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by NickRut
February 21st, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 1654

Re: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes

I didn’t realize Elton was selling these outside of actual vine vault locations. Definitely top notch boxes. Only downside is they don’t hold 12 bottles of every shape. Some are only 10ish bottles.
by NickRut
February 21st, 2021, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Sounds like 19 is similar in quality to 18 but a bit more concentrated. Another expensive vintage. Oh well.
by NickRut
February 16th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main Save the Date
Replies: 36
Views: 3443

Re: Fait-Main Save the Date

Still dragging my feet on these. Glad they reopened. The LPV has never disappointed.
by NickRut
February 15th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 157
Views: 18986

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

2016 Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon is currently on Benchmark Wine for $265, which seems like a steal. And they have like 20 bottles available. https://www.benchmarkwine.com/winery/1503-realm-cellars?matched_wine_ids=83726 Wow that sold out quick. Interesting. Maybe it was a pricing error. I was able t...
by NickRut
February 15th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 157
Views: 18986

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Anthony V wrote: February 15th, 2021, 5:32 pm 2016 Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon is currently on Benchmark Wine for $265, which seems like a steal. And they have like 20 bottles available.

https://www.benchmarkwine.com/winery/15 ... _ids=83726

Wow that sold out quick.
by NickRut
February 15th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)
Replies: 157
Views: 18986

Re: 2018 Realm is coming (2/9/2021)

Anthony V wrote: February 15th, 2021, 5:32 pm 2016 Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon is currently on Benchmark Wine for $265, which seems like a steal. And they have like 20 bottles available.

https://www.benchmarkwine.com/winery/15 ... _ids=83726

Wow that sold out quick.
by NickRut
February 12th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 43
Views: 5128

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

markjchambers wrote: February 12th, 2021, 6:30 am I was able to get two cases. At the same time, I was allocated only 3 reds from Realm. It seems Bevan is more available. Greater production?
2 cases of dr Crane?
by NickRut
February 11th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Memento Mori 2018 Dr Crane & Las Piedras Release Feb 9th
Replies: 38
Views: 3186

Re: Memento Mori 2018 Dr Crane & Las Piedras Release Feb 9th

blarmston wrote: February 9th, 2021, 2:49 pm In for a three pack of each. May go back for a maggie of LPV (my favorite vineyard in Napa), but on the fence. My credit card is still screaming from my Napa trip this past weekend...
Any details of your trip? Curious what you tasted and liked enough to buy.
by NickRut
February 11th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 43
Views: 5128

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

Dr Crane was sold out earlier today. Ended up seeing it back up but limited to 3 per. Grabbed the 3. $225 a bottle all in. Yikes.
by NickRut
February 9th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday
Replies: 39
Views: 3207

Re: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday

Brian - would you say it’s made in a more classic style or big Napa? Sounds more classic but my reading comprehension is just so so.
by NickRut
February 2nd, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Hill Ranch
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: Vine Hill Ranch

Still have 2 cases of the 16. Debating how many 18s to grab. Always fantastic.
by NickRut
February 1st, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader offer?
Replies: 38
Views: 3459

Re: Schrader offer?

Sparky is always my favorite. Wish they made 750s
by NickRut
January 31st, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7542

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

I wonder if he is higher than other critics if you looked at it on a bell curve. It’d be interesting to see % distribution of the major critics on wines by point score. I always keep in mind that he isn’t reviewing grocery store wines so for the scores to be high-ish makes sense. 2ish percent at 100...
by NickRut
January 27th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Bumping this. Galloni seemed to infer that 19 was a bigger more concentrated vintage than 18. Wondering who else has insight? I've popped some 2018's of Carter, Realm and Bevan and I've found them to be consistently lighter in style than say 2016 or 2013. The quality seems high, but probably early ...
by NickRut
January 27th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader offer?
Replies: 38
Views: 3459

Re: Schrader offer?

Greg Harter wrote: January 27th, 2021, 4:28 pm I just checked my allocation and I still have 2 Old Sparkys and 1 Colesworthy as an option. They were grayed out until I selected one of either the Collection Pack or terroir Packs.

Are you planning on buying them?
by NickRut
January 27th, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley
Replies: 34
Views: 1324

Re: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley

Get both.
by NickRut
January 26th, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Of course it’s better than 18. People have wine to sell!
by NickRut
January 26th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: GLASVIN (Best Products of 2020 - Food & Wine Mag) *New Product Launch - Decanter*
Replies: 137
Views: 6472

Re: GLASVIN Natural Stemware *Save 33-50%+* (Best Products of 2020 - Food & Wine Magazine) *New Product Launch - Decante

davidkong wrote: January 26th, 2021, 12:03 pm
NickRut wrote: January 26th, 2021, 12:02 pm Aromatic or Expression for big reds?
Hi Nick, Expression is what most people would use for big reds. Aromatic is what people use for more perfumed reds.
Thank you David!
by NickRut
January 22nd, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 113
Views: 12742

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

Anyone passing please let me know! Hoping to get an allocation this year
by NickRut
January 18th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

Totally forgot about berserker day. Damn that’s gonna Get bad.
by NickRut
January 18th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

Rivers Marie, outpost and Maybach tomorrow. Goodnight sweet prince.
by NickRut
January 13th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2195

