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Donati Red - Three Pack

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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
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  • 57% > one year old

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  • 80% bought 1
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Donati Red - Three Pack
$41.99 + $7.00 shipping
condition:
Red
products:
1 2004 Sorelle Per Sempre
1 2004 Merlot
1 2005 Claret

Links above are to CellarTracker.

How many vineyards make both a Claret and a Meritage?

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clayfu


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Why always pack a merlot in?
I also wonder how these fare compared to the first offering (which i was a labrat for! inaugural labrat!). The alcohol levels seem to be a bit lower than the previous offering.. which were alcohol oak beasts

conroo


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Such tenacity! WTG Mill!

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Cesare


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I was right! Labrat for guessing correctly? But damn, mill beat us all again.

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cajuncyclr01


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WOOHOO, Finally one that will ship to NJ!
Going to bed for now until I see some reviews or more info. If it's half decent I'm in for 1!

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PetiteSirah


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clayfu wrote:Why always pack a merlot in? I also wonder how these fare compared to the first offering (which i was a labrat for! inaugural labrat!)


Ditto. I thought that the merlot was the best wine of the 3 from the first batch. It has turned out to be one of the merlots I liked best.

My October labratting of the '04 merlot... and my all-too-obvious secret identity is revealed!!! (yeah, like anybody was fooled)

on the other hand, I was decidedly unimpressed by the Meritage and the CS. Hopefully the Claret and the new one are better. But we'll see, b/c I'm in for one.

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Corrado


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clayfu wrote:Why always pack a merlot in?



You've shopped at Costco, right? ;)

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clayfu


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PetiteSirah wrote:Ditto. I thought that the merlot was the best wine of the 3 from the first batch. It has turned out to be one of the merlots I liked best.

[link to earlier labrat review -- fill in later]

on the other hand, I was decidedly unimpressed by the Meritage and the CS. Hopefully the Claret and the new one are better. But we'll see, b/c I'm in for one.


i agree with you about the Meritage and CS. I have a bottle of their claret that they sent me during this offering somewhere...

clayfu


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Corrado wrote:You've shopped at Costco, right? ;)



i tend to skip over all the wines at costco unless they are at the very end displays

Corrado


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PetiteSirah wrote:
on the other hand, I was decidedly unimpressed by the Meritage and the CS. Hopefully the Claret and the new one are better. But we'll see, b/c I'm in for one.



According to Meritage.Org, the Meritage should be the best wine coming out of the winery. Not a set-in-stone requirement, but when you pay for the name, it would make sense to invest wisely.

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Cesare


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conroo wrote:Such tenacity! WTG Mill!


I don't know how mill does it. I swear I clicked buy in the first second. It's a conspiracy I tell you!
Would love to try "sorelle per sempre". Put anything in Italian on a label and I'm a sucker for it (just not first sucker).

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jessiebyrd004


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Geesh. Why is even the good deals on wine so expensive?.. Well, not "expensive" but still. When are we gonna get ONE bottle that's half-priced to $15 or so?

I do a daily woot blog where I talk about the woot, link to CSEs, find reviews, etc. A few people have told me it's useful. Google "useful linkage" and there it is.

Corrado


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clayfu wrote:i tend to skip over all the wines at costco unless they are at the very end displays



I wasn't talking about wines. I was talking about the 'bundles' of things they offer at a fantastic bargain with one item you want, one you couldn't care less about, and one you want no part of.

...but the deal is good enough that you ignore the intolerable and live with the indifferent to get the preferred.

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jwhite6114


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What's the deal?

Check out the link above for CT prices and comparisons of the w.w price to direct ordering (with shipping) from the producer. As always, YMMV with local prices (if you can find these wines), but don't forget about taxes and gas when you shop your home town.

And for those who are interested, you can get more info at the Donati Family Vineyards website.

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clayfu


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jessiebyrd004 wrote:Geesh. Why is even the good deals on wine so expensive?.. Well, not "expensive" but still. When are we gonna get ONE bottle that's half-priced to $15 or so?



I dont think it's really that economical for WD to constantly sell low priced wines. You keep selling low priced wines and people think all you do is sell low priced wines. Also low priced wines tend to be worse off on the average and hence you're seen as selling low quality wines. It's a horrible cycle. I suggest your neighbhorhood wine store or trader joe if you want 5-9 dollar wines.

