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by William Segui
August 17th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?

Not sure about the large format, but I ran through most of the lineup with Roy awhile back and the 14 (like most Napa Cabs I’ve had recently) was on point.
by William Segui
August 10th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1671

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

I’ve looked into it and haven’t pursued it further. The chain ends at the last major hub. From there it is Priority Overnight. Which isn’t perfect but first attempt before 10 AM is pretty good. And critical. If that first attempt is missed.... It is also a bit of logistical nightmare as they only pi...
by William Segui
August 4th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 754
Views: 47743

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 9:47 am
1997 Diebolt-Vallois Fleur de Passion - Scrumptious, mature and nutty, a perfect caviar pairing and utterly satisfying.
Great note. Bought a few 08’s on reputation, promptly took them to offsite. Will have to look around for some aged expressions.
by William Segui
July 23rd, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Logistics Question for the experts
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: Shipping Logistics Question for the experts

Find a local storage place that also ships, drop them into storage right before you leave then ship in December when the temps are right. Although 4-6 cs would just fly with me
by William Segui
July 22nd, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?
Replies: 45
Views: 1448

Re: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?

Board Man Gets Paid
by William Segui
July 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8208

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

There is a note on his FB from someone that seems to confirm this
by William Segui
July 18th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3149

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

The cleaning is never ending but there can be some zen like moments. There is nothing but awful in compliance.
by William Segui
July 17th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 4884

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

I love these wines. So much good.
by William Segui
July 16th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 3118

Re: Calistoga wineries

JeremyMullman wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 10:27 am
I believe Rivers-Marie was building a winery/tasting room in Calistoga. Did it open yet? If not, anyone know the status?
We are vertical but not going to hit the Aug/Sept opening. Looking more like end of the year.
by William Segui
July 16th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 80
Views: 5434

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

2017 Rivers-Marie Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville—110 cases, 14.8% alcohol, 80% new oak Coming in at 2.25 tons off of two acres, there isn’t much of this to go around. That fact plus the recent track record of this bottling leads us to expect the 2017 Lore to sell out faster than any Caber...
by William Segui
July 16th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 80
Views: 5434

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Anybody else notice that in the release letter, their description for the Lore cab seemed to be describing one of their past Chardonnays? That is a good one. I have a template that I copy & paste into. Looks like I missed this one (likely didn't save the last update). The note on the website looks ...
by William Segui
July 12th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1253

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

Unless there is a marked difference between sun grown weed & indoor grown weed, I fail to see why anyone would pay up for vineyard quality land when there are plenty of warehouse or like equivalent places that are far cheaper.
by William Segui
July 12th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1408
Views: 163968

Re: Official Costco Thread

Lucked into these. Checked availability at other Costcos in the region, and the few places with them left had 1 or 2........ 8135102D-1B31-43EA-B6C6-845B1CE73C7D.jpeg I knew they were going to hit the .97, was hoping to be lucky and be there when they did. Nice score! (have you tried one? I have on...
by William Segui
July 10th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2900

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:16 am
I blame Frank Murray
there are few inalienable truths in this world, but this is one.
by William Segui
July 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 3094

Re: 2008 Salon

at least I got some 08 Delamotte
by William Segui
June 21st, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyards/wineries being sold
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

Re: Vineyards/wineries being sold

David Baum wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 3:01 pm
I don't believe HL was sold but rather leased out to TRB for RM going forward.
^this
by William Segui
June 18th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

I’m a 75, on my 40th I had Yquem, Diamond Creek & Phelps Eislele. All very good.
by William Segui
June 2nd, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown
Replies: 78
Views: 2955

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6

Pretty wide spread here, but if my schedule allows - I'm in.
by William Segui
May 31st, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 17580

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Big time thunder and lightning in Lake county this afternoon. There were warnings on the local radio of possible flash flooding in SE Lake county. I did hear areas of Lake county had over an inch in a very short time period. I'm guessing they are likely deep into bloom, but that's just a guess. Wis...
by William Segui
May 26th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 9925

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

Costco has Instacrates on sale for $6/ea, pretty much the same thing w/o the end accessibility. I’m not going more than two high and they work really well. YMMV
by William Segui
May 20th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1408
Views: 163968

Re: Official Costco Thread

Found 3 btls of 08 Dom at the Fairfield Costco over the weekend, $149.99/ea. Bought them.
by William Segui
May 15th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 17580

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Been raining here all day
by William Segui
May 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 5211

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

Kind of fun to look at the same place using both models. There’s certain wineries that are going to turn out top tier juice from any of their sites (or combination of). To take this one step further, when you remove the estate component from a winery, what are we really talking about? The winemaker...
by William Segui
May 9th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 5211

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

The OP uses Classified Growths (Bordeaux) but then lists them by vineyard a la Burgundy. I think the Burgundian model works better here (ie: many folks make great wine from ToKalon, like many folks make great wine from Clos de la Roche)

