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by PHuff
February 5th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 74
Views: 2571

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

I’m not a huge Bordeaux drinker but I’m intrigued by the hype. I was very happy with several mixed cases of $20 2000 Bords and suspect that 2016 may offer similar opportunities. The catch? I’m 62 years old. .. When do you drink satellite appellations and minor chateaux? Why not? There are stacks of...
by PHuff
February 3rd, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian Wines in One Year?
Replies: 64
Views: 1507

Re: Learning Italian Wines in One Year?

This Website provides some interesting commentary on Italian Wine and Food......I also think that John Fodera posts here on Berserkers.

http://johnfodera.com/
by PHuff
January 31st, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso

Sounds interesting.......

Does the back label state that the wine is 75% 2015 and 25% 2013 juice? Otherwise, how would I know that it was the wine you are taking about if it is a NV wine? Is there any other designation on the label that would identify it?

Thanks, Paul
by PHuff
January 31st, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Kistler Chard & Pinot '95 thru '07
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: PSA - Kistler Chard & Pinot '95 thru '07

Damn, that is some good pricing on some great wines. One of the best Pinot's I ever had is the 2005 Kistler Cuvee Catherine. Alas, it is already sold out........
by PHuff
January 28th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2637

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

You should look at Rosso di Montalcino.......There are many in the $18-$25 range that are tasty. In good vintages they can compare to their bigger brother Brunello
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BOUGETZ CELLARS - Dipping into the Library
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: BOUGETZ CELLARS - Dipping into the Library

Thomas.....I am intrigued by the 2011 Eminence offer........I have had a few 2011's that were a bit too green and unripe for my taste, but have had a few others that were ripe but elegant, and really nice (the 2011 Rivers Marie Cab comes to mind). Tell me a bit more about your 2011........ Thanks, ...
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BOUGETZ CELLARS - Dipping into the Library
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: BOUGETZ CELLARS - Dipping into the Library

Thomas.....I am intrigued by the 2011 Eminence offer........I have had a few 2011's that were a bit too green and unripe for my taste, but have had a few others that were ripe but elegant, and really nice (the 2011 Rivers Marie Cab comes to mind). Tell me a bit more about your 2011........ Thanks, P...
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO OFF. Shipping everywhere
Replies: 61
Views: 2127

Re: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO 40% OFF with potential for more! Shipping everywhere

"UVa doesn't play again until Tuesday, so I'll be here all day, ready and willing to answer any questions! Just post them to this thread"

Not sure I can buy any wine from a UVa guy........

(Just kidding......My wife is a proud Uva grad........)
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 12:10 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: 40
Views: 1666

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

Carole Meredith wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 12:05 pm
The Hattori Hanzo is all gone. Only 2 case of the Zinfandel left.
Oh well......that's what I get for asking too many damn questions!.......

Congrats Carole on the HH sell out!
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 11:53 am
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: 40
Views: 1666

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

I originally posted this in Wine Talk, but as per Alan Rath's suggestion, it might get more eyeballs here. Can someone give me some personal insight into the Chester's Anvil HH Cab blend? I read the CellarTracker notes, and did a search on this board, but it would be great to get a bit more color on...
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Calluna Vineyards Deals with Shipping Included #BD10
Replies: 38
Views: 970

Re: Calluna Vineyards Deals with Shipping Included #BD10

Just for clarification, are you charging sales tax for orders delivered outside of California? Like to NJ?
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 43
Views: 1946

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Ed, tell us a bit more about the 10th Anniversary Cuvee Pinot?......... Hi Paul, I came up with the idea last spring to celebrate the 10th anniversary with a blend of all the Pinot vineyards I work with. I thought back then BerserkerDay 10 would be abbreviated BDX, so I had the printers put that on...
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 41
Views: 2697

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

Sorry if I am being dense....... But is the "TWELVE 3-pack vertical" 3 bottles total? Or 12 bottles total? The description says (3x4), but the pricing seems to be for 3 bottles, so I am a bit confused...... Thanks, Paul Wouldn't be liquid farm without creating some confusion in the orders . . . But...
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2710

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

In for 12 bottles of the 18 EVOO........

I just ran out of my order from last years the timing is perfect!
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings
Replies: 41
Views: 2697

Re: Liquid Farm - BD10 Offerings

Sorry if I am being dense.......

But is the "TWELVE 3-pack vertical" 3 bottles total? Or 12 bottles total? The description says (3x4), but the pricing seems to be for 3 bottles, so I am a bit confused......

Thanks,

Paul
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 43
Views: 1946

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Ed, tell us a bit more about the 10th Anniversary Cuvee Pinot?.........
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 48
Views: 2026

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

In for a 6-pack of the AWFE Syrah! Will be my first time trying Cabot wines.......Looking forward to it!

Paul
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 12481

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - OFFICIAL START 1/27/19 7:30 am PST!

