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by Albert_H
December 6th, 2018, 1:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?

Saw this bottle at a Pavilions yesterday...
by Albert_H
December 5th, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Help me rank a few Bourbons...
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Help me rank a few Bourbons...

1920 and Kathleen’s Batch are tied for first, skip second place, maybe blantons for 3rd, then everything else
by Albert_H
December 5th, 2018, 12:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I know it’s not technically considered a bourbon but the Jack Daniels Heritage Single Barrel is an awesome pour. Purchased one bottle after Fred Minnick rated it 3rd best American Whiskey of 2018, tasted it and bought 3 more. Found out today that Whisky Advocate named it their #3 Whisky of the year ...
by Albert_H
November 9th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 9101

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I’ve accumulated over 300k points this year and got nothing. Total wine blows
by Albert_H
November 3rd, 2018, 12:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 9101

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Nothing in CA yet either
by Albert_H
September 11th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 920
Views: 99624

Re: Official Costco Thread

Has anybody figured out where the Kirkland stags leap cab is coming from? It sounds like this vintage comes from the same source as the prior vintage.
by Albert_H
September 5th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 5684

Re: Realm The Absurd

4 bard and 1 tempest, wish listed 1 absurd
by Albert_H
August 31st, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 5684

Re: Realm The Absurd

I’m finally getting my first offering this release. Any idea if they offer the absurd to first time buyers?
by Albert_H
August 23rd, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Rewards Changes
Replies: 64
Views: 3319

Re: Total Wine Rewards Changes

Have you guys noticed they don’t send out coupons anymore. Now they’re trying to push this whole, “earn 4x more points to get $5 rewards for every 5k points accrued”
by Albert_H
August 16th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 920
Views: 99624

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Kirkland SL cab from last year was an excellent qpr. Have yet to grab any of the 2016’s though
by Albert_H
August 16th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 920
Views: 99624

Re: Official Costco Thread

J3ff S@g@n wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 9:38 am
Curious. . what price was the 15 dominus?

tx
$250/ea
by Albert_H
August 10th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 920
Views: 99624

Official Costco Thread

As the largest purveyor of wine and spirits in the US, does anyone know why Costco doesn't properly store their high end wines? I was at my local Costco last weekend to see they had gotten a case of 2015 Dominus. The temperature in the room it was stored in had to have been in the upper 70's easy, p...
by Albert_H
July 25th, 2018, 4:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

I currently have the following bottles opened and sitting bedside.... 2017 FR SMBLE, Kentucky Owl Rye batch 1, 2017 Michters 10, WT Decades, A117 Elijah Craig BP, Joe Magnus, OF 1920, Belle Meade 10 year single barrel pick, Michters Toasted Rye and A Midwinter Nights Dram. And for the past 3 weeks, ...
by Albert_H
July 25th, 2018, 4:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: San Francisco Gold Award for Best Bourbon
Replies: 3
Views: 305

San Francisco Gold Award for Best Bourbon

^^ my thoughts exactly. I've had a few fairly solid barrels and a couple duds.
by Albert_H
July 17th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poor Man's Wines
Replies: 75
Views: 4331

Poor Man's Wines

I’m new to right bank wines and this thread got me turned on to VCC but the stuff is proving to be a bit hard to find.
by Albert_H
July 17th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Rivers Marie Cabernet release
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

2016 Rivers Marie Cabernet release

3 HL and 3 Lore for me :)
by Albert_H
July 10th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet
Replies: 26
Views: 1454

Quivet

In for 3 LPV. I think I may be the only customer of Mikes that’s been buying his entire portfolio of wines over the last two years that has never actually tasted any of his wine. Props to Mr. Simmons for the stellar CT reviews
by Albert_H
June 23rd, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Carter Cellars - Incoming!
Replies: 43
Views: 2641

2016 Carter Cellars - Incoming!

Thank god I didn't wait and pulled the trigger on 3 OG at 2am last night haha. Missed the La Verdad unfortunately
by Albert_H
June 6th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: La Cache wine cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 354

SOLD: La Cache wine cabinet

darn it, wish I had seen this earlier :/
by Albert_H
May 13th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: To Kalon-Interesting Read
Replies: 35
Views: 2155

To Kalon-Interesting Read

I opened a ‘13 Mondavi Reserve last year and thought it was pretty good. Reading this article made me want to go pick up a few more bottles but now I’m having second thoughts after reading this Mega Purple talk
by Albert_H
May 1st, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Georges III 2016 offering
Replies: 35
Views: 2112

Myriad Georges III 2016 offering

Don’t they always say each vintage is better than the last? I think 2015 in Napa will be known for its concentration due to drastically lower yields and the number of heat spikes that occurred. If you’re into that style of wine then 2015 would fit your bill well. On the other hand, 2016 I’ve read is...
by Albert_H
March 15th, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow 2014 Toto's Opium Dream Scene 4
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Scarecrow 2014 Toto's Opium Dream Scene 4

The wine house lot was the 2012 scene 3 if I’m not mistaken. I got a chance to taste it along side the 2013 scarecrow a while back. As good as it was, I couldn’t honestly say it was all that much better than the ‘13 scarecrow.
by Albert_H
March 15th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm alternatives
Replies: 28
Views: 2927

