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by David Baum
July 8th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2351

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Just turned 57. Im still buying things that will be ready to drink in 20 years. Dont want to be stuck drinking Yellow Tail in assisted living.

Get busy living or get busy dying. That's God damn right!

by David Baum
July 5th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2692

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Had an 89 LLC Friday night in the weekly driveway get together that was pretty darn good.

These two both were really nice also

94 Ravenswood Sonoma County Petit Syrah with burgers
07 Chateau Myrat showed well with cheesecake also
by David Baum
July 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 36
Views: 3626

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

Still have a bunch of 12-14's. They are actually drinking nicely. Havent bought in a long time due to prices and stylistic changes. Was fun while it lasted
by David Baum
July 1st, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 785
Views: 41642

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

13 consumed
8 purchased

Progress
by David Baum
June 29th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: RARE OPPORTUNITY - 6 Vintages of Scarecrow
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: FS: RARE OPPORTUNITY - 6 Vintages of Scarecrow

Would take $7500 for the whole lot
by David Baum
June 27th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 41
Views: 6144

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

I tasted through most of the 16 Scavino line up last week. Modern style but all very good and drinkable today (at least for now). The Fiasc was exceptional. I was able to order whatever I wanted 91C7FEB8-B6B8-49D1-B320-E6B4E74CD68F.jpeg My order arrived this week. Winex must ve done the same tastin...
by David Baum
June 25th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: RARE OPPORTUNITY - 6 Vintages of Scarecrow
Replies: 2
Views: 759

FS: RARE OPPORTUNITY - 6 Vintages of Scarecrow

Helping my best friend locally out. He’s been on Scarecrow list since the beginning. All wines are single owner, were purchased winery direct, barely moved and stored in a temperature controlled wine cellar the entire time. Ive had many vintages of Scarecrow and other CA Cults with him over the year...
by David Baum
June 23rd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 45
Views: 4501

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Crazy to be selling all that just when it's starting to get within eyesight of early drinking windows
by David Baum
June 22nd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Bryan Price wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 8:04 pm
I was late to the party on Kosta Browne and thought it wasn't worthwhile buying new vintages - after the buyout - and like to see these kinds of notes that subvert my expectations.
Which one? It was sold a few times
by David Baum
June 22nd, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Groannnn......more boycott all wineries failure. Picked up some more 2016 Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc from Winex after hearing Tristan loved it as much as I did. They came through my LWS early this year for a pre-arrival offer tasting. I ordered some then but its landed now and price was better t...
by David Baum
June 22nd, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Groannnn......more boycott all wineries failure. Picked up some more 2016 Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc from Winex after hearing Tristan loved it as much as I did. They came through my LWS early this year for a pre-arrival offer tasting. I ordered some then but its landed now and price was better th...
by David Baum
June 21st, 2020, 12:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT:MacDonald
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: WTB/WTT:MacDonald

750’s, mags or 3 liters?
by David Baum
June 20th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Came home with a case of Merry SB. Boycotting all wineries sounded so easy. #fail #allhailonan
by David Baum
June 18th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3623

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

David Baum wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 2:39 pm
David Baum wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
New on list. How does base cab compare to other similar Mike Smith wines? Seems like a great value at $70
It’s a no brainer. I popped a ‘17 Napa the other night and it was excellent.
Thx I'll probably grab a sixer once I'm done boycotting all wineries this month
by David Baum
June 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3623

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

New on list. How does base cab compare to other similar Mike Smith wines? Seems like a great value at $70
by David Baum
June 18th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3090

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Buying cabernet All 4 bottles? A mixed case of Scherrer on futures each year runs me $340 all in and is about as much Zin as I drink. I can pick up 20 bottles of 2016 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve with the balance which Id drink far more of. If you havent had it, Id seek it out. Great value [chee...
by David Baum
June 18th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 30
Views: 1397

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

Pass at $35 for me and Im boycotting all wineries in June anyway
by David Baum
June 18th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Anton D wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 6:42 am
David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Anton D wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 10:14 pm


Hell, you guys attacked Santa.
He had it comin'
I am happy I know you. [cheers.gif]
I'll make it up to Chico again someday so i can sit outside your house and boo you [cheers.gif]
by David Baum
June 17th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3090

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Buying cabernet
by David Baum
June 17th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Anton D wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 10:14 pm
David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 9:24 pm
My goal is to boycott all of them this month
Hell, you guys attacked Santa.
He had it comin'
by David Baum
June 17th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

My goal is to boycott all of them this month
by David Baum
June 15th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3254

Re: Best Brunellos

Lots of great names and I'll throw a few my favorites on the pile Campogiovanni La Fortuna Biondi-Santi San Filippo Le Lucere MastroJanni La Serena Constanti Il Poggione Valdicava Riserva Madonna del Piano Altesino Montosoli La Fiorita particularly enjoyable as I got to drink through the line-up wit...
by David Baum
June 10th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1133

Re: Sub $15 whites

Honig Sauv Blanc available at a supermarket near you
by David Baum
June 9th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1603
Views: 111824

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Compagni Portis is like Merry Edwards SB in my house. Cant have too much.
by David Baum
June 8th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

Had my first Wendouree shiraz last year brought by a friend from NY. Not sure of vintage. So unique. Wonderful wine.

