M5POST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M5POST - BMW M5 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-24-2023, 11:19 PM   #991
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Looks great Rick! Happy bday to your better half!😎
Appreciate 1
RickFLM410555.00
      08-25-2023, 09:46 AM   #992
Fugly M3
Brigadier General
Fugly M3's Avatar
4418
Rep
4,851
Posts

Drives: 2023 M3CX
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (5)

One of my all time faves last night for family dinner - brother is home from Australia (for the weekend)! The 2001 was WS WOTY in 2003 I believe. I got two cases (2009 & 2010) at auction recently for about $900, which I thought was a steal. The 2009 is better than the 2010. Neither is close to the 1999 or 2001s I've had.

Name:  IMG_7552.jpeg
Views: 291
Size:  299.4 KB
Appreciate 3
JJ 911SC19530.00
RickFLM410555.00
hubbahubba7978.50
      08-25-2023, 08:59 PM   #993
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Havenít had the Red Schooner for a while. Big thanks to MKSixer (if youíre still around?) suggesting this long ago. Weíve gone through many bottles Our first was voyage 6. Now on voyage 11. For those that donít know, the wine is made by Wagner Family in Napa. The grapes are grown and selected in Mendoza, and shipped to Napa. Hence the voyage number. They do a great job with them.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 4
Esteban37234.00
RickFLM410555.00
JJ 911SC19530.00
cmyx6go15169.00
      08-26-2023, 03:31 PM   #994
RickFLM4
Brigadier General
RickFLM4's Avatar
United_States
10555
Rep
4,783
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: PB County, FL

iTrader: (0)

Another enjoyable bottle of Cabernet last night at Curate. Also anther G&T.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Current: 2018 SO/SS F83 ZCP
Gone: 2015 SO/SO F82
Appreciate 4
Esteban37234.00
hubbahubba7978.50
kscarrol8390.50
Roman619.50
      08-26-2023, 07:51 PM   #995
Roman
Private
Roman's Avatar
620
Rep
56
Posts

Drives: GMC / Ford
Join Date: Dec 2022
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

O
M
G



Appreciate 3
hubbahubba7978.50
RickFLM410555.00
BMWGUYinCO3789.50
      08-26-2023, 07:56 PM   #996
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roman View Post
O
M
G



Now on the list, thanks!
Appreciate 1
Roman619.50
      08-27-2023, 04:49 PM   #997
RichF90M5C
Lieutenant
RichF90M5C's Avatar
1618
Rep
433
Posts

Drives: 2023 F90 M5 Competition
Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Back on the Bread and Butter tonight. Iím counting down the days to my Napa trip in 2025, as I need to find perfection.
Appreciate 1
hubbahubba7978.50
      08-28-2023, 06:57 PM   #998
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

We got back from our Paso Robles trip this weekend - I owe an update. Coming soon.
Appreciate 1
hubbahubba7978.50
      08-30-2023, 11:17 AM   #999
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

These updates are for you, hubbahubba

So we over-planned our Paso Robles trip, and unfortunately had to cut the visits to Niner, Tobin James and Donati Family

But more on why, later.

First up was a stop at Justin for a tasting and food pairing. The dish at the front was the most beautiful food I've ever seen prepared; it was sea trout with all kinds of flourishment and it was absolutely delicious. So fancy! But don't you also love the mound of fries with truffle sauce?

We were feeling pretty good after the tasting, so we joined their Isosceles Reserve Club (first shipment from the club comes in October) but got the tasting for free, and 20% off a one time custom order.

That order arrived yesterday, next post to follow with details.
Attached Images
  

Last edited by BMWGUYinCO; 08-30-2023 at 12:06 PM..
Appreciate 6
kscarrol8390.50
Lady Jane62175.50
hubbahubba7978.50
RickFLM410555.00
JJ 911SC19530.00
Esteban37234.00
      08-30-2023, 11:26 AM   #1000
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Our order from Justin Winery arrived yesterday; it was very well packaged in a thermally insulated box with ice packs.

From left to right:
1 Rose
4 Isosceles Reserve Cabs
2 Platinum Reserve Cabs
1 Reserve Cab
1 Reserve Malbec
1 Trilateral Blend
1 Sauvignon Blanc.

We tasted those all (except for the Isosceles Reserves) and found each exceptional. Note that all the cabs are from 2019 which is considered an excellent vintage from Paso Robles.

