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by Philip G
April 4th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Paul Miller wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 6:50 pm
So I’ve been doing Zoom all evening. Started with a 2014 Gap’s, ended with the 2018. The 2018 is REALLY nice.
Paul, have you tried the '18 Sangiacomo? That is totally drinkable right now. Might have to pick up a few more if they are still available.
by Philip G
April 4th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 183

TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (4/3/2020) Birthday dinner warm up with some delicious cheese, olive tapenade and sun-dried tomato tapenade. Pouring into the glass this appears pure and clear, like spr...
by Philip G
April 3rd, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Sojourn Cellars

PSA: WTSO has Sojourn’s 2018 Rose for $14.99 in the “Last Chance” section. I just grabbed a couple. Had no idea he made a rosé. Also didn’t know about the Zoom for Gap’s. [swearing.gif] There's another Zoom April 8th for '18 Walala and Rodgers Creek. You could probably contact them to get the sign ...
by Philip G
April 3rd, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Yes, their Chards are among my go-to whites.

FM3 they have also been very generous in the past for a fundraiser I work with in Denver.
by Philip G
April 3rd, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 17
Views: 681

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 ver...
by Philip G
March 31st, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 128
Views: 3795

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

Very cool! Can't wait. I vote for Thursday but can do either.

Thinking of:
'17 Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard
'17 Pinot Noir Old Vines Summa
'13 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard (one of my top wines of 2019)
by Philip G
March 31st, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone Still Drink Mondavi Reserve Cab?
Replies: 41
Views: 1948

Re: Anyone Still Drink Mondavi Reserve Cab?

After the family sold, I stopped buying. In part because I liked the idea of supporting smaller wineries and in part because I worried their style would change to a bigger, bolder wine. I always thought the Reserve Cab bottling, especially going back to the late 70s through the mid 90s, was outstan...
by Philip G
March 31st, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 39
Views: 1853

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

'16 is $185 at Belmont so 60% increase from release. The futures are definitely worth it if you don't mind having your money on hold for a couple of years and don't mind the ransom Estate bottles. I don't mind getting the Estate bottles, they're reasonably priced and are good quality. This is my fir...
by Philip G
March 31st, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 39
Views: 1853

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

Also have an allocation of 4 bottles with ability add (ask?) for up to 6 (4.5L). What's the feeling on how this vintage will compare? Thinking I will probably ask for the additional 2 but also considering the 375s. Thinking maybe 5 and 2 which would allow me to open up a couple of the small ones ove...
by Philip G
March 28th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 61
Views: 5241

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Will watch uncorked over the next week or two. Here's a list of some good movie options for March (including Uncorked):
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/20/the-be ... LEgy-lepyU
by Philip G
March 27th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5069

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

ChrisU wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:29 pm
You guys are lucky. My fedex driver made me kiss him on the lips before he released my wine to me today.
Mine too. Gotta order more wine, hee, hee.

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by Philip G
March 26th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5069

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

No, I am with you 100%. I've read that guidance and as I suggested above, a lot of other stuff on topic on the web. But the virus can survive on cardboard and plastic for a non-trivial period of time though. Better-safe-than-sorry measure to get rid of the packaging and heat the food that was in co...
by Philip G
March 26th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3981

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

I have gotten a few. Poorly timed by them. At first I was a little incredulous, but then I remembered what site I was on. I need some help from other Berserkers, particularly the NYC crew, with a nip of derogatory slang.... Bill, you're a schmuck! [smileyvault-ban.gif] Is that a correct and appropr...
by Philip G
March 26th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5069

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Again, the take out risk is all in the packaging. Well, there is a slightly elevated risk in uncooked food, but the same is true of veggies you buy in the super market and serve raw at home. Actually, the latter seems riskier, as the veggies in the store are on display and presumably available to b...
by Philip G
March 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5069

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Hmmm. Maybe you could tutor me on how to buy groceries and cook a meal? Because obviously only someone incapable of doing those things would order take out. I am concerned about the ongoing viability of the restaurants and small businesses in the community, so I consulted the views of, you know, ac...
by Philip G
March 26th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5069

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Noticed yesterday the mail carrier wasn't wearing gloves! So, no need to handle mail then make sure to wash hands or as others are doing let it sit for a day somewhere.

