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by N. Justl
October 22nd, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5260

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

1 & 1 here. Happy to get some!
by N. Justl
October 15th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 284
Views: 13536

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Ultimately had to place three separate orders to grab 12 bottles. Stuff was disappearing fast! I went back in to see if I missed anything and put a few things in my cart. When I went to check out there was only 1 bottle there. I didn't bother. Grateful for this opportunity to enjoy some older wines...
by N. Justl
October 15th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 284
Views: 13536

Re: Ravenswood library offer

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 9:10 am
Wow. Stuff was there when I put it in the cart, but gone before I hit purchase. Still did well, just missed a couple of things.
Same. I missed on most of the Zins because I was too slow. Still an awesome haul of cabs, merlots, and blends though.
by N. Justl
September 7th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where should we go in Italy?
Replies: 36
Views: 2187

Re: Where should we go in Italy?

I, too, am looking for some advice. My wife and I went to Italy in March of 2017, and dis the typical major route - Rome, Florence, and Venice. We loved it so much, we decided to book another trip to Italy next March; however, this time we are flying in/out of Milan. We only have 7 nights, so we are...
by N. Justl
July 17th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 5251

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

It's open and order placed. Had to keep it to 6...
by N. Justl
April 9th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2391

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Doesn’t seem too bad to me. A little down the fairway... but not terrible. Curious, what menu would people here create? There also may be chef limitations as to what they can cook, and cook well. Maybe I’m wrong, do not know the setup at Augusta. However, doubt they are well versed in all cuisines. ...
by N. Justl
March 31st, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1565
Views: 186664

Re: Official Costco Thread

Troy Stark wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 1:45 pm
No '08 Dom P or Cristal in Tampa. They're still on '06 and '07, though the Dom P display box says '09? :/ It's also in the back room so you can't actually see what they have.
Don’t think there is an ‘07 Dom. They released ‘06, then ‘09, and now are rolling out the ‘08s
by N. Justl
March 25th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1565
Views: 186664

Re: Official Costco Thread

Houston (Galleria) 2008 Dom for $145 The 2008s were not in the bins, but there was a full case in the storage area below. Only took 2. Please excuse the thread drift, but if you're near an HEB, check if they have it. It's $145 a bottle, less 10%, or $130 and change, if you buy 6 bottles of wine (it...
by N. Justl
March 22nd, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1565
Views: 186664

Re: Official Costco Thread

Houston (Galleria)
2008 Dom for $145

The 2008s were not in the bins, but there was a full case in the storage area below. Only took 2.
by N. Justl
March 16th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 17077

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Looking forward to trying these.

What’s the consensus protocol before first use? Rinse with water? Rinse with wine? Wash?
by N. Justl
January 30th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: CHIRON Napa Valley - Up to 40% Off!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1775

Re: CHIRON Napa Valley - Up to 40% Off!!!

Did anyone else go with the Big Red pack? I can't find "Virtue and Vice" in CT, and was wondering if this was a different label or anything else I may be missing. Can enter into CT as a new wine, but thought I would check first. I did go with the big red 4 pack and noticed the same thing. I assumed...
by N. Justl
January 29th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: CHIRON Napa Valley - Up to 40% Off!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1775

Re: CHIRON Napa Valley - Up to 40% Off!!!

Did anyone else go with the Big Red pack? I can't find "Virtue and Vice" in CT, and was wondering if this was a different label or anything else I may be missing. Can enter into CT as a new wine, but thought I would check first.
by N. Justl
January 27th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: It's Coffee Time Again--some Microlot beauties
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: It's Coffee Time Again--some Microlot beauties

S Haller wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 3:57 pm
NED VALOIS wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Are whole beans available ?
I assume it was whole beans to begin with?
Same. If not, how do we request?
by N. Justl
January 27th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery - extended aging question.
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Flannery - extended aging question.

Thanks for the input. I will stick with the older package. Will be fun to try, and where else can you buy (let alone get a good deal) 84 day aged steaks?
by N. Justl
January 26th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery - extended aging question.
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Flannery - extended aging question.

