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Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 11:34 am
by Jim Marmion
Shay h arnoy wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
New poster here. HI!
Did anyone get in on the latest st Emilion? At $22 it’s tempting.
I went in for a half dozen. There's a lot of $20 St. Emillion currently out there from 2015/16 and I've been stocking up.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 11:57 am
by Nick F.
I tried the Ascent Cabernet couple months back, and believe it is hidden ridge reserve. SO I still think they do shiners from time to time, but this one sounds different and too costly from my perspective. I would buy the Ascent if offered again.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 2:47 pm
by Jeff Rosenberg
Nick F. wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:57 am
I tried the Ascent Cabernet couple months back, and believe it is hidden ridge reserve. SO I still think they do shiners from time to time, but this one sounds different and too costly from my perspective. I would buy the Ascent if offered again.
We have opened two of four bottles purchased. If this is the 2012 Hidden Ridge Reserve, it is not worth the original premium pricing. IMO, the base 55% Slope is a far better wine. Last week we opened bottle 9/15 of our 2012 Hidden Ridge 55% Slope. Way better than the Ascent. The best Cabernet qpr that I have come across.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 6:07 pm
by AlexS
Edward H. Earles wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:18 am
Does anyone know the source of the Sleeper Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2016 that's up now?
Yes, declassified lots of:

MacScreamingScarecrowEagleDonald

But don't tell anyone...

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 6:33 pm
by Nick F.
Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Nick F. wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:57 am
I tried the Ascent Cabernet couple months back, and believe it is hidden ridge reserve. SO I still think they do shiners from time to time, but this one sounds different and too costly from my perspective. I would buy the Ascent if offered again.
We have opened two of four bottles purchased. If this is the 2012 Hidden Ridge Reserve, it is not worth the original premium pricing. IMO, the base 55% Slope is a far better wine. Last week we opened bottle 9/15 of our 2012 Hidden Ridge 55% Slope. Way better than the Ascent. The best Cabernet qpr that I have come across.
I liked the ascent and would buy again at that price.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 8:15 pm
by JonathanG
LB shorted me 4 bottles of Mondavi cab - showed as being included in a shipment, but wasn't in there. Ugh. Also they still haven't shipped my Marathon wines. Maybe they are waiting for Xmas? New Years? July 4?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 25th, 2019, 11:00 am
by David Buck
Good one today...92 WE Editors choice 15 bucks...in for 6

Waters Interlude Red Washington State 2015

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 25th, 2019, 11:22 am
by PHuff
David Buck wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 11:00 am
Good one today...92 WE Editors choice 15 bucks...in for 6

Waters Interlude Red Washington State 2015
I just saw the LB email and I was too late........that went fast

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 25th, 2019, 11:24 am
by David Buck
PHuff wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 11:22 am
David Buck wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 11:00 am
Good one today...92 WE Editors choice 15 bucks...in for 6

Waters Interlude Red Washington State 2015
I just saw the LB email and I was too late........that went fast
Nice...well not for u...I always feel bad if I buy and it lingers into next day....

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 25th, 2019, 11:41 am
by J. Rock
JonathanG wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 8:15 pm
LB shorted me 4 bottles of Mondavi cab - showed as being included in a shipment, but wasn't in there. Ugh. Also they still haven't shipped my Marathon wines. Maybe they are waiting for Xmas? New Years? July 4?
I'm assuming/hoping this has been resolved by now, but for future reference, I've always received great customer serviced from LBW (and First Bottle Wines) and they've always addressed any issue promptly over email.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 25th, 2019, 9:10 pm
by JonathanG
yes it was resolved. They had some kind of inventory issue in the west coast warehouse and were going to ship it to me from the east coast if it was in stock. I had so many bottles coming I told them they can either cancel or ship from east coast, and they opted to cancel. Which was great, I got the dopamine hit from the purchase without having to store the wine.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 29th, 2019, 9:41 am
by mattcitrang
Wind Gap Old Vine Grenache Sceales Vineyard 2015 $16 per FS on 6.

anybody have a read on this?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 29th, 2019, 11:32 am
by J. Rock
I'm not going to get it, but the Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Santorium 2015 (1.5L) sounds great and it's more than $50 under the next lowest price.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 29th, 2019, 11:56 am
by G Loudon
The CDP does look amazing - picked one up!

