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Re: Official WTSO thread

#551 Post by Jay $$ Winton » March 30th, 2020, 11:05 am

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Franck et Sylvain Godon Product ID: (86675) is an excellent value at $14.99.
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#552 Post by John Danza » March 30th, 2020, 11:26 am

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March 30th, 2020, 9:53 am
Qupe went quick. Just ate lunch and was about to buy. I guess I will have to wait until next week when they offer it again.
Yeah, I got tied up with work and missed it. I shot them an email to see if they have anymore left. If not, I'll keep on the lookout.
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#553 Post by David Kim » March 30th, 2020, 11:08 pm

John Danza wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 11:26 am
John Glas wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 9:53 am
Qupe went quick. Just ate lunch and was about to buy. I guess I will have to wait until next week when they offer it again.
Yeah, I got tied up with work and missed it. I shot them an email to see if they have anymore left. If not, I'll keep on the lookout.
If you really want it you can actually contact wtso directly and ask if they have more available. I’ve done that before when I missed out on an offering and they were able submit the order.

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#554 Post by John Glas » March 31st, 2020, 5:57 am

2015 Qupé Chardonnay Block 11 Bien Nacido $13.99. Looked at the reviews on Cellar Tracker and took a pass. Too much oak!

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#555 Post by John Glas » April 3rd, 2020, 6:57 am

Champagne Philippe Prié Brut Tradition Always a solid at $24.99

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#556 Post by John Glas » April 4th, 2020, 8:36 am

2014 Fort Ross Pinot Noir FRV Fort Ross Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross – Seaview) $21.99
This is one I really missed out on not too long ago. There 2014 Sea Slopes Pinot (base bottling was a rockstar) and I paid around the same price.

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#557 Post by Bdklein » April 4th, 2020, 9:11 am

John , I bought a bunch of stuff over the years and all good.

Just curious , what % of your purchases come from WTSO?
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#558 Post by John Glas » April 5th, 2020, 10:26 am

John , I bought a bunch of stuff over the years and all good.

Just curious , what % of your purchases come from WTSO?
Used to be around 25% but closer to 10% now a days.

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#559 Post by Bdklein » April 5th, 2020, 10:36 am

John Glas wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 10:26 am
John , I bought a bunch of stuff over the years and all good.

Just curious , what % of your purchases come from WTSO?
Used to be around 25% but closer to 10% now a days.
Thanks . Plenty of good wine and good prices on there. Stay safe .
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#560 Post by Bdklein » April 7th, 2020, 9:05 am

Stemmler makes good wine . Rose up there now at a good price .
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#561 Post by John Glas » April 7th, 2020, 3:55 pm

new code for $8 off 4 bottles

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#562 Post by Jay $$ Winton » April 8th, 2020, 6:38 am

Jay $$ Winton wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 11:05 am
Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Franck et Sylvain Godon Product ID: (86675) is an excellent value at $14.99.
no more Sancerre from any producer available.
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#563 Post by John Glas » April 9th, 2020, 6:50 am

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017 Cartograph Wines $22.99
Seems like a safe bet. Lower alcohol and some decant reviews on Tracker.

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#564 Post by John Glas » April 14th, 2020, 3:06 pm

94 Pt. Bodegas Balbas Ardal Selección Especial Ribera del Duero Reserva Red Blend 2010 $21.99

This has always been a favorite for me on WTSO even though I got it on closeout locally at $10

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#565 Post by Arv R » April 14th, 2020, 5:24 pm

I think I unsubscribed to this vendor some years ago (after the lawsuit, and a shipment where 2 of 12 bottles were the wrong ones) and they have inexplicably started emailing me again.

Is that happening to anyone else?
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#566 Post by John Danza » April 15th, 2020, 6:39 am

I picked up six each of the Hornillos Ballesteros MiBal Joven Ribera del Duero 2015 and the Herdade Do Arrepiado Velho Alentejano 2015 in their $9.99 sales going on. These will be decent every day wines.

That is assuming I get them, since WTSO ships with FedEx Ground, the worst shipping company in the history of the world. [snort.gif]
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#567 Post by John Glas » April 15th, 2020, 8:10 am

That is assuming I get them, since WTSO ships with FedEx Ground, the worst shipping company in the history of the world.
FedEx and UPS is only as good as the employees that work for them. I have never once had an issue with FedEx and one with UPS when they delivered ironically (See the Napa Thread Post) delivered 3 bottles of 2001 Chateau Montelena Estate to the wrong house. Lucky saw that it had been delivered and was able to find it at the neighbors.

