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#101 Post by JeromeHan » August 1st, 2017, 12:56 pm

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Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:Tell me about the Griffin Syrah.
Structured Syrah that's less about overt fruit (relative to CA) and more about firm tannins plus decent acidity. Usually shows dark fruit with some herbaceous and savory notes. Definitely a wine to forget about in the cellar, although maybe not quite to the extent of Morgan's Syrah from the Hudson Vineyard.

Should add that I'm not a huge Syrah guy so take my impressions with a grain of salt.
Is that other Syrah you're talking about the T n S one?

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#102 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 1st, 2017, 1:13 pm

Jeff Vaughan wrote: Terroir of Griffins Lair is a wild, salty/smoky, and savage dank darkness…yep, that’s it"
That just gave me the feels.

Sounds like my beloved Levet.

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#103 Post by AlexS » August 1st, 2017, 2:31 pm

JeromeHan wrote:
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Robert Alfert, Jr. wrote:Tell me about the Griffin Syrah.
Structured Syrah that's less about overt fruit (relative to CA) and more about firm tannins plus decent acidity. Usually shows dark fruit with some herbaceous and savory notes. Definitely a wine to forget about in the cellar, although maybe not quite to the extent of Morgan's Syrah from the Hudson Vineyard.

Should add that I'm not a huge Syrah guy so take my impressions with a grain of salt.
Is that other Syrah you're talking about the T n S one?
Actually, about all of the Bedrock Hudson Syrahs...T 'n' S, Pleine de Chene, etc.

Imho, they're all very structured and (to borrow the overused cliché) aging at a glacial pace.
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#104 Post by JeromeHan » August 1st, 2017, 2:58 pm

AlexS wrote:
Actually, about all of the Bedrock Hudson Syrahs...T 'n' S, Pleine de Chene, etc.

Imho, they're all very structured and (to borrow the overused cliché) aging at a glacial pace.
But my 2014 T 'n' S's look so lonely.... [cry.gif]

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#105 Post by Nate Simon » August 1st, 2017, 4:07 pm

Way too much wine here, but I will shoehorn a mixed case somehow. OV Zin is such QPR, you can't pass it up.

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#106 Post by Rich Brown » August 1st, 2017, 4:50 pm

Welp, best I could do was limit it to 2 cases. Too much good stuff.

Side note, huge props to Chris for seriously above and beyond customer service. My allocation email got stuck in spam I guess, and without me reaching out, Chris personally shot me a note with the letter/allocation. With killer wines at fair prices and the best customer service in the biz, how could you not order as much as your budget allows.

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#107 Post by NoahR » August 1st, 2017, 4:56 pm

Nate Simon wrote:Way too much wine here, but I will shoehorn a mixed case somehow. OV Zin is such QPR, you can't pass it up.
Drinking the 2014 OVZ right now and it is indeed gorgeous, deep and exceptional QPR.

Ironically though, in my effort to pick up fewer bottles on the few lists I continue to buy from, I left the OVZ on the table to pick up more of the three heritage wines...
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#108 Post by Jason Crawford » August 1st, 2017, 5:27 pm

No one buying Compagni Portis? Do yourself a favor!

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#109 Post by NickRut » August 1st, 2017, 5:27 pm

I did notice they started charging me tax even though I'm in Georgia. Any idea on why the change in policy?
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#110 Post by Rich Brown » August 1st, 2017, 5:31 pm

Jason Crawford wrote:No one buying Compagni Portis? Do yourself a favor!
4 for me! Typically do 6 but trying to 'scale back' a bit where I can. Love that wine- one of my favorite domestic whites

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#111 Post by ykwon » August 1st, 2017, 5:44 pm

Rich Brown wrote:Welp, best I could do was limit it to 2 cases. Too much good stuff.

Side note, huge props to Chris for seriously above and beyond customer service. My allocation email got stuck in spam I guess, and without me reaching out, Chris personally shot me a note with the letter/allocation. With killer wines at fair prices and the best customer service in the biz, how could you not order as much as your budget allows.
:) what's this budget thing you are talking about?
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#112 Post by T Welch » August 1st, 2017, 5:48 pm

NickRut wrote:I did notice they started charging me tax even though I'm in Georgia. Any idea on why the change in policy?
I would guess that it's a change in Georgia's policy, not Bedrock's.
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#113 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 1st, 2017, 5:49 pm

Rich Brown wrote: My allocation email got stuck in spam I guess
Spam was giving the rest of us a chance!

I'm in.

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And took a swing at Griffin's Lair based on the notes above from my follower WB'ers.

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#114 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 1st, 2017, 5:49 pm

T Welch wrote:
NickRut wrote:I did notice they started charging me tax even though I'm in Georgia. Any idea on why the change in policy?
I would guess that it's a change in Georgia's policy, not Bedrock's.
Yup. I'm in Florida, not taxed.

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#115 Post by PaulMills » August 1st, 2017, 7:04 pm

South Carolina is being taxed too.

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#116 Post by Andrew Demaree » August 1st, 2017, 7:28 pm

NY was taxed this time around.

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#117 Post by Jake Rubash » August 1st, 2017, 7:46 pm

I emailed Chris asking about the tax during the Under the Wire release. His response was:

"We had to start collecting sales tax for compliance with the state to be able to still ship direct there."

Just FYI

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#118 Post by Russ Williams » August 1st, 2017, 7:56 pm

Jake Rubash wrote:I emailed Chris asking about the tax during the Under the Wire release. His response was:

"We had to start collecting sales tax for compliance with the state to be able to still ship direct there."

Just FYI
Yep, what I figured as I was also hit with state tax for the 1st time. Small price to pay for wines I wouldn't be able to get my hands on otherwise.
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#119 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 1st, 2017, 8:00 pm

And you guys pick on Florida! We are free baby, totally free!

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#120 Post by Jake Rubash » August 1st, 2017, 8:31 pm

Russ Williams wrote:
Jake Rubash wrote:I emailed Chris asking about the tax during the Under the Wire release. His response was:

"We had to start collecting sales tax for compliance with the state to be able to still ship direct there."

Just FYI
Yep, what I figured as I was also hit with state tax for the 1st time. Small price to pay for wines I wouldn't be able to get my hands on otherwise.
Agreed!

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#121 Post by Jeffrey Neal » August 1st, 2017, 8:33 pm

We went to see Queen + Adam Lambert last night, then I found this mailer this morning.

I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now

But alas, my cellar is full, and I am going to Napa/Sonoma next week and will end up buying more wine that I don’t have room for.

I picked out 2 cases that I might be able to squeeze in somehow, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

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#122 Post by Nate Simon » August 1st, 2017, 9:27 pm

Jeffrey Neal wrote:We went to see Queen + Adam Lambert last night, then I found this mailer this morning.

I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now

But alas, my cellar is full, and I am going to Napa/Sonoma next week and will end up buying more wine that I don’t have room for.

I picked out 2 cases that I might be able to squeeze in somehow, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
Stone cold crazy.

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#123 Post by MikeMy » August 4th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Yep, backed up the truck on the Evangelho. Ouch!
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#124 Post by Larry P » August 4th, 2017, 2:55 pm

I decided to cut out the cheap stuff due to being out of storage space - so resolved to buy fewer, more expensive bottles. No old-vine zin for me. Still managed to buy 2 cases.
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#125 Post by ky1em!ttskus » August 4th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Order in earlier today. Wish I could grab more. Hope I get my two wishlisted CP whites!

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#126 Post by Scott E. » August 4th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Larry P wrote:I decided to cut out the cheap stuff due to being out of storage space - so resolved to buy fewer, more expensive bottles. No old-vine zin for me. Still managed to buy 2 cases.
Funny, I am moving in the opposite direction. I need the volume and can't afford (or won't afford...) the more expensive stuff anymore. Not really an issue with Bedrock, but I can't believe it took me so long to start loading up on OV Zin. I do plan to age the OV a bit, but it is just the thing for when you crave a good Zin and want to let your other bottles keep on sleeping. As others have pointed out, OV is just a crazy value. Cheers!
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#127 Post by Nate Simon » August 4th, 2017, 4:14 pm

Smart move, Scott. I've become much more value-minded as well. I've long asserted that if one is careful and attentive, one can drink, around the globe just brilliantly, for no more than $30 per bottle. Bedrock OV is a great example...perhaps too often overlooked as a "bargain" or "entry-level" wine, it drinks like a very serious, considerably more expensive bottle with a bit of time.

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#128 Post by Albert R » August 6th, 2017, 12:32 pm

In for a mixed case given cellar constraints and the fact that Bedrock wines need a few years in the cellar.
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#129 Post by MikeMy » August 8th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Wish listed Dolinsek ...... and got it! [cheers.gif]
The cellar is beyond the overload point. pileon
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#130 Post by ky1em!ttskus » August 8th, 2017, 12:59 pm

No word on my wishlist yet... :(

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#131 Post by Jake Rubash » August 8th, 2017, 1:05 pm

Ditto on both counts!
MikeMy wrote:Wish listed Dolinsek ...... and got it! [cheers.gif]
The cellar is beyond the overload point. pileon

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#132 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » August 8th, 2017, 1:07 pm

Time to get off-site storage! Between this and the Carlisle and Rivers-Marie releases I won't be able to hide much from my wife anymore :P
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#133 Post by Rob_S » August 8th, 2017, 1:23 pm

3 x Old Vine
2 x Griffin's Lair Syrah
2 x Bedrock
2 x Evangelho
2 x Monte Rosso
2 x Compagni Portis
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#134 Post by Vince T » August 8th, 2017, 6:50 pm

In for a mixed case:
3x OVZ
2x Heritage
4x Evangelho
3x Monte Rosso
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#135 Post by Michael Martin » August 8th, 2017, 6:56 pm

For the second wavers, is all the Esola and Sodini gone?

