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by Br@d S w @ l l o w
March 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2017

I tried one one of the Tribidrag bottles a day or two ago, and I thought it was really good. I don't post many notes these days but probably should have posted on that wine. It was a meaningful part of a great BDay deal. Tonight, I randomly pulled the 2017 LM Mondeuse. No amount of laziness can prev...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
March 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerday Purchase: Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Berserkerday Purchase: Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2017

I tried one one of the Tribidrag bottles a day or two ago, and I thought it was really good. I don't post many notes these days but probably should have posted on that wine. It was a meaningful part of a great BDay deal. Tonight, I randomly pulled the 2017 LM Mondeuse. No amount of laziness can prev...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 12th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 89
Views: 7955

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

I finally pulled the trigger on a three-pack each of the Trout Gulch Chardonnay and Rivina PN.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 7th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vyd. Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2013 Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vyd. Cabernet

Brad, appreciate note - LOVE the Ceritas Cab, one of my favorite expressions of Cabernet from CA ever since the initial 2012 release. As my note probably betrayed, I have no history with the Cab (until now) but a little more with the PN and Chard. Based on my confidence in the producer and this bot...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 7th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vyd. Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2013 Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vyd. Cabernet

Anton D wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Great note!

Love Ceritas, and I’m pretending this was my note and will still wait a while!
Glad to take one for the team!
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 7th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vyd. Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 372

TN: 2013 Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vyd. Cabernet

This is the first bottle of a three-pack I purchased on release a few years ago. The wine is young and a little firm after about an hour, but it is not closed or dumb. It is dark red in the glass and has a nice floral, red fruit nose. This is not a fruit bomb, and in that sense it appeals to me styl...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 7th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9097

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

A late reply, but this year I bought: Ridge (4 Estate Cabs, 2 Klein Cabs) Scherrer (Old Vine Zin 3-Pack)* Wilde Farm Mixed Case (4 Heritage, 5 Halcon Syrah, 3 Alder Springs Chard) Lagier Meredith (12 Bottle Sampler) Chris James Cellars (White 6-Pack; Pinot 6-Pack)* * are new to me. I was relatively ...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ** SALE EXTENDED to 1/31 ** Chris James Cellars - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley wines 40% off shipping included!
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Chris James Cellars BD Offers - Willamette Valley & Columbia Valley wines 40% off shipping included!

GregT wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 6:14 pm
So how exactly to order? I sent an email. Interested in offer 3. Zin, Dolcetto and Lagrein? How could I resist?
There is a link in the offer. I just clicked it and ordered the White 6-pack and the Pinot 6-pack. This winery is completely new to me, so I am excited to give these a try.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Wilde Farm BD XI: 11 Cases of Wilde Farm goodness at 50% off and Free Shipping!
Replies: 49
Views: 2333

Re: Wilde Farm BD XI: 11 Cases of Wilde Farm goodness at 50% off and Free Shipping!

I just ordered a mixed case (4 Heritage; 5 Halcon Syrah; 3 Alder Springs Chard). This is my third year in a row for Wilde Farm. The wines are the Shiznit, and this deal is just bonkers.


Thanks!
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith -- A Simple Sampler at a Silly Price
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Lagier Meredith -- A Simple Sampler at a Silly Price

I have been swamped and unable to immerse myself in Berserkerday revelry this year, but I did scroll the offers during lunch this afternoon. This one seemed so amazing that I had to jump in. It might be the only one for me this year!

Thank you,

Brad
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
December 1st, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5338

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

I don't visit Wine Talk as much as I should, but I became aware of this thread and thought the least I could do would be to extract $5.00 from FMIII's wallet for a good cause. In so doing, I will also give a shout out to a Berserkerday stalwart, as my TN is for the 2007 Biggio Hamina Deux Vert Pinot...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
September 6th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Copain Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: TN: 2011 Copain Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)

Opened a bottle of this wine tonight and found this thread. Nothing "weird" about this bottle at all. It is fresh, vibrant and youthful. Pit fruit, saline and a touch chalky (all in a good way), with a bit of a lemon-peel pucker on the back end. This is a pleasure to drink now. If any of you Copain-...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
July 22nd, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10229

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Wow. Condolences to Alan's loved ones.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
July 22nd, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: TN: 2010 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 6:15 pm
Sounds delicious.
That's exactly what it is. Much better than the descriptors I used in my TN! [cheers.gif]
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
July 22nd, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 2
Views: 355

TN: 2010 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

It has been a while since I subjected the Wine Talk forum to one of my tasting notes, but I was inspired by Dave Bueker today to post a note. This wine poured a few shades darker than I expected and is sort of golden-honey colored in the glass. Nothing wrong with the wine, though. It is still youthf...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
April 3rd, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 3654

Re: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!

