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#1 Post by Charles Kersten » February 20th, 2019, 8:38 am

Nikolas Krankl's project a winery called FÆTHM
From his twitter account: FÆTHM is coming... We are working tirelessly to get some jaw dropping wine in bottle by 2019. Keep one's ear to the ground.
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From Manfred: One of our sons, Nikolas, who worked for us for several years, has started his own project a few years ago and sometime this Summer he will begin selling. Although there is not much on a whole, he does have a couple different wines – one of which is a Syrah from the Bien Nacido vineyard, literally walking distance from the section from which we made our first 1994 Syrah called The Queen of Spades. His winery is called FÆTHM and if you’d like to sign up for the mailing list he is establishing, please visit his website: www.faethm.com.

I look forward to following this project!

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#2 Post by Nick Kra Mar Ski » February 20th, 2019, 10:19 am

June 2018 letter I received after having found out about it last year
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#3 Post by Charles Kersten » February 20th, 2019, 10:42 am

It will be interesting to hear more about the wines as a release gets closer.
Thanks for sharing the letter.

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#4 Post by Greg D » February 22nd, 2019, 1:20 pm

I wonder how many people bothered to read the whole SQN offer letter that came in the mail this week. I JUST got around to doing so after having received the letter a few days ago. Didn't originally catch this thread from the 19th. Hope I'm not too late to get in on the first offer...
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#5 Post by Josh H » February 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm

I believe I signed up last August. Looking forward to it, assuming I even get an allocation.
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#6 Post by S. Ebersole » July 2nd, 2019, 2:53 pm

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#7 Post by Alan Eden » July 2nd, 2019, 3:49 pm

Sounds like another $40 vineyard that will use a name to charge $200
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#8 Post by Rich Brown » July 3rd, 2019, 9:07 am

S. Ebersole wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
More info from WA regarding Faethm: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/S8Xh7Ctba498yp33m
Behind a paywall unfortunately

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#9 Post by Gray G » July 3rd, 2019, 10:29 am

Rich Brown wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 9:07 am
S. Ebersole wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
More info from WA regarding Faethm: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/S8Xh7Ctba498yp33m
Behind a paywall unfortunately
paywall=subscription/member/customer

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#10 Post by Rich Brown » July 3rd, 2019, 5:22 pm

Gray G wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 10:29 am
Rich Brown wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 9:07 am
S. Ebersole wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
More info from WA regarding Faethm: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/S8Xh7Ctba498yp33m
Behind a paywall unfortunately
paywall=subscription/member/customer

4HS get over it, no whining deadhorse

cheers
Huh?

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#11 Post by Bill James » July 3rd, 2019, 6:27 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 5:22 pm
Gray G wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 10:29 am
Rich Brown wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 9:07 am


Behind a paywall unfortunately
paywall=subscription/member/customer

4HS get over it, no whining deadhorse

cheers
Huh?
Evidently, simply conveying a fact makes you a whiner. Who knew? Gotta love the Internet...

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#12 Post by Rich Brown » July 3rd, 2019, 7:43 pm

Apparantley so!

Thanks for the....errr....'education', Gray??

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#13 Post by Steve Crawford » July 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm

3 wines, 100 cases grenache, 100 syrah, 25 white. $120 for reds, $79 for white.

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#14 Post by M. Eidelstein » July 4th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Steve Crawford wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm
3 wines, 100 cases grenache, 100 syrah, 25 white. $120 for reds, $79 for white.
They sent offers or emails out? Sorry joined the list fairly late and curious
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#15 Post by Steve Crawford » July 5th, 2019, 4:12 am

M. Eidelstein wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm
3 wines, 100 cases grenache, 100 syrah, 25 white. $120 for reds, $79 for white.
They sent offers or emails out? Sorry joined the list fairly late and curious
this was via the WA article. i thought I had joined like 18 months ago but double checked 6 weeks ago and realized I hadn't. I assume this means I'll be waiting a few years.

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#16 Post by markjchambers » July 5th, 2019, 12:35 pm

The WA article Included SQN, NOK, TT, Faethm and Andremily. At <$100 Andremily is the value choice and it has a track record.

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#17 Post by David Baum » July 13th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Just got a letter in the mail that Im getting an allocation. Anyone else get it? Release is 2 2017 syrah and 2 2017 grenache in a wood case. There are 623 boxes so around 100 cases of each wine. Also a 2017 White Rhone and 2018 Rose both very limited and sold first come basis. No pricing was included. Release will begin 7/18

Release letter mentioned Manfred gave him some grapes from Third Twin and Cumulus Vineyards as 17 crop was smaller than hoped for

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#18 Post by Jake Rubash » July 13th, 2019, 6:26 pm

David Baum wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Just got a letter in the mail that Im getting an allocation. Anyone else get it? Release is 2 2017 syrah and 2 2017 grenache in a wood case. There are 623 boxes so around 100 cases of each wine. Also a 2017 White Rhone and 2018 Rose both very limited and sold first come basis. No pricing was included. Release will begin 7/18

Release letter mentioned Manfred gave him some grapes from Third Twin and Cumulus Vineyards as 17 crop was smaller than hoped for
Got mine today too, really excited about this one!

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#19 Post by JFPelletier » July 14th, 2019, 12:19 am

Got mine as well!

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#20 Post by David Baum » July 14th, 2019, 10:11 am

Looks like the CA people got theirs first. Id expect a lot of others to get them on Mon/Tues.

