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Greer 2016

#1 Post by Joshua Kates » August 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Release of the '750's is this Wednesday; has anybody tasted? (Price, though not cheap, is holding firm.)

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#2 Post by JohnP » August 29th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Haven't cracked any of my 2015s so could use some more insight on 2016s to help pull the trigger, anyone? Is Aaron Pott still making the wine? Styled similar to the former Arsenal Greer? Thanks in advance.
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#3 Post by blarmston » August 29th, 2019, 7:29 pm

What’s the price per? Still around $175?
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#4 Post by Mike S. » August 29th, 2019, 7:37 pm

Price per is still $175. Aaron Post is no longer the wine maker.
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#5 Post by NickRut » August 29th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Who’s the winemaker for the 16 vintage? Website still says Pott
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#6 Post by roybehr » August 30th, 2019, 12:14 am

NickRut wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Who’s the winemaker for the 16 vintage? Website still says Pott
I'm pretty sure Aaron Pott is still the winemaker, unless something has changed very recently, which wouldn't have affected the 2016.

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#7 Post by Robert R » August 30th, 2019, 4:23 am

Yes, Aaron is still the winemaker
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#8 Post by blarmston » August 30th, 2019, 6:34 am

Has anyone had this vintage?

I got the email last night, and am trying to decide what to do. If it wasn’t for VHR large format next week, as well as MacDonald and Memento Mori next month, I’d be a buyer.

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#9 Post by Alex A » August 30th, 2019, 7:50 am

Some friends and I had dinner with Rob in May and he brought the '16 Greer, it was absolutely mind blowing. I'm adding a picture of the bottles we had, and Greer was WOTN by a margin.

Aaron Pott is still the winemaker. I would honestly get all the bottles you can get your hands on, that's what I'm doing!

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#10 Post by JohnP » August 30th, 2019, 7:56 am

Well that's convincing, thank you. A margin over the perfect 2007 Hillside, wow! Just curious, did you try the Maya or Hillside upon release??Instead of the one bottle of Harlan I was on the fence with, I think next week's shopping spree is now pretty clear: One mag of VHR and three Greer.
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#11 Post by jeffruggels » August 30th, 2019, 8:12 am

Greer + 2016 = Yes

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#12 Post by Alex A » August 30th, 2019, 9:40 am

JohnP wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 7:56 am
Well that's convincing, thank you. A margin over the perfect 2007 Hillside, wow! Just curious, did you try the Maya or Hillside upon release??Instead of the one bottle of Harlan I was on the fence with, I think next week's shopping spree is now pretty clear: One mag of VHR and three Greer.
John, no, I never had those two upon release, always a lot later. Don't get me wrong, Maya and HS were absolutely amazing, but that day, Greer just stood out and not just for me, but others as well, whose palates I really respect.
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#13 Post by jflegler » August 30th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Had the 16 with Rob Greer a couple months ago...think it might be his best vintage thus far...but I also haven't had a Greer yet that I didn't think was excellent...love the Rutherford dust
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#14 Post by luc@sl@belle » August 30th, 2019, 7:11 pm

My partner and I (and Rob) took down about two thirds of a bottle of 2016 in May at the barn. It was beautiful (as are all Greer’s I’ve ever had) and I would put the 2016 behind only two prior vintages: 2007 and 2008. I’ve previously tried all vintages except 2013.

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#15 Post by Roy Piper » September 1st, 2019, 3:58 pm

I had the 2016 Greer next to the 2015 MacDonald at ReddWood a month ago. Pop and pour for each, with a winery owner from the Stags Leap District. Consensus was MacD was just a small margin ahead of the Greer, but not by a lot. Which gives you an idea how good it is. Aaron told me a year ago the 2016 was the best Greer he made since the 2007. So if you've been a buyer, would not stop now.
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#16 Post by blarmston » September 1st, 2019, 6:07 pm

Available only in three packs? First time
buyer next week. Had a ‘14 a couple months back and this wine is seriously tasty...
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#17 Post by adam landa » September 1st, 2019, 9:07 pm

Had a 2013 Greer tonight...immediately open for business after a splash decant...rich and smooth...dark fruit and went down easy...a buyer forn2016 for sure.

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#18 Post by R. Mayes » September 3rd, 2019, 5:40 pm

In for a 3-pack.

These wines are exceptional and, while not cheap in absolute terms, on a relative basis attractively priced (in fact more so this year than recent prior vintages given Rob holding price vs. direction rest of the valley has been going each year).
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#19 Post by Andre M » September 4th, 2019, 10:36 am

Finally got an allocation this year [cheers.gif]
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#20 Post by OwenB » September 4th, 2019, 10:47 am

[winner.gif] If anyone in NYC doesn’t want all three or is willing to part with a bottle, I’d be happy to chip in for one.

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    #21 Post by NED VALOIS » September 4th, 2019, 10:49 am

    In !

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    #22 Post by J.Vizuete » September 4th, 2019, 10:50 am

    In for 3. Eager to see what all the fuss is about..
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    #23 Post by Joshua Kates » September 4th, 2019, 11:40 am

    Roy Piper wrote:
    September 1st, 2019, 3:58 pm
    I had the 2016 Greer next to the 2015 MacDonald at ReddWood a month ago. Pop and pour for each, with a winery owner from the Stags Leap District. Consensus was MacD was just a small margin ahead of the Greer, but not by a lot. Which gives you an idea how good it is. Aaron told me a year ago the 2016 was the best Greer he made since the 2007. So if you've been a buyer, would not stop now.
    Also placed my order.
    Thanks, Roy and others who weighed in!

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    #24 Post by blarmston » September 4th, 2019, 12:24 pm

    Three pack procured!

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    #25 Post by Sh@n A » September 4th, 2019, 6:50 pm

    How do folks approach drinking windows for Greer?
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    #26 Post by Lee Braem » September 4th, 2019, 7:46 pm

    I’ve just started popping the 11s and 12s. Tasting real good. With an hour or two of decant.

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    #27 Post by roybehr » September 4th, 2019, 10:00 pm

    Sh@n A wrote:
    September 4th, 2019, 6:50 pm
    How do folks approach drinking windows for Greer?
    I have had pretty good luck drinking them young, as long as they get a good (6 hr+) decant. (They do age well too.) I did a vertical last year with Rob and Roy Piper, and everyone agreed that the 2015 was enjoyable at the moment but also the most age-worthy. The 2014 was absolutely singing at 4 years in.

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    #28 Post by Sh@n A » September 22nd, 2019, 2:00 pm

    OwenB wrote:
    September 4th, 2019, 10:47 am
    [winner.gif] If anyone in NYC doesn’t want all three or is willing to part with a bottle, I’d be happy to chip in for one. Thanks.
    PM Sent. Only picked up a couple to try because of WB, so I am happy to share one.
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