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by Erich Sachse
December 19th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank
Replies: 21
Views: 1397

Re: UPDATE Philadelphia sat dec 22nd, (amazing food at) La Mula Terca together with 2000 Bordeaux, left bank

Unfortunately. Not able to join on Saturday... enjoy, and try to report back on any standouts!
by Erich Sachse
November 26th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PA Wine Hunter: 2008 Dom $146
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: PA Wine Hunter: 2008 Dom $146

Yes, now sold out online...
by Erich Sachse
November 25th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PA Wine Hunter: 2008 Dom $146
Replies: 4
Views: 609

PA Wine Hunter: 2008 Dom $146

PA is having 10% off today for things in stock online -- The 2008 Dom (Legacy) at $162-10% is pretty good: https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId=2251564 Also saw the 2010 Coche Corton Charlie https://www.finewineandgoo...
by Erich Sachse
September 23rd, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3150

Re: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17

Thanks all for a great evening — really good selection of wines and good to see old friends and make new ones. A generous group. The Arrowood was the biggest surprise for me - had it pegged as a 15ish year old right bank. Some solid choices all around. Thanks Jonathan for keeping us arranged despite...
by Erich Sachse
August 31st, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 3521

Re: 2016 Kutch

These must have really gone downhill since I tasted them a year ago :-) 2016 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (8/7/2017) California Vacation (Sonoma, SF, Monterey); 8/5/2017-8/12/2017 : Tasted at winery. Recently bottled. More black fruit here, though J...
by Erich Sachse
August 6th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3150

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

One lonely bottle and all those empty glasses? I’d prefer the Philly-stine way...

You’ve gone soft Dr Foley!
by Erich Sachse
July 26th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...
Replies: 55
Views: 3761

Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...

1 — 2007 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML 1 — 2000 CAMASPELO 750 ML 1 — 2004 FLYING PIG 750 ML I’ll take it — excited to try some with a little more age on them. Would not have chosen the Camaspelo, but kinda fun to have forgotten about this and see some nice bottles show. I requested 3, so likely was not a se...
by Erich Sachse
July 20th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3150

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Will is outstanding, would definitely be supportive of that!
by Erich Sachse
July 19th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3150

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

Count me in, assuming no travel comes up.

All of the places mentioned are great.
by Erich Sachse
July 19th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4309

MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

I’d come up to NY for this if the date works and can offer ‘11 or ‘12 since those seem uncovered at present
by Erich Sachse
November 18th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greer Shipped T-Giving Week??
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Greer Shipped T-Giving Week??

Yes — mine shipped yesterday to the east coast as well — with the holiday, it will spend two weekends on the road.

The weather looks ok (maybe a little cold the second weekend), but still a puzzling decision by Bodega.
by Erich Sachse
November 11th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #4
Replies: 53
Views: 5426

Andremily #4

Alban Mason is the only one that comes to mind.

Saxum has some Mourvèdre heavy blends, but nothing more than 50/50.

SQN Chimere, but that’s French :-)
by Erich Sachse
October 1st, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Graciano
Replies: 68
Views: 7421

SQN Graciano

Back to the Graciano -- is there any info about production levels and/or how it will be released? Hopefully not another mag-only limited release like "Writing on The Wall" for those of us more "junior" on the list It's handled separately and released under the Third Twin label (the wine comes from ...
by Erich Sachse
October 1st, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Graciano
Replies: 68
Views: 7421

SQN Graciano

Back to the Graciano -- is there any info about production levels and/or how it will be released?

Hopefully not another mag-only limited release like "Writing on The Wall" for those of us more "junior" on the list
by Erich Sachse
September 30th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Offline--9/30, Saturday (List of committed wines in Post #1)
Replies: 124
Views: 6672

Rhys Virtual Offline--9/30, Saturday (List of committed wines in Post #1)

2012 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (9/30/2017) Opened about 6 hours prior to drinking but did not decant. Nose on this shows light toast, lemon oil, flint, nectarine, white flowers. The mouthfeel on this is great, with the citrus and s...
by Erich Sachse
September 30th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Virtual Offline--9/30, Saturday (List of committed wines in Post #1)
Replies: 124
Views: 6672

Rhys Virtual Offline--9/30, Saturday (List of committed wines in Post #1)

Just popped a '12 Horseshoe Chardonnay and '12 Horseshoe Syrah for later... will report back.

Excited to see all the notes flow in later today!
by Erich Sachse
September 3rd, 2017, 3:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on East Coast Tour--Philly--Oct 13
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Mike on East Coast Tour--Philly--Oct 13

Looks like a possibility right now, but also have a lot of work travel that is still being scheduled. Will know more in 2 weeks or so.