Most wine shipments are still going to Fedex or UPS stores where I pick up since they are open.
by Philip G
March 23rd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 75
Views: 20342

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Really sorry to hear. Apparently he had time to post on here and doesn’t like to respond to pm’s or make people whole by refunding their money. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168083&p=2931680#p2931680 I was lucky to get my Jonathan Sirot refund through PayPal resolution be...
by Philip G
March 18th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 353
Views: 28005

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

Anyone got any of those $100 off $300 coupons.... https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/87489248_123316085900296_8727068930463871988_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=QXhadK3KvgQAX-lnvIe&oh=460207d2eae3bdfac611a7489f13f550&oe=5E98...
by Philip G
March 18th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10387

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2014 L‘Aventure For Her
Not the oldest wine in the cellar but an RP Hundo so have been waiting for a special occasion to open one of our half dozen bottles. Lived up to the hype!

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by Philip G
March 7th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5211

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Did the tasting last night, and I safely won the bet. As expected, the Caymus was rated the #1 wine of the night. Much more shockingly, the Rioja I picked (Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva, Seleccion Especial) ranked #2, and the Ridge Monte Bello rated third. For what its worth, the Ridge was undoubtedly ...
by Philip G
March 7th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 75
Views: 20342

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Jonathan Sirot update: After filing a refund request with PayPal my money was returned. He also sent this bat-bleep crazy PM after my money was refunded, apparently he didn't know PayPal had already returned my money: "PHIIT IS THE MIDDLE OF WINTER FOR CRISSAKES ! I UNEXPECTEDLY ... WAS OFFERED A FR...
by Philip G
March 6th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3182

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

I recommend tasting with food pairing at B cellars. Their chefs prepare right on the spot, take you on a tour and cellar, barrel tasting and finish up the rest of the tasting at the table. They also offer tasting of Heritage wines with Beckstoffer grapes. We had good company and had a good time. Ag...
by Philip G
March 5th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

Never been a TN kind of guy. 90% of them consist of “this was great” yum! My TNs are for future-me, so are usually pretty short and sweet. Since I'm "relatively" new to this I'm trying to build a database of what I've had so I know what to buy more of! I think everyone loved the SQN. It was definit...
by Philip G
March 5th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

I'm surprised that there was no real notes posted on the wines served. Is that for a specific reason or did no-one write them up? It would be interesting to see how many of these wines are holding up and Performing these days. Cheers. We had printouts for notes but we were having such a good time s...
by Philip G
March 5th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

Very interesting selection of wines. Was the 2013 Sin Qua Non Syrah the Male or the Le Supplement? This Sin Qua Non, as well as the 2003 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée have a long life ahead, with continued positive development! This profile of wine begs owning 12 to 24 bottles...
by Philip G
March 3rd, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Bard 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Realm Bard 2018

Eh, ‘18 doesn’t come out until October and there are lots of ‘13-‘15 selling on auction for close to release price. I would pick ip some of those to drink now and give the ‘18s a little time to sit. I just got on the list and have picked up recent Bard on KL in the $115-$140 range.
by Philip G
March 2nd, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5211

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre or maybe a CdR would be very drinkable at around $20, maybe St Cosme or Beaucastel. Not sure if the idea is to trick them but for the $80 wine you could pick something that is way too early, like a tart, young Burgundy. Most palates would pick the cheaper, ready to drin...
by Philip G
March 2nd, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 353
Views: 28005

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

No, not in my experience-- tried with a couple of the 100/300 codes, but didn't get the cashback. But if it works on the .97 that the 100/300 doesn’t it could be worthwhile, right? Yes, you are correct! It's worth while :-) Might pick up a couple ‘17 Beau since they wouldn’t let me use the coupons ...
by Philip G
March 2nd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 353
Views: 28005

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

cjsadler wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:21 am
Philip G wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:20 am
Will this work In combination with 100/300 coupons?
No, not in my experience-- tried with a couple of the 100/300 codes, but didn't get the cashback.
But if it works on the .97 that the 100/300 doesn’t it could be worthwhile, right?
by Philip G
March 2nd, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 353
Views: 28005

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

frank n wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:07 am
retailmenot.com has a 20% cashback today.
Will this work In combination with 100/300 coupons?
by Philip G
March 2nd, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

Shay h arnoy wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 8:47 pm
Sounds like a fun night! Sorry I couldn’t make it.
Next time! Great group of folks.

