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by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming eagle
Replies: 21
Views: 1613

Re: Screaming eagle

Ian S wrote: January 15th, 2021, 7:08 pm $2600 per bottle? [swoon.gif] Imagine how much great Riesling you could buy with that kind of quid. [wow.gif]
That's more than my full BD budget. Oh well, gotta start somewhere!
by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hidden Ridge...What to do now that they're gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Hidden Ridge...What to do now that they're gone?

WineAccess sold a bottling called Hidden Ridge with what looked like the exact same label as the old HR. Immortal is, as you noted, the new estate but their SRP is $100 i think, even though I see it retailing for $75 all over
by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Rodrigo B wrote: January 15th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Max S. wrote: January 15th, 2021, 2:21 pm "But I only went 20% over budget, it could have been WAY worse. I love you!"
I think you forgot a zero there neener
There are just some things I can't get away with...
by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I'll be following the new BerserkerDay calmly from Europe who said enviously as well . Sounds exciting as always, at least I won't exceed my budget [rofl.gif] Or some of us have our winery in Europe... Time to prepare a budget and ignore it completely in 12 days pileon I already have the excuses fo...
by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

It's definitely a turn off for me, but I've never really been much of a joiner so maybe I'm not their target audience.
by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Best regions in 2021

It sounds like Willamette has another good year coming, but I can't really tell what the pre-release chatter means. A lot of talk of a vintage that's more true to Oregon than the recent vintages.
by Max S.
January 15th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Best regions in 2021

The Piedmont 2016 releases were a big deal in 2020, more so than anywhere else I can think of - what regions are you looking forward to picking up in 2021?
by Max S.
January 14th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Anyone want to chime in with suggestions (based on prior year participating vendors) of classic "big" cabs? After going down a bunch of different roads (zins, natural wine, funky stuff, old world, etc.,), it's what we tend to want to open most often these days. I thought Enfield's Waterho...
by Max S.
January 14th, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Is Black Cat considered big? I don't have a lot of experience with cab, so it's definitely a lot bigger than most of what we're drinking. We loved it.
by Max S.
January 13th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 48
Views: 1616

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Interesting, on another thread, everyone was advising to load up on the Le Mont and Cote de Bourg instead of Le Haut Lieu (which I love, but not a lot of experience with the others). I have two moratoriums now threatened - no drinking, no buying for now. I feel like I need to taste one of the Haut ...
by Max S.
January 13th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Producers to Check Out?
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Willamette Producers to Check Out?

Some takeaways from the week I spent in meetings back in November: Coria Estate, I named Aurora Coria a winemaker to watch Winderlea - Robert Brittan Big Table Farm Flaneur Aerea Domaine Roy & Fils DeLancellotti Goodfellow Thanks Doug! Humbled to be in such great company. We love sharing our Ga...
by Max S.
January 13th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: January 12th, 2021, 7:16 pm Just checked my Amex offers and I have one for water.com. So close, but yet so far...
Paging Jesus.
by Max S.
January 13th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 13th, 2021, 9:36 am
Max S. wrote: January 13th, 2021, 8:42 am Good lord that's a lot of points.
And you, as a GCC member, gets the extra bonus...you saw that link, right?
I did, but I'm in the middle of a refi so no go on signing up this year I'm afraid.
by Max S.
January 13th, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 48
Views: 1616

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Interesting, on another thread, everyone was advising to load up on the Le Mont and Cote de Bourg instead of Le Haut Lieu (which I love, but not a lot of experience with the others). I have two moratoriums now threatened - no drinking, no buying for now. I feel like I need to taste one of the Haut ...
by Max S.
January 12th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 221
Views: 16881

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd, the list is updated, but you should edit the original post and put this at the top. Some people may not find it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cXKLMRXZi7SVJMI2Hvi4dMvy_WL4xny8xck64IsdTfk/edit?usp=sharing Looks like embed works now, here is the link, just take the space out after &quo...
by Max S.
January 12th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Marc Simon wrote: January 12th, 2021, 10:19 am Where can I see last years offers so I can see what I did last year?
I may be just missing it....
Most of the previous BD offerings are in the BerserkerDay Archive at the bottom of the forum list. Here is BD XI specifically: viewforum.php?f=79
by Max S.
January 11th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2699

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

larry schaffer wrote: January 11th, 2021, 12:27 pm Curious what the pricing is on these wines - from their SB to their cabs and proprietary blends. Anyone?

