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#251 Post by Brian Tuite » May 18th, 2017, 4:48 pm

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#252 Post by Barry Paul Price » May 18th, 2017, 7:01 pm

Just discovered that the bottle of 2013 Elysian Myriad Beckstoffer Dr. Crane I had in the wine fridge may have been inadvertently grabbed and drank by a guest at a recent hangout at my place on a night I wasn't there. If I had a lot of this stuff I'd be fine with it but my cellar is not deep, and I know the people over that night don't know anything about wine nor really like wine that much. The thought that Dr C died a needless, unappreciated death in unappreciative mouths pains me.

I had told my wife it was being saved for a special dinner, and put a note on it. To no avail.

The guest has offered to replace it but they drink $20 wines. Doubt they know what it'd cost to replace this. She happened to be over when I discovered it was gone. I don't feel right asking a guest to pay to replace it. I have to eat the loss.

Sorry to sob in public. Needed to let it out though!

Cheers. Looking forward to those Georges III bottles
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#253 Post by Barry Paul Price » May 18th, 2017, 7:16 pm

Okay, my solution has been to remember not to treat wine as more important than people. Just popped a bottle of 2004 Merus to share w wife and her friend now. Told them not to worry about it. Life is good!
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#254 Post by Joe S. » May 18th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Barry Paul Price wrote:Okay, my solution has been to remember not to treat wine as more important than people. Just popped a bottle of 2004 Merus to share w wife and her friend now. Told them not to worry about it. Life is good!
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#255 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » May 19th, 2017, 4:21 am

Barry Paul Price wrote:Okay, my solution has been to remember not to treat wine as more important than people. Just popped a bottle of 2004 Merus to share w wife and her friend now. Told them not to worry about it. Life is good!
Love your attitude, Barry! I think we have all had similar experiences, and after that initial disappointment (which is understandable!!!!), it's better to just move on and forget about it. But lesson learned . . . if your ageworthy bottles are commingled with the daily drinkers, fix that!

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#256 Post by Bruce Rudman » May 28th, 2017, 1:27 pm

2011 Quivet Las Madres Syrah - drinking nicely even for a so-called "off year."
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#257 Post by Brian Tuite » May 28th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Bruce Rudman wrote:2011 Quivet Las Madres Syrah - drinking nicely even for a so-called "off year."
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#258 Post by C Simmons » May 29th, 2017, 6:28 pm

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#259 Post by Joe S. » May 29th, 2017, 7:15 pm

Awesome thought, Brian. Bad vintages only if Chuck says so! [wow.gif]

Had a 2010 Carter Truchard Merlot last night which was very nice with big dark fruit and great acidity, and as long as a hint of green pepper is okay (and I do like a hint but not much more!).

Also had a 2016 Quivet Sauv Blanc today which wonderful - lots of pineapple, apricot and melon on the front end, with great acidity to back it up. Good for poolside!
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#260 Post by Bruce Rudman » May 29th, 2017, 7:23 pm

2011 Myriad Sugarloaf Mountain Whole Cluster Syrah

Again, a good vintage!
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#261 Post by AlexS » May 30th, 2017, 8:13 am

Had a couple 2012 Quivets last week, the Kenefick Syrah 100% WC and the Napa Cab. The Syrah was very nice but not very exuberant, might be a bit closed. The Napa Cab was absolutely delicious, pure yum after a 2 hour decant.
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#262 Post by Andrew Demaree » June 4th, 2017, 9:51 pm

2010 Myriad Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
This one's firing on all cylinders at this point, with its terrific ripe fruit and rounded, velvety tannins working in perfect balance. I don't see further upside with additional cellaring, so I plan to drink my last two bottles in the next 1-2 years.

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#263 Post by Brian Tuite » June 7th, 2017, 7:36 pm

14 Patiné Gaps Crown - 2hrs in starting to sing.
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#264 Post by Rich Brown » June 7th, 2017, 8:27 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:14 Patiné Gaps Crown - 2hrs in starting to sing.
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Loving that bottle! Haven't seen it before.