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#568 Post by John Danza » April 15th, 2020, 11:40 am

John Glas wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 8:10 am
That is assuming I get them, since WTSO ships with FedEx Ground, the worst shipping company in the history of the world.
FedEx and UPS is only as good as the employees that work for them. I have never once had an issue with FedEx and one with UPS when they delivered ironically (See the Napa Thread Post) delivered 3 bottles of 2001 Chateau Montelena Estate to the wrong house. Lucky saw that it had been delivered and was able to find it at the neighbors.
Of course you're right that it's the employees that make the company. Apparently FedEx Ground (a different service than Federal Express air delivery) hires the worst of the worst.
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#569 Post by cjsadler » April 16th, 2020, 8:36 am

New code: CHANCE20 for $10 off $50 or more.
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#570 Post by Nick F. » April 16th, 2020, 8:41 am

Calculated Risk Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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People have talked about this vineyard before, but I have never had anything from them
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#571 Post by John Glas » April 16th, 2020, 8:55 am

New code: CHANCE20 for $10 off $50 or more.
Great job WTSO offering some deals. Thanks for the code.

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#572 Post by Jay $$ Winton » April 16th, 2020, 10:40 am

I bought the last 7 bottles of 2013 Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino La Mannella. Great value.
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#573 Post by Bdklein » April 16th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Have liked the Pointelle Pinot Noir in the past.
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#574 Post by Josh Grossman » May 6th, 2020, 10:55 am

Canneta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 is up now. It is the neighboring property to Pertimali (Livio Sassetti)--which is one of my favorites.

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#575 Post by John Glas » May 6th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Canneta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 is up now. It is the neighboring property to Pertimali (Livio Sassetti)--which is one of my favorites.
I always slow down this time of year with temps rising. I know they will hold wine but hard to buy unless it is a silly deal.

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#576 Post by John Danza » May 7th, 2020, 7:33 am

John Glas wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Canneta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 is up now. It is the neighboring property to Pertimali (Livio Sassetti)--which is one of my favorites.
I always slow down this time of year with temps rising. I know they will hold wine but hard to buy unless it is a silly deal.
It's not warm enough yet to cut off shipping from these folks out of New Jersey, but we're getting there. This is why I'm not even looking at Winebid at this point, because there's a very short window for their shipping from Napa.
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#577 Post by MikeL238 » May 7th, 2020, 7:41 am

John Danza wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:33 am
John Glas wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Canneta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 is up now. It is the neighboring property to Pertimali (Livio Sassetti)--which is one of my favorites.
I always slow down this time of year with temps rising. I know they will hold wine but hard to buy unless it is a silly deal.
It's not warm enough yet to cut off shipping from these folks out of New Jersey, but we're getting there. This is why I'm not even looking at Winebid at this point, because there's a very short window for their shipping from Napa.
Winebid hold your wines for free for up to 6 months.
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#578 Post by Jay $$ Winton » May 7th, 2020, 7:44 am

Last chance for Andretta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012. $30
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#579 Post by John Glas » May 8th, 2020, 6:37 am

Last chance for Andretta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012. $30
Can't go wrong from a good vintage and a Riserva to boot.

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#580 Post by John Danza » May 8th, 2020, 6:57 am

MikeL238 wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:41 am
John Danza wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:33 am
John Glas wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 3:00 pm
I always slow down this time of year with temps rising. I know they will hold wine but hard to buy unless it is a silly deal.
It's not warm enough yet to cut off shipping from these folks out of New Jersey, but we're getting there. This is why I'm not even looking at Winebid at this point, because there's a very short window for their shipping from Napa.
Winebid hold your wines for free for up to 6 months.
Yes, I know. I'm also trying to steer clear of Winebid if I can because they ship using FedEx Ground, the worst shipper ever. The last shipment from WB didn't even arrive. FedEx claimed they couldn't deliver because the business was closed (we were open) and just decided to return it to WB. It then took almost three weeks for WB to receive it. This is Napa to Chicago. Just awful.
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#581 Post by MikeL238 » May 8th, 2020, 7:46 am

John Danza wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:57 am
MikeL238 wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:41 am
John Danza wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 7:33 am


It's not warm enough yet to cut off shipping from these folks out of New Jersey, but we're getting there. This is why I'm not even looking at Winebid at this point, because there's a very short window for their shipping from Napa.
Winebid hold your wines for free for up to 6 months.
Yes, I know. I'm also trying to steer clear of Winebid if I can because they ship using FedEx Ground, the worst shipper ever. The last shipment from WB didn't even arrive. FedEx claimed they couldn't deliver because the business was closed (we were open) and just decided to return it to WB. It then took almost three weeks for WB to receive it. This is Napa to Chicago. Just awful.
That's terrible. I had the same experience where they claimed that my offsite storage was closed when they were open. They did redeliver the next day fortunately.
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#582 Post by James Mc » May 12th, 2020, 6:59 am

FYI, Today is a magnum marathon. Offers change every hour on the hour.
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#583 Post by John Glas » May 12th, 2020, 7:20 am

FYI, Today is a magnum marathon. Offers change every hour on the hour.
Some good wines up right now Anderson's Right Bank and Reserve Cab 2016

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#584 Post by John Glas » May 12th, 2020, 11:12 am

2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (12/14/2019)
Sunfish Cellars Napa Valley Extravaganza (Sunfish Cellars/I Nonni Minneapolis, MN): The most approachable of the 3 Blackbird wines at the tasting. Blueberries, oak, dust, chocolate and earth. Medium plus finish and good concentration. This is enjoyable on a pop and pour but will benefit with some aging.
37% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot (92 points)

$100 for a mag is a good deal and this is a really good wine.

