes! Customer service was very very helpful and correct wine should arrive Tuesday.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
November 25th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dee Lincoln Steakhouse Frisco,TX
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Dee Lincoln Steakhouse Frisco,TX

Second for Zaytinya...it’s no steakhouse but the food is fabulous
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
November 25th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: William and Mary Proprietary Reds--2016 vs 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: TNs: William and Mary Proprietary Reds--2016 vs 2017

Great notes, appreciate your sacrifice.....”in the name of science” of course
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
November 25th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hundred Acre Wraith
Replies: 30
Views: 4375

Re: Hundred Acre Wraith

Well Hundred Acre has gone berserk, and increased pricing on the 2016 Few & Far to $1800 (3 pack). This Napaflation is insane! Why stop at 20%, might as well double it to $3000, then go to up $100 every year like Harlan ans Screagle to soften the blow each vintage. Jeez... 2015 - $1500 2014 - $1200...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
November 25th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When do you think shipping season will close? And..
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: When do you think shipping season will close? And..

Texas is open until AZ, NV, NM and/or CO get too cold, then open again until April 15.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
November 23rd, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36527

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Thanks for the 2nd code....

3 x Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow 375 ml
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
November 20th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36527

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Thanks for the heads up...picked up some ‘16 Pavie.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
October 29th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4757

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Texas on hold
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
October 22nd, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10705

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

blarmston wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Did they have the Farella open? Specifically, the '16?
Not last night.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
October 22nd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10705

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

Any feedback from the Houston Practical Dreamer tour stop last night? I'm going to the Dallas tour stop tomorrow. It was a great event, the logistics were well handled (nice location, room was big enough, A/C down low enough, serving tables spaced out, plenty of good small bites food). Event was 5-...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 25th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Vangone release
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: 2016 Vangone release

I’m in on this one—CT reviews are high on Vangone
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 24th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 5025

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

I thought the ‘17 was slightly less complex than the ‘16, but we’re really splitting hairs at this point because the ‘16 had a year of age and 5 hrs of air. Not sure how much air Will gave the ‘17. I gave both wines fairly high scores. For those with doubts, don’t buy and regret it later.
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
September 24th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 5025

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

I tasted the ‘17s in July and am definitely a buyer. Buy with confidence, no reservation here!
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 24th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cresta Velia
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Cresta Velia

Had a wonderful O’shaughnessy Howell Mountain cab awhile back and just came across another winery called Cresta Velia which makes a a HM cab. Any opinions on the winery and/or how it compares to the O’shaughnessy? Love Cresta Velia. Nice HM profile with earth, forest floor and red fruit notes, drin...
by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L
August 20th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2423

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

In for 6 so shipping costs not so bad. If its as good as marketed the $195 price is equivalent to Russell Bevan’s offerings from the same vineyard. Can’t wait for a comparative 2016 Tench tasting

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