BUT! Here is a pro-tip for all of you - 2023 is going to be, without a doubt, the BEST vintage from Paso Robles ever! Why? They had an exceptionally varied climate this year, with cooler than normal temps, plenty of sun and moisture. Every winery we visited told us to snatch up as much 2023s as possible when released starting in 2026

Normal temps in Paso this time of year are in the triple digits; we enjoyed both of our days at 82 degrees.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 5
cmyx6go15169.00
hubbahubba7978.50
RickFLM410555.00
JJ 911SC19530.00
Esteban37234.00
      08-30-2023, 12:07 PM   #1001
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

BMWGUYinCO Great posts! That IS a great looking plate of food! Don't you just love how they present it all? Just makes it that much better. I'm glad you had fun, but sorry you missed the other 3 wineries. I guess that just means another trip is in order!
Appreciate 1
BMWGUYinCO3789.50
      08-30-2023, 12:13 PM   #1002
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hubbahubba View Post
BMWGUYinCO Great posts! That IS a great looking plate of food! Don't you just love how they present it all? Just makes it that much better. I'm glad you had fun, but sorry you missed the other 3 wineries. I guess that just means another trip is in order!
Well, I promised to explain why so here it is: my wife booked some special tours which we had expected to share with a smaller group in shorter time formats - it turns out these were private tours just for us and took much longer than we expected.

For instance, we did something called the Patrimony Tour at Daou; that took over 4 hours! But I will say that it was an absolutely incredible experience. Same at Eberle. I will be making posts for each later.

The only winery we were kind of disappointed in, and didn't end up ordering any wine from was Austin Hope. They presented a wine menu that, in my opinion, really diluted the brand and offered little differentiation. Maybe it was the host, who was also trying to make the same pitch to at least 3 other tables (this was NOT a private tour).
In any case, we buy their Austin Hope Cabernet at Costco and it was less there at Costco than even joining thier wine club pricing. Oh well.

Last edited by BMWGUYinCO; 08-30-2023 at 12:19 PM..
Appreciate 2
hubbahubba7978.50
RickFLM410555.00
      08-30-2023, 12:23 PM   #1003
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWGUYinCO View Post
Well, I promised to explain why so here it is: my wife booked some special tours which we expected to share with a smaller group - it turns out these were private tours just for us and took much longer than we expected.

For instance, we did something called the Patrimony Tour at Daou; that took over 4 hours! But I will say that it was an absolutely incredible experience. Same at Eberle. I will be making posts for each later.

The only winery we were kind of disappointed in, and didn't end up ordering any wine from was Austin Hope. They presented a wine menu that, in my opinion, really diluted the brand and offered little differentiation. Maybe it was the host, who was also trying to make the same pitch to at least 3 other tables (this was NOT a private tour).
In any case, we buy their Austin Hope Cabernet at Costco and it was less there at Costco than even joining thier wine club pricing. Oh well.
Totally get that, and it's awesome to get those private tours! Seeing the things and tasting wines that most folks don't is what makes it so special. Way to go!!!
Appreciate 2
BMWGUYinCO3789.50
RickFLM410555.00
      08-30-2023, 12:41 PM   #1004
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

After Justin, we visited the Eberle Winery. This place was cool!

One neat thing is that the owner was able to dig tunnels underground beneath the winery...but this is not allowed in Paso. So, how did he do it? He found a loophole where he bought a "mineral excavation license" for $12 and claimed he was NOT digging tunnels, but rather mining. My kind of guy.

Eberle is German for boar or pig, so you will see this mascot theming throughout the tour.

Can't believe I never took pictures of the actual wines, LOL. Instead we were busy drinking and tasting, and of course we ordered food from the right hand side of the menu. For the prices, we were very impressed. And if you take a tour anytime soon....ask for Kat! It was her first day doing a private tour. Her first clients of the day turned out to be a couple of "Karens" who gave her a really hard time. But then she loved us and told us her day went from "0 to a thousand" in her own words...

Here is what we ended up ordering:

1 2021 Reserve Chardonnay
1 2020 Le Petit Sanglier
2 2020 MGS Reds (this is their premier Cabernet wine offering)
1 2020 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1 2019 Vintage Port
These will arrive sometime around early September
Attached Images
    

Last edited by BMWGUYinCO; 08-30-2023 at 12:50 PM..
Appreciate 4
RickFLM410555.00
hubbahubba7978.50
JJ 911SC19530.00
Esteban37234.00
      08-30-2023, 12:56 PM   #1005
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Since this is a BMW forum after all, here is an obligatory picture of the ride.

