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Re: Official WTSO thread

#701 Post by John Glas » October 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm

I like Washington Cab, but It was the two years in 100% NEW oak that made it a "no!" for me. I agree about annoying cellar tracker scores. Maybe CT shouldn't factor them if the notes aren't public/non-existent?
Agree 2 years new oak is a bit much. Maybe try it in 15 years.

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#702 Post by Dan Senni » October 23rd, 2020, 7:05 am

Seems like there are some Loire fans on this thread... coming up today: Pascal et Alain Lorieux Chinon 'Thélème' 2018 for $20. 94 points from WE. Any thoughts? Doesn't seem like an amazing deal, but it's hard to find a variety of Chinon.

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#703 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 23rd, 2020, 7:19 am

Dan Senni wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 7:05 am
Seems like there are some Loire fans on this thread... coming up today: Pascal et Alain Lorieux Chinon 'Thélème' 2018 for $20. 94 points from WE. Any thoughts? Doesn't seem like an amazing deal, but it's hard to find a variety of Chinon.
I'm a Loire fan, and my thoughts are that $20, even if not particularly expensive, is a risk I'm unwilling to take on a totally unknown Loire red. My tolerance is a bit higher on whites as even a middling Loire white is usually at least refreshing. However, if you are considering it might be worth at least searching the board and seeing if there are any positive notes on the producer.

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#704 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 4th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Robert Story cab on last chance is quite nice. Good QPR at $23.
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Re: Official WTSO thread

#705 Post by John Glas » November 5th, 2020, 1:48 pm

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#706 Post by mattcitrang » November 5th, 2020, 2:04 pm

John Glas wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015 Giuseppe Campagnola
Suckling 95 and everyone else 91 or 90 even Luca Maroni
That’s a pass for me. Are you buying?

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#707 Post by b. c@stner » November 5th, 2020, 3:33 pm

Jay $$ Winton wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Robert Story cab on last chance is quite nice. Good QPR at $23.
Decent? That's a Jonathan Newman label and I've always shied away from all of them.
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#708 Post by John Glas » November 5th, 2020, 3:54 pm

That’s a pass for me. Are you buying?
no I only buy Suckling 98 points or higher [stirthepothal.gif]

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#709 Post by ABell » November 7th, 2020, 8:39 am

Anyone have any current promo codes? Thinking about grabbing a few of the 16 Galius that is up right now in the last chance section. It has a decent amount of praise on CT
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#710 Post by Albert R » November 7th, 2020, 10:01 am

Try: THANKFUL
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#711 Post by ABell » November 7th, 2020, 10:12 am

Albert R wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 10:01 am
Try: THANKFUL
did not work for me unfortunately
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#712 Post by John Glas » November 7th, 2020, 12:02 pm

did not work for me unfortunately
most of the codes are for new customers only

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#713 Post by Bdklein » November 12th, 2020, 6:11 pm

Stemmler Pinot Noir up there for $19.99 is a good buy.
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#714 Post by mike pobega » November 13th, 2020, 6:09 am

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#715 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 13th, 2020, 6:54 am

Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin 2018 is up now, $30. I'm thinking of biting.

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#716 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 » November 13th, 2020, 7:46 pm

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Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin 2018 is up now, $30. I'm thinking of biting.
I bit on this. Drink soon or sit for a bit, I think it will be solid and enjoyable.
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#717 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 14th, 2020, 8:33 am

I bought some of the 2011 Taurasi on last chance as they need time to develop. CT notes were good
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#718 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 16th, 2020, 8:35 am

b. c@stner wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Jay $$ Winton wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Robert Story cab on last chance is quite nice. Good QPR at $23.
Decent? That's a Jonathan Newman label and I've always shied away from all of them.
We've drunk through a few bottles with no complaints. Good structure with plenty of fruit and underlying tannins so worth short term aging if they last.
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#719 Post by John Glas » November 16th, 2020, 10:11 am

Gypsy Dancer Legacy Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016
Seems like a deal at 22.49
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#720 Post by PeterH » November 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm

John Glas wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 10:11 am
Gypsy Dancer Legacy Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016
Seems like a deal at 22.49
94 from Josh Reynolds. Did not like the tasting descriptor of ripe red and blue fruits
The last Gypsy Dancer I had was much more on the restrained side than the pre-2010 ones I've tasted. Todd Hamina had a hand in some of these wines. Maybe he is around to comment. 2016 was a beautiful vintage in the WV.
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#721 Post by Todd Hamina » November 16th, 2020, 6:51 pm

I think that's a great price for this wine. 2016 was an already ripe year so we let that shine through. I am not sure how ripe fruit could be bad, unless one enjoys bitter astringency. You could buy these wines and burn through a bunch of them over the holiday season/lock down.

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#722 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 18th, 2020, 4:13 am

Cadence Tapteil 2016 up now, $30. Gets great reviews on CT, but I still have yet to find a WA wine that turns my crank.

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#723 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 18th, 2020, 6:16 am

Jay $$ Winton wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 8:33 am
I bought some of the 2011 Taurasi on last chance as they need time to develop. CT notes were good
Opened and aerated a bottle for about an hour last night. Very nice example and ready to drink. This would work well with beef, lamb or even pork.
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#724 Post by Eric White » November 18th, 2020, 7:28 am

Edward H. Earles wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 4:13 am
Cadence Tapteil 2016 up now, $30. Gets great reviews on CT, but I still have yet to find a WA wine that turns my crank.
I'm a huge fan of Cadence, the only thing holding me back is the fact that I've got some much cab/cab blends from DeNegoce, but this should be a terrific wine. I may still grab a few...

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#725 Post by John Glas » November 22nd, 2020, 8:28 am

Stangeland Vermeer Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
No brainer for me at $22.99.

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#726 Post by Will Clements » November 22nd, 2020, 8:41 am

The Peake Ranch Pinot John Sebastiano was up again earlier. Fantastic wine for the price

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#727 Post by John Glas » November 23rd, 2020, 11:57 am

The Peake Ranch Pinot John Sebastiano was up again earlier. Fantastic wine for the price
That was a solid.

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#728 Post by Toby P » November 25th, 2020, 6:20 am

Some codes that seem to work now. Been using them to pick up 1-2 lots of Vitanza Brunello, Cortonesi La Mannella Brunello, Elodia Fuego Blanco Malbec, Quinta do Vallado Superior

$5 off $25
WINETIME2020
VINEADAY
WINESPLASH20
PPRG20

$10 off $50
SEEJANEDRINK20
P r a t t

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#729 Post by Mike Lindauer » November 25th, 2020, 7:30 am

Thanks Toby! Roger Sabon Prestige is good in every vintage.

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#730 Post by P. Dias » November 25th, 2020, 7:32 am

Toby P wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 6:20 am
Some codes that seem to work now. Been using them to pick up 1-2 lots of Vitanza Brunello, Cortonesi La Mannella Brunello, Elodia Fuego Blanco Malbec, Quinta do Vallado Superior

$5 off $25
WINETIME2020
VINEADAY
WINESPLASH20
PPRG20

$10 off $50
SEEJANEDRINK20
Thank you, Toby. Just used seejanedrink20
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#731 Post by Toby P » November 25th, 2020, 8:23 am

Also used NATALIE20 a month or so ago and may still be active. Forget if it was $5 off $25 or $10 off $50
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#732 Post by John Glas » November 25th, 2020, 8:43 am

Thanks Toby! Roger Sabon Prestige is good in every vintage.
yes it is.
They seem to have a lot of Rhone wines from lesser known producers and usually I shy away from them as I have found no luck with the lesser knows from Burgundy on WTSO

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#733 Post by M.Sysak » November 30th, 2020, 7:05 am

Magnum Day on WTSO until 8 pm EST
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#734 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 30th, 2020, 10:15 am

M.Sysak wrote:
November 30th, 2020, 7:05 am
Magnum Day on WTSO until 8 pm EST
Thus far I've only seen a couple of interesting offerings, and they were overpriced.

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#735 Post by Graham J » November 30th, 2020, 10:44 am

The Moet for $85 seems decent? I also enjoyed that Tenuta di Ceppaiano from a 750ml.
(The tall one)

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#736 Post by JeremyMullman » November 30th, 2020, 11:55 am

Any Sojourn single vineyard magnum would be a good buy. I saw Rodgers Creek (my favorite) in one of the promo emails so holding out for that one.

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#737 Post by John Glas » November 30th, 2020, 12:19 pm

The Moet for $85 seems decent? I also enjoyed that Tenuta di Ceppaiano from a 750ml.
Have been underwhelmed with Moet Brut and Rose Champagnes over the last five years. I would rather spend a few more dollars and drink Vilmart or Bollinger.

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#738 Post by John Glas » November 30th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Thus far I've only seen a couple of interesting offerings, and they were overpriced.
Agree. Zero good deals so far.

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#739 Post by mattcitrang » November 30th, 2020, 3:41 pm

Sojourn Rodgers Creek listed now.

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#740 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 » November 30th, 2020, 4:25 pm

I'm a fan of Sojourn however didn't see the price. I haven't been blown away with the offerings or the "discounts" when I have checked in.
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#741 Post by Eric White » November 30th, 2020, 4:38 pm

The School House Pinot was mildly interesting, but still didn't pull the trigger. Pretty much a yawn-fest

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#742 Post by mike pobega » November 30th, 2020, 6:22 pm

One singular magnum of Barbaresco was my whole haul.

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#743 Post by joejolesch » November 30th, 2020, 7:23 pm

Picked up some champagne but agree it wasn’t very exciting.

Edit: the real magnum marathon today was free shipping from Ridge - great prices for some Geyserville mags!

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