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#585 Post by joejolesch » May 12th, 2020, 11:29 am

John Glas wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 11:12 am
2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (12/14/2019)
Sunfish Cellars Napa Valley Extravaganza (Sunfish Cellars/I Nonni Minneapolis, MN): The most approachable of the 3 Blackbird wines at the tasting. Blueberries, oak, dust, chocolate and earth. Medium plus finish and good concentration. This is enjoyable on a pop and pour but will benefit with some aging.
37% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot (92 points)

$100 for a mag is a good deal and this is a really good wine.
The 2014 Blackbird Arise is in a great place right now and should drink well for 10+ years. I’d jump on this if I didn’t just buy a case of it! It’s Aaron Pott so no surprise it’s great :)

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#586 Post by John Glas » May 12th, 2020, 5:30 pm

The 2014 Blackbird Arise is in a great place right now and should drink well for 10+ years. I’d jump on this if I didn’t just buy a case of it! It’s Aaron Pott so no surprise it’s great :)
I would have grabbed a few but the golf budget has taken over!

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#587 Post by cjsadler » May 14th, 2020, 10:33 am

Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now.
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#588 Post by MikeL238 » May 14th, 2020, 10:36 am

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Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now.
Any good?
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#589 Post by mike pobega » May 14th, 2020, 11:00 am

Took two. Hope so.
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#590 Post by Will Clements » May 14th, 2020, 11:10 am

I took two as well.
I really have no baseline for aged Barolo

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#591 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 » May 14th, 2020, 11:21 am

Snapped up 2 as well. I've been lazy with Italy in recent years, something I need to remedy.
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#592 Post by mike pobega » May 14th, 2020, 12:17 pm

I find that if I don't like an Italian wine I can just keep repeating to myself least six times really fast: 'You just don't understand Italian wine' .. and I feel better.

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#593 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 » May 14th, 2020, 1:02 pm

mike pobega wrote:
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I find that if I don't like an Italian wine I can just keep repeating to myself least six times really fast: 'You just don't understand Italian wine' .. and I feel better.

:)
I love it, and its much faster than reading Matt Kramer's "Making Sense of Italian Wine" again.
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#594 Post by TinahKing » May 14th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Any insight into the Tedeschi wine up now? The only California cab sav I liked was a 14 silver oak, and I accidentally drank the entire bottle and was sad when I was gone, but I didn't like the price tag. It did leave me thinking it's not cab sav I'm not keen on; maybe I just don't like cheap cab sav. I find the ones I've had thin, reedy, and one dimensional. I'd maybe be willing to take a chance on a couple bottles if I knew it wasn't boring.

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#595 Post by John Danza » May 17th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Just picked up another case of Philippe Prié Brut. It's a great QPR.
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#596 Post by John Danza » May 17th, 2020, 1:47 pm

TinahKing wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Any insight into the Tedeschi wine up now? The only California cab sav I liked was a 14 silver oak, and I accidentally drank the entire bottle and was sad when I was gone, but I didn't like the price tag. It did leave me thinking it's not cab sav I'm not keen on; maybe I just don't like cheap cab sav. I find the ones I've had thin, reedy, and one dimensional. I'd maybe be willing to take a chance on a couple bottles if I knew it wasn't boring.
Sorry, I've only had their Petite Sirah, which I've found to be very good.
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#597 Post by Will Clements » May 17th, 2020, 2:09 pm

John Danza wrote:
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Just picked up another case of Philippe Prié Brut. It's a great QPR.
We love it for an everyday sparkler

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#598 Post by John Glas » May 17th, 2020, 2:32 pm

John Danza wrote: ↑Sun May 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Just picked up another case of Philippe Prié Brut. It's a great QPR.
We love it for an everyday sparkler
Agree! champagne.gif

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#599 Post by J a y H a c k » May 18th, 2020, 4:45 am

MikeL238 wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 10:36 am
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Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now.
Any good?
I took a bunch because the 2000 Fontanafredda Lazzarito was excellent and this is supposed to be better. It was delivered Saturday and I will open one when the sediment dies down, BUT it will be off the board by then.
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#600 Post by mike pobega » May 18th, 2020, 6:44 am

My understanding is that there will be weekly offers of Fontanafredda Barolo in the coming weeks. The first was from Thursday the 14th
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