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by Jeff_M.
March 30th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Goodfellow chardonnay. Can't wait to try this juice!
by Jeff_M.
March 25th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?

Have a locker at the wine cellar club and they’re open to receive and I think they’re allowing limited access to lockers to keep social gathering down.
by Jeff_M.
March 25th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3414

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Getting a ton of them and what I did buy so far was library releases so I can drink them now without having to cellar long term.
by Jeff_M.
March 24th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)

Could not resist adding the 17s.
by Jeff_M.
March 23rd, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

17’ Di Costanzo, DI CO, Farella and Monticello. Thanks Erin!
by Jeff_M.
March 20th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2050

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

Paul Flynn wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 7:14 am
During the fall shipping season 6 different deliveries, all on different days over approximately 2 weeks, all by the same UPS guy. As he hauled the last case up my steps he said, "I think you have a drinking problem!"
It was very funny.
LOL. Don't we all!!
by Jeff_M.
March 19th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A. Rafanelli 2018 Zin x 8
2015 Terrace Select x 2
by Jeff_M.
March 19th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1122

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Let's come up with a theme for this one - ideas?
I can't attend tonight, but what about Italian varietals to show support for Italy?
by Jeff_M.
March 19th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

AD Northup wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Jeff_M. wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:47 am
Dunn 1993 Petite Syrah x 2. Getting some REALLY interesting winery direct emails this week. I wish more of them would open their libraries up.
Oh nice! What else did they offer
12 NV $105
13 NV $100
14 NV $95
93 PS $155

+ Free shipping
by Jeff_M.
March 19th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Dunn 1993 Petite Syrah x 2. Getting some REALLY interesting winery direct emails this week. I wish more of them would open their libraries up.
by Jeff_M.
March 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Shelter in Place order
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Sonoma Shelter in Place order

I was surprised not to see a thread on the order here today. I just looked it over in detail and see they exempted the wineries and those supporting the wineries. Glad to see they can stay operational to bottle, ship, etc. Link here https://socoemergency.org/order-of-the-health-officer-shelter-in-pl...
by Jeff_M.
March 18th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 56
Views: 6509

Re: Tench Winery

Checking to see if anyone else hadn't heard anything since placing an order. I placed an order on February 26 and immediately received an email confirmation. However, I hadn't heard or seen anything yet, so I hit "check order status" and it shows on the site as, "Unfulfilled." Does this mean they s...
by Jeff_M.
March 18th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24981

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Brent S wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 9:06 pm
I’ve only seen hi times do it for bd. Sometimes they will do a special if 10% off Italian wines or domestic whites but the entire store is bd only
They had it on October 22 last year. I went into the shop and bought several bottles of wine.
by Jeff_M.
March 17th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22283

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

Put another order in today given how bad the grocery store situation has been. Stocking that freezer up well
by Jeff_M.
March 16th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3498

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator. Now we're talking! I had to work till 1045pm, so had to defer my Scherrer pinot plans by a day. 2013 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (3/16/2020) Impressive co...
by Jeff_M.
March 16th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425788

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1995 Col D'Orcia Poggio al Vento BdM, this was absolutely rocking. 45 minutes in the glass and drank over about a 2-3 hour period. I need more BdM in the cellar!
by Jeff_M.
March 13th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24981

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Travis Fantz wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 11:45 am
Anyone ever see a code for Hi-Time Wine?
They do a 10% code a few times a year. They had one for BD
by Jeff_M.
March 13th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3498

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now. I just pulled the '13 chardonnay from the box and put in the refrigerator. Don't leave that bottle unattended after ope...
by Jeff_M.
March 13th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3498

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

We opened a 2013 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay recently. Big time crowd pleaser in the house. This was drinking beautifully. The 14 and 15 probably won't last long in the cellar now.
by Jeff_M.
March 13th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some Turley pre-release notes
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: TNs: Some Turley pre-release notes

Thanks for the notes. I've been stashing the Turley cabs deep into my locker to see how they age. Good to see some notes on them.
by Jeff_M.
March 11th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12865

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

I would venture to guess that a very high percentage of people on the scarecrow list sell at least a bottle or two in the secondary market to bring their average cost down. Having to buy three bottles at 400+ with a questionable secondary market due to lower scores is exactly the reason there are s...
by Jeff_M.
March 10th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

The email just hit. So bizarre. I got the save the date email but not the actual release email. I’m out. Odd how many times this happens with me and some California wineries. Just happened with another a couple months ago where I wants to buy some Cabs, ended up spending my money more easily elsewh...
by Jeff_M.
March 10th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6240

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Booked for New Years. Hoping by then this is in the rear view mirror.
by Jeff_M.
March 10th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A good chunk of Once and Future. Will be nice to follow these for several years after buying some of the older Ravenswood bottles.
by Jeff_M.
March 10th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Order in.
by Jeff_M.
March 9th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10511

