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by Bill Tex Landreth
September 24th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Six Bottle Boxed Set
Replies: 0
Views: 93

FS: Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Six Bottle Boxed Set

I have the 20-25 year Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Set in the display box. Was received in trade for wine. Shipping will be a challenge, but I can probably double box with styro peanuts and bubble wrap (actual cost to buyer). If in the big Texas triangle, I'll hand deliver. Pics on request and serious inq...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 23rd, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9594

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

John Webber wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 10:04 am
I snooze, I lose. No cab for me.
I'll bring you a bottle next time I head that way.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 22nd, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9594

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

David Schliecker wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 2:58 pm
In for 4x4x4. I am going to Popega one of each when they get delivered and then let the rest of them sleep for a little bit.
Haha. Will be doing the same in a couple of weeks when I am in Chicago for a dinner with friends.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 22nd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden
Replies: 27
Views: 1886

Re: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden

Price increase is most definitely to line the pockets of Bill.

The VA and over the top ETOH and extraction has been the Harlan calling card for over a decade now. The last bottle that I actually enjoyed was a 2004 last year.

Go buy a mixed case of William & Mary.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 19th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2334
Views: 199338

Re: Steak Porn

pepsi
Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 10:35 am
My kids LOVE teriyaki flank. Had a grill-takeover at a buddy’s house and was feeding 7 kids... so teriyaki flank it was!
Recipe lease
Pretty sure he will sell it to you.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 18th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14834

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 8:50 pm
In since 2010, have only uncorked two bottles and gifted one to a buddy.

Nice lil stash.
I have all my three packs unopened. I like to open other people's wines when I cook at their cribs.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 18th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1749

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

Anton D wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 12:09 pm
There are a few mailing lists that I get antsy waiting for out of fear of missing the wines. This is one of them.

Really looking forward to these!

If anybody is on the fence, these are worth buying on faith.
No. That is Ray Walker's brother's wine.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 18th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1749

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

Ever since the effusive praise of Roy Piper, I have been really eager for this release. Question for anyone familiar with the brand, it looks like I won't have the disposable income until the end of the month (planning on acquiring 2 cases), should I be ok? Will is one of the best in Napa. Reach ou...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 18th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1749

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

Brian, thanks for the head’s up tasting. I knew these were going to be good.

I heard the Napa bottling has a somewhat feline streak.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 15th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 150
Views: 9594

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

Word around the campfire is the Napa bottling is sourced from a single vineyard. I don’t know if Will is sworn to secrecy, but I understand it should provide great value.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 15th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14834

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

R. Wilhite wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 8:48 am
You should know about William & Mary - Will Segui's project. His wines are fantastic. The proprietary blend is unreal. I got to sample the 2018 from barrel in Feb and it mind blowing
In addition to his wines being excellent, Will is a stand up guy and one of the best people to know in Valley.
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 14th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

The world revolves around Merrill and her cats. Her attitude of protect the elites is what will cause her eventual excommunication from her perceived winemaker circle. I and surely many others here like Merrill, her cats, and her wine! Not sure why the vindictive snarkasm, but you outed yourself by...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 14th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I have been staying away from this thread as the antagonism is a bit much. But now that I am being quoted, please note that Larry was not forthcoming in his original post just what type of infraction he felt he was dealing with. It took 10 posts before he explained this was another to mask or not t...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 14th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I have been staying away from this thread as the antagonism is a bit much. But now that I am being quoted, please note that Larry was not forthcoming in his original post just what type of infraction he felt he was dealing with. It took 10 posts before he explained this was another to mask or not t...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 8th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14834

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

It's 500 people looking to buy at release price and not a single person looking to sell at release price, LOL [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] Why would ANYONE sell at release price when there are brokers offers 2X pre-release? I'm not going be generous to a fellow member with under 100 posts just ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 8th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14834

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

For those looking to buy or sell, please post in commerce corner. Let's try to keep this thread on the release. It's 500 people looking to buy at release price and not a single person looking to sell at release price, LOL [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] Why would ANYONE sell at release price when ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
September 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback

IMO, there should be a broad range of reward options targeted to the wine noobs all the way up to the whales that buy cases of wine monthly. Lot of folks that are really into wine (especially here) are also really into other esoterica outside of wine. Look at what threads have the most posts in The ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 30th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

William Segui wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 4:18 pm
blarmston wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Thanks Will. That Cemetery bottling has got me FIRED UP!
Same.

Will, where is the the vineyard located?
It is near Las Piedras, St. Helena west of 29
Groovy. Definitely some good dirt there.

I bet Piper is jealous.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 28th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

blarmston wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Thanks Will. That Cemetery bottling has got me FIRED UP!
Same.

Will, where is the the vineyard located?
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 28th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

2018 Caterwaul: Any 411 For The Upcoming Release?

Big fan of the the first release of the Napa and Regusci bottling and there appears to be a new SVD coming out as well. Anybody visited to try? I'll be a buyer most likely as the price points are right and the vintage is stellar.

TIA
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 18th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Was it Todd or Fu that deleted my post, and why?

Does being a Berserker Business paying member grant special privileges?
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 14th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7369

Re: Napa Heatwave......

Casey Hartlip wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Yikes!
Calistoga is not Cabernet country, it's more like the southern Rhone. Grenache and Petite Sirah would do so well there.
But, Merrill is such an accomplished winemaker.