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

Does anyone known if the Elysian is a selection of the best barrels from all of the Crane fruit, or is it from a separate block and kept separate from the beginning? Elysian is the best barrels and a different mix of oak coopers from the regular Crane. Have you tried these yet? Wondering if you had...
by NickRut
January 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Bumping this. Galloni seemed to infer that 19 was a bigger more concentrated vintage than 18. Wondering who else has insight?
by NickRut
January 12th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost Pre-Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1992

Re: Outpost Pre-Release

Well that’s fancy. Thanks for letting me know. If anyone is passing please PM me. Would love to be able to grab some.
by NickRut
January 12th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost Pre-Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1992

Re: Outpost Pre-Release

Are the allocations open yet? Someone just told me they were able to purchase. I haven't even received my email yet.
by NickRut
January 12th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category
Replies: 27
Views: 2195

Re: Limited offering from Myriad for Loyal Buyers category

I think production in 19 was less than 18 which explains the smaller allocations. Took all I was offered and wishlisted some Elysian.
by NickRut
January 11th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done- see new listing
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: ***Updated Cellar Odds and Ends****

Had a great transaction as well. Thank you sir!
by NickRut
January 11th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Scarecrow - Monsieur Etain

Any price?
by NickRut
January 8th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?

I use the Gabriel Golds with good champs.
by NickRut
January 8th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3394

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

I used to have the hand blown Burgundy stems and I loved them. They got lost in a move and I replaced them with the Zalto Burgundy stems out of curiosity and I have to say that I much prefer the Riedel. I bought two Zaltos and the first one broke within two weeks. The remaining one is SUCH a pain i...
by NickRut
January 7th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 121
Views: 13453

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Hoping to get an allocation. Was lucky enough to get a fair amount of the 16s.
by NickRut
January 7th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15678
Views: 810853

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Myriad Crane and Elysian. Expensive day.
by NickRut
January 6th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11254

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Day 6 - I've already picked out the bottles and meal I'll use as my first drinking day. Probably not a good sign...
by NickRut
January 6th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Passing on Maybach or Outpost?
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Passing on Maybach or Outpost?

I know the True Cab is a bit tougher to get so that's my goal. It wasnt sold out last year in the summer for their summer release but the 18' vintage will be a much better year. My thoughts exactly. Then again 18 was a big harvest. Trying to hedge my bets here and ensure I get the bottles. apprecia...
by NickRut
January 6th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Passing on Maybach or Outpost?
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Passing on Maybach or Outpost?

I know the True Cab is a bit tougher to get so that's my goal.
by NickRut
January 5th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9193

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Bud Carey wrote: January 4th, 2021, 6:58 am I'm good until the Myriad Dr Crane offer.... in a few days.
This.

New Years Resolution of buying less wine never stood a chance.
by NickRut
January 5th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Passing on Maybach or Outpost?
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Passing on Maybach or Outpost?

Hoping to grab an allocation of these at cost if possible. Please PM me if you anticipate skipping this year.

Thanks in advance!
by NickRut
January 3rd, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Opening 1/7/21
Replies: 13
Views: 2479

Re: Myriad Opening 1/7/21

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176007

Was a bit of info on 2019 as a vintage in general. Good info by a couple of well known winemakers.
by NickRut
January 3rd, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Opening 1/7/21
Replies: 13
Views: 2479

Re: Myriad Opening 1/7/21

One of the more painful releases every year. Wish I knew more about the 19 vintage. That other thread was a good start.
by NickRut
January 2nd, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB. 2008 Cristal and 2008 Dom. By the case
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: WTB. 2008 Cristal and 2008 Dom. By the case

Andrew K. wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:29 pm
jordan whitehead wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:13 pm don't think I ever saw 08 Dom at 125 per.
I bought 10 cases at $120 per but that was in the UK when the GBP exchange rate was at 1.2.


Nice pickup! Wish I had seen this.
by NickRut
December 27th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello
Replies: 58
Views: 4014

Re: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello

Ridge MB never disappoints. I’ve rarely had a Dunn that hasn’t disappointed. Doesn’t seem close from my experience. It has always seems strange to me how many California wine lovers ignore the classics and jump for the latest thing. Wineries like Dunn and Ridge, etc., are really consistent and thei...
by NickRut
December 27th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello
Replies: 58
Views: 4014

Re: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello

Ridge MB never disappoints. I’ve rarely had a Dunn that hasn’t disappointed. Doesn’t seem close from my experience.
by NickRut
December 14th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Parker’s Heritage 10 YR heavy char
Replies: 0
Views: 218

WTB - Parker’s Heritage 10 YR heavy char

Hoping to grab a bottle or two. Please pm me with pricing
by NickRut
December 9th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8310
Views: 597415

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

I did a search and didn't see much - Any insight on the Sleeper Cabernet? Looks like an interesting story and CT notes seem positive. Wondering if anyone here has experience and would see it as worthwhile.
by NickRut
December 8th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: A bunch of 2012 and 2013 schraders for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: A bunch of 2012 and 2013 schraders for sale

If you change your mind and decide to ship I’d be interested in seeing a list.
by NickRut
November 26th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Vintage?
Replies: 1
Views: 481

2019 Napa Vintage?

Got my first 2019 Napa save the date this morning (thanks Leah!) and was wondering if there are any early reviews of the 19s. The 18s were heralded from the get go but the 19s seem to be a lot quieter. Anyone with some insight?
by NickRut
November 26th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8184

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

09 Chave
02 Bollinger RD

A Napa cab or two will come out as well. Could be a long drinking day.

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