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by Scott Jameson
February 24th, 2021, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7085
Views: 644765

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I'm not allowed to post on this thread. Some A$$hole Berserker said that I couldn't post because I had no skin in the game. I nominated that for the dumbest post on the entire site. Does anyone know what the % bankruptcy dividend is supposed to be? are you asking what % the bankruptcy attny kept fo...
by Scott Jameson
February 23rd, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 279
Views: 38868

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Got a W12 in TX. Happy to pay $35 for it as I haven't seen it available for some time.
by Scott Jameson
February 18th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy
Replies: 91
Views: 5386

Re: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy

Gabe Berk wrote: February 18th, 2021, 11:53 am Calera, Central Coast Pinot Noir (declassified Bien Nacido, Gary's Vineyard, Solomon Hills). $25 retail. Often a 90-92+ point scored wine from a very reputable producer who fashions themselves as Burgundy in California. [cheers.gif]
You mean Duckhorn ?
by Scott Jameson
February 18th, 2021, 4:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6500

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

So far, the stats are, out of 146 shipments, 131 have been delivered, of which, 8 have issues. So, given the extreme conditions, I would say we fared pretty well. Can you see any more details about a shipment than we can ? I got an "exception" email Monday morning. Since then, tracking th...
by Scott Jameson
February 17th, 2021, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Re: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?

T Welch wrote: February 16th, 2021, 4:48 pm I wish I had aged those single-vineyard Acacia wines a lot longer: St. Clair, Lee, Iund, Madonna and another I can't recall.
Winery Lake
by Scott Jameson
February 14th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Re: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?

I won't argue that Martin Ray wasn't a key figure in the lineage for Pinot Noir, but I question if he meets Barry's criteria. I had only a handful of his wines (both Pinot and Cab) and probably most recently over 30 years ago, but my main recollection is they were weird, if not defective. They weren...
by Scott Jameson
February 14th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “New” Eisele Altagracia vs “old”
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: “New” Eisele Altagracia vs “old”

I can't help with the "old" vs "new" Altagracia, but in my experience (from the Araujo days) the Sauvignon Blanc has always contained a substantial amount of the Musque clone. To me, this gives the Sauv Blanc more of a creamy, melony flavor and less of a grassy, citrusy flavor. W...
by Scott Jameson
February 14th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Re: What Was The First CA Winery To ‘Get’ Pinot Correctly?

In the early 1980s, as a young man, I thought of CA Pinot as a pretty generic ‘red’, as many wineries were still producing Pinot the way they did with their other reds... By the mid-1980s, I remember drinking an Acacia PN that had the ‘varietally correct’ Pinot aromas and flavors really down...with...
by Scott Jameson
February 14th, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Barn Memories...
Replies: 24
Views: 1593

Re: Liquor Barn Memories...

I have fond memories of Liquor Barn from when we lived in Saratoga. Our local one was on Prospect Rd, between Lawrence Expwy and Saratoga Ave, in what I guess technically is San Jose. One tasting I recall was a Vintage Port and Chocolate tasting, where each of the tasters brought in something chocol...
by Scott Jameson
February 10th, 2021, 4:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6500

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Beau Rivage replied to me and the wine did ship. They did assure me if there were any issues, now or in the future, they would refund or replace ...
by Scott Jameson
February 10th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6500

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Hi Frank, William, I just got a UPS notification regarding shipping my wine with a delivery on 2/17. I would prefer not to have my wine shipped through the polar vortex over the next week. I thought we were holding for good shipping weather? Thank you. I also just received a notice from UPS, but it...
by Scott Jameson
February 10th, 2021, 3:59 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Texas BYOB Legislation
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Texas BYOB Legislation

RichardFlack wrote: February 9th, 2021, 6:40 pm
For those of you who live in Texas, you are probably aware that the Legislature, which only meets in odd years
I don’t and I’m not. I’m Bob smacked. What happens in even years?
Thankfully, nothing ...
by Scott Jameson
February 9th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Texas BYOB Legislation
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Texas BYOB Legislation

There was significant opposition to Dewhurst's bill 12 years ago from the TX restaurant industry, claiming allowing BYOB would take away a restaurant's profits from alcohol sales, reduce income for servers through lower tips, increase liability risks, and open a can of worms as to what exactly could...
by Scott Jameson
February 9th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 226
Views: 11359

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Most of my orders from them come cold, not frozen - beef is easy, as you can defrost, refreeze, no problem! I hope it is OK. I have an infrared temperature gun which registered the meet at 43 degrees, which is within a degree of the current ambient air temp here. Sent an email to Flannery. As an av...
by Scott Jameson
February 7th, 2021, 9:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?
Replies: 25
Views: 1686

Re: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?

