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#1351 Post by Max S. »

Also, the 2017 Nervi Conterno Gattinara has all of the SVD designated grapes. 2017 isn't supposed to be a great year, but the wine should be good. It's a good deal with 20% off+free shipping.
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#1352 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

Max S. wrote: March 12th, 2021, 3:29 pm Anyone tried the Vinedos de Paganos Puntido?
Save your money, buy more LdH instead.

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#1353 Post by James Todd »

This board forced me. Bought some Bevan Ontogeny.

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#1354 Post by MattG »

The way they do coupons is frustrating. I have a $50 off $150 blocked behind 15% off. And credits are used immediately on next order. Ugh.
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#1355 Post by Eric White »

MattG wrote: March 12th, 2021, 5:29 pm The way they do coupons is frustrating. I have a $50 off $150 blocked behind 15% off. And credits are used immediately on next order. Ugh.
that's odd, I've had no issues stacking such discounts

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#1356 Post by Zachary Mancini »

James Todd wrote: March 12th, 2021, 5:14 pm This board forced me. Bought some Bevan Ontogeny.
I have bought so much wine in a short period of time because of this board... Darn it ha

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#1357 Post by Kevin Patrick »

There is a recent special code for $50 off to "first time buyers" that is treated differently from the $50 referral credits. This different credit runs kinda parallel to the % off links but doesn't stack with them.

It does stack with referral credits so you have to burn through the $50 off that will then eat up your referral credits before you can get the % off links queued to the top of your next purchase.

It's annoying but it is what it is.

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#1358 Post by Max S. »

MattG wrote: March 12th, 2021, 5:29 pm The way they do coupons is frustrating. I have a $50 off $150 blocked behind 15% off. And credits are used immediately on next order. Ugh.
I agree it's frustrating. But also I can't complain. The 15% coupons usually make what they've got pretty good deals (close to if not WS low), especially with the free shipping.
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#1359 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Kevin Patrick wrote: March 12th, 2021, 3:09 pm Another steal on Wine Access for Napa Cab fans.

2013 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard Napa Valley 750ml

$70 for 1
$65 for 4
$60 for 6+

With a 15-21% coupon this is a monster deal.

Great vintage and from a top producer's higher end offering.
https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2013 ... 281bf752f/

I personally love this wine. I challenge anyone to find a $50 wine that could hold a candle to this offering.

Lists for $130 on their website.
https://whitehalllane.com/product/2013- ... sauvignon/

Of course you can always sign up with my link below and put a $50 credit in your account for future use :)
Register at Wine-Access using this link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/kevin_72
18 Elyse Napa valley > all at < $50.

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#1360 Post by Luca Giupponi »

MattG wrote: March 12th, 2021, 5:29 pm The way they do coupons is frustrating. I have a $50 off $150 blocked behind 15% off. And credits are used immediately on next order. Ugh.
Can you ask customer support to switch the order?

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#1361 Post by Mitch P »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 12th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Kevin Patrick wrote: March 12th, 2021, 3:09 pm Another steal on Wine Access for Napa Cab fans.

2013 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard Napa Valley 750ml

$70 for 1
$65 for 4
$60 for 6+

With a 15-21% coupon this is a monster deal.

Great vintage and from a top producer's higher end offering.
https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2013 ... 281bf752f/

I personally love this wine. I challenge anyone to find a $50 wine that could hold a candle to this offering.

Lists for $130 on their website.
https://whitehalllane.com/product/2013- ... sauvignon/

Of course you can always sign up with my link below and put a $50 credit in your account for future use :)
Register at Wine-Access using this link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/kevin_72
18 Elyse Napa valley > all at < $50.
Unfortunately, sold out
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#1362 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Mitch P wrote: March 12th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 12th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Kevin Patrick wrote: March 12th, 2021, 3:09 pm Another steal on Wine Access for Napa Cab fans.

2013 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard Napa Valley 750ml

$70 for 1
$65 for 4
$60 for 6+

With a 15-21% coupon this is a monster deal.

Great vintage and from a top producer's higher end offering.
https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2013 ... 281bf752f/

I personally love this wine. I challenge anyone to find a $50 wine that could hold a candle to this offering.

Lists for $130 on their website.
https://whitehalllane.com/product/2013- ... sauvignon/

Of course you can always sign up with my link below and put a $50 credit in your account for future use :)
Register at Wine-Access using this link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/kevin_72
18 Elyse Napa valley > all at < $50.
Unfortunately, sold out
Don’t think it’s even been offered yet except in their wine club.

