tytiger58


quality posts: 73 Private Messages tytiger58
cmaldoon wrote:Well, I know his customer service is great so I am sure the wine is made with great passion and I know that your palate isn't completely wonky so I'm not too worried.



Naw, I have the palate of a Yak, please deliver your extras ASAP.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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dalematthew


quality posts: 21 Private Messages dalematthew
tytiger58 wrote:Just emailed Paul myself and begged for any mags he might have left.



He should. I decided to go for 750ml instead and gave up my mag order yesterday. I was #14 though - so already over the 12 he originally noted.

dalematthew


quality posts: 21 Private Messages dalematthew
cmaldoon wrote:I apparently live just 5 miles from Paul and have arranged to purchase a small selection to try and see if it is as good as you and Kyle say it is.



So you're in SJ too? Or am I mixing up the Paul's (the Paul from Stefania is also in Sj).

I ended up going with 6 each of the 2009 and 2010 in 750ml format.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 228 Private Messages kylemittskus
dalematthew wrote:So you're in SJ too? Or am I mixing up the Paul's (the Paul from Stefania is also in Sj).

I ended up going with 6 each of the 2009 and 2010 in 750ml format.



Paul from Halcon.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


quality posts: 228 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:Naw, I have the palate of a Yak, please deliver your extras ASAP.



I will report on the 2011 Alturas Syrah next month as Paul is sending me a bottle pre-pre-release to sample.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


quality posts: 73 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:I will report on the 2011 Alturas Syrah next month as Paul is sending me a bottle pre-pre-release to sample.



You don't drink wine that young!?! Send it to me I will report

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




trifecta


quality posts: 69 Private Messages trifecta

2006 Summerwood Sentio VIII for $20 on LB. Free shipping on 5.

Blend from Summerwood site:
36% Malbec, 32% Cabernet, 13% PV, 10% Cab Franc, 9% Merlot.

Original price point of $58. From Booker Vineyard and Halter Ranch.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
dalematthew wrote:So you're in SJ too? Or am I mixing up the Paul's (the Paul from Stefania is also in Sj).

I ended up going with 6 each of the 2009 and 2010 in 750ml format.



In the general area, yes. And so is Paul from Halcon

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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kylemittskus


quality posts: 228 Private Messages kylemittskus
trifecta wrote:2006 Summerwood Sentio VIII for $20 on LB. Free shipping on 5.

Blend from Summerwood site:
36% Malbec, 32% Cabernet, 13% PV, 10% Cab Franc, 9% Merlot.

Original price point of $58. From Booker Vineyard and Halter Ranch.



I like Summerwood, but be warned: they're very new world in style.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


quality posts: 228 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:You don't drink wine that young!?! Send it to me I will report



I'll sacrifice just this once.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
kylemittskus wrote:I like Summerwood, but be warned: they're very new world in style.



I'd like to try a bottle, but after BD, 5 is way too many for me to take a flyer on.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin
redwinefan wrote:I'd like to try a bottle, but after BD, 5 is way too many for me to take a flyer on.

Well, if someone wants to get rid of one or two, PM me, or, post.

CT

dalematthew


quality posts: 21 Private Messages dalematthew
cmaldoon wrote:In the general area, yes. And so is Paul from Halcon



Yep - he just came by to drop them off. Nice Porsche

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
dalematthew wrote:Yep - he just came by to drop them off. Nice Porsche



Just dropped mine off too. Didn't see the porche though

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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dalematthew


quality posts: 21 Private Messages dalematthew
cmaldoon wrote:Just dropped mine off too. Didn't see the porche though



Wife made fun of me for recognizing the headlights. He's originally from Manchester.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

Rjquillin...I see you and that $60 bid on the 1994 Corison... Too rich for my blood though after fees and shipping.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin
cmaldoon wrote:Rjquillin...I see you and that $60 bid on the 1994 Corison... Too rich for my blood though after fees and shipping.

An insane moment of weakness likely induced by consumption of a similar product, especially following WB day. Shipping is consolidated however in a minor effort to defray some costs.

I've really got to get those IH Chards out of storage and to your folks abode. When you coming down again?

Ron

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin

Ack! Must click proper button; edit, not reply.

CT

trifecta


quality posts: 69 Private Messages trifecta
cmaldoon wrote:Rjquillin...I see you and that $60 bid on the 1994 Corison... Too rich for my blood though after fees and shipping.



What year did you open for the vintage night?

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Interested in the Rhone on LB....anyone in the bay want to split?

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
bsevern wrote:Interested in the Rhone on LB....anyone in the bay want to split?



I'm guessing that aging in concrete implies there isn't a long shelf life for this one?

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

kylemittskus


quality posts: 228 Private Messages kylemittskus
redwinefan wrote:I'm guessing that aging in concrete implies there isn't a long shelf life for this one?



Good guess but bad logic for it. Concrete aging won't affect a wine's longevity. A lot of CdP is aged in concrete before bottling. However, this is a CdR which isn't meant for long-term aging. A couple years should be no problem, though.

