Nicora Wine Sampler - another new winery we can make famous! SOLD OUT IN 5 MINUTES

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Nicora Wine Sampler - another new winery we can make famous! SOLD OUT IN 5 MINUTES

#1 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 27th, 2013, 8:59 am

BerserkerDay is known for three things:

1) Total awesomeness in wine deals, unparalleled by any other meager wimpy attempt by any group or retailer
2) A day where so much fun is had buying and discussing buying wine that it should be outlawed, particularly because of the marital problems that arise when the credit card statements arrive in February, and
3) Discovering new, small wineries who are smart enough to participate in BerserkerDay

We've got another great winery to 'discover' on Wine Berserkers, and here's the deal:


BerserkerDay Only!
For the first 15 Orders



What you get for $99 shipped to your door:


Unreleased 750ml 2010 Vintage Nicora

(1) 2010 Buxom (Syrah) La Vista Vineyard $48

(1) 2010 Euphoric (Grenache) La Vista Vineyard $48

(1) 2010 GSM La Vista & Alta Colina Vineyard $48
Please email Info@NicoraWine.com to secure your order and I will contact you to gather your info.

I just want to give everyone a heads up as to who I am and how I got here.
I am 31 years old and own Nicora Winery here in Paso Robles. 2010 is my second vintage to be released and I produced less than 300 cases with all of the wines recently scoring 90 points or higher by Tanzer, Spectator and The Rhone Report. I couldn't ask for more in that department and am very thankful for such great recognition. Due to such a small production I am not able to provide a discount to people who normally buy from me at this time. I strive to make great wine and will not be happy otherwise or put it into bottle for that matter. While I have no formal education besides a few classes in a Jr College, I have gotten dirty by spending most of my hours in the cellar or out in the vineyard working. I spent a summer at Booker and a harvest for Alta Colina to broaden by scope of winemaking skills but other than that I have worked for Scott at Torrin since 2006. By no means am I trying to brag or name drop this is just how I have been taught. I have no Degree to hang on the wall yet! I started my own winery in 2009 and have enjoyed ALMOST every minute of it. The part I love best is not knowing what's next.

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Nicora is a blend of two family names -- Nic and Ora. The first is mine, Nicolas and the second is the name of my great-grandfather, Ora. Both Ora and myself share an ancestral bond of entrepreneurial spirit. Neither of us follow a recipe, the rules, or a trend, but rather lead the pack with our own inspired ideas and ingenuity.
I began my journey in the world of wine in 2005. As a first generation winemaker born from four generations of general contracting, I appreciate hard work and determination. Starting as a cellar worker, my experience includes working alongside esteemed winemakers such as Bob Tillman of Alta Colina, Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyards and currently Scott Hawley of Torrin. By working and learning the "tricks of the trade," I have honed my own skills and applied the best attributes of my mentors to my own style of winemaking.
Nicora’s small-lot Rhone-style wines are finely crafted to consistently represent the terroir of the vineyard. Each vintage is a blend of the highest quality Rhone varietals sourced from Paso Robles’ reputable Westside vineyards. A true “Garagiste”, I epitomize the French term that signifies a passionate small-lot vintner who doesn’t care much for following the rules. In true Garagiste form, Nicora wines are made in a boutique winery near my greatest supporters.

Enough babble!


Thank you again for this opportunity!
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#2 Post by Nicolas R. Elliott » January 27th, 2013, 9:06 am

They are already flooding in. Slow down I can't type that fast! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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#3 Post by zachary l a n g » January 27th, 2013, 9:07 am

Welcome to the Berserker Family!!!!

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#4 Post by sdfruman » January 27th, 2013, 9:07 am

Email sent! Can't wait to try your wines!
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#5 Post by TerryThomas » January 27th, 2013, 9:08 am

Email Sent....Amped about this one.

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#6 Post by David_T » January 27th, 2013, 9:09 am

Email sent, hope I made it!
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#7 Post by Brian Curtis » January 27th, 2013, 9:09 am

Email sent. Maybe I was too slow!

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#8 Post by Jeff Roy » January 27th, 2013, 9:13 am

Email sent. Looking forward to trying your wine!

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#9 Post by David_T » January 27th, 2013, 9:19 am

Just got the sold out email [cry.gif]
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#10 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 27th, 2013, 9:20 am

Let's pressure Nick to offer more! GANG UP!
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#11 Post by Brian Curtis » January 27th, 2013, 9:23 am

Sold out in 5 minutes. It took me 9 to send my email. Thanks for the great offer, Nicolas.

