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by J. Singleton
June 24th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT for various bourbons
Replies: 2
Views: 476

WTB/WTT for various bourbons

Hi all, Finding those relatively inexpensive yet hard to acquire bourbons in Texas is a real pain in the ass unless you show up to stores daily and hope for the best. Looking for the following for cash or trade at release pricing. Weller Antique 107 Eagle Rare Blanton’s Stagg Jr. BP McKenna BiB EH T...
by J. Singleton
March 14th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11271

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2011 Juge
2005 Maybach

The sheer stupidity of people is far more worrisome to me than Coronavirus. So with that I drink to not buying toilet paper to last me until 2025.
by J. Singleton
March 11th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California sparkling wine article
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: California sparkling wine article

I worked at Larkmead with Dan Person so I got a close up look at the Carboniste wines. They are awesome. I’ve been crushing the Pet Nat especially. Very dry and pairs with everything. The sparkling rosé is also crushable and if you like something slightly sweeter, the Albariño is light bodied but wi...
by J. Singleton
March 4th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 98
Views: 6159

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

I really enjoy Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County pinot noir for $20. Its a great wine to open with non-geek friends without sacrificing the enjoyment.
by J. Singleton
March 4th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford
Replies: 35
Views: 4761

Re: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford

I still think this is one of the best examples of what a classic Napa cabernet can be. I’ve had this wine 5 or 6 times now. I just am finishing up a bottle that’s been vacuum seal three times this week. I gets better and better with the good kind of green coming through. Light in its feet, low oak, ...
by J. Singleton
February 14th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Texas Hill Country Winery recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Texas Hill Country Winery recs?

stewart lancaster wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 3:30 pm
I'm heading there next week for two days. After researching, these are the wineries I plan to visit
Pedernales
Becker
William Chris
Southold farm and cellar
Mcpherson@4.0 cellar
Lewis
How was your experience this week?
by J. Singleton
February 4th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Texas Hill Country Winery recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Texas Hill Country Winery recs?

I’ve lived in Dallas 5 years and still haven’t made it to Hill Country. Yes, I know the wines are what they are, and that’s fine. Going more so for the scenery. What wineries and restaurants are high on anyone’s list near Fredericksburg?
by J. Singleton
December 2nd, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29054

Re: Ravenswood library offer

AlexS wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:58 pm
For anyone who grabbed the 1989 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, you did very well...just awesomeness and at $25 per, holy man what a deal!
Agreed. Actually Pobega’d one and it had more life the a ‘99 Renaissance I had the week before. I’d never guess it was 30 years old.
by J. Singleton
December 1st, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I use cardboard tubes. Two bottles deep. I absolutely hate case storage. You’ll inevitably want something that is in a box in the bottom back corner and then you have to move everything. With tubes I was about to fit 30 cases in my 28 case locker since I had room on top of the top row of tubes to la...
by J. Singleton
November 29th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)

Jeff Lewis wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Wow. Anybody in Dallas willing to babysit these for a bit until I can come rescue them?
If you place an order online and put my name as the person to pick up, I’ll get them when I get mine tomorrow.
by J. Singleton
November 29th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)

Pogo’s has a Black Friday deal running. Enjoy!

https://www.pogoswine.com/wines/Vine-Hi ... w23368133l
by J. Singleton
November 26th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Michael Fess- A+
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Michael Fess- A+

add me as a happy customer. Yes, I know how that sounds. lol
by J. Singleton
November 14th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 55
Views: 4201

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

BCFF18F9-1B83-48A2-AD41-CC91B01058AC.jpeg I can’t even begin to describe the nose on this. It’s subdued yet addicting. Basically taunting me. No green, whole cluster nose, but rather like muted baked pie. This wine is a c*ck tease right now. You get a glimpse of how delicious it will be, but you ju...
by J. Singleton
October 29th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 24939

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Has anyone thrown it in a blender? Asking for a friend.
by J. Singleton
October 3rd, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time heals all wounds? I think not
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Time heals all wounds? I think not

