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by William Anzalone
June 1st, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 76
Views: 7178

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

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

I picked up the Anjea mag today.

Diamond Mountain mag $570 3L $1295
Anjea mag $490 3L $1125
by William Anzalone
May 22nd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 189
Views: 15636

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: 1342

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: 29
Views: 1257

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: 715

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: 715

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: 715

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: 865

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: 4497

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: 4497

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 33
Views: 1864

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: 4497

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: 4497

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 52
Views: 2570

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: 193
Views: 12290

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: 4241

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: 1222

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...
by William Anzalone
April 7th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2764

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

Is anyone joining in on the Ridge Virtual Winemaker Roundtable: 2019 Monte Bello - First Assemblage & Components on Thursday and if so what do you plan on drinking? I live in PA and never find myself visiting CA during the spring and summer months to attend one of these events. Unfortunately, I won'...
by William Anzalone
April 3rd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9297

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

I was on a Virtual Tasting with Ridge Vineyards last night. It was hosted on Zoom. We were only able to see and hear the 3 from Ridge. All others were able to partake in a chat or a seperate Q&A I'm not sure how many attended last night but I thought it went pretty well. May be this is what you mean...
by William Anzalone
March 31st, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 304
Views: 9297

Re: Rivers-Marie: any interest in a WB Zoom event next week?

Depending on the date and time' I am also interested in attending. Going to UPS tonight to pick up my shipment!
by William Anzalone
March 9th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 119
Views: 11134

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Antonio Galloni with Vinous rates the 2017 a 97 and remarks that it is one of the wines of the vintage. The 2016 was a V98, so it appears that the quality is still very high, per Galloni. Are there any other reviews that have been posted? Wine Spectator, to my knowledge, has not released a review ye...
by William Anzalone
March 6th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3320

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

Arista in Sonoma does a 5 course food and wine pairing afternoon. I believe its $155/person. It's by appt only (not sure if you have to be on the allocation list). The property is beautiful. My wife and I did this experience in 2017 and it was truly a wonderful day. We were the only 2 with a SOMM an...
by William Anzalone
March 4th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 119
Views: 11134

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Got my order in for my 3 pack right at 12:00 EST.

I was also offered a mag, which I was suprised to be offered, but did not buy. I logged back in after I purchased my 3 pack but I was no longer able to view my offer. Not sure if the mags sold out but I was more curious than anything.
by William Anzalone
February 28th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2198

Re: Schrader, worth it?

I got off the waitlist in 2019, after a 3 year waitlist. In 2019, I purchased my 5 pack of 2017 offered in and I purchased my Gorgeous pack this February. I have a quarterly wine group of 5 guys that focuse on a different varietal every gathering. In 1/2020 we focused on Bourdeaux varietals and the ...
by William Anzalone
February 24th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release

Received my 1st offer today. I'm in for 3 Syrah. I signed up based on the high praise from the WB community for Chris Tynan. Thanks for the guidance!
by William Anzalone
February 24th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6286

Re: 2018 Schrader

Michael Fess wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 9:10 am
WA scores.

T-6 97-99
CCS 95-97+
RBS 96-98
Thanks for posting the scores!
by William Anzalone
February 24th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6286

Re: 2018 Schrader

Hot off the press from Mrs. Lisa Perrotti-Brown in case anyone wanted a review of the 2018's prior to purchasing... 2018 Mondavi Heritage Clone To Kalon Vineyard. This is the very first vintage of this new label for Schrader. True to Schrader form, the wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single ...
by William Anzalone
February 23rd, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6286

Re: 2018 Schrader

“Gorgeous” pack offer too. Will the To Kalon(heritage, MB) G3, and LPV be offered later? First offer so not sure how Schrader works yet. No, Schrader does 1 allocation per year and they put your packs together. There is a release for longer standing allocation members in December and then a 2nd rel...
by William Anzalone
February 10th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 56
Views: 6721

Re: Tench Winery

I received the allocation email last week and am hopeful to be able to secure a few bottles of the Tench Cabernet today. Does anyone know how to add this bottle to Cellar Tracker? If I'm lucky enough to secure a few bottles, I would like to add it to my Cellar Tracker but I don't know how to add a b...
by William Anzalone
February 4th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36196

