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by JBucholz
July 10th, 2022, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

In light of the recent offer on N40, I dug out and Coravin'ed my last remaining bottle tonight from the original offer. I've had COVID all week, but feeling a bit better, so risked having a half a glass to see if I should buy the 6 pack on offer. I thankfully never lost taste/smell, but my senses a...
by JBucholz
June 2nd, 2022, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

😄 Robert… don’t drink and post.
by JBucholz
May 12th, 2022, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Cam. I have a question for you that I’m not sure if you would be willing to answer. Since you have tasted through all of the cabs, which purchase are you most proud of 2 yrs later? And to make it not about marketing, limit yourself to ones that are sold out. Which one do you look back on and say th...
by JBucholz
April 12th, 2022, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Hi Luke - just sitting here at airport on my way to Vinitaly...anybody have recs for small little producers making great shit I should see at the show? Please stay away from anything touched, consulted or rated, by Luca Maroni I actually find some of his reviews somewhat helpful. I know that if he ...
by JBucholz
April 2nd, 2022, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Water heater went out in my mom's basement... SIL ratted me out... Wife found out about my DN stash... I had some serious 'splainin' to do... I bought a mixed "Victory" case...thanks Cam. Worst Haiku I've seen today. There once was a drinker named Randy Who found his mom’s basement quite ...
by JBucholz
March 30th, 2022, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Mikko Tuomi wrote: March 29th, 2022, 9:24 pm 2020 Napa and probably most of Sonoma reds are going down as a lost vintage.
Add much of 2020 Yamhill Carlton, Dundee Hills and Ribbon Ridge to this too.
by JBucholz
March 24th, 2022, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

I thought about the vintage aspect of it myself as well and went back and forth. 275 sold out and I ended up getting a 6 pack of 274 today after hearing the nearly universal good reviews so far. I'm sure it will be fine! Just so much wine out there that I'd prefer not to gamble on certain wines fro...
by JBucholz
March 23rd, 2022, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Now that the shipping and LTS posts have quieted I wanted to post something that’s been bugging me. I have enjoyed most of my de Negoce experience and like most here I’ve bought way more than I can store. [thumbs-up.gif] My biggest gripe is with the “Bordeaux” bottle shape. Being in FL and not havi...
by JBucholz
March 16th, 2022, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

100 has really come together vs. 5 months ago. No notes as we were running to get to Elton John, but like Elton this one gets better with age. 5 months ago I remember a jammy, disjointed wine. This is now drinking much more like what I would expect from a high end Rutherford cab. Good fruit not too...
by JBucholz
March 16th, 2022, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened #146 which was $25 for "VIPs" Feb 2021. I'm not sure if I've had it yet but it's as good as Cam said it would be. Just delicious. I brought a #146 to a blind tasting of California cabs last week. It beat out other wines that were more than three times the price and was easily the W...
by JBucholz
March 8th, 2022, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Yes a bit disingenuous of Cam to crow that it's $8.25 a bottle when we all have to pay shipping [roll-eyes.gif] - but at $10 and change a bottle, I'm in for 3 cases. Curses, not giving up buying wine for Lent this year - and she who drinks Chardonnay will have to start drinking more to make room fo...
by JBucholz
March 3rd, 2022, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Man, I'm really glad that some of you are liking #200, but didn't you find the oak/heat/chocolate/tannin pretty overwhelming? Maybe I'm overly sensitive to super young/primary cabs like this, but I wasn't getting much pleasure from this wine until day 3. For those of you digging #200, how would you...
by JBucholz
February 16th, 2022, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I’d pass on the 100 right now too. I opened one two nights ago and the tannins still need time to resolve. I do think it will be just fine in a few months, but it really isn’t a “drink now” wine by any stretch.
by JBucholz
February 12th, 2022, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

For what it’s worth, I’m not as high on the 240 as others on this thread. I think the structure is there to be a very good wine in a few months, but right now the chalky tannins at the back of the palate are somewhat off putting. They definitely need some time to resolve. I think it will be good, an...
by JBucholz
February 11th, 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Thanks for the note on the 80 Garry. I hope to see more similar comparisons like this in the future.
by JBucholz
February 7th, 2022, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

ChrisWolff wrote: February 7th, 2022, 2:16 pm ‘It’s a ponzi scheme’ guy is back with customer service advice. We’re all so lucky
Good grief. deadhorse deadhorse
by JBucholz
January 25th, 2022, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Chris Crutchfield wrote: January 25th, 2022, 11:28 am Guess this one is Tero Estates Windrow Hill Block
I came to the same conclusion.
by JBucholz
January 15th, 2022, 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Willamette Valley restaurant recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 3151