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#1363 Post by Kevin Patrick »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 12th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Don’t think it’s even been offered yet except in their wine club.
Thanks for suggesting wines no one can buy. neener

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#1364 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Kevin Patrick wrote: March 12th, 2021, 7:41 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 12th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Don’t think it’s even been offered yet except in their wine club.
Thanks for suggesting wines no one can buy. neener
You can buy it by joining the club.

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#1365 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

It’s a pretty fantastic deal; you can get 6 of the NV for less than 300 shipped or split between NV and morisoli

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#1366 Post by Max S. »

Jaboulet La Chapelle up for $190, $175 on 6+. So $140 with 20% off. The Maison Bleue is more in my price range, not sure it's worth it to punch up with my budget...
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#1367 Post by MattG »

My issue with that bottle is I don’t want to spend $190 on a Syrah that I have to sit on for 15 years
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#1368 Post by Max S. »

MattG wrote: March 13th, 2021, 10:10 am My issue with that bottle is I don’t want to spend $190 on a Syrah that I have to sit on for 15 years
Especially looking on W-S and I see I can get a bottle of '99 for $120.
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#1369 Post by James D. »

NealW wrote: March 12th, 2021, 1:00 pm Interested in taking a few Musar's if NYC doesn't want their full case
I'd also be game for 1 or 2.
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#1370 Post by David Buck »

Kevin Patrick wrote: March 12th, 2021, 3:09 pm Another steal on Wine Access for Napa Cab fans.

2013 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard Napa Valley 750ml

$70 for 1
$65 for 4
$60 for 6+

With a 15-21% coupon this is a monster deal.

Great vintage and from a top producer's higher end offering.
https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2013 ... 281bf752f/

I personally love this wine. I challenge anyone to find a $50 wine that could hold a candle to this offering.

Lists for $130 on their website.
https://whitehalllane.com/product/2013- ... sauvignon/

Of course you can always sign up with my link below and put a $50 credit in your account for future use :)
Register at Wine-Access using this link: http://share.wineaccess.com/v/kevin_72
Hey Kevin:

How does the Whiehall compare to the Wine Access 2018 NDA Cabs? Radio - Moundsman - Yesterday?? A level above?

You have me interested in maybe picking up 3 of them....Looks legit....

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#1371 Post by Kevin Patrick »

David Buck wrote: March 13th, 2021, 4:01 pm Hey Kevin:

How does the Whiehall compare to the Wine Access 2018 NDA Cabs? Radio - Moundsman - Yesterday?? A level above?

You have me interested in maybe picking up 3 of them....Looks legit....
Whitehall Lane Leonardini is a solid level superior to the best of Wine Access NDAs in my personal opinion.

Stylistically the Whitehall Lane are more complex and have superior structure. The Wine Access NDAs, while often very very good, are comparatively singular in the style they deliver -- big, fruit-forward linear classic Napa Cab. Delicious and enjoyable but often lacking complexity.

Whitehall Lane Leonardini bring a greater diversity on the nose, palate, and finish. Here is my recent note on the 2007 Leonardini which was a 95+ point wine until the finish evaporated which greatly detracted from what I experienced to that point.
https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp? ... 0807888442

I have been a consistent buyer of Wine Access NDAs (probably own 6 - 8 cases across the 2018 offerings) and this 2013 Whitehall Lane Leonardini offering is superior on a QPR basis to the Wine Access offerings based on style, lack of bottle variation, and age-readiness.

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#1372 Post by David Buck »

Kevin Patrick wrote: March 13th, 2021, 4:29 pm I have been a consistent buyer of Wine Access NDAs (probably own 6 - 8 cases across the 2018 offerings) and this 2013 Whitehall Lane Leonardini offering is superior on a QPR basis to the Wine Access offerings based on style, lack of bottle variation, and age-readiness.
Yeah age readiness BIG....I am in for 6 with 15% off 54 a bottle with tax....Those NDAs whether WA or Cam are a crap shoot....this is more solid buy...thanks...

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#1373 Post by Rohit B »

  • 2018 Yesterday Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain - USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (3/14/2021)
    I never understood what people meant when they said a wine is "brooding," but now I do. Needs 2-3 years at minimum and can go in the cellar for 10+ years. The tannins are massive, and altogether there's enough structure to improve significantly.

    Decanted for 8 hours. Color is a very deep and dark with a lot of extraction.

    Nose was all fruit and slightly one dimensional. I picked up black cherries and dark sweet plums.