Funny story. When Christine and I were checking out at Whole Foods Saturday the cashier asked us if we were having a dinner parter with family or friends and she said "neither, total strangers!"
by Philip G
March 2nd, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

MikeL238 wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 8:25 pm
How did SQN show?
The SQN was excellent. Very big and jammy. We drank this before dinner so didn't compare with the CdPs.
by Philip G
March 1st, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

Great night in Denver last night with other WineBerserkers and friends sharing Rhône (mostly) wines and Rhône inspired foods. https://i.imgur.com/U8F1GVU.jpg Lineup: 2018 Domaine de la Mordorée La Reine des Bois (Tavel) Rosé 2015 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac La Reine des Bois, Red Blend 2013 Sin Qua...
by Philip G
February 28th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35554

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

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 10:42 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Bummer. Not letting me use the code for 2017 Beaucastel.
Yeah me either- which confuses me as the price ends in a 9?
Ditto. Just the ‘16 375 for $170 which is pricey. And the '17 Beau doesn't qualify for discount either for me in CO.
by Philip G
February 27th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35554

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

As I pointed out in the other thread, it looks like wine.com only checks the account to see if you’ve used the coupons in the past. It is easy to set up a second account and run through the coupons again. I think I’m done, my CC is still smoking...
by Philip G
February 27th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 353
Views: 28005

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

I know everyone’s CCs have taken a beating with these wine.com deals so am hesitant to even bring this up but with the coupons potentially expired at the end of the month... I have 2 wine.com accounts and in the past have used them on the same coupon. I’ve used different CCs and shipping addresses b...
by Philip G
February 27th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: TN: 2015 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick

Great value and consistency from SVV.
by Philip G
February 27th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER RULES (Read BEFORE posting, i.e. 25 post minimum, no retail, etc)
Replies: 56
Views: 17920

Re: COMMERCE CORNER RULES (Read BEFORE posting, i.e. 25 post minimum, no retail, etc)

The rules say not to post any comments about a listing but if someone has a listing on CC and is a NON-PAYER (myself and someone else) should/can we post a note in that listing about issues with the seller?
by Philip G
February 26th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 beaucastel
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: 2017 beaucastel

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 9:18 am
It’s the same price as it’s been. My guess is it’s over 13.5% abv.
Mostly just that thin, weak, overpriced, gargle juice from the middle of the country is taking the hit ;-)
by Philip G
February 26th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 beaucastel
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: 2017 beaucastel

Just a question from an ignorant: If one assumes that the Donald's duties are not here to stay... why buy now wine that bears 25% duty when one can wait for a couple of years to buy it duty free? After all, Beaucastel is very big production not like Roumier Musigny.... The 25% tax is on ABV < 14% s...
by Philip G
February 25th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12004

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Morgan Twain-Peterson wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 6:12 am
JulianD wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 4:59 pm
When do we find out about wish lists being granted?
Thanks for the amazing response to the release! We will be working through wish-listing today. Cheers!
Got one Wedrock wish listed! It sounds great.

Thanks!
by Philip G
February 25th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

I’ve found Syrah can go well with a chipotle or Cajun spiced salmon. Whole Foods has some nice spices along these lines. Pasta puttanesca goes well with lots of Italian reds. I prefer it without the anchovies which makes it vegan and I think also makes it more red amenable. You can do things like bu...
by Philip G
February 25th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Chardonnay Celebration
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Oregon Chardonnay Celebration

If you liked the Goodfellow Durant you should try his Richard’s Cuvée Whistling Ridge. Incredible and even more unique, IMO.

Should still be time to get in on the Spring release, this stuff sells out.
by Philip G
February 24th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35554

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

CRUSHED it!
by Philip G
February 24th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35554

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 7:30 am
I think they are both drinking wonderfully but would also cellar well, especially the Rioja.
That Rioja is really good if you can get it. I’ve been drinking past vintages for years and it’s always good. I had it in my list but now it shows up as unavailable.
by Philip G
February 23rd, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35554

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

The 375 Rose is $51.99 for me and no Monbousquet :-(
by Philip G
February 23rd, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35554

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

Most definitely! The free shipping makes this even more nutty. It’s been fun to say the least. I’m considering staring a “how’d you do?” Thread when codemageddon comes to an end. Hoping this coupon ride has a ways to go yet!!! Anything specific you’re looking for? I need some ideas! Joe - what kind...
by Philip G
February 23rd, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 75
Views: 20342

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Jonathan Sirot NON-SENDER, NON-REFUNDER Paid Jonathan January 5th for some Realm Bard which he promised to ship within two weeks. Numerous promised and missed shipping opportunities with favorable weather, always with many excuses from Jonathan about his busy schedule. After very long phone call on ...
by Philip G
February 21st, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2109

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

About once a year I pull a case or two of these types of wines and donate to a local charity event or school pta fundraiser. You’re a hero for helping them fill up their wine pull with wines that aren’t swill and costs more than $20. This. You can then write off the wine and shipping costs on your ...

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