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by Frank Z
March 24th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22296

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Excited for the new sale on all CA Reserve steaks! Picked up a few more, as well as some of the new Kali burger blend. Gotta keep the fridge stocked during these times. Thanks again Bryan and Katie!
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by Frank Z
March 16th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22296

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

yes, had a rudd tonight. delish Is there a difference in taste between bone-in and boneless for the NY steak? Bone-in is about how much/less you like your meat cooked. The meat next to the bone shields the heat more so it will stay less cooked and stay more juicy. My preference is no bone because i...
by Frank Z
March 15th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newsom orders all California wineries to close
Replies: 52
Views: 3102

Re: Newsom orders all California wineries to close

I just heard as well - wanted to confirm if this does this include distribution as well?
by Frank Z
March 10th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4629

Re: Maybach Coming

After a huge fiasco with Fedex saying it missed the cutoff in the morning and that it would be delivered tomorrow then having it delivered today in the afternoon 83 degree heat, I’m concerned that the bottles have been sitting on the truck for way too long. The bottles (I only ordered 375mls) were ...
by Frank Z
March 5th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4629

Re: Maybach Coming

After a huge fiasco with Fedex saying it missed the cutoff in the morning and that it would be delivered tomorrow then having it delivered today in the afternoon 83 degree heat, I’m concerned that the bottles have been sitting on the truck for way too long. The bottles (I only ordered 375mls) were w...
by Frank Z
February 29th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

Re: Schrader, worth it?

R@f@el A. wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 6:41 am
Does anyone know the current length of the Schrader waiting list?
I signed up September 2018. This is also my first offer.

Even though I appreciated the mailer, I’ll have to pass. I’ve believe that Carter and Macdonald already satisfy the To Kalon part of my cellar.
by Frank Z
February 29th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10521

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I am on the waiting list and, per an email I received from the winery, expect to receive my first allocation next year. I have yet to enjoy a bottle of Scarecrow and would like to try at least one bottle this year before buying at least 3 bottles next year. I have found a few bottles of 2010 Scarec...
by Frank Z
February 29th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1097
Views: 75355

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or 2014

I can’t believe the price difference for Vilmart here in the States. Nonetheless, great showing last night with crisp minerality and a nice acidity.
by Frank Z
February 27th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3268

Re: Myriad Down?

J Wiltanger wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Have the wish lists been granted? Asking after a bottle of ‘17 Napa
Forgive me if I’m way off; are you referring to the Myriad Rosé?
by Frank Z
February 26th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Shipping Weather

I just received a shipment this week from a winery in Napa today. Given that I know they stand behind their wines if anything is indeed wrong with them (which I don't expect), I have no reservation about them choosing to ship this week.
by Frank Z
February 19th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2888

Re: Question for mailing list members

Just wanted to add provenance is important as well. It's nice to know that the bottle has been stored properly and not kept on a shelf near a door.
by Frank Z
February 11th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bond Matriarch - 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Bond Matriarch - 2016

Offer came out with the 2017 Portfolio (missing Pluribus) 4-pk @ $500/per bottle. I'm thinking about picking up a 3-pk of the Matriarch. Really enjoyed the 2013 a few months ago. The '13 I recently opened was so harsh and tannic that I let it sit out for almost 48 hours before consuming more than a...
by Frank Z
February 11th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bond Matriarch - 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Bond Matriarch - 2016

Offer came out with the 2017 Portfolio (missing Pluribus) 4-pk @ $500/per bottle.

I'm thinking about picking up a 3-pk of the Matriarch. Really enjoyed the 2013 a few months ago.
by Frank Z
February 11th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay
Replies: 31
Views: 2483

Re: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay

I enjoyed the 2017 Purrington Rued.

Copied from CT:

2/5/2020 - I LIKE THIS WINE: 93 Points
Drinking nicely. Full bodied apricot, honeysuckle, lemon curd. Secondary flavor of honey and cream. Nice acidity and finish, with a slight minerality.
by Frank Z
February 10th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22296

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

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Thanks Bryan for addressing and checking on their side. And also thanks for the OP for alerting me to this as I thought mine was an isolated case at first. Regardless, I love Flannery beef and definitely need more the next time there’s a sale.
by Frank Z
February 10th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Decided to pass on this release, but I'm definitely looking forward to the 2018 Bard in the Fall.
by Frank Z
February 10th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22296

Re: credit card breaches?

AndyK wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Me too. I sent them an email to alert them.
5 people so far. I tried calling them multiple times and left a voice mail
I sent Bryan a text as well. Nothing is conclusive or definitive as everything still may in fact be coincidental, but just wanted to make sure that they're aware.
by Frank Z
February 10th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22296

Re: credit card breaches?

I've had this happen recently on a brand new credit card that was 9 days old (after getting a replacement because of suspected fraud) and after using it at maybe 5 physical stores and 5 online wine shops... They had my credit card number and street address and used it in combination with someone el...
by Frank Z
February 10th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22296

Re: credit card breaches?

I've had this happen recently on a brand new credit card that was 9 days old (after getting a replacement because of suspected fraud) and after using it at maybe 5 physical stores and 5 online wine shops... They had my credit card number and street address and used it in combination with someone el...
by Frank Z
February 10th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release

Just got the release save-the-date email as well. Funny how this release changed from Fall to Spring last year; now it seems like its a Winter release this year. Given the iconic vintage, I'm most likely in for a 3-pk of the Cabernet. I really enjoyed tasting with Chris last year, and his wines are ...
by Frank Z
February 6th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6123

Re: 2018 Schrader

Just got an email stating I've been moved to the active list. Is demand really that low for Schrader since the sell to Constellation?