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#265 Post by P. D e r d e y n » June 8th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Brian, is the "hockey puck" on the bottle removable?
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#266 Post by Brian Tuite » June 8th, 2017, 12:48 pm

P. D e r d e y n wrote:Brian, is the "hockey puck" on the bottle removable?
Yup!
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#267 Post by Brian Tuite » June 8th, 2017, 5:33 pm

A fashion accessory!
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#268 Post by Steve Gautier » June 8th, 2017, 7:02 pm

2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - certainly one of the better 2011 Cabs that I have had.
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#269 Post by M@tt G. » June 8th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:A fashion accessory!
Glad these are removable or the bottles wouldn't fit in the small U-Line boxes at my offsite!
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#270 Post by Bruce Rudman » June 11th, 2017, 7:07 am

2010 Quivet Napa, and a 2013 Quivet Pellet Cab;
Also had a Rivers-Marie 2014 Occidental; Sojourn 2012 Gap's Crown, and a 2011 Eric Kent Stiling to round out a nice start to the weekend.
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#271 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » June 21st, 2017, 5:05 am

2009 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Had a frustrating day and wanted a glass of something great. This is when I love my Pungo . . . Tuesday night and I treated myself to a glass of this incredible wine! Smooth, perfectly balanced and in an amazing place.
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#272 Post by Andrew Demaree » July 4th, 2017, 8:22 pm

2009 Quivet Cellars Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

My last bottle of this and it appears to be drinking at peak. A nice American cab to celebrate Independence Day!
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#273 Post by Luis DeCubas » July 4th, 2017, 9:40 pm

2008 Quivet Cellars Spring Mountain Cabernet. It was wonderful. Luckily I have 2 more bottles left.
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#274 Post by Brian Tuite » July 4th, 2017, 9:54 pm

2015 Myriad Dr Crane and 2015 Quivet Las Piedras. Killing it!
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#275 Post by mike pobega » July 5th, 2017, 2:52 am

We enjoyed a 2011 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch this past Saturday.
All of the previously noticed herbaceousness (2/14) is gone and it was just rocking spectacular.

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#276 Post by Scott E. » July 8th, 2017, 1:45 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:2015 Myriad Dr Crane and 2015 Quivet Las Piedras. Killing it!
Brian - Were these really great as a PNP, or did you give these some time after opening? Do you think the 2015's are as approachable as the 2014's? Thanks.
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#277 Post by Bud Carey » July 8th, 2017, 3:31 pm

2012 Ancillary Cellars Sun Chase pinot... yum!!!!!
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#278 Post by Brian Tuite » July 8th, 2017, 6:09 pm

2016 SALT Vine Rosé of Pinot Noir
A Hipster Rosé picked @ 21 brix
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#279 Post by Brian Tuite » July 8th, 2017, 7:43 pm

Scott E. wrote:
Brian Tuite wrote:2015 Myriad Dr Crane and 2015 Quivet Las Piedras. Killing it!
Brian - Were these really great as a PNP, or did you give these some time after opening? Do you think the 2015's are as approachable as the 2014's? Thanks.
The Quivet was killing it from pnp, so velvety soft. The Dr Crane was bigger with more oak and spice. I think they were both more approachable than the '14s to be honest with you. I'm really loving 2015 so far.
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#280 Post by Andrew Demaree » July 10th, 2017, 6:42 pm

2010 Myriad Cellars 'Three Twins Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon

Still a deep violet at age 7, this opens with a captivating nose of cassis, new leather, and spice. The palate is plush and layered, with exuberant, youthful black fruits and a good dose of peppery oak spices. There are plenty of tannins here and, although they're rounding out at this point, this wine still has many good years to go. I'm glad to have a few more.
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#281 Post by Barry Paul Price » July 10th, 2017, 7:02 pm

Andrew Demaree wrote:2010 Myriad Cellars 'Three Twins Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon

Still a deep violet at age 7, this opens with a captivating nose of cassis, new leather, and spice. The palate is plush and layered, with exuberant, youthful black fruits and a good dose of peppery oak spices. There are plenty of tannins here and, although they're rounding out at this point, this wine still has many good years to go. I'm glad to have a few more.
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Curious how much air you gave this, Andre? I assume you decanted?
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#282 Post by Andrew Demaree » July 10th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Nope, no decant. Poured the first glass when I started making dinner and probably didn't get to it for about 20 minutes. I'm just finishing the last glass now, ~3.5 hours later. The extra air helped smooth it out a bit, but it was delicious from the start.

