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by Keith_B
November 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else really look forward to Monday AM on CellarTracker?
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Does anyone else really look forward to Monday AM on CellarTracker?

Learned something new tonight, Thanks! I generally use the App and not via browser, but will have to use this much more moving forward. Cheers!
by Keith_B
November 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3988
Views: 223201

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Christos M. wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Finally came across Booker’s Country Ham 19-03 from last year. Had it once and loved it. Popped open the bottle as soon as I got it home and it was even better than I remember. :)
I grabbed a Booker's Pigskin 20-03. Never had Booker's so looking forward to popping it tomorrow.
by Keith_B
November 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3988
Views: 223201

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Brandon R wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:23 am
What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Never had it, but also interested in feedback.
by Keith_B
October 31st, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3988
Views: 223201

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kelly Walker wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 9:36 am
Had a very nice pour of this on Wednesday. A maple syrup bomb- in a very good way. Finish goes on forever.

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Is that a 2020 release?
by Keith_B
October 30th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3988
Views: 223201

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I would love to participate but can't ship to IL as far as I know. Might be a cool idea for Berserker Day XII if you could get enough people to participate.
by Keith_B
October 24th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2212

Re: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT

Is anyone really surprised that Galloni delivered the highest scores to date? Every score he gives is higher than the last and it's not helping the pricing. I haven't tasted the 2016 Produttori Riservas, so no view on his scores there, but I dont think there is any embellishment in his reviews of r...
by Keith_B
October 16th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 974
Views: 57469

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I opened a 2018 Yesterday tonight. Well, actually I opened it around 230PM to aerate until dinner. Was a little disappointed at first around 6PM when I had my first glass With no food. However, with steak at around 7PM through the end of the bottle it performed really well and was a nice bottle for ...
by Keith_B
October 16th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 48
Views: 2838

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

Drinking a 2010 Ridge Lytton right now, it’s gorgeous. Like Howard notes, Ridge seems to show at all times, the showing is just a little different with age. This 2010 retains some very vibrant blue and black fruits and spice, and a classic architecture of firm tannins and fresh acids, but it is als...
by Keith_B
October 15th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

I use a device called SensorPush that syncs with my iPhone but there are many others that record temp/humidity and sync via bluetooth I have one in both of my fridges and think they are great. Ordered from Amazon, super easy to use. I have a Le Cache 3800 and will be purchasing a 2nd 3800 within th...
by Keith_B
October 14th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Kelli White’s “Napa Valley Then and Now”
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: WTB: Kelli White’s “Napa Valley Then and Now”

I believe I picked up my copy from Acme last year, but appears they are now sold out. I’ve enjoyed the content, some of the reviews maybe a little outdated now based on when they were last tasted? She uses a visual indicator of maturity, like an odometer, for ascend, peak, and decline, so some may h...
by Keith_B
October 14th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

AndyK wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm
I use a device called SensorPush that syncs with my iPhone but there are many others that record temp/humidity and sync via bluetooth
I have one in both of my fridges and think they are great. Ordered from Amazon, super easy to use.
by Keith_B
October 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14923
Views: 745883

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Andrew K. wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 7:08 pm
Why 09?
I grabbed it at retail for a friends birthday. Was only vintage they had.
by Keith_B
October 1st, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14923
Views: 745883

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Dom
6x2018 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast
by Keith_B
September 30th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shafer 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1368

Re: Shafer 2020

So does this mean all their neighbors would be in a similar position related to smoke taint? I wonder if this puts them in a tough position relative to the market perception - Quixote, Stags' Leap, Robert Sinskey Cliff Lede for instance all nearby. I'm a member at Cliff Lede and buy a couple cases p...
by Keith_B
September 30th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60717

Re: #GlassFire

Text of email from Cain - very sad... When the three families living at Cain left our homes on Sunday evening, none of us could begin to imagine that we would never return. Nor could we think that the winery, the beautiful vintage of 2019, and some promising new wines of 2020 would be gone. But on S...
by Keith_B
September 22nd, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13964

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

In for 6 of the Napa and 2 of the Shifflett Ranch Cab. First time buyer - excited to support Will!
by Keith_B
September 14th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lokoya
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Lokoya

I’m guessing that Rutherford fruit might go into Freemark Abbey now that they’ve pivoted to all mountain fruit. I can’t recall if it was Lokoya or Cardinale but one shifted some of their valley floor fruit to Freemark Abbey (since they are all Jackson Family).
by Keith_B
September 13th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3182

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

I grabbed a few bottles of Massican SB (and Annia) yesterday. Looking forward to trying them. Both at $29.99.
by Keith_B
September 12th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11109

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Thank you Will for the insight. I will do my best to let these hang out for a while. Looking forward to trying them!
by Keith_B
September 12th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11109

Re: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Question I had during the event, but we never got back around to. At the 12:30 mark of the video TRB says that its the last year for the Anderson Valley bottling. Anybody know what is happening there? Does that mean Bearwallow goes away too? Bearwallow is not going anywhere, no worries there. The A...
by Keith_B
September 12th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Yes, I’ve experienced this a few times over the past week. Not good.
by Keith_B
September 11th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3182

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

We had a lot of Cliff Lede SB this summer. I also enjoyed the Hall Knights Valley SB. Bevan was pretty good as well.
by Keith_B
September 11th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 147
Views: 14972

