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by Erich Sachse
December 22nd, 2014, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar vs. Wine Fridge
Replies: 34
Views: 2434

Wine cellar vs. Wine Fridge

I recently bought one of the WineKoolr 800 units -- it runs the cooling unit a lot (much more than my previous 500 bottle unit). It may just be that it's not full until I pick up some wine in storage and so the temperature varies more, or it may be that the larger unit is pushing the capacity of the...
by Erich Sachse
December 17th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower 2012
Replies: 120
Views: 8807

Horsepower 2012

Looks like they are moving up the release to January (Jan 14 - Feb 5 window) Only three wines are being produced and quantities are very limited. Below are highlights from Dunnuck's reviews: 2012 Horsepower Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache (97-99 points)--"...full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, yet ...
by Erich Sachse
December 15th, 2014, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily Wish List Granted?
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Andremily Wish List Granted?

Same -- they clarified that was my new total order, so I should just pay for the one extra 3-pack

Confusing, ut glad to have gotten a bit more -- excited to try this!
by Erich Sachse
December 14th, 2014, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund
Replies: 134
Views: 4572

Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund

Another note (and another $20 match from me for Peter!) -- nice job with these Loren! 2012 Wilde Farm Wines Heritage Bedrock Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/14/2014) medium ruby color. nose shows raspberries most prominently, with some baking spices, cranberries, and clo...
by Erich Sachse
December 13th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2012 CIRQ Allocation Available
Replies: 0
Views: 109

2012 CIRQ Allocation Available

6 Bottles of 2012 CIRQ Treehouse ($100/bt + relevant fees for direct shipping to you)

ST 92, AG 91-93, WA (Jeb) 93, WS 91

I haven't had a chance to get my '11s local and would prefer to try before I rebuy

Let me know if you are interested in some/all
by Erich Sachse
December 13th, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund
Replies: 134
Views: 4572

Week 3 Virtual Tasting - Historic Vineyards hosted by Larry P for Peter Tryba Kidney Fund

Here's my first contribution... along with $20 of my own to the fund to match Larry and Morgan's generous contributions! 2012 Under The Wire Zinfandel Sparkling Bedrock Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/13/2014) Beautiful pink color with a delicate mousse. Nose is a bit re...
by Erich Sachse
December 13th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 17
Views: 874

TN: 2011 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge

Attended a tasting of these wines not too long ago (mostly '12s) -- very impressive lineup across the board!
by Erich Sachse
December 13th, 2014, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: hdh auction dec 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1236

hdh auction dec 2014

I was outbid on the 1990 Foreau Goutte d'Or lot. We had bid about 50% above the high estimate. Funny, I picked up a couple of these from HDH retail not too long ago (about the same price it went for yesterday), so it seems they were way low on the estimate (obviously!). A case lot is very rare inde...
by Erich Sachse
December 9th, 2014, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chimere is HERE!
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Chimere is HERE!

From Jeb's 99 point review on eBob:
A cellar selection by Manfred Krankl (of Sine Qua Non) of mostly Mourvedre, yet with a splash of Grenache and even some white varieties, it was aged in two new 300-liter French oak barrels before being bottled (in magnum only) unfined and unfiltered.
by Erich Sachse
December 9th, 2014, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting - New & Different by Alan C for NYC Charities
Replies: 86
Views: 2310

Week 2 Virtual Tasting - New & Different by Alan C for NYC Charities

2012 Sandlands Trousseau - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (12/9/2014) I've been eager to try this since getting my shipment a couple months back. Pouring this out, it's really light in color, with some copper notes. Nose shows some berry fruit and tropical fruit notes. The palate is r...
by Erich Sachse
December 7th, 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting - New & Different by Alan C for NYC Charities
Replies: 86
Views: 2310

Week 2 Virtual Tasting - New & Different by Alan C for NYC Charities

Thanks Alan, for an interesting reason to dig in the cellar for something interesting... I'll see if I can squeeze another in before Tuesday... 2009 Lagier Meredith Mondeuse Noir - USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (12/7/2014) deep color in glass. nose has some interesting notes -- a bit of b...
by Erich Sachse
December 7th, 2014, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A double mag of Port?
Replies: 32
Views: 1492

A double mag of Port?

