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by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/18/2019) This seems to be finally settling into a nice place. It's not mature by any means, but it has good definition, and carries its black fruit and spice tones very well. The structure is in balance with the fruit, there's a t...
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

Are you sure the PR is declassified Harlan? 2012 CHPR is 15.5% per your link, whereas Harlan 2012 is 14.5% (according to a tasting note on CT, anyway. I actually have 3 bottles, but they live in offsite storage, so I can hardly call up the storage facility and ask somebody to check that info on the...
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

From some of Cameron’s descriptions it certainly does sound like he is doing the blending. For $15-$20/bottle where are you getting a comparable Napa product? Between Wine Slash, Wine Spies, WTSO, Last Bottle. 20-30 napa cabernet is regularly available. If I wanted CH blending or someone else, woul...
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

Similar thread a while back on the CH Private Reserve. Thought this might be of interest considering the current discussion.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=121078&p=2717876&hi ... e#p2717876
by Sean_S
August 6th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

Similar thread a while back on the CH Private Reserve. Thought this might be of interest considering the current discussion.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=121078&p=2717876&hi ... e#p2717876
by Sean_S
August 4th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 473
Views: 28081

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Release is open. Just grabbed my two cases. Price was $450/case. very fair Sean- Agree on those 94 petite sirahs. I got two and they were both great. Steal at $25 No doubt in for 2 as well. Got me thinking about that PS... I've opened a few more since then but this one stood out to me. 1994 Ravensw...
by Sean_S
August 4th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 473
Views: 28081

Re: Ravenswood library offer

This is way better than J Rimmerman mystery. All of the last library sale were great wines. I Still have a few left there and can't wait to see what goodies come this time. All of the wines have been in excellent shape with corks and contents in top condition. Not a wimpy cork yet :) BONUS: They are...
by Sean_S
August 3rd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley bottles finally slim down
Replies: 30
Views: 1880

Re: Turley bottles finally slim down

Awesome, Litterally stopped buying Turley because of this.
by Sean_S
July 24th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand

I really liked the video and the commitment to relatively unknown vineyards, so I thought I'd buy some of the wine to try. It was not easy to do! Ian, no disrespect intended at all but, IMHO, you would be better off long term spending your lock down time putting more info and a purchase system onto...
by Sean_S
July 23rd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Good People Make Better Wine - Episode 5 Ian Brand

Nice little 12 minute interview with Ian Brand....

by Sean_S
July 23rd, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

I noticed that the SCM Pinot order is being handled by Wine Country Connect (WCC). Has that been the case for earlier offers? Regardless, this is a good move by de Negoce to partner with WCC in some capacity. WCC are the guys who were behind wine.woot and now casemates, as well as other direct to c...
by Sean_S
July 23rd, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

I noticed that the SCM Pinot order is being handled by Wine Country Connect (WCC). Has that been the case for earlier offers? Regardless, this is a good move by de Negoce to partner with WCC in some capacity. WCC are the guys who were behind wine.woot and now casemates, as well as other direct to c...
by Sean_S
July 22nd, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 2881

Re: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?

Len Stevens wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 5:58 am
I'm probably a bit more conservative than I need to be, but I was curious what other's opinions were? I generally wait a minimum of 4-6 weeks, usually 3 months or so.
Pobega all the way.

Generally between 5 and 60 minutes....

Sean
by Sean_S
July 22nd, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ladd Cellars Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: TN: 2008 Ladd Cellars Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Thanks for the note. still have one left somewhere buried.
by Sean_S
July 16th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2791
Views: 185590

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 5:36 pm
I am keeping this to 6 bottles, I am keeping this to 6 bottles, I am keeping this to 6 bottles...
6 bottles of each?
by Sean_S
July 16th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

So Marcus what are 12 and 13. I would guess one is temperance hill, whats the other? just sent list of corrections to the CT support team to fix dupes and incorrect entries. 1 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 2 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 3 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 4 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 5...
by Sean_S
July 16th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

So Marcus what are 12 and 13. I would guess one is temperance hill, whats the other?

just sent list of corrections to the CT support team to fix dupes and incorrect entries.
by Sean_S
July 16th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, can’t wait until COVID goes away and plan my OR trip. The only WR Heritage I’ve opened so far was #2, which was excellent, and I’m eagerly awaiting my summer weather holds to be delivered including the Heritage vertical from the quarantine offer. Marcus, any chance yo...
by Sean_S
July 15th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

