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by Robert M yers
August 20th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

Nice, that was quick! Pm me first so we can split what’s left if it’s killer :)
by Robert M yers
August 18th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6179

Re: Downstream Wines

That’s a lot of coin for what Smith makes sound like 20 minutes of Cambie’s time before the mic drop. Good for him though for donating his proceeds.
by Robert M yers
August 18th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 536336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

[headbang.gif]

You know I read it as you bought ten bottles not 2010...that’s what I couldn’t wrap my head around
by Robert M yers
August 18th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 52
Views: 6016

Re: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs

2016 Jean-Claude Lapalu Alma Mater Really one of the best Beaujolais I’ve had in awhile. Seemingly mid weight but this was just packed overflowing in aroma and oh so fine pure fruit. Darker cherry, but so nimble with plenty of acid lift and tannin structure. Just a hint of earthiness notes which pro...
by Robert M yers
August 18th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 536336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 7:18 pm
10 gonon vv! * drool*
Who has ten vv’s Lying around?
by Robert M yers
August 16th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I saw that on CT. I guess I read your note as closed? I haven’t gotten any brett on the 15 chaillot fortunately and was hoping your mention was for the wrong wine.
by Robert M yers
August 16th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

Has anybody had this bottling? SommPicks has some bottles and after inquiring they told me the how it came to be. Supposedly Balthazar helped Juge farm/harvest the 2015 vintage and for only this year he put some fruit from Juge vines into a single barrel and labeled it as Cornas (not the Chaillot)....
by Robert M yers
August 16th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

Link if anyone wants to take a look

https://www.sommpicks.com/products/2015 ... ines-750ml
by Robert M yers
August 16th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

Has anybody had this bottling? SommPicks has some bottles and after inquiring they told me the how it came to be. Supposedly Balthazar helped Juge farm/harvest the 2015 vintage and for only this year he put some fruit from Juge vines into a single barrel and labeled it as Cornas (not the Chaillot). ...
by Robert M yers
August 16th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking 30 year old NV brut Champagnes
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Drinking 30 year old NV brut Champagnes

Very cool to try those old bottles which you don’t normally think of cellaring. How was the effervescence on the bottles?
by Robert M yers
August 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Of the lists you mention, Alban is the only one who is a hostage mailer. You don’t really need to be on Alban to buy their wines at around release (unless one gets a big 100, but post Parker that’s even questionable). The other lists will let you buy what you want without punishment. Robert please ...
by Robert M yers
August 14th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Fall Release
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Walter Scott Fall Release

Wow, no Ohio shipping anymore! Had an Oregon retailer tell me the same a few months ago, wonder what’s up in Oregon? (I don’t think it’s Ohio)
by Robert M yers
August 13th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 1698

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

I’ve never done it but Hess has a museum of sorts on the tour I believe...thought I remember you guys are into art?

While I was searching to verify it was Hess, I ran across this article with other art based wineries.
https://www.7x7.com/13-napa-valley-wine ... 51193.html
by Robert M yers
August 13th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3478
Views: 318185

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

I’m long out of the Garagiste game, but I am thankful that he introduced me to Prevost before the prices went through the roof. Does he still attempt to find upcoming small producers or is it all mystery wines now?
by Robert M yers
August 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 536336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Colombier Crozes cuvée Gaby 2017. JLL note sounded too good to pass up. New producer for me though.
by Robert M yers
August 12th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4638

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Well we could ask Ray to chime in...
by Robert M yers
August 12th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4638

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

from the importer so public knowledge now... Due to an administrative oversight, 2015s and maybe 2016s will not be Cote Rotie but rather VdF. They failed to file some required paperwork, which led to a long bureaucratic nightmare. They were unable to release the wine until this was all settled. awa...
by Robert M yers
August 11th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on making this Crude Basement space a cellar
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Thoughts on making this Crude Basement space a cellar

