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by Clint S Q U I E R
September 13th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unusual Release Notes
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Unusual Release Notes

I hope he does a book a la SQN - these have gotten. weirder and weirder. Either a total genius that's above my simpleton level of understanding or just full crazy.
by Clint S Q U I E R
September 12th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Itinerary 2.0
Replies: 46
Views: 3134

Napa Itinerary 1.0

Don't worry about the day after TFL - we had a late reservation and a 10 am tasting the next day and it was just fine. I expected the next day to be rough, but it was fine. Morning after Bouchon was probably rougher since the food is much richer imo.
by Clint S Q U I E R
September 11th, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm 2015 Save the date
Replies: 63
Views: 5779

Realm 2015 Save the date

Does anyone know the varietal blend and vineyard sources for The Absurd? The notes posted are pretty clear about that info for the other blends, but I didn't see much info for The Absurd. Past Parker notes say all Dr Crane and To Kalon for the '12 vintage. One could probably assume the vast majorit...
by Clint S Q U I E R
September 8th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm a 100 points on that...
Replies: 36
Views: 3424

I'm a 100 points on that...

48 second mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmmKK6nj9KM I'd pay to have someone figure out how to make "I live in Tuscany" the sound my phone makes when I get a text or email. Have fun with it guys. haha. any other requests? https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qLXUlMLyCUclZqOWpkSFFZWlU/view?usp=...
by Clint S Q U I E R
September 8th, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 3716

Ultramarine Save the Date

JonF wrote:$13/bottle shipping they're nucking futs and can keep their swill.
We'll let you know when it's $68 per bottle with free shipping.
by Clint S Q U I E R
September 7th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm a 100 points on that...
Replies: 36
Views: 3424

I'm a 100 points on that...

rfelthoven wrote:48 second mark:

I'd pay to have someone figure out how to make "I live in Tuscany" the sound my phone makes when I get a text or email.
by Clint S Q U I E R
September 7th, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Date
Replies: 55
Views: 3716

Ultramarine Save the Date

Psst....it's now open for the rest of us.
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 31st, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are under-counter wine coolers so expensive?
Replies: 28
Views: 1152

Why are under-counter wine coolers so expensive?

Because if you're in the demographic that wants to buy 45+ bottles of wine that are good enough to require dedicated storage you're also in the demographic that can be fleeced for an extra grand for one that looks a little prettier than the mini fridge that coeds are stacking Bud Lights in on colleg...
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 24th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper To Begin Using Houyi Fruit
Replies: 29
Views: 2241

Roy Piper To Begin Using Houyi Fruit

Anton D wrote:
Clint S Q U I E R wrote:This source is pretty damn good.
I did not intend to impugn the source. Apologies if I did!

I meant to compliment the wine maker.
I didn't mean to impugn your comment....ha! Just adding my opinion for those who may not know Houyi yet. Exciting times at this vineyard.
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 24th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roy Piper To Begin Using Houyi Fruit
Replies: 29
Views: 2241

Roy Piper To Begin Using Houyi Fruit

This source is pretty damn good.
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 24th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: JP Harbison Cabernet - Syrah 2003 & 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 150

WTB: JP Harbison Cabernet - Syrah 2003 & 2004

Looking to buy 2003 and/or 2004 JP Harbison Cabernet - Syrah blend.
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 20th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Three Floyds collection - includes Dark Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Three Floyds collection - includes Dark Lord

Bump - let's do $450 on the balance.
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 13th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird letter from SQN
Replies: 40
Views: 3652

Weird letter from SQN

Andy, what's your real beef with SQN? Even though 2017 is a delicate time, there's no way you can be offended that Manfred tells his waitlist that he distributes a portion of his production to restaurant and retail. I can't think of one highly regarded producer who distributes 100% to private indivi...
by Clint S Q U I E R
August 9th, 2017, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non is live
Replies: 27
Views: 3282

Sine Qua Non is live

adam landa wrote:Allocation seems to be lower than past years if memory serves. What are others seeing?
Mine is lower this year. Guessing the waitlist won't budge at all this cycle. Not surprising given the vintage.
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 28th, 2017, 4:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy

R. Gleiberman wrote:$300
Winner Winner!
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 28th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy

Bump for the last few hours. Thanks!
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 27th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy

As linked above, our fears came true and the last surviving boy passed away. My brother in law was the first on the scene and didn't even recognize anyone. The husband, BIL and my sister were classmates in school. Needless to say this has stretched the faith of all involved. Thanks to all who have c...
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 27th, 2017, 6:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2011 Dujac Malconsorts - For Chi tragedy
Replies: 2
Views: 442

