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by MikeL238
March 29th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Faethm 1 Syrah & Grenache 4-Pack
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 2017 Faethm 1 Syrah & Grenache 4-Pack

Looking for syrah if anyone is selling individually.
by MikeL238
March 27th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Jake Rubash wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Giving the Syrah a go tomorrow vs a Tynan, will report back
Looking forward to it!
by MikeL238
March 27th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 Conterno Monfortino (2btls)
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: FS: 2013 Conterno Monfortino (2btls)

Blaine, sent you a PM. Let me know!
by MikeL238
March 25th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

R. Gaston wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 9:38 pm
I’m interested to read people’s notes. I had a crew of friends do a local tasting and....well...it wasn’t great....
oh really? good, but not up to the hype or just bad...?
by MikeL238
March 24th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

You folks already took the risk, opened your wallets and bought unknown wines, but no one is ready to take one for the team and kill a puppy? Is this a Covid19 effect, I mean I can understand if you are symptomatic and have lost your senses of smell and taste, but nobody is healthy, ready and willi...
by MikeL238
March 24th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

MBerto wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 7:02 am
MikeL238 wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:33 pm
MBerto wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:16 pm
I have it on good authority it has distinct notes of grapes
distinct notes of grapes?
Distinct
I'm lost...haha
by MikeL238
March 23rd, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

MBerto wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:16 pm
I have it on good authority it has distinct notes of grapes
distinct notes of grapes?
by MikeL238
March 23rd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Has anyone tried the reds yet? Curious how they are.
by MikeL238
March 20th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11389
Views: 425610

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1995 M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée. I know Chapoutier gets bashed here, but I actually enjoyed it.
by MikeL238
March 20th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Got the mag of the ‘91 Merlot today and popped one of the ‘10 Oakville’s. More fruit than the Yountville, but also some nice tannins. Great wine for $23. Will go years. I know Victor said the early ‘90’s are the better ones, but I have been very pleased the 2010’s I bought. How did Merlot show? And...
by MikeL238
March 19th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

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

Any sign that buying has slowed down at all in general with the virus and stock market tanking? Winebid seems to be down in general bidding from what I'm seeing.
by MikeL238
March 18th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 18 btl lot aged Cayuse: Big Price Reduction !
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

Re: 18 btl lot aged Cayuse: Big Price Reduction !

D. HEIN wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Please respond, or is this offering trolling, nonexistent or?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99512&start=50
Whoa...that's no bueno.
by MikeL238
March 18th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader 2003 MMIII...anybody ever seen this?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Schrader 2003 MMIII...anybody ever seen this?

Did they ever release Old Sparky in 750ml?
by MikeL238
March 18th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Estate Cab: '16 or '17?
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Ridge Estate Cab: '16 or '17?

Are their Estate Cabs still good value? I've had Monte Bellos, which I absolutely loved, but never had the Estate Cabs before for some reason. How do they compare? Very curious to try.
by MikeL238
March 18th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1346

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

A shame about the 1994 Mark. That, the 1991, and the 1992 were my favorite Tognis from the '90s. I am really impressed with these wines. Even the corked bottle showed plenty of promise. I think I will have to do a fairly comprehensive tasting when things settle down. I have nothing from the 1980s a...
by MikeL238
March 17th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: FS: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph X2

PM Sent.
by MikeL238
March 13th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Shipping Questions

Hate to be the bearer of bad news.... FedEx seems to be cracking down, more random X-RAY of packages. Just tried sending my brother in NJ a nice aged bottle of Tignanello. Packed perfectly with NO mention of contents. My bottle kicked around Tampa In the heat for 5 days and was then returned to me....
by MikeL238
March 12th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Got the mag of the ‘91 Merlot today and popped one of the ‘10 Oakville’s. More fruit than the Yountville, but also some nice tannins. Great wine for $23. Will go years. I know Victor said the early ‘90’s are the better ones, but I have been very pleased the 2010’s I bought. How did Merlot show? And...
by MikeL238
March 11th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Shipping Questions

Hi, I am potentially thinking about unloading a small amount of certain of my wines in order to help pay for upcoming allocations. I wanted to try and sell the bottles here, at Commerce Corner, but I haven't done so before and am concerned about shipping. How do those of you who sell wine here go a...
by MikeL238
March 10th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Shipping Questions

Yeah I agree with the latter. Usually sales postings will say buyer assumes all responsibilities once it's shipped.
by MikeL238
March 7th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Victor Hong wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 5:50 pm
1994 Merlot
How was it? Have my eyes on 90 and 91 vintages.
by MikeL238
March 6th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Coupla Cornas
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: A Coupla Cornas

AD Northup wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Update: I bought some 750’s because of this small thread...this site is a terrible influence
Same here...I blame all of you!
by MikeL238
March 5th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Coupla Cornas
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: A Coupla Cornas

Hopefully the price won't skyrocket like some other producers in the region!
by MikeL238
March 5th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 20504

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Syrah any good?
by MikeL238
March 4th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

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

I agree that the Dark Blossom grenache and syrah are both great. If you want to see the effects of the bad press for 2011, look at the price of Patine. I have seen it on winebid.com priced below the release price. I think that's a first for SQN. I haven't cracked any of mine yet. I know Dark Blosom...
by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 1999

