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by Ron Erickson
October 10th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some smart sales shopping for Wednesday nights a few years down the road.

6 x 2015 Bibbiano CCR
6 x 2015 Felsina CCR
4 x 2016 Felsina CC
2 x 2015 Isone e Olena
2 x 2016 Isole e Olena
3 x 2015 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon
3 x 2015 Vietti Perbacco
by Ron Erickson
October 8th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18291

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 7:42 am
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27.46 divided by 21.97=1.25, so 25% price increase at retail.
It's a question of whether the middle folks try to make a profit off the tariff or not. IE the 27.46 or the 21.97 plus the 2.50 tariff= 23.47. Either way the consumer will pay over the airplane debate.
by Ron Erickson
September 19th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: TN: 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac

Is 2000 really a solar vintage? It definitely isn't a sloppy-fruity solar vintage like 1990 or 2009, it's got tremendous structure and purity. I think somewhere around 2025 or so people are going to recognize 2000 as an all-time great vintage. I believe 2000 was the first year solar panels were uti...
by Ron Erickson
August 24th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Another 20% off coupon, another trip to TW.
The 2014 Lanessan restock was once again deleted.
I took the hint on the Lamarque.
Added some more 2015 Prieure Lichine and grabbed the 2016 Fonplegade as I have so little Right bank.
Finally I knocked down some 2015 Luigi Pira.
by Ron Erickson
August 9th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro

I poured the 10 CCR and Fontalloro double blind as a flight recently. Only Frank posted notes, but as always, a good read. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=160523&p=2726366 Both showed very well, the CCR more into its prime of the two, and mostly I think it’s just a matter o...
by Ron Erickson
August 3rd, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Ron Erickson wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 9:28 am
Yeah ... I really don't care enough to go through all that work. [rofl.gif]

Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for considering me a "youth"! [dance-clap.gif] [berserker.gif]
Are you sure it isn't ute?

by Ron Erickson
August 3rd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 9:28 am
Yeah ... I really don't care enough to go through all that work. [rofl.gif]

Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for considering me a "youth"! [dance-clap.gif] [berserker.gif]
Are you it isn't ute?

by Ron Erickson
July 31st, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ya, but with the run he's been on, warehousing might become a necessity.
by Ron Erickson
July 31st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Oops, just pulled the trigger for some 2016 Chateau Sociando for the same price. A lot more than i have paid before, but this is it. No more new releases. I said that in 2014. This time I mean it, like really really mean it. Done. https://media.giphy.com/media/3oKHWabRTz3OqCwGdi/giphy.gif I'm just ...
by Ron Erickson
July 31st, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The true impact of berserkerfest...
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: The true impact of berserkerfest...

Some just never left the 60's.


"Among seniors, binges are most common in men and those who use cannabis, researchers found."
by Ron Erickson
July 26th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5561

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Definitely not.
Enough for a foursome

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by Ron Erickson
July 19th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 3:06 pm
No, I hard restraint, serious restraint. Until I didn’t. I also bought Lagrange.
And....... [stirthepothal.gif]
by Ron Erickson
July 18th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I just blew through a local TW for a case with the 20% discount. 4 2016 Gloria 2 2014 Gloria 2 2014 Kirwan 2 2016 Lagrange 2 2016 Fonplegade 1 2014 Cantenac Brown 1 2014 D'Armailhac. One hour later they e-mailed me another. Decisions Decisions Decisions. Ron, you may want to double check your Total...
by Ron Erickson
July 17th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I just blew through a local TW for a case with the 20% discount.
4 2016 Gloria
2 2014 Gloria
2 2014 Kirwan
2 2016 Lagrange
2 2016 Fonplegade
1 2014 Cantenac Brown
1 2014 D'Armailhac.

