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by joeduncan
August 27th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540141

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

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Yeesh, enough Napa cab?
Seriously, not an inspiring series of wines...
by joeduncan
August 27th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540141

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

I picked up a Lutum Pinot that came up earlier. They've had a lot of these over the past couple of years but I've been enjoying them. Nothing else yet.
by joeduncan
May 7th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15374

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Nice haul, Josh. I got mine last week and it was basically the exact same packaging as Envoyer. I don't love styrofoam shippers, but the wines always arrive intact. FWIW if you order mags Scott ships them in cardboard champagne.gif Or if you live close enough he just drives them down in non-shippin...
by joeduncan
April 23rd, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 8037

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

cjsadler wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 5:32 pm
SQN.
Absolutely not.
I have a friend that occasionally opens a SQN when I'm over. Utterly mystifying to me how these wines command the prices they do.
I tried my first this year. Didn't enjoy it, really not my style at all either!
by joeduncan
April 21st, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13455

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

Weren't kidding on the get in quickly! I snoozed briefly and ended up having to wishlist Pagani and Papera. Still got a solid order in though, excited for this :)
by joeduncan
April 16th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 391707

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

Great deal on 2018 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay "Trout Gulch" today, $35.
by joeduncan
March 27th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 6899

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Thank you Nola! No idea why I didn't get the tracking email but very excited to get the goods now!
by joeduncan
March 27th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 6899

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Haven't gotten mine yet, or a shipping notice. Did shipping notices go out to everyone? Or have some just not shipped yet?
by joeduncan
March 26th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10450

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

I still don't know how I'm supposed to choose here either! Maybe I just need 4 cases too :)
by joeduncan
March 19th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268233

Re: Official Costco Thread

People are going to Costco? It's a zoo here, I'm staying far away until things settle down a bit.
by joeduncan
March 17th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2867
Views: 191822

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 papera ranch. Sure, it's got the stuffing to improve for years but no regrets! This is awesome.
by joeduncan
March 14th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Agreed, this is awesome Hardy! I think I'm going to have to find the time to do this. Any chance it'll be recorded in case I'm otherwise occupied at the exact time?
by joeduncan
March 14th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 165
Views: 6899

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Nola Palomar wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 9:00 am
Yep!! I just started bottling! I'll keep you posted!!
Thanks!
by joeduncan
March 13th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: North San Diego 3/14?
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

Re: North San Diego 3/14?

Obviously due to no interest we'll put this off for now. Will reach back out with some more suggestions and more notice once coronavirus risk dies down and people are more interested!
by joeduncan
March 9th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 540141

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

Lutum didn't last long, missed it.

Anyone had the current deal? 2018 Ginglinger - Fix Riesling VV (Alsace)
by joeduncan
March 7th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink with A5?
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: What to drink with A5?

Rioja sounds like a great pairing to me. Interested to try with rose champagne though!
by joeduncan
March 6th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: North San Diego 3/14?
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

North San Diego 3/14?

Any interest in a North San Diego County wine dinner next Saturday evening (3/14)? Digging around for half-decent food + low corkage. One possibility would be Campfire in Carlsbad Village (great food, corkage appears to be $15 based on listings on other sites, but need to confirm). For campfire at l...
by joeduncan
March 6th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12338
Views: 469906

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night: - Finished off 2017 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth - Coravin'd a glass of 2017 Sine Qua Non Grenache Gorgeous Victim One of these was overly jammy, low on acid, and too alcoholic. The other was a Turley. To be fair, when I had the Turley back to back with some 2017 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge...
by joeduncan
March 5th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 10931

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

only lists that I'm on for Cali: Bedrock Dirty and Rowdy Monte Bello Pax (but haven't ever bought from this one, can get them locally same price) Only other US lists that I'm on: Kelley Fox Patricia Green You should try out some Goodfellow :) oh yeah! I'm on the Goodfellow list as well. [snort.gif]...
by joeduncan
March 5th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 10931

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Mattstolz wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 8:33 am
only lists that I'm on for Cali:
Bedrock
Dirty and Rowdy
Monte Bello
Pax (but haven't ever bought from this one, can get them locally same price)

Only other US lists that I'm on:
Kelley Fox
Patricia Green
You should try out some Goodfellow :)
by joeduncan
March 2nd, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded

2011 Ridge Monte Bello is also awesome.
by joeduncan
March 2nd, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12338
Views: 469906

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Dirty & Rowdy Evangelho
2015 Terrien Chardonnay

Damn, that Terrien was a spectacular deal on BD! Hardy's Evangelho isn't half bad either ;)
by joeduncan
March 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24948

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Mine finally hit. Card had been fine since BD (and I review all transactions). Chase blocked a transaction as suspected fraudulent yesterday, so new card for me.
by joeduncan
February 27th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2867
Views: 191822

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2018 Alta Vista Gewurztraminer
by joeduncan
February 26th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268233

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jeremy Charmak wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 11:30 am
Don Melchor 2009 for $38? Seems like a great deal
2009? Weird! I wonder what the provenance is though - looks like 2017 is the current release. Also not sure if it's really my style these days either, but a heck of a deal if there's nothing wrong with it regardless.
by joeduncan
February 25th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12770

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

Got 1 wedding wine, million dollar question, when to drink it??? I'm guessing that at least it should drink well young, since, you know, Morgan served it at his wedding :) Knowing Bedrock it'll age well too though. On the podcast he talked aboit wanting to see how it aged over the rest of their lif...
by joeduncan
February 25th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12770

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

matt d wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Got one additional wedding wine
Still waiting to hear if I get any... I'm not optimistic since I ordered a full case without. Seems annoying for them to ship 13 bottles :)

Edit: I take that back, got one! Awesome!
by joeduncan
February 25th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Re: Anything good from '81?

