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by StephenCFahy
February 11th, 2013, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts...Spring 2011 AHF Release
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Thoughts...Spring 2011 AHF Release

After having tasted several AHF Pinots side by side with Knez, I was actually much more impressed with Knez, especially their Cerise Vineyard Pinot-struck me as much more evolved and sublime than AHF while delivering excellent concentration.
by StephenCFahy
February 11th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11929
Views: 571279

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2011 Diochon Moulin-a-Vent -- still drinks like liquid granite. Stocking up now for fear of what will become of this wine in 2012...
by StephenCFahy
June 22nd, 2012, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Post here: America's Best Burgundy Stores
Replies: 29
Views: 4989

Re: Post here: America's Best Burgundy Stores

+1 on Macarthur in DC
by StephenCFahy
June 20th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 62% Off Goldschmidt's Phenomenol Shiraz
Replies: 4
Views: 269

62% Off Goldschmidt's Phenomenol Shiraz

I have a WB Exclusive Offer on Nick Goldschmidt's 2005 'Forefathers' Shiraz from the 15-acre Gravel Pit Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Originally $26/bottle, I have it for $10/bottle, 62% Off the original price. **Importantly, you must enter code WBGF to get the Berserker exclusive $10/bottle price: http...
by StephenCFahy
April 16th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: **76% OFF Verdicchio White Wine 6-pack DEAL
Replies: 0
Views: 94

**76% OFF Verdicchio White Wine 6-pack DEAL

The 2009 Fattoria Laila Verdicchio "Eklektikos" was released at $19/bottle... Buy this by the 6-pack, and the price drops to $27/6 pack ($4.50/bottle), which makes this a discount of 76%!!! Do not hesitate -- this is drinking Beautifully right now!!! Must Enter Code: WBE6 and Click here: http://bit....
by StephenCFahy
April 5th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And I Thought We Had a Wine Glut
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: And I Thought We Had a Wine Glut

I'm itb on the retail side, so maybe this is nothing less than smoke and mirrors by wholesalers, but I've clearly already started to experience price increases (and drying supply) from wholesalers on wines from Napa/Sonoma at the lower end (sub $10-12). The quantity and number of SKU's just isn't wh...
by StephenCFahy
April 5th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1977 California Cabernet Sauvignon horizontal.
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: TN: 1977 California Cabernet Sauvignon horizontal.

Nice review Brad. Not surprised by your glowing reviews on the Huets and Trimbach. Very happy to hear the Villa Mt Eden showed well. Thank you!
by StephenCFahy
April 5th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 29% Off RP 95pt2009 Capcanes Peraj Ha'abib
Replies: 1
Views: 161

29% Off RP 95pt2009 Capcanes Peraj Ha'abib

29% OFF 2009 Cellar de Capcanes Peraj Ha'abib Flor de Primavera (K/P, N/M) RP95pts! Regularly $70/btl, to you for $49.99 when you enter coupon code: CPHD. Click here: http://bit.ly/HjpNwV
by StephenCFahy
April 3rd, 2012, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge- Monte Bello 1975-1991.
Replies: 24
Views: 1178

Re: TN: Ridge- Monte Bello 1975-1991.

Great lineup and thank you for your review. Well done!!!
by StephenCFahy
March 31st, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Featured Winery - Novy
Replies: 54
Views: 3836

Re: Wine Berserkers Featured Winery - Novy

Adam, It is sooo great you are sharing your insight-I've enjoyed your wines for many years. You indicate in your opening -- "Now, when we started Novy in 1998, we were hoping to jump on the next hot varietal in the United States --- that being Syrah, of course. Yesh.....that didn't quite work out. B...
by StephenCFahy
March 26th, 2012, 2:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 78% Discount on the 2008 Sequana Vineyards Sundawg Ridge Pinot Noir!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: 78% Discount on the 2008 Sequana Vineyards Sundawg Ridge Pinot Noir!!!!

Gaston-Definitely doesn't sound like the Sequana I tasted--please PM me what your experiences are with the other 5.
by StephenCFahy
March 25th, 2012, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you ever had a wine change too much? 2007 Linne Calodo Outsider
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Have you ever had a wine change too much? 2007 Linne Calodo Outsider

Yes-your description mirrors my experiences with similar wines. Hmmmm-a mystery unfolds.
by StephenCFahy
March 25th, 2012, 9:49 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Bike Shop in Napa/Sonoma???
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Best Bike Shop in Napa/Sonoma???