I went for the “older” pack as I have never had anything over 35 days, but am now reconsidering switching based on this thread. Should I stick with my original plan and try something new with the risk of over 50% possibly being too “different”?
by N. Justl
January 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florence & Rome
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Florence & Rome

We really enjoyed 13 Gobbi and Buca Lapi in Florence
by N. Justl
January 17th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3634

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Awesome. Thanks. Had all on your list but the Montafi in mind. Thoughts on the Piner-Olivet? Would you consider choosing that over the SC sin?
by N. Justl
January 17th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3634

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

If you have to limit to 6 or less due to budget and space, what would you go with?
by N. Justl
November 13th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 8057

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

It seems like there is typically a thread speculating what #1 will be, but haven’t seen one this year. Any guesses?
by N. Justl
November 5th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

Bob, that's something I can get behind. Revision - this wine does not suck. neener [cheers.gif] Steve & Larry, I definitely put far more weight in CT and this board than professional reviews. However, I do not subscribe to any magazines or websites, so I really only see a pro score listed here or on...
by N. Justl
November 5th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

b. c@stner wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Nick, no worries, my apologies. I'm old. I belong to a generation when an 86-87 point Parker meant a rocking good wine... Cheers!
Bob, thanks. I'm sorry for taking your comments too harshly. I know my tasting notes need a lot of work, so this was a "Dang, I knew I messed this up somehow" moment.
by N. Justl
November 4th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

Yeah, poor planning on my part. Should have opened it before running some errands, not after. The total time coincided with dinner time.
by N. Justl
November 4th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

Larry, never thought of TCA, just "I should have opened this earlier". I honestly thought it may be the stems or my lack of experience with them. I don't often use the Zaltos. It was still very enjoyable, just not showing as expressive as it was at the end of the bottle. Trying to emphasize how much...
by N. Justl
November 4th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (11/3/2018) Decanted 6.5 hours and consumed over 2.5 hours First glass had a very shy/muted nose. It wasn't giving up much - mainly some plums, roasted hatch chiles, pencil shavings, and earthiness. The palate was also restr...
by N. Justl
October 10th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207557

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet, but James Molesworth posted his least favorite wine of the year on his Instagram story.

As you may have guessed....
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Pretty interesting how he would openly post about a wine he doesn't like.
by N. Justl
September 8th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1565
Views: 186664

Re: Official Costco Thread

Houston - Bunker Hill

2015 Bordeaux:
Giscours - $48.99
Malescot St. Exupery - $46.99
D'Issan - $54.99
Palmer Alter Ego - $58.99
Calon Segur - $69.99
d'Armailhac - $37.99
Lynch Bages - $109.99
by N. Justl
August 23rd, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 13790

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

I was curious as to some thoughts or experiences with the following products to monitor temperature and humidity for a cellar (or in my case a wine fridge). https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Wireless-Bluetooth-Thermometer-Hygrometer/dp/B07BLX1G66/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1535036284&sr=8-10&keywords=inkb...
by N. Justl
August 20th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)
Replies: 121
Views: 6731

Re: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)

Bringing this back to see what people are brewing lately.

The majority of the beans I buy are from local Houston roasters - Greenway, Amaya, Boomtown. While I enjoy them quite a bit, I am looking to try some different roasters. What are your current suggestions?
by N. Justl
August 9th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 7470

Carlisle Summer 2018 release

Email just came through... wishlist granted for the AB!
by N. Justl
March 10th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 13790

What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

Wireless tag system still the best option for this?

Want to keep track of a large fridge to ensure it is working properly and temperature is in a safe range at all times.
by N. Justl
January 16th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??
Replies: 257
Views: 20391

2015 Rhones - What are you buying??

How do you source some of these wines? I have looked at pretty much every store locally for months and can't seem to find most of the bottlings discussed. Being in Texas, shipping from out of state reatilers is a no go, so that makes things even more difficult. Any tips on how to purchase producers ...
by N. Justl
December 23rd, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 23961

2015 Burgundy

I made my first ever Burgundy purchase today. On my way to pick up some bottles of "buttery chardonnay" for Christmas gifts, a few 15s caught my eye in the Burgundy aisle. Admittedly, I have a ton to learn about the region, but the bottles that have been generously shared with me were pretty damn go...
by N. Justl
October 31st, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441469

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

mattcitrang wrote:Anyone buying the "12 Bottle Mystery Case" @ $180
Big mistake last year to give this a shot. I will not be trying it again. Disappointing wines at a lackluster "value" IMO.
by N. Justl
October 24th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mending Wall?
Replies: 25
Views: 2094

Mending Wall?

