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by Billy Norris
January 21st, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: TN: 2016 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Great, another mailing list I have to sign up for immediately.

In all seriousness, can’t wait to taste these wines!
by Billy Norris
January 19th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2002 Ridge Monte Bello
Replies: 0
Views: 172

SOLD 2002 Ridge Monte Bello

Pristine condition. Purchased from reputable retailer who had it stored in a temp/humidity controlled cellar since release. Located in Tampa, FL area. Buyer assumes risks/costs if shipping.

$225 SOLD
by Billy Norris
January 15th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th
Replies: 48
Views: 2982

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

3 Elysian for me. Running out of cellar space, eek!
by Billy Norris
January 9th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost - who's buying?
Replies: 35
Views: 2497

Re: Outpost - who's buying?

Easy pass for me as well--I look to Rivers-Marie to scratch my TRB itch, and it's still impossible to beat the Myriad/Quivet Napa bottlings at $65.
by Billy Norris
January 9th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Dr Crane Cabernet + Semillon Release - Jan 15th
Replies: 48
Views: 2982

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

Have tasted these from barrel on two separate occasions-they are 100% wonderful, as per usual. All the fruit was already in, and I'm 99% sure the wines were in barrel already at the time of the fires.
by Billy Norris
January 8th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?
Replies: 96
Views: 1688

Re: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?

Yes. Perspective isn't necessarily everything , but it certainly can bring about more appreciation for things that are truly great. If you drive a Mercedes S63 and have to rent a Honda Accord for a week when you go out of town on a work trip, are you going to tell me that you're not going to appreci...
by Billy Norris
January 7th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ceritas 2014 Pinot Noir Costalina
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: TN: Ceritas 2014 Pinot Noir Costalina

Great note. Just picked up a bottle of the '15 recently and discovered it has some pretty disappointing notes on CT. Curious to see if it shakes out as well as yours did.
by Billy Norris
January 7th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Dave Gibbs A+++ Buyer!
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Dave Gibbs A+++ Buyer!

Easy to communicate with, fair, quick payment. Couldn't have gone smoother.

Thanks!
by Billy Norris
January 7th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Michael Chang A+++ Buyer!
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Michael Chang A+++ Buyer!

Quick payment, easy communication. Couldn't have been smoother. Thanks!
by Billy Norris
January 7th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?

This ended up being a very interesting bottle. I don't have much experience with Heitz Martha's, and was excited to see what all the fuss is about. Slow-ox for 4 hours on the kitchen counter, then into a decanter at the beginning of dinner. Initally, explosive wafts of Halls cherry cough drop on the...
by Billy Norris
January 6th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?

Will certainly do. Thanks all.
by Billy Norris
January 6th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:39 am
I’m fond of burgundy with red meat. I think it generally does quite well. Acidity is nice for fattier cuts too.
+1
One of my favorite pairings I’ve ever encountered was prime rib with a muscular Gevrey Chambertin
by Billy Norris
January 6th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?

Bringing this to dinner this evening. Has anyone had it recently? Thinking a slow-ox for a couple of hours before I leave should suffice, but I also know these are built for the long haul and could need a little more time. Any thoughts would be much-appreciated.
by Billy Norris
January 6th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Billy nice note. Thus far Bearwallow has been my favorite of the Rhys. You bring up a great point about the air time. While I like this style of wines, my wife doesn’t. Which means that when I pop a bottle it’s more impulsive, and I haven’t really let them breath like they probably should. Good rem...
by Billy Norris
January 5th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 479

TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

My first experience with a PN from Rhys, and my goodness was it a memorable one. Consumed from decanter over the course of 3 hours. The evolution over those 3 hours was tremendous, with the last drop leaving me contemplating opening another bottle, and thankful that I have two more. Deep, layered re...
by Billy Norris
January 5th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Humberto Dorta A+++ buyer (trader)!
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Humberto Dorta A+++ buyer (trader)!