*I also sense a 10,000 word Piper post coming soon!
by William Segui
May 6th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 1164

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

The craft beer market seems to have gone the way of baseball - more locally/regionally v. nationally. I'm fortunate here in Napa to have a handful of high quality, local producers that scratch most beer itches I have. I keep a growler in my car and all my locals will fill it.
by William Segui
April 24th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1898

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

I’ve always been a fan of Cristal, but 09 was the first that made me reach for my wallet. 08 made me empty it. My frustration has been the price. Had to scour all of DFW and harangue sales folk to find 08 Cristal for under $200 after applying a massive sale discount. Shit KL has it for $269 a pop. ...
by William Segui
April 23rd, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1898

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

I’ve always been a fan of Cristal, but 09 was the first that made me reach for my wallet. 08 made me empty it.
by William Segui
April 22nd, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

I was lucky enough to have a glass on Friday next to Becky Hammon, one of the assistant coaches for the Spurs since 2014. I asked her what Pop thought about the article. She also thought it was flattering toward him, but said that he hates having private family business discussed openly (which I th...
by William Segui
April 19th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1343

Re: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?

I follow the same rule for all my spirits - more than 1/3-1/4 of bottle, do nothing (other than keep out of direct light). Less than that, either break down into smaller vessel or drink within a month.
by William Segui
April 4th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer
Replies: 48
Views: 3650

Re: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer

Tim - Check your PM, I think I have found the problem. Jonathan - Everyone receives the same allocation, regardless of purchase history or length of time on the active list. Jeremy - There is no penalty for skipping an offer. My rule of thumb is no purchases over two full release cycles results in r...
by William Segui
March 23rd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great vintage available but bad year for you
Replies: 25
Views: 1188

Re: great vintage available but bad year for you

2001. I avoided them for awhile but time heals and 01 d’Yquem is too good to pass on
by William Segui
March 19th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94088

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2016 Papa's. Delicious. Fear not, trust in Mike & drink Carlisle early and often
by William Segui
March 16th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1408
Views: 163968

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Le Dame de Malescot - $19.97. Grabbed one for science and all
by William Segui
March 13th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer
Replies: 48
Views: 3650

Re: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer

Anyone have wine shipped already? I requested a ship date of 3/11 but have heard nothing. The shipper is behind on the 3/11 date. It looks like all 4-5 day transit shipments are on the road with *hopefully* the rest (CA, 1-2 day stuff) leaving today. I updated all accounts this afternoon with what ...
by William Segui
February 26th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 17580

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

if this second wave of rain comes in this afternoon as forecasted, there will be a number of road closures here in the Valley
by William Segui
February 25th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 17580

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Weather person said 6" for Yountville in the coming days. Not sure where all that water is supposed to go, we have barely cleared all the runoff from last week.
by William Segui
February 18th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 104
Views: 4985

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

A great time as always, so many familiar names/faces - thank you for hosting. I'm not a note taker but thanks to Todd I tried my very first Picpoul, which was unexpected to see and rather enjoyable.
by William Segui
February 14th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5783

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Second wave just dropped and was able to pick up a mixed 6-pack.
by William Segui
February 7th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3578

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Wishlist granted, happiness ensued
by William Segui
February 7th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5953

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

If it rains, I like the idea of pizza. It goes well with the wines and is easy to eat. I'll gladly chip in whatever is required (although for planning purposes, I will be an early departure as I am down & back weather permitting)
by William Segui
February 5th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 17580

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Hard, fully formed ice on the windshield this AM. #brrrrr
by William Segui
February 2nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?

09 Cristal is real nice
by William Segui
January 27th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Young Hagen Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Sonoma Coast- UP TO 30% OFF
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Young Hagen Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Sonoma Coast- UP TO 30% OFF

I know there are a ton of great wines/offers on here today, but if the 2013's aren't sold out, something is wrong. That price is stupid good.
by William Segui
January 17th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3578

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Order in and if I get my wish list - big delicious pain
by William Segui
January 17th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3578

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Bud Carey wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 5:56 am
This one's gonna hurt.
A lot. A good hurt but still
by William Segui
January 15th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 17580

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

tomorrow looks like it is going to be fun.
by William Segui
January 15th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94088

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Got in trouble last week as the wife asked for a Carlisle and I had to tell her we didn't have any (at home). Grabbed a 2016 Carlisle Carlisle and it was delicious. About 15 minutes to open up and it was gone in no time flat.
by William Segui
January 15th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 29 - Exception
Replies: 24
Views: 942

Re: Tesseron Lot 29 - Exception

Huge Tesseron fan, never had the 29 - didn't see the price increases coming (should have bought once the RMP scores dropped *sigh*). Anyhow I grab a 53 every now and again for a special occasion drink and never disappointed. The 76 is tasty but nothing like the 53, ymmv

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