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by Mattstolz
January 20th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release

hm. I didnt get an email! does this release come out in stages like some others do? I don’t think so. They make a TON of wine. I doubt they stagger the release. A lot of options in their portfolio. Hard to choose. The Sonoma County is $39. A great weeknight early drinker in my opinion. February 8th...
by Mattstolz
January 20th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release

2021 Spring Release 2019’s on deck. Thoughts? 2019 Central Coast Pinot Noir 2019 Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019 Terra De Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2019 Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 U...
by Mattstolz
January 20th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 581
Views: 37074

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Just wanted to give a quiet PSA to people who may still be following this thread:

I emailed last week and was hooked up with "Joel's Ravenswood Library Mixed Case" that shipped today. no idea what's in it, besides that its all reds and all Ravenswood Library.
by Mattstolz
January 20th, 2021, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1829
Views: 119040

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

anyone notice the Egly that showed up on the website the other day? I dont think I saw an email introducing it but had a significant portion of the lineup: Brut, Rose, VP...
by Mattstolz
January 20th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines

oh man. this is gonna be dangerous!

just in case anyone is new to Wine Berserkers or hasn't heard of these guys at Walter Scott yet... you should jump on whatever this offer will be.
by Mattstolz
January 18th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2163

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

this month is rough. Patricia Green library, berserker day, probably bedrock just a week or two later. yikes.
by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 68
Views: 3547

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

when will we start seeing 2019s around the US?
by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Best regions in 2021

some of the early pricing ive seen on those makes me a little nervous. produttori riservas are normally one of my easy trigger pulls but partially that has to do with being able to get world class wines for less than $70. yeah... Its tough because on 1 hand, I think we all know PdB has earned the o...
by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 82
Views: 2745

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

I would assume you are buying these wines for two totally separate reasons and purchase as such: 1) for you and mom for the first 20 birthdays. possibly a few for you and mom for birthdays when kid is out of the house on their own (30, 40, etc?). this should be whatever you like and will age well. 2...
by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2021, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Chateau La Providence, Pomerol
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: TN: 2011 Chateau La Providence, Pomerol

ive seen these offers come through quite a bit in the last 6 months. ill have to pull the trigger on the next one.
by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2021, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Best regions in 2021

definitely looking forward to 2016 Italian wines (Brunello and Piedmont), 2019 Oregon, and 2019 Burgundy. but I look forward to every release of each of those for the most part. lol 2016 PdB Riservas! Between those and 2016 Brunellos I think that will be about 80% of my 2021 spending. some of the e...
by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Best regions in 2021

definitely looking forward to 2016 Italian wines (Brunello and Piedmont), 2019 Oregon, and 2019 Burgundy. but I look forward to every release of each of those for the most part. lol
by Mattstolz
January 15th, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2260

Re: News from Williams Selyem

this is a great succession plan for WS. excited to see where this takes it!
by Mattstolz
January 13th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group
Replies: 31
Views: 1550

Re: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group

big fan of Benchmark. have bought and shipped throughout the last two years. I will add that one or two times I have consolidated shipping only to find out for some reason that something I had bought was not actually in stock at all when I went to ship it several months later. I think this has happe...
by Mattstolz
January 12th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 43
Views: 3259

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

tom: this might be a little bit of a "did you remember to turn it on first" question: but did you verify that they are shipping to the correct address? not sure why it would still say "in transit" but might be worth verifying?
by Mattstolz
January 10th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2289

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

for anyone reading, my resolution is to try to learn about the Burgundy Grand Cru btw.

neener
by Mattstolz
January 10th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9103

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

so incredibly tragic. if there is an opportunity for us to help in this situation I hope it will be shared!
by Mattstolz
January 10th, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2289

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

this doesnt surprise me one bit. though it is also incredibly cool and generous.

