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Kent Rasmussen 2008 Esoterica Petite Sirah - 3 Pack

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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
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Cesare


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Kent Rasmussen 2008 Esoterica Petite Syrah - 3 Pack
$59.99 + $5 shipping
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PRODUCT: 3 2008 Esoterica Petite Sirah
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MarkDaSpark


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Kent Rasmussen 2008 Esoterica Petite Syrah - 3 Pack

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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!


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wordek


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Phooey no MD shipping :-(

MarkDaSpark


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redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

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?

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MarkDaSpark


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These are the wines you want. Just be aware that these need time to breathe if you open them. Around 10 years they can go into a dumb phase for 10 to 15 years. But they come out of it wonderfully!!


Someone shared this link last time on Decanting Syrah and Petite Sirah. And yes, they are two different varietals.


Edit: For more info on PS, read PetiteSirah's (formerly known as Loweeel) blog, The PSycho's Path


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dkralston


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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!

PetiteSirah


quality posts: 79 Private Messages PetiteSirah

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.

In for three even though I am doing this on my DROID while trying a case in san diego

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Salute your new master ... Petite Sirah!


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ThunderThighs


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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!

Is your clicker finger still smoking from that fast response?



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MarkDaSpark


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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.

In for three even though I am doing this on my DROID while trying a case in san diego



Ah, forgot about that!! Still, I will take my victory, small as it is.

If you get time, let me know, so I can drop by my locker and try to find the 2006 Munch Sea Horse PS.


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MarkDaSpark


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dkralston wrote:Nice work, DaSpark!



Thank you kindly!!



ThunderThighs wrote:Is your clicker finger still smoking from that fast response?



Nah ... I've had faster. But had to order 3 sets of this sublime wine.


This is great wine to lay down for someone's 25th or 30th birthday. Or later!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow
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.

drgonzo99


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drgonzo99

Woo Hoo- in for one. I am just getting into the dark side. Sounds like this will be a great way to slide further down that path.

Love the other Esoterica's and KR wines ordered in the past.

Now I can go to bed!

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Got my set! Thanks Kent and wine David!

Haven't had this vintage, but I'm sure it's as tasty as the prior editions. Looking forward to trying it well before its time and then laying the rest down for a long long sleep.

As sparky said, these are the wines you want.

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richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod
klezman wrote:Got my set! Thanks Kent and wine David!

Haven't had this vintage, but I'm sure it's as tasty as the prior editions. Looking forward to trying it well before its time and then laying the rest down for a long long sleep.

As sparky said, these are the wines you want.



There were some of this vintage in the last wooting of Kent's Petite Sirah. (wootmonkeys, note spelling).

I have a question for "y'all". How old, or young, do you drink your PSes? I want to keep some, but I know PS tells us there's a dumb period for these. These are drinking beautifully now (well the 07s are), but Kent says they will also keep a long log time. I'm thinking of keeping a few for 20 years...

MarkDaSpark


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richardhod wrote:There were some of this vintage in the last wooting of Kent's Petite Sirah. (wootmonkeys, note spelling).

I have a question for "y'all". How old, or young, do you drink your PSes? I want to keep some, but I know PS tells us there's a dumb period for these. These are drinking beautifully now (well the 07s are), but Kent says they will also keep a long log time. I'm thinking of keeping a few for 20 years...



IIRC, any PS drunk before 4 or 5 years is infanticide (to PetiteSirah). Also I seem to recall Kent indicating PS can enter it's dumb phase anywhere from 10 to 15 years or so, and it can last around 10 years.

So if you open one early, it's going to need a lot of decanting to open up properly.

But PS will correct me, if I have it too early.


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jrockland


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jrockland

Didn't this guy play for the Oakland A's?

spdrcr05


quality posts: 30 Private Messages spdrcr05

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!

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kennyg1


quality posts: 8 Private Messages kennyg1

I bought this in the previous offer (two '07 and one 08). I opened an 07 and it was very good despite my mistake of opening it in a restaurant and otherwise mishandling it. I resolved to let the other two bottles reach adolescence, and moved them down to the "patience is rewarded" section of my storage.

spuds89


quality posts: 2 Private Messages spuds89

Woot! Woot! WOOT!!!

In for 2. I love Kent's stuff!

His wine I mean! His WINE!! (Get your minds out of the gutters people.)

;-)

wnance


quality posts: 4 Private Messages wnance
spuds89 wrote:Woot! Woot! WOOT!!!

In for 2. I love Kent's stuff!

His wine I mean! His WINE!! (Get your minds out of the gutters people.)

;-)



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. . .

braindoc812


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Ordered the 07 & 08 last time around. They were FANTASTIC after a quick pass through the venturi.

I'm in for 2 this time around, although I'll definitely set most aside for later.

Thank you Mr. Rasmussen!

gregorylane


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Sigh...SIWBM.

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Corrado


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No Vermont for this one? I bought Kent's RAMSAY Pinot on here last month and that offering shipped to Vermont.

What gives?

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Raymondpenang


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In for 1, can't wait to drink one.

canonizer


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lassow wrote: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!



Dip into november?

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kylemittskus


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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.

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vaaccess


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This is simple. Autobuy x3

Kent Rasmussen's original PS on here was what got me to love a good PS.

While I typically say, "Can't wait to try it!" With this one I can and will wait.

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apw2123


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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.

wordek


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Corrado wrote:No Vermont for this one? I bought Kent's RAMSAY Pinot on here last month and that offering shipped to Vermont.

What gives?



Forgot the ramsay was also KR's wine...so ditto on that question given I could ship to md on that? Is this another epic typo?

otolith


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Kent,
How would you describe your esoterica line of wines compared to your KR brand? Are these "non-mainstream" wines that you like to experiment/play with to see what you come up with?

Not sure if I should already know the answer to this, but am interested in your perspective.

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paulgieri


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No MD = two thumbs down...wine.woot is such a tease right now with about every other to every third being offered here.

woottoady


quality posts: 33 Private Messages woottoady

I can't handle the pressure... just got the 2007 Jean Edwards Cellars Syrah delivery (yeah I know this one's a Petite Sirah), and SWMBO is begging for a white... O, the pull of that big gold button...

mike808


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SIWBM broken. Auto-buy. In for 2.

Was in for 2 on the last offer. Looking forward to the '09 release for the vertical win.

Last woot on 02/18/11 was for:
1 2008 Esoterica PS
2 2007 Esoterica PS

bsevern


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MarkDaSpark wrote:IIRC, any PS drunk before 4 or 5 years is infanticide (to PetiteSirah). Also I seem to recall Kent indicating PS can enter it's dumb phase anywhere from 10 to 15 years or so, and it can last around 10 years.

So if you open one early, it's going to need a lot of decanting to open up properly.

But PS will correct me, if I have it too early.



I recently opened a bottle of 2001 Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah Reserve that had been properly cellared since it's release, and it was sublime. I was surprised how well it had aged.

I've yet to get a good definition of what a red wine is going through in this "dumb" phase???

ktbird2


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I had to get some. It's my first purchase here - just joined. I hope it's as good as it sounds.

euphonywho


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Time to start playing Tetris with the cellar again. Got some more bottles coming in now!

What's the consensus about opening one within the next few months (say...if you've got family stuff over the holidays)? I can let two bottles sit for years, but that third may need to get opened.

richardhod


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MarkDaSpark wrote:IIRC, any PS drunk before 4 or 5 years is infanticide (to PetiteSirah). Also I seem to recall Kent indicating PS can enter it's dumb phase anywhere from 10 to 15 years or so, and it can last around 10 years.

So if you open one early, it's going to need a lot of decanting to open up properly.

But PS will correct me, if I have it too early.



That sounds about right. My belief atm is that ideally you drink it at nine or ten years old, then until it enters dumb period (I've heard 10, 12 years, not 15 but variance might make it possible, and I'd never contradict Kent!), you then hold it til it's 20, or 25, after its (roughly) 10-12 years of dumbness. Then I presume you have another 10 or 15 years to drink it!

The earlier you open it, the more you'll need to decant, of course!

richardhod


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euphonywho wrote:Time to start playing Tetris with the cellar again. Got some more bottles coming in now!

What's the consensus about opening one within the next few months (say...if you've got family stuff over the holidays)? I can let two bottles sit for years, but that third may need to get opened.



love the cellar Tetris gag!

still my most favourite woot t