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by R_Gilbane
May 29th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 4733

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Sometimes, I think having a track record is what pisses people off. If someone recalls a wine going for 30 bucks and now it goes over 200, it’s a case of thinking that the underlying cost of production doesn’t justify the price, it’s purely price hiking (above inflation costs, etc.) Some new high e...
by R_Gilbane
May 29th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 4733

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

It does seem that Napa is going to get its butt kicked by Bdx if it doesnt stop these massive increases. I know Roy Piper is a great guy and his wine is awesome but he had two 20% increases in like 4-5 years going from $125 to $175, there are dozens more doing the same. It doesnt matter that cost o...
by R_Gilbane
May 29th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

W. Leonard wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 9:23 am
Hey guys! Keller G Max vertical still going down this weekend?
Was unaware this was going down.....must be related to the recent CENSORING OF MY POSTS BY THE JACKBOOTED ADMINS ON THIS BOARD.
by R_Gilbane
May 29th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17318

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

A friend of mine who is well versed in all things bordeaux recently told me that, "If there was one bottle of 2018 Bordeaux to buy, it's the 2010 Overnoy Pupillin Poulsard". Where can I buy that? Wine.com? Total Wine? Your friend is taking the piss out of you. That is a Jura wine, not a bordeaux Ev...
by R_Gilbane
May 29th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 17318

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

A friend of mine who is well versed in all things bordeaux recently told me that, "If there was one bottle of 2018 Bordeaux to buy, it's the 2010 Overnoy Pupillin Poulsard". Where can I buy that? Wine.com? Total Wine?
by R_Gilbane
May 28th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows
Replies: 15
Views: 1869

Re: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows

I enjoyed a bottle of '94 Tempier Bandol that was absolutely singing this past Saturday night. It made me exceedingly happy.
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by R_Gilbane
May 22nd, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

What time is everyone showing up for the Terre Nere Fiesta this weekend? I have a few mags of '08 Prephylloxera ready to pop.
by R_Gilbane
May 22nd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3871

Re: 2017 Gonon

scamhi wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
i bought Gonon at these prices- all sold out at this retailer.
2017 Saint-Joseph $44.99
2017 Iles Feray $29.99
You overpaid. I got 2 cases of the SJ for $39.99 with shipping.
by R_Gilbane
May 22nd, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1707

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

3,000 dollars to ship 42 bottles of wine? Damn. You can't Fed Ex them? If you are truly compelled to transport them, that's hardly any space you are taking up. Keep them in the temperature controlled part of the vehicle with you and they will remain at the same temperature as you for the entire tri...
by R_Gilbane
May 21st, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4500

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

Yes on a microscale and a resounding NO on a macro. Has everything to do with which company controls the vast majority of the farmers/producers. Bulk production reigns king.
by R_Gilbane
May 11th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2996

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

What Kirk said. Easy pass on the ‘02 DP.
by R_Gilbane
May 11th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3336

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Anyone opened a bottle recently?
by R_Gilbane
May 11th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Feeling some inspo from the recent Tanzer Cali retrospectives. Thinking older cabs today. Same time, same place as last week?
by R_Gilbane
May 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Sold

Sold.
by R_Gilbane
May 2nd, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11650

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

GregT wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 11:14 am
Two things to remember - 1. MOST People will make what sells. 2. You can ABSOLUTELY go back in time.

FIFY
by R_Gilbane
May 2nd, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC - Old Mayacamas Tasting
Replies: 0
Views: 393

DC - Old Mayacamas Tasting

Looking to put together a tasting of older Mayacamas Cab in DC sometime this summer. I have a smattering of older bottles ('68-73, 75-79, various 80s). Looking to fill in some gaps. Shoot me a PM if interested.
by R_Gilbane
May 2nd, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11650

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

K&L had some crazy prices on the La Las (Mouline I believe....sub $190 for 2013s) ......and they just sat there. How much of that is a problem with the number of states that they can no longer ship to? I used to purchase a lot of wine from K&L. Now they cannot ship to us at all. Along with about 50...
by R_Gilbane
May 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: 2013 Pott The Arsenal(Greer) Magnum

Beautiful bottle of wine that any cab lover would be very happy to own.
by R_Gilbane
May 1st, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11650

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

K&L had some crazy prices on the La Las (Mouline I believe....sub $190 for 2013s) ......and they just sat there.
by R_Gilbane
May 1st, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Cameron Thruthers Event - Thanks for coming out!
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: DC Cameron Thruthers Event - Thanks for coming out!

