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by John Glas
January 18th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?
Replies: 32
Views: 2040

Re: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?

I find it humorous people are talking about just $25.00. If you can't pay $25.00 and get a year's worth of value than quite posting and complaining about adds.
by John Glas
January 18th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 197
Views: 14178

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Merrill Lindquist wrote: ↑ Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:18 pm larry schaffer wrote: ↑ Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:24 am Nothing? Interesting . . . If you think Ridge is going to engage here regularly as you do, MY GUESS is that you are mistaken. I've been wrong before.... Merrill, You are correct - but there are so m...
by John Glas
January 18th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?
Replies: 32
Views: 2040

Re: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?

I would be surprised if anyone in this forum is financially strapped unless they are buying too much wine. If that is the case, buy one less bottle and contribute.
Or sell one for $25.00! [cheers.gif]
by John Glas
January 17th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

[quoteWoah. Looks like I missed out. Just emailed Jeff @ Davenport and asked if they will keep the sale going. Fingers crossed.][/quote] Also did. Hopefully they will offer this to Berserkers. [cheers.gif]
by John Glas
January 17th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greenock Creek Creek Block
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Greenock Creek Creek Block

James Billy wrote: ↑ Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:18 pm William Kelley wrote: ↑ Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:15 pm Not super recent, but had the 1998 and 2001 in London a few years back - very rich, confectionery blackcurrant fruit - true crème de cassis - and still lively. Will be interested to hear your report bac...
by John Glas
January 17th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11752

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

[quoteI'd say a good 1/4 of my cellar has no score at all.][/quote] Wow! What wines have no scores? I have been the first to review many newer vintages.
by John Glas
January 17th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11752

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

neener If it is not 90 Cellar Tracker points or higher I won't buy it neener
by John Glas
January 17th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

Discount is over. Glad I got a case. The one bottle I've had so far was very good - can't beat it for $10! Do enjoy the other 11 bottles. I am sure they will be stellar for the price. Just think how much better these wines are than the crap you get from the grocery store for that price or Total Wine.
by John Glas
January 17th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

[cheers.gif] 2008 Davenport Cellars Continuity - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (1/17/2020) Day 1: Yes this is wine of the year candidate! Tobacco, spice, dark cherries, menthol, earth and dried twigs. Medium plus finish and picks up some nice exotic spices on the finish. Talk about a wine in its ...
by John Glas
January 15th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greenock Creek Creek Block
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Greenock Creek Creek Block

Never liked the 03 vintage compared to the 98 and 01 vintages. Too hot!
by John Glas
January 15th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

Just emailed them to see if we can get the 65% off deal. Doesn't hurt to ask!
by John Glas
January 15th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

2008 Davenport Cellars Continuity - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (12/30/2019) Day 1: Holly S... This just took over the top wine of 2019 for 3 Day Wine Review for wines under $30.00. $10.50 on their closeout special which concluded on December 28. Just picked this up from FedEx Office today and ...
by John Glas
January 14th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Ah I only have the one, I need to look into back filling.
Good plan
by John Glas
January 14th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

[quoteCase arrived today and I busted open the 2012 Continuity. What a fantastic little wine, with an almost perfect balance! Wonderful stuff. Don't think I've had a better bargain in the US ever! 92pts][/quote]Only one bottle purchased. Should have gotten more but over spent on children's gifts! [s...
by John Glas
January 14th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

[quoteHolye smokes. Again. The 2015 Carmenere Walla Walla. Leather, cherry, pepper, hint of smoke on the nose. On the mouth that repeats, with some coconut undertones (American oak?). It's super luscious and soft, but with integrated tannins. What a wonderful wine. Blown away by that QPR. This is a ...
by John Glas
January 14th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

[quoteI've enjoyed the Fevre 2010 Bougros Côte Bouguerots and Les Clos recently. I think Fevre did a great job in 2010.][/quote]Have not had the 2010 Les Clos. Always a solid wine.
by John Glas
January 13th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

Wait until Bud Light Seltzer comes out! It will be two years in a row!
by John Glas
January 13th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

