jmdavidson


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Only three weeks to this year's BD. Based on past offers, and presuming many of the same vendors will be in again, who do you like and why?
I generally look at:
EMH Black Cat: quality CS, not much of a price break
Congruence: under the radar quality CS and he is moving inventory to shut down the bis
Jean Edwards: also good quality CS and they offer a good discount
Campesino: great QPR, need I say more; just buy it! You won't be disappointed
Halcon: small discount, but I like their Esquisito and Alturas
Bougetz: have not had any, only purchased; good ratings though
Greyscale: same as Bougetz
Keating: depends on the offer
Jemrose: no offer last year but in years past got the Gloria's Gem, Syrah and Grenache.
EDIT: There might not be a Congruence offer since he just sent out a last ditch effort to finish off his inventory. Guess we will know next week.

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:Only three weeks to this year's BD. Based on past offers, and presuming many of the same vendors will be in again, who do you like and why?
I generally look at:
EMH Black Cat: quality CS, not much of a price break
Congruence: under the radar quality CS and he is moving inventory to shut down the bis
Jean Edwards: also good quality CS and they offer a good discount
Campesino: great QPR, need I say more; just buy it! You won't be disappointed
Halcon: small discount, but I like their Esquisito and Alturas
Bougetz: have not had any, only purchased; good ratings though
Greyscale: same as Bougetz
Keating: depends on the offer
Jemrose: no offer last year but in years past got the Gloria's Gem, Syrah and Grenache



We Agree...

EMH I agree
Halcon
Jean Edwards
Congruence
Cabot
I'm sure there are others just can't think of them right now? I will be cutting back this year but I will buy the max of those Franny Beck pinots and look for new things to try

New discoveries for me last year...

Campesino
Franny Beck (Wow what a great first Pinot!)

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kylemittskus


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Cabot, Loring, Siduri, Campesino (opening the Syrah before BD, but I'm guessing it's going to be awesome), and I'll be on the lookout for Zin and Syrah generally.

"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

losthighwayz


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kylemittskus wrote:Cabot, Loring, Siduri, Campesino (opening the Syrah before BD, but I'm guessing it's going to be awesome), and I'll be on the lookout for Zin and Syrah generally.



+1 Rhones for me
Maybe some splits?

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bolligra


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Agree with Kyle on Loring and Siduri. Also have had some really good Sandler PN, but not sure if BD is where I bought it.


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klezman


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If I had unlimited funds and space:
Cabot
Briceland
Siduri
Sandler
Campesino (that rose you guys brought to a gathering was awesome, or was that a different winery?)
Patricia Green
Kendric
Flannery beef
Tercero
Halcon
Arcadian
Liquid Farm (if the discounts are steep enough)
Biggio Hamina


Realistically, this year I'm probably only going in for Briceland and Flannery. Maybe Cabot.

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kaolis


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I don't pay much attention to BD, no real reason, just because I guess. But purchases are generally something I haven't tried before so good way to get acquainted.

Past purchases I've enjoyed:
Halcon, Liquid Farm, Franny Beck (which I can't keep my hands off of but should cuz it will get better).

Sandler is one which I buy every year, but I buy from Ed off and on all the time anyway. If you haven't tried them it's worth a shot.

tytiger58


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kaolis wrote:I don't pay much attention to BD, no real reason, just because I guess. But purchases are generally something I haven't tried before so good way to get acquainted.

Past purchases I've enjoyed:
Halcon, Liquid Farm, Franny Beck (which I can't keep my hands off of but should cuz it will get better).

Sandler is one which I buy every year, but I buy from Ed off and on all the time anyway. If you haven't tried them it's worth a shot.


Yes that Franny Beck is so good I had to buy more because I couldn't keep my grubby hands off them.

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kylemittskus


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Klez, that rosé = Campesino.

And yeah, splits for sure, Lost. I already have half a case of wine for you (and you owe me $75). We can just add to the pile on both sides.

Sandler is great stuff. So is Biggio Hamina. I don't need tons of PN, though.

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jmdavidson


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tytiger58 wrote:Yes that Franny Beck is so good I had to buy more because I couldn't keep my grubby hands off them.


Thanks for putting it on my radar. I will watch for it this year. Last year's deal seems to be screamin'.

kaolis


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tytiger58 wrote:Yes that Franny Beck is so good I had to buy more because I couldn't keep my grubby hands off them.



Did a re-buy as well. Guess I should check if any left for a re-re-buy?

tytiger58


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kaolis wrote:Did a re-buy as well. Guess I should check if any left for a re-re-buy?



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kylemittskus


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kaolis wrote:Did a re-buy as well. Guess I should check if any left for a re-re-buy?



I missed these cats, apparently. PN-only offer last year?

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:I missed these cats, apparently. PN-only offer last year?


Correct, I think kind of late in the day too. Not sure you would like them...Oregon pinot and Johan fruit

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Correct, I think kind of late in the day too. Not sure you would like them...Oregon pinot and Johan fruit



Compare to Biggio Hamina?

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Compare to Biggio Hamina?



In my mind it was more refined and elegant. Come to think about it maybe you would love it? Mind you that was his first release so small sample size.

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cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:Cabot, Loring, Siduri, Campesino (opening the Syrah before BD, but I'm guessing it's going to be awesome), and I'll be on the lookout for Zin and Syrah generally.



I'm going to try the campesino Syrah this week or next. I'll be intetested to hear your your notes on it. I loved the Rose and liked the Grenache. That would probably be my only buy if I like it. Otherwise I won't be buying much.

CT

kaolis


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kylemittskus wrote:I missed these cats, apparently. PN-only offer last year?



Give the Sandler syrah and Zins a try. I particularly like his Connell Vineyard (Bennett Valley) syrah. Current release is 2013 and regular price is $20. Nice bang for the buck.

cortot20


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kaolis wrote:Give the Sandler syrah and Zins a try. I particularly like his Connell Vineyard (Bennett Valley) syrah. Current release is 2013 and regular price is $20. Nice bang for the buck.



Thanks for the recommendation.

CT

losthighwayz


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kylemittskus wrote:Klez, that rosé = Campesino.

And yeah, splits for sure, Lost. I already have half a case of wine for you (and you owe me $75). We can just add to the pile on both sides.

Sandler is great stuff. So is Biggio Hamina. I don't need tons of PN, though.



Limerick. Lane will be on BD! Also, check out Ocelli...their Granache sounds very tempting

Edit: add Navarro to my list!

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kylemittskus


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kaolis wrote:Give the Sandler syrah and Zins a try. I particularly like his Connell Vineyard (Bennett Valley) syrah. Current release is 2013 and regular price is $20. Nice bang for the buck.



Sandler is great QPR.

Lost, remember you have some Limmerick Lane Zin a' coming!

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Sandler is great QPR.

Lost, remember you have some Limmerick Lane Zin a' coming!



Oh yeah how many LL did I get?

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losthighwayz


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kylemittskus wrote:Sandler is great QPR.

Lost, remember you have some Limmerick Lane Zin a' coming!



The more the merrier!

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Oh yeah how many LL did I get?



3.

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jmdavidson


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FYI for anyone who has not checked out the BD thread, there is a section exclusively for new wineries, etc. For anyone familiar with any of them, your input will be appreciated by me and others. Thanks Ty for the headsup on Franny Beck.I am looking forward to that one. I am also looking forward to the Greyscale offer this year, which will be their 13 CS's.

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:FYI for anyone who has not checked out the BD thread, there is a section exclusively for new wineries, etc. For anyone familiar with any of them, your input will be appreciated by me and others. Thanks Ty for the headsup on Franny Beck.I am looking forward to that one. I am also looking forward to the Greyscale offer this year, which will be their 13 CS's.



2015 Signal Ridge Carignan The Princess & the Peasant is fantastic!

DV8 cellars if you're a fan of balanced Paso styled Rhones (Mark and his wife is a friend and part of my drinking group) so I might be biased YMMV

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merbill


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The usual suspects:
Siduri
Loring
Tercero
Halcon
Campesino
Keating
Sandler
Briceland
Patricia Green
Enkidu
Engracia

And the unknown to me ones that seemed worth checking out:
Graft
Chester's Anvil
Harrington
Lagier Meredith
West of Temperance (the Italian 3 pack)
Big Basin
Betwixt Wines

Of course I didn't buy all these, but they were considered. I don't think I've even opened anything from the last 2 years yet. I find I'm drawn to the Rhones and Pinots in this sale, but not so much to the Cabs, Zins or whites.

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merbill


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tytiger58 wrote:...DV8 cellars ...



I see what they did there.

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losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:Yes that Franny Beck is so good I had to buy more because I couldn't keep my grubby hands off them.



Just read that Johan fruit is certified biodynamic. Curious what winemaker's take is on the topic...

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losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:2015 Signal Ridge Carignan The Princess & the Peasant is fantastic!

DV8 cellars if you're a fan of balanced Paso styled Rhones (Mark and his wife is a friend and part of my drinking group) so I might be biased YMMV



DV8 sounds promising! Thanks for sharing

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losthighwayz


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Just read Zepaltas called it quits. Was always intrigued by his wines but never had one. Any thoughts? Anyone know if he is having a clearance or the like?

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kaolis


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losthighwayz wrote:Just read Zepaltas called it quits. Was always intrigued by his wines but never had one. Any thoughts? Anyone know if he is having a clearance or the like?



I think it occurred already. Not sure.

tytiger58


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kaolis wrote:I think it occurred already. Not sure.



Yup they had a big sale. Really good Pinot and chards if you can find them.

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awl85


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Since there are multiple offers from multiple wineries, what can be expected for shipping costs and options?

tytiger58


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awl85 wrote:Since there are multiple offers from multiple wineries, what can be expected for shipping costs and options?


Read the offers, they are all separate wineries. It is not centralized to combine offers. Only a little pain for me today. Tomorrow the gloves come off

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losthighwayz


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awl85 wrote:Since there are multiple offers from multiple wineries, what can be expected for shipping costs and options?



you are treading dangerous waters my friend...

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tytiger58


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Good lord Veleta has a Jamon Serrano Gran Reserva Whole Bone-In, so my question is do I get the ham or a new wife...decisions decisions

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awl85


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losthighwayz wrote:you are treading dangerous waters my friend...



I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.

losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:Good lord Veleta has a Jamon Serrano Gran Reserva Whole Bone-In, so my question is do I get the ham or a new wife...decisions decisions



Just let your better half know you are hosting a gathering and the jamon would be appreciated by your fellow wooters! I know she'll be ok with that

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losthighwayz


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awl85 wrote:I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.



for now

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