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by Philip G
November 17th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 64
Views: 1668

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Father-in-law had a Trader Joe's blind wine tasting with a group of 30 or so his retiree friends. Varying degree of wine experience from none to 1000 bottles in the cellar. 3 bottles all bought from TJ: 2 Buck Chuck ($2.99 I believe), a Trader Joe label ~$8 wine and a ~$20 wine sold at TJ. The 2BC t...
by Philip G
November 5th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2250

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

2&3 I have tried to slow down, buying fewer bottles from a producer than I might have in the past and I’ve dropped a few producers where I have enough or don’t feel they’re good value. But my problem is my tastes are expanding. I’m pretty much at capacity with a full cellar, nearly full 65F closet f...
by Philip G
November 5th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

The in-laws were house sitting for us over Halloween I should have left a bottle of Black Cat out for them. Great idea. Dang!
by Philip G
November 5th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 100
Views: 8019

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Pretty similar 2 Monte Rosso 2 Pagani 2 Hudson 1WL T5 2WL Farmhouse Had to resist buying everything I’ve completely run out of room! YOUR ORDER 2 2018 Dolinsek Heritage Wine Russian River Valley 1 2018 Monte Rosso Zinfandel Moon Mountain District YOUR WISH REQUESTS 1 2016 Montecillo Vineyard Caberne...
by Philip G
October 30th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 88
Views: 9518

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

I got a 3 pack of Kata “Kraft”. Had a couple of Ghost Dog in the cart but didn’t show up at checkout.

Have no idea what Kraft means there was no explanation on the website that I saw but since the other sold out option was wood crate it must be some type of packaging??? Who knows but I got some...
by Philip G
October 22nd, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 68
Views: 4046

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

I would mixed up so you can taste some different styles and can pick some cheaper $20 and some more expensive around $40.

Siduri has some good options, Santa Rita Hills, Flowers, Drouhin, Sojourn maybe for Sonoma can be found at TW.
by Philip G
October 20th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for shipping boxes Denver
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Looking for shipping boxes Denver

Dang, just dumped a bunch of boxes on large item trash day but I think I probably have 3 or 4 you can have. Will be out of town until early Nov can arrange a pickup of what I've got then.
by Philip G
October 20th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The right place at the right time: An afternoon w Myriad
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: The right place at the right time: An afternoon w Myriad

Sounds like a great time and glad the '17s are drinking well. For '17 I concentrated on the Napa Valley Cabs with small samples of the single vineyard wines. Figure I can drink those NV wines while I wait for the others, and the '16s, to mature.
by Philip G
October 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots

R M Kriete wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 12:21 pm
PeterH wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 9:09 am
Just about any bottle labeled Shea Vineyards, no matter which maker.
Bingo! I think of Shea vineyard as a little slice of California, located in Oregon.
I agree with the Shea recommendation. The Beaux Freres that I’ve had I wouldn’t put in the big category however.
by Philip G
October 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 382
Views: 23786

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Got my Berserker Day Cuvees. Any tasting note or drinking window recommendations?
by Philip G
October 4th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 148
Views: 6147

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

Hank Victor wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 8:05 am
I'll be in Denver/ Boulder next weekend. Any close by recommendations?
Infinite Monkey Theorem has a cool/hip tasting area downtown. Wines on tap, patio with corn hole, etc. Their wines are decent enough.
by Philip G
October 3rd, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 148
Views: 6147

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

Hey Kyle I'm in Denver so don't know if I'm allowed to participate. Might try to come to the event as well. There are some decent Colorado wines. I've had Plum Creek in the past and Vino Salida recently while I was in the area. Didn't like the Vermouth but their "standard" wines with Palisade fruit ...
by Philip G
October 2nd, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5057

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Update: she liked the Chappellet very much. I have a feeling she will like the Frogs Leap even more, but that bottle will be for another time. Thanks again everyone. Chappellet is definitely nice, interested to hear how the Frog's Leap goes over. As someone else mentioned, Anderson's Conn Valley mi...
by Philip G
October 1st, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5057

Re: Napa Cab under $100

I'd lean toward Myriad/Quivet/Switchback/Dakota Shy/Scarlett for the bigger style. For more restrained, I would go for Corison... If Corison is "more restrained", then I doubt I'd be able to swallow "the bigger style". it's all relative. corison is more restrained than the others the person mention...
by Philip G
September 29th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

Re: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?

