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by KyleC
November 13th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Pete Lawley wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Are those black wax capsules I see in the email pic?

I like them.....sexy! [thumbs-up.gif]
Just got my bottle delivered today. Yes a nice black wax capsule with a small plastic bag over it to protect the capsule.
by KyleC
October 24th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1443

Re: Walgreens Fedex

My local Walgreens knows me by name during the cool months of the year...

Never have had any issues.
by KyleC
October 24th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Sorry, I'm confused. You're saying you've never purchased from Carlisle but were able to grab a bottle? How did you pull that off? It was a lottery. No, I know it was a lottery (and one I sadly did not win)...but didnt you have to be on the list/previously purchase to have the chance to play the lo...
by KyleC
October 24th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19007

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Smoke is expected to make its way to the Bay Area starting tomorrow morning.
by KyleC
October 23rd, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 68
Views: 4081

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

Au Bon Climat has some great values at the $20 price point
by KyleC
October 22nd, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Got one cab, my first direct Carlisle purchase!
by KyleC
October 14th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

In! So excited about the Montecillo.
by KyleC
October 10th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3850

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Anyways, my point is that maybe the concept of municipalities generating their own power will gain traction? I have to think it is incredibly inefficient on the macro level, but it certainly makes the populous less beholden to massive power companies. And, it's certainly way more efficient than ind...
by KyleC
October 10th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short time notice Napa winery visit?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

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.
by KyleC
October 2nd, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 522
Views: 28470

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Full list: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/EU_Large_Civil_Aircraft_Final_Product_List.pdf 2204.21.50 Wine other than Tokay (not carbonated), not over 14% alcohol, in containers not over 2 liters Time for the French to start making some California style 14%+ wines ...
by KyleC
October 2nd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Getting some Vare from another WBer. Debating the Montecillo since 2013 was such a good year, but I probably don't need 3 bottles of it.
by KyleC
October 2nd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3755

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

Just got the reminder email but I think I'm passing this vintage.
by KyleC
September 26th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Anyone have any info/TN on the Vare?
by KyleC
September 24th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014: The Mascot
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: 2014: The Mascot

I tried the 12 at Dean and Deluca (RIP) and bought a bottle right away, one of my favorite cabs that trip. Bought a 3-pack of the 13, but haven't tried any yet.
by KyleC
September 24th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz owner buys Haynes Vineyard in Coombsville
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Heitz owner buys Haynes Vineyard in Coombsville

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... s-vineyard

I've enjoyed Haynes bottlings from Failla and Enfield. Wonder what will happen with the ownership change.
by KyleC
September 23rd, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4183

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Off the top of my head, Clos du Val and Corison.
by KyleC
September 11th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 9622

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: 2228

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: 61
Views: 4504

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: 159
Views: 8180

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: 1763

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: 27405

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: 22
Views: 2157

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: 27405

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: 27405

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: 27405

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: 93
Views: 2889

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: 2886

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: 22
Views: 2157

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: 22
Views: 2157

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: 4705

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: 790

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: 121
Views: 5108

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: 5263

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: 4734

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: 87
Views: 7011

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: 12130
Views: 581934

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: 7205
Views: 441931

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: 5393

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: 935

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: 5393

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: 464

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: 464

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: 5393

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: 5393

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: 4127

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: 4127

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: 208
Views: 14173

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...

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