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by William Segui
January 18th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1518

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

I have a 1.5l of port. It will never be ready, I’ll never know enough folks to open it.
by William Segui
January 15th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 82
Views: 8279

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

JeremyMullman wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Will, any chance you can post TRB's notes early so we can plot out purchases?
If permissible, I'll post them when I get them. That said, to the best of my knowledge, they haven't yet been started so we might all see them around the same time Tuesday AM.
by William Segui
January 15th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1495
Views: 102101

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Order in. Love these wines.
by William Segui
January 10th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6023

Re: January Offerings

John Telford wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 9:11 am
Has anyone seen a date for Rivers Marie release? I have not! Thanks
For at least as long as I have been here, it is always the third Tuesday in January.
by William Segui
December 20th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon $125.99/btl for 6 pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2420

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon $125.99/btl for 6 pack

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 5:50 am
Yeah I think it’s the best deal I posted since the 14 jadot CSJ for 90; that sold out like 10 seconds after I posted it haha
I was quick to that one (thank you!), looks like too slow on the Dom.
by William Segui
December 17th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2076

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Last year I thought the network did pretty well. This year by all accounts seems awful.
by William Segui
December 17th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14729

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

1971 Bartolo Mascarello, 1.9L - In a night of great wines, this ruled them all.
by William Segui
December 11th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had heard that Grapefruit Sculpin was a shadow of its former self. Can confirm. Sad as this was great
by William Segui
December 9th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1495
Views: 102101

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

somehow only had a 2016 Papa's Block at home, so I opened it against my better judgement. I had a glass the first night and put it away - was fantastic the next day. I knew better but sometimes I need to touch a hot stove to remember that it's hot.
by William Segui
December 6th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

Great story, I wish him the best. Thanks for sharing
by William Segui
December 2nd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Sourcing Bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Sourcing Bottles

No clue what your bottle looks like, but I use MA Silva for glass & cork. I have found them to be incredibly helpful and competitively priced. https://www.masilva.com/#glassCatalog
by William Segui
November 30th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 32830

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Power out here for the third time in two months. This is getting incredibly tiresome
by William Segui
November 30th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 4151

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

In for 6
by William Segui
November 22nd, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1317

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

It's really hard to make exceptional beer on an industrial scale. First, you need to find and train people that are passionate about beer so that you can produce something consistently. Then you need to figure out how to keep the accountants from f*ck up the beer. Then you need to find a nationwide...
by William Segui
November 19th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 32830

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 6:06 am
after getting zapped with 27 degrees I figured why bother. Going to be interesting to see how the vineyard reacts next season. Will there be damage?
Casey -- Could you expand on this? Why is 27 degrees at this point a concern and how does it potentially impact next year? Thanks!
by William Segui
November 11th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5001

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

No major holdings of any, but I have a few bottles of: Pierre Peters Chetillions, Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee, Cristal, Dom, La Grande Annee, Diebolt-Vallois Fleur de Passion & Delamotte. And a few Krug 164, if that counts. The only thing I'm waiting for is Comtes, sad to see the price on Egly - not goin...
by William Segui
November 4th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2393

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

Love me some offsite.
by William Segui
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14729

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Objectively, 2001 Beaucastel Hommage a Jacque Perrin. The surprise would be 2004 Etude St. Helena (scarecrow). Although I’ve had so many great glasses/bottles with friends new & old, it is impossible to pick one.
by William Segui
October 29th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen
Replies: 27
Views: 2147

Re: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen

William Kelley wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 11:05 am
It's really good! Very worthy successor to the 2008.
If you were able to pick up 07 or 12 for the same price, which would you choose?
by William Segui
October 24th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19510

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Sunday looks scary, be safe everyone
by William Segui
October 22nd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery special
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Flannery special

Anyone else notice the waygu has dropped off the site? The dry aged waygu rib cap was amazing.
by William Segui
October 8th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 4021

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

I don't remember the exact figures but a friend of mine that worked for PG&E told me their internal calcs had undergrounding every line in CA at 100 years & a trillion dollars.
by William Segui
October 8th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 4021

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

All three associated wineries have generators. We designed a full time, permanent generator for the new facility. This is the new reality. I even have a small generator at home that *should* power my chest freezer & wine fridge. Buying ice today to get the insulated cooler cold enough to keep milk &...
by William Segui
October 8th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6124

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

96 Salon
08 Cristal
by William Segui
October 7th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3908

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

They are closing two elementary schools & the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken youth baseball leagues just folded after 50 years of continuous play for lack of players.
by William Segui
October 3rd, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210857

Re: Official Costco Thread

Filed Under: Things I did not expect to see

2016 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc - $58.99, Santa Rosa

I grabbed the last three, no idea if they have more.
by William Segui
September 27th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18873

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

mark rudner wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 2:43 pm
dougwilder wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Full review just published. Graeme and Alex are on a roll.
where?
Doug is Purely Domestic Wine Report (PDWR). http://www.purelydomesticwinereport.com/ (CA-OR-WA)
by William Segui
September 23rd, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 87
Views: 7097

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Does anyone know when their tasting room will be up and running? Sadly the answer here is no. We hit some delays late last year that were then compounded by the winter storms pushing the completion date back a few months. We were all hopeful that we were going to make the 8/1 date that was original...
by William Segui
September 21st, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

A very nice wine at a great price point, count me as a fan
by William Segui
September 18th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 32830

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

I’m curious for the first few Napa picks to roll in. We thought we were in for another large 2018-ish sized crop. Then it ripped through veraison, which I took to be an indicator of something normal or slightly less. Cluster counts are good but cluster weights seem light, so as always, I know absolu...
by William Segui
September 10th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Go get your 1 bottle of 08 Cristal at Bevmo for $175!
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Go get your 1 bottle of 08 Cristal at Bevmo for $175!

Do I have to have the coupon or can they just look up my account? That is crazy good
by William Segui
September 10th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you eat grapes?
Replies: 49
Views: 1890

Re: Do you eat grapes?

I eat them professionally. My son recreationally.
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by William Segui
September 5th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 32830

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

first red in the house, here we go. best of luck y'all!
by William Segui
September 4th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren release tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Ferren release tomorrow

The pinots are very good, but for me, the Chards are the star and where my money goes here.
by William Segui
August 28th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 32830

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

14 day forecast looks fantastic. Cooler temps, slow some things down
by William Segui
August 17th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Roy Piper Cabernet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

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: 2110

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: 949
Views: 63543

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: 878

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: 1607

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: 138
Views: 10079

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: 3620

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: 5302

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: 3426

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: 87
Views: 7097

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: 87
Views: 7097

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: 1372

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: 1739
Views: 210857

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: 3162

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: 149
Views: 12578

Re: 2008 Salon

at least I got some 08 Delamotte

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