Wine Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Rabid, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Mr Mortisay

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    Don’t think you can go wrong with that for that price point. I’ve got two in the cooler from our trip that I’m saving for special occasions down the road
     
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  2. Dale Doback

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    we are having a kid around christmas time. Thinking about getting a nice bottle of wine for my wife for christmas/baby present. She is a big fan of bella union cabernet. looking for something under $200. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Nole0515

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    Just ordered a bottle of Caymus Cab Special Selection 2015 and Sequoia Grove 2016 for $177 with shipping using a Total Wine Promo $60 off $200 or more purchase using an Amex. The code is 2734
     
  4. Dale Doback

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    Awesome. Thank you.
     
  5. Dale Doback

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    So i feel like an idiot. Where do i use that code?
     
  6. Nole0515

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    when checking out there's a coupon and promo code

    Edit. looks like it was a one time use
     
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  7. Dale Doback

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    Damn. Did you get the code from AmEx?
     
  8. Nole0515

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    my sister got it from Totalwine
     
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  9. Mr Mortisay

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    2006 Spring Mountain Elivette tonight. Fan fucking tastic
     
  10. infected donkey

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    Enjoying a nice 2015 Chianti with the Chicken Parm. I cooked tonight.
     
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  11. Cheshire Bridge

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    Finally bought a bottle of Caymus. Trying to decide between that and my 2015 Isoceles for Christmas Eve. Leaning Caymus bc that Isoceles is one of my favorite wines and the vintage was really good imo
     
  12. ryno23

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    Can't vouch for quality but they are going out of business and their stuff is 65% off with $30 flat rate shipping per case. Some of the wines get some decent ratings on cellar tracker.
    http://davenportcellars.orderport.net/wines/red
     
  13. HatterasJack

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    Been enjoying the Hartford Court Pinots lately. Lands Edge and the base Russian River are both nice values and easy to find. The Arrendell and Haileys Block were both outstanding.
     
  14. infected donkey

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    I wish I could get some good west coast wines shipped here but damn state laws don't allow it :tebow:. But on the good side is i have a winery 1/2 mile from my house that makes a pretty good chardonnay.
     
  15. Rabid

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    I pulled a 2008 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon for dinner tonight. It’s drinking very well immediately upon opening.
     
  16. ryno23

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    just ordered a case and a half of the wine i mentioned above. after tax and shipping it came out to $13/bottle. The owner posted this message on the wine forum.

    am an owner of Davenport Cellars along with my wife, and the winemaker. I noticed a few questions and figured I should respond.

    Our philosophy on winemaking is to express the vine and vintage. What that means is our wines depict the nuances of the vintage (weather) and express varietal typicity. We have been making the R.H.D. and Continuity blends since 2007, our first vintage. We use a minimalist approach to winemaking. After pressing, we settle the wines in stainless for a week and then rack off of the gross lees into French oak barrels. We purchased about 66% new oak each year. The Cab was targeted with a higher percent of new oak 70-75%, and the Merlot about 50%. Oak was used to add some subtle complexity. Once in barrel the wine was left untouched for 18-28 months, except for monthly topping.

    When we were getting close to bottling we would bring our tasting panel together to taste through the barrels. While our Cab may have come from a single vineyard, the 13+ barrels were all different due to fermenting with different yeasts and sourcing barrels from four to seven different coopers. After the panel tastes and ranks the barrels, I begin the process of building test blends. Our varietal wines were not necessarily produced every year because we wanted the wine to truly express the grape. If we couldn't do that using 100% of that grape, we didn't produce it. We could have added Merlot, or Cab, or a splash of Syrah at times to tweak the wine but... we just chose to not do it. Once the test blends are tasted and finalized, we blend the entire lot and bottle un-fined and unfiltered. The reds then see 10-14 months of bottle age before release (whites were aged 3-8 months depending on stainless or oak fermentation).

    The website still shows retail pricing. If you load your cart you will see the discount at checkout.

    We retired from our day jobs in 2013 (me) and 2017 (my wife). We are now at a point in our lives where we want more time for ourselves and family and have decided to exit the business. This sale runs through 5pm on December 29th... if you snooze, you'll lose. After that, and into 2020, any remaining wine will continue to be sold online, at local wine events, and to restaurants and wine shops.
     
  17. Mix

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    Had a few nice bottles last night at our wine director's place.

    The Paul Achs messed with my head a lot, smell was so deceiving to the taste. But that Alsace Pinot was fantastic. Our bar got an American exclusive on that champagne and very excited to get people drinking that.