2011 Dujac Malconsorts - For Chi tragedy

Very generous - can't thank you enough for the gesture.
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 26th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy

Oh yeah, properly stored since direct release in my 55* cellar.
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 26th, 2017, 7:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Saxum Magnum auction for horrible tragedy

A horrific accident occurred in my hometown this week when a man blew a stop sign and ended the life of a pregnant woman and 2 of her 3 little boys. Her oldest son is still holding on, though in a coma. They were on their way to Bible study. My family has a very personal connection to this family as...
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 6th, 2017, 6:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Three Floyds collection - includes Dark Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Three Floyds collection - includes Dark Lord

Updated for sold. Take the rest for $500.
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 3rd, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Three Floyds collection - includes Dark Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Three Floyds collection - includes Dark Lord

Thinning out my beer collection - all were purchased by me directly from Three Floyds. Usual shipping terms apply. Will gladly wait for weather too. Feel free to make offers on the whole package. Dark Lord Imperial Russian Stout 2011 x2 $80 ALL SOLD Dark Lord Imperial Russian Stout 2014 x3 $80 ALL S...
by Clint S Q U I E R
July 1st, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leonetti vs Realm
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Leonetti vs Realm

With apologies to Leonetti as I don't have any experience with their wines, you can't go wrong with Realm. Except Bard/Tempest/Falstaff are gateway drugs into the single vineyards which, while not inexpensive, are impossible to pass on come mailer time.
by Clint S Q U I E R
June 11th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help - wine cellar died, what should I do?
Replies: 51
Views: 2542

Help - wine cellar died, what should I do?

Clint did you see the video of a peacock flying into a store last week? It was on the news. I think about a grand worth of bottle broke trying to capture it! Now just imagine a toddler falling over on the bottles. I'll make sure to pack them in boxes then tape them before they go into the house Wit...
by Clint S Q U I E R
June 11th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help - wine cellar died, what should I do?
Replies: 51
Views: 2542

Help - wine cellar died, what should I do?

Always go with the route that YOU can completely control in an emergency, even if it's not the best choice - which means lugging 400 bottles inside the house and sticking them in a room. Nathan Smyth - please don't ever change. Any time I think I've thought of a worst case scenario, I know you're ou...
by Clint S Q U I E R
June 6th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan 2015 Bordeaux Release Open
Replies: 16
Views: 1758

Bevan 2015 Bordeaux Release Open

Bought my entire allocation. Fantastic wines.
by Clint S Q U I E R
June 5th, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do old Bordeaux's not follow vintage charts
Replies: 43
Views: 1750

Why do old Bordeaux's not follow vintage charts

Alan Eden wrote:
Clint S Q U I E R wrote:Maybe if you ask this question monthly instead of just quarterly you'll get an answer you want.
Good job on picking your picture, matches your grumpy miserable personality perfectly
The dog, which sleeps all day, is less predictable than your posting. We get it, you hate old wines.
by Clint S Q U I E R
June 4th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do old Bordeaux's not follow vintage charts
Replies: 43
Views: 1750

Why do old Bordeaux's not follow vintage charts

Maybe if you ask this question monthly instead of just quarterly you'll get an answer you want.
by Clint S Q U I E R
May 3rd, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)
Replies: 101
Views: 9952

Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)

Here's what I've done when buying something on Craigslist (or any other forum with no/limited "feedback") for something of decent value - ask the seller if they have an eBay account that has feedback. If they do, communicate with them quickly through eBay just to verify the account they said is thei...
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 29th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding birthyear wine.... on a budget
Replies: 34
Views: 1470

Finding birthyear wine.... on a budget

1984 was a pretty shit year for wine worldwide. However, it was relatively good in California, so I'd take a gamble on the Dunn Vineyards Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. $100 -- http://www.vinoquest.com/ That makes me sad.... I'm 1980 - similar worldwide bad year. But I've had really good luck with Napa c...
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 12th, 2017, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine - it is a family thing
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Wine - it is a family thing

Awesome.
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 6th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Danny Willet's Wine Picks
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Masters Champions Dinner - Danny Willet's Wine Picks

Mark Jaffee wrote:I would love to see the Augusta cellar and find out what other choices they may have (and bring my clubs for a round)!

