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by Nicholas C
November 6th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

There was a previous release before when he said just outside an AVA? Can anyone recall?
by Nicholas C
November 6th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

Now how many of the above produce an estate blend AND sell fruit to Rudd, Monty and Ramey? Some good clues here for those more knowledgeable than I am. FYI, there is a chance that the producer could be outside of that WA list. I also tried running on vinous.com but they dont have Calistoga as a dro...
by Nicholas C
November 6th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

I ran an advanced search in WA, for cabernet wines between 2014-17 with 93-95pts, in Calistoga and got the following list of producers. # in brackets is how many wines they have that meet that criteria Producer Amici Cellars (1) Barlow Vineyards (1) Bennett Lane (1) Canard Vineyard (1) Coup de Foudr...
by Nicholas C
November 2nd, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3387

Re: If only one country...

Australia for me
by Nicholas C
November 1st, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2017 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard

Just received the holiday offer from Dirty and Rowdy. HOLIDAY 6 PACK $248 2018 Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre 2018 Enz Vineyard Old Vine Mourvèdre 2018 Outer Limits Old Vine Mourvèdre 2019 Brosseau Vineyard Grenache 2019 Skin Fermented Semillon 2019 Familiar Mourvèdre I have not tried their wines, is t...
by Nicholas C
October 30th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘18 Becheur Mourvedre
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: TN: ‘18 Becheur Mourvedre

Didnt give mine any special treatment and it is quite enjoyable. Might age but why bother- its not Bandol. Any Bandol producers you recommend? I enjoy Mourvèdre but haven’t tried any of the old world producers Just purchased a 6 pack of this though - hard not to at that pricing. Thanks to the OP fo...
by Nicholas C
October 20th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

Just called and put in my order. Decided on 18 bottles and 3 mags.
Doing a curbside pickup to save on the shipping as I have a few cases from prior releases they have been holding onto as well.
by Nicholas C
October 17th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2011/2012 Horsepower (cost)
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: 2011/2012 Horsepower (cost)

PM sent
by Nicholas C
October 17th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:11 am
Jmigliano wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
If you can find it for that price load up, $70 from the winery
The winery confirmed to me yesterday pricing is the same they released the 2017 at back in May

$45 for the 750mls
$100 for the mags

Will prob get a case of each
by Nicholas C
October 12th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ALLBAER Inaugural Release
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: ALLBAER Inaugural Release

FYI - A new detailed and informative article on this project and winemaker

http://www.thewinewrite.com/2020/10/a-c ... r.html?m=1
by Nicholas C
October 9th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 218
Views: 18502

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Yep. And to top it off, Dear Wife used to sell Riedel so we have an ENTIRE CABINET full of Riedel BDX, Burg, and White glasses. She absolutely REFUSES to let me buy new stemware because of this. I can't get away with "accidentally" breaking a glass more than a couple of times a year or she starts a...
by Nicholas C
October 8th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18267

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

FYI - the wine advocate has a nice lengthy write up on Realm today with LPB reviewing the 2017 & 2018 lineup.
by Nicholas C
October 7th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: patria '18 release

What are the prices? Avoyelles. 48% Cabernet Franc, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. (97-99 Jeb Dunnuck, 94-97 Antonio Galloni, 93-95+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown) $150 Price Vineyard. 100% Cab (93-95+ Jeb Dunnuck, 93-96 Antonio Galloni, 93-95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown) $110 Oakville Ranch. 78% Cabern...
by Nicholas C
October 7th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: patria '18 release

FYI - Offer has now opened up.
Picked 3x Oakville Ranch and 2x Avoyelles
by Nicholas C
October 6th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 54
Views: 4647

Re: Beta release coming...

