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by Mason H
April 14th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cedric Mousse--Champagne Zoom event today 3PM ET
Replies: 20
Views: 379

Re: Cedric Mousse--Champagne Zoom event today 3PM ET

Thanks for the heads up on this. I enjoyed it and his wines are great!
by Mason H
March 26th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2017 Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo - New Balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: TN:2017 Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo - New Balloons

Maybe it had some riesling mixed into it.
by Mason H
March 17th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: *LAST DAY* Up to 50% off on all wines in Shop
Replies: 34
Views: 2919

Re: 50% off on 2016 Saunter 1.5Ls

These are great wines. I picked up a few mags of the 2016 Eagle Summit. No brained at that price!
by Mason H
March 6th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1889

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Chuck Miller wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Such BS - the merchant claims it is 75% off THE ORIGINAL RELEASE PRICE. Yeah right.
It's not even remotely close to 75% off, but it's still 20% below the next lowest price in the country for a wine that's rarely discounted. Not bad!
by Mason H
March 5th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1889

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Anton D wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 8:21 am
Well, you are a bad influence.

That seemed pretty amazing, so I grabbed a couple.

Thanks for the heads up, but my budget curses you! [cheers.gif]
Here to please. champagne.gif
by Mason H
March 5th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1889

2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Central Wine Merchants has 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199. Seems like a great deal. No affiliation, but I did buy some!

https://www.centralwinemerchants.com/wi ... w9967569wr
by Mason H
February 25th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Graillot Crozes
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: 2016 Graillot Crozes

Opened a 2016 tonight and it was a little different than prior vintages (mostly 2010 and 2014). I historically liked this wine because it had the Syrah high/toned notes with a lighter/prettier nose (tea leaves?). At this stage the 2016 is a little rounder and more simple, with good fruit but not th...
by Mason H
February 14th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems
Replies: 101
Views: 8642

Re: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems

I've opened two lately. Both were overfilled and both were showing beautifully! I see no reason to sit on these and my guess is they are ready to drink earlier than usual because of the fill issue.
by Mason H
February 11th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Dauvissat-Camus Forest
Replies: 22
Views: 1100

Re: TN: 2017 Dauvissat-Camus Forest

This post FORCED me to buy a few more bottles of this wine. The 2012 is on fire right now, so I can't imagine I'll regret having more of the '17.
by Mason H
January 26th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7152

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

I figured out why it isn't working. SC isn't in the state dropdown. That's where my billing info is, so I can't place an order without that.
by Mason H
January 26th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!! *****
Replies: 128
Views: 7152

Re: *** SALT VINE NAPA CABERNET- MIKE SMITH EXCELLENCE FOR BERSERKERDAY ***

I'm trying to order 1 3-pack of the 2015. It just says "form is being submitted. Please wait". Are you seeing the order on your side?
by Mason H
August 2nd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1768
Views: 109511

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:24 am
Giving the Remy Massin Champagne Brut Millésimé a try. Good notes on CT and 2008.
Same.
by Mason H
July 11th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1768
Views: 109511

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:57 am
Grabbed 3 bottles of the Mouzon-Leroux l'Ascendant and a couple of the magnums of the Philipponnat Cuvee 1522.
I got both as well. Those Mouzon-Leroux wines are killer!
by Mason H
July 1st, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 6272

Re: The wine you don't want

I had great luck selling a mix of collectable and not so collectible wines to Benchmark. They were very quick with everything from pickup to payment and paid a fair price. Feel free to PM me with your email address and I can intro you to my rep.

Mason
by Mason H
June 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 2167

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

It's the saddest of all scores.
by Mason H
May 22nd, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1431
Views: 84934

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Howard Cooper wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:09 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:04 am
I’ve been underwhelmed by any Gaunoux I’ve bought.
The 1996s and 1999s I have had have been excellent, but I have also found a number of others underwhelming.
Similar for me. The '99 Beaune is killer. The rest not worth it.
by Mason H
May 9th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I popped one of these yesterday based on Jeremy's note. I had the '14 PYCM BB recently, and this was better. Time will tell which ends up ahead, but this tastes like P-M from a good producer.
by Mason H
April 30th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 29
Views: 3336

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

C Chen wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Lol! Do you plan on drinking these young or will you gamble with aging?
I don't think sitting on them is a gamble. I have various levels back to 2011 and every bottle I've opened has not only been perfect in terms of premox, it has tasted young.
by Mason H
April 19th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1264
Views: 86454

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pascal Doquet Champagne ‘Horizon’ Blanc de Blancs Not into this wine. Feels fat and flabby on the palate. Not really interesting. What was the base year of this wine? I've had 3 bottles of the 2014 base and have loved it every time, and found it anything but flabby: high acid, not very sweet (5 ...
by Mason H
April 19th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1264
Views: 86454

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pascal Doquet Champagne ‘Horizon’ Blanc de Blancs Not into this wine. Feels fat and flabby on the palate. Not really interesting. What was the base year of this wine? I've had 3 bottles of the 2014 base and have loved it every time, and found it anything but flabby: high acid, not very sweet (5 ...
by Mason H
April 8th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1768
Views: 109511

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anyone had the Nathalie Falmet Brut?
by Mason H
March 28th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 139
Views: 17926

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Picked up 5 bottles of the '14 CR from Wine Library today for $38/bottle with free shipping. Seems like a steal. I tried to buy all 11 that were available, but 6 got sniped while I was checking out.
by Mason H
March 26th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wind Gap (synthetic) Corks
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Wind Gap (synthetic) Corks