One may hear Joseph Phelps and think Napa Valley Insignia. Looking into their portfolio, it appears they have a couple other Cabs and a Syrah. Also vineyard designate Pinot's and Chards from their property on the Sonoma Coast. Has anyone had any of their wines of late? Are they are priced well cons...
by Philip G
September 26th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6451

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

1. I would drink the wine. I don't think I could drink it if it were called Hitlerwein or Himmlerwein, that would feel creepy. 2. Don't really care but if it bothers Austrians and they want to change it, go for it. 3. If there were a vote in my community about removing Civil War Memorials from publi...
by Philip G
September 24th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need help finding the right Syrah/shiraz
Replies: 29
Views: 1201

Re: need help finding the right Syrah/shiraz

As others have said K is known for making great Syrahs. For good value in Syrah you may just want to start exploring the Walla Walla region. Very good wines and mostly in the $40-$60 (non-cult) from excellent vineyards. Va Piano, Spring Valley, Gramercy, sleight of Hand, Saviah, Proper, Dusted Valle...
by Philip G
September 18th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3845

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

What about Rick Steves? You think he's writing all those guidebooks (actually a recent profile in the NYT seems to indicate he's way more involved that you might think) but between the volume of books, TV shows, and other engagements there's no way he's not relying on assistants. And I just found o...
by Philip G
September 18th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3845

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

The people who subscribe to the publication understand that he's not writing all the notes (unless they're illiterate). As far as the people who rely on shelf talkers, I think that's its own reward but I also doubt the majority of them care, they just want some guidance and I doubt they've done any...
by Philip G
September 17th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3845

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

As Alan alludes to many of the comparisons given in this thread don't work at all. Ford or Disney created products. The companies they founded continue to create products. The Wine Advocate was a place where Robert Parker reviewed wines. You can argue his opinion was his product but that's kind of ...
by Philip G
September 15th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 22
Views: 1218

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

We had a late lunch on our arrival in Beaune at La Buissonniere and enjoyed it. A lot of other places were closed since it was around 2 PM. Small, casual, very local fare. Friendly, not too expensive.
by Philip G
September 7th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: More Realm to share (Denver)
Replies: 0
Views: 235

More Realm to share (Denver)

Won't be taking my full allocation so if anyone in the area would like to share and save on shipping.
2x '17 Tempest @ $100
4x '17 Bard @ $110
1x Bard Mag @$250

There's a wish list for 1x '16 Absurd (WA99) @ $475 and other Mags which I won't be putting in a wish for. Order going in 9/13.
by Philip G
September 7th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Realm Cellar Fans Out There?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Any Realm Cellar Fans Out There?

I put in a wish request for 1 bottle of Absurd. If I get it, great. If not, hopefully 2018! The current release is for the '16 Absurd, rated 99 on WA. '12-'15 were given 100 scores so this one is clearly inferior. I can't justify $500 for a bottle of wine. These sell for $700+ aftermarket so someon...
by Philip G
September 6th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Realm Cellar Fans Out There?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Any Realm Cellar Fans Out There?

jhans wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 9:12 pm
$575 for the Absurd. seems...Absurd to me
Actually $475, so totally rational ;-)
by Philip G
September 5th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni Estate Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Pisoni Estate Release

Oops, the website showed the 17' Gary's vineyard wines sold out. I assumed that was the Estate. Just curious, is their estate the flagship wine in their lineup? Yup. Flagship Pinot of the entire New World for me... What is the price per? I've been on the list for 3 years but haven't been offered th...
by Philip G
September 5th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard - USA, Oregon (7/12/2019) Goodfellow has quickly become my go to Chard. Crisp minerality, saline, lemon peel with a hint of effervescence. Excellent. Should just start buying this by the case. (93 pts.) Guess it's put up or shut up time for ...
by Philip G
August 28th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3711

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Groupthink
by Philip G
August 28th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3711

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Gabe Berk wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 1:16 pm
The Boomers who buy auctioned Grand Cru Burgundy and 1st & Super 2nd Growth Bordeaux are the target buyer.
Well, yes. Is this any different from selling DRC at $20,000 mainly because of its cult exclusivity?
by Philip G
August 24th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 514
Views: 34666

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

Hanging out tonight with a 16 Geyser. This is great juice. Well worth the $40. Reading this thread was making me thirsty for some Geyserville. Went to Wine Searcher and found this vintage for $31.99 at Stirling. Got a case. Even with shipping I'm at $35 per. It's the little things on a Saturday mor...
by Philip G
August 20th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1657

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

NED VALOIS wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
In for 6 !
They indicate their opinion that it is a higher quality than their 98 pt cab.
Almost pulled the trigger on 6 but settled for 4. Looks like it will be great and a gorgeous bottle.
by Philip G
August 19th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: TN: 2015 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles

In fishing multiple hooks on a line dragged behind a boat is called a rig [rofl.gif]
NickRut wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 9:59 pm



I like your dedication to how bad you felt this was. 3 posts...admirable.
by Philip G
August 19th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Fall Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Turley Fall Release

Glad I checked in here this morning because I never got the notice, just the alert a few weeks ago. This happened a couple of years ago as well. Picked up a mixed case of PSs and Zins (Hayne, Pesenti, Ueberoth).
by Philip G
August 19th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 77
Views: 5057

Re: Napa Cab under $100

Mondavi To Kalon Reserve is a classy wine. The '14 can be found for $89 at Belmont.
by Philip G
August 17th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

Re: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!