David, need to put those together. Been a long week of travel but I should have some time tomorrow (long flight back to New Zealand).
by R_Gilbane
May 1st, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

F- Noah you're going to drain my stores! I literally only have 3 bottles of the Gentaz Cote Brune left......but I'm not closing the door just yet. If you egt Art to bring his mag of '91 Chave, I'll bring my '91 Gentaz.
by R_Gilbane
May 1st, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Great to hear Alicia! A strong addition to the tasting for sure. In addition to the Jamet vertical, I'll be adding three bottles I won from Noah (thank you Patriots for yet another Super Bowl!!!). Yeah they are too young to open but why not share the spoils of war with the gang? Also not sure where ...
by R_Gilbane
April 30th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Christopher Tynan Wines "Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard"
Replies: 0
Views: 264

SOLD - Christopher Tynan Wines "Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard"

SOLD. Thanks for all of the interest!

2012 & 2013 Christopher Tynan Wines Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard available for sale. PM for pricing.
by R_Gilbane
April 29th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Noah, lunch just opened up for me and I'm now planning on a quick bite downtown in the G-Town area. Available to meet Milano at 12:30? Chef set aside a bottle of the '04 Conterno Monfortino (riserva), which pairs beuatifully with gnocchi and mondays!
by R_Gilbane
April 29th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC Cameron Thruthers Event - Thanks for coming out!
Replies: 2
Views: 358

DC Cameron Thruthers Event - Thanks for coming out!

Wanted to drop a quick note about the fantastic Cameron Clos Electrique Event this past weekend. Thanks for everyone who showed up and brought bottles....really surpassed all of my expectations (complete vertical from the '90s was insane). Also wanted to thank those who brought food...the umi servic...
by R_Gilbane
April 29th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

We really should get that 30 years of Dominus dinner on the books. Joe, that's a great idea!!! I'll swing by Domaine later today to start the planning process. Also will pull some of my older Dominus stash and do some "selective sampling" to ensure quality is in line with expectations. I'll be in t...
by R_Gilbane
April 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Great event the other day! Good to see so many familiar faces. I though the Margaux showed really well but the ‘05 Ramonet Montrachet was simply spectacular. Happy to open up some more of those at the offline next week.
by R_Gilbane
April 26th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Anyone heading to the Margaux tasting at Domaine today? Opening a few older bottles (including an '82) to celebrate life.
by R_Gilbane
April 14th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys for days
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Rhys for days

Appreciate the info.
by R_Gilbane
April 14th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys for days
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Rhys for days

Given the massive quantities of older and newer vintages of Rhys available at various auction sites right now, I’m wondering which bottles would be worth taking a flyer on. There are 45 bottles available on winebid right now (oldest is ‘07 Alpine and Horseshoe). Always makes me a bit nervous to see ...
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Yes and yes. Was in there today and there were a few people enjoying older Napa cab. Really nice to try an ‘82 Dunn HM (tired), 89 Opus One ( on Fire) and a ‘94 Dalla Valle Maya (spectacular).
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FFS people, it was an April fools joke. You can stop sending me PM’s. Especially Bobby.
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Moving Sale! (DRC, Chetillons, MB, Rougeard, etc)

Noah, Why won’t you respond to my PMs??? I have sent multiple PMs. You need to answer. I responded first.
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone - thanks~
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Gone - thanks~

TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON.
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade - 2011 Ultramarine Rose for 2002 Dom Perignon
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Trade - 2011 Ultramarine Rose for 2002 Dom Perignon

Looking to trade 3 bottles of 2011 Ultramarine Rose for 3 bottles of 2002 Dom Perignon. I know that according to WS Pro I would be taking a small hit in terms of pricing as the 2011 Ultramarine Rose commands a roughly $40 premium. However, I'm willing to overlook that as long as my trading partner c...
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: TRADE COMPLETED
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Sale or Trade - 1995 Corison Kronos

Alan Eden wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 7:54 am
OK, gotta ask how you get burned by a picture of a hot tub !!

