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by Josh H
August 17th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Fall Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: Turley Fall Release

Old Vine, Salvador, Heminway, Judge Bell, and Ueberroth for me. Switching it up a bit this year from years past.
by Josh H
August 15th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: La Pelle 2017

Same. Passed last year and again this year due to the 6 bottle requirement. Would buy if a 3 pack.
by Josh H
August 4th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!
Replies: 22
Views: 1369

Re: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!

We were in Montalcino in May and did a few tastings at some of the more well known producers but also tried out a few smaller places. The most unique and memorable was Nostra Vida (http://www.nostravita.it/?lang=en). The views are incredible, the wine is really good and the tour is truly one of a k...
by Josh H
August 2nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kata folded into Realm
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Kata folded into Realm

Just got the email from Realm stating the same thing.
by Josh H
July 26th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13025

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

I haven't received my offer yet since I have not previously purchased from the winery directly. My only experience with Bedrock was through the 2015 OVZ which Wine Spectator built up with their 93 point rating and ranking as #12 on their top 100 wines of the year in 2017. I'm afraid that WS built u...
by Josh H
July 23rd, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13025

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Someone sell me on the Evangelho and Limerick. I have quite a bit of Bedrock and already placed my order for this go round (OVZ, Sky syrah, Carlisle, Staves, Gambrels, Bedrock Heritage, Old Hill), but had contemplated adding an Evangelho and Limerick (allocated two this time). I’ve had Limerick zins...
by Josh H
July 15th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 100
Views: 12885

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Got my letter today. Really looking forward to it.
by Josh H
June 21st, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maxem Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Maxem Release

Bought the Chardonnay but may go back for the Pinot!
by Josh H
June 18th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering
Replies: 31
Views: 3255

Re: 2017 Carter Cellars Offering

Live.
by Josh H
June 5th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Williams Selyem - GIII Cab Sauv Initial Offering

I’m a big WS fan, so I’m definitely considering it to see what they can do with G3
by Josh H
May 15th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 73
Views: 6663

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Alan Eden wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm
So is this the next Macdonald or just another high price Napa cab ?
Unlikely the latter because of who’s involved. I doubt MACDONALD is a fair comparison as it’s not To Kalon fruit and doesn’t have the history. Neither are issues to me. Will it have the same fervent following? Who knows.
by Josh H
May 15th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 73
Views: 6663

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

I was in early, so I got the upcoming offer too. Looking forward to it!
by Josh H
May 5th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2350
Views: 155894

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Bedrock question for the experts here: I’ve recently signed up for the mailing list based on my enjoyment of Carlisle (an apparent kindred spirit) and the raves on this board. I found a few 17s at retail to try to see if these are for me. Between the OVZ, Evangelho Heritage and Bedrock Heritage, wh...
by Josh H
April 20th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2984

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

How do you get on the allocation list?
by Josh H
March 27th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 22
Views: 4067

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

Anyone have any info on the Practical Dreamer tour that is referenced?
by Josh H
March 27th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture
Replies: 22
Views: 4067

Re: Juan Mercado stepping away from Realm - new Paso Grenache Venture

Eric Jensen of Booker told me this a few months ago, but wouldn’t get into any details. I know Juan is really close with Eric and some of the other Paso winemakers. Very excited about this project, as I really enjoy Paso wines.
by Josh H
March 15th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard

Very informative note!

Out of curiosity, how long does it typically take to get off the wait list? Thanks!
by Josh H
March 12th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa Today
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Vice Versa Today

Went with the pinot and Steltzner last week. Went with the Napa cab last year, and then the pinot in its inaugural release last year as well. I’m very impressed by Vice Versa. They really do everything first rate.
by Josh H
March 12th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Feedback on Itinerary for Trip to Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Feedback on Itinerary for Trip to Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles

I can’t speak of the tasting room itself, but Booker is well worth it, as I find their entire portfolio to be excellent. I recently had a tasting with the owner/winemaker Eric Jensen here in Florida and it was really great. Note that they’re in the process of building a cave, so it may be worth wait...
by Josh H
February 28th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 2022

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

Hartford Court or Hamilton Russell
by Josh H
February 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 100
Views: 12885

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

I believe I signed up last August. Looking forward to it, assuming I even get an allocation.
by Josh H
February 11th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range
Replies: 47
Views: 2370

Re: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range

Chateau Monbousquet.
by Josh H
February 8th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering
Replies: 20
Views: 2008

Re: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering

Requested the Fanucchi-Wood Zinfandel along with my other bottles of Pinot and the Papera Zin. Anyone have experience with the wish list for Williams Selyem? Last year was the first Spring offering I’d received and I wishlisted the Fanucchi (which was the first vintage of it), and I received my req...
by Josh H
February 8th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2350
Views: 155894

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Any idea as to when the Save the Date will come out? I believe it was the 6th last year, with the offering being on the 13th. Spring Release will be out on the 19th, Save the Date will be out the 12th. We are finalizing the wines but there will be some fun stuff on there including 18 Lulu (maybe my...
by Josh H
February 7th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2350
Views: 155894

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Any idea as to when the Save the Date will come out? I believe it was the 6th last year, with the offering being on the 13th.
by Josh H
February 7th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7301

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

A close friend of mine got the largest allocation of anyone I know. He visited the winery last year and bought 13 bottles, and got his first allocation in the fall. He bought a case then too. His offer this time included 15 bottles (including 3 each of crane and to kalon) and 16 magnums, including s...
by Josh H
February 7th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Morlet
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Thoughts on Morlet

Count me as a fan too, particularly of the La Proportion Doree. I bought the 17, and recently picked up the 13 at my local boutique wine store, and plan on going back for the 12. I didn’t get a chance to have the 14 unfortunately. Sure the wines are pricey, but the quality supports it. I think you c...
by Josh H
February 5th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)
Replies: 24
Views: 1491