I got the offer today, and like last year, I am turned off by the shipping costs. 2 bottles with GSO, $21. And I am a 90 min plane ride south of the winery. I found a way around this last year, as while I passed on my the allocation b/c of the shipping, I was able to score some during our visit to ...
by N. Justl
October 24th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mending Wall?
Replies: 25
Views: 2094

Mending Wall?

Since the offer is now live, I thought I would ask again about more details/tasting notes on the cabs. Has anyone had the chance to try these? Definitely in on some petite, but still on the fence about the other wines.

Also, any thoughts on the Stone on Stone?
by N. Justl
October 17th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mending Wall?
Replies: 25
Views: 2094

Mending Wall?

Curious as to why most of you are passing on the cabs? Usually, if there is a TRB made cab under $100 (the Napa bottling), a majority of the people here who drink Cali cab get very excited. What makes this project different? The vineyard sources? Is the style different than other projects? QPR not a...
by N. Justl
September 30th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Daily drinker Scotches
Replies: 61
Views: 3121

Daily drinker Scotches

Edradour 10
by N. Justl
September 20th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD Incoming!
Replies: 178
Views: 13077

MACDONALD Incoming!

In as well!

One of the best wines I have ever tasted was the 2013 at their dining table.
by N. Justl
August 25th, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1459
Views: 98944

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2013 Carlisle Vineyard
by N. Justl
July 15th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers-Marie Cab Release
Replies: 110
Views: 8632

2017 Rivers-Marie Cab Release

Is the Lore worth the premium over the Panek or Calistoga? Trying to piece together an order that remains within my budget.
by N. Justl
February 10th, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wineries to visit in Tuscany?
Replies: 43
Views: 2414

Wineries to visit in Tuscany?

Next month, my wife and I will be renting a car for a day out of Florence to explore Tuscany. Would love some winery visit and restaurant recommendations. Also looking for opinions if we should stay in the Chianti area or head down to Montalcino. Is booking an appointment with a winery necessary, o...
by N. Justl
February 9th, 2017, 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wineries to visit in Tuscany?
Replies: 43
Views: 2414

Wineries to visit in Tuscany?

Thank you all for the advice, it is greatly appreciated!

Bryan, how was your visit to Casanova di Neri?
by N. Justl
February 9th, 2017, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Colonna pods for Nespresso - AMAZING!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 2791

Colonna pods for Nespresso - AMAZING!!!

If anyone has a source for Vertuo line pods, please let me know. It appears the two listed resources are just for the original pods.
by N. Justl
February 7th, 2017, 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wineries to visit in Tuscany?
Replies: 43
Views: 2414

Wineries to visit in Tuscany?

BUMP Next month, my wife and I will be renting a car for a day out of Florence to explore Tuscany. Would love some winery visit and restaurant recommendations. Also looking for opinions if we should stay in the Chianti area or head down to Montalcino. Is booking an appointment with a winery necessar...
by N. Justl
January 13th, 2017, 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best mid priced restaurant in Napa Valley
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Best mid priced restaurant in Napa Valley

I think Ciccio and Bistro Jeanty in Yountville are worth looking into. Really enjoyed both places about a year ago and preferred both to Bouchon. Not sure on their corkage policies though.
by N. Justl
January 9th, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Releases Can I Expect in January?
Replies: 42
Views: 2762

What Releases Can I Expect in January?

Carlisle is January 18th. The WineRelease website shows that the Carlisle release is in April... http://www.winerelease.com/WineryInfo/0001481.html I don't doubt that you are correct. I just hope that you aren't. :| Direct form carlislewinery.com: "The next pre-release offer will be January 18th fo...
by N. Justl
November 15th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Winter 2016 Release
Replies: 177
Views: 12681

Bedrock Winter 2016 Release

Has the Petite been pushed to another release? Just want to make sure I don't miss out!

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