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by HoosJustinG
September 24th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1659

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Otto Forsberg wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:56 pm
What are gay men's sweaters?
If you have to ask, you can't afford them.
by HoosJustinG
September 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Patagonia down jacket w/ Caymus logo - Size L
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Patagonia down jacket w/ Caymus logo - Size L

Huge shoutout to member Jeremy Charmak who purchased the jacket and saw that I'd left more cash in the pocket than he actually paid for the jacket. He let me know and quickly Venmo'd it to me!
by HoosJustinG
September 23rd, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1697

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

Chappellet Pritchard Hill is a consistently great wine, and I love Pritchard Hill fruit. The fact that it's not uber "limited" - and you can find it on the menu at just about every high end steakhouse in America - is mostly just because Chappellet has been there forever and bought land when it was d...
by HoosJustinG
September 23rd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions on serving 1965 Mayacamus?
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Suggestions on serving 1965 Mayacamus?

Thinking of bringing this to a wine dinner for some post-dinner merriment (classic Napa vs BDX dinner but we’re focusing on 90s/00s, so this is just for after dinner fun). It’s a good one for me to bring, because it doesn’t happen to be a producer I collect (so I won’t be spoiling a deep vertical) a...
by HoosJustinG
September 23rd, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 569
Views: 27399

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

If anyone wants some '16 Editorial DM me ... I have 11 left. The [pregnant] wife loves it, but by the time she pops we'll need much more room for wine after this Fall's ordering season. Can do like 25% off list.
by HoosJustinG
September 23rd, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4615
Views: 264172

Re: de Negoce offer

True. How do I cancel my order jk. Little known fact is Sauvignon Blanc is one of the parent grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, the other being Cabernet Franc. Historically, it's not uncommon in old world wine regions to co-ferment a small amount of white grapes with your reds. This is mostly a historic...
by HoosJustinG
September 22nd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden
Replies: 27
Views: 1918

Re: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden

2018 is already released? Is this “securing” the allocation with shipping later ... I thought I just got ‘16 this winter/spring? Anyways at $1k/bottle, I’m out. I have enough older Harlan to survive many a special occasion (91, 92, 93, 97, 01, 02, 04 and a few half bottles of 12) as well as a few bo...
by HoosJustinG
September 22nd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2601

Re: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020

My understanding (which is nothing) is they will not do that. It's either sell at full price or dump. Reputation is too important. That makes sense but I figured you still gotta pay the bills and have some cashflow? I remember one of the forums someone mentioned someone was selling their wine regar...
by HoosJustinG
September 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9649

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

OK ... 2/2/2 for me. Just dipping my toes in. Feel like I can slide a ~500 charge in there under the radar without my supervisor asking any questions.
by HoosJustinG
September 22nd, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9649

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Can somebody give me an idea of the wine making style and/or comparison to other well known producers? I know it's a board darling, so clearly I signed up for the list and am considering buying, but after Riverain, Realm, Abreu, Dalla Valle, Rivers Marie, Greer, and I'm sure others I'm not even reme...
by HoosJustinG
September 21st, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3435

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

What is the oxygen exchange rate for a normal cork that’s let’s say 10 years old? How does that compare to the amount of oxygen pushed into the wine from the needle? I can’t imagine that moves the needle - no pun intended - that much.
by HoosJustinG
September 21st, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

Wine Access club is pretty good for what you’re looking for. You get a good mix of wines and videos with their team doing a very easy to understand dose of tasting notes and background info. As far as pricing, the wine club prices are just OK, but you also get 10% off all other purchases and you can...
by HoosJustinG
September 21st, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Updated List - Mostly Napa Cabs (including Cults)
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Updated List - Mostly Napa Cabs (including Cults)

Have offloaded quite a few recently, and wanted to post an updated list before sending off for consignment now that we're into "shipping season." Would rather work a private deal as opposed to dealing with auction. Most are professionally stored, but a few are in my home unit (56F 65%RH) Purchase so...
by HoosJustinG
September 20th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 31
Views: 1408

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

Fruit bomb Cali cab, zin or Coca Cola.
by HoosJustinG
September 19th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Patagonia down jacket w/ Caymus logo - Size L
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Patagonia down jacket w/ Caymus logo - Size L

Was something like $150-175 (I didn’t bring a jacket with me on the trip and had enough by the time we made our way here) and I just haven’t worn it since I got back from the trip.

