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by Mark Morrissette
September 23rd, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2526

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

I was granted both of my wish requests yesterday (extra bottles of Pesenti Petite Syrah, and Library Petite Syrah).
by Mark Morrissette
September 22nd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

NEW LISTING is up: #49

Cabernet, Alexander Valley. $50++ for $10 offer

https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n- ... a612&_ss=r
by Mark Morrissette
September 19th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392547

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

I don't recall seeing these previously, so here are a couple of other previous mysteries "revealed"... 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Mystery: 2016 Nittardi Chianti Classic Riserva Pretty happy with this one. This has 17+ points from Walter Speller at Jancis Robinson, 90 from a Decanter blind panel, ...
by Mark Morrissette
September 19th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Awesome, thank you for the note Matthew. I am patiently waiting for mine to be shipped (but that provides for a good way for me to keep my hands off them...). Personally, I am planning to drink most of these 5-10(+?) years out, and the de Negoce I have coming in 1-5 years. Good strategy? Who knows, ...
by Mark Morrissette
September 19th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 106
Views: 5623

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

Very helpful information, thank you Kris!
by Mark Morrissette
September 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392547

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

Nick van der Merwe wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 11:58 am
Could be Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste. Jeb gave the 2015 98pts and it retails for ~ $135.
The 2016 has already been reviewed by AG (98) and Jancis (17.5). No way Jon leaves those scores out. So, probably not that one....
by Mark Morrissette
September 17th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

#54 is Live on the site
https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n- ... 117d&_ss=r

Sonoma Mountain Cab @20/each
by Mark Morrissette
September 16th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10091

Re: Ultramarine Email

Based on notes I have seen, it does not seem these are meant for extended cellaring, is that right? The consensus I have seen suggests drinking within +/- 5 years of release. I know they have not been around long enough to have any real experience, but does anyone have any different thoughts on the...
by Mark Morrissette
September 16th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4776

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

I just got a first time offer for some of the '19 Sonoma Coast Chard ($65) to "tide you over until we can offer you a full selection". Thoughts? From speaking with them a few years ago, they mentioned to me that people not yet on the list who take these "tide you over" offers (which they seem to of...
by Mark Morrissette
September 16th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10091

Re: Ultramarine Email

Based on notes I have seen, it does not seem these are meant for extended cellaring, is that right? The consensus I have seen suggests drinking within +/- 5 years of release. I know they have not been around long enough to have any real experience, but does anyone have any different thoughts on the ...
by Mark Morrissette
September 16th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10091

Re: Ultramarine Email

Mike C. wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 9:03 am
Allocated one 3-pack, took it. No option for single bottles of rose.
+1
by Mark Morrissette
September 13th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

deNegoce #21 was never emailed to me (but I still bought it). Can someone please post what the email said for #21? Thanks. Here is the text of the #21 email: No expense was spared in the production of this 2018 Atlas Peak Cabernet. Sourced from a true specialist in the art of hillside Cabernet, its...
by Mark Morrissette
September 13th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

She said her husband doesn't care for Sauvignon Blanc because it's usually too astringent, but he loved the one on offer right now. That's the same complaint I have with SB, but she described it as well rounded and rich, so I bought a case (still available at 9:40 pm Pacific time). It's nice to hav...
by Mark Morrissette
September 6th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

cracked my first OG. The Chard, # 12. Pleased as punch. Not the oak monster the Cyclist made it out to be. Very good to hear, thank you for the the report. Patiently (sort of) waiting for my case. On a total tangent, on a wonderful pre-Covid trip to Paris in February, I was thinking of you. Odd, I ...
by Mark Morrissette
September 2nd, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Really appreciate the detailed, day-by-day notes, thank you!

Now, I am just sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting for mine to arrive (so I can cellar it for 3-10 years!).

