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#1 Post by Nate Simon » October 4th, 2019, 10:42 am

Pretty insane pricing on some really good stuff. Ostensibly an inventory clearance. This is pretty much a can't-miss scenario IMO.
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Wow..

#2 Post by TomHill » October 4th, 2019, 10:58 am

Nate Simon wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 10:42 am
Pretty insane pricing on some really good stuff. Ostensibly an inventory clearance. This is pretty much a can't-miss scenario IMO.
https://shop.bonnydoonvineyard.com/Shop
Wow, Nate...some pretty incredible prices there. Good opportunity to pick up some mags at a great price.
Their Syrah X-Block is the one to buy.
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#3 Post by Nate Simon » October 4th, 2019, 11:20 am

No doubt, Tom. I grabbed some X-Block and Le Cigare.

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#4 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 4th, 2019, 11:23 am

Grabbed a case of xblock and cigare 375s.

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#5 Post by Justin S » October 4th, 2019, 11:33 am

Anyone try the sparkling vermentino?
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#6 Post by Nate Simon » October 4th, 2019, 11:36 am

Justin S wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 11:33 am
Anyone try the sparkling vermentino?
No, but at that price what have you got to lose?

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#7 Post by Mel Hill » October 4th, 2019, 11:36 am

In for a case!

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Yup...

#8 Post by TomHill » October 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Case for me as well. X-Block Syrahs & Semillons for Susan.
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#9 Post by Marc Hauser » October 4th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Thanks for the tip - bought a pile o’ stuff.
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#10 Post by YLee » October 4th, 2019, 2:23 pm

I wanted to try the Cigare so I put each vintage in cart. Shipping cost came out to more than the cost of the wines. I guess I will just pass on these. Got too many wines too drink anyways.
-¥ 0 ñ 9

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#11 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm

It’s $20 a case for shipping.

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#12 Post by Rich Brown » October 4th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Thanks for this- order in! Some silly deals!!

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#13 Post by YLee » October 4th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
It’s $20 a case for shipping.
I got quote of $30 Something for only 3 half bottles.
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#14 Post by julianseersmartin » October 4th, 2019, 3:56 pm

YLee wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
It’s $20 a case for shipping.
I got quote of $30 Something for only 3 half bottles.
Order 9 more.

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Nope..

#15 Post by TomHill » October 4th, 2019, 4:19 pm

YLee wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
It’s $20 a case for shipping.
I got quote of $30 Something for only 3 half bottles.
Nope... when you order on-line...it computes a shipping charge. But the $20 is what actually appears on the invoice. At least for me it was.
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#16 Post by YLee » October 4th, 2019, 4:27 pm

Thx everyone. Will take a look again.
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#17 Post by R. Gaston » October 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm

Just silly prices. Had to go in on a case!
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#18 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » October 4th, 2019, 5:34 pm

TomHill wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Case for me as well. X-Block Syrahs & Semillons for Susan.
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#19 Post by jeffruggels » October 4th, 2019, 5:43 pm

love getting to add 375s

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#20 Post by Nate Simon » October 4th, 2019, 6:12 pm

Finding it very hard not to go back for another case.

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#21 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 4th, 2019, 6:25 pm

So many years since I have had his wines. How would you describe the style?

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#22 Post by Nate Simon » October 4th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Honestly it hasn’t changed much. Restrained and a bit reductive on the reds. I love them.

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#23 Post by Chuck Miller » October 4th, 2019, 7:25 pm

Good sale prices, but I was honestly surprised at the regular non-sale prices they showed. Did people actually pay that much for Bonny Doon or did they inflate it to make the sale look better?
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#24 Post by Brian Glas » October 4th, 2019, 7:31 pm

Why don't more wineries do this rather than closing wines out on Garagiste? Why didn't Scott Paul try this before selling their wines to Garagiste for pennies on the dollar?

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#25 Post by R. Gaston » October 4th, 2019, 7:34 pm

Chuck Miller wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Good sale prices, but I was honestly surprised at the regular non-sale prices they showed. Did people actually pay that much for Bonny Doon or did they inflate it to make the sale look better?
I agree,but Bien Nacido Syrah for $20...count me in.
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Nope..

#26 Post by TomHill » October 4th, 2019, 8:19 pm

Chuck Miller wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Good sale prices, but I was honestly surprised at the regular non-sale prices they showed. Did people actually pay that much for Bonny Doon or did they inflate it to make the sale look better?
Nope...those were the original asking prices. Which is why they have inventory to unload. Actually, $60 for X-Block is a fair/reasonable price.
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#27 Post by Robert M yers » October 4th, 2019, 8:33 pm

Thanks for the heads up Nate, took down a couple of cases for easy drinking stuff. I was surprised to see French oak chips listed on the Cigare Volante?

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#28 Post by larry schaffer » October 4th, 2019, 8:39 pm

X block is killer - the same block that Qupe had historically used for their best and most age worthy syrah.

