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by D B i r d
April 24th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture
Replies: 150
Views: 10164

Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture

Wow. Was allocated 6. I had to leave , when I returned my allocation was down to 4 but they are sold out. He who hesitates, I guess........ too bad, I was looking forward to trying them.
by D B i r d
January 26th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff
Replies: 32
Views: 2347

Biggio Hamina Cellars Yummy Stuff

Todd Hamina wrote:And for you AFWE types, the Syrah from the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA is a no brainer maintenance quaffer.
I concur. I really enjoyed the one I had last year.

In for a case!
Thanks
by D B i r d
January 26th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Flannery Beef - Putting you in the Dry Aging Driver's Seat (plus some timeless favs)
Replies: 89
Views: 6244

Flannery Beef - Putting you in the Dry Aging Driver's Seat (plus some timeless favs)

I just ordered some Wagyu and some dry aged NY cuts. I had a shipping question and talked to Bryan. He could not have been nicer or more helpful!

Thanks for the offer!
by D B i r d
January 26th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: tercero wines - LAST DAY FOLKS (and it's my Birthday) :-)
Replies: 75
Views: 4341

tercero BDIX Offerings - 6 Separate Offers Including Rose Futures!!!

In for a 6 pack o thr 2017 roses. Looking forward to warmer weather when we can start breaking them out!

Thanks for your participation on this board. I always learn from your posts.
by D B i r d
January 26th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3748

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Just ordered a six pack of zins and the AFWE Syrah.

I'm looking forward to trying them as I enjoyed the zins I bought last year.

Thanks
by D B i r d
January 26th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!
Replies: 68
Views: 4092

Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!

In for a Pinot 4 pack. Looking forward to trying them.

Thanks
by D B i r d
November 7th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5238

R.I.P. Patty Green

Sorry for your loss Jim. Raising a glass of '14 Olenik in Patty's honor. RIP
by D B i r d
November 26th, 2016, 8:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bonappetour and EatWith
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Bonappetour and EatWith

I had not heard of these prior to your posts. They are now bookmarked!

Thanks!
by D B i r d
June 7th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Durand is ridiculously good
Replies: 80
Views: 4650

Durand is ridiculously good

Yes, crazy price but I received one for Christmas this last year! While I don't use it often, it has come in very handy and I expect to use it more in the future as my wines mature.
by D B i r d
May 25th, 2015, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2312
Views: 150253

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Ode to Lulu rose
by D B i r d
March 24th, 2015, 7:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Travel & Wine
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Croatia Travel & Wine

Hi Brett,
I just found your question.
I'm not an expert on their weather and we didn't have any beach time but it would have been warm enough most days during our time there.

Hope this helps and have a great time
by D B i r d
March 4th, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2013 Patricia Green Cellars sub $20 Pinot for Berserkers
Replies: 594
Views: 27322

2013 Patricia Green Cellars sub $20 Pinot for Berserkers

Jim, very cool idea. I'd be in for 2 cases. Love your wines
by D B i r d
January 30th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Rhone experts
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Seeking advice from Rhone experts

The softness and elegance of Rayas is often attributed to the sandy soils so perhaps you should start there. Domaine de la Roquete (Kermit Lynch import) properties possess some sandy soils as well, and are farmed by the same family that farmed the well know La Crau site. Some fruit for the cuvée is...
by D B i r d
January 30th, 2015, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Rhone experts
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Seeking advice from Rhone experts

I'd expect more Rhone producers would try to copy the Rayas house style. I don't know of any. One Grenache I find similar is A Tribute To Grace, from CA. It's available and not that expensive compared to Rayas CdP wines. And to me your La Pialade description could have been this wine. It's worth ch...
by D B i r d
January 30th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Rhone experts
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Seeking advice from Rhone experts

Dan, you will get lots of suggestions, but IMO the answer is "no," other than Chateau des Tours, where Emmaneul Reynaud also makes the wines. The Chateau de Tours wines are much like the Chateau Rayas wines, and much less expensive. The Vacqueyras is superb, the CdR very good, and the VdP a really ...
by D B i r d
January 30th, 2015, 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Travel & Wine
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Croatia Travel & Wine

My wife and I spent about 8 days in Croatia and Slovenia this last October and loved it. We had a great time in Dubrovnik especially and highly recommend the area. We spent some time in Peljesac and I would also recommend spending time there as well. As far as wine and wineries in the area, we went ...
by D B i r d
January 30th, 2015, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Rhone experts
Replies: 34
Views: 2006

Seeking advice from Rhone experts

A few weeks ago I drank my only bottle of 2004 Rayas La Pialade and I’m still thinking about it. I loved how open it was, there was space between the notes. It was very well balanced with nice fruit, spice, resolved tannins and just enough acid to carry it all, with a beautiful silky mouthfeel. My q...
by D B i r d
September 29th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Home + New Cellar + First Deliveries of the Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1316

New Home + New Cellar + First Deliveries of the Season

NickC wrote:
D B i r d wrote:Hi Nick,

Looks great. I'm planning on updating my cellar this winter and I like the looks of the racks. Are they custom? What wood did you use?