[quoteSounds great, devastating hearing it could use another 5-10 though since I have an 11 I dont think I can keep my hands off much longer.][/quote] If you have several open one and try it every few years. I would recommend 5 if you have one left. It is very good right now with a good 2 hour decant.
by John Glas
January 13th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 421

TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (1/11/2020) Decanted this wine 2.5 hours. This definitely was tight on the opening so decanting is a must. Beautiful wine with floral, stone, white pepper, olives, gravel, sour cherries and blueberries. ...
by John Glas
January 13th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Replies: 4
Views: 462

TN: 2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (1/11/2020) Great showing. Love seeing the synthetic cork closure. Minerals, shells, lemon and spice. Polarizing acidity and medium plus finish. This wine should age for another 5 years however i...
by John Glas
January 12th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Australia Old and New
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: TN: Australia Old and New

1995 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper – another dark wine with a minty nose (go figure!). Lots of dill in the nose, plus some other oaky notes, and on palate a resolved mature shiraz but without the black pepper suggested by the name. Fully mature and at the drink up stage, but decen...
by John Glas
January 10th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

John Glas wrote: ↑ Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:34 pm I can never find any winery direct wines I want to purchase in the Minneapolis Market. Most are their corporate swill with goofy labels. Most of their Bordeaux portfolio is Winery direct. Before their anticipatory price hikes, the 20% off coupons made th...
by John Glas
January 10th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 J. Christopher Pinot Noir Lumière
Replies: 4
Views: 366

TN: 2012 J. Christopher Pinot Noir Lumière

2012 J. Christopher Pinot Noir Lumière - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (1/9/2020) Day 1: Soy, cranberry, strawberry, floral and minerals. Wonderful showing again. Nice fruit and medium plus finish. This will age another 3 or 4 years but is so good now why not consume. 92 points...
by John Glas
January 10th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

I can never find any winery direct wines I want to purchase in the Minneapolis Market. Most are their corporate swill with goofy labels.
by John Glas
January 9th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Anderson's Conn Valley is good value and excellent quality.
by John Glas
January 9th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?
Replies: 120
Views: 13945

Re: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?

[quoteYes. Lot 686 is what Beringer Knights Knights Valley Cab Sauv. USED to be like. Grippy tannins, nice fruit.][/quote]Will have to give it a try. Beringer Knights has really fallen in quality over the years.
by John Glas
January 8th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 36
Views: 4161

Re: Gary V. Again.

I have no idea why anyone would want to own the Jets.]
Agree. When was the last time they made the playoffs?
by John Glas
January 8th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro shippers in Chicago area - anyone need them?
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Styro shippers in Chicago area - anyone need them?

A wine shop will take them.
by John Glas
January 8th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 154
Views: 9479

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/26/2019) Definitely not a flawed bottle, and also nothing like Jaylew1's experience. Nose of black olive, pepper, and roasted pork. Palate adds some blackberries to the mix. There's a bit of a green note too ...
by John Glas
January 6th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 5989

Re: January Offerings

[quoteNate Simon wrote: ↑ Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:06 pm Berserker Day. +1][/quote] +2 My credit card bill was not as bad as I thought for this past month and the golf club we are joining is half the price as the one I did last year and I estimate I might do well on taxes this year. Oh that is plus 3 then.
by John Glas
January 6th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603689

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case of Davenport. Should have bought 2.
by John Glas
January 5th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?
Replies: 120
Views: 13945

Re: Cameron Hughes Cab recommendations?