Blair Curtis wrote:I have 2 x 2011 Fonseca 3L, and also a 2011 Taylor 3L. My friends love Port. [cheers.gif]
You must have more friends than me! champagne.gif

I have a few port mags... love the big squat mag bottle, kinda the opposite of the also-beautiful Riesling mags! Is a 3L a similar squat bottle format?
by Erich Sachse
December 3rd, 2014, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A glorious and educational tasting of Swiss wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1502

TN: A glorious and educational tasting of Swiss wines

Thanks Eric -- I'm intrigued by these Swiss wines, but so few make it over. Maybe you can work some sort of in-kind cultural exchange between our two countries! :-)

Rob, looking forward to trying some of that Chappaz!
by Erich Sachse
December 3rd, 2014, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Schrader Offer
Replies: 91
Views: 7655

2013 Schrader Offer

Is the "pack" you get usually the same from year to year? I made the list last year with 2x "Gorgeous" (2x RBS, 2x LPV) and curious whether I will get the same vineyards, the same pack name, or something completely different?
by Erich Sachse
November 22nd, 2014, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from last night
Replies: 13
Views: 783

TNs from last night

Nice night, Berto!

Love Lamy's wines, but surprised to see it in the same lineup with an SQN!

Glad the Pride did well for you -- the aged ones Ive had have also showed well.
by Erich Sachse
November 17th, 2014, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next Bedrock Release (November 11)
Replies: 213
Views: 18779

Next Bedrock Release (November 11)

Wishlists are hitting -- got my 2 extra Weill 3-packs!
by Erich Sachse
November 16th, 2014, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pearl Clutcher.....how high?
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

Pearl Clutcher.....how high?

Jason -- Only ~2 barrels were made... so ~500 bottles.

Brian, I think $2k is a pretty good guess. Too rich for my blood for sure!
by Erich Sachse
November 15th, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next Bedrock Release (November 11)
Replies: 213
Views: 18779

Next Bedrock Release (November 11)

The combination of the Ode to Lucien and the Weill 3-pack makes this the best Bedrock release ever!

It will be great to try the Weills side by side.
by Erich Sachse
November 15th, 2014, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Sine Qua Non In the Abstract (USA, California, Central Coast)
Replies: 19
Views: 1838

TN: 2012 Sine Qua Non In the Abstract (USA, California, Central Coast)

Thanks for the note Brian -- this looks great!

The whites definitely seem underappreciated.

Kris, curious what your favorite whites from SQN are -- I've tried a bunch, but can't say I have a rhyme or reason to the ones I like better (Boot, Petition, Kolibri)
by Erich Sachse
November 15th, 2014, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week one in Burgundy: 2013s in barrel
Replies: 69
Views: 5815

Week one in Burgundy: 2013s in barrel

Dan -- sounded like he's tasting that today (Saturday) -- Rob, please report back!
by Erich Sachse
October 28th, 2014, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Riverain Syrah Cardiac Hill Bennett Valley aka Nordhoff Does It
Replies: 102
Views: 4403

TN: 2011 Riverain Syrah Cardiac Hill Bennett Valley aka Nordhoff Does It

The Riverain offering gave me a good excuse to open a bottle recently retrieved from storage. I went for the 2011 Cardiac Hill Syrah -- I'm familiar with this vineyard primarily from Carlisle, but also through a Jemrose or two... I must say, this is not what I was expecting... but I like it. Initial...
by Erich Sachse
August 19th, 2014, 4:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bunch of Random Wines (Rhys/Kutch/Boillot/Lillian/Schrader/etc)
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

FS: Bunch of Random Wines (Rhys/Kutch/Boillot/Lillian/Schrader/etc)

updated to reflect deals completed and pending deals that didn't go through.

case discount now 15%.
by Erich Sachse
July 9th, 2014, 5:07 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bunch of Random Wines (Rhys/Kutch/Boillot/Lillian/Schrader/etc)
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

FS: Bunch of Random Wines (Rhys/Kutch/Boillot/Lillian/Schrader/etc)

A bunch of random stuff available as I look to shrink my storage in CA before moving stuff east. All wine in professional storage in Oakland. You can pick up or I can hold for better weather -- shipping now would have to be expedited. I'll split Paypal fee with you. All prices per bottle, 15% discou...
by Erich Sachse
June 21st, 2014, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Round Two....SQN Queen of Hearts!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2778

Round Two....SQN Queen of Hearts!!

Thanks for sharing that story Manfred!

Great to see him using the profits for a generous donation.
by Erich Sachse
June 2nd, 2014, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader's Boar's View Pinot
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Schrader's Boar's View Pinot

Jay -- my offer isn't until tomorrow 9am PDT, so you might want to check again then (unless you want to save the $$!) -- I think some "special" folk got access today
by Erich Sachse
May 29th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower Wine?
Replies: 147
Views: 10010

Horsepower Wine?

