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by dsimmons
October 26th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Dehlinger "Claret" RRV
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: TN: 2006 Dehlinger "Claret" RRV

Drank my last bottle of this this summer. It was amazing.
by dsimmons
October 26th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482187

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (10/26/2020) Opened about two hours before drinking with rib roast dinner. Delicious integrated mature Cab. Concentrated fruit, nice balance, long finish. I would say it is in prime drinking window. Drink ...
by dsimmons
October 23rd, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1668
Views: 117745

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2008 Carlisle Petite Sirah Yorkville Highlands - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (10/20/2020) Delicious PS drank with wild duck gumbo. Opened an hour before drinking. Super concentrated fruit. Integrated tannin, beautiful balance. Happy to have one more. Drink or hold. (95 pts.) P...
by dsimmons
October 20th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane and Quilceda Creek CVR. 3 each
by dsimmons
October 20th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

I gave up on white burgundy a while ago. I feel your pain. I would say 25% of the white burgundy that I have opened has been oxidized. Mostly '04-'09. Did you give up buying/drinking them or cellaring them? I still have a few in my cellar which I am drinking but I have not purchased for quite a whi...
by dsimmons
October 20th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

For my tastes quite a bargain. Just ordered a case for me and my wine group. I find it approachable young but it also rewards cellaring.
by dsimmons
October 20th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More New TablasCreek Whites...(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: TN: More New TablasCreek Whites...(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes Tom. I am quite a fan of the TC Rhone whites and have been buying several cases each year for summer quaffers and cellaring for the more age worth wines. Best deal going on White Rhone varietals especially since their shipping policy to Alaska is unbeatable.
by dsimmons
October 18th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3141

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

Make sure the architect you hire understands vapor barriers.
by dsimmons
October 18th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Sauzet PM 2015 - prematurely oxidized

I gave up on white burgundy a while ago. I feel your pain. I would say 25% of the white burgundy that I have opened has been oxidized. Mostly '04-'09.
by dsimmons
October 15th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4553

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Wines from Carlisle
Tablas Creek Rhone Whites
Walter Hansel Pinot and Chardonnay
Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs
Betz wines
by dsimmons
October 3rd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?
Replies: 68
Views: 2851

Re: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?

CT - nothing else comes close. User since 2004.
by dsimmons
October 2nd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16197

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Right now my all in price on DP is ~$45/bottle less than Comtes. Think I will pick up a few more DP.
by dsimmons
September 30th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideal bin size and brass labels for such?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Ideal bin size and brass labels for such?

In my experience you can safely make bin sizes fairly large. I have one bin that is 250 bottles (most are around 70 bottles). When you use cellar tracker and your cellar for a while you will discover that you become very familiar with which wines reside in which bins and where they are located in th...
by dsimmons
September 30th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

September not too bad... drank 25 and bought 12 for a net of -13. Down almost 100 YTD.
by dsimmons
September 30th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 9:36 am
alan weinberg wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 6:54 am
waiting . . .
But who knows what could happen today????

Well, I suppose it isn't going to get any better, so here goes:

32 Sold
3 Corked
50 Consumed

Total Out - 85

Purchased

You could be a wine store! [rofl.gif]





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by dsimmons
September 28th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1483

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

The wife is a scrapbooker. She uses them to store her tons of stuff.
by dsimmons
September 26th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
by dsimmons
September 26th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1757

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

I try to rate on an absolute basis within variety but must admit that bias certainly creeps in.
by dsimmons
September 18th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Stunning 2007 CdP
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: TN: A Stunning 2007 CdP

I have the '09 which is very good as well.
by dsimmons
September 13th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: TN: 2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

I had an '09 Armada a week ago that was amazing. 2009 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (9/9/2020) My first of these. WOW this wine was delicious. Concentrated fruit flavors enhanced by the elegance of age. Could not ask for more. thrilled to have a ...
by dsimmons
September 5th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

But I will admit to having been very surprised by how few bottles a lot of people open. Wine is just so much a part of my every day life I had to do a mental readjustment. Agreed. It really surprises me to see active board contributors who have low cellar draws. I think it must be itb people who dr...
by dsimmons
September 4th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 4:31 pm
JonathanG wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 4:20 pm
108 in, 65 out for August. Will have to work harder in September.
Finally! A fellow wine lover who actually seems to drink wine! ;-)

Lol.
Sarah,

I don't think that there are many of us that can compete with your burn rate [cheers.gif]
by dsimmons
September 4th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Thanks for the note Tom. Sounds like it is time ti queue one up.
by dsimmons
September 4th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: TN: 2004 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I actually visited the winery when they were operating out of a trailer. Bought a bottle of their merlot for $39 but I do not remember the wine and I did not write a note. I d remember stopping when they had finished the winery and was shocked at the pricing of the wine.
by dsimmons
September 4th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6495

