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#1 Post by Brandon R » June 20th, 2018, 11:48 am

I just got an email from Cayuse. They're celebrating their 21st anniversary by selling some past vintages ex-cellar/chateau. Could be exciting for those wanting to take a plunge on older vintages. They're asking anyone interested to, "Opt In" and bottles will be randomly allocated to you. I'd imagine they'll allocate in proportions similar to the mailing list. From a quick glance, it appears most of their bottlings (including Bionic Frog) are on the list. I opted in and was given a choice of how many bottles I'd ideally like: from 1 up to 6. We'll see. Anyone else?
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#2 Post by Carlos Delpin » June 20th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Wait, what? I’ve been on the wait list for 8 years and they had wine to sell?

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#3 Post by Mike Maguire » June 20th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Just what I need, more Cayuse [wow.gif]

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#4 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 20th, 2018, 1:06 pm

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#5 Post by Mark Y » June 20th, 2018, 1:22 pm

Schweet.. although could this be their CFO telling the business to generate some cash due to the 2016 cork/btl failure (tho the cost is probably covered by insurance)?
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#6 Post by mattcitrang » June 20th, 2018, 1:54 pm

Scott G r u n e r wrote:Here is the list. https://cayusevineyards.com/static/docu ... e-list.pdf
Thanks for posting.

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#7 Post by AlexS » June 20th, 2018, 2:01 pm

Brandon R wrote:Anyone else?
I'm in.
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#8 Post by Joel Pulver » June 20th, 2018, 2:06 pm

Originally opted in .... thought about it .... some of those bottles are getting pretty old. Now have opted out.

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#9 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 20th, 2018, 3:37 pm

I have had several 2004, 2005, 2006 Cayuse Syrah in the past 6 months. None were getting tired, all were very good to great. If I don't opt in, it will be more because I can't get over having originally paid $35 for them, than concern about the age.
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#10 Post by Eric S n y d e r » June 20th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Looks totally worth it to me... I’d be all over this if I were on the list.

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#11 Post by JohnP » June 20th, 2018, 4:26 pm

I've been on the inactive mailing list since Jan 2013 so I thought I would inquire. They informed me "sorry" but this ex-cellar program is only being offered to active list members. They said it is taking about 8 years to make the active list, so I'm getting close...
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#13 Post by Dave McIsaac » June 20th, 2018, 5:13 pm

It would be sweet to land a bottle of the Coccinelle

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#14 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » June 20th, 2018, 8:31 pm

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#15 Post by Doug Schulman » June 21st, 2018, 5:07 am

This would interest me if I could choose which bottling(s) I wanted (not necessarily vintages, but I don't like all of the wines they make). The randomness has me not opting in.

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#16 Post by Brandon R » June 21st, 2018, 8:10 am

The way I see it, it's likely only going to be one to two bottles for a small buyer like me. Secondly, I really would like to taste some of the older Cayuse so I can make determinations on whether or not I want to keep them to age, or should be drinking them young. I've only been a buyer since the 2013 vintage, so many of those older vintages are appealing, if for nothing else, an education. Furthermore, when buying older vintages, the primary concern is provenance. This certainly solves that.
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#17 Post by Ron Slye » June 21st, 2018, 9:31 am

Dave McIsaac wrote:It would be sweet to land a bottle of the Coccinelle
Yes. I still have a few of the Coccinelle from their original release. A lovely wine, which is now all part of BF as I understand it.

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#18 Post by Dave McIsaac » June 21st, 2018, 12:51 pm

Ron Slye wrote:
Dave McIsaac wrote:It would be sweet to land a bottle of the Coccinelle
Yes. I still have a few of the Coccinelle from their original release. A lovely wine, which is now all part of BF as I understand it.
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#19 Post by J a y H a c k » June 21st, 2018, 1:48 pm

After buying since the 2007 vintage, you would think that just maybe they might offer me some of the Flying Pig, BUT NO, despite promises it's never been on my allocation list. Now, it's a roll the dice crap shoot on the ex-cellar sale and with my luck, I will get allocated wines I already own and three bottles of Gallo Hearty Burgundy.
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#20 Post by Brandon R » June 22nd, 2018, 8:29 am

Jay, if by some stroke of luck I get some Flying Pig in this shindig, I'll trade you something for it.
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#21 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 22nd, 2018, 11:32 am

Brandon R wrote:Jay, if by some stroke of luck I get some Flying Pig in this shindig, I'll trade you something for it.
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#22 Post by S. Stevenson » June 22nd, 2018, 12:44 pm

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#23 Post by Dave McIsaac » June 22nd, 2018, 1:13 pm

S. Stevenson wrote:Pass.
Were you offered any???

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#24 Post by Arnold Caplan » June 24th, 2018, 10:51 am

Doug Schulman wrote:This would interest me if I could choose which bottling(s) I wanted (not necessarily vintages, but I don't like all of the wines they make). The randomness has me not opting in.
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#25 Post by p. raghib » June 24th, 2018, 2:27 pm

If I could’ve requested what I wanted and then lottery to see if I “won” I would’ve participated, but I have been on the list a long time and I have been cutting back because I can’t possibly drink on an annual basis my allocation. So for me it was a pass.
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#26 Post by BLittle » July 26th, 2018, 10:34 am

why did i think today was the day we find out what ex-cellar wine(s) we "won"?
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#27 Post by Robert R » July 26th, 2018, 10:44 am

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#28 Post by Ian Dorin » July 26th, 2018, 10:46 am

Mark Y wrote:Schweet.. although could this be their CFO telling the business to generate some cash due to the 2016 cork/btl failure (tho the cost is probably covered by insurance)?
I'm sure they were covered by insurance, but not having your wine on the market for a full year can be bad for branding. Offering something keeps people interested.
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#29 Post by AlexS » July 26th, 2018, 10:59 am

Just found out I landed the following:

1 — 2002 FLYING PIG 750 ML
1 — 2000 EN CERISE SYRAH 750 ML
1 — 2007 EN CHAMBERLIN SY 750 ML

Super stoked!
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#30 Post by Ron Slye » July 26th, 2018, 12:30 pm

For me:

• 1 — 2002 FLYING PIG 750 ML
• 1 — 2007 EN CERISE SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2004 WIDOWMAKER 750 ML


Which completes a vertical for me with Flying Pig!

