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#651 Post by Peter C. » October 4th, 2020, 12:03 pm

Michael R Fox wrote:
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Had the 2016 Editorial last night...contrary to prior reviews I thought it drank VERY well. I’ve had 3 previous private labels (Karo Kann, Idiosyncrasy, radio silence) Only one I didn’t care for as much was Idiosyncrasy. Cheers [cheers.gif]
Interesting. Maybe I had an off bottle. Shipped during a cool day and other bottles from same shipment were fine, I found it port-like and stewed. Perhaps they recirculated a previously returned bottle that was heat damaged?

I have an email in for a credit.
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#652 Post by MichaelLee » October 4th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Peter C. wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Michael R Fox wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 10:13 am
Had the 2016 Editorial last night...contrary to prior reviews I thought it drank VERY well. I’ve had 3 previous private labels (Karo Kann, Idiosyncrasy, radio silence) Only one I didn’t care for as much was Idiosyncrasy. Cheers [cheers.gif]
Interesting. Maybe I had an off bottle. Shipped during a cool day and other bottles from same shipment were fine, I found it port-like and stewed. Perhaps they recirculated a previously returned bottle that was heat damaged?

I have an email in for a credit.
Maybe it's just matter of preference.

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#653 Post by NealW » October 4th, 2020, 1:33 pm

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Any intel on WA Echoes in the Canyon cab? I’ve got one in my cart, just wondering if anyone has tried it. Thanks!
Bumping this and curious about any feedback on the less / non discussed WA private labels
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#654 Post by ScottieB » October 5th, 2020, 12:30 pm

When WineAccess sends out emails on their private label offerings, some people get these emails at the outset, others are send them later, others still later, and some people never get them. Thoughts?
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#655 Post by Rohit B » October 5th, 2020, 12:34 pm

Speaking of their private labels, it would be nice if they made a tab/section for their private label wines on the website.
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#656 Post by Vince L. » October 7th, 2020, 1:08 pm

Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème is back.

https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/krug ... a212cddb5/

My Referral code is below. I stacked mine w/the $30 off $100.

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#657 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 7th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Vince L. wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème is back.

https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/krug ... a212cddb5/

My Referral code is below. I stacked mine w/the $30 off $100.

http://share.wineaccess.com/v/vincent_7
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#658 Post by Tyler Rico » October 7th, 2020, 1:30 pm

Vince L. wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 1:08 pm

I stacked mine w/the $30 off $100.

$10 higher than the last stock too. BTW, a new customer can’t stack a 30/100 coupon or any coupon for that matter with a 50/150 referral credit. You can only stack earned referral credits with coupon. In your scenario, the best a new purchaser could do is 50 off 190

Even with a coupon, this isn’t a good deal. Decent with the 100/250 if you hit 250 exactly. A referral of just $50 off brings this to retail. I had a good stash of referral credits and blew it on this a few weeks back when it was $180, reducing my cost to $60 per for a couple of them.

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#659 Post by Mike R » October 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm

Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville.
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#660 Post by ykwon » October 7th, 2020, 3:08 pm

Damn that Krug is expensive
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#661 Post by Mike R » October 7th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville.
Wound up dumping the 2018 Chad and opening a 2016 Concept Album. A bit hot, but I really liked it a lot.
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#662 Post by MatthewT » October 7th, 2020, 3:18 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville.
Wound up dumping the 2018 Chad and opening a 2016 Concept Album. A bit hot, but I really liked it a lot.
Really like the 2018 Chad, actually. I liked one more than the other. I think I liked the Oakville one better than the "reserve".
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#663 Post by Mike R » October 7th, 2020, 3:20 pm

MatthewT wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Anyone have any guesses on the 2018 Chad? Had it tonight, and wasn't a fan at all. Super oak heavy and definitely has a healthy dose of mega purple. Would have guessed Caymus based on all the mega purple, but too much oak, and obviously they are not in Oakville.
Wound up dumping the 2018 Chad and opening a 2016 Concept Album. A bit hot, but I really liked it a lot.
Really like the 2018 Chad, actually. I liked one more than the other. I think I liked the Oakville one better than the "reserve".
Do you like Caymus cab?
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#664 Post by MatthewT » October 7th, 2020, 3:36 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 3:20 pm
MatthewT wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 3:12 pm


Wound up dumping the 2018 Chad and opening a 2016 Concept Album. A bit hot, but I really liked it a lot.
Really like the 2018 Chad, actually. I liked one more than the other. I think I liked the Oakville one better than the "reserve".
Do you like Caymus cab?
No clue, lol. I don't have any tasting notes on anything and have no palate. I think I've had it but never bought it from winery. I literally could be the most worthless person that has ever joined this website and been an active user. I only came here for Berskerker Day and the dN came around...and I couldn't help myself.
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#665 Post by Curtis Chen » October 7th, 2020, 4:11 pm

Got another Krug 168. The $190 list price is wild, but I got it to under $125 shipped with my referral bonus and whatnot.

Ships soon. Need me some Astrea caviar!
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#666 Post by Mike R » October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am

Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
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#667 Post by K. Tr@n » October 8th, 2020, 12:18 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
how many bottles are they offering? same price?
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#668 Post by Mike R » October 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm

K. Tr@n wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
how many bottles are they offering? same price?
Up to 12, at a slightly higher price ($37 instead of $35)
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#669 Post by MatthewT » October 8th, 2020, 1:11 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 12:30 pm
K. Tr@n wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
how many bottles are they offering? same price?
Up to 12, at a slightly higher price ($37 instead of $35)
Wonder if it's a different "round" which is what the YouTube lady said the next offering of Yesterday would be.
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#670 Post by Chris Crutchfield » October 8th, 2020, 1:13 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
Just got an email offering a purchase of an allocation (hehe) of 2018 Yesterday. After the mediocre performance with the last bottle I opened I am debating buying it or just passing.
Are you able to share any details of the offer aside from price?

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#671 Post by Mike R » October 8th, 2020, 1:24 pm

I emailed them to ask whether it is the same wine or not as what was previously offered on the site. They said it is the exact same bottle as what I bought previously, no different blend / etc... I signed up for their waitlist as soon as it sold out, so I was likely #1 and they are likely going through now. I wound up taking 6 of the bottles.
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#672 Post by Peter C. » October 8th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Btw I waited more than a week for an email response and got nada - phone call this am was answered immediately and credited me for a bad 2016 Editorial. No idea why the delay via email, but customer service will take care of you via phone.
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#673 Post by David Crow » October 8th, 2020, 4:29 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 1:24 pm
I emailed them to ask whether it is the same wine or not as what was previously offered on the site. They said it is the exact same bottle as what I bought previously, no different blend / etc... I signed up for their waitlist as soon as it sold out, so I was likely #1 and they are likely going through now. I wound up taking 6 of the bottles.
If you check the COLA listings to register labels and search for Yesterday there are two separate listings for the Napa Cab (which is the original Yesterday release). There is also a registered label for a Yesterday Howell Mountain cab, so presumably that will be released at some point as well.

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#674 Post by James Mc » October 8th, 2020, 5:59 pm

Received email about 2018 Piece of Work cab. I bought 6 of the 2017 last year and had one about 2 months ago and it was very good. Served it to a couple folks and they really enjoyed it as well. Tempted to buy the 2018 as well. Sont know if they are same source or not.
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#675 Post by Rohit B » October 8th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Also picked up some more Yesterday via their waiting list.
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#676 Post by J. Rock » October 9th, 2020, 4:57 pm

In the past, I've been very happy with their customer service, but I emailed them last Saturday and still haven't received a response, which is pretty disappointing. When I email JJ Buckley, Benchmark, Woodland Hills Wine Co., LastBottle, FirstBottle, KL, etc. etc. etc. (but NOT wine.com), I get an email back within a day or two max, but often hours. Is this typical of Wine Access now?
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#677 Post by MatthewT » October 9th, 2020, 5:16 pm

Wrong thread, deleted.
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#678 Post by K N Haque » October 9th, 2020, 5:39 pm

J. Rock wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 4:57 pm
In the past, I've been very happy with their customer service, but I emailed them last Saturday and still haven't received a response, which is pretty disappointing. When I email JJ Buckley, Benchmark, Woodland Hills Wine Co., LastBottle, FirstBottle, KL, etc. etc. etc. (but NOT wine.com), I get an email back within a day or two max, but often hours. Is this typical of Wine Access now?
They are not getting to email in a timely answer right now, but if you call, they'll take care of you quickly. At least, that has been my experience in the past month.
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#679 Post by Mike R » October 9th, 2020, 6:30 pm

MatthewT wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Just popped a #7, the Sta Rita Hills Pinot. It accidentally got shipped but I told them to let it come. This is great for $10. I prefer Loring Sta Rita Hills for $25 but that's 150% more expensive. I will gladly drink this and I'm sure my wife and the two cases I bought as gifts will be well received.
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#680 Post by MatthewT » October 9th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 6:30 pm
MatthewT wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Just popped a #7, the Sta Rita Hills Pinot. It accidentally got shipped but I told them to let it come. This is great for $10. I prefer Loring Sta Rita Hills for $25 but that's 150% more expensive. I will gladly drink this and I'm sure my wife and the two cases I bought as gifts will be well received.
Wrong thread?
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#681 Post by joejolesch » October 9th, 2020, 8:25 pm

