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#301 Post by mattcitrang » January 29th, 2018, 9:42 am

Thanks, I didn’t see that.

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#302 Post by John Glas » January 30th, 2018, 3:46 pm

Anyone ever try these 95 point Decanter wines. I am not a huge Malbec drinker but enjoy them once every so often. Cellar Tracker was not kind to this wine.

Los Haroldos Mendoza Reserva de Familia Malbec 2013
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"So clean, so fresh! Inviting nose loaded with juicy cherries and raspberries. Elegant palate, with some shiny crunchy red fruits supported by chalky tannins and a touch of invigorating briny minerality. Stylish wine, with an impressive tension and a long final freshness."
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#303 Post by AlexS » January 31st, 2018, 6:11 pm

2014 Seghesio Monte Rosso Zin @ $27.99 per on WTSO right now
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#304 Post by John Simpson » February 1st, 2018, 6:05 am

Took a chance on the Los Haroldos Mendoza Reserva de Familia Malbec when it was offered several months ago, intending to use it for cooking, etc. but found its very drinkable for the price. Good QPR to us. Don't know/trust/care about the Decanter rating, tho.

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#305 Post by mdaniel » February 1st, 2018, 1:17 pm

Thoughts on the current Panther Creek Fir Crest Vineyard Willamette Pinot Noir 2013 offering for $19.99? FS on four bottle purchase?
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#306 Post by John Glas » February 1st, 2018, 2:40 pm

I had a local distributor talk about how Decanter was the best reviewers. I have never had any attention to them either and have never bought a wine based on their ratings so wondering if they are as bad as a James Suckling review.
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#307 Post by b. c@stner » February 10th, 2018, 8:19 am

WTSO is now offering a "Hold at Fedex Location" shipping option. If you choose it you get a menu of FedEx shipping locations in your area to choose from and WTSO ships it directly there. They say the hold is good for 15 business days.
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#308 Post by Mike Lindauer » February 10th, 2018, 2:12 pm

b. c@stner wrote:WTSO is now offering a "Hold at Fedex Location" shipping option. If you choose it you get a menu of FedEx shipping locations in your area to choose from and WTSO ships it directly there. They say the hold is good for 15 business days.
Not sure I want my wine held at a FedEx location for any length of time, at who knows what temperature.

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#309 Post by cjsavino » February 10th, 2018, 2:33 pm

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b. c@stner wrote:WTSO is now offering a "Hold at Fedex Location" shipping option. If you choose it you get a menu of FedEx shipping locations in your area to choose from and WTSO ships it directly there. They say the hold is good for 15 business days.
Not sure I want my wine held at a FedEx location for any length of time, at who knows what temperature.
Around here, I have mine held at a local fedex office store, so inside and climate controlled. They have also offered pick up at Walgreens. Much better than non delivery then sitting on a truck
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#310 Post by b. c@stner » February 10th, 2018, 2:56 pm

Mike Lindauer wrote:
b. c@stner wrote:WTSO is now offering a "Hold at Fedex Location" shipping option. If you choose it you get a menu of FedEx shipping locations in your area to choose from and WTSO ships it directly there. They say the hold is good for 15 business days.
Not sure I want my wine held at a FedEx location for any length of time, at who knows what temperature.
My closest FedEx Office is just fine. So is one of the Walgreens. As I know it to be previous hold time was 5 business days, could call and extend for 5 more I believe? Anyway if you know your hold location is solid this certainly adds some flexibility.
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#311 Post by scott davis » February 12th, 2018, 5:44 pm

WesMar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015 up now for $28.99 with shipping on two. I consider this one of the best WTSO deals in a long time.
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#312 Post by joe d. » February 22nd, 2018, 10:28 am

Aliénor Grand Vin Red Wine 2010 by Denis Malbec, $18 F/S on 4 +.
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#313 Post by Andrew Demaree » February 22nd, 2018, 10:42 am

Here’s my brief note on that wine, from last month:

“Merlot and Cab Franc. This is excellent, and the best wine I’ve had from Lake County. Smooth, lush, fragrant, and showing the hallmarks of Cab Franc in the cool menthol streak on the finish.”