    Palate is medium-full body with subtle acidity. Lots of dark red and black fruit, hints of dark chocolate, and underlying baking spice from oak.

    The finish is monstrous. Chewy tannins with dark fruit and maybe a hint fig. My mouth was dry for easily 1 minute after the last sip.

    At this stage, I prefer the regular Yesterday Oakville for its approachability and drinkability. Nonetheless, happy to have 5 more to see how this develops over the years. (91 pts.)
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#1374 Post by C. Heinsen »

Had the Moundsman recently and drank a little over half and was very pleased but it was still a little tight. So I did what I usually do and cork it, put it in the fridge, then take it out a couple hours before drinking to allow it to get back to cellar/room temperature (the next say).

I have to say it was just flat and lost it’s fruit. But I’ve read enough here to know others had a great experience day two. Was it because we drank more than half? Normally I try to keep it half to 3/4 full if we plan to drink another night, and this was just under half. Or is it just the wine? Any help or suggestions are much appreciated.
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#1375 Post by Max S. »

C. Heinsen wrote: March 17th, 2021, 6:08 am Had the Moundsman recently and drank a little over half and was very pleased but it was still a little tight. So I did what I usually do and cork it, put it in the fridge, then take it out a couple hours before drinking to allow it to get back to cellar/room temperature (the next say).

I have to say it was just flat and lost it’s fruit. But I’ve read enough here to know others had a great experience day two. Was it because we drank more than half? Normally I try to keep it half to 3/4 full if we plan to drink another night, and this was just under half. Or is it just the wine? Any help or suggestions are much appreciated.
The amount you drink shouldn't affect the wine. It's possible you had a dead bottle or maybe needed to wait another few hours or another day to get it rolling.

Also, as a reminder, COVID causes loss of taste and smell...
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#1376 Post by C. Heinsen »

Thanks Max.

Appreciate the Covid comment, but pretty sure it is not that. Wife also had same experience, fwiw.

Maybe a follow up- has anyone experienced a bottle go from lost fruit, high alcohol, and after a few more hours or days, it comes back? I have always assumed once the fruit rolls off, it isn’t coming back.
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#1377 Post by YLee »

C. Heinsen wrote: March 17th, 2021, 6:08 am Had the Moundsman recently and drank a little over half and was very pleased but it was still a little tight. So I did what I usually do and cork it, put it in the fridge, then take it out a couple hours before drinking to allow it to get back to cellar/room temperature (the next say).

I have to say it was just flat and lost it’s fruit. But I’ve read enough here to know others had a great experience day two. Was it because we drank more than half? Normally I try to keep it half to 3/4 full if we plan to drink another night, and this was just under half. Or is it just the wine? Any help or suggestions are much appreciated.
Sounds like you need to recork and drink it few days later.
Also, if wine is too cold it can seem flat and tasteless.
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#1378 Post by Chris Echeck »

Anyone have any tasting notes on the new Chianti available? 2018 La Madonnina Bello Stento Chianti Classico

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#1379 Post by MikeY »

I coravin’d a 2015 Editorial tonight and was surprised and impressed. I was expecting an oak monolith but got a refined, medium bodied wine with decent fruit, smooth tannins, and a decent finish. Not the most complex wine but very pleasant and approachable. I’m not sure if it’ll really develop that much more, as it’s not terribly acidic or tannic. I think I got my money’s worth.

On a different note, thought there’s little doubt, Wine Access has terrific customer service. UPS partially destroyed my shipment of Editorial and Echoes in the Canyon, so Wine Access just sent me a brand new shipment. Funny thing was that UPS threw in a bunch of random bottles (e.g., Butterfly Effect Shiraz) to make up for the destroyed ones. That was simply bizarre.
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#1380 Post by rsmithjr »

Ordered 5 of the 2017 Vista Reserve Cab. Sauv. Diamond Mountain. Taking a shot....
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#1381 Post by Jidhin R. »

rsmithjr wrote: March 19th, 2021, 6:40 am Ordered 5 of the 2017 Vista Reserve Cab. Sauv. Diamond Mountain. Taking a shot....
Purchased a few bottles of this last year. Very dark, heavy, and intense. For 30 or less this is really good but you'll need to decant it for a long time or maybe a open the night before kinda wine. Forgot to take notes. I got 4 and put the other 3 away to open much later this year or next. I very good Diamond Mountain District wine though, especially at that price.
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#1382 Post by Max S. »

