2017 Quivet Release?

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2017 Quivet Release?

#1 Post by NickRut » July 1st, 2019, 5:52 pm

Got the save the date today. Anyone try these yet? Only have seen 1 CT note. Jeb Dunnicks early reviews looked as good as the 2016s so that was slightly surprising considering the vintage differences.
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#2 Post by Vinod S. » July 2nd, 2019, 12:16 am

I’m not sure vintage variation is existential with Mike’s wines, if you like Napa cabs in a richer style, he makes great wine, from the best grapes at a fair price year in and year out. I haven’t bought recently since I moved to Europe a few years ago, but have very high regard for him and his winemaking and the 09-11s I’ve had recently were very solid wines.
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#3 Post by Jmigliano » July 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am

Have some Quivet and love them. May pass on this one as I have Myriad, Aubert and another one or two coming up in the next few weeks.
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#4 Post by Paul Marshall » July 6th, 2019, 11:48 pm

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#5 Post by Chris H. » July 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm

I'll probably be in for a mixed case, plus a few extra. I am not concerned about the 2017 vintage fears (though maybe in my case, it's ignorance is bliss).

I had a few 2011 Myriad Dr. Crane's and they were pretty good, from a maligned vintage. I usually don't let Quivet or Myriad get much bottle age, because the opulent fruit is such a treat. A 2014 Dr. Crane last week was still kicking out a ton of youthful flavor.
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#6 Post by OwenB » July 8th, 2019, 5:58 pm

I have more experience with Myriad. Are the Quivet cabs pretty similar?
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    #7 Post by AlexS » July 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm

    Quivet wines are supposedly made in a slightly more "lean" style but I've never really found this to be the case. That said, if you're into Myriad you'll definitely dig Quivet - fantastic wines, Syrah from the latter might even be better than the former (which is truly saying a lot).
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    #8 Post by Albert R » July 8th, 2019, 6:31 pm

    AlexS wrote:
    July 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm
    Quivet wines are supposedly made in a slightly more "lean" style but I've never really found this to be the case. That said, if you're into Myriad you'll definitely dig Quivet - fantastic wines, Syrah from the latter might even be better than the former (which is truly saying a lot).
    I would agree.... Never had a lean Quivet!
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    #9 Post by Chris H. » July 8th, 2019, 6:41 pm

    Albert R wrote:
    July 8th, 2019, 6:31 pm
    AlexS wrote:
    July 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm
    Quivet wines are supposedly made in a slightly more "lean" style but I've never really found this to be the case. That said, if you're into Myriad you'll definitely dig Quivet - fantastic wines, Syrah from the latter might even be better than the former (which is truly saying a lot).
    I would agree.... Never had a lean Quivet!
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    #10 Post by bob poirier » July 9th, 2019, 9:34 am

    I'm in for 3 Kenefick, intentionally trying to cut this years purchases in half compared to last year, but the Kenefick Cab for me is a must have.

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    #11 Post by Scott E. » July 9th, 2019, 9:49 am

    deleted - wrong offer
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    #12 Post by Bud Carey » July 9th, 2019, 9:49 am

    Bought Kenefick, Pellet, and some sauv blanc.
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    #13 Post by JLuch » July 9th, 2019, 10:33 am

    In for 3 LPV, trying to cut back as others are. Thinking I might pass on the upcoming Myriad offer. Already grabbed some Dr. Crane/GIII earlier in the year. Steltzner seems compelling though, so might be a game time decision.
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    #14 Post by Chris H. » July 9th, 2019, 1:04 pm

    I checked my allocation this morning, and again after meetings this afternoon, and it looks like my quantity of wines has gone down, must be selling nicely already. I am in for a mixed case after quite a bit of back and forth between various combinations.
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    #15 Post by Anthony V » July 9th, 2019, 1:07 pm

    Moved
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    #16 Post by Bud Carey » July 9th, 2019, 1:22 pm

    Anthony,
    Looks like you put a Rivers-Marie post in the Quivet topic.
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    #17 Post by Anthony V » July 9th, 2019, 1:24 pm

    Bud Carey wrote:
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    Anthony,
    Looks like you put a Rivers-Marie post in the Quivet topic.
    Thanks for the catch
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    #18 Post by Joe Mendez » July 9th, 2019, 10:36 pm

    How is the Quivet Sauv Blanc? Is it anything like Realm Fidelio or Arkenstone?

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    #19 Post by Brian Tuite » July 9th, 2019, 11:03 pm

    1 each of the SVDs, 2 Napas and 4 Sauv Blancs
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    #20 Post by KenL. » July 10th, 2019, 5:33 am

    Placed a small order last night.
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    #21 Post by Brian Hostetler » July 10th, 2019, 9:30 am

    Ouch! $28 for ground on 2 bottles (wish listed another 2).

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    #22 Post by mattcitrang » July 10th, 2019, 10:27 am

    Order placed.

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    #23 Post by Scott E. » July 10th, 2019, 10:35 am

    Brian Hostetler wrote:
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    Ouch! $28 for ground on 2 bottles (wish listed another 2).
    Did you try a "test" order with 4 bottles to see how the cost per bottle came out? I'm about 250 miles from Napa/Sonoma and my shipping for 3 bottles was $29, so very close to $10 per bottle (11% of the wine cost). It feels like shipping costs are borderline excessive, but I'm really not sure they are - Quivet cab bottles are heavy. I imagine a six-pack order would bring the unit cost down a bit. The wineries that charge both sales tax and shipping really drive up the price per bottle. I seem to eventually drop off the list of those guys as the price increases stack up. Cheers!
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    #24 Post by Brian Hostetler » July 10th, 2019, 10:46 am

