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by Alan Newman
January 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 66
Views: 6896

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

Well over the past 10 years we have seen the number of critics behind a pay wall increase exponentially and they’re all chasing a decreasing readership pool since the under 35 year old consumer mostly rejects the old guard of wine criticism. If I don't like or need what is behind a paywall, I don't...
by Alan Newman
January 20th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 491
Views: 39737

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Corey N. wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
I hope you like the wine as much as I did. I've had this bottling a few times and it's only getting better. FWIW, Ishi Pishi Ranch and Ronda's Vineyard are my two favorite sites from where Andrew sources fruit.
Have a few 2014 Ronda's from a previous BD Day, but haven't cracked one yet.
by Alan Newman
January 20th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 491
Views: 39737

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

[*] 2015 Briceland Vineyards Syrah Ishi Pishi Ranch - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (12/25/2019) Simply fantastic. Dark red fruits with a pronounced hebal influence of oregano and sage. Incredibly savory and calls to mind the Northern Rhone moreso than California. Blind, this is a r...
by Alan Newman
December 28th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6432

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

2018 Cabs, 2016 Barbarescos & 2016 CdPs.
by Alan Newman
December 26th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Qupe Mags at KL
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: PSA: Qupe Mags at KL

Grabbed 6 of the Roussanne mags- thanks Dan!
by Alan Newman
December 10th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Champagne Stopper $4.76
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: PSA: Champagne Stopper $4.76

by Alan Newman
December 10th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11814

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2015 Agharta Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 85.5
Garagiste Mystery.
Oh well. Haven't tried it myself but the notes include "thin" and "vegetal".
by Alan Newman
December 8th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1837

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

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by Alan Newman
November 13th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10126

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Got my Farmhouse & Monte Rosso Wishlists. (didn't ask for T5).

Thanks Morgan & Chris! :-)
by Alan Newman
November 11th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10126

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I need another hobby: I had a dream last night that my wishlist was only partially fulfilled. Or was that a nightmare?
by Alan Newman
November 11th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2608

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

NickRut wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 8:37 am
I do this almost every time I bring wine to a restaurant. I completely remove the foil and just push the cork all the way back in. Nobody has ever questioned it
I'm in Silicon Valley, do this all of the time, and have never had a problem.
by Alan Newman
November 9th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345870

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I clicked the link somebody shared a couple posts up in the thread apprx. 07:20 PDT Oct. 25, 2019 and two of the Wind Gaps wines were showing as available, including the "2013 Wind Gap “Woodruff Vineyard” Santa Cruz Mountains 750ml (Santa Cruz Mountains) $19.71". I requested a couple bottles and re...
by Alan Newman
November 5th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2396

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

Still buying but increasing selling and donating.
by Alan Newman
October 5th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 117
Views: 9913

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

In for a case split between sparkling and semillon. Really curious about the semillon- notes say to hold for 15 years. Sparkling at $14.40- can't go wrong.
by Alan Newman
October 3rd, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 69
Views: 5485

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

Strange that CT shows 70 already Pending
https://www.cellartracker.com/m/wines/3049346
by Alan Newman
September 29th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 4505

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

This board is a bad influence. Emailed Erin, and it's not sold out.
by Alan Newman
September 17th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 32
Views: 2928

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

Haven't opened the 17 McEvoy Ranch Syrah from Berserker Day. Will do so this weekend.
by Alan Newman
September 17th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9357

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Ian, Thanks for the reminder. I tried this and really liked it. Bought some at Wine Library and just bought more. (Cheaper than K&L and free shipping with LastPass) Alan Shameless plug, but here's a link for our P'tit Paysan Chardonnay at K&L for $19.95 (SRP is $22) https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=139...
by Alan Newman
August 26th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Fall Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: Walter Scott Fall Release

I guess I'm not worthy because when I put 6 gamay in my cart, the price goest to $40 from $28, and shipping to CA is $40.
by Alan Newman
August 9th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4812

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

In for 6 Carignane. My buying freeze defrosted.
by Alan Newman
August 2nd, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chuck Hovey
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: RIP Chuck Hovey

Sorry to hear that. We have a vacation home in Twain Harte, so Murphys is just a short drive. I was a member at Hovey for many years, but stopped when Chuck had his stroke and stopped making the wines. I have a fond memory of him calling a neighboring restaurant (Grounds) to make a reservation for m...
by Alan Newman
July 29th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13019

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

No Sky Syrah for me, and I've been on the list for years. Did get my 2 Wishlisted Gambrels Grenache.
by Alan Newman
July 28th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short Nor Cal Trip: TNs from Rhys and Kutch Visits
Replies: 37
Views: 3041

Re: Short Nor Cal Trip: TNs from Rhys and Kutch Visits

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Fantastic write-up of your visit to 2 of my 3 favorite domestic pinot producers!
Who is the third?
by Alan Newman
July 23rd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13019

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Alan Newman wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 5:45 pm
My wallet says "ouch" and my cellar says "there's plenty of room for more Bedrock".
Double "ouch"! Just shy of 2 cases with 4 bottles wish listed to round out the 2nd case.

