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by Frank Z
July 9th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

Just got my order in! Really excited for these! Thanks so much Roy! [cheers.gif]
by Frank Z
July 8th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

Haven’t received the open email yet but I recall Roy saying in a previous email that he’d begin releases today. Looking forward to being allocated some hopefully.
by Frank Z
July 8th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin @ Neiman Marcus
Replies: 18
Views: 1363

Re: Coravin @ Neiman Marcus

DanielP wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 7:36 am
I didn't realize how much I wanted this thing until my order got cancelled today. Bummer.
Same here. My order was also cancelled. Disappointed but oh well.
by Frank Z
July 4th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin @ Neiman Marcus
Replies: 18
Views: 1363

Re: Coravin @ Neiman Marcus

Thanks for the post. I grabbed a Model 2 Elite Pro. Never can have enough coravins.
by Frank Z
July 2nd, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa winery visiting status update please
Replies: 30
Views: 1811

Re: Napa winery visiting status update please

Well this just got announced. Stay home. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/world/coronavirus-live-updates.html#link-220e7ca6 Not sure what counties constitute the 19 yet ... Napa and Sonoma counties are not part of the list and not closing as far as I know. I was just there (Napa) a few weeks ago ...
by Frank Z
July 2nd, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa winery visiting status update please
Replies: 30
Views: 1811

Re: Napa winery visiting status update please

Well this just got announced. Stay home. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/world/coronavirus-live-updates.html#link-220e7ca6 Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday closed down bars and indoor dining in 19 counties in California, pulling back reopening for more than 70 percent of the population in the stat...
by Frank Z
June 29th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 51433

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

First year getting into Bordeaux futures and thought I’d get my toes wet by only grabbing some Mouton. Thanks for all the information from the numerous pages in this thread.
by Frank Z
June 27th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1110
Views: 61584

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Sorry but am I the only who feels this way? I am amazed by people's urge to eat out at a proper restaurant that even with the news that COVID cases are rising and you're complaining about a spoon vs a fork? Incredible people's priorities these days. Thank you for your thoughts, and I respect your o...
by Frank Z
June 26th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?

Has anyone recently taken WSET Level 3 online? I was hoping to test for Level 3 this year but it seems unlikely in-person classes will resume within the next few months, at least here in NYC. I'm interested in taking the self-study online version, but have heard from a friend that it's very clunky ...
by Frank Z
June 26th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1110
Views: 61584

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Perle, a new French restaurant just opened in Pasadena and I’ve heard good things about the Chef. We badly need a good French restaurant on this side of town. I heard that the chef came from Daniel and the GM came from Auburn. Very excited for this and will be dining there tonight. I’ve heard very ...
by Frank Z
June 26th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1110
Views: 61584

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

T. Altmayer wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Perle, a new French restaurant just opened in Pasadena and I’ve heard good things about the Chef. We badly need a good French restaurant on this side of town.
I heard that the chef came from Daniel and the GM came from Auburn. Very excited for this and will be dining there tonight.
by Frank Z
June 18th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3623

Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Received the Save the Date email a few days ago after tasting with Leah (tasting notes on CT). These wines are some of my favorites each year and IMO, represent really great value. Who's buying? "We are pleased to announce that our Myriad Cellars Portfolio Cabernet LOYAL BUYERS Release will open JUN...
by Frank Z
June 15th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5530

Re: 2018 Carter Release

Tasted at Carter this past weekend, and my overall impression was wow the 2018s are really fantastic!

Picked up bottles of the OG, La Verdad, La BAM, Los Compadres, and Carter.
by Frank Z
June 5th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5530

Re: 2018 Carter Release

J. Rock wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 2:58 pm
I haven't purchased from Carter yet. Does anyone know if there's a minimum purchase requirement?
Not that I know of! Grab as many/as few bottles as you like!
by Frank Z
June 5th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5530

Re: 2018 Carter Release

NickRut wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 11:09 am
Release will be the week of June 22 I believe. You can just login and buy that day. It Is not allocated. It’s first come first serve until it’s gone.
I think Carter just posted on its Instagram. The release starts June 16th.
by Frank Z
June 5th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5530

Re: 2018 Carter Release

Kinda surprised that JD didn’t give any 100s this year for the lineup, but nonetheless, I’m sure these wines are going to be amazing. Can’t wait for the full release later this month.
by Frank Z
June 4th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 546
Views: 33311

Re: de Negoce offer

cjsadler wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 11:15 am
MatthewT wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 11:14 am
#8 out. Another 2018 Cab. Says just under $100/bottle, selling for $14.
No abv listed :(
I think the abv is now listed at 14.4%.
by Frank Z
May 30th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 58
Views: 3713

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

I was one of the first to complain on here so it’s only fair to give credit where it’s due. It looks like the SVD chards that were made “Wolfpack only” have since been reopened to the public. Not sure if this was brought up already. May have nothing to do with all the griping on this board, but I l...
by Frank Z
May 22nd, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1714

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

Had some 2016 Maxem UV Chardonnay. Delicious.
by Frank Z
May 21st, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event - Walter Scott Wines with Erica and Ken - Saturday May 30th, 5pm PT/8pm ET
Replies: 53
Views: 2850

Re: Zoom Event - Walter Scott Wines with Erica and Ken - Saturday May 30th, 5pm PT/8pm ET

Seems exciting and Walter Scott has certainly piqued my interest. Just placed an order on their website for a mixed 6-pk. Looking forward to hopefully getting it before the Zoom (fingers crossed)! [cheers.gif]
by Frank Z
May 18th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

I think the coupon is FLASH50
by Frank Z
May 17th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5893

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Really enjoy Becklyn's Napa Valley ($65) and Di Costanzo's DI CO ($55).
by Frank Z
May 17th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th
Replies: 57
Views: 2361

Re: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th

Nobody wants the 3Ls offered? [cheers.gif] Frank i would be willing to bet that if you take the 3L you get a bunch of Dr. Crane to your name later this year! Oh how I wish I had the discretionary income! Hopefully I’ll get some Dr Crane allocated nonetheless! Gotta save some cash for the upcoming C...
by Frank Z
May 17th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th
Replies: 57
Views: 2361

Re: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th

Nobody wants the 3Ls offered? [cheers.gif]
by Frank Z
May 16th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th
Replies: 57
Views: 2361

Re: 2018 Memento Mori Blend New Release Date - May 19th

Order in as well! Picked up a 3 pack of 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 3 pack of 2019 Sauvignon Blanc!
by Frank Z
May 6th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5530

Re: 2018 Carter Release

I'll be getting a few (but will likely wait for the full release). I've been a big fan of Mike Smith wines for some years now (Myriad, Quivet, Becklyn), I bought Carter for the first time in 2017, and have only popped one O.G. earlier this year, it was tremendous. I'll be a buyer for sure. So there...
by Frank Z
May 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2015 Promontory Allocation at cost
Replies: 0
Views: 362

2015 Promontory Allocation at cost

I have an allocation available for (1) 3-pk for $1800.

PM if interested.
by Frank Z
May 5th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1544

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

JLuch wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 10:55 am
In for 6 NV, passed on everything else, but mainly because of budgeting.
Same. The NV is one of my favorite go-tos. Need to balance things out and prepare for Carter's release (which typically is my largest each year)
by Frank Z
May 5th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Promontory Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1897

Re: 2015 Promontory Offering

I received the offer as well. On a normal year, I would purchase, but since covid, I’ve been cutting back on purchases a lot more. If I somehow stay on the list, I’ll get their 2016s next year. Do you know how they manage their list? Will folks who don't purchase this year get dropped next year? Pe...
by Frank Z
May 5th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 5530

2018 Carter Release

I’ve been waiting for the release for a while and it seems that they just opened the site to the 2018 box set purchases. They didn’t raise the prices this year, so it’ll probably sell out fast when they open the full release next month. Just wanted to see if anyone has heard anything more specific r...
by Frank Z
May 5th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Promontory Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1897

Re: 2015 Promontory Offering

I received the offer as well. On a normal year, I would purchase, but since covid, I’ve been cutting back on purchases a lot more.

If I somehow stay on the list, I’ll get their 2016s next year.
by Frank Z
April 25th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA-OC takeout
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: LA-OC takeout

Just went to Water Grill earlier today for some groceries and it was really awesome. They post a menu for their meats on their website/Instagram, and in addition to that they have VERY reasonably priced produce, semi-prepared foods (bbq shrimp, bread pudding, etc.), and alcohol/cocktails! Definitely...
by Frank Z
April 23rd, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3509

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Excited for this! Will be popping the cork/finishing up a delicious 2006 Myriad Spring Mountain Cab.
by Frank Z
April 22nd, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage

In case anyone knows the answer...how do these wines compare stylistically to the same vineyard designates produced by Mike Smith for Myriad? Thanks in advance. Personally, I find them more elegant and slightly more polished in nature. I feel Mike's wine style is leaning towards more extraction and...
by Frank Z
April 21st, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage

No Napa bottling offered this year which drank equally as well as other $150 Napa cabs. They said that they will release this in the Fall along with the Houyi and Steltzner cabs as well as the Platt chard/PN. From the price sheet they gave me late last year, the normal Napa Cab was also bumped up i...
by Frank Z
April 21st, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage

The few barrel samples I tasted last year were top notch. I am in for a Dr. Crane and a Mag 7 but still debating on whether to add another Dr. Crane or add a To Kalon to the order. I typically get my to kalon and las piedras from Carter, but given the vintage, might need to open up the wallet more...
by Frank Z
April 13th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Zoom event????
Replies: 65
Views: 1570

Re: Champagne Zoom event????

Would be interested depending on the day. Perfect opportunity to open up a Ulysse Collin.
by Frank Z
April 2nd, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 506737

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

2017 SQN Hated Hunter Syrah for $229. Arghh not fast enough.
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: 24696

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: 24696

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: 3167

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: 4745

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: 4745

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: 2219

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: 119
Views: 11185

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: 1282
Views: 87257

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: 3304

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: 447

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: 2943

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.

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