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by Albert R
January 25th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 18920

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

The Liberte is an excellent glass. Congrats to Chris and his team. We have sampled different whites and reds in the Liberte over the last two weeks. Most of our comparison is to the Gabriel Standard Art. (We have broken way too many nice glasses...) The aromatics are great and feel in the hand is ou...
by Albert R
January 22nd, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1851

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

Too much or not enough..... It depends on the day, week or year......
by Albert R
January 22nd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 William and Mary Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: TN: 2016 William and Mary Cabernet Sauvignon

Thank you both. I appreciate both notes and points of reference. This IS what makes this forum special and great!
by Albert R
January 20th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3634

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

I thought about 6 and quickly realized that was not happening.......
by Albert R
January 20th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover Prevention - supplements
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

Re: Hangover Prevention - supplements

Same here. I drink almost everyday and never/rarely have a hangover. We are all built differently therefore you need to figure out what works for you.
by Albert R
January 20th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2313
Views: 150328

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I had the 2013 Bedrock Kirschenmann Zinfandel last year at this time and it was excellent. Last weekend we had the 2013 Bedrock Heritage Dolinsek Ranch which was ok but I expected more complexity. Even after 4 hours in the decanter it remained pretty closed. If you have these hold them for another c...
by Albert R
January 17th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1459
Views: 99033

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2014 Carlisle Syrah Papa's Block-Nose was not as expressive as I would prefer. Dark, black fruit, good acidity, a little dry on the finish...... Very good although it's just entering its drinking window. I will give my other bottle a couple of more years.
by Albert R
January 17th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website
Replies: 53
Views: 3634

Re: Carlisle Release Letter Live on Website

Although I have storage issues I am in for a case!
by Albert R
January 15th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 7879

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

I don't prefer or drink much PN but I always pick-up a few bottles of RM. Shipping is reasonable IMHO.
by Albert R
January 11th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 5007

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

I received the Liberte today. I'll post some comments after I put it through a few workouts this weekend. Thank you Chris!
by Albert R
January 7th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 10653

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Baer
Becklyn
Bedrock
Carlisle
Jaffurs
Myriad
Neal
Rivers-Marie
Rotie
Rudius
by Albert R
January 7th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2313
Views: 150328

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I thought about having a 13 Dolinsek this past weekend and I held off. Sounds like it's ready for my palate..... Thanks for the note.
by Albert R
December 23rd, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

I am going to reverse sear a couple tonight! Can't wait!
by Albert R
December 15th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6805

Re: AG scores for Napa 2016 Part 1

Congrats Will!
by Albert R
December 15th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441945

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Good for you folks. I don't have the time nor the patience.
by Albert R
December 15th, 2018, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Rivers Marie cab
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: 16 Rivers Marie cab

Way too young. Let them sleep. We had a 2007 last night that was fantastic! Little to no oak.
by Albert R
December 13th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn Previous Buyers
Replies: 38
Views: 3262

Re: Becklyn Previous Buyers

In as well. Thank you Matt!
by Albert R
December 10th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon

My 08 has been gone for a while as well. The 2006 was my favorite and the 2008 was a not too distant second. I am trying to wait patiently for the 10's and beyond.
by Albert R
December 9th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

Too many variables to consider to give you one number.
by Albert R
December 9th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crap Alert! 2016 TJ’s Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet
Replies: 41
Views: 3946

Re: Crap Alert! 2016 TJ’s Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet

I briefly tried a few TJ wines years ago and quickly moved-on.
by Albert R
December 7th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

Pricing is inconsistent across the site - ex: Jorge cut is 36 oz for $68, but shows up for $60 (plus chocolates) in the gift section. @Albert - you have to go to the Wagyu dropdown and then they pop. Speaking of Wagyu... I can't imagine a Wagyu rib cap. See: https://www.tums.com/antacid-products/?g...
by Albert R
December 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

The Pave is sold out. Bummer.
by Albert R
November 28th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 2734

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

The vanilla is an issue for me and that's why I tend to stick with the Syrah(s).
by Albert R
November 27th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Willow Creek Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: TN: 2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Willow Creek Vineyard

Buzz, I look forward to your excellent notes and pictures. Much appreciated. Thank you.
by Albert R
November 27th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 2734

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

We spent 10 days in Washington Wine Country this past summer and we really enjoyed it. Washington definitely does not get enough print here. A few of our favorites were Rotie (Syrah from the Rocks District...Wow), Cooper and Hedges.
by Albert R
November 26th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441945

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I guess the Parker 95 is a turn-off..... I am glad it stayed around as I bit.
by Albert R
November 26th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 110
Views: 6301

Re: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

I will pay extra for FedEx over UPS every day. The fact that I can have it redirected to walgreens or a fedex store is $$$$$. I have heard too many stories of UPS just not caring and the "nothing we can do" is just too familiar. This. I have FedEx deliver to the Walgreens less than a mile from my h...
by Albert R
November 26th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 110
Views: 6301

Re: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

I really dislike UPS in South Florida. In fact, if a winery or wine vendor does not offer FedEx as a shipping option I usually do not purchase. There are a handful of wineries that would earn my business if they shipped FedEx.......
by Albert R
November 23rd, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?
Replies: 24
Views: 2354

Re: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?