Cheers
WS has their cab sauv ranging from $200-400, primarily in the 275-350 range.
by Max S.
January 11th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for social media consultant for winery
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Looking for social media consultant for winery

Ian S wrote: January 11th, 2021, 6:56 am Hi Simon. Most of the regular denizens of this board are stodgy fogies and might not be as savvy as you would like. Have you tried looking for help on a site frequented by more Millennials?
I think there's more than one or two of us hanging around champagne.gif
by Max S.
January 9th, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

Also, Vivino is confusing. It only has 1 review for the 2019 but the way they set it up you have to really look to realize the other reviews are different vintages. Maybe its just mobile. Also, pretty sure their rating only shows the aggregate of all vintages
by Max S.
January 9th, 2021, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

I think in general I get better review off CT. I couldn't care less about the scores, but usually there will be at least one tasting note that seems worthwhile.
by Max S.
January 9th, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

Lots of good stuff coming back into the Ca warehouse for wine.com, 6728 items as of this morning including a number of things that have been out of stock for a few weeks. Also, for wine access, 2019 Arnot Roberts Syrah Sonoma coast Syrah is available at $36, great deal, below mailing list price and...
by Max S.
January 9th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I'm excited. My first BD. Just need to control myself so I don't have to sleep in the doghouse. Berserkers shop first, ask for forgiveness later. Well, I blew our 2020 wine budget by more than double so there's a limit on the forgiveness . . . I only blew ours by like 30% and I'm still in trouble. ...
by Max S.
January 9th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 3306

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

We've definitely got a few names from a couple of these threads, hopefully the end is near...!
by Max S.
January 8th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 3306

Re: Building a wine storage room in Denver area: contractor recommendations?

I am a new berserker in the Denver area that would enjoy getting better connected in the wine scene with tastings, trades, etc. I have a solid collection and simply want to meet more like minded people. Any ideas? Right now, afraid not. Although the Vineyard wine shop is doing weekend Zoom tastings...
by Max S.
January 8th, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?
Replies: 48
Views: 3614

Re: Is it too early to bring up BerserkerDay 2021?

less than 3 weeks away. sneak peek... The offers are starting to roll in, probably 25 of them already. Some newbies and plenty of board favorites. Oh boy, Albert is working on acquiring another private cellar that he'll release on berserkerday. Let's hope he can pull it off. Stop teasing us Brig, t...
by Max S.
January 7th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine-searcher.com the last word on search?
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Is wine-searcher.com the last word on search?

Find the distributor and ask them A very good point. The only thing that comes up on a google search are links to wine-searcher.com, the actual winery and an outfit called Boutinot in Florida. I think this is the distributor, but the website is terrible The "contact us" link doesn't work....
by Max S.
January 7th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Jdbramm wrote: January 7th, 2021, 7:29 am You guys are the best and worst influence! [thankyou.gif] Excited to try several of these great sites across a few vintages.
Well now we definitely have to offline post COVID...
by Max S.
January 7th, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Was wondering why I didn't get an email and just got mine. Looks like I need to buy more PGC and get higher on the list...
by Max S.
January 6th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Wish I could jump on this, crazy release!
by Max S.
January 6th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine-searcher.com the last word on search?
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Is wine-searcher.com the last word on search?

