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by MikeHill
February 9th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2123

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

2013 OMV. PNP. Such an elegant zin. I got savory aromatics (Grassl Liberte), went great with Flannery burgers. blackberry, blueberry and cherry, with the earthy, brambly hallmarks of zin. Bold, but not jammy or hot. Fine tannins balanced with medium acidity. Red cherry finish. Sally would have enjoy...
by MikeHill
February 8th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 336
Views: 25569

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Received another 10 375 of krug today, all 168 At this point I think you are trolling the board...you must be the only guy able to buy these Krug 375s with coupons. After every one of your posts I check and keep seeing the dreaded .97 price The only decent thing to do is for you to buy these for th...
by MikeHill
February 7th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 336
Views: 25569

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Received another 10 375 of krug today, all 168 At this point I think you are trolling the board...you must be the only guy able to buy these Krug 375s with coupons. After every one of your posts I check and keep seeing the dreaded .97 price The only decent thing to do is for you to buy these for th...
by MikeHill
February 5th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 117
Views: 6201

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Another first timer, took what I was allocated.
by MikeHill
February 4th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 20419

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Mike C. wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 11:11 am
Wished a Platt and got it today!
Same here!
by MikeHill
January 27th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 177
Views: 8106

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Riverain Syrah Tercero light reds Franny Beck Pinot Bricelands Pinot Virage Bordeaux reds Sandler Pinot* Halcon Rhone* Kelley Fox Pinot* Di Costanzo Cab* Scherrer Pinot/OVZ* Flannery beef Grassl decanter for good measure * first time ordering Mostly kept to my focus on non-Cabs to better balance my ...
by MikeHill
January 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 183
Views: 9045

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

It seems the glasses are $5 more this year but oddly the decanter is $20 less. Correct. Last year we sold the glasses at a loss after accounting for shipping/boxes/labor. The $5.00 keeps me whole. The decanter frankly hasn't sold well. I wanted to see if a lower # would result in an increase in vol...
by MikeHill
January 26th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 2635

Re: Sandler BD11 33% off 4 packs and 6 packs!!!

In for the Central Coast Pinot 4 pack. A new label for me, looking forward to it!
by MikeHill
January 26th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 49
Views: 1516

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

In for the Preview day offer. My second BD, and my second Briceland order!
by MikeHill
January 26th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Halcon Estate Rhone Pack - EXTENDED THRU FRI 1/31
Replies: 42
Views: 1362

Re: Halcon Estate Rhone Pack and some Pinot Noir

In for the Rhone, excited to try (well, looks like they need a little time first) Hey, Mike. Yeah, this stuff will last forever. I open the syrah the night before. I purchased 3 mags a few years ago, one left, and I open the night before serving and then it'll last a week easy afterwards. Thanks fo...
by MikeHill
January 26th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED UNTIL 2/2 *** tercero wines BD Offers - Mourvedre Rose + Cinsaut Rose +++
Replies: 45
Views: 1460

Re: tercero wines BD Offers - TWO Different Roses + Library Wines + More - Limited Quantities

In for an order of the Lighter Times! Wife and I both love them, different from the usual offerings. Larry, the shipping discount didn't apply, but I see above you seem to handling that manually.
by MikeHill
January 26th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Halcon Estate Rhone Pack - EXTENDED THRU FRI 1/31
Replies: 42
Views: 1362

Re: Halcon Estate Rhone Pack and some Pinot Noir

In for the Rhone, excited to try (well, looks like they need a little time first)
by MikeHill
January 24th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11283
Views: 416402

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Spottswood. My first from this winery and was not disappointed. Powerful and elegant from the fragrant nose through the long finish. Ripe black and red fruit. Light oak, cocoa and leather add complexity. Velvety tannins provide structure, enough acidity to keep things fresh. Balanced Napa cab i...
by MikeHill
January 9th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3098

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Tip: tell you’re wife how much you actually spent on wine in 2019. I just made that mistake and my 2020 budgeting concerns seem irrelevant all of a sudden. +1. Last fall, my wife shared a pie chart of her yearly expenses and asked to see mine. Turns out I spent more on juice than she spent on darn ...
by MikeHill
January 3rd, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 15069

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Many of these were event driven, for me that's a big part of the candidacy for a WOTY WOTY 1979 Mayacamas Runners up (in order) 2013 Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 degrees 1995 La Conseillante 2003 Pegau Cuvee Reserve 2005 Scarecrow 2010 Marcassin Three Sisters Pinot Noir 2009 Patricia Green Etzel Block Pi...
by MikeHill
January 2nd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2558

Re: K & L Auctions

I buy from them as my preferred auction source and have 100% happiness with them. Big +1. My only beef is others have come to the same conclusion and often bid up the prices! Another +1. Bought many cases, including older Bordeaux, with no problems. Since I'm in LA, I can also pickup locally...and ...
by MikeHill
December 26th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some holiday wines...
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Some holiday wines...