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#21 Post by Shay_A » July 14th, 2019, 10:14 am

For those who have received theirs, do you remember when you signed up?
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#22 Post by Frank Z » July 14th, 2019, 10:16 am

Got mine yesterday as well. Don’t remember when I signed up, but I got excited when I read Nancy Silverton and Michael Cimarusti
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#23 Post by jeffruggels » July 14th, 2019, 7:05 pm

me too, I $375 a throw. thats a heck of a dinner at Providence.

looking forward to the wines

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#24 Post by Mark Christenson » July 14th, 2019, 7:30 pm

I did not get a letter in the mail, but I checked my junk folder today and I had received an email offer.
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#25 Post by jeffruggels » July 15th, 2019, 7:57 am

interesting Mark. I received letter but no email...

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#26 Post by mark rudner » July 15th, 2019, 8:19 am

thought i signed up but received nothing

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#27 Post by Shay_A » July 15th, 2019, 10:45 am

Received my letter today in TX. Signed up in July/Aug of 2018.
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#28 Post by S. Stevenson » July 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Does anyone know if this is going to be any good? I get the lineage, but this is really a shot in the dark. Lots of good wines being made from those vineyards without the $$$.
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#29 Post by David Baum » July 15th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Last wines with this lineage were probably Andremily.

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#30 Post by Gray G » July 15th, 2019, 5:32 pm

David Baum wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Last wines with this lineage were probably Andremily.
love Andremily [cheers.gif]
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#31 Post by Josh H » July 15th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Got my letter today. Really looking forward to it.
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#32 Post by Peter Petersen » July 15th, 2019, 7:34 pm

Since I signed up in Feb I’m not surprised that I’ve not gotten an offer. Will be interesting to see if I get a postcard or an email.

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#33 Post by Gray G » July 15th, 2019, 8:05 pm

hopefully Nikolas is successful enough to add length to the Krankl wine biz

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#34 Post by Jorge B » July 16th, 2019, 12:20 pm

S. Stevenson wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Does anyone know if this is going to be any good? I get the lineage, but this is really a shot in the dark. Lots of good wines being made from those vineyards without the $$$.
Considering the pedigree and limited production, I don't think the pricing is out of line at all. Worth ordering and tasting for yourself to decide. I would've been a little bummed had he priced it at $200+, but think the current pricing reflects the right attitude.
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#35 Post by C. Keller » July 16th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Got mine today. Does anyone know the price? Is $375 for the set?
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#36 Post by Blair Ridley » July 17th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Just signed on to see what will be offered. No specific allocation yet, but looks like the custom wooden box set will be 2 x 2017 syrah and 2 x 2017 grenache (623 produced), 2017 white (1 barrel produced), and 2018 rose (1 barrel produced).

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#37 Post by robmundell » July 18th, 2019, 9:05 am

Order placed!

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#38 Post by Shay_A » July 18th, 2019, 9:08 am

Order in! 1 box set (2 Syrah, 2 Grenache), 1 white and 1 rosé. Excited to try these!
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#39 Post by David Schliecker » July 18th, 2019, 9:13 am

Order in as well. Wished listed for an extra white and an extra rose. I'd be surprised (pleasantly) if I get them as I have a feeling that demand will be high enough. I LOVE the SQN whites and can't wait to try this.

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#40 Post by Jordan Posell » July 18th, 2019, 9:19 am

Order placed, had to at least try this given the lineage and sources. At $120/btl of the red, not crazy but not cheap. Rolling the dice...

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#41 Post by Mike C. » July 18th, 2019, 9:22 am

Have not had a ton of experience with SQN wines, but gave it a try too.

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#42 Post by Anton D » July 18th, 2019, 9:23 am

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#43 Post by Frank Z » July 18th, 2019, 9:26 am

WOW. I had stepped to use the restroom and when I came back the Rose is sold out...
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#44 Post by Gil H » July 18th, 2019, 9:26 am

Was surprised I made the list but in for a 4 pack.
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#45 Post by Pat Esposito » July 18th, 2019, 9:28 am

Frank Z wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:26 am
WOW. I had stepped to use the restroom and when I came back the Rose is sold out...
Was able to grab the 2+2 plus 1 white and 1 Rose. I love the SQN rose so excited to see if this will be a similar style

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#46 Post by David Baum » July 18th, 2019, 9:32 am

Pat Esposito wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:28 am
Frank Z wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:26 am
WOW. I had stepped to use the restroom and when I came back the Rose is sold out...
Was able to grab the 2+2 plus 1 white and 1 Rose. I love the SQN rose so excited to see if this will be a similar style
Same here but also wished extra rose though not expecting to get it

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#47 Post by Charles Hetzel » July 18th, 2019, 10:18 am

Got my order in. Not surprise the Rose and White sold out ... by my calculations:

2017 Faethm Grenache & Faethm Syrah only 623 boxed sets of 4 bottles made - 1,246 Syrah and 1,246 Grenache 750ml
2017 Faethm Rose only 1 barrel was made so 300 bottles max
2017 Faethm White one 1 barrel was made so 300 bottles max

And pricing:

Prices for the inaugural release of FAETHM:

2017 FAETHM Syrah + Grenache 4-pack boxed set $480($120 per 750ml bottle)

2017 FAETHM White $79 for a 750ml

2017 FAETHM Rose $40 for a 750ml

Plus tax and shipping. Shipping is expensive for the 4-pack boxed sets if buying multiples (~$150)
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#48 Post by Charles Kersten » July 18th, 2019, 11:51 am

I guess us Feb sign ups were late to the party! No offer here.
Will look forward to tasting notes from those that got in.

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#49 Post by Gil H » July 18th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Does anyone have pictures of the labels and box?
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#50 Post by Shay_A » July 18th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Lisa Perotti Brown of The Wine Advocate did an article recently featuring SQN, Andremily and Fæthm. She posted a pic of a one of their bottles...
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