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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 23rd, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 38
Views: 3933

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

Honestly, I’d get off the lists. You’ll probably hear this from several others. There are very few allocated wines that can’t be found on the secondary market, many times at lower prices. Looks like you’re a Cali cab fan, so the few I’d sign up for would include: Ridge Monte Bello MacDonald Scarecro...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 22nd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

Re: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden

Geez, and I thought scarecrow was expensive!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 21st, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 91
Views: 4343

Re: Breathless purple prose

"Imagine cutting into a thick, grass-fed, dry-aged ribeye that was expertly encrusted in its own fat within a scorching cast iron pan. Tirelessly basted with golden butter and finished with flaky sea salt. Crispy on the outside while pink and tender in the middle. Primal grazing cow-like flavor, me...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 21st, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2711

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Jay Miller wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 7:09 am
Craig G wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Is that even possible?
It is if you omit Suckling from the list of reviewers.
Bonus points if anyone can name a wine they’d score above Suckles.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 21st, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2711

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

George Chadwick wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 3:23 pm
Craig G wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Is that even possible?
Yes, not all critics get high before they rate wines.
Well done gentlemen!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 20th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2711

Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

The other thread on how Berserkers started their cellars got me to thinking about folks who mentioned wines they love drinking or collecting that aren’t necessarily critic darlings. I’d be curious to hear from others about those wines. For example, I really enjoy Corison and score it high (for me) b...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 19th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 19th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

If you want to cellar U.S. chardonnay, I’d recommend Mount Eden.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 19th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation

Amazing, an 83 year old wine. Drinking history!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 17th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16223

Re: wine.com delivery fail

HenryB wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 12:42 am
Cooked wines replaced, early shipped orders re-shipped in due course
Henry, they haven’t replaced any cooked wine. I’m still waiting for FedEx to come pick up the $1K bottles of Vietti they shipped in 90+ degree heat. And I didn’t receive an apology letter from anyone at wine.com.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 16th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10324

Re: Ultramarine Email

Based on notes I have seen, it does not seem these are meant for extended cellaring, is that right? The consensus I have seen suggests drinking within +/- 5 years of release. I know they have not been around long enough to have any real experience, but does anyone have any different thoughts on the...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 16th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16223

Re: wine.com delivery fail

And what of us who received shipments in the heat? Should we cross our fingers and hope that when we open these bottles in 10 years, they’re okay? Or send them back and hope they don’t restock the bottle and then send to me (or others) again? Where’s their CEO on that issue?
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 15th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald, Realm and Greer offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 1843

Re: MacDonald, Realm and Greer offerings

MacDonald should be at the top of your list.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 15th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10324

Re: Ultramarine Email

Just got my 3 rosé bottles I wishlisted!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 15th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

MacDonald!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 15th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10324

Re: Ultramarine Email

Steve Crawford wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 10:44 am
made the cut. somewhat excited. whats the typical aging window on these?
They haven’t been around that long and my oldest only goes back to 2011, but in checking my notes, they should easily be able to age 10+ years from vintage.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 15th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16254

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Order in. My next MacDonald wish is to make the magnum list!
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by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What is Cellartracke and Why Do I Need it
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: What is Cellartracke and Why Do I Need it

Ron, you may want to open a CT account to track your tasting notes and read notes from others who like your same wines, even if you don’t have a large collection.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115163

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

AndrewH wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Gus Siokis wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:20 am
Anyone bite on the Bollinger offer today?
Yep.
I did the last time around.
Have either of you tried it? I haven’t, but the 2008 is fantastic. Neil was asking about it on another thread.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1813
Views: 115163

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Gus Siokis wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:20 am
Anyone bite on the Bollinger offer today?
Yep.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation

Paging Monsieur Audoze.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:54 am


Can very close. Have a couple of wineaccess near-give-away bottles coming but considering a few more at something like market prices
I ordered mine from Envoyer at $119.99
Yup. Saw it. Deleted it. But it is still there in my deleted items . . .
The struggle of a wine berserker!
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:54 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:37 am
2012 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
Can very close. Have a couple of wineaccess near-give-away bottles coming but considering a few more at something like market prices
I ordered mine from Envoyer at $119.99
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 14th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16223

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Someone more tech savvy than me should tag their CEO on Twitter to bring public attention to this. The shipping issue sounds pretty widespread and they’re not responding at all. In my chat with their customer service rep a few days ago, she said she’d notify FedEx to pick up my bottle. I’ve received...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Massolino Margheria, Parafada, and Parussi
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15505

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

$130 if I’m going to buy more than a few bottles.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16223

Re: wine.com delivery fail

While wine.com did respond to the double charging on futures, I didn’t see anything mentioned about ignoring scheduled ship dates and shipping in that heat. Many more complaints on this board over that topic than the other.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16223

Re: wine.com delivery fail

C. Keller wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 10:16 am
not a good time if you're looking for new funding....

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -1-billion
When I clicked on your link, it sent me to wine.com (I’m not making this up). The irony...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171430

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

It’s like we’re all being punished for using those “too good to be true” coupons.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171430

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Wine.com coupon - use “HIHEAT” and you’ll get free shipping and your wine heated at the random time not of your choice.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 314
Views: 16223

Re: wine.com delivery fail

This will cost lots of money, and a few senior IT heads. No, the latter will not be cold-chain shipped to customers...........I hope. You can’t just blame this on IT. They run a business and should have the common sense to halt shipments in high heat, regardless of what any system is telling them. ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 11th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1647

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Yes, me too.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 10th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2233

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I haven’t had Franklin’s in several years...it’s close. Edges out Pecan Lodge too, one of my other faves.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 10th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2233

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I’m gonna start this post by saying that I’ve ordered lots of gourmet foods over the years with mixed results. And as good as the documentary on Netflix claimed Snow’s is, I had my doubts. I’ll also state that as a native Texan I’ve had some of the best beef brisket all across this great state over ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 10th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2233

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Some early pics. Tootsie’s brisket is warming up in the oven. We had the ribs last night which were as good as any I’ve had. I’ll post more pics later.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 10th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 3-packs of Ultramarine
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 10th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10324

Re: Ultramarine Email

2 3-packs and wishlisted 3 rose
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 9th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13061

Re: Wait list times

Scarecrow isn’t hard to get an allocation. I was offered (and bought) the 2015 and 2016, but passed on the 2017. And I never bought any of their second wines either.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 9th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 138
Views: 13061

Re: Wait list times

I passed on Saxum too. Seems available on the secondary market at decent prices and I’ve mostly moved on from powerful Cali wines. Someone upthread mentioned Cayuse at 5 years - I think I signed up like 7 years ago and still haven’t received an offer. I was lucky enough to get on the UM and MacDonal...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 9th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171430

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

After the wine.com debacle I described above, I received an email from my local wine storage stating that the rest of my wine.com orders (supposed to deliver later this fall), were delivered today in the heat. This was about $1K worth of wine. I won’t order from them again unless I can take the ship...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 8th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171430

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Wine.com is asking FedEx to pick up the bottle and will deliver a new one at my later requested date (supposedly - hoping this one isn’t restocked). The sad thing is that they asked me to “just leave the bottle outside” on the day FedEx picks it up. I have it in my small wine fridge and will try to ...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 8th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10324

Re: Ultramarine Email

My email states September 10. I’ve bought every full allocation since the 2011 vintage so not sure why I’m not up for the offer today.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 8th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1723
Views: 171430

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Wine.com just delivered a $200 bottle of 2016 Vietti Ravera to my house in 90 degree heat. I had scheduled this delivery for October 2 when I know the weather will be cooler. The bottle was warm to the touch. I called their customer service number where a robo-message informed me there was no one av...
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 7th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling spritz and sweetness
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Riesling spritz and sweetness

Thanks David.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 7th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling spritz and sweetness
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Riesling spritz and sweetness

A couple of Riesling related questions...

The spritz or CO2 that I often experience with Riesling - does that go away over time? Will it dissipate with a vigorous decant?

Riesling sweetness - when aging bottles, does the sweetness mute or evolve over time?

TIA.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 5th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: I think this Ceritas Chardonnay could be a 20+ year wine.

I had my last 2011 PMR back in 2016 and my note says it was starting to fade. My favorite of their wines was the Heintz vineyard. Could definitely see that going 15+ years.
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 5th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6479

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Ridge
Rhys*
Donnhoff
Littorai*
JJ Prum
Huet
Produttori del Barbaresco
Selbach-Oster
Vietti
Domaine de Chevalier

The last few years I’ve been moving more and more towards European wines.
*For the most part, I no longer buy
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
September 4th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14693
Views: 730694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

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