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by R_Gilbane
April 6th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrader 2003 MMIII...anybody ever seen this?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Schrader 2003 MMIII...anybody ever seen this?

I don’t know if it’s special. I have 5 of them laying around. I used the 6th one as as substitute for rose petal water to bathe my feet during this crisis.
by R_Gilbane
November 7th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13639
Views: 665321

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

'91 Noel Verset - Bought it from a guy with a peg leg. Seemed legit.
by R_Gilbane
November 7th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

Damn Brad, LUCKY DUCK! Sounds like this wine is so good it's best to only consume it in micro-doses. Anything larger would cause you to lose your mind.
by R_Gilbane
October 3rd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 5460

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

I’m skipping buying the bottles but count me in for a pair of cuff links and 2 of those (chic) leather, wine safety harnesses. Does anyone know if the safety harnesses are compatible with non-Scarecrow wine bottles? If not, I’m worried about the overall lack of utility (but that won’t stop me from ...
by R_Gilbane
October 3rd, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

Michael Lewis wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 8:10 pm
Will trade you as much legends as you want on a one-for-one basis for Overnoy-Houillon wines.

FWIW Legends only ships with Grey Wax.
by R_Gilbane
October 3rd, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 5460

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

I’m skipping buying the bottles but count me in for a pair of cuff links and 2 of those (chic) leather, wine safety harnesses. Does anyone know if the safety harnesses are compatible with non-Scarecrow wine bottles? If not, I’m worried about the overall lack of utility (but that won’t stop me from b...
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
I was offered this but think I missed out. I think I thought it was included in the mixed case and neglected to order the separate allocation. Stuff happens on vacation.
Love Austria.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade my Juge for your Rougeard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Trade my Juge for your Rougeard?

Sounds like this is ripe for a 3 team trade.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

To be fair I stole the money from my wife. Friendship is the most important thing there is.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2451

Re: Odd email from Aeris Wines re:2015

Jeremy C wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Has Kevin previously addressed any concerns about the 2014 vintage?
Would be awesome to get a refund on the 14s. The bottles I had were deeply troubled.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 2544

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

Horses and Lobsters is the title to my upcoming 3rd autobiography. The first two were written from the 4th and 6th person perspective, respectively, and were well received.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

THE KEYS WERE SOLD BUT I KEPT A SPARE SET IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN! Mark Y is an upstanding citizen and I respect the hell out of him. I couldn't resist the comment though (Mark I beg forgiveness) as I was on a roll. I ❤️ U. U complete me. By Hook (Shout out to JEB!) or by Crook (sideways glance to ...
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warming up to Pixies tonight. 1985 Kabinett and Spätlese
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Warming up to Pixies tonight. 1985 Kabinett and Spätlese

Woah....would have loved to have seen the show!
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 421
Views: 25814

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
I'm also excited for this and hope I can reload a mixed case or two. The SC Zin may be affordable, I assume Old Hill could be prohibitive.
GLENN LEVINE IS A DAMN LEGEND.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

THE KEYS WERE SOLD BUT I KEPT A SPARE SET IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!

Mark Y is an upstanding citizen and I respect the hell out of him. I couldn't resist the comment though (Mark I beg forgiveness) as I was on a roll.
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1528

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

I'm avoiding facing the media's views of the 2017, I'll have to watch that.. I've been avoiding - perhaps thinking it will change? Lots of people made good wine in 2017 by being well situated, by managing their canopy well and by picking before the fires. But it was a terrible year for a lot of win...
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest
Replies: 12
Views: 1528

Re: 2019 Napa Valley Harvest

I'm taking the under on 2019 in terms of overall quality. Now 1974 was a a bumper crop though. Not sure why we aren't talking more about that one. I can drink that now without any regrets. You can't say that about 2019. BIRD IN THE HAND!
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - Dirty&Rowdy Legends - 100pt?
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: TNR - Dirty&Rowdy Legends - 100pt?

OK so I'll bite on this. I have not yet tasted this wine but I was directly contacted today by a board member who has (as of Saturday night). The feedback only stoked my borderline inappropriate desire to consume this wine. I have worked out a pay to drink deal with this boardmember (no flesh tradin...
by R_Gilbane
October 2nd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

2018 Rosewood Vineyards Old Vines "The Legends" $49 39 cases produced Cue Rush's Tom Sawyer. Wizards. Quests. Magical beasts. Drum solos. Ancient wisdom for the vinous future. (Due to the Rosewood Mourvèdre being pulled out for replanting this year, this can never be made again.) Well that's a hell...
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 1257

Re: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.

Probably but monetizing it would require multiples of upfront equity invested.
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

AD NORTHUP! Step into my chamber of secrets my good sir! I can tell you are for REALZ as you list the '94 ESJ SAUVAGES as one of your engorged wines of the year. How much MacD do you want? I also have the super limited MacDonald BOTA bag that was made in 2011 that I'm willing to let you drink out of...
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 1257

Re: Some of California's most famous wines came from a science experiment.

