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by Albert R
January 23rd, 2021, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

Chris Seiber wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 11:31 am Image
[rofl.gif] I saw this bottle a couple of months ago and thought of Neal. [rofl.gif]
by Albert R
January 19th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13400

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Order in.
by Albert R
January 18th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)
Replies: 31
Views: 1141

Re: The Big 4-0!! A Few From 1980 (Dom P, Mouton, Silver Oak)

Happy Birthday Bud! Great notes! But no Bedrock? JK neener
by Albert R
January 18th, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 71
Views: 3946

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Signed up last week and my free Grassl Glasses were shipped today. Thank you Matthew and Chris!!!
by Albert R
January 17th, 2021, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13400

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Everyone on the active list will receive the same offer. 4 btl minimum order, $4/btl in CA - $5/btl out of state shipping. That's a huge shipping price increase...what happened? Will there be an option to get the 4 bottle minimum across both the Pinot and Chardonnay offers this year? I was waiting ...
by Albert R
January 17th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2409

Re: Wine rules you should break

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 17th, 2021, 4:55 pm Wine articles you shouldn’t read.
[winner.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Albert R
January 17th, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 3707

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My sense is buying wine for the birth year of a child is more for the parent and less for the child, who may or may not really care. You will get a lot more out of buying wine from the year you were married. ^^^^^This!!! Although my girls now 27 & 25 finally got into wine about 2-3 years ago.
by Albert R
January 16th, 2021, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 13400

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

True definition of FOMO......
by Albert R
January 16th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: American CdP
Replies: 19
Views: 538

Re: American CdP

Jaffurs’ High Tide Nicora GSM Carlisle Two Acres You may even like some predominantly Grenache options also from Jaffurs, Carlisle, Bedrock, Dirty and Rowdy. Also look for blends from Enz Vineyard. Bedrock and Dirty and Rowdy offer some. The vineyard’s limestone qualities produce wines that are rea...
by Albert R
January 16th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1159
Views: 60298

Re: food photos, post yours here!

‘‘Tis the season”
by Albert R
January 16th, 2021, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1762
Views: 125282

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

An excellent Carlisle Friday Night! The Two Acres was my favorite but all were excellent. [cheers.gif]
by Albert R
January 13th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 271
Views: 22775

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Nate Simon wrote: January 13th, 2021, 5:47 pm I use the occasion as an excuse to open wines from past B-Day participants in the couple of weeks leading up to it.
Sandler Grenache on deck tonight!
Same here. 2015 Campesino tonight! A case purchase. We love this wine.
by Albert R
January 12th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today
Replies: 62
Views: 5734

Re: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today

Had a 2017 Bedrock Old Vine Zin tonight. This is a top 2 daily drinking QPR for me. The other would be the Bedrock Syrah........YMMV.........
by Albert R
January 12th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3108
Views: 212158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 OVZ drinking very well after an hour decant. This is really hitting its stride.
by Albert R
January 11th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: First decent wine glass
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: First decent wine glass

Chris Freemott wrote: January 11th, 2021, 6:44 pm 0BEC7C6D-5EA7-4D39-9170-BAF552CEE276.jpeg

Left to right

1855-Cru-Gabriel Gold-Liberté-Versatile
This is one of the many reasons why Chris is the best and the Grassl Glass is even better! I have not tried the Versatile and I need to change that soon!
by Albert R
January 11th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: First decent wine glass
Replies: 38
Views: 1229

Re: First decent wine glass

The Gabriel StandArt was our first decent wine glass. We are now a Grassl and Glasvin house. The Grassl 1855 is my go to glass since I drink mostly reds.
by Albert R
January 9th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 463
Views: 37403

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Quivet Napa! Drinking beautifully now! Since last year the oak has really integrated. I am glad I have a few more.
by Albert R
January 9th, 2021, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Re: TN: 2018 Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Vinous just gave the Caterwaul 2018 Napa a 93 and a pretty glowing review which I would agree with. "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is not just gorgeous, it is also one of the best values readers will come across. Ripe, juicy and expressive, the 2018 once again hits all the right no...
by Albert R
January 8th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2586

Re: First Date Wines

First date with my now wife. I suggested we order a bottle of the Baer Ursa off the list. Figured it’s crowd pleasing. She’s like no I just want a glass. They had it btg as well. Of course 5 glasses later. I’m like dude we coulda gotten the bottle and it’d way cheaper! Her: well I didn’t know if yo...
by Albert R
January 8th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 7038

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I'm not doing dry January (but fear not, I'm not here to be critical of it, either). But I am trying to lose some of the "COVID 19" I packed on last year, so I'm eating well and only drinking a couple days a week. Anyway, I had the second half of a bottle sitting around last night while I...
by Albert R
January 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8128
Views: 570501

Re: de Negoce offer

My wife loves the Syrah from the Rocks! We are in. Less than 40 cases left. This wine will need some time in the cellar.......
by Albert R
January 7th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: Bottle Variation

I've been slightly bemused to see people opening all these private label wines that are just extremely young and then complaining about bottle variation. While some wines will show well very young, many will not. Even those that do show well while young are often in a youthful drinking window and y...
by Albert R
January 4th, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3108
Views: 212158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Albert R
January 4th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3108
Views: 212158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Albert R
January 4th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3108
Views: 212158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Question for the Bedrock faithful: if you wanted to introduce someone to Bedrock Wine Co using a recent vintage (18 or 19) for them to drink soon to give them a good idea of the style of wine, what would you choose? Ive had some good young Evanghelos but I was curious what other suggestions people ...
by Albert R
January 1st, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Re: Vinous: Some winery called “Bedrock” is apparently pretty good...

