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by Frank Z
October 10th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short time notice Napa winery visit?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Short time notice Napa winery visit?

If you're looking for a spot that's new and where you're likely to get in for dinner, Hal Yamashita is in soft open mode until November. I went last week...food is pricey, but it was a solid meal. Thanks for the recommendation, as I doubt I would have been able to find this place myself. Would you ...
by Frank Z
October 10th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short time notice Napa winery visit?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Short time notice Napa winery visit?

I’ll be heading up to Napa this weekend (didn’t mean for it to be when the power is out for everyone) and all of my appointmentswere made at least a month out. Unfortunately, one winery that was scheduled for Saturday afternoon had to cancel our plans, so I’m trying to find another to fill in the ga...
by Frank Z
October 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

Haven't heard back from Chris but have scheduled a pickup for this weekend. Was wondering if all pickups would be at Cliff Lede?
by Frank Z
October 3rd, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

Haven't gotten anything yet either, but hoping to pick up in a few weeks when I'm in town.
by Frank Z
September 30th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 43
Views: 3322

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

Was a bit hesitant on the 2017 at first, but will be tasting with Erin in 2 weeks so looking forward to grabbing a few bottles then! Glad to hear that it’s great!
by Frank Z
September 25th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Vangone release
Replies: 7
Views: 379

2016 Vangone release

I've never tried the label before but I'm familiar with Sam Kaplan's other labels (Memento Mori, Arkenstone, MAXEM). How does this one compare (I've seen terrific reviews)? Thanks! The wait is over! At Vangone Estate we age our powerful and luscious mountain fruit an extra year in new French Oak bef...
by Frank Z
September 24th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader Double Diamond release
Replies: 17
Views: 1112

Re: Schrader Double Diamond release

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Dang. I remember when these were about $45 or $50.
I remember seeing them for $55 in the retail market earlier this year.
by Frank Z
September 24th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014: The Mascot
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: 2014: The Mascot

Also looking for info - any reviews or additional information?

Thanks!
by Frank Z
September 21st, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

Apparently they ramped up their production...

2016 vintage was 850 cases; 2017 was 2,050 cases
by Frank Z
September 21st, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

Anyone heard anything about the 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain?

Got the postcard last week and offered up to 6 bottles at $195/per.

Looking for feedback! Thanks!
by Frank Z
September 20th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 57
Views: 5439

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

The website now says “98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Mixed Varietals”. Maybe they copied the blend from a Prisoner wine and forgot to update that too...? That makes a lot more sense. But still, it just shows how unprepared the website it. They shouldn't have updated without gettin...
by Frank Z
September 19th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 57
Views: 5439

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Went to visit their site... clicked on Shipping Information (https://www.tokalonvineyardcompany.com/shipping-information) and was led to this: "The Prisoner Wine Company is licensed to ship wine to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NY, ...
by Frank Z
September 12th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Dakota Shy Momentum
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: 2018 Dakota Shy Momentum

Seems like its from the same vineyard as the Next Chapter and then Zen Master.
by Frank Z
September 9th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17989

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Tasted with Alex in May. The 2016 is spectacular. In fact, it was so good that I would buy at aftermarket pricing.
by Frank Z
September 5th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6666

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

Release is open! Prices for 750mL/1.5L

Bard - $110/$250
Tempest - $100/$225
Absurd - $475/$1050

AND To Kalon fruit is still in the Bard blend!
by Frank Z
September 5th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6666

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

Does anyone know which vineyards they pulled for the Bard this year? Any Beckstoffer fruit like last year?
by Frank Z
September 5th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392915

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2005 Fantesca Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum.
by Frank Z
September 4th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: Colgin

Really hard to jump in at these prices. Gonna visit the estate first and then decide.
by Frank Z
August 30th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6666

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

2017 Tempest - $100 2017 Bard - $110 2016 Absurd - $500 I was able to view my allocation and prices by accident. They have since fixed it. This is by memory so I might be off a tad. I do distinctly remember the Absurd @ $500 I was really hoping Absurd would stay at $450. I'll most likely pass on th...
by Frank Z
August 29th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6666

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

Thanks everyone for the thoughts about the 2016 Absurd! Hopefully it doesnt increase in price by too much this year!
by Frank Z
August 29th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

VHR 2016 large-format release

Got an email for the Sept 5th release of the 2016 VHR large-formats. Any idea how much these go for?
by Frank Z
August 29th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6666

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I went to the dreamer tour, and tasted all of the '17s. To Kalon, Dr. Crane and Bard were amazing. I kept going back to To Kalon and Dr. Crane, honestly will be buying anything I can get my hands on. I don't know who is spreading any rumors the wines have smoke taint needs to go and taste them. If ...
by Frank Z
August 28th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 42
Views: 2143

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Kelly Walker wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Bone marrow fusilli at Marea in NYC. Have to have it every time.
LOVE this so much. A close second for me is the Seafood truffle pasta at Le Bernardin.
by Frank Z
August 26th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 60
Views: 6666

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

If I remember correctly, the Fall 2018 release prices were:

2016 Tempest - $95
2016 Bard - $110
2016 Falstaff - $150
2015 Absurd - $425 (not 100% sure on this one since I didn't end up buying)
by Frank Z
August 25th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman x Thorevilos
Replies: 23
Views: 2212

Re: Forman x Thorevilos

Unrelated but saw something on Instagram that the Thorevilos vineyard is now called Ecotone. Would Abreu change the name then? Not that you should believe everything you see on the internet. I’ve heard from several winemakers that Abreu will no longer produce the Thorevilos, and that other producer...
by Frank Z
August 22nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7179
Views: 437526

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

YLee wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Krug 163 i see it at $145 on WS
Regardless, wow that dissapeared fast. champagne.gif
by Frank Z
August 21st, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11880
Views: 568919

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some Domaine Didier Dagueneau "Pur Sang" and "Silex". One of my favorite Loire producers.
by Frank Z
August 18th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 2148

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

I really like Eleven Madison Park. I don’t recreate the recipes exactly (way to complicated); the book provides a lot of inspiration behind the dishes that I create.
by Frank Z
August 15th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: La Pelle 2017

Acme usually carries it by the bottle after they release.
by Frank Z
August 14th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: La Pelle 2017

Got this as well. I was kind of upset they didn't change to 3-pks. I ended up sourcing my bottles from ACME last year. Will probably do the same this year.
by Frank Z
August 6th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4152

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

In for (3) Three Twins and (1) Steltzner. Haven't purchased many 2017's so excited for this one!
by Frank Z
August 4th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392915

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Myriad Georges III. Really nice blue and black fruit. Drank with a 50 day dry aged bone in Flannery ribsteak.
by Frank Z
July 26th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392915

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Planning to celebrate the end of the week tonight with a '07 Realm Falstaff and a Flannery Ribeye.
by Frank Z
July 26th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4152

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Have tasted all of these from bottle. Gonna be tough to keep this purchase under my credit limit. The Steltzner was a real wow-er. Really interested in your thoughts. How was the Three twins and the regular Napa valley bottling? Primarily looking at those. The Three Twins was my other favorite from...
by Frank Z
July 25th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4152

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Billy Norris wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Have tasted all of these from bottle. Gonna be tough to keep this purchase under my credit limit. The Steltzner was a real wow-er.
Really interested in your thoughts. How was the Three twins and the regular Napa valley bottling? Primarily looking at those.
by Frank Z
July 25th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4152

Myriad - Save the Date

We are pleased to announce that our Myriad Cellars Portfolio Cabernet LOYAL BUYERS Release will open August 6th at 9am PST. This release features the following wines. 2017 Myriad Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $ 68 2017 Myriad Cellars Round Pond Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $85 92-94 points/ ...
by Frank Z
July 22nd, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5772

Re: Another Flannery PSA

In for 65-day Porterhouse & Kansas City Strip set, some of the 50-day ribsteak, and 1 of the 75 day ribeye steak. Super excited for these extended aged cuts (and for the Porterhouse in general)!
by Frank Z
July 19th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 40
Views: 1590

Re: Pronunciation

Markus S wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:39 am
Eisele, like 'essel'?
I believe its 'eyes-lee'.
by Frank Z
July 18th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11880
Views: 568919

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up some more 2018 Myriad Semillon from K&L for $25/per. champagne.gif
by Frank Z
July 18th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarlett Reserve 2014 - rereleased
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Scarlett Reserve 2014 - rereleased

If anyone's interested, Scarlett Wines (winemaker: Mike Smith) is doing some library releases, which includes their 2014 Reserve Cabernet (96 JS, 96 RP) for $128.

https://scarlettwines.com/collection/red-wine/
by Frank Z
July 18th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10831

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

WOW. I had stepped to use the restroom and when I came back the Rose is sold out...
by Frank Z
July 16th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This is an expensive day of mailers
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: This is an expensive day of mailers

Just got 'my' release for 2015 Hundred Acre 'Wraith' ...

and this is why I take my allocation at Rivers-Marie instead!
by Frank Z
July 14th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10832
Views: 392915

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Quivet Beckstoffer Las Piedras. Yummy.
by Frank Z
July 14th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10831

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Got mine yesterday as well. Don’t remember when I signed up, but I got excited when I read Nancy Silverton and Michael Cimarusti
by Frank Z
July 10th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2326

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

2014 Myriad Georges III
by Frank Z
July 9th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 87
Views: 6887

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Really enjoyed the PN release earlier this year, so equally excited, if not more excited for this Cab release. Will be going in for a couple.
by Frank Z
July 5th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2971

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

MacDonald (2016)
Vangone (2016)
Memento Mori (2017)
Realm (2016 Absurd)
by Frank Z
July 3rd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1838

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

The people behind the wine.

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