Really wishing I'd waited 48 hours on my order to pick up some of the Altesino Brunello... $40 if you buy 6+ with a 20% off coupon.
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#1383 Post by MattG »

Max S. wrote: March 19th, 2021, 9:10 am Really wishing I'd waited 48 hours on my order to pick up some of the Altesino Brunello... $40 if you buy 6+ with a 20% off coupon.
Did you use the enjoy20 code? Wineaccess.com/enjoy20
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#1384 Post by Max S. »

MattG wrote: March 19th, 2021, 9:17 am
Did you use the enjoy20 code? Wineaccess.com/enjoy20
No, I just had like $200+ in credits and I bought a few bottles to try that I would've given up for some of the Brunello!
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#1385 Post by Toby P »

Max S. wrote: March 19th, 2021, 9:10 am Really wishing I'd waited 48 hours on my order to pick up some of the Altesino Brunello... $40 if you buy 6+ with a 20% off coupon.
Was going to ask the board...this looks like a pretty good deal (at $40 with 20% off) no? Not insane but ~20% lower than best online which isn't too common for high quality European producers, great vintage + scores etc. Also thought the Ogier CdR for <$15 looks appealing at the other end of the price spectrum
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#1386 Post by Max S. »

Toby P wrote: March 19th, 2021, 9:51 am
Max S. wrote: March 19th, 2021, 9:10 am Really wishing I'd waited 48 hours on my order to pick up some of the Altesino Brunello... $40 if you buy 6+ with a 20% off coupon.
Was going to ask the board...this looks like a pretty good deal (at $40 with 20% off) no? Not insane but ~20% lower than best online which isn't too common for high quality European producers, great vintage + scores etc. Also thought the Ogier CdR for <$15 looks appealing at the other end of the price spectrum
Honestly I haven't had the Altesino, but I've had a couple of people mention as a solid value. I see it available some places for $45 or so pre-shipping, so it's a solid deal/risk imo. No idea on the Ogier, but for <$15 it could be worth a few bottles just to see.
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#1387 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f »

My wife came home for lunch so I stepped away to eat with her, and the Altesino is now gone...

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#1388 Post by CliftonV »

East Coast shows 2 bottles left of 2018 Radio Silence in case anyone missed out: https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018 ... cfbdd3587/
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#1389 Post by Max S. »

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: March 19th, 2021, 11:37 am My wife came home for lunch so I stepped away to eat with her, and the Altesino is now gone...
It was a Limited Time Release, so it may have sold out, but I think it hit the 72 hour time limit based on when I initially saw it.
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Any observations on the 2012 Chateau de Bel-Air Lalande de Pomerol? Currently up at 22.99/bottle or 17.99/case.

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C. Heinsen wrote: March 17th, 2021, 6:08 am Had the Moundsman recently and drank a little over half and was very pleased but it was still a little tight. So I did what I usually do and cork it, put it in the fridge, then take it out a couple hours before drinking to allow it to get back to cellar/room temperature (the next say).

I have to say it was just flat and lost it’s fruit. But I’ve read enough here to know others had a great experience day two. Was it because we drank more than half? Normally I try to keep it half to 3/4 full if we plan to drink another night, and this was just under half. Or is it just the wine? Any help or suggestions are much appreciated.
Husband and I had the same experience with Moundsman. Really enjoyed it the first night. Didn't refrigerate, but had second half of bottle the next night. Totally flat, no fruit.
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#1392 Post by Toby P »

2018 Color & Sound private label cab up, looks like the source is implied to be Spring Mountain Vineyards Elivette ($160 list, some 96 point scores). As with most WA private labels, not really clear to what degree this is meant to be the same wine, or just some grapes from the same vineyards, etc.
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#1393 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

Toby P wrote: March 20th, 2021, 10:57 am 2018 Color & Sound private label cab up, looks like the source is implied to be Spring Mountain Vineyards Elivette ($160 list, some 96 point scores). As with most WA private labels, not really clear to what degree this is meant to be the same wine, or just some grapes from the same vineyards, etc.
Actually, I think it might be Pride Reserve.

Property described by Vinous as “spectacular”: https://vinous.com/articles/pride-reser ... g-jun-2015

Galloni also gave the 2016 release 96 points

Served at White House dinners: https://www.dcwaf.org/vintners/pride-mountain-vineyards

The Reserve is listed at $160. Also, we suspect that some Pride juice was sold to De Negoce for a few of their bottlings.

Trust me, I wish it was Elivette, but I’m not sure the clues fit.

