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by AlexS
July 16th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4313

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Anton D wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
I don't even know how many. I just hit "Buy your full allocation" and ran with it.

These are lovely wines.
+1

Fyi, full allocation for the 2017 vintage is a 12 bottle case.
by AlexS
July 15th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2583

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Sherry
by AlexS
July 10th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4313

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Should add I'm in for the case, one of the few Napa Cabs I still buy.
by AlexS
July 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4313

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

I am sure I am the outlier here, but the cabs just don’t capture my attention. I sold off all the ones I bought. Just not my style. Can you elaborate? Just curious . Thanks I like black cherry, tobacco, leathery cabs with complexity that are approachable in the near term. The RM’s to me seem more d...
by AlexS
July 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quivet Release?
Replies: 35
Views: 2374

Re: 2017 Quivet Release?

Quivet wines are supposedly made in a slightly more "lean" style but I've never really found this to be the case. That said, if you're into Myriad you'll definitely dig Quivet - fantastic wines, Syrah from the latter might even be better than the former (which is truly saying a lot).
by AlexS
July 7th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NAPAleon complex
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: NAPAleon complex

Nice work Scott, looks awesome!
by AlexS
July 5th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

bump I still have some older vintages of Sandlands Chenin, will open a bottle or two this summer and report back. So I opened up a bottle of the 2011 yesterday for the 4th, was really delicious. There was discernible oak but not enough to make me take pause. Honestly, it was just a fantastic CA whit...
by AlexS
July 4th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12574

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Ray Walker joins the chat
by AlexS
June 29th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 31
Views: 1546

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 1:41 pm
I've been buying from him for more than 10 years now and I don't believe I've ever ordered the skirt. I think this is a sign.
The skirt steak is AWESOME - easily the best skirt I've ever had and I like me some skirt steak.
by AlexS
June 28th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2367

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Well, inflation sucks.
by AlexS
June 28th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2367

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Ghost Horse
by AlexS
June 27th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spec article: Bedrock Vineyard '11-'17 Vertical
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Wine Spec article: Bedrock Vineyard '11-'17 Vertical

Awesome Drew, thx for posting! Rich, I know you're not too fond of the 2011 vintage but man alive, that 2011 Bedrock Heritage is killer! What's really weird is I'm also in complete agreement with WS about the 2014 Bedrock Heritage, just not up there with best releases (and for my palate, 2014 is jus...
by AlexS
June 22nd, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7419

Re: Top US Syrahs

Cayuse
No Girls
Myriad
Quivet
Bedrock

Honorable mentions: Shane, Carlisle, Sandlands, ESJ, Qupe, SQN...would also list Alban but not enough tasting experience.
by AlexS
June 22nd, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

Yeah, that's pretty much how it always goes neener [berserker.gif]
by AlexS
June 22nd, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California (USA, California)

Yeah, I too max the reds and have been passing on the Chenins but only because they've never really appealed much to my palate (nothing related to any perceived lack of structure).

I still have some older vintages of Sandlands Chenin, will open a bottle or two this summer and report back.
by AlexS
June 18th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1566

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

Goodfellow
by AlexS
June 16th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Does OP have kids or other relatives with access?
by AlexS
June 14th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3124

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Craig G wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 4:04 pm
AlexS wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 2:48 pm
^ I don't think Rath drinks too much Cab
I’ve seen him drinking MacDonald.
baller
by AlexS
June 14th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3124

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

^ I don't think Rath drinks too much Cab
by AlexS
June 13th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

dcornutt wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 1:37 am
Allen Meadows gushed about Jamie's 2017s in his newest report. I bet this was excellent! I like Falstaff but LOVE McDougall. Congrats Jamie. Thanks for this note.
I'm with Don, McDougall is my favorite of the SVDs - 2016 is absolutely killer. Can't wait to taste the 2017s.
by AlexS
June 13th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 38
Views: 4057

Re: Marcassin

I wonder why the complaints, if you don’t like how the conduct business then don’t buy. I love their wines so I’m happy to wait and look forward to getting offered anything. really? because people just hope every once in a while they will come through when they say they will. jennifer gets her name...
by AlexS
June 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 38
Views: 4057

Re: Marcassin

Is this wine worth the pain of dealing with them? I passed on an allocation last year because of the pain of ordering/payment/shipping. I'm wondering if that was the correct path. Switch to Aubert. Considerably less expensive and every bit as good, if not better. How less expensive is Aubert? Just ...
by AlexS
June 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 38
Views: 4057

Re: Marcassin

Is this wine worth the pain of dealing with them? I passed on an allocation last year because of the pain of ordering/payment/shipping. I'm wondering if that was the correct path. If you like full-throttle CA Chardonnay & Pinot, Marcassin's gotta be among the top 5 in terms of overall quality, if n...
by AlexS
June 10th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 377
Views: 27846

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

bump Finally worked up enough bravery to open a 2012 Myriad Cab, went for the NV and I'm happy to report it's finally starting to open. Enjoyed the bottle over a couple of hours and it continually improved with air...has really transformed into a beautiful Napa Cab vs. the closed, unforgiving brute ...
by AlexS
June 10th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2164
Views: 134175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Sherman's Gold Zinfandel all dried up and lacking energy. Kind of early for this to be slipping down hill don't you think? Very disappointing. Terrible to hear this but thank you for sharing your experience, as that is really the point of this thread! The only '14 Bedrock red I have tried has ...
by AlexS
June 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 1954

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

I have most of the Misen knives, nice performance for the coin. Agreed on the serrated, probably the best bread knife I've ever owned.
by AlexS
June 9th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 10:22 am
Alex - ?
[oops.gif]

Only thing I can contribute that's even remotely related to a 2016 Rhys TN is the 2016 Bearwallow is awesome...well, at least the one TRB made. So yeah, I'm pretty useless in this thread.
by AlexS
June 9th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Edit for being an idiot.
by AlexS
June 7th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2466

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Here is Dame Helen Mirren chowing down on an In-N-Out burger after winning her Oscar. Note she did not get fries. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a4/8a/d5/a48ad5bacf913dea483d524fcd0c225f.jpg Instead she's pairing it with Champagne, some kind of mixer and a bag of regular Lay's potato chips. ... I m...
by AlexS
June 7th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 3893

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Alan Rath wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:52 am
If you give these a decent salt and watch them even a little while cooking they are just glorious protein.
They have become my favorite steak, hands down.
Same, at least until I started buying the CA Reserve skirt steak.
by AlexS
June 2nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2014 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 231
Views: 22200

Re: Consolidated 2014 Beaujolais TNs

bump 2014 Château des Bachelards Comtesse de Vazeilles Fleurie Le Clos - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie (6/1/2019) Popped and poured, medium garnet. Stunningly perfumed nose of fresh red berries, pronounced florals, green funk, crushed spices, spring onion, autumnal vegetation & more. Moderat...
by AlexS
June 1st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jaffurs futures release
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: Jaffurs futures release

If you like CA Syrah/Rhones, Jaffurs' wine is legit - always good, mostly outstanding.
by AlexS
June 1st, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1856

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Marc Frontario wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 9:55 am
Alfert's vice'less like grip.
So much win.

And killer notes, Marc - it's good to know FL man can sometimes be a decent writer too ;) neener
by AlexS
June 1st, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 4037

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Doug Schulman wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 10:03 am
As others have pointed out, DC's pricing seems reasonable in the current context of Napa Cabernet. I don't understand the problem.
I'm sure you've read other threads started by the OP?
by AlexS
May 30th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 21
Views: 1450

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Bill Ackerman wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Here is a little timelapse of one of my pizzas in the Breville:

Damn.

That's so awesome.

Bill, you effing rock.

(as does the Breville)
by AlexS
May 29th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3094

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

With little exception, I tend to drop them all once they break $150 - much better to just buy older wines w/great provenance whenever getting spendy like that. I agree with this in principle, in fact I'd go lower down to $100, but it is starting to look like all Burgundy premier and grand crus made...
by AlexS
May 28th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2164
Views: 134175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Bedrock Bedrock Heritage Unlike the exuberant, heady 2011 Monte Rosso from last week, the 2011 Bedrock Heritage is still tightly wound up and took a month of Sundays to start opening (well, more like 90-12 minutes...but you get the point) - would highly recommend a decant if considering opening...
by AlexS
May 28th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3094

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

With little exception, I tend to drop them all once they break $150 - much better to just buy older wines w/great provenance whenever getting spendy like that.
by AlexS
May 26th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1410
Views: 90041

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

+2, although I think it could go longer.

2011, 2012 & 2013 - such an amazing trio of vintages for Carlisle.
by AlexS
May 26th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2164
Views: 134175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Yeah, after rereading "completely murders" it seemed to indicate I best put my money where my mouth is before making such emphatic proclamations...good thing doing so only entails drinking even more Bedrock so win-win either way lol.
by AlexS
May 26th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2164
Views: 134175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Alright guys, you win - I'm digging out a 2010! Pretty sure I still have 1-2...
by AlexS
May 26th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2164
Views: 134175

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2011 Monte Rosso

Showed some heat but one of the best Bedrock Monte Rosso's I've had, just a killer nose. Completely murders the 2010, imo.
by AlexS
May 22nd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 22
Views: 1600

Re: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Craig G wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Yes, 2017 is out and it’s very tasty. They’ve been serving and selling it at recent Ridge events. I’m not sure if it’s in stores.
2014 & 2016 Geezer are soooooo good and the 2015's no slouch either - can't wait to try the 2017, will grab some for sure when it hits retail!
by AlexS
May 13th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1474

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

I'm extremely sensitive to cork and have never had an issue cooking with tainted wine. I suppose it's possible it was there and I just didn't notice it. I've never experimented below boiling temperatures. I am not a scientist, only an experienced cook and braising with corked wine has never been an...
by AlexS
May 13th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1540

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Mine arrived today, looking forward to giving it a spin (err, roll...).
by AlexS
May 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1474

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

I've tried using corked wine for cooking and it always shows through. Like Todd, I'm very sensitive to TCA so there is that as well though.
by AlexS
May 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1540

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Robert M yers wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 9:00 am
Stan Y. wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 5:21 am
The magnets which hold the blade to the block also help hold the sharpening surface of the cylinder evenly against the blade?

There's a 25% coupon on Amazon for this.
Hints on where the coupon is?
It's a little checkbox, only for Prime tho.

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