This is a deja vu moment. Don Cornutt posted something similar not long ago. Huh. Maybe I should start buying. Nah, I better wait until someone who knows what they are talking about praises the wine. So stoked that Mark and his friends had a Goodfellow Zoom and appreciated the wines The 15 regular ...
by Sean_S
July 15th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 97
Views: 5330

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

I'd be curious to know people's experiences with Mount Eden! I'm relatively new to cooler-climate California pinot and recently purchased my first bottle of '15 from them - would be really interested to hear about their evolution. Had several bottles at 20+ years and they were all very nice. Same t...
by Sean_S
July 15th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower

Also saw this note from Nicole Walsh (Ser & Bonny Doone) yesterday..... https://mailchi.mp/3458462a12f8/honoring-grower-ron-siletto?e=b5ceded4df Dear Friends,This weekend I received some sad news that a grape grower, a beloved colleague, Ron Siletto, has passed away.  I feel honored to have known Ro...
by Sean_S
July 13th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower

Great Note Wes. Sounds like I have so many yet to try. I totally forgot about the Fallanghina. Loved the 18 Harrington version and I haven't yet tasted but fondly remember crushing the the 19 CB cellars fruit with you at @Ed Kurtzmans. That fruit was so clean, pretty and lovely tasting, a pleasure t...
by Sean_S
July 13th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 466
Views: 29194

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 11:47 am
When the hangars were on sale, I ordered burgers for the first time, and I can not believe what I have been missing.
Same here. That Kali burger was excellent.

Sean
by Sean_S
July 13th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: R.I.P. Ron Siletto - San Benito County winegrape grower

Super Sad! Rip Ron! I never met Ron but have a strong connection to wines from his site through Harrington, Wargin, et al. I know Mikael Wargin @ Wargin wines loves weird stuff from Siletto and will continue to buy. The Wargin 2018 Greco di Tufo is very interesting. The dry-hopped version is beyond ...
by Sean_S
July 13th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

I took a peak at the listings in CT. The duplicates of these wines is going to be crazy. Already several. They aren’t shipping to my state so I can’t buy but if I could that would drive me nuts. LOL. Its not too bad just yet.... I admit that I race to Cellartracker to set it up when I buy so that i...
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST

I'm online now
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST

Have fun all
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

David Bruve is certainly a pioneer in the region and varietal. Estate Vineyard is at 2k feet and their winery is not state of the art nor do they have a master wine maker any more. Actually the closest tasting room to my house. Their wines are inconsistent and have gone done hill greatly. Andrew can...
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

Could be so many folks. Literally 50+ producers around here who make Estate Pinot Noir. I'll give you a better-educated guess once I taste it. I bit on this one. Love SCM Pinot Noir or at least the good ones... ABV seems high at 14.5% Sean But there are some keys in the description: 2,000+ft, pione...
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

Alfaro is not near 2K feet and I wouldn't call that estate.

Best Guess is 2018 Silvertip Vineyard Pinot Noir

Next guesses Byington or David Bruce or Munns or Radich Ranch or Fogarty or Mindego Ridge. Again there are at least 20 around that elevation that grow and produce estate pinot noir...

Sean
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST
Replies: 6
Views: 311

ZOOM Social Friday/Tonight 7/10 6:00 PM PST

Join us for some discussion tonight at 6:00 PM PST? If that's too late I could probably due 5:00 PM start Sean Sean W. Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89818435295 Meeting ID: 898 1843 5295 One tap mobile +16699006833,,89818435295# US (Sa...
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 199
Views: 9379

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

I'm down for tonight 6:00 PM PST?

I will send out Zoom invite shortly.
by Sean_S
July 10th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1502
Views: 86763

Re: de Negoce offer

Could be so many folks. Literally 50+ producers around here who make Estate Pinot Noir. I'll give you a better-educated guess once I taste it.

I bit on this one. Love SCM Pinot Noir or at least the good ones... ABV seems high at 14.5%

Sean
by Sean_S
July 9th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109651

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

Not wine.com but overstock.com, RMN did automatically credit me $22 from my purchase last weekend. So far so good. will try and take advantage of the 10% of wine.com on my next order. my Lafon and PYCM showed up last Friday.