FWIW, I'm not a huge fan of this producer.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
kylemittskus wrote:Good guess but bad logic for it. Concrete aging won't affect a wine's longevity. A lot of CdP is aged in concrete before bottling. However, this is a CdR which isn't meant for long-term aging. A couple years should be no problem, though.

FWIW, I'm not a huge fan of this producer.



Thanks, that definitely is useful info.

Six bottles is way too many for me of a drink now sort of wine anyhow.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
redwinefan wrote:Thanks, that definitely is useful info.

Six bottles is way too many for me of a drink now sort of wine anyhow.



They age a lot of wine over there in cement tanks.

I went in on six, happy to split a few bottles.

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric
redwinefan wrote:Thanks, that definitely is useful info.

Six bottles is way too many for me of a drink now sort of wine anyhow.



I didn't know this area existed! Finally a place to discuss the deals on Last Bottle!

I'm in Bakersfield if anyone wants to split a shipment from LB. I got 4 of the Summerwood offering if anyone wants to try it. I'm a member at Booker and love it, so it was a no brainer at $20 to try it. Like Kyle, I'm not a huge fan of Summerwood compared to the rest of the West 46 Rhone Rangers, but most of those guys sell for $50+/bottle now anyway.

trifecta


quality posts: 69 Private Messages trifecta
bsevern wrote:They age a lot of wine over there in cement tanks.

I went in on six, happy to split a few bottles.



You're killing me, but I'll take one.

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin
bsevern wrote:They age a lot of wine over there in cement tanks.

I went in on six, happy to split a few bottles.

And I could take a second.

CT

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
rjquillin wrote:And I could take a second.



Ron are you schlepping it up to D&D?

Got some other bottles for you....can't exactly recall what they are though...do you???

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
trifecta wrote:You're killing me, but I'll take one.



You know you want one

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
bsevern wrote:Ron are you schlepping it up to D&D?

Got some other bottles for you....can't exactly recall what they are though...do you???



Wait.... He's coming to DnD? If he is, I can trade wines with him then!

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin
bsevern wrote:Ron are you schlepping it up to D&D?

Got some other bottles for you....can't exactly recall what they are though...do you???

I'm still hoping to, but have yet to firm up logistics to make sure it will all work. I think Sparky has a seat for me, but lodging, where/when/how, remains quite squishy. I've not yet made sense out of where and when we'll be to make any reservations. Guess I really gotta do that.

You don't remember, and you think I do? Me, who hasn't yet done an account reconciliation...

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin
cmaldoon wrote:Wait.... He's coming to DnD? If he is, I can trade wines with him then!

Oh this is slippery.

CT

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27
rjquillin wrote:I think Sparky has a seat for me, but lodging, where/when/how, remains quite squishy. I've not yet made sense out of where and when we'll be to make any reservations.



I think you and I discussed splitting a room for Friday night early-on in the D&D thread. I've yet to reserve a room though.

Also, trifecta has a Yurt reserved near Scott Harveys house for Saturday night. There may be a spot left there, if you're OK with sleeping on a cot...

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27
bsevern wrote:They age a lot of wine over there in cement tanks.

I went in on six, happy to split a few bottles.



I'll take one also; I need to gain more experience with wines from the old world.

rjquillin


quality posts: 164 Private Messages rjquillin
ajrod27 wrote:I think you and I discussed splitting a room for Friday night early-on in the D&D thread. I've yet to reserve a room though.

Also, trifecta has a Yurt reserved near Scott Harveys house for Saturday night. There may be a spot left there, if you're OK with sleeping on a cot...

Yes, indeed. OK, looks like I've really got to get with Sparky to see when he's going to be where, as he is the wheels unless I end up driving alone. Transportation is the driving factor and I'd rather split gas with him if possible.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 228 Private Messages kylemittskus
ajrod27 wrote:I'll take one also; I need to gain more experience with wines from the old world.



IMO, CdR is a huge QPR region. My favorite of 2012 was 09 Xavier. If you get a chance, buy buy buy.

09 and 10 are both very solid vintages across the S. Rhone so buy up!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27
kylemittskus wrote:IMO, CdR is a huge QPR region. My favorite of 2012 was 09 Xavier. If you get a chance, buy buy buy.

09 and 10 are both very solid vintages across the S. Rhone so buy up!



Thanks for the tip!

noslensj


quality posts: 41 Private Messages noslensj
kylemittskus wrote:IMO, CdR is a huge QPR region. My favorite of 2012 was 09 Xavier. If you get a chance, buy buy buy.

09 and 10 are both very solid vintages across the S. Rhone so buy up!


Yeah - I'm not too fussy about where the wine comes from. But I pretty much operate in the range of $8-$15/bottle, and I am interested in finding value where I can within that price range. Right now that has pushed me toward many continental producers, with CdR appearing more frequently.

bsevern


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rjquillin wrote:Oh this is slippery.



I hope Sparky has a BIG trunk!

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
bsevern wrote:I hope Sparky has a BIG trunk!



Indeed... Though I can help... RJQ has 6 or so bottles for me but I only have 3 for him....makes life easier, right?

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar