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by Mike R
October 21st, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 248
Views: 13317

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Has anyone tried / received No 21 yet?
by Mike R
October 20th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

Troy - thanks for sending the studies, fascinating stuff. Interesting thought experiment - lets assume that your favorite wine costs $200 a bottle. You've had it many times, and every single time you and your guests think that it is magical. You've never once tasted this wine and thought it missed t...
by Mike R
October 20th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 248
Views: 13317

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Rodrigo, Good point - but also remember that there are wide swaths of people who consider themselves 'berserkers' - and some of them are not as vocal as you, Matt, Tony and others. They may actually prefer some of those other wines for various reasons. Also note that 'large producers', due to curre...
by Mike R
October 19th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1556

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

To everyone suggesting to try to change their mind on the white - believe me, I have on more than one occasion. I am a big Chard fan and have brought several really nice Burgs at various times, none of which were met with much interest. If you were bringing red wines these folks would like and had ...
by Mike R
October 19th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1556

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

To everyone suggesting to try to change their mind on the white - believe me, I have on more than one occasion. I am a big Chard fan and have brought several really nice Burgs at various times, none of which were met with much interest. Not speaking to the folks I am having this meal with, but I do ...
by Mike R
October 19th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1556

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I was originally thinking Burg, but I do have a Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose champagne I can bring that might pair well based on everyones recommendations. Perhaps I'll open that with dinner and bring a nice cab for after dinner.
by Mike R
October 19th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1556

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

Thanks so much for the recommendations so far! To answer the questions: 1) We are brining wine and someone else is cooking, so I wouldn't be able to change the dish (nor would I want to, host is a fantastic cook). 2) I am not sure about herbs or white / dark meat. 3) I think I am pretty much the onl...
by Mike R
October 19th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1556

Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

I am looking for some help with a wine pairing for an upcoming dinner where the main dish (lemon chicken) calls for white, but the people attending don't like white wine. I was thinking potentially a light red Burgundy, but really am not sure what will pair well. Any suggestions?
by Mike R
October 19th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

John L Hall wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 6:15 am
Anyone have thoughts about the new WA “concept album” release?
I really liked it a lot. Don't have tasting notes, but I remember it being extremely well balanced. One of the better wines I've had from them, and other than Yesterday, the only private label wine I went back and ordered more of.
by Mike R
October 16th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Like the others in this thread, they are sending me the correct replacement bottles and are allowing me to keep the Howell Mountain wine. Top notch customer service, per usual. They never offered to let me keep it. Disappointing since others were offered and I buy a decent amount of wine from them ...
by Mike R
October 16th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Like the others in this thread, they are sending me the correct replacement bottles and are allowing me to keep the Howell Mountain wine. Top notch customer service, per usual. They never offered to let me keep it. Disappointing since others were offered and I buy a decent amount of wine from them ...
by Mike R
October 16th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Arrived. Was the same original version. Kind of bummed tbh. Wanted a "bank error in your favor" for a free case! If its any consolation, the Oakville wine is much better in my opinion. It's not cause I would have gotten both cases! lololol Haha said a different way, you're not missing much. I'll tr...
by Mike R
October 16th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Customer Service Update re: 2018 Yesterday Howell Mountain versus Napa Valley (Oakville) I purchased a case of the original Napa Valley (Oakville). I was shipped (recently) one case of Yesterday, Howell Mountain. Upon email and phone inquiry, in less than 6 hours, Wine Access apologized for the err...
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Customer Service Update re: 2018 Yesterday Howell Mountain versus Napa Valley (Oakville) I purchased a case of the original Napa Valley (Oakville). I was shipped (recently) one case of Yesterday, Howell Mountain. Upon email and phone inquiry, in less than 6 hours, Wine Access apologized for the err...
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

Sold out. That was fast - record perhaps?
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

5 left
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

Considering there’s still 90 cases of #67 remaining, I have pretty low confidence in a new offer coming out today. I think this is the first real stinker offer we've had, right? Not that the wine is bad or anything, but it just didn't seem as tempting as they normally are. And usually DN shiner bot...
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Out of curiosity, for those who have been buying WA private label for awhile - is the bottle variation a common theme? It seems really really odd that lots of folks seem to take it as a foregone conclusion, when all the wine is theoretically sourced from the same bulk juice.
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Just got another follow up - apparently the Somm lady on IG was correct, they are planning on offering the 2018 Yesterday Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain next month, which is where the confusion came from at the warehouse. Which, if combining the two, means this is a premium producer who's bottl...
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Just got another follow up - apparently the Somm lady on IG was correct, they are planning on offering the 2018 Yesterday Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain next month, which is where the confusion came from at the warehouse. Which, if combining the two, means this is a premium producer who's bottle...
by Mike R
October 15th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Got a response just now on my email. Apparently there was an error in the warehouse, and they accidentally shipped the incorrect wine. This seems to confirm that there are in fact two lots of the Yesterday Cab. They said they will be replacing the wine with the Oakville version. No mention of shippi...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

My thoughts exactly. Did you try it? I have not yet--waiting to hear back from WineAccess. I'm sure they'll make it right; their CS is excellent. To complicate things further, I haven't opened the original Oakville Yesterday either. I visited my parents this past weekend and put all my Yesterday Oa...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 248
Views: 13317

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I drank #11 over 3 nights. It's fantastic. I can't believe these wines are sub $20. They are all too young and need years in the bottle but I have now had #2, #3, #7, #11. I'm not only impressed with all 4, I'd have paid 2x and been just as happy with the value I received. At 2x, it would be like t...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

