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by William Anzalone
January 19th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 59
Views: 4423

Re: 2018 Maybach release

I received my 1st offer last year and purchased my allocation of 2017 Matrium. I received the save the date email for the release today but I haven't received an offer yet. I'm wondering if the release is in stages or if I won't be receiving an allocation this year. Below is the email I received la...
by William Anzalone
January 19th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 59
Views: 4423

Re: 2018 Maybach release

I'm wondering if the release is in tiers. Last year I received my allocation email around 3:00PM EST.
by William Anzalone
January 19th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 59
Views: 4423

Re: 2018 Maybach release

I received my 1st offer last year and purchased my allocation of 2017 Matrium. I received the save the date email for the release today but I haven't received an offer yet. I'm wondering if the release is in stages or if I won't be receiving an allocation this year. Below is the email I received las...
by William Anzalone
January 9th, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3126

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

"2004 and 2008 Estate Vineyard, Bonshaw Block bottlings kicked some ass." Jim, I'm new to PG but have been interested in your wines for a few years based on the great reviews it receives on WB. However, this Library release was overwhelming to someone new to your wines. Thanks you for your...
by William Anzalone
January 8th, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Russell Bevan new project: Adversity Cellars
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Russell Bevan new project: Adversity Cellars

I purchased the Sage Ridge and Melanson based on the descriptions provided by Russell and recently added to their website. I don't know how they compare to Bevan Cellars but I love Russell's style of wine making and was willing to dip my toes in the water based on my prior experiences with his wines...
by William Anzalone
October 26th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench 2018 release - Nov. 9
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: Tench 2018 release - Nov. 9

Looking forward to these: Tench Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (2018) - $195 : our Cabernet Sauvignon is from the rockiest portion of the vineyard, the area closest to the Silverado Trail and characterized by the rich, red and volcanic soil. This wine offers electric notes of blackberries, black plum...
by William Anzalone
October 14th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2762

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

I use a device called SensorPush that syncs with my iPhone but there are many others that record temp/humidity and sync via bluetooth I have one in both of my fridges and think they are great. Ordered from Amazon, super easy to use. I have a Le Cache 3800 and will be purchasing a 2nd 3800 within th...
by William Anzalone
October 14th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall offer
Replies: 40
Views: 3989

Re: Rhys Fall offer

I second (or third, fourth, or fifth) the recommendations of the Horseshoe Syrah if you are a fan of classic Northern Rhône Syrah. The Alpine Chardonnay is also world class. For newcomers to the list, I think it is worth trying a bottle of the Bearwallow Pinot, which being from the deep end of the ...
by William Anzalone
October 13th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall offer
Replies: 40
Views: 3989

Re: Rhys Fall offer

I too received an allocation offer today after being on the wait list approx 1+ years. I placed an order today to dip my toes in the water to try Rhys based on all of the positive reviews from berserkers. I ordered: 2018 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Rhys ...
by William Anzalone
September 16th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Release Wednesday 9/16
Replies: 17
Views: 1040

Re: Ferren Release Wednesday 9/16

Ordered 1 of every single vineyard. I'm a big fan of Matt Courtney and I found Ferren through his hire with Arista. Today, I like the Ferren wines as much or more than the Arista wines.
by William Anzalone
September 9th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18972

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Was last nights ZOOM tasting with Karen recorded and if so where can it be found to watch? I signed up to join but I was unexpectedly unable to attend last night.
by William Anzalone
September 4th, 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donum - opinions?
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Donum - opinions?

Thank you for the replies and inputs everyone, truly appreciate it! If you were to pick a few wineries that come close in style to Donum what would those be in your opinions? Excited to receive my first allocation. / Emil I think Donum is a style of their own. They are the only winery that I buy di...
by William Anzalone
September 4th, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donum - opinions?
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Donum - opinions?

I am also a big fan of Donum. The winery is absolutely beautiful and has fantastic art work. I've been a member of their wine club since 2017 and have been impressed with most bottlings. I originally learned about them from Wine Spector reviews and praise but after having a few bottles, I've stayed ...
by William Anzalone
September 1st, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18972

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

1st allocation with Realm and order in for 5 Bard + 1 mag and 2 Moonracers. Maxed out my allocations for The Bard and Moonracer but left my allocation for 2 Tempest on the table. I wasn't offered any Falstaff. Looking forward to these wines and being a part of future releases!
by William Anzalone
August 25th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 121
Views: 13150

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Order in. Picked up a 3 pack of each and a mag of Anjea. Each wine stated there were only 4 barrels made. Looking forward to these being a little more approachable early on compared to he 2016s.
by William Anzalone
August 25th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 119
Views: 10555

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

I am a recent believer in the Conterno Sensory glass. I originally purchased 2 on pre-order with Rare Wine. They were delivered in July. I've used them almost daily and am very impressed. So impressed,, my wife surprised me and bought 4 more glasses from Rare Wine (delivered last week). I'm sorry to...
by William Anzalone
July 31st, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 31270

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Got in on time to purchase and was checking out but learned they don't ship to PA. I emailed to inquire about 3rd party shipping options but haven't heard back and noticed in under 40 min it was sold out so I'm probably SOL.
by William Anzalone
July 24th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3644