Thinking I was buying an actual hot tub and also receiving a picture of the hot tub. It’s a figure of speech.

Your offer has been rejected.
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone - thanks~
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: TreeHouse and Trillium DC

Will you accept older Ganevet or Overnoy?
by R_Gilbane
April 1st, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: TRADE COMPLETED
Replies: 2
Views: 228

TRADE COMPLETED

The beer is cold and the hot tub is hot!
by R_Gilbane
March 31st, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade Completed
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Trade Completed

All set. Thanks for looking.
by R_Gilbane
March 29th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Thomas - '98-'03 Vertical
Replies: 0
Views: 221

SOLD: Thomas - '98-'03 Vertical

SOLD

Selling a vertical of Thomas as I realize I have far more than I am actually going to drink in this lifetime. One bottle of each vintage from 1998-2003 (6 total). $650 for the set (buyer pays shipping).
by R_Gilbane
February 28th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 18510

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

jordan whitehead wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:25 pm
It's just hard for people who have been on the list since the beginning and paying $125, to now justify paying $400
Yeah. I feel the same way about Amazon stock. Used to pay $22/share....tough to justify paying $1,641 for it now. Seems unfair.
by R_Gilbane
February 28th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 18510

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Marc Frontario wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:37 pm
I got the offer again though i have not bought and Fu'lipped the wines in years. When I bought they were $150 per.
How much more profit does one make employing the “Fu-lipping” method vs the traditional flipping model?
by R_Gilbane
February 26th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 2016 Scarecrow
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: WTB: 2016 Scarecrow

FYI . I did not see William’s responses I am extremely inexperienced and poor at all social media... I misunderstood this trail of comments and thought someone wrote they wanted to sell their SCARECROW, so I wrote that we are purchasing. Some one pointed out that I was Jumping on someone else's int...
by R_Gilbane
February 25th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20718

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 5:07 pm
They are very different wines, so I don’t compare them.

I love all my children equally except for when I love one most of all.
by R_Gilbane
February 25th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 18510

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Yeah the price increase is a bummer. Not sure I can afford buying my case allocation and 3 mags. This may finally be the year I downgrade to Dominus. End of days my friends....end of days.
by R_Gilbane
February 25th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5666

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Would be helpful if OP added context. What have you tried to date? Also entirely possible that there will never be a “wow” rose for you. And that’s not a terrible thing either.
by R_Gilbane
February 20th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 85230

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

DC DOMAINE IS BACK IN ACTION. I'M IN THE TASTING ROOM RIGHT NOW AND IT'S A TOTAL FREAK FEST. I'M PORONING GC WHITE BURG LIKE IT'S NOBODY'S BUSINESS. GET HERE BEFORE THE ALARMS TURN ON AT 10PM.
by R_Gilbane
February 20th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4007

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Not expecting a whole lot of sympathy here from this board, but... Turns out VHR has a very odd shipping policy. Ground shipping is free, unless they do not ship to your state. In that case, you have to pay VHR an extra $10. That fee allows a third-party-shipper the right to go pick up your wine. T...
by R_Gilbane
February 20th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4007

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Joe Mendez wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Was traveling today (plane) and got home to login and its all sold out :-(
CONSPIRACY.
by R_Gilbane
January 30th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DC June 7th: one seat open for DRC dinner at Proof + byob
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: DC June 7th: one seat open for DRC dinner at Proof + byob

I would like to participate in this again. Turn the machines back on.
by R_Gilbane
January 28th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Domestic Wines, not for the faint of heart.
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: Great Domestic Wines, not for the faint of heart.

Had these two last night with grass-fed NY Strips that we all thought may have been corn-finished. Just as well as these wines require a most robust protein. SQN Waterdance is settling into a really nice place as it’s all olives and smoke now. Very organically we had this wine several times right a...

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