(But, I would like to start drinking the Sauv Blanc soon...)
by Mark Morrissette
August 31st, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2526

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

Anyone know if this release will be in the new "standard" bottles rather than their traditional Turley bottles? I do not think these will be in the new bottles. The information about the new bottles came from an instagram post from Tegan, where he alludes that the first wine in the new bottle will ...
by Mark Morrissette
August 31st, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

Reading the recent pages of this thread over the last 20 min has led me to a few conclusions. It's likely Constant. $18 for No.40 is a great price as the juice is well worth the squeeze. The synthetic corks will last 15 or so years Vs. 10 which is nice to know. Lastly, I'll never get 18 of the last...
by Mark Morrissette
August 31st, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Going to let mine sit for several years before I touch them. They will go deep in the back of my locker. I am not expecting greatness from these but it will be nice to have an inexpensive cab to open with no guilt whenever I get around to them. Agreed on this approach. I intend to tuck the Becheur ...
by Mark Morrissette
August 31st, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2526

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

It does kind of depend on what you like. A sampling of several might be a good way to start... That said, the Hayne's (Petite and Zin) are considered their signature wines (and most expensive). At the other end of the spectrum, Old Vine Zin is an inexpensive choice that most people really like. In b...
by Mark Morrissette
August 31st, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2526

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

No email yet, but I signed in this morning, and ordering was open. I purchased the Hayne, Library, Pesenti Petite Syrahs. Short of a full case, but with wish lists, hoping to get to a full case. I was hoping for Zampatti Zin which I think was available this release (??), but was not offered any (or ...
by Mark Morrissette
August 29th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 4896

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

Drinking a Di Co right now, and looking forward to Monday!
by Mark Morrissette
August 29th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

This is super helpful, thank you Brent! Look forward to seeing more of the results.
by Mark Morrissette
August 28th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153501

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Yep. I have it on one of my Amex cards, but not the other.
by Mark Morrissette
August 28th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392547

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

Also what kind of English is this? "ALL HAVE (NOT) ARRIVED and (will not do so) shortly" I have been judiciously buying Garagiste offers for several years, but this line is a major pet peeve of mine. I have no idea what he is talking about, and it is in every email. Is it there, or not? If not, whe...
by Mark Morrissette
August 25th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2526

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

I don't have access either, but I can now see the Tasting Notes for the Fall 2018 release, which I could not before. I guess I can start planning my purchases now.... Didn't see any tasting notes. Will be loading up on OVZ and as much Ueberroth as they will sell me though [cheers.gif] Go the Member...
by Mark Morrissette
August 25th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2526

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

I don't have access either, but I can now see the Tasting Notes for the Fall 2018 release, which I could not before.

I guess I can start planning my purchases now....
by Mark Morrissette
August 24th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153501

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Unfortunately I was not given an actual code, just a link that took the $100 automatically out of my cart. The link I was sent is below. When I click it now, it no longer gives me the $100 off, as I have used it, but when I paste it into an Incognito window, it still seems to work. Hope it works for...
by Mark Morrissette
August 24th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1570
Views: 153501

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Appreciate the tip on the Ridge at Wine Access. Geyserville was gone, but they had 2017 Lytton Springs which I prefer. Wine Access sent me a $100 off $250 new-customer code this weekend, which I was not sure if I was going to use. But I did... I stacked that coupon with the Amex offer to pick up the...
by Mark Morrissette
August 19th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8049
Views: 541166

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

I don't do too many Last Bottle deals, but I was in for 4 on this one as well.
by Mark Morrissette
August 6th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

There seems to be much offense taken to Cameron "being a great marketer." Being a great marketer to does not make it a bad product. Apple is great at marketing, and they make great products (IMHO). Part of (maybe a BIG part of) Cameron's great marketing is his reputation. Marketing is not synonymous...
by Mark Morrissette
August 5th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

Here is a list of state-by-state maximum shipping restrictions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_ship ... ted_States
by Mark Morrissette
August 4th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

wonder what's up with the Sauv. Blanc? Its the only one I opted out of the summer hold, but looks like it may not ship until Fall anyway at this point? I am in the same boat on this SB: it is the only one I opted out of the summer hold, and now wondering where it is.... I received UPS tracking info...
by Mark Morrissette
August 3rd, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

Eric White wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:11 am
wonder what's up with the Sauv. Blanc? Its the only one I opted out of the summer hold, but looks like it may not ship until Fall anyway at this point?
I am in the same boat on this SB: it is the only one I opted out of the summer hold, and now wondering where it is....
by Mark Morrissette
August 1st, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley bottles finally slim down
Replies: 30
Views: 2031