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

I just received $100 off of $300 from wine.com in the mail today. In case someone hasn't already posted the code I got in the mail, here it is: WKMP24 Thank you for this thread and for everyone sharing. With my own code and the codes shared on this thread, I've purchased: Shafer Hillside Select 2014...
by William Anzalone
January 18th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few photos from recent Sonoma / Napa wine trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: A few photos from recent Sonoma / Napa wine trip

I had a tasting at Dakota Shy in 2/2019 and requested to also taste Detert. It took a few days to coordinate and to confirm on Dakota Shy's end but they were ultimately able to accommodate me. I had a tasting of Dakota Shy followed by the Detert Cab Franc. Dakota Shy's wine making facility is new, s...
by William Anzalone
November 21st, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Dehlinger Chardonnay Garbro Ranch - I took one for the team
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: TN: 2017 Dehlinger Chardonnay Garbro Ranch - I took one for the team

Todd, thank you for the note. I received my order today and was wondering what these wines were going to be like. There aren't many bottles pending on CT so there probably won't be many reviews. I appreciate you enjoying 1 now and sharing your experience!
by William Anzalone
November 20th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 36196

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

Thank you for the heads up. I bought Leoville Las Cases 2016 for $209 after your coupon code. I appreciate you sharing!
by William Anzalone
November 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10736

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I don't believe there was a 2017 Hudson Syrah bottled last year.
by William Anzalone
November 4th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Dehlinger Garbro Ranch offering

Ordered a 3 pack!
by William Anzalone
October 21st, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upright or on its side: A Theory
Replies: 56
Views: 2602

Re: Upright or on its side: A Theory

I assume this theory of upright bottles not adversely affecting a cork or the wine would also hold true for angled display shelves/racks. I've always been concerned about displaying a bottle that requires significant aging because of the lack of moisture on the cork but when I researched this topic ...
by William Anzalone
September 19th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: 2016 screaming eagle the flight

Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni, rated the 2016 The Flight 98 points (drinking window 2024-2036) and Screaming Eagle 100 points. He tasted it in 10/18 and posted his review on 12/18. Unfortunately, I am unable to copy and paste from my Vinous app to post the review. Hope this helps with your purchasin...
by William Anzalone
August 18th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 6189

Re: Napa Cab under $100

I also concur with Bevan Ontageny ($95) and they drink well young. Over the past several months, I've drank the 2014, 2015 and 2016 and all are a delicious bourdeaux blend that drink very well with a decant. It is my personal favorite wine under $100. I recently joined the Rivers Marie allocation li...
by William Anzalone
August 15th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3912

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Thanks for the guidance. I think I'll hedge my bets and buy a few more of the Dom 2008 and Krug 2004 but lean a bit heavier on the Krug since it's a great deal for that bottle and I can probably find the Dom at a decent price point closer to years end. I appreciate everyone's comments!
by William Anzalone
August 15th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3912

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

I bought 1 bottle of the Krug 2004 at the $209 because of the reviews and updates on this thread. I don't have a large champagne collection. Only a few prized bottles for special occasions. This past Friday, I popped a Krug 164 (2008 base wine) with my family to celebrate my son's 1st birthday. It w...
by William Anzalone
August 4th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long were you on the Monte Bello waiting list?
Replies: 33
Views: 2130

Re: How long were you on the Monte Bello waiting list?

I signed up for the futures in January of 2017. My first vintage was the 2016 Monte Bello, which I received this past spring. Unfortunately, the cutoff point for the 2018 futures was December of 2016. Everyone on the list prior to 2017 were granted their future allocation for 2018. I missed it by 1 ...
by William Anzalone
July 7th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Thanks for the review. I am a member of the Monte Bello futures club but didn't receive my 1st shipment until the 2016 vintage this past fall. Over the past few years I have sought out older MBs and have built a nice vertical. However, I didn't have the 2011 in my collection. After reading this post...
by William Anzalone
June 27th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan current offering
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Bevan current offering

Below are the reviews from Jeb Dunnuck found on Bevan's website. I purchased a 2017 allocation and have confidence that they will have the Bevan profile and be in line with some of the best from 2017. Now it's up for debate where the 2017 vintage is as a whole for Napa but for a but producer, I trus...
by William Anzalone
June 5th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 93
Views: 6349

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Lee B and Greg T

I appreciate the pointers on ordering futures and thanks for your responses.

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