Search found 226 matches

by James Mc
January 15th, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 23
Views: 1779

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

So should I not be holding these, but rather enjoying these soon?
by James Mc
January 13th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Now you see it, now you don't. OG N.111 sold out in 13 minutes. (125 cases) Not a DeNegoce record, but close. Was this another "subset" of the mailing list wine? Never got the email. If so, I honestly can't believe I'm not on that list - I'm at 20 cases at this point. I’m at 22 cases, but...
by James Mc
January 12th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1171
Views: 88057

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

I had the 2017 piece of work cab about 6 months ago and everyone really enjoyed it. I see the 2018 is up now. Have to dig up the ‘17s write up and compare if same source. Think the 17 had tiered pricing. Think I paid $32 or $35 per for 6.

Edit: not same source. Carry on.
by James Mc
January 12th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 72
Views: 7805

Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Just got the email save the date. Who is excited? Havent touched my ‘18s, but looking forward to these. Has anyone sampled any of the ‘19s yet?
by James Mc
January 4th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211205

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I picked up some ‘14 bedrock heritage last order, so that could be great opportunity to get some with bottle age for introduction.
by James Mc
December 28th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?
Replies: 55
Views: 2179

Re: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?

oh...unlikely to be pinot based on the bottle shape... Funny you should say that . . . I will be bottling up my first pinots later this year most likely and I will be bottling them in a 'bordeaux'-shaped glass bottle. Why some why ask? Why not, I say - all of my other bottlings are in the exact sam...
by James Mc
November 23rd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

James Mc wrote: November 23rd, 2020, 2:50 pm Based on the overwhelming reviews of #16 i was tempted to buy another case, but have not tried myself and dont have access to the case i bought previously. Decisions decisions.
Locked in a second case.
by James Mc
November 23rd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Based on the overwhelming reviews of #16 i was tempted to buy another case, but have not tried myself and dont have access to the case i bought previously. Decisions decisions.
by James Mc
November 15th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 2851

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

During offers you can ask about previous releases. I added some bedrock 2014’s and 2016’s as part of my fall order this year. Prices were same as historic release prices and perfect provenance. Win/win. Granted that wont work with every wine, but will for some.
by James Mc
November 10th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 97
Views: 5063

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

New to D&R - Considering a holiday 3 pack for both my father and father-in-law. Is this a good selection to get them (and me) acquainted with D&R? I would likely be around when the bottles are opened. HOLIDAY 3 PACK $111 2019 Familiar Orange 2018 Fred & Dora's Old Vine Petite Sirah 2019 ...
by James Mc
November 6th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Havent bought since #60, and I would have bought, but didnt get there quick enough.
by James Mc
November 5th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 580
Views: 36987

Re: Ravenswood library offer

my case:

1982 Dickerson
1986 Sonoma Cab
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma Zin
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1993 Gregory Cab
1994 Gregory Cab
1994 Sonoma Merlot
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barricia Zin
1998 Rancho Salina
1999 Icon
by James Mc
November 3rd, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Received OG 27 last week. Had in a wine cooler for the last week. Decided to pop one tonight with a truly eclectic dinner (cocktail franks, Costco egg rolls and dumplings). Wine was DELICIOUS! Bright fruit and tannins that were well balanced with the rest of the wine. Better than an $85 Napa Cab (b...
by James Mc
November 2nd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 12378

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Aleks V wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am Just when I said I wouldn’t order more wine this year...
Bingo. Thought I was in the clear.
by James Mc
October 31st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS few odds and ends
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: FS few odds and ends

Where are you located in VA?
by James Mc
October 31st, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 580
Views: 36987

Re: Ravenswood library offer

My case is supposed to arrive next week, cant wait.

