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by Fred Vogel
August 9th, 2022, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Current Top-Class Napa Cab Tastings in Napa
Replies: 51
Views: 4620

Re: Best Current Top-Class Napa Cab Tastings in Napa

Haven't visited since '19, but my wife and I enjoyed our experience at Quintessa. The tastings were comped because we were staying at Hotel Yountville.
by Fred Vogel
July 24th, 2022, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long has your cooling unit lasted?
Replies: 66
Views: 4451

Re: How long has your cooling unit lasted?

Vinotemp, 26 years...has never needed any maintenance.
by Fred Vogel
July 14th, 2022, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1997
Views: 151934

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Offer has arrived.
by Fred Vogel
July 9th, 2022, 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Wine Tourism, and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trip Report: Unusual Itinerary in Napa
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Trip Report: Unusual Itinerary in Napa

Got married at The Harvest Inn in '93.
by Fred Vogel
June 16th, 2022, 7:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Aubert 2019 Chards - Lot of 9 - PRICE DROP

Email sent.
by Fred Vogel
May 17th, 2022, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under the Wire Spring 2022 Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: Under the Wire Spring 2022 Release

Len Stevens wrote: May 17th, 2022, 9:58 am First time ordering so I went with one of each.
Same here.
by Fred Vogel
May 16th, 2022, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving 40 case collection cross country
Replies: 25
Views: 2346

Re: Moving 40 case collection cross country

I used Western Carriers for the move from the L.A. area to Oregon. Would definitely recommend them.
by Fred Vogel
May 14th, 2022, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Cadence Camerata Cara Mia Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: TN: 2018 Cadence Camerata Cara Mia Vineyard

Thanks for the review. Opening one tonight with dinner.
by Fred Vogel
May 11th, 2022, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Sonoma (and Napa) this October - Need Value Options
Replies: 52
Views: 3420

Re: Trip to Sonoma (and Napa) this October - Need Value Options

Quick check:
Napa - Pride $30, Envy $30, Vincent Arroyo $30
Sonoma - Martinelli $40, Ridge $25, Arrowood $35
There are others.
by Fred Vogel
May 7th, 2022, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The list you regret dropping
Replies: 41
Views: 3588

Re: The list you regret dropping

Jonathan Jaggers wrote: May 7th, 2022, 6:54 am Saxum. Don't know what I was thinking.
Same here.
by Fred Vogel
April 12th, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The King Of Beers!
Replies: 49
Views: 2085

Re: The King Of Beers!

Guinness
by Fred Vogel
April 6th, 2022, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delivery signature
Replies: 37
Views: 1522

Re: Delivery signature

Received a UPS delivery today from Carlisle. Everything was on time, good condition, etc., but I noticed that the driver insisted on my actual signature. I don’t recall ever signing for anything over the last two years. Apparently with the pandemic slowing down, UPS is no longer waiving the signatu...
by Fred Vogel
April 2nd, 2022, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not Craigslist, but a recent cellar score ISO of help consuming.
Replies: 19
Views: 1373

Re: Not Craigslist, but a recent cellar score ISO of help consuming.

Looks like a fun assortment. Hopefully a few bottles will shine.
by Fred Vogel
April 2nd, 2022, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker down?
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: Cellartracker down?

It's working for me.
by Fred Vogel
March 18th, 2022, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once again, it's time to play our favorite game: UPS vs MRS
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Once again, it's time to play our favorite game: UPS vs MRS

Ha. My wife went out and Kutch came in! I got home yesterday and my Wife said I needed to come through the side gate. She rolled three cases of Bedrock on a hand truck from the front porch to in front of the gate. She brought my Kutch in the house for me Wednesday. No need to hide here! Same here. ...
by Fred Vogel
March 13th, 2022, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever dropped and broken any bottles? What were they?
Replies: 84
Views: 3376

Re: Ever dropped and broken any bottles? What were they?

Dropped a magnum of '95 Forman Cab. What a mess.
by Fred Vogel
March 12th, 2022, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was the first wine you bought by the case, and why?
Replies: 87
Views: 3092

Re: What was the first wine you bought by the case, and why?

