2016 Christopher Tynan Release

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2016 Christopher Tynan Release

#1 Post by NickRut » February 10th, 2020, 9:06 am

Just got the release note. Anyone had a chance to try? Wonder how they compare to previous years?
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#2 Post by Frank Z » February 10th, 2020, 9:35 am

Just got the release save-the-date email as well. Funny how this release changed from Fall to Spring last year; now it seems like its a Winter release this year.

Given the iconic vintage, I'm most likely in for a 3-pk of the Cabernet. I really enjoyed tasting with Chris last year, and his wines are always unique and special.
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#3 Post by Glen Gold » February 10th, 2020, 12:25 pm

I think the closest most of us have had is the crazy Les Sucriers Velours - and if that was 50% from this vintage, I'm 100% in.
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#4 Post by Alex N » February 10th, 2020, 1:03 pm

After opening a 2014 cab and a 2015 syrah, I'm all in on the cab and partial syrah allocation like last year.
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#5 Post by roybehr » February 17th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Release is out today. Really excited for this one.

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#6 Post by Alex N » February 17th, 2020, 1:05 pm

Great accolades on the syrah. My allocation got quite a bump from last year but I'm going in for 3 of each.
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#7 Post by AlexO » February 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm

This is one of the releases that I am most excited about every year. I went all in on both the syrah and cab. It's one of the easiest buys I make every year.

I also wished the max, but then I heard from a buddy who was in Napa for PNV that met up with Chris, who told him that he will most likely sell out. So we'll see if any of the wishes come through.

I know that there were only 75 cases of the Cab and about 100 cases of the Syrah, so we're talking about micro production levels.

For those of you who don't know Chris Tynan, he is also the Head of Winemaking at Cliff Lede, and has been there for almost 10 years.

Chris is easily making one of the best cabs in Napa and also one of the best Syrah's in the U.S. This is no exaggeration. If you don't believe me, just try a bottle of either. The cool thing with these wine is that from a QPR perspective, they are killer. $235 for the Cab and $75 for the Syrah. I think his cab easily drinks at or above the level of every $500+ bottle made in Napa. So the fact that you can get seriously good value here is also a plus. I would much rather have 2 of these then say 1 colgin or 1 abreu, etc...
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Re: 2016 Christopher Tynan Release

#8 Post by Alex N » February 24th, 2020, 9:45 am

AlexO wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm
This is one of the releases that I am most excited about every year.
+1. I'd love to go all in but went for 3 cabs and 3 syrah.
Interesting the mags have sold out before the 750s.
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#9 Post by MarkSt » February 24th, 2020, 10:27 am

AlexO wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 7:15 pm
This is one of the releases that I am most excited about every year. I went all in on both the syrah and cab. It's one of the easiest buys I make every year.

I also wished the max, but then I heard from a buddy who was in Napa for PNV that met up with Chris, who told him that he will most likely sell out. So we'll see if any of the wishes come through.

I know that there were only 75 cases of the Cab and about 100 cases of the Syrah, so we're talking about micro production levels.

For those of you who don't know Chris Tynan, he is also the Head of Winemaking at Cliff Lede, and has been there for almost 10 years.

Chris is easily making one of the best cabs in Napa and also one of the best Syrah's in the U.S. This is no exaggeration. If you don't believe me, just try a bottle of either. The cool thing with these wine is that from a QPR perspective, they are killer. $235 for the Cab and $75 for the Syrah. I think his cab easily drinks at or above the level of every $500+ bottle made in Napa. So the fact that you can get seriously good value here is also a plus. I would much rather have 2 of these then say 1 colgin or 1 abreu, etc...
I'm guessing you may get your wish list items. I received the offer today and was offered 6 of each. When I signed up I did not realize the cab was selling at $235. I have enjoyed many Cliff Lede wines but at $235/btl it's a hard pass. I'm sure the wine is good to great but I don't need to be adding another $150+ bottle wine to my cellar. By passing on this offer, I also avoid triggering alimony. [grin.gif] [grin.gif]
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#10 Post by William Anzalone » February 24th, 2020, 10:38 am

Received my 1st offer today. I'm in for 3 Syrah. I signed up based on the high praise from the WB community for Chris Tynan. Thanks for the guidance!
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#11 Post by Albert_H » February 24th, 2020, 12:58 pm

A recent 3pk purchase of the ‘16 LLC ate up my budget for the cab of this release. I’ll prob end up purchasing a 3pk of the Syrah though.
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#12 Post by J3ff S@g@n » February 24th, 2020, 1:26 pm

anyone want to sell 1 bottle of the cab at cost + shipping please PM me.

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#13 Post by J3ff S@g@n » February 25th, 2020, 9:34 am

filled thanks

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