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by KyleC
September 11th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 98
Views: 7593

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

This thread gives me hope for this board. I know the source of the grapes and the quality of the wine making for the SLD (and no I'm not naming names), and it's great to see good values called out regardless of the brand.
by KyleC
August 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2180

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

JJ Buckley has some 2017 as well, some 1er as low as $30
by KyleC
August 27th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3425

Re: Ultramarine Save the Day

Anyone know how long the Ultramarine waitlist is?
by KyleC
August 24th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6405

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Howard Cooper wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 8:14 pm
The only issue with Chardonnay is that it is grown outside Burgundy and Chablis.
Too bad there's no eyeroll emoji here
by KyleC
August 16th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley? - SF Chronicle
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley? - SF Chronicle

"Napa wineries are confronting climate change by planting new experimental vineyards — without the region’s lifeblood, Cabernet Sauvignon."

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/articl ... 308512.php
by KyleC
August 14th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26917

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

For all the people saying Rhys was unfairly targeted, looks like more wineries behaving badly are being caught: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/9886319-181/notable-sonoma-county-wine-executives "Prominent Sonoma County wine executive Hugh Reimers, who last month abruptly left as president of ...
by KyleC
August 5th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week

In for Coastlands, Bucher, Weir, Rochioli, MacGregor, Precious, Estate. I'm not sure but this allocation seems a bit smaller than last years?
by KyleC
August 2nd, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26917

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Was also surprised to read how many thousands of acres these greedy asshats are farming. I’ll do my best to try to make it cheaper for you but it sounds pretty blatant that they knew what they were doing . Where did you read that? Someone who's ITB should comment, but my understanding is that given...
by KyleC
August 2nd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26917

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Yeah, I'm pretty dubious any time a prosecutor or regulatory agency claims actions were "egregious". What do people expect, that they announce the violations were really minor and not worth pursuing? I'm not an expert on illegal water diversion and have no idea whether this is the case. Maybe they ...
by KyleC
August 2nd, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26917

Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Was surprised to read this: https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/mendocinocounty/9858926-181/rhys-vineyards-mendocino-vineyard-water-rights-penalty "The illegal and permanent loss of wetlands and streams caused by the vineyard construction was an egregious violation of state and federal ...
by KyleC
August 1st, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2466

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Coravin definitely works, although I've taken to melting a bit of candle wax over the point where the needle was inserted. Depending on the cork, sometime the hole doesn't reseal well and you can even have wine dripping out if you lay the bottle on its side. Just bought some Repours and will do a b...
by KyleC
August 1st, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations
Replies: 45
Views: 2592

Re: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations

Nn no particular order: I honestly thought SingleThread was just OK. When you factor in the QPR, I wouldn't go back. Noble Folk makes some of my favorite ice cream Flying Goat is by far the best coffee around +1 to Ridge Lytton Springs, Unti, and Porter Creek I didn't have the best experience at Mac...
by KyleC
August 1st, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week

Does anyone know if there's a way to check how much we're allocated of each wine, as well as pricing before the allocation opens?
by KyleC
August 1st, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Williams Selyem Allocation Next Week

I agree...along with the Bucher and Ferrington, I think MacGregor and sometimes Rochioli comes in on the savory side as well compared with the rest of their lineup.
by KyleC
August 1st, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4563

Re: SQN offer out

My friend requested some wish list bottles for me. Let's see if anything comes of it.
by KyleC
July 26th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matter of Taste Robert Parker - August 17th CIA Copia in Napa
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Matter of Taste Robert Parker - August 17th CIA Copia in Napa

https://a-matter-of-taste.com/en/event/Napa2019 Anybody going? Anybody go to the one last year? Tickets are pricey, but the lineup looks strong: Also on deck is the Grand Walkabout Tasting, featuring over 200 outstanding wines from around the globe, each rated 93 points or higher by Robert Parker Wi...
by KyleC
July 25th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4429

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

More than I have storage for :(
by KyleC
July 18th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5120

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

First year on the list...mostly interested in the Syrahs but wasn't allocated any =/.
by KyleC
July 18th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4664

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

+100 to what John/Sarah and others have said. Good wine at altitude is a complete waste. As someone who flies business a fair amount, I wish airlines would understand that and splurge on the pre-departure Champagne when you can actually taste and enjoy it, and save money on the rest of the wine/spir...
by KyleC
July 16th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 82
Views: 5856

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

In for one of each
by KyleC
July 16th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Expensive morning given the Aubert and Rivers-Marie releases.
by KyleC
May 23rd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

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

2007 Meteor Perseid for $70. Sorely tempted but I just dropped too much money yesterday on Cab.
by KyleC
May 22nd, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5275

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

After some hemming and hawing (and an OK from the SO...) I'm in for the Rhadamanthus.
by KyleC
May 22nd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bouchard Volnay Caillerets
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: Bouchard Volnay Caillerets

My 2015 has "Ancienne Cuvee Carnot" on it FWIW. My experience with Bouchard 2015 and 2016 has been lots of inconsistencies, e.g. new vs. old label design, thinner wine bottles vs. wine bottles with more bottle heft. They seem to be all over the place.
by KyleC
May 22nd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5275

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

You have to click the link in the email. If anyone wants to split some Rhad, let me know, I'm in the Bay Area.
by KyleC
May 21st, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hirsch East Ridge Library Release
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Hirsch East Ridge Library Release

Looks like Hirsch is releasing a library of East Ridge (what they sold to Williams Selyem) wines back to 2009. I've had the Williams Selyem Hirsch wines before, but never Hirsch's own. Pretty steep price points for the older vintages (up to $175/bottle). Has anybody had these before and can comment...
by KyleC
May 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hirsch East Ridge Library Release
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Hirsch East Ridge Library Release

Looks like Hirsch is releasing a library of East Ridge (what they sold to Williams Selyem) wines back to 2009. I've had the Williams Selyem Hirsch wines before, but never Hirsch's own. Pretty steep price points for the older vintages (up to $175/bottle). Has anybody had these before and can comment?
by KyleC
May 21st, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5275

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Benoit Touquette makes a beautiful Sleeping Lady with his personal Fait Main label. I will be in for a three pack so that I can do a compare/contrast in a couple years between the two winemakers. Totally geeky I know, but I find it interesting to see how two people can create different interpretati...
by KyleC
May 21st, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 64
Views: 5275

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Two three packs after tax and shipping will be $1500 to my door. That is a pretty big nut to swallow on a first release project (even though great vineyards, vintage, review, etc.) and I don't know if I need anymore $200 bottle of wine. If it was a pick your poison offering, I might give a 3 bottle...
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4052

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

The criticism here is totally fair. There are still way too many things one can only do in desktop, and the mobile app design predated bigger screens and needs to scale better across a wider range of form factors. We are just lining up a designer to kick off a mobile refresh. As Mark notes, right n...
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4052

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

The mobile app is for pulling a bottle, checking a note, it is not meant for bulk manipulation and operation you are correct. The desktop version is a monster.. 99.9999% of the time when someone says "CT can't", on a desktop version, it's user error / lack of know how. the mobile app has a long way...
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13527

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Ridge, IMO, is a winery that delivers great value to customers. Over the long-term, the best way to sustain this is to continue "optimizing for Ridge." I have zero issues with that if Ridge was upfront about it. When I was getting sold on joining one of Ridge's many membership programs, there's a t...
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4052

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I'm at about 300ish bottles and I use CT, but the input process (even with barcode scanner/photo image recognition) is slow and not optimized for bulk options, and I'm considering dropping it. I still maintain a Google spreadsheet just because it's so much faster. Are you using the mobile app for i...
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4052

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I'm at about 300ish bottles and I use CT, but the input process (even with barcode scanner/photo image recognition) is slow and not optimized for bulk options, and I'm considering dropping it. I still maintain a Google spreadsheet just because it's so much faster.
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast VinoView Wine Cellar?
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Wine Enthusiast VinoView Wine Cellar?

A relatively new and unique shelving design to try and get around the bigger bottles issue: https://www.wineenthusiast.com/wine-enthusiast-vinoview-620-bottle-quad-wine-cellar.asp Anyone have one of any size (it's modular and available in a 1/2/4 fridge designs)? I know Eurocave makes some of Wine E...
by KyleC
May 18th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13527

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

- The people and operation are first class, but can make mistakes - hope y'all provide them this feedback so they can evaluate and hopefully incorporate I emailed on Thursday, and while I'm not going to post the contents here, I was surprised at the response I got. On one hand they offered to take ...
by KyleC
May 16th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13527

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I received the same email today, missed the cut. I have been a futures member for 3 years. What's most annoying to me is that I am stuck with getting 3 bottles of their cab, merlot, and chard which shipped before they said I wouldn't get any allocation. I mean, come on. You force me to buy 3 bottle...
by KyleC
May 12th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two New Ridge Zins...(short/boring)
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: TN: Two New Ridge Zins...(short/boring)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Having dinner with Eric Baugher this coming Friday. Probably going to ask him about their overall direction with oak.
Very curious what he'll say. It seems from the last two vintages they're backing off their amounts of new oak.
by KyleC
May 12th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs Bdx18 barrel: some selections bargain and not
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: TNs Bdx18 barrel: some selections bargain and not

As someone who's just dipping their toe into Bordeaux, this post is a goldmine, thank you Panos!
by KyleC
May 9th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

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

PeterH wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 10:11 am
How can the wine have a retail and a best web price if it is a small batch sold only under the Sleeper label?
I agree it's kinda BS. I'm assuming they're comparing it to the retail of the wine that carries the brand of the actual grower.
by KyleC
May 9th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

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

$95 2013 Sleeper Oakville Cab made by Helen Keplinger...who wants to start gossiping where the juice comes from?
by KyleC
April 25th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

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

Picked up the Durrell chard and Gap's Crown pinot cause of the vineyards but stopping at that.
by KyleC
April 25th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

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

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 12:34 pm
The cornerstone cab is oakville station which is located in the middle of To Kalon vineyard. I havent tried but have one in the cellar already.
Ya, this is a repeat from the winter marathon.
by KyleC
April 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

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

Grabbed the Chablis and Fait-Main Tetter Totter as well.
by KyleC
April 24th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Historic Vineyard Series
Replies: 67
Views: 4038

Re: Ridge Historic Vineyard Series

Looks like the Torre Merlot and the Klein Cabernet are back for 2016. Just picked up a bottle of each. I had the 2014 Torre Merlot last year at the tasting room and it was beautiful.
by KyleC
April 21st, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3714

Re: What's your house champagne?

Clouet Brut
by KyleC
April 19th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Boillot PM Clos de la Mouchère
by KyleC
April 19th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11710
Views: 559198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Peter Panzica wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:01 pm
2016 Sinegal x 6 $65
Where are you finding Sinegal for $65?

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