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by C. Heinsen
January 19th, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13192

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Hey all- in an effort to try to minimize damage to my wallet, curious what you all typically grab from the Chardonnay release that is just a couple short weeks away. Might determine what I pick up from Pinot release...
by C. Heinsen
January 13th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90095

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

What where the guesses as to the source of Yesterday?
by C. Heinsen
January 13th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124867

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

How will this release be different from previous release schedules given Mike’s comments on extending 2018s through three releases to put some more time in bottle? Has anyone seen the 2018 James Berry in the previous two releases? I’m looking for that one.
by C. Heinsen
January 13th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90095

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Any thoughts on whether Yesterday Reserve gets announced today?
by C. Heinsen
January 12th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Wine Tasting Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Virtual Wine Tasting Kits

I am looking to set up a virtual wine tasting event for some business partners. Looking for some recommendations on any vineyard/winery sending out these types of kits. A couple of parameters: 1) Looking for half bottles or less. It’ll be 1 kit per person and I’d hate to have someone open 3 full bot...
by C. Heinsen
January 11th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90095

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I have not pulled trigger on a Wine Access NDA wine yet. Reading some of these comments and have to ask about the Radio Silence and ask whether it’s worth $45 price point. As a comparison, I can get Caterwaul Napa for $5 more. Would love to hear from those who tried it (or any of the others) if they...
by C. Heinsen
January 8th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Any guesses as to what this is?
by C. Heinsen
January 8th, 2021, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I second. I feel like the process gets some oxidation on it without going too far. I can tell you the 58 and 50 really benefited from it when I tried them.
by C. Heinsen
January 7th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Just happen to see it on website...
by C. Heinsen
January 7th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

No 87 Petite Verdot drop This is a small little winemaker project lot sourced from the same winery in Walla Walla as the N.89 Cabernet I just released. From a single vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills (McKinley Springs Vineyard), this Petite Verdot was raised in 28% new French oak and was intended to be...
by C. Heinsen
January 6th, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6551

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Has anyone tried Hop Tea (https://hoptea.com) as a substitute? Doing dry January for first time and trying to find some substitutes out there.
by C. Heinsen
December 14th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Brian_K wrote: December 13th, 2020, 6:22 pm Any predictions on what the highly anticipated N.100 wil be?

I’m hoping that it won’t be a Napa Cab. Something from WA would be great.....or he could do another Bordeaux future.
Any guesses as to when he launches the N.100?
by C. Heinsen
December 12th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Just wait for another significant dN number (ie the teased 100) or any offer with a $100+ retail price from some big name, “put this area in the map” producer.
by C. Heinsen
December 8th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Hey all, So thanks to Cam and others for decanting tips on the Walla Walla 50 Cab. I wish I had opened this guy up the night before as Cam suggested, but I did do about a 3 hr decant before putting back in bottle. It was drank around hours 4-5 or so by a couple friends blind with some other wines (n...
by C. Heinsen
December 5th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Thanks Cameron! Is there a particular blender setting or blending time you would recommend? Haha.

Seriously, thanks for the tips! Excited to try it and report back.
by C. Heinsen
December 5th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

So I decided to commit infanticide tonight and pop open a 50 Walla Walla Cab. I think it’s mostly past bottle shock but super young. Any recommendations for a decanting or oxidation method that works best in this situation?
by C. Heinsen
December 4th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I have had a couple bottles of the 21, and agree. The frustrating part for me is, I specifically chose dN selections it seemed would drink well now, without having to wait 2-5 years. I chose #21 because Cam's note said, "...its already showing well and should be drinking nicely by mid-August. ...
by C. Heinsen
December 3rd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

85 Walla Walla Cab Franc up... One of the surprises of our recent Washington/Oregon road trip was the outstanding quality of eastern Washington's (and Walla Walla in particular) Cabernet Franc's. The wines have an ephemeral quality both aromatically and structurally, placing them somewhere between a...
by C. Heinsen
November 30th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone expect a Cyber Monday offer today?
by C. Heinsen
November 29th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Has anyone tried the Petite Syrah yet? I just tried it and it’s a little backward right now. Seems like bottle shock for sure, but was curious if anyone else had a different experience?
by C. Heinsen
November 28th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

I opened a #50 the other night. There is a less than flattering note on CellarTracker, but my experience was much different. While it is tight and a decent wall of tannin, there was a really nice WA Cabernet underneath. Needs some time, but there’s a nice wine there. That Cellartracker comment was ...
by C. Heinsen
November 27th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I saw one post earlier, but has anyone else popped a #50 Walla Walla Cabernet? I just got mine and weighing the “science” justification vs being patient.
by C. Heinsen
November 26th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Thankful for de Negoce and all the wonderful cult members. I'm even thankful for the haters. Happy Thanksgiving! This thread has gotten me through these tough times. How cool would it be if dN showed their thanks for our patronage by launching the #100 today? Haha. Happy Thanksgiving all! champagne...
by C. Heinsen
November 22nd, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone notice no more offers for sale on website? Was going back to pick up some more Chardonnay and they all say sold out now. Hoping he turns buying option back on.
by C. Heinsen
November 22nd, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7758