I opened one of the Howell Mountain Yesterday wines just now - it is definitely not the same wine. I struggle a bit, because there was a lot of bottle variation on the 3 Oakville bottles I opened, but this doesn't taste like any of them. Way more oak on this than the Oakville version. It's not bad,...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

I opened one of the Howell Mountain Yesterday wines just now - it is definitely not the same wine. I struggle a bit, because there was a lot of bottle variation on the 3 Oakville bottles I opened, but this doesn't taste like any of them. Way more oak on this than the Oakville version. It's not bad,...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

I opened one of the Howell Mountain Yesterday wines just now - it is definitely not the same wine. I struggle a bit, because there was a lot of bottle variation on the 3 Oakville bottles I opened, but this doesn't taste like any of them. Way more oak on this than the Oakville version. It's not bad, ...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Rohit B wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 5:08 pm
It must be a different wine altogether, as there's a separate COLA and a different appellation on the label.

Haven't heard back from WineAccess yet.
Same here. I have been getting responses within hours on the thread I have on the Yesterday wines. Now all of a sudden its radio silence.
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Received my additional bottles of Yesterday today. Also got the Howell Mountain wine, versus the original Oakville offering. Not happy at all, I have emailed Wine Access and will let you know when they respond. Wow, that is messed up. They have 2 of the same label with fruit from two different plac...
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Received my additional bottles of Yesterday today. Also got the Howell Mountain wine, versus the original Oakville offering. Not happy at all, I have emailed Wine Access and will let you know when they respond.
by Mike R
October 14th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

I was gonna grab some of the Ringer, but honestly I have so much bulk juice at this point that I'm going to pass. I'm of the belief that wine magic is 70% in the making and 30% in the growing. These blends that WA makes are not the same thing as the wines made by the source. I suppose none of the pr...
by Mike R
October 13th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

I had posted above that wine access had registered a label in the COLA registry for a Yesterday wine that said Howell Mountain. I figured it was going to be a separate release and marketed separately from the original wine. For the record, the original wine said Napa Valley, although it was clearly...
by Mike R
October 13th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

Just got a shipping notice for 19. Are these cases really being sent one at a time? I can explain one painful day with 8 cases showing up, but 8 different days with a case arriving will be very very difficult to explain...
by Mike R
October 12th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

In light of my additional purchase of Yesterday, we opened a 3rd bottle today from our original shipment. If you didn't see my prior post, bottle one was incredible, and two was mediocre. Number three today was awesome, not as good as the first, but still a really really good wine. Excited for my ad...
by Mike R
October 12th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

Bought 62 today, despite my promise to myself to not buy any more wine this year.

I am weak.
by Mike R
October 10th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

No. 31 is live again if anyone is interested.
by Mike R
October 9th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Just popped a #7, the Sta Rita Hills Pinot. It accidentally got shipped but I told them to let it come. This is great for $10. I prefer Loring Sta Rita Hills for $25 but that's 150% more expensive. I will gladly drink this and I'm sure my wife and the two cases I bought as gifts will be well receiv...
by Mike R
October 9th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

T. Hall wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 12:29 pm

P.S. wife is a big rose fan, so picked one up. just received yesterday. opened one. we both thought it was solid. if it had any transport shock, was not noticing it. very pale, good acidity, true to a Provencal style.
Was it the 14?
by Mike R
October 9th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 248
Views: 13317

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I agree. Most dN wine buyers aren’t the type to purchase a significant amount of $100+ wines. Which is why I’m curious to hear from everyone. If you were in the market for a $100-$150 would you feel that that particular dN wine delivered on that stated price? How much will that affect people’s futu...
by Mike R
October 9th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 248
Views: 13317

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I think a lot of dN buyers are not buying $90-$150 wine. I do have some wine in that price range in my closet but 90%+ of what I buy is south of $50. ' I think #2 is $75 good, yah. I wouldn't buy another case of it for $75 right now cause I literally won't spend $75 on ANY bottle of ANYTHING right ...
by Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

I emailed them to ask whether it is the same wine or not as what was previously offered on the site. They said it is the exact same bottle as what I bought previously, no different blend / etc... I signed up for their waitlist as soon as it sold out, so I was likely #1 and they are likely going thro...
by Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

To be fair, 12 was a white and 14 was a rose. Only 16 was a Merlot (red). I don't think your 2 out of 3 not liking is really a good sample of dN offerings. I'd bet if you tried 5 of the cabs you'd like at least 4 of them. Just realized my error. It was the Sauv Blanc (No 15) not the Merlot (16). 15...
by Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

Which 3 have you tried Mike and 2 you didnt like? I know you mentioned before, but couldnt find it I have received #12, #14, and #16. I did not care for either the #12 (way too much oak) or the #14 (flavorless, tastes like a rose/water mix), but thought the #16 was excellent. To be fair, 12 was a w...
by Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

K. Tr@n wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
how many bottles are they offering? same price?
Up to 12, at a slightly higher price ($37 instead of $35)
by Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
by Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

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 Mike R
October 8th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

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.
by Mike R
October 7th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville. Wound up dumping the 2018 Chad and o...
by Mike R
October 7th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville. Wound up dumping the 2018 Chad and o...
by Mike R
October 7th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6300
Views: 365997

Re: de Negoce offer

My case of #12 chardonnay showed up today. Kind of random that only 1 case out of the 6 or so that I bought was shipped. Anyways, I recall many people didn't like this. Oaky or something. Might make good holiday gifts...... If anyone has drank a bottle, let me know your thoughts on it please. Extre...
by Mike R
October 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 794
Views: 40821

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

Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville.

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