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#12 Post by David_T » January 27th, 2013, 9:23 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Let's pressure Nick to offer more! GANG UP!
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#13 Post by gwagner » January 27th, 2013, 9:25 am

Nick, You know you want to do it!
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#14 Post by Nicolas R. Elliott » January 27th, 2013, 9:32 am

Holy Cow you guys are some serious wine buyers!! I sold out in 5 minutes and that was with taking an extra 5 orders! I am so sorry to disappoint all of you that were not able to get in on the deal this year. What I can offer is Free Shipping for Life for anyone that joins our Wine Club today. I know it is not as good as today's deal but being so small it is the best I can do for now. Berserkers are always welcome to come to the Winery for a tasting and tour if you come to Paso.

I am still shocked at how well this went and I am already thinking of next year!
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#15 Post by J. Singleton » January 27th, 2013, 9:36 am

Nic... Berserkers don't f*ck around. If we did, the site would be called peoplewhoenjoywineoccasionally.com. What a sorry people site that would be. You'd probably have sold out of 50 orders with ease.
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#16 Post by David_T » January 27th, 2013, 9:37 am

FS for LIFE is pretty hard to pass up. Joined the club + put in a wish-list. I do hope to make it to Paso eventually as well. Thanks!
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#17 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 27th, 2013, 9:38 am

J. Singleton wrote:Nic... Berserkers don't f*ck around. If we did, the site would be called peoplewhoenjoywineoccasionally.com. What a sorry people site that would be. You'd probably have sold out of 50 orders with ease.
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#18 Post by Lee Wesner » January 27th, 2013, 9:42 am

Wow...free shipping for life is legit! Thanks!!

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#19 Post by Nicolas R. Elliott » January 27th, 2013, 9:44 am

David made the Wine Club!! Enjoy that Free Shipping sir and let me know what you think of the juice!
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#20 Post by Charles Kersten » January 27th, 2013, 10:42 am

Yep will be more than just a few of us that will be bummed we missed this pack. Love these as ways to try out new wineries....maybe next year

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#21 Post by Rich Salsano » January 27th, 2013, 11:15 am

So glad I made it in time for the offer. Very excited to try these wines!!! Love Paso terroir!!!
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#22 Post by Dave H. » January 27th, 2013, 11:27 am

I feel like learning about wineries like this is 1/2 the experience here. I am not sure how much I'll end up being able to pull the trigger on today, but next time I'm in the Paso area, I'll sure seek out Nicora and check them out...
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#23 Post by Chris Peterson » January 27th, 2013, 4:49 pm

My wife and I tasted with Nic a few weeks back and these wines are killer! I walked out with a 6 pack and really disappointed I missed out on this one! Good work Nic!

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#24 Post by J. Singleton » January 27th, 2013, 4:54 pm

Chris, just refresh my memory, but you're the one from the eBob board with the shotgun pic with like a 50 bottle Kosta Browne allocation, right? Just trying to put a name with an avatar that I remember. #jealous
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#25 Post by CWun » January 27th, 2013, 4:59 pm

This was on my radar...but went with the wife to Ikea and missed out...
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#26 Post by Scott Watkins » January 27th, 2013, 5:00 pm

Wtf free ship for life???

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#27 Post by Chris Peterson » January 27th, 2013, 5:09 pm

J. Singleton wrote:Chris, just refresh my memory, but you're the one from the eBob board with the shotgun pic with like a 50 bottle Kosta Browne allocation, right? Just trying to put a name with an avatar that I remember. #jealous
That's me. Pissed off a lot of folks over there when I denigrated them for complaining about the economy on a board where people discussed buying $100 bottles of wine. neener

Decided to come back to this Board when I heard about some of these deals from my buddy John Fones at Cellars 33. With Vinocellar dead I'm going to need to hang here more often. If you ever need extra KB hit me up.

Just to stay on topic....Nic has some excellent vineyard sources....plus the fact he learned from Scott Hawley at Torrin....joining his club is a definite no brainer!

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#28 Post by Nicolas R. Elliott » January 27th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Hey Chris! Great to see a familiar name and thank you so much for the kind words today. It was a pleasure meeting you in the cellar and I look forward to many years together. Life is getting exciting for NIcora and I should have some big news to announce soon. I will keep you updated.....Take Care.


Everyone,
I just wanted to thank you again for such a successful day here on the boards. What an honor it was! Also for filling my inbox with emails and not getting pissed when I had to say no. This was a once in a lifetime deal and I am very glad to have been able to participate today. And also to be able to share my passion through a bottle of wine on your dinner table some night. If anyone ever has a question or any concerns don't hesitate to contact me. And if you come to Paso, stop by!

Off to Bed,
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