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by ChadG
September 21st, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need help finding the right Syrah/shiraz
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

need help finding the right Syrah/shiraz

Hello all! So the other night we went to dinner and enjoyed a bottle of 2014 Darioush Signature Shiraz. From what I can find on WS it goes for around $70 a bottle. Are there any good comparable out there for sub-$50 that someone may recommend? I really liked how it has wonderful fresh picked fruit S...
by ChadG
August 23rd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5278

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Shafer, Sbragia and Anderson’s Conn and my personal favs. Can’t speak in anything current with Sbragia but the ‘12 Godspeed Cab is great
by ChadG
June 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1733

Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

Looking to pick up some good chardonnay if there are any deals to be had.
Chad
by ChadG
April 16th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 515
Views: 53282

Re: Official WTSO thread

Edward H. Earles wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 11:16 am
Anybody paying attention to their Magnum Marathon? I haven't seen anything I can't live without yet.
Bought some of the Anderson's Conn because I'm a fan. Everything else seems to be the same stuff they have up frequently.
by ChadG
March 7th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 51
Views: 3118

Re: Amore for Amarone?

I really enjoy Amarone. They are either very well balanced and exactly what I’m looking for, or they are heavy, almost syrupy, prune juice. Haven’t had the opportunity to taste or buy a really high end Amarone. I usually stick to what I know I like..Tommasi, Allegrini,Accordini...
by ChadG
August 15th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage
Replies: 38
Views: 2713

Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage

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by ChadG
July 17th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Time Frenchies
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

First Time Frenchies

Hi Chad What if I re-phrased the question as "what would be the wines you'd recommend in a modestly priced taster case that might help me decide if I want to pursue Bordeaux, Burgundy, C9dP and the rest of the Rhone". Is that the thinking? So for 1) you might be looking for a right bank red, left b...
by ChadG
July 17th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Time Frenchies
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

First Time Frenchies

Please give an example of a good wine to have as an introduction to each Appellation. Looking for ones with good QPR, no need to name the best....we all know the names.

1)Bordeaux
2)Burg
3)CdP
4)Any other Rhone
by ChadG
July 5th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 794

2009 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva

Great wine, aglianico is a great grape. One of my favorite QPR and ageability. Try Feudi di San Gregorio, they also make excellent stuff at great prices.
by ChadG
June 26th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What have you learnt on your wine journey?
Replies: 75
Views: 9191

What have you learnt on your wine journey?

1) When drinking more than one, drink the best first! 2) Food makes wine better, wine makes food better....sometimes... 3) I'm not good at describing wine beyond the cliche terms. 4) Everyone is a critic. When retailers started scoring the whole system lost credibility. 5) Obviously retailers are in...
by ChadG
May 29th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1476

Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?

I'm about an hour and 15 north of Philly in the Lehigh Valley,never had to prove that it was purchased in PA for either....sounds ridiculous.
by ChadG
May 15th, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine
Replies: 94
Views: 5810

Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine

Andrew Hamilton wrote:
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:I’m a big fan of Tikal
As is Method Man... newhere
Classic
by ChadG
May 11th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellars LTD vs regular importers
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Wine cellars LTD vs regular importers

Thanks for the feedback, that's what I figured.
by ChadG
May 11th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellars LTD vs regular importers
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Wine cellars LTD vs regular importers

Ok so last year I picked up some 2013 Sassicaia from a retailer(wine anthology), a few weeks ago I picked up some more through a Leland Little auction that had a slightly different label. The one I got from wine anthology had Kobrand (the American importer) on the bottom of the front label whereas m...
by ChadG
May 9th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lastbottle Spring Marathon
Replies: 148
Views: 8690

Lastbottle Spring Marathon

Received mine in Eastern PA yesterday
by ChadG
May 6th, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Going to the Finger Lakes (Seneca)
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Going to the Finger Lakes (Seneca)

My wife and I are going with friends to Seneca for a winery tasting tour. Any recommendations on some wine (dry) to bring home? I'm looking for both value early drinkers and also age worthy cellar selections.
by ChadG
May 6th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 11
Views: 404

TN: 1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

I opened a bottle of the 97 Banfi about 2 weeks ago with Brunello friends. I thought it had rounded out nicely, it was a nice bottle but nothing to write home about. I got mine from Zachys so I'm sure the provenance is fine. I think the age did it well and is drinking its best now. I also have a few...
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher vs Wine-Searcher Pro
Replies: 25
Views: 2229

Wine-Searcher vs Wine-Searcher Pro

whats the difference and worth it?
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a 2015 for the long haul
Replies: 55
Views: 2166

Need a 2015 for the long haul

Chad there are some great, classic styled California Cabs that will definitely deliver in 20+ years. Look no further than Napa Valley, but be careful. I would actually shy away from Insignia as its more in the ultra ripe category. I wasn't that impressed, others were, I am just not a fan of that st...
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sassicaia Deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

2015 Sassicaia Deals?

Hal Blumberg wrote:Vins Rare sent an email today, selling it for $170.

Cheers,

Hal
Awesome! Thanks
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good deals on Red Burg?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Good deals on Red Burg?

you are correct the Amiot is supposed to be Gelin.
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good deals on Red Burg?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Good deals on Red Burg?

2011 Quivy Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru $120
2012 Pierre Amiot Clos de Beze $150
2015 Bruno Clair Clos St-Jacques- $236
2012 Jean-Jacques Confuron Romanee-St. Vivant $200

All straight retail (no exchanges)
Thoughts?
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a 2015 for the long haul
Replies: 55
Views: 2166

Need a 2015 for the long haul

I would like them to still be on the upswing, if possible. Personally I would rather be looking for more, than disappointed I missed the boat.
by ChadG
April 18th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a 2015 for the long haul
Replies: 55
Views: 2166

Need a 2015 for the long haul

Great input, much appreciated! Really 20+ would be my goal. It wasn't until the past few years that I've gained appreciation for finer wines, so I like to be realistic that my children at 21 years old will be looking for a red solo cup to drink from rather than the appropriate vessel. That being sai...
by ChadG
April 17th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a 2015 for the long haul
Replies: 55
Views: 2166

Need a 2015 for the long haul

Thanks I’ll check out those out. I have found 2015 Pierre Amiot Clos de la Roche for something like $170, sounds good but I don’t know how reputable Amiot is.
I’ve also been thinking about Tignanello...
by ChadG
April 17th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a 2015 for the long haul
Replies: 55
Views: 2166

Need a 2015 for the long haul

I’ve started my meager wine collection by collecting wines with vintages with personal significance. This includes our anniversary (2012) and my son’s birth year (2013), now I am in search for 2015’s for my daughters birth year. Some of the bottles I’ve acquired are Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Il Marronet...
by ChadG
April 17th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sassicaia Deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

2015 Sassicaia Deals?

Not sure where you're located Chad, but Woodland Hills Wine Co (https://www.whwc.com/p-39877-tenuta-san-guido-sassicaia-2015.aspx) has it for $175 and free shipping if you live in CA/NV/AZ if you spend > $250. Looking through my email archives, I see retailers have been soliciting pre-arrivals for ...
by ChadG
April 14th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Sassicaia Deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

2015 Sassicaia Deals?

Looking to get some 2015 Sassicaia Futures deal, anyone know of any or any coming up? A few weeks ago, Cinderellawine.com had it for $175 a bottle with free shipping and I bulked! I'm still kicking my self for not jumping on it.

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