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Our Thanksgiving will be spent consuming Sierra Mar and Rosella's Chardonnay and Pinot from Roar.
by C. Heinsen
November 20th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

I know a little bit about this area. I have been there multiple times and visited a half dozen wineries in the Fair Play district. In my opinion, a totally underrated area for quality. Many of the wineries sell Zin, Syrah, and other varietals to Napa producers that go into high end red wine blends. ...
by C. Heinsen
November 19th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I'll admit I couldn't help myself. Got the 36 altitude chardonnay today. Popped it and it was amazing. I'd easily pay 30-40 for this. Best value white I have ever had. I'd also say it beats every $25 or less white wines I've ever had.
by C. Heinsen
November 19th, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Justin Winery
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Justin Winery

So here is a question. Justin was one of the first wineries I really joined and their club does run between $20-60. Since I have joined Carlisle, Herman Story, Bedrock, and Turtle Rock. If I were to drop Justin, what would be a good addition that fits roughly that price range/blended average? Id le...
by C. Heinsen
November 18th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Justin Winery
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Justin Winery

So I will admit I am still in Justin club. Generally pleased with their Merlot, Justification, Iscoceles, and some of the Reserves. That said, I have been really disappointed with Right Angle and Savant. I'd imagine my tastes are changing and the others may start fading for me too. So here is a ques...
by C. Heinsen
November 17th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12383

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

I got my email, but maybe I'll get one for the Oakville next! Haha. I got an extra Chardonnay but missed out on that elusive Oakville. Shame after the hype from podcast!
by C. Heinsen
November 16th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12383

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

So it seems offer has closes. Out of curiosity, how long does it take to clear wait list? I asked for extra Chardonnay and a bottle of Oakville (no allocation). This is my second order, so still learning the ropes.
by C. Heinsen
November 13th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Shout out to www.denegociants.com as well. Has suspected source and a whole lot of other data. Amazing site for all of us buying these wines.
by C. Heinsen
November 10th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12383

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

I have to think once you buy something, whatever is left gets distributed to others. For instance, I didnt get ant Chardonnay this morning but now have a 2 bottle allocation. My question is if I buy what I want early and add something to a wishlist, will it give me a better chance to get it than if ...
by C. Heinsen
November 7th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Has anyone dared to open the Petite Syrah yet?
by C. Heinsen
November 3rd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Any guesses to a big offer going out on election day. Maybe the long awaited #82?
by C. Heinsen
October 29th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Are we going to go two whole days without an offer? I'm getting the shakes over here...
by C. Heinsen
October 26th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124867

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Feeling frisky last Friday so let loose on a 15 James Barry - on one hand more tame than the Saxum version, but likely this is due to the higher Grenache content vs. I think Carlisle was pretty much 100% Syrah. Still, structured to the hilt and destined for a long, long life. Was it drinking alrigh...
by C. Heinsen
October 24th, 2020, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Did the note on the syrah read that CH has 40 wines from Oregon and Washington? If so, we have seen only seen 3 of 40. Makes me inclined to wait on this one.
by C. Heinsen
October 23rd, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

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by C. Heinsen
October 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Nothing ruins a Friday night like burying my head in my phone waiting for Walla Walla syrah.
by C. Heinsen
October 23rd, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Asking for a friend... if wine is shipped ground, can it be opened that day without any bottle shock or travel issues settling out. Have heard that about air where pressure changes but didn't know if bottles bouncing around in a truck for a week messes with the wine at all.
by C. Heinsen
October 17th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

17 is worth a buy Thanks! Reinforced my decision to pick up a case even though I’m way heavy on Cab! Nice to pick one up that folks have actually tried for a change though! So I have seen referenced the idea of a cellar defender. I am looking for a de negoce bottle shock defender. A earlier bottlin...
by C. Heinsen
October 16th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

#17 is open again. Previous posts suggested Beaucanon.
by C. Heinsen
October 16th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

So no Friday night special? I feel like now is perfect time to drop that Washington Cab =) That or open up 1-10 again for those of us who got addicted a little late...
by C. Heinsen
October 13th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm a pass. Sounds great but loaded up on Cabernet. Any ideas for the source?
by C. Heinsen
October 10th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74627

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I am curious if anyone here has revised their guess of the source of the wine after tasting it. Newer to dN but have seen the guesses on the recent releases. Sure same thing happened on earlier OGs that have been shipped and opened. My guess is probably no, because Cam has probably imparted differen...
by C. Heinsen
October 9th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm on fence. I'm more of a central coast pinot fan but the excitement around this one is pushing me to buy...
by C. Heinsen
October 9th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Any ideas on source?
by C. Heinsen
October 8th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

What was consensus on the OG 31 Dry Creek Zinfandel in terms of the source of the juice. It was very difficult sorting through old posts to see where this one landed. Worth the pick up?
by C. Heinsen
October 6th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 564876

Re: de Negoce offer

Because I am now addicted, any prediction on a) any offer today, and/or b) what the next offer will be.

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