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I still haven't opened any from the last offer. For those who have tasted these, is there any consensus on the 2008 vs the 2007?
"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington
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MarkDaSpark wrote:Kent Rasmussen 2008 Esoterica Petite Syrah - 3 Pack
Current numbers (updated each minute)
First sucker: MarkDaSpark
Speed to first woot: 0m 26.773s
Last wooter to woot: cajunasian1
I be fast and PetiteSirah be slow!!!
And that's ordering 3 sets as well!
Nice work, DaSpark!
Elegant. Complex. Distinctive.
You are what you drink!
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PetiteSirah wrote:This is an absolute must-buy. An amazing wine from a wonderful winemaker and a great guy to boot.
We're as lucky to have kent as we are to have his awesome wine. If this doesn't sell out by noon I will be shocked and appalled.
I'd contribute to the sellout if my October wine purchasing wasn't completely out of hand... the 2007 got some really high marks from the tasting publications. 2008 was a great vintage for Napa, but always seems to be overshadowed by 2007. If any Boulder w.wooters want to share this please speak up!
I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.
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Esoterica on a Monday? Is this going to be one of those SIWBM busting weeks? Do I need a new line of credit? Corison on Wednesday?
Seriously, as Sparky & PS have said, this is an auto-buy. I LOVE this stuff & KR is one of our favorite & regular in-house knowledge droppers. Good wine from good people!
In periods of profound change, the most dangerous thing is to incrementalize yourself into the future -- Thomas Edision
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There is really no point in trying to explain liberty to people who don't understand what it means.
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wnance wrote:I drank an 08 back after the last offer, and thinking back on it, I'm pretty sure it was closed tight. I enjoyed it, but remember thinking it was very subtle. How long of a decant for these would be recommended to drink in the near term? I'm not sure I'll be able to hold them for 20 years. . .
Hours. I haven't had this vintage, but my guess is three hours at least, and very possibly a few more.
"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen
"There are many ways to the recognition of truth; Burgundy is one of them." -Isak Dinesen
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Auto buy. I might get in trouble at home because I bought 4 bottles of KR pinot at Costco yesterday. If you live in the LA area it is at the Hawthorne Costco.
KR you are the man and I blame you for the tongue lashing I will get when this arrives.
Buy wine because you like it, not because someone said that is the wine you should drink.