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by ScottieB
January 13th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
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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.
Perhaps the low price of $96 for the case ($8/bottle) helped in addition to the relatively low number of cases.
by ScottieB
January 13th, 2021, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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

Our previous Yesterday Cabernet offer of the limited stock we received from this 100-point institution became one of the best-selling offers in Wine Access history. It was so good from barrel, we saved a special amount for an even more graceful Reserve. Blended with Petit Verdot for extra elegance,...
by ScottieB
January 13th, 2021, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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I think '2018 Yesterday Reserve' is came from 'The Napa Valley Reserve' from Harlan, cuz The Napa Valley Reserve is operated by membership targeting very few people(for red-carpet VIPs). And red Blend(Blended with Petit Verdot), $600 in market. What do you think of it? The Napa Valley Reserve is no...
by ScottieB
January 13th, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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

I think '2018 Yesterday Reserve' is came from 'The Napa Valley Reserve' from Harlan, cuz The Napa Valley Reserve is operated by membership targeting very few people(for red-carpet VIPs). And red Blend(Blended with Petit Verdot), $600 in market. What do you think of it? The Napa Valley Reserve is no...
by ScottieB
December 28th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Fair points, I just think it would be stupid of him to burn bridges by insinuating that wineries were selling to him that aren't actually doing so - much worse than dropping subtle hints about the actual wineries he's buying from (who know that he has to be able to give some details to entice sales...
by ScottieB
December 28th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Scottie B...maybe you've not been around Napa Valley much? I remember my parents drinking Freemark decades ago. Freemark Abbey: A NAPA VALLEY ORIGINAL EST. 1886 LEARN MORE 1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon. 2a : widely recognized and well-established an iconic brand name...
by ScottieB
December 27th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Freemark Sycamore or Bosche are WELL over $100 wines at the winery. Both in Rutherford. Age very well- 20-30 years. This wine could be the Cbernet component fom Sycamore or Bosche as those are blended with other varietals. Primary Vineyard: Sycamore Vineyard—Rutherford (100%): Small 24-acre vineyar...
by ScottieB
December 27th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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cnalda wrote: December 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm +1 for BV. $100+ for GdL.
https://rutherforddust.org/wp-content/u ... nce_OL.jpg
In for 1 regardless......
Seems like BV or Inglenook
by ScottieB
December 27th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
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Eric White wrote: December 27th, 2020, 9:41 am I think this one is going to be nearly impossible to guess the source, there are so many possibilities, and so few clues...
My guess is Beaulieu perhaps from their Georges Latour vineyards. It’s south end of Rutherford Bench, BV is an Icon, and the price point is over $100.
by ScottieB
December 16th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
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YLee wrote: December 16th, 2020, 7:19 am The Star Treatment NDA from WA might be Kistler?
Is Kistler a "triple digit" wine though?
Yes, it seems that Kistler is more like in the $65-80 range. Also, they are not typically in the high 90s in ratings...
by ScottieB
December 12th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
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Had 2018 Commission. Clearly a wine from a really good source. Reminded me of a less intense 2013 Roy Piper. Has chalky tannins and depth. Needs a few years to come together and shine just like the RP did. The RP is my favorite wine in the cellar today. Fyi- the Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico G...
by ScottieB
December 5th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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We did an industry tasting event this past Saturday for 12 people, including with a Master of Wine (MW), for 11 private labels from Wine Access and the results were very encouraging. The top performers were as follows - median scores shown across 12 people on the Vivino scoring range: 2018 Radio Si...
by ScottieB
December 5th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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Has anyone tried the Halpin 2018? It was offered recently and didn't last long (I think the quantity was limited to 40 cases or so?). I just received my order and popped open a bottle. A nice, very good quality Napa Cab. My guess it's Seavey from the description, and it does taste similar to Off the...
by ScottieB
December 3rd, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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

