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by Billy Norris
January 21st, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 20413

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

In for a mixed case. Wish list for Platt, as to be expected as last year was my first year on board. Happy to get my hands on more of these wines. They're SO f'in good.
by Billy Norris
January 14th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 1999 Salon
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: FS: 1999 Salon

Bump for final reduction
by Billy Norris
January 7th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Door Sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Eurocave Door Sensor

ybarselah wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 11:52 am
looks like there are 3 lighting modes for that model. you should be able to disable or change them.

https://www.wineenthusiast.com/assets/p ... /18591.pdf
Definitely not a lighting mode issue. It's a "sensor believing the door is open" issue.
Thanks though!
by Billy Norris
January 7th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Door Sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Eurocave Door Sensor

Hello all.. I have a Eurocave V259 V2, and it is cooling/controlling humidity normally. However, the sensor that shows if the door is open seems to be malfunctioning--It will show that the door is open even when it isn't. I was first alerted to this when I passed by it and noticed that the lights we...
by Billy Norris
January 5th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 1999 Salon
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: FS: 1999 Salon

Bump for reduction
by Billy Norris
December 28th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2009 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese
Replies: 0
Views: 185

SOLD 2009 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese

3 bottles originally purchased from reputable retailer in Tampa, FL area. Stored in my temperature/humidity controlled cellar ever since. Just not drinking as much riesling as I used to. Buyer pays shipping/assumes risk.

$150 for all 3

SOLD
by Billy Norris
December 28th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 1999 Salon
Replies: 2
Views: 632

SOLD 1999 Salon

1 bottle of 1999 Salon. Originally purchased from reputable retailer in Tampa, FL. Stored in my temperature/humidity controlled cellar ever since. Seller pays all shipping costs/assumes risk. Also willing to hand off locally. Plenty of board references here if needed. Thanks! $425 (WS-Pro low $499 f...
by Billy Norris
December 17th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2009 Mayacamas Cabernet
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: FS: 2009 Mayacamas Cabernet

julianseersmartin wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 10:27 am
Where are you based, Billy?
Tampa, FL area
by Billy Norris
December 16th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2009 Mayacamas Cabernet
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: FS: 2009 Mayacamas Cabernet

Bump for further reduction. Will entertain trades.
by Billy Norris
December 5th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2857

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Mount Eden estate Cabernet from pretty much any vintage. Corison ticks those boxes year after year as well.
by Billy Norris
December 4th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 VHR at cost (1 sealed OWC)
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: 2016 VHR at cost (1 sealed OWC)

Bump for sold
by Billy Norris
December 2nd, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 VHR at cost (1 sealed OWC)
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: 2016 VHR (2 sealed OWC)

One sold, one remaining

Thanks!
by Billy Norris
December 2nd, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 VHR at cost (1 sealed OWC)
Replies: 2
Views: 443

2016 VHR at cost (1 sealed OWC)

Hello all! I have two sealed wood cases (3 bottles each) of 2016 Vine Hill Ranch (VHR) that I'm willing to part with for release price. $675 each, plus shipping from Tampa, FL area. Buyer assumes all risk, as per standard. I don't want to break up into single bottles, but will consider doing so for ...
by Billy Norris
October 25th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Large format bubbles
Replies: 0
Views: 183

ISO: Large format bubbles

In search of one 3L of champagne--nothing too extravagant, but must be tasty! NV grower or house is fine. Willing to pay or trade. PM me!
by Billy Norris
October 21st, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2009 Mayacamas Cabernet
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: FS: 2009 Mayacamas Cabernet

Bump for price reduction
by Billy Norris
October 17th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2016 Downstream at cost
Replies: 0
Views: 310

FS: 2016 Downstream at cost

Inaugural offering. 3 x 750 and 1 x 1.5 in a wooden box. Wish I could do it, but I burned out the wine budget already. Want to make sure to take the allocation so I can purchase in the future, but for this vintage, it’s yours if you want it!

$995 plus shipping
by Billy Norris
October 17th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14334

Re: Downstream Wines

Ouch. Steep. Would love to take a flyer on it, but no money left in the wine budget. I’ll be a buyer in the future, but for now will be posting my allocation at cost on commerce corner if anyone missed out who wanted.
by Billy Norris
September 28th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

This is one of my favorite wine discoveries of all time. Had the 2017 earlier this year with sushi in Maui (brought to dinner by a generous friend), and was mesmerized. After searching high and low with no luck in the US, I ended up ordering a case from an Italian retailer at the all in cost of 36eu...
by Billy Norris
August 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 10234

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Far and away winner was 2001 Masseto at a dinner hosted by a very generous friend in Portchester the other night. Not only the best wine of the year, quite possibly in my top 3 all time.
by Billy Norris
July 25th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4436

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Have tasted all of these from bottle. Gonna be tough to keep this purchase under my credit limit. The Steltzner was a real wow-er. Really interested in your thoughts. How was the Three twins and the regular Napa valley bottling? Primarily looking at those. The Three Twins was my other favorite from...
by Billy Norris
July 25th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 4436

