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by John Glas
April 25th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 50

TN: 2014 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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by John Glas
April 21st, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 434
Views: 41998

Re: Official WTSO thread

I will say this about WTSO. No one has better customer service then them! I wish they would bring back the amazing deals of the Clarendon Hills wines.
by John Glas
April 19th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2283

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

John Glas wrote: ↑ Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:18 pm 2016 Andrew Will Sorella (99). That seems high. I love Andrew Will wines and they need time. Hard to believe a pop and pour is a 99 point wine. I'll serve you one blind when you come in June. See how many points you give it when it is served blind. Maybe ...
by John Glas
April 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2283

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

Scott E. wrote: ↑ Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:33 pm Good for you that JD's and your palates agree - it sure makes blind purchases a little easier, but for me, it seems like JD is getting real close to becoming Suckles #2. For me, it seems like I have to discount his scores at least two to three points these...
by John Glas
April 17th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 77
Views: 2187

Re: What's your house champagne?

Piper. Vilmart on special occasions
by John Glas
April 17th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2283

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

2016 Andrew Will Sorella (99).
That seems high. I love Andrew Will wines and they need time. Hard to believe a pop and pour is a 99 point wine.
by John Glas
April 15th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Here is the best option. Just do FedEx Office. I have everything delivered there. I go and sign for it and no issues. I just had to deal with UPS today which I hate and I had to drive 30 minutes to go get a wine package. Does UPS not offer the convivence of FedEx Office which is a whole 2 blocks fro...
by John Glas
April 14th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 704

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

[quoteD@vid Bu3ker wrote: ↑ Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:59 pm Betz makes some wonderful wines. They don’t get much play. Not sure why. Just like lots of great WA wineries that don't get much play....Cadence, Gramercy, Betz, Januik, Andrew Will....list goes on.][/quote] Prices will double or triple if they ge...
by John Glas
April 14th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Suckling back at the WS? What's up with all the 94 plus scores for CCR lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 1534

Re: Is Suckling back at the WS? What's up with all the 94 plus scores for CCR lately?

David Cooper wrote: ↑ Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:08 pm The most ludicrous 94 was given to the 2016 San Felice Chianti Classico. A nice wine but hardly epic. WS has gone crazy with the 94s but nothing like Decanter and their 97s. Sola Fred a 97 pointer. What about Luca Maroni? I find that his scores are inv...
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: TN: 2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard

Bob certainly enjoy their wines overall. I would agree a good decant would be in order.
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477548

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Sea Slopes Fort Ross Winery Chardonnay & 2014 Sea Slopes Fort Ross Winery Pinot Noir. Great wines under $20.
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 162

TN: 2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard

2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (4/10/2019) Day 1: Solid with spice, coffee beans, roasted nuts, berries and charcoal. Medium finish and good wine overall. 90 points Day 2: Much better than day 1. Coffee beans, menthol, re...
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 30
Views: 1139

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Something that is dishwasher safe.
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I've never had issues with FedEx for envelopes/paperwork. I've had consistent problems with them for packages (in fact just last week a washer part was "left at the front door" - which for me would be out on the sidewalk (Manhattan) Complete BS). I don't think they even try to deliver half the time...
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Make Wine.... Then Tell Lies....

Thanks for posting. I love making comments to those pop up adds. Got one today for Wine Insiders. My favorite is wine.com. Easily the worst pricing on wine I have seen on a large scale. Talk about paying too much.
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Since I started redirecting to one of my local Walgreens many of these issues have disappeared. Maybe someone has answered this but I wonder if the home delivery is a separate entity from their FedEx Office/Walgreens drivers. I am pretty sure the Home Delivery Drivers are independent contractors. M...
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Zero complaints for FedEx. 20 years zero problems. Like any large corporation it will be the individuals in certain areas that mess it up not FedEx. I just ship to FedEx office and pick up on my way home from work as with home delivery you need to be there to sign for wine.
by John Glas
April 11th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2089

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Jason T wrote: ↑ Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:09 am Well, he did pick the Rombauer of Cabs. I find Caymus totally undrinkable, but someone served me Rombauer Chardonnay a couple months ago and I was surprised. It’s oaky and ripe, but not hideous. I agree it is drinkable but I have recently purchased the foll...
by John Glas
April 9th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2089