One hour later they e-mailed me another. Decisions Decisions Decisions.
by Ron Erickson
June 29th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2692

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

Is anyone familiar with their WD offering Tupinier Bautista? I have no experience with anything from the Mercurey appellation.
by Ron Erickson
June 26th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2660

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

Geyserville with some age is my preferred route, but I'm more than fine on a Tuesday night with a NV Marietta Old Vine Red for under $15.
by Ron Erickson
June 25th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6332

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

I added to what I had a few weeks ago, and also picked up a couple 16's to do a side by side Alfert in 10 years.
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by Ron Erickson
June 14th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4075

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

They did pretty good with their other label in their stable.
by Ron Erickson
June 9th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '05 KB Garys', '07 Fogdog, `09 Drew Family Valenti
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: TN: '05 KB Garys', '07 Fogdog, `09 Drew Family Valenti

What ever happened to Fogdog? It seems to be about 5 years. What was the source and who has it now? If I remember correctly, FogDog was Phelps's burgundian label coming from their Freestone property. Do they now just label it as Phelps or? Have not kept up with them. Cheers. When I checked Fogdog, ...
by Ron Erickson
June 9th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '05 KB Garys', '07 Fogdog, `09 Drew Family Valenti
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: TN: '05 KB Garys', '07 Fogdog, `09 Drew Family Valenti

What ever happened to Fogdog? It seems to be about 5 years. What was the source and who has it now?
by Ron Erickson
June 9th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6332

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 9:05 am
I’m almost inspired enough to pop a 2016 again just so I can heap doctrinaire criticism on Bouard, apropos or not.
But will you Pobega it?
by Ron Erickson
May 31st, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2360

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Second on the St Veran. Freemark Abbey is often overlooked in this price range.
by Ron Erickson
May 25th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best value Chardonnay out of France or California
Replies: 68
Views: 4159

Re: The best value Chardonnay out of France or California

5 years later, and I'm still drinking more bottles of Drouhin's St Veran over the summer than any other white. It's hard to beat.
by Ron Erickson
May 23rd, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 19
Views: 1884

Re: TN: 2015 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

dcornutt wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:31 pm
Always a classic and my favorite Chianti along with Felsina Rancia. Really nice people there too.
As much as I enjoy the Rancia, often times their CCR speaks more clearly to me.
by Ron Erickson
May 22nd, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Joseph Drouhin Musigny
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: TN: 1997 Joseph Drouhin Musigny

I'm guessing it's an open weave metal table. It's not the best for swirling, but it also much less likely to be found destroyed in your neighbors yard following a storm.
by Ron Erickson
May 18th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4075

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

As I'm not a dedicated scribe, Excel works fine for me, and I make it a point to keep current. Generally I organize by region and producer, so finding something isn't too difficult.
by Ron Erickson
May 9th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 5516

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

I'm kind of surprised there is no mention of Viader. It's been a long time since I have purchased the proprietary red, but it's always held cult status.
by Ron Erickson
May 8th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16422

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

I'm stopping with the 14,15,16 run.
by Ron Erickson
April 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 25
Views: 1024

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

The $20 per $100 coupon has been used. Minus tax, 2014 d'Armailhac was 36, 2014 Prieure Lichine was 40, 2016 Capbern was 24, and the 2016 Ridge Estate cab was 44. Chalk it up to another Berserker enabling moment.
by Ron Erickson
April 18th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux warehouse fire
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Bordeaux warehouse fire

The article mentioned Sovex.
I hope it isn't this one.

http://www.sovex-grandschateaux.com/fr/ ... miles.html
by Ron Erickson
April 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 25
Views: 1024

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

Rob somehow I missed the 2014s but grabbed a 6-pack of the 2012 vintage at a clearance sale for $20 each. I grabbed them all and ran out the store like I stole it! Same. Costco had some for 19.97 a few years back and I was more than happy to welcome them in to my house. d'Armailhac will never hit t...
by Ron Erickson
April 18th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 25
Views: 1024

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

I also opened a 2002 d'Armailhac 2 weeks ago and I agree it was at a perfect age. TW still has some 2014's laying around and I have a coupon.
by Ron Erickson
April 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1228

Re: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?

I built my racking tiers horizontal rather that vertical, and I space 1x2's on 3.5 inch centers. After milling, a 1x2 is only 1.5 inches, so in essence, I have 3/4'" of wood(half of the 1x2) , a 2 inch space and the another 3/4" wood (half of the next 1x2) for each bottle. Works for all but the over...
by Ron Erickson
April 12th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174646

Re: Official Costco Thread

#471 over the wknd 15 Rodano [Chianti] $15 14 BV 'Napa' CS $17 14 Clos du Val CS [Napa] $30 13 la Colombina Brunello $34 I've seen a lot of that Clos du Val at various warehouses for months. My Costco seems thinner on wine currently than usual. CdV lost many buyers when they changed things a few ye...
by Ron Erickson
April 12th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.
Replies: 28
Views: 1873

Re: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.

You omitted the big house/small house thread. Go large my friend, go large.
by Ron Erickson
April 10th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174646

Re: Official Costco Thread

#471 over the wknd 15 Rodano [Chianti] $15 14 BV 'Napa' CS $17 14 Clos du Val CS [Napa] $30 13 la Colombina Brunello $34 I've seen a lot of that Clos du Val at various warehouses for months. My Costco seems thinner on wine currently than usual. CdV lost many buyers when they changed things a few ye...
by Ron Erickson
April 9th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2381

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Well, he is from Texas.

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by Ron Erickson
April 4th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2288

Re: Wine as cancer agent

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by Ron Erickson
April 1st, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 558
Views: 28466

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Miserable failure. I'm plus 45 for the first quarter.
by Ron Erickson
March 30th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2288

Re: Wine as cancer agent

After 2 or 3 glasses of wine, your spouse probably thinks your twice as good looking than you really are, and vise versa.
What's life without a little slightly risky behavior..............
by Ron Erickson
March 29th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3027

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

2015 Fonterutoli CC. It's on the richer/bolder end of the CC spectrum, so it will also work for the domestic Cabernet fans.
by Ron Erickson
March 28th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2586

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Five boxes came home to roost today.
Anything open yet? Pobega would be checking out the third label by now.
by Ron Erickson
March 28th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2586

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

I don't recall where I saw it, but someone had shared a recollection of seeing the Fed Ex pull up it front of his house and having his young child yelling "Daddy, the wine truck is here".
by Ron Erickson
March 26th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Awaiting the response from the legal department........

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by Ron Erickson
March 24th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

The Seven Springs thing was unique. It wasn’t sold, the many longtime buyers just got cut out when one out of state buyer cut a long term deal on the grapes. It was really weird at the time. Resonance was Kevin and Carla Chambers’ baby, they wanted to sell and it was available. The new owners obvio...
by Ron Erickson
March 24th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

It was so sad when Jadot bought the whole vineyard and Peter was cut out here. To me, this was his best site. These wines can be extremely special. I have a few left. Not this year however. Peter is a brilliant winemaker. My friend Joel probably has more years of this than anyone I know. I need to ...
by Ron Erickson
March 9th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174646

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Chateau Lilian Ladouys for $18.99. Easy purchase! Ed 19.97 in Mpls. I also have been adding some. It sounds like they did very well in 2016, so it will be enjoyable to compare the two vintages in 5 to 10 years without much investment. I heard the holdings changed a bit a few years ago with som...
by Ron Erickson
March 3rd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2017 Willi Schaefer - the entire range except for the auction wines
Replies: 15
Views: 898

Re: TN- 2017 Willi Schaefer - the entire range except for the auction wines

Must.........Resist..........Temptation. Great notes. TT is probably jealous. I'm just concerned the vintage is going to take a long time to unwind. 2018 sounds like it will be more welcoming at an earlier age. It will be interesting to hear Robert's take on the 17. I've always equated Schaefer's sp...
by Ron Erickson
March 3rd, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Late summer New Zealand bush hike with a burgundy sunset finisher
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Late summer New Zealand bush hike with a burgundy sunset finisher

Gorgeous Marcus. I had a friend of mine who visited NZ and seriously contemplated staying. Treasure you time and experiences with your child. They grow up so fast.

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