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Have tasted all of these from bottle. Gonna be tough to keep this purchase under my credit limit. The Steltzner was a real wow-er.
by Billy Norris
July 23rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Logistics Question for the experts
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Shipping Logistics Question for the experts

Depending on where in the bay area you're located, this company in Healdsburg is excellent and very reasonably priced!

https://www.sonomacounty.com/wine-shipp ... -packaging
by Billy Norris
July 23rd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13073

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Kept it to a mixed case. July is expensive.
by Billy Norris
July 23rd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1778
Views: 218187

Re: Official Costco Thread

2015 Chateau Montrose down to 99.97 at the Santa Rosa store. Not sure about quantity, as there's only one sitting in the glass case.
by Billy Norris
July 18th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Secondary suggestion would be Barberian's Steak House. The Bern's of Canada. Food was so-so, but vibe was awesome, and wine service was top-notch.
by Billy Norris
July 18th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Had a great experience with the somm at Cafe Boulud at the Four Seasons. Dug up a half bottle of something off the list for me (I was dining alone at the bar), and charged me $50CAD for it. Food was fantastic, as was service. Not nearly as stodgy as it sounds like it would be. Highly recommended.
by Billy Norris
July 18th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4801

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

Watched a trip report of the Etihad Residence ($30k+ each way) recently (can't remember whether it was The Points Guy or another blog...) and was horrified that they were pouring Line 39 PN... I fly Delta One a fair amount, and the most interesting thing I've ever been served was Ramey Rodgers Creek...
by Billy Norris
July 12th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14334

Re: Downstream Wines

FWIW, this is all purely speculative at this point...Obviously circumstantial evidence would point to this being released at $150+/bot, but shall we not crucify them before we see the actual number?
by Billy Norris
July 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quivet Release?
Replies: 35
Views: 2881

Re: 2017 Quivet Release?

FWIW, tasted the '17 Kenefick cab out of bottle at a party on the 4th and it was bonkers good...
by Billy Norris
July 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 168
Views: 14334

Re: Downstream Wines

Followed the link through to signup before I even read the body of the message. Got confirmation email 57 seconds after the first one hit--hopefully that's a quick enough trigger finger. Excited about this one!
by Billy Norris
June 24th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

Somebody shit in your cereal, Randy?
by Billy Norris
June 17th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Chateau Sociando Mallet, Not Sung by OutKast or Alfert, except for praise
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: TN: 2014 Chateau Sociando Mallet, Not Sung by OutKast or Alfert, except for praise

Just circled back to this thread upon opening my first of a half case of these. Alfert is spot on with his note. What a great value! Pick some up if you haven't already.
by Billy Norris
April 29th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR

If you have any of the Elevacion, would love to see how you think it compares. The Elevacion is definitely stemmier and deeper than the Alturas. I've had a few bottles over the last year, and its depth of spice and darker fruit profile really sets it a cut above the Alturas IMHO. Really reflective ...
by Billy Norris
March 7th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo D'Abruzzo
Replies: 0
Views: 189

ISO: Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo D'Abruzzo

Tasted this recently on vacation in Maui, and was absolutely knocked out. Haven't been able to find any, and would happily pick up 2-6 bottles if anyone has any they're willing to part with.

Thanks!
by Billy Norris
March 4th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X5
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: FS: 2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado X5

Bump for additional bottles available
by Billy Norris
February 13th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: FS: 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard

Bump for price reduction.
by Billy Norris
February 5th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 615

SOLD 2001 Heitz Martha's Vineyard

Purchased from reputable local wine shop that had stored the bottle in their cellar room since release. Then stored in my climate/humdity controlled cellar. $160 shipped, or willing to arrange meetup within reasonable distance of St. Petersburg, FL. Buyer assumes all risks, as per usual. Plenty of r...
by Billy Norris
February 4th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Salon SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 325

FS: 2002 Salon SOLD

Purchased directly from reputable big-box retailer, and stored in my temp/humidity controlled cellar. Only selling to offset the costs of a heavy wine-buying January (whoops). $475 shipped, or will meet a reasonable distance from St Petersburg, FL. Buyer assumes all risks, as per usual. Plenty of re...
by Billy Norris
January 31st, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Buoncristiani OPC Red Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: TN: 2014 Buoncristiani OPC Red Wine

Had the '15 OPC a couple of nights ago, and it wasn't massive by any stretch, IMHO. Very balanced and quaffable, actually. I enjoy these wines quite a bit.
by Billy Norris
January 31st, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious
Replies: 53
Views: 3266

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious

I too struggle with the SV wines. They always come off as distinctly salty to my palate, and that's not really a quality that I enjoy. The SRH appellation wines, however, I usually enjoy quite a bit. +1 on the 2012 being quite good.
by Billy Norris
January 31st, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet wines
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Quivet wines

The Kenefick whole cluster Syrah is a real m-f'er. An excellent happy medium between Mike's typical riper style, and a cooler-climate Northern Rhone style.

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