Update: texted him. It was 94
by David Baum
June 8th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 1432

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

Right there with you. Left Seattle, went to Portland. Modern Times delivered $125 worth of beer I ordered, which I drank while smoking two slabs of spare ribs in a file cabinet. Drove down to Gold Beach, OR for a few days, and met up with Glenn Levine for pizza in Bandon. Sat outside, no masks and ...
by David Baum
June 8th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1716

Re: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

If I open a bottle that does not show as expected I give it some time to improve and if it doesn’t I’m finding something that will please me more and will call the underperforming bottle out. Why continue to drink something that’s disappointing? Seems like he was too caught up in what he opened and...
by David Baum
June 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1716

Re: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

Dead is dead. I had a conversation about this with a winemaker once and we both laughed. Your friend didnt make the wine, he bought the wine. There is no reason for them to take it personally. It happens
by David Baum
June 8th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: x
Replies: 0
Views: 218

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by David Baum
June 8th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2976

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Living in Coto you are a 10 to 15 minute drive to Envoyer so no shipping costs and easy to go back for more. It seems like a no brainer to start trying single bottles of grower champagnes to find others you like. Listen to your own pallette not someone elses and greg always has stuff on the shelf f...
by David Baum
June 7th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2976

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Living in Coto you are a 10 to 15 minute drive to Envoyer so no shipping costs and easy to go back for more. It seems like a no brainer to start trying single bottles of grower champagnes to find others you like. Listen to your own pallette not someone elses
by David Baum
June 6th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1603
Views: 111824

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Found some 18 Compagni Portis on wine.com of all places last week. Cost per bottle was $27 delivered with a wine.com coupon for spending over $100 and another amex offer for the same. Picked up 4 bottles, got delivered last Saurday and 2 are gone already. One with carnitas burritos and the other wit...
by David Baum
June 4th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Same as many others I rarely buy more than 6. There are a dozen or so I have 6 of but the one outlier is 2016 Scherrer OMV Zin. I thought i bought a split case (1/2 OMV and 1/2 Shale Terrace) on futures but ended up with all OMV. I've got 10 of em left
by David Baum
June 4th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7473

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

D Lieberman wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Been trying to figure out what to do with the sealed six-pack of ‘87 Volcanic Hill. Auction?, Drink?
Where do you live? I think I can help
by David Baum
June 4th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prague
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Prague

Loved my visit there in 2015. Just looked down and realized I was wearing my Prague t-shirt today. Hope to get back there someday
by David Baum
June 2nd, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: Recommendations for wine shops in Central Jersey?

I was gonna ask if Pinos was still around in Highland Park. Remember going there in college decades ago and it was a great shop
by David Baum
May 31st, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 785
Views: 41642

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 8
Consumed 16

More progress

Updated: shouldn't post with six hours left
by David Baum
May 30th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1087
Views: 87950

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

Picked up 4 bottles of Carlisle Compagni Portis at wine.com with $20 off $100 from wine.com and a $30 from amex. $107 all-in to my doorstep and they just arrived:)
by David Baum
May 30th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

How did this thread get through three pages without Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc label?
by David Baum
May 21st, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 5272

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

Opened a 16 OMV Zin 2 nights ago. Recent CT notes were spot on. Had a glass Monday night and saved the rest for last night. It really needed that extra day open to strut its stuff. #2 of 12 btls I'll probably check in again next year. No hurry on these
by David Baum
May 17th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir

Correct. I don't have any Platt though Im sure it's very good too
by David Baum
May 17th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5897

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Easy choice. Chappellet Signature - Pritchard Hill fruit, available widely at retail, consistently very good and stable pricing for a long time.
by David Baum
May 17th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir

Drank an 11 Savoy a few weeks ago. Wish I had waited a little longer but it was great and drank like an aged burg. Like others I stopped buying as prices escalated. When i started buying the appellation were mid $30's. Still have a bunch I'll enjoy in the years ahead Yes, I could see that pricing w...
by David Baum
May 17th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2011 Littorai Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir

Drank an 11 Savoy a few weeks ago. Wish I had waited a little longer but it was great and drank like an aged burg. Like others I stopped buying as prices escalated. When i started buying the appellation were mid $30's. Still have a bunch I'll enjoy in the years ahead
by David Baum
May 11th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5405

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy

Kris, It's a 2004 Long Shadows Feather. Sincerely, this thread was not intended to be about how I can get my corked bottle replaced/refunded/whatever, but rather L.A. Wine Co.'s policy of not accepting returns/replacement/store credit for TCA-infected wines more than 1 to 2 months after sale. I'm 1...
by David Baum
May 8th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3395

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

A friend down here in SD got some from the shop in NY and they shipped to him. He must have been one of the first to order it. They did cut his order down and instead of getting 2 I ended up with one. Looking forward to trying it after hearing so much about it
by David Baum
May 8th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th
Replies: 57
Views: 2361

Re: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th

Sounds great. Zoom tastings only take you so far Sbicca’s next party will be one for the ages... Guess I'm going to the WC! That private room in Sbicca is my all time favorite spot for a wine dinner. Great big table with plenty of room for wine, decanters and glasses that 12 to 14 can easily conver...

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