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by David Chow
January 22nd, 2021, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Yesterday Reserve is starting to arrive. First review by someone on CT already. Very positive, scoring 93. Still waiting for my 6-pk. Anyone's gotten theirs and tasted yet? 94 by Wellesly guy...I like it....got mine and in the cooler..... https://www.wellesleywinepress.com/2021/01/fresh-off-truck-2...
by David Chow
January 21st, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Yesterday Reserve is starting to arrive. First review by someone on CT already. Very positive, scoring 93. Still waiting for my 6-pk. Anyone's gotten theirs and tasted yet?
by David Chow
January 20th, 2021, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Rakuten is offering 10% back at wine.com tonight. Not sure how long it will last though.
by David Chow
January 20th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Michael_H wrote: January 20th, 2021, 8:44 am Another wine.com coupon

WDC49 - $49 off a $50+ order. I used it yesterday and it worked for me.
This is insane...just ordered, and it worked. Thanks!
by David Chow
January 18th, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Have 6 Yesterday Reserves and 3 Moundsmans on the way. Just noticed The ‘18 Ringer is available. Anyone had this one before? I have a more than a case of The Ringer. It's elegance and approachable. It's definitely drinkable now versus the 2018 Editorial, Radio Silence, and Yesterday Oakville. For t...
by David Chow
January 15th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

David Chow wrote: January 15th, 2021, 3:44 pm Yesterday Reserve is available again in the Bay Area after supposedly selling-out a day ago.
Now, sold out again.
by David Chow
January 15th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Yesterday Reserve is available again in the Bay Area after supposedly selling-out a day ago.
by David Chow
January 13th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

If this Yesterday Reserve is better than the non-Reserve, I would kick myself for missing on this opportunity to grab some...so, I bit on 6 myself. That's it! No more WA's NDA bottles for me, at least for the rest of this year.
by David Chow
January 12th, 2021, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

MatthewT wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:14 pm They lied! I was looking forward to YESTERDAY RESERVE today, even if I wasn't going to buy.
Me too...maybe it'll be available soon.
by David Chow
January 12th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Screen Shot 2021-01-12 at 3.13.39 PM.png That error happens because you are not at 150$ which is the minimum amount for the VD50 coupon to work. still having this error. Screen Shot 2021-01-12 at 4.03.30 PM.png Same happened to me too w/ the 750ml even though it ended in .99. However, I got the mag...
by David Chow
January 11th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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 David Chow
January 8th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Tyler Rico wrote: January 8th, 2021, 2:47 pm New wine.com coupon

Hot50 for $50 off $150
Worked. Thanks!
by David Chow
December 28th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

I just want to show some more love for Wine Access and their amazing customer service -- it's simply outstanding. It's so refreshing to see a retailer take customer service so seriously when you have retailers on the other end of the spectrum like wine.com who have such awful service that it's not ...
by David Chow
December 25th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Kurt_L wrote: December 24th, 2020, 9:21 am 20HOLIDAY on wine.com is 20 off 50. Works on the app, not sure about online.
Thanks! Worked online for me as well.
by David Chow
December 18th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

If anyone missed out on the 2018 Yesterday Napa Valley last time, it's available again. I just grabbed some.

https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018 ... 7ea7787ce/
by David Chow
December 17th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23981

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Whatever system they've upgraded to, it's not working. In addition to delay shipment that shared here, they just delivered me an extra 2018 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot. Originally I ordered 2 bottles separately using the $20 off $50 last week, which were received. Surprisingly, another one just showed...
by David Chow
December 16th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Here are two more to use at wine.com:
- DECNEW20 ($20 off $50 for New Customer Only)
- WARM10 (10% off $75)
by David Chow
December 15th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

David Chow wrote: December 14th, 2020, 8:35 am Not sure if anyone's shared this yet...VD50 for $50 off $150.
BTW, this code is valid until 1/31/21, long enough to stack w/ hopefully another 20% from RMN.
by David Chow
December 14th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

I'm guessing they are going to be heavy on the 2018 Bordeaux in their 2021 list...and wouldn't surprised me if it's #1.
by David Chow
December 14th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Not sure if anyone's shared this yet...VD50 for $50 off $150.
by David Chow
December 14th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

