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  • ADAM**JOYNER says:

    4/16/2019 7:17:00 AM - Hiiiiiii!!:) sending love!!:):) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Vinomazing says:

    12/26/2018 5:00:00 PM - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my CT friend! God bless!

  • Vinomazing says:

    10/26/2018 7:18:00 PM - Next time we are on simultaneously. Feel better soon! I was so tempted to get one, but must try the 2017 1st as have never had any of his wine. Also, nothing will come between my 2016 CDP vintage annihilation project which is very short term, they go so quick. GoodNight.

  • slulkin says:

    10/5/2018 6:01:00 AM - Hi Bin707, I have not tried the 2016 vintage of 8 Years in the Desert. If you've tried it and loved it, and the price point isn't an issue, I'd say go for it. For me personally, I'd have a hard time pulling the trigger on almost any $100+ bottle.

  • THaas says:

    9/11/2018 12:26:00 PM - In response to your question about 8 Years in the Desert: I was fortunate enough to be given a bottle of the 2016 from one of the gift boxes, so I only had the one bottle (label 5, for what it's worth). The 2017 production is going to be much, much higher (2600 8-packs of the 2016 were made, or just a hair over 1733 normal cases, while the projected production for 2017 is 50,000 cases). The blend will be somewhat different, and obviously the sourcing will be broader in 2017 than 2016, and that plus not being totally rare will tend to lower prices; whether $50 a bottle makes more sense than $125 is up to you (personally, I found the price point and sales structure of the 2017 to be a bit off-putting). I did get to try the 2017 in pre-release, and found it to be actually *more* drinkable than the 2016 (seemed like the alcohol was lower and better integrated). Would I pay $950 for 8 bottles of the 2016, versus $600 for 12 bottles of the 2017? Personally, probably not.

  • alabunka says:

    3/30/2018 7:49:00 PM - appreciate your comments regarding the Caymus; we've had the Artemis on at least two occasions and did enjoy it, as per our notes; for our tastes, the Caymus is a lusher wine (although more expensive as well); both wines are very suitable for a wide array of dishes...

  • Bin707LoversDetroit says:

    1/10/2018 4:43:00 PM - We have a quiet house this weekend... We have decided, it's time... To crack the 2001 Penfolds RWT... It has been in our cellar for thirteen years. We can't WAIT to see how that drinks! We'll pull it from the cellar tomorrow to stand it up, then open it Saturday, decant for prolly 2 hours (with a quick taste prior, of course), and pour on!!! We are so eager and intrigued... Pasta, cheeses, our sausage, and RWT. Saturday night!

  • csimm1161 says:

    11/28/2017 10:19:00 PM - Thanks for posting on my message board. I certainly don't mean to dissuade anyone from trying a wine they might otherwise enjoy... The Arkenstone was just a snoozer for me personally. Even at sub-$100 wines, I just think there are better out there with better craftsmanship that ultimately hold more interest. "The Piano" popped in my mind for whatever reason for the sheer boredom factor that wine presented for me (oh, the things that live in my head..ha!). Cheers!

  • Bin707LoversDetroit says:

    10/23/2017 9:32:00 AM - Thanks for the comment & interest, Cephomer! We can't wait to get into our Don Melchors from Chile, but... we will... another 3-4 years prolly, before we enjoy the first one... Anyway, a pretty significant birth anniversary is coming up in a few years, and the consensus is to try a birth-year French- LaTour, Petrus or LaFite, etc... A downtown Detroit restaurant has a '70 LaTour for $595 and the owner claims she got it at first release in '75 or something. A very clean bottle... This may turn our tastes toward the land of lovers, from the land down under... (But we DO love our Penfolds too!- We may end up with a '70 Grange instead...) We'll see! - - If this is our "Problem" in life, we're doing fine! Thanks again.

  • cephomer says:

    10/22/2017 9:39:00 AM - Hey, now that we're friends, I can suggest that you expand your horizons a bit beyond those mostly 'down under' wines you've been drinking. Nothing at all wrong with them, I know, but it's a big wine world out there. Actually, I was at a wine tasting last week in Edinburgh at which they served a D'arenberg Hermit Crab which I hadn't had before. Loved it! Keep at it!

  • Bin707LoversDetroit says:

    9/29/2017 8:30:00 PM - Thanks, BestDamnCab, when we choose to buy one bottle of probably pure joy, for the price at which we can buy nearly a case of absolute yumminess, we'll be glad to taste our first Penfolds Grange! You know we are looking forward to it! But as bad wines do ruin the night, great wines can ruin the wallet! Some day. Thanks again.

  • bestdamncab says:

    9/28/2017 10:27:00 PM - Since you like 2001 Penfolds, I suggest you try 2001 Grange. Enjoy.

  • bestdamncab says:

    9/6/2017 4:23:00 PM - Your 3 Tasting Notes are terrific expressions of your tastes, keep at it. Healdsburg will shortly host Pinot on the River, taste 100 of them, should be a great day.

  • Bin707LoversDetroit says:

    9/5/2017 5:51:00 PM - Thanks, BestDamnCab, we're new to this site and describing wine, but long time wine lovers... It's tough for us to separate our tasting "stories" from a bottle's tasting "notes" because the story around enjoying a bottle is so much a part of the taste for us! So please, if get a minute, let us know what you think of our three posted tasting notes (and maybe we're too generous with points), as you're so obviously more well versed in writing such things. Thanks!

  • bestdamncab says:

    9/5/2017 4:28:00 PM - I like the wines ou voted for.

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