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by b. c@stner
January 2nd, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd auction for a 1999 SQN on eBay for $30k
Replies: 16
Views: 1729

Re: Odd auction for a 1999 SQN on eBay for $30k

So...the wine being offered is 2000 vintage, not 1999. Was there a 2000 produced? Seems like all of the references here are for the 1999. So it's not an auction and not a 1999.
by b. c@stner
January 2nd, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd auction for a 1999 SQN on eBay for $30k
Replies: 16
Views: 1729

Re: Odd auction for a 1999 SQN on eBay for $30k

It's a vintage 2000 for sale, not 1999. For grins and because I have 30k to burn I contacted the seller. The listing photo of the 1999 is a "library image" with a picture of the 2000 that is up for sale is available on request.
by b. c@stner
December 19th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2790

Re: Truffles 2020

Anyone have some favorite recipes to share using winter black truffles? I have some coming this week and will make the “typical” dishes - eggs, capellini... I need to expand my recipe collection Thanks Just ordered a few ounces myself from Urbani, not knowing how the quality is yet. My humble you c...
by b. c@stner
November 30th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Wine Country Connect has a relationship/handles shipping logistics with Casemates and is also shipping Cameron's wines
by b. c@stner
November 28th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

So all you folks with a case of free wine have some karma to make up. I’d suggest at least using that money to support a struggling producer or restaurant. Received my $99 refund. Kept the '18 Central Coast which is decent but if I wanted '18 Central Coast I would have purchased it, but really no n...
by b. c@stner
November 17th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Haven't received refund but received this email from Groupon this morning. My only contact was with Nikki, and I paid via debit card. Hi bob, IMPORTANT NOTICE Well, this is embarrassing. We were notified that due to an error in the warehouse customers that ordered the Qupe Bien Nacido Santa Maria Va...
by b. c@stner
November 11th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

larry schaffer wrote: November 10th, 2020, 9:08 pm For those who received the 2018 Central Coast, can anyone let me known if Bob's signature or name is on the back?

Cheers.
No signature or name
by b. c@stner
November 7th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 732
Views: 72141

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I pobega’d a 61 zin straight from the truck this afternoon. Red berries, spice, and a light herbaceous accent on a medium body that trends toward acidity and freshness through the clean finish. 61 zin last night. Similar notes but a little different slant. Picked up the herbaceous thing in the nose...
by b. c@stner
November 6th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Briceland on sale at Casemates 11/6
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Briceland on sale at Casemates 11/6

I know there are some Briceland fans here so thought I'd mention. 2015 Petit Verdot 3 bottles for $89.99 $30/bottle + $2.67/bottle shipping,
case of 12 for $299.99 $25/bottle + $1/bottle shipping and add tax
by b. c@stner
November 5th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 760
Views: 84925

Re: Official WTSO thread

Jay $$ Winton wrote: November 4th, 2020, 3:40 pm Robert Story cab on last chance is quite nice. Good QPR at $23.
Decent? That's a Jonathan Newman label and I've always shied away from all of them.
by b. c@stner
November 4th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Drinking the 14.5 Bien Nacido. Whatever its unknowable actual origin story it’s superb for the price. This has been an absolutely fascinating thread to follow. I can completely sympathize with those that didn't get what they thought they were purchasing. But for those that feel that they were inten...
by b. c@stner
November 4th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

case arrived today of the 2018 CC. They responded to my email saying they would send a return label, so I guess I have to decide if I want to keep the CC for $8 a bottle. Prob going to send it back just to lighten up the inventory given it's not the same deal advertised I received the 2018 yesterda...
by b. c@stner
November 3rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Got my 6 pack here in DC today. It’s the Hillside 14.5%. From the notes so far, it sounds like I might not like these bottles very much. Interested to hear the explanation for the abv difference... if we eventually get one. I think if you scroll up to see one of the initial responses from VWE was t...
by b. c@stner
November 3rd, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

So "Groupon" chose this. Huh. Not sure how Groupon has alternative Qupe wines. Interesting. The email I got from VWE (from a different person) took full responsibility on their end for the substitution. I emailed info@qupe.com and a very quick reply from Nikki at Qupe. She squarely put th...
by b. c@stner
November 3rd, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