Sean
by Sean_S
July 9th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 566
Views: 38848

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 Willamette Valley Chardonnay. For lunch with grilled sockeye. Taking advantage of that WFH life. I'm sorry but what the f*ck, how is it possible to make a wine this good for $20? It's almost unfair to mention the price because it could take the focus away from the fact that this is a straight-...
by Sean_S
July 4th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Travelogue: My Trip To The Mosel
Replies: 29
Views: 1815

Re: Wine Travelogue: My Trip To The Mosel

Bump, Thanks for the great notes. Looks like acquiring some of these in the US would be challenging. certainly peaked my interest
by Sean_S
July 3rd, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific

I've had one of his base bottles of chard and it was quite nice
by Sean_S
July 3rd, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Theopolis Vineyards Petite Sirah
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: TN: 2016 Theopolis Vineyards Petite Sirah

I like that wine but I prefer some other wine makers takes on this great site for Petite Sirah. If you like something a bit more restrained with less new oak you might want to check out the Highlawn Theopolis Petite Sirah and Halcon Theopolis Petite Sirah.

Sean
by Sean_S
July 1st, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific

I'm down!

Fourth of July = Domestic Theme!

Lets bust out those Americans

Big Bonus points if you bust out something local except for CA,OR,WA (its too easy for us, so no bonus points)

Sean
by Sean_S
July 1st, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1290
Views: 109651

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

Peter Hirsch wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Matt N wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 7:51 am
Got what appears to be a wine.com coupon that is not in this thread yet:

PW50FB - 50 off 150
thanks. Just used it.
Thanks that worked for me along with 2.5% cash from Rakuten, 6% on gift card from Raise. Nice score on some Comtes Lafon.

Sean
by Sean_S
June 28th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Re: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'

They only had the 2017 Paysan Cab I believe when I was there last weekend. I have some of that in the cellar. I did also taste the I. Brand & Family Cabernet Sauvignon, Brigantino Vnyd, San Benito 2018 last weekend and it tasted like cabernet. Seem very approachable young softer and rounder. Richer ...
by Sean_S
June 28th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard

Yum. Sounds about right. Haven't popped a 2017 Durant but did have an 18 that was approachable.

Sean
by Sean_S
June 27th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question Regarding Alternative Closure Branding
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Question Regarding Alternative Closure Branding

I see this a slightly different way - and perhaps it would be more helpful for consumers. If a winery chooses to use a DIAM instead of natural cork, they should proudly state that they do so. One cannot tell under the foil, assuming the winery uses foil, but it may impact the purchase decision. And...
by Sean_S
June 27th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone have a rec for a digital cellar thermometer/hygrometer
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Does anyone have a rec for a digital cellar thermometer/hygrometer

Sensor push looks interesting and similiar to wireless but tag but lacks motion sensing and some of the advanced features of wireless tag. I find the motion sensor very useful as I can get alerts everytime someone enters and exits one of my cellars. The tag is significantly less expensive. been usin...
by Sean_S
June 25th, 2020, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Had this last Christmas. Superlative example from Rhys. In the top handful of domestic chardonnay. I too, have no more. :(
by Sean_S
June 24th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Re: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'

Yes, the Corvina is so distinct and delicious as is the Bone Jolly. Unfortunately, I am out of both and need to re-stock. Casey from CB cellars who used to make his wine at Harrington (now is over at Ed Kurtzmans place) picked up Corvina from the same source and is continuing to make it. His 2018 "H...
by Sean_S
June 24th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3804
Views: 379230

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Yes. Hard pass. Based on what I've been reading it seems like Garagiste is rarely a deal... accurate? I find lost of interesting wines often at exceptional prices from Garagiste but I don't buy mysteries. Agree on better success on whites than reds but I have discovered a lot of really nice wines f...
by Sean_S
June 24th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Candid Cameron...
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: TN: Candid Cameron...

Great Note Marshall. Wish I had some 2008. looking forward to tasting some of these with age....
by Sean_S
June 24th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Re: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'

Interesting info, James. I've never heard of Brian McClintic before, but just checked out the Viticole website. So in this case, does that mean the wine was "undersubscribed" by the Viticole wine club, which resulted in it being available for us? Not that I'm complaining, as I loved the wine when I...
by Sean_S
June 23rd, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Re: TN: A foursome of Domestic Chardonnay's (Ian Brand, Goodfellow, Walter Scott) and a few Rose'

Its an old photo from Cellar Tracker. I didn't scan in a new label. need to fix that.

The note was for the 18. I enjoyed the 17 very much as well and I think the 18 may be better. It showed well that day.

Sean

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