This was taken on Vineyard Road in Paso Robles. This is a long stretch that is really beautiful driving and it was perfect weather for top down driving.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 5
RickFLM410555.00
cmyx6go15169.00
Esteban37234.00
hubbahubba7978.50
JJ 911SC19530.00
      08-30-2023, 01:50 PM   #1006
flybigjet
Remove Before Flight
flybigjet's Avatar
United_States
6083
Rep
1,592
Posts

Drives: M2C & Boeing's light twin
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Littleton (Denver), CO

iTrader: (1)

My wife and I were up visiting my father near Seattle and weirdly enough, her BFF lives about 15 minutes away.

Said BFF is on a "no-drinking" kick, so she punted several bottles of wine to my wife (who flew home early for work). Now I have to pack them up and check them on the jet when I go home on Saturday.

Ugh. Yet another "Yes, dear" moment.

R.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Current: M2C, Miata RF-GT, RDX & Element // R1200GS & VRSCF
Previous: M3, Focus ZX3-S2, Superchaged Solara, Samurai, Integra, Pinto & RX-4 // VRSCR, R6S, FZ1 & FZ600
Appreciate 4
BMWGUYinCO3789.50
hubbahubba7978.50
RickFLM410555.00
JJ 911SC19530.00
      08-30-2023, 02:08 PM   #1007
BMWGUYinCO
Second Lieutenant
BMWGUYinCO's Avatar
3790
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 22 M850 Convertible '23 X3 M40
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by flybigjet View Post
My wife and I were up visiting my father near Seattle and weirdly enough, her BFF lives about 15 minutes away.

Said BFF is on a "no-drinking" kick, so she punted several bottles of wine to my wife (who flew home early for work). Now I have to pack them up and check them on the jet when I go home on Saturday.

Ugh. Yet another "Yes, dear" moment.

R.
You reminded me of a story back from when I was dating my future wife (now 31 years ago). We lived in Florida and were planning a flight out to visit her older sister who lived in New Jersey. A couple of days before the trip, I was told we would be bringing her sister something...an entire set of Encyclopedia Britannica books! I told my gf at the time "Are you crazy?! Let's just ship them to her!!!" Nope, she insisted we were bringing them and so I packed 4 suitcases with the entire set and carried those MFrs. One of the handles actually broke on a suitcase from the weight.

But I'm actually the crazy one - I ended up marrying her anyways.
Appreciate 1
flybigjet6083.00
      08-30-2023, 02:50 PM   #1008
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by flybigjet View Post
My wife and I were up visiting my father near Seattle and weirdly enough, her BFF lives about 15 minutes away.

Said BFF is on a "no-drinking" kick, so she punted several bottles of wine to my wife (who flew home early for work). Now I have to pack them up and check them on the jet when I go home on Saturday.

Ugh. Yet another "Yes, dear" moment.

R.
SCORE!
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2023, 02:54 PM   #1009
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWGUYinCO View Post
Since this is a BMW forum after all, here is an obligatory picture of the ride.

This was taken on Vineyard Road in Paso Robles. This is a long stretch that is really beautiful driving and it was perfect weather for top down driving.
So beautiful. I love the old oak trees. What a fun deal to have your own car to do it in!
Appreciate 1
BMWGUYinCO3789.50
      08-30-2023, 08:53 PM   #1010
hubbahubba
Captain
hubbahubba's Avatar
7979
Rep
850
Posts

Drives: M3CX
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Az

iTrader: (0)

Just cracked this for tonight. Nickel and Nickel specializes in single vineyard wines. We did the terroir tasting, 7 wines up and down the valley from single vineyard wines. It is really amazing the difference from just the soil and terrain. Some we liked, some weren’t our favorites. This is one we liked.

Edited because I have fat fingers.
Attached Images
        

Last edited by hubbahubba; 08-30-2023 at 09:00 PM..
Appreciate 4
Esteban37234.00
RickFLM410555.00
BMWGUYinCO3789.50
JJ 911SC19530.00
      08-30-2023, 09:05 PM   #1011
Esteban
Major General
Esteban's Avatar
United_States
37234
Rep
7,221
Posts

Drives: a slow car fast
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hubbahubba View Post
Edited because I have fat fingers.
__________________
Appreciate 1
hubbahubba7978.50
      08-31-2023, 07:41 AM   #1012
cmyx6go
Colonel
cmyx6go's Avatar
15169
Rep
2,021
Posts

Drives: 2022 X6///M Comp
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: NYC

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2019 X6 ///M  [10.00]
hubbahubba

For some reason when I opened this thread, it went to Esteban laughing at your fat finger edit. I scrolled up to see what it was all about. I saw the cork collection picture first and I thought it was your personal collection at home. My hero! LOL
__________________
I thought I was a good person but the way I react when people drive slowly in the left lane would suggest otherwise
Appreciate 5
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST