Realm Cellars Fall Release

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Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

#51 Post by Joe B » September 18th, 2019, 5:26 am

I was given my wish request for an extra 3 Bards. [cheers.gif]

And you are welcome for whoever got my two bottles of Absurd as I left those on the table. Enjoy. champagne.gif
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#52 Post by Brent S » September 18th, 2019, 6:24 am

I ended up getting the wish request granted for 1 bottle of Absurd yesterday.
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#53 Post by Brian Thorne » September 18th, 2019, 9:30 am

Granted my wish list for one bottle of Absurd as well.

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#54 Post by Andrew Ing » September 18th, 2019, 5:40 pm

I was granted an extra 2 bottles of Bard. My original allocation was 4 bottles.
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#55 Post by James Todd » October 9th, 2019, 7:22 pm

I'm a first time Realm buyer and my shipment of The Bard arrived today and they don't fit in standard racks. I'm curious is that true of all Realm bottles?

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#56 Post by T.Phillips » October 10th, 2019, 5:31 am

James Todd wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:22 pm
I'm a first time Realm buyer and my shipment of The Bard arrived today and they don't fit in standard racks. I'm curious is that true of all Realm bottles?
Yea, unfortunately none of their bottles fit in standard racks
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#57 Post by JMFrawley » October 10th, 2019, 7:46 am

I just stack the cardboard boxes they come in.
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#58 Post by Jeff_M. » October 10th, 2019, 8:51 am

Odd shaped bottles are cellar busters. The Turley bottles are another that make me cringe when trying to figure out how to store.
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#59 Post by Joe B » October 10th, 2019, 9:03 am

They fit just fine on my wine racks.
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#60 Post by James Todd » October 10th, 2019, 9:11 am

Jeff_M. wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 8:51 am
Odd shaped bottles are cellar busters. The Turley bottles are another that make me cringe when trying to figure out how to store.
I joined Turley in the spring. I have a big Vinotheque fridge but only two columns for oversized bottles and all these odd shapes are going to become a problem.

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#61 Post by Jeff_M. » October 10th, 2019, 9:25 am

James Todd wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 9:11 am
Jeff_M. wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 8:51 am
Odd shaped bottles are cellar busters. The Turley bottles are another that make me cringe when trying to figure out how to store.
I joined Turley in the spring. I have a big Vinotheque fridge but only two columns for oversized bottles and all these odd shapes are going to become a problem.
Turley is real easy to buy in bulk and they age well so space quickly becomes in issue. I have most of mine boxed in an offsite wine locker. Bottles have to be inserted opposite every other bottle for them to even fit in those storage boxes.
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#62 Post by Andrew Ing » October 22nd, 2019, 9:21 am

Any feedback from the Houston Practical Dreamer tour stop last night? I'm going to the Dallas tour stop tomorrow.
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#63 Post by Chris Roberson » October 22nd, 2019, 12:09 pm

Andrew Ing wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 9:21 am
Any feedback from the Houston Practical Dreamer tour stop last night? I'm going to the Dallas tour stop tomorrow.
Andrew,
It was great...wines are very solid. Juan was there pouring as well. THey poured the 2016 Kata Bourn, solid wine. 16 Absurd was great. 17 Houyi stood out for me.

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#64 Post by bweimer » October 22nd, 2019, 2:18 pm

17 Houyi stood out for me at the LA event as well.
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#65 Post by Tom Chen » October 22nd, 2019, 3:01 pm

I really liked the 2017 Bard and bought my full allocation and wish listed two, which was granted.

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#66 Post by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L » October 22nd, 2019, 3:59 pm

Andrew Ing wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 9:21 am
Any feedback from the Houston Practical Dreamer tour stop last night? I'm going to the Dallas tour stop tomorrow.
It was a great event, the logistics were well handled (nice location, room was big enough, A/C down low enough, serving tables spaced out, plenty of good small bites food). Event was 5-8 pm. We showed up at 6 and by 7:30 the place was nearly cleared out. No particular notes, but here my favorites in order:

2016 Absurd - most integrated of the lot. Stood out head and shoulders above the rest.
2017 Dr. Crane
2012 BTK
2017 BTK
2013 Tempest
2017 Tempest - this stood out as being the most open and easy drinking of all.
2017 Moonracer - will easily pass the Tempest in 2 yrs or 2 hrs in a decanter
2017 Bourn
2017 Bard - this was good not great, on par with the 2014, but well behind 13, 15, and 16
2017 Houyi - came across as muted and not ready, based on other comments maybe was an off bottle
There was also a library Falstaff opened early that I didn’t get a chance to taste.

Absurd and Crane cleaned out first, BTK was next. I was a frequent revisitor.

No concerns on the 2017s at Realm, buy with confidence. $175 price of admission seemed very fair.
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#67 Post by blarmston » October 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm

Did they have the Farella open? Specifically, the '16?
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#68 Post by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L » October 22nd, 2019, 4:12 pm

blarmston wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Did they have the Farella open? Specifically, the '16?
Not last night.
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#69 Post by Andrew Ing » October 22nd, 2019, 5:49 pm

blarmston wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Did they have the Farella open? Specifically, the '16?