PeterH wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:39 pm
I think he is saying that it takes a fraud to know a fraud, and is referring to Lazar.
That’s what I was assuming, but...
by J. Singleton
October 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time heals all wounds? I think not
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Time heals all wounds? I think not

Victor Hong wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:02 pm
It takes one to know one.
I’m going to assume I’m misinterpreting this. 🤔
by J. Singleton
October 3rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time heals all wounds? I think not
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Time heals all wounds? I think not

3D203CB7-94B9-4267-B1E2-CA12AFFB4E02.jpeg D6532071-7295-4CA1-9832-229AF815FBBF.jpeg I’m perplexed by the balls or absolute lack of awareness. The part about telling good bottles from the bad is comical. I’m assuming the “Replace with” function in Word was used to swap “fake” with “bad.” I’d feel be...
by J. Singleton
October 2nd, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1034

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

Bobby feeds off the souls of unsuspecting Berserkers.

“Indy, cover your heart!”
by J. Singleton
September 17th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 19738

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Pretty sweet that a case purchase comes with a signed authentic vineyard-worn harvest boot.
by J. Singleton
March 27th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 116
Views: 10247

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Ground shipping in pulp would have best. Hot take, OWC are vastly overrated and unnecessary. They don’t make the wine taste any better. [popcorn.gif]
by J. Singleton
March 21st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 2997

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

Here’s a great hack for decanters: Efferdent.
by J. Singleton
March 19th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 2997

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

Based on the fear in this thread, I’d probably give most of you a heart attack. All my glasses go in the bottom rack, along with plates. The upper rack is full of whatever fits. I use Cascade platinum complete pods. As someone mentioned earlier, my glasses tend to smell more like my cabinet than any...
by J. Singleton
March 18th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 2997

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

This one is easy for me: Zalto: 9 year old glasses, four types, dishwasher every time. Reidel Cab XL: dishwasher Gabriel Glas Gold: dishwasher Costco Kirkland “Reidel”: dishwasher Zero breaks. Ever. Sometimes they need a rinse before use. Can’t imagine ever washing by hand. Seems time consuming and ...
by J. Singleton
March 13th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 19220

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

I still love this quote from the Feb 8, 2008 WS article: “The Scarecrow project is gaining momentum. All 25 acres are in vine, production is up slightly and in a perfect world might one day yield 3,000 to 4,000 cases. Lopez says he’s intent on keeping the price at $150.” If he’s referring to shippin...
by J. Singleton
October 2nd, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines Fall Release - October 2nd
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: Desire Lines Fall Release - October 2nd

Labels are dope. 'Nuff said.
by J. Singleton
October 2nd, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 15502

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Which Napa Sauvignon Blancs retail for $150? Tokalon I Block was short of $100 and I can’t imagine paying more than that. I guess SE did but that’s for a whole set of different reasons. Lail Vineyards Georgia Dana is way up there too. Larkmead and Realm are my two favorites. Larkmead Lillie is $75....
by J. Singleton
September 7th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB in Napa Valley: Pepiere Clos des Briords
Replies: 0
Views: 167

WTB in Napa Valley: Pepiere Clos des Briords

I was wondering if anyone in the valley had a bottle of any vintage Pepiere Clos des Briords. I'm out here for work so all mine is back in Texas and was hoping to buy asap since I wanted to use it for a theme coming up soon. Don't see anything local on WS, So here I am.

Thanks,
Jeb
by J. Singleton
August 14th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8846

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by J. Singleton
August 6th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Scarecrow?
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

TN: 2002 Scarecrow?

I'm just glad that she can't talk, or she could absolutely bury me. Tall "tails" would have been a nice touch.
by J. Singleton
August 5th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Scarecrow?
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

TN: 2002 Scarecrow?

It was more that I wanted something in addition to sprouts and there was a can of corn on hand. But hey, it worked!
by J. Singleton
August 4th, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Scarecrow?
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

TN: 2002 Scarecrow?

c fu wrote:Nice meal!
Thanks, Chuck. Some Browns Valley Meat "wagyu" Ribeye, shredded brussel sprouts, and canned corn. Wish I could say I was kidding, but nope.
by J. Singleton
August 4th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Scarecrow?
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

TN: 2002 Scarecrow?

