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by Mike R
January 21st, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Very tempting but skipping to save room for the upcoming Chards
by Mike R
January 20th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Rodrigo B wrote: January 20th, 2021, 5:38 pm Haven't received any shipping notice on n.82. Of those that received shipping notices on N.82, curious to know whether you're on the East or West Coast.
I'm East Coast and haven't received my shipping notice either.
by Mike R
January 20th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone have the current upcoming offerings list? I'm hoping there is a Chard released soon; all the whites I've bought from DN have been really good (except No. 62). A few new ones after checking today. Here's what I see out there that are not released yet. Mike R you're in luck, several new Chards...
by Mike R
January 20th, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone have the current upcoming offerings list? I'm hoping there is a Chard released soon; all the whites I've bought from DN have been really good (except No. 62).
by Mike R
January 14th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

I have to give the DN guys some serious credit. I've been regretting that Petit Verdot purchase since I made it. I emailed them to ask if there is any chance they would let me refund the purchase and they refunded me almost instantly. They would have been well within their rights to tell me to take ...
by Mike R
January 14th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 44
Views: 3456

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

I fortunately haven't had any issues, other than a snarky UPS guy every time wine is delivered (some variant of "you guys must be REALLY thirsty!" or "what do you do with all this wine I bring you?" literally every time he drops off a package).
by Mike R
January 14th, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

No 118 Malbec is up: Oh my. Juicy, rich, ripe, deep, dark, and delicious are just a few descriptors of this fantastic Chalk Hill Malbec...while I'm at it, I would throw in lush, intense and hedonistic too. Produced by one of Chalk Hill's finest producers from some of the finest vineyards on Chalk Hi...
by Mike R
January 14th, 2021, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone ever had a new world Tempranillo before? I probably would have bought if I had seen the offer, just out of curiosity.
by Mike R
January 13th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

john mccarty wrote: January 13th, 2021, 4:53 pm 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.
by Mike R
January 12th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91542

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

I know this thread is all red wine discussion, but I wanted to give a plug for their white wine as well. I bought some Massican Annia and Brokenwood Semilion, both highly rated and great white wines, for about 30% off with different discounts and Amex offer. Add in free shipping and these prices ar...
by Mike R
January 12th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91542

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

If I may provide some counterpoints, I find that the WineAccess NDA wines tend to be extremely uniform in terms of style. They are almost always from Napa, 15+% ABV, full bodied, with heavy oak treatment. While some show good balance, others are an over-extracted unbalanced mess. 2018 Editorial in ...
by Mike R
January 12th, 2021, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Kevin B wrote: January 11th, 2021, 4:54 pm I got the Walla Walla Cab, and the Petit Verdot. Still waiting on a bunch I bought months ago that should be shipping soon. I'll pass, but I'm interested in seeing how fast 800 cases go.
Looks like just over 400 left still. Pretty clear evidence enthusiasm for DN is fading a bit.
by Mike R
January 11th, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91542

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

They sent out this top 10 wines of 2020 earlier this week, and hinted at it there https://discover.wineaccess.com/2020-top-10-california-wines/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=2019%20WA%20Internal&utm_campaign=010921%20Weekly%20%28QVCa5Q%29&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkxqek1mRyIsICJrbF9lbW...
by Mike R
January 11th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7612

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I still can't believe a case of Petit Verdot from DN is what broke me. Who the hell buys a case of Petit Verdot?
by Mike R
January 11th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austin Hope, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2121

Re: Austin Hope, anyone?

I've always called this "baby Caymus" because it tastes so similar. Not a fan of it, but if you like Caymus you'll like this too (at half the price!)
by Mike R
January 10th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587278

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

Where has this site been all my life? Only been checking it out a couple days and already ordered some high quality cabs at amazing prices. I thought it was going to be cheap or junk juice but wow this is awesome! It usually is haha, not sure why but they've had some good juice the last few days.
by Mike R
January 9th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 7086

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Fell of the wagon tonight with some cheese and crackers. Back on the wagon tomorrow...
by Mike R
January 9th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm still missing #4 Merlot. Waiting to hear back from "Shipping". Now, I'm annoyed. 12/27: Emailed Support: Any news on my order of Merlot #4? [Ordered on 5/25/20] 12/31: Support Responded: I'll check with Shipping on Monday [1/4] and get back to you. 1/6: Emailed Support: Any update? No...
by Mike R
January 9th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587278