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#31 Post by Brandon R » July 26th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Crickets here so far. Very cool about those Flying Pigs. Color me jealous.
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#32 Post by Leonard Taylor » July 26th, 2018, 2:24 pm

1 — 2004 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2005 CAMASPELO 750 ML
1 — 2008 EN CERISE SY 750 ML
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#33 Post by NED VALOIS » July 26th, 2018, 2:35 pm

1 — 2006 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2004 CAMASPELO 750 ML
1 — 2008 EN CHAMBERLIN SY 750 ML

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#34 Post by Brandon R » July 26th, 2018, 2:50 pm

1 x 2003 Flying Pig
1 x 2005 En Chamberlin Syrah
1 x 2008 Armada Vineyard Syrah

I'm happy.
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#35 Post by Erich Sachse » July 26th, 2018, 2:56 pm

1 — 2007 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2000 CAMASPELO 750 ML
1 — 2004 FLYING PIG 750 ML

I’ll take it — excited to try some with a little more age on them. Would not have chosen the Camaspelo, but kinda fun to have forgotten about this and see some nice bottles show. I requested 3, so likely was not a sellout for them (or certainly not far oversubscribed) as they gave me as many as I asked for.

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#36 Post by liz grissom » July 26th, 2018, 3:12 pm

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#37 Post by Brandon R » July 26th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Erich, I asked for up to six but was only allocated three (going from memory on the "wish" I submitted), so I think they were indeed sold out.
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#38 Post by Ron Slye » July 26th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Yes I also asked for six and got 3 -- so I assume they sold out pretty quickly.

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#39 Post by AlexS » July 26th, 2018, 4:11 pm

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#40 Post by BLittle » July 26th, 2018, 4:35 pm

i asked for three and got:

• 1 — 2005 ARMADA SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2002 EN CERISE SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2008 IMPULSIVO 750 ML
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#41 Post by jhemming » July 26th, 2018, 6:50 pm

1 — 2007 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2000 CAMASPELO 750 ML
1 — 2003 FLYING PIG 750 ML
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#42 Post by GaryW » July 26th, 2018, 7:05 pm

1 — 2007 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2000 CAMASPELO 750 ML
1 — 2004 FLYING PIG 750 ML
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#43 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » July 26th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Also: 1-'07 Bionic Frog, 1-'00 Camaspelo, and 1-'04 Flying Pig.

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#44 Post by Travis @llen » July 26th, 2018, 7:29 pm

I didn’t participate because I have a stack of cayuse, but a few of my friends scored with some of my all time favorite cayuse gems, ‘05 frog and ‘06 en cerise. Another friend got an ‘03 impulsivo, which may be the only cayuse wine I’ve never tried. I told him I’d pop an 03 unico to compare. What a cool opportunity to pick up perfectly stored aged wines.
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#45 Post by J a y H a c k » July 26th, 2018, 7:38 pm

• 1 — 2003 COCCINELLE SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2007 CAMASPELO 750 ML
• 1 — 2008 FLYING PIG 750 ML

I don't know if that's a good draw or not. I have had the 2007 Camaspelo a few times and it is outstanding. Love the wine and happy to get more. The others? I don't know, but a 2003 Cayuse Syrah sounds interesting and I've never had, or even seen, a Flying Pig.
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#46 Post by Scott G r u n e r » July 26th, 2018, 8:10 pm

I ordered for a friend and got.
1 — 2003 COCCINELLE SY 750 ML
1 — 2006 WIDOWMAKER 750 ML
1 — 2008 FLYING PIG 750 ML
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#47 Post by Scott G r u n e r » July 26th, 2018, 8:12 pm

For those that got the 2000 camaspelo... pretty cool. I think that was the wine that christophe brought to a wine spec forum offline at delille that inspired me to get on the list.
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#48 Post by Ron Slye » July 26th, 2018, 8:20 pm

J a y H a c k wrote:• 1 — 2003 COCCINELLE SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2007 CAMASPELO 750 ML
• 1 — 2008 FLYING PIG 750 ML

I don't know if that's a good draw or not. I have had the 2007 Camaspelo a few times and it is outstanding. Love the wine and happy to get more. The others? I don't know, but a 2003 Cayuse Syrah sounds interesting and I've never had, or even seen, a Flying Pig.
Coccinelle is effectively Bionic Frog -- and the 2003 is really great (at least used to be, I still have a few resting in the cellar). The 2008 FP should be excellent as well. Glad you finally scored some! :-)

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#49 Post by K John Joseph » July 27th, 2018, 10:27 am

J a y H a c k wrote:• 1 — 2003 COCCINELLE SY 750 ML
• 1 — 2007 CAMASPELO 750 ML
• 1 — 2008 FLYING PIG 750 ML

I don't know if that's a good draw or not. I have had the 2007 Camaspelo a few times and it is outstanding. Love the wine and happy to get more. The others? I don't know, but a 2003 Cayuse Syrah sounds interesting and I've never had, or even seen, a Flying Pig.
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#50 Post by ERPark » July 27th, 2018, 11:33 am

Got the following:

1 — 2008 BIONIC FROG SY 750 ML
1 — 2003 EN CERISE SY 750 ML
1 — 2006 WIDOWMAKER 750 ML
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