2015 Fall Shipping Season - What do you have arriving?

For the midwest it appears Fall Shipping season is in full swing. Received a bunch of emails yesterday with UPS and Fedex tracking numbers. I might actually feel sorry for my Fedex guy this Friday.

Coming via fedex, Friday delivery, 92 bottles, 10 boxes:

2-2004 Andrew Will Sorella
1-1998 Archery Summit Premier Cuvee Pinot Noir
3-2000 Archery Summit Estate Pinot Noir
1-2008 Brick House Boulder Block Pinot Noir
3-2000 Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir
2-2002 Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir
1-1987 Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir
2-1998 Cameron Winery Clos Electrique
2-2000 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir
1-1998 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir
1-1998 Domaine Serene Guadalupe Pinot Noir
2-1998 Domaine Serene Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir
1-2000 Patricia Green Bonshaw Vineyard Pinot Noir
1-2001 Patricia Green Bonshaw Vineyard Pinot Noir
1-2001 Patricia Green Balcombe Block 1B Pinot Noir
1-2001 Patricia Green Shea Block 7 Pinot Noir
2-1998 Torii Mor Four Winds Vineyard Pinot Noir
2-1998 Torii Mor White Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir
1-1998 Torii Mor Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
2-1998 Torii Mor Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir
1-1998 WillaKenzie Dijon Clone 113 Pinot Noir
1-1999 WillaKenzie Selection Clonale 113 Pinot Noir
1-2001 WillaKenzie Triple Black Slopes Estate Pinot Noir

1-1969 Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port
1-1966 Krohn Colheita
1-1982 Kopke Colheita Porto
1-1994 Kopke Colheita Porto, 375ml
1-1977 Porto Rocha Colheita, 375ml
1-N.V. Niepoort 20 Year Tawny
1-N.V. Fonseca 20 Year Tawny Port

Premier Cru:
7-1961 Krohn Colheita
12-1966 Krohn Colheita
7-1968 Krohn Colheita
6-1978 Krohn Colheita
10-Krohn 30 Year Tawny
1-2000 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Mag
1-2005 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Mag
4-2005 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot
1-2005 Beaux Freres Upper Terrace Pinot
1-2008 Beaux Freres Estate 3 Liter

Coming via UPS, Thursday and Friday deliveries, 28 bottles, 3 boxes:

12-2010 Marcassin Estate Pinot
2-2010 Marcassin Blue Slide Pinot
2-2010 Marcassin Three Sisters Pinot

6-2013 Cobb Mariani Vineyard Chardonnay
6-2012 Cobb Coastlands Block 1906 Pinot

What do you have coming in?

2 2013 EMH Cab
2 sets of 2012 Lewelling Cabernet (Regular and Wight)

That’s all that rings a bell.

Have bought some miscellaneous things from WTSO and Last Bottle that will be shipping soon.

Holy crap Bruce, you have a problem!!!


Too much.

Diane received her first allocation from Bedrock last week…now if I can just get her to take over a few of mine. My Shafer HSS got here last week.

Rhys/Alesia, Carlisle, Marcassin, Schrader, Saxum, SQN still to arrive. Think that’s it.

Delivery guys will be busy!!!

expecting 10 cases to arrive, only have room for 3. same old, same old.

Just got Bedrock and Under the Wire.
Nicora and Enfield come this week.
Winebid and Benchmark consolidated orders from over the summer should ship shortly.
EMH, Turley, Saxum, Jaffurs, Carlisle, some miscellaneous K&L and Alban are all coming in the next 30 days.

68 Bottles total arriving from

Williams Selyem
Law Estate
Limerick Lane (received)




La Ragnaie
Fattoria del Pino
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Similar story. More coming. Even less space. I actually have negative space.

Received yesterday
Herman Story
Apsara Cabs
Limerick Lane
Andrew Will
A handful of 1992 Cal Cabs from winebid ( Anniversary wines)
Yet to come
Liquid Farm
The Mascot
Mending Wall
Rivers Marie

A case of Rhys, a case of Rhys Alesia, and a case of Patricia Green Berserker’s Cuvee.

A bunch of stuff. A lot of Dublere - highlight is 2008 Charmes Chambertin at $60 per bottle. Bit of d’Yquem, some Chandon de Briailles, some Stephane Magnien, and a whole bunch of ones and twos.

Aldenalli just arrived.

I will Pobega one this weekend!

I remember those days before I broke my winebid addiction. All those purchases I’d been making the last 6 months, the false sense of security that I was starting to get my cellar in order, and then WHAM, here come 5 cases of wine.

A combination of horror at the overspending, overflowing storage, logistics of bringing it all home from the office or GSO, and fear of getting caught by the wife; mixed with the Christmas morning feeling of rummaging through all the amazing presents, and getting excited a second time at the amazing wines and crazy bargains you had found.

As for today, I choose to be blissfully ignorant of all the retail, wine club, mailing list and Commerce Corner shipments that await me in the coming month. I will deal with the shame, excitement, secrecy and logistics no sooner than when I am forced to by the UPS man.

Lightest year for me in the last 10. 4 whole bottles from WineBid.
Overall I am waiting on 25 bottles. Credit card has been dealt with in a good way. I plan of cutting much more as the year passes and into 2016. It will free up some money for some of my other loves: eating, vacationing and my beautiful wife, just not necessarily in that order and preferably all-together.

Marcassin, Second Flight, M. Etain, Myriad, HSS, Peter Michael, Favia, Bedrock, Carlisle, Becklyn, D&R, SeaSmoke and some random CC purchases.

According to CT we’ve cut our wine purchases in half this year and consumption is down about 30%.
The biggest reason is we’ve all but eliminated daily drinkers in exchange for less, but better consumption.

I’ve got a few coming in. Need to scale back next year with a more focused approach.

WB Commerce Corner 18.3% Bottles purchased (30)
Bedrock Wine Co 25.6% Bottles purchased (42)
Riverain Vineyards 10.4% Bottles purchased (17)
EMH Vineyards 7.3% Bottles purchased (12)
Myriad Cellars 4.3% Bottles purchased (7)
Cabot Vineyards 9.1% Bottles purchased (15)
Tercero Wines 7.3% Bottles purchased (12)
Wine Bid 3.7% Bottles purchased (6)
Quivet Cellars 2.4% Bottles purchased (4)
Patrica Green Cellars 7.3% Bottles purchased (12)
Under The Wire 2.4% Bottles purchased (4)
Zachys 1.8% Bottles purchased (3)

All this doesn’t include the stuff I’ve already gotten from Harrington, Sandler and K&L…

I’m with you Chris, and I can offer no cure for the shame, excitement, secrecy. As for logistics – I get wine delivered straight to my off-site storage. Zero hassle, and it’s all waiting in my (temperature and humidity controlled) locker for me to unpack whenever I get around to it. For all the labor of unboxing, boxing, sorting, sifting and arranging, it’s a really festive day!