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by NickRut
January 17th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191432

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
NickRut wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
Not released in West yet.

Thanks sir!
by NickRut
January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191432

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
by NickRut
January 15th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 82
Views: 8177

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I have bought several times over the years -Pinot and Cab- and the offer emails have never made it to my Inbox . The order confirmations do. Have you had TRB cabs in similar price ranges and any comparisons? I've got a bunch of Mending Wall, but haven't had his Rivers Marie label cabs. Rivers Marie...
by NickRut
January 15th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost - who's buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 4440

Re: Outpost - who's buying?

No fears of smoke taint. TRB wouldn’t let it be sold if so. Just concerned about the weaker vintage relative to 15/16/18
by NickRut
January 15th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost - who's buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 4440

Re: Outpost - who's buying?

The 17s scare me. Will likely grab a couple of True nonetheless
by NickRut
January 13th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 82
Views: 8177

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Another year I'll be maxing the allocation. What a shame...

I have a feeling the 18's are going to light up the scoreboards for a lot of the board sweetheart labels.
by NickRut
January 2nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2334

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

Ridge Geyserville is towards the tops for me. Myriad, Rivers-Marie and Becklyn Napa cabs for Cabernet.
by NickRut
December 25th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 83
Views: 6567

Re: Japanese Whiskey

Anton D wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:57 pm
M i k e T. wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 8:20 am
Same. I had NIkka Coffey Grain also really good.
I recently discovered that and liked it! (Great value, in my opinion.)

I like their gin, as well!


Does it drink closer to a bourbon or a scotch?
by NickRut
December 14th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
We are in for Berserker Day
16s or 17s?
by NickRut
December 9th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 43
Views: 3133

Re: 2018 Schrader

Anyone willing to share their allocation at cost?
by NickRut
November 28th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11493

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Lingua Franca.


Larry is a great guy too. So knowledgeable.
by NickRut
November 20th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 189
Views: 16596

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

Everything I want ends in .97. I hate that website.
by NickRut
November 20th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody hear from Vinfolio?
Replies: 23
Views: 2778

Re: anybody hear from Vinfolio?

They respond eventually. Just a little slow.
by NickRut
November 11th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2598

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

I do this almost every time I bring wine to a restaurant. I completely remove the foil and just push the cork all the way back in. Nobody has ever questioned it
by NickRut
October 16th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603403

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some Tusk. Can’t wait to try
by NickRut
October 12th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour---Atlanta Dinner at Pyng Ho
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour---Atlanta Dinner at Pyng Ho

Hope to be at the next one. Sounds like a fantastic event
by NickRut
October 4th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main En Primeur 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Fait-Main En Primeur 2017

Had a 13 LPV that was one of the best 5 wines I’ve had this year. Great grapes + great wine maker ....
by NickRut
October 3rd, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 37
Views: 3136

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

Chris said it’d all ship in the next couple weeks. He’s knee deep in harvest right now so I’m being patient.
by NickRut
October 2nd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3272

Re: Beta Wine Release?

3 of each in
by NickRut
October 1st, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 4817

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

You can Feel very good about buying these. Tasted last week and the Prop may actually be slightly better than last years, which I loved. Cab is right there, just slightly more tannic which I’d expect to ease up in a year or two. I’m debating whether to do 3 or each or 6 of each. Great wines at a mor...
by NickRut
September 25th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Vangone release
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: 2016 Vangone release

Will be a buyer here for sure. The 15 was pretty strong. May try to taste there this week if we have time. Have to decide how many to buy.
by NickRut
September 24th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 4817

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

I’ll be trying Friday. Can’t wait.
by NickRut
September 22nd, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1422

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Gargle a white claw. White claw fixes everything
by NickRut
September 15th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18853

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Realm and Vangone also have great cardboard shippers imo
by NickRut
September 12th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18853

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Who got the letter? Everyone on the list?
by NickRut
September 12th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18853

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

mike pobega wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 9:27 am
I was HALO jumping with Alex last week and we had a chance to taste through his whole lineup starting with his 2008 and ending with each enjoying a cluster of 2019 grapes. The 2018 was breathtaking. His 2017 sublime and the 2016 incredible.

