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by BLittle
November 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188750

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Total Wine had Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 for $149, only two left in Fresno (was told just got off the truck)
by BLittle
November 6th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587439

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Walter Scott 2018 futures
by BLittle
October 31st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 338
Views: 30817

Re: Rye

Total Wine has the new High West "A Midwinter Night's Dram" for $89.99
always enjoyed this release
by BLittle
October 22nd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 13887

Re: Downstream Wines

Ditto, but saves me from making a decision
by BLittle
October 7th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188750

Re: The Bourbon Thread

the Total Wine here had the Michter's 10 Year Bourbon for $109. Sold out on Sat. YMMV
by BLittle
September 18th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Grenache Blanc...Who Knew??
Replies: 25
Views: 1518

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc...Who Knew??

i tried it last Friday and it comes across more of a white rhone blend than Grenache Blanc... it has 15% Picpoul and 10% Rousanne. The latter gives it a much more rounded/fatter mouth feel. Maybe because it was barrel aged, too, and not concrete or tank. Totally has more of a lanolin, pear, honeysuc...
by BLittle
September 17th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18637

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

order in!
by BLittle
August 31st, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31347

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Year to date negative 10 bottles, thought i made a little more progress than that... but i rarely open a bottle Sun-Wed now (yet can still buy wine on those days, weird)
by BLittle
August 28th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 135
Views: 6723

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

picked one up in Bakersfield on the 20th on my way down to my Broker Dealer conference in La Costa. was offered choice of sauce but was eating in the car so declined. Spicy chicken, ice tea and fries were $7.50 (pretty bad fries). Sammy was great and worthy of the hype. Chicken was moist, crispy cru...
by BLittle
July 25th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2379

Re: 2018 Rose

2018 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Rosé
2018 Moulin de la Roque Bandol Les Hauts du Vallon
and still drinking thru 2017 Tablas Creeks two pinks
by BLittle
July 16th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6565

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

this will be fun to try and track
by BLittle
June 21st, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

i just bought some 17 Freemark Abbey Napa Chard for $25 after tasting it... never would have considered since i admit my label biasness, but no malo and quite nice.
by BLittle
June 19th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 11407

Re: Top US Syrahs

Favorite Producers (and Bottle)
Alban Lorraine
Cayuse Armada
Saxum Bone Rock
Carlisle Papa's
Bedrock Grifffin's
by BLittle
May 13th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1317

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

Thank you for sharing and making the trip!!!
Might be my favorite dinner for all the right reasons (company, special wines, great wines, food and atmosphere).
The three bubbles, Heitz and chards were an absolute treat.
Until next time champagne.gif
by BLittle
April 24th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Chard Chuy '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: TN: Bedrock Chard Chuy '17...(short/boring)

Thanks for the note Tom! I recently tasted in their room on the square and was impressed with this chard and bought a couple bottles.
by BLittle
April 20th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9367

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

the Ray Walker that appears in the Negam-Aki is not the same Ray Walker, is it?
by BLittle
February 28th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1945

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

just popped over to Edna Valley last weekend, and really enjoyed the 2017 Kynsi Bien Nacido, and the 2017 Talley Edna Valley. The Talley Estate is a very good chardonnay year in and year out. Kinero's is a step up in complexity. Honestly, the best bang for the buck (IMHO) is Chablis or Mâconnais And...
by BLittle
February 6th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 6214

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

tough to cut back from this list, so i didn't
by BLittle
January 31st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31347

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

consumed 41 (thanks to my 50th)
bought 34, carlisle and arnot roberts rose the majority

[side bar: only 5 left at Wine Bid, may send more in the spring]
by BLittle
January 14th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1464
Views: 99484

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Had the '09 Palisades Petite Sirah and my goodness what a beautiful wine. BnP and thoroughly enjoyed over a couple hours (and a dash or three ended up in my soup)
by BLittle
January 7th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Margaux,Screagle,DomP,Scavino,MacDonald(s),Carillon Chev,Barca...
Replies: 23
Views: 2408

Re: TN: Margaux,Screagle,DomP,Scavino,MacDonald(s),Carillon Chev,Barca...

Great to see the 559-209 gang get together for some great wine, food and company (that scallop dish!) I enjoyed the Eagle very much, but if I had to pick my favs (and there was not a bad showing in the bunch) my favs would be the Margaux, Chevy, Dom, and MacDonalds side by side. Again, a nice array ...
by BLittle
December 31st, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31347

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sold a case and sent 112 bottles to Winebid. Felt like Thanos for a second
Bought 28
Consumed 24
Net reduction 120 (pending tonight)
by BLittle
November 13th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Saxum
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: 2007 Saxum

thanks for the notes! I have three different 07's left and wondering if i should check into at least one for the holidays. Cheers!
by BLittle
November 9th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Saxum
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: 2007 Saxum

will love to hear your impressions as i still have some that I want to check in on
by BLittle
November 6th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 6 Bottles 2013 Kosta Browe 4 Barrel (sequentially numbered)
Replies: 0
Views: 310

FS 6 Bottles 2013 Kosta Browe 4 Barrel (sequentially numbered)

Have 6 bottles obtained on release and stored at my offsite.
Prefer to sell all six for $900
Willing to sell three for $500 or two for $350.
Pay pal and buyer is responsible for shipping costs (I have shippers).
DM here is best. Have sold on the Parker board.
Cheers!
by BLittle
November 1st, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31347

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

net +4 (bought 23 consumed 19)

the "good" news is that i have finally convinced myself to sell/auction a chunk.
Finalizing list to send out. Doubt I will CC any, but you never know.
My CT handle is "likeabc" for lookie lu's
by BLittle
October 27th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Royal Nonesuch Farm
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Royal Nonesuch Farm

Someday i'll learn how to post a link to CT, for now: Decanted for an hour, shared with friends for 90 minutes (other bottles opened). Cool label. 50% Syrah, 30% Graciano and 20% Grenache. Deep ruby purple color to edge. Big aromatics of blue and red fruit, some vanilla and spice notes. Not a new oa...
by BLittle
October 26th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Royal Nonesuch Farm
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: Royal Nonesuch Farm

i've got a bottle cued up for tonight to share with friends
by BLittle
October 8th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 338
Views: 30817

Re: Rye

found at Total Wine High West's A Midwinter Night's Dram for $89+ limit one.
Cracked one, went back and bought another. Finished in port and french oak barrels.
by BLittle
October 1st, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2004 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

Thanks for sharing that one Buzz! The whites were the most interesting, maybe because it's still summer here.
It was a great evening even though i left before the In n Out run
by BLittle
September 18th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Massican Gemina (USA, California)
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: TN: 2017 Massican Gemina (USA, California)

Great Note! Just had this at Passionfish and it paired very nicely with the Sea Bass crudo.
by BLittle
September 18th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2506

Re: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?

agreed, and I appreciate the mag pricing so I got each Frei
by BLittle
September 18th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 10089

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

email ended up in "other" box, order placed
by BLittle
September 11th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help build a new collection
Replies: 74
Views: 3979

Re: Help build a new collection

Marcus Dean wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 2:38 pm

You hear him now..... But you will probably get the vibe later
Great reference! That song was on the Kruder and Dorfmeister DJ Kicks and Rebirth of Cool 3.
Now do Basehead [thumbs-up.gif]
by BLittle
September 5th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: TablasCreek Picardan .'17...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: TN: TablasCreek Picardan .'17...(short/boring)

thanks for the note Tom! Also just had this and enjoyed it (seemed akin to cross between picpoul/vermentino)
by BLittle
September 3rd, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: TablasCreek PicpoulBlanc '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: TN: TablasCreek PicpoulBlanc '17...(short/boring)

thanks for the note Tom!
I've had a few bottles of this and find it a little more "rounded/fat" than previous vintages. I didn't get the searing acid that i like.
It was/is still a very good bottle and price with discount.
I have a Paix Sur Terre to compare and open soon (like their Ugni Blanc)
by BLittle
August 21st, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2506

Re: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?

Just got a save the date for September 18th.
by BLittle
August 1st, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31347

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

"bad" month since i only consumed 25, and purchased 48 (mailer season hurts)
by BLittle
July 26th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...
Replies: 55
Views: 3756

Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...

i asked for three and got:

• 1 — 2005 ARMADA SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2002 EN CERISE SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2008 IMPULSIVO 750 ML
by BLittle
July 26th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...
Replies: 55
Views: 3756

Cayuse doing and ex-cellar sale...

why did i think today was the day we find out what ex-cellar wine(s) we "won"?
by BLittle
July 23rd, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 557

TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

it was great to see you on Friday! had a blast discussing this, that and any other thing. wine is about sharing and the pleasure of trying each and every bottle with great company. Six of us thought it was corked, obviously you derived more pleasure from this bottle and got to enjoy (practically) th...
by BLittle
July 17th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Reva today
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Alban Reva today

Due to cutbacks, i only took the Forsythe.
by BLittle
June 20th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release
Replies: 51
Views: 7007

Marcassin Pinot Noir 2012 release

got the mailer today for the 2012 Marcassin Vnyd Pinot.
mentioned the 2013 Marcassin Vnyd Chard may go out early fall.
by BLittle
June 4th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31347

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

was down 8 for the month thanks to trading a six pack for electrical work and parts
by BLittle
May 3rd, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Calif Rhones...(long/boring)
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

TN: Some New Calif Rhones...(long/boring)

thanks for the notes!
i have tried a few times to wrap my brain around AR's syrahs, but have just realized they are not my cup of tea. I do enjoy the whites, pink and pinots
by BLittle
April 28th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Model Farm SCM Chard Release
Replies: 38
Views: 1654

Model Farm SCM Chard Release

cracked one from my three pack last night and ordered three more today.

Thank you very much for bringing this winery to my attention. The chard has the energy/verve between the fruit and acidity that I crave.
by BLittle
April 27th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188750

The Bourbon Thread

The local Total Wine has Henry McKenna 10 for $31.99 and i grabbed a bottle and went back for three more. Only a tiny bit of heat when neat in a shaped whiskey glass. Couple drops of water and it is very nice. Lot of spice to go with vanilla/carmel/brown sugar 100 proof. 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% ma...
by BLittle
March 24th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?
Replies: 80
Views: 2839

When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?

just did an inventory off home/office, and have the unpleasant task of the offsite soon... i don't mind the moving boxes, etc., but there is so little room outside my locker that i'll be relegated to standing in four foot circle for hours.

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