Thanks for the input assurances on the temps. I think with some basic insulation it should be even better. George, I’m not sure what the two round ducts are honestly. We have a geothermal system, I’ll have to investigate a bit further. We do live about 30 feet from a river so flooding is always poss...
by Robert M yers
August 11th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on making this Crude Basement space a cellar
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Thoughts on making this Crude Basement space a cellar

I was thinking I didn’t like the 62 when it got super hot, although I’m probably over reacting. That’s what I would tell someone too. I set my units to 53 so I have to get over that mentality I guess. I can tell myself The sub 55 temps in the winter should balance it. I don’t want it to be fancy at ...
by Robert M yers
August 10th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on making this Crude Basement space a cellar
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Thoughts on making this Crude Basement space a cellar

I currently have 3 stand up units in my basement and really don’t want to buy a 4th! So I’m looking at how I can better insulate this room to possibly reduce temps on the hottest days. Ive been monitoring the temps all summer and at extreme heat (mid 90’s) outside the room gets to about 62. When it’...
by Robert M yers
August 10th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4638

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Somebody better before I freak out over Yaacov’s review!
by Robert M yers
August 10th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

To everyone who isn’t going to buy Rhys because of this, I pose a follow up question: Do you also boycott factory food farms, both meat and vegetable/fruit, that commit just as egregious crimes against nature? For that matter add in garment makers, energy companies, and petroleum manufacturers. Is ...
by Robert M yers
August 10th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

One place I buy from ships this way. They say that the bulk of the shipping is cold chain until it reaches the local hub. So the last day of local delivery is a regular truck.
by Robert M yers
August 9th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

The differential in fines levied is one reason why I wondered upstream if Rhys offered/negotiated to make it better than right so to say in order to keep the vineyard mostly as is.

John G suggests this while thing is book worthy which I am hard to imagine, but maybe there is some kind of twist.
by Robert M yers
August 8th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Those of us in California understand this is an off the charts hyper-regulated, environmentally excessive, business unfriendly state. They paid their shake-down and made peace, and would like to move on and continue to do business. After 6 pages of arm-chair quarterbacking, don't you guys have your...
by Robert M yers
August 8th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

That may be true, but the whole thing just screams of arrogance to me. Maybe the environmental impact is truly minimal and ultimately a drop in the bucket. To defend the wrongdoing by saying the highest standards were used to protect the vineyard site and surrounding areas doesn’t cut it though. The...
by Robert M yers
August 8th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I think from memory it appeared he was actually using good wine and then would add some cheap aged wine to the good young stuff to make it appear somewhat aged. Seems like that’s why you heard a lot of “wow, I can’t believe that’s a 1937” I forget what wine it was but he cornered the market on a bul...
by Robert M yers
August 7th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I’d think you would want to start with a wine that’s lacking in well...everything. The worst vintage of already thin wine and see what you can do with that. maybe a 13 Bordeaux or Loire or something from South America with greenies?
by Robert M yers
August 7th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 62
Views: 2842

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Might as well buy the Tesla now too so you can relive the total experience when you get home. You can’t take that view back to Florida but you can take the X. [rofl.gif] In fact skip the airline just take one home on a drive. It would be great to see all the new culture you pick up on the ride throu...
by Robert M yers
August 6th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Any chance the regulators initial penalty was to restore the land to its natural state, and then Rhys asks “what can I help you with so that we don’t have to make that happen”. The regulators find two possibly more important issues and come up with a dollar amount required to fix them. Both parties ...
by Robert M yers
August 5th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

To those who said wetlands isn’t what you imagine that’s probably true, but planting a vineyard (at least this one) also isn’t what I imagined either. Thanks for the report in pictures Phil.
by Robert M yers
August 3rd, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Appreciate that bit of logic from an insiders view Bob.
by Robert M yers
August 3rd, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

If you steal something (even if it was inadvertent or without malice) should you be allowed to keep the stolen goods because you paid the penalty? What we don’t know is the impact, I’d think the answer might rest in that evaluation. I’m sure the state did that but not sure they always come up with t...
by Robert M yers
August 3rd, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