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#1394 Post by Toby P »

Chris Crutchfield wrote: March 20th, 2021, 11:51 pm
Toby P wrote: March 20th, 2021, 10:57 am 2018 Color & Sound private label cab up, looks like the source is implied to be Spring Mountain Vineyards Elivette ($160 list, some 96 point scores). As with most WA private labels, not really clear to what degree this is meant to be the same wine, or just some grapes from the same vineyards, etc.
Actually, I think it might be Pride Reserve.

Property described by Vinous as “spectacular”: https://vinous.com/articles/pride-reser ... g-jun-2015

Galloni also gave the 2016 release 96 points

Served at White House dinners: https://www.dcwaf.org/vintners/pride-mountain-vineyards

The Reserve is listed at $160. Also, we suspect that some Pride juice was sold to De Negoce for a few of their bottlings.

Trust me, I wish it was Elivette, but I’m not sure the clues fit.
Nice call - funny how much lines up for both but I think you're probably right given the "spectacular" clue. Spring Mountain Vineyards also had wines served at the White House, and has a 19th century estate, and is presumed to be a De Negoce source (#25)
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#1395 Post by ajitk »

Not sure it’s pride mountain reserve. The reserve has gotten 97 and 98 points from Parker in the very recent past. So wouldn’t make sense for Wine Access to list 96 points as the pinnacle of their ratings from big name reviewers. Although, Pride mountain would make sense for wine access given they have featured their wines before and even have a write up on pride on the website.

https://www.wineaccess.com/winery/pride ... vineyards/

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#1396 Post by Toby P »

Yeah, also the Pride Mountain reserve is close to 100% cab (and has been in the past), with a tiny % of Petite Verdot. The Color & Sound is 75% cab with 4 other varietals which appears to be much closer to Elivette's typical blend (although I couldn't find much info on it. I also recall the regular Spring Mountain Cab is similarly blended). Now I'm unsure again!
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#1397 Post by Tim Dennis »

Pretty good deal up now on the 2016 Poderi Luigi Einaudi Ludo Barolo. I know this is one that Gregory Dal Piaz reviewed favorably in his 2016 Barolo: Value Plays article (which is a three part article well worth your time if you haven't already seen it). Wine Access has it for $34 if you buy 6+. Combined with a discount, it's well under $30 shipped.

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#1398 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

Toby P wrote: March 21st, 2021, 5:01 am Nice call - funny how much lines up for both but I think you're probably right given the "spectacular" clue. Spring Mountain Vineyards also had wines served at the White House, and has a 19th century estate, and is presumed to be a De Negoce source (#25)
Hmm, but the quote from WineAccess is:
And here today, at a nearly-impossible under-$40 value, we bring you the pinnacle of mountain winemaking—a cult-level bottle that was served at a recent White House state dinner.
However, I was not able to find a reference to Elivette being served at a White House state dinner. The only thing I was able to find was that a Sauvignon Blanc was served.

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#1399 Post by Toby P »

Tim Dennis wrote: March 22nd, 2021, 11:24 am Pretty good deal up now on the 2016 Poderi Luigi Einaudi Ludo Barolo. I know this is one that Gregory Dal Piaz reviewed favorably in his 2016 Barolo: Value Plays article (which is a three part article well worth your time if you haven't already seen it). Wine Access has it for $34 if you buy 6+. Combined with a discount, it's well under $30 shipped.
Yeah I picked up 6 for ~$27 with a 20% coupon, seems like a very good price
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#1400 Post by Toby P »

Chris Crutchfield wrote: March 22nd, 2021, 11:44 am
Toby P wrote: March 21st, 2021, 5:01 am Nice call - funny how much lines up for both but I think you're probably right given the "spectacular" clue. Spring Mountain Vineyards also had wines served at the White House, and has a 19th century estate, and is presumed to be a De Negoce source (#25)
Hmm, but the quote from WineAccess is:
And here today, at a nearly-impossible under-$40 value, we bring you the pinnacle of mountain winemaking—a cult-level bottle that was served at a recent White House state dinner.
However, I was not able to find a reference to Elivette being served at a White House state dinner. The only thing I was able to find was that a Sauvignon Blanc was served.
Yeah don't disagree, but not sure how to reconcile the blend / varietal issue on Pride (not to mention the scores issue someone brought up, while Elivette has a pretty clean 96 points as their best it seems?). Pride and SMV are both close but not 100% matches...seems like the source has to be one of them though, and either is pretty strong? I went in for 6 of these as well with 20% off, probably won't crack one for at least a year though.
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