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by NickRut
March 25th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629778

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Stone the Crow Premiere Napa

Never had a premiere Napa wine. Hopefully it’s as impressive as I’ve heard
by NickRut
March 25th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4055

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

My ups man texts me and asks if I want to sign. Works out
by NickRut
March 21st, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 409
Views: 31109

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

16 Salt Vine
17 Carter Fortuna
by NickRut
March 11th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12853

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Feels like we’re in for a turbulent few months. Just wait until all the guidance adjustments come in. A lot of money to be made and lost.
by NickRut
March 5th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7035

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Does anyone buy classic California producers like:

Mount Eden
ABC
Forman
Heitz
Joseph Swan
Stony Hill

And others - or it is just the latest flavor of the month?
Nope.
by NickRut
March 5th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4629

Re: Maybach Coming

First CT review looked promising.
by NickRut
March 5th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Michters 20?
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Michters 20?

Does anyone have Michters 20 they’d like to sell by chance? Pm me please.
by NickRut
March 4th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7035

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Of the lists your on that are hard to find secondary market for retail or less, and are worthwhile in my opinion, I’d say it’s: Schrader William and Mary DiCostanzo I’d also sign up for MacDonald, Maybach, Rivers Marie and Myriad. Memento Mori and Vice Versa make some great SVDs as well. Drop the re...
by NickRut
March 3rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Carter Cellars La Verdad and O.G - GONE
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: 2016 Carter Cellars La Verdad and O.G - GONE

Damn that moved quick.

Buyers be happy - he is a great seller.
by NickRut
March 3rd, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Bard 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Realm Bard 2018

Early reports are that the 18 vintage is around as good as the 16 vintage so I would anticipate a strong showing for the Bard in 18. If 16 is still around retail I’d probably snag a few but otherwise I’d wait.
by NickRut
March 2nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Re: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded

I had a 2011 Napa the other day that was almost too green to drink. We kept calling it Japaleno juice. Glad there were some winners in there. I have not had many.
by NickRut
February 29th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)

Wish it was 29% off. Would make it worth while OK, you caught me -- math isn't my forte [truce.gif] The 29.29% off is decently cute given the occasion. Lol on a $100 order it’s 29% off. But for free shipping you need 6 bottles. I don’t see me spending under 300 -400 for 6 bottles making the 29 buck...
by NickRut
February 29th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)

Wish it was 29% off. Would make it worth while
by NickRut
February 28th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

Re: Schrader, worth it?

I’d say my experience has been positive and that it is worth it for release price. There are wines I slightly prefer for the price point but I wouldn’t regret Schrader at release cost. Usually can get your money back too if you ever decided to sell.
by NickRut
February 23rd, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs
Replies: 16
Views: 1936

Re: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs

Are you thinking the 18 vintage will be better than the 16? I love the 2016 vintage - and at this early stage I am placing 2018 slightly above it for Napa Cab (especially mountain fruit). Of course it is very early as these wines are not yet bottled. Our cabs won’t be bottled until early August and...
by NickRut
February 23rd, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs
Replies: 16
Views: 1936

Re: Premiere Napa Valley - Previewing 2018 Napa Cabs

Are you thinking the 18 vintage will be better than the 16?
by NickRut
February 19th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24933

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Jeff_M. wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 11:38 am
NickRut wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 10:48 am
How do you get an Amex offer?
check your AMEX card app under offers and search for wine access. They have other wine vendors in there as well. Each AMEX card has different offers
Thank you. Somehow I have a Benchmark coupon for $50 off $250 instead.
by NickRut
February 19th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24933

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

How do you get an Amex offer?
by NickRut
February 16th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steakhouse wine, pick one
Replies: 23
Views: 1808

Re: Steakhouse wine, pick one

14 Elysian is gorgeous, hell as is the 16. 08 Maybach would be too. The macdonalds are too young to show right with that short imo.
by NickRut
February 15th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24933

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Anyone else have the coupons?
by NickRut
February 15th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629778

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Krug 168
You are hammering the 168
by NickRut
February 13th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5700

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

Any reviews on these? Reviews don't matter Nick. They're a thousand points from somebody for sure. Parker loved them but now that he's not reviewing any more, it doesn't matter. Get whatever you can. And then if you don't like them, you can sell them. Valid point. Just a matter of prioritization to...
by NickRut
February 12th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: FS: Sold

Wow. Awfully kind of you. Sorry I missed out
by NickRut
February 12th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: FS: Sold