Happy holidays!

Thanks for the notes. I had the 2012 Carter (my only one) lined up...looks like I’ll be laying it back down for a couple.
by MikeHill
December 23rd, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Château Mouton Rothschild
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: 1979 Château Mouton Rothschild

Inspired me to pop open my last bottle of this. Earlier in the year I had one that was tired, but tonight it’s showing well. Light bricking, little sediment. Fragrant nose of red plum, smoke, cedar and a floral element. Medium full body, crisp red fruit, sweet and tart on the palate, along with some...
by MikeHill
December 21st, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11283
Views: 416402

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Dalla Valle. Intoxicating floral nose with dark fruit and blueberry. Lush and full bodied, with earthy notes of leather and touch of cocoa and licorice. I love what the 20% cab franc does here. Well balanced, although the chewy finish is a tad tannic. Open for business, with a long plateau ahead.
by MikeHill
December 17th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine of the Month Club
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Wine of the Month Club

My advice as someone who has received a "gift" subscription of WOMC would be to avoid it. Just get them a nice bottle if you're stuck with the idea of wine as a gift. None of them are really worth it. Since you don't know their preferences, what about a gift card from Wine.com/Total Wine/Some other...
by MikeHill
December 17th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2072

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

At the Pasadena Total Wine they came in boxes, no extra charge.
by MikeHill
December 15th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11283
Views: 416402

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Batzella Bolgheri Superiore Tâm. Took a couple of hours to open up. Bright red fruit...wild raspberry. Mouthwatering acidity (in a good way), medium light body, smooth tannins and a (short) earthy finish. 60/40 Cab Sauv/Cab Franc. 13.6%. Not at all what I was expecting from a SuperTuscan...I li...
by MikeHill
December 6th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21988

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

if you know him then ping him and ask. If he's interested I'll follow up. I looked at his website and his wines are available only to list members and on allocation. Doesn't mean he wouldn't want to expand his market. let me know. I sent Erin an email and she replied that she would love to learn mo...
by MikeHill
December 3rd, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 21988

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 5:32 pm
Someone PLEASE remind me to buy more Patricia Green Pinot this BerserkerDay!
+1

Been on a PGC kick, really digging ‘em, especially with some age!
by MikeHill
December 2nd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11283
Views: 416402

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Myriad Esther Block Las Madres Syrah

Black cherry and olive tapenade. Some oak, a little earthy with a spicy finish with a touch of heat. Nice balance of sweet, pure fruit with savory and spicy notes. Still primary, this should continue to improve. Lovely California cool climate Syrah.
by MikeHill
November 28th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2407
Views: 159383

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2018 OVZ to celebrate America’s grape (or at least the closest thing) for Thanksgiving, after reading positive reviews from the board. Glad I did!

Beautiful plum nose. Blackberry, cranberry and vanilla on the palate. Bold, but balanced acidity, tannins and 14.4%. Fantastic QPR.
by MikeHill
November 26th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 4848

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Does anyone know how to get a hold of Will? He emailed me about a month ago (before the fires) saying he could sell me a bottle each of the 2016 Cab and Prop. I emailed him back but haven’t heard back. I called his number but his mailbox is full. Hoping he’s just busy with the harvest or 2017 shipm...
by MikeHill
November 9th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG: 2016 And 2017 Barbaresco And Point Inflation
Replies: 31
Views: 2222

Re: AG: 2016 And 2017 Barbaresco And Point Inflation

The same might be true of Vivino, but Vivino is much more difficult for me to suss out - I don't have a strong visceral sense of the difference between 4.3 vs 4.5 vs 4.7 vs 4.9 at Vivino. More thread drift, but I had the same questions about Vivino ratings. 9842E528-B0C2-48BD-A137-90B163C8D6EC.jpeg
by MikeHill
November 4th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Space aging wine? NASA
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Space aging wine? NASA

How long does the board recommend they let the wine sit after the return trip to ensure no bottle shock?
by MikeHill
November 3rd, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11283
Views: 416402

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Friends dinner last night in LA. No formal notes, but everything drank true to form over five hours. The Opus was lean and well made, despite being overhyped. The Chave, while young, was open for business and took WOTN, edging out the Vietti.
by MikeHill
October 22nd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 39
Views: 6026

Re: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic

Thanks to the board (and BD day), I’ve got some ‘12, ‘13 and ‘14 but had not tried any yet. This thread inspired me to pop open the 2012 and it was a treat! Beautiful nose of dark cherry. Cherry and raspberry on the palate and just a little earthy. Fruit was well balanced with good acidity and mediu...
by MikeHill
October 15th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1973

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Reasonable, imo. After all, without the income gained through the ITB connection would there be any money that would allow them to be a consumer? In other words, if your ITB status is what brings in the money used to buy wine for personal consumption, then ITB is your "primary" connection to wine. ...
by MikeHill
September 25th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6729

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

This thread has gone so wrong regarding R.E.Lee It's just so easy to judge the past when you're not living it. I find based on past experience that most people that "judge" the behavior of the past don't really know much of the actual history of the time... As one of the few blacks on this board, m...
by MikeHill
September 20th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11283
Views: 416402

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1979 Domaine de Chevalier. Slightly bricked color. Talc on the nose. Red cherry on the palate, light notes of leather and forest floor. Medium weight, nice acidity. Long finish. Not complex, but still alive, for a 40 yr old wine, delightful!
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by MikeHill
September 11th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18957

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

What's the ageability of MacDonalds? Nobody knows, but my guess is it will age like Ch. Latour. That was the thing I thought of when I first tasted it. The wines are really compelling. In a 2014 “I’ll Drink to That” podcast, Graeme mentioned a goal of making a wine for aging, with a window that ope...
by MikeHill
August 27th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 6:42 pm
I popped a Lanessan today!

I am AFWE, I swear. I’ve been framed.
I also popped a Lanessan tonight (‘02). I was enjoying the classic profile, and at such a great price.

But now all I taste is ash in my mouth. It was all lies...pass me the Caymus.
by MikeHill
August 12th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish Wine Regions
Replies: 29
Views: 1357

Re: Spanish Wine Regions

Greg, thanks for the history lesson, you are correct I was referring to the late 1800's as "traditional"! My comment about Riscal was not meant to be pejorative towards the winemaking, just that we were looking to visit smaller scale producers unavailable back in the US. Regarding the building, the ...
by MikeHill
August 12th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish Wine Regions
Replies: 29
Views: 1357

Re: Spanish Wine Regions

Only a few bodegas are set up like Napa. You should check first. If you go to Haro, you can walk from one bodega to another. The bigger ones have regular tours. Literally next door to each other are Muga, Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia, CVNE, Cruzado, and Roda. You can walk to all of them. Farther ea...
by MikeHill
August 2nd, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kata folded into Realm
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Kata folded into Realm

Got this email this morning. I was a buyer of Kata, on the waitlist for Realm...wonder if this will help? "In 2011, Benoit Touquette and I set out to make a special wine from an unusual blend of grapes telling the story of an extraordinary historic site, the Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard in St. Helena....
by MikeHill
August 1st, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12712
Views: 614005

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x Clos l’Eglise 2001
6x Saxum Heart Stone 2015...because I didn’t make the list but still wanted in on the fun.
by MikeHill
July 24th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton, 1999 Chateau Musar
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: TNS: 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton, 1999 Chateau Musar

+1 I just had the 1999 Musar last night from a 375, and Alfert's TN nails it. I tried it based on the noise from this board, and man it was killer. I don't know how much was psychological (a recent blind tasting reminded me how much I project when I know the label), but this was such an intriguing b...
by MikeHill
July 23rd, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13075

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Mixed case. Hurts the wallet, but this came just in time, I've been getting low on Zin I am excited to drink.
by MikeHill
July 22nd, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?
Replies: 45
Views: 1608

Re: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?

William Segui wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 8:47 pm
Board Man Gets Paid
+1!

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