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Arrived today in South Carolina, shipped 10/28. Full case.
by b. c@stner
November 1st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

I don't know about the 2% Grenache, but Seven Hills does blend in some Cab Franc with Merlots. Seven Hills seems like the only possible choice, given the description and the scores. That gives additional support for Seven Hills as the Ciel de Cheval red. BTW, while I know for certain that Seven Hil...
by b. c@stner
October 30th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 38105

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I received bottles labeled as 2016 Hillside Estate, but without the "Estate Bottled" line, so mine got the label approved in 2019. Still not sure what that means...is this the same wine that was in the originally bottled bottles, or is it something else? We tried it last night and it is p...
by b. c@stner
October 23rd, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

J. Patrick Lynch wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 4:23 pm
MatthewT wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 4:12 pm Sounds like it's coming today baby! Come on high end Syrah!
All of James Suckling's top Washigton wines this year were syrahs, albeit not 2018s.
Suckling wouldn't know a good wine if it bit him in the ass
by b. c@stner
October 21st, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 2190

Re: 1981 Help!

It's been a year or so but Lynch Bages
by b. c@stner
October 21st, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

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by b. c@stner
October 10th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210465

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2019 OVZ How was it? Straight off the truck today. Pop/pour. Brian mentioned above it's a little tight at the moment and he's correct. At first "blush" it was pretty bright and open, but after 30-40 minutes or so clamped down quite a bit. Good fruit/smooth/noticeable tannins. I like these...
by b. c@stner
October 10th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3096
Views: 210465

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2019 OVZ
by b. c@stner
October 7th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Supposedly #2 left San Pablo Ca on 10/2, arriving in SC tomorrow 10/8. Then the update is 10/03/2020 4:19 A.M. San Pablo, CA, United States Departed from Facility. Still showing arrival 10/8 Thennnnn I get this today: 10/07/2020 4:20 P.M- We were unable to dispatch the trailer on time. This may caus...
by b. c@stner
October 6th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

So is it Cam or the shipper Wine Country Connect perceived to be the problem here? Perhaps both were overwhelmed? I've mentioned before that WCC was behind the wines on woot and now casemates and their philosophy is to ship wines 12 months a year, no holds. Although casemates shipped two day all sum...
by b. c@stner
October 1st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Just a thought on shipping. Is Wine Country Connect handling all of the shipping? Someone mentioned them upstream. That's the people behind wine.woot and casemates and they believe in shipping all summer, don't and won't hold any shipping. If that's the case, maybe they got Cam's ear on shipping gui...
by b. c@stner
September 20th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Conn Creek used 100% new French oak in the 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena...
by b. c@stner
September 16th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Ok, I'm in the camp that the 2017 hasn't been published yet. There are just a few north of $60 pinots with a 93 point 2016 and 92 point 2017 and none of the locations or specs match. And it's not that hard to search those parameters so I'm thinking if both were published it would have been too easy.
by b. c@stner
September 16th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

I expanded my Wine Enthusiast search on price, and I think I have another contender... I liked the suggestion of DeLoach, but there is no combination of Wine Enthusiast score and price that fits, so I really don't think that's it. However, what about: Screen Shot 2020-09-16 at 7.56.08 AM.png From t...
by b. c@stner
September 15th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Yep, its DeLoach - Green Valley bottling is not available for sale for 2016 or 2017 vintage. The sold out vintage of 2015 was available at 45. (this is all owned by Jean Claude Boisset - so I could believe that they would let go of 1000 cases. Given then do heavy volume. They would then also be in ...
by b. c@stner
September 15th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

As much as I try to stay current with this thread, I will admit that I cannot keep up so if this has been discussed already - my apologies. So, what does the official de Negoce tattoo design look like? Is it built around the 'OG' with tabs for orders you were in for? (1, 2, 12, 27, 40, etc). Or do ...
by b. c@stner
September 7th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 37
Views: 1977

Re: Wine Luggage

Don't know what these sell for in the real world but woot has VinGardeValise Piccolo for $119, the Petite for $150, the Grande for $180
by b. c@stner
August 21st, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 355
Views: 34125