Realm alternatives

Been on the hunt for the 2015 La Verdad as well with no luck. Although I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a 3pk of 2013 the debate as well as some 2012 Memento Mori. Been reading some good stuff about the MM but still a little hesitant on the debate.
by Albert_H
March 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow 2014 Toto's Opium Dream Scene 4
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Scarecrow 2014 Toto's Opium Dream Scene 4

Isn't this the PNV auction lot? If so, does that still count?
by Albert_H
March 2nd, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2012 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 483

TN- 2012 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Great note! This is far from my style but I expect to gravitate towards it eventually. I’ll be picking up some 2013 corisons soon :)
by Albert_H
February 26th, 2018, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 7779

Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

30, single, my CellarTracker just surpassed 500 bottles at the beginning of the year and have since added another 24 bottles. I’ve been at this wine buying, collecting, hoarding thing for a little over two years now. I’m starting to think I may need to seek professional help.
by Albert_H
February 7th, 2018, 1:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Maybach
Replies: 40
Views: 4311

2015 Maybach

Ordered 2 Materium
by Albert_H
December 28th, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2014 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot WS WOTY $105
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

FS: 2014 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot WS WOTY $105

I have 6 bottles of the 2014 Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot (WS 2017 Wine of the year) for sale. Looking to do local (socal) deals only for now @ $105 per bottle
by Albert_H
December 28th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to burn $500 at Total Wine?
Replies: 33
Views: 2768

Best way to burn $500 at Total Wine?

isn't it already too late for the pappy?
by Albert_H
December 22nd, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

Westcoast Total Wine grand reserve folks, stores received their Pappy today so you can go in and pick up with your order with your ID. Email will prob come next week but you can go get it now
by Albert_H
December 14th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

It's actually a blended whiskey and i've heard some decent things about it. I recently saw it at my local costco for 68.00 and think i'll be picking up a bottle next time i'm there. Supposedly the production is half that of Bookers, which I guess doesn't say much considering it's a Beam product.
by Albert_H
November 11th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

If anyone in the LA area cares, the total wine in long beach has the 2017 angel's envy cask strength priced at 169.99
by Albert_H
November 2nd, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 9101

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Same here, was one of the lucky few to snag the 23. But kinda bummed I only ended up with a rip10 as my second bottle from my other account. I tried searching for a store with a 20 for too long :/
by Albert_H
October 31st, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DUKE OF BOURBON in Los Angeles: Bait and Switch: Wine ordered, but refuses to honor price
Replies: 5
Views: 990

DUKE OF BOURBON in Los Angeles: Bait and Switch: Wine ordered, but refuses to honor price

I recently heard a few horror stories about his customer service as well as not honoring pricing/bait switch tactics. I used to follow the guy on Instagram and even planned on shopping at the store, but not anymore. It’s crazy how people like this stay in business.
by Albert_H
October 24th, 2017, 10:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 9101

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Thanks for the confirmation Joe, I was seeing the same info on twitter but wasn't sure if it was trolling or not.
by Albert_H
October 24th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 9101

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Surprised you were even able to get through with the phone. People are reporting they can't even do that hahaha. TotalFail
by Albert_H
October 24th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 147
Views: 9101

Total Wine Pappy Offer

Lol, I can't believe they didn't expect for the site to crash....
by Albert_H
September 27th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4113

The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

3/30/16, no offers yet
by Albert_H
August 22nd, 2017, 12:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade: Taylor Four Grain & RHF for a 2017 Four Roses LESB
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

Trade: Taylor Four Grain & RHF for a 2017 Four Roses LESB

Eric you found an al young for 175 here in socal?
by Albert_H
August 20th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

Popped open my first cask strength bourbon today and it blew me away! I'm afraid I wont be able to drink anything other than high proof, non chill filtered bourbon from here on out. It was the elijah craig barrel proof A117 and I just went to pick up another bottle of it to add to my collection :)
by Albert_H
August 15th, 2017, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best USA Cabernet under $60
Replies: 137
Views: 9134

Best USA Cabernet under $60

I vote Chappellet signature or Ridge Estate
by Albert_H
August 1st, 2017, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Scarlett (McGah)?
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Love for Scarlett (McGah)?

What's the word on pricing?
by Albert_H
July 19th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yikes, I am afraid to check my e-mail.
Replies: 39
Views: 4063

Yikes, I am afraid to check my e-mail.

Got an email for the new Hundred Acre Wraith, anyone going to buy?
by Albert_H
July 19th, 2017, 2:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

I would say eagle rare 10 would be a good place to start. I'm not too fond of the new EC small batch. Can't go wrong with the four roses sb either. Angels Envy is another one I would suggest as well.
by Albert_H
July 16th, 2017, 11:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154517

The Bourbon Thread

What are your guy's thoughts on Orphan Barrel's Rhetoric? The 23 year is hitting shelves locally and im curious if it's something worth picking up. Also, I came across the Jim Beam Distillers Masterpiece is that anything worth having as well? Thanks in advance :)
by Albert_H
July 15th, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's The Oldest Bottle In Your Cellar?
Replies: 125
Views: 3136

What's The Oldest Bottle In Your Cellar?

1975 Chateau Montrose & 1982 Chateau Gloria

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