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by David Baum
September 18th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Tasting Blitz Cirq, Rhys, Carlisle, RM and more
Replies: 83
Views: 5572

Re: Napa/Sonoma Tasting Blitz Cirq, Rhys, Carlisle, RM and more

FWIW the first two vintages of Cirq are drinking extraordinarily well now
by David Baum
September 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13013

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Ive had every one including the 08 and 09. Having the 08 with 8 years of age is what has convinced me to keep my hands off them if at all possible until they are at least 8 years post vintage. Made one exception for Pobega's visit last Fall and opened a 14 with an 8 hour decant. Showed great but the...
by David Baum
September 17th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 637

Re: Barrel furniture

One of my friends pushed into retirement prematurely has been doing this down in. San Diego as well. Gonna have him make me a few of the Adirondack chairs
by David Baum
September 15th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13013

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

M. Taylor wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 10:29 am
Got our first allocation this year. 3 bottles, and happy.
Congrats
by David Baum
September 15th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13013

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

More than you know [winner.gif]
by David Baum
September 14th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 77
Views: 2700

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Jeff VanDenbussche wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 5:56 am
We have enjoyed Jean Edwards, Bedrock, and Honig (especially the Rutherford) this summer.
Honig Reserve SB aka Rutherford is great under the radar wine. Very different than their standard bottling. Been enjoying it for years and it's priced very well too
by David Baum
September 11th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13013

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

MatthewT wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 5:37 am
If anybody wants to bring them to my front door in San Diego, I'd gladly drink them.
Many of us in SD are on the list. Just gotta drink with the right people
by David Baum
September 10th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 131
Views: 10704

Re: Wait list times

Ive been on scarecrow waiting list at least 4 years and have never gotten an offer
by David Baum
September 9th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Continuum Novicium
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Continuum Novicium

May want to revisit
by David Baum
September 8th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22033

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Al Osterheld wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Ash generally means nearby fire, which I think is the worst type of smoke.

-Al
FWIW I have some ash in my backyard. Fires are about 40 miles away from me. It depends which way the winds blow
by David Baum
September 8th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

Hanzell is a good call. Sojourn not restrained so while good may not be your style
by David Baum
September 8th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Continuum Novicium
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Continuum Novicium

Scott Brunson wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 5:44 pm
I’ve been on the Continuum list since the inaugural vintage (drank our final 05 during quarantine).
I love the main wine; am not as crazy about Novi
We have visited quite a few times; it’s a wonderful visit.
Have you had since they flip flopped the blends in 2016?
by David Baum
September 8th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Continuum Novicium
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Continuum Novicium

They have since raised the price but it includes shipping for closer to $150. Sucked last time we went as we always bought it while at winery and there was no difference whether we had shipped or not. In last few years they have shifted Continuum to be more Cab Franc dominant and Novicium to be more...
by David Baum
September 8th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13013

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

MatthewT wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Excited to buy my usual case and 3 magnums but hoping I get a 3 Liter this year. How many years does it usually take before you get a 3L?
Do you get the sauv blanc yet? When you do you'll know you are close
by David Baum
September 7th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13013

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

FWIW production bumped up nicely in 18. That will be the year some of you will get your chance and it is a great vintage
by David Baum
September 5th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

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

Interesting exercise. Was a little surprised but guess I shoulodnt have been 1. River-Marie - been on list several years and buy Cab and Pinot every year 2. Scherrer - mostly zins bought a case each year on futures I want to age after drinking an older one at a tasting with Fred years ago 3. Dehling...
by David Baum
September 3rd, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Peay Vineyards Syrah Les Titans (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: TN: 2008 Peay Vineyards Syrah Les Titans (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Will Clements wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 4:49 am
The 2012 estate Chardonnay are fantastic right now
Had one last weekend
Thx, got one left though I'm gonna give it a couple more years. Still testing aging curve on these
by David Baum
September 2nd, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 2634

Re: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown

Was a great article in WS and he was on cover of WS several years ago. Certainly was no secret
by David Baum
September 2nd, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10439

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

A lot of people are saying that Greg
by David Baum
August 31st, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 30196

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Thx for the notes
by David Baum
August 31st, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45734

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not as bad as it sounds. Drank only 7 due to Covid-19 scare early August. Bought 31 but includes 2 cases from Ravenswood library offer and I'll offload half to local friends. I'll call it plus 12. Think I've only got Macdonald and everyday white buying left in next few months. Hoping to finish the y...
by David Baum
August 27th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

Is this an inside joke regarding my post where I said "I notice that there is not much discussion here about Sojourn Cellars"? Which is much different than "never talk about". Or some other inside joke? Anyway, I did a search and in 2019 there was 1 Topic with Sojourn in the title while there were ...
by David Baum
August 26th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9303

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

In other news
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by David Baum
August 23rd, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 133
Views: 17049

