cmaldoon


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It would appear that this thread just got purged of the lot 18 stuff. Is there something we should know about what to/not to post?

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mommadeb1


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cmaldoon wrote:It would appear that this thread just got purged of the lot 18 stuff. Is there something we should know about what to/not to post?



interesting... wonder whats up?

jhkey


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looks like Invino is doing one of their "liquidations". Tons of wine up for sale, does anyone have specific recommendations from previous purchases?

"I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend."
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angryprez


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ok I got the Lot18 vouchers -- dumb question, I can't figure out how to use them -- can someone tell me where on the website I go?

kaolis


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Scott Harvey 2008 1869 Zin on invino $28.99.

bkarlan


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jhkey wrote:looks like Invino is doing one of their "liquidations". Tons of wine up for sale, does anyone have specific recommendations from previous purchases?



I am curious about the Moon Mountain Syrah. I tried the MM Zin Port and did not enjoy it that much as a port. I would like to give their Syrahs a try, any info on these?

I did order their 2006 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Spätlese
Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg before and one bottle was corked. I love the Nahe valley for Germany resielings, but I will not attempt these again because of the corked bottle I got. Invino did take care of the problem though.

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sukeiasa


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bkarlan wrote:I am curious about the Moon Mountain Syrah. I tried the MM Zin Port and did not enjoy it that much as a port. I would like to give their Syrahs a try, any info on these?

I did order their 2006 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Spätlese
Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg before and one bottle was corked. I love the Nahe valley for Germany resielings, but I will not attempt these again because of the corked bottle I got. Invino did take care of the problem though.



also interested in recommendations...
the solo and the sterling reserve look interesting...

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jhkey


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bkarlan wrote:I am curious about the Moon Mountain Syrah. I tried the MM Zin Port and did not enjoy it that much as a port. I would like to give their Syrahs a try, any info on these?

I did order their 2006 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Spätlese
Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg before and one bottle was corked. I love the Nahe valley for Germany resielings, but I will not attempt these again because of the corked bottle I got. Invino did take care of the problem though.



I ordered the MM syrah last time - I think it was the 2002. I didn't take formal notes, but from memory it was an OK aged Syrah, but not my style. I prefer higher acid wines. It was still drinking OK, plenty of fruit, I just found it a bit flat and uninteresting.

"I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson (CT)

bsevern


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kaolis wrote:Scott Harvey 2008 1869 Zin on invino $28.99.



Not bad, but it was two for $49 here during the woot off

bsevern


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SO tempted to get in on todays wine woot!

For you Merlot lovers, here's a nice deal on WTSO:

Kunde Family Estate Sonoma Valley Merlot 2007 $8.99/bottle!

rjquillin


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bsevern wrote:SO tempted to get in on todays wine woot!

How many you want me to schlep up for you?

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richardhod


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bsevern wrote:SO tempted to get in on todays wine woot!

For you Merlot lovers, here's a nice deal on WTSO:

Kunde Family Estate Sonoma Valley Merlot 2007 $8.99/bottle!



I tried the 06 Merlot from Trader Joe's at $12 (as is the Cab too) and it was excellent for that price, so that's a GREAT deal!

I think my review of the 06 will be on CT. have a search and you'll see my review

bsevern


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OK, this is a darn good deal IMHO!

WTSO:

Quixote Winery Panza
Stags' Leap Ranch Napa Valley Syrah
2005, 2006, 2008 4 Pack Vertical $63.96

Darn near as good as the Trader Joe PS deal.

North316


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bsevern wrote:OK, this is a darn good deal IMHO!

WTSO:

Quixote Winery Panza
Stags' Leap Ranch Napa Valley Syrah
2005, 2006, 2008 4 Pack Vertical $63.96

Darn near as good as the Trader Joe PS deal.



I saw this too, but unfortunately I am OVER and OUT. Over my budget and Out of space.

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curt11


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Really want to jump on the Panza vertical deal, but I can't find any good info on the Syrah...

time2testit


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curt11 wrote:Really want to jump on the Panza vertical deal, but I can't find any good info on the Syrah...



Same here. I don't even see it listed on the Quixote site and no reviews at all on CT.

bsevern


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time2testit wrote:Same here. I don't even see it listed on the Quixote site and no reviews at all on CT.



Their petite syrah and cab are both very, very good. The estate grown grapes are from the original Stags Leap vineyards.

redwinefan


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time2testit wrote:Same here. I don't even see it listed on the Quixote site and no reviews at all on CT.



2004 CT had decent reviews: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=355983

2005 has one not so stellar rating

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redwinefan


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Just curious if anything is going on with Quixote since it seems like they've been flooding the discount market lately especially when you consider the TJs relabel.

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RaiderSPE


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redwinefan wrote:Just curious if anything is going on with Quixote since it seems like they've been flooding the discount market lately especially when you consider the TJs relabel.



