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#651 Post by IanY » July 13th, 2020, 11:47 am

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#652 Post by b. c@stner » July 14th, 2020, 10:00 am

Any thoughts on Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Morning Dew Ranch 2017? $45
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#653 Post by Joseph Grassa » July 16th, 2020, 7:51 am

John Morris wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:24 am
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Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now.
I haven't had those Fontanafredda wines, but it was a period in which the winery's reputation was quite low. It had been owned by the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena since the Depression, so not a lot of leadership in the vineyards or cellar. Some of the wines from the 70s are still very good, but wasn't even on anyone's B list in the 80s and 90s. Of course, some bottlings may have turned out well.

In 2009, Piemontese entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti (founder of Eataly, owner of old-line Barolo-maker Giacomo Borgogno, former owner of Lurisia mineral water) acquired control along with partners. It's a very large producer, owning a lot of land in Serralunga.
Great info. I grabbed one of these just because of the price, but havent opened yet. Where do you source information like this about the owners? Anywhere in particular or just years of being involved?

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#654 Post by Joseph Grassa » July 16th, 2020, 7:58 am

looks like another good wave on WTSO recently.

Quinta do Vallado Douro Reserva Field Blend 2015 is available under the Last Chance wines $29.99. I haven't had this vintage yet, but I'm a fan of the wine.

I also grabbed these 4 recently, but havent tried any of these specific vintages or the abbadia argenga at all.

2015 Tenuta Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino
2015 Abbadia Ardenga Brunello di Montalcino
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#655 Post by mike pobega » July 16th, 2020, 8:04 am

Joseph Grassa wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 7:51 am
John Morris wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:24 am
cjsadler wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 10:33 am
Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now.
I haven't had those Fontanafredda wines, but it was a period in which the winery's reputation was quite low. It had been owned by the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena since the Depression, so not a lot of leadership in the vineyards or cellar. Some of the wines from the 70s are still very good, but wasn't even on anyone's B list in the 80s and 90s. Of course, some bottlings may have turned out well.

In 2009, Piemontese entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti (founder of Eataly, owner of old-line Barolo-maker Giacomo Borgogno, former owner of Lurisia mineral water) acquired control along with partners. It's a very large producer, owning a lot of land in Serralunga.
Great info. I grabbed one of these just because of the price, but havent opened yet. Where do you source information like this about the owners? Anywhere in particular or just years of being involved?

Which was offered? The 96 Delizia was much better than the 96 Villa.
I got 8 of the former (went back twice for 4 each time) and none after the first of the latter.

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#656 Post by Mike Lindauer » July 16th, 2020, 11:39 am

Hot here in Houston! Any thoughts on the current offering?
Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault Sancerre Les Belles Côtes 2018

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#657 Post by Joseph Grassa » July 16th, 2020, 3:02 pm

mike pobega wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 8:04 am
Joseph Grassa wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 7:51 am
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I haven't had those Fontanafredda wines, but it was a period in which the winery's reputation was quite low. It had been owned by the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena since the Depression, so not a lot of leadership in the vineyards or cellar. Some of the wines from the 70s are still very good, but wasn't even on anyone's B list in the 80s and 90s. Of course, some bottlings may have turned out well.

In 2009, Piemontese entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti (founder of Eataly, owner of old-line Barolo-maker Giacomo Borgogno, former owner of Lurisia mineral water) acquired control along with partners. It's a very large producer, owning a lot of land in Serralunga.
Great info. I grabbed one of these just because of the price, but havent opened yet. Where do you source information like this about the owners? Anywhere in particular or just years of being involved?

Which was offered? The 96 Delizia was much better than the 96 Villa.
I got 8 of the former (went back twice for 4 each time) and none after the first of the latter.
Good to know. I bought the Delizia in May. I havent had it yet, and only bought 1 though. Not sure I saw the villa.

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#658 Post by Jay $$ Winton » July 17th, 2020, 7:26 am

Mike Lindauer wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 11:39 am
Hot here in Houston! Any thoughts on the current offering?
Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault Sancerre Les Belles Côtes 2018
I've had this in previous vintages, solid Sancerre for the price. The JP Picard is good as well.
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#659 Post by Chris Crutchfield » July 17th, 2020, 7:32 am

Mike Lindauer wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 11:39 am
Hot here in Houston! Any thoughts on the current offering?
Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault Sancerre Les Belles Côtes 2018
CT reviews for earlier vintages seemed to indicate that it was fairly low acidity for a sancerre. So this one may depend on whether you prefer that style.

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#660 Post by Mike Lindauer » July 17th, 2020, 2:02 pm

Thanks for the input. Bought the Picard, but passed on the Raimbault.
My favorite (though not WTSO) is Chateau Carbonniere.

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#661 Post by b. c@stner » July 26th, 2020, 5:47 am

1996 Fontanafredda La Villa up for $60
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#662 Post by mike pobega » July 26th, 2020, 8:33 am

The 96 Villa was not as good as the 96 Delizia they offered.

