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by KenL.
December 6th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Carter O.G.
by KenL.
November 23rd, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5925

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Just going to be me and my wife this year. Planning on opening a 2013 Rhys Bearwallow PN.
by KenL.
November 20th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Lynch-Bages
by KenL.
November 16th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabs to open now
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Cabs to open now

Someone posted a tasting note on the vare earlier today and said it was open for business. I plan on opening one soon.
by KenL.
November 16th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: TN: 2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)

I used to have a cigare volatile t shirt, that I bought in the old tasting room. That was like 25 years ago.
by KenL.
November 6th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 80
Views: 5637

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

I’m enjoying the 14 Maison L’Envoye “The Attache” Willamette Valley for 20 bucks at Costco. Solid value for an easy drinking Pinot.
by KenL.
November 5th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Rhys Alpine and Horseshoe PN.
by KenL.
November 2nd, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”
by KenL.
October 30th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn shipments
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Becklyn shipments

Hi Ken, I can't speak for Becklyn, however, the Fed Ex Hub/Warehouse in Windsor is still evacuated, but the remaining Quivet/ Myriad wines are in my St Helena shipping warehouse and being packed/shipped as we speak. Fed Ex was able to get us trucks out of another Hub and I've had pick-ups the last ...
by KenL.
October 29th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn shipments
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Becklyn shipments

I would think they will be delayed. I recieved an email from Quivet yesterday saying they had hoped to start shipping but their wharehouse is in Windsor, which was in an evacuated area.
by KenL.
October 28th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Bedrock Evangelho
2015 Quivet NV
by KenL.
October 27th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19246

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

As of a few hours ago, potentially dangerous fire and evacuations underway in Oakley. Not sure where in regards to Evangelho.
by KenL.
October 24th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1511

Re: Walgreens Fedex

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 5:14 pm

The UPS depot a mile from my office is easier, especially since they recognize my car.
The ups warehouse is also a couple miles down the road from me and shares a building with my gym. Which works out well except they have limited hours to pick up. 11-6 I think.
by KenL.
October 24th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1511

Re: Walgreens Fedex

I’ve done it a few times now, and would do it again without hesitation. The Walgreens by me keeps packages in a locked room.
by KenL.
October 22nd, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9803

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I’m surprised they shipped to the Bay Area today. 91 here today. When I took them into inventory they were warm to the touch. I know I picked the ship date, but normally it is not this warm. Mine are being shipped Nov. 11th to the East Bay, 2nd day ground. I checked my email this morning to make su...
by KenL.
October 20th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Togni
by KenL.
October 7th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Myriad Dr. Crane Elysian
by KenL.
September 25th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3219

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

Brandon R wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 11:37 am
I will give Kapcsandy credit, however, in that they don't require minimum purchases or three-packs for each wine.
Also free shipping, I just get two bottles of the estate cuvée each year.
by KenL.
September 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Realm Farella x2
by KenL.
September 15th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18658

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Still on the waiting list. I really like The Mascot single bottle cardboard shippers also wrapped in tissue.
by KenL.
August 26th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9803

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I think someone posted on here that they didn’t make a Falstaff this year.
by KenL.
August 1st, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4295

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Peter Valiquette wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Is there a big wait list for Myriad? I just signed up so I figured I'd miss the '17's, but am hopeful for the '18's when they come around.
I signed up last year and received the wait list offer, the SVD cabs were already gone but there was some NV and one of the Syrah’s available.
by KenL.
July 31st, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?
Replies: 24
Views: 1142

Re: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?

I would think half a bottle per person would be plenty not everyone.
by KenL.
July 22nd, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 995

Re: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions

Markus S wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 6:10 am
YLee wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 7:32 pm
Kung pao has spice? Lol.
+1 [rofl.gif]
Authentic Kung Pao Chicken should have some numbing spice. The only ingredients besides chicken and peanuts are dried chiles, green onion and garlic, and never zucchini. At least as far as I know.
by KenL.
July 21st, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 995

Re: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions

We picked up some roast duck and char siu today and drank the other half of last night’s Ridge Lytton Springs. Went really well together I thought.
by KenL.
July 19th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6520

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Daou Pessimist. Oaky, sweet hot mess
by KenL.
July 16th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 87
Views: 7040

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

In for 1 of each earlier this morning. Just checked now it appears Lore might be sold out.
by KenL.
July 15th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 62
Views: 3792

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

When I worked a season at a restaurant in France, my coworker from Milan always insisted we order a dry rose to go with pizza.
by KenL.
July 10th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quivet Release?
Replies: 35
Views: 2791

Re: 2017 Quivet Release?