We did an industry tasting event this past Saturday for 12 people, including with a Master of Wine (MW), for 11 private labels from Wine Access and the results were very encouraging. The top performers were as follows - median scores shown across 12 people on the Vivino scoring range: 2018 Radio Si...
by ScottieB
November 24th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Interesting to see Cam offer the actual wine and not white label it. A ~$25 BDX for $18 doesn’t seem like that great a deal, especially by dN standards. Pass for me Happy to see he is transparent. Could easily have private labeled it, written a nice piece giving clues about some legendary oenologis...
by ScottieB
November 24th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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So when is this vaunted "Bordeaux" coming out?
by ScottieB
November 23rd, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Has anyone here tried the OG 8? https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3657378&searchId=7E92227C%23selected%253DW3672543_1_K223c1c91dc36f03ac3f0229f354d6d6d pretty good reviews, haven't tried myself. I got a case of N.08 in the first batch, and only have 2 bottles left. My experience drin...
by ScottieB
November 2nd, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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I did try the Howell Yesterday. I didn’t think it was anything special and would not have been happy if I had paid $40 a bottle. Others may obviously disagree with my take. The bottle variation in the Oakville is absolutely insane, so there is a chance I just got a poor bottle of the Howell. I’ve h...
by ScottieB
October 30th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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Thanks to all those who have taken the plunge tasting the different Yesterday Cabernet Sauvignons. I received my cases (one Napa label and one Howell Mountain label) and socked them away for some aging. Happy to share tasting notes down the road especially regarding any differences. 20201029_151640...
by ScottieB
October 20th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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OK, who is this???!!! The Cult of Cameron...
by ScottieB
October 16th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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A friend called WineAccess and was told that the Yesterday Oakville and Yesterday Howell are from the same winery. Everyone thought Yesterday Oakville was Harlan, but Harlan doesn't appear to have vineyards in Howell Mtn AVA (although Harlan does run The Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena but that's...
by ScottieB
October 16th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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A friend called WineAccess and was told that the Yesterday Oakville and Yesterday Howell are from the same winery. Everyone thought Yesterday Oakville was Harlan, but Harlan doesn't appear to have vineyards in Howell Mtn AVA (although Harlan does run The Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena but that's ...
by ScottieB
October 15th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Briefly saw #8 back up. Which one of y'all got it? I bought first time around. Opened 2, 6 and 8 this week and 8 was the star IMO but didn’t take detailed notes. I drank ten of my twelve N.08's already. Good stuff -- balanced with some power and finesse at the same time. I'd get another case if I c...
by ScottieB
October 14th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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I looked up each of the following WineAccess 2018 private labels on COLA: The Ringer, Yesterday, Cosmologist, Editorial. Each of them has TWO listings. So these seems like standard procedure for WineAccess. It is quite possible someone made a mistake and submitted the wrong or incorrect label for o...
by ScottieB
October 14th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
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I bought my case of Yesterday in August when it was first released but have not had it shipped yet because of weather. My fear is that I will be now sent the Howell Mountain SKU. Has anyone else ordered Yesterday back in August and had it delivered recently? If so, did you get the NAPA or HOWELL ver...
by ScottieB
October 14th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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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 ScottieB
October 13th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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More evidence that it's LaHonda: 2017 La Honda Tasting Notes: A classic example of mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Dusty dried cherries, fresh pomegranate, rose petals and juniper berries aromatically infuse for an intoxicating bouquet. Elegant and firm , the lignified tannins mix with bright aci...
by ScottieB
October 13th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Details on the La Honda Salinian Cab 2017 below. I know the SC Mountains Area and there are not that many commercial vineyards in Los Altos Hills, and far fewer (if any) with 50+ yr old vines. I looked at their vineyard map and their Los Altos Hills vineyards are in the mountains. Almost 600 cases i...
by ScottieB
October 5th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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When WineAccess sends out emails on their private label offerings, some people get these emails at the outset, others are send them later, others still later, and some people never get them. Thoughts?
by ScottieB
October 3rd, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Thanks to all of your enthusiastic and witty commentary read while lurking on this page for the last month, I'm now the overwhelmed owner of 15 cases of Cam's finest. I do have plans to offload some of this with friends, but my wine greed has led me to think long term, especially about these Cabs I...
by ScottieB
October 1st, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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For the fellow Berserkers who are getting blitz'd with DN shipments... take a look at these Weinbox storage crates. Just $22 each and when I called they confirmed they truly hold 12 x 750ml bottles of most shapes. They appear to stack well and have doors on either side for access. I picked up 9 of t...
by ScottieB
October 1st, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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Try calling WineAccess. They were not getting back to my emails, but they quickly addressed my issues via telephone.
by ScottieB
September 28th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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In case anyone is interested it looks like the Radio Silence cab is back in stock. I’m 99% sure this is mostly fruit from Realm’s estate vineyard in Stags Leap. I missed this when it was first offered but figured it was worth checking out (after discounts paid around $25 per bottle). https://www.wi...
by ScottieB
September 27th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1179
Views: 90149

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

In case anyone is interested it looks like the Radio Silence cab is back in stock. I’m 99% sure this is mostly fruit from Realm’s estate vineyard in Stags Leap. I missed this when it was first offered but figured it was worth checking out (after discounts paid around $25 per bottle). https://www.wi...
by ScottieB
September 26th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Was in Napa this week and heard first hand that many high-end wineries are pulling their harvests this year due to the smoke taint and not making 2020 wine. Implications of course on wine pricing...
by ScottieB
September 26th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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N.59 Could be Nicolson Jones Segassia Vineyard https://www.prweb.com/releases/nicholson_jones_debuts_its_first_vintage_from_napa_valleys_acclaimed_segassia_vineyard_on_mt_veeder/prweb16618017.htm "Segassia Vineyard produces extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The award-winning wines create...
by ScottieB
September 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
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N.59 Could be Nicolson Jones Segassia Vineyard https://www.prweb.com/releases/nicholson_jones_debuts_its_first_vintage_from_napa_valleys_acclaimed_segassia_vineyard_on_mt_veeder/prweb16618017.htm "Segassia Vineyard produces extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The award-winning wines created...
by ScottieB
September 22nd, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
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About time for a run of whites... not sure I can take too many more Cab offers. Cam doing his best to drive the Case Splitters business. If you look at approved COLAs, 43 - 54 are all Cabs with 2 Merlot, 2 Cab Franc, and 1 Pinot Noir for good measure. The next white is 64 which is Chard. 43-54 all ...
by ScottieB
September 20th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Kris Patten wrote: September 20th, 2020, 6:57 pm St. Helena is likely Raymond if I had to guess with one wine a 93+, only others close is Levensohn or Hayfork Field Blend.
Does Hayfork have the volume to allocate 1000 cases to DN?
by ScottieB
September 20th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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The designation of the wine is Napa Valley, though, not St. Helena. No it is listed on both the email and the purchase page as "St Helena." Sorry, I should have clarified. The Bougetz wine that MatthewT posted is designated "Napa Valley", I believe. 2014 BOUGETZ CELLARS PROMINEN...
by ScottieB
September 16th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8067
Views: 565055

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Any thoughts from anyone on Wine Access” recent Editorial offer? Looks like juice from Caldwell Vineyards.

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