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by C Wagner
February 18th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 7913

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Like many others, had to exercise self control today. I am ashamed to admit I left some of the Evangelho, Monte Rosso, and Sonoma Cab on the table. 12x Lulu (the one wine the wife requests annually) 1x Cole Ranch Erster Zweieiiger Zwilling Riesling 1x Areio e Vento e Amor 1x Lorenzo’s 1x Monte Rosso...
by C Wagner
February 13th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need London Restaurant Recs. There's a Twist!
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Need London Restaurant Recs. There's a Twist!

If I remember correctly, I believe I’ve seen larger groups occasionally at Noble Rot (original location). You’d probably have to call to secure. The food there is really quite good (certainly better than expected) and the wine list is even better. I try to go every time I’m in London.
by C Wagner
February 13th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Zealand Recs - Otago Region
Replies: 30
Views: 996

Re: New Zealand Recs - Otago Region

Hi Eric, Thanks for the info! I am considering spending more time in Wanaka (non wine related) to explore a bit, and Cardrona. I did email that tour company a month ago actually, but they require 2 people and I'm a solo traveler so I was not allowed to make a reservation. Which is okay... I like to...
by C Wagner
February 6th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Zealand Recs - Otago Region
Replies: 30
Views: 996

Re: New Zealand Recs - Otago Region

Seems like you’ve got some great info so far, so most all I can add is reiteration. My wife and I spent a fair amount of time in the area last year and would say: For me, Queenstown is good for a day, maybe 36 hours tops. That is unless you’re 20 years old and on gap year or looking to meet the like...
by C Wagner
January 29th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6224

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Last year was my first order and I ordered a case. Only offered four bottles total and option to wish for one more this time. Chenin, cinsault, table red and chard. Not even wish list for others. I bought the table red, chenin and chard. Hope I get two of each. Disappointed but after BD11 my budget...
by C Wagner
January 27th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 127
Views: 4368

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

Hi Marcus, may I get a 6pack of Offer #1 please?

Thank you!
by C Wagner
January 22nd, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Hugel Grossi Laue Pinot Noir has been head and shoulders above all that I’ve had in a few trips to Alsace, but I also wasn’t looking for Pinot Noir in Alsace. I have had this as well and it was exactly what I was looking for -- the flavor of Burgundy combined with the rech texture of Alsace. I woul...
by C Wagner
January 18th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Hugel Grossi Laue Pinot Noir has been head and shoulders above all that I’ve had in a few trips to Alsace, but I also wasn’t looking for Pinot Noir in Alsace. I’m sure someone is making some small batch stuff somewhere in Alsace that would destroy it, but I thought it was actually quite decent all t...
by C Wagner
December 12th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463794

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Tried to stay away and it hasn’t worked. At least I’ve been “good.”

So far I’ve snagged a 2010 V Madrone, a 2015 Jadot Celebration, and one of the inexpensive 2017 Grand Cru Chablis.
by C Wagner
December 9th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1856

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I've currently got about 10 cases of wine stored off-site, and am looking to upgrade to about 25 cases. I've got two options: stick with box-centric storage (an enclosed shelf) or go with a racking locker which is about 50% more expensive. It's easier to access wine that way, but that's money I cou...
by C Wagner
September 13th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Heading to Yakima tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Heading to Yakima tomorrow

Oh, and if you like tamales, Los Hernandez in Union Gap is an absolute can’t miss for anything. Seriously.
by C Wagner
September 13th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Heading to Yakima tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Heading to Yakima tomorrow

It really depends how far you’re willing to drive. Red Mountain is about an hour southeast on I-82. There are a ton of really great options there. More Bordeaux blends than anything else really. Prosser also has a few and is a touch closer. More like 45 mins SE of Yakima. A fair bit closer, in addit...
by C Wagner
August 15th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8430

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I’ll be in London the first weekend in October. Sounds like a perfect time to go a bit wild and bring back some souvenirs.
by C Wagner
July 29th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13090

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

No Areio for me, but I’ve only been ordering for a year or two. Totally get it.

I did however get a mag of Bedrock.
by C Wagner
July 17th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5346

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Restraint was hard, but kept it to an assorted case.
by C Wagner
July 16th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13090

Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Just got the Fall 19 Bedrock Save the Date email: “Dear xxxxx, We are pleased to announce that Bedrock's Fall 2019 Release will go live on Tuesday, July 23rd. New sign-ups who have not purchased previously will receive the waitlist offer on Tuesday, July 30th. As usual, the Fall Release is pretty st...
by C Wagner
July 11th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SoDo UrbanWorks wineries?
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: SoDo UrbanWorks wineries?