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

I'm new to this wine and Roy was nice enough to call me and offer an allocation of 14, 16, 18. He couldn't of been nicer and am happy I purchased. I did same. Looking forward to trying. I am new to the waitlist and after watching Roy's video yesterday, I texted him to inquire about an offer for the...
by William Anzalone
July 16th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 124
Views: 27704

Re: Marcassin

Benchmark sent an email today selling the 2013 Pinot Noir for $200. I noticed on Wine Searcher there are several shops selling the 2013 Pinot for $195-$200. This appears low to me compared to what I remember for recent vintages. Its also interesting that the 2013 Pinot, to my knowledge, hasn't been ...
by William Anzalone
July 15th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

It was a $20 increase from the $130 2016 Bootlegger's Hill. Only in this far because of 1 bottle allocation and my curiosity to see where this goes.
by William Anzalone
July 15th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Just received my allocation offer. It was for 1 bottle. Purchased the 1 for $150 but I don't believe I've ever seen an allocation for only 1 bottle before. Last year I didn't have an allocation but I was granted a wish list for 1 bottle, may be thats how my allocation was decided. Happy that I didn'...
by William Anzalone
July 13th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 73
Views: 5477

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

I'm looking at some Le Cache as well. For those who have one, did anyone get that LED upgrade? Like can you not see well in it without one? Looking at 2400 as that's all I can fit in the space I'm allowed. Also anyone get the Chocolate Cherry? Is it really dark or just kinda dark? Some photos look ...
by William Anzalone
July 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 119
Views: 10555

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Are Conterno Sensory glasses intended for most wine varietals (ie Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhone varietals, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, etc)? I know they are primarily a Burgundy glass but I've read many places that they also work extremely well for other varietals. I purchased 2 and am awaiting d...
by William Anzalone
July 8th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Any thoughts on the upcoming Cirq offering?

Jeb Dunnuck states that the 2017 Cirq is a "mix of the Treehouse, Bootlegger’s Hill, and a few other estates." I'm on the fence of purchasing but am intrigued by the future direction of Cirq and may buy in order to be able stick around for a few vintages and see how the winery progresses. ...
by William Anzalone
July 8th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR Library Release
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Re: VHR Library Release

I purchased the 2016 VHR on the library release today. I tried finding the 2016 on wineaccess the day everyone on Wineberserkers commented on it but to no avail. Not sure if it sold out immediately or if it was only available for certain states, similar to wine.com at times. Excited for the offer, a...
by William Anzalone
July 5th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2638

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

My 1st child/son was born in 2018. I purchased a couple futures at that time in large format for him to enjoy at special occasions 21+ years down the road. I purchased a 2018 Ridge Monte Bello 1.5L, 2018 Chateau Canon 1.5L, and 2018 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1.5L. I decided I wa...
by William Anzalone
June 16th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 6082

Re: 2018 Carter Release

Picked up a To Kalon Boxset a few weeks ago and today I grabbed a Carter Carter, La Bam and La Verdad. I may purchase another OG and La Verdad in the future but I'm happy with the mixed 6 pack I created so far. Looking forward to these 2018s.
by William Anzalone
June 3rd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

The 2nd release will include: Dr. Crane Saunders Cab Sauv Saunders Cab Franc Houyi Sentinel Ridge Calixtro Harbison Current release includes: Ontogeny EE Tench Wildfoote Vineyard "Vixen Block" Sage Ridge Sugarloaf Hope this helps. Still figuring out which ones I'm targeting. They all soun...
by William Anzalone
June 3rd, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Bevan 2018 Bordeaux Release

The 2nd release will include: Dr. Crane Saunders Cab Sauv Saunders Cab Franc Houyi Sentinel Ridge Calixtro Harbison Current release includes: Ontogeny EE Tench Wildfoote Vineyard "Vixen Block" Sage Ridge Sugarloaf Hope this helps. Still figuring out which ones I'm targeting. They all sound...
by William Anzalone
June 1st, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 121
Views: 13150

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Anyone purchasing a magnum of either of the 2016s this week?

Diamond Mountain mag $570 3L $1295
Anjea mag $490 3L $1125

The official release is 6/4 but some were granted early access based on membership.

In for 1 Anjea mag.
by William Anzalone
May 22nd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 229
Views: 20275

Re: Aged Cali Cab

Last nights RIDGE Monte Bello with Age Roundtable featured the 1990, 2001 and 2002. This event has been talked about in another chat but below I attached a link to the 1990 bottle 375 ml that can be purchased directly from Ridge. Its expensive but in-line with the 1 and only 1990 bottle found on Win...
by William Anzalone
May 22nd, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane offer
Replies: 16
Views: 1523

Re: Limerick Lane offer

I got the same email. I'm in for a case! Great offer from great people, as mentioned above.
by William Anzalone
May 18th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 61
Views: 3710

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Thanks for the PSA and the coupon code. I just ordered the Grande and added the 2 glass insert. I didn't buy the XL bottle inserts. I read on this thread that the slots are pretty flexible and people have put Krug bottles in the slots. If I travel with mostly CA cab/pinot noir/chard, does anyone see...
by William Anzalone
May 18th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events

I watched all the recent ones and participated in some by buying in advance. This last one I tried the ATP 2015 Lytton Estate Syrah and it was so fun drinking along with the team at Ridge. This upcoming I have a 375ml of the 1990 MB coming that I’ll open. I drink them on the patio with cheeses and ...
by William Anzalone
May 18th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events

I watched all the recent ones and participated in some by buying in advance. This last one I tried the ATP 2015 Lytton Estate Syrah and it was so fun drinking along with the team at Ridge. This upcoming I have a 375ml of the 1990 MB coming that I’ll open. I drink them on the patio with cheeses and ...
by William Anzalone
May 14th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Ridge Vineyards Zoom Events

I attended a few of the Virtual Tasting Roundtables and I'll be joining for next Thursdays Monte Bello Tasting with Age. They are drinking the MB 1990 2001 and 2002. It is open to the public and they are offering these libraries wines in 375 for sale to the public and not for just members so they ca...
by William Anzalone
May 10th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: another glassware question - grenache

I use the Riedel Fatto A Mano Old World Syrah for Syrah and CdP. I don't drink much Grenache but the Riedel website includes Grenache as one of the varietal grapes for the glass. They are a bit expense when not found on sale $100 and still expensive when on sale $69 (Amazon) but a little more palata...
by William Anzalone
May 8th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4856

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Fantastic event last night and the 2 hours flew by. Todd and Frank, thanks for putting these together. My state of Pennsylvania just extended the Shelter in Place Order until June 4, so keep these rolling! I am New to posting tasting notes and only started when my State went to Shelter in Place in l...
by William Anzalone
May 7th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4856

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

I popped the 2015 Pagani Ranch last night and had a glass. I will be finishing that bottle off tonight. Hopefully it will show just as well or better than it did last night. Looking forward to the event tonight. Thanks again Frank and Todd for all of your efforts during these tough times. These even...
by William Anzalone
May 6th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4748

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Bummed I was not able to take part in this tasting as I had another commitment. I opened an 08 Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel that I had planned to toast with my father a few weeks back, but his declining health did not allow us that opportunity - so I toasted him with my girlfriend instead . . . and ...
by William Anzalone
May 6th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4748

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Sorry, I originally posted this review in the Bedrock Thread. I wanted to love it over to the appropriate place... My long winded Cellar Tracker review: JustBreathe680 Quarantine Review #8: Wineberserkers Carlisle Virtual Tasting with Mike Officer, hosted by Frank Murray, III and Todd French on ZOOM...
by William Anzalone
May 6th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Carter Release
Replies: 96
Views: 6082

Re: 2018 Carter Release

Purchased the 3 pack for $565.

Per Jeb Dunnuck the 2017 prices were: Grand Daddy $185; 3Kings $185 and OG $195 for a total of $565.

Shipping to PA was $37.60, which didn't appear to be too high for a wood box.
by William Anzalone
May 6th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4856

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

My message was meant for the Carlisle thread. Sorry for misplacing it in the Bedrock chat, I moved it over to Carlisle. See everyone on Thursday for the Peterson Zoom!
by William Anzalone
April 30th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4856

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--you pick the date

I'm in, thanks Frank and Todd. Tonight was a great event and the Bedrock Zoom is a perfect follow up to tonight!
by William Anzalone
April 28th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4748

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Attached are photos of me and my wife taken at the Carlisle Winery in January, 2017. Unfortunately, Mike wasn't available on this day but I had an opportunity to briefly meet him at the Wine Spectator New York City Grand Tasting in October, 2017. What a great year for Carlisle wine experiences. Look...
by William Anzalone
April 27th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4748

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

I'll be drinking a 2013 Papara, the last of the 6 I owned. I would like Mike to touch on his drinkabiliy chart. The 2013 Papara original peak was until 2023. Now the peak window has shortened to 2021 by Mike in 2019. He makes so many wines and not all are regularly updated. Does he have a rule of th...
by William Anzalone
April 22nd, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 73
Views: 5477

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

I have a Le Cache and I have a Schrader box that held 6 bottles in my bulk storage area on top and I put all of my 1/2 bottles in the box.
by William Anzalone
April 21st, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13906

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Thanks for sharing Any chance at getting some of the half bottles of Bedrock Heritage usually in the Hooker House? Good question, we only made those in 2016 and 2017 so let me see what we might have available. Order is in but I would definately be interested in adding a few 1/2 bottles if made avai...
by William Anzalone
April 19th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Officer--Thursday, April 30th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 132
Views: 4748

Re: Carlisle Virtual Zoom Tasting--You Vote For The Date

I'm in. I prefer Thurs but can probably make Tues work. Thanks for setting it up!
by William Anzalone
April 15th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert additional offering with a hook
Replies: 10
Views: 1281

Re: Aubert additional offering with a hook

I received the offer too and I purchased all 6 bottles to split with my dad. I like that they are donating a portion of the proceeds, not sure of the the percentage but it's better than nothing. Maybach offered a similar donation a few weeks ago but they put together packages and you had to buy a se...

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