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by T.Phillips
December 14th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Got em in

Pobega status after a 2 hr double decant:

Spicy crunchy black cherry bites u in the ass. Mid palate pop with vibrance and clean sheer. Subtle green olive with bright white pepper. Tigers in lily patches, rhinos in thunder. This hits.

Get some
by T.Phillips
December 6th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Fresh off the presses and in time for the holidays. Amped for this release: 23 million years ago, this small production wine began with the eruption of an undersea volcano named, “Old Neenach.” Through the years, the seabed rose and Old Neenach split in two. Half of the volcano slowly drifted north ...
by T.Phillips
November 17th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: 95 PLL
Replies: 0
Views: 165

ISO: 95 PLL

Ssia. Looking for 95 PLL of good provenance for a vertical. Please message if you have and are willing to part with one

Thanks!
by T.Phillips
October 22nd, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta

this looks like an amazing event. thanks for the notes and pointers from all. will hope to pull one of these off myself in a few years
by T.Phillips
October 14th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blankiet STIll deserves more attention on board ! Long and slightly interesting
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Blankiet STIll deserves more attention on board ! Long and slightly interesting

Stopped by in June to see what changes Graeme was bringing. Enjoyed the wines considerably more with him at the helm. I hope they give him free reign. Have not opened anything beyond the 16 prince of hearts, but it was solid. Is a great and currently the only way to have Graeme made wine outside of ...
by T.Phillips
October 10th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10127

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

James Todd wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:22 pm
I'm a first time Realm buyer and my shipment of The Bard arrived today and they don't fit in standard racks. I'm curious is that true of all Realm bottles?
Yea, unfortunately none of their bottles fit in standard racks
by T.Phillips
October 8th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cruse Fall Release
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Cruse Fall Release

Ultramarine gets a lot of traffic on here. What about Cruse Wine Co? Fall release launched today.

I picked up some of the alder springs bdn
by T.Phillips
October 2nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3277

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Looks like all 750’s are gone
by T.Phillips
October 1st, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Thanks Brad and all (love the Hunter tribute- RIP Robert) The '14 Chard is a wine we are really proud of. It is still super young and needs a couple of hours of sound check / warm ups before it starts the show. The '13 & '14 Chards had high demand (and our inventory system sucked at the time) so th...
by T.Phillips
September 26th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3277

Re: Beta Wine Release?

blarmston wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 7:20 am
Got the email, anyone have a guess as to pricing on this?
Last time, for montecillo, they were 85 so I would assume somewhere in that area. Not sure on the new vineyard addition
by T.Phillips
September 11th, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3277

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Ron Slye wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Just want to confirm that only 2011 and 2012 have been released, and that I have not missed an allocation.
Yup, still no word that ive heard on the 13’s
by T.Phillips
September 10th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18893

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Bad Karma to sell MacD !
Here here. Ive been refreshing my email once every 5 mins since noon hoping to get an allocation. Totally down with them booting the flippers to make room for those who genuinely want to enjoy their wine
by T.Phillips
September 9th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18893

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Astonishingly great wine. Best napa cab ive ever had without question. Alex and Graeme are the best. The 2016 is 100% pure, bottled unicorn blood
by T.Phillips
September 5th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 10127

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

have 8 bard and 2 absurd I am not taking this round if anyone wants them PM me
by T.Phillips
September 3rd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 63
Views: 5139

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

In for 2, 3 packs. Wasnt offered a mag or even able to wishlist one- maybe next year. Pumped for the 15’s tho
by T.Phillips
August 3rd, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4812

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Love all the PH talk. My favorite two things in life, apart from my wife- wine and PHiSH

Cannot wait to get hold of all of these

Good lookin out on enfield, Hardy
by T.Phillips
July 27th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 100
Views: 12869

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Looks like i’m 2nd wave. If anyone wants to split the 4 pack let me know
by T.Phillips
June 12th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3388