    Scott E. wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 10:35 am
    Did you try a "test" order with 4 bottles to see how the cost per bottle came out? I'm about 250 miles from Napa/Sonoma and my shipping for 3 bottles was $29, so very close to $10 per bottle (11% of the wine cost). It feels like shipping costs are borderline excessive, but I'm really not sure they are - Quivet cab bottles are heavy. I imagine a six-pack order would bring the unit cost down a bit. The wineries that charge both sales tax and shipping really drive up the price per bottle. I seem to eventually drop off the list of those guys as the price increases stack up. Cheers!
    Scott, since I waited a whole day, I had to wish list my actual wants. I didn't test with 4 bottles like I usually do, but based on prior experience, yes, that would drive the cost down. If my wish list is granted, I have no doubt that I will be charged another $28 for the next two. :( What can you do at that point? You have to buy something to get access to the wish list, so at the end of the day, you're paying that shipping "tax" for not jumping on the offer the moment it comes out. I feel like I'm constantly learning the shipping lesson over and over... sigh. I promise to do better next time (though I said that last year).

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    #25 Post by Bud Carey » July 10th, 2019, 10:58 am

    Just fyi.... shipping a case to the East coast is $64.
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    #26 Post by Mike Van1 » July 10th, 2019, 11:00 am

    Brian Hostetler wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 10:46 am
    Scott E. wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 10:35 am
    Did you try a "test" order with 4 bottles to see how the cost per bottle came out? I'm about 250 miles from Napa/Sonoma and my shipping for 3 bottles was $29, so very close to $10 per bottle (11% of the wine cost). It feels like shipping costs are borderline excessive, but I'm really not sure they are - Quivet cab bottles are heavy. I imagine a six-pack order would bring the unit cost down a bit. The wineries that charge both sales tax and shipping really drive up the price per bottle. I seem to eventually drop off the list of those guys as the price increases stack up. Cheers!
    Scott, since I waited a whole day, I had to wish list my actual wants. I didn't test with 4 bottles like I usually do, but based on prior experience, yes, that would drive the cost down. If my wish list is granted, I have no doubt that I will be charged another $28 for the next two. :( What can you do at that point? You have to buy something to get access to the wish list, so at the end of the day, you're paying that shipping "tax" for not jumping on the offer the moment it comes out. I feel like I'm constantly learning the shipping lesson over and over... sigh. I promise to do better next time (though I said that last year).
    I haven’t purchased Quivet in a few years but I still get a allocation (purchase lots of Myriad). Just checked and I have several bottles available to purchase. Reach out to Leah and see if she can help you out. You can take my bottles.
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    #27 Post by mattccheung » July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am

    $32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...

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    #28 Post by Brian Tuite » July 10th, 2019, 12:46 pm

    mattccheung wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
    $32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...
    It’s what it costs for a fulfillment center, Styro shipper and shipping.

    Amazon has made people numb to actual shipping costs.
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    #29 Post by P Intag » July 10th, 2019, 12:57 pm

    Brian Tuite wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:46 pm
    mattccheung wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
    $32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...
    It’s what it costs for a fulfillment center, Styro shipper and shipping.

    Amazon has made people numb to actual shipping costs.
    Typical WineBid shipping to SoCal for an entire 12-bottle case in styro is $30 - $32. Not sure why 4 bottles would be the same cost. [scratch.gif]
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    #30 Post by Steve Crawford » July 10th, 2019, 1:39 pm

    P Intag wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:57 pm
    Brian Tuite wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:46 pm
    mattccheung wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
    $32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...
    It’s what it costs for a fulfillment center, Styro shipper and shipping.

    Amazon has made people numb to actual shipping costs.
    Typical WineBid shipping to SoCal for an entire 12-bottle case in styro is $30 - $32. Not sure why 4 bottles would be the same cost. [scratch.gif]
    this is correct P Intag. some wineries 'don't charge for shipping', some 'charge' a lot, or nothing (Saxum/RM). it's like resort fees with hotels, in terms of just being how the total tariff is divided, or 'free' delivery of mattress. i just look at total cost of wine including shipping.

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    #31 Post by mattccheung » July 10th, 2019, 3:12 pm

    P Intag wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:57 pm
    Brian Tuite wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:46 pm
    mattccheung wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
    $32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...
    It’s what it costs for a fulfillment center, Styro shipper and shipping.

    Amazon has made people numb to actual shipping costs.
    Typical WineBid shipping to SoCal for an entire 12-bottle case in styro is $30 - $32. Not sure why 4 bottles would be the same cost. [scratch.gif]
    Cost me about the same for a case from Oregon/ Seattle. ~$30...

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    #32 Post by jeffruggels » July 10th, 2019, 3:15 pm

    passed this year. will be buying less 2017s across the board

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    #33 Post by Brian Tuite » July 10th, 2019, 3:18 pm

    P Intag wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:57 pm
    Brian Tuite wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 12:46 pm
    mattccheung wrote:
    July 10th, 2019, 11:09 am
    $32 shipping to SoCal on 4 bottles, also feels a little on the higher side but what can I do...
    It’s what it costs for a fulfillment center, Styro shipper and shipping.

    Amazon has made people numb to actual shipping costs.
    Typical WineBid shipping to SoCal for an entire 12-bottle case in styro is $30 - $32. Not sure why 4 bottles would be the same cost. [scratch.gif]
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    #34 Post by mattcitrang » July 10th, 2019, 3:24 pm

    Buy the mixed case. 12 bottles - shipping $0

    BTW offer almost completely sold out.

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    #35 Post by OwenB » July 10th, 2019, 4:11 pm

    If not too late, does anyone in NYC want to split a mixed case?
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      #36 Post by Billy Norris » July 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm

      FWIW, tasted the '17 Kenefick cab out of bottle at a party on the 4th and it was bonkers good...

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