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Millions of dollars in their bank account and that is what they pour. Wow! I wonder what the corkage is as a champion if you bring your own wine.
by John Glas
April 8th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Arcadian Syrah Hommage a Max
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: TN: 2004 Arcadian Syrah Hommage a Max

2004 Arcadian Syrah Hommage à Max - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (3/19/2017) One of my favorite Syrah wines from California. Boysenberries, blackberries, pepper and good acidity. Balanced and should evolve over the next five to ten years. Arcadian's best wine by a landslide. (93...
by John Glas
April 7th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2932

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

Um, this is a wine forum. This is the largest deal in the history of the wine business. We all get that you and Brian don't care. I'm not ITB but my Step-Son works for Gallo so every deal they make may or may not affect his livelihood. Perhaps there is a more pertinent wine thread you could visit, ...
by John Glas
April 7th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2003 Almaviva, Chile

I would still buy if it was $48 but the price point is way up there now.
by John Glas
April 7th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

Day 3: Has lost nothing on day 3 which for younger wines is the mark in my opinion of a superior wine. Iron, stone, underbrush, floral, spice and berries. Good acidity and flavor across the palate/finish. Medium plus. Just a stellar wine at a great price point. 92+ points Recommendation: I would hol...
by John Glas
April 6th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch break wines - White Burg, Washington reds
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Lunch break wines - White Burg, Washington reds

[quote2016 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Block 1, Yakima Valley – The aromas are again more Medoc than Napa, with outstanding purity of fruit, mostly black cherry and blueberry but with definite red currant tones. The palate is outstanding, with a firm texture but excellent balance from start...
by John Glas
April 6th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 2748

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

I would still try it over 3 days. Don't really like Chardonnay at that temp. I find it better a bit warmer.
by John Glas
April 6th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

Day 2: Nice rustic edge to the wine with underbrush, spice, floral, stone and raspberries. Has a little bit to the finish. Medium plus and good acidity. Outstanding value from Kevin White. 92 points (92 points)
by John Glas
April 5th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2932

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

Who cares about any of these brands. Unless you work in this industry it impacts me 0 percent. Brian agree with you 100%. When are you coming to Minneapolis again?

JG
by John Glas
April 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Realm Cellars The Tempest (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 289

TN: 2007 Realm Cellars The Tempest (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2007 Realm Cellars The Tempest - USA, California, Napa Valley (4/5/2019) Better than the last flawed bottle. Menthol, spice, cherry and blueberries. Medium finish and tasty overall. This is a solid 90 point score. Hard to tell how long these will last as the storage on these was terrible. 90 points...
by John Glas
April 5th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 3
Views: 126

TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (4/5/2019) Day 1: Violets, spice, raspberries, floral and stone. Very concentrated and full of flavor. Medium to long finish and amazing. Kevin White is making some of the best Rhone wines for the money in the U...
by John Glas
April 4th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10751
Views: 477548

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena 4 more from WTSO. Great Pinot under $20
by John Glas
April 4th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1727

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Patience is the key word on these.
by John Glas
April 4th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT Etiquette Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: CT Etiquette Question

I have seen it a few times recently, which is what prompted my OP. Especially when they have separate scores and multiple days and few other notes, it can really skew the scores. I recently ran into one where the same guy had coravined a single bottle over a 4 month period and posted 7-8 different ...
by John Glas
April 4th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 434
Views: 41998

Re: Official WTSO thread

PeterH wrote: ↑ Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:04 pm John Glas wrote: ↑ Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:39 pm 2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena Under $20 solid Pinot Noir from Oregon! Boedecker Cellars Athena is up again this evening. Thanks. I just bit on this. Needed some non-high end Pinot Noir and with the $2 p...
by John Glas
April 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 434
Views: 41998

Re: Official WTSO thread

This wine was even worse today. Not bad on a pop and pour.
by John Glas
April 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT Etiquette Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: CT Etiquette Question