Would be great to see you again!
by Erich Sachse
September 2nd, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Open
Replies: 83
Views: 5237

Cayuse Open

In for Frog, Armada, and WW mag...

Did I miss something about Wallah Wallah Special #7? They seem to have gone from #6 last year to #8 this year. Perhaps an extended ager that will be released in the future? Or maybe frogs don't like lucky #7?
by Erich Sachse
August 15th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys summer offer is live
Replies: 92
Views: 8848

Rhys summer offer is live

That was actually from the prior day, although still doing well on day 2 when Josh and I did the Hillside comparison... 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (8/13/2017) Nice red berry fruit on nose also has intoxicating dark flowers, dried s...
by Erich Sachse
August 15th, 2017, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys summer offer is live
Replies: 92
Views: 8848

Rhys summer offer is live

Tried the '13 Hillsides last night with a lot of air. These are really special wines, even if they will take a while to come into their own. 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (8/14/2017) With the offering closing, jrobs7777 and I decided ...
by Erich Sachse
July 8th, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2005 François Chidaine "Les Tuffeaux" Montlouis Sur Loire
Replies: 14
Views: 397

TN 2005 François Chidaine "Les Tuffeaux" Montlouis Sur Loire

I've always been a fan of the Tuffeaux bottling as an off-dry example, especially for the price. Have not had the '05, so thanks for sharing the note

Chidaine is great, and even greater when you consider value.
by Erich Sachse
June 28th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction house emails Acker vs. HDH
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Auction house emails Acker vs. HDH

In the past, Acker claimed the triple crown as Asia, NYC, and total (conveniently excluding anyone based in say... Chicago!)

Not sure if that is the math this year, but that caught my eye before
by Erich Sachse
May 6th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burklin-Wolf at Bibou
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Burklin-Wolf at Bibou

While the Pechstein price point is difficult, the pricing is fair and would probably be considered good QPR in other parts of the world. That's why I love German Riesling! I was also at the tasting, and while the whole lineup was great, the 15s were really outstanding in their balance of warm vintag...
by Erich Sachse
February 14th, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rieslingfeier 2017!
Replies: 81
Views: 4564

Rieslingfeier 2017!

I'll be at two of the seminars on Friday afternoon, and then back up for the Grand Tasting (got both 10:30 and 11:30 so I have time) and the dinner (Donnhoff table).
by Erich Sachse
January 24th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2014 vintage release tasting, Noo Yawk
Replies: 76
Views: 7722

Bordeaux 2014 vintage release tasting, Noo Yawk

I went to the tasting in Philly on Sunday -- here are thoughts on the wines I tasted (take the scores for what they are worth, a/k/a just helping me keep track of preferences): http://www.cellartracker.com/event.asp?iEvent=34158 * The Pape Clements were rocking. Really thought both the white and the...
by Erich Sachse
January 14th, 2017, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rieslingfeier 2017!
Replies: 81
Views: 4564

Rieslingfeier 2017!

Very excited for my first Rieslingfeier! I will be at the dinner and the early session of the tasting -- possibly some of the seminars on Friday as well. In prior years either I have been blocked or it has sold out too quickly -- glad to have it work out this year! Now what to bring? Going to have t...
by Erich Sachse
August 14th, 2016, 8:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Change in shipping to Pennsylvania
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Change in shipping to Pennsylvania

Also curious about this.

I often want buy a wine from a winery, get to checkout, and then abandon the purhase because the added fees of double shipping make it not as appealing.

Much more likely to support wineries that ship direct! champagne.gif
by Erich Sachse
May 20th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Jean Dirler is coming to DE/PA next weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Jean Dirler is coming to DE/PA next weekend

For me, the Kessler vineyard wines were a revelation. Across the board, they were great.

I had a slight preference for the Gewürztraminer, but the Rieslings were great as well. Crazy acids and balance in these, and the wines are great value.

Thanks for getting him to visit
by Erich Sachse
November 6th, 2015, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira: how do RWC Historics compare to vintage?
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Madeira: how do RWC Historics compare to vintage?

