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by Anthony Iezzi
August 5th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307339

Re: Official Costco Thread

Rich it's looking like the 16 was captured lightning.
by Anthony Iezzi
August 4th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17956

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Trying to pace myself...does anyone know when William & Mary typically releases their new vintage? Betting he sells before harvest this time. I had all 3 of his 2018s the day before bottling, in May. William has a new wine, I think it's gonna be called "Pickett Road." 100% Cab from a ...
by Anthony Iezzi
August 4th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307339

Re: Official Costco Thread

Not sure if it's been mentioned but the 18 Kirkland Stags leap is out and it's horrible imo.
by Anthony Iezzi
January 19th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 40
Views: 3380

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

I think every QC we've opened, we opened 10 to 15 years too soon. At a 100 point tasting, it was totally panned and a quarter bottle was left over. The next day it was still dead. Pulled the cork to pour it out 5 days later and it had aroma. Poured a glass and got to taste the real 100 point wine. ...
by Anthony Iezzi
October 19th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10829

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Rich I agree, the heat overwhelmed everything for me. I'm also not going to give up and will try the 18 when it comes around. Like I mentioned to you grab a 13 Columbia crest reserve cab, for $20 it's very nice. The cave creek and the store at the 101 & I17 had some.
by Anthony Iezzi
October 19th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307339

Re: Official Costco Thread

Some of the stores in the Phoenix area have the 13 Columbia crest reserve cab for $20. It's a very good $50 napa cab imo.
by Anthony Iezzi
October 17th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10829

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Definitely not as good as the 16 so far. Still have 1/2 bottle to go, but unless something magical happens doubt I'll buy more.
by Anthony Iezzi
October 5th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1996 Dalla Valle Napa Valley Cab
Replies: 18
Views: 1039

Re: TN 1996 Dalla Valle Napa Valley Cab

Still one of my all time favorites. I prefer the 97 by a hair and happy to still have some of each!
by Anthony Iezzi
September 24th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Double Diamond release
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

Re: Schrader Double Diamond release

The 16 was very uninspiring imo. Iirc and don't quote me, but I think I heard fruit is from a different source in 17.
by Anthony Iezzi
September 24th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 5335

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

The 17 was some pretty good juice when we tasted it in August. I'm in!
by Anthony Iezzi
September 14th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10829

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Popped another 16 SLD last night and it's even better. Wish I could've found more. Only a few left. Fellow Phoenix area winos please post if & when you see the 17 and try it!
by Anthony Iezzi
September 7th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 45
Views: 4724

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

I sold him some wine years ago via the old wine commune site!
by Anthony Iezzi
September 2nd, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 9277

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

Bud Carey wrote: โ†‘May 23rd, 2016, 3:57 am 1996 Dalla Valle cab
1997
by Anthony Iezzi
August 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2607

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

Offer just came... I'm sorry but I find the label procedure a slight bit condescending. This has nothing to do with the image. I'm sure it's beautiful, but is this a mass market wine in need if capturing the attention of someone at total wine? Did it add to the cost? Is the bottle of normal size or ...
by Anthony Iezzi
August 11th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond

Just tasted the 17 TT and Steltz and they were very good although I preferred the TT by a slight bit.
by Anthony Iezzi
August 11th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

I'm happy to wait. That way someone else is dealing with the storage issue.
by Anthony Iezzi
August 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4838

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Three Twins has been my favorite of Mike's sub-$100 cabs - across all the wines he makes, not just Myriad - pretty much since the first vintage (2008). While I'm sad to see it nudging up against the $100 threshold, it's definitely worth the price. For those who have posted glowing impressions of th...
by Anthony Iezzi
August 6th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4838

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Tasted with Budman and the three twins is very very good. The napa and steltzner were great as well, but with limited space I only went with the 3 twins. Don't miss out!
by Anthony Iezzi
June 29th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 6441

Re: The wine you don't want

Have done a few sales with winebid, 2 smaller and 1 rather large. They make it easy. The one think I would do different, with a large sale, would be to have the lots staggered out, instead of all the same week.
by Anthony Iezzi
June 29th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 4315

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

As said before I use mine solely for Bordeaux. Almost all in my area is winery direct.
by Anthony Iezzi
June 2nd, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range
Replies: 18
Views: 2157

Re: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range

The 16 fleur cardinal is good as well.
by Anthony Iezzi
June 1st, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range
Replies: 18
Views: 2157

Re: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range

Another vote for Lanessan
by Anthony Iezzi
April 10th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3610

Re: Myriad Release today

First time buying these. In for 3 of both.
by Anthony Iezzi
February 1st, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate
Replies: 56
Views: 4282

Re: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate

It would be a real shame to give someone new a chance, huh?
by Anthony Iezzi
November 29th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 3145

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

I stopped paying attention to WA state except for QC for years. Just found, for the most part the wines were boring. I've recently started trying them again and have found a few producers I'm now really liking. Avennia, Gramercy and Delille. I find that for me, primarily a cab drinker, they bridge t...
by Anthony Iezzi
November 3rd, 2018, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Embruix de Val Llach
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: 2007 Embruix de Val Llach