Should these bottles be decanted at all or good to go pop and pour?
by James Mc
October 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

27, 28, 29, 31, and 42 showed up today. 31(zin) is the only one I plan open any time soon.
by James Mc
October 30th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 580
Views: 36987

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Would be cool to do a zoom tasting or discussion with Joel (similar to earlier in the year) to talk through some of the wines that were included in these library cases and his experiences with them.
by James Mc
October 29th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

So do we need cellar defenders for these cellar defenders?
by James Mc
October 29th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

I completely agree with the sentiment but I am pretty sure that with the pace that cases are moving now, this topic will die of in less than 2-weeks. what pace do you think the cases are moving now? I hope you are right, but it doesn't seem that way to me. With 4-5 new offers a week, he has to be g...
by James Mc
October 29th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Got 8 cases coming between today and Tuesday. Was hoping to have it spaced out more (i had asked for that previously), as 5 cases are slotted to come tomorrow. After that, I only have a handful of offers outstanding (last purchase was #60). Oddly, still waiting for 2 offers to ship in the teens. I w...
by James Mc
October 29th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 580
Views: 36987

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Sean_S wrote: October 28th, 2020, 10:01 pm Two Cases showed up today at my house putting them in Cellar Tracker Now...

Sean
Did you get an email notification prior to? I havent seen anything, just wanted to make sure. I’m in no rush, just trying to plan.
by James Mc
October 25th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Decanted #19 for an hour and then consumed over 3hrs. Definitely very closed even after 1hr. It continued to open up and the last sip was the best. This is very young (obviously, just bottled months ago) and needs more time. Next time I would give it 2-3hrs decant. Will let them rest for a while.
by James Mc
October 21st, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Hillside as in 27/28/29? I got notification earlier this week that #25 is on its way, will be here Friday. Only one coming this week for me, no notification about 27/28/29.
by James Mc
October 20th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Its 5 o’clock somewhere.

Despite the cases coming in, I have yet to open any. Was going to try to wait a couple weeks to let it settle a bit more. Not sure which one I’ll open first. Decisions Decisions.
by James Mc
October 19th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3536

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

But yeah...aside from the obvious cooling requirements, the 18' thing in a room that small is gonna make the place feel like a grain silo. My cellar had almost the same footprint as yours...6.5 x 11.3...and I managed to make it single-bottle racked for almost 2000 bottles! Brad, how big is the aisl...
by James Mc
October 19th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Kyle S chaffer wrote: October 19th, 2020, 1:59 pm which are the other #s that we think are Robert Craig? thanks
Cam eluded to this offer being the same source as 21, 22, 46, and 47
by James Mc
October 17th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2751

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

Nicely done! Whats the footprint?
by James Mc
October 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211205

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: October 16th, 2020, 3:46 pm The 2019 Old Vines Zinfandel is nothing short of astounding.
How long of a decant?
by James Mc
October 16th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2751

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

Michael - do you have any pictures of what you built? Curious to see.
by James Mc
October 16th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall offer
Replies: 40
Views: 3988

Re: Rhys Fall offer

How long does a person usually wait before offered an allotment with Rhys? I only learned about this winery a few months ago (on this site), and signed onto their waiting list in August. I'm amusing I will not make this fall offer, but am curious to know what the average wait time is? I joined in M...
by James Mc
October 15th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

I second this!!! It would be great to do a side by side with the de Negoce and Robert Craig! Haven't gotten it yet. Would be even funnier if the restaurant advertised it as Robert Craig but poured it from decanters filled with de Negoce. LOL Bring your dN steak and do diferent side-by-side. Blind!
by James Mc
October 15th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote: October 15th, 2020, 9:37 am I just signed up for a wine pairing dinner next week and the NY Steak is being served with...

"Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, 2017"

And that made me lol.
Nice. Are you going to bring one of your “Robert Craig’s” for a side by side?
by James Mc
October 13th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Log into your account and look at your orders. If it says unfulfilled then it is not in transit yet/label not printed. If its fulfilled, click in and you should see tracking number.
by James Mc
October 12th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5181

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Both of the cases showed up with broken styro, had never seen that before. Wine all appears fine, which is what really counts
by James Mc
October 11th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5181

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

James - hope yours gets delivered. In typical FedEx fashion, still saying by eod today but no update since 1 am Saturday and no “on the truck” message. It is hilarious as they literally drive right by my house taking it from one facility to another then backtrack to deliver. Rainy and cool so no wo...
by James Mc
October 10th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211205