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

There were several wineries that I know of, a couple rather prominent come to mind, that bottled and sold some of their 2008 knowing full well of the taint problem. However, they acknowledged the taint, sold them as such, and the wines were sold strictly out of the tasting rooms as I knew it to be.
by b. c@stner
August 15th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44030

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Betty C wrote: August 13th, 2020, 5:45 pm
b. c@stner wrote: August 13th, 2020, 3:30 pm Suggestion on handling 12oz 75 day ribeyes? Sent some to my daughter for her birthday. I've done 50 day but not 75. A gas Weber or cast iron are available tools.
Reverse sear and pull at 118 for medium rare. Finish on crazy hot cast iron. Delicious!
Ty!
by b. c@stner
August 13th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44030

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Suggestion on handling 12oz 75 day ribeyes? Sent some to my daughter for her birthday. I've done 50 day but not 75. A gas Weber or cast iron are available tools.
by b. c@stner
August 7th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Matanzas came to mind but that’s $50 not way over 50 I believe He explicitly ruled out Matanzas in the email. Can't be that many Merlots from Bennett Valley in the $60-100 range (I assume that's fair for "WAY over $50")... Ok, so I was multitasking and didn't have my readers on... hell to...
by b. c@stner
August 7th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Matanzas came to mind but that’s $50 not way over 50 I believe
by b. c@stner
July 30th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

2018 Pedroncelli Mother Clone is listed on their site as $19. Hughes seems more careful than to get that wrong. The spec sheet for the 2018 Mother Clone is identical to the specs for this offer. From the Ped website: "The addition of Petite Sirah (10%) adds depth of color and brings structure ...
by b. c@stner
July 30th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

"the producers belief that good wine belongs on the table, have kept the prices reasonably in the $25 range." Cameron does not state that this specific wine is in $25 range... Mother clone 2018 is my guess. The 2017 Mother Clone also saw 30% new oak. A bit more PS though than this offer. ...
by b. c@stner
July 26th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 760
Views: 84925

Re: Official WTSO thread

1996 Fontanafredda La Villa up for $60
by b. c@stner
July 21st, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Toby P wrote: July 21st, 2020, 5:48 pm Carneros Pinot guesses...seems like Truchard and Bouchaine are good candidates, think Truchard fits better
Schug...but Truchard maybe trumps that guess.
by b. c@stner
July 21st, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8272
Views: 584779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Truth in advertising..well sometimes ;)
So out of curiosity what wine was up on LB? I've had a few vintages of Stewart Cellars cabs that I've enjoyed.
by b. c@stner
July 21st, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8272
Views: 584779

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Well, I didn't see the Stewart offer on LB, but I'm assuming that it was a Stewart Cellars cab. Orange label maybe? That is NOT the Joseph Stewart $10 wine/winery ya'll are talking about in the blacktie offer etc.
by b. c@stner
July 17th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??

Why? Curious...I'm not buying but some people are. Or are thinking about it. So thought I'd ask in a spot where people know more than me. See, I got your thoughts! :)
by b. c@stner
July 17th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??
Replies: 10
Views: 915

2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??

thoughts anyone? unknown provenance. on casemates today for $270/case
by b. c@stner
July 14th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 760
Views: 84925

Re: Official WTSO thread

Any thoughts on Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Morning Dew Ranch 2017? $45
by b. c@stner
July 13th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44030

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ordered the new bacon burger with my last order. At 30% applewood smoked bacon thinking this is going to be tasty burger.
by b. c@stner
July 10th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 760
Views: 84925

Re: Official WTSO thread

this is what they sent to me a couple of weeks ago. We tried the other Sancerre last night and thought it a real deal for $15. I posted a brief TN on CT. Also got a bottle of the chard from Friuli to try. Here is our current white offerings from Loire Valley and Italy. Tenuta Villa Nova Chardonnay ...
by b. c@stner
July 7th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

I am going to sit-out any future offers until Cameron smooths out the glitches in his platform. The prices on the wines are great, but not if I have to worry about receiving a case of cooked wine. About a month ago I ordered a case of the OG N.06 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and a few weeks...
by b. c@stner
July 7th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7962
Views: 550810

Re: de Negoce offer

Mitch P wrote: July 7th, 2020, 7:14 am Purchased mine on Sunday (with summer hold) for $144. No shipping or hold charged.
Dang, snooze ya lose!

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