$60 shipped and it’s yours.
by HoosJustinG
September 18th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 569
Views: 27399

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

Anyone else get a $100 off $300 link via email? I got it like a month ago and it says just click and it’ll be automatically applied, but it’s not working. No expiration date was indicated in the email...
by HoosJustinG
September 17th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

I saw my waitlist email and got SUPER excited ... slightly came back to earth when I saw I was granted 6 additional Bard (now 12 total) and 1 additional Moonracer (now 3 total) but struck out on Falstaff. I'd requested 2 additional Falstaff (1 ordered previously) but also understand some got 0 initi...
by HoosJustinG
September 17th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

JohnP wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 7:34 am
Wish list granted (one Falstaff) this morning. Figured I'd have a better chance requesting a single versus three or more.
Hope there's still work to be done on the wishlist!
by HoosJustinG
September 15th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker

Am I the only one kinda miffed by this? I prefer CellarTracker’s interface and now I have to manage CT separately for what I have stored there... I'm sorry for your loss. Lol please point me to the last gripe on this message board that was not an ultimate first world problem. But yes, not the end o...
by HoosJustinG
September 15th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker

Ethan Abraham wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 5:08 pm
That's been the case for years.
Maybe it’s rolled out one location at a time? My “premier” account in DC just got converted.
by HoosJustinG
September 15th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker

What happened? They launched a proprietary inventory management system. I suppose bottle pull requests are easier - not that sending emails was actually difficult - but having to manually manage CellarTracker inventory for bottles kept offsite by reconciling with this software is definitely harder.
by HoosJustinG
September 15th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker
Replies: 7
Views: 659

New Domaine Storage inventory software replacing CellarTracker

Am I the only one kinda miffed by this? I prefer CellarTracker’s interface and now I have to manage CT separately for what I have stored there...
by HoosJustinG
September 14th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

I might go back and wishlist more Falstaff now lol ... I got the 1 bottle I was allocated, but this thread is making me thirsty.
by HoosJustinG
September 7th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 37
Views: 1853

Re: Wine Luggage

Get a Pelican and custom foam insert done @ MyCaseBuilder ... would allow you to customize for bottle types if you want also. Pelicans are meant to be loaded down with heavy gear and have heavy duty wheels, stack well, built like tanks, and you can buy other foam inserts for them as well (I.e. if yo...
by HoosJustinG
September 5th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine on day 4 smelled like ... brandy? Oxidized?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Wine on day 4 smelled like ... brandy? Oxidized?

Came home after a wonderful dinner and enjoying a bottle of Aligote and had an open (closed with Repour) bottle of a 2016 Wine Access NDA cabernet called “Editorial.” It’s a big wine - one I’ve described here as a great wine to break out as the 5th or 6th bottle at a tasting because it’s big, decen...
by HoosJustinG
September 5th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 152
Views: 13319

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

In for 16 more - got 8 each of Expression and Aromatic!
by HoosJustinG
September 5th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine on day 4 smelled like ... brandy? Oxidized?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Wine on day 4 smelled like ... brandy? Oxidized?

Huh? Really interesting! I don't have any experience with repour as I'm a big Coravin guy, but I hear good things about the product so I'm surprised the wine went downhill like that. Almost sounds like the repour stripped the wine of more than oxygen somehow, but i can't see how that would be possi...
by HoosJustinG
September 4th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine on day 4 smelled like ... brandy? Oxidized?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Wine on day 4 smelled like ... brandy? Oxidized?

Came home after a wonderful dinner and enjoying a bottle of Aligote and had an open (closed with Repour) bottle of a 2016 Wine Access NDA cabernet called “Editorial.” It’s a big wine - one I’ve described here as a great wine to break out as the 5th or 6th bottle at a tasting because it’s big, decent...
by HoosJustinG
September 2nd, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 4882

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

I really hope Di Costanzo leans into being spelled almost the same as "Costanza" and starts making Seinfeld themed cuvees. I would 100% buy the 2019 Jerk Store Cabernet.
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4615
Views: 264172

Re: de Negoce offer

Doesn't anyone else find it strange that OG 40 sells out in 20 minutes and not one of the five re-releases have sold out in over four days? Not one bit, mate. Manchester U tickets sell out in a flash. Ipswich? Not so much. Eh.... more like front row tickets for Ipswitch vs 50th row tickets for Ipsw...
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4615
Views: 264172

Re: de Negoce offer

Bring back MatthewT!
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction - shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction - shipping

Good Luck, HDH decision to move to Delaware has precluded any desire to do business with them. Hope they're saving lots of tax money because the pain in the ass of arranging shipping means they won't be seeing any more of my money. Given that you live in Chicago, I would assume this decision saves ...
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1991 Penfolds Grange (and others Colgin, Abreu, HB, Dana Lotus)- decant suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: 1991 Penfolds Grange (and others Colgin, Abreu, HB, Dana Lotus)- decant suggestions

