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by Philip G
October 27th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning: Myriad, Quivet
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Cellar Thinning: Myriad, Quivet

Price drop
by Philip G
October 24th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Thinning: Myriad, Quivet
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Cellar Thinning: Myriad, Quivet

Prices set at approximately 15%-20% off WSP: 2016 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian' 1x @ $320 (WSP 395) 2017 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian' 3x @ $185 (WSP $231) 2017 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon...
by Philip G
October 23rd, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2688

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

Your wife gasps when you tell her the value of your wine... and you had cut it in half to not freak her out!
by Philip G
October 21st, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

I really wish a mod/admin would clean up all of the referral link garbage in this thread. It's clear that people continue to spam only with the intent of someone using their referral link. Yeah, it's unfortunate. I've reported in the past but they don't really care about cleaning it up. I don't thi...
by Philip G
October 21st, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you order?
Replies: 24
Views: 1455

Re: What would you order?

Not a lot of selection under $100 and most of the wines are around 2.5x priced. I haven't had Ridge Dusi Zin but Turley's Dusi is excellent so this is probably what I would order. It's about 2x retail so at $75 gets it down to $37.50 2016 Ridge Benito Dusi Ranch, Paso Robles $75 Vinous 93 very good ...
by Philip G
October 20th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1882

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

As others have said, probably depends on how you're serving the burger. Straight with salt and pepper and maybe a little garnish I think you could go with a decent Cab. But if you pack your burgers like I do with tomatoes, avocado, mayo, that would be a waste. I decent, good acidity, peppery Zin as ...
by Philip G
October 20th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

West coast wine.com has a nice selection of decently priced Sojourn Pinots and Chards. '16 Gaps Crown Pinot is very nice. I picked up a couple of Sangiacomo Chards which came in at a crazy $28/btl.
by Philip G
October 15th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

2x 2016 Bedrock Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet
wine.com 50/150 plus RMN 20% CB = $48/btl

Pretty happy with that!
by Philip G
October 13th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

RMN has 20% off wine.com right now. Selection seems to be at an all time low, having not rebounded after the recent shipping issues, but I picked up three bottles of Chartogne Taillet St. Anne for about $24 each after applying discounts. Picked up a couple of '17 Janasse VV CdP plus a Malbec throw ...
by Philip G
October 7th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16401

Re: wine.com delivery fail

If you no longer wish to receive this order due to the delay, we will be happy to cancel it for you. Please send an email to cs@wine.com with your order number in the following subject line: “Delayed Order # - Cancel.” Please be aware that given the volume of inbound emails, we may not be able to p...
by Philip G
October 7th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16401

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I've got a spreadsheet with a few hundred of their wines compared to WSP over the past year which I've used for choosing wines. On average they are about 19% over WSP low price. About 1/3 of the wines are <115% of WSP low. So 85% with free shipping can get some OK deals but not worth re-upping Stew...
by Philip G
October 7th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16401

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Do you think that you paying 65% “of full ask” is really realistic for long term viability? And, are you still a customer at 85% “of full ask”? As to question #1, I have no idea. Surely not if that discount was offered across the board, but I really doubt most of their buyers are going to that much...
by Philip G
September 30th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16401

Re: wine.com delivery fail

I would be careful with that strategy right now. Read the reviews on TrustPilot that Victor mentioned a couple of posts up. They are clearly failing with everything right now, including run-of-the-mill immediate shipments of supposedly in stock items. I've had hundreds of shipments with no problems...
by Philip G
September 30th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

FYI, the "Foe" option works very well for this thread's spammers/gripers [cheers.gif]
by Philip G
September 30th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16401

Re: wine.com delivery fail

If they charge 10% more but you have a 33% off coupon plus free shipping you can get some pretty good deals. Especially if you also targeted wines that were on sale. Yes, some great deals. I only order when I want it shipped immediately and they don't seem to have a problem. Shipping immediately al...
by Philip G
September 30th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16401

Re: wine.com delivery fail

What bottles is everyone actually ordering off wine.com to have these issues? Every time I checking pricing, so many other sites are at least 5-10% cheaper than wine.com, so struggling with what to buy, even with discounts. If they charge 10% more but you have a 33% off coupon plus free shipping yo...
by Philip G
September 30th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

A d a m S. wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 4:40 pm
M.Sysak wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 11:17 am
Helloagain50 is working
$50 off $200
And Retailmenot Cashback for Wine.com is now up to 14%!
Thanks! There are slim pickings but got good deals on a 375 Grahams's Port and Chateau Canon La G.
by Philip G
September 25th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting notes on Northern California’s 2020 vintage in 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 991

Re: Tasting notes on Northern California’s 2020 vintage in 2022

The OP really comes close here to being spam. Can you explain how? I posted this in a genuine effort to understand people’s thinking and concerns regarding smoke taint when wines from this vintage are ultimately released, and how those will be shaped by different external factors. Snobby rudeness. ...
by Philip G
September 23rd, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck
Replies: 38
Views: 3507

Re: 2018 Sonoma getting high praise from Jeb Dunnuck

Long ago the CT crew ran an analysis of Jeb's scores versus CT way before TWA. It's over in the CT forum but Jeb's points ran 2-4 higher than CT. Not being critical as he was very consistent in the range and that's all you really need, a reference. I think people critical of his TWA scores were not...
by Philip G
September 22nd, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs and photos from Rivers-Marie this past weekend!
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: TNs and photos from Rivers-Marie this past weekend!

