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by Gray G
June 22nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 2:39 pm
David Baum wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
New on list. How does base cab compare to other similar Mike Smith wines? Seems like a great value at $70
It’s a no brainer. I popped a ‘17 Napa the other night and it was excellent.
grouphug

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by Gray G
June 16th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 27
Views: 1460

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

Aubert is not as expensive as it could be, no whining please, geezzz
by Gray G
June 9th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Next of Kyn
Replies: 20
Views: 1886

Re: 2017 Next of Kyn

tasting wise Touriga > NOK Syrah

missed out as well with work going on etc...
by Gray G
June 3rd, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sauvignon Blanc?
Replies: 205
Views: 10676

Re: Favorite Sauvignon Blanc?

plus 1 on the Merry Edwards, smooth and sexxy
by Gray G
May 29th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2361

Re: Caymus cries foul

Mel Knox wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 8:43 am
Matt,
Before I got my cataract surgery I was a dangerous driver so I would not call cataract surgery electable.
Of course, I am still a dangerous driver but for different reasons.
+1
by Gray G
May 28th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2361

Re: Caymus cries foul

Newsom is illogical
by Gray G
May 25th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5398

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Macdonald. $165. Really compares well to much more expensive stuff. Not widely available tho. whatever, humble brag is so unattractive [rofl.gif] Out of this thread, you picked out this post as unattractive? [rofl.gif] funny when Macdonald is artificially priced low to a small list of buyers and th...
by Gray G
May 24th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5398

Re: $225 Cab discussion

blarmston wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 10:53 am
Lots of folks on this website would get knocked out if they said to a person what they were emboldened to instead type on a keyboard.
true on any blog/bulletin board on any topic
by Gray G
May 24th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5398

Re: $225 Cab discussion

I don’t drink a lot of Cabernet these days but Spottswoode to me can go up against most of the higher end cults year after year! Macdonald is pretty solid though extremely difficult to find under 2x the release price in the secondary market! plus one on Spotts, love it! yet passed this year as the ...
by Gray G
May 24th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5398

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Mark Y wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 2:40 pm
Macdonald. $165. Really compares well to much more expensive stuff.
Not widely available tho.
whatever, humble brag is so unattractive
by Gray G
May 3rd, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 63
Views: 6668

Re: Andremily #6

Just signed up...any guesses on the wait? 3 years? I signed up in 2016 and got in as one of the leftovers for this year (Andremily #6). Since it’s starting to show up at retail for the same price as the mailing list, you might not have to wait that long. great great value! the Binn's Family are gre...
by Gray G
April 21st, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9326

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Andrew Murray
by Gray G
April 21st, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9326

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

K Vintners
Andremily
Alban
Saxum
Booker
Turtle Rock
Carlisle
Myriad
Quivet
Carlisle
Cayuse
Melviile
by Gray G
April 16th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert additional offering with a hook
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: Aubert additional offering with a hook

Aubert is great wine
by Gray G
April 9th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making your own wine blend
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Making your own wine blend

it is interesting to ponder how one could go to say TJ's and pick up a few bottles then mix it up, fun but maybe not epic
by Gray G
March 27th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1962
Views: 249866

Re: Official Costco Thread

Little K Syrah....K Vintners 2016
14.99

very good and another giveaway from Charles Smith
by Gray G
March 26th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 21733

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

hahahaha
by Gray G
March 26th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe

PnP
by Gray G
March 25th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6313

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

thank you FedEx and UPS
by Gray G
March 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 21733

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

fun to chat about for sure

it's like a blind date with your sexy girlfriend's daughter

could be worse but JB had these @ 98

will wait a bit on these

my box has a 283 written in sharpie on it, thank you Nikolas and Julia, prayers

cheers
by Gray G
March 25th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 167
Views: 21733

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

I’m interested to read people’s notes. I had a crew of friends do a local tasting and....well...it wasn’t great.... oh really? good, but not up to the hype or just bad...? About 10 of my friends went to the tasting at the Ojai Valley Inn a while back. They are huge fans of Saxum and SQN and own a t...
by Gray G
March 24th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe

How does Hexe compare with Paderewski? They seem to be similar in concept. Just wondering of Hexe was worth the 50% premium to Paderewski. hard to say the Hexe is that sexxxy, more of a unique/awesome blind date you've never had the pleasure previously Paderewski is more masculine as its Syrah base...
by Gray G
March 23rd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe

Tried one a Month ago. No notes taken but over the last few years I frequently felt it was a mistake to open young a Saxum. Did not feel that way with the Hexe but some more time would help imo. +1 there was a time recently where they were going for ageiness thank god that is over with grouphug my ...
by Gray G
March 23rd, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe

my pleasure Jay, a friend named Charlie coached me up about the fact that "they are only young once"

this wine may evolve a little due to intergrape integration but not because of much else I think

cheers
by Gray G
March 23rd, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe
Replies: 10
Views: 806

TN: 2016 Saxum Hexe

rocking the vinyl on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with a golf buddy, Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall, We Don't Need No Education! finished a 17 Myriad Cabernet, very tasty then moved on to the sexxxy Hexe a;most would consider this a great Paso Grape Cioppino! (54 G, 13 PS, 10 S, 9 Mataro, 7 Z,...
by Gray G
March 2nd, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13026