Out of curiosity, how do these compare to Carter?
by Frank Z
February 5th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Matt A wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 12:30 pm
NickRut wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Was it the 17 MM yesterday? Or the 18?
😍 Memento Mori
17’s
Crane
Las Piedras
Vine Hill Ranch

$675 3 packs only
Out of curiosity, was it separate 3-pks of each wine, or a 3pk including one of each?
by Frank Z
February 5th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Thanks Philip and John. Looking forward to seeing what they offer me this cycle.
by Frank Z
February 5th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4032

Realm Spring 2020 Release

Anyone planning on jumping in on this release (2017 SVDs and 2019 Fidelio)?

Out of curiosity, given the other thread, how did JD score these?
by Frank Z
February 4th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maxem 2018 Release
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Maxem 2018 Release

Copied from the email from Memento Mori: "I also want to point out that his MAXEM pinot and chardonnay received incredible 96 and 97 point scores from Jeb. We have HIGHLY recommended these wines to everyone on our list in the past. Finding new wines your friends may not know about and have them blow...
by Frank Z
January 31st, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FUTO inaugural estate Sauvignon Blanc release
Replies: 4
Views: 466

FUTO inaugural estate Sauvignon Blanc release

Just hit my inbox... Anyone tried this? I must admit I had sticker shock. $180 per bottle in 3/6-pk only. Welcome to the inaugural release of the 2018 FUTO Blanc, an endeavor years in the making. From the planning stage through execution, all aspects exceeded our lofty expectations – beginning with ...
by Frank Z
January 28th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Abreu Spring Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Abreu Spring Release

Matt A wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 6:00 am
Does anyone remember the 2015 Rothwell Hyde price? For what it’s worth I only paid $175/bottle through benchmark a few months back.

The 2016 is $675 for a 3 pack. 😑
I believe last year's offer was at or about that price as well. At least $200/bottle. I jumped ship.
by Frank Z
January 27th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Order in for the Elite Selection! Looking forward to trying out the olive oils and seafood! Thanks Nola!
by Frank Z
January 27th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE PRICING GOOD ALL FEB***
Replies: 68
Views: 2792

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE***

Wanted to say thanks again Charlie! Super excited for this and cant wait to enjoy with some Champagne I brought back from France!

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by Frank Z
January 26th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 89
Views: 2936

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Selosse and Pierre Peters. Krug would be next.
by Frank Z
January 24th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2820

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines

Interesting to see these wines described in terms of old-world styles (LLC? Domaine de Chevalier?). The one Galloni review I read described the wine as plush and explosive. Anyone care to comment further on the intended style of the wines? Last year I did a comparison between the Realm Farella and ...
by Frank Z
January 23rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4629

Re: Maybach Coming

Just got an offer today. Does this mean I'm off the waitlist? Thinking about going in for the Materium 375s. the 375s are a great buy and I wish more would do them! I had purchased (4) splits of 2016 Materium last year through another member, but since this was my first year officially on the list,...
by Frank Z
January 23rd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4629

Re: Maybach Coming

Just got an offer today. Does this mean I'm off the waitlist?

Thinking about going in for the Materium 375s.
by Frank Z
January 21st, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 2820

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines

Have also tasted with Erin a number of times and the wines are really good (even better considering the value)! Whenever I am unsure what wine to drink/pair, I usually end up pulling a DI CO. Definitely looking forward to the Berserker Day offer as well as the formal release the next day.
by Frank Z
January 15th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Excess Myriad Avail

Just wanted to let you know - if you’re referring to the 2018 release, they don’t ship until October.
by Frank Z
January 15th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21157

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I've already started backfilling 2017 vintages of RM Platt at local stores. Hopeful to get allocated 1 bottle, even though wasn't listed explicitly in the email.
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dana Estates 2017 Offering
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Dana Estates 2017 Offering

Got moved to the active mailing list and received the offer today. Was quite surprised to see the bottles were offered individually (if only Colgin did that...). Anyone have any insight on these wines? Are they similar to Colgin at all? And what’s with the $175 per bottle of Sauvignon Blanc? Thanks!...
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6401

Re: January Offerings

Kistler released today as well.
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3268

Re: Myriad Down?

Just got the email: Greetings The Myriad Cellars 2018 Beckstoffer Dr Crane /ELYSIAN offer has overloaded our servers, and we have placed this release ON HOLD - until we can resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience, with all the login's at once - the server could not handle the traffic. ...
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3268

Re: Myriad Down?

Chuck Schmeling wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:48 am
Just talked to Mike on phone. He said they intend to reboot at top of hour (10 am pacific time).
Good to know. Thanks for the info Chuck!
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Down?
Replies: 36
Views: 3268

Re: Myriad Down?

Perhaps the website overloaded? Given the popularity of the offer, I'm not 100% surprised.

I'm sure Mike and Leah are working hard to get it up and running again.
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6401

Re: January Offerings

Can't even get in anymore due to internal server error...

Good thing I placed my order already! I still have sales tax though, living in CA, but I'm not complaining!
by Frank Z
January 14th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 2345

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

Just wanted to thank everyone again for their insights regarding my trip! The trip was a blast and exploring Champagne was really fun.

Now, If only I didn't miss my flight back to the States, things would have been perfect HAHA

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by Frank Z
January 13th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6401

Re: January Offerings

William Segui wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 9:50 am
John Telford wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 9:11 am
Has anyone seen a date for Rivers Marie release? I have not! Thanks
For at least as long as I have been here, it is always the third Tuesday in January.
Thanks for the info Will! Looking forward to the release!
by Frank Z
January 13th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21157

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Honestly, the 2017 RM Platt PN blew me away. Was going to purchase the 2018 anyways, but this is just the cherry on top.

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