2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

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2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

#1 Post by Al R » December 4th, 2018, 9:06 am

Just got my packet in the mail about the 2017 vintage release of Schrader. My window opens up on the 12th for a "Fabulous" pack with 5 wines: 2 2017 CCS, 2 2017 RBS, and 1 2017 GIII. $1125 -- still holding at $225 a bottle, and that's money well spent in my opinion. I don't like the $68 shipping charge or the sales tax, but that's how things go.

Still no Old Sparky. I've seen posts in the past on here about people being offered Old Sparky in their 4th year on the list, but this will be my 5th allocation to purchase and still no Old Sparky. My progression has been

2015, January: 2013 "Fantastic Four" Pack, $700, 1 2013 LPV, 3 2013 RBS
2016, January: 2014 "Fantastic" Pack, $900, 1 2014 CCS, 2 2014 LPV, 1 2014 RBS
2017, January: 2015 "Gorgeous" Pack, $900, 3 2015 RBS, 1 2015 CCS
2017, December: 2016 "Fab Five" Pack, $1125, 1 2016 CCS, 2 2016 GIII, 2 2016 RBS
2018, December (current): 2017 "Fabulous" Pack, $1125, 2 2017 CCS, 2 2017 RBS, 1 2017 GIII

That doesn't include various Vieux-Os, Boars' View, or Aston Estate purchases over the years as supposedly those don't affect the Schrader allocation.

I'm really hoping next year will be the magic Old Sparky year. I had some at a friend's house earlier this year and it was fantastic.
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Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

#2 Post by RandyH » December 4th, 2018, 12:16 pm

I’m a year ahead of you. First purchase was the ‘12. I was offered the same thing as you this year. No Old Sparky.
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#3 Post by Larry Link » December 4th, 2018, 2:34 pm

How did Schrader do in 2017? Is 17 considered a strong vintage in Napa? I seem to remember a smoke taint discussion, does the offer disclose when Schrader harvested their grapes?

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#4 Post by RandyH » December 4th, 2018, 3:26 pm

In the papers they sent they said “while many vintage history books will touch upon the late-season fires, our record books thankfully note that all save one block of our grapes were safely harvested and the young wines were in tank before the fires started.”
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#5 Post by Larry Link » December 4th, 2018, 6:58 pm

RandyH wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 3:26 pm
In the papers they sent they said “while many vintage history books will touch upon the late-season fires, our record books thankfully note that all save one block of our grapes were safely harvested and the young wines were in tank before the fires started.”
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#6 Post by Scott Brunson » December 6th, 2018, 3:54 pm

Cellar Pack (7 wines) plus Sparky but no Colesworthy.
I'm really on the fence.
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#7 Post by kevanmah » December 6th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Scott Brunson wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Cellar Pack (7 wines) plus Sparky but no Colesworthy.
I'm really on the fence.
I'll take it if you don't want it ;)
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Re: 2017 vintage Schrader Allocation coming up

#8 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » December 7th, 2018, 4:54 am

Hard copy arrived in the mail yesterday.
2 x "cellar pack"
2 x old sparky
1 x colesworthy

Also have the ability to wishlist additional magnums and something called the "gorgeous pack" with 1 x 2017 Schrader CCS and 3 x 2017 Schrader RBS

FYI - (2-day) shipping to my state is $113 per 7-pack and $60 per magnum. And they charge sales tax on both the wine and shipping. So if I buy my entire allocation (no wishlist), my wine would cost $4650 and the SHIPPING charges will add another 10% ( $406 ) and then 8.875% NY state tax (where my wine is shipped) adding another $448.72. So almost $900 in additional charges. I've been buying my whole allocation since the 2004 vintage and I love the wine, especially with some age. But those extra costs are an issue and I need to think about it.

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#9 Post by James Stolle » December 9th, 2018, 1:02 pm

newhere I've never had Schrader, but I plan on starting soon to try their wines. If anyone had to guess, how would you approach their wines? What I mean is, do I start with a specific year for all their wines or do I jump around and try to get their different wines in their best years? Is there a particular one I should start with first and one I should end my tastings with? newhere

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#10 Post by Mike Maguire » December 9th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Was on the list from 04 til 13, the shipping charges were the final straw when theybumped prices to $225. Love the wines, no regrets though.

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