Awesome recommendations! Thanks gang!!!
by StephenCFahy
March 24th, 2012, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you ever had a wine change too much? 2007 Linne Calodo Outsider
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Have you ever had a wine change too much? 2007 Linne Calodo Outsider

Howard-Tell me what you were tasting that shows this wine as having gone 'too far'. I ask because I've had three different experiences in the last few months with a specific category of wine where the bottom clearly fell out after having been opened for more than an hour or two, i.e., the fruit disa...
by StephenCFahy
March 24th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 45% off 2007 Manfredi Aglianico
Replies: 0
Views: 88

45% off 2007 Manfredi Aglianico

2007 Re Manfredi Terre degli Svevi Aglianico del Vulture Basilicata (GR2G). Was $40/bottle, now $21.95 (45% Off). Personally tasted at 2011 Vinitaly and was blown away-reference point Southern Italian producer, imho. Click here: http://bit.ly/H1Dfzf
by StephenCFahy
March 24th, 2012, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding My First Excellent White This Year: TN 2010 Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Finding My First Excellent White This Year: TN 2010 Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc

Very happy to hear the 2010 showed so well. I've had the 2009 and the Puligny-Montrachet connection is very very clear, making it a standout in the Bourg Blanc category! Did anyone happen to notice the labels peeling off? My 2009s had several labels that weren't "gummed" down, so kind of comical.
by StephenCFahy
March 24th, 2012, 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Bike Shop in Napa/Sonoma???
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Best Bike Shop in Napa/Sonoma???

I'm hitting Napa/Sonoma in late April for business and am looking for recommendations on the best place to rent a mid-high end road bike for a day's worth of riding...Any suggestions/contacts? Greatly Appreciated!
by StephenCFahy
March 20th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: **75% off CARM Quinta do Coa Douro Red (WS89)
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: **75% off CARM Quinta do Coa Douro Red (WS89)

Charlie-White wine deal coming tomorrow! stay tuned ;)
by StephenCFahy
March 19th, 2012, 9:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: **75% off CARM Quinta do Coa Douro Red (WS89)
Replies: 12
Views: 543

**75% off CARM Quinta do Coa Douro Red (WS89)

Last week, Seth posted a deal on Sequana. Today, we have a deal from one of our wholesalers on the 2008 CARM Quinta do Coa Vinha Tinto Douro (WS89pts). Normally, this retails for $16/bottle. I'm offering this for $3.99/bottle -- that's 75% off. Just use PROMO CODE: QDCD to receive the discount. You ...
by StephenCFahy
February 27th, 2012, 12:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: **WB members: Free Shipping on wine orders over $150!
Replies: 0
Views: 189

**WB members: Free Shipping on wine orders over $150!

To all WB members: Free Ground Shipping on all Shoppers Vineyard Wine Orders over $150! Click www.shoppersvineyard.com and Enter Coupon Code: WBFS
by StephenCFahy
February 27th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: x for WB members: 3 Collectibles Deep Discount
Replies: 0
Views: 220

x for WB members: 3 Collectibles Deep Discount

2009 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac, WS92, reg $50, to WB members $26.99, ENTER CODE: WBCM, click http://bit.ly/Aby0aB 2009 Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso, reg $35, to WB members $21.99, ENTER CODE: WBLM , click http://bit.ly/zUu2Db 2009 Robert Foley Griffin Red, reg $45, to WB members $26.99, ENT...
by StephenCFahy
November 11th, 2010, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Yalumba Shiraz Patchwork (Australia, South Australia, Barossa)
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: TN: 2008 Yalumba Shiraz Patchwork (Australia, South Australia, Barossa)

Thanks for the note. I've had mixed experiences with Yalumba but am always on the lookout for that special Aussie.
by StephenCFahy
November 11th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Sancerre "Clos de Beaujeu" 2000 - Domaine Boulay
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: TN: Sancerre "Clos de Beaujeu" 2000 - Domaine Boulay

Good note! I'm a huge fan of Boulay's Chavignol.
by StephenCFahy
November 11th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who makes the best zinfandels these days?
Replies: 97
Views: 3709

Re: Who makes the best zinfandels these days?

Old Ghost (Klinker Brick), Biale, Bedrock, Green & Red and Quivira.
by StephenCFahy
August 21st, 2010, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers Virtual Tasting Series: Cal-Rhone til Sun Aug 22nd!!!
Replies: 60
Views: 2372

Re: Wineberserkers Virtual Tasting Series: Cal-Rhone til Sun Aug 22nd!!!