They include some aged Tinta Negra Mole, which adds a bit of the character found in these bottling so vs a "typical" non-vintage Madeira. Obviously under the EU regulations that is limited to 15% for most of the bottlings. Always enjoy them, and definitely a big step up vs basic Madeira, but nowhere...
by Erich Sachse
November 5th, 2015, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 800 bottle wine cooler question
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

800 bottle wine cooler question

I have two Koolr units (500 + 800) and am very happy. I like that I will be able to replace the cooling unit when it reaches end of life. I also moved and was able to disassemble/reassemble. It is not furniture grade, and I find the smaller unit performs better than the larger unit (I think it's the...
by Erich Sachse
November 1st, 2015, 4:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Big Red Wines With Red Meat
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

NYC - Big Red Wines With Red Meat

Also interested depending on date -- sounds up my alley
by Erich Sachse
November 1st, 2015, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Transport (Moving your cellar across the country)
Replies: 20
Views: 1181

Wine Transport (Moving your cellar across the country)

Dan -- those prices seem steep -- how much would it be to do UPS ground? Talk to Domaine transit (Marc Lazar is here on the board and can put you in touch with the right guy) if you haven't already I believe the rate I paid was around $40/case temp controlled across the country, although that was pi...
by Erich Sachse
October 30th, 2015, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 594721

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Even if there's a mortgage, they could probably take advantage of property increase -- this article says they bought it for $4.1m: http://www.contracostatimes.com/business/ci_14181874 Also of note -- $20mm in sales in 2009. That suggests that these lawsuits are a substantial bite for Premier Cru, ev...
by Erich Sachse
September 12th, 2015, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cabinet + Cellartracker
Replies: 39
Views: 2200

Wine cabinet + Cellartracker

Similar to JF's approach, but I left horizontal flexibility in my VintageKeepers, as that makes more sense with their shelving

VK1-L-2-F indicates first unit, left side, 2nd shelf, front -- narrows it down to 7 bottles
by Erich Sachse
July 15th, 2015, 5:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Aubert at cost
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Aubert at cost

I'm more a fan of the Spring release, so happy to make my allocation available at cost if anyone's looking 8x 2013 UV Pinot Noir ($80) 4x 2013 Ritchie Pinot Noir ($80) 8x 2013 UV-SL Pinot Noir ($80) 4x 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($55) 2x 2013 Carneros Chardonnay ($55) Mags available for wishlist -...
by Erich Sachse
May 11th, 2015, 6:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

I'm ok pushing back and looking for another date

As of now June 13 and June 27 work in June
by Erich Sachse
May 10th, 2015, 6:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

I'm still up for it
by Erich Sachse
May 1st, 2015, 8:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

I wanted to check in on this -- still looking good for Memorial Day weekend? I still have it blocked to come up.
by Erich Sachse
April 28th, 2015, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Ovid Hexameter
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

2012 Ovid Hexameter

I popped one of the '09 Hexameters a couple years back and it was excellent, but I am on the fence for this. Kinda hoping it sells out so the temptation is removed. For those looking for a feel of the Cab Franc style, I highly recommend the 2005 Experiment K1.5 I snapped up the Syrah I was offered. ...
by Erich Sachse
April 11th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

May 23 works for me (in fact, may make travel easier)
by Erich Sachse
April 5th, 2015, 5:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

Thanks All -- for May the weekends I see I could not make (wife on call and I am on baby duty) are May 9-10 and May 30-31.

I am new to the list but do have some older stuff or Next of Kyn.
by Erich Sachse
April 2nd, 2015, 7:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

Unfortunately I can't make it up that weekend
by Erich Sachse
March 22nd, 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3007

SQN offline in Boston area

I'm out of Philly but would make the trip up for this, date dependent...

Mattias and I were just talking about needing to pop some SQN earlier this week!
by Erich Sachse
March 6th, 2015, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: vinfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 3368

vinfolio

I just saw my bill for Feb -- I have been holding off moving my wine because I had pre-arranged shipments to them this Spring. I just got charged $48 for them to pick up 3 bottles of wine as part of a presumably mass pickup (It was a winery that offered "Ship to Vinfolio" as a $0 cost option). These...
by Erich Sachse
March 3rd, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Scarecrow on Deck
Replies: 104
Views: 10619

2012 Scarecrow on Deck

3-pack is $285/bottle
12-pack is $3,600 (200 made with photo of "Old Men" vines) -- essentially $180 for the photo
Magnum is $1,000 (400 etched mags) -- $430 premium, yikes!
by Erich Sachse
March 3rd, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2013 Patricia Green Cellars sub $20 Pinot for Berserkers
Replies: 594
Views: 27325

2013 Patricia Green Cellars sub $20 Pinot for Berserkers

1 case if we can make it happen!

Anklebreaker is some yummy stuff
by Erich Sachse
February 16th, 2015, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help finding Trocken wines please
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Help finding Trocken wines please

Rob Panzer (Down to Earth Wines) has good selection and sharp pricing. Some of the others mentioned can steer you right as well. Not sure if Dee Vee is still around in SF (I think they shut down web but merged with someone else?), but they were a great source. A couple personal faves at the low end ...

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