I got the Syrah -- I wish they had done 2+1 S/G for everyone instead of giving 3+0 or 0+3... seems like they are setting it up as another Cayuse where you can buy whatever you bought the prior year and perhaps wishlist anything new you want.

Jared, your tasting note has me excited!
by Erich Sachse
May 21st, 2014, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Offering now available on website
Replies: 163
Views: 12776

SQN Offering now available on website

Same here! I wonder how much production is up?
by Erich Sachse
May 21st, 2014, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower Wine?
Replies: 147
Views: 10010

Horsepower Wine?

Mark -- I had trouble until I realized it had a blank at the beginning -- hit delete to go back to the beginning and it might work for you.
by Erich Sachse
May 13th, 2014, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption, by producer
Replies: 28
Views: 762

Consumption, by producer

1. Chidaine
2. Bedrock
3. Lillian
4. Donnhoff
5. SQN
6. Schafer-Frohlich
7. Carlisle
8. Ceritas
9. Asahi Shuzo (Dassai sake)
10 - tie - Hermann Wiemer and Nico Rossignol
by Erich Sachse
May 12th, 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series XXI -EXTENDED - Women Winemakers or Santa Barbara AVA Wines - $10 per TN
Replies: 50
Views: 1849

Virtual Tasting Series XXI -EXTENDED - Women Winemakers or Santa Barbara AVA Wines - $10 per TN

Two more nice QPRs from SBC -- I've been enjoying a few bottles from the Tercero BerserkerDay reds case -- so far the Mourvedre is my favorite... 2006 Siduri Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (5/10/2014) nose shows cranberry and other red fruits, earth, ...
by Erich Sachse
May 4th, 2014, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series XXI -EXTENDED - Women Winemakers or Santa Barbara AVA Wines - $10 per TN
Replies: 50
Views: 1849

Virtual Tasting Series XXI - Jane Crabill - Women Winemakers or Santa Barbara AVA Wines - $10 per TN

Keever, by Celia Welch. This has always been a notch behind Corra for me, but still has been generally strong and this was no exception. The current list price for Keever is ambitious (to put it nicely), but the back vintages show up at auction cheaply (I think I paid ~$30 per), and are a deal. 2005...
by Erich Sachse
May 4th, 2014, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series XXI -EXTENDED - Women Winemakers or Santa Barbara AVA Wines - $10 per TN
Replies: 50
Views: 1849

Virtual Tasting Series XXI - Jane Crabill - Women Winemakers or Santa Barbara AVA Wines - $10 per TN

I went for the double as well... 2004 Lillian Winery Syrah - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (5/3/2014) Pop & pour. Nose remains extremely youthful, with loads of dark fruit. Some herbal notes starting to show through, although it has lost some of the floral notes. Some developm...
by Erich Sachse
April 15th, 2014, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series XIX - Jay Hack & The Cali Rhone Ranger playing for The Men's Homeless Shelter
Replies: 66
Views: 1527

Virtual Tasting Series XIX - Jay Hack & The Cali Rhone Ranger playing for The Men's Homeless Shelter

16.4% (and I felt it!) I've enjoyed both the 03 and 05 Rocket Block on several occasions int he past, so this bottle is a bit of an outlier. And, as the note makes clear, I did enjoy this quite a bit, just found the alcohol too prominent this time. 2005 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard ...
by Erich Sachse
April 14th, 2014, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series XIX - Jay Hack & The Cali Rhone Ranger playing for The Men's Homeless Shelter
Replies: 66
Views: 1527

Virtual Tasting Series XIX - Jay Hack & The Cali Rhone Ranger playing for The Men's Homeless Shelter

Only 15.7% stated abv... I'll try to get a 16+ before the week is up 2005 Lillian Winery Syrah Blue Label - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (4/14/2014) dark nose has lost some fruit, and the secondaries are still filling in a bit. plum, blackberry, pine needles, and sweet spice....
by Erich Sachse
April 14th, 2014, 9:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philly-early to mid-Easter week (21st-24th)?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Philly-early to mid-Easter week (21st-24th)?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:Well we are going with or without you Erich! [bye.gif]
Why would I go to Bethlehem when we have plenty of good places without $20 corkage a stone's throw from home? neener
by Erich Sachse
April 13th, 2014, 1:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philly-early to mid-Easter week (21st-24th)?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Philly-early to mid-Easter week (21st-24th)?