Will immediately sent me a PM. Thank you Will for the excellent customer service! I understand his perspective on why he shipped. Being in South Florida, I would prefer wineries ship at the beginning of December to avoid the holiday and Black Friday shipping rush/load.
by Albert R
November 23rd, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?
Replies: 24
Views: 2354

Re: Is Rivers-Marie All Right?

My order was shipped on Wednesday!!! Why would they ship the day before a national holiday???
by Albert R
November 19th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5856

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

In full swing.... 6 cases last week, 2 cases today and a case and half scheduled for Wednesday. Did someone mention Stone Crabs???
by Albert R
November 18th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 8581

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

Has anyone tried Jancis Robinson's glass? It's supposed to be based on the zalto universal but more dishwasher safe and with more rounded angles. I've heard good things from one person who has tried it, but I haven't seen it anywhere around here. This is a beautiful glass..... Thanks for posting as...
by Albert R
November 15th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 5856

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

It's finally on for me and in full effect!
by Albert R
November 14th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Cabernet?
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Turley Cabernet?

+1000 on Congruence. Please buy it all up before I go back for more.....
by Albert R
November 12th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Re: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon

We have mostly had the 08's and 09's. We have generally decanted for 45 min to 1 hr and drank over 2 to 4 hours. I would recommend an hour decant and follow it over 3 to 4 hours. The 11's to us have been good to go with an hour. I believe Steve recommends a longer decant for the 11's maybe he can ch...
by Albert R
November 12th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?
Replies: 48
Views: 3013

Re: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?

Congruence..... Of which I did buy a few.......
by Albert R
November 12th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Re: TN: 2011 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon

The wine we drank most in 2018!!! All are excellent and at the blow out pricing makes them the best QPR ever for me. We purchased several cases. In fact, a few more cases are on the way. Thank you Steve and best wishes!
by Albert R
November 12th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: Congratulations to Bedrock on Top 10

Congrats to team Bedrock!
by Albert R
November 9th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanks Merrill
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: Thanks Merrill

Merrill walks the talk! Pure and simple.....
by Albert R
November 9th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never ending wine releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3518

Re: Never ending wine releases

Why bring up nasty??? This is a good topic with excellent input.
by Albert R
October 28th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do we think about this tasting note from a not-ready wine?
Replies: 55
Views: 2284

Re: What do we think about this tasting note from a not-ready wine?

I really don't care. Just looking at the CT number and not reading multiple notes is IMHO a mistake.
by Albert R
October 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 1322

Re: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll

I open more than 10 a week but they are usually shared with wife, family and friends. Yeah..... FLAWED.....
by Albert R
October 16th, 2018, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: Las Vegas (moderately priced) food & wine recommendations?

We dined twice at Mon Ami back in May. Very good indeed.
by Albert R
October 12th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Recent Walla Walla dining? Dinner spots...
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Recent Walla Walla dining? Dinner spots...

We were in Walla Walla in early August. Saffron is still very good. BF was BS and a huge disappointment. Our best meal was at the restaurant in our bed and breakfast. If you do not mind the drive check-out the Cameo Heights Mansion Restaurant. Outstanding food and service.
by Albert R
October 12th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chappellet Mountain Cuvee '15 - surprisingly disappointing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Chappellet Mountain Cuvee '15 - surprisingly disappointing...

The 2012 was ok, the 2013 was better and the 2014 was barely ok. I stopped buying/trying.
by Albert R
October 11th, 2018, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue
Replies: 74
Views: 2370

Re: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue

Hard to beat Kendall Jackson for name recognition among non-wine drinkers..... Go with KJ and be done. I would prefer Chateau St. Michelle but it has much less name recognition.
by Albert R
September 23rd, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2313
Views: 150328

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Excellent nose, bright red fruit, spice, medium body, drinking great now!
by Albert R
September 9th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Gloria Ferrer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Wineries near Gloria Ferrer ?

Enkidu-excellent suggestion!
by Albert R
September 9th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Gloria Ferrer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Wineries near Gloria Ferrer ?

A 15-20 minute drive is not much if it gets you to a preferred or better tasting/winery.
by Albert R
September 8th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: 2014 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon

Ok fans, how does this compare to his Rivers Marie label?

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