If you’re looking for Asian food in Seattle and also would like some good wine, I would point you to Wild Ginger. It’s food is really decent and all that but the wine list steals the show.
by C Wagner
July 10th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14351

Re: Downstream Wines

I was 26 minutes. I’m afraid I was probably too late.

I’m impressed at how quick on the draw many of you were! Was there a warning email with a date that I missed or was today relatively out of the blue?
by C Wagner
July 1st, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries To Visit In Woodinville Area (Washington)
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Re: Wineries To Visit In Woodinville Area (Washington)

How'd it go? Beautiful Evening! Roy Piper made it over and brought his 2014 and 2017 - both were exceptional! People brought home a bunch of the half empties, so I don't have a complete list, but there was an excess: 2014 Chave Blanc 2017 Terre Nere Etna Bianco Santo Spirito 2013 Goodfellow Richard...
by C Wagner
June 26th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries To Visit In Woodinville Area (Washington)
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Re: Wineries To Visit In Woodinville Area (Washington)

If Roy is looking for Cab, I would not suggest most of these listed below, and would not suggest going to SoDo. I love the SoDo wineries (and Kevin White), just not for Cab. I'd go to Woodinville and hit Mark Ryan, DeLille, and Long Shadows. I've heard good things about Savage Grace and Avennia, bu...
by C Wagner
June 25th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries To Visit In Woodinville Area (Washington)
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Re: Wineries To Visit In Woodinville Area (Washington)

Are you set on Woodinville?

If not, there’s also an area just south of downtown called Sodo that also has a number of spots.

Sodo:

Sleight of Hand
Latta
Kerloo
Rotie
Waters
and a little further south, K Vintners (Charles Smith)

Woodinville:

Delille
Long Shadows
Kevin White
WT
by C Wagner
June 23rd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1778
Views: 218780

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lynnwood, WA - lots of 2008 Dom at
$135.89
by C Wagner
June 22nd, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4538

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

My first foray into BDX futures. My wife and I were married in 2018 so I figured I should secure some early via futures. Will get the rest when they hit the market in 2021. Would anyone have any advice for what they did/wished they’d done for anniversary wine? I plan to grab some 18’s from other reg...
by C Wagner
June 22nd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2445

Re: DELETE THREAD

But a member since 2017? And I thought I was a lurker... The thread started in 2017. Todd’s response time has dropped since he’s been married. Happens to all of us. The thread started in 2017 but Andy W updated it today. Ahh, makes sense! Jason, you're in London? Do you have any new favorite restau...
by C Wagner
June 21st, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2445

Re: DELETE THREAD

Ben J. wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 3:08 pm
I like the absurd threads the most. Has anyone else eaten good Korean food today? Nothing like it. Had some delicious soup (Soon Doo Boo) from Joong Boo Market in Avondale (CHI).
No, but I briefly lived in Avondale back in the day. I imagine it's been quite gentrified?
by C Wagner
June 21st, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2445

Re: DELETE THREAD

I was looking for a different wine from Argentina! Found it, finally. FYI, Mr. Delete here came on, posted twice, and sent a PM AND and email asking to have his account deleted and 'obliterate me' - I guess not getting his answer right away really bothered him? But a member since 2017? And I though...
by C Wagner
June 21st, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2445

Re: DELETE THREAD

I was looking for a different wine from Argentina! Found it, finally. FYI, Mr. Delete here came on, posted twice, and sent a PM AND and email asking to have his account deleted and 'obliterate me' - I guess not getting his answer right away really bothered him? But a member since 2017? And I though...
by C Wagner
June 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3598
Views: 348526

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

Anyone have a clue what this "Mystery of mystery" wine is today? Most guesses on these are wrong, and mine probably will be, too. That being said, my first thought was Soos Creek Winery. They make a bunch of different Bdx blends, I've seen their wines a number of times on closeout sites, and I thou...
by C Wagner
June 14th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3598
Views: 348526

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

Anyone have a clue what this "Mystery of mystery" wine is today?
by C Wagner
June 13th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17115

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Curious: Where are you guys buying all of this 18 Bordeaux? A website? It's a birth year for my son, so I was thinking of grabbing a case of one of the first growths that is showing well. I’m using JJ Buckley, but I’d consider Total Wine as well. I like the idea of TW’s 50% down and 50% later, but ...
by C Wagner
June 12th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need Walla Walla Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: Need Walla Walla Suggestions

I might also add The Walls (https://www.thewallsvineyards.com/) as they are very near Gramercy and have a number of chardonnays, if I remember correctly.
by C Wagner
June 11th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need Walla Walla Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: Need Walla Walla Suggestions

You'll probably get a plethora of responses here, but I recommend the following: Rulo - https://www.rulowinery.com/ Gramercy Cellars - http://gramercycellars.com/ Woodward Canyon - https://www.woodwardcanyon.com/ Rotie Cellars - https://www.rotiecellars.com/ I have heard good things about a new spot...
by C Wagner
May 28th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

I would want to echo what's been mentioned already.