Re: Willamette Valley restaurant recommendations

We ended up eating at Pizza Capo, Red Hills Market (amazing fried chicken and roast beef sandwiches), La Rambla. Ate last night at the Joel Palmer House (in place of The Painted Lady), and it was extraordinary. Good choices. I don’t think you missed anything by skipping Painted Lady. It used to be ...
by JBucholz
January 15th, 2022, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

So in other words, 127 is getting “universal rave reviews” if you ignore the tasters who didn’t like it and the tasters who said it’s Ok but I wouldn’t buy it again. I said I hadn't checked CT for a few days before I wrote that, relax police officer. It was *one* person who disliked it. The rest al...
by JBucholz
January 15th, 2022, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

So in other words, 127 is getting “universal rave reviews” if you ignore the tasters who didn’t like it and the tasters who said it’s Ok but I wouldn’t buy it again.
by JBucholz
January 2nd, 2022, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

No. You’re not doing it wrong. You don’t decant sparkling wine. Yes you can. Some benefit greatly from a decant. Allow me to rehabilitate. In all but very rare circumstances, you don’t decant sparkling wine. I can’t imagine a circumstance in which the de Negoce wines would fall under those rare cir...
by JBucholz
January 2nd, 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

No. You’re not doing it wrong. You don’t decant sparkling wine.
by JBucholz
December 31st, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 425
Views: 30380

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

I’d also point out that it’s not just California. I tasted a 2020 Pinot Noir from a producer at the top of Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge appellation; the smoke taint was noticeable and off putting. Fortunately, they allowed me to swap the 2020’s in my allocation for an earlier vintage.
by JBucholz
December 28th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No love for Classic Napa Cabernet?
Replies: 85
Views: 4557

Re: No love for Classic Napa Cabernet?

Daniel H wrote: July 2nd, 2013, 7:29 pm Examples of non-classic Cali Cabs that get the love include * * * Quilceda Creek
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by JBucholz
December 16th, 2021, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Cameron Hughes wrote: December 16th, 2021, 10:43 am
HI Len - the Italian wines definitely haven't shipped but the Sparkling probably has.
I hope this doesn’t mean that you think that you have fulfilled all of the sparkling orders. I still have yet to receive a shipping notice.

Jim
by JBucholz
November 29th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Just out of curiosity, what makes the Lot 255 Cab the “equivalent” of the Lot 239 GSM? Cam?
by JBucholz
November 23rd, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matt is a good guy
Replies: 426
Views: 19735

Re: Matt is a good guy

So, I just got here. What’s everyone talking about?
by JBucholz
November 20th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

146 has been in the bottle for 6 months so taking one for the team and trying it tonight...just put in decanter... https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n-146-2017-napa-valley-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-750ml This wine is VERY good. I can see why Cameron offered it to VIPs first. Glad I have 11 more...
by JBucholz
September 9th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Agree - but he told us not to pay for it as it won't ship till October anyway. Oh crap, I paid $2.50 for nothing! There goes all that good feeling. heheh, I'll have Mickey refund it. If anybody else mistakenly paid for the Summer Hold, just ping support@denegoce.com and we'll fix it. I would remove...
by JBucholz
August 2nd, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Marc Bonfante wrote: August 2nd, 2021, 1:33 pm Also, their customer service rep Mickey was extremely helpful and professional.
Agree with this 100%. Every interaction I’ve had with Mickey has been extremely helpful and professional. Cam, you need to give him a raise.
by JBucholz
July 27th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Just stopped in to see if there was anything worth reading. Nope. But I remember why I put Crutchfield on ignore. Back in another month to check in. I don’t get it. If you put someone on ignore, why are you bothering to read their posts? [scratch.gif] If someone quotes them, they will show in the f...
by JBucholz
July 26th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

J a y H a c k wrote: July 26th, 2021, 6:10 pm Just stopped in to see if there was anything worth reading. Nope. But I remember why I put Crutchfield on ignore. Back in another month to check in.
I don’t get it. If you put someone on ignore, why are you bothering to read their posts? [scratch.gif]
by JBucholz
July 26th, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

I’ll repeat the old USENET mantra: Please don’t feed the troll.
by JBucholz
July 25th, 2021, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

From what I read from the pumpers on this thread, 150 cases is light. It’s like paying $20 a bottle for 2019 Kirkland Malbec! That was $6.99, btw. Nothing like mega purple Californian reds! Big, jammy. Formulated for drinkers with low tastebud density on the tongue. Gummy bear! Sounds excellent. I'...
by JBucholz
July 19th, 2021, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker Fun with Numbers
Replies: 59
Views: 3037

