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by Michael Martin
September 19th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Utah wine questions
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Utah wine questions

No
Maybe
No
by Michael Martin
September 19th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Russ, Thanks for update. Did you finish the bottle? Think OG11 will be the top gems in de Negoce offerings probably along with OG40. These Cabs are young, still primary, will need 2-3 years cellaring to break out. Cheers, Tim That’s why I bought the N.15 Merlot. Sounded ready to consume while leavi...
by Michael Martin
September 18th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 30
Views: 913

Re: Barrel furniture

I’ve seen furniture made from pallets too. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
by Michael Martin
September 16th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Some things you have learned about wine drinking?

You don’t need a foil cutter. If the bottle has a real tin foil, not a plastic one, just grab that sucker and pull. Most come off fairly easily.
by Michael Martin
September 14th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Barbera Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Barbera Shake Ridge Ranch

More Dirty and Rowdy esque than Bedrock, but I love these.
by Michael Martin
September 14th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3789

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

I'm also a newbie when it comes to D&R. If not for berserkers, I would have no idea. They seem to be in the vein of Carlisle and Bedrock. Is that right? If I was going to hunt down some of their wines to see what they are about, what should I look for? Personally I think any of his Mourvèdre based ...
by Michael Martin
September 14th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3789

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

I'm also a newbie when it comes to D&R. If not for berserkers, I would have no idea. They seem to be in the vein of Carlisle and Bedrock. Is that right? If I was going to hunt down some of their wines to see what they are about, what should I look for? Personally I think any of his Mourvèdre based ...
by Michael Martin
September 12th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 581
Views: 47978

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

West of Temperance Aglianico, all vintages. Love these.
by Michael Martin
September 12th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Rodrigo B wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Should we do a Zoom with the people on the thread
in November? Would be interesting to taste several bottle with people
That would be cool.
by Michael Martin
September 12th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

The winery I work at in Western Colorado has potential for smoke taint from nearby fires. We pressed Merlot for rose’ a week or two ago. I just tried a sample from the tank. Still early in fermentation and there is no sign of smoke. The lab confirms it as well. We destemmed.
by Michael Martin
September 11th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Make rose’. Less time on its skins.
by Michael Martin
September 11th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Had it in my cart and then said why, as I reminded myself of the 48 bottles (of the early, hopefully awesome releases) hitting my doorstep in 30 days.
by Michael Martin
September 11th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2866
Views: 191474

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 Shake Ridge Barbara. The Dirty and Rowdy thread got me hankering for one of these. I hope Morgan makes more. One of my favorites of his newer releases. A lot going on with candied raspberry, white pepper, red licorice, orange oil. Long mineral tinged finish. Drinking great right now with a shor...
by Michael Martin
September 9th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3789

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Bedrock Barbera was part of a blend.
And also a single bottling. I have a couple bottles. 2017.
by Michael Martin
September 9th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 24
Views: 586

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

For me the day 2 phenomenon applies to young, red wines, some Rhône whites, but definitely not reds with some years on them or Rosé. Michael, I think you have clarified my issue. Thanks. "Reds with some years on them" (or even whites) are not in my usual ballpark, as reflected in my two recent exam...
by Michael Martin
September 9th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 24
Views: 586

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

For me the day 2 phenomenon applies to young, red wines, some Rhône whites, but definitely not reds with some years on them or Rosé.
by Michael Martin
September 8th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

R. Serafin wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Where can you see earlier releases that are still available? The site is like the dark web.
Go to search and put in a number.
by Michael Martin
September 7th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2866
Views: 191474

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Thanks for the data point Rich. On day 3, it definitely showed the best. The lesson here is that the mountain Zins really need 10+ years to shine their best. To me, that list includes: Nervo Sky Monte Rosso ... any others? I sorta wish I had read this before I opened one, but then again, glad I did...
by Michael Martin
September 7th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

New, positive TN on N. 17 on CT: https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp?iWine=3687078&iNote=8620354&searchId=4AA17B45%23selected%253DW3687078_4_Kcc9baa48e8edf906e9378506995cdfd0 Ha! This is me. I've been lurking on this thread for the last month or so. Given that we were still in the tail end of th...
by Michael Martin
September 6th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Four bottles consumed of N.01. Admittedly the first couple were out of curiosity and opened way too early. The last two were better on day 2 or 3, but I am not sure I would consume many of these. A case is enough. More dark fruited/espresso/toast rather than traditional cab flavorings...leather/toba...
by Michael Martin
September 4th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 55
Views: 3027

Re: Benchmark bin sale

Their prices even with the sale aren’t that great. With some patience, I usually get better deals on Winebid.
by Michael Martin
September 4th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4966

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Drinking way more whites, Rosé and sparkling. Started heavy into Syrah and Zins.
by Michael Martin
September 3rd, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Yep, those are all great points and I 100% agree! I love it when we get new posters on WB who are passionate about wine and enjoy getting involved (in a positive/non-attacking way) with the discussions! However, I do think its important to point out that it is definitley NOT common for threads to h...
by Michael Martin
September 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Rich, I'd like to first say CONGRATULATIONS! We have our first patronizing wine snob post in at least a week! You have been throwing shade at me for a month so it's nothing new but it just makes all my juices flow. I love this: your enthusiasm for this brand is incredible (truly never seen anything...
by Michael Martin
September 3rd, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Opened an N.01 tonight. Great nose, smoked violets. Initially dark fruit and pepper then quickly shut down. Watery, salty tannins with dark fruits, toast and espresso, lots of oak. Past experience says these will show better tomorrow. Overall, keep them corked and buried deep. Nice man - appreciate...
by Michael Martin
September 3rd, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Opened an N.01 tonight. Great nose, smoked violets. Initially dark fruit and pepper then quickly shut down. Watery, salty tannins with dark fruits, toast and espresso, lots of oak.
Past experience says these will show better tomorrow.
Overall, keep them corked and buried deep.
by Michael Martin
September 3rd, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1519

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

My luddite question, how were you able to login to WB and post when you got that message? Every attempt for me ended with that security message. There was a double secret hatch door behind the more details link saying if you think this message is an error, click on it. Then provide your social secu...
by Michael Martin
September 2nd, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

The $25 is well worth it for Berserker Day benefits as well.