:)

Is any part of this story true? Lol
by NickRut
September 11th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Rose
Replies: 18
Views: 1702

Re: Andremily Rose

Jake Rubash wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Really excited about this (and the main release coming in a few months)!

Fastest gun in the west... Almost under 60 sec.

Andremily.png


Lol attaboy!
by NickRut
September 10th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 67
Views: 5773

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Offer hit my inbox a bit ago. Reviews are stellar.
by NickRut
September 10th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1603

Re: 2017 Caterwaul - Save The Date

I regret passing on this last year but am gun-shy on the 17s. Anyone tasted this yet?

Hopefully I can try to taste it when I'm out in Napa later this month before having to commit.
by NickRut
September 9th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date

I taste with Tom Garrett every year which includes East Block from the beginning, reviewing the first three vintages (09-11 released together). The previous year we tasted the 2010 East Block (in shiner) which had been part of the outstanding Premiere Napa Valley lot in 2011. At that point he hadn'...
by NickRut
September 9th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: 2016 Detert East Block-Save the Date

Seems like an interesting project. Are the prices reasonable? Wine searcher suggests the 14 was pretty reasonably priced.
by NickRut
September 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603403

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some Realm Absurd
by NickRut
September 7th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retroactive Sales Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 2712

Re: Retroactive Sales Tax

I wouldn’t pay it. If they misbilled you that’s on them. If it was something egregious maybe I’d have a different view but I wouldn’t budge on this one unless there was a very compelling reason.
by NickRut
September 4th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Colgin

Decisions decisions on the Cariad. $500 is so steep!
by NickRut
August 31st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210731

Re: Official Costco Thread

That’s not a bad deal at all. Where?
by NickRut
August 30th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite mid-price lodging Napa/Sonoma
Replies: 17
Views: 1480

Re: Favorite mid-price lodging Napa/Sonoma

Any other suggestions here?
by NickRut
August 29th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2989

Re: Greer 2016

Who’s the winemaker for the 16 vintage? Website still says Pott
by NickRut
August 27th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10070

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I’ll take all the absurd you guys pass on. Please and god bless.
by NickRut
August 25th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: TN: 2016 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Always one of the best under $100 cabs out there. Isn’t exactly readily available though is the challenge. I typically regret not buying more than I do every year.
by NickRut
August 24th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - upcoming Greer release
Replies: 1
Views: 333

WTB - upcoming Greer release

Anyone planning on passing or looking to sell? Would love to get an allocation.

Thanks
by NickRut
August 20th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

In for 6 as well. Hoping for big things. If not, the bottle looks cool so that’ll be alright.
by NickRut
August 18th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles

I like your dedication to how bad you felt this was. 3 posts...admirable.
by NickRut
August 18th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5501

Re: Napa Cab under $100

My favorites under $100 that you can still get your hands on:

2016 bevan Ontogeny
2016 outpost howell mountain
2013 Hidden Ridge 55 Slope
by NickRut
August 17th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Re: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?

2014 Roy Piper Cabernet... magnum... I've never had a Roy Piper wine, but is it at all possible that a 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet in Magnum might not be ready to consume until circa the 2064 to 2089 timeframe? BTW, that's a serious question. Again, I've never had a Roy Piper wine, but at age Almost-Fi...
by NickRut
August 16th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191432

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Thanks Gents. I'll be sure to check some of those places out.
by NickRut
August 15th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191432

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Traveling out to Seattle this weekend. Any good spots to get some bourbon I may not be able to get in Atlanta?
by NickRut
August 10th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Alex N wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Decanted this about 2 hours ago.

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Would love your thoughts on it.


I opened a 13 Fait Main Las Piedras. Should be good!
by NickRut
August 7th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pride Merlot, CF release 8/6
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Pride Merlot, CF release 8/6

Got my order confirmation the other day. Always good wines at a reasonable price. Plus the wife pays half of these.
by NickRut
August 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2341

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

That mondavi is a big young cab so I’d decant a while unless you want a big oaky fruit bomb. I’ve had it PnP and I do like big oaky fruit bombs at times so it was good for that.

Wills wines require less time in my experience.
by NickRut
August 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Damn Tex you had a good night.

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