What the heck was this? Lol fastest sale ever.
by NickRut
February 12th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5700

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

Any reviews on these?
by NickRut
February 10th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22279

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

I ordered nothing from flannery but had to replace. I bought Salt Vine and Grassel only.
by NickRut
February 10th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2017 release
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: VHR 2017 release

blarmston wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm
It’s a tough decision but I am going to pass on tomorrow’s offer. I’d rather save my cash and wait for next year. By all early indications, 2018 is going to be a banner year in Napa.
My thinking exactly. That and I ended up w 2 cases of the 2016. Whoops.
by NickRut
February 10th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

2016 Christopher Tynan Release

Just got the release note. Anyone had a chance to try? Wonder how they compare to previous years?
by NickRut
February 8th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)

Damn - missed this.
by NickRut
February 8th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggested Drinking Window for 2015 Salt Vine Cabernet?
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Suggested Drinking Window for 2015 Salt Vine Cabernet?

Had a 15 last week and it was great. Typical mike Smith wine, which I love. Will be drinking one next to a 15 Carter Weitz soon just to see how they compare. May throw a Maybach in the mix too
by NickRut
February 5th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4029

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Wow strong offer!
by NickRut
February 5th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4029

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Was it the 17 MM yesterday? Or the 18?
by NickRut
February 5th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4029

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Anyone passing on Dr Crane or BTK please message me. Happy to take it off your hands.
by NickRut
February 1st, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3580
Views: 198291

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Any of you guys have access to Bookers Country Ham? Looking for a couple bottles and cannot find them locally.
by NickRut
February 1st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2x 2019 GTS (Sold as Pair)- SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: FS: 2x 2019 GTS (Sold as Pair)- SOLD

That didn’t take long
by NickRut
February 1st, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 3836

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

John Davis wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 8:39 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 7:01 am
NickRut wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:44 am



Can you point us where to get MacDonald for somewhere in his price range? I’ll take a dozen.
The mailing list
Which is closed, right?
It’s only like a 6 year waiting list. And they are selling the 2017s this year. But no, MacDonald is definitely a great suggestion.
by NickRut
February 1st, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 3836

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 7:01 am
NickRut wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:44 am
Justin Wittkopf wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:36 am
MacDonald

Can you point us where to get MacDonald for somewhere in his price range? I’ll take a dozen.
The mailing list

They’ll let him sign up right now and buy the 2015s? Or would he have to go find a time machine? Asking for a friend
by NickRut
February 1st, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 3836

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Justin Wittkopf wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:36 am
MacDonald

Can you point us where to get MacDonald for somewhere in his price range? I’ll take a dozen.
by NickRut
January 30th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3580
Views: 198291

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Did you try them Albert? I do like MGP juice.

KL won’t ship to me living in Georgia. Clowns.
by NickRut
January 28th, 2020, 2:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 195
Views: 11494

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Was able to grab a Zalto decanter. Wish I could buy more but I have too many Grassls as it stands. No space for more unfortunately.
by NickRut
January 27th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9097

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Salt Vine
Zalto decanter

Debating coffee, Flannery and Riverain. Still time to spend more.
by NickRut
January 27th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 7134

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

How do you guys cook the Hanger Steaks? Never tried them. Contemplating a few of those and a couple of Ribeyes.
by NickRut
January 27th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 6380

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

c fu wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Just been informed we have 4 more 3 packs of the 2015

https://www.golden8wines.com/product-p/15saltcs3pck.htm
Coupon Code: BerserkerDay2020
Those didn't last long at all.
by NickRut
January 27th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah
Replies: 59
Views: 3415

Re: Riverain 2017 Tench Cabernet and some very limited library Syrah

Steve - How is the 17 compared to the 16? I know 17 was a more challenging vintage but just checking your thoughts on tasting differences?
by NickRut
January 26th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629778

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some Salt Cellars and a Zalto decanter
by NickRut
January 26th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 6380

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

Joe B wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 7:28 pm
How many bottles were produced for the 2015 and 2016

I still had shipping on my Emailed invoice.

They said they’ll refund shipping. Can’t speak to quantity.
by NickRut
January 26th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 6380

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

Same for me, shipping still was charged - assumed we’d just fix it afterwards and didn’t want to miss out.
by NickRut
January 25th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Salt Vine Cabernet - made by Mike Smith!
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Salt Vine Cabernet

I was able to grab 6 of the 2015s, will this be the 2016? Def will be in if the pricing was similar to the 2015 deal I got.

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