Re: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)

Hamilton Russell is a solid producer. They made the cut to pour their Pinot at IPNC. Robert Probably my favorite producer from South Africa. The Chardonnay is one of the better Chardonnay values out there in my opinion. Raats cab franc is also a good choice. Very interesting. It can be a bit too ve...
by Josh H
February 5th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)
Replies: 24
Views: 1491

Re: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)

Gary York wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Might be a good time for beer.
I’d disagree. The wine list there is excellent. South Africa has some really great wines.
by Josh H
February 5th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2928

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

Funny, K Vintners The Beautiful and Ovide were going to be my recommendations. Or, to throw people for a loop, go with Guido from K Vintners, which is a sangiovese. Being that it’s a Washington sangiovese, it’s very interesting and it’s a flavorful crowd pleaser. I’m not sure where you shop, but Tot...
by Josh H
February 5th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer
Replies: 48
Views: 3785

Re: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer

We knew Platt would be a new offering, but I don’t recall anything about Purrington Rued. Does anyone have any information about this? Thanks.
by Josh H
January 31st, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5870

Re: Maybach on Deck

ykwon wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 11:15 am
I signed up January 2017 and got moved to the list this year.

Thank you. I believe I was about two months after you. Enjoy.
by Josh H
January 31st, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5870

Re: Maybach on Deck

How long does it typically take to get off the wait list? I think I’ve been on about two years. Thanks!
by Josh H
January 21st, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailers in Florida worth checking out?
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Wine Retailers in Florida worth checking out?

Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale.

Wine Wave in Delray Beach.
by Josh H
January 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 80
Views: 6799

Re: Aubert Spring Release

Does the 6 pack come with a wood box? Curious if that contributes to the shipping cost.
by Josh H
January 15th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad is live
Replies: 27
Views: 1553

Re: Myriad is live

I ordered early last year but I’m tied up the rest of the day. How long does it typically take for then to sell out?
by Josh H
January 15th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 80
Views: 6799

Re: Aubert Spring Release

First time on the list and was extremely excited about ordering. My hope was to be able to order a bottle each of 6 of the wines. However, my offer was a pre-selected group of 6, to include 1 each of Powder House, UV-SL, and Eastside, and 3 bottles of Larry Hyde. I’ll probably pass as I don’t like p...
by Josh H
January 10th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th
Replies: 48
Views: 3804

Re: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th

I’m a Myriad customer but for some reason I haven’t purchased the Elysian yet. Please excuse the dumb question, but does the wine come in a wood box? It doesn’t have any bearing on whether I purchase obviously but I’m just curious. Thanks.
by Josh H
January 9th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th
Replies: 48
Views: 3804

Re: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th

Great news; wouldn’t expect anything less from such a quality label.

Any scores on these yet?
by Josh H
January 9th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th
Replies: 48
Views: 3804

Re: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th

The semillons are excellent.
by Josh H
September 29th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 14556

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

The La Pelle sounds interesting but a six pack purchase is a bit much. I bought six. If you want to trade for a couple, I am down. I’ll buy a couple off of you! I emailed them today and they don’t offer 3 packs. B I think the 6 bottle minimum isn’t the best idea, especially for a new label. If they...
by Josh H
September 19th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 release 8/7
Replies: 41
Views: 2768

Re: Myriad 2018 release 8/7

I had a similar issue with Myriad shipping my bottles from the spring offering in April, in high 80s degree heat here to Fort Lauderdale. The response I got was that the bottles should be fine but if they’re not, to let them know. I have since cracked open a semillon bottle and it was great, no issu...
by Josh H
September 18th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sleight of Hand
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Sleight of Hand

They have a pretty diverse portfolio. The psychedelic syrah is their best offering in my opinion. A great wine.
by Josh H
September 16th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2006 K Vintners Guido
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: TN 2006 K Vintners Guido

I’m a huge fan of the Guido. I haven’t had it with as much age as you though.
by Josh H
September 14th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favia and VHR
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Favia and VHR

I was contemplating a bottle of Cerro Sur and La Magdalena.
by Josh H
August 28th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?
Replies: 105
Views: 6230

Re: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?

JohnP wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Received the following offers today:
-Harlan $850 for 750ml
-Raen $390 a six-pack
-Vice Versa - (sold out in 10min) - $125 for 750ml (pinot and chard)
-Scarlett Reserve - $128 for 750ml
Luckily I was able to get my Vice Versa order in on time. That was lightning quick.
by Josh H
August 25th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?
Replies: 105
Views: 6230

Re: Mailer/Allocation time coming again?

Realm, Favia, and M. Etain for me upcoming. Excited about each.
by Josh H
August 14th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - Fall Release - August 6th
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Williams Selyem - Fall Release - August 6th

The Rochioli Riverblock I think is their strongest offering. The 2013 is still presently my favorite domestic pinot. I’m curious whether they’ll have any library offerings. Last year, a few days after the offer went live they added the 2013 Rochioli and 2013 Bucher. Josh -- I think part of the reas...
by Josh H
August 11th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem - Fall Release - August 6th
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Williams Selyem - Fall Release - August 6th

I went for the Rochioli (of which the 13 is my favorite Cali pinot to date), Allen, and Saitone zin.

I was surprised by there being no library offerings, as there were last year.
by Josh H
August 11th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1504
Views: 102787

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

The '12 "Saitone Ranch" Zin from Carlisle was one of the best wines I have enjoyed so far from Mr Officer! I had the '14 earlier this week and it's one the best Carlisles I've had. Alas, I only had one bottle and I have no others from other vintages. Mental note for future acquisition. Williams Sel...

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