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by Merrill Lindquist
March 28th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We had a brief but soaking rain this morning around 6:00. It has stopped for now, but the forecast for today and tomorrow is for more rain.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 27th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI Paradigm winery deal
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: FYI Paradigm winery deal

Their wines are very consistent and fairly dialed back. $55 is a great deal.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 27th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

My lone Thompson Seedless table grape vine is leafed out, but I checked and it has not suffered frost damage. The cover crop is between knee and armpit level, depending upon where it grows in the vineyard. The bell beans are slow this year, with the sweet pea outgrowing it, which is unusual. My cov...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 27th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!

Peter Shurman wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 2:59 pm
I would be interested in one bottle of each vintage of your classic Black Cat magnums ... $150 per bottle?
Thanks, Peter. Every order is much appreciated.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 26th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Our neighborhood also started the wind machines at around 11:00. But not around the Cabernet vineyards - they are still tight. But plenty of Merlot and other stuff around that may have broken bud already. My lone Thompson Seedless table grape vine is leafed out, but I checked and it has not suffered...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 26th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3306

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

M a x S w o m l e y wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 10:09 am
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 8:06 am
Bob Davis wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Getting tons of offers mainly offering cheap(er) shipping. Almost no discounts on wine making it worth putting in an order.
Check out the special forum on this Board - there are real deals there.
Excited for that EMH order!
Excited to have a new customer!
by Merrill Lindquist
March 26th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 3961

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I must say this is the most extreme treatise I have seen that is related to the virus. I'll probably be the first one on the Board to kick off due to the virus, but I can't live the way that is being discussed here. I admire the dedication of all you glove wearers, waivers, and wipers, but I just c...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 26th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3306

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Bob Davis wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Getting tons of offers mainly offering cheap(er) shipping. Almost no discounts on wine making it worth putting in an order.
Check out the special forum on this Board - there are real deals there.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 26th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3306

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Folks - as a small producer who depends upon DTC, including visits to my tasting room, the current situation has impacted my bottom line tremendously, as it has other producers. I do sell a portion of my wines through the wholesale markets, but as you can imagine, very few retailers and zero restau...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 25th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Pouring rain here right now, and even some thunder. Have about 1/2 inch in the last couple of days.
Cab is still tight.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 25th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 3961

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I must say this is the most extreme treatise I have seen that is related to the virus. I'll probably be the first one on the Board to kick off due to the virus, but I can't live the way that is being discussed here. I admire the dedication of all you glove wearers, waivers, and wipers, but I just ca...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 24th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery

Is it incentive to restaurant/bar owners who have staff coming into work and potentially spreading a virus they otherwise don't even know they have shut down completely? Feel like this "to go service" isn't practicing responsible prevention. Be careful here - I got yelled at for suggesting this a w...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 24th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We are getting a nice steady rain here this morning. Will wet the ground nicely so the guys can dig the weeds between the vines. Then we can mow and disk between the rows and get on with this.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 22nd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!

Peter Shurman wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 2:59 pm
I would be interested in one bottle of each vintage of your classic Black Cat magnums ... $150 per bottle?
Yes, I can do that for 3. Go on the website and order $450 worth of wine, and I will adjust the difference. Thank you!
by Merrill Lindquist
March 22nd, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!

I have had zero interest in my magnums at what I thought were good prices. So let's have some fun (maybe) and you can make an offer for what YOU think is a good price. If the mags don't go this way, I'll just have a hell of a party or two. Offers subject to my review/acceptance.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 21st, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!
Replies: 5
Views: 748

New twist :EMH Black Cat Cabernet Magnums - make an offer!

"Newer" 1.5L Black Cats. Vintages available and prices below: 2011 Classic, 2012 Classic, 2016 Classic : $175/bottle 2014 Special Selection, 2015 Special Selection: $210/bottle Prices include shipping (what am I, nuts? - expensive to ship). Go on www.EMHVineyards.com, order something there on the or...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 20th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends
Replies: 28
Views: 2461

Re: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends

Thank you for doing this! I hope the many wonderful producers here think about sustaining this effort. The ‘crisis’ isn’t a two week event - more like months, possibly many months. ‘Deals’ aren’t the crucial thing - just knowing who has stock and can ship is going to be an ongoing need 😄. I am alre...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 20th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

Jim F wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 11:26 am
Order in!
Got it, and thank you!
by Merrill Lindquist
March 20th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

Apologies...I just re-read Todd's announcement of this forum, saying it would be open at least 20 days. I totally missed that. So no rush for Saturday. I'll go with the flow here! Thanks for the great support and referrals.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 20th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

A full-on frost protection is going on out there this morning. I first noticed the sound at about 4:30.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 19th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

This offer has been well-received - thank you to everyone who ordered! If you are on the fence, order soon as I am pulling the offer on Saturday. Essentially it is 25% off any 750ml bottle I have in stock. Let me know how I can help you! The mechanics are a little odd, but I could not do a whole ne...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 19th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!Ends Saturday!

Michael O'Brien wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Merrill

You should have my order in house by now. Thank you for the accommodation.
And thank you for the order.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 19th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We are still getting plenty of rain here, thankfully.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 18th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 EMH Black Cat Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: 2004 EMH Black Cat Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Merrill, what is the typical oak regime for the Black Cat? I, too, have found it to have a nicely light hand with oak, such that the purity of the fruit really is what commands your attention. Typically 20-40% new French oak. Other barrels are my once or even twice used French oak barrels. I believ...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 18th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

Michael O'Brien wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 2:53 pm
PM sent with question.
got it.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 18th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

This offer has been well-received - thank you to everyone who ordered! If you are on the fence, order soon as I am pulling the offer on Saturday. Essentially it is 25% off any 750ml bottle I have in stock. Let me know how I can help you! The mechanics are a little odd, but I could not do a whole new...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 18th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

I am licensed to sell wine over the internet. All sales therefore are made in CA. I have to charge CA (Napa County) sales tax and pay it back to the state quarterly.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 EMH Black Cat Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: 2004 EMH Black Cat Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Wow, thanks Dan, I know you are a tough grader! I just checked my stash of 2004 - I have exactly one...for me. I do have a few magnums of the 2004 that I would part with, but the price on those is $300. Email if you want one. I should mention that my mentor, who knows my wines by taste perhaps bette...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 104
Views: 7262

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I know my budget is stretched, but if online ordering is still possible from the west coast wineries, could we try to promote some virtual purchasing efforts to help the biz? For those wineries more dependent on tasting room purchases, some way to virtually promote? There is an entire thread devote...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Order in for some 2016 Gatos Negros. Thanks for the great deal.
Lady Sapphire thanks you.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 104
Views: 7262

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I am posting on the main coronavirus thread. I live UpValley in Napa County. You can read my thoughts and experiences there.

We have been told that a Napa County directive will be issued this afternoon, but IT WILL NOT INCLUDE A SHELTER IN PLACE directive.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Quarantine Relief forum posted
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: Berserker Quarantine Relief forum posted

It's all a chain reaction. Tasting rooms are closed, so no revenue there. Restaurants in many places are closed, so no wine sales there. No need to re-order from the wineries. Distributors sell to retailers and restaurants, and if those establishments are closed, there is no place for the distributo...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 1:35 pm
If you buy a 3 or 6 pack with the lower price per bottle, do you also get the 25% discount off of that? Thanks.
Yes, I can do that. I was just typing a clarification which you can read, but I did not cover that.
But yes.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 17th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

I am receiving emails from people asking about vintages other than the ones on the website. Yes, EVERYTHING is at 25% off. I don't have every vintage, but if I have it, you can have it at 25% off the regularly charged price. Single barrels and older vintages or short supply wines are usually $150, s...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 16th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

Order on the website www.EMHVineyards.com - wines are listed on the ORDER page. Your card will be authorized for full price, but I will capture only 75% of that authorized amount. Prices include shipping, which will commence soon, as we have moved into a good shipping window (weatherwise). If there ...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 14th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We had some lovely rainfall overnight, and now some intermittent showers mixed with periods of sunshine. Cold! 50s and windy. My Cabernet is still tight, so it is not flowing closely to my lone table grape vine, which as leafed out. Neighbors have been testing out their frost protection. Cab's not o...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 14th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2156

Re: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded

I still have 2011 EMH Black Cat available. What price would get folks interested? As Glen Said, it's very good, just suffered from the stigma of 2011s in general. I ship all wines to include shipping costs these days. What was the release price? It was released in 2013 at $60/bottle to the mailing ...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 14th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded
Replies: 28
Views: 2156

Re: the stigma of cali 2011's-sine qua non excluded

I still have 2011 EMH Black Cat available. What price would get folks interested? As Glen Said, it's very good, just suffered from the stigma of 2011s in general. I ship all wines to include shipping costs these days.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 12th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Bassin's annual tasting/dinner for April 18 has been cancelled.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 12th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 19
Views: 2033

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

Drinking the 167 now...and MAN this just shows you how GREAT the 168 and 164 are, as this 167 is a little more edgy and angry...not as harmonious as the other two G-Cuvée’s. Age out the 167 for at least another 5yrs...enjoy the 168 now and whenever(mult cases a must)...pop the 164 on that special o...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 12th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I saw in the forecast rain for this coming Saturday and Sunday. Let's see if that forecast persists. Three quarters predicted here. Will help the livestock folks to keep the hills green for a while longer. Not going to fill many ponds unfortunately. 3/4 inch will wet my soil for my vineyard, cover ...
by Merrill Lindquist
March 11th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I saw in the forecast rain for this coming Saturday and Sunday. Let's see if that forecast persists.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 10th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last up: 2009 Cristal - Champagne-logue. Ongoing account of vacation wines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1784

Re: Next up: 2006 Taittinger Comtes Rosé - Champagne-logue. Ongoing account of vacation wines.

Mike Maguire wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 1:55 pm
So envious.
Hawaii,bubbles or both?For me it’s both.
It's the Champagne. Not Hawaii. champagne.gif
by Merrill Lindquist
March 7th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

The sun is out. We got the topsoil wet - that's about it. Hope there is more on the way. Cab buds are tight. Plenty of weeping vines out there since last week's pruning. The birds love it.
by Merrill Lindquist
March 7th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6145

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

It rained overnight, cleared, and is now raining again. Just beautiful. A light rain, not a deluge, but rain nonetheless.

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