Re: Wait list times

updated Pisoni and Tusk Macdonald: 10+ years? SQN: 8+ years Saxum: 5 years (down from 7 years) Screaming Eagle: 14+ years Scarecrow: ~3 years (down from 6 years) Marcassin: truly an enigma Ultramarine: 10 years? (up from ~3 years) Cayuse: 9+ years Pisoni: 6 years Tusk: By Referral? WD PCG List : By...
by Keith_B
September 7th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14923
Views: 745883

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mag of 2015 Chappellet Las Piedras
by Keith_B
September 5th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 61
Views: 5195

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

Just placed an order; looking forward to the sampler pack!
by Keith_B
September 2nd, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32322

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Roy Piper sent out an email today with a link to a highly educational and very well done video on the topic.
by Keith_B
September 1st, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18315

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

Realm, Di Costanzo and Dakota Shy all release today for me, going to be an expensive day...
by Keith_B
September 1st, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18315

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

Awesome, thanks Frank. I'm buying no matter what but appreciate the info. Cheers.
by Keith_B
September 1st, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18315

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

Frank Z wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 4:28 pm
Scores released by JD today were pretty impressive. Looking forward to this release tomorrow.
Can you share any scores?
by Keith_B
August 30th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 474226

Re: de Negoce offer

Order in at 6:56PM. One case.
by Keith_B
August 25th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 474226

Re: de Negoce offer

In for a case of 44.
by Keith_B
August 24th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 230
Views: 19353

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Shout out to David for the amazingly fast response to a breakage that happened tonight. Replacement is on the way! I'm continually impressed by his customer service!
by Keith_B
August 23rd, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 113
Views: 5842

Re: Who is using DIAM?

Groth 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a Diam 3.
DuMOL 2018 Syrah Wild Mountainside is a Diam 10.
by Keith_B
August 15th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 474226

Re: de Negoce offer

Had me at “almost oily.” Not joking. #value #freeoption Seems to be some confusion as to whether it’s 2018 or 2019, but, assuming it’s Pride, seems quite appealing. https://www.pridewines.com/wine/our-wines/viognier/2018-viognier/ I received a reply back from Bert at de Negoce stating that it’s 2018.
by Keith_B
August 15th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 230
Views: 19353

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Just bought four more!
by Keith_B
August 14th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 474226

Re: de Negoce offer

From this article on Pride, lots of similar words:
https://risingstarwine.com/portfolio-it ... -mountain/

Vineyard: Straddling the Napa / Sonoma county line on the spine of the Mayacamas Mountains, this unique sunny mountain top climate is above the fog and 2,000 feet higher than the Napa Valley.
by Keith_B
July 28th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 474226

Re: de Negoce offer

I think SMV makes sense. They have done similar sales in the past. I have had a couple bottles of the 2013 Ninety+ Cellars Lot 150 Cab and the cork is the actual SMV labeled cork. Excited to try these. This is my 5th order (all Cabs).
by Keith_B
July 26th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)
Replies: 48
Views: 2838

Re: Sweet spot for drinking Ridge Lytton Springs (in general)

Drinking a 2010 Ridge Lytton right now, it’s gorgeous. Like Howard notes, Ridge seems to show at all times, the showing is just a little different with age. This 2010 retains some very vibrant blue and black fruits and spice, and a classic architecture of firm tannins and fresh acids, but it is als...
by Keith_B
July 22nd, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 3247

Re: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?

I believe Williams Selyem suggests 8 weeks, it's on a card in the box with your shipment. I'd say my range is more around 4 weeks, depending on how bad I want to try something.
by Keith_B
July 21st, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 190
Views: 16796

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

4NV and 1 HL.
by Keith_B
July 18th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 474226

Re: de Negoce offer

Robert Craig did just launch a new wine, called Howell Mountain Cuvée, from mainly young vines in the Candlestick vineyard. 2018 was the inaugural vintage.
by Keith_B
July 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5231

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Pride Cabernet ‘09-‘17
by Keith_B
July 9th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 553
Views: 40531

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

2014 York Creek Petite Sirah. Drinking really well!
by Keith_B
June 7th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3003
Views: 202137

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2018 Zin Old Vines.
by Keith_B
May 28th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane offer
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Limerick Lane offer

Hi all, I've also replied on the 2018 Zinfandel thread but I'm covering my bases. Thank you to everyone for the support and the kind words and for those of you who were able to get some wine before it sold out, I hope the transparency of price and motive was clear and you feel our deepest gratitude...
by Keith_B
May 24th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 149
Views: 10442

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

I ended up using the referral link and Amex offer to get 3 bottles of Teeter Totter Cab for $95. Great price on some Benoit Touquette wines.
by Keith_B
May 23rd, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 122
Views: 15278

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

There are about 80 wineries that get fruit from Stagecoach. Now that it’s owned by Gallo maybe that counts as one even though multiple brands (Louis Martini, Orin Swift)? Jackson Family would source fruit there too (Freemark Abbey, others).
http://www.stagecoachvineyard.com/winery_clients/
by Keith_B
May 21st, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 109
Views: 10770

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

Yep, I took a quick look but definitley passing. The 1023 (easily my favorite and the only one that I've had any luck gaining interest/not declining with short term cellaring) is up to $80 now. I can get a whole lotta Bedrock and Carlisle for the price of 2 bottles of the 1023. Side note....huge bu...
by Keith_B
May 10th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 53
Views: 8274

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

You can review this list too
https://www.guildsomm.com/public_conten ... wine-books

Kelli White also wrote Napa Valley Then & Now. A hefty tome clocking in at 1255 pages. Great history and some perspective on older vintages.

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