I grilled one of mine last night, and had a totally different experience than Todd ... First, the smell was room clearing when I took the steak out of the cryovac, and my wife got very concerned. The aroma had dissipated when I grilled it a few hours later, along with some NY strips, for about 7 min...
by Scott Jameson
February 4th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hand Picked Selections Offer expires tonight - Montee de Tonnerre sold out
Replies: 59
Views: 3814

Re: Hand Picked Selections Consumer Offer With 10% Discount

Thanks Dan ! Order placed, I think. I'm not impressed with the VinConnect platform when ordering, though, and am still awaiting some sort of confirmation of my purchase.
by Scott Jameson
February 4th, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7085
Views: 644765

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Anyone know how to update the recipient contact details of a filed claim? I moved and have never had to deal with anything like this before. Tom, there's many examples of address change letters to the court in the case documents. Here is one: https://docs.bmcgroup.com/FoxOrtega/docs/canb_4-16-bk-40...
by Scott Jameson
February 1st, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7542

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

I mean, let’s do some math. 30 perfect scores out of 1600 wines is less than 2% (1.875 to be exact). In a quality vintage like 2018 in Napa, that’s well within the normal bell curve. I know some folks get a hard on to rip apart critics scoring on this website, but still, that % seems legit. Now if ...
by Scott Jameson
January 30th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7542

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

Could someone summarize (respecting his copyright) what JD says about smoke taint ? My understanding is the major fires in 2018 were further north in Lake and Mendocino counties, and I've heard very little about smoke affecting the 2018s from Napa.
by Scott Jameson
January 30th, 2021, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shakeup at Ridge
Replies: 40
Views: 6658

Re: Shakeup at Ridge

Dan Kravitz wrote: January 29th, 2021, 7:35 pm I love Monte Bello, but think it's best at ~30 years ...
Yup ... Looking forward to getting into the 1991 MB this year
by Scott Jameson
January 28th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's Wine Auctions
Replies: 20
Views: 1885

Re: Zachy's Wine Auctions

YLee wrote: January 28th, 2021, 2:47 pm Bottles with past sign of seepage can get worse during transport. So I stay clear of those items in auctions.
If there was new seepage while the bottles were in transit, it should be obvious as the bottles and packaging would be wet, stained and/or sticky. Was that the case in this instance ?
by Scott Jameson
January 24th, 2021, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

JosephW wrote: January 24th, 2021, 5:43 am What are the prices guys?
Materium is $195 for 750ml, $105 for 375ml, and $425 for the 1.5L
Amoenous is $165
The pinot is $80 and the chard is $90

The cab prices haven't changed in the past few years ...
by Scott Jameson
January 22nd, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8674
Views: 651325

Re: de Negoce offer

this recurring theme of having oversold wine is a bit troubling, particularly in light of how we've seen available case quantities fluctuate while some offers are up. I'm not drawing any conclusions, but it does make you go hmmmmm. I mean, you have a determinate amount of wine available, how do you...
by Scott Jameson
January 21st, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)
Replies: 25
Views: 1524

Re: WTB or Trade: 1971 Ridge Eisele (I know)

Robert M yers wrote: January 20th, 2021, 11:27 am How about 10 bottles?

https://www.ackerwines.com/auctions/?au ... pToLot=728
What's with the "8 waxed capsules" ?
by Scott Jameson
January 18th, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4159

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My oldest will be 38 this year, and we still drink a birth year wine with each of our kids on or around their birthdays. We also bought large format - up to 9 liters - CA Cabs and have enjoyed most of those at various celebrations. The Cabs we purchased include Caymus, Diamond Creek, Dunn, Heitz, Ma...
by Scott Jameson
January 14th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

J. Rock wrote: January 14th, 2021, 7:53 am How much is Materium off of the list?
It was $195 for a 750 last year.
by Scott Jameson
January 14th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8436

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Last night: 2018 Materium Cabernet - N/A - wishlist 2018 Amoenus Cabernet - 6 available Mags available - 2 This morning: 2018 Materium Cabernet - N/A 2018 Amoenus Cabernet - N/A looks like everyone that got locked out of the Materium bought the Amoenus. Mags available - 2 This helped ' force ' my M...
by Scott Jameson
January 14th, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State
Replies: 43
Views: 3156

Re: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State

My strong sense is this is all due to regulatory changes/stepped up enforcement and a very risk adverse approach by the business. I don't know any details about Washington's shipping laws, but I agree this is likely the reason. IIRC, K&L was one of the early recipients of "cease and desist...
by Scott Jameson
January 11th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2292

Re: Well...

Some reds will precipitate out things at refrigerator temperature (40F). You can get crusting on the inside of the bottle. So extended storage at 45 would make me a bit nervous. (FYI, I'm not a fanatic about 55F, which is fairly arbitrary , and don't lose any sleep about my passive cellar getting i...
by Scott Jameson
January 9th, 2021, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2744

Re: First Date Wines

My first date with my wife was at a (now long closed) casual French restaurant in San Francisco. I don't remember the wine exactly, but it was red and probably a Cabernet Sauvignon. I do remember my wife was wearing a white dress, because I spilled a glass of the red wine all over her and her dress.
by Scott Jameson
January 8th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

I'm new to the list this year and will buy but I'm trying to determine how big of an investment I'm willing to make. I've only had two younger vintages and while I enjoyed them, these are pricey wines. For those of you with years of experience with the wines, what would you recommend drinking? I ha...
by Scott Jameson
January 7th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