The Press Democrat article is a bit more damning. Bulldozing and erasing a wetland is a bit different picture than I had of possibly diverting a stream around some of your land. Yeah the degree of violation seems substantially more severe in this article. If the vineyard would not have been viable ...
by Robert M yers
August 3rd, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25628

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Mistakes were admittedly made, but this has to be a drop in the bucket of CA water problems. Might be a case of making an example of someone in the industry with the pockets to pay the fine. I’d think most family wineries would be wiped out by this kind of fine. Rules need to be followed of course a...
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Of the lists you mention, Alban is the only one who is a hostage mailer. You don’t really need to be on Alban to buy their wines at around release (unless one gets a big 100, but post Parker that’s even questionable). The other lists will let you buy what you want without punishment.
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where would we be without the Krankls and Albans?
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Where would we be without the Krankls and Albans?

Paying $100+ for Steve Edmunds wine [stirthepothal.gif]
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: SQN offer out

Interesting - from the wording on the email offer, it doesn't appear to be a guaranteed allocation this time around. Marketing 101. Make it appear you might miss out unless you act now. I'd only imagine if they offered you a certain amount within the allocation period, they wouldn't renege once you...
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 536336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe @$28 with free shipping @ wine library.
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: SQN offer out

Sin quo no interest.... Then why post? Looking to see if there are other haters? deadhorse Yeah I only noticed a Markus comment like this on this thread. Is this the only wine on the first page that you have no interest in? Or did you just choose to let everybody know here for some odd reason?
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: SQN offer out

Appreciate the generous offer Dennis, let’s see what Amber says. I’m thinking it has to be a glitch unless the first come, first crack at wine with new additions is changing things around there?
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: SQN offer out

Yes never once passed on anything red, always 6+6. A couple of years ago I asked if I could pass for one time on a white offer. They said sure no problem, then came back with next years offer cut to 3 from 6. I never asked about going back to 6 as 3 is fine for my white consumption really. I sent Am...
by Robert M yers
August 2nd, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: SQN offer out

Typically it was guaranteed, I think last years was the first like this. When I logged on today my allocation was only 3 Grenache and I’ve been buying 6 for at least 10 years. Not sure if that’s production, or they are selling out?
by Robert M yers
July 30th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne

honestly, thank you for sharing these. super generous. i was on the fence about the reynard and the xg la la but after trying them i've been on the hunt. you know both bottles killed when it made a freakin chave hermitage an afterthought. btw - i missed on out that screagle. would have been nice to...
by Robert M yers
July 30th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10116

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

Passed. I figure I’ll let you guys line them up blind next to SQN and see if it’s a value or not. Production is sure to increase, so I’ll be right there ready to pounce after the reviews come in.
by Robert M yers
July 29th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 536336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Obscene Métras allocation just landed... I think I will have to open a wine bar at this rate... 12x 2018 Madame Placard 24x 2018 Beaujolais 12x Fleurie Printemps 12x Fleurie VV 6x mags Fleurie VV William, I love Metras but was wondering with this quantity if you are aging these? I’ve never cellared...
by Robert M yers
July 29th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1337

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Are there any dog friendly worthy visits that the locals could point me to? We will be up that way, but will have our 120lb Newfoundland with us...somewhere where you can taste/picnic outside possibly? If we overlap, my wife would be more than happy to watch your Newfie Ha, good idea! She’s a good ...
by Robert M yers
July 29th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 26
Views: 1337

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Are there any dog friendly worthy visits that the locals could point me to? We will be up that way, but will have our 120lb Newfoundland with us...somewhere where you can taste/picnic outside possibly?
by Robert M yers
July 25th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4149

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

How about Serge?
by Robert M yers
July 25th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2283

Re: 2018 Rose

2018 Tercero for me. I used to buy Commanderie de Peyrassol, but haven't liked their recent releases. I used to drink a lot of Commanderie de Peyrassol but I haven't liked at least the last five vintages and the price has gone way up. I had the whole lineup earlier this year and while I thought the...

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