Re: Turley bottles finally slim down

Wow!
(Who knew changing a bottle shape could make me so happy!)
by Mark Morrissette
July 14th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

I just submitted 3 de-dupe requests. I think that is most of them for now. There is one that someone has just entered as "de negoce Cabernet Sauvignon" with no other information. I can't help that person! It appears the cracker-jack team at CT has cleared up all of identified dupes and mis-labeling...
by Mark Morrissette
July 13th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

I just submitted 3 de-dupe requests. I think that is most of them for now.
There is one that someone has just entered as "de negoce Cabernet Sauvignon" with no other information. I can't help that person!
by Mark Morrissette
July 11th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

Purchased the Becheur Sauvignon Blanc today.

Purchased the de Negoce Sauv Blanc a few weeks back.

Looking forward to doing the taste test once they both arrive!
by Mark Morrissette
July 11th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Is the Deal with Carneros?
Replies: 81
Views: 5547

Re: What Is the Deal with Carneros?

One of the winemakers at Acacia and at Poseidon was (is?) Michael Terrien. Michael has a new project that is somewhat similar to the Cameron Hughes de Negoce offers (high quality wine, bought bulk, white labeled). If anyone is interested, he currently has a Carneros Sauvignon Blanc on offer. https:/...
by Mark Morrissette
July 11th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Aubert

This is a friendly reminder that you will have priority access to the Fall 2020 wine allocations beginning Thursday, July 9th at 9:00 am PDT. An auto-login link will be provided via email, which is the quickest and easiest way to access your allocation. This release is for our 2018 Single Vineyard ...
by Mark Morrissette
July 10th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

I feel a LOT better telling my wife about these +/-$12/bottle purchases than most of the wine I buy!
She is actually pretty into it.
by Mark Morrissette
July 9th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

MatthewT wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 10:54 am
Delivered! Decanting already. I know bottle shock, etc. But I need to see how good this is to know if I buy a 2nd case. Will report back.
Looking forward to your report!
by Mark Morrissette
July 9th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

Great post, and very helpful Cameron, thank you.
I am looking forward to trying the wine I have already purchased, and to (undoubtedly) buying more!
by Mark Morrissette
July 8th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4776
Views: 272903

Re: de Negoce offer

Very interesting how important reputation is in all of this. In a lot of ways what Cameron is doing is similar to the old Garagiste Mystery Wines, only arguably worse because with de Negoce you never really find out what you got. But, with good reason, there is a lot of trust here for Cameron. Not t...
by Mark Morrissette
July 7th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Aubert

This is a friendly reminder that you will have priority access to the Fall 2020 wine allocations beginning Thursday, July 9th at 9:00 am PDT. An auto-login link will be provided via email, which is the quickest and easiest way to access your allocation. This release is for our 2018 Single Vineyard ...
by Mark Morrissette
July 6th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

That seems like a good guess Matthew. The the Google map is also really helpful. I looked at that, and looked for a vineyard that is "arrayed skirt-like, bordering the woodlands of the steeper slopes above." This might be wishful thinking, but Martha's Vineyard seems to fit that description quite w...
by Mark Morrissette
July 6th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

That seems like a good guess Matthew. The the Google map is also really helpful. I looked at that, and looked for a vineyard that is "arrayed skirt-like, bordering the woodlands of the steeper slopes above." This might be wishful thinking, but Martha's Vineyard seems to fit that description quite we...
by Mark Morrissette
July 5th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Just to emphasize the point made above: if you pay above the average price, you get a credit for your next purchase for the difference between what you paid and the average price. From the website: "Once the wine sells out, if you paid more than the average you will receive a coupon for the differen...
by Mark Morrissette
July 4th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10532

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

Yep. In for a case. Michael has not disappointed yet.
by Mark Morrissette
June 28th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7873

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

I was there in mid-February. At that point, they told me they expected release to happen late-March or early-April. Obviously, that did not happen... The tasting room representative said he expected the release price to be the same as 2007. Hopefully that does happen (but I am not counting on it...).

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