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

My list is heavily influenced by mailing lists which in turn has been driven by what I consider to be good value. Carlisle (17.3%) - For me and my wine preferences Carlisle has been and remains one of the most consistently good and fairly priced producers in the wine world. I have been a mailing lis...
by dsimmons
August 31st, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Purchased 16 and consumed 22 for a reduction of 6. It would be way worse if I had entered my Walter Hansel purchases but i procrastinated a bit.
by dsimmons
August 27th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

What a wonderful way to remember a friend. I am sure Joe would approve!
by dsimmons
August 27th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Cayuse allocation. I have been buying the same case for about 5 years 1GOK, 1 Camaspelo, 1Armada, and 1 Frog.
by dsimmons
August 27th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10772

Re: Cayuse is Live

I have been buying the same case for about 5 years 1GOK, 1 Camaspelo, 1Armada, and 1 Frog. I quit the mag this year just because I rarely have use for magnums.
by dsimmons
August 27th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10772

Re: Cayuse is Live

Tim D wrote:
August 24th, 2018, 7:10 pm
What's the oldest Cayuse Syrah you've tasted?
I have had the '07 and '08 Armada multiple times and they have been consistently outstanding. For my tastes I like their Syrahs with 10+ years of cellar time.
by dsimmons
August 25th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 4467

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

The Tablas Creek slate of White Rhone varietals. Great values IMHO.
by dsimmons
August 14th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone dared open a Cayuse Wallah Wallah Special mag?
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Has anyone dared open a Cayuse Wallah Wallah Special mag?

I would say 10 years of cellar time minimum.
by dsimmons
August 1st, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

purchased 15 and consumed 23 for a net decrease of 8
by dsimmons
August 1st, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Jim Stewart wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Hello. I'm Jim and I am an out of control wine accumulator.

Jim,

Take some comfort in the fact that most of us would not consider 217 bottles "out of control"
by dsimmons
July 24th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's finest Grenache is from ...
Replies: 163
Views: 6287

Re: The world's finest Grenache is from ...

i have had wonderful Grenache from US, France and Spain. For me it would be difficult to pick which is best as I have loved them all. Don, you just offended our Australian board members, but still, I applaud your generous and even-handed response! neener [cheers.gif] No offense intended of course b...
by dsimmons
July 24th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case of Carlisle... mostly zins...mostly Papera
by dsimmons
July 23rd, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's finest Grenache is from ...
Replies: 163
Views: 6287

Re: The world's finest Grenache is from ...

i have had wonderful Grenache from US, France and Spain. For me it would be difficult to pick which is best as I have loved them all.
by dsimmons
July 9th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2481

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Like him or hate him Parker changed the wine industry for the better, in that more people drink wine because of Robert Parker, and better wines are made. Whether that wine is your style or not, doesn't matter, as more wines became accessible due to him. This is indisputable. For me Parker was instr...
by dsimmons
July 8th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Love Geyserville's, especially with some age on them. Unfortunately I don't have any '10's. I had an '09 a few months ago that was excellent.
by dsimmons
July 8th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3L 2007 Montelena Estate Cab drinking question
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: 3L 2007 Montelena Estate Cab drinking question

If you are set on opening it now I would open at least 8 hours in advance. Better to wait another 10 years.
by dsimmons
July 6th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12445
Views: 482187

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2005 Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/6/2020) Wow, for $30 this is really an amazing bottle of wine. Dark and crystalline color. Super concentrated dark fruits. Wonderful balance with background tannin and a just right touch of acidity. Wish I h...
by dsimmons
July 4th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet question
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet question

Just looked at an '11 I have on deck and it does have a sticker on the capsule that has a series of letters and a number. Was not aware that it was a serial number though. I will look at some other bottles the next time I am in the cellar. My bottles are direct from winery mailing list.
by dsimmons
July 3rd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48434

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Another pretty good month for me. Purchased 3 and consumed 24 for a net decrease of 21. Nearing my 2000 bottle cellar size goal.
by dsimmons
June 25th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4535

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have never paid more than $250 for a bottle of wine as I believe you can drink very very well way below that price point.
by dsimmons
June 24th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: TN: 2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)

I have one bottle of the '08 left. I started with 9 and they have all been excellent.
by dsimmons
June 22nd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

I feel your pain. My wife puts ice in every glass of wine except Champagne. I gave up on her years ago. No accounting for taste.
by dsimmons
June 20th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

I have one bottle left from a six pack. I gave previous bottles mixed reviews. Several exhibited too much acidity for my taste.
by dsimmons
June 19th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1668
Views: 117745

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/19/2020) Drank with slow cooker barbecue ribs. This is what I look for in Zin. Super concentrated dark fruits, spice and licorice. Seamless integration and excellent balance. Starting to develop the elega...
by dsimmons
June 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1538

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

The only one that I have drunk was the '17 Tablas Creek which I enjoyed. Great summer quaff.
by dsimmons
June 16th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5853

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Early on in my wine odyssey, I splurged and purchased 4 bottles of 1999 Pavie. The first bottle of this I drank was wonderful. The second bottle I took to a restaurant to have Christmas Eve dinner with my son. I was stoked to showoff my great bottle of wine and my new hobby to my son... Well you gue...

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