Tom O wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:28 pm
In for a 11, and 12 BC the 14 SS and a LS. Thanks Merrill.

Did anyone get a receipt? Still haven't seen anything from PayPal.
I didn't get a PayPal email receipt but the transaction shows up in my PayPal account with the details.
by Philip G
August 17th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

Re: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!

Have enjoyed the BD bottle of '13 Black Cat I've opened so ordered a few of the '14 Special Selection to try. Thank you. That 2014SS will be the first to sell out today, if this morning's trend continues. That and the Lady Sapphire, which is the best looking bottle I have ever produced (3 colors). ...
by Philip G
August 17th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 45
Views: 4567

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

Was on Shafer's list but got tired of seeing Relentless and 1.5 at TW for $20 less per bottle. We love Hillside Select but at this price it's a one per vintage for us so can wait around to find a good deal. Only risk is if it winds up being a WA100 then it goes out of my price range. Picked up a sin...
by Philip G
August 17th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

Re: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!

Have enjoyed the BD bottle of '13 Black Cat I've opened so ordered a few of the '14 Special Selection to try.
by Philip G
August 4th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7032

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Alcohol is and ever was a poison ... too much of it is not good for the health - period. Help: 1. drink a lot of water in between your sips of wine - A LOT ! 2. learn to spit ... it´s almost no loss of taste and pleasure (almost), but will minimize the alc consumed 3. drink less wine generally I do...
by Philip G
August 4th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve

I have a '96 which I pulled a Coravin splash to see how it was and was definitely not holding up as well as this '91. Pretty thin and flat. Haven't had the interest to pull the cork on it after that.
by Philip G
August 4th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7032

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

I rarely drink during the day, even on weekends. Even when I’m out on the boat or golfing. Mellows me too much. Seems to have a different effect during the evening. I could be part werewolf. I'm the same and attribute it to age. An occasional glass with lunch on the weekends but anything more and I...
by Philip G
August 4th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long were you on the Monte Bello waiting list?
Replies: 33
Views: 1957

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

for anyone else who was watching this: I actually signed up two days ago and got a call from Ridge as a welcome the next day, which was pretty great. The way they explained the "waiting list" was basically as assurance because 2018 had been such a short vintage. Sounds like most years they do a pre...
by Philip G
August 2nd, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2882

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Every black friday weekend Coravin does a 50% off sale. You can snag a coravin and 4 capsules for about $199. If you're in no rush and have the option to wait until November. You can save 10% on capsules through Amazon's subscribe and save. It's pretty configurable on how many and how often so you ...
by Philip G
August 2nd, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2882

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Coravin definitely works, although I've taken to melting a bit of candle wax over the point where the needle was inserted. Depending on the cork, sometime the hole doesn't reseal well and you can even have wine dripping out if you lay the bottle on its side. Just bought some Repours and will do a b...
by Philip G
August 1st, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4243

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Assuming they're available I'll probably go for a 6-pack of Napa, Three Twins and Steltzner. Have not tried the Steltzner yet but have a '16.
by Philip G
August 1st, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 121
Views: 5095

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I'm at 78: Bedrock, Becklyn, Quivet, Myriad, Carter, Goodfellow, Epoch.

Pushed me over the 1000 total mark for the first time.

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by Philip G
July 14th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 3090

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Bryan Price wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Those fruity low cal spritzer drinks.
Was at a bbq last night and EVERYBODY brought those spritzers, including us :-}
by Philip G
July 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 3090

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 7:54 pm
What’s the next hot wine?
By "hot wine" I'm assuming you mean high alcohol wine, right?

pileon
by Philip G
June 28th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7032

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

My first likely poor analogy: You liver is a sink. The water on the floor is your alcohol toxicity. Todd, this is actually a pretty good analogy and what I was referring to in another post: it's the rate of consumption of alcohol and the total amount of consumed alcohol. You need to add a filter to...
by Philip G
June 26th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7032

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Tom - this can be caused by a drop in blood sugar levels. The body's response to alcohol is to produce insulin, which can drop your blood sugar levels a few hours after drinking. I don't drink during the day because of this effect and try to limit how much I drink in the evening like you. So you dr...
by Philip G
June 26th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7032

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

As to this premise of ABV 12.5 is to 14.5 being a linear one, I like a few others here do not agree with that premise. While I find it very logical, I do not personally find it working that way. I agree and disagree :) The alcohol is linear, it’s simple math. If you drink 5.2 oz of 15% wine in the ...

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