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Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

#51 Post by SZZimmermann » October 4th, 2020, 1:02 pm

I also thought highly of the Syrah and reordered 6. The Chardonnay was well made but not in my favorite style.
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#52 Post by andrewkao » October 4th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 6:46 pm
andrewkao wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 10:10 pm
Doug Uno wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 8:48 pm
Is this offer still available?
Sent you a PM!
Curious about this too Andrew.
Kris,

I meant to send you a PM but accidentally sent an email instead. [oops.gif] Hopefully you received it - let me know if not!
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#53 Post by Kris Patten » October 4th, 2020, 5:14 pm

andrewkao wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 6:46 pm
andrewkao wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 10:10 pm


Sent you a PM!
Curious about this too Andrew.
Kris,

I meant to send you a PM but accidentally sent an email instead. [oops.gif] Hopefully you received it - let me know if not!
I think I sorta replied to the wrong note, I was interested in more of the selection and procurement of these micro lots? By definition it would have to be from a producer that produces micro amounts, so how much would they really have to spare? What regions are you planning on scouring for opportunities?

Cheers, Kris
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Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

#54 Post by andrewkao » October 4th, 2020, 9:08 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 5:14 pm
andrewkao wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 6:46 pm


Curious about this too Andrew.
Kris,

I meant to send you a PM but accidentally sent an email instead. [oops.gif] Hopefully you received it - let me know if not!
I think I sorta replied to the wrong note, I was interested in more of the selection and procurement of these micro lots? By definition it would have to be from a producer that produces micro amounts, so how much would they really have to spare? What regions are you planning on scouring for opportunities?

Cheers, Kris
Hi Kris,

It's less that the producers are micro-producers, but rather that we take the last 1-5 barrels (in either barrel or shiner form) from the original source. That said, most producers we work with are on the smaller end and less the corporate juggernauts. We started in Napa, branched out to Sonoma, and have also done a couple of projects in Central Coast - specifically Sta. Rita / Ballard area. Always open to extending as well! While we're focused on delivering strong value to the end consumer, we also are not about nickel & diming the producer and aim to create lasting relationships with them so that the producer works with us in a sustainable manner, year after year.
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#55 Post by Won H. L e e » October 5th, 2020, 9:48 pm

Hey Andrew or Brian, would appreciate if you can extend the discount code. would love to try Claudine wine. thanks!

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#56 Post by John O' » October 15th, 2020, 6:15 am

Had the RRV Pinot last night. I'm NG at descriptors, but it tasted right in the sweet spot between light & feminine and Big. Really enjoyed it.
3 - 0 -1 now on the Sampler pack, with the 2 most expensive to go.
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#57 Post by David Buck » October 24th, 2020, 6:06 pm

SZZimmermann wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 1:02 pm
I also thought highly of the Syrah and reordered 6. The Chardonnay was well made but not in my favorite style.
Plus 1 on the Syrah. Think that makes 3 of us thumbs up...tasty....excellent.

Now if only I could fit more wine in my 200 bottle cooler after DeNegoce...let me see if I can squeeze it all in and order more syrah from Claudine. Hard to find good syrah as it doesnt come up that often on last bottle etc.

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#58 Post by David Buck » November 21st, 2020, 4:26 pm

andrewkao wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Toby P wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 7:47 am
Got my shipment a couple weeks ago (1 WB 6 pack and then an assorted sixer of others). Very excited to try, but it also seems like these wines are good to age quite a bit given the apparent quality of the sources.

Andrew, I see most/all of the suggested drinking windows are basically now til 2025-2030ish, but are there any you would particularly suggest are better to open near term, or any you would strongly recommend holding back?
Hi Toby -

We hold back wine until we feel like it's ready to drink, so truly they're all ready to drink. (In fact, sitting on a few cabs that just need more time). That said, my personal opinion is that the Syrah and Signature Series Pinot are singing right now. Hope that helps and really looking forward to your thoughts - please do share if you have a chance!

Andrew
Andrew:

Is there a set amount of months you hold your cabs after bottling before you release? Is it generally the same for all your cabs? Or blends?

You couldnt be shipping them right out like Cam because you hold them back till the are drinkable.