Todd,

Will you post a new thread/link when the offers go live this morning? Or will the link be in this thread?.........
by PHuff
January 27th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD10 Chester's Anvil HH Cab Blend Question
Replies: 2
Views: 246

BD10 Chester's Anvil HH Cab Blend Question

Can someone give me more insight into the Chester's Anvil HH Cab blend? I read the CellarTracker notes, and did a search on this board, but it would be great to get a bit more color on the style of this wine, other wines you would compare it to, etc.......

Thanks in advance!

Paul
by PHuff
January 25th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch
Replies: 23
Views: 1607

Re: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch

blarmston wrote:
January 25th, 2019, 6:14 pm
TRB for sure makes the wines at RM.

Not sure about W&M though...
Sorry, I knew that Will was associated with Rivers Marie, my bad if he is not the actual winemaker. But for sure he is the winemaker at William & Mary, it is his winery and label........
by PHuff
January 25th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch
Replies: 23
Views: 1607

Re: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch

blarmston wrote:
January 25th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Who’s the winemaker? I’ve looked around but can’t find out. On another note, a bottle of 2016 CabSauv is breathing in the decanter.. Can’t Wait!
Will Segui. Will is also the winemaker at Rivers Marie
by PHuff
January 24th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger live
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Dehlinger live

What surprised was the Cabernet. Second vintage in a row with very high scores from Vinous (96). Seems like an outlier for a $60 Cab, and I’m intrigued. Anyone tried these? I have not had any of the recent vintages, but I always look to pick up back vintages at auction, etc.......The Dehlinger Cabs...
by PHuff
January 23rd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!

Frank Murray III wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 8:16 am
Order in. Went heavy on the 'Staff, as that is one helluva wine, at least for my palate.

Thank god mailer season is slowing, as I am now done for awhile.
Berserker Day is Sunday......Just sayin......:)
by PHuff
January 22nd, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!

Thanks Jamie, that was a great introduction to the Falstaff Vineyard. I enjoyed reading about the history and people behind that very special terroir. The 2017 Falstaff will definitely be on my order form! So based your harvest summary, should we expect a single vineyard Trout Gulch Chardonnay to be...
by PHuff
January 22nd, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain

Sorry for your husband's passing.......I hope that you carrying on his dream will help you heal and thrive going forward.......

I am looking forward to purchasing my annual case of EVOO next Sunday!
by PHuff
January 21st, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 12481

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Just a quick bit of info... Many wait until the LAST MINUTE to join Grand Cru Crü, and since it is a manual process, there's a good chance I won't get to you the morning of Preview Day/Early Purchase Offers IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. Annually, I get panicked emails and PMs from last minute ...
by PHuff
January 21st, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 12481

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - FAQ/Info/Discussion

Just a quick bit of info... Many wait until the LAST MINUTE to join Grand Cru Crü, and since it is a manual process, there's a good chance I won't get to you the morning of Preview Day/Early Purchase Offers IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. Annually, I get panicked emails and PMs from last minute ...
by PHuff
January 20th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Fevre Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: 2004 Fevre Les Clos

I drank a bottle of the 2004 Fevre Les Preuses last week........It was my next to last bottle, and it was spectacular, one of the best White Burgs I have ever had. The acidity has mellowed and the fruit is more round than when it was young, but the mineral cut is still there, just now everything is ...
by PHuff
January 19th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1076
Views: 114057

Re: Official Costco Thread

Greetings all, my first "proper" post here after a brief intro on the newbie thread. I popped into my local Costco in Memphis. Discovered 2015 Senejac at $16.29 a bottle. Went for half a case but am now wondering whether I should have gone all in! Also picked up a couple of Chateau Haut-Brisson 201...
by PHuff
January 18th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone have any TN's on 2016 Sinegal Cab?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Anyone have any TN's on 2016 Sinegal Cab?

Sinegal Napa and Howell are very good QPR. Personally, the reserve is not worth the extra money, but that’s my opinion. Overall, extremely solid wine. Recommended Thanks Paul. I thought they only had 2-Cabs, the Regular Cab and the Reserve Cab. Do you know if the Napa is the white label Cab (Napa),...
by PHuff
January 18th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone have any TN's on 2016 Sinegal Cab?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Anyone have any TN's on 2016 Sinegal Cab?

I am bumping this post...... Does anyone have any experience with Sinegal Cab's? I am looking for info similar to what Alan Eden was asking for relative to the Fait Main Cab's.......:) Basically, what other Cab's would you compare the Sinegal to? Is the style like a Parkerized wine (big, over the to...
by PHuff
January 18th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perhaps my greatest "Pobega Exeprience" of all time...William and Mary!
Replies: 37
Views: 1448

Re: Perhaps my greatest "Pobega Exeprience" of all time...William and Mary!

Please save me some searching. Can you share with a newhere . What is a "Pobega Experience" and how does one "Pobega" a wine? The term was originated by Mike Pobega, so I should probably let him give you his explanation of the term "Pobega a wine", but as I understand it, it basically means when yo...
by PHuff
January 17th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone have any TN's on 2016 Sinegal Cab?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Anyone have any TN's on 2016 Sinegal Cab?

A guy at a local wine shop recommended this Cab to me, but there is not a lot of info on this vintage online. Does anyone here have any experience with the 2016 Sinegal Cabernet? (I am referring to the regular "white label" Cab, not the "black label" reserve).

Thanks in advance!

Paul
by PHuff
January 16th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!

Were the yields too low to be able to offer any to the mailing list? Super psyched to hear about the release this fall. As you know I was smitten with the ‘14 from the first sip at your place. Still sitting on my 6-pack. [cheers.gif] Dude.....you have to pop one of those babies sometime soon..........
by PHuff
January 15th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windsor Vineyards
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Windsor Vineyards

If it's the same Windsor Vineyards that I recall, they do corporate type stuff, like they will put your custom label on their wines for gifts, etc.......Like "ABC Bank Chardonnay"........
by PHuff
January 15th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: Kutch Spring Release, - Save the Date!

I almost missed your second question: With regards to Santa Cruz, we have continued to work with Chardonnay from Trout Gulch Vineyard since our first vintage with Chardonnay in 2014. In the Fall of this year, we will release to the mailing list of first single vineyard Chardonnay from the site! Wer...
by PHuff
January 11th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Kid Charlemagne

Alan Rath wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Is there gas in the car?
I think the people down the hall know who we are.......
by PHuff
January 8th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive Bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 3122

Re: Inexpensive Bordeaux

Try 2015 Chateau Recougne. Delicious at under $25! Angelo, can you tell me more about your experience with this wine? It looks like it's only about $13/bottle around here in NJ. I would love to find a $13 Bordeaux that I would look forward to drinking...... Heck, for $13 I'll just go grab a few and...
by PHuff
January 4th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Retailer Check: Blacksmith Fine Wines (Nelsonville, NY)

I stumbled upon them last night when I was on WineSearcher looking for a 2006 Brunello......Alas, when I looked at their inventory they only had one bottle available, so it was not really worth it to me to purchase and ship, but the price was great. I'll keep my eye out on them to see if they get an...
by PHuff
December 30th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Raffault, Dehlinger, Rossignol, Anthill, Cavalloto and William & Mary
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: TNs: Raffault, Dehlinger, Rossignol, Anthill, Cavalloto and William & Mary

Nice notes Frank...... What breed of Pup did you get? We got our new Boxer puppy Nellie last Spring after our beloved Boxer Gracie died suddenly in May. It's a lot of work but so worth it.......She is now my constant companion I bought 6 bottles of the William & Mary Proprietary Red, but have not tr...
by PHuff
December 28th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1616

Re: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

"Thanks either way. And hope I won't be banned".......... I hope you meant that in jest, otherwise we as a community are not as welcoming of different points of view as we should be....... Drink whatever makes you happy. I personally like Cabernet, but I like mine with balance and structure, and fav...
by PHuff
December 21st, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Bunch of 1999s tasted blind, with even an Old Sparky for giggles
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: TNs: A Bunch of 1999s tasted blind, with even an Old Sparky for giggles

1999S POURED BLIND, WITH A FEW UNPLANNED EXTRAS - The Winery Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA (The OC) (12/19/2018) Sean Kennedy sourced and poured all of these for us. Thank you Sean for creating this theme for us and letting us have some holiday cheer together. Well done, pal. 1999 Michel Turgy Ch...
by PHuff
December 21st, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10154
Views: 324426

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Matthiasson Merlot Red Hen Vineyard - Challenged my preconceptions of Napa Merlot and was absolutely compelling. Nose of Earth and cola with great balance and acidity. One of the most memorable bottles of the year. Thanks for the note. I'll have to give another bottle a try. I had my one and o...
by PHuff
December 21st, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch
Replies: 23
Views: 1607

Re: TN: 2016 William & Mary Proprietary Red Shifflett Ranch

Wow, really liked the restrained balance on this wine. Clearly California, but the balance reminded me of a classical 80s Cab from the likes of Mondavi, Montelena, etc. Just lovely. Thanks for the note...... I bought 6 and received my order about a month ago, but I have been trying to hold off on t...
by PHuff
December 20th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting OldVines in Whites??
Replies: 34
Views: 756

Re: Tasting OldVines in Whites??

For me, it's an uniquely intense minerality as well as a clarity of flavors. I think of old vine Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, and how the dynamic is night and day most times. Same with Riesling and Gruner Obviously there are many factors, but to me, among all of the different characteristics that...
by PHuff
December 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting OldVines in Whites??
Replies: 34
Views: 756

Re: Tasting OldVines in Whites??

Tom, you always toss me the hard questions! As you know, the universe of old-vine white vineyards is much smaller than for reds. I can tell you that I drank an '07 Chalone Estate Chenin (my last bottle) two weeks ago in Tahoe that was perhaps the best white wine I've ever tasted. Last night I taste...
by PHuff
December 16th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: TN: 2015 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

Thanks for the note......

These wines age wonderfully too. I recently had a bottle of the 2008 Marjorie and it was sublime.......a great Pinot drinking at its prime, but with many years ahead of it
by PHuff
December 14th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 5969

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

Jim F wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Maybe more noteworthy is William&Mary getting a pair of 94’s. Congrats, Will.
For which specific wines?

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