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by Scott Jameson
May 25th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: 08 DP hunter

Andrew K. wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 11:35 am
Sure, I agree, pretty good. But the point of this thread was to compare it to the killer deal of $125/bottle in the UK.
The UK price was in bond, so you need to add 20% for VAT and a few £ for duty. Pretty close to $150 ...
by Scott Jameson
May 25th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: 08 DP hunter

Certainly less hassle but tax is the real killer here. 136+tax = close to 150 all in. Close to $150 all in is still a pretty good price. According to a local merchant, the TX distributor raised its price on the '08 $40 a bottle in the last month or so. I paid just over $140 a bottle, all in, a coup...
by Scott Jameson
May 23rd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 115
Views: 8508

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

Freemark doesn't appear to make a Cab Franc from Stagecoach, so that leaves Krupp or Miner.
by Scott Jameson
May 23rd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Launching new company: de Negoce
Replies: 115
Views: 8508

Re: Launching new company: de Negoce

Looks like offer #5 came out yesterday. Moving right along. #4 was skipped, at least for now, although it's apparently being bottled in a few weeks. So far we've seen 4 offers in about 3 weeks. Is this rate expected to continue, increase, or decrease ? Some of these have sounded tempting but I'm no...
by Scott Jameson
May 23rd, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 180
Views: 15144

Re: Aged Cali Cab

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 9:01 pm
84-87 are the greatest four year run in CA history.

Underrated?
I might argue with "greatest" but these years are definitely in the discussion, and are far from "underrated".
by Scott Jameson
May 22nd, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best CA Pinot Noir
Replies: 23
Views: 1335

Re: Best CA Pinot Noir

If one is looking for something similar to Marcassin and Peter Michael, I would not suggest Oregon. I would suggest Aubert as a producer in the same vein, although they can lean in the over-extracted direction. I also agree that KB has dialed it back a bit in recent years and is probably worth revis...
by Scott Jameson
May 21st, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 15995

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Chuck Miller wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 1:07 am
Give it a rest, guys.
+1
by Scott Jameson
May 20th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling my wines and how to go about it
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Selling my wines and how to go about it

I'd send an inventory list to Winebid. I'd think they would be interested in wines similar to those you mentioned. If you do consign with them, they can arrange for proper shipping. I've sold a fair amount through them over the years and have been generally pleased with the results and the service. ...
by Scott Jameson
May 20th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 32
Views: 1514

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

What if the bottle is dipped in wax before storing? 1. Put wax on top of the cork first. Let it dry a bit. 2. Trim the excess wax around the bottle. Let it sit few more seconds. (Dont skip Steps 1 and 2) 3. Dip the bottle in to wax. Take it out and let the wax drip off. 4. Submerge the waxed area i...
by Scott Jameson
May 19th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 32
Views: 1514

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

I've stored large format, 3L up to 9L, bottles on their sides, some for more than 30 years. Maybe I've been lucky, but I've never encountered a pushed cork or seepage. They have all been Napa or SCM Cabernets or Chardonnays, stored in OWC or styro as they came from the winery, if that makes a differ...
by Scott Jameson
May 18th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 111
Views: 4875

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

It's been mentioned at least once in this thread, but Neal Family is a great producer and their Napa Valley Cab is under $50. Definitely not a "modern, over-extracted" wine, its structure and tannins can show when young, but nothing that a few hours in the decanter won't cure. I've been drinking the...
by Scott Jameson
May 16th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 83
Views: 4576

Re: de Negoce offer

It would be nice if there was a bit more clarity on the fees for the various shipping and storage options. For me, ground shipping isn't an option for probably 6 months. Paying for air or cold-chain shipping, or monthly storage to hold until the shipping window opens could change the whole value pro...
by Scott Jameson
May 16th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 83
Views: 4576

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 8:33 am
Meanwhile this offer has been deleted, no longer appears on the website. Probably an error.
Still there for me ...
by Scott Jameson
May 14th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT

According to the Wine Institute (although I can't speak for how current the info is) there are 7 states that prohibit direct-to-consumer shipping from wine producers. Here's a link https://wineinstitute.compliancerules.org/state-map/ Note that this is for producers and does not reflect the situation...
by Scott Jameson
May 13th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT

They won't ship to Maine either, which is also legal. It should now be legal to ship to every state (but I realize there could be expensive complications). I don't know why a retailer with such a large internet presence would be limiting themselves so much. It seems like they got some cease-and-des...
by Scott Jameson
May 9th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

Wow ! The 2018 Napa Valley is sold out ! Congrats to Matt & Amber champagne.gif champagne.gif I'm retiring soon and was taking my time considering what to order. I guess I took a little too much time, but at least the decision is made. I just ordered now and there was plenty available. I was able t...
by Scott Jameson
May 8th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

Wow ! The 2018 Napa Valley is sold out ! Congrats to Matt & Amber
champagne.gif champagne.gif

I'm retiring soon and was taking my time considering what to order. I guess I took a little too much time, but at least the decision is made.
by Scott Jameson
May 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 42
Views: 2592

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

Don’t want to start a new thread, so dropping this here. Was perusing AA for mileage tickets and see they have “web economy special” fares for almost every flight, really low miles (sfo-jfk for 7k miles, for example). Has this been going for a while, or something new with the corona virus downturn?...
by Scott Jameson
May 1st, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1973
Replies: 26
Views: 789

Re: 1973

One CA Cab that hasn't been mentioned yet is '73 Freemark Abbey Bosché Vineyard. It's been a while since we drank our last one, but I'd expect it to still be fine. If you can find one, it should be quite a bit less than a Heitz Martha's, Mayacamas, or Ridge Monte Bello, too.
by Scott Jameson
April 28th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ruby Cabernet?
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: Ruby Cabernet?

We drank a 1978 Ridge Ruby Cab at a tasting about 2 years ago. It was in a flight with a couple of early 80s Ridge Santa Cruz Mtn Cabernet Sauvignons and it surprised all of us trying it. Nothing mushy or weird about the bottle we opened. None of us would have guessed it was 40 years old as it was m...
by Scott Jameson
April 26th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes - Guess the source winery
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Cameron Hughes - Guess the source winery

I haven't tried the Lot 706, but based on the description you quote, I'd guess Grgich Hills as the source.
by Scott Jameson
April 14th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 108
Views: 9034

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Michael Martin wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 8:19 am
Winebid has been actively seeking wines by running a free inbound shipping promo on the site.
Only the timing of this promo is new. WineBid has been running a free consignment shipping promo annually since at least 2005 ...
by Scott Jameson
April 11th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50th birthday vintage (1971)
Replies: 27
Views: 781

Re: 50th birthday vintage (1971)

1971 d'Yquem ... at the upper end of your price range - Flickinger shows some bottles in stock at around $500. I had it a few times and it's been magical.
by Scott Jameson
April 10th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2755

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

When we were first added to the list (2008 vintage), you could purchase up to 9L in any format you chose. That became your "standing order" (ours is six standard bottles and three magnums). You could change formats from one year to the next, but if you dropped down from say a total of 9L to 6L, you...
by Scott Jameson
April 9th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9356

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Maybe it's my local FedEx and UPS distribution centers/drivers, but ... I've never received a broken bottle shipped in styro. I get a shipment packed in egg crate/pulp with broken bottles about once a year.
by Scott Jameson
March 29th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2973

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 7:19 pm
I would liked to have joined in but my dance card is full 'till at least 04/15. How many folks were able to particiate yesterday?
it looked there were 28-30 people on for most of the call, based on occasionally glancing at the gallery view.
by Scott Jameson
March 28th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA K&L Wines Website is down
Replies: 27
Views: 2725

Re: PSA K&L Wines Website is down

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forget all that biblical stuff, this is real sign that the end is nigh.
No way.

That’s Waffle House. Locusts come after the closings.
Uh-oh ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 076705002/
by Scott Jameson
March 28th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2973

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Frank, thanks for organizing and Jamie, thanks for joining in and sharing so much. Your passion is contagious (although that may not be a good word right now) ! The 2009 Falstaff I opened was made in an older style for Jamie. The notes on the bottle indicate it was only 40% whole cluster and it aged...
by Scott Jameson
March 27th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie shipping issue resolved
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Rivers Marie order hijacked?

Did you email Will ? I found him incredibly responsive when discussing shipping the past few days.
by Scott Jameson
March 23rd, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corn Wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Corn Wine?

Somethings not right with this story ... 30kg of "corn wine" is about 30 liters or 40 750ml bottles. That's about 3 bottles for each of the 14 elephants. Unless elephants metabolize alcohol very differently from humans, that seems like a drop in the bucket for them. Yes, I realize I have too much ti...
by Scott Jameson
March 20th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 2033

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

There's lots of medical professionals on the board, and I am not one of them. That said, definitely look into the zinc and its side effects. It's pretty well established that zinc nasal sprays can lead to a permanent loss of smell. Seems a bit surprising that it can have such a dramatic effect almos...
by Scott Jameson
March 15th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...
Replies: 25
Views: 1476

Re: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...

The only other 1978 Californian I have is the Ch. St. Jean Riesling TBA and that still drinks superbly. What color are your Ch St Jean Rieslings ? I still have a few from that era at various high RS levels - SLH, IDBSLH - and they are very dark and opaque in the bottle. Not at all like my couple of...
by Scott Jameson
March 14th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shipping Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Shipping Questions

Kind of along the same lines, what is the typical position here if the bottles break in transit? Still "Buyer's responsiblity"? Buyer takes all responsibility once the wine is shipped. The bottles are his/her property once shipped. If there is negligence with the packing you can make a point and br...
by Scott Jameson
March 6th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??
Replies: 29
Views: 1801

Re: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??

Anyone have experience with having Pogo's ship outside of Dallas? They actually have a decent deal or two online it appears, but won't let you ship outside the area on the website. TX law restricts retailers to a "local delivery area", usually the county or within 2 miles of the city limits where t...
by Scott Jameson
February 14th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1322
Views: 77662

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Looks like it might be time to change the header :) Why, the header still seems to be accurate. The last line of the notice reads "The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to consider the action taken in this investigation." My understanding is additional or increased tariffs could still be adde...
by Scott Jameson
February 12th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 23309

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Still clean, and Bryan reached out by text to assure me which CC I need to keep monitoring. I told him if he’d just keep selling us Rudd steaks once in awhile all will be kosher. Still waiting to hear from Flannery on which card I used "View" your order on Flannery's web site. That will show which ...
by Scott Jameson
February 11th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 23309

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Ordered from Flannery on Monday. Chase Sapphire Preferred fraud on Wednesday. It was a bit unusual. Not a fraudulent charge. Somehow the "hacker" had managed to find my Mother's maiden name and was trying to transfer all of the credit card points. The transfer was blocked by Chase. Card replaced an...
by Scott Jameson
February 7th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21062

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I think the '11 is one of the best for "early" drinking - they were pouring it last year at the assemblage which inspired me to open a 375 a few months ago. Really enjoyable and did not get the "too young" feeling. I've never, ever seen anything less than a glowing review of the '11 MB. (And they'r...
by Scott Jameson
February 7th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.
Replies: 80
Views: 5799

Re: I love these American pinot noirs. Maybe only these.

Agree that Mount Eden seems a big omission. Aren't they in your backyard, George, or may be 2000 feet above it ?
by Scott Jameson
February 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21062

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I can’t seem to get onto this list. Is there a secret code or password I need? Buried in this 2019 Harvest Report is this bit of encouraging news … " There are so many excellent lots to choose from to make the 2019 Monte Bello. Merlot, cabernet and petit verdot, should come together beautifully at ...
by Scott Jameson
February 3rd, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21062

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

wanted to revive this thread to ask: do MB futures normally get released about this same time every year? (this thread was posted mid-Feb so I'm assuming that's when the futures released) I get an email notifying me of my standing order the end of February. Last year it was the 25th, it was the 26t...
by Scott Jameson
January 27th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 11242

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

On the Jadot web site it lists the ownership of the named Beaune vineyards they bottle and everything is Domaine. I don't know the ins and outs of the different Domaines, but the listed owners are 'Domaine Heritiers Louis Jadot', 'Domaine Louis Jadot' and 'Domaine Gagey'. AFAIK, these are all part ...
by Scott Jameson
January 27th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Neck Tag Source
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Bottle Neck Tag Source

I found these tags at a local liquor store for about $3.25/pack of 50. You might try contacting the company if you need them in much greater quantity and see if they'll give you a bulk price.
by Scott Jameson
January 26th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22528

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

When are the offers available for GCC members to view? Can't wait - but man o man are there are a lot of offers! Hope folks are able to check them all out without being overwhelmed . . . Cheers! If I can summarize, Todd's last 2 posts said not before 7am PST and after he has processed all the renew...
by Scott Jameson
January 22nd, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 66
Views: 7604

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

When Antonio was our guest at CLONYC 35 he had stated that he believed the samplings to be from off bottles/previously opened too long bottles, which in itself was weird. It seemed a timing thing. I was able to get Chris Maybach to send some 2010s and Antonio (as well as many at table) seemed to fe...
by Scott Jameson
January 22nd, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4718

Re: Maybach Coming

Whats the thought process behind people passing this year? Usually I see most people saying that they are dedicated annual purchasers. Is this a particular issue with 2017 Napa? Or something in particular with Maybach? Is it $20 more than last year? I can't remember. As for me, it looks like I've j...
by Scott Jameson
January 22nd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4718

Re: Maybach Coming

Ian S wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
NickRut wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 5:03 pm
2017 Maybach or 2017 outpost true. Hmm 🤔🤔
Isn't Outpost a Constellation brand now? Is Maybach still independent? If yes to both, it's easy-peasy.
Outpost was sold to AXA Millésimes, the wine division of a French insurance company.

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