Once you make the list can you stay on by just purchasing Chard? Most of the Chardonnays are offered in the spring, but the Hudson (and the new Park Avenue ?), as well as the appellation Chards, are offered in the fall. If you continue to buy just the Chards, you should get allocations at both time...
by Scott Jameson
January 7th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

Gabe Berk wrote: January 7th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Ryan Gilmour wrote: January 7th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Matt A wrote: January 7th, 2021, 1:40 pm

+1
12
[wow.gif] 12 bottle minimum order?
Yup
by Scott Jameson
January 7th, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

park ave, from aubert's site: 2019 Aubert Chardonnay Park Avenue Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Score: 93 – 95 The 2019 Park Avenue Estate is a new wine in the range. It emerges from a 12-acre parcel adjacent to Lauren. It offers a compelling interplay of lemon confit and floral nuances. Naturally, t...
by Scott Jameson
January 7th, 2021, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?
Replies: 36
Views: 1808

Re: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?

My local Total Wine has three 2015 Ridge Geyserville's that have wine splatter all over the labels. They are on the bottom shelf and I know a bottle above it got knocked off and broken causing the splatter. Those three bottles have been there well over a year and probably won't sell because of the ...
by Scott Jameson
January 7th, 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

Ken Strauss wrote: December 15th, 2020, 10:59 am Last year the range was $85 to $115.
Lauren was $115.
Larry, Eastside and UV-SL $85
Sugar Shack and Powder house $95
CIX $100
Prices up on some this year ...

Lauren is $120
Larry, Eastside and UV-SL $85
CIX, Sugar Shack and Powder House $100
by Scott Jameson
January 3rd, 2021, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2831

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

Sandler Pinot Noir. They are great to drink when released but a few years won't hurt them if you happen to lose a bottle or two in the cellar. I don't think you'll see them at retail, but Ed usually offers a fantastic Berserker Day deal.
by Scott Jameson
January 3rd, 2021, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9193

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I should make it to the 7th, when Aubert is offered.
by Scott Jameson
December 31st, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3856

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

William Woodruff wrote: December 31st, 2020, 1:50 pm New Tariff of 25% of French Wines into the USA, announced 30 Dec will hit Champagne, too!
No ... Sparkling wines are not part of the tariff additions. See the discussion at the end of this thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=163950
by Scott Jameson
December 31st, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine tariffs going up?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: wine tariffs going up?

Howard Cooper wrote: December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm Anyone know details

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN2942GS
Look at the end of this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=163950
by Scott Jameson
December 30th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Need for wine foil?

They use a pretty thick wax that gets harder and less pliable with age. It would need a pretty sturdy cork to just pull through. This particular 15 year old cork was definitely not sturdy, needed to remove the wax from the top to be able to use an ah so. With younger bottles (at least with the soft...
by Scott Jameson
December 30th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Need for wine foil?

"ignore and drill" works real well with Dunn's Howell Mountain bottlings. That wax starts off hard and brittle. If you try to insert a corkscrew through it, you'll have a mess on your hands and likely in the wine.
by Scott Jameson
December 24th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3763

Re: Windfall wine purchase

Victor Hong wrote: December 24th, 2020, 7:33 am Lots of rich people on this site, I sense.
not everyone here is suing for half a billion (or more) $
by Scott Jameson
December 24th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 August West Chardonnay, Rosella's Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: TN: 2007 August West Chardonnay, Rosella's Vineyard

Good note ! I still have a bottle or two of AW Pinot Noir from this vintage (and earlier), but we have trouble keeping the Chardonnay around that long.
by Scott Jameson
December 21st, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?
Replies: 23
Views: 1231

Re: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?

I decant 90% of a bottle and if there is visible sediment I filter what’s left through an unbleached coffee filter. I’ve been doing it for years and am consistently happy with the results. I've done this numerous times and find (it may not really be there, but ...) a noticeable difference between t...
by Scott Jameson
December 15th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 201
Views: 20984

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Has anyone received their allocation at this point? My tracking says my wine has been sitting in the fedex depot since feb 9. I’m more than a little pissed if this is true Mine was delivered this past Sunday morning. According to the tracking info, it was picked up on 8 Dec and then took its time g...
by Scott Jameson
November 23rd, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine retailer in TX?
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Wine retailer in TX?

Neal, my understanding is not only is it illegal for out-of-state retailers to ship into TX, it's also illegal for in-state retailers to ship outside of their immediate area. For example, I live just north of Houston, but in a different county than Houston. Retailers in Houston cannot ship or delive...
by Scott Jameson
November 21st, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8674
Views: 651325

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone else still waiting on OG #1? A while back, they said that they were working on a “solution“, but the last couple of emails regarding shipping have not even mentioned it. Nate, I got an email sent late on 13 November saying in part "I apologize, you ordered a case of OG N.01 and unfortun...
by Scott Jameson
November 19th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8674
Views: 651325

Re: de Negoce offer

Cameron, In yesterday's email, you listed about a dozen wines to be shipped this week or next, and then said "This largely catches us up for current releases that are in the bottle." Does "largely" indicate there are still older, not listed wines yet to be shipped ? I'm still awa...

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