PetiteSirah


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clayfu wrote:i agree with you about the Meritage and CS. I have a bottle of their claret that they sent me during this offering somewhere...



They sent a claret? That's.... odd. The first offering was Merlot, CS, Meritage. I remember being struck by their having both a Meritage and a Claret.

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Hammerofthegods


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Link to the winery......


http://www.donatifamilyvineyard.com/

Loweeel


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clayfu wrote:I dont think it's really that economical for WD to constantly sell low priced wines. You keep selling low priced wines and people think all you do is sell low priced wines. Also low priced wines tend to be worse off on the average and hence you're seen as selling low quality wines. It's a horrible cycle. I suggest your neighbhorhood wine store or trader joe if you want 5-9 dollar wines.


Or, in other words, you can find them cheaper locally!

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DonaldWilliams


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clayfu wrote:I dont think it's really that economical for WD to constantly sell low priced wines. You keep selling low priced wines and people think all you do is sell low priced wines. Also low priced wines tend to be worse off on the average and hence you're seen as selling low quality wines. It's a horrible cycle. I suggest your neighbhorhood wine store or trader joe if you want 5-9 dollar wines.



Amen.

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tommythecat78


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Corrado wrote:I wasn't talking about wines. I was talking about the 'bundles' of things they offer at a fantastic bargain with one item you want, one you couldn't care less about, and one you want no part of.

...but the deal is good enough that you ignore the intolerable and live with the indifferent to get the preferred.


You mean like packaging Casablanca with Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo?

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MarkDaSpark


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Corrado wrote:According to Meritage.Org, the Meritage should be the best wine coming out of the winery. Not a set-in-stone requirement, but when you pay for the name, it would make sense to invest wisely.



I don't see the Meritage listed on their web site at all.


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Cesare


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Wow, a wine that WL sells. They have the 2005 claret for 15 bones.

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clayfu


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Hum.. i can't find my claret from Donati.. it's probably in my winelocker in san diego. BUT! i did find a 2003 cab from donati sitting in my room, this tasting note probably means nothing since this cab isn't being offered and it's not even from the same year... but here we go.

Splash decant, gave it 20 good swirls and poured some into the glass.
Nose: Incredibly hot , so hot i coughed. Its as if there were methanol fumes just riding on top of this wine. Luckily, the heat died off pretty much as i finished typing this note. It's there but not nearly as heavy. Some oak, bright cherries, a bit of smoke and leather.
taste: acidic bright berries (cherries), not tannic at all, so few tannins you dont really notice it unless you really concentrate. A bit of heat mixed in with the fruit. A little bit of green pepper.
finish: short finish, a bit of the cherry flavor in the mouth.

10 minutes in: more leather, more expressive fruit.

clayfu


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PetiteSirah wrote:They sent a claret? That's.... odd. The first offering was Merlot, CS, Meritage. I remember being struck by their having both a Meritage and a Claret.



um... a month after the offering I got a knock on my door with the Golden state overnight man carrying a suspiciously single wine looking box. I don't usually buy wine one bottle at a time (shipping costs are horrid) so I was curious what it was. Surprise surprise... a surprise package from someone/somewhere. too bad I didn't get a chance to try the wine at that time.

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Cesare wrote:I don't know how mill does it. I swear I clicked buy in the first second. It's a conspiracy I tell you!
Would love to try "sorelle per sempre". Put anything in Italian on a label and I'm a sucker for it (just not first sucker).



I think it has to do with the speed of his/her internet connection. Not so much the d/l speed, but the u/l speed. He is able to send his CC and other info to the servers faster than everyone else.

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quadforce


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My wine stock is getting a tad low from my last order (only two bottles in the house! yikes.) so I'll probably jump in on this one in the morning.

fairnymph


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In for one, though I'm tempted to get more (and it's not often I'm tempted to get more!).

Petit Verdot is my absolute favourite grape, so I cannot wait to try the Claret, but honestly, reading reviews, the Sorelle sounds outstanding.

Merlot, my first favourite CA red, before I became more knowledgeable, isn't bad either, though it doesn't excite me; I'll have no trouble drinking it.