Read somewhere that they have a new $90 bottle of PS coming out and probably dumping their old inventory so there is no internal price pressure. This does not explain the Syrah price drop though.

time2testit


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redwinefan wrote:2004 CT had decent reviews: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=355983

2005 has one not so stellar rating



That's the trouble sometimes with CT. People double list the wines. I had looked at this CT and hadn't even seen the ones you listed: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1269556

bsevern


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redwinefan wrote:Just curious if anything is going on with Quixote since it seems like they've been flooding the discount market lately especially when you consider the TJs relabel.



I wish I knew what their future philosophy was, because they do make some nice wines, yet the winery itself is obscure, open only by appointment.

North316


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Anyone have any thoughts on the Raymond Pop-Up sale on Invino? They have a slew of 6L (Imperial) bottles!

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redwinefan


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North316 wrote:Anyone have any thoughts on the Raymond Pop-Up sale on Invino? They have a slew of 6L (Imperial) bottles!



Raymond stuff is decent. I thought about picking one of those 6Ls up just for fun. Wonder if they ship it in a crate?

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sukeiasa


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all my restraint from the woot off went out the window at that raymond pop up...
cannot resist 6L bottles, especially since there are plenty of weddings to attend in the near future...
i have no clue how i'm going to store that barrel though... and not sure what they mean by you can refill it...

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redwinefan


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sukeiasa wrote:all my restraint from the woot off went out the window at that raymond pop up...
cannot resist 6L bottles, especially since there are plenty of weddings to attend in the near future...
i have no clue how i'm going to store that barrel though... and not sure what they mean by you can refill it...



You got the barrel and the 6L? Nice. Time for a woot party at your place

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bsevern


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sukeiasa wrote:all my restraint from the woot off went out the window at that raymond pop up...
cannot resist 6L bottles, especially since there are plenty of weddings to attend in the near future...
i have no clue how i'm going to store that barrel though... and not sure what they mean by you can refill it...



The barrel does look cool. Let us know what they offer you for refill options, that should be interesting both on price and selection offerings.

sukeiasa


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bsevern wrote:The barrel does look cool. Let us know what they offer you for refill options, that should be interesting both on price and selection offerings.



it would be absolutely classy if they send refill in one of those plastic wine pouches...

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bsevern


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sukeiasa wrote:it would be absolutely classy if they send refill in one of those plastic wine pouches...



That's entirely possible. Invino previously offered barrels that did contain plastic bladders of wine, but those offers mentioned it, whereas this one said nothing about it. IIRC the bladder barrels claimed the wine stayed fresh for something like 4-6 weeks once opened.

I dunno, but I want one too!

bud8jr


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bsevern wrote:That's entirely possible. Invino previously offered barrels that did contain plastic bladders of wine, but those offers mentioned it, whereas this one said nothing about it. IIRC the bladder barrels claimed the wine stayed fresh for something like 4-6 weeks once opened.

I dunno, but I want one too!



The local Whole Foods has one of these barrels at the bar and yes it does have a plastic bladder inside.


redwinefan


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Quixote is back with a new offer. This time their discount label PS Pretense 2009 for 13.99/bottle on WTSO.

WineDavid, if you read this thread, can you get Quixote to put up an offer around these parts?

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richardhod


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North316 wrote:Anyone have any thoughts on the Raymond Pop-Up sale on Invino? They have a slew of 6L (Imperial) bottles!



imperial battle cruisers?

North316


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2008 Moon Mountain Dry Creek Zin on Last Bottle. $12.

Have to buy 8 to get free shipping, which is a bit much. I'm all tapped out anyway, just thought I would share.

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trifecta


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North316 wrote:2008 Moon Mountain Dry Creek Zin on Last Bottle. $12.

Have to buy 8 to get free shipping, which is a bit much. I'm all tapped out anyway, just thought I would share.



Bay area split?

bsevern


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I would mind a couple of bottles

trifecta


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bsevern wrote:I would mind a couple of bottles



Would or wouldn't? Seems like a good summer BBQ quaffer. The two CT notes mention good acidity.

Edit: I don't need 6, so not sure if we should go full tilt just to get free shipping. Unless you want 4. We should meet for lunch so I can get that Gazzi from ya.

bsevern


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trifecta wrote:Would or wouldn't? Seems like a good summer BBQ quaffer. The two CT notes mention good acidity.

Edit: I don't need 6, so not sure if we should go full tilt just to get free shipping. Unless you want 4. We should meet for lunch so I can get that Gazzi from ya.



I definitely don't need four Two I could do. I haven't tried the Gazzi yet, I hope it's good.

bsevern


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Looks like the same MM Zin is on Invino for $9.99/bottle.

rjquillin


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bsevern wrote:Looks like the same MM Zin is on Invino for $9.99/bottle.

Opening a bottle of the 2003 Syrah tonight. Didn't get any of the zin.
Something else for me to haul up north later?

CT

jmdavidson


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Zachy's has a two sale going on now for Italian wines (25% off). Any suggestions from our Italian wine experts?