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#314 Post by JMFrawley » March 7th, 2018, 10:14 am

2012 Le Dome on now for $89.99. Not sure if that’s a great deal or not. Free shipping on one bottle though
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#315 Post by Art R » March 7th, 2018, 1:13 pm

same as K&L and Benchmark - but free delivery and no tax
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#316 Post by Joe G a l e w s k i » March 7th, 2018, 3:43 pm

AlexS wrote:2014 Seghesio Monte Rosso Zin @ $27.99 per on WTSO right now
I would have bought that, but was too slow.

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#317 Post by John Glas » March 11th, 2018, 2:25 pm

Just got this one last week. $21.99 pretty darn good wine.

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Day 1: Wanted to experiment with a bottle that was shipped and how it would drink next day. Well yes wine can taste great right after being shipped. This has a wonderful nose of menthol, blueberries, spices, wood and dust. Palate is solid. Nice fruit and earth featuring blueberries, cherries, dust, wood and spices. Medium plus finish and concentrated. This wine should evolve over the next 15 years. Excellent value for only $22.99!!! Outstanding WTSO offering. 92 points
Day 2: Really in a dumb phase. The fruit elements are not as present as day 1 and certainly day 3 after the review. 88 points
Day 3: Really nice fruit emerging that was not as present on day one. Cherry, strawberries, floral and menthol. Much brighter wine and really is a Newer World offering from Ribera del Duero. I am wondering if since this wine was just shipped it needed some air to really open up. There will be a reward for 3 to 5 years of age or a day 3 hold. 93 +.
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#318 Post by cjsavino » March 13th, 2018, 12:24 pm

2012 Notre Vin Cabernet back up @ $49
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#319 Post by Loren Sonkin » March 13th, 2018, 1:45 pm

cjsavino wrote:2012 Notre Vin Cabernet back up @ $49
I had one a couple weeks ago. Quite good and well worth (on a Napa scale) the money. I bought some more.
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#320 Post by mattcitrang » March 13th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Must have quite a bit. Still up on the website.

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#321 Post by Bdklein » April 21st, 2018, 5:59 pm

Seems like a decent buy up there now.

2014 Bernardus Pinot Noir Rosellla's SLH at $27.99 each . No tax no shipping
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#322 Post by John Danza » April 23rd, 2018, 11:41 am

b. c@stner wrote:WTSO is now offering a "Hold at Fedex Location" shipping option. If you choose it you get a menu of FedEx shipping locations in your area to choose from and WTSO ships it directly there. They say the hold is good for 15 business days.
I wonder if this is the reason that I just got an email from WTSO telling me they're back to shipping to Illinois. I'll have to ask them for further information. I'm not interested in shipping to Wisconsin or Indiana and then going to pick it up.
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#323 Post by John Danza » April 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am

Just had my question answered by WTSO. They now have a warehouse space in Illinois where the shipments will be sent from. They'll charge sales tax now, but at least I get access to the wines I want. Excellent!
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#324 Post by AlexS » April 25th, 2018, 6:11 pm

I bit on the 2014 Donatien Bahuaud Les Boires Chinon...not enough funk and too polished for Alfert but dang, killer qpr for $18.99 and absolutely worth grabbing if it appears again -- legit delicious goodness.
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#325 Post by b. c@stner » April 25th, 2018, 6:52 pm

John Danza wrote:
b. c@stner wrote:WTSO is now offering a "Hold at Fedex Location" shipping option. If you choose it you get a menu of FedEx shipping locations in your area to choose from and WTSO ships it directly there. They say the hold is good for 15 business days.
I wonder if this is the reason that I just got an email from WTSO telling me they're back to shipping to Illinois. I'll have to ask them for further information. I'm not interested in shipping to Wisconsin or Indiana and then going to pick it up.
And a correction to the FedEx Location hold time, it is 5 business days, not 15.
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#326 Post by Edward H. Earles » April 26th, 2018, 5:13 am

They will do that at UPS outlets too, but only for 3 days.

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#327 Post by Jonathan Essner » June 16th, 2018, 11:31 am

Some Robert Storey Dry Creek cabernet up right now. 2016. I've bought this two times before (previously Rutherford, not Dry Creek). Great QPR.

