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by Len Stevens
August 8th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vice Versa fall offering
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Vice Versa fall offering

Never had, but impressed by some of the sources...Houyi is 1 of 2 sources used by Roy Piper and am a big fan of Platt...realize that's no guarantee of quality.
by Len Stevens
July 28th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch release save the date - 7/28
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Kutch release save the date - 7/28

mike pobega wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:16 am
Had the 2018 Trout Gulch Chardonnay on Saturday and loved it.
Jealous! I purchased a case and am really anxious!
by Len Stevens
July 28th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?
Replies: 53
Views: 2605

Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

timmy roos wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 7:19 am
While it wasn’t a 180 some of the earlier (2005,2006?)kutch wines were bigger and fruit forward if my memory is correct
I think it's fair to say Jamie's style has "evolved" since his 03/04 debut, but I have been thrilled with where it has taken him!
by Len Stevens
July 28th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Like many, I too am tired of the %15+ Napa bruisers, so i was happily in for this. I realize there's no guarantee of quality, but at that price I am optimistically rolling the dice (and splitting with 2 other friends).
by Len Stevens
July 28th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14038
Views: 682625

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 cases of the Kutch new release...1 of the Chard and 4 bottles of each of the new Pinots...this totals 6.5 cases of Kutch this year...so if anyone should see Jamie tooling through Sonoma in a new Ferrari, I've done my part!
by Len Stevens
July 25th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 57
Views: 4515

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

I'm envious of all you Macdonald members, definitely the one I'm dying to get on. I was fortunate to get to know Tom Detert a little this year and am planning on visiting Detert this fall (if traveling is an option) and hope to go to Macdonald and beg!
by Len Stevens
July 25th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 57
Views: 4515

So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

This has been an expensive month for me...I still have Kutch on the 28th (2 cases for me), William & Mary (again 2 cases), and finally Littorai SVD (will not be able to purchase nearly as nuch as I would like). What are others looking forward to?
by Len Stevens
July 25th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: De Negoce #1
Replies: 37
Views: 3812

Re: TN: De Negoce #1

I've had No 1 for almost a month now and have managed to keep my grubby paws off of them...please hold your applause, though it does seem tasty!
by Len Stevens
July 24th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: TN: 2016 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

RyanC wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 7:42 am
Kutch makes my favorite new-world Chard. Really, it's one of my favorites from anywhere.
Could not agree more!
by Len Stevens
July 24th, 2020, 2:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting--Thurs 7/23 @ 5pm PT/8pm ET

Yeah, I'm so bummed I missed, but can't wait for the recording.
by Len Stevens
July 24th, 2020, 2:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11439

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Trying to pace myself...does anyone know when William & Mary typically releases their new vintage? Betting he sells before harvest this time. I had all 3 of his 2018s the day before bottling, in May. William has a new wine, I think it's gonna be called "Pickett Road." 100% Cab from a vineyard near ...
by Len Stevens
July 23rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Passing on the new cab....good luck everyone.
by Len Stevens
July 23rd, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting--Thurs 7/23 @ 5pm PT/8pm ET

Looking forward to meeting you Frank...I've admired your wine selection for quite a while.
by Len Stevens
July 22nd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11439

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Bill V wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 6:12 am
3 Calistoga
3 Herb Lamb
3 Lore Vineyard
4 Cabernet Sauvignon
4 Panek Vineyard
Lucky man! This has just been too expensive of a month for me...I believe I've ordered from 8 producers, with 1 more to go this month.
by Len Stevens
July 22nd, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 2894

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

I'm probably a bit more conservative than I need to be, but I was curious what other's opinions were? I generally wait a minimum of 4-6 weeks, usually 3 months or so.
by Len Stevens
July 22nd, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11439

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

So I ordered 7 bottles yesterday, but today decided to add a single bottle of Calistoga since I've never tried...but there is a 3 bottle minimum to order. Anyone know how to do this? Should i just call the winery later today? Call or email Will Thanks. That's whaI figured. I've been a long time cus...
by Len Stevens
July 22nd, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Carneros? #24 https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n-24-2019-napa-carneros-pinot-noir-12-bottle-case-ships-october-12?_pos=2&_sid=59479ea3b&_ss=r (not emailed yet) Guessing he updates people on the shipping in the offer email whenever it comes out. Ah, got it-- thanks, Matt. Len, we were referring ...
by Len Stevens
July 22nd, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11439

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

So I ordered 7 bottles yesterday, but today decided to add a single bottle of Calistoga since I've never tried...but there is a 3 bottle minimum to order. Anyone know how to do this? Should i just call the winery later today?
by Len Stevens
July 22nd, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

AVA in southern Napa/Sonoma...I'm assuming that is your question?
by Len Stevens
July 21st, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Nope...love domestic Pinot, but have never enjoyed Carneros.
by Len Stevens
July 21st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11439

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Feel as if I showed a bit of restraint...3 Lore, 2 NV, 1 HL, and 1 Panek...plus my Bedrock today!
by Len Stevens
July 20th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restarting Humanity Dinner #3 + Wish-for-WineFest Dinner, Kutch Chards, Brunellos, Others
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: TNs--Restarting Humanity Dinner #3 + Wish-for-WineFest Dinner, Kutch Chards, Brunellos, Others

Mike

Great noes! I'm on record saying that the '14 Kutch is my favorite domestic Chard, but Jamie has said that his '18 Trout Gulch being released at the end of this month MAY be better!
by Len Stevens
July 20th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11439