I would not do a separate note for day 2. Just include it in the original note. Day 1: Day 2: and don't forget about Day 3!
by John Glas
April 3rd, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2932

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Ravenswood, and Others

How about a blind taste off between the Prisoner and Orin Swift? Winner take all!
by John Glas
April 3rd, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 98

TN: 2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2014 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Athena - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (3/30/2019) Day 1: My friend Brian Bangs (RIP) was the one who introduced me to Boedecker as their distributor in MN. Great QPR. Wood, spices, Rose petals and smoked meats. Medium finish and good balance. Solid. 91 points Day...
by John Glas
April 3rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2932

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Ravenswood, and Others

Don't like any of the brands. Hogue is ok entry level wine from Washington. Never like Clos du Bois wines.
by John Glas
April 3rd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 434
Views: 41998

Re: Official WTSO thread

2015 Casalforno Opera Rosso Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (4/2/2019) Day 1: I had to try this as Luca Maroni gave this 98 points. Well to no one's surprise this is not even close to 98 points nor did I think it would but if it is a solid 90 win for the price. Nice overall with cherry, sp...
by John Glas
April 2nd, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5865

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

PnP one of these tonight. Jammy, pretty thin mid-palate to finish for me. Nothing amazingly special but easy enough to open for a party or casual dinner.
I agree. So you are not seeing this wine at 94 points? I have never thought much more than an 85 for this wine on any vintage.
by John Glas
April 2nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

2014 Wind Gap Nellesen Vineyard Syrah 11.7%. I like it but is a little on the lean side.
by John Glas
April 2nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

Or...Have someone you don't like try to open it using a corkscrew.
I brought a Champagne to a restaurant and paid the corkage fee. The server was brand new and started to pull out the corkscrew to open. I had to take over from there.
by John Glas
April 1st, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How I almost lost my chance to buy 3 '05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le-Coste yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Re: How I almost lost my chance to buy 3 '05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le-Coste yesterday

So I hide the remaining 2017 Pax Hillside Syrah behind the Bread and Butter Pinot Noir in case I like it. At $39.99 good price on it and I figure no one will look behind the Bread and Butter. [stirthepothal.gif]
by John Glas
March 31st, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Hunter Bastides Miraflors
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Wine Hunter Bastides Miraflors

[quoteappears they're sold out for now
but expecting more very soon][/quote]
Hopefully this is not what they mean when more very soon.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/44637
by John Glas
March 31st, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How I almost lost my chance to buy 3 '05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le-Coste yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Re: How I almost lost my chance to buy 3 '05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le-Coste yesterday

[quoteThe place was nuts with lines to the cash register. ][/quote]
Other than Total Wine that is a rare occurrence at a wine shop in Minneapolis.
by John Glas
March 30th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 2578

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

Got a family reunion coming up next month and am responsible for buying about a half case of red wine for a steak dinner (ribeyes, skirt steaks). Budget is around $30 / bottle, any suggestions? Stylistically, I really like Mount Eden cab, but that is over budget. I've also liked the '08 La Rioja Al...
by John Glas
March 30th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Wally’s sale
Replies: 20
Views: 2453

Re: PSA: Wally’s sale

A bit off topic, but since you bring up Wally's, has anyone been to Wally's Annual California All-Stars Grand Tasting? As someone that's just starting to get serious about wine, I'm wondering if it'll be worth my while and $85. It looks promising, but I'm wary of wine "fests" and such that favor fu...
by John Glas
March 28th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 84
Views: 3807

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Any last minute recommendation for wineries to visit? Decided last minute to go.
Sleight of Hand & Dusted Valley.
by John Glas
March 28th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wind Gap - strike two (sigh)
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: Wind Gap - strike two (sigh)

+3 on Randy's comment. I have always enjoy good Chardonnay closer to room temperature than out of the fridge. It is amazing how restaurants pour a glass at the coldest temperatures.
by John Glas
March 28th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 434
Views: 41998

Re: Official WTSO thread

93 - James Suckling!
90 - Luca Maroni!
93 Pt. Super Tuscan I Balzini Colli Della Toscana White Label 2013 Sangiovese- Cabernet Blend
Maybe Luca's range is a little more than we thought.

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