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by Dave McIsaac
April 24th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 459
Views: 33938

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

As part of my BD10 extravaganza, I bought a case of the 2017 The Princess & The Peasant Carignan, and popped one Saturday night (I bought a half case of the 2016 during BD 9.) Both are excellent. Monday, I was walking through a local grocery store, and was walking past the wine section, when somethi...
by Dave McIsaac
April 20th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE Napa Valley - Right Bank Built to Age - RAID MY LIBRARY @25-35% discount +375's!
Replies: 69
Views: 2682

Re: VIRAGE Napa Valley - Right Bank Built to Age - RAID MY LIBRARY @25-35% discount +375's!

My Virage vertical (08, 10, 12) arrived last week, and I was able to resist for a bit. The 08 was was fantastic. Thanks again for the BD10 deal. If you haven't had Emily's 2007 red blend, you owe it to yourself to seek it out.... It has become our Christmas Day wine with an espresso-rubbed prime rib
by Dave McIsaac
April 18th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2272

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

99 on a young WA wine makes his pts rather worthless for me. Serves his purpose so good on him! Not picking on you, but most (all) CA wines are tasted young. So a 99 point young CA cab is worthy, but a young WA wine isn't?? Dave, no worries, not feeling picked on, just a personal opinion anyways [c...
by Dave McIsaac
April 18th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2272

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

Mark Y wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:38 pm
99 on a young WA wine makes his pts rather worthless for me.

Serves his purpose so good on him!
Not picking on you, but most (all) CA wines are tasted young. So a 99 point young CA cab is worthy, but a young WA wine isn't??
by Dave McIsaac
April 17th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10742
Views: 477240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 11:50 am
a little bit of 16 allemand cause i didn't get offered Alain Verset.
by Dave McIsaac
April 16th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 128
Views: 3305

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

David

I would suggest that you reach out to Bill, and give him an opportunity to make things right.
by Dave McIsaac
April 16th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sending bottles home from Napa
Replies: 36
Views: 1158

Re: Sending bottles home from Napa

Wine Check - Todd, I'll send you my address for my commission check!
by Dave McIsaac
April 15th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 128
Views: 3305

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

I received notice today from UPS, with expected delivery tomorrow. I am assuming it's from Paetra because I don't have any other outstanding wine shipments originating in OR. "THE UPS STORE MCMINNVILLE, OR" That is the correct one. Mine is scheduled for Wednesday delivery. Earlier in the shipping s...
by Dave McIsaac
April 11th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10742
Views: 477240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1997 Arcadian Pisoni I made the mistake of looking in at winebid... Have you had this wine before, Jay? I bought a bottle direct from the winery years ago, and it was the best bottle I have ever had. On three occasions, yes. One was so-so but the other two were outstanding. They were all winebid pu...
by Dave McIsaac
April 11th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10742
Views: 477240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jay Miller wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 10:16 am
1997 Arcadian Pisoni

I made the mistake of looking in at winebid...
Have you had this wine before, Jay?

I bought a bottle direct from the winery years ago, and it was the best bottle I have ever had.
by Dave McIsaac
April 4th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

Jim Stewart wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 7:07 am
Thank you for the congratulations, we are looking forward to enjoying it with our weekly cheese plate . . .
No fish?? [drinkers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
March 29th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: '13 Chester's Anvil Zin Mead Ranch (BD)

Uhm...this is fantastic ! Nose of raspberry, cranberry, stewed red fruit and licorice, slight spice/cinnamon. Taste confirmed red fruit, pepper, leather, sharp, acidic. Fantastic and approachable high ABV dark purple zin. A great showcase of what cali zin is. High alcohol hangs on a little long in ...
by Dave McIsaac
March 28th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 42
Views: 1842

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

JDavisRoby wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Still a couple more left here in Oklahoma. I don’t think my Turley is shipping until middle of April. Seems a bit late.
Why not contact them and see if they can ship it out sooner?

If you don't ask, the answer is no!
by Dave McIsaac
March 28th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High Quality Sangiovese in California?
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: High Quality Sangiovese in California?

I know this is a 3-year old thread but I just joined wineberserkers. For sentimental reasons I'm looking for a specific Cal Sangio. Shafer grew Sangiovese 1982-2003. I served Shafer Firebreak (Sangio/Cab blend) 1995 vintage in 1998 when I was an Intro Somm to someone who was introduced to me again ...
by Dave McIsaac
March 27th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Offer Closed; Thank You - BOHÈME
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: Offer Closed; Thank You - BOHÈME

My case arrived today. Once my sinus infection clears up, I see one of the zins disappearing pretty quickly!

I'm really anxious to try all of them.

Thanks for a great offer Kurt
by Dave McIsaac
March 27th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: 2 Bottles of 2012 Betwixt White Saralee's Vineyard (Rhone blend)
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: AUCTION: 2 Bottles of 2012 Betwixt White Saralee's Vineyard (Rhone blend)

Got this on Monday, and if I didn't have a sinus infection, one of these would already be gone.
by Dave McIsaac
March 27th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Two 1.5L Magnum of Bohème 2010 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: AUCTION: Two 1.5L Magnum of Bohème 2010 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir

This arrived today, and man, it is a gorgeous bottle!!

