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by Bob C
September 1st, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 30
Views: 2158

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

2 Hayne PS
2 Hayne Zin
1 Ueberroth
1 Library PS

Just had a 2011 Hayne PS last night, reminded me how amazing these wines are.
by Bob C
August 20th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: TN: 2004 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Great note on this.

I know someone who says that Bonneau du Martray CC is their favorite wine of all time.

Any idea where to find some whether they are current, or back-vintage?
by Bob C
August 17th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ch.Coutet a Barsac '76...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: TN: Ch.Coutet a Barsac '76...(short/boring)

Love Coutet, but have only had their most recent vintages. 1962 is the best Coutet I ever had. In that year, it can play with Climens and even nip the heels of Yquem. If you ever see it, don't hesitate. Thank you William, I will certainly keep my eyes open. Given that age, what would the color spec...
by Bob C
August 16th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3213

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

A couple of posts her mention that a mags have the ability to age longer, which makes sense. The term I've heard used in the past to explain the higher cost, is the mags age more, "Gracefully", whatever that means. Has anyone ever done a side by side comparison of wines being aged the same way, for ...
by Bob C
August 16th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ch.Coutet a Barsac '76...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: TN: Ch.Coutet a Barsac '76...(short/boring)

Thanks for the note Tom!

Almost a birth year wine for me ('75).

Love Coutet, but have only had their most recent vintages.

Makes me want to think about finding that '75.
by Bob C
August 16th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the world’s highest altitude vineyard and where is it found?
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: What is the world’s highest altitude vineyard and where is it found?

I used to think that Bodega Colome Vina Altura Maxima was the highest vineyard in the world. Perhaps it's the highest vineyard in the world producing an absolutely stunning wine. Had the 2013 earlier this year, and was blown away by the complexity, balance, and everything else it had going for it. 1...
by Bob C
August 3rd, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1584

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Turley Hayne Vineyard.

2012 if you can find it - Roommate opened one up a while back, and I was blown away. Looked it up online while drinking, and saw RP gave it a 100 - I see why!
by Bob C
August 1st, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley bottles finally slim down
Replies: 30
Views: 2027

Re: Turley bottles finally slim down

This is awesome—Literally just posted a couple minutes ago sarcastically that, ‘The best way to maximize shelving space is to not store any Turley’.

Looking forward to more space down the road!
by Bob C
August 1st, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to maximize storage in a wine fridge
Replies: 29
Views: 1545

Re: How to maximize storage in a wine fridge

temps in the upper section go up to 64? That sounds like a crappy product. Heat rises, regardless of unit manufacturer. My 165 bottle Wine Enthusiast fridge has been almost a perfect 55 top, and 55 bottom for 2+ years running. 600 or so bottle Le Cache has about a 2 degree differential. 9 degrees f...
by Bob C
July 29th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 2001

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

I ordered from Limerick Lane a month or so ago, and they accidentally shipped (To Texas). Once I received the shipping notification, I contacted them, and they immediately recalled the shipment.

Their customer service was great in quickly resolving, which I very much appreciated.
by Bob C
July 22nd, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 139
Views: 8839

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Glad to see all the love for the Frog's Leap on here.

They definitely get my vote.
by Bob C
July 22nd, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?

Around 3-4 hours, when drinking with my roommate. Would probably be closer to 2 hours if he drank as fast a I did;)
by Bob C
July 21st, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

Herradura Ultra Añejo.

Smooth, and complex.

Have a friend who hates tequila, but likes this one.
by Bob C
July 18th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release
Replies: 29
Views: 2667

Re: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release

Philip N. Jones wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 8:22 am
Didn’t the pre-release letter include drinking windows for each of the wines?
Thanks Phillip, went back and found the notes.

Must have been half asleep when first reading!
by Bob C
July 18th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release
Replies: 29
Views: 2667

Re: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release

AD Northup wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 4:35 am


Mike regularly updates a drinking chart for all his wines: https://www.carlislewinery.com/drinkability-chart
Very cool - Thank you for the link!
by Bob C
July 17th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16783
Views: 450491

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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903 Brewers in Sherman, TX.

This is their Hurricane Slushy Smoothie Style Gose Ale. My least favorite out of all their slushies, but still decent.

Really heavy on the passionfruit, as this is TART!
by Bob C
July 17th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release
Replies: 29
Views: 2667

Re: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release

This is my first purchase of Carlisle, and can't wait to try them! Have heard so much great feedback from this site, that I had to give it a whirl. Here's my first order: 2 Grenache 2 Dupratt Zin 3 Papera Zin 1 Pagani Ranch Put in a request for 1 Mouvedre. I'm sure the Grenache will be ready to drin...
by Bob C
July 17th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 92
Views: 6613

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Stolpman - Tons of different varietals/labels, great value. If you go there, ask about the story of GD Gamay! Melville - Fantastic Pinots, great Blanc de Blancs, great values as well. Crown Point - Happy Canyon of Santa Barbera AVA. World class operation. Seems like every facet of their business the...
by Bob C
June 24th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3388

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Thanks Joe! Your advice is definitely worth looking into. Since I've only really gotten into wine about two years ago, Zin makes for that good early drinker. I'm almost certain that as time goes on, my Zin purchases will be less and less. Actually have a pretty high percentage of wines that need to ...
by Bob C
June 24th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance (All Done)
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance

Alex is legit!

Thank you for showing me your impressive collection today.

Can't beat the prices on this list, and amazing labels to choose from - Only wish that I could afford to purchase more!

Really appreciate it.

Bob
by Bob C
June 22nd, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance (All Done)
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance

PM Sent....I think.

