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by Len Stevens
February 19th, 2021, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14035

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Having just become familiar with this winery approx a year ago thanks to this site, I'm already up to 5 cases. The recent podcast didn't help as I ordered every cuvee offered! The only exception was the LL Zin, but i wish listed a bottle and thus far I've been offered my wish list items.
by Len Stevens
February 16th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14035

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

I feel like I showed a lot of restraint, but I ordered 2 bottles of everything except the 2 Cabs, which I ordered 3 each. This is quickly becoming my favorite winery.
by Len Stevens
February 12th, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14035

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/24

Thanks to this site, I've become a huge Bedrock fan and will probably order a minimum of a bottle of each cuvee and I'm guessing a total of 2 cases or so total. Monte Rosso Cab? Oh yeah, I'm way in!!!
by Len Stevens
January 20th, 2021, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18444

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

I'm a HUGE RM fan...am taking the full allocation plus, thanks to Beserkers, also picking up 9 extra SC, 6 OV Summa, and hopefully a few Platt. Not to mention 9 older OV Summas from a very generous berserker.
by Len Stevens
January 18th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard

The label is pretty cool as well...
by Len Stevens
January 15th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 2019 Rivers Marie Platt, OV Summa, and Son Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 326

WTB 2019 Rivers Marie Platt, OV Summa, and Son Coast

Hi

I was lucky to find a few Beserkers last year to help,,,so I thought I would put it out there before next Tuesday's offer.

Offer
$125 for Platt

EDIT-now only seeking Platt
by Len Stevens
January 15th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Cooper Wells Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: 2017 Cooper Wells Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

Wow...nice note Dan! Reminds me of McHenry. I'm in for a case. Only $18/btl plus free shipping!
by Len Stevens
January 15th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any insights on Marine Layer from Sonoma?
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Any insights on Marine Layer from Sonoma?

Any contact info?
by Len Stevens
January 15th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

In a brief chat with Will Segui, he mentioned that it was both his and TRB's opinion that the gap between the "old vine" and regular bottling of Summa is getting closer and closer. This is exciting news to me since I find the OV Summa one of my 5 favorite domestic pinots.
by Len Stevens
January 15th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

Really disappointed in Aubert. Didn't receive my "save the date email" a couple of weeks ago, after receiving and purchasing twice last year, so I gave them a call. They looked up my account and said I definitely would be receiving an offer this last Tuesday. It came and went with no offer...
by Len Stevens
January 15th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18444

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

As always, I'll take my full allotment (18 bottles plus Platt wish list request) abd will post a request on Commerce Corner for more Platt, OV Summa, and SC!
by Len Stevens
January 12th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2926

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Nice to see some buzz for Accendo Cellars as I think it’s well deserved. Thought I would add a little color commentary for those who are interested. In full transparency, I feel lucky to consider Bart Araujo a friend and mentor. I remember walking the Eisele Vineyard with Bart somewhere in the mid-...
by Len Stevens
January 12th, 2021, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2926

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Len - happy to introduce you to Mikael Tigrett and send him a note introducing you. I'm sure he will be able to accommodate something. Have had the '15 and '16 and they are incredible. Nigel Kinsman and Francoise are doing great things there! Mikael did indeed reach out and what a class act! He is ...
by Len Stevens
January 11th, 2021, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2926

I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

So I recognize that by no means am I a "know it all", but until reading Galloni's Vinous, I was not familiar with this winery. I'm shocked, but happy to have found it. Now I have an 1100 bottle cellar, was a wine bar owner, and was fortunate enough to pass level III of the MS, but no knowl...
by Len Stevens
January 8th, 2021, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert and Kistler Dropping on the Same Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Aubert and Kistler Dropping on the Same Day

Since I didn't receive a "save the date"email from Aubert, I called the winert yesterday. They confirmed I will be getting an offer on Tuesday. I just made the list last year so I was thrilled. It's one of two of my favorite Chardonnays (though very different in style, Kutch is my other). ...
by Len Stevens
December 28th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

I can't thank Roy and Russel enough. The sharing og their knowledge is one of the primary reasons I adore this site and check in daily!
by Len Stevens
December 27th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

And that is why Roy is the best!
by Len Stevens
December 27th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650184

Re: de Negoce offer

Like a lot of Beserkers, I too had slowed down my buying, but couldn't turn this down. This was case #25 for the record.
by Len Stevens
December 27th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