I don't know for sure but I heard from someone I trust that Daddy Warbucks is not a good business partner.
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

so.....I guess that makes 2 of us who weren't offered the juice?
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

Mark Y R U ASKING me silly ass questions?
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

David, appreciate the response but I believe it is in fact a real wine. OR at least someone has done a very convincing photoshop job on CellarTracker.
the legends_aka this is a real wine and David is 100 percent wrong.PNG
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 2544

VACATION FROM IT ALL

Where is the best place IYOHO to get away from kids you hate and a wife you barely know? Asking for a friend.
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 86426

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

NOTE TO NOAH: I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING APOLOGIES FOR YOUR FAILURES.
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

OK so I'm not quite sure if this wine is an urban legend or the real deal. I saw it as a purchase option at the last Dirty & Rowdy release but was subsequently told that it wasn't available.....supposedly made from the old vine (something like 110+ years old) mouvedre and carignan. Can someone/anyon...
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

Does it stir thy soul......or thy loins? You sir are a known pervert. How much are you willing to bid for a chance to own a slice of brown eyed divinity?
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: FS: Keys to the Kingdom

Ahhhhh Napa Jebathy. I should have known it was you all along. You skulked in the shadows and threw thumbtacks under the shoeless tred of my retreating army. Be that as it may, I am a man of my word. Your bid of one billion doll hairs is accepted. May you suffer the love of a terrible woman.
by R_Gilbane
October 1st, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keys to the Kingdom
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

FS: Keys to the Kingdom

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sale of the keys to the kingdom. As many of you know, I re-evaluated my life priorities earlier this year after buying a beautiful and very expensive self portrait. The realization I came to has changed many of your lives, and for that I am greateful. Wit...
by R_Gilbane
June 6th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

I've seen a lot of recent articles about Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter running roughshod in California and I'm looking for more information on these scourges. I'm particularly concerned about the spread of Pierce's Disease to humans as I'm almost 100% positive I was in a vineyard i...
by R_Gilbane
June 6th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Birthday was a big success. I bought all of the wines people recommended, assigned them to friends and family and submitted CashApp/Venmo/PayPal invoices to the applicable parties. I think this is a terrific way to cut through the BS and ensure that everyone feels like they did a bang up job as a gi...
by R_Gilbane
June 4th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Guigal La Mouline and Chave Hermitage They age effortlessly. La Mouline would be a tough one for me. Of course would be super appreciative but stylistically not my jam. But......a quick hop, slip and a jump to CC and I could turn it into something I love and make someone else happy in the process. ...
by R_Gilbane
June 4th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

2008 Dom 2016 Montrose 2016 Dönnhoff NH Spätlese Magnum Just for fun and relatively inexpensive a mag of Muscadet Briords and a mag of Tempier Rose. I need me some Donnhoff NH Spatlese in magnum something fierce. That's also a bingo on the mag of Tempier Rose.....picking up an order of those later ...
by R_Gilbane
June 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4595

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

It won't be like Bordeaux but who wants Bordeaux all the time? Within their style, in terms of showcasing their fruit and terroir, WA St wines are quality equals to the Bordeaux grape wines made over there and here in CA. The aging question is to be determined but I had a 94 DeLille Chaleur and a 9...
by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3558

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

Nope it’s live.
by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of 2 1996 Cabs
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: A Tale of 2 1996 Cabs

This raises an interesting question. On a number of threads, I have read people saying that Shafer Hillside Select is their favorite wine. Can a red wine from Cabernet be considered great if it holds up well but does not really evolve. Or do wines from California (and I want to keep this with Calif...
by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2074
Views: 215044

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

It’s almost as if people don’t believe in him.
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by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

JoeD wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
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A thousand curses upon you. You trolled my offline fiesta over the weekend and now this! This is a birthday wishlist, show some common decency. I hope your most valued wine order is shipped mid July without cold chain. Reap what you sow.
by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Petrus - The Wish List (Vieux Chateau Certan as a proxy) from the royalty side of the family Montrose/Leoville Barton/Lalande - The High-End Gift from someone that loves you Sociando/Cantemerle - The Budget choice for smart buyers, people that know you Lanessan - The poor wine from your redneck cou...
by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Great recs Fred. I particularly enjoyed the 2004 La Grande Dame (had out of magnum earlier this year and it was SINGING).
by R_Gilbane
June 3rd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

A year goes by and it's my birthday all over again. Normally I mark the occassion by crying myself to sleep but this year I thought I would help friends and family out by providing a BDay Manifesto. Part of it will consist of what some members of this board have called "SPAM and NONESENSE", while th...
by R_Gilbane
June 1st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 86426

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Update: due to overcrowding, we’ve been asked to move locations. Temporarily heading to my house before the table opens up at Le Dip. Edit: stop asking me if we need krug. Of course we do. The next time someone says no to krug will be the first time somebody says no to krug. Just bring it already. T...
by R_Gilbane
June 1st, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 86426

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Pumped for today’s Domaine Tasting. Breaking out some interesting selections that need some TLC. Started at 1 and should go until 3. D886515C-8D01-4C8A-99E0-212CC852DF55.jpeg AE211CA6-E2A1-4ED4-9CFC-7593344BFC78.jpeg Left to right.... ‘97 Hartwell Stags Leap ‘69 Mayacamas ‘80 Mayacamas ‘00 Cameron A...
by R_Gilbane
June 1st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 86426

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

etomasi wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 12:56 pm
lol @ a private club being an HQ for anything "freedom" related.
Easy there comrade. Freedom is never free.
by R_Gilbane
May 31st, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 6007

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Regardless of what his family pedigree is, or his current accomplishments, that does not guarantee future success in making champagne. Like I previously said, I enjoy his wines and am a buyer of some of them. But not this. At this price point and with something completely different, it makes zero se...
by R_Gilbane
May 31st, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 86426

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

This thread is the last refuge from the oppressive hand of those who wish the death of wine democracy. I’ve been told in no uncertain terms that this board has no room for “spam postings or nonsense”. Thank goodness for the tasting room at Domaine which I am now employing as a temporary HQ for futur...
by R_Gilbane
May 30th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 6007

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Seems like a swing and a miss to me. $240 for a magnum of champagne from a producer with no track record (related to champagne)....easy pass. Good for him that he’s doing what he loves and I’ve certainly enjoyed many of his other wines but this is a bridge too far.

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