I've loaded up on the Wind Gap Syrah and Pinot closeouts from Garagiste and others (5 or 6 cases worth) . It looks like starting in the 2015 vintage, they are bottled under a synthetic cork. Not a diam, but a plastic type. Does anyone have any insight about this technology? I know they were a major ...
by Mason H
March 21st, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I requested 2 cases of the '16 Nellessen Syrah. I popped a bottle of the '15 already and it was delicious. If the '16 is even close, it's a screaming deal.
by Mason H
January 24th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2675

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

I bought one to a blind tasting and everyone called it as white burgundy. There is a good bit of reduction on the nose, maybe a bit too much for my taste, but for the price, it's a screaming deal.
by Mason H
January 11th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 CdP
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: 2014 CdP

Agree on the Pegau.
by Mason H
December 11th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up
Replies: 24
Views: 3461

Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

newhere I've never had Schrader, but I plan on starting soon to try their wines. If anyone had to guess, how would you approach their wines? What I mean is, do I start with a specific year for all their wines or do I jump around and try to get their different wines in their best years? Is there a p...
by Mason H
December 4th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 78
Views: 6384

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

2014 Louis Michel "Montmain" Chablis for $15.99 from Passion Vines. I bought 2 cases (in addition to the 2 I already had) and should have bought 10.
by Mason H
December 4th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2675

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi?

Indeed it is Sandhi per the COLA registry: https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/v ... 1001000456
by Mason H
December 4th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2675

CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

The description on this wine sure sounds like Sandhi. At $15.30 on case purchases, it's a steal if it is... _________________ Lot 699 is sourced from some of the best vineyards in the AVA, and comes to us from the cellars of one of the more famous names in the California wine and restaurant industry...
by Mason H
November 26th, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee

I had the 2013 at a restaurant pnp recently and loved it!
by Mason H
November 1st, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 PG Marine Sedimentary thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: '15 PG Marine Sedimentary thoughts

On the '15 MS, I popped one when they arrived and think it has great potential that won't be realized for 5-8 years, maybe more. It seemed to have more of everything than the '14 Berserkers Cuvee, which I love. I'm sending mine away to rest for several years. I really appreciate these special wines ...
by Mason H
October 30th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 5054

Re: The Safest White Burgs

dbailey wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 7:07 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 4:13 am
If I want aged white Burgundy, I would buy aged white Burgundy from Ampeau (I bought 1993 Meursault Perrrieres in the last year or two) and not gamble on what will or will not be premoxed.
Ditto.
And what a wine it is!
by Mason H
October 1st, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charleston Offlineorama IV--27-30 Sept
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Charleston Offlineorama IV--27-30 Sept

Wow. How was that 01 Chave? I have a mag just begging to be opened. And the aged Ampeau meursault with black garlic risotto sounds heavenly. Some creative pairings too: salmon/barolo and foie gras/cdp? I repeat: Wow. The Ampeau pairing was killer. I'll add the '93 Colgin to Scott's notes on top win...
by Mason H
August 30th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

There is a tempting "secret" Chardonnay deal up now. Trying not to pull the trigger because I only like a very specific style of Chardonnay. My style fits his description, but...
by Mason H
August 2nd, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Pegau réservée
Replies: 52
Views: 2281

2004 Pegau réservée

Thanks for sharing Dan. I've been through the better part of a case of the '11 and agree that it's a great wine for drinking now (and for 10+ years). Same with the '13, which seems to be a balanced early drinker.
by Mason H
June 26th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Ridge
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

PSA: Ridge

Wanted to say, I appreciate these PSAs. Unfortunately K&L doesn't ship to any of the three states where I can receive wine, but I have bought based on several "tips" Berserkers have posted. Keep it up! [cheers.gif]
by Mason H
June 22nd, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $30K a month on Wine? Insulting!
Replies: 19
Views: 2128

$30K a month on Wine? Insulting!

I'll be using this next time my wife tells me I spend too much on wine...
by Mason H
June 5th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Thanks Darin. There is no Vinous score for that wine, so unless there was some error with Vinous entering scores (and Garagiste has access to unpublished scores), which seems unlikely, the text of the Garagiste email was flat out false. It may well be a good wine that is worth the modest price, but ...
by Mason H
June 1st, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Hopefully Darin J can chime in with a pic of the actual bottle. If it's a 2013 BV Cabernet, it can only be one of the following based on the following comment: Either the WA or VM are somewhere in in the 92-95pt range, I cannot tell you which one but I can tell you the other is at least 90pts or hig...
by Mason H
May 25th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

About which BV Maestro.... it’s interesting. I cannot find this one for sale anywhere, so makes me think the post about different variants for Garagiste might be on to something. It’s this one here, which doesn’t have a “ranch” # or anything.. https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2715945 In...
by Mason H
May 24th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Darin J wrote:For those wondering, the recen mystery officers:

California Single Vineyard Pinot Noir: 2015 Wilde Farm Donnelly Creek

2013 Mystery Napa Valley Cab - BV Maestro
Thanks for the info! Which BV Maestro? I think they make several in that series.
by Mason H
May 24th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 139
Views: 17926

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

I doubled down from Wine House, so I have 8 bottles now. I suppose I'll try one in 3-4 years and take it from there!
by Mason H
May 4th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 139
Views: 17926

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

G. Shields wrote:
Mason H wrote:Looking forward to trying it for the first time in 10 years!
Good for you, but I don’t think you need to give this 10 years: 3-5 more years in bottle would be fine in my view. Cheers!
Even better. Thanks!
by Mason H
May 3rd, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 139
Views: 17926

Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

I bought the regular Cote-Rotie because on this thread. Looking forward to trying it for the first time in 10 years!
by Mason H
April 26th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373175

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

I requested 6 as well. My guess based on the description is Etude Oakville, which is from Vine Hill Ranch. The scores and description fit the bill, and I would be thrilled with it at that price.

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