Re: Cellartracker Fun with Numbers

I showed my wife this thread and my numbers to prove my purchasing is harmless. Instead, she thinks you are all nuts. Me, I'm a bit jealous. Similarly, I always cringed a bit when I looked at the “Consumed” number on my profile. After reading the numbers of others posting to this thread, I’m feelin...
by JBucholz
July 1st, 2021, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: corkage rules in Arizona
Replies: 21
Views: 2525

Re: corkage rules in Arizona

I’ve been told by a couple of local restaurateurs that Arizona has a limited number of licenses available for establishments that allow you to bring in your own wine. This sounds dubious to me, but I’m too lazy to research it as is won’t change the bottom line for me - that I can’t bring my wine to ...
by JBucholz
June 27th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for a “house” OR Pinot Noir
Replies: 75
Views: 5584

Re: Suggestions for a “house” OR Pinot Noir

Colene Clemens “Dopp Creek” is a decent option for under $30.
by JBucholz
June 25th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

DannyM wrote: June 25th, 2021, 7:55 am Looking forward to the discussion on Lot 211. There seems to be some good information provided in the description for those with better sleuthing talent than I.
Same producer as 131/147. Assumed to be Tero Estates.
by JBucholz
June 23rd, 2021, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

He kind of said what I said in 1 post instead of 500. things that make you go hmmmmm.... Oh Eric, give me a break. I was fighting a war in real time. His post is basically writing about the war that long ago ended when no more shots were being fired to respond to, siding with the victor. Easy to do...
by JBucholz
June 14th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 1349
Views: 101050

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

HenryB wrote: June 14th, 2021, 7:45 am That larcis is ridiculous. I paid 297/6 in 2018..
Very disappointing as I was waiting for this one. I ordered more 2019 instead.
by JBucholz
June 2nd, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2596
Views: 326909

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

MatthewT wrote: May 28th, 2021, 9:32 am
timmy roos wrote: May 28th, 2021, 4:56 am Who’s gonna take one for the team on 100 that is presently arriving?
I want someone to pop #146
One review on CT:

5/30/2021 - SAMIAMX_1999 WROTE: 92 Points
P&P sans food the day of delivery to get a read on this one. Self-drinking. Best DNG I have purchased yet.
by JBucholz
June 2nd, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar outlier
Replies: 113
Views: 3889

Re: Your cellar outlier

I have two Spanish wines in my cellar. I don’t remember anything about them except that I bought them at a bodega several years back while traveling and schlepped them back to the states when I returned. I actually bought three bottles but opened one to share with friends some time later. It was dis...
by JBucholz
June 2nd, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping in the tasting room?
Replies: 138
Views: 5265

Re: Tipping in the tasting room?

larry schaffer wrote: June 2nd, 2021, 9:16 am
Arv R wrote: June 2nd, 2021, 9:05 am Ben - you give the impression of someone who hates their life and environment.
Walk a mile in another man's shoes . . .
Good advice. Because according to Steve Martin, when you do criticize them you’ll be a mile away and you’ll have their shoes.
by JBucholz
May 28th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

More cases of 200 just now put up. Production numbers make Geodesy less likely.
by JBucholz
May 28th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting fees
Replies: 65
Views: 4156

Re: Tasting fees

So the wineries are selling product at full retail prices for current release and charging exorbitant fees to 'market' their wares to entice you to join clubs that will direct sale a continuous stream of revenue? Sounds like a scam to me. Welcome to America! I think you’re going to like living here.
by JBucholz
May 28th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Does Houyi have the production to support >800 cases?
by JBucholz
May 28th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

Could 200 be Amizetta?
by JBucholz
May 20th, 2021, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine list
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: A wine list

Haha, I bet most of us are in this camp! I have a trick, if I did not see the menu online in advance, when you get there, immediately order a 375 of champagne. Gets the juices flowing and keeps the wife happy. The trouble is, I’d have to order an aperitif to sip on while I decide which champagne to...
by JBucholz
May 18th, 2021, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 12815
Views: 1171042

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm thinking this offer invalidates the previous guesses of Luna for lots 44 and 45, since Luna doesn't make a Syrah... Miner maybe? Somebody thinks they make a Syrah as there are a handful of bottles of Luna Vineyards Syrah logged into CellarTracker. Maybe a limited production sold only at the win...
by JBucholz
May 17th, 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid: Wrong Bottle
Replies: 105
Views: 5744

Re: Winebid: Wrong Bottle

jordan whitehead wrote: May 17th, 2021, 9:18 pm This thread goes in the hall
Exactly what I was thinking.

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