The full list finally came out. Surprised Ridge Geyserville didn't crack their top 100.
https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/
by David Chow
December 12th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23981

Re: wine.com delivery fail

FedEx, FedEx, and FedEx. Those would be my top three guesses. I live in San Jose. Prior to this month, I was getting my wines next day if orders were made before noon PST. Now, it's taking three days to get from Berkeley to San Jose...with route to San Leandro (one day) to Tracy (another day) and t...
by David Chow
December 11th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23981

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Number of delivery issues this week, today, CA wines showing a ship date of Saturday 12/12. I placed a number of orders this week and they were all delayed. Chatted with CS reps about each one and netted $110 in account credits, I’ll take delayed orders all day! How were you able to get the credits...
by David Chow
December 11th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Surprisingly, Radio Silence is still available after 1.5 week. I got mine and finally tried it last night. Still quite young w/ aging capability...it was still excellent. Definitely tasted well over the selling price. Great QPR! Anyone tried theirs yet? Did you decant? How long would your recommend...
by David Chow
December 10th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Any guesses as to which will be #1? Not specifically but I will say it will be a bottle that's sub-$50. My guess is the Volpaia 2016 CC reserva. It was rated way back in Feb. so that may hurt it a little. 97 points, $40, 3000-some cases imported. The 2015 scored 96 and was #3 last year. The 16 is e...
by David Chow
December 10th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Surprisingly, Radio Silence is still available after 1.5 week. I got mine and finally tried it last night. Still quite young w/ aging capability...it was still excellent. Definitely tasted well over the selling price. Great QPR!

Anyone tried theirs yet?
by David Chow
December 10th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Any guesses as to which will be #1? Not specifically but I will say it will be a bottle that's sub-$50.
by David Chow
December 9th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

Got me opened my wallet for 3x of #5 after released moments ago. Got it at First Bottles for $60 per...now, they are sold out.
by David Chow
December 8th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Got two bottles of Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot 2018 with two different $20 off + 20% RMN. Final price w/ tax was about $43 a bottle, making this better than En Primeur price.

Also, got two bottles of Dunn Howell Mountain Cab for net price of under $100 each w/ different $50 off + 20% RMN.
by David Chow
December 8th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305467

Re: Official Costco Thread

Mountain View, Chanin 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido $22.99 after $17 off. Danville also has this one, same price. I picked up one to try tomorrow. Santa Clara also has it too, same price $22.99 after the discount. In addition, they have: - 2018 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape, $45.99 (they were s...
by David Chow
December 7th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Anyone know whether RMN's "seven offers per month" limit is per calendar month (e.g. seven in November, seven in December, etc.) or seven per 30-day period? Calendar month RMN's 20% cash back not to exceed $50....is that per order or total in a calendar month? For example, my first order,...
by David Chow
December 3rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

It appears The Ringer 2018 and Yesterday Howell Mountain are available again. Will order some Yesterday Howell myself since I missed last time. https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018-ringer-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley_0f7285b9-474c-4950-8c1c-9187a032ea29/ https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018-...
by David Chow
December 1st, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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 David Chow
December 1st, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Amanda McCrossin has her review of the 2018 Radio Silence on Youtube. She stated the wine tasted like $200+ bottle. Really tempted to add more now. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVfNdZn6nq8. Just realize she's on the payroll in some fashion...you probably know but just in case. N...
by David Chow
December 1st, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305467

Re: Official Costco Thread

Santa Clara, CA Costco

Dominus Estate 2016 - $219.99
Tenuta di Trinoro IGT 2016 - $159.97 (I think this is clearance.)
by David Chow
November 30th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Amanda McCrossin has her review of the 2018 Radio Silence on Youtube. She stated the wine tasted like $200+ bottle. Really tempted to add more now.

Here's the link:
by David Chow
November 29th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Suppose it's Harlan. How do you guys interpret the drinking window suggestion on the Radio Silence page? It says drink now through 2025, but any 2018 vintage from Harlan (or SE or any of the other "cult" estates) won't even be in its drinking window by 2025. Is the suggestion bs? Is the w...
by David Chow
November 29th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

I'm on the same boat with you; I couldn't help myself as well. This may be their best private label yet!