Re: the Wind Gap, I know it’s too late. I haven’t ever tried that Grenache, but I have had their PN and Chard. They are okay, good value if not excellent wines. They seem to be seen frequently on discount. Not sure why.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: November 30th, 2019, 7:47 pm
by N. Justl
Thoughts on the 15 Groth Reserve up right now?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 1st, 2019, 8:11 am
by jordan jacobs
N. Justl wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Thoughts on the 15 Groth Reserve up right now?
I didn’t think it was that good of a price to motivate me to buy a wine not on my radar/buy list.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 12:01 pm
by Shay h arnoy
Any thoughts on the 2016 Besson Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir up for $39 right now? I wasn't planning on buying white wine but this could be an interesting one to age for a bit.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
by Geoff F.
Any guesses what the mystery Rutherford cab is up on FirstBottle?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 12:48 pm
by mattcitrang
Geoff F. wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Any guesses what the mystery Rutherford cab is up on FirstBottle?
I was trying to figure that out. I’m lost.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 12:53 pm
by Anton D
mattcitrang wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Geoff F. wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Any guesses what the mystery Rutherford cab is up on FirstBottle?
I was trying to figure that out. I’m lost.
Long Meadow Ranch?

Started in the 1980's, adjacent to Scarecrow.

Hmmmm...

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 1:02 pm
by Anton D
Ack!

I was off...

How about Inglenook 2014 cab?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 1:13 pm
by Toby P
Did a little digging and I think it's the Elyse 2013 Morisoli cabernet. Seems to line up with all the hints, and I think they've done a past mystery before (based on searching it on this site). Seems like a pretty solid if not insane deal?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 1:19 pm
by mattcitrang
Toby P wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Did a little digging and I think it's the Elyse 2013 Morisoli cabernet. Seems to line up with all the hints, and I think they've done a past mystery before (based on searching it on this site). Seems like a pretty solid if not insane deal?
If that guess is correct, that would be a great deal.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 1:31 pm
by Anton D
Toby P wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Did a little digging and I think it's the Elyse 2013 Morisoli cabernet. Seems to line up with all the hints, and I think they've done a past mystery before (based on searching it on this site). Seems like a pretty solid if not insane deal?
Dang! I think you nailed it!

I didn't find anything...you did great! [cheers.gif]

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
by KevinK
Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal.

It could be counterfeit

It could be cooked

It ain't Chave

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 10:22 am
by PeterH
KevinK wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal.

It could be counterfeit

It could be cooked

It ain't Chave
Read the cellartracker tasting notes. While it sounds like a lovely wine, the descriptions are not of a peak N Rhone experience. There are plenty of 92-94 point wines at a lower price.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 10:24 am
by Josh Grossman
PeterH wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:22 am
KevinK wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal.

It could be counterfeit

It could be cooked

It ain't Chave
Read the cellartracker tasting notes. While it sounds like a lovely wine, the descriptions are not of a peak N Rhone experience. There are plenty of 92-94 point wines at a lower price.
JLL said it was in an awkward phase with too much oak and not enough other filling and gave it three stars out of six. He said it might still integrate but hasn't yet.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
by jordan jacobs
KevinK wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal.

It could be counterfeit

It could be cooked

It ain't Chave
I was excited at first too but the CT reviews killed the deal.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 4:13 pm
by T. Williams
jordan jacobs wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
KevinK wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal.

