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by Nick F.
September 20th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3513
Views: 327923

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Anyone care to guess at the next 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet mystery offer? The caveat below really gives me pause... • If you disdain this wine, you will know plenty of friends, family, colleagues, bosses or other that will think you’re the ant’s pants for gifting them a bottle. • Madonna is not ver...
by Nick F.
September 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 98
Views: 7593

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Newest Napa red blend and brunello were on the shelves today, so expecting more to roll out soon.
by Nick F.
September 10th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3513
Views: 327923

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Hoang Pham wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 4:12 pm
vwsmaltz wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 3:48 pm
Hmmm A new NAPA Cab Myster....

More Summer Crazy – Napa Valley
Pretty sure it's Del Dotto. Wth, in for a case.

Any truth to this mystery?
by Nick F.
August 31st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48326

Re: Official WTSO thread

Anyone ever had anything from fleury estate?
by Nick F.
August 28th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3475

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Melka doesn’t make this one does he?
by Nick F.
August 20th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite mid-price lodging Napa/Sonoma
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Favorite mid-price spots to stay Napa/Sonoma

Vrbo is the way to go mid priced
by Nick F.
August 20th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

V Madrone Cabs on there today
2011 = 39
2012 =45

hope some people took advantage
by Nick F.
August 13th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 59
Views: 2677

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Did the lunch at round pound today, had a great host and meal.

Thomas rivers brown does the high end stuff and the garden is on premise and very well done
by Nick F.
August 6th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Same. Hidden ridge sold, prob lots of inventory sitting with wrong label. Pricing, winemaker, and location add up.

Questions is whether it’s the reserve or regular or a mix of the 2.

If it’s the reserve it’s a good deal.
by Nick F.
August 6th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Ascent Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2012

Sonoma Spring Mountain Cabernet, any idea's?
by Nick F.
August 5th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Napa In Home Spa
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Napa In Home Spa

Anyone ever use anyone for in house massage in napa, staying in a residence as opposed to hotel, would love to do something in house?
by Nick F.
July 27th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48326

Re: Official WTSO thread

Thanks for the info, very informative.

Just was curious as one of my favorite wines went on final case today, and I am imaging the prob make a healthy margin, which i would have gladly purchased a good amount if offered from the vineyard. Especially because it’s a longer dated vintage
by Nick F.
July 27th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48326

Re: Official WTSO thread

What margin do these guys make on these wines?

Very frustrated as sometimes on last bottle or wtso I see wines I am a club member of and wonder why club members didn’t get a chance to purchase at those prices?
by Nick F.
July 23rd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6004

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Lack of response = answer

Sad...
by Nick F.
July 23rd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6004

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Is any caymus drinkable now?
by Nick F.
July 19th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Best wine shipping website
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Best wine shipping website

We vacation directly next to Chan’s wine bar. They occasionally have a couple ok deals, but not large selection.

I shipped from wtso and last bottle this year, both had inventory of some of our favorites
by Nick F.
July 18th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48326

Re: Official WTSO thread

Have not had good experiences with brunello from wtso

Best of luck
by Nick F.
July 8th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2999

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Freemark abbey
by Nick F.
July 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn's from last night: Darioush Cab Franc, and SG SVD cab
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Tn's from last night: Darioush Cab Franc, and SG SVD cab

Supposedly ashes and diamonds makes a great cab franc, son of the darioush founder.
by Nick F.
July 3rd, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1384

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Bell vineyards has a lot of the cloning science
by Nick F.
June 28th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Thanks everyone for their suggestions!
by Nick F.
June 27th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Napa Tour Suggestion

I am sure this has been done about 1000 times. So sorry in advance Staying at Honig Vineyard from charity auction, and have done napa maybe 5-6 times, so looking for some hidden gems. Wife is a huge Oaky cab drinker, and obviously we love shramsberg. Give me your 1 Insiders reco. Please no multiples.
by Nick F.
June 27th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: K Vintners & Sixto & Substance Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: TN: K Vintners & Sixto & Substance Tasting

2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Super Substance Stoneridge Vineyard -

was on final case for 29.99 a bottle, unfortunately no shipping to ILLinois
by Nick F.
June 25th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 41
Views: 3798

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

I got the offering and have never purchased off the list, but have visited the vineyard before.
by Nick F.
June 22nd, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 471
Views: 48326

Re: Official WTSO thread

Vivino deal

2013 Notre Vin Cuvee L'Etrie Cabernet Sauvignon

34.99
by Nick F.
June 15th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

2012
by Nick F.
June 15th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

Costco Arlington Texas
Schramsberg blanc noir
19.97
by Nick F.
June 6th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

West suburbs Illinois. Prob 9 left, I took some home
by Nick F.
June 6th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

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by Nick F.
June 5th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Any experience with this wine?
Alpha Omega Unoaked Chardonnay Napa Valley 2016 $22

Obviously great name, but never tried this from them?
by Nick F.
June 4th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

Rotari sparking rose.

Crisp perfect hot night patio drinker.

9.99 going back to pick up case tomorrow
by Nick F.
June 1st, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434587

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

They had a cornerstone oakville today, with a write up that this is made by UC Davis with to Kalon fruit?

Anyone tried it, or know the story?
by Nick F.
May 31st, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Col Solare (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: TN: 2009 Col Solare (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

It consistently goes on sale every fall at my local shop for 34.99, I like it at that price
by Nick F.
May 30th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

Interesting. Thanks!
by Nick F.
May 30th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

So I’m both country club cases, what you purchase has to stay at the club? Would love to extend the right to members being able to buy for home being that we are member owned, but I get the limitations by law I’m guessing.
by Nick F.
May 30th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

I wish our club did the same. Do you think it makes economic sense from the clubs perspective?
by Nick F.
May 30th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

At your club, I assume you mean a country club?
by Nick F.
May 24th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4354

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

The hardest part for me, is when I think of Bordeaux, I think cellar and wait. When I think the napa market in the 2-50 price range has become a more pop and pour wine.

This is what prevents me from getting into BDX
by Nick F.
May 15th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20-$25 wine
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Best $20-$25 wine

by Nick F.
May 12th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3037

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Really great insights. Will be making a Binny’s run later.
by Nick F.
May 11th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3037

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Maybe the question should be what big red should I be drinking sub 20?

Rioja, Chianti?
by Nick F.
May 11th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3037

Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Looking for your favorite easily available sub $20 Cabernet based wines. Location doesn’t matter to me, but my wife is currently not drinking red and I don’t drink enough to open any pricier bottles.

Appreciate any help.

Thanks
by Nick F.
May 8th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

Drinking the 2016 Kirkland oakville. Bit overripe but overall a tasty wine given the $18 price. Would Defn buy again for weeknight sipper
by Nick F.
May 6th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2326

Re: 2018 Rose

Here's one of the Rose steals of the year. Clos Des Lumieres Cote Du Rhones 2018 Rose in a box. Imported by Cynthia Hurley, It is available on Bin ends site. $25 per box. Great acid, wild strawberries and good length. This wine will be in my fridge all year. This would be my preferred way to drink ...
by Nick F.
May 2nd, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169502

Re: Official Costco Thread

Cant hurt to try at that price, maybe fits your palatte
by Nick F.
May 1st, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1570

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

Got it.. Maybe an overreaction on my part...carry on..

let me know if anyone buys some $125 marked down to 37.5... just like diamond mountain and or Tor To Kalon

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