MJ
It is deep and very well priced.
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 4th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Danny Willet's Wine Picks
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Masters Champions Dinner - Danny Willet's Wine Picks

I believe Tiger had a '95 Batard and '75 Mouton when he hosted in '98. Guessing Faldo poured something decent too after his 3.
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 4th, 2017, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hammell Wine Alliance
Replies: 34
Views: 2141

Hammell Wine Alliance

Nate Simon wrote:Don't know what their production level is, but it's nice to at least be able to try some wine without joining a tribe.
Maybe I'm missing the joke, but do you only buy wine when you've been able to try it beforehand?
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 3rd, 2017, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hammell Wine Alliance
Replies: 34
Views: 2141

Hammell Wine Alliance

Agreed. Can't miss.
by Clint S Q U I E R
April 1st, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Score one for science, a dripless bottle.
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Score one for science, a dripless bottle.

It's honestly amazing just how close everyone is to becoming a billionaire. So simple, so obvious of a solution.
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 30th, 2017, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Affordable cali wine to get a sense of someone's palate.
Replies: 62
Views: 2747

Affordable cali wine to get a sense of someone's palate.

Open up the best bottle you own, give him the "holy shit" experience we've all had at one time or another and let him free into the world to try and replicate it himself.

The crack dealer doesn't give a first time user the shitty stuff.
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 30th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar build out with gas and water mains
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Wine cellar build out with gas and water mains

Why not just extend/reroute the lines? I have no idea what code says, but if you routed them so the valves are next to each other you could fabricate a hatch in your cellar that you could open in an emergency.
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 28th, 2017, 10:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cali, WA cabs and a couple French wines
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Cali cabs and blends

Added a few French wines.
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 17th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cali, WA cabs and a couple French wines
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Cali cabs and blends

Updates to reflect sold and new wines.
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 12th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow In Feburary
Replies: 131
Views: 12613

Scarecrow In Feburary

I find it interesting but not all that surprising, that someone who has never bought Scarecrow is being offered the 2014. The reason is clear, they are not selling through, 100 points not withstanding. I received offers from Harlan and Colgin this year despite not having purchased anything in a dec...
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 10th, 2017, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow In Feburary
Replies: 131
Views: 12613

Scarecrow In Feburary

You keep making two arguments at the same time. Which one is it? 1: Vintage A may be cheaper in the future than vintage A at release. Or 2: Vintage A is cheaper than vintage B (current release) and is a better value. #2 is completely debatable. You may be right and in some cases, I may agree with yo...
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 10th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow In Feburary
Replies: 131
Views: 12613

Scarecrow In Feburary

Who's Chris? I'll try to answer for him. Secondary market pricing on "cult" CA Cabernet is directly correlated to RP scores, whether or not you think he's over the hill. Scarecrow keeps selling out whether or not you think it's not worth the price. Some people enjoy young wine whether or not you do....
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 10th, 2017, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow In Feburary
Replies: 131
Views: 12613

Scarecrow In Feburary

It doesn't matter what you think it's "worth" - if you want to buy ANY vintage of Scarecrow today you will pay materially more than what it cost at release. If you don't think the wine is worth what it costs today, that's fine, don't buy - but telling people to skip out on their own allocations at w...
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 10th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow In Feburary
Replies: 131
Views: 12613

Scarecrow In Feburary

Dennis, you're comparing apples and oranges. The cost of the 2009 release was nowhere near $370. It was $250. The 2008 was $150. Even after shipping and taxes, someone who bought 2009 or 2008 had all in costs under $300 and $200 respectively per bottle which is well in the money today. You're also c...
by Clint S Q U I E R
March 9th, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cali, WA cabs and a couple French wines
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Cali cabs and blends

Bump for updates.
by Clint S Q U I E R
February 18th, 2017, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Release
Replies: 41
Views: 5083

Realm Release

Hello everyone. We are quite humbled by the response to our release. We appreciate all of your support. We want to apologize for the glitch in the system. All wish list requests granted should have received a email with a invoice and charge summary but that was obviously not the case in some circum...
by Clint S Q U I E R
February 18th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Release
Replies: 41
Views: 5083

Realm Release

Looks like wish lists were granted yesterday. I didn't get a follow up email with invoice, but my credit card was charged and wines are listed under my account on Realm's website.
by Clint S Q U I E R
February 14th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the cusp at SQN!
Replies: 92
Views: 8290

On the cusp at SQN!

Looking for the magnums or 3L if someone is looking to offset the purchase of their big bottles.

Looked like modest price increases from last year - $7.50 for the whites and $10 for the reds.
by Clint S Q U I E R
February 14th, 2017, 8:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - SQN '13 Estate magnums / 3L
Replies: 0
Views: 270

WTB - SQN '13 Estate magnums / 3L

Total long shot - looking to buy these as it's my son's birth year.

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