Other mailers will be ignored to compensate.
by Alan Newman
July 20th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13019

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Thanks Morgan!

My wallet says "ouch" and my cellar says "there's plenty of room for more Bedrock".
by Alan Newman
July 20th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13019

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Morgan- any chance we can get the release notes early? I personally enjoy planning my purchases. :-)
by Alan Newman
June 27th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606135

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2016 Capbern
6x Roederer Anderson Valley

Good prices at Total Wine.
by Alan Newman
June 24th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606135

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill ($16 at Wine Library and free shipping!)
by Alan Newman
June 18th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606135

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Charvin CdP 2016
by Alan Newman
June 10th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Michael Manix wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:23 am
I feel like they hit the nail on the head every once in awhile and produce something that drinks well above price point. Not every vintage but often enough that I make it a point to try every year.
Michael- have you tried the 2016? That's what is available near me.

TIA.
by Alan Newman
June 7th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2202

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

My wife & I recently did a tasting with Anthony. I thought the Pinots were pretty good but pricey for what they were. On the other hand, I think the Syrahs are a good value.
by Alan Newman
May 27th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606135

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Alan Newman wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 9:49 am

2016 Gloria (great price after Total Wine's 20% off coupon and American Express $20 off $100)
Wow, didn’t know you could use both at same purchase!

Cool.
It's the Amex "Offer" added to the card, so Total Wine has no idea that I'm getting the $20 credit from Amex.
by Alan Newman
May 27th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606135

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Fombrauge (K&L)
2016 Gloria (great price after Total Wine's 20% off coupon and American Express $20 off $100)
by Alan Newman
May 27th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Alan... There are several. Your best bet is to peruse my article on 2018 Bordeaux if you haven’t already. https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2019/05/2018-bordeaux-complete-guide-to-the-best-600-wines-of-the-vintage/ Thanks Jeff- found this page and it was very helpful: https://www.thewinecellarin...
by Alan Newman
May 26th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17018

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Jeff Leve wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 9:18 am
Having tasted and posted on the best 600 wines of the vintage, at least in my eyes, or should I say palate, there are several wines to buy, at various price levels that warrant purchasing.
Jeff- would greatly appreciate your list of values in 2018!

Alan
by Alan Newman
May 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

Bedrock Heritage 2017 for something different but with aging capabilities.
by Alan Newman
May 18th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345870

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I wonder if wineries are sitting on boatloads of unsold wine? If so we are likely to see more of these closeouts. I completely agree, especially with the bountiful 2018 harvest in California. I was just wine tasting in Murphys and the “current release” at all of the wineries I visited was 2014 for ...
by Alan Newman
April 14th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33059

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I thought I was really making an effort, but then I looked at CT. Up 102 this year. Good news is that no purchases in April, and I leave for a week+ vacation in Switzerland today. I don't expect to buy anything there, so I have a good chance at zero for April. Just hope I don't get any tempting emai...
by Alan Newman
April 14th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 2395

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

Since I buy most of my bottles online/direct, bottle weight/size is irrelevant to the purchase decision. When they arrive, I do prefer the lightweight Bordeaux bottles. When I pull out a larger bottle from my wine fridge, they often move the bottles around them and that is annoying. However, I do sh...
by Alan Newman
March 19th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

YLee wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:07 am
Alan Newman wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:05 am
Anyone else having trouble accessing the Casemates site? Been down for me all morning.
Nope. Was and still am able to access https://casemates.com
Maybe typo?
AT&T Internet issue. Claim they will resolve it late today.
by Alan Newman
March 19th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: PSA - Kendrick 2016 Petaluma Gap PN - Casemates $199/case

Anyone else having trouble accessing the Casemates site? Been down for me all morning.
by Alan Newman
February 25th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10861

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Michael Martin wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 7:39 pm
No wishlist for me. 😔
What did you ask for?
by Alan Newman
February 7th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 530
Views: 55129

Re: Official WTSO thread

Bought 4 of the Seven Hills Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley.

Liked the old vine story, the CT reviews were good and the scores were consistently good.
by Alan Newman
February 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 6352

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Not sure when I got on the list, but enjoyed a 2010 Mataro last night. Order in for 6 including one each of the Mission and Refosco.
by Alan Newman
February 2nd, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Release Open
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Enfield Release Open

In for 4 of the Pinots. You guys are a bad influence!
by Alan Newman
January 27th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: newbie BEVELA WINES BD10 offer 35% off and more!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: newbie BEVELA WINES BD10 offer 35% off and more!!

In for the Alchemy & the Matela Teroldego- looking forward to trying these wines.
by Alan Newman
January 26th, 2019, 9:26 am
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: 2504

Re: Wilde farm BD 10

Order in for the Syrah- thanks Loren!
by Alan Newman
December 13th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7421
Views: 461353

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Bought the Isaac Fernandez Biutiful Brut Rose NV. Sounded like a good summertime quaffer.

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