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by Jeff_M.
September 17th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 169
Views: 13135

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Total FOMO.
by Jeff_M.
September 17th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10744
Views: 387835

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Opened a Limerick Lane 1023 13'. Drinking beautifully
by Jeff_M.
September 16th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11680
Views: 557640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Turley wish list, +2 Ueberroth' 17 Zins
by Jeff_M.
September 16th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.

I was there in mid-August by myself early on a Sunday morning and had a great tasting. Went through the 15 Under the Wire Sparkling Pinot Noir, 16 Chuy Chardonnay, 18 Esola Zin, 17 Lorenzo's Heritage, 18 Bedrock Heritage, 14' Weill-a-Way Syrah and 17 Montecillo Cab. They had one case left of the Wei...
by Jeff_M.
September 16th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11680
Views: 557640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Got my pre-order in for Chappellet Pritchard Hill 16' last week.
by Jeff_M.
September 16th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 51
Views: 1488

Re: Barolo Sediment

I've got a 49 year old Barolo waiting to be popped. I'll probably open it up next spring for my birthday when the bottle hits 50 years. I'll have to keep all this in mind.
by Jeff_M.
September 16th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 59
Views: 3125

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

For a good while now, they've had reviews with initials or names at the end of the review or score indicating who reviewed the wine. I believe Parker is 100% retired now.
by Jeff_M.
September 16th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 35
Views: 1351

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

My cellar at home stores 470ish bottles. I can fudge that a few bottles in my bulk shelf space. I try to get the most expensive bottles home and everything I want to age long term into offsite. My collection is still mostly young so I'm filling space faster than I'm drinking. I expect to flip that i...
by Jeff_M.
September 13th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 98
Views: 7552

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Heading to Costco in Temecula later today. I will see if they have this out.
by Jeff_M.
September 11th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?

We pop and pour Sauternes when we drink them and let them open up in the glass. They tend to get better when the wine loses the chill from being cellared.
by Jeff_M.
September 11th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 169
Views: 13135

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Y'all made me throw my name on their wait list. Maybe in 10 years I'll get a crack at an allocation. Too many good posts about this winery to be on the sideline but the aftermarket price is way too high for me to go buying bottles.
by Jeff_M.
September 11th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting wines from New-Zealand : Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Rippon, Pyramid Valley, Greywacke, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Interesting wines from New-Zealand : Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Rippon, Pyramid Valley, Greywacke, ...

Did a tasting in Central Otago in 2017 at Chard Farm, Peregrine, Bannock Brae, which I've learned has been sold since and Gibbston Valley Winery. I really liked some of the Chard Farm single vineyards. It was the holiday season so some of the other wineries were closed the day we tasted. Really not...
by Jeff_M.
September 10th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting wines from New-Zealand : Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Rippon, Pyramid Valley, Greywacke, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Interesting wines from New-Zealand : Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Rippon, Pyramid Valley, Greywacke, ...

Did a tasting in Central Otago in 2017 at Chard Farm, Peregrine, Bannock Brae, which I've learned has been sold since and Gibbston Valley Winery. I really liked some of the Chard Farm single vineyards. It was the holiday season so some of the other wineries were closed the day we tasted.
by Jeff_M.
September 10th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Summer Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Alban Summer Release

I got a flash offer for 2014 Lorraine this morning. In for a couple at $160. I must be way down on the list as I did not receive a summer release email. This is the second offer I've received and purchased for older an vintage this year though.
by Jeff_M.
September 9th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11680
Views: 557640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

92' Mondavi Reserve
02' & 03' Robert Craig Mt. Veeder
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

I knew to jump on this before they sold out. Glad I got one in the cellar. The magnum collection is growing nicely.

Is this one to hold for 20+ years or maybe 15+?
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11680
Views: 557640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Magnum of 16' VHR today

Chappellet Pritchard Hill is in the on deck circle.
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

Have a pretty large growing collection of Turley. Like Bedrock and Carlisle, they are priced right for the most part and are easy to buy large quantities of. They just need some cellar time. I just checked my cellar app, between those 3 wineries they have 25% of my storage space. Its easy to amass t...
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

In for a magnum, $500 each. Had 2 allocated.
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10744
Views: 387835

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Pine Ridge 2007 Howell Mountain, starting to get some of the age to show. Decanted and let sit in the glass slow sipping for an hour. Drinking very nice.
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1758

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

It varies, wildly
by Jeff_M.
September 5th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

I'm not sure alcohol always qualifies for a VAT refund.
by Jeff_M.
September 4th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4
Replies: 16
Views: 1407

Re: Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4

Stopped buying from KB. The price increases pushed me away.
by Jeff_M.
September 4th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

Re: Colgin

I got the offer today as well but am not buying. This price is not justifiable for me. $500 per bottle *3 bottles.

VHR large format release tomorrow and Chappellet Pritchard Hill release later this month will be getting some serious spend.
by Jeff_M.
September 4th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4415

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Up to 147 bottles now. Going to be interesting putting them all away once they start delivering
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations
Replies: 45
Views: 2580

Re: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations

Rochioli has closed their tasting room - but they taste by appointment - and it is well worth it if you can get in. Pinot, Chard and SB. We were there a month ago and they had all three - plus a sparkler that was delightful. Someone above mentioned Rafanelli (hearty endorsement of this) - but you h...
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley?
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: 2016 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley?

16' vintage is absolutely outstanding.
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More cab than zin in California?
Replies: 24
Views: 1265

Re: More cab than zin in California?