My HH case arrived several days ago. Travel shock be damned, I am drinking one now and am very impressed! Thank you so much, Carole, for this excellent Berserkerday treat. What a great value for such wonderful wine. I wish I had doubled down and ordered a case of the zin too.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Wilde farm BD 10 - Sold Out!
Replies: 31
Views: 2760

Re: Wilde farm BD 10 - 50% off and free shipping!

The last few years, I have gone out of my way to buy something from the WF BD offer. The reasons are (i) because every wine I have ever opened from WF has been excellent; and (ii) every interaction I have had with the people of WF has been positive. This year, I am ordering the Heritage offer (even ...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT) Offer is closed.
Replies: 109
Views: 5511

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars Berserker Day #10. (OFFERS #2 & #3 are SOLD OUT)

Just wanted to add -- I have purchased a BD offering every year for the past 3 or 4 years, and these wines never disappoint. Thank you, Todd.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 3654

Re: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!

I tried to pretend that Berserkerday was not happening, but this (and two other offers) was too good to ignore. I got a HH yesterday during the sneak preview time. I have enjoyed every L-M wine I have ever had, so this seemed like -- wait for it -- a no-brainer (as has been mentioned by my fellow lo...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
December 10th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 50
Views: 2248

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

To cellar I usually buy 3-6 but im not spending more than $50 btl. To enjoy with family and friends usually buy singles of different bottles to fit the occasion. My approach is almost the opposite of yours -- which probably means I am doing it wrong. For cellar bottles (particularly at higher price...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
October 25th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 PG Marine Sedimentary thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: '15 PG Marine Sedimentary thoughts

I have looked through the discussion above and agree that the '15 Marine Sedimentary is fantastic. People with far more Oregon Pinot experience than I have extolled the virtues of this wine even in the short time since it was shipped. I think it is dark, brooding, sorta mushroomy, but hard to put do...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
August 18th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 305
Views: 22210

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

I deleted it. Just wanted to see if it would work. You should delete it in your quote of my post.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
August 18th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 305
Views: 22210

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

I edited the post to delete the malfunctioning link. Let's se if it works now.

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Hey, it works. This is the Youtube video I tried to repost in one of the politics threads. If I ever get the same message again, I will link to the post.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
August 18th, 2018, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 305
Views: 22210

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

Fixed the latter one, super easy (instructions posted elsewhere as well, like the 'media' thread) - just put the entire URL in between the 'media' code (which shows up when you click the media button, right next to spoiler - looks like a monitor) All in all the media button works across a MASSIVE a...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
July 6th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 4415

Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

Phew! Glad I ordered a case the moment the email came. I still have some of my '13 and '14 Berserker Cuvee bottles to compare against these!

Thank you Jim and everyone else at PGC.

Brad
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
May 11th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff
Replies: 32
Views: 2665

Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff

How about me? Still good for the #1 offer? Thanks, Todd. I know I am late to the party if they are gone. Just picked the first bottle at random from the No. 1 six-pack, and it was the '14 Youngberg. This is still opening up in the glass, but I am already a YUGE fan. Dark garnet color, loamy nose, w...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 26th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff
Replies: 32
Views: 2665

Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff

How about me? Still good for the #1 offer?

Thanks, Todd. I know I am late to the party if they are gone.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 26th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!
Replies: 50
Views: 3574

Wilde Farm Wines - 50% off on 5 limited wines!

I thought I replied to this thread earlier today, but I guess I didn't push "send." Anyway, I tried Wilde Farm for the first time after last Berserkerday and was impressed by the quality of all of the wines. Each one has been memorable. This offer is very generous, and i am in for a case. I probably...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
September 21st, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Buck Chuck Is Live!
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Two Buck Chuck Is Live!

Mel Hill wrote:
JDonner wrote:

Well we are in Life during Wartime...
this thread has stopped making sense
I am going to get crosseyed and painless on 2BC tonight!
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
August 18th, 2017, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Copain Brosseau Chalone Chardonnay
Replies: 14
Views: 666

2012 Copain Brosseau Chalone Chardonnay

Opened on a whim, hoping for something refreshing on a warm summer evening: Notes of honey and sweet meyer lemon. Gorgeous floral component, reminiscent of honeysuckle and orange blossom. Acidity very restrained, which for me is a plus on a wine like this. ABV 13.4%. Glad I have more. Just a beauti...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
May 26th, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: 4 Offers from Wilde Farm
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