Thanks all for the excellent responses so far, I'm continuing to follow them and take notes!
by joeduncan
February 24th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Re: Anything good from '81?

Brian Tuite wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Nah, worst vintage of the century. ;-)
Clearly I've been (very happily) schooled! Good news :)
by joeduncan
February 24th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 49
Views: 5991

Re: SQN offer out

Hmm. Just coravin 'd a glass of gorgeous victim. Are the EBA' s substantially different? Going to see how this goes over the next hour and a half or so but not really my style so far. Alcohol is prominent, perceived sweetness is high, and perceived acid is low. (Note: this is the first time I've tri...
by joeduncan
February 24th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Re: Anything good from '81?

On the LDH front, do only the Gran Reservas last this long? Or are all excellent?
by joeduncan
February 24th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Re: Anything good from '81?

Thanks all for the quick and thorough advice!

Rioja sounds like a great idea, so I'll definitely search for those. Beaucastel and some of the Bordeauxs sound like good ideas too. I'll start searching.
by joeduncan
February 24th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Anything good from '81?

Looking for some birth year wines. Unfortunately '81 seems to be a broadly bad year across most regions. Any suggestions?
by joeduncan
February 23rd, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.
Replies: 72
Views: 4781

Re: Falltacular 2020 - Tasting notes, thoughts and impressions.

No formal notes from me but I tasted through all of the whites and rosés, probably 2/3rds of the pinots and most of the rhones. Pax hit it out of the park on the syrahs, loved them. Best white for my taste was the kutch trout gulch chardonnay. Liquid farm rosé was awesome. Fogline, Balharra, Kutch, ...
by joeduncan
February 19th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

Thanks all, that was a great night! Really enjoyed the food, the company, and of course the wines. Thank you all for being so welcoming and being a part of it!

I didn't take notes on the wines, but please feel free to share if anyone else did.
by joeduncan
February 18th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Re: Deal on Lumpp

I picked up a 3-pack of the Lumpp. Had some 2017 already from Lopa so excited to try an older vintage.
by joeduncan
February 18th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12770

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

You guys are unstoppable. So many wines, it's so hard to say no! Kept it to a case (ignoring the hopeful +2 wishlisted wedding cuvees).
by joeduncan
February 18th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

I'll see everyone tonight at 7:30pm at Zazie, looking forward to it!
by joeduncan
February 15th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

R. Frankel wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 1:04 pm
I may not be able to get to my storage to get an appropriate Nebbiolo. Instead I'd propose bringing a 1997 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Marie Beurrier. Should be nicely complementary to the N. Rhônes.
Sounds great. I changed champagnes slightly too.

Should be a great lineup!
by joeduncan
February 14th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

AndyK wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 4:13 pm
How are the stems at Zazie? Should we bring our own?
Found some very old (like 1999) notes about tumblers instead of real stems. Hopefully that's changed, but let's see what someone who's been (like Craig) says.
by joeduncan
February 14th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

R. Frankel wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 11:07 am
Confirmed. Wine tbd but probably older Nebb.
Thanks for checking in. I'm impressed we're at 100% confirmed!

Things come up, so people on the waitlist we may reach out to you last minute, but at the moment it's confirmed full.
by joeduncan
February 14th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

Stephen Chen wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Confirmed. Tentatively bringing the Rostaing.
Cool, looking forward to it!
by joeduncan
February 14th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

Medium-bodied chards are great. White Rioja like R. Lopez de Heredia also works great (had some Mero Sea Bass which is somewhat similar texture and flavor-wise last night with an '05 Tondonia Blanco, it was awesome!).
by joeduncan
February 13th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 66
Views: 8026

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

Mike Reff wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
jeffruggels wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 4:23 pm
mike - are they offering . a 3 pack??
Not for me, but this is only my third order.
You got offered less than a 6 pack? I thought it was all 3+3 6 packs (or 1+1 mags)?
by joeduncan
February 13th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 66
Views: 8026

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

grouphug
M. Eidelstein wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Anyone just get their first offer this time around? If so how long were you on waitlist? Just curious I know I have a long ways to go being only 3.5 years
My first was last year, I think it was about 9 years?
by joeduncan
February 13th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

AndyK wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Confirmed. We'll bring the 1998 La Chapelle to go with Craig's 1999 and a 2007 Hirtzberger Riesling Hochrain.
Sounds awesome.
by joeduncan
February 13th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

I'm still in and looking forward to my first offline! Excited for syrah and nebbiolo. Since most people seem to be bringing red, I'll bring a white - 1995 Robert Ampeau & Fils Meursault 1er Cru La Pièce-sous-le-Bois. And since a 25 year old white burg is not exactly a sure thing, I'll bring some Ch...
by joeduncan
February 13th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 77
Views: 5727

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

I popped a Carignane last night too and agree with your description. It's a beautiful wine -- delicious both with and without food for us. Surprisingly open for business too! Thanks for the note, Joe! I haven't opened one since last fall. Like a numbskull, I miscalculated inventory on the Carignane...
by joeduncan
February 13th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)
Replies: 63
Views: 3412

Re: SF Offline Feb 18 @ Zazie (no corkage)

We're only 5 days out now, very much looking forward to this!

I'd appreciate if people could please confirm their attendance so we know if there are any spots for the waitlisted folks. Thanks!

I'll update the OP if people know what they're bringing.

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