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#136 Post by D Zurcher » August 9th, 2017, 5:37 am

Michael Martin wrote:For the second wavers, is all the Esola and Sodini gone?
I picked up (3) of each yesterday morning before the email hit....
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#137 Post by Michael Martin » October 9th, 2017, 4:47 pm

In spite of everything, just got an email from Chris saying my wine shipped. Crazy. Can only imagine working under the stress of the fires.

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#138 Post by J Scott » October 9th, 2017, 5:50 pm

That is customer service fore sure. It's still in the upper 80's/low 90's in Houston, so no shipping here for a few more weeks. It will be a welcomed sight once it does arrive.
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#139 Post by Michael Martin » October 12th, 2017, 6:19 pm

My Bedrock has landed.

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#140 Post by PaulMills » October 12th, 2017, 6:28 pm

I am still a few weeks off due to the heat here in SC. I do not have cellar space for it anyways.

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#141 Post by Drew Goin » October 13th, 2017, 12:16 am

I, too, received the delayed delivery email announcement.

As far as I am concerned, my Bedrock bottles need some time before I can pop them, so they're probably safer with BR or Vinfilment than with me. ;)

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#142 Post by Brian Tuite » October 13th, 2017, 4:35 am

Drew Goin wrote:I, too, received the delayed delivery email announcement.

As far as I am concerned, my Bedrock bottles need some time before I can pop them, so they're probably safer with BR or Vinfilment than with me. ;)
Pick-up this weekend has been cancelled, for obvious reasons. My thoughts exactly, they can store it as long as they need to.
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#143 Post by Eric S n y d e r » October 13th, 2017, 10:49 am

Drew Goin wrote:I, too, received the delayed delivery email announcement.

As far as I am concerned, my Bedrock bottles need some time before I can pop them, so they're probably safer with BR or Vinfilment than with me. ;)
Lol, right? Any time they give an option for delivery date, I choose the latest one.

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#144 Post by Michael Martin » October 13th, 2017, 10:55 am

Drew Goin wrote:I, too, received the delayed delivery email announcement.

As far as I am concerned, my Bedrock bottles need some time before I can pop them, so they're probably safer with BR or Vinfilment than with me. ;)
But, I got some of the always great, early drinking Dolinsek. I will think of you as I pop one this weekend. [snort.gif] [cheers.gif]

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#145 Post by Drew Goin » October 14th, 2017, 4:18 am

Cheers, Michael!

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#146 Post by Vince T » October 16th, 2017, 10:29 am

My shipment arrived on Friday, and I popped both an OVZ and Evangelho for family bbq last night. Both were (obviously) very young but delicious. I preferred the Evangelho by a smidge, which had crunchier red fruits and was more restrained than the OVZ. Everyone else preferred the OVZ. It was a big brute, although still had the savory stuffing to kept the fruit from overwhelming it. Lots to look forward to!
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#147 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » October 16th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Just got my fall 2016 allocation, 4x OVZ, 2x Dolinsek, 2x Heritage, 2x Evangelho, and 2x Monte Rosso.

Plan to pop one of the OVZ tonight to have with pizza. For the others, which would be worth drinking earlier vs. cellaring for later? Only one I've had before was a 2014 Evangelho, which I opened last year and thought was too early/could benefit from another couple years in the bottle.
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#148 Post by ky1em!ttskus » October 16th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Dolinsek for early drinking. :)

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#149 Post by Michael Martin » October 16th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:Just got my fall 2016 allocation, 4x OVZ, 2x Dolinsek, 2x Heritage, 2x Evangelho, and 2x Monte Rosso.

Plan to pop one of the OVZ tonight to have with pizza. For the others, which would be worth drinking earlier vs. cellaring for later? Only one I've had before was a 2014 Evangelho, which I opened last year and thought was too early/could benefit from another couple years in the bottle.
Dolinsek with about an hour decant. The OVZ is better on day 2. Cellar the rest.

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#150 Post by Eric S n y d e r » October 16th, 2017, 6:41 pm

:) Loving the early CT notes from this release

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