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

b. c@stner wrote: October 10th, 2020, 4:49 pm 2019 OVZ
How was it?
by James Mc
October 10th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5181

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Mines now in Grove City,OH (I’m located in VA). Says fedex delivery by end of day Sunday. Is Fedex delivering on Sundays now? Yesterday it said Tuesday delivery.
by James Mc
October 8th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1171
Views: 88057

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

Received email about 2018 Piece of Work cab. I bought 6 of the 2017 last year and had one about 2 months ago and it was very good. Served it to a couple folks and they really enjoyed it as well. Tempted to buy the 2018 as well. Sont know if they are same source or not.
by James Mc
October 8th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Would be interested if folks would be willing to pay an additional $3-5/bottle above what was paid for the various offers? Ie: great QPR at $15, what about at $18? Asking because if offers come out again (as was mentioned by Cam previously, but at higher prices) would be helpful for folks who did no...
by James Mc
October 8th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 740
Views: 73715

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Interesting to see the wildly divergent views on #12. Impressive that Richard put it over the Claudine, which I'm pretty sure is DuMol (and should be exact same wine). I didn't order #12, but if that's basically the worst reviewed one so far (other than maybe the 14 Rose which I don't care about) I...
by James Mc
October 8th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

N 24 is back on if anyone is looking. All these shipping issues, as well as thinking 2 of the 3 I have received so far have been terrible has really soured DN to me. I probably won't be buying much of anything anymore. Which 3 have you tried Mike and 2 you didnt like? I know you mentioned before, b...
by James Mc
October 8th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Some of the offers (hill side cabs, 27,28,29, and others) he suggests they will age beautifully for a long time and even said the corks used would support that. So is that not the case if sterile filtered? Will they not evolve at all, or just minimally if sterile filtered? I think his email has rais...
by James Mc
October 7th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Cam should hold releasing any new offers until shipping is resolved and he has responded to all of the concerns. If it takes a week, so be it. If he pushes out another offer without doing so, that shows the lack of concern for the issues at hand. Hopefully he does the right thing.
by James Mc
October 6th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

I think alot of it has to do with growing too quickly without supporting infrastructure. Cam is managing his margins, so between Cam/Bert, theres not enough man power to address all of this. I’d be curious to see what the structure of similarly sized outfits are (based on volume of bottle sales) com...
by James Mc
October 6th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5181

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Labels have been created, will arrive next Monday. Was concerned about sitting over the weekend, but at least temps in VA have cooled down to 60’s/70’s, so not as concerned once it gets in the area.
by James Mc
October 2nd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2294
Views: 261405

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

$50 off $150 at WineAccess for first time orders. Use link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/adam_30 Just bought 3x bottles of the 2017 Martin Ray Diamond Mountain Cab for $107.75 shipped with taxes using your coupon. Thanks! 😁 FYI- LastBottle currently has ‘17 martin Ray SCM cab for $26/btl, free shi...
by James Mc
October 2nd, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 DeNegoce OG No. 07 Pinot Noir, St. Rita Hills
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: TN: 2017 DeNegoce OG No. 07 Pinot Noir, St. Rita Hills

Im guessing all of the reds should be decanted to show best, since all of them were bottled at most 4-5 months ago. Wise decision to decant for 1hr. Did you take a taste at pop to see the difference between when first opened and the hour decanted?
by James Mc
October 1st, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8001
Views: 557136

Re: de Negoce offer

Soon we should start a “what dN wine are you drinking tonight?” Thread. Only seems fitting that MatthewT start that thread. Will be much easier to track tasting notes/comments/thoughts all in one place and keep this thread to offers. That way people dont have to sift through tons of pages between ta...
by James Mc
September 29th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1171
Views: 88057

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

Ive got some of the ‘16 D&S, its pretty good; ive got 4 left i believe (tried one maybe 4 months ago). It sounds like different source each year, so probably no correlation. Think I paid $20/btl for the ‘16.

Go to advanced search