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RE: INCOMING!!! - 1/29/2015 7:17:46 AM   
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Based on the 10 and 11, I would say they are going back to their roots. I haven't sampled any of my 09 because my allocation was too small.

That being said, from 00 to at least 05 these were huge, extracted wines, well made but certainly not restrained.

I will bring a 10 to our next get together to check in on it.


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ORIGINAL: BornToRhone

I actually made the QC list this time but have decided to pass. I have had QC a couple times since I signed up on the list and I am just not sure this is restrained enough for me. Did I make a mistake?



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RE: INCOMING!!! - 1/29/2015 8:46:12 AM   
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And now Ceritas on Feb 5...it never ends!

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 1/29/2015 8:50:57 AM   
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I, in fact, do have a vertical of Scarecrow from the first vintage, 2003, to the current and can say without any qualms, that it is a damn great wine. I disagree with S1 that it won't last as, and I know this will get me in trouble, they still taste like babies 11 years later.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/3/2015 12:12:05 PM   
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Realm.

My initial allocation is 1 ea of...
Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
ibid.farella (Sauvignon Blanc)

If I just take the two reds, the tariff after tax and shipping would be $357. Ouch.
Plus, this is another wine that I would have to cellar the vertical for years before I even got to taste one.

I'm going to have to ponder it a bit.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/3/2015 6:18:04 PM   
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I took 4 bottles of Realm - 2 Dr. crane and 2 BTK. Wanted to try an Absurd but just couldn't pull the trigger at $225!

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/3/2015 6:28:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BornToRhone

I actually made the QC list this time but have decided to pass. I have had QC a couple times since I signed up on the list and I am just not sure this is restrained enough for me. Did I make a mistake?


You are probably fine. I am on the list, but haven't bit for two years now; still getting the offers.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/3/2015 7:00:59 PM   
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quote:

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I, in fact, do have a vertical of Scarecrow from the first vintage, 2003, to the current and can say without any qualms, that it is a damn great wine. I disagree with S1 that it won't last as, and I know this will get me in trouble, they still taste like babies 11 years later.

I think most Napa Cabs won't last.
But Celia is special--no hurry on Scarecrow AND Corra (released today) in my book.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/3/2015 7:07:16 PM   
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Anyone buying Kata? From the Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard, made by Benoit Touquette.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/3/2015 8:56:46 PM   
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I think I always forget how quite busy this time of year is with the lists. So far have passed on the Bryant, Bond, and Kosta Browne. Have bit on QC which was new for us. It felt like a good deal compared to the craziness that is Napa so why not. Also the Abreu today. Have Ovid coming next week. Will be happy to be back formally in the moratorium (ok - overstatement - but too many lists!).

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/7/2015 4:31:08 AM   
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Scarecrow preview email came.
Release is in March (in waves based on seniority)

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/7/2015 8:20:18 AM   
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I got an email from Scarecrow a couple of days ago.

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Dear Ben,

This year, in celebration of the 10th vintage of Scarecrow, we've designed some new options and special creations which we hope will delight you.

Invitations to purchase the 2012 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon will be sent by post and email, based on list seniority, in March. If you do not receive an offer to purchase the 2012 Scarecrow by the end of the month, rest assured that your position on our waiting list will remain secure.

We respectfully remind you that declining to purchase the wine during your prescribed time-frame will shift your position to the end of our waiting list, allowing others the opportunity to purchase.


I thought that last sentence was interesting. Decline to purchase, and you fall to the end of the waiting list.

As I am brand new to all this list distribution stuff, it is interesting to see how various vineyards do their spring/fall allocations.
I have received first time allocations from a couple of vineyards, but I got a pretty small allocation. Realm let me buy 1 ea of three different wines, but not any of their top tier. They also let me "Wish" for more.

Since I'm an old computer programmer, I started to hatch all sorts of algorithms for moving list members up and down in priority and quantity of allocations based on seniority, purchase history, and wishes. I'm also pretty sure vineyard owners can manually adjust any aspect of a list members properties.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/7/2015 11:36:27 AM   
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Yep
There is no grace period at Scarecrow. No matter how long you have been on the list, if you pass on an allocation you move to the end of the line.
When did you sign up for the list? If recently, you are likely still on the waiting list. There have been reports of a price increase ($285) so some spots could open to long time waiters.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/7/2015 12:29:09 PM   
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My last year's Cultura allocations thanks to a more than generous ChrisinSunnyside who shared cellar space with me until it was safe to ship. Should arrive early in the week if it got shipped out. If no, well we all know he's had a few things of greater importance on his mind.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/7/2015 3:20:00 PM   
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quote:

There have been reports of a price increase ($285)


If that is the case, if I actually get an opportunity to purchase, I may balk. That is a bit above my comfort zone.

ben

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/9/2015 1:37:39 PM   
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First year got in Reynvaan, so I ordered some futures...
Continuum in less than a month

And then Rasa, Gramercy, and potentially other Walla Walla wineries once April and May comes.

Did I mention that I just took on a weekend job and I can still use a week night job?

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/9/2015 3:56:46 PM   
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No one talking about today's William Selyem spring release? I restrained myself but am wondering if I should go back and get the rest...

2 2013 Sonoma County Pinot Noir, 750ML
2 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 750ML
1 2013 Terra de Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir, 750ML
1 2013 Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir, 750ML
1 2013 Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir, 750ML
1 2013 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay, 750ML
1 2013 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay, 750ML

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/9/2015 7:52:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: S1


quote:

ORIGINAL: drycab

I, in fact, do have a vertical of Scarecrow from the first vintage, 2003, to the current and can say without any qualms, that it is a damn great wine. I disagree with S1 that it won't last as, and I know this will get me in trouble, they still taste like babies 11 years later.

I think most Napa Cabs won't last.
But Celia is special--no hurry on Scarecrow AND Corra (released today) in my book.


I have recently had some older Napa Cabs: 97 Viader, 97 Beringer Private Reserve, 97 Mondavi Reserve, 01 Phelps Insignia, 02 Heitz Martha's, 96 Ridge Monte Bello, 96 Dunn Howell Mountain, each in the last 12 months. All were drinking great with no signs of being over the hill.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/10/2015 12:04:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: S1

Scarecrow preview email came.
Release is in March (in waves based on seniority)


Is this another 2012 cab that Parker awarded 100pt?

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/10/2015 12:39:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Monaco


quote:

ORIGINAL: S1

Scarecrow preview email came.
Release is in March (in waves based on seniority)


Is this another 2012 cab that Parker awarded 100pt?


Or maybe a 100+???

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/10/2015 12:55:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Fire Bill


quote:

ORIGINAL: Monaco


quote:

ORIGINAL: S1

Scarecrow preview email came.
Release is in March (in waves based on seniority)


Is this another 2012 cab that Parker awarded 100pt?


Or maybe a 100+???


Forgive my ignorance, but did RP really award scores of 100+?

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/10/2015 1:41:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Monaco


Forgive my ignorance, but did RP really award scores of 100+?


to Scarecrow.
Disclaimer, the only reason I know this is because people were laughing about it on Berserkers.

Add Lillian to the incoming list for next week--I'll have to ponder.
VHR is $185 plus expensive shipping. Must pass

< Message edited by S1 -- 2/10/2015 1:42:28 PM >


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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/17/2015 10:32:19 AM   
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The Lillian email just hit my inbox. I'll have to think about this one.


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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/17/2015 10:37:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: recotte

The Lillian email just hit my inbox. I'll have to think about this one.


I may just stroll over to Storyteller for a stray bottle down the road. After paying for the WA Barrel wines, I'm a little tapped out.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/17/2015 11:03:25 AM   
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My Cultura is between Illinois/Indiana and Georgia... Believe it or not, it was perfect shipping weather when this journey started. Aaaarrrggghhh!

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/17/2015 11:15:57 AM   
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I passed on Lillian. Just a little too much for now

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/17/2015 1:57:29 PM   
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Today:
Quivet
Lillian
Drinkward Peschon
Bedrock.

I will be buying DP and probably a few Bedrock, passing on the rest.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/20/2015 3:17:04 AM   
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quote:

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I passed on Lillian. Just a little too much for now

ditto

Plus Liquid Farm is tomorrow



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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/20/2015 3:46:03 AM   
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quote:

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Plus Liquid Farm is tomorrow




I am considering just going with a six of the pink crack.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/20/2015 9:16:05 AM   
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Yes please, more LF. I have no problem stock piling these wines. I will drink my Kalin chards while they get a few years.

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RE: INCOMING!!! - 2/20/2015 2:49:25 PM   
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Not quite the level of some of the other names in this thread, but the spring Seven Hills letter hit. 2012 Cab Seven Hills Vineyard, 2012 Pentad. Given the quality of the vintage,I may go long.

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