Cheers!
wineracksamerica.com instacellar kit. went with unfinished redwood.

Thanks for the info.

Enjoy your new toy!
by D B i r d
September 29th, 2014, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Home + New Cellar + First Deliveries of the Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1316

New Home + New Cellar + First Deliveries of the Season

Hi Nick,

Looks great. I'm planning on updating my cellar this winter and I like the looks of the racks. Are they custom? What wood did you use?

Cheers!
by D B i r d
July 17th, 2014, 7:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kansas City
Replies: 37
Views: 2495

Kansas City

Robert, A few suggestions- Westport - lots of new restaurants have recently opened - Bluestem was reopened with new decor Power and Light - mostly chains Crossroads - Michael Smith/Extra Virgin as well as many others Plaza - Classic Cup is one of the few locally owned places left on the Plaza and wi...
by D B i r d
May 18th, 2014, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINEHUNTER: 2010 N. Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant - $40
Replies: 10
Views: 910

WINEHUNTER: 2010 N. Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant - $40

Joel,
Thanks for the heads-up. I picked up a few and would not have noticed otherwise.
by D B i r d
November 27th, 2013, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)
Replies: 3
Views: 194

TN: 2005 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)

Thanks for the note - i still have a few '05's remaining. One of my favorite syrahs. My '11's just went in the cellar this morning.
by D B i r d
October 29th, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Eyrie Pinot Meunier
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: 2010 Eyrie Pinot Meunier

Ron, Thanks. You are correct. A quick check tells me that I've already purchased the Reserve. I'm waiting on the others to fill out my case and ship.

Rick, glad you are enjoying the local bounty! I look forward to your notes.
by D B i r d
October 28th, 2012, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Eyrie Pinot Meunier
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: 2010 Eyrie Pinot Meunier

Thanks for the heads -up on the reserve release date. I'm waiting for Cameron's reserve release in November as well!
by D B i r d
October 19th, 2012, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Huët Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: TN: 2010 Huët Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg

Thanks Zachary

I have a case of these and it seems best to let them all sleep for now.
by D B i r d
October 18th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: U.S. Highway 50, east of Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: U.S. Highway 50, east of Kansas

Hi Terry,

Have you made this trip yet?

If not, 50 from KC to Sedalia is 4 lane - 2 after that. It should be a fun route this time of year.

I don't know if it would work for you but 50 through KS would take you through the Flint Hills which is a very unique and beautiful area.

Hope this helps
by D B i r d
September 21st, 2012, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12110
Views: 581042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

About 6 cases of '09 & '10 Oregon Pinot bought during our last week. Ayres, Brick House, Patrica Green, Bethel Heights, Christom, St. innocent, Tori Mor, White Rose, Adelsheim are all sleeping in our cellar.

I also brought home a mag of '10 Bosquet des Papes from Binny's yesterday.
by D B i r d
July 30th, 2012, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Willamette Valley: suggestions for visits
Replies: 30
Views: 1488

Re: Visiting Willamette Valley: suggestions for visits

Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. We are looking forward to our first visit in September.

One more question - any golf course recommendations?
by D B i r d
May 24th, 2012, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12110
Views: 581042

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A mixed case of rose.
by D B i r d
November 7th, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine r u going to pour tonight? Share yours.
Replies: 255
Views: 5616

Re: What wine r u going to pour tonight? Share yours.

2005 Merry Edwards RR PN - P & P.We really enjoyed it with baked chicken w/wild rice and brussels sprouts.

Good mix of red and blue fruits and nice acidity
by D B i r d
June 24th, 2011, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Is Better in Wine: Power or Balance?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Which Is Better in Wine: Power or Balance?

Balance...always balance..Danielson....................Sorry, i keep hearing Mr. Miyagi ......
by D B i r d
February 18th, 2011, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Maison Leroy Bourgogne, 2004 Louis Michel MdT Chabl
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: TN: 1999 Maison Leroy Bourgogne, 2004 Louis Michel MdT C

Thanks Brian. My first bottle mirrored your first. I hope my second does as well
by D B i r d
February 17th, 2011, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Maison Leroy Bourgogne, 2004 Louis Michel MdT Chabl
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: TN: 1999 Maison Leroy Bourgogne, 2004 Louis Michel MdT C

Brian, thanks for the note. As I have one bottle of the Leroy, I'm curious if you decanted this or popped n' poured?
by D B i r d
November 6th, 2010, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Arrived!
Replies: 69
Views: 3819

Re: Rhys Arrived!

We are looking into why UPS is quoting longer delivery times this Fall. No news yet but we will keep people posted. Kevin, I didn't mean to imply that this was unique to Rhys. It's not. I have the same issues with all ground shipments from CA or WA. BTW, I'm opening an '05 Fairview Ranch syrah for ...
by D B i r d
November 6th, 2010, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Arrived!
Replies: 69
Views: 3819

Re: Rhys Arrived!

[ ="Frank Smith"]My order was shipped on Monday and is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. It used to be that UPS Ground shipments that left CA on a Monday would get to me on a Thursday, but lately they've been taking an extra day. I've experienced the same change. I sometimes worry that any hick-up in...

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