I've always found that wine people in general, but especially the people on this board, are incredibly generous, willing to share, and friendly. its part of why I was drawn to both wine and wine berserkers.
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

I was lucky enough to snag a couple from the original O&F release, but alas I have already enjoyed the couple bottles I was able to grab. they were fire too. in fact, the cab franc that I snagged was probably my WOTY in 2020! I'm just fingers crossed that maybe there will be one more release so...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy EP?
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: 2019 Burgundy EP?

i feel like ive been seeing mixed messages on the last few burgundy vintages... can anyone give a quick rundown of the comparative qualities of the last few years?
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3996

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I wonder if we'll see a demand for . . . mini label printers. You don’t have one? In all seriousness we have had a label maker for about 20 years. My wife’s idea. It has come in very handy—to organize containers of all types in closets and cupboards (its original use), to label kids’ clothing for c...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

So awesome. I've been wanting to try PGC for a couple years, and was planning to dive in for BDXII this year. But a library release is even better!! Thanks for making this available Jim. this is definitely the way to do it. PCG age beautifully, so much so that I have hardly touched any of the wines...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3996

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

now with this method being shouted from the WB rooftops I wonder if we'll see a demand for a countertop wine fridge for 3-4oz Boston bottles and mini label printers . maybe that can be Rudy's next gig. This would be nice. How does everyone do labeling now? ive always just done a glass marker. that ...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3996

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I started doing this about 2 years ago in a really limited capacity with a smaller tasting group we had back when I had a job where I had time to do tasting groups and they are awesome. I have at least always kept a dozen or so of the 3oz around since then for when I open a bottle that I know anothe...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2021, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

dang would have loved to have a bottle of that around! wife's birth year and I bet that was stellar. Did you buy from the Once and Future offer, from Joel's cellar? I was lucky enough to snag a couple from the original O&F release, but alas I have already enjoyed the couple bottles I was able t...
by Mattstolz
January 8th, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 1986 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

dang would have loved to have a bottle of that around! wife's birth year and I bet that was stellar.
by Mattstolz
January 7th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

This is such an AWESOME way to taste aged wines with a perfect provenance. The fact that the winery has not marked up the wines at all as they get older is such a gift to wine geeks like ourselves. What a great way to start 2021! It is pretty incredible to be getting 10+ years of age for basically ...
by Mattstolz
January 7th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

You guys are the best and worst influence! [thankyou.gif] Excited to try several of these great sites across a few vintages. Well now we definitely have to offline post COVID... Max & Jonathon, I’m also in Denver and would contribute and participate! [cheers.gif] Hey once everyone has vaccines ...
by Mattstolz
January 7th, 2021, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Really cool, but kinda overwhelming with my limited experience with Jim's wines, anyone want to pm me with some suggestions? Thanks Several older Patricia Green tasting notes were provided in the Week 3 Tasting for Charity Oregon Wines thread from a few weeks ago. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed a 2006 ...
by Mattstolz
January 6th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Really cool, but kinda overwhelming with my limited experience with Jim's wines, anyone want to pm me with some suggestions? Thanks I really like Marcus' rundown of some of these vintages about halfway down the first page: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2655078#p2655078 IMO, i...
by Mattstolz
January 6th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

Re: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Bump to add: this is not a small release. 100+ bottlings of 750s ALONE covering 20 years of PGC direct from the winery? dont pass this up people!
by Mattstolz
January 6th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE
Replies: 37
Views: 3103

PATRICIA GREEN LIBRARY RELEASE

Well dang this library release is loaded!

Grabbed a few bottles: 2001 Bonshaw, 2004 Balcombe, 2008 Estate Old Vine to start. But I'm gonna have to keep digging here.

https://www.patriciagreencellars.com/Bu ... rary-Wines
by Mattstolz
January 5th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211421

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

James Mc wrote: January 4th, 2021, 6:26 pm I picked up some ‘14 bedrock heritage last order, so that could be great opportunity to get some with bottle age for introduction.
thanks for this tip! emailed Jackie today! what ive learned so far: end of Jan/beginning of Feb is gonna hurt with BD and a Bedrock offering right on its heels.
by Mattstolz
January 4th, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211421