I spoke with Roy Piper yesterday on the phone. He said he will be adding his general impressions on '19 on here. There is no body better IMO!
by Len Stevens
December 26th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: TN: 2003 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

I assume it was TRB at the helm! If that man ever forms a religion, I will be the first to volunteer for priesthood.
by Len Stevens
December 26th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 39
Views: 7524

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

I too had the same questions.
by Len Stevens
December 22nd, 2020, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pobega Notes: 2019 Kelley Fox Mirabai
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Pobega Notes: 2019 Kelley Fox Mirabai

Thanks to this board, I'm now familiar with this wine and picked up a few on CC. I will be loading up on berserker Day!
by Len Stevens
December 17th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 18
Views: 2037

Re: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I too was curious if someone could talk about the difference in the single vineyards vs the Napa? I'm definitely going to pick up 6 of the Napa and am pondering 3 each of the SV...thoughts?
by Len Stevens
December 17th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Chardonnay Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 3913

Re: California Chardonnay Recommendations

Most of my faves have been mentioned with the exception of Kutch. Though his '18 Trout Gulch is a bit tight now, I think it will develop into a quasi-legend in 3-5 years, similar to his '14 SCM which is my favorite domestic I've ever had.
by Len Stevens
December 15th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650184

Re: de Negoce offer

So I don't need an OVZ, even from 70 yo vines even if it's only $9 per bottle plus shipping! I repeat, I don't need
by Len Stevens
December 14th, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 18
Views: 2037

Re: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Eric White wrote: December 13th, 2020, 6:49 pm you are NOT helping my wine spending!

(thanks for the note, sounds terrific!)
Could not agree more! I'm a TRB fan and have been on the fence, but at this price, who am I kidding?
by Len Stevens
December 9th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Aubert Sonoma Coast-Pretty nice Syrah, but the label says Pinot
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: 2018 Aubert Sonoma Coast-Pretty nice Syrah, but the label says Pinot

All were 15.0%...just not my style of Pinot.
by Len Stevens
December 9th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Aubert Sonoma Coast-Pretty nice Syrah, but the label says Pinot
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: 2018 Aubert Sonoma Coast-Pretty nice Syrah, but the label says Pinot

Well after that experience, I sold the remaining 7 bottles I had. 2 Sonoma Coast and 5 single vineyards to a fellow berserker.
by Len Stevens
December 9th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 8 bottles of 2018 Aubert Pinot Noir-SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 263

FS: 8 bottles of 2018 Aubert Pinot Noir-SOLD

I enjoy their Chardonnay, just not a fan of the Pinot. The usual caveats about buyer taking ownership upon mailing. 3 Sonoma Coast 1 CIX 2 UV-SL 2 UV $540 below my cost direct from winery) plus shipping. I live in Louisville KY. Include your zip code with email and I will give shipping cost. I will ...
by Len Stevens
December 8th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Aubert Sonoma Coast-Pretty nice Syrah, but the label says Pinot
Replies: 5
Views: 872

2018 Aubert Sonoma Coast-Pretty nice Syrah, but the label says Pinot

So last night I had dinner with a friend. We have both become big fans of Holy Grail steaks and were trying the rack of lamb for the first time. I decided on 2 wines for the evening. I didn't take detailed notes, but these are my general impressions. Our first wine was the 2018 Kutch Trout Gulch Cha...
by Len Stevens
December 7th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5244

Re: Thomas 2018

Yeah, he said the same to me via a nice phone call. Said later via text to expect my order today and surprise! I received my "full monty" yesterday! I'm thrilled that the '18 is 13.4% as well!
by Len Stevens
December 5th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN--2017 Kutch Falstaff PN---kudos to FMIII...and to Jamie
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: TN--2017 Kutch Falstaff PN---kudos to FMIII...and to Jamie

14 is my favorite domestic Chard, though I have a case of '18 Trout's Gulch that I've yet to taste. Jamie thinks it might be as good potentially as the '14!
by Len Stevens
December 3rd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mixed case of deNegoce-SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 276

FS: Mixed case of deNegoce-SOLD

I had a friend bail out on me, so here's what I'm offering... 3 bottles of each...the usual buyer takes ownership upon shipping...I will ship via UPS and confirm shipping cost when I receive buyers zip code. No 65 2018 Willamette Pinot Noir No 66 2018 Napa Cab No 70 2018 Chehalem Mt Willamette Pinot...
by Len Stevens
November 25th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 William & Mary Shifflett Vyrd
Replies: 2
Views: 511