Without realizing this was a red only chart I'm thinking where is the Chardonnay? That's got to be #1 in CA. Good to see merlot right behind cab and zin. Top five white and red varieties for tonnage crushed, from the 2018 California Grape Crush Report. White varieties Chardonnay: 712K tons French C...
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3128

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Also have both. I filled up my on site cellar in about 3 years. My off site is also getting filled faster as I find I am less selective when I have open space to fill.
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: TN: 2013 Limerick Lane Rocky Knoll Zinfandel

Drank my last 12' and 13' Rocky Knoll last November. This and Hail Mary are my two favorites from LL. I definitely feel the extended cellar time shows this wine off more.
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More cab than zin in California?
Replies: 24
Views: 1265

Re: More cab than zin in California?

Without realizing this was a red only chart I'm thinking where is the Chardonnay? That's got to be #1 in CA.

Good to see merlot right behind cab and zin.
by Jeff_M.
September 3rd, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

Those Gran Reserva's age so well and drink damn good. Hard to be patient with a bottle at that age but looks like it paid off.
by Jeff_M.
August 30th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1705

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

I don't add the tax or shipping cost. I understand those are costs I am not tracking properly but it helps me understand the price I paid per bottle year in and out.
by Jeff_M.
August 29th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 53
Views: 5561

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

You're right about reputable wineries declassifying anything with smoke taint, but I agree someone will find a way to sell it. I remember a number of years ago a friend was tasting wine at a well known winery and noticed the wines tasted smokey. The person in the tasting room told a story of how th...
by Jeff_M.
August 29th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2016 large-format release
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: VHR 2016 large-format release

Did the 2016 750s already get released or is this just large format? Also got the email, new to the list
by Jeff_M.
August 29th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 53
Views: 5561

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

2017’s in the same league as 2016’s? I rather doubt it! And why was fruit still hanging when the fires 🔥 erupted? Any fruit that was still on the vine wouldn't have been used to make wine. I've tasted multiple 17 Napa cabs now and there's no smoke taint. A couple wineries have said no 17' vintages ...
by Jeff_M.
August 29th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 109
Views: 9051

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Guess I must have got one of the later waves because I had no damage to my OWC. Good to see others were able to get more than 3 bottles too. Not sure I want to splurge on a 2nd 3 pack but in a vintage like 16' it would be hard not to if offered.
by Jeff_M.
August 29th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 53
Views: 5561

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

2017’s in the same league as 2016’s? I rather doubt it! And why was fruit still hanging when the fires 🔥 erupted? Any fruit that was still on the vine wouldn't have been used to make wine. I've tasted multiple 17 Napa cabs now and there's no smoke taint. A couple wineries have said no 17' vintages ...
by Jeff_M.
August 27th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tarriffs
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Wine Tarriffs

NPR ran a clip this morning about potential tarriffs in French wine. As high as 100%! Anyone actually think it’ll happen? Anyone making purchases or planning trips just in case? Its all posturing as France just implemented a 3% digital tax on big tech. Supposedly a deal has been reached. https://ww...
by Jeff_M.
August 27th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2215

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

I didn't get an email from them but did have an allocation when I logged in. Not going to happen at those prices. Split a 3 pack with a much wealthier friend last year.
by Jeff_M.
August 26th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1442
Views: 96727

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Had a 14' Palisades PS Friday. Opened it in early afternoon and it was singing by night time.

We had a 15' Montafi Ranch Saturday and I don't think it was ready to be drinking yet. Still too young for my tastes.
by Jeff_M.
August 26th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 8915

Re: $3000 bottle

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 8:38 pm
The ultimate douche wine.
amen to this
by Jeff_M.
August 23rd, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

+1 for Vincent Arroyo, warm up your shoulder before you get there. Rosie will wear you out throwing the tennis ball.
+1 for Envy/Carter. Had a fantastic tasting there in 2017 and went to Vincent Arroyo right after.
by Jeff_M.
August 23rd, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4763

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

I picked up some Beaux Freres at the winery last year. Guess they need to stay in the cellar for a while before I think about opening them.
by Jeff_M.
August 22nd, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

I had some of the 17' at the tasting room Sunday. Beautiful wine. Drinking very good young and I'm sure it gets even better with more age.
by Jeff_M.
August 21st, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8017

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Your card must have a 3% fx fee. Visa, MC, and Amex all use an fx rate calculated the night before that is fixed for the whole day, they use (nearly) the same rate in either direction - ie they don't charge you a spread. The issuing bank may or may not charge a 3% few. Not this also means if you ha...
by Jeff_M.
August 21st, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine guides in Barolo/Chianti?
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Wine guides in Barolo/Chianti?

I used these guys in Florence for one day, https://www.tuscan-wine-tours.com/, visited one winery each in Chianti and Chianti Classico and had lunch with the mad butcher of Panzano Dario Cecchini. I went during the off season so there were limited wineries open for tastings. I did one other day self...
by Jeff_M.
August 19th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

Our buying patterns change over time. When the price goes up and it crosses that mythical line in the sand, we move on and that spend goes to another winery. I've been buying older vintages to drink now while I wait for the newer releases to get some age. Going to win more then you lose on the quali...
by Jeff_M.
August 19th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Cab under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 3410

Re: Napa Cab under $100

I'd also add O’Shaughnessy Napa bottling, exceptional for $75. Always an impressive....this would be my pick. A lot of "wow" wines don't actually drink well beyond the first few sips or the first glass, but this one does. Agree on O'Shaughnessy NV. Tasted this at the winery in March and was wow'd b...
by Jeff_M.
August 19th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Fall Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1387

Re: Turley Fall Release

JeremyMullman wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 1:15 pm
I have a friend on the list who I buy from, but they haven't received the offer yet. Any word on pricing?
Looks in line with previous years. Tell him to log into his account. I didn't get a release email either. I logged in and the offer was there to buy.

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