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Wow! Thanks so much Will This has been a punishing month, but I'm VERY excited about this release!
by Len Stevens
July 18th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 50
Views: 3963

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

Yeah, I'm a real tough guy!
by Len Stevens
July 18th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 50
Views: 3963

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

I am beyond weak! So this month has been Rochioli, RM, Roy Piper, and Kutch still to go. So no Aubert...except 5 Pinots and 5 Chards.
by Len Stevens
July 18th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard

Thanks for the tasting note. I have never had a W. Scott wine, but a couple of months ago I ordered 1 of each of Chard and Pinot (11 cuvees) and can not wait. BTW, Erica could not have been nicer, class act.
by Len Stevens
July 18th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting, with Zoom link for the recording
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Zoom with Jamie Kutch, Summer Release Tasting--Thurs 7/23 @ 5pm PT/8pm ET

I can't wait! I'll be opening an 07 Kanzler...see you then.
by Len Stevens
July 18th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Yeah, I'm in for case 12! Moving forward I've agreed to split with 2 other wine-loving friends.
by Len Stevens
July 10th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Good lord! A Napa Malbec and a SCM Pinot, I'm almost giddy!
by Len Stevens
July 10th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 9:07 am
You can't imagine the look on my wife's face as these rolled up...
Oh, I can imagine! Should that read FORMER wife? [winner.gif]
by Len Stevens
July 8th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3381

Re: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!

Anton D wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Piper, William and Mary, and MacDonald are the top three cabs I have discovered thanks to this place! (Rivers Marie, Ceritas, Myriad/Quivet/Becklyn are up there, as well.)

The videos Roy Piper makes are awesome and have been a real education.
I couldn't agree more Anton, love his videos!
by Len Stevens
July 8th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Roy Piper offer out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3381

2018 Roy Piper offer out!

I was surprised no one wrote a thread...if I missed it, I truly apologize. This is my favorite Cali Cab with the exception of Spottswoode. I was lucky enough to talk with Roy last night for about 15 minutes (What a humble, terrific guy) and he shared a couple of wonderful, upcoming treats. I don't w...
by Len Stevens
July 8th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm currently at 8 cases and sharing no. 17 with 2 friend...we have agreed to split moving forward 4 bottles obviously is a different beast than a case!
by Len Stevens
July 7th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Same here, received the email and paid for the shipping.
by Len Stevens
July 7th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Any guesses when and what will the #18 offer be?
by Len Stevens
July 6th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1997
Views: 257224

Re: Official Costco Thread

Stopped by my local shop today, didn't see anything new...still had Valdicava (sp?) Brunnelo which I've tried and will pickup 4-6, but at $100/btl, no real hurry.
by Len Stevens
July 6th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Damn it! Couldn't resist after the description...up to 12 cases I think...
by Len Stevens
July 6th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 112
Views: 7336

Re: California Cult

I adore Spottswoode and Piper (admittedly not a long history with Roy, but thus far blown away).
by Len Stevens
July 2nd, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 41
Views: 4875

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

What is wrong with cinnamon-cola-cherry jam? Nothing at all Victor...as long as it's spread on toast! I apologize if Spectator posted the incorrect retail price...but i have noticed they have been aggressively raising their prices...just feels like the new owners are besmirching Micheal and Dan's l...
by Len Stevens
July 2nd, 2020, 3:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 41
Views: 4875

Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

I am completely stunned! Let me first say that I am a lover of domestic Pinot and have been since the mid 90's. I am proudly on the lists of Rochioli, Kutch, Rivers Marie, and Littorai so I enjoy various styles. But when I saw WS's review this morning of the 2017 Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley KB I...
by Len Stevens
June 28th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Pinots (Littorai Hirsch, Ramey Platt)
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: TN: Two Pinots (Littorai Hirsch, Ramey Platt)

Reason #253 you're one of my drinking heroes D@vid!
by Len Stevens
June 28th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't need more wine, I don't need more wine, a Malbec you say?, ok, maybe that....
by Len Stevens
June 28th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: TN: 2008 Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir

Only became familiar with this winery this year thanks to this site and recently ordered 3 bottles of the Maresh Pinot a few days ago.
by Len Stevens
June 26th, 2020, 3:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 59
Views: 4864

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Showing no restraint as usual, I've pathetically never experienced a Mike Smith wine though I've long wanted to. So i picked up some Napa and the other two big boys from the Spring.
by Len Stevens
June 26th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Damn it! I'm in for the SB.
by Len Stevens
June 24th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Passed on the Rose'...I have to say no every once and a while...
by Len Stevens
June 24th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

I posted an interesting trade offer in The Commerce Corner for those Beserkers who may have come to the de Negoce' game a bit late...a chance to do some back filling
by Len Stevens
June 23rd, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Proposed de Negoce" trade
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Proposed de Negoce" trade

Hi All So I have been an enthusiastic buyer, like a lot on here. Thus far I've only passed on 3 offerings of Cameron's. The Rose' (wasn't interested), the 3rd or 4th Napa Cab (somehow ended up in my Spam), and finally offer 11 yesterday (wasn't home when released and with only 190 cases, was gone qu...
by Len Stevens
June 17th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 1526
Views: 89265

Re: de Negoce offer

Pinot offer is out for only $10/btl...though not familiar with too many produced in Carmel....

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