2018 Lytton Springs! $40 on 1-5, $36 on 6+. Combined with free shipping on 3+ this one is a no-brainer for the (us) Ridge fans [cheers.gif]

https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018 ... 66b143a86/

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#682 Post by Tyler F. » October 11th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Damn, I ordered 6 of the 2018 Lytton Springs that was just delivered last week. In for 6 more now, haha.
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#683 Post by Mike R » October 12th, 2020, 9:08 pm

In light of my additional purchase of Yesterday, we opened a 3rd bottle today from our original shipment. If you didn't see my prior post, bottle one was incredible, and two was mediocre. Number three today was awesome, not as good as the first, but still a really really good wine. Excited for my additional bottles to arrive.
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#685 Post by Peter C. » October 13th, 2020, 8:03 am

Nice, thanks for the heads up!
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#686 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 13th, 2020, 9:47 am

I got a $100 credit for spending over $1k, so an additional bottle of the Krug is headed my way for $90. That's good, isn't it? I think that's a good price. :-)
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#687 Post by Peter C. » October 13th, 2020, 10:26 am

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October 13th, 2020, 9:47 am
I got a $100 credit for spending over $1k, so an additional bottle of the Krug is headed my way for $90. That's good, isn't it? I think that's a good price. :-)
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It's funny, I'm not typically a big Krug guy. I mean, I'm not refusing to drink it if someone's pouring a glass but I prefer many other producers.

I love the 168 though, feels like there was a lot more depth and complexity to the wine than other iterations of the MV, more nuance than just what I typically perceive as a bluntly powerful wine. Perhaps its the vintage blend or maybe my palate changed, it's a gorgeous bottle of wine.
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#688 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 13th, 2020, 11:24 am

Peter C. wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 10:26 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 9:47 am
I got a $100 credit for spending over $1k, so an additional bottle of the Krug is headed my way for $90. That's good, isn't it? I think that's a good price. :-)
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It's funny, I'm not typically a big Krug guy. I mean, I'm not refusing to drink it if someone's pouring a glass but I prefer many other producers.

I love the 168 though, feels like there was a lot more depth and complexity to the wine than other iterations of the MV, more nuance than just what I typically perceive as a bluntly powerful wine. Perhaps its the vintage blend or maybe my palate changed, it's a gorgeous bottle of wine.
Yeah, I not really all that high on Krug compared to other producers, and I would never buy at its normal price, but at the discounted price it seemed like a value
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#689 Post by J. Rock » October 13th, 2020, 2:36 pm

After waiting 10 days for WA to respond to my email, I finally called to follow-up... and got their voicemail. Hopefully, this is just an outlier experience, especially as I've been very impressed by their customer service before, but I figured I'd share in case it becomes a trend.
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#690 Post by Rohit B » October 13th, 2020, 3:06 pm

Just received more bottles of the Yesterday wine. The back of the label says "Howell Mountain" but I thought this was supposed to be an Oakville wine. Did the original run of the Yesterday wine say Oakville on the back? I don't have the bottles from my initial order with me at the moment.
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#691 Post by K. Tr@n » October 13th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Rohit B wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Just received more bottles of the Yesterday wine. The back of the label says "Howell Mountain" but I thought this was supposed to be an Oakville wine. Did the original run of the Yesterday wine say Oakville on the back? I don't have the bottles from my initial order with me at the moment.
Original only said 2018 Yesterday cabernet sauvignon Napa Valley.
This looks like a different wine all together. Open it and let us know how it is
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#692 Post by Rohit B » October 13th, 2020, 3:53 pm

K. Tr@n wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Original only said 2018 Yesterday cabernet sauvignon Napa Valley.
This looks like a different wine all together. Open it and let us know how it is
I haven't opened the original order or this order, and was hoping to lay them down for a little while. Just sent an email to wine access; will update as I get more info.
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#693 Post by David Crow » October 13th, 2020, 4:19 pm

Rohit B wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:53 pm
K. Tr@n wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Original only said 2018 Yesterday cabernet sauvignon Napa Valley.
This looks like a different wine all together. Open it and let us know how it is
I haven't opened the original order or this order, and was hoping to lay them down for a little while. Just sent an email to wine access; will update as I get more info.
I had posted above that wine access had registered a label in the COLA registry for a Yesterday wine that said Howell Mountain. I figured it was going to be a separate release and marketed separately from the original wine.

For the record, the original wine said Napa Valley, although it was clearly marketed as an oak like wine.

If Wine Access is now selling a Howell Mountain wine with the same marketing spiel describing oakville that seems wrong. Maybe they just sent the wrong wine as an mistake?