Placed a small order last night.
by KenL.
July 2nd, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 197807

Re: Official Costco Thread

Danville, CA
2015 Glantenay Volnay 1er cru santenots $40
by KenL.
May 30th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5435

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

NickRut wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 7:22 am
Anyone not buying mind sharing their allocation? Intrigued by the project and didn’t sign up in time.
As far as I know the official release will be on the fall.
by KenL.
May 22nd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5435

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

jeffruggels wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 10:41 am
i went for it, despite trimming much elsewhere. Talent + sounds like very good people and a vineyard area i have less experience
Same here, dropped off another list to make room for this one.
by KenL.
May 22nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bouchard Volnay Caillerets
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Bouchard Volnay Caillerets

It seems 2016 and 2017 are labeled as Volnay "Les Caillerets," whereas preceding vintages were labeled Volnay "Les Caillerets - Ancienne Cuvée Carnot." I don’t have a 17, only 15 and 16, and they both ate labled Ancienne Cuvée Carnot, although they did change the label design on the 16 for the bett...
by KenL.
May 15th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12274
Views: 590042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny
by KenL.
May 14th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1262

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

If you do make it up to Chablis, a very short drive away is Auxerre, with a lovely vielle ville to wander around in, with lots of shops and restaurants. For some reason this is where we stayed on my first trip to Burgundy, not really conveniently located, but very much a quintessential French town.
by KenL.
May 14th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1262

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

Hi it’s been a while since I last visited, and I’m sure more knowledgeable people will respond. Just wanted to say a drive from from Beaune up through all the villages of the Côte de Nuit to Dijon is an hour drive without stops. The city of Dijon is also worth a couple hours of your time to explore....
by KenL.
May 13th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: TN: 2013 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

Thanks for the note, sounds like it’s time to pop open the one bottle I have.
by KenL.
May 4th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

No need to limit yourself to any one part of the city. Get out and explore. I like to walk as much as possible in Paris to explore the different neighborhoods and when I get tired or pressed for time, hop on the metro. One place you should definitely check out next to your hotel is Pierre Herme for ...
by KenL.
May 1st, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying and 2017 wines or passing
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Are you buying and 2017 wines or passing

Bought Rivers-Marie Pinots and Chards without any hesitation. Will be more selective with Napa Cabs. Have already also purchased a small order of both Myriad offered already. I think the top producers will not include any fruit not up to their standards. So there might be less of the wine I would pu...
by KenL.
April 27th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2896

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

One possibility is to bring one bottle and pay the corkage on it. And order one bottle of the list. This is what my old restaurant owner did, whenever he took me out.
by KenL.
April 14th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 36
Views: 1843

Re: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Yes it was. It’s still Maume. Easier to say. ;)
30 years ago I was friends with one of his sons, got to visit him in Gevrey once.
by KenL.
April 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 36
Views: 1843

Re: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

    Mark B wrote:
    April 14th, 2019, 1:19 pm
    Hate to highjack the thread but has anyone had any Domaine Maume Bourgogne rouge lately? I love that producer but haven’t tasted their entry level in a few years. Always seemed reasonably priced to me.
    I believe the handover to Marchand-Tawse was completed a couple years ago.
    by KenL.
    April 12th, 2019, 8:06 pm
    Forum: Wine Talk
    Topic: How is your average cost per bottle trending?
    Replies: 27
    Views: 1068

    Re: How is your average cost per bottle trending?

    Average cost per bottle going up considerably in the 3 years since I started building a cellar. Amount of wine I’m buying going down at the same time.
    by KenL.
    April 7th, 2019, 5:12 pm
    Forum: Wine Talk
    Topic: TN: 2007 Realm Cellars The Tempest (USA, California, Napa Valley)
    Replies: 2
    Views: 338

    Re: TN: 2007 Realm Cellars The Tempest (USA, California, Napa Valley)

    Roy Piper wrote:
    April 5th, 2019, 7:15 pm
    I believe that fruit was from Napanook.
    Roy, any idea where the cab franc for the 07 falstaff came from? Had a bottle a few months ago and really enjoyed it.
    by KenL.
    March 27th, 2019, 2:21 pm
    Forum: Wine Talk
    Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
    Replies: 22
    Views: 3723

    Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

    IMO, i wish the email acknowledged that there was a Realm before 2012 (thanks to Juan) which made great wines. most will say the wines have improved and I would agree. nonetheless, the first line of the email is somewhat misleading. Just got on the list last year, but I did pick up a 2007 Falstaff ...
    by KenL.
    March 27th, 2019, 7:17 am
    Forum: Wine Talk
    Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
    Replies: 53
    Views: 2374

    Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

    I agree UPS vs Fedex depends on where you live, but the policies are clear: UPS - You must pay $5 to have the package held at the local distribution center. Otherwise, they will attempt delivery, and then after one failed attempt, you can ask for the package to be held for free. Not great since you...
    by KenL.
    March 26th, 2019, 8:39 pm
    Forum: Wine Talk
    Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
    Replies: 53
    Views: 2374

    Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

    Honestly, the more I think about it, the more likely I am to just drop every winery that uses FedEx, and let them know that’s why. Also have a UPS hub a couple miles from my Home, super convenient to put a hold on a shipment. Blankiet actually offered to ship my order ups if I preferred. Thought th...
    by KenL.
    March 20th, 2019, 7:03 pm
    Forum: Wine Talk
    Topic: 2013 birth year
    Replies: 59
    Views: 2646

    Re: 2013 birth year

    For CA cabs I would go with Monte Bello and Togni.

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