I've greatly enjoyed Noble Rot and Sager + Wilde.
by C Wagner
May 27th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 2204

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

I enjoyed the well priced wine, the friendly folks, the beyond beautiful atmosphere, the surprisingly delicious food (this was a huge surprise in Alsace). I must really admit it was a home run on most accounts. I would highly suggest centering on Riquewihr, Ribeauville, etc. that said we also spent ...
by C Wagner
May 27th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 37
Views: 3277

Re: Wine searcher

App still works
by C Wagner
May 26th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 2204

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

If you enjoy Alsatian wines, I would urge Alsace with as much fervor as I could muster. To put it bluntly, I’ve never enjoyed a place quite as much as I’ve enjoyed it there. My wife and I visited a couple of weeks after the time of year you mention, but I would imagine that to be perfect. You could ...
by C Wagner
May 17th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4466

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

Great Bordeaux Blends as in first through third growth? YES!!! Red Mountain AVA and The Rocks AVA in the Yakima Valley is putting out world class Cabernet and Syrah too. One winery that produces some stunning wine it is Force Majeure. Their 2016 Cabernet and SJR Syrah are 99 & 100 points respective...
by C Wagner
May 17th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4466

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

Great Bordeaux Blends as in first through third growth? YES!!! Red Mountain AVA and The Rocks AVA in the Yakima Valley is putting out world class Cabernet and Syrah too. One winery that produces some stunning wine it is Force Majeure. Their 2016 Cabernet and SJR Syrah are 99 & 100 points respective...
by C Wagner
May 17th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4466

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

This is an interesting topic that I've spent a fair amount of time pondering. Probably more than is healthy. My wife grew up in the heart of the Yakima Valley with a father who worked in the business. I've now gotten to know a number of producers in the valley pretty well. Most of the ones I've got...
by C Wagner
May 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4466

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

This is an interesting topic that I've spent a fair amount of time pondering. Probably more than is healthy. My wife grew up in the heart of the Yakima Valley with a father who worked in the business. I've now gotten to know a number of producers in the valley pretty well. Most of the ones I've gott...
by C Wagner
May 7th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463794

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

The last marathon was on 12/13. I received my wine on 2/21. Pretty sad turnaround times. It seems like their 20-man operation just gets completely overwhelmed with the huge volume of marathon sales, but I've ordered on one of their regular days and received my wine the same week with standard shipp...
by C Wagner
May 6th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463794

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

btinloy wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:25 am
How long does it usually take them to ship after a Marathon?
The last marathon was on 12/13.

I received my wine on 2/21.
by C Wagner
April 1st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1778
Views: 218780

Re: Official Costco Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 5:07 pm
Nothing earth shattering in Seattle today.

Casanova di Neri Brunello Tenuta Nova 2014
Canalicchio Rosso di Montalcino 2017
Mouton Rothschild 2015

Bastide Miraflors was out of stock, it had been $11.89.
Kris, thanks for posting. Do you recall what the price was on the Mouton?
by C Wagner
February 25th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10969

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Typically order 1-1.5 cases each release. Wishlisted 2 Beduccini’s and a cab. Got the cab, but no dice on the Beduccini.
by C Wagner
February 19th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463794

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

STILL no marathon wines. Me either. After it took so long last time I swore never again. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt, but at this point we’re almost at 2 months and not even a tracking number. deadhorse Tracking #s created Monday for my order, FWIW . . . Have you received your w...
by C Wagner
February 8th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Horsepower Vineyards
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Thoughts on Horsepower Vineyards

A few years ago I signed up for the waiting list for Horsepower Vineyards (from Christophe Baron of Cayuse fame). Tonight I received notification that my wait was over. The release is for a 3 pack of High Contrast Vineyard Syrah and a 3 pack of the Tribe Vineyard Syrah. Price is $121/bottle. I’ve he...
by C Wagner
February 5th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463794

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

STILL no marathon wines. Me either. After it took so long last time I swore never again. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt, but at this point we’re almost at 2 months and not even a tracking number. deadhorse Tracking #s created Monday for my order, FWIW . . . Nice! Looks like they we...
by C Wagner
February 4th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463794

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Mark C wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 7:51 pm
STILL no marathon wines.
Me either.

After it took so long last time I swore never again. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt, but at this point we’re almost at 2 months and not even a tracking number.

deadhorse

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