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

I got a few
by David Baum
August 23rd, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin damaging corks
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Coravin damaging corks

lleichtman wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 12:26 pm
All of these were 20+ year old wines. Older corks probably are the issue.
With older bottles they often break anyway. Could have nothing to do with coravin
by David Baum
August 22nd, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 136
Views: 6452

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Alex N wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 8:32 pm
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Still my favorite. After eight bottles tonight we opened an 18 Merry to finish off another warm evening. It was the right choice again
by David Baum
August 22nd, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22033

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

. . . https://gispub.epa.gov/airnow/?tab=0&clayer=ozonepm&mlayer=none . . . Ugh. If this is accurate, all the vineyards I care about are in the solid red area. What number is the "danger" level? That's basically NYC to Jacksonville. When something happens in Jacksonville are you concerned in NYC? T...
by David Baum
August 21st, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9103

Re: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 11:51 am
David Baum wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 11:48 am
I liked Steph's speech
I could have predicted this one!
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I figured you could use some servicing [cheers.gif]

Sincerely hope all is OK for you, yours and everyone up that way
by David Baum
August 21st, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9103

Re: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County

I liked Steph's speech
by David Baum
August 21st, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9103

Re: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County

The hot dry weather seems to finally be breaking down here. Hoping for the same up by you
by David Baum
August 18th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9103

Re: Fire 13-4 Sonoma County

Or one close to the beach :)
by David Baum
August 18th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9103

Re: Fire 13-4 Sonoma County

Wow, Love that area and it holds a special place in my heart. Stay safe and hoping for the best for you and extended neighbors
by David Baum
August 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)
Replies: 54
Views: 6971

Re: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)

It is a really cool label though
by David Baum
August 13th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots

Hell, I hadn’t had breakfast yet. [snort.gif] I think morning is the best time to taste, your palate is fresh. Agree. The 10 am appointment is always my favorite to truly taste wines There’s nothing like morning To Kalon, GIII, Dr Crane etc barrel samples with Mike Smith. I like Thursdays! Sounds g...
by David Baum
August 13th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Bryan Price wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Nothing like some wine before lunch!
Hell, I hadn’t had breakfast yet. [snort.gif] I think morning is the best time to taste, your palate is fresh.
Agree. The 10 am appointment is always my favorite to truly taste wines
by David Baum
August 13th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots

Thanks for the notes and hope Ive got enough tenure on the list to get what I'd like to
by David Baum
August 8th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2863
Views: 190962

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2018 compagni portis. Nothing to see here. Keep moving
by David Baum
August 6th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5343

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

Been a fan of Bibianna's Cattleya SB's for years. They are wonderful and she is also
by David Baum
August 5th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opus One
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

Re: Opus One

Opened a mag of 97 last year that was exceptional
by David Baum
August 5th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: August 11th offers?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: August 11th offers?!?

dave kammerer wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 6:43 am
Dehlinger on Aug. 10th
Don't know if you noticed on the photo in the email but it looks like the might be releasing an Octagon designate. Outside of a small magnum release the last few year it's been forever since they released that in 750s.
by David Baum
August 5th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1582

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Vincent Arroyo and if your lucky you'll get to try one of the Dunn Petites I have in the cellar from the early/mid 90's which are the real unicorns in this category. Poured one at a SB party and it was one of if not the WOTD among very strong competition with probably 100 bottles of you name it and...
by David Baum
August 4th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1582

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Vincent Arroyo and if your lucky you'll get to try one of the Dunn Petites I have in the cellar from the early/mid 90's which are the real unicorns in this category. Poured one at a SB party and it was one of if not the WOTD among very strong competition with probably 100 bottles of you name it and ...
by David Baum
August 4th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29051

Re: Ravenswood library offer

[cheers.gif] Of course
by David Baum
August 4th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29051

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Yah, I am looking into off site storage and it's about $2/year/bottle to store wine in San Diego. That's a great way to look at it. The wine is free! Who doesnt love free wine? Good to know you are in SD. Ive been on Carlsbad/Encinitas border for last 23 years. Got a good group of regulars around t...
by David Baum
August 4th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29051

Re: Ravenswood library offer

David did you like all 6? Excited to drink all of these in the near future. Agree, that's what's fun about buying such an aged release. I enjoyed them all but some far more than others. The 2 94 Petit Sirah were the stars. Had some 93 (Dickerson and Chamizal) and 99 Zins (Big River) that were inter...
by David Baum
August 4th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29051

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I got seven last release. I have one left. I dont see a reason to lay these down. They are ready to drink. Thats the reason to buy them David did you like all 6? Excited to drink all of these in the near future. Agree, that's what's fun about buying such an aged release. I enjoyed them all but some...
by David Baum
August 4th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29051

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I got seven last release. I have one left. I dont see a reason to lay these down. They are ready to drink. Thats the reason to buy them

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