It could be counterfeit

It could be cooked

It ain't Chave
I was excited at first too but the CT reviews killed the deal.
Same for me. Was stoked at first but seems like there are better ways to spend $140

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 12:01 pm
by David Buck
Today looks good...92 WE with good CT reviews..16 bucks...in for 6...

Santa Rita Triple C Red Maipo Valley 2013

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 12:19 pm
by J. Rock
Today's offer looks like a good buy.

I think I'm ready for another marathon sale. Does anyone know if one should be coming up soon or how often they usually have them?

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 12:31 pm
by mattcitrang
J. Rock wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 12:19 pm

I think I'm ready for another marathon sale. Does anyone know if one should be coming up soon or how often they usually have them?
Last year they held a "Holiday Marathon" starting on Dec. 13, 2018

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 12:52 pm
by David Buck
J. Rock wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Today's offer looks like a good buy.
Gone now...

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 11th, 2019, 1:34 pm
by J. Rock
We've got our next Marathon Sale tomorrow!

I find these sales so addicting and fun, and I've gotten some great wine for great prices. This sale will be a bit disappointing for me since I just lost my job, buuuuuut I still have a bit of store credit to play with.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 11th, 2019, 2:03 pm
by mattcitrang
Right on time. Marathon we will go!

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
by Shay h arnoy
I would love to see this thread stay active during the marathon. I have been buying a bunch of wine recently and am trying to restrain myself a bit. I am looking for french wines -- bordeaux, burgundy, and cote rotie (maybe a vintage champagne too). I would like to stick to well regarded/known producers and or bottles with meaningful CT presence. Lets see what comes up.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:18 am
by M 1 c h a e l E
Same here, though I will be first to admit to being barely more than a novice!

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:19 am
by Shay h arnoy
M 1 c h a e l E wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:18 am
Same here, though I will be first to admit to being barely more than a novice!
+1. Im a noob too!
Its good to write down what you are in the market for so that you don't get sucked in to getting stuff you don't want based on discount alone.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:24 am
by J. Rock
If you're not very knowledgeable about a lot of wine, the Marathon can be a bit tricky, because by the time you look up whether a bottle is good, if it is in fact good or very good, it's likely sold out (though, not always). Assuming you have some kind of budgetary restraint (like most people), I'd make a hitlist/plan of attack a head of time and pull the trigger when you see the type of wine you're looking for in your price range. Even when just taking an educated (or uneducated) guess on a bottle, I don't know if I've ever received a bottle from LB that I thought wasn't worth what I paid for it, if not a lot more.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:29 am
by M 1 c h a e l E
J. Rock wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:24 am
because by the time you look up whether a bottle is good, if it is in fact good or very good, it's likely sold out (though, not always).
ha yes like what just happened to me!

Thanks for the insights and idea.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:35 am
by joeduncan
Wanted the Penfolds RWT but was too slow.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:37 am
by J. Rock
Also, if you haven't ordered from LastBottle yet, you can sign up using this link and get $10 off, on top of the free shipping. https://lastbottlewines.com/invite/d626 ... 59b9f.html

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:47 am
by joeduncan
Damn, Salmon went fast.

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:48 am
by Todd F r e n c h
joeduncan wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:47 am
Damn, Salmon went fast.
Yup, had 2 bottles in my cart, had to go through all the stupid confirmation screens...gone

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
by J. Rock
I got the Salmon 2012! Has anyone had it... I have not

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:50 am
by Shay h arnoy
I missed the salmon 2012!

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:51 am
by Todd F r e n c h
J. Rock wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
I got the Salmon 2012!
[swearing.gif]

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:51 am
by J. Rock
You see vintage Champagne in your price range and just click click click until you get the confirmation page. Come on, guys!

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:52 am
by Todd F r e n c h
Too much Shiraz!

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Posted: December 12th, 2019, 9:53 am
by Shay h arnoy
J. Rock wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:51 am
You see vintage Champagne in your price range and just click click click until you get the confirmation page. Come on, guys!
Good guidance!