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by Mark Morrissette
February 25th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote: February 25th, 2021, 11:57 am Can't buy another one.
Sure you can! All the cool kids are doing it! neener
by Mark Morrissette
February 25th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 181
Views: 9625

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

One oddity on the Gabriel Gold glasses is that ordering a 6-pack costs more than ordering 3 two-packs. Only 100 points more, but still odd. Anyway, order in, and I am very pleased! Pretty awesome customer service experience on this. I ended up ordering 4 two-packs of GGG. Soon after I did, the cata...
by Mark Morrissette
February 20th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 181
Views: 9625

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

One oddity on the Gabriel Gold glasses is that ordering a 6-pack costs more than ordering 3 two-packs. Only 100 points more, but still odd.
Anyway, order in, and I am very pleased!
by Mark Morrissette
February 8th, 2021, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delmas Release
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Delmas Release

I agree. It is the lack of brett/funk that makes me like this so much, when compared to other Walla Walla/Rocks District Syrahs.

I am jealous of your visit. I would love to do that some day.
by Mark Morrissette
February 7th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl
Replies: 59
Views: 2660

Re: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl

Doubleback, Drew Bledsoe (former NFL Quarterback)'s winery, always seemed like a good option to me.
by Mark Morrissette
February 7th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delmas Release
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Delmas Release

Delmas, my favorite Syrah producer by a wide margin, started their release today. For those that don't know, they are the owners of the SJR Vineyard in the Rocks District (Oregon), near Walla Walla (WA). I have been on the list for a few years, and though I am cellaring most, we always sample one wh...
by Mark Morrissette
February 7th, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4135
Views: 440504

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

alan weinberg wrote: February 6th, 2021, 4:31 pm Update: to their credit they issued a credit!
Thank goodness, ad good to know. Thanks for reporting back.
by Mark Morrissette
February 1st, 2021, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 866
Views: 93655

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

There is an active thread going on elsewhere about Jeb Dunnuck's recent Napa report. In addition to a bunch of high scores, he has a really good section in his report on smoke taint in 2018. One thing that stuck out to me was he specifically called out Atlas Peak as an area to be very wary of for 20...
by Mark Morrissette
January 31st, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Becheur wine: 2016 Napa Valley Mount Veeder Syrah
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: New Becheur wine: 2016 Napa Valley Mount Veeder Syrah

Overall, I have found Bechur wines to be a really good value and very high quality. (and yes, shipping included)

But, we are not big Syrah fans so will probably pass on this one, but I chances are the quality here is very high.
by Mark Morrissette
January 28th, 2021, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2551

Re: Vermouth?

I tried David's vermouth with soda water last night. First time I have ever tried vermouth and soda. Really nice, refreshing drink, with the added bonus of a lot of complexity. I will definitely be exploring this more.
by Mark Morrissette
January 27th, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons
Replies: 109
Views: 5394

Re: Di Costanzo Wines • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons

Order in! Fantastic wines (and, super cool labels, in my humble opinion...).
Looking forward to the virtual tasting soon!
Thank you Erin!
by Mark Morrissette
January 26th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED** Colette & Marie-Paule Willamette Valley Pinot Noir—>Up to 40% + Free Shipping
Replies: 46
Views: 2213

Re: Colette & Marie-Paule Willamette Valley Pinot Noir—>Up to 40% + Free Shipping

In case it helps others: we drank the 2018 [edit: it was the 2019, sorry!] over two nights. On pop and pour, it was bursting with red jammy fruit flavors. With a little more time in the glass, the fruit was really well integrated with soft tannins, modest alcohol and pleasant acidity. On the second ...
by Mark Morrissette
January 26th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glass *2/22/21 Shipping Data, bottom of 1st post*
Replies: 191
Views: 11111

Re: Grassl Glass

Order in for a dozen glasses and a decanter + stopper. The Grand Reserve tie-in is great, by the way. I had heard a lot about these glasses on the boards, but never tried them. The two that came "Free" with my credit card convinced me these were definitely on the BD purchase list. Thank you!
by Mark Morrissette
January 26th, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED** Colette & Marie-Paule Willamette Valley Pinot Noir—>Up to 40% + Free Shipping
Replies: 46
Views: 2213

Re: Colette & Marie-Paule Willamette Valley Pinot Noir—>Up to 40% + Free Shipping

I have tried the 2018 Colette, and thought it was really good. It sounds like the 2019 may be even better. With the free shipping and discounts offered, these will be a great value. Looking forward to buying! EDIT: My bad, I tried the 2019 (not the 2018). Excellent wine and a great value; I am in fo...
by Mark Morrissette
January 26th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

Re: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14

GREAT stuff. I love that this a case of older vintages.

I have tried older vintages of Michael's chardonnays, and they are excellent.