Love the tasting room. Reminds me of some I've been to in Mendoza.

Hope to make a stop there next summer.
by Philip G
September 22nd, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 158
Views: 11099

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Changed my cart multiple times and settled on 3-3-3. Will I be kicking myself in 5 years for not getting more of that Napa Cab? At $75? Probably kicking. But you will be shooting yourself for not getting more than 3 of the Estate Cab at $110. Twist my arm why don't you? OK, +3 on the Estate Cab for...
by Philip G
September 22nd, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 158
Views: 11099

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Changed my cart multiple times and settled on 3-3-3. Will I be kicking myself in 5 years for not getting more of that Napa Cab? The Shifflet Merlot blend sounds wonderful.
by Philip G
September 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 11:33 am
AndyK wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 11:32 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 10:50 am
WE ARE SELLING YOU WINE THAT BAKED ON A FEDEX TRUCK IN PHOENIX IN AUGUST70
Do you have any proof for that?
LOL. No.
Respectfully, would you please post complaints on the other wine.com specific thread? Many of us follow this for deal alerts not griping.

Thanks
by Philip G
September 18th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3689

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I've had very good results with the Coravin, mostly camping wines under 10 y/o and drinking within a few months. Definitely no noticeable changes in wines in that scenario. Older bottles or longer term give mixed results. I've one young bottle ('14) last 2 years and be fine or even better when I ope...
by Philip G
September 18th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Once they get through these current issues, I will probably still purchase from them during times when I'm able to request immediately delivery. However, I'll no longer be placing orders and asking them to hold bottles for me unless/until they clearly establish the ability to do this properly in th...
by Philip G
September 17th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Not sure if folks noticed, but RMN is showing Cash Back again for Wine.com purchases (it disappeared for a while). Unfortunately it's only 1% right now, but here's hoping we get back to the days of 10%+ CB! As a matter of fact, I just checked Retailmenot, and their cash back for Wine.com is back up...
by Philip G
September 17th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2349

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

On the top end if you want to treat your wife sometime, B Cellars does a Dr Crane Cab Franc and Tor does a To Kalon. These are 98+ $200 type wines and limited quantities.
by Philip G
September 16th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2349

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

What is your price range? Since I don't know what is "good" or "bad" Cab Franc yet, I would like to stick with $75 or less, but if there are stellar examples above that price point, that is fine too. I would imagine there are some nice bargains out there relative to Napa Cabs. Thanks Loren. Chappel...
by Philip G
September 15th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

Good question David! We publish vineyard sources, blend composition, etc for all wines except The Absurd. The difference with Absurd goes back to the spirit of that wine. In the spring of 2013, we were working on blending the 2012 vintage. Realm's future was far from certain at that point...we were...
by Philip G
September 14th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

That seems like a way to ruin it for everyone. The only thing to ruin would be the ability to have two accounts at the same address. If Wine.com has no problem with this, then I do not. Any helpful advice for proceeding with two Wine.com accounts at the same address? Geoff Wine.com says one per hou...
by Philip G
September 11th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

Enjoyed watching the Zoom Tasting and finally figured out what to purchase and pulled the trigger. 2 Tempest 4 Bard +2 WL 1 WL Falstaff 1 Moonracer Already looking forward to the Spring release as I know I will want whatever I can get my hands on. Since Kata is being rolled out in spring release al...
by Philip G
September 11th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

Enjoyed watching the Zoom Tasting and finally figured out what to purchase and pulled the trigger. 2 Tempest 4 Bard +2 WL 1 WL Falstaff 1 Moonracer Already looking forward to the Spring release as I know I will want whatever I can get my hands on. Since Kata is being rolled out in spring release al...
by Philip G
September 10th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main Save the Date
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: Fait-Main Save the Date

Interested in this but curious about MH fruit as I’m not too familiar with it. Which vineyards would it be most similar to? LPV, Weitz, VHR, etc? Missouri Hopper was originally part of Vine Hill Ranch and sold to Beckstoffer in 1996. I'll be picking up some of this for sure. Should be interesting t...
by Philip G
September 10th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13076

Re: Wait list times

Pisoni Estate Pinot 6 years.