Thorevilos tends to be Abreu's most tannic/brooding/tightly wound release. I'd be pretty surprised if the 2014 is ready to show well (they haven't even RELEASED the 2016 yet!), but if you do want to serve it, I'd opt for a full 8+ hour decant.
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Looking for specific Reidel Pinot glass

I have 2 orphan Riedel PN glasses that are probably from Costco or some such. No idea what you mean by 4 leaf clover shaped stem, though? Are these them - if so you can have them gratis just send me a shipping label.
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Going for 6 Bard and 2 Moonracer (+1 wishlist) ... no Absurd for me, though if anyone wants to share their Absurd allocation hit me with a DM (I can't see the price, so not sure if I'm a taker). The 2017 Absurd Is up to $525, which is a $50 increase over the 2016, which was a $50 increase over the ...
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Going for 6 Bard and 2 Moonracer (+1 wishlist) ... no Absurd for me, though if anyone wants to share their Absurd allocation hit me with a DM (I can't see the price, so not sure if I'm a taker).
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Ugh ... did not realize Abreu was also today. Going to wait and see what I was allocated from Realm, and then make some purchase decisions. Today is going to be a rough day of asking forgiveness from the wife...
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1355

Re: Wines for cellar

I'm guilty of spending more than I probably need to ... it's hard to strike a balance of buying wines you want to buy - and there's a ton out there - vs just the wines you actually see yourself drinking in your day to day life -- I guess that's why we call it "collecting?" I have way too much expens...
by HoosJustinG
September 1st, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

On the list for the first time and will probably buy some Bard as an experiment, but haven't actually tasted Realm before. What's the house style at Realm? Who are some comparable producers? Also curious as to this. How are the wines in terms of ripeness, etc? Just got on the list so thinking of bu...
by HoosJustinG
August 28th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 15064

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

I got this email today ... seems like a not so subtle message that the best way to get increased allocations (and also get access to the single vineyards and/or Absurd) is to max out your allocation and “wish list” further wines? That about right? I’ve purchased a few at auction and enjoyed them, so...
by HoosJustinG
August 27th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 963

Re: Mega Purple Question?

IIRC VA doesn't blow off, but as the wine opens up, the "signal to noise" ratio of the improves.
by HoosJustinG
August 27th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 963

Re: Mega Purple Question?

I can taste it and I hate it. And it makes me feel like crap hours later. Even after a glass or two I get a particular type of semi-hangover feeling. Wretched stuff. Sometimes I wonder about this ... Mega Purple being a hangover catalyst ... I drink a lot of Napa cabs and sometimes I end up with ju...
by HoosJustinG
August 26th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 20
Views: 1096

Re: Double decant question

I’m not super helpful this time, but usually even restaurants that are only open for dinner have staff there in the afternoon pretty early. I bring bottles at 2-3pm all the time and tell them at what time I’d like it opened and decanted.
by HoosJustinG
August 26th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al

Thanks for this ... I actually brought the ‘16 Dalla Valle with me on our beach trip this week and have been debating whether it’s going to be ready to drink.
by HoosJustinG
August 25th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 10833

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Guess I didn’t get allocated any? Oh well ... got 3 of each reserved at retail (same price IIRC). I guess by the time they’re no longer allocating any to retail — if that happens — I’ll have worked my way up the waiting list to buy direct.
by HoosJustinG
August 24th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4615
Views: 264172

Re: de Negoce offer

Could be fun to grab some board favorites in the $50-100 price range (Di Co, Frogs Leap, Corison, etc) and put them up against DN blind... I agree HOWEVER it would have to be a fair comp. Most of those have 1+ years in the bottle before they are even released. Particularly interested in the 50-70 p...
by HoosJustinG
August 23rd, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4615
Views: 264172

Re: de Negoce offer

Could be fun to grab some board favorites in the $50-100 price range (Di Co, Frogs Leap, Corison, etc) and put them up against DN blind...
by HoosJustinG
August 23rd, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4615
Views: 264172

Re: de Negoce offer

A MatthewT Youtube channel or IG Live doing a DN tasting line up is 100% something I would tune in to
by HoosJustinG
August 23rd, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin damaging corks
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Coravin damaging corks

Interestingly, my in-laws use their Coravin a good bit and also usually use a “Cork Pop” CO2 wine opener on lots of wines. On wines that have been Coravin’d the Cork Pop is often not effective, which leads me to believe it’s not a fully airtight seal and/or the Coravin hole can be forced upon with a...
by HoosJustinG
August 21st, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hart Davis Hart Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: Hart Davis Hart Auction

Prices did seem more reasonable than last month. Too bad I’m already in wife trouble for wine spending this summer on the home front. I got a few lots day 1 — one was a goof on my part (I meant to bid on 94/95/96 Harlan vertical and ended up bidding on 91/92/93). I had multiple tabs open doing prici...

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