VERY easy buy: In for a case.
by Mark Morrissette
January 26th, 2021, 8:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

Re: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14

I am a BIG fan, but same here... asking for a password...?
by Mark Morrissette
January 25th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 2915

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Turley spring offer is now live.
by Mark Morrissette
January 23rd, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2551

Re: Vermouth?

You are aware of dry vermouth I hope. More like, I was only aware of dry vermouth. I am well aware of what the recipe books say the ratio of vermouth to gin is in a martini. But, I also don't know anyone who would ever follow that. Not to digress into what a "Classic" martini is; the poin...
by Mark Morrissette
January 23rd, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2551

Re: Vermouth?

I had the chance to try David's vermouth last night. Wow! What an eye opener. So different than "my father's vermouth." I am a big fan of a classic gin martini, where the glass gets to see the Vermouth bottle, but that is about it. As a result, Vermouth last a LONG time in my house, and I ...
by Mark Morrissette
January 22nd, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selections from my local rural wine shop
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Selections from my local rural wine shop

Thanks very much Dan. I may have to take a drive up to that wine shop. Sounds great.
by Mark Morrissette
January 22nd, 2021, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 2915

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Has anyone seen a list of the specific bottlings that will be available in the spring release, next week? I cannot seem to find one on the website, but I may be looking in the wrong place. EDIT: As soon as I posted, I found it. If others have not found the list yet, here it is: https://www.turleywin...
by Mark Morrissette
January 21st, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Review Sites
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Wine Review Sites

Vinous matches your profile (focus on Italy and California). And, if you use CellarTracker, scores and note are automatically imported, so you can read them all on CT.

The CT compatibility is an important and very helpful feature for me.
by Mark Morrissette
January 19th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

It did not seem to be a terribly popular offer at the time, but a couple of months back Cam offered a 2019 Bordeaux future. It was the only offer where you are getting the actual bottle/label/wine from the winery, and the winery was identified in the offer: Chateau Serilhan. Vinous/Neal Martin publi...
by Mark Morrissette
January 17th, 2021, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4143

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

If your budgeted supports it (mine certainly did not when my kids were born...) I would do something like this: 1) Sauternes and possibly Resiling: as noted above, 20-30 year olds are sure to like sweeter wines 2) Vintage Champagne: this won't be out for several years, and I don't know if it was a g...
by Mark Morrissette
January 15th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7554

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

Really disappointed in Aubert. Didn't receive my "save the date email" a couple of weeks ago, after receiving and purchasing twice last year, so I gave them a call. They looked up my account and said I definitely would be receiving an offer this last Tuesday. It came and went with no offe...
by Mark Morrissette
January 14th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4135
Views: 440504

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

May 22 Aged Brunello mystery anyone? Just got my too many cases from Garagiste today. The Aged Brunello mystery is a 2008 La Fiorita. Very helpful, thank you. Does not sound like a great purchase for me. CT scores are OK (low 90s), but pro reviews are fairly weak. Vinous/Ian D'Agata: 88; Jancis/Wal...
by Mark Morrissette
January 12th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9208

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Pleased/fortunate to say that for now, I have no lingering side effects.

Taste and smell are fully back. I had a full blood panel done a couple of weeks after recovery, and everything was completely normal.

Fingers crossed it all stays that way!
by Mark Morrissette
January 12th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 2915

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

I went and looked up the source on the new bottles. It is from an Instagram post from Tegan at the end of July. This is all I know:

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by Mark Morrissette
January 12th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7554

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

I didn't count exactly, but it was somewhere around 24 bottles. All Chard. I am "new" to the list. I was on in the past and let it lapse and rejoined so it may be a bit different than being brand new, but likely not. Can't wait to get some offers for some Pinot. If memory serves, Pinots w...
by Mark Morrissette
January 12th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 41
Views: 2915

Re: TURLEY RECOMMENDATIONS

Does anyone recall if this release will be in the new Turley bottles, or are we still a release or two away from those?
by Mark Morrissette
January 7th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7554

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

I don't know if it has changed, but in prior years the 12-bottle minum was for the highfalutin pre-order group.