I am going to try and hang onto this until Thanksgiving dinner, but I make no promises!! [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
March 26th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Virtual hugs to you and your family Hardy......Geez....My condolences
by Dave McIsaac
March 24th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2366

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

craig v wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 7:53 am
I sold off some DRC 10yrs and sort of regret it. I can rationalize selling those because the 3 or 4 btls I sold were acquired under less than ideal storage circumstance locally.
Note to self - don't buy any wines from Craig........ hitsfan
by Dave McIsaac
March 22nd, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine shop in Plymouth-Northville-Ann Arbor area
Replies: 37
Views: 920

Re: wine shop in Plymouth-Northville-Ann Arbor area

Following up here. Brian, do you still need recommendation on tasting groups? And I know a place that offers some tasty meads. Dilly! Dillly! Take him to the "wine cellar".... [snort.gif] I stopped at Wine Barrel Plus a number of years ago. Impressive collection of aged wines, but $$ were sky-high ...
by Dave McIsaac
March 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2099

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

T. Altmayer wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Image

At least he's not wearing his lame hipster hat.
He does get bonus points for sporting the Macho Man T shirt [cheers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
March 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 7556

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

I have some Bougetz coming next week - has anyone had it?
by Dave McIsaac
March 1st, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

My favorite sub-$40 Chardonnay region these days is the Willamette Valley. Lots of great chard being produced and much of it is well under $40. You could start with: Vincent Tardive <$30 Goodfellow Richard's Cuvee and Durant <$35 (Berserker day deal!) Walter Scott Cuvee Anne < $35 So many other goo...
by Dave McIsaac
February 28th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.
Replies: 64
Views: 2268

Re: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.

Love my 6 pack, nice blend.... 2015 Keller Estate Chardonnay La Cruz Vineyard USA 2012 Keller Estate Pinot Gris La Cruz Vineyard USA 2014 Keller Estate Pinot Noir El Coro 2017 Keller Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2012 Keller Estate Syrah Rotie 2013 Keller Estate Casa Just got mine today - same wines. I ca...
by Dave McIsaac
February 19th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Booker's 30th FSOT
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: George T. Stagg and Booker's 30th

But what does "your friend" want?? [wink.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
February 16th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1821

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

Cameron
by Dave McIsaac
February 16th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1347

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

Steve - I sent you an email about the links, but haven't received anything
by Dave McIsaac
February 14th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 506
Views: 34103

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Welcome Ray, how are the WIVES and kids?
FIFY
by Dave McIsaac
February 13th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

I will browse an issue occasionally when I stop into my local library for some coffee. My recollection is that WS doesn't taste wines blindly, at least in Laube's case. According to their website, WS has always tasted their wines blind, including Laube. I get the magazine for free and will peruse i...
by Dave McIsaac
February 13th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

No, but as Tom said, they claim to taste everything blind, and I have no reason not to believe them. I am not sure if this is true of any other U. S. based wine publication, certainly not Burghound, for example, whom I also now do not subscribe to, not because his reviews aren't interesting and val...
by Dave McIsaac
February 13th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Blacksmith Wines Nelsonville NY
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Retailer check: Blacksmith Wines Nelsonville NY

Search? What is that?
by Dave McIsaac
February 13th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

I will browse an issue occasionally when I stop into my local library for some coffee.

My recollection is that WS doesn't taste wines blindly, at least in Laube's case.
by Dave McIsaac
February 13th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3501

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

I would offer the hypothesis that most, if not all, of the wineries that send out gifts are probably excellent in the other facets (or the "real aspects") of customer service. One year, Cayuse send me a CD by Brigitte Aremenier - Classical Piano (Brahms/Schubert). I listened to it yesterday AM, and ...
by Dave McIsaac
February 8th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Auctions - CLOSED!!!
Topic: AUCTION: Alpha Decanter from Gabriel-Glas
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: AUCTION: Alpha Decanter from Gabriel-Glas

I just got my decanter today, and DAMN, is it sexy!!!!

Thank you Tempe

If you have the scratch to invest in this, do so........ You will most definitely impress your date or significant other - world class!

champagne.gif [highfive.gif] [drinkers.gif]
by Dave McIsaac
February 8th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3148

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Well, it was a glorious five days while it lasted. Congrats Lee! Luckily for me, as a consolation prize my BD10 wines have started rolling in. I am currently crying into a lovely Arcadian Syrah... Thanks, Mike! You win in that regard as mine haven't made it to the east coast yet, but they should st...
by Dave McIsaac
February 8th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Biggio Hamina February offers
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Biggio Hamina February offers

All square Todd
by Dave McIsaac
February 7th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Biggio Hamina February offers
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Biggio Hamina February offers

PM sent - I am weak
by Dave McIsaac
February 7th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5085

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Chris Seiber wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Got 11 bottles of red for under $400. Great value for wines of real character and distinction.
Please tell me your quantity is a typo, or I will have to throw the penalty flag....11 bottles??? [whistle.gif]
I like to defy convention.
C'mon man!!

by Dave McIsaac
February 6th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3148

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

A little late to the thread but here's my entry for ROTY! 3 - Arcadian - Syrah 4 - Biggio Hamina - Pinot 6 - Cowan - Ribolla Giolla 6 - Crawford Family - Albariño and GSM 6 - Franny Beck - Pinot 6 - Keller - Mystery Pack 4 - Ladd - Chardonnay and Pinot 12 - Paetra - Riesling, Rose, and Gewürztramin...
by Dave McIsaac
February 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5085

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

Chris Seiber wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Got 11 bottles of red for under $400. Great value for wines of real character and distinction.
Please tell me your quantity is a typo, or I will have to throw the penalty flag....11 bottles??? [whistle.gif]

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