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by KyleC
July 24th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13945
Views: 678872

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Rivers-Marie allocation
2017 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Améthyste
2005 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 'Cote de Lechet' 1er Cru
by KyleC
July 21st, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 140
Views: 10860

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

In for 2 HL, 2 Lore, 1 Panek, 1 Calistoga, 1 NV. Wish I could have done 2x across the board given the strength of the vintage, but just bought a house and am discovering how expensive home ownership is...
by KyleC
July 21st, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 140
Views: 10860

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

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by KyleC
July 16th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 140
Views: 10860

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Probably going to take 2 of each. This is going to be an expensive month.
by KyleC
July 14th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 140
Views: 10860

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

JeremyMullman wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 9:42 am
The Calistoga is highly underrated, imo. One of my favorites every year it's made, and perhaps the best value in the portfolio (perhaps because it is a single-vineyard wine labeled as an appellation bottling).


An every-year buy for me.
Is the Calistoga sourced from Larkmead?
by KyleC
June 29th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 84
Views: 5544

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

+1 to Blake, while I love my Zalto Universals, for Burgundy, I prefer Sophienwald's red glasses.
by KyleC
June 25th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 62
Views: 4634

Re: Beta Wine Release?

I'm torn on whether or not to take my allocation. I had a 2012 Failla Chuy recently that I adored, but I have no experience with Beta wines yet and Aubert's release is coming up soon.
by KyleC
June 24th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5456

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Nate Ready is the latest MS to resign from the Court:
by KyleC
May 28th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI - Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson now available
Replies: 2
Views: 381

FYI - Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson now available

If you're in the US, you can preorder Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson from Sotheby's. $80 + $15 shipping.

https://www.sothebyswine.com/ny/shop/inside-bordeaux/

EDIT: International retailers listed on BBR's site: https://www.bbr.com/bbr-press/inside-bordeaux
by KyleC
May 28th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie offer just hit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1899

Re: Rivers Marie offer just hit!

Hmm, been buying RM pretty regularly but didn't get the offer.
by KyleC
May 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1780

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

Had a great 2012 Failla Chuy Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay.
by KyleC
May 19th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events

I'm really excited that Ridge are doing these. Will probably pick up the weird varietals/vineyards 4 pack after hearing about them in the virtual tasting
by KyleC
May 11th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?

Thanks all. I might break open some of the Loosens, but will cellar the Wittmann's and Weil longer.
by KyleC
May 11th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Was gifted some Riesling, when should I be drinking it?

A friend gifted me a half case of Riesling as I almost never buy/drink it. What should I be cellaring vs. what should I be drinking in the short term? Is it bad to be drinking GGs on release or in their youth? 2016 Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich GG 2017 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen GG 2017 Dr. Loos...
by KyleC
May 10th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague. For 50 years: Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine.
Replies: 2
Views: 476

NYT: The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague. For 50 years: Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine.

The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague:
For 50 years, Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine. Did the strategy work too well?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/busi ... -napa.html
by KyleC
May 5th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Promontory Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: 2015 Promontory Offering

Love the wines. I really like what they are doing. I tasted the 2015 out of barrel and thought it was going to be a really good wine. Took my full allocation. BTW, the tasting experience there is second to none, starting with one of the most stunning wineries you will ever visit. Yeah the photos lo...
by KyleC
May 5th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Promontory Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: 2015 Promontory Offering

Was mailed a VERY EXPENSIVE marketing package from them detailing their vision, the land and their dedication to everything wine. The paper stock was something from Dubai royalty. The stamp alone was $5. Aaaaaaaaaand it was to tell me I didn't make their allocation. Spare no expense... Hah, that se...
by KyleC
May 5th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Promontory Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: 2015 Promontory Offering

Frank Z wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 8:01 am
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?
by KyleC
May 4th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Promontory Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

2015 Promontory Offering

Just got an email from my first Promontory offering. 3 bottles $1,800. Pretty steep, but I'm considering it.

Has anybody tasted Promontory recently and can offer thoughts?
by KyleC
April 23rd, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhone Rangers Zoom Tasting with Tercero & Halcon - Recorded Video Available now
Replies: 68
Views: 2234

Re: Rhone Rangers Zoom Tasting with Tercero & Halcon - 4/23 @ 5pmPT TODAY

Sorry I missed this. Look forward to the recording.
by KyleC
April 21st, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13945
Views: 678872

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2019 Ridge Lytton Estate Rosé
by KyleC
April 21st, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9490

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Great thread. Will put in an order for Halcon today.
by KyleC
April 21st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Vice Versa Spring Release 2018 Vintage

Anybody buying? The lineup:

Beckstoffer To Kalon / BBS
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane / BBS
Beckstoffer Las Piedras / BBS
Beckstoffer GIII
The Magnificent Seven
by KyleC
April 7th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9767

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Given the interest and 100 person limit, will the session be recorded so folks can watch later if folks can't get into the Zoom?

My wine is all stored at K&L which is closed, so will be opening up a 2018 Sonoma Coast as I only have RM wine from their latest shipment :(
by KyleC
March 30th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13252

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

I've heard of Spruce selling from their cellar at a decent price in SF.

Any other San Francisco folks hearing of other restaurants doing the same?
by KyleC
March 30th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends

You are well above the average age of a Redditor :). Didn't expect to see this content here!
by KyleC
March 27th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6705

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Been waiting since the trailer came out!
by KyleC
March 15th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newsom orders all California wineries to close
Replies: 52
Views: 3176

Newsom orders all California wineries to close

Bars, clubs, to close as well; restaurants to cut capacity by 50%. Sad to see this news, but it makes sense given the rapid spread of COVID-19.
by KyleC
March 12th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Roederer to buy Diamond Creek

C Chen wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 2:18 pm
My current thoughts: GTFO with these subscription models. [swearing.gif]

Will have to read later.
Seriously? On this forum, where the average person has more disposable income than 99.99% of the population, you're bitching about a paywall?
by KyleC
March 12th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7912

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Good article from the SF Chronicle's wine writer on this subject:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/articl ... 124100.php

On a personal note, bummed Ridge is cancelling it's Monte Bello Assemblage event, but I get why they're doing it.
by KyleC
February 5th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Matt A wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 1:28 pm

The Futo Blanc SB was expensive $180/bottle 🤦🏼‍♂️

I'm SO curious how the Futo SB sold. They sent a weird, offer is now closed email which I haven't seen them do in the past. One of my friends has been a loyal Futo buyer since they got started, but even he was a hard pass at $180/bottle.
by KyleC
February 5th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

NickRut wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 10:10 am
Anyone passing on Dr Crane or BTK please message me. Happy to take it off your hands.
+1...after Nick gets his fill, please message as I'm interested in some BTK and Crane as well.
by KyleC
February 5th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Anyone have experience with the Fidelio? How does it compare to other higher end Napa SB's like Vineyard 29, Eisele, etc.?
by KyleC
February 4th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21858

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Got my 1 bottle wishlist. Here's to building a small Platt vertical.
by KyleC
January 21st, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21858

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Order in as well, and also wishlisted for the Platt.
by KyleC
January 14th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5350

Re: Aubert-Save the date

My third Aubert order and I also had a 6 bottle minimum.
by KyleC
January 14th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5350

Re: Aubert-Save the date

YLee wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:13 am
I keep timing out on my browser
Yup for the last 15 min for me
by KyleC
January 1st, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Traveling to Florence, looking for Tuscany Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1814

Re: Traveling to Florence, looking for Tuscany Tour

Bump, I'm in the same boat as Sally S. Will be in Florence for a few days in February and have one day allocated for wine. Instead of renting a car and doing the whole thing, just looking to take it easy and be driven around. Does anyone have any recommendations for day trip tour operators based out...
by KyleC
December 19th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5350

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Hmm I was going to go deep on Aubert, but I searched my inbox and it looks like I'm getting of Peter Michael's list this Feb and will get an allocation from them. What to do, what to do...
by KyleC
December 19th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5350

Re: Aubert-Save the date

My release date is Jan 14th (vs the 9th and 15th listed in this thread so far). I guess Aubert more finely segments their customer base than other wineries?
by KyleC
December 13th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7814
Views: 510159

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

Nate Simon wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 3:50 pm
2913 Le Cigare...if you didn’t load up enough (or missed) on the Bonny Doon sale).
I grabbed a bottle, a no-brainer at $25 shipped.
by KyleC
December 13th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère

I picked up a bottle of this at $170 given the excellent reviews and my curiosity to try it. At this price point should I be buying more?
by KyleC
December 12th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7814
Views: 510159

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

Missed the Tardy, but got a bottle of the Lecheneaut CM
by KyleC
December 12th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7814
Views: 510159

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

Man these Burgundies, esp the GCs are going fast.
by KyleC
December 12th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7814
Views: 510159

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

Ugh missed the 2015 Jadot Beaune Celebration because I was filling out a new work shipping address
by KyleC
November 13th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5971

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: 1809

Re: Walgreens Fedex

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

Never have had any issues.

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