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by Mike Reff
September 19th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinn Vineyards Petit Verdot
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Chinn Vineyards Petit Verdot

Just got an offer from COHO, that they are bottling a 2016 Petit Verdot. Anyone have any knowledge about Chinn vineyard or a single Petit Verdot from another producer? Note: I know it is not 100%, but at 87% it is darn close.

Many thanks

Mike
by Mike Reff
September 12th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

And they did not retain the staff, guess the Lawrence family will be pressing their own by hands and feet!
by Mike Reff
August 25th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 78
Views: 11940

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

Detert just dropped today
by Mike Reff
August 21st, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Château Cantemerle
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: TN: 2005 Château Cantemerle

Infanticide if anything!!!
by Mike Reff
August 16th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 decades of Rioja
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: 5 decades of Rioja

Nice write up Stas, even Greg T might even think so..
by Mike Reff
August 15th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mouton-Rothschild 1994 and a blind tasting of Flannery
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Mouton-Rothschild 1994 and a blind tasting of Flannery

Did the cat get any scraps?
by Mike Reff
August 10th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back in the biz
Replies: 44
Views: 2467

Re: Back in the biz

Sneak a taste of the 2008 Monte Bello and tell me how it is. Cheers and congrats!
by Mike Reff
August 10th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow allocation
Replies: 122
Views: 12467

Re: Scarecrow allocation

Cool video
by Mike Reff
August 9th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N

Count me in Mark.. sounds like a great event
by Mike Reff
August 8th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN and hotmail
Replies: 20
Views: 1968

Re: SQN and hotmail

Its a google world...gmail rules!
by Mike Reff
August 4th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6550

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

The standard Spring allocation is 6 + 6. You can wish for more, but I've never gotten any extra. After many years, you might get offered the magnum set. I've been on >10 years and I was just offered magnums last year. I have been getting two estate boxes for several years. Not sure what the next le...
by Mike Reff
August 4th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN and hotmail
Replies: 20
Views: 1968

Re: SQN and hotmail

I gave them my gmail account, funny I recall using netscape navigator
by Mike Reff
August 3rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN and hotmail
Replies: 20
Views: 1968

SQN and hotmail

I just spoke to Amber over at SQN and it seems that if you have a hotmail email, you are not receiving any email from them. Quite bizarre.

Just an FYI for those people like myself who are on the list but never received the invite
by Mike Reff
July 31st, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6550

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

I must be second or third wave, no email yet.
by Mike Reff
July 23rd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Legality of buying wine privately?
Replies: 26
Views: 2246

Re: Legality of buying wine privately?

So long as federal troops do not appear at your doorway, you should be fine.
by Mike Reff
July 22nd, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost In Bound!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Outpost In Bound!!!

Allocated Petite Syrah, Grenache, and Zinfandel. Also for the first time I am seeing some past vintages of True and Cab being offered too. Anyone have any notes on the Grenache and/or Zin?
by Mike Reff
July 22nd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6291

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

I have been on Saxum for seven years after Jay Hack hypnotized me on their wines at a Berserkerfest at Peking Duck House...


I have only bought a smattering of what they offer about 4-6 bottles a year. I am very happy with being allocated each year but hardly take my full allocation.
by Mike Reff
July 21st, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum allocation for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Saxum allocation for sale

Sold....
by Mike Reff
July 19th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6291

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

Chiming in, I have been on the list for years, and usually can only take about three or four bottles of year due to financial constraints. Thus, for this year I would probably do the same, but thought might as well offer some to someone who would like to purchase. The prices are more than fair in my...
by Mike Reff
July 14th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum allocation for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Saxum allocation for sale

Just allocated, hit me up if you are interested.
by Mike Reff
July 12th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 28
Views: 1403

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

Calluna. They own the top of Chalk Hill and have planted to only Bordeaux varieties. David Jeffrey, winemaker, was trained in Bordeaux and has that sensibility to his wines. The Colonel’s Vineyard is the one to lay down; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, but all the cuvées are worth trying. And their white ...
by Mike Reff
July 12th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum allocation for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Saxum allocation for sale

PM me for details,

Thanks
by Mike Reff
July 5th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2423

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

I would add Ridge Monte Bello to the recommendations already made. We tried it at the Assemblage Tasting last year and it was fantastic. Regarding Vintage Port, Taylor is producing a Vintage Port in 2018, which is their 3rd consecutive year. https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/port-2018-vintage-decl...
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 46
Views: 3838

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

I might also be passing, please PM me if you are interested
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2741

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 6:26 am
Mike Reff wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 6:24 am
c fu wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
in what world would anyone buy these at 185 when 08 is so available.
Why would you buy this in any vintage?
why would you not?
Just not my style, I prefer different such as Larmendier Bernier. Just my two cents champagne.gif
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2741

