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by Michael Martin
July 11th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 Liparita Cellars Howell Mountain Merlot
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: 1992 Liparita Cellars Howell Mountain Merlot

Thank you again Victor for turning us onto these. We have enjoyed every bottle we have had so far.
by Michael Martin
July 10th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Vince L. wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Someone uploaded the label image of 19 to CT. It says bottled by Phoenix Wine Company, Napa...
I believe (could be wrong) they all bottled there. It's not where the wine comes from.
My N.01’s say bottled at Phoenix.
by Michael Martin
July 9th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

For those that have tried N01, did you decant? And if so, how long? Thinking I will pop one this weekend for the heck of it. 2nd and 3rd day are best so decanting is a must, but take a sip at pop. It’s an interesting wine that I think will surprise folks. It’s very young, but with some pretty inter...
by Michael Martin
July 9th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

#08 on the way here too, apparently - despite the purchase of summer hold, I am not pleased. Of course, everything is guaranteed so if you've got corks pushed up or seeping we will replace...I hold back cases. Hey Cameron, My shipment of #1 was heavily "impacted" by a "shipping issue." The corks on...
by Michael Martin
July 9th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

Only on here can a thread about one of the deals of the year digress to class action suits and fraud.
by Michael Martin
July 7th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Blow Out on Jaffurs Whites
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Summer Blow Out on Jaffurs Whites

Best prices I think I have ever seen. I have had the Viognier and late harvest Viognier. These are screaming good QPR's at these prices. Wine club and general public get the same deal. Mix or match six or more bottles and receive 35% off the retail price! This offer is valid from July 6 through July...
by Michael Martin
July 5th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:13 pm
#17 offer never got emailed. lol
I got 2 emails for N.015. I wonder if one was supposed to be 17.
by Michael Martin
July 5th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

Josh Grossman wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 11:28 am
Did an email go out for #17? I didn't receive it. I can click the link above and get to the buy it page--but there is no option for a summer hold and currently it says shipping is free... I don't think I deleted it?
Reread post 427. The answer is in there.
by Michael Martin
July 5th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

16 was a SB. Start at #17? 17 is here. https://www.denegoce.com/products/og-n-17-2018-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-12-bottle-case Looks like unfinished place holder; no specs OG N.17 encapsulates an entirely different Napa Cabernet philosophy - one that values varietal characteristic and balance ...
by Michael Martin
July 5th, 2020, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

I think the basis of the offers is an over supply of the wine. Is there a glut of high end Zin? Most of my sources for such sell out.
by Michael Martin
July 4th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

Lloyd A. Kasman wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Just a feeling, I think two years from now we’re all going to appreciate what we purchased here..
I think so too.
by Michael Martin
July 4th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

I bought the N.015. It sounds like it will be approachable in the near term. Based on my impression of two bottles of the N.01 cab I’ve had, the risk seems low. In for 4 offers total now.
by Michael Martin
July 3rd, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

N.015 Oakville Merlot. This is my first buy. Wanted a Napa Cabernet/Merlot. Totally ran out of Napa Merlot last month. Use to buy Pride Mountain and Paloma. Needed more money for Pinot, so I’ve got my Merlot fix with Textbook Merlot ($20-25). Now, paying $12- rolling them dice. I’ll find out in Oct...
by Michael Martin
July 3rd, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

N.015 Oakville Merlot.
by Michael Martin
July 2nd, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

I made the list a couple of releases ago and have been buying. I have learned I prefer their white over the reds, but no whites this release. If I skip a release, do I move to the back of the line? I skipped a release a year or so ago and was not only offered wine again, but Justin also gave me two...
by Michael Martin
July 2nd, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Gary V. Again.

He was just on CNBC.
by Michael Martin
July 1st, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

I signed up for Saxum in February 2013, seven years ago. My palate has since shifted to European old world wines. I figure that once I make the list, I'll be so old that my taste buds will be shot and I'll want this style again. Win win! [wink.gif] I love my Old World wines too, but every once in a...
by Michael Martin
June 30th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cab Producer for a Zin Fanatic
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Cab Producer for a Zin Fanatic

I like everything you listed in Zins and my tastes lean towards balanced, traditional, but bigger cabs. Of the ones I have had recently I have enjoyed: Congruence Liparita, pre 2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards The recent de Negoce N.01 Some of these will be easier to get than others. Not a cab, but i...
by Michael Martin
June 30th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

crickey wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:33 pm
I thought both Hexe and Rocket Block were $148 last year.
Correct. Didn’t both get 99’s or 100’s too?
by Michael Martin
June 30th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

This seems a little different than usual. Normally if you get an offer, it's good for a couple of weeks and and only the magnums are first come, first served. This time the Hoage and Rocket Block are first come. They must be in short supply. The Rocket Block isn't made that often. In 2013, it was t...
by Michael Martin
June 29th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Scott E. wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 4:08 pm
This will be my 3rd offer. How many years does it take to get an offer for Booker and is it summer or winter usually?
Not sure what the list is like now, but I got my first offer in 2013 and bought my first Booker in the winter release of 2016.
by Michael Martin
June 29th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

I haven’t bought Paderewski in awhile since it was heavier Zin dominated. The ‘18 sounds good though.
by Michael Martin
June 29th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Saxum Summer 2020 Release

July 14th The offering will include our 2018 Broken Stones ($98), 2018 Paderewski Vineyard ($98) and our extended age 2017 The Hexe ($148). The following wines will be sold first come, first served. Our 2018 Terry Hoage Vineyard ($98) and our extended age 2017 Rocket Block ($148). The following magn...
by Michael Martin
June 28th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3448

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

I hope everyone had a great night tonight. From our end, with the adjustments we made, the site was positively screaming. A lot of the team was on hand to make sure everything was smooth. And we have a TON of wine coming up in the next few weeks- make sure to check in every week, and every day- we'...
by Michael Martin
June 28th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine fridge, 1, 2 or 3 zone?
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Wine fridge, 1, 2 or 3 zone?