If you want something completely different, get a bottle or two of the older rose aged outside in demijons for 9 months.

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#29 Post by Ian Alper » October 4th, 2019, 10:23 pm

I am lucky to live in the area and will head down tomorrow morning to see what is left! Agree that the X Block is worthy juice - had it at the tasting room last month for a local school fundraising event. I think I paid $50 for a bottle and thought it was worth it. For the sale price I am planning to stock up.

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#30 Post by Ben M a n d l e r » October 4th, 2019, 10:25 pm

Cigare halves for $10 a pop are way too good a deal to pass up. Picked up some X-Block and Semillon to round it out. Thanks a ton for the heads-up.
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#31 Post by Alan Newman » October 5th, 2019, 9:05 am

In for a case split between sparkling and semillon. Really curious about the semillon- notes say to hold for 15 years. Sparkling at $14.40- can't go wrong.

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#32 Post by Doug Schulman » October 5th, 2019, 9:10 am

For people who haven't tried the Cigare Reserve that's aged in glass vessels, it's fantastic. Each time I try it side by side with the regular Cigare, I'm surprised at how different it is and how much I prefer it.
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#33 Post by Doug Schulman » October 5th, 2019, 9:11 am

Oh, and those prices are amazing. Way below wholesale. I generally find these wines a bit overpriced, but at these prices, I'm extremely tempted.
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#34 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » October 5th, 2019, 10:32 am

Thanks Nate, picked up two cases of mixed wines including six of those Le Cigare Volante Réserve "en bonbonne". I look fwd to those, maybe a Thanksgiving Day bottle.
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#35 Post by David Baum » October 5th, 2019, 10:46 am

At these prices and the breadth of the offering I hope Randall is OK

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#36 Post by Brian Thorne » October 5th, 2019, 11:10 am

Picked up a mixed case of the x block and Le Cigare Volant Réserve “en bonbonne" with $20 shipping. Thanks for the heads-up!

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#37 Post by Nate Simon » October 5th, 2019, 12:20 pm

David Baum wrote:
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At these prices and the breadth of the offering I hope Randall is OK
I asked him. He said that it’s basically just business. Too much inventory, needs cash flow.

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#38 Post by Ian Alper » October 5th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Quite the head spinning selection on site. Was lucky to get there when they first opened. You had to buy by the case but could mix it up so it took them awhile to pick and then price. Scored a 3L of the 2013 Le Cigare Volant Réserve. Used the excuse of "I will buy it for friends" to purchase way too much :).

I heard a similar comment from the gal working the front table - they just needed more space for new stuff and this was the first time they had gone through the warehouse to do "house cleaning". Quite the opportunity. Hope everyone enjoys.
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#39 Post by Trevor Looney » October 5th, 2019, 10:16 pm

Bought 2 2014 X Block Syrah, 2 2016 Cigare Volante enbonbon, and 2 Semillon.

Never had Bonny Doon before so excited to try and at these prices a no brainer.

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#40 Post by Steve Anderson » October 5th, 2019, 10:37 pm

I don't need any more wine, have no room for any more wine, but...ended up with a mixed case of X-block and Bonbonne.
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#41 Post by AndyK » October 6th, 2019, 12:03 am

Prices are great for quality CA wine, but I’ve never tried them. How would you guys describe the style?
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#42 Post by T. Williams » October 6th, 2019, 2:50 am

I decided to wait until this morning to buy, should have pulled the trigger last night. Things are starting to get picked over. I guess this is going to save me a few hundred dollars (as I open up winex and crush wine to surf over morning coffee...)
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#43 Post by Doug Schulman » October 6th, 2019, 5:55 am

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Prices are great for quality CA wine, but I’ve never tried them. How would you guys describe the style?
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#44 Post by joeduncan » October 6th, 2019, 8:24 am

I did a mixed case of 750s, and a mixed case of 375s. A little nervous on the Cigare blancs, but we'll see, it was too cheap to pass up!

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#45 Post by Jim Marmion » October 6th, 2019, 8:30 am

I got a mix of the Cigare, the reserve and the Syrah. Last night I popped a bottle of the 2012 Cigare I already had in stock. Such an approachable and welcoming wine.

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#46 Post by lleichtman » October 6th, 2019, 10:47 am

Except that my local store had two of these vintages for $39.95 so less with no shipping.
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#47 Post by robert creth » October 6th, 2019, 11:17 am

Heading over today to go thru the picked over and left behinds. Bonny Doon is heading in a new direction which appears to be less Rhône based. Will get as much Syrah and as many 375s as I can.

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#48 Post by Nate Simon » October 6th, 2019, 6:15 pm

I'm so weak. Had to go back for more. Le Cigare and X-Block at these prices won't be seen again, I'd wager.

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#49 Post by Adam Frisch » October 6th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Thanks for heads up, ordered half a case!
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#50 Post by robert creth » October 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Got a case of 375 Cigare Volant, and mixed case of Syrahs, pinks, and sparkling. To cheap to leave.

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