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

Mike: I think they are a little bit modern and I’ve been underwhelmed by the few bottles I’ve tried. Please see the link below to see what Davy Strange thinks: http://elitistreview.com/2011/01/08/a-glance-at-the-northern-rhones-best-producers/ What a brilliant article! I thoroughly enjoyed reading ...
by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 1999

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

Chapoutier really that bad? I've just started getting into Northern Rhones so excuse my ignorance, but damn...I wish I had checked this board before I placed my bids on this week's auction!
by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

Thank you. Vickers Liquors, in Newport RI, has an excellent selection of older California reds. Take a look at its next-best but still very reasonable pricing for the exact same bottlings. I've also done well with Vickers liquors. But the last few times I've perused their list, it looks like all th...
by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

.... Awesome, thanks for sharing this info. Wish I had known before you swept out! Haha shame post '96 aren't good. After some wine geeks had repeatedly trashed me on the Parker board for revealing unsold, under-priced gems at retail stores (like Pape Clement 1990 for $50, and Dominus 1994 for $60)...
by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

The 1990 Liparita Cabernet has been at full maturity for quite a while, but we greatly enjoyed it recently. The wonderful general aspect of early-1990's, old-style California reds has been their immediate drinkability upon release, and stable attributes while aging. To me, California cabernet and m...
by MikeL238
March 3rd, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

I took a flyer a couple weeks ago when I saw your original post Victor, and bought some of the 90, 91, 96 Cab, and the 90, 91 Merlot. Fingers crossed! The 1990 Liparita Cabernet has been at full maturity for quite a while, but we greatly enjoyed it recently. The wonderful general aspect of early-19...
by MikeL238
March 2nd, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

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

I agree that the Dark Blossom grenache and syrah are both great. If you want to see the effects of the bad press for 2011, look at the price of Patine. I have seen it on winebid.com priced below the release price. I think that's a first for SQN. I haven't cracked any of mine yet. I know Dark Blosom...
by MikeL238
March 1st, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: Denver Rhône Dinner 2/29

How did SQN show?
by MikeL238
February 28th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader, worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2157

Re: Schrader, worth it?

Got my first offer this week for a Gorgeous 6-pack for $1350. The $200 for shipping and tax puts a sour taste in my mouth. Love TRB but are these worth the $260 a bottle? I’d suggest Maybach and MacDonald. Both are under $200 and are far superior to Schrader. Less costly to ship. No offense to TRB,...
by MikeL238
February 20th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis

I. Howe wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 5:44 am
I have some of this in my cellar, not sure if I have tried it yet. However, I did drink the 2017 Auguste Clape Rhone last night. No notes, but it was quite good.
Not too young?
by MikeL238
February 18th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Back Vintage Ridge Monte and Montelena
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: WTB: Back Vintage Ridge Monte and Montelena

TimF wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 9:38 am
These are not bottles people will easily part with. Best bet is probably an auction. Prices have shot up lately unfortunately. Ten years ago I was buying great vintages for under $100.
Even for Montelena?
by MikeL238
February 16th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Verite wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Verite wines

Back in the day, the wines were mostly from Bennett Valley, outside Sonoma, a very cool area that I believe someday is destined to be primarily Syrah/Grenache territory. Now they are made up of various parcels from Bennett Valley, Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill and Knight's Valley. The wines are made...
by MikeL238
February 16th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Verite wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Verite wines

hitsfan
Robert M yers wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 7:23 am
I think it was the 07 vintage when they went crazy on pricing. Before that I think you could pick them up relatively cheap at sales ect. Then the 07 100pt came and they temporarily raised prices to like $600 before settling in where they are now.
$600?! Whoa...
by MikeL238
February 15th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Verite wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Verite wines

Decided to pull the trigger. Thanks for the input everyone!
by MikeL238
February 14th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Verite wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Verite wines

I have not had the Desir but I have had the other two. They are very nice wines but don’t think they are worth the asking. So many other options out there...Plus, I think they need 10 plus years of age before they open up. Buy one and try. Got it. Thanks for the input! So not your typical fruit bom...
by MikeL238
February 14th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Verite wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Verite wines

How are Verite wines? Are they the typical jammy Cali wine or bit more old world? Wanted some input before I actually purchase a bottle or two. Interested in their Cab Franc blend Le Desir more specifically.
by MikeL238
February 14th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Josh Espinosa wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 8:46 am
Haven’t received the offer yet but anticipate it anyday. I am selling my allocation once the offer is available.

Given last years price was $400 per bottle, I gather there will be a slight increase so we shall see.
Are you selling by the 3 pack only or single bottle as well?
by MikeL238
February 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

No update on the price yet right?
by MikeL238
February 13th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

So like a novice, I purchased a bottle yesterday only to find out that the same bottle is discounted even more today. Anyone happen to know if they'll refund the difference? Not a big difference, but still. They won't. The sale works by offering higher and higher discounts each day. The idea being ...
by MikeL238
February 13th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

So like a novice, I purchased a bottle yesterday only to find out that the same bottle is discounted even more today. Anyone happen to know if they'll refund the difference? Not a big difference, but still.
by MikeL238
February 12th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 2015 Sine Qua Non "Trouver L'Arène"
Replies: 0
Views: 241

WTB 2015 Sine Qua Non "Trouver L'Arène"

Looking for a bottle of 2015 Sine Qua Non "Trouver L'Arène". I'm located in NYC. Will cover shipping. Let me know if anyone is selling.
by MikeL238
February 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BOSTON area: SQN FS
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: BOSTON area: SQN FS

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