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by David Baum
July 20th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 58
Views: 1521

Re: Worst wines you've had?

2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary cabernet. Bought a bunch of liter bottles pre arrival for $60. It's like trying to pour a jar of grape jelly down your throat. Instant gag reflex. Good news is I had this wine. Just sold them all at auction at 2.5X what I paid. Not my problem anymore
by David Baum
July 19th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 39
Views: 1103

Re: Pronunciation

GregT making wine /kul/ again
by David Baum
July 19th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 67
Views: 6909

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

In under 30 minutes
by David Baum
July 19th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place you ever went with Rose
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Best place you ever went with Rose

Maybe not the best but it didn't suck
by David Baum
July 18th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: TN: 2016 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

My favorite and I go through at least a case each vintage. I'm of the belief that it is never better than the day it's bottled and efforts to drink them older have not been nearly as pleasurable
by David Baum
July 18th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: WTB: Pappy 10 or 15

FWIW I think the 10 is a bit hot. I'd go with the Lot B 12 which is my favorite and not much more than the 10. It's a big step up
by David Baum
July 18th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 67
Views: 6909

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Pat Esposito wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:28 am
Frank Z wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:26 am
WOW. I had stepped to use the restroom and when I came back the Rose is sold out...
Was able to grab the 2+2 plus 1 white and 1 Rose. I love the SQN rose so excited to see if this will be a similar style
Same here but also wished extra rose though not expecting to get it
by David Baum
July 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 30
Views: 1774

Re: Cellar thief emails?

Makes me feel almost cool myself. Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool Cool is a relative term. Around here, Greg is cool because he's sarcastic and jaded, which are two traits the tragically hip require. He's the coolest fish in this particular wine geek pond. Amongst non-nerds, he's just a whacko who...
by David Baum
July 17th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 30
Views: 1774

Re: Cellar thief emails?

GregT wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:11 pm
our extremely knowledgeable and uber cool team of on-site sommeliers
Man, I started getting those emails but for me, it's deeply meaningful to be part of a group that gets suggestions from uber cool and rad somms.

Makes me feel almost cool myself.
Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool
by David Baum
July 16th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4609

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Joe B wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 9:18 am
Does Rivers Marie offer wish list?

I’m in for six pack.
In the past they may have but production was less than half normal this year. They did say there were some Panek and Lore mags available on request
by David Baum
July 16th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4609

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

2 Lore
1 Panek
3 Napa
by David Baum
July 15th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 67
Views: 6909

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Last wines with this lineage were probably Andremily.
by David Baum
July 14th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

I’ll share if you bring suitable hors d’oeuvres and maybe duck for dinner. How do you know he didn't mean Alan Eden? [snort.gif] my choices were better and he hasn’t posted. While your choices were good and I'd take you up on your offer I was referring to the dope I instantly thought started this t...
by David Baum
July 14th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 67
Views: 6909

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Looks like the CA people got theirs first. Id expect a lot of others to get them on Mon/Tues.
by David Baum
July 13th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 67
Views: 6909

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Just got a letter in the mail that Im getting an allocation. Anyone else get it? Release is 2 2017 syrah and 2 2017 grenache in a wood case. There are 623 boxes so around 100 cases of each wine. Also a 2017 White Rhone and 2018 Rose both very limited and sold first come basis. No pricing was include...
by David Baum
July 10th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2629

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

My cellar is full and I only have spots left for 3 liter bottles so its just Macdonald this year
by David Baum
July 10th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 105
Views: 5150

Re: Downstream Wines

Baaaa......Baaaa.....Baaaa
by David Baum
July 9th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4609

2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Save the date for Tuesday just received. Looks like a lighter release than we've seen in a while. Napa, Panek and small amount of Lore. No Calistoga or Herb Lamb.
by David Baum
July 9th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2426

Re: Auction Finds

There's a bunch of 40th Anniversary Caymus in 1 liter format on Spectrum. Highly recommend bidding on them
by David Baum
July 9th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2541

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Yes that's the standard walk in at Montelena. Need to do private
by David Baum
July 8th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2541

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

I'd go to Spotteswood which is very old school sit down. Mondavi Reserve room is an easy one and nice to visit such an iconic place. Throw a private Montelena tasting in for another old school experience. For a great sit down experience I'd reach out to Will Segui to taste his wines. Got to taste so...
by David Baum
July 8th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2541

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Tasted at Dunn in the fall. It's possible and was wonderful to see the place the wines I love so much come from. Randy is pretty much out of the picture and would have to get lucky for him to be around. Mike is often around and you may get some time with him. Such a great guy. Tasting will likely be...
by David Baum
July 8th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2541

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Visited Diamond creek a few weeks ago. $95 a person, no discounts, no fees waived with purchase, no trade courtesy, no way, no one. Worth visiting once as it's such an iconic place but expect to pay well for it
by David Baum
July 6th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3062

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

was there in mid June. Little wine, cheese and meat selection depleted. Bread was stale on sandwiches and vowed not to return. Oakville Grocer it is
by David Baum
July 4th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 918

Re: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?

Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. ^^ This ^^ You can load up on wines here from all over Sonoma County and beyond. I do it all the time. Just be aware that you will blow your budget by walking the aisles here. Corner of Airway and Industrial in the same building as UPS. Yup, not only best prices and selec...
by David Baum
July 2nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

Not possible! If I had more room I'd buy more wine
by David Baum
June 27th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Allocated wines don’t go into distribution unless it’s a “shitty vintage” and the winery does not sell through. Not true. Some have relationships and get the wines every year. I've bought six packs of 100 point scarecrow, the judge and more highly rated and allocated wines post release of scores us...
by David Baum
June 27th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Thin ice pal, thin ice. I think I can hear the laughter from Napa Valley coming over the Mayacamas right now into my backyard. So what happens when a winery sells less product than expected? They sit on product forever or they cut their costs to get rid of bottles? Typically they cut their costs to...
by David Baum
June 27th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

wholesalers would rebel. They get about 50% of private price to consumers on list. No way the wineries would alienate distribution contracts. (I suppose some ultra hot winery might be different, but they would never haggle with consumers anyway.) The outlet for this sort of thing is Last Bottle or ...
by David Baum
June 26th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Brian, Thats what places like the restaurant /wine shop near me (I think you know which one) are for. They have huge email customer lists and can sell 50 to 100 cases of a great deal in a weekend for someone looking to clear out inventory without it ever showing up on wine-searcher degrading their b...
by David Baum
June 26th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Sonoma recommendations for a group offsite

Be aware many places limit groups to 6 to 8. 10 can be a challenge and much more limiting with 20. You'll likely end up going where ever will have you
by David Baum
June 25th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wtb 1964 Port
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Wtb 1964 Port

Just buy a 63 and pretend. I've had several and when they are on they are ethereal
by David Baum
June 24th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 2813

Re: Calistoga wineries

Agree with John on CM. Went there after Carter in November and it was night and day. CM was a standard corporate tasting hosted by a generic employee that had been the a week. While they age well when young everything we tasted was average. Of course no one asked the OP what their tastes and equally...
by David Baum
June 23rd, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Tecate is way out of the way. Cross at TJ on way down. It's shorter and no wait that direction. On way back take Otay Mesa Crossing which is a few miles east of TJ main crossing and less busy. Just avoid coming home on Sunday night if possible. All the crossings will be back up then
by David Baum
June 23rd, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 2813

Re: Calistoga wineries

Had dinner at Sam's Social Club last week and was underwhelmed. I think there's better.

Go to Brasswood for lunch and order mozzarella appetizer (it's not on menu but it's houses specialty). Really don't need anything after that as it's so incredible but everything else I've had there was gGood
by David Baum
June 22nd, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 7194

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Have you met our friend Alan?
by David Baum
June 22nd, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7646

Re: Top US Syrahs

That will bring us back to doe ray Peay
by David Baum
June 22nd, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Note is about right and sure you can. RM appellation pinot last release was $30 which inflation adjusted is same maybe less. Dehlinger RRV is as well. They are out there
by David Baum
June 21st, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyards/wineries being sold
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Re: Vineyards/wineries being sold

I don't believe HL was sold but rather leased out to TRB for RM going forward.
by David Baum
June 21st, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering
Replies: 31
Views: 2887

Re: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering

Sell out alert: 5 bottles left of the OG. Should be gone shortly
by David Baum
June 21st, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1911

Re: Yearly Budget

I buy what I want when I want. When it starts to hurt or I run out of room I try to stop. Sometimes I do but it's usually futile and boxes pile up in my guest room
by David Baum
June 20th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carter wine to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Which Carter wine to buy

Only 94 bottles of OG left and 158 of La Verdad. Those will be first to go.
by David Baum
June 19th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carter wine to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Which Carter wine to buy

Got the email and was of course tempted, but am staying strong in my campaign to “Right Click Delete for 2017”. After the sadness of knowing I won’t be receiving a large box from Carter this summer, I checked my bank account and was pleased to see that $2K more was still in there. Life’s all about ...
by David Baum
June 19th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carter wine to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Which Carter wine to buy

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:54 am
Do an OG, Grand Daddy and Three Kings or La Verdad to give yourself a cross section. They’re all amazing.
And different. Not just the same wine over and over

Consider picking up the Carter " Carter" as it's the early drinker in the line up. It will help you keep your hands off the others
by David Baum
June 18th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7646

Re: Top US Syrahs

Alan R is on my wave length, but I will add Arcadian. +1 on the Real Alan. Big fan of Peay Les Titans among others. Generally prefer the cool climate versions to the overipe overly hot Saxums of the world. Nice to see them get some props here. Drinking at their vineyard with Nick is one of my favor...
by David Baum
June 18th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1644

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

Talking about Pisoni is dead at retail
by David Baum
June 18th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1589

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

Wes Barton wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 4:53 pm
David Baum wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Just picked 15 Mount Eden Chardonnay for $33.99

No better deal than that
At that price, is that the Edna Valley?
No sir. Real Deal. I felt dirty buying it and can get as much as I want.
by David Baum
June 18th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1589

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

Just picked 15 Mount Eden Chardonnay for $33.99

No better deal than that
by David Baum
June 18th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering
Replies: 31
Views: 2887

Re: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering

Just back home after a quick trip up to Carter for a tasting of the 2017 wines. Spent a couple hours tasting through most of the lineup with Mark Carter. He was a great host and his wines as always were some of my favorite cabs from Napa. Tasted, Fortuna, Weitz, Carter, La Bam, Three Kings, Grand D...

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