TN: 2017 William & Mary Shifflett Vyrd

So this was my debut with this particular wine and...Wow! First a bit of background which will only confirm what an amazing gentleman owner/winemaker Will Segui is. On Roy Piper's strong recommendation, I had ordered a case of the W&M's proprietary red as well as 6 each of his Merlot/CF blend an...
by Len Stevens
November 21st, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 151
Views: 18086

Re: Wait list times

More than a little surprised that Rochioli has Not been part of this discussion. IMO, one of the very best Pinots (the SVD’s) in California. Drank a 96 West Block last year, and it was singing, and could have gone ten more years. Still have most of my 04’s - looking forward to them. When I got on t...
by Len Stevens
November 18th, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12567

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

was granted 2 LH and 1 Oakville...very happy!
by Len Stevens
November 13th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12567

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Only allocated one as well, my 4th bedrock order. Allocated 1, my 11th yr purchasing. Morgan mentioned in the release letter that it would be highly allocated due to low availability. Just wanted to chime in here regarding the low allocations on the LH. This is an almost impossible wine for us to a...
by Len Stevens
November 12th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2267
Views: 316660

Re: Official Costco Thread

I've enjoyed a few Kirklands, but last night tried the new RRV Pinot...not good at all IMO. A bit hot and simply monolithic. I tried to stick with it, but couldn't. Poured it down the sink then opened an '18 Rochioli. Same grape, vintage, alcohol (14.5%), AVA. Yes I realize Rochioli is one of the be...
by Len Stevens
November 12th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12567

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

This was my third order and I'm in for a case. Unfortunately had to wish list the Gewurtz and Oakville cuvee. Not very optimistic.
by Len Stevens
November 12th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5L bottle of California Cab--How Long Can I Age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: 5L bottle of California Cab--How Long Can I Age?

I actually have a 6L of '79 Mondavi Reserve Cab (a decent year as I understand) and the winery told me they only produced 3 that year. What the hell am I going to do with it???
by Len Stevens
November 10th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650184

Re: de Negoce offer

Honestly for me, it's been a pretty impressive show. By the end of next week (assuming they follow through with the schedule) I will be down to 3 Wash wines. I'm quite satisfied with this performance. Well done Cameron!
by Len Stevens
November 10th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650184

Re: de Negoce offer

I emailed customer service about two early purchases I hadn't received yet (no.'s 4 & 7) and Mickey was great and said they will be shipping tomorrow.
by Len Stevens
November 10th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12567

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Keith Koshk!n wrote: November 9th, 2020, 7:26 am Checking some numbers here. <<Doing math>> Add this in, and then carry the 4, don't forget that <<Done with math>>

Yep, this is going to be expensive.
[/quotThis may be the funniest post I've seen on this site...as well as incredibly accurate!
by Len Stevens
November 7th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 90
Views: 8754

Re: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!

I have a lot of thoughts, but I feel it's best for me to wait. Let me say that I am a former owner of a wine bar & bistro restaurant and was active in the Court from 04-08 and my 2 study partners went on to become Masters (including 1 who is currently on their board). I am very proud of them and...
by Len Stevens
November 6th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current release temptation....
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: Current release temptation....

Mark Livingston wrote: November 6th, 2020, 3:18 am William & Mary, it is my first order so dying to try it
This...and I'm lucky enough to have a case of Sheflitt. (sp?)
by Len Stevens
November 6th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650184

Re: de Negoce offer

Wish it weren't quite so hot, but seems like a value play...
by Len Stevens
November 6th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 59
Views: 5958

Re: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?

So this yar this site has been helpful in the discovery of Kelly Fox and Walter Scott...so it is my plan to add Goodfellow this January!
by Len Stevens
November 6th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8657
Views: 650184

Re: de Negoce offer

So the only 2 wines I purchased early that I haven't received yet are no 4 (Napa merlot) and no 7 (SRH Pinot)...anyone receive yet? Sofar I've received 13 cases, so I'm pleased with the shipping.
by Len Stevens
November 5th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 18185

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

larry schaffer wrote: November 5th, 2020, 1:44 pm [smileyvault-ban.gif]
Len Stevens wrote: November 5th, 2020, 9:36 am My 7 bottles arrived today! 2 Napa, 2 Panek, 2 Lore, and 1 HL.
What type of shipper did they use? An 8 bottle or full case?

Cheers.
8 bottle shipper Larry

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