Single zone fridges are still in essence dual zone. They are colder at the bottom than the top.
by Michael Martin
June 27th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 5:45 pm
put a wide range in the date search like 1/1/20 to 6/20/20

product name:
de negoce

do nothing else put go all the way to bottom and it search
Yep that works. The date range was the key. Thanks. [cheers.gif]
by Michael Martin
June 27th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

Nest four are Cab, Malbec, Pinot, Cab, Cab. And then I guess a pause cause nothing else listed. https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/publicPageAdvancedCola.do?action=page&pgfcn=prevset I'm assuming you've determined specific details to identify deNegoce in that search form. Your link is to the bla...
by Michael Martin
June 27th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1654

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

I find it in Cab Franc/Merlot blends more than in others.
by Michael Martin
June 26th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: Boxes that smell corked

If any of you ever lived or passed through a town with a papermill, you will forever have the "corked" smell in your head. It is not easily forgotten. My SO is from a city that sits next to a huge paper mill and you have to drive past it to get to the city. I don't know if they do something differe...
by Michael Martin
June 26th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: Boxes that smell corked

If any of you ever lived or passed through a town with a papermill, you will forever have the "corked" smell in your head. It is not easily forgotten.
by Michael Martin
June 26th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: Boxes that smell corked

From Wiki... 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole (TCA) is a chemical compound that is a chlorinated derivative of anisole. TCA is a fungal metabolite of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, which is used as a fungicide. It can be found in minute traces on packaging materials stored in the presence of fiberboard treated with t...
by Michael Martin
June 24th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

I bought 3 offers: 2 cabs and the Bordeaux blend. I feel good about that. We’ll see what the future brings.
From what I have tasted, we might be talking about these for a long time,
by Michael Martin
June 24th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3448

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Hi all, I'm back again. Thanks for your kind comments and patience with us. We have significantly upped our Microsoft Azure capacity and doing scale-up on Friday rather than Sunday. And we have some inkling that there might have been some fault on their side on Sunday night. But at the end of the d...
by Michael Martin
June 23rd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

I went from Pinot to Grenache to Mourvedre to Cabernet, to.... It is far more interesting.
by Michael Martin
June 23rd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

I am not looking for them to be "better", just solid considering the price paid. So far CH has over delivered.
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2331

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

100%. Closest thing to a “magic bullet” I’ve encountered. That’s what I’m doing. Not to lose weight as that is not an issue, but to regulate the chemistry of my body, stomach etc. It really works too, and makes me feel better as well. My experience exactly. Got my first blood test results since I s...
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 6:16 pm
haha way to rub it in for those that missed out michael. meanwhile #2 is getting better and better by the sip.
I am slow ox’ing a N.01 in celebration. My N.02’s are on summer hold.
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

I just reread the description of N.11. Oh boy, oh boy. Can’t wait for these.
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3448

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

I got two older Aglianicos for a song. They had a lot of watchers so maybe the blackout saved me. I was waiting to make sure I got these two and was going to add a third bottle. So I got the two and the third I was going to bid on last night dropped $5. Better to be lucky than good.
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

Well that was an easy offer to say yes to.
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

After going 3 days deep into N.01 and having it really open on Day 2/3, I am looking forward to almost anything he offers.
by Michael Martin
June 22nd, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3448

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

If you ever read the book the Alchemist, one of the lessons is to heed the omens. Maybe this all was a sign I should stop buying wine online.

















Nah.
by Michael Martin
June 21st, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 69
Views: 3448

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Screwed me too.
by Michael Martin
June 20th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid Era: Overnight shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Covid Era: Overnight shipping

I have had almost every shipment of non wine items delayed. Wine? So far all on time. It is a crazy time.
by Michael Martin
June 20th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhône white wines
Replies: 36
Views: 1161

Re: Rhône white wines

I enjoy the Cali versions from Jaffurs. Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Always good, great QPR’s in $20-$30 ish range. As far as aging I never held one longer than 3 years or so and they almost always improved.
by Michael Martin
June 19th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 622
Views: 37213

Re: de Negoce offer

So still nobody has tried any of these, right? I’m quite curious to hear once people get some of these into a glass. Interesting narrative here. I popped one of the N.01. Once it settles down, I am going to be pretty happy I have 11 more. There is a lot to like about it. Classic cab notes. It just ...
by Michael Martin
June 18th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3126

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Carlisle Papera, Pagani and Montafi would get a chunk.

Once and Future Teldeschi would certainly be in there.

Turley Ueberroth

Bedrock Bedrock, Bedrock Carlisle and his unicorn Wedrock if you can get your hands on one.
by Michael Martin
June 16th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I own a business. I try not to piss people off and deciding how not to do that these days is almost a 50/50 crapshoot, but I really try not to piss people off. It’s bad for business and we feed many mouths, from employees to suppliers. It would suck to hurt all of them just so I could make a point, ...
by Michael Martin
June 16th, 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: De Negoce #1
Replies: 31
Views: 2996

Re: TN: De Negoce #1

The Cellartracker notes seem far more intriguing.
by Michael Martin
June 14th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Gigondas or Provence in general. Great food, great scenery, great wines, great little towns.

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