Responsive, and very patient when life got in the way of me finishing our transaction quickly!
Thanks, Humberto!
by Billy Norris
January 5th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 79
Views: 3111

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Late to the party, but sent you an email, Chris. Would love to give these a spin!
by Billy Norris
January 4th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 90s Jordan/Jarvis
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: FS: 90s Jordan/Jarvis/a few others

Almost-1-year-anniversary-BUMP
by Billy Norris
January 4th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 69
Views: 4752

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

Delamotte Brut NV for $15.99 on closeout at an organic grocery store in St. Petersburg, FL
by Billy Norris
January 4th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 391
Views: 28743

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

'14 JB Neufeld Two Blondes. Really starting to come into its own! A luscious, very giving nose, and a more mineral-driven, higher acid palette. Sits in a real sweet spot for my preferences.
by Billy Norris
January 4th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Clint Squier A+++ Buyer!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Clint Squier A+++ Buyer!!!

Lightning fast payment, easy communication. Highly recommended!

Thanks, Clint!
by Billy Norris
January 4th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2011 DRC Echezeaux (5 bottles)
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: FS: 2011 DRC Echezeaux (5 bottles)

2 bottles pending,
Will accept $3600 for the remaining 3.
by Billy Norris
January 3rd, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2011 DRC Echezeaux (5 bottles)
Replies: 2
Views: 460

SOLD 2011 DRC Echezeaux (5 bottles)

I have 5 bottles of 2011 DRC Echezeaux that I purchased after I came across them at a local well-respected wine shop in the Tampa Bay area. Shop owner had purchased direct from distributor and have remained laying down in climate controlled cellar since release. Would prefer a local transaction, but...
by Billy Norris
January 3rd, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 188
Views: 5889

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

2016 MACDONALD (yes, I did say 2016), drank from 375 with Alex MacDonald over a carne asada burrito after a round of golf. Rad day, great company, bonkers wine.
by Billy Norris
December 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??
Replies: 59
Views: 3422

Re: What Wineries Have Dropped Off Your Radar Screen??

Kosta Browne (don't like the style anymore)
Sojourn (even though I still like the stuff, I just don't buy it anymore)
Two Hands (REALLY don't like the style anymore)
by Billy Norris
December 21st, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X2 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X2

Bump for price reduction
by Billy Norris
December 20th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: BTAC Stagg 17/18, Elijah Craig 18, Parker's Heritage 12th
Replies: 1
Views: 370

FS: BTAC Stagg 17/18, Elijah Craig 18, Parker's Heritage 12th

Assorted bourbons for sale: 2017 George T. Stagg - $425 - SOLD 2018 George T. Stagg - $425 - SOLD 2018 Elijah Craig 18 year - $275 2018 Parker's Heritage 12th Edition - $275 2017 Weller 12 year 1.75L - $250- SOLD Willing to arrange pickup in SF/North Bay area. If shipping, buyer assumes all costs/ri...
by Billy Norris
December 20th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Old Fitzgerald 9 year BIB
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: WTB Old Fitzgerald 9 year BIB

Saw one on the shelf in Sonoma for $299. Don't know where you're located...
by Billy Norris
December 17th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTF: 2009 MacDonald
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: WTB/WTF: 2009 MacDonald

Goooood luck!
by Billy Norris
December 12th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X2 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X2

Bump for asking price
by Billy Norris
December 6th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X2 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 374

FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X2 SOLD

2 bottles purchased from LWS and stored in my temp/humidity controlled cellar. Located in Healdsburg, CA.

$145 per/or best offer

Willing to arrange pickup in North Bay/SF area. Buyer assumes all risk, shipping, etc.
by Billy Norris
November 30th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: :
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: 2016 Andremily at cost

PM sent
by Billy Norris
November 29th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: All set
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Looking to Buy a bottle of George T Stagg

PM sent
by Billy Norris
November 14th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7233

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

I was guessing '15 Beaucastel (97pts) or Clos des Papes (98pts) for WOTY, but not likely with another CDP already in the top 10. '13 Luigi Pira Barolo Serralunga (95pts, $39) was also on my shortlist given their usual criteria.
by Billy Norris
November 9th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Anyone tasted any 2016 Mike Smith cabs ?