Congratulations to Morgan, Chris, Jackie and the entire Bedrock Team!
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 298
Views: 20847

Re: Grassl Glassware

Huge fan of the 1855!!! My perfect glass!
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 24
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2008 EMH ‘Black Cat’ Cabernet Sauvignon

While we have not tasted every vintage.... Our favorites are 2006, 2012 and 2016 so far. Merrill, the girls and I send you our best.
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 27
Views: 4760

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

Albert R wrote: December 28th, 2020, 6:11 am
blarmston wrote: December 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Roy and Russell we appreciate your thoughts. Thank you!
by Albert R
December 28th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?
Replies: 27
Views: 4760

Re: 2019 Napa Cab Quality?

blarmston wrote: December 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
by Albert R
December 26th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4102

Re: Your Christmas wine?

2012 Regusci Magnum
2010 Chimney Rock Elevage
2014 Caterwaul Regusci

Great times!
by Albert R
December 23rd, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 64
Views: 5946

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

Took advantage of the 25 dollar gift card and free shipping on 6 to buy 6 of the 2018 Syrah. That is good stuff for 34 bucks a bottle [good.gif] Gift card expires end of year so hurry up if you want to use it... Agree, although I believe you meant 2016 Syrah. It’s really good stuff. I recently took...
by Albert R
December 20th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587254

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Nate Simon wrote: December 20th, 2020, 9:40 am Just daily drinkers this time spring. Keeping my powder dry for Berserker Day, which is the real marathon that’s actually worth your time.
+1,000
by Albert R
December 19th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 587254

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

2016 Cadence Camerata Cabernet for $39 has been up for a bit. Good wine at a solid price. My only two purchases were this and the Sleight of Hand cab. And I’m not mad. Two great cabs from top producers under $40. I’m trying to dial back on Pinot a bit, otherwise I definitely would have pounced on t...
by Albert R
December 13th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8128
Views: 570501

Re: de Negoce offer

Wonder if Cam does anything interesting for Berserker Day or just waives shipping like Black Friday. Another free shipping promo makes sense...or maybe he does that for a year end sale? If he combined a free shipping with a mix + match store that would definitely get me off the sidelines for anothe...
by Albert R
December 11th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44522

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Bill Tex Landreth wrote: December 11th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote: December 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 9:12 pm My best result has been 1/2 to 2/3 Flannery, the rest Bison or Buffalo.

That’s a sick burger.
Any tips on where to get comparable quality bison?
https://wildforkfoods.com/collections/bison-venison-elk
+1
by Albert R
December 10th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3108
Views: 212158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had the '13 Dolinsek Heritage last night. Dark and a bit brooding on opening, but after an hour in the decanter it showed more blueberry and boysenberry fruit, with clove, licorice, and black pepper. Really nice now, but still not quite mature to my palate as there are some tannins that could smoot...
by Albert R
December 9th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.

I am surprised that berserkers continue to make suggestions without knowing his friend’s wine preference.
by Albert R
December 9th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.

It would be helpful if you could find out and tell us what he does like.
by Albert R
December 6th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3108
Views: 212158

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2018 Dolinsek. Obvious infanticide but drank well after a two-hour decant. Exuberant fruit with some meaty/peppery syrah-like aspects. Very enjoyable now but likely better later. Dolinsek is always on my drink early radar as the fruit is just so delicious. They aren’t as interesting after a few yea...
by Albert R
December 6th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive 2006 Montes Alpha Syrah a pleasant surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Inexpensive 2006 Montes Alpha Syrah a pleasant surprise

Thanks for the note and reminder. I have had a few of these in the past as I used to get these in South Florida at very good prices. I am going to seek one out and revisit.
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: McRib...
Replies: 35
Views: 2238

Re: McRib...

Wow! I can’t believe I looked at this much less reply. JUST LIKE I THOUGHT.....TRASH!
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 193
Views: 17941

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

I received mine. I still don’t understand why RM does not send an e-mail with the tracking info when it’s actually shipped like so many other wineries do. I have mentioned this to Will over the years.
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais

Grassl Cru for me as well.
by Albert R
December 1st, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 157
Views: 12353

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote: December 1st, 2020, 9:36 am Chappellet Signature
Anderson Conn Valley
Bougetz
Jean Edwards
Frog's Leap
Smith Madrone

And, here and there, I have seen a Beringer Private Reserve on sale for about $75, that's always a winner for me.
Agree with all of the above! I would add DiCo and EMH to the list.
by Albert R
November 30th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries
Replies: 32
Views: 1874

Re: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries

All mentioned previously:
Bougetz
EMH
DiCostanzo
by Albert R
November 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7120

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2016 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast
Dark Black Raspberry, bing cherry, some spice, a touch of cola, medium plus body, solid finish.
by Albert R
November 29th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: TN: 2017 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the note. The Black Cat is a family favorite in our house as well. We had the 2012, on Wednesday and it was excellent as usual.

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