It's so hard to decipher from their description, but based on their price mentioned alone ($500-$1,500), I don't think it's either Dalla Valle nor Maya as they have sub-$500 retail bottles.
by David Chow
November 29th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Radio Silence 2018 just showed up on WA. Picked up 1/2 case; would have picked up more but already got too many The Ringer and Commission. Any care to guess the source? Is it Screaming Eagle? https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018-radio-silence-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley_778fade5-ec80-4b11-a35...
by David Chow
November 29th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Radio Silence 2018 just showed up on WA. Picked up 1/2 case; would have picked up more but already got too many The Ringer and Commission. Any care to guess the source? Is it Screaming Eagle? https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018-radio-silence-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley_778fade5-ec80-4b11-a353...
by David Chow
November 15th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Robert Dwyer wrote: November 15th, 2020, 5:09 pm Wine.com: $20 off $50 with TURKEY20
HT: Dan S on Milenomics Slack
Thanks! With Stewardship, I was able to get Le Vieux Donjon Cdp 2018 for $35.
by David Chow
November 12th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

Tried the 2018 commission. It is better than any of the 2018 editorial. Better than all but 2 bottles of the 2018 yesterday oakville. balanced, nice fruit profile, on the palate, a lot of tobacco, leather, very long finish. drink like a really good $70-100 cab with upward potential. went back and g...
by David Chow
November 11th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Carlisle Zin PaganiRanch '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Well...

TomHill wrote: November 11th, 2020, 11:22 am Well, David... sorta comparing apples & oranges. Much different in style. Guess I'd give the edge to the Carlisle based on sheer hedonism. Much bigger & more extracted.
Tom
Thanks for making my decision easier now, Tom.
by David Chow
November 11th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

My first order from them was a pre-arrival so it hasn't shipped yet. My second order just shipped and I see it shipped from Latham, NY. I guess I was expecting CA, but NY is better for me in terms of avoiding heat. Do all their shipments originate in NY or are they one of the outfits that ships fro...
by David Chow
November 11th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Carlisle Zin PaganiRanch '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: TN: Carlisle Zin PaganiRanch '18...(short/boring)

Decided to dip into my recently-arrived Carlisle stash, so opened: 1. Carlisle Zin PaganiRanch/SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty (15.2%; Plntd: 1895; + AlicanteBouchet/GrandNoir/Carignan/PetiteSirah; 315 cs) 2018 : Very dark/near black color; very intense blackberry/boysenberry/licorice/SV peppery Zin quite du...
by David Chow
November 10th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

If someone higher up the ladder answered your email, then you may get a honest answer (though I highly doubt that)...but if it's someone in customer service support answered, then he/she may not know at all and just deny they are the same. I emailed Wine Access to ask if the Ringer and Commission w...
by David Chow
November 10th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271397

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

Philip G wrote: November 10th, 2020, 10:08 am Missed the RMN 16% cash back offer at wine.com but was able to pick up some 2018 Saint Cosme Côte-Rôtie at $58/btl with the AMF50 50/150 and 10% back.
I'm sure another 16% or even better, a 20% RMN cash back, will be offered again soon.
by David Chow
November 9th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

If someone higher up the ladder answered your email, then you may get a honest answer (though I highly doubt that)...but if it's someone in customer service support answered, then he/she may not know at all and just deny they are the same. They had no problem answering this question with YESTERDAY'...
by David Chow
November 9th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

If someone higher up the ladder answered your email, then you may get a honest answer (though I highly doubt that)...but if it's someone in customer service support answered, then he/she may not know at all and just deny they are the same.
by David Chow
November 8th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1188
Views: 91267

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

I've never seen the exact same wine bottled under a different label by the same winery ...ever? But no I have no proof. It's likely different winemaker and/or different barrels/part of the vineyard. Further, Ringer sold out. I'm sure they'd love to resell the wine that sold out and has good ratings...

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