John Glas wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:59 am
Stopped drinking these wines with lot 200.
Great leaves more for the rest of us. Lot 686 and 701 are GREAT Cabs for the money.
Are they less oaked out and more balanced now?
by John Glas
January 5th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 0
Views: 110

TN: 2015 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

2015 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (1/3/2020) Day 1: At $21.99 an every day drinker! This is an outstanding bottle out of the gate which was not the case on a few recently. Funk, minerals, dark berries, oak, cigar and menthol. Might be the best pop a...
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

I'd still check their pricing.
Yes check their pricing.
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event

$64.80 for a case, FedEx ground, to DSM, IA. $720.35 total, basically $60 / bottle. I suppose that’s still a solid overall discount compared to their list of $90. At that price they are charging full dollar for shipping and making a nice profit. I just got a case of wine from Davenport Cellars, WA ...
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 SIXTO Chardonnay Frenchman Hills (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

TN: 2015 SIXTO Chardonnay Frenchman Hills (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2015 SIXTO Chardonnay Frenchman Hills - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (1/2/2020) Day 1: First wine tasted in 2020. Mineral driven with apple, lemon, tropical fruit, limestone and mild oak. Nice complexity and medium finish. This is a wine that you will want to drink up over the next few years. 9...
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End 2019 - beginning 2020 : the best (and the rest)
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: End 2019 - beginning 2020 : the best (and the rest)

Laurent Gibet wrote: ↑ Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:15 pm This Jamet 2013 lacks flesh … Good however (15,5/16), maybe more a slender St-Joseph than a sensual Côte-Rôtie. I have a lot of this, bummer. And I really like the vintage overall. Do you see the possibility of improvement over time or is that there i...
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

Try 4 bottles a month over a year and we’ll show you the world.

Huge red flag on this above statement. How are they going to get you 4 bottles over the summer?
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

Mever heard of them until this post.

2012 Carmelo Patti, Cabernet Sauvignon $39 they want but the cellar tracker average is $32. Maybe some deals on there but this is not one of them.
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event

[quoteExcellent notes...I’ve been getting in to the Tuscans and Zachys has a great sale on the ‘16 Oreno ($50). Their shipping is pricy but it still seems a great deal. Any experience with that vintage?][/quote]Have not had the 16 but Cellar Tracker average is the same as 15 so that is a good sign.
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 528
Views: 54643

Re: Official WTSO thread

https://www.wtso.com/
Bernardus Sierra Mar Chardonnay 2016
Decant buy at $19.99
by John Glas
January 4th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event

Excellent notes...I’ve been getting in to the Tuscans and Zachys has a great sale on the ‘16 Oreno ($50). Their shipping is pricy but it still seems a great deal. Any experience with that vintage?
$50.00 nice price. I wish I paid that for the 15s. What is their shipping on a case pricing?
by John Glas
January 3rd, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1425

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

I shipped wine from Washington to Minneapolis last week but the temps were in the low 40s in Minneapolis. As many have said it is a risk. Would not advise if it was expensive wines.
by John Glas
January 2nd, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Struggling with Wine Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Re: Struggling with Wine Storage

Passive storage is always an option in MN but in Dallas not so much. I used to have a Le Cache wine storage unit but the motor went out and I did not want to spend $1,000 to replace.

Costco used to have some nice units cheap that would work but have not seen them in years.
by John Glas
January 2nd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: TN: 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Great note. Loved this wine and need to revisit in the future. Unfortunately the price of acquiring will be significantly more. 4/30/2011 rated 96 points: Major League Bordeaux Tasting at Kevin's (Kevin's House): My wine of the night. Medium to dark in color. Powerful nose with violets, rose petals,...
by John Glas
January 1st, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14717

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

Multi-Day tasting notes chez Comet Ping Pong Grape Juice?

That simply shall not be allowed.

Look for the FBI storm troopers to smash your front door with an hydraulic ram, toss stun grenades into your living room, and frog-march you off in leg irons.
2020 going bigger with the 4 day wine review!
by John Glas
January 1st, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14717

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

Another wine for $30.00 that will have to stock up once the shop has another sale. 2013 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (1/18/2019) Day 1: Nice overall. Menthol, vanilla, oak, cherry, blueberries and burnt toast. Medium plus finish. Outstanding 2013 effort...
by John Glas
January 1st, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14717

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

Doing the annual organization of the cellar and looking back at the tasting notes/purchases of the year. This wine really stands out as a great value on closeout at $11 a bottle. Wish I bought more. 2014 Jamsheed Syrah Harem Series La Syrah - Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley (3/15/201...

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