Speaking of, I wonder if Cameron plans a dN offering that day.
by Michael Martin
September 2nd, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Let’s not make this a thread about anyone, let’s keep it on track with discussion of DN, the offers, the wines, the origins. That is what made it interesting. Once it become dominated and dissenting posters labeled, it went downhill.
by Michael Martin
September 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

The drunk, naked, cyclist didn’t post tasting notes on CT for the rereleases. Maybe just that simple. [snort.gif]
by Michael Martin
September 1st, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 172
Views: 8026

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

$20 a bottle, sparkling rose’, extra dry, off dry and a few other variations. Really good stuff. Hopefully my Colorado friends can find these. Sauvage Spectrum.
Stop into their Palisade tasting room too. Great guys.
https://sauvagespectrum.com/
by Michael Martin
September 1st, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Did Matthew T get banned or something? This is the longest I have seen this thread without a post from him. Not banned, just no interest in posting anymore. One guy questioned how I am as a father, another told a ridiculous story about his friend and how after she got therapy she was a better perso...
by Michael Martin
August 31st, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Michael, I just don’t know enough and was hoping someone would ask the question. Does the blended wine see barrel again? I assume not, that’s why i think most of them are not the same wine. Of course, if barrel doesn’t really mean barrel that’s a different story. But my point is really there is not...
by Michael Martin
August 31st, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Enough discussion on whether we got the same wine. While I tend to believe not, why does the juice not making the cut not worth aging when it was made with that intention? Can a $15 BDX become a better wine 10 years later? What’s wrong with discussing package here? I have found that time heals the ...
by Michael Martin
August 31st, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

We all sat on our hands when everyone bagged on MathewT for being a fanboy, and now we've got KTr@n (great super villain handle) telling us we're babying wine that wouldn't be out of place in a red solo cup at a UNC corona party and we're on our own. There's a lesson here somewhere, but I'm not goi...
by Michael Martin
August 31st, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

J. Patrick Lynch wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 11:51 am
Mike R wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 11:26 am
These do not have capsules (at least the ones I have received thus far).
It was confirmed there would be no capsules going forward.
The corks, at least on the N.01, are also short corks.
by Michael Martin
August 31st, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

I became interested when Cameron posted a separate thread describing the new entity. I bought and received the N.01 and thought it was decent enough for the price, even in its shocked state, so I bought 3 more releases. I know me though, I like to drink wide and having 48 bottles of a single grape i...
by Michael Martin
August 30th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

I bought four cases. How much troublemaking does that buy me?
by Michael Martin
August 30th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Those two cute kids in the avatar have him as their father. [wow.gif]
by Michael Martin
August 30th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Oh, Cam didn't even mention the 94 points the bike dude gave #40 in his email or in the offering. Haters think that vast majority if his email list obsesses over cellartracker or reads that guys blog? I'd bet less than 1% of people buying his wine even go to cellartracker let alone look at every ne...
by Michael Martin
August 30th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Anyone street view the address in Cam’s email? This is the first image that pops up. [snort.gif]
by Michael Martin
August 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"
Replies: 32
Views: 1222

Re: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"

Still traveling, just closer and more remote.
by Michael Martin
August 28th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Nate Simon wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 11:28 am
WilliamRobe'rtH wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 10:02 am
Bumped so Cam knows how badly we want #40 right now!!
Can someone enlighten me...what is OG #40, and why is it so hotly anticipated?
Naked Drunk Biker Cyclist, or whatever their name is, posted a review on CT about it.
by Michael Martin
August 25th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 63
Views: 3515

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Widely available...
Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah $22
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cab $22
Bodegas Ateca Calatayud Atteca Old Vines $14
Villa Antinori Toscana $15
St Francis Old Vine Zin $12
by Michael Martin
August 25th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 1993

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

Waiting for Cameron Hughes to blow these out at $8 a bottle.
by Michael Martin
August 24th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Tales from the tasting room
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Tales from the tasting room

I mentioned in another thread that I got what my wife calls a “hobby job” working in a local Grand Valley AVA tasting room. I am retired now and enjoy the experience of working weekends pouring/selling wine to the locals and tourists in Western Colorado. What has been one of the more interesting asp...
by Michael Martin
August 22nd, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1088

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

We love our French press coffee. Never thought twice about the fine sediment.
by Michael Martin
August 21st, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

That's great for you. I think CH probably has you beat, but that doesn't really matter. It's not a contest. Why do you care what CH does? Like I said, strange criticism. You miss the point. I am just saying as a long time sales professional, I would never stretch, and it is a stretch, to use an obs...
by Michael Martin
August 21st, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

I have sold millions of dollars of product through my business over the last 24 years. I would never use the 63rd most popular blogger as a marketing ploy. Call me strange, but that’s just me.
Carry on.
by Michael Martin
August 21st, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4326
Views: 247403

Re: de Negoce offer

Troy Stark wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 6:52 am
Michael - not sure why you've never heard of him, but I have and I'm sure many other people have as well. #63 on this list of top 100 wine blogs; https://blog.feedspot.com/wine_blogs/
Oh of course, 63rd blogger. How silly of me. [snort.gif]

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