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  18. ryno23

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    What is the price-point on the champagne? Also curious what you mean as an "American exclusive"
     
  19. Mix

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    They are small and don't distribute to the US at all. We will be the only place in America you can buy it. They aren't super expensive either. Only $40-50.
     
  20. ryno23

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  21. Mix

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    No I'm in Fl. If you can get some online you should.
     
  22. Menelaus

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    Few things I enjoyed over the holiday. The Von Strasser was amazing.

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  23. Rabid

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    We had Chinese food with some spice so I'm drinking 2012 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling from Alsace. Pretty, pretty good.
     
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  24. SmoochieWallace

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    Chinese food + Alsace Riesling
    :dennard:
     
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  25. Lipp

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    Tell us more about the Chinese food.
     
  26. Rabid

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    Take-out Sesame and Kung Pao chicken from a local restaurant.
     
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  27. Rabid

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    2004 Chateau Figeac with coffee rubbed steak and brussel sprouts

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  28. ANTWONE

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    You own a bar now?
     
  29. Vito Corleone

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    Impressive. How did it age?
     
  30. Rabid

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    It was my only bottle so I don't have a point of comparison. It was good but not great. I'm guessing I would have preferred it 5 years ago with a bit more fruit up front but I have no experience drinking the same wine over a 15 year window to feel confident in that and frankly not enough BDX experience to make great generalizations.
     
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  31. Rabid

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    I’ve reached the point where I have more special bottles than occasions to drink them.
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  32. DistantFactor

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    The average ASP for Pinot in my cellar is around 50 and my wife cut off buying wine for the time being until I actually drink some of it, so I know the feeling.

    That is one of my favorite bottles.
     
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  33. HatterasJack

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    What does ASP stand for?
     
  34. DistantFactor

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    Average sales price, sorry work acronym becoming normal lingo for me.
     
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  35. pperc15

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    Hence, bourbon.
     
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  36. Rabid

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    I'm trying to proactively tweak purchases/clubs to get to a point where I'm flat to decline in bottles. I'm also looking through and drinking things like this Insignia, which was one of my first splurges 10+ year ago, that felt like they needed too special of an occasion to actually drink.
     
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  37. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Wasn't the saying on Sideways something to the effect of, "when you open the bottle, that's the special occasion"
     
  38. DistantFactor

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    Pretty much, it’s how I bring balance to the force.
     
  39. HatterasJack

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    Gotcha. That was my guess, but the average before it threw me off.
     
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  40. SmoochieWallace

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    Need to pass on my allotment from Horsepower this year. Anyone interested?
     
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  41. stric006

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    I don’t want to open any nice bottles tonight so I’m stuck going to publix to buy something decent and decently priced. I have my regulars I go with; but any recs? Cab or Pinot is what I’m looking for.
     
  42. wes tegg

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    Publix carries a Justin Paso Robles Cab that's normally on sale and is pretty solid. It's like ~$20-25, IIRC.
     
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  43. stric006

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    I get freak show at publix, they usually have it on sale. Their Pinot selection in the 15-25 kind of sucks. At least at my location.
     
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  44. ryno23

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    Berserker Day is happening as we speak. Put in two orders so far.
     
  45. Rusty Shackleford

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    Explain berserker day. Never heard of it.
     
  46. ryno23

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    For those who do not know, BerserkerDay was named for the day it was founded at its current location on the web - January 27 - with the URL wineberserkers.com. Each year, on the 27th, I invite wineries, retailers, and other peddlers of the wine industry to offer berserk deals on their wares. Each is posted throughout the day, in groups of about 10, in roughly 30-minute increments, spreading out the fun throughout the day, ending with an auction of even more fantastic items. This day of deals is a fantastic way for those ITB to give back to consumers, and also the reverse, as many, many new and exciting wineries/producers/wines are discovered by Berserkers on BerserkerDay, with purchases made, and discussions from those who might have experience with them. There is NO revenue sharing or cost to any participating winery or retailer, as to do that would raise the prices in the offers - this way, the maximum discount is given to all those who show up on this magical day. It's also a way for me to give back to what makes Wine Berserkers what it is - the community! All the fantastic content on WB is from you, and here's a way for me to setup a virtual party for everyone - current and future community members.
    https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=79

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  47. AlternativeFactsRule

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  48. infected donkey

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    IF only I could have alcohol shipped to me in my state. Have to 3rd party it because of state laws. :sadpanda:
     
  49. ryno23

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    I am up to about 36 bottles. Mainly go for the ones that offer free shipping and 40%+ off retail.
     
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  50. Rusty Shackleford

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    Well I just bought six bottles of syrah from a winery I never even heard of in an area better known for growing weed. This is your fault.