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Gray G wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm
June trip for high school home stay tour to Japan on a wait and see mode, Delta Air is being flexible, but if the Olympics are cancelled then so is the trip as that will be the standard apparently
final answer for the Summer Olympics will be late May, and it will either go on or be cancelled
by Gray G
March 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13026

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

June trip for high school home stay tour to Japan on a wait and see mode, Delta Air is being flexible, but if the Olympics are cancelled then so is the trip as that will be the standard apparently
by Gray G
February 24th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5895

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

True, true. I guess with complete transparency on availability and pricing (thanks to wine-searcher.com) more and more wineries are pricing their wines to perfection to get most of the value for them, leaving little value to primary buyers. The risky consequence is that as customer you have an ever...
by Gray G
February 22nd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5314

Re: Wine prices are falling

Yeah even with coronavirus and China slowing generally, amounts produced across the spectrum are just too small for prices to fall much beyond stuff like maybe DRC as far as I can tell. I would imagine given a recession (which could be years off and not very deep) 2nd tier auction darlings might lo...
by Gray G
February 20th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe

There's a importer/distributor that posts on WB periodically that is based (I believe) in Sweden (or Norway). His name escapes me, and posted a lot on eBob as well. I think most of his postings here have been on the upper-end Napa Cab threads. I took a quick look, but couldn't find him . If someone...
by Gray G
February 20th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe

There's a importer/distributor that posts on WB periodically that is based (I believe) in Sweden (or Norway). His name escapes me, and posted a lot on eBob as well. I think most of his postings here have been on the upper-end Napa Cab threads. I took a quick look, but couldn't find him . If someone...
by Gray G
February 15th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5895

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

SQN isn't holding its value on the secondary market. So buy it to drink; not to flip. You are right. When I was waiting to get on the list (10 years ago) I often looked for their wines on the secondary market and the markups were 2X to 3X release price. Wines like The Inaugural went for $1000 and I...
by Gray G
February 14th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5895

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

Interesting ...Acker has December 19, 2019 lot of 6 bottles of 2015 going for $2,108.00 with OWC. Later lot in same auction sold for about $1,900.00 and change. Over what release is from the winery but not by a large magnitude. The nice thing about K&L is the fact that (if they ship to you) the buy...
by Gray G
February 14th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Spring 2020 offer
Replies: 59
Views: 5895

Re: SQN Spring 2020 offer

SQN isn't holding its value on the secondary market. So buy it to drink; not to flip. I thought the EBA wines were not only holding their value, but rewarding folks handsomely. Is that not the case anymore? Cheers A 2015 EBA six pack just went for $2551 2/10/20, so... https://www.klwines.com/Auctio...
by Gray G
February 14th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point
Replies: 45
Views: 3112

Re: Pacific NW Cabs/blends vs California - at the $50 price point

R. Halbert wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Quilceda CVR is always a good value.
+1
no doubt

Wines of Substance for under $20
by Gray G
February 12th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13639
Views: 665250

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

SQN
by Gray G
February 11th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Violinist- Verdelho 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 180

TN: The Violinist- Verdelho 2011

wow! happy to share this with a friend while watching the AT&T this weekend a real mouth swirler with an abundance of tropical fruit and freshness yummy just perfect for Thai food or just on its own didn't realize it was a 2011 until ordering more online [worship.gif] discovered this through a sampl...
by Gray G
January 28th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Abreu Spring Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Abreu Spring Release

no offer and no email this year, after no purchase last year, a blessing in disguise
by Gray G
January 16th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 2012

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

not enough
by Gray G
January 16th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13639
Views: 665250

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mollydooker! "First of all, I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU. In just a few days we've raised $25,000 for those affected by the bushfire crisis here in Australia. Just a reminder, from now until Thursday January 16th, we'll continue to donate 50% of all wine sales* to the charities we've chosen to s...
by Gray G
January 15th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 26
Views: 2898

Re: Saxum Spring release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 6:24 am
Yeah, I like Saxum with 7-8 years sideways time so I’m starting to wonder if I’ll live to drink what I’m buying!
wine is only young once LOL just as we are
by Gray G
January 14th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso

+1 Turtle Rock
by Gray G
January 13th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21556

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Scott Watkins wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Gray G wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 6:14 pm
my 100 pts is not AG's 100 pts
And your point is? congrats to the RM team [cheers.gif]
LOL!!!!!!!!!

my palate is not Galloni's, I've tried to go with it, been there done that

any questions Scott?
by Gray G
January 13th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21556

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

my 100 pts is not AG's 100 pts
by Gray G
January 9th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce
by Gray G
January 8th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 70
Views: 5313

Re: Aubert-Save the date

J a y H a c k wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 1:26 pm
I get so many save the dates in January, I wonder why I don't get any Save the Credit Cards.
that is funny!
by Gray G
January 6th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12011
Views: 448133

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

prayers to Australia

Amon Ra 2012

cheers
by Gray G
January 3rd, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3148

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

Mark Golodetz wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 7:54 am
Seems to be an almost universally held food no no; and I imagine I may lose friends over this.

But for me, the sweetness of the ketchup marries beautifully with the salt of the dog. All you need is a touch of mustard for perfection.
plus a billion
by Gray G
January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2664

Re: K & L Auctions

good to go
by Gray G
December 31st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: 2013 Bevan Moaveni Syrah - are there more like it?

+1 Alban wines are singular and big

had the Moaveni awhile ago, and I remember high alcohol flavor

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