4 Offers from Wilde Farm

I have been remiss in posting BD notes because I have gotten trapped inside the Politics forum. Two days ago, I opened a '14 Cardiac Hill Syrah, and it blew my mind. I have no tasting note to offer, but I keep thinking about the smoky, cool-climate character of the wine. Some bacon fat, seems like w...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
March 8th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley - a long history of quality and value
Replies: 106
Views: 8120

Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley - a long history of quality and value

Berserkerday Sampler in: 2013 Riesling Anderson Valley 2013 Zinfandel Mendocino 2015 Edlezwicker 2014 Gewurztraminer Dry 2012 Cabernet 2013 Chardonnay My box came today. Same wines. Must be a NY thing. neener My mystery 6-pack also contained the same wines, and it also arrived today (in Maryland) a...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 3rd, 2017, 3:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian Classics
Replies: 66
Views: 6225

Arcadian Classics

Joe called. All good.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
February 1st, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian Classics
Replies: 66
Views: 6225

Arcadian Classics

K e v i n B. wrote:
Jeremy C wrote:Still no word...
ditto...

re: cc, since I ordered via e-mail I didn't include my CC, but rather provided my phone# as a means to get my CC info (similar to other offers).
Ditto. Still not worried, though.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 30th, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: What Did You Buy on Berserker Day?
Replies: 86
Views: 6663

What Did You Buy on Berserker Day?

I ordered:

Wilde Farm eight-pack
EMH three-pack
Navarro case
Arcadian four-pack
Random sixer (cab franc)

I thought I would stay on the sidelines this year, but I couldn't help myself with some of the offers being as good as they were.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian Classics
Replies: 66
Views: 6225

Arcadian Classics

I am in on this one and am very excited to try the wines. Thank you for the offer.

Brad
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: 4 Offers from Wilde Farm
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

4 Offers from Wilde Farm

Mixed eight-pack for me. Looking forward to giving these a shot.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 27th, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley - a long history of quality and value
Replies: 106
Views: 8120

Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley - a long history of quality and value

Went for the mystery 6-pack and added six more bottles for the $0.01 shipping. Sweet deal. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing what's inside the box.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 26th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet Verticals - see you next year! thank you.
Replies: 58
Views: 5548

EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet Verticals

I am in for a three-pack. Always meant to try EMH but never have. Thanks Merrill.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 22nd, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 54
Views: 5608

TN: 2010 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Based on this thread, I also opened one of these tonight. I have followed it for a few hours now, and it does seem advanced compared to other Rhys Chardonnay with comparable bottle age that I have tried. My bottle is enjoyable, and I don't regret buying it or opening it with tonight's dinner. Howeve...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 15th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon CDP
Replies: 6
Views: 413

TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon CDP

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:Donjon is no longer traditional. Cambie has put his stamp on it.
Precisely.
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 15th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon CDP
Replies: 6
Views: 413

TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon CDP

Being a traditional styled wine, shouldn't it reflect the vintages? If you want a leaner, more rustic, more acidic VD, there are lots of other vintages for you. Maybe I would enjoy '04 or '06 Donjon more than the '05. But this producer's wines seem to be evolving toward a larger, riper style (are y...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 15th, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon CDP
Replies: 6
Views: 413

TN: 2005 Le Vieux Donjon CDP

My second of three bottles, this confirms for me that one of my favorite traditional CDP producers has changed course. This wine is big, ripe and bold, with a touch of alcohol showing through. I would not say that the fruit notes are stewed, but they certainly are ripe. This seems more modern in sty...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 10th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Yon-Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Replies: 4
Views: 332

TN: 2000 Ch. Yon-Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Claus -- I can't claim to have compared many vintages of the two estates' wines side by side, so I will for the most part defer to others with more knowledge than I have in that regard. That said, I believe the land making up the Yon-Figeac vineyard was at one time long ago owned by Figeac. If I am ...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 8th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Yon-Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Replies: 4
Views: 332

TN: 2000 Ch. Yon-Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

From 750 ml, purchased as a future and stored at home since delivery. After about an hour of air (no decant), the wine is opening up nicely now. The nose reminds of blackberry and saddle leather, and the wine appears still quite dark in the glass. In the mouth, the wine seems just ready to shrug off...
by Br@d S w @ l l o w
January 1st, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The road never smelled so good...
Replies: 56
Views: 3186

The road never smelled so good...

Tonight, we had authentic Chinese from a local source along with a 2010 J.J. Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett. After clearing the plates, I refilled my glass in the kitchen. As I walked back toward the dinner table, my 12-year-old daughter, unaware of my presence, stood up just as I w...

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