Impressed with this vintage of Cuvee Le Bec (2008) and then for a stepup-the 2005 Core Red. I often find myself in the minority for my fondness for Grenache-dominant Cali-Rhone, so it's cool to see such a strong response.
by StephenCFahy
July 30th, 2010, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats The Most You Routinely Pay For Corkage W/O Wincing?
Replies: 89
Views: 3174

Re: Whats The Most You Routinely Pay For Corkage W/O Wincing

Ditto on most of the above, although I usually bring my own wine regardless of the corkage-I would wince at $50, though. The fact that I brought my own choice, knew the cellar conditions, saved time looking at the list (and getting frustrated by the prices), pays for itself in spades.
by StephenCFahy
July 27th, 2010, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a real approved wine label?
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Is this a real approved wine label?

Quality aside, I see these labels as the next step in the evolution of our wine culture, serving the same purpose as the Aussie driven critter labels (RIP) that brought hordes of peeps to the wine table, many (not all, of course) of whom have traded up and up, continuously exploring what their palat...
by StephenCFahy
July 26th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A salute to the Tour de France
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: A salute to the Tour de France

Also had the 09 Tempier Bandol Rose on Sunday in homage, followed by Benjamin Romeo's 2004 Cueva del Contador-my God almost a religious experience! Proud of both Contador and Ale-jet for pulling off great victories!
by StephenCFahy
July 26th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Nicolas Potel Clos St. Denis (France, Burgundy, Côt
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: TN: 2005 Nicolas Potel Clos St. Denis (France, Burgundy,

I thought the 99 1er Cru Volnay I had this past weekend was an early look @ a Nicolas Potel; the 05 GC was a go already huh? All I keep reading is how backwards and structured the vintage is. His 2005 Volnay vieilles vignes, which I drank a couple of weeks ago, while not undrinkable had closed up c...
by StephenCFahy
July 24th, 2010, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: **Wine Spectator's Wine Merchant Awards??? Why Not????
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: **Wine Spectator's Wine Merchant Awards??? Why Not????

Plus, you KNOW that the restaurant awards are far from transparent, no? I know, but despite people's opinions about the credibility of the WS, and these types of "awards" in general, I think there needs to be a starting point to recognize "best practice" type models of retail that would challenge c...
by StephenCFahy
July 24th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: **Wine Spectator's Wine Merchant Awards??? Why Not????
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: **Wine Spectator's Wine Merchant Awards??? Why Not????

Roberto-Ugh-You know that's only gonna just fire me up!!! I would really like to believe otherwise....
by StephenCFahy
July 24th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée (USA, California, Central C
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: TN: 2005 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée (USA, California, Centr

Good note. For what its worth, the 2007 Estate was off the hook, not only in terms of power and savage fruit, but in terms of outstanding control and balance.
by StephenCFahy
July 24th, 2010, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: **Wine Spectator's Wine Merchant Awards??? Why Not????
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

**Wine Spectator's Wine Merchant Awards??? Why Not????

Each year, with Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards issue, I am left wondering WHY IS THERE NO WINE MERCHANT AWARDS??? Many of us work our asses off to deliver the best possible portfolio to our customers, not to mention merchandise our passion for the product/producers who inspire us... It would be ...
by StephenCFahy
July 24th, 2010, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Retailer check: Pocketswine in Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Retailer check: Pocketswine in Chicago

Brian Zamkotowicz wrote:Do they sell really tiny pigs?

That is funny as hell!!! Pocketswine reminds me of my days running a wine store in hells kitchen, nyc. I was forever on 'theft detail'. good ole days...
by StephenCFahy
July 24th, 2010, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Bedrock the new Carlisle? (new mailers and such)
Replies: 67
Views: 3314

Re: Is Bedrock the new Carlisle? (new mailers and such)

Don't know if Bedrock is the new Carlisle but is certainly the next evolution in the world of domestic Pinot Noir. I was gifted the 2007 Rebecca vineyard Pinot several months ago and was impressed by its range. Impressions included exotic, cerebral, shy and precocious, yet respectful and even shy. W...
by StephenCFahy
July 22nd, 2010, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Brancaia Tre Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana I
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: TN: 2007 Brancaia Tre Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Tosca

Your note conjures up profiles of Italian reds I've experienced in the $8-12 price range. Is Tre overpriced for $20, in your opinion? Was there clear structure to the wine, or was it just really tasty?
by StephenCFahy
July 22nd, 2010, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov's take on Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Asimov's take on Chianti Classico Riserva

With the caveat that Felsina is my favorite chianti, so I'm not sure this is 100% objective feedback, these wines are easily built to reward 15-20 years of cellaring, and can probably carry on for another 10 after that assuming proper storage. One of the things I like best about chianti is the very...
by StephenCFahy
July 21st, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov's take on Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Asimov's take on Chianti Classico Riserva

Interesting read on Asimov's view of Chianti Classico Riserva: http://nyti.ms/cBb8p8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by StephenCFahy
July 17th, 2010, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: More Saturday Retail Funnies
Replies: 1814
Views: 176884

Re: More Saturday Retail Funnies

Just had a customer who asked repeated detailed questions but then KEPT talking while I tried to answer him. Then he would REPEAT the question... [head-bang.gif] [head-bang.gif] [head-bang.gif] So-funny - happens practically every day, right after the person who interrupts my assisting another cust...
by StephenCFahy
July 17th, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Barolo for the here and now?
Replies: 35
Views: 1197

Re: Does anyone drink Barolo for the here and now?

I've had many a 'declassified' Barolo/Barbaresco for the here and now at a fraction of the price, i.e., simply labelled nebbiolo, from producers of both the old and new guard, yet even those coming from reportedly 'young vines' would have greatly benefited from 5-8 years cellaring...ugh!
by StephenCFahy
July 17th, 2010, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Terroir of Champagne, Montagne de Reims
Replies: 25
Views: 1126

Re: TN's: Terroir of Champagne, Montagne de Reims

Nice note! I've been a big fan of what Vilmart can do in glass over time. Pehu Simonet continues to impress me, particularly considering the price tag and exotic, unpredictable notes. I've unfortunately had the same experiences with Coutier being unremarkable, both NV and vintage, but the 2002 shoul...
by StephenCFahy
July 16th, 2010, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 41
Views: 19160

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

I've tried everything short of the caustic chemical cleaners mentioned here, and nothing has worked better for me than hot water immediately after use, so I usually push myself to jump on this particularly b/c they are such a pain to clean.
by StephenCFahy
July 14th, 2010, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2007 Faiveley
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: TNR: 2007 Faiveley

I've had the 2007 Bourgogne Rouge, which came across in a straightforward style, well structured, precisely textured, dried red fruit and herbal/earthy nuances...typical of a red from broad-based fruit sources throughout Cdb and Cdn. (Disclaimer-I sell this wine).
by StephenCFahy
July 14th, 2010, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Our new store is finally open
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

Re: Our new store is finally open

Looks great! Good luck! Look me up whenever you're in NJ.
by StephenCFahy
July 14th, 2010, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Foursome of Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: A Foursome of Chateauneuf du Pape

I've not been impressed with the de la Gardine line, even the 1998's which I thought were a shadow of the others listed in terms of presence and dynamic, imho.
by StephenCFahy
July 14th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: **WB Exclusive: MONSTER DISCOUNT ON 2007 SOUTHERN RHONE
Replies: 0
Views: 292

**WB Exclusive: MONSTER DISCOUNT ON 2007 SOUTHERN RHONE

Today, I’m going to offer a deal to WB members on the Paul Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone 2007. I’m going to put a (12) bottle case on sale for WB members only for $89.99/case, which breaks down to $7.49/bottle! Click on this link: http://bit.ly/b152bL" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by StephenCFahy
July 14th, 2010, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which is your favorite big Merchant/Negociant house in Beaun
Replies: 45
Views: 1877

Re: Which is your favorite big Merchant/Negociant house in B

My experience with Both Drouhin and Chanson has been that they're overpriced, but have found good deals with Jadot.
by StephenCFahy
July 10th, 2010, 8:35 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Montreal BYO?
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Re: Montreal BYO?

OMG-why is no one posting about Restaurant O Thym? The best Foie Gras I've had in years outside Paris or NYC. The worst part was that I found a beautiful Deiss Gruenspiel that was corked! I managed fine because their weer several generous wine peeps next to me who brought me and my wife into their p...
by StephenCFahy
July 10th, 2010, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delicious Soave from Roberto Anselmi!
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Delicious Soave from Roberto Anselmi!

Always respected and appreciated Anselmi's Soave lineup, even though it's never been my flava'.

Much more a fan of Pieropan and Inama because they've always been more textbook and purist in their approach, i.e., grape selection, winemaking practices, etc.
by StephenCFahy
July 10th, 2010, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Memorable wines from the first half of the year
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Memorable wines from the first half of the year

For me, Argyle's 1999 Extended Tirage: Gorgeous array of flavors, ranging from dried and fresh white tone fruit, acacia and orange blossom, flinty minerality and creamy zest. Interestingly, the 1999 came across milder and more subdued than the 1996, which seemed to have more robust, even eccentric f...

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