Spoke to Mike directly about this a couple of weeks ago, and he suggested that the '16 Myriad Steltzner was the most ready to go of the bunch (with a 2 hour decant).
by Billy Norris
October 30th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7556

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

2016 Myriad Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Elysian, 2016 Carter Beckstoffer Las Piedras La Verdad, 2016 Carter Beckstoffer To Kalon the GTO
by Billy Norris
October 24th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Royal Nonesuch Farm
Replies: 21
Views: 1127

Royal Nonesuch Farm

Just received the inaugural mailer from this new Central Coast producer, which came highly recommended by Justin Smith of Saxum...I'm already well beyond my budgeted spend for the year, but this seems like an interesting ground floor project at $55/bottle. Anyone have any insider info, or happen to ...
by Billy Norris
August 24th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Healdsburg - "Pinot on the River" (10/21)
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Healdsburg - "Pinot on the River" (10/21)

Hey all...wanted to call attention to a great event called "Pinot on the River" coming up on October 21. I attended last year and there was a ridiculous amount of great juice poured. It included a really extensive array of estate and SV PN producers large and small ( Sojourn , Martinelli , EnRoute ,...
by Billy Norris
July 19th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Myriad "Halcon" Syrah. Wowser.
Replies: 8
Views: 911

TN: 2016 Myriad "Halcon" Syrah. Wowser.

Mike works some serious magic with that grape. His command over whole-cluster is pretty inspiring.
by Billy Norris
July 18th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Saxum offering
Replies: 89
Views: 6234

2016 Saxum offering

Went in for my full (greatly shrunken, for some reason) allocation. No option to wish list for mags or Rocket Block. Been taking my full allocations since 2014, but haven't moved up a tier yet. Sad day. Love this stuff!
by Billy Norris
July 9th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5042

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

Merrill Lindquist wrote:What a pathetic thread.
Oy! At least my intentions were pure at the outset!
by Billy Norris
July 5th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5042

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

How would you compare the 2015 MacDonald to the 2016 Myriad Dr. Crane Elysian? Excellent question. Both undoubtedly 100-pointers in my mind--whereas the '16 Elysian is the proverbial "iron fist in a velvet glove," the '15 MACDONALD is James Bond in a perfectly tailored tuxedo. Make sense? Elysian i...
by Billy Norris
July 5th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5042

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

Scott Brunson wrote:
Bdklein wrote:Surprised served room temp, and not a little cooler ?? I am .
Ours was a little cooler. Alex had it decanting in the cellar.
We met away from the winery, and circumstances dictated that the bottle wasn't able to be cooler than room temp when we consumed it.
by Billy Norris
July 5th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '16 Myriad/Quivet lineup, '17 Myriad/Carter Barrel Tasting
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

TN: '16 Myriad/Quivet lineup, '17 Myriad/Carter Barrel Tasting

I admit it, I'm a Mike Smith #FanBoy [worship.gif] I'm hoping that you tasting CNP in BTK is from trailing the syrah lineup, not the smoke accents from last year's fire... Great TNs and thanks for sharing. Hope there's some 2016 left when I visit in Oct. Definitely wasn't referring to a smoke note-...
by Billy Norris
July 5th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '16 Myriad/Quivet lineup, '17 Myriad/Carter Barrel Tasting
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

TN: '16 Myriad/Quivet lineup, '17 Myriad/Carter Barrel Tasting

Earlier this week, I had the wonderful opportunity to taste with the incredibly generous and talented Mike and Leah Smith. They hosted my group at Envy/Carter Cellars in Calistoga, and presented us an amazing lineup of the just-bottled 2016 Myriad and Quivet wines, as well as barrel tastings of 2017...

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