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#694 Post by Rohit B » October 13th, 2020, 4:30 pm

David Crow wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:19 pm

I had posted above that wine access had registered a label in the COLA registry for a Yesterday wine that said Howell Mountain. I figured it was going to be a separate release and marketed separately from the original wine.

For the record, the original wine said Napa Valley, although it was clearly marketed as an oak like wine.

If Wine Access is now selling a Howell Mountain wine with the same marketing spiel describing oakville that seems wrong. Maybe they just sent the wrong wine as an mistake?
I must have missed that post. Can you share the link for the COLA where it describes it as a Howell Mountain wine? Was there a separate COLA for the one that only said Napa Valley or Oakville?

Either way, based on my prior experiences with WineAccess I'm sure they'll make things right.
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#695 Post by Mike R » October 13th, 2020, 4:45 pm

Rohit B wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:30 pm
David Crow wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:19 pm

I had posted above that wine access had registered a label in the COLA registry for a Yesterday wine that said Howell Mountain. I figured it was going to be a separate release and marketed separately from the original wine.

For the record, the original wine said Napa Valley, although it was clearly marketed as an oak like wine.

If Wine Access is now selling a Howell Mountain wine with the same marketing spiel describing oakville that seems wrong. Maybe they just sent the wrong wine as an mistake?
I must have missed that post. Can you share the link for the COLA where it describes it as a Howell Mountain wine? Was there a separate COLA for the one that only said Napa Valley or Oakville?

Either way, based on my prior experiences with WineAccess I'm sure they'll make things right.
I explicitly asked them if it was the same wine and they said that it was. If it's not I will definitely be returning it.
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#696 Post by Albert_H » October 13th, 2020, 4:52 pm

Anybody have any info on the 2018 The Ringer cab? Sounds like it's made with Bryant Family fruit. I bought 8 bottles but am thinking about contacting them and change the qty to 6. I didn't read the part about them buying the fruit, I'm assuming Wine Access has a winemaker and makes the wine at a custom crush? I can't imagine the barrels used for a wine at this price point would be of the caliber that cult wineries would use.
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#697 Post by Rohit B » October 13th, 2020, 5:01 pm

Mike R wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:45 pm

I explicitly asked them if it was the same wine and they said that it was. If it's not I will definitely be returning it.
They also told me it was the same wine. Makes two of us.
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#698 Post by David Crow » October 13th, 2020, 6:43 pm

Rohit B wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:30 pm
David Crow wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:19 pm

I had posted above that wine access had registered a label in the COLA registry for a Yesterday wine that said Howell Mountain. I figured it was going to be a separate release and marketed separately from the original wine.

For the record, the original wine said Napa Valley, although it was clearly marketed as an oak like wine.

If Wine Access is now selling a Howell Mountain wine with the same marketing spiel describing oakville that seems wrong. Maybe they just sent the wrong wine as an mistake?
I must have missed that post. Can you share the link for the COLA where it describes it as a Howell Mountain wine? Was there a separate COLA for the one that only said Napa Valley or Oakville?

Either way, based on my prior experiences with WineAccess I'm sure they'll make things right.
Here is the COLA listing for the Napa wine:

https://ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewC ... 7001000487

And here is the Howell mountain one:

https://ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewC ... 7001000424

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#699 Post by David Crow » October 14th, 2020, 5:23 am

Albert_H wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Anybody have any info on the 2018 The Ringer cab? Sounds like it's made with Bryant Family fruit. I bought 8 bottles but am thinking about contacting them and change the qty to 6. I didn't read the part about them buying the fruit, I'm assuming Wine Access has a winemaker and makes the wine at a custom crush? I can't imagine the barrels used for a wine at this price point would be of the caliber that cult wineries would use.
Based on the description of The Ringer it’s definitely Bryant fruit. To your point around them buying the fruit vs buying finished wine, I didn’t see in the description where they were clear on that either way.

Here is the link to the description:

https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018 ... 7a032ea29/

I do wonder how the economics of these private label wines could work if they are buying fruit and paying for a winemaker, custom crush, barrels, storage, etc. It seems counterintuitive that buying finished wine already made would be cheaper but from what I’ve learned about the bulk market from following the de Negoce thread and others that are similar is that it’s actually far cheaper to buy excess finished wine than just buying grapes and making it yourself.

What is possible le is that the wine is primarily Bryant but blended with other stuff. Still may be worth it at $35 a bottle. I picked up four.

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#700 Post by HoosJustinG » October 14th, 2020, 6:55 am

Wine Access seems to always buy fruit and make their own wine instead of buying shiners. I don't know much about the bulk market, but I would assume Bryant could charge a significant premium for estate fruit from Pritchard Hill compared to "typical" bulk wine from Napa Valley. After paying for that, is there enough money left in the budget to make a quality wine and then turn around and sell it for 30 bucks?
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