Cohn Vineyard. 40-60 year old vines. No, Kirkland didn't make a 2002 Rutherford cab. Fortunately, Etude did! At the suggestion of a board regular, I was told to seek out the '02 Etude Rutherford Cab. Seek out, I did. Find, I did. Purchase, I did. Several times over. I picked up my treasures from a l...
by J. Singleton
July 23rd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV
Replies: 21
Views: 1646

TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV

Yeah, the stories of parenthood, expenses, schools, etc., were enough to scare me away from the idea of children. Made me want to chug Kirkland Champs.
by J. Singleton
July 22nd, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2277

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

Anton, don't encourage his behavior. It'll only get worse. Imagine what being in a group chat with Bobby must be like! Oh wait...
by J. Singleton
July 21st, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2277

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

by J. Singleton
July 21st, 2018, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2277

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

R_Gilbane wrote:
J. Singleton wrote:Spit and dump. Yes, I know spitters are quitters and that Bobby never does, but just taste and move on.
Weren’t you arrested in an IHOP just outside of Yountville for doing this last week?

Point is, context matters.
Simply a case of mistaken identity. And it was the A&W in St. Helena.
by J. Singleton
July 20th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2277

Last Minute Napa Visit Help Needed

Spit and dump. Yes, I know spitters are quitters and that Bobby never does, but just taste and move on.
by J. Singleton
July 19th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV
Replies: 21
Views: 1646

TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV

Night two is even better. That soft pillow became a full bed of mousse, surrounded by servants fanning me and feeding me the finest cheese and grapes. Needless to say, this wine f*cks.
by J. Singleton
July 19th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV
Replies: 21
Views: 1646

TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV

I'm only up to a 3 case allocation of MacDonald. Sold all my Juge on Winebid to someone in exchange for a few Amazon shares. Living my best life might involve Peking duck and doing the backstroke in Kirkland's pillow soft Meyer lemon chiffon mousse.
by J. Singleton
July 18th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV
Replies: 21
Views: 1646

TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV

Excitement overwhelmed me pulling this from the depths of my cellar. I popped the bottle with sucho gusto. My anticipation rose as I could smell the nose from a foot away. I swirled. I sniffed. I sipped. I stopped. Little did I know a perfect tasting note for this wine already existed. https://www.w...
by J. Singleton
July 18th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The .375 thread
Replies: 102
Views: 4647

The .375 thread

Grabbed a handful of 2011 Araujo Eisele at $50 from Flatiron a few weeks ago. Yes, 2011, but worth it.
by J. Singleton
July 12th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which of these California Wineries would you remove from your tasting visit?
Replies: 37
Views: 2167

Which of these California Wineries would you remove from your tasting visit?

Alicia C. wrote:I really hope they DIDN'T skip Failla! It would have been a beautiful contrast to that entire list, not to mention its tasting cottage nestled along the Silverado Trail is a cute little oasis.
Fantastic usage of "Oasis." Angelo would be proud.
by J. Singleton
July 11th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5707

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

Bobby, don't let the tabloids fool you with fancy titles.
by J. Singleton
July 10th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5707

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

I just want to drink more MacDonald. Seems like something everyone here could agree upon. Okay, it's the interwebs, so maybe not.
by J. Singleton
July 9th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 14717

Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

You guys make a vasectomy sound exceedingly appealing.
by J. Singleton
July 9th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 76
Views: 5707

TN: 2015 MACDONALD Cabernet Sauvignon

J a y W i n t % n wrote:when will the allocation emails be sent?
I feel like the release has typically been in September.
by J. Singleton
July 9th, 2018, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Doesn't Riedel Have A Dedicated Glass For Nebbiolo?
Replies: 72
Views: 3293

Why Doesn't Riedel Have A Dedicated Glass For Nebbiolo?

Yeah, thanks, I'm aware shape affects how a wine shows. My point was that I've not had a poor showing with Zalto prior to this, so my experience was surprising.

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