Oh, wait...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 14th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2334
Views: 199338

Re: Steak Porn

We've been seeing "American Wagyu" at our Costco. Some of it just appears prime or maybe prime+. But, when it looks exceptional I grab it. Or, if they have the American Wagyu ribcap medallions like today. I just grab them all. They were outstanding a few weeks ago. All the cuts - ribeye centers (sa...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 13th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268260

Re: Official Costco Thread

T Fletcher wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 9:25 am
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Southlake, TX today.

Solid case in the bin.
Wow! My 2018s are still being held by Vinfillment from last May due to the warm weather. I need to find a way to get up to Southlake to grab a bottle or two.
Funny thing...there aren’t any left.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 13th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268260

Re: Official Costco Thread

Rich Brown wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 11:21 am
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 9:25 am
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Southlake, TX today.

Solid case in the bin.
Cheaper than list pricing since you don't have to pay shipping!! [wow.gif]
Yup. All in was $21.64 a bottle
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 13th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268260

Re: Official Costco Thread

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Southlake, TX today.

Solid case in the bin.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 12th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 222239

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

Hypothetically (of course) let's say that the bottle labeled Chambertin was actually a VDP. Seems like pretty easy cash to me.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 12th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 222239

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

Hi all, thanks for your comments on this and highlighting it to me publicly and privately. There seem to be two questions in this thread- whether the wines are real and whether the producer description is accurate or appropriate. To the first question, I can tell you that these wines came from a ve...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 11th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4572
Views: 261590

Re: de Negoce offer

Nick F. wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 1:14 pm
antica ?
That's where I'm betting.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 10th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268260

Re: Official Costco Thread

Just picked up a bottle of the 2018 Kirkland SLD Cab. Chilling it now and will decant for a couple of hours. Will report back. Hey Bill, how was it? anything close to 2016? Sorry, long birthday weekend. It is not the 2016. It is however a very good bottle of SLD Cabernet, and well worth the tariff ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 7th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic bread
Replies: 19
Views: 1075

Re: Garlic bread

Chris - I think it's different than confit if we define the confit the same way. I make my confit in the oven...Bulb, oil, foil, heat.... If that's how you do it, then I think you'll find the roasted/confit is sweeter due to the caramelization that takes place. The State Bird model is closer to raw...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 7th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268260

Re: Official Costco Thread

Just picked up a bottle of the 2018 Kirkland SLD Cab. Chilling it now and will decant for a couple of hours. Will report back.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 2nd, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Victor Hong wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:59 pm
Not even a larceny detective?
Maybe long term, unauthorized borrowing?
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 2nd, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Victor Hong wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 4:12 pm
Murder (by virus)?
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 2nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4191

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Forget about it. No good can come of it. I am curious why you say this Please explain . . . Explain more details of the infraction and I will explain my reasons (or perhaps change my mind!). <<<SIGH>>> Where is the line, Merrill? Jay walking Speeding CD theft Wine theft Exposing the public to a ver...
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 26th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1650
Views: 88370

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Some beef ribs
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 26th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...
Replies: 21
Views: 1735

Re: BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...

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Short rib plate and back ribs
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 15th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2042
Views: 268260

Re: Official Costco Thread

For Texas folks, the Western Beverages outlets that are contiguous to some Costcos have 2012 Cristal @ $220 a bottle. Fairly decent pricing in our market. I just picked up six bottle in the gift box.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 15th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4572
Views: 261590

Re: de Negoce offer

Had the No 8 last night with a six hour decant. It's the real deal IMHO. Varietally correct with nothing to suggest this was a culled or second wine from the producer. Great value to be had in this venture for sure. Will continue to buy as a case costs me the same delivered as some single bottles ar...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 19th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions on Cow
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Suggestions on Cow

Call me to discuss.
by Bill Tex Landreth
May 26th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1665

Re: 08 DP hunter

Certainly less hassle but tax is the real killer here. 136+tax = close to 150 all in. Close to $150 all in is still a pretty good price. According to a local merchant, the TX distributor raised its price on the '08 $40 a bottle in the last month or so. I paid just over $140 a bottle, all in, a coup...
by Bill Tex Landreth
May 23rd, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5819

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Would stockbroker pounds, liras, or yuans be better? I saw you edited this asking what was wrong with shekels so now I will actually answer as maybe it will help in the future... It is a stereotype that Jews control Wall Street. Nobody thinks the British or Italians control Wall Street. The idea be...
by Bill Tex Landreth
May 23rd, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5819

Re: $225 Cab discussion

I think a bit of confusion in this thread. Yes, I do not want any wine for investment purposes. That doesn't mean I want to overpay for wine! I agree one person's $225 wine might be *worth* $1000 to someone else based on their tastes and net worth, despite it being readily available for $225. Basic...
by Bill Tex Landreth
May 22nd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6150

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

It was tasty.
by Bill Tex Landreth
May 19th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Other Walker Brother's Wine Project: Faith Winery
Replies: 137
Views: 9414

Re: The Other Walker Brother's Wine Project: Faith Winery

I'm kinda loosing faith that this project will ever come to fruition.

<<<SIGH>>>
by Bill Tex Landreth
May 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just tried Caymus 40th.....
Replies: 497
Views: 45914

Re: Just tried Caymus 40th.....

For a label like Caymus, there’s a significant need for one vintage to taste a lot like the next. From the perspective of the average steakhouse Caymus drinker, when you go out to dinner and order your bottle of Caymus, you want to know what it’s going to taste like and not consider whether it’s a ...

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