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#328 Post by Arv R » June 16th, 2018, 3:53 pm

Haven't bought from WTSO in several years but would note that Hold at Fed Ex Pick Up Location may also include local Walgreens. I use both interchangably and find they work surprisingly well.
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#329 Post by Bdklein » July 25th, 2018, 12:28 pm

1.5 Veuve for $89.99. Not bad esp since free shipping and no tax .
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#330 Post by Toby P » July 31st, 2018, 9:21 am

Has anyone tried the Dierberg pinot up now? Seems fairly compelling at $18, great reviews and price is well below list/other online shops
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#331 Post by Bdklein » July 31st, 2018, 9:26 am

Toby P wrote:Has anyone tried the Dierberg pinot up now? Seems fairly compelling at $18, great reviews and price is well below list/other online shops
No but price seems good for pretty good rated wine . Seems like a buy .
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#332 Post by larry schaffer » July 31st, 2018, 9:27 am

I am not on the site but which Pinot is it? Vintage and Vineyard? More than happy to provide some feedback if possible.
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#333 Post by ChrisMcElligott » July 31st, 2018, 9:31 am

"Dierberg vineyard"(estate i guess), 2014.

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#334 Post by larry schaffer » July 31st, 2018, 9:37 am

They have Vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills and the Santa Maria Valley.

This one was made by their previous winemaker, not their current one, Tyler Thomas, who was at Donelan post Pax.

Not sure what the Tariff is, but probably worth a flyer on a few.
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#335 Post by Bdklein » July 31st, 2018, 11:12 am

Was $17.99 . 4 bottle min gets free shipping (not sure about the other charge).
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#336 Post by mattcitrang » July 31st, 2018, 11:52 am

well he hold shipping till the fall when it’s cooler?

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#337 Post by Jay $$ Winton » July 31st, 2018, 1:04 pm

mattcitrang wrote:well he hold shipping till the fall when it’s cooler?
yes. you can set the shipping date.
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#338 Post by Mike Lindauer » August 6th, 2018, 6:46 am

Just received notice that WTSO is shipping to TX again. Same situation as mentioned above by John for Illinois; they will now charge sales tax.

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#339 Post by John Glas » August 9th, 2018, 5:32 pm

The best customer service. Had a corked bottle and they offered either to send a new one or refund the purchase. Had it been fall would have resent it. Many deletes but when you cherry pick you win!
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#340 Post by J a y H a c k » August 13th, 2018, 10:42 am

This looks like a good deal based upon CT notes from people I know, but you never know what an NV blend is. I have had good luck with champagnes from WTSO so I got some.
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#341 Post by Derek P » August 14th, 2018, 8:19 am

Anybody else just get the WTSO credits email? I was about to give up, but seems like I now have some incentive to purchase ...
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#342 Post by Alan Newman » August 14th, 2018, 8:36 am

Derek P wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:19 am
Anybody else just get the WTSO credits email? I was about to give up, but seems like I now have some incentive to purchase ...
I got $18.80.

Just looked at CT, and last time I bought from them was 2014.

Guess I will actually have to open their emails now.

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#343 Post by Bdklein » August 14th, 2018, 12:48 pm

I did not. I had gotten the postcard . Will logon-maybe it's there .
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#344 Post by cjsavino » August 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Derek P wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:19 am
Anybody else just get the WTSO credits email? I was about to give up, but seems like I now have some incentive to purchase ...
Got the email this morning, looks like I am getting around $30
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#345 Post by Jay $$ Winton » August 15th, 2018, 6:22 am

I did but it's $2pb but you can order unlimited bottles. A friend got $1300 in credit.
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#346 Post by John O' » August 15th, 2018, 7:08 am

$52. Found money. Do they ship to NY?
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#347 Post by Bdklein » August 15th, 2018, 7:38 am

Bdklein wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 12:48 pm
I did not. I had gotten the postcard . Will logon-maybe it's there .

They told me I never opted in. I thought it was one of those where I was automatically included . Oh well. I felt it was frivolous anyway .
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#348 Post by Bdklein » August 15th, 2018, 7:56 am

Bdklein wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 7:38 am
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August 14th, 2018, 12:48 pm
I did not. I had gotten the postcard . Will logon-maybe it's there .

They told me I never opted in. I thought it was one of those where I was automatically included . Oh well. I felt it was frivolous anyway .

Now a supervisor jumps in since I responded to one of their emails and says the person who emailed me was wrong and I will get credits .

Last time I purchased from them was around a year ago so maybe they just want my business back ??
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#349 Post by Bdklein » August 15th, 2018, 8:38 am

I now have $122.20 in credits Z
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#350 Post by joe d. » August 15th, 2018, 10:59 am

I can't make a purchase until i either accept or decline the offer, that just doesn't feel right.
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