Just got the email as well. Anyone know the prior release prices for these?
by Nicholas C
October 1st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ALLBAER Inaugural Release
Replies: 7
Views: 792

ALLBAER Inaugural Release

Anyone else go in for ALLBAERs inaugural release today? Or know much more about this project? 100% Petite Sirah in 100% new oak from Paso Robles AVA. Production volume was 99 3-pack OWC boxes. https://www.allbaer.com/un-petit-debut-release-letter Price per 3-pack seemed pretty reasonable, so I took ...
by Nicholas C
October 1st, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

Just got an email offering purchase of magnums. I wonder if they’ll also be ridiculously priced similar to those of Scarecrow. I expect so. The 87.5% premium over 2 750mls that scarecrow had this year was the largest I had seen from any producer! If they keep the same premium would mean the M.Etain...
by Nicholas C
September 30th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

Just got an email offering purchase of magnums. I wonder if they’ll also be ridiculously priced similar to those of Scarecrow. I expect so. The 87.5% premium over 2 750mls that scarecrow had this year was the largest I had seen from any producer! If they keep the same premium would mean the M.Etain...
by Nicholas C
September 30th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: patria '18 release

It was open yesterday morning. I went in and checked my allocations but didn’t buy. When I went back later in the day I saw it had been postponed.
by Nicholas C
September 30th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sqn at cost all sold
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: sqn at cost

PM sent. Interested in the 2016s
by Nicholas C
September 29th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

People are buying?Is the offer open yet. Thought it wasn’t until the 1st.
by Nicholas C
September 29th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven Apart Inaugural Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: Seven Apart Inaugural Release

I received a July email directly from the winery stating the release price of Expedition at $75 / bottle. That's a heck of a 2 month price increase. Really? Wow. Im surprised they communicated $75 directly to the waiting list and then decided to change it, I assume they thought the 96+ WA score jus...
by Nicholas C
September 27th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

Based on Brian's advice, I popped a 2016 M. Etain (my first ever bottle of M. Etain) this weekend to determine whether I would order any bottles from the 2018 vintage. The answer is a resounding "yes." Although obviously very young, it was delicious with a 2-3 hour decant. Very concentrated core of...
by Nicholas C
September 27th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

I have not seen anything yet.

In previous years:
- WA have released their views in the end of October issue
- Jen Dunnuck in the annual Napa report in January or December
- unsure how to figure that out on vinous
by Nicholas C
September 25th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven Apart Inaugural Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: Seven Apart Inaugural Release

Was interested at $75, but unfortunately won’t be taking the risk at $135. I’m sure it can be a great wine but would rather get others instead at that price point. I unfortunately agree. When you have a wine I’m familiar with like Realm The Bard 2018 released at $110 with two 98pt scores. It’s hard...
by Nicholas C
September 25th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: patria '18 release

Jim F wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 3:27 pm
If like past years, sign up for single bottles of each of the 3 bottlings. Allocation os each will vary. Probably a minimum total purchase, but I forget.
Thanks Jim!
by Nicholas C
September 25th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: patria '18 release

Just research and signed up.

How does the release happen, is each sold in 3 packs or you choose a certain amount of single bottles?
by Nicholas C
September 25th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven Apart Inaugural Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: Seven Apart Inaugural Release

Thanks Claire for reaching out. The $75, $175, $200 pricing came from google. If you run a search you can see under products the pricing that comes up under a pic for each bottle, you might want to update that if incorrect. Can you provide more clarity on Andy's involvement for the 2018s? Curious wh...
by Nicholas C
September 24th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wayfarer Vineyard
Replies: 15
Views: 1520

Re: Wayfarer Vineyard

Sounds like some style variation earlier on. How are the Chardonnays from Wayfarer more recently?
by Nicholas C
September 24th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven Apart Inaugural Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Seven Apart Inaugural Release

Seven Apart from Stags Ridge Vineyard on Atlas Peak and Base Camp Vineyard has their first release on the 29th, of the 2018 Expedition which is their entry level cab from the looks of it. LPB over at WA gave it 96+ and from doing some googling it looks like the price may be $75, they have 3 other ca...
by Nicholas C
September 22nd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13943

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

I loved Will's tasting note for the Shifflett cab, power in its simplicity that made me reconsider and add an extra bottle than I had planned

"This is the best wine I have ever made."
by Nicholas C
September 22nd, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13943