Drinking coombsville 2018 cab now...nice [cheers.gif]

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Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

#59 Post by andrewkao » November 21st, 2020, 5:19 pm

David Buck wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 4:26 pm
andrewkao wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Toby P wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 7:47 am
Got my shipment a couple weeks ago (1 WB 6 pack and then an assorted sixer of others). Very excited to try, but it also seems like these wines are good to age quite a bit given the apparent quality of the sources.

Andrew, I see most/all of the suggested drinking windows are basically now til 2025-2030ish, but are there any you would particularly suggest are better to open near term, or any you would strongly recommend holding back?
Hi Toby -

We hold back wine until we feel like it's ready to drink, so truly they're all ready to drink. (In fact, sitting on a few cabs that just need more time). That said, my personal opinion is that the Syrah and Signature Series Pinot are singing right now. Hope that helps and really looking forward to your thoughts - please do share if you have a chance!

Andrew
Andrew:

Is there a set amount of months you hold your cabs after bottling before you release? Is it generally the same for all your cabs? Or blends?

You couldnt be shipping them right out like Cam because you hold them back till the are drinkable.

Drinking coombsville 2018 cab now...nice [cheers.gif]
Hi David,

Great question ,and thank you so much for the kind words on the Syrah and Coombsville! No set amount of months. We take each wine on a case-by-case basis, drinking it ourselves periodically until we feel like it's ready. We also take guidance from when the original producer/winemaker regarding when they are set to release the wines under their original label (they usually are more than willing to share, as they're happy that we want to put this level of care into their wines.) So for example, we released the coombsville cab after about 6 months in bottle because we felt it was very ready. Meanwhile we have another 2018 Napa Cab that will likely see at least 1 year in bottle. Upon our last tasting, it just need more time.
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#60 Post by Lonnie F. » November 27th, 2020, 11:28 am

andrewkao wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 5:19 pm
David Buck wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 4:26 pm
andrewkao wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 2:20 pm


Hi Toby -

We hold back wine until we feel like it's ready to drink, so truly they're all ready to drink. (In fact, sitting on a few cabs that just need more time). That said, my personal opinion is that the Syrah and Signature Series Pinot are singing right now. Hope that helps and really looking forward to your thoughts - please do share if you have a chance!

Andrew
Andrew:

Is there a set amount of months you hold your cabs after bottling before you release? Is it generally the same for all your cabs? Or blends?

You couldnt be shipping them right out like Cam because you hold them back till the are drinkable.

Drinking coombsville 2018 cab now...nice [cheers.gif]
Hi David,

Great question ,and thank you so much for the kind words on the Syrah and Coombsville! No set amount of months. We take each wine on a case-by-case basis, drinking it ourselves periodically until we feel like it's ready. We also take guidance from when the original producer/winemaker regarding when they are set to release the wines under their original label (they usually are more than willing to share, as they're happy that we want to put this level of care into their wines.) So for example, we released the coombsville cab after about 6 months in bottle because we felt it was very ready. Meanwhile we have another 2018 Napa Cab that will likely see at least 1 year in bottle. Upon our last tasting, it just need more time.
Hi Andrew,

I'm a little confused about the aging potential versus the ready to drink perspective. I think the 2018 is beautiful, but I wasn't sure it's a wine that would age for 10 years.

Lonnie
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#61 Post by Brian Retherford » November 28th, 2020, 10:06 am

Hi Lonnie,

It's a great question and we get it all the time! I think one of the myths about wine is that older wine is better. I have two thoughts about that.

1) Not all wines are built to age. They might not have the tannins, acidity, fruit, and alcohol in harmony that is required to live in the bottle very long. They break down.
2) Wines that are ageable evolve over time. When they are young, the fruit may dominate on the nose or on the palate. As is ages, you may get more of the secondary flavors - spices, earthiness. It is simply a matter of how you like to drink them!

Let me know if that is helpful and certainly happy to hear others thoughts on this!

-Brian
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#62 Post by Brian Retherford » November 29th, 2020, 12:24 pm

On the Coombsville specifically, the winery where we sourced this wine builds wines to age. I've had their wines that are more than 10 years old and think they are really, really nice. Only time will tell for this one, but I'm hiding a few away.

-Brian

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