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#283 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » July 14th, 2017, 12:56 pm

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#284 Post by Bud Carey » July 14th, 2017, 1:06 pm

2015??? You gots a connection???
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#285 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » July 14th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Bud Carey wrote:2015??? You gots a connection???
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#286 Post by Bud Carey » July 14th, 2017, 1:42 pm

We'll be tasting with Mike 3 weeks from today. Looking forward to a few surprises.
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#287 Post by Brian Tuite » July 14th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Bud Carey wrote:We'll be tasting with Mike 3 weeks from today. Looking forward to a few surprises.
Everything but the Myriad Napa Valley and the Quivet Kenefick Ranch is sold out.

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#288 Post by R_Gilbane » July 14th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:2015 Becklyn Napa Valley CS

And???? Kind of rude to not drop some tasting knowledge on the masses Bill! Details friend.
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#289 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » July 14th, 2017, 3:24 pm

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Bill Tex Landreth wrote:2015 Becklyn Napa Valley CS

And???? Kind of rude to not drop some tasting knowledge on the masses Bill! Details friend.
In decanter. Will have with dinner consisting of 50 day house dry aged USDA Prime Coulotte and Manchego potato gratin.
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#290 Post by Bud Carey » July 14th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
Bud Carey wrote:We'll be tasting with Mike 3 weeks from today. Looking forward to a few surprises.
Everything but the Myriad Napa Valley and the Quivet Kenefick Ranch is sold out.

Surprise!

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#291 Post by Michael Fess » July 14th, 2017, 4:47 pm

2013 Becklyn. Been buying that past few vintages and with the new one around the corner thought I would try for the first time. Balanced was my first thought, then just some beautiful fruit and structure. Easy buy!

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#292 Post by Brian Tuite » July 14th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Bud Carey wrote:
Brian Tuite wrote:
Bud Carey wrote:We'll be tasting with Mike 3 weeks from today. Looking forward to a few surprises.
Everything but the Myriad Napa Valley and the Quivet Kenefick Ranch is sold out.

Surprise!

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I already did... Did you get it???
It was in my [wink.gif] spam folder [wink.gif]
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#293 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » July 14th, 2017, 6:28 pm

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#294 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » July 15th, 2017, 1:01 pm

R_Gilbane wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:2015 Becklyn Napa Valley CS

And???? Kind of rude to not drop some tasting knowledge on the masses Bill! Details friend.
I decanted it for four hours and had it a 50 day dry aged USDA Prime Coulotte and Manchego Potato Gratin. Very, very good but still needed four more hours to open up IMO. More like a Paulliac than modern Napa IMO. Buy with confidence and hold for five years.

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#295 Post by Andrew Demaree » July 15th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Would love to get that Manchego Potato Gratin recipe, Bill. We often eat Manchego with red wine.

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#296 Post by AlexS » July 15th, 2017, 7:03 pm

2 nights ago:

2011 Quivet Cellars Syrah Hulda Block Las Madres Vineyard
2010 Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Crane

Initially, there was a bit of green overwhelming the Hulda Block Syrah. After about 20-30 minutes, the fruit emerged (if not emphatically). Such a beautiful example of CA Syrah, killer nose.

The 2010 Dr. Crane was a YUGE wine...hedonistic in most every sense of the word. It was a little bit much for me but still quite delicious. It was in the decanter for about 2 hours before being paired with Flannery ribeyes.
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#297 Post by AlexS » August 7th, 2017, 5:20 pm

Bump.

2012 Quivet Sauvignon Blanc

Has aged well and mellowed out quite nicely, a very pretty wine.
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#298 Post by ykwon » August 7th, 2017, 6:08 pm

Damn Tex, I need to eat at your house!
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#299 Post by Bruce Rudman » August 21st, 2017, 9:11 pm

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#300 Post by J Scott » October 31st, 2017, 7:53 am

I received notification that my Myriad and Quivet orders shipped last night. Giddy up. I assume that most are getting orders in this week?
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