I’ve been on for 5 and was told I just missed the cut this year :-(
by Philip G
September 9th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9549

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Roland Christen's Astro-Physics hand made telescopes have a 7-10 year wait list but are well worth the wait. Hoping these Macdonald wines will be as well someday!
by Philip G
September 3rd, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 110
Views: 9576

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Mike Smith is in the house! I’ll have to pop a couple and check in. Maybe a Kenefick and a Peterson Family. Stay tuned. 2BBF2722-E1AE-44FD-B8CB-A0D875DCB1FE.jpeg Peterson please...... [dance-clap.gif] I hear great things about the Peterson, starting to second guess myself for skipping it... JF I pi...
by Philip G
September 1st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

As its a guaranteed allocation, is there any benefit of getting the order in at the start of the window vs. later on? Curious, is there typically a good probability of wishlist requests being fulfilled? I specifically asked Realm this question and their response to me was: "At this time, we do not ...
by Philip G
September 1st, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

As its a guaranteed allocation, is there any benefit of getting the order in at the start of the window vs. later on? Curious, is there typically a good probability of wishlist requests being fulfilled? I specifically asked Realm this question and their response to me was: "At this time, we do not ...
by Philip G
September 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

Ugh ... did not realize Abreu was also today. Going to wait and see what I was allocated from Realm, and then make some purchase decisions. Today is going to be a rough day of asking forgiveness from the wife... FYI "Your allocation is guaranteed. You will have until Tuesday, September 15 at 11:59P...
by Philip G
August 31st, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2704

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

Got my order in but went light and kept it to Zins, I have a back log of Turley PS. Ueberoth, Heminway, Judge Bell, OV.
by Philip G
August 31st, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California
Replies: 176
Views: 12071

Re: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California

Rhys seems to be the overwhelming top 5 pick so I will have to give that a try. Have had lots of Siduri but wouldn't put them in my top wines, the Gary's is pretty decent but not even close to the real deal Pisoni: Pisoni (easy number 1) Sojourn Rivers-Marie B Cellars Manzana (not known for their Pi...
by Philip G
August 27th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2148

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

Philip G. - Good question on the timing. We're all meeting next week with the architects and designer teams to get the balls rolling on the winery renovations so wine can be produced there in 2021. Be in touch on the other construction plans as they develop. The Sojourn Tasting Salon on the Sonoma ...
by Philip G
August 27th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2148

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

No. That’s < deleted by moderator >. See, that's funny because he pretended to say the name of the winery, but since we never ever talk about it, he made it look as though the moderators removed it. champagne.gif Oh, I get it now. newhere Is this an inside joke regarding my post where I said "I not...
by Philip G
August 27th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 2148

Re: Sojourn Cellars Sold to Angelina Mondavi . . .

The only real change is the facility change - Sojourn will be going into the original Ravenswood property about 1/2 mile from the Sonoma Square. Killer location. When renovated this will be a fantastic opportunity for Sojourn to combine the winemaking, offices and new super fancy hospitality center...
by Philip G
August 27th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 52
Views: 4196

Re: Sojourn Cellars

I notice that there is not much discussion here about Sojourn Cellars. I've been picking up more and more from them, including the last two Berserker Days. I'm really loving their Pinot Noirs and Zoomed in to their virtual tasting this week for their '18 Gaps Crown and Sangiacomo PNs. These were ve...
by Philip G
August 26th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 52
Views: 4196

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Fall offering is open! Thought I would see some postings by now. I picked up a mixed 6-pack (Ridgetop Pinot, Reuling Chard, Oakville Cab). What did you buy? Cheers! I'll be putting my order in this weekend and probably going with some combo of: Ridgetop, Riddle and Wohler Pinot Noir and the Reuling...
by Philip G
August 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 198
Views: 17526

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

I got on list for '17 but had to go light. Will go big for the '18s. I love the Bard and Tempest. I know the Bard seems to be more hedonistic but I may prefer the Tempest and it's been a little easier to find back vintages at decent prices. I do love the Richard II quote on the Bard bottle (This ble...
by Philip G
August 17th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us

I rarely drink too much wine that I get a hangover but if I drink more than 2 glasses I definitely notice an impact on my sleep. I've tried a few different supplements, hard to say which works better than the other, but have settled on Fly Away because of the amount of NAC, which is a key ingredien...
by Philip G
August 17th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us

I rarely drink too much wine that I get a hangover but if I drink more than 2 glasses I definitely notice an impact on my sleep. I've tried a few different supplements, hard to say which works better than the other, but have settled on Fly Away because of the amount of NAC, which is a key ingredient...
by Philip G
August 13th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1725
Views: 171982

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

I had stopped posting my referral link so it didn't give an improper appearance. I wouldn't post it every time I post in this thread but I would definitely point it out when using the referral and an AMEX offer code to get lower priced wine. Interesting responses. As Jeff just said that he stopped ...

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