I drank a vertical of Farella a few months ago of 14, 15 and 16. The 16 really stood out for us. I normally wouldn't have opened it. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
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#70 Post by mmoyer » October 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm

I’m surprised they shipped to the Bay Area today. 91 here today. When I took them into inventory they were warm to the touch. I know I picked the ship date, but normally it is not this warm.
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#71 Post by KenL. » October 22nd, 2019, 8:12 pm

mmoyer wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
I’m surprised they shipped to the Bay Area today. 91 here today. When I took them into inventory they were warm to the touch. I know I picked the ship date, but normally it is not this warm.
Mine are being shipped Nov. 11th to the East Bay, 2nd day ground. I checked my email this morning to make sure no one was shipping this week. So far I’ve only recurved two shipments out of ten. Myriad last week and Carter the week before.
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#72 Post by EricE » October 22nd, 2019, 9:51 pm

mmoyer wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
I’m surprised they shipped to the Bay Area today. 91 here today. When I took them into inventory they were warm to the touch. I know I picked the ship date, but normally it is not this warm.
Likewise. I contacted them Monday morning to see if they could hold the shipment considering it was projected to get to 85 in San Pablo (fulfillment center location) and was told any changes to the shipment date need to be make 2 weeks in advance.
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#73 Post by JohnP » October 23rd, 2019, 5:28 am

EricE wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 9:51 pm
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October 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
I’m surprised they shipped to the Bay Area today. 91 here today. When I took them into inventory they were warm to the touch. I know I picked the ship date, but normally it is not this warm.
Likewise. I contacted them Monday morning to see if they could hold the shipment considering it was projected to get to 85 in San Pablo (fulfillment center location) and was told any changes to the shipment date need to be make 2 weeks in advance.
That's unacceptable. Realm needs to prepare for situations like this and have a better solution. I suspect there will be many returned orders which will cost more in the end? I called Myriad on last Friday and was no problem holding off shipping this week to SoCal, it was almost 100F in east San Diego yesterday. My friend had purchased his full allocation with Realm and it shipped on Tues, he was not happy. Hopefully, a bigger shipment helped keep his bottles cooler.
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#74 Post by Bruce Rudman » October 25th, 2019, 6:52 am

Realm has resolved my concerns - stellar customer service.
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#75 Post by Jeff_M. » October 25th, 2019, 7:55 am

I would have rejected those shipments if they shipped to me this week. Even with a "pre-set" delivery date, the wineries need to check the weather and do weather holds when it gets hot like this. No reason to potentially ruin good wine by shipping in hot weather. Next week the temperatures are right back down to normal.
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#76 Post by JohnP » October 25th, 2019, 8:17 am

On a cooler note, I received the email heads up that the inaugural Realm (formerly Kata) Bourn will release on Oct 30. First come, first serve.
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#77 Post by EricE » October 25th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Jeff_M. wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
I would have rejected those shipments if they shipped to me this week. Even with a "pre-set" delivery date, the wineries need to check the weather and do weather holds when it gets hot like this. No reason to potentially ruin good wine by shipping in hot weather. Next week the temperatures are right back down to normal.
Reject it so that it goes back to the fulfillment center only to have “replacement” bottles sent? I’d bet a lot of money you’d get the same bottles you just rejected.

FWIW I also had another shipment get sent on Wednesday from the same area although I’m still awaiting a response on that so it wasn’t just a Realm thing.
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#78 Post by EricE » October 25th, 2019, 3:41 pm

JohnP wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 8:17 am
On a cooler note, I received the email heads up that the inaugural Realm (formerly Kata) Bourn will release on Oct 30. First come, first serve.
I tried the ‘16 Bourn Beckstoffer on Monday at Realm and it was legit. Definitely will be trying to purchase some!
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#79 Post by blarmston » October 25th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Can’t speak for the 2017 Kata/Realm, but we are currently 2/3rds through a 2016 and it is delicious. Vibrant fruit, balanced, structured, with refined tannins. This is a great wine now, and will be better in 5 years without a doubt:
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#82 Post by Jeff_M. » October 27th, 2019, 7:55 am

Jeff_M. wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 7:49 am
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Reject it so that it goes back to the fulfillment center only to have “replacement” bottles sent? I’d bet a lot of money you’d get the same bottles you just rejected.

FWIW I also had another shipment get sent on Wednesday from the same area although I’m still awaiting a response on that so it wasn’t just a Realm thing.
I communicated with an unnamed winery last week that started to ship wine while it was hot. They got the shipment recalled after it had left and said they would send a replacement shipment. I guess I will find out down the road if its the same wine and it got cooked. I would hope not.
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#83 Post by James Todd » October 27th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Anyone have an idea how much the bourn will cost?

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#84 Post by blarmston » October 27th, 2019, 10:19 pm

The 2016 released in January was about $180/per I believe.
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#85 Post by Benny P » October 30th, 2019, 10:18 am

Wow - the Realm + Kata Ghost Dog offering sold out real fast this morning.
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#86 Post by Tom Chen » October 30th, 2019, 10:27 am

That was crazy fast. Only the 2017 Kata offering still available. The other four offerings sold out.

Glad I was able to pick up some of the 2016 Ghost Dog, which I liked at the Practical Dreamers Tour.

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#87 Post by Keith_B » October 30th, 2019, 10:29 am

I completed my check out at 12:19PM with one of each 2017. Initially said I could get 4 Ghost Dog but only one would add to my cart. That was very fast!
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#88 Post by Philip G » October 30th, 2019, 3:06 pm

I got a 3 pack of Kata “Kraft”. Had a couple of Ghost Dog in the cart but didn’t show up at checkout.

Have no idea what Kraft means there was no explanation on the website that I saw but since the other sold out option was wood crate it must be some type of packaging??? Who knows but I got some...

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#89 Post by Brian Thorne » October 30th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Philip G wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 3:06 pm
I got a 3 pack of Kata “Kraft”. Had a couple of Ghost Dog in the cart but didn’t show up at checkout.

Have no idea what Kraft means there was no explanation on the website that I saw but since the other sold out option was wood crate it must be some type of packaging??? Who knows but I got some...
I think Kraft means cardboard box for the 3 pack instead of a wood case. [cheers.gif]

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