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

Thanks Mark, makes me feel much better about the purchase! I plan to drink this either in the fall or possibly winter of 2022.
by Mike R
January 9th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587278

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

Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 up for $175 a bottle. I grabbed one as I've never had a Grand Cru Burg before; any thoughts on this deal? Considering grabbing one more. I grabbed one for several reasons: It's probably ripe with higher alcohol making for a nice cold winter night drin...
by Mike R
January 9th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587278

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

Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 up for $175 a bottle. I grabbed one as I've never had a Grand Cru Burg before; any thoughts on this deal? Considering grabbing one more. I see that a '99 is available from at least one merchant for $199, and I don't think I can wait 20 years to let th...
by Mike R
January 9th, 2021, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587278

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

Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 up for $175 a bottle. I grabbed one as I've never had a Grand Cru Burg before; any thoughts on this deal? Considering grabbing one more.
by Mike R
January 8th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

I have no idea what came over me but I just ordered the Petit Verdot. No idea what I was thinking or what I'm going to do with 12 bottles of a blending wine.

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by Mike R
January 7th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: Bottle Variation

Some of the de Negoce offerings are consistent, though young, across the bottles we’ve had. Others are wildly inconsistent within an offering. Good bottles to highly acidic bottles to just “off” bottles. Having worked on a bottling line, I can tell you there is variation even within the same tank. ...
by Mike R
January 7th, 2021, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 75124

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I’ve been reading these tasting notes since the beginning and find them helpful but I do have to ask how often people here drink wines within the first few months after bottling. I know that ‘better’ wines aren’t even released for sale until at least a year and very often longer. Supermarket brands...
by Mike R
January 7th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: Bottle Variation

I've been slightly bemused to see people opening all these private label wines that are just extremely young and then complaining about bottle variation. While some wines will show well very young, many will not. Even those that do show well while young are often in a youthful drinking window and y...
by Mike R
January 7th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Bottle Variation

Like many on the board, in 2020 I bought a whole lot of private label wines from DeNegoce and Wine Access. In tasting the wines, I've found a huge amount of variation - for example we would try a bottle and absolutely adore it, and then open another bottle (sometimes in the same night, but more freq...
by Mike R
January 6th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Nick F. wrote: January 6th, 2021, 9:12 am whats the offer? Lnk doesnt pop in for me?
Their Cab is being offered for $49.99 rather than the "suggested" price of $95.00. If the link works, it should show the price.
by Mike R
January 6th, 2021, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

I think #107 lines up well with Goosecross's "Petit Petite". $95, 50% Petite Sirah, 50% Syrah, 100% New French Oak. Many of the tasting notes line up. The winery sits on State Lane road right by Kapscandy and Cliff Lede. The only thing that doesn't line up is Cam said this Petite comes fr...
by Mike R
January 6th, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 75124

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the N24 Pinot right off the truck. This is very earthy, with cherry and strawberry on the nose. Quite tart and really funky with integrated tannins, the primary flavor is earthiness, mushrooms, and red fruit. Not a big fan of this one; would not buy it again. I read this note and was thinkin...
by Mike R
January 6th, 2021, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

After swearing off any more private label wines I came dangerously close to buying this, but ultimately resisted. Dry January is getting to me and its only been 5 days!
by Mike R
January 5th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 7086

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I'm in on dry January as well. I plan to not drink at all in January, then one bottle a month (via Coravin) thereafter until I get the vaccine. I figure its a good way to cut back after enjoying more wine than usual in 2020 (was up to about 4-5 bottles a month in 2020)
by Mike R
January 4th, 2021, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Beringer Chardonnays from 2016 to 1982
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: TN: Beringer Chardonnays from 2016 to 1982

Slightly off topic, but Beringer makes some of my favorite cabs in the $20-$40 range. Their Distinction Cab (with the black label) and the Knight Valley Reserve Cab frequently show up on sites like LastBottle and Vivino for $35ish a bottle. Two of my favorite cabs; I highly recommend grabbing a few ...
by Mike R
January 4th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone heard anything on No 77 or 82? I have received all my wines except these (and No. 100).
by Mike R
December 31st, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year’s wine resolution
Replies: 51
Views: 2055