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Will Clements wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 9:40 am
dbailey wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 9:21 am
I find it matches perfectly with my pink polo shirt, chinos, AR15, crazy wife and tasteless mcmansion.
I have one of the above five. I’ll leave it to you to guess
I knew you were a gun guy! neener
by Mike Reff
July 3rd, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2741

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

c fu wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
in what world would anyone buy these at 185 when 08 is so available.
Why would you buy this in any vintage?
by Mike Reff
June 24th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance (All Done)
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Re: For Sale: Pre-Auction Cellar Clearance

Interesting that all the Outpost sold... very cool
by Mike Reff
June 21st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20183

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I boycott Del Dotto, when I heard that there real name is Del Blotto!
by Mike Reff
June 18th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC somewhere on the street?
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

NYC somewhere on the street?

I have not been in the city since the pandemic. Are restaurants allowing BYOB anywhere at a table outside?

I would not mind popping some corks, who is in?
by Mike Reff
June 18th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61852

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Thoughts on Pavie Macquin, Cos, Montrose, and Cantemerle??
by Mike Reff
June 18th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61852

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 11:11 am
I buy most years; bought some magnums.

So you can share with me and Dan Hammer flirtysmile
by Mike Reff
June 11th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

It's way crazy, how can it not be cheesehead

So I opened a 2001 Graciano from Valdemar, amazing...


GregT wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 11:21 am
Mike - you know you could have called! neener

Hope you're good with all the craziness these days.
by Mike Reff
June 11th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61852

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Cheers Monsieur
by Mike Reff
June 11th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61852

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Excuse the naivete of this poster, but how was the vintage of 2019, weather wise?
by Mike Reff
June 8th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 104
Views: 25162

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Can I get a refund for the slanderous words said to me in the rant raving post late last year?
by Mike Reff
June 6th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 3270

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

Larmendier Bernier.. Hands down amazing.
by Mike Reff
May 31st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

So back when I had a core tasting group in Brooklyn NY, in the previous 'normal' state of affairs, a wise man said that the 2001 vintage of Rioja was stellar. Having purchased some of late, I was curious to see what other Beserkers thought about the vintage based on recent tastings that they might ...
by Mike Reff
May 31st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

Bully Hill NY... a label with a goat, enjoy some finger lakes plonk!
by Mike Reff
May 31st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Rioja 2001 - Check in

So back when I had a core tasting group in Brooklyn NY, in the previous 'normal' state of affairs, a wise man said that the 2001 vintage of Rioja was stellar. Having purchased some of late, I was curious to see what other Beserkers thought about the vintage based on recent tastings that they might h...
by Mike Reff
May 29th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux
Replies: 41
Views: 3462

Re: 2019 Bordeaux

I received an offer for PC at $79.00, wow has that price come down quite a bit
by Mike Reff
May 23rd, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5788

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Purchased Monte Bello as 2008 futures when my son was born, paid less than $100.00 then, latest wine-searcher shows $225.00 what does that equate to after 11 years on release? newhere S&P 500 was at 1300 in 2008 and now it's at 2900 so if you had put that $100 in a simple S&P type fund it would be ...
by Mike Reff
May 21st, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5788

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Sc0tt Fitzger@ld wrote: Matthew, start laying down some Ridge Monte Bello. Sign up for the futures program - these wines will only get more expensive with time. +1 on the Ridge Monte Bello. And you may also be able to find back vintages that are in your $225 price range target to get an idea of wha...
by Mike Reff
May 21st, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5788

Re: $225 Cab discussion

HoosJustinG wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm
It’s expensive land or fruit, so unless you’ve been there a while, it’s hard to put out a bottle of anything noteworthy aged in 100% new French oak (as most of them seem to be) for under 100 bucks a bottle.
[winner.gif]

Geography, all about that!
by Mike Reff
May 20th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling my wines and how to go about it
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Selling my wines and how to go about it

You could always post something here, someone might be interested
by Mike Reff
May 20th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling my wines and how to go about it
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Selling my wines and how to go about it

Best of luck, but you are not going to sell your entire collection based on the short period of time for you. And with shipping out of the question for you, how are people supposed to pick them up?
by Mike Reff
May 17th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1556

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Thank you all for the wishes! In mid-April it was quite heart-breaking to see ambulances lining up our street in Manhattan and see our neighbors be taken out on stretchers. It was only a matter of time COVID found us. But now glad to get through it after two tough weeks. I pray and hope my neighbor...
by Mike Reff
May 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 2027

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

Zotovich Viogner
Calluna Savingon Blanc
Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc ( this is amazing!!!!!)

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