This was a easy steal back in the day. Went through cases of the 01 & 02 but haven't had any since. Might need to revisit, TY.
by Anthony Iezzi
November 3rd, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Keenan Merlot 30th Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2006 Keenan Merlot 30th Anniversary

I still remember when their merlot was a solid reasonable buy at $25. Man I'm really starting to get old.
by Anthony Iezzi
October 15th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: TN: 2015 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Bud Carey wrote: โ†‘October 15th, 2018, 12:06 pm I remember buying the 2001 Howell mountain cab for $40 back in the day.
I was just telling a few people same thing.
by Anthony Iezzi
September 18th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10829

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Had another one. This wine has no business being this good!
by Anthony Iezzi
September 13th, 2018, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Consignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: WineBid Consignment

Dealt with them many times and it was always with Sterling Roig. A few small 10k-15k consignments and one rather large one. He picked up and once I dropped off in Jersey. He is a no nonsense kind of guy and if you're looking for a suit & tie experience he's not the one. I like him and he does wh...
by Anthony Iezzi
September 8th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 10829

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Rich I agree. Had one last week and I'm going to be adding to the everyday list.
by Anthony Iezzi
July 28th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Your Own Wine during move across country?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Shipping Your Own Wine during move across country?

RV it with the family!!!
by Anthony Iezzi
June 6th, 2018, 1:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best USA Cabernet under $60
Replies: 137
Views: 12138

Best USA Cabernet under $60

Hard to beat Neal in the mid 40s range
by Anthony Iezzi
June 5th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Rewards Changes
Replies: 64
Views: 5759

Total Wine Rewards Changes

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:If the 15% and 20% coupons were to disappear my wine purchases at Total Wine would likely come to a screeching halt.
Ditto here. Other than this I only go in for the rum.
by Anthony Iezzi
June 5th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best USA Cabernet under $60
Replies: 137
Views: 12138

Best USA Cabernet under $60

Delille 4 flags
by Anthony Iezzi
June 5th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you transport your stemware?
Replies: 38
Views: 1731

How do you transport your stemware?

I stopped doing this long long long time ago. Gave up being that anal ;-) But in the past I used the riedel bags or orig box.
by Anthony Iezzi
May 29th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1761

Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?

Never had that happen to me in PA. Been gone 1.5 yrs now so maybe things are different now.
by Anthony Iezzi
May 13th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Martini Sonoma Cab '15
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Louis Martini Sonoma Cab '15

I agree the 14s are very good and the prices were crazy. Picked up a bunch of the napa for around $19.
by Anthony Iezzi
April 14th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Stuck at retailer
Replies: 42
Views: 2822

Wine Stuck at retailer

When I was back east I had a retailer who would hold orders for me over months until I could make it to jersey to pick up. If you have a good relationship this shouldn't be an issue.
by Anthony Iezzi
April 13th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More than 5 glasses of wine a week is bad?
Replies: 49
Views: 2291

More than 5 glasses of wine a week is bad?

^ What he said. Honestly, if someone asked me in my 30s to sign a contract that said I had a choice between drinking 5 glasses a wine a week for the rest of my life or living two years longer, I'd opt for the wine. At least I think I would. It's all hypothetical. Who knows what's going to take you ...
by Anthony Iezzi
April 12th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is This a New Trend??
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Is This a New Trend??

blarmston wrote:I'm sure you are, Anthony, and I'm sure you're not that old. You do live in eternal sunshine over in AZ :)



That was towards the snarky post about saute pans.
Plus I don't actually have a lawn down here so, get off my rocks ;)
by Anthony Iezzi
April 10th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is This a New Trend??
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Is This a New Trend??

I'm quite aware of the concept. I guess I'm just getting old. Get off my lawn ;-)
by Anthony Iezzi
April 9th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is This a New Trend??
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Is This a New Trend??

$95 is a decent qpr? Wow I must be getting old.
by Anthony Iezzi
April 5th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Me With Wine List - Houston's Doris Metropolitan Steakhouse
Replies: 24
Views: 1471

Help Me With Wine List - Houston's Doris Metropolitan Steakhouse

Cliff lede or the mt brave. Had the brave recently and loved it. Both decent prices for a steakhouse imo.
by Anthony Iezzi
April 5th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Napa's What can we expect
Replies: 85
Views: 5577

16 Napa's What can we expect

Rick Smith wrote:I assume vintage of the century.
Yep yep!
by Anthony Iezzi
April 5th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet Spot for Aging Cali Cabs
Replies: 41
Views: 2139

Sweet Spot for Aging Cali Cabs

I've found the wines I like is a min 10 yrs. But obviously that is just me. I'm opening and enjoying many wines that a lot of ct users are saying are tired. To each their own.
by Anthony Iezzi
March 19th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2233
Views: 307339

Official Costco Thread

Costco question?

Do they ever charge different based on vintages if they have multiple?

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