MACDONALD For The Win

Just went and visited at MACDONALD with Alex and we were just blown away. Not only was it the greatest expression of Napa Cabernet that we have ever tasted, but Alex is also just straight the man. Incredibly down to earth and so humble considering that they are pushing out such incredible juice. So ...
by T.Phillips
June 11th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Dirty be Rowdy

Just finished visiting with Hardy Wallace in Napa and have to say it was the most intimate, amazing wine experience I and my group have ever had. Amazing wine and amazing visit. Hardy is a straight pimp. Cannot say enough good things about this experience and the wines that go along with it. Bottom ...
by T.Phillips
June 6th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Jeff Leve wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:13 am
T.Phillips wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 3:29 am
Anyone have any suggestions on which whites to spring for in the mid to higher tiered productions?

Went for the PLL and LLC yesterday. Skipped the Ducru..
2018 is not a strong vintage for the best dry white Bordeaux wine.

Thanks Jeff, I’ll double down on reds haha
by T.Phillips
June 5th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Anyone have any suggestions on which whites to spring for in the mid to higher tiered productions?

Went for the PLL and LLC yesterday. Skipped the Ducru..
by T.Phillips
May 29th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

A friend of mine who is well versed in all things bordeaux recently told me that, "If there was one bottle of 2018 Bordeaux to buy, it's the 2010 Overnoy Pupillin Poulsard". Where can I buy that? Wine.com? Total Wine? Your friend is taking the piss out of you. That is a Jura wine, not a bordeaux Ev...
by T.Phillips
May 18th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

I’ll toss in Arcadian syrahs. Joe Davis makes some good juice
by T.Phillips
May 11th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3277

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Not recently, as I only have 1 left from last years release. But we loved it and everyone that tried it with us loved it. A killer, fresh take on an old school napa cab style is kinda how we thought of it. Cant wait to get more
by T.Phillips
May 11th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3277

Beta Wine Release?

Anyone have any info on this years release? Looks like the 2011 and 2012 release was around this time last year.

Thanks
by T.Phillips
May 10th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

If spending $100 is too much for any wine, I get it. FWIW 18 Calon Segur is better than 16, it’s probably the best wine in the history of the estate. For that level of quality, personally I think it’s underpriced. The estate has been slowly building and improving the brand. You can expect more pric...
by T.Phillips
May 10th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Purchasing a fair amount of bdx this year, as my wedding year was 2018. With this, am trying to seek out the more long term age-able wines from the vintage. The high pH and high alcohol is a little worrisome to me for long term. Does anyone have any input on if this should be a large concern for me?...
by T.Phillips
April 12th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 6557

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

Anyone have insight on etiquette for larger groups? We have 5 couples scheduled at a few places in Napa in the coming weeks. I am already an member at two of the places we are visiting. Since I put together the itinerary, should I feel obligated to purchase extra if some of the other couples do not...
by T.Phillips
April 10th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette
Replies: 132
Views: 6557

Re: Private Appointment Tasting Etiquette

Generally if they are doing a tasting it means they have wine to sell. Why waste your time pouring something you have no inventory of? Most places will have a tasting fee that will be charged if no purchase happens. Customer relations? Visited Alex at MacD. Nothing to buy. :(. I wish they sold wine...
by T.Phillips
March 27th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning Trip - Deciding on last winery
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Planning Trip - Deciding on last winery

at a reductionist level, they both taste like napa cab, neither strays far from that prototype. i prefer howell mountain fruit to spring mountain fruit
by T.Phillips
March 27th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning Trip - Deciding on last winery
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Planning Trip - Deciding on last winery

I vote Cade. Why is that? Also, love your avatar! I was at the Bobby show last night in Miami, Page sat in for 2 tunes. nice, thanks, glad you caught the sit in. pumped for summer I like the aesthetic of cade a bit more and also like Danielle's wines more. the library Cade thing seems like a cool a...
by T.Phillips
March 26th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning Trip - Deciding on last winery
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Planning Trip - Deciding on last winery

I vote Cade.
by T.Phillips
March 21st, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: ISO: Clos Rougeard

Nathan V. wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 6:21 am
T.Phillips wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 3:06 am
Found!