Re: Scarecrow allocation

I think the 17' vintage has fallen victim to being stuck between two better growing years and then the fear of smoke taint due to the fires. I bought my 17' allocation and generally am buying most of what I had been buying for 2016 with a few exceptions due to budget and storage space. I think 2017 ...
by Jeff_M.
March 9th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3171

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

For the Views: Chappellet, Pride, Outpost I concur, the views at Outpost and Pride are outstanding. Not sure what Outpost is like since the acquisition but previous tastings there have been memorable. We went last year in March and had a great tasting at Outpost, post acquisition. I think the only ...
by Jeff_M.
March 6th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3171

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

Paul McCourt wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:27 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 9:41 am
For the Views: Chappellet, Pride, Outpost
Does Chappellet still have the picnic tables with that view?
Yes. Those are below the winery. They had the Pritchard Hill release party there last year. Great views of the lake when its not cloudy/foggy.
by Jeff_M.
March 6th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?
Replies: 57
Views: 3171

Re: Best Napa/ Sonoma Tasting Experience?

For the Views: Chappellet, Pride, Outpost
by Jeff_M.
March 5th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x Spottswoode 2017 Estate Cab
2 x Lyndenhurst 2017 Cab
by Jeff_M.
March 5th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spottswoode 2017 release
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Spottswoode 2017 release

Got the early release email yesterday. $210 for the 2017 Estate Cab and $85 for the 2017 Lyndenhurst. $42 for the Sauvignon Blanc. Price goes up to $225 on the Estate Cab after the offer closes. 97 points from WA - LPB. Gotta say I have more Spottswoode Napa cab than any other CA winery. I love the ...
by Jeff_M.
March 4th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7053

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

Actual lists I order from Chappellet Dunn Ridge - Monte Bello futures O'Shaughnessy - been buying this locally to save on shipping Outpost - skipped 17 release Red Cap Rivers Marie Robert Craig Scarecrow Spottswoode Shafer -Hillside Select, finding this one can be purchased at retail for less except...
by Jeff_M.
March 4th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10511

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Order in. Hope the 2018 doesn't go up in price.
by Jeff_M.
March 4th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

I actually bought a pair of Grassl 1855s for my father in law to keep at their house so I had a nicer glass to drink out of when I'm there. Might be a little different since its family but I had to upgrade my glass game when drinking over there.
by Jeff_M.
March 3rd, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

I've bought winery direct in Italy and had them ship to me. Might need to make some friends in France who can do the same after the negociantes.
by Jeff_M.
March 2nd, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4x Alban Patrina 17'.
by Jeff_M.
March 2nd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24981

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Michael Brill wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:49 am
I believe all the 100/300 coupons listed here are now expired.
i checked a few earlier and have the same data point. We need some new coupons to use
by Jeff_M.
February 29th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24981

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Shay h arnoy wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Jeff_M. wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 12:31 pm
15% off leap year sale on Wine Access today. Stacking with the referral link.
Is there a code?
There was an email they sent which you needed to click through to get the 15% discount. Check your spam if you didn’t receive their email today.
by Jeff_M.
February 29th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24981

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Got a bottle of Vega Sicilia Unico for a nice discount stacked with folks who used my referral code. Also got 10x AA miles today through the portal. ItemsQtyPriceTotal 2009 Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Ribera Del Duero1$390.00$390.00 Sold and delivered by Kachina Cellars LLC. Order Subtotal$390.00 Lea...
by Jeff_M.
February 29th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24981

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

15% off leap year sale on Wine Access today. Stacking with the referral link.
by Jeff_M.
February 28th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12937
Views: 629911

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x Red Cap 2016 cab
1 x magnum
4 x Red Cap 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
by Jeff_M.
February 28th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 11963

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

Wish list granted, 1 Wedrock; 2 Weill a Way. Thanks Chris & Morgan
by Jeff_M.
February 27th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10511

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Have any previous buyers of SC had experience with missing an allocation (maybe 2011) and still received SC offer the next vintage? I've heard that if you miss a single offering, you're off the list the following year, even if you've been a longtime buyer. You are moved to the bottom of the mailing...
by Jeff_M.
February 27th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Michael Fess A+
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Michael Fess A+

Absolutely flawless transaction with Michael. A++ Thank you
by Jeff_M.
February 26th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 11963

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

No email. On the plus I have a huge Bedrock order coming from this release. Thanks to the Bedrock team. Will be looking at Joel's release really hard in March.
by Jeff_M.
February 26th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 118
Views: 10511

Re: Scarecrow allocation

If the prices keep escalating then I see this as a wine that will lose its luster. Though a very well made wine like Harlan, once it cannot be afforded by most or most will not want to pay the tariff, then I think the trend will be over. Remember this was only suppose to be a $150/bottle several ye...
by Jeff_M.
February 25th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5633

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Forget the label and the vintage, but we had a great older bottle of vintage port out for Thanksgiving with 20+ people in the house and someone poured a full glass of port, took a sip and dumped the whole damn glass down the sink. Now we hide the good stuff from any guests during holidays or drink i...

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