Find the distributor and ask them
by Max S.
January 5th, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

i don't see Geyserville selling at wineaccess, hard to find a wine at wineaccess. they are very limited They're sold out now, they might get some back in stock. wine.com in NY has it for $37.99. Oh thats nice, not in Colorado I'm afraid. Wine.com generally has prices on par with a boutique wine sho...
by Max S.
January 5th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

love to buy napa valley and 1855 bordeaux classification, they selling 20% above market at wineaccess $40/bottle is a pretty standard price for Geyserville. A lot of the bargain spots have it though in the $35 range. i don't see Geyserville selling at wineaccess, hard to find a wine at wineaccess. ...
by Max S.
January 5th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

i believe Wine-access is selling 15-20% above market price. not a good site to get wine But it's a great deal with referral bonus for the wines that are sold at market price - 2018 Ridge Geyserville and Bevan Ontogeny, for instance. Also, they have amazing CS and ship times/packaging, so all else b...
by Max S.
January 4th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 182
Views: 15469

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Excited to be participating for the first time as a Berserker and not a lurker. What’s at the top of everyone’s list of purchases for BD? Goodfellow, Sabelli Frisch, Kelley Fox, and Patricia Green - will ultimately come down to whether they participate (sounds like Goodfellow is) and what the offer...
by Max S.
January 3rd, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 221
Views: 16881

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

That’s totally ok Max, but we’ll have to send you some of the Riesling! Just for fun. It can be a lovely grape here and you should also check out Ovum, Pierce, and Love & Squalor. I'd definitely like to try it! I feel like I've heard mention of it but haven't seen it on the Goodfellow website.....
by Max S.
January 3rd, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2018

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

NV Bereche Brut Reserve

Light green apples, some other fruits i cant distinguish (peaches?), a little toasty. One of my favorites in the $50 range, if not my favorite.

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by Max S.
January 3rd, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 62
Views: 2913

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

I'm a big fan of the Raventos i Blanc de Nit Rose. I 100% agree with the Raventos de Nit Rosè. Jean François Mérieau Touraine J'ose les Fines Bulles. This is a beauty from Loire, excellent stuff! Also, drink a lot of Gruet rose, from New Mexico. Monte Tondo Frizzante Veronese IGT. This is a fun sum...
by Max S.
January 2nd, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 184
Views: 6574

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

I made it 37 hours.
by Max S.
January 2nd, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2286
Views: 258273

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

N. Justl wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 10:18 am I only see 1,554 total items on wine.com right now, which is significantly less than earlier this year. Anyone know what is going on or which warehouse I am zoned to (Texas)?
Could just be waiting on resupply. A couple other retailers I follow seem to be having supply issues.
by Max S.
January 2nd, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51513

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I opened one three weeks ago and also had the impression it was better with a decant at this point. The first Goodfellow wine I drank was a 2013 Durant Pinot Noir, even lighter and probably more understated than the Whistling Ridge. Loved it and ended up buying half of what the store had in stock (...
by Max S.
January 2nd, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51513

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I opened one three weeks ago and also had the impression it was better with a decant at this point. The first Goodfellow wine I drank was a 2013 Durant Pinot Noir, even lighter and probably more understated than the Whistling Ridge. Loved it and ended up buying half of what the store had in stock (...
by Max S.
January 2nd, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling... Point me in the right direction
Replies: 59
Views: 2312

Re: Riesling... Point me in the right direction

Robert Dentice wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 4:13 am Ah thanks Otto...here is the list:

2018 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Kabinett Riesling Nahe $25.99
Drank this on NYE. A hint of sweetness that I thought was easily offset by the searing acidity.
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glass Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Wine Glass Help?

Only top tier one I've tried is the Zalto Burgundy and I can't imagine ever going back...
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2637

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

Marques de Murrieta Reserva
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

Who the hell has the time to make 38 different bottlings?
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3435

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

A ton of riesling. Every time I open a bottle, I want more, and I just haven't gotten around to it. 2021 is the year.
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51513

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The Old Vine Pommard is one of my favorite of the 2018s I've had thus far. I have a feeling some of the other bottles will overtake it as favorites in the long run, but for early drinking this and the WV PN are definitely my favorites at the moment. You're probably right. I haven't opened any of th...
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51513

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: January 1st, 2021, 8:29 am The Old Vine Pommard is one of my favorite of the 2018s I've had thus far.
I have a feeling some of the other bottles will overtake it as favorites in the long run, but for early drinking this and the WV PN are definitely my favorites at the moment.
by Max S.
January 1st, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51513

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

We drank the 2018 Old Vine Pommard and it was killer. Pretty sure my family drank a full 3 pack I got them for Christmas and they loved it!

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