Please let me know if you haven't received one from me.

Thanks!
by Bob C
June 21st, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Ducru-Beaucaillou⁣
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: 1975 Ducru-Beaucaillou⁣

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 1:40 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 12:45 pm
Lovely scene, lovely wine, lovely note. Well done.
Yeah, gotta echo this, nice trifecta, can't put it better.

That would be a birth year wine for me. Maybe I get fortunate and find one well kept.
Yep, birth year wine for me too.

Now I need to go find one!
by Bob C
June 18th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3388

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Some really great advice on here, much appreciated! Looking like I definitely need to pull back on Turley, add some Bedrock and Carlisle, and possibly some others. And yeah, price or Napa Cabs have definitely been squeezing me out a bit, so Zin provides that more affordable option. Still splurge on ...
by Bob C
June 17th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3388

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Vince L. wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Wow, how much do you typically spend on wine a year?
Way more than I should!
by Bob C
June 17th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3388

How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

For ease of arguments sake, I spend about $1000 each year on Zinfandel. The past couple of years, most of this has gone to Turley. I know there are some other great Zin producers out there like Bedrock, Carlisle, Limerick Lane, Robert Biale, Hartford Court, Ridge, etc. If you had $1000 that you had ...
by Bob C
June 17th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Marquis
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Marquis

Thanks for the post Brian. I've never had any Limerick Lane wines before, but after reading your post, decided to order some - Ordered 2 Marquis, and 2 1910 Block. Can't wait to try! What are you trying you say, I’m an enabler? [snort.gif] Haha. Nope—The enabler title certainly goes to my roommate....
by Bob C
June 15th, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Marquis
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Marquis

Thanks for the post Brian.

I've never had any Limerick Lane wines before, but after reading your post, decided to order some - Ordered 2 Marquis, and 2 1910 Block.

Can't wait to try!
by Bob C
June 14th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2144

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

International—Alsace

US—Santa Ynez Valley: Burgundy, Rhône, and Napa climates all within 30 miles or so of one another.
by Bob C
June 13th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units

Thanks Andrew.

I definitely don't see the math where it gets to 700. Will have to use that as a bargaining chip if I move forward.

And unfortunatley, Turley makes up a good percentage of my collection, which I can't think of a worse sized bottle! (Outside Ruinart)
by Bob C
June 13th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units

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Hopefully I did this right - Here is a picture from the seller.
by Bob C
June 13th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units

Thanks JF. Definitely looks like CellarPro will be the way to go if I decide to go through with this. Slightly off topic - If anyone has thoughts on whether or not they think this would be a good deal, let me know: $1000 for a used Vinotemp glass door wine cabinet, allegedly holding 700 bottles. Fro...
by Bob C
June 13th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units

Andrew, James, Joe,

Thank you very much—great information.
by Bob C
June 12th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 1500BTU Cooling Units
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Best 1500BTU Cooling Units

Thinking about buying a used 700 bottle cabinet, and will need to replace the cooling unit. Would love to get some input on recommendations. The two units I see typically in these cabinets are Wine Mate, and Breezaire. If anyone has any experience with these, please let me know how long these typcia...
by Bob C
June 10th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Weird grape blends

Jonata Todos. Blend varies from year to year. 2015 vintage is: Syrah, Cab Franc, Peit Verdot, Sangiovese, Petit Sirah, Cab Sauv, Viognier. Pretty solid bottle! Todos means "everything" in Spanish. No false advertising there. Just noticed allocation available for the 2016 - Blend even weirder: Addin...
by Bob C
June 10th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Weird grape blends

Jonata Todos.

Blend varies from year to year. 2015 vintage is: Syrah, Cab Franc, Peit Verdot, Sangiovese, Petit Sirah, Cab Sauv, Viognier.

Pretty solid bottle!
by Bob C
February 26th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12467

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Yep, sure enough, the roommate received an offer to purchase a 3L for $5K today. Unfortunately, the window to purchase opens tomorrow, so not much time to think about this. The only reason he'd purchase, would be to flip it for a profit. $5K on a restaurant servers budget... So, anyone have any adv...
by Bob C
February 26th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12467

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Yep, sure enough, the roommate received an offer to purchase a 3L for $5K today. Unfortunately, the window to purchase opens tomorrow, so not much time to think about this. The only reason he'd purchase, would be to flip it for a profit. $5K on a restaurant servers budget... So, anyone have any advi...
by Bob C
February 24th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12467

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Was last year the first time Scarecrow produced 3L bottles? Did a search online, and don't see a single mention of these anywhere, let alone for sale. Really curious what the secondary market for these would go for considering the $5K price tag, and very limited production. I know that I won't be of...
by Bob C
February 19th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3380

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Thanks Matt!
by Bob C
February 14th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3380

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Scarecrow production last two years: 2017 - 1450 cases 2016 - 2000 cases 2016 was the first vintage I was able to purchase after being on waiting list a few years--and I was at the tail end of the offering cycles. Due to production being down about 25% for the 2017 vintage, I'm wondering if I'll eve...
by Bob C
January 22nd, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Spring Release
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: Turley Spring Release

2nd year on the Turley list, first time receiving a, 'wish' for both Sadie Upton and 101.

Wished for 1 of each - Anyone know what the odds are of actually receiving?
by Bob C
November 1st, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Vintage Wine Acceptable Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 2740

Re: Vintage Wine Acceptable Condition

Hello Brian. Based on your description, the condition sounds pretty suspect overall. Any idea how they were stored? Guessing there must have been some sort of handling and/or temperature abuse for them to show signs of leaking while still wrapped and in box. One option would be to take some bottles ...

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