Re: New Year’s wine resolution

I am doing a dry January, followed by a "semi-dry" Feb / March. In Feb / March I'm allowing myself one bottle of wine a month. Concurrent with that, I'm not buying any wine until until the end of March.
by Mike R
December 27th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Grabbed #100, which will be my last purchase of private label wines for a long long time (unless #40 or #23 come back up). I have over 20 cases already, with a few more coming soon, and no where to put them. That said, I couldn’t pass on #100.
by Mike R
December 20th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 75124

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Tried the N23 yesterday as well. Unlike N24, which is from the same producer, I found this to be quite nice. I don’t really have any tasting notes, but would definitely pick up another case of this if it became available, and wouldn’t be unhappy if I had paid $20-$30 a bottle.
by Mike R
December 19th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 75124

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the N24 Pinot right off the truck. This is very earthy, with cherry and strawberry on the nose. Quite tart and really funky with integrated tannins, the primary flavor is earthiness, mushrooms, and red fruit. Not a big fan of this one; would not buy it again.
by Mike R
December 18th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587278

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

I think the gods intervened in me buying a few bottles of the 2016 Beringer Private Reserve Cab that I definitely don't need. Added it to my cart and went to checkout, but couldn't remember my password. While I was waiting for the password reset email, the wine sold out.
by Mike R
December 14th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

So let's say the mix and match shop opens up tomorrow. I only have Cabernet and cab blends and would love to add some Zinfandel, Merlot and Pinot. What would you order more of in less than 12 bottle increments? Seems like 61, 70D, 4 are very well liked. Thanks While I think most of the wines I have...
by Mike R
December 10th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

I've received nearly all of my 20+ orders as well. That said, I do find the shipping issues to be very frustrating, especially the ones that are shipping months late. I left my summer home last week, and was expecting to have all my shipments before I left based on the ship dates promised when I ord...
by Mike R
December 7th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dryuary 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1965

Re: Dryuary 2021

Not a bad idea. I've been drinking more recently in part to battle the COVID stay at home boredom. I'll give this a shot.
by Mike R
December 7th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Bob Chapman wrote: December 7th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Mike R wrote: November 27th, 2020, 8:32 pm I ordered both 23 and 50, and wasn’t charged tax on either order. Odd.
Sales tax presumes an actual transaction where buyer gets what he has paid for.
This is comical. I have ordered roughly 20 DNs and received nearly all of them so far.
by Mike R
December 3rd, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Emailed dN support last night about that: Washington wines are a few weeks away OG N.77 Ships next week You will receive a confirmation email with the tracking details upon shipping. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns that I may assist with. Best regards, mickey Thanks! ...
by Mike R
December 3rd, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91542

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

lol...I caved and bought 3 2018 radio silence. Gotta have something to drink as I have to wait forever for the 8 cases of Cams Cabs to settle down [dash1.gif] Might pick up some more of those Andreas review ones that are still available...That 2016 Concept looks enticing... @David Buck - the 2016 C...
by Mike R
December 3rd, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

Has anyone received a shipping notice for No. 77 or No. 82 so far?
by Mike R
November 30th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 75124

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

had the 21 Atlas Peak cab with dinner last night. Decanted 4 hours. Either not ready or not that good. I believe the former. I have had a couple bottles of the 21, and agree. The frustrating part for me is, I specifically chose dN selections it seemed would drink well now, without having to wait 2-...
by Mike R
November 29th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

I tasted a #50 and its very acidic and lacking in flavor, overall not good. Im trying progressively longer decants but so far its unlikable. ? bottle variation or still shocked. I had a #40 that was good though. I've opened two of these so far. Bottle one was amazing, the best DN I've had by a good...
by Mike R
November 28th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8129
Views: 570621

Re: de Negoce offer

In all seriousness the 50 is just fine and I’m glad I have 4 cases. This particular bottle was obviously shocked, but the wine from the other night was amazing and highly recommended. Needs some time though. Too late Mike R...already have my lawyer drafting a complaint for hype and dump...I live in...

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