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#663 Post by Dan Senni » August 12th, 2020, 4:52 am

2016 Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot coming up today for $30. This is a $60-70 wine with JS94 (doesn't mean much) and Dunnuck 93 (means more) scores, as well as 92 and 91 from Enthusiast and Spectator, respectively.

Active codes: AUGUST or WINEPAW both get you $10 off of $50.

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#664 Post by John Glas » August 12th, 2020, 8:32 am

2016 Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot coming up today for $30. This is a $60-70 wine with JS94 (doesn't mean much) and Dunnuck 93 (means more) scores, as well as 92 and 91 from Enthusiast and Spectator, respectively.

Active codes: AUGUST or WINEPAW both get you $10 off of $50.
Certainly not a bad buy especially with $10 off.

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#665 Post by JonathanG » August 12th, 2020, 10:16 am

I bought a case of the Dutton freestone last year from the tasting room, same vintage, and can vouch for it. It is a very good deal at $30. Has nice chalky tannins and good fruit. I only liked 3 of their Pinots, this one, the Redwood one, and their RRV one. Some were horrible, like the Fox Den, that was a cranberry bomb, others only mediocre. If I didn't have half a case left I'd buy more from WTSO.
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#666 Post by Toby P » August 12th, 2020, 10:45 am

Donna Olga 2015 Brunello back up...seems pretty solid at $27 (with $10 coupon on 3)
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#667 Post by Mike Lindauer » August 12th, 2020, 10:52 am

Dutton Freestone came back up today, so I bought three. Thanks for the info!

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#668 Post by ChrisMcElligott » August 12th, 2020, 11:18 am

Mike Lindauer wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 10:52 am
Dutton Freestone came back up today, so I bought three. Thanks for the info!

Snagged the Dutton as well, good price on that.

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#669 Post by Jeff VanDenbussche » August 14th, 2020, 3:42 am

Dan Senni wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 4:52 am


Active codes: AUGUST or WINEPAW both get you $10 off of $50.
Are there any current codes? I just went to use these and they are invalid. Unfortunately I cannot view the facebook ads to see if there are any current codes.

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#670 Post by mattcitrang » August 17th, 2020, 7:37 am

Any thing worthwhile on this "case sale"? $9.99/bottle

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#671 Post by Toby P » August 17th, 2020, 8:10 am

at a quick glance seems pretty standard for these case sales, some solid QPR daily drinkers if you're looking for a few but nothing eye opening. The Weekly Tasting looks like very nice QPR on some domestic red blends if you like the styles on offer - only $15 a bottle if you buy one / get one half off. Of course now all these domestic red blends are competing with De Negoce for my storage / wallet which really raises the bar!
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#672 Post by Joseph Grassa » August 17th, 2020, 8:23 am

mattcitrang wrote:
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Any thing worthwhile on this "case sale"? $9.99/bottle
I think I'm passing this go around. Last time they ran one of these sales I bought 4 different bottles hoping to find something for a daily drinker. All 4 flopped. I think you are usually better off waiting for them to post a sub $20 rioja or rhone. I have found a handful of gems sub $15 even as they pop up.

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#673 Post by John Glas » August 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Walker Hill Vineyard Green Valley Chardonnay 2016
$24.99
Probably going to be really good as Suckling gave it 92 points instead of 97

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#674 Post by Mike Lindauer » August 18th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Was just going to post that. I bought 4 for everyday drinking. Jeb Dunnuck rated it 92.

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#675 Post by Toby P » August 26th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Recently tried 2 Portuguese wines I bought for $10 each from WTSO in July when they had a mix and match sale: Maçanita Tinto Douro 2015 and Prunus Dão Private Selection Vinho Tinto 2014. First Portuguese wines I've ever had, and I'm definitely going to try more. Hard to think of a better $10 wine than either of these, great values and hope they get offered again
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#676 Post by Dan Senni » September 3rd, 2020, 7:08 am

Some good looking Crozes-Hermitage available for $25 in the Last Chance Wines section. 2017 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Louis Belle. Scores from 91 to 93 from Dunnuck, WA, and Vinous.

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#677 Post by Hughes D. » September 7th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Anyone have updated promo codes for September?
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#678 Post by Chris Crutchfield » September 7th, 2020, 2:20 pm

There are a ton of $5 off $25 floating around that haven't been posted in this thread. I don't have a complete list, but some recent ones I used were VINESPOT, STARCRAWL, PPRG, and SEEJANEDRINK (I think that one was $10 off $50). In general, if you just google search "wtso promo codes" and go through those coupon sites there will be a bunch.

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#679 Post by John Glas » September 7th, 2020, 3:39 pm

There are a ton of $5 off $25 floating around that haven't been posted in this thread. I don't have a complete list, but some recent ones I used were VINESPOT, STARCRAWL, PPRG, and SEEJANEDRINK (I think that one was $10 off $50). In general, if you just google search "wtso promo codes" and go through those coupon sites there will be a bunch.
Question is, do they work?