It was either a '94 Beringer Knight's Valley cab or something from Marquis-Phillips.
by Fred Vogel
March 4th, 2022, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Cost Per Bottle
Replies: 58
Views: 2440

Re: Cellar Tracker Cost Per Bottle

Only price paid. Life's too short.
by Fred Vogel
February 28th, 2022, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa tasting trip. Pride, Spottswoode, Beta-Jasud, Rivers-Marie, Robert Craig, O'Shaughnessy, Neal, Chappellet
Replies: 23
Views: 3073

Re: Napa tasting trip. Pride, Spottswoode, Beta-Jasud, Rivers-Marie, Robert Craig, O'Shaughnessy, Neal, Chappellet

Fantastic report. Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to getting back to Napa/Sonoma later this year.
by Fred Vogel
February 16th, 2022, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you get your BD13 bottles yet? Yay/Nay/Meh?
Replies: 336
Views: 16418

Re: Did you get your BD13 bottles yet? Yay/Nay/Meh?

So far, I've opened a '16 Belharra Syrah and a '17 Theopolis Cuvee. Both were very good and ready to drink. [cheers.gif]
by Fred Vogel
February 16th, 2022, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NR vs Rating on CT
Replies: 207
Views: 6844

Re: NR vs Rating on CT

I comment and score on around a third of the bottles I drink. Laziness accounts for the other two-thirds.
by Fred Vogel
February 9th, 2022, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you get your BD13 bottles yet? Yay/Nay/Meh?
Replies: 336
Views: 16418

Re: Did you get your BD13 bottles yet? Yay/Nay/Meh?

Ship Fed-Ex now and it should arrive by the beginning of Spring. [head-bang.gif]
by Fred Vogel
February 1st, 2022, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines Fall 2021 Release
Replies: 76
Views: 4758

Re: Desire Lines Fall 2021 Release

3 Griffin's Lair and 3 Winds of Change for me.
by Fred Vogel
January 28th, 2022, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The BDXIII Morning After Tally
Replies: 213
Views: 8387

Re: The BDXIII Morning After Tally

The goal going in was to keep it under $1,000. And I succeeded. [cheers.gif]

Belharra
Black Powder
Chiron
Theopolis
Scherrer
Fogline
Ocelli

All new purchases for me.
by Fred Vogel
January 19th, 2022, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Winemaker
Replies: 113
Views: 5350

Re: Best Winemaker

Helen Keplinger
by Fred Vogel
January 17th, 2022, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1997
Views: 151934

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

6 Carlisle, 2 Montafi. I behaved myself.
by Fred Vogel
January 14th, 2022, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for 2020 vintage
Replies: 43
Views: 2154

Re: Recommendation for 2020 vintage

I bought a !987 Dunn Howell Mountain magnum for our daughter's birth year. Fast forward twenty-one years and she had no desire to even try it. My wife and I shared the mag over the following two nights. [cheers.gif]
by Fred Vogel
January 13th, 2022, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 425
Views: 30380

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2022, 6:15 pm Always fun when people with no history chime in. ;)
Not sure what you mean.
by Fred Vogel
January 9th, 2022, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 18826

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

I don't think Antonio will be munching on any more of those great Darioush pistachios. "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is compact, intensely oaky and not at all interesting. You had better be in shape to pick up the absur[/i]dly heavy bottle." [/i]80 pts. "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Dar...
by Fred Vogel
January 5th, 2022, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Tan Fruit Maresh Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: TN: 2019 Tan Fruit Maresh Vineyard Chardonnay

Thanks for the note. 5 bottles being delivered today (one each of the Dux, Maresh, Vojtilla, Oak Grove, and the Oak Grove Tank Fruit). Looking forward to tasting.
by Fred Vogel
December 31st, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?
Replies: 60
Views: 3519

Re: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?

No matter how nice the wine, my dad would drink it over ice.
by Fred Vogel
December 30th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did you purchase in 2021?
Replies: 72
Views: 2534

Re: What did you purchase in 2021?

399 bottles, mainly California and Washington.
by Fred Vogel
December 17th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT down?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: CT down?

Also unable to connect.
by Fred Vogel
December 7th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best palate you’ve ever seen
Replies: 75
Views: 4342

Re: Best palate you’ve ever seen

Probably three of the gents I had the pleasure to work with while at Woodland Hills Wine Co.:
Paul Wasserman
David Russell
Steve Goldun

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