I'm traveling/blocked, but subscribing to thread just in case plans change
by Erich Sachse
April 13th, 2014, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Tasting Roadtrip - NYC and DC
Replies: 10
Views: 919

SQN Tasting Roadtrip - NYC and DC

Solid as always, Duncan! How did some of the older ones show? You mention E-Raised, which is always a favorite, but did you come across any that were over the hill, or are they still aging well -- still trying to get a handle on the best time to drink these, as they are always so delicious young, bu...
by Erich Sachse
February 21st, 2014, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Offering now available on website
Replies: 163
Views: 12776

SQN Offering now available on website

Yeah... I'm a little disappointed with the email after 7-8 years of postcards, but I also can't imagine how many must be on the waiting list now.
by Erich Sachse
February 12th, 2014, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan
Replies: 409
Views: 20133

2011 Maison Ilan

I gott he same wording from Ray in his original 2013 release email on November 9th: "2011 will be bottled shortly. This has been a topic of great interest for some. In short, a longer time in barrel provides the wines with more time to mature in one place without movement. It is an added benefit for...
by Erich Sachse
February 3rd, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Week 10.5: Premox Smemox, the chardonnay from Burgundy
Replies: 59
Views: 2318

Virtual Tasting Series Week 10.5: Premox Smemox, the chardonnay from Burgundy

2007 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (2/3/2014) nice example from Bize (RIP). nose shows some green apple, raw almond, and oak character. Palate is well balanced with plenty of acid to hold up to the restrained oak...
by Erich Sachse
January 19th, 2014, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Pousse d'Or tasting
Replies: 19
Views: 788

2011 Pousse d'Or tasting

I was at the tasting -- For me, the 60 Ouvrees was the most enjoyable... It was volnay, and kept the delicate aromatics, but, as a Rob mentions, more intense in just about every way. The Corton and Feusselottes were also top notch. I liked both of the Bousses, but preferred the 10 to the 11. The big...
by Erich Sachse
January 18th, 2014, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting money owed from Vinfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Getting money owed from Vinfolio?

Was this a Marketplace transaction or a Vinfolio store transaction? I've had Marketplace transactions cancelled before and the credit seemed automated. I know they had issues a few years back, but I have not had issues like that since. It seems a credit card complaint would be an easy solution if th...
by Erich Sachse
December 30th, 2013, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Week 6--Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 31
Views: 1251

Virtual Tasting Series Week 6--Sauvignon Blanc

I only had one SB local, and it is a wretched wine that I have hated before. I bought it for a charity organic wine tasting, and have been suffering through the leftovers here and there. Glad it can support a charity again, because that's the only reason to drink this crap. 2007 Richmond Plains Sauv...
by Erich Sachse
December 28th, 2013, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series: Week 5 "Take a guess" ~~~> Cab!
Replies: 122
Views: 3634

Virtual Tasting Series: Week 5 "Take a guess" ~~~> Cab!

I had this last night (before midnight, I swear!) to add another... 2009 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/27/2013) Black fruit profile with sweet spice and smoke notes. This is very youthful and fruit-driven right now, with a long finish. Tannins have a nice velvety textu...
by Erich Sachse
December 27th, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied
Replies: 19
Views: 930

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied

The Bournais is good, but the Franc de Pied is a step above -- wish the prices were more similar, but there is definitely a step up in quality
by Erich Sachse
December 26th, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series: Week 5 "Take a guess" ~~~> Cab!
Replies: 122
Views: 3634

Virtual Tasting Series: Week 5 "Take a guess" ~~~> Cab!

2011 Bevan Cellars Tin Box - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (12/19/2013) Great wine. very primary right now, with strong black fruit and blueberry notes. There is a really interesting flintiness that is apparent on the midpalatre that makes this wine very enjoyable. I think this needs to be...
by Erich Sachse
December 17th, 2013, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series: Week 4 "The South Will Rise Again"
Replies: 65
Views: 1936

Virtual Tasting Series: Week 4 "The South Will Rise Again"

2003 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (12/16/2013) Nice earthy notes. Fruit is a little thin and tired, surprising for an 03. Nice acidic profile went well with food. Pleasant and easy to drink, but lacking in complexity....
by Erich Sachse
December 14th, 2013, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series: Week 4 "The South Will Rise Again"
Replies: 65
Views: 1936

Virtual Tasting Series: Week 4 "The South Will Rise Again"

Brian, great idea... I'll do my best to put you to work! 1994 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (12/13/2013) A very pleasant surprise for a relatively unacclaimed vintage. Still some dark fruit remaining, most of this is now ...

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