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NINE SUNS Save the Date

#1 Post by David Kaufman » March 13th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Just received the STD for the spring release of NINE SUNS, including a 2016 Grenache and a 2017 White Wine (100% sauvignon blanc). Never heard or seen of the latter before; wondering what anyone else knows about it? Pricing?

Here is the description from the STD:

"This 100% Sauvignon Blanc first offers a delicate blend of fruit and vibrant minerality, which is later accented by lovely, subtle hints of lemon blossom. Elements develop from citrus zest to rounded green apple. The firm and pleasing acidity is balanced by a richness that lends breadth to the considerable length on this wine."

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#2 Post by JohnP » March 13th, 2019, 7:13 pm

I tried it a couple years ago at the winery and remember it being very good.
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#3 Post by Clint S Q U I E R » March 13th, 2019, 7:26 pm

One of the very, very best SB's I've had from CA. Really well made.

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#4 Post by KyleC » March 13th, 2019, 7:53 pm

I'm intrigued by the SB as well. For folks who had it, how does it compare with Arkenstone/Dana/Vineyard 29/Eisele?
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#5 Post by Frank Z » March 13th, 2019, 11:54 pm

Same here for the Sauvignon Blanc. Any idea on pricing for those who’ve been to the winery?
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#6 Post by David Kaufman » March 15th, 2019, 6:53 am

I heard from a friend that the SB pricing is around $80

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#7 Post by Frank Z » March 15th, 2019, 9:46 am

David Kaufman wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 6:53 am
I heard from a friend that the SB pricing is around $80
Thanks David! I can live with that. At least it’s not $195!
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#8 Post by Markus S » March 15th, 2019, 10:40 am

Don't think I'd want to "receive an STD"@!
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#9 Post by Michael Fess » March 19th, 2019, 9:05 am

I was really interested in the Grenache, but at $200/bottle with only 3 pack options, think I need to pass.

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#10 Post by Frank Z » March 19th, 2019, 9:09 am

Just placed my order in for the Sauvignon Blanc. Interested to compare it to others in its price range.
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#11 Post by Gabe Berk » March 19th, 2019, 9:09 am

$200 Grenache. $80 Sauvignon Blanc. That's not including tax or shipping. Wonder if they are recouping costs for Napa Valley real estate? [wow.gif]

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#12 Post by Phil M » March 19th, 2019, 9:15 am

Order in for a 3 pack of each. Agree that the Grenache is expensive, but, based on the excellence of their other wines, willing to take a flyer.
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#13 Post by larry schaffer » March 19th, 2019, 9:19 am

Wow - just wow. What's the current price on Rayas?

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#14 Post by KyleC » March 19th, 2019, 9:20 am

Debating the SB...$86/bottle including tax with free pickup, pretty steep but I'm intrigued.
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#15 Post by Jake Rubash » March 19th, 2019, 9:26 am

Was planning on grabbing both wines but the Grenache is a little too steep. Going to compare the SB to others in same(ish) price range. Realm, La Pelle, Aesthete, Melka, etc

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#16 Post by Justin Wittkopf » March 19th, 2019, 10:13 am

Is this the Ghost Horse equivalent of Grenache in Napa? This is pretty wacko to me.

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#17 Post by jeffruggels » March 19th, 2019, 10:15 am

This is a pass for me. i only buy 1 domestic grenache in this range i am doubt this will compare for my palate. Almost did SB, as i have been trying others in this range, but i haven't found one i like as much as Bevan so i think i will be stopping that experiment as well. Looking forward to hearing what buyers think.

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#18 Post by Frank Z » March 19th, 2019, 10:38 am

Jake Rubash wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:26 am
Was planning on grabbing both wines but the Grenache is a little too steep. Going to compare the SB to others in same(ish) price range. Realm, La Pelle, Aesthete, Melka, etc
Isn't La Pelle Sauvignon Blanc around half the price, while the Melka White is around double the price?
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#19 Post by Jake Rubash » March 19th, 2019, 10:53 am

Haha I did say same(ish)

You are correct though, from memory I believe the La Pelle was $45 and the Melka was $140
Frank Z wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 10:38 am
Jake Rubash wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:26 am
Was planning on grabbing both wines but the Grenache is a little too steep. Going to compare the SB to others in same(ish) price range. Realm, La Pelle, Aesthete, Melka, etc
Isn't La Pelle Sauvignon Blanc around half the price, while the Melka White is around double the price?

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#20 Post by BethAWA » March 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Just ordered the SB. I have some Eisele I’d like to compare it to as well.
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#21 Post by Frank Z » March 19th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Jake Rubash wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 10:53 am
Haha I did say same(ish)

You are correct though, from memory I believe the La Pelle was $45 and the Melka was $140
Frank Z wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 10:38 am
Jake Rubash wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 9:26 am
Was planning on grabbing both wines but the Grenache is a little too steep. Going to compare the SB to others in same(ish) price range. Realm, La Pelle, Aesthete, Melka, etc
Isn't La Pelle Sauvignon Blanc around half the price, while the Melka White is around double the price?

Alright, I'll give it to you haha. I was definitely thinking more Realm or Empreinte Sauvignon Blanc as a comparison.
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#22 Post by Eric S n y d e r » March 19th, 2019, 2:27 pm

Justin Wittkopf wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 10:13 am
Is this the Ghost Horse equivalent of Grenache in Napa? This is pretty wacko to me.
If you search for it, I think Roy Piper posted enthusaistically about a barrel sample taste of this (don’t quote me on that).

But even then, $200 is way up there.

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#23 Post by C. Keller » March 19th, 2019, 6:01 pm

How much do their Cabs run? I was hoping to by some of the Grenache but no thanks at this price.
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#24 Post by Michael Fess » March 19th, 2019, 6:27 pm

I think the cabs are $250 or $275. LPB gave the Grenache a 94-96 rating.

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#25 Post by blarmston » March 19th, 2019, 6:58 pm

Their Red Blends are $250/per, and their 2016 all Cabernet was $300/per.
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#26 Post by J3ff S@g@n » March 20th, 2019, 7:49 am

Interested to try, but passing at that price

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#27 Post by mmoyer » March 20th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Was interested when I saw Grenache from Napa. Lost interest at $200++. Can buy established producers like Alban Pandora or Estate, Horsepower, Cayuse and Torbreck Les Amis for less. Will be interesting to read tasting notes when they start to hit CT.
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