I can't wait to see the labrat reports on these (or hell, be chosen for the Sorelle or Claret since I got a corked bottle previously!). *bats eyelashes* I may be enticed to buy more!

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MarkDaSpark wrote:I don't see the Meritage listed on their web site at all.



It's there. ...or should I say "here".

edit: If you mean the Donati site, it's likely that they don't sell this online, making it a wine-club or tasting room only purchase.

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The Wine Spies reviewed the 2005 Claret.

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speedoo


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Cesare wrote:The Wine Spies reviewed the 2005 Claret.



Thanks, very positive review.

First time I've read one of their reviews... how reliable do you find them?

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Yipee! In from MA and no monkey on my back...or trailing my car on the wootleg!!!
And I was down to one lonely Donati from the last group....

jwhite6114


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damightyanteater wrote:I think it has to do with the speed of his/her internet connection. Not so much the d/l speed, but the u/l speed. He is able to send his CC and other info to the servers faster than everyone else.



i think he has eliminated some clicks. there are some apps that will open you straight to the BUY page as soon as a new offer is posted.

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Hey Loweeel, love the novel you left as a tasting note on the Merlot ;-)

jwhite6114


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NatalieW wrote:You are up early, jwhite!



It's still a work week -- at least the first two days. Trip to NY planned for the latter part of the week!

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clayfu wrote:I dont think it's really that economical for WD to constantly sell low priced wines. You keep selling low priced wines and people think all you do is sell low priced wines. Also low priced wines tend to be worse off on the average and hence you're seen as selling low quality wines. It's a horrible cycle. I suggest your neighbhorhood wine store or trader joe if you want 5-9 dollar wines.



Just to point out the obvious contained in this thought, the margin on a $10 wine is much lower in a dollar amount than on a $50 wine.

Also, I have done absolutely zero research but based on the above comments it sounds like Donati has turned away from the Meritage society and is now calling their red blend a Claret, which is delightful in my book.

Clay, after the heat went away, and leather and fruit became more expressive, what was your overall impression of the wine? B/B+ but not with food?

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DonaldWilliams


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jwhite6114 wrote:i think he has eliminated some clicks. there are some apps that will open you straight to the BUY page as soon as a new offer is posted.



I'm sure I'd be thrilled to be first sometime, but I'm happy as long as I get my wine in good shape. And you have 10 hours to get in on the labrat action. (Hint, hint)
In for 2.

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thrawn1020


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I think it's worth noting that the current vintages on offer are not possible to get from the Donati Vineyard website. Almost all on their website are several years younger than those on offer currently. Thanks much to WD for getting us this sort of deal, even though I can't be in because I found place in Bloomington that carries one of my favorite craft beers, Capital Brewery's Island Wheat. www.capital-brewery.com

Shameless plug, I know, but I am shameless.

Enjoy, those who get this, I have no doubts it will rock your world.

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jwhite6114


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canonizer wrote:Also, I have done absolutely zero research but based on the above comments it sounds like Donati has turned away from the Meritage society and is now calling their red blend a Claret, which is delightful in my book.



I thought "Claret" was a protected term, but it appears (per Wikipedia) that this protection is only within the EU. So within Europe, a Claret must be a UK wine, but the rest of the world can use the term as it sees fit?

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jwhite6114


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thrawn1020 wrote:I think it's worth noting that the current vintages on offer are not possible to get from the Donati Vineyard website. Almost all on their website are several years younger than those on offer currently. Thanks much to WD for getting us this sort of deal, even though I can't be in because I found place in Bloomington that carries one of my favorite craft beers, Capital Brewery's Island Wheat. www.capital-brewery.com

Shameless plug, I know, but I am shameless.

Enjoy, those who get this, I have no doubts it will rock your world.



Hmmm ... then perhaps I have misread the website. I believe the Merlot and the Claret are both available from the Donati Family Vineyards website, though the Sorelle Per Sempre is not (though you can find it, too, via a Google search and viewing the cached page). While the names on the bottles do not match exactly the woot listing, the descriptions of the 2005 DFV Claret, Estate Vineyard, Paicines and the 2004 DFV Merlot, Estate Vineyard, Paicines (as well as the cached Sorelle Per Sempre page) sure line up with the woot offer.

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