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#680 Post by Patrick T a y l o r » September 21st, 2020, 6:17 am

2000 Fontanafredda Lazzarito is up for $69.99. It is the regular Lazzarito bottling.
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#681 Post by Toby P » September 21st, 2020, 12:11 pm

Oliviero Toscani OT looks like a solid value at $20 (or $18 with a $10 off $50+ coupon)
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#682 Post by Jay $$ Winton » September 21st, 2020, 1:54 pm

SEEJANEDRINK works. Just ordered a couple of Brunellos-Donna Olga Brunello di Montalcino 2015
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#683 Post by Toby P » September 22nd, 2020, 10:51 am

Just used a couple of the $5 off coupons mentioned above to pick up 2 of the Benedetti Chateauneuf for $27 each...some 95+ scores and a great vintage, seems worthwhile
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#684 Post by Toby P » September 22nd, 2020, 10:55 am

also debating the 2016 Luisin Barbaresco Paolin on the main page for $27 each with the $10 coupon...another good combo of scores + vintage. Anyone had their wine before?
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#685 Post by Sam C. » September 25th, 2020, 5:52 am

anyone opinion on Tobias Cabernet that is up this morning? Reviews look pretty good.
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#686 Post by Will Clements » October 4th, 2020, 8:56 am

The peake ranch 17 John Sebastiano Pinot is on now

This is a great bottle at a very good price.

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#687 Post by John Glas » October 4th, 2020, 9:47 am

Will just looking at that right now. Love their Chardonnays.

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#688 Post by John Glas » October 4th, 2020, 9:55 am

VINESPOT Got $5.00 off. Some of the coupons when you google them don't work but then this one came up on the same sight.
The peake ranch 17 John Sebastiano Pinot is on now

This is a great bottle at a very good price.
Had to pull the trigger as shipping season is almost or is here. I have a hard time buying wines in the summer even though I know they will hold until better shipping weather.

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#689 Post by Will Clements » October 4th, 2020, 10:39 am

John Glas wrote:
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Will just looking at that right now. Love their Chardonnays.
I was introduced to their wine at Blackberry Farm last year. I've quickly become a fan.
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#690 Post by matt d » October 15th, 2020, 11:51 am

14 Pegau Cuvee Laurence for $70 is up
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#691 Post by John Glas » October 20th, 2020, 1:44 pm

Anyone seeing anything worth buying on the six for $120 mix and match?

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#692 Post by joejolesch » October 20th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Maybe that 2018 Conundrum? [smileyvault-ban.gif]

Seriously though, nothing really jumping out as must buy. Pouilly-Fuissé White Burgundy 2019 Domaine Sangouard-Guyot Terroirs looks intriguing but I don’t want 6 of them...

Anything catching your eye?

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#693 Post by John Glas » October 20th, 2020, 1:56 pm

Joe the Pellegrini Hurst Pinots would be worth a gamble but like you could not put together a six pack. Hopefully later they add more wines.

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#694 Post by joejolesch » October 21st, 2020, 6:50 am

2008 Veuve La Grande Dame is up for $120

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#695 Post by Edward H. Earles » October 21st, 2020, 7:39 am

John Glas wrote:
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Anyone seeing anything worth buying on the six for $120 mix and match?
Nah. This is all unexciting stuff they've had trouble unloading, so they're putting lipstick on it.

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#696 Post by J a y H a c k » October 21st, 2020, 9:36 am

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2008 Veuve La Grande Dame is up for $120
I know in a lot of people prefer other Champagnes, but I have been a big fan of La Grande Dame for a long time, at least back to when I shared a bottle of the 1995 with my mother on Mother's Day. Thanks for posting this because I jumped in and bought a bottle of the 2008, which should be outstanding. I do not want to get political in this thread, but let's just say that my mother passed away two years ago and I hope to be able to open it in her honor it a few weeks. Let's just say that she was very disappointed in 2016.
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#697 Post by Chris W » October 21st, 2020, 9:46 am

J a y H a c k wrote:
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joejolesch wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 6:50 am
2008 Veuve La Grande Dame is up for $120
I know in a lot of people prefer other Champagnes, but I have been a big fan of La Grande Dame for a long time, at least back to when I shared a bottle of the 1995 with my mother on Mother's Day. Thanks for posting this because I jumped in and bought a bottle of the 2008, which should be outstanding.
The LGD is a favorite of my wife's- has been since I opened a bottle of the '96 during dinner following my marriage proposal. We were married in 2008, have purchased a little over a case (much via WTSO) and have already burned through more than a few bottles. It's an excellent vintage for LGD, and already drinking well in spite of its youth.
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#698 Post by Jim Marmion » October 21st, 2020, 12:00 pm

Barons Red Mountain 2013 Cabernet. Looks intriguing at $24.99. Anybody familiar with this?

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#699 Post by John Glas » October 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm

Barons Red Mountain 2013 Cabernet. Looks intriguing at $24.99. Anybody familiar with this?
Two worthless notes on Cellar Tracker. 90 and 74 with no notes. Why would you rate a wine 74 and not explain your rational for such a low score? [swearing.gif]

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#700 Post by L. Bryant » October 21st, 2020, 4:11 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?
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