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 Mattstolz
January 4th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Naples, Fla area
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Naples, Fla area

Bleu Provence has a very good wine list and selection. I would suggest checking them out!
by Mattstolz
January 4th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

thanks for this tasting note! I'm gonna have to search out some Isole. I also was unaware of the info behind the Cepparello. Gonna have to search some of these out, as I like Pergole Torte style but prefer to support a different winery. I will say if its anywhere approaching Felsina Rancia consisten...
by Mattstolz
January 4th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3101
Views: 211421

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 h...
by Mattstolz
January 4th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99080

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Matt -- It's "additional products," added because the original set of goods subject to the tariff fell well below the authorized $7.5 billion, apparently in part because exports of affected products to the US fell! https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/LCARevisionNotic...
by Mattstolz
January 4th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99080

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

so is this new tariff basically now ALL French still wines have a flat tariff of 25%, or is this adding a new 25% on top of the original 25% that was already in place for some wines?
by Mattstolz
January 3rd, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1829
Views: 119040

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I did as well. I haven't had the Reserve yet, but a bottle or two of this might be nice next NYE when the wine friends at the house are drinking Grand Cellier and we can tell the non-wine friends that their bottle is also Vilmart lol I would gladly drink it myself, but after loading up on the other...
by Mattstolz
January 3rd, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2660

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

so many good choices here. Echoing: Bedrock OVZ (would also add Cali Syrah) Vajra Langhe rosso Occhipinti SP68 Patty green reserve Dirty and Rowdy (especially the Familiar) Felsina and Fontodi CC Hudelot Noellat Bourgogne Adding: Kelley Fox Mirabai Chantereves Bourgogne Rouge Big Table Farm (the new...
by Mattstolz
January 3rd, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1829
Views: 119040

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Vilmart Grand Reserve today with a pretty good price at $39.99! Meh. They had Grand Cellier for $49.99 a while back, and it’s a much better wine. I loaded up on that one. I did as well. I haven't had the Reserve yet, but a bottle or two of this might be nice next NYE when the wine friends at the ho...
by Mattstolz
January 3rd, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1829
Views: 119040

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Vilmart Grand Reserve today with a pretty good price at $39.99!
by Mattstolz
January 3rd, 2021, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2047

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

2008 Dom Perignon This was very very good. Fine mousse, nose of brioche and lemon cake that carried through to the palate. This feels well integrated already (although I admit my experience with this level of champagne is not extensive) and nothing feels out of balance or overbearing. it has vibran...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: FEAR/ WINE
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: FEAR/ WINE

im pretty sure exposure therapy is the only hope here. better get cracking.
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Comparing vintages of the same wine
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Comparing vintages of the same wine

I would argue its at least AS easy if not more easy to pick out the differences between younger wines vs older ones. with younger wines you can immediately get a feel for whether the wine has riper fruit characters, rough tannins vs smooth ones, open vs closed down, high alcohol vs low. for example,...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2047

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

2008 Dom Perignon This was very very good. Fine mousse, nose of brioche and lemon cake that carried through to the palate. This feels well integrated already (although I admit my experience with this level of champagne is not extensive) and nothing feels out of balance or overbearing. it has vibran...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7466

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

alan weinberg wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:54 pm
Mattstolz wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 2:40 pm at 12:00 on New Years I kissed my wife, and at 12:01 I saw 2010 La Rioja Alta 904 on Envoyer. that was as long as it lasted.
the kiss was over by then?
both the kiss and my chance of no purchases till Berserkerday were over by then. haha. then another 2 minutes later we were both asleep!
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96461

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Troy Stark wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 2:45 pm Pretty typical to see the offers come through multiple times when he's trying to clear something out.
its been like 3 or 4 different wines ive been seeing come through, but especially the Capture and the Aphrodelle or whatever the dry sauv blanc from Bordeaux is
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7466

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

at 12:00 on New Years I kissed my wife, and at 12:01 I saw 2010 La Rioja Alta 904 on Envoyer. that was as long as it lasted.

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