Thanks!
Yeah, there are bottles to be found these days. Curious what it cost, if that is not impolite to ask.
I’ll just say a kind berserker offered it to me at a very reasonable price.
by T.Phillips
March 21st, 2019, 3:06 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: ISO: Clos Rougeard

Found!

Thanks!
by T.Phillips
March 20th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: ISO: Clos Rougeard

97, 01-03, 05, 09-10

Not being too picky i guess haha. I had initially set out looking for 02 but an open to others
by T.Phillips
March 20th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 383

ISO: Clos Rougeard

Searching for Clos Rougeard Les Poyeaux or Le Bourg from a good vintage. Can find some online but would prefer the provenance of a berserker if possible. PM me or reply to thread, either way. Thanks a ton!

Cheers
by T.Phillips
March 15th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa
Replies: 41
Views: 3482

Re: Potential Wineries to Visit in Napa

I really like aesthetic tastings as well as solid wines. Some of these for me are

Lokoya
Cade
Ovid
Continuum
Nine Suns
by T.Phillips
March 13th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 17760

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Yea i completed my purchase around 15 mins before noon eastern
by T.Phillips
March 13th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 235

SOLD

SOLD



Thanks!
by T.Phillips
March 2nd, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

Bought a handful of bottles from them last spring and we opened a syrah just to see what it was about and found it very austere and not enjoyable at a young age. Do these calm down by a significant margin?
by T.Phillips
February 28th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 208
Views: 14561

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Understood that each is different. Was just looking for a general trend on age? An occasional vintage may come around as early as 10 years. Other outliers, like the '05 may take 40. The norm might be 20-25, but some do well at 15. Some specific examples are the '01 showed great early on and still d...
by T.Phillips
February 28th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine bottles and travel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Wine bottles and travel questions

+1 for vin gard valise. Can even remove the sleeves to take a custom number of bottles and pack clothes etc
by T.Phillips
February 28th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 208
Views: 14561

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Understood that each is different. Was just looking for a general trend on age?
by T.Phillips
February 28th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 208
Views: 14561

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

How long do MB’s take to develop tertiary characteristics? Have had 89’ and older, which were fabulous. But have not had anything between 1990 and 2010. Wondering where they start really showing up and what kind of cellar time commitment most give for them? Thanks
by T.Phillips
February 28th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 17760

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

jordan whitehead wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:25 pm
It's just hard for people who have been on the list since the beginning and paying $125, to now justify paying $400
Can certainly sympathize with that. Being newer to the list i have only known this wine as a premium buy
by T.Phillips
February 25th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 17760

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

jordan whitehead wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 5:33 pm
goes up for 100points. of course won't go down for a lesser vintage next year
Was wondering if that was intentional as well. Like, bump the price for the 16’s the amount they would have over the following 2 vintages and just leave it at same price 2 vintages in a row
by T.Phillips
February 23rd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Take out options for napa
Replies: 23
Views: 1283

Re: Take out options for napa

I had thought that your original request was for DINNER items available for takeout - prepared dinner you can pick up and have with some wine. Dinner without cooking. Danish from Model bakery or a tuna burger from Gotts is not going to do that. The description of Roadhouse sounds perfect, if they g...
by T.Phillips
February 23rd, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Take out options for napa
Replies: 23
Views: 1283

Re: Take out options for napa

Kris Patten wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 7:10 am
Pick up a tuna burger at Gott's.
100%

So good

Think we’re gonna hit Gotts for lunch before Realm
by T.Phillips
February 23rd, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Options similar to Realm?
Replies: 23
Views: 2785

Re: Options similar to Realm?

I pretty much get everything benoit is involved in as well. Realm is one of our favorites
by T.Phillips
February 23rd, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Take out options for napa
Replies: 23
Views: 1283

Re: Take out options for napa

Awesome. Thanks for all the recs. Some great options that i would not have found otherwise

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