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Can anyone access their offering yet? It just went live, was having some cart/checkout issues that were beyond my ability to fix. Thanks! Order in 5x Cabernet Sauvignon - Shifflett Ranch & 1x Mag 4x Proprietary Red & 1x Mag 1x Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Will prob regret not adding more, but been an ...
by Nicholas C
September 22nd, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13943

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Can anyone access their offering yet?
by Nicholas C
September 21st, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 552266

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

Anyone tried the Pine Ridge Chardonnay Carneros Collines 2016 on offer today?
by Nicholas C
September 20th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

Did a WA search for 2013-17 vintage St Helena Cabs that had scores of 94-95 and it came up with the following list of producers Producer AXR Winery (2) Alejandro Bulgheroni (1) Alpha Omega (1) Anthem Wines (1) Arrow & Branch (2) Beringer (3) Boeschen Vineyards (3) D. R. Stephens Estate (1) Del Dotto...
by Nicholas C
September 20th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

Dont think it's Del Dotto St Helena. Does not match up to whats in WA
by Nicholas C
September 20th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

john mccarty wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Beringer St Helena?

likely supports the volume, previous vintages have been fairly high in ABV, they use 100% french oak, and seem to get consistent mid-90's critic scores - don't have access to WA. Can someone check this out?
2017 was 93+ by WA. Others were 94-95
by Nicholas C
September 20th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

OG #41 easy buy. Checks all my boxes (shiner, good scores, and heavy alcohol) EXCEPT he doesn't list "retail" price so I'm guessing it's not a screaming deal but that's ok since the rest all checks. In for a case. +1 I liked the tasting note on this one. Interesting regarding not listing the retail...
by Nicholas C
September 20th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 13943

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

For those who have gone through a William & Mary allocation window before how are the wines typically made available for purchase? In groups of 3 or loose bottles? What about mags, are they usually available?
by Nicholas C
September 19th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

Went in on a case, based on the confidence of it being Tablas. Despite what Cam says will prob lay it down until next summer.
by Nicholas C
September 19th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1008

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

Kris Patten wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 10:32 am
Based on OPs current likes, I'd add DuMol, Varner, Brewer Clifton and Hartford Court.
Thanks Kris

COYG!!
by Nicholas C
September 19th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1008

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

Thanks for your reply’s and recommendations. I’ll buy some different producers you mentioned and see what I like.

Thanks for the link to the other thread Vince L. Exactly what I was looking for.
by Nicholas C
September 19th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1008

US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

This summer I have been drinking a lot more white, and have decided I really like chardonnay and after 15 years with this hobby I should start cellaring some! What producers do people recommend trying, or lists to join? Im on Kongsgaard (active), Aubert (waitlist), Rivers Marie (just signed up in Au...
by Nicholas C
September 19th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

Chris Seiber wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 10:06 pm
What does M’Etain mean or refer to? I’m not in the Scarecrow world.
Named after the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz, 'Étain' being French for "Tin."
by Nicholas C
September 18th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4179

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

I’ve never purchased it (although thinking of it this year) and I got my first scarecrow allocation (3 pack and mag) this spring.

I believe the offer email states it does not impact your scarecrow allocation chances.
by Nicholas C
September 18th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4955

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

Thanks Mattias and Mark for your replies, very insightful!
by Nicholas C
September 17th, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

I fear the >$90 offers are done. With the bulk juice market change, I think CA is done on the higher end. You going to come in for Washington wines? I agree. I think no.40 will be the last ‘insane’ value offering... I’ve noticed since then the ratio between the two prices (producer retail and de. N...
by Nicholas C
September 17th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7451
Views: 466661

Re: de Negoce offer

this is a smart bunch, one would think they would just search for 54 once they saw the link was wrong. Most expensive of the cab offerings. I would have thought for sure you would at least get the cab. I'm mostly turning down anything not >$90 *or* a very attractive large lot of a solid $50-$60 cab...
by Nicholas C
September 17th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18267

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 init...
by Nicholas C
September 16th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4955

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

I just got a first time offer for some of the '19 Sonoma Coast Chard ($65) to "tide you over until we can offer you a full selection". Thoughts? From speaking with them a few years ago, they mentioned to me that people not yet on the list who take these "tide you over" offers (which they seem to of...

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