For those of us in the regular release (January 12, 11AM ET for me) it has been 6 bottles. I have not seen if whether anything is different this release.
by Mark Morrissette
January 7th, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 866
Views: 93655

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I’ve been reading these tasting notes since the beginning and find them helpful but I do have to ask how often people here drink wines within the first few months after bottling. I know that ‘better’ wines aren’t even released for sale until at least a year and very often longer. Supermarket brands...
by Mark Morrissette
December 27th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

...in the heart of the Oakville and Rutherford Bench complex of alluvial fans that drain out of the Maycamas Mountains.
Anyone else read more about "alluvial fans" in the last 9 months than they ever thought possible?
by Mark Morrissette
December 22nd, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

Ron F r e e d wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 9:37 am
August Briggs Two Moon cabernet?
I was looking at that one as well, as the price and other factors seem to fit. But, their website says only 165 cases produced in 2016. 400 EXTRA in 2018 seems like a stretch?
by Mark Morrissette
December 17th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3730

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

Another white wine that made the list was the 2017 Chateau Rieussec at #49. Jeb gave it very high praise. Regarding the Tour Saint Christophe, this wine has become an annual purchase for us since tasting the 2014 a few years ago. This is not a wine that I would recommend for someone who is looking ...
by Mark Morrissette
December 16th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3730

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

Agreed. At least for wines I am familiar with (and in some case own), I like his list better as well.

But, they also focus on different regions to some extent.
by Mark Morrissette
December 11th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

Tranche looks like they retail their CS for $50 flat, not "well over $50" so don't think it could be it. Can't tell if Pepper Bridge has the scores, but their price point fits (and have seen some of their wines on discount sites over the last year if that means anything) For the straight ...
by Mark Morrissette
November 30th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 866
Views: 93655

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

had the 21 Atlas Peak cab with dinner last night. Decanted 4 hours. Either not ready or not that good. I believe the former. I have had a couple bottles of the 21, and agree. The frustrating part for me is, I specifically chose dN selections it seemed would drink well now, without having to wait 2-...
by Mark Morrissette
November 25th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24814

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

For the moment at least, you could feel good that $175 w/shipping is probably the best price in the country...
by Mark Morrissette
November 19th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

Cameron Hughes wrote: November 19th, 2020, 8:47 am
Rohit B wrote: November 18th, 2020, 7:50 am N.66 on its way--anyone tried this yet?
cracked one yesterday actually to see if good to send out for review...don't touch it...ass backwards...Bottled 9/30 so its a waste of time.
Very helpful, thank you!
by Mark Morrissette
November 19th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 94
Views: 4528

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

A lot of the Vinous articles are great, and super informative. But, I have found I rarely, if ever, read Neal's. Honestly, he seems like a great guy, but his writing style (including many references to music that are far too obscure for my pedestrian tastes) is not for me. Many others seem to love h...
by Mark Morrissette
November 17th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône -- Who knew?
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: 1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône -- Who knew?

Very interesting stuff, thank you!
by Mark Morrissette
November 16th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

@Chris and Mark, thank you for the confirmation; it's reassuring to know it's not a one-off mistake. I think I'll sit tight and just hope for the best. Also, Mark, your helpful positive review of OG33 gave me the confidence to snag a stray case that popped up on dN's site Friday night. Thanks for s...
by Mark Morrissette
November 16th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône -- Who knew?
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: 1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône -- Who knew?

I am not here to say this was the best wine of all time by a long shot. But, just that I was quite pleasantly surprised given the age and the price-point (which means I am stereotyping ageability based on price...). A very nice find.
by Mark Morrissette
November 16th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

Random question Regarding OG 66, my order page on the website has the correct wine listed under "Product" but the SKU says OG65 (I was charged the correct amount for OG 66). I know this is one of the wines expected to ship this week and with the all the shipping snafus I'm slightly concer...
by Mark Morrissette
November 16th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône -- Who knew?
Replies: 6
Views: 599

1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône -- Who knew?

The joy of well stored, aged wine never ceases to amaze! 1992 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (11/16/2020) A friend was cleaning out their basement, found this old bottle and gifted it to us because we are "wine people." I was not expecting much [an...
by Mark Morrissette
November 14th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calem Camport 20 year Port -- anyone familiar
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Calem Camport 20 year Port -- anyone familiar

A friend was cleaning out their basement and found some old bottles of wine that they gave me. Most of them were of no particular interest, but one of them was a bottle port, about which I can find little or no information on CellarTracker or elsewhere online. It is a Calem 20 Year Old Port, with th...
by Mark Morrissette
November 14th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8649
Views: 648164

Re: de Negoce offer

Minor compared to others, but I was expecting a case (#26 Chardonnay) to ship last week, and it did not. It is frustrating when you get an email from Cam that proclaims "Just about everything we planned on shipping went out!" That said, I have received my other low numbers, and am happy wi...
by Mark Morrissette
November 8th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9208

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Very helpful thread, thank you for all who posted and shared their experiences. I, and my two college-age kids, have all tested positive (somehow, after two weeks of living with us, my wife is still negative). All have had fairly mild cases, but we have all lost our smell and taste. The kids are sta...
by Mark Morrissette
November 8th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4135
Views: 440504

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

I learned that lesson too. 750ml wine only.
I did break the rule to buy some 750ml olive oil, but only because I knew it could ship with wine.

Shipping is a back breaker on anything else.

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