bkarney


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tomatillo wrote:

vaaccess: by the way, nice wine cooler pic in your sig.



And what's with the creepy headless horseman in the reflection!? He did have a pumpkin for a head right??

CT

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Last guess in: Orange dot. Was a bit trickier, and my guess on this one is as much process of elimination as anything else. The problem with this, is that I am second guessing my first guess (green dot). If my "new" guess (I only entered one guess on the form) for the green dot is correct, then it would mean it is not an option for the orange dot, and thus the orange dot is left with only one choice (well, based on my tasting). If, however, my first guess was right on the green dot (it wasn't), then the orange dot could be one of two things, and without opening up known bottles in order to make a comparison, I am left just guessing between the two.

Whatever they turn out to be I enjoyed all three bottles. Without revealing anything, I will say that I think it would cost more than the guesstimated $18 for at least one, if not a couple of these mystery bottles. I question whether some of these are even the most recent vintage.

Not knowing for certain the grape, though, does make tasting them more interesting. Clearly there is no pre-set expectation of what to taste.

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whelp...

I put my vote in for the pink dot...

we will crack open the green one tonight...I think it was green...I'll double check tonight...

Wine only comes in one color...Red...

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jwhite6114 wrote:Last guess in: Orange dot. Was a bit trickier, and my guess on this one is as much process of elimination as anything else. The problem with this, is that I am second guessing my first guess (green dot). If my "new" guess (I only entered one guess on the form) for the green dot is correct, then it would mean it is not an option for the orange dot, and thus the orange dot is left with only one choice (well, based on my tasting). If, however, my first guess was right on the green dot (it wasn't), then the orange dot could be one of two things, and without opening up known bottles in order to make a comparison, I am left just guessing between the two.

Whatever they turn out to be I enjoyed all three bottles. Without revealing anything, I will say that I think it would cost more than the guesstimated $18 for at least one, if not a couple of these mystery bottles. I question whether some of these are even the most recent vintage.

Not knowing for certain the grape, though, does make tasting them more interesting. Clearly there is no pre-set expectation of what to taste.



You truly have a dizzying intellect!

I'm putting WD's kids through college.

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andyduncan wrote:You truly have a dizzying intellect!



That's what *I* said, but the officer still insisted on making me take a full field sobriety test.

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The green one is tricky....

Gonna have to try tasting it again tonight...

Wine only comes in one color...Red...

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jkwest wrote:The green one is tricky....

Gonna have to try tasting it again tonight...



So, when are we going to see who is right??

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jwhite6114 wrote:That's what *I* said, but the officer still insisted on making me take a full field sobriety test.



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Go Trojans!!!

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Alright...put my vote in on the green one...

Not so sure about it...it was an extremely different tasting wine, but, realllllly good!!

Wine only comes in one color...Red...

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kramsauer wrote:Red dot here. Instantly knew what it was. So either I know what I'm talking about or I'm more stupid than even I think.



That's my first bottle (of two) opened and that's almost my exact line of thinking. SWMBO & I independently agreed on this one.

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Corrado wrote:That's my first bottle (of two) opened and that's almost my exact line of thinking. SWMBO & I independently agreed on this one.



I thought the Red Dot was obvious, too. What will be really funny is if we each thought it was something different.

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Just drank a red dot bottle. Neither of us sampling had to wait very long to place our guess and we both guess the same. I assume, therefore, that we must be wrong!

222 bottles and counting.

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bkarney wrote:And what's with the creepy headless horseman in the reflection!? He did have a pumpkin for a head right??



Hahaha...Yeah...It was a Halloween thingy. One of these days I'll take a better picture now that it has more wine in it!

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Where is the announcement of the winners post?????

I had kind of expected it sooner...

Not too many to count, but dang. This place has a way of building a cellar for you.

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thrawn1020 wrote:Where is the announcement of the winners post?????

I had kind of expected it sooner...




guesses still coming in at a pretty good pace. some ways to go.


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bkarney


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jwhite6114 wrote:Last guess in: Orange dot. Was a bit trickier, and my guess on this one is as much process of elimination as anything else. The problem with this, is that I am second guessing my first guess (green dot). If my "new" guess (I only entered one guess on the form) for the green dot is correct, then it would mean it is not an option for the orange dot, and thus the orange dot is left with only one choice (well, based on my tasting). If, however, my first guess was right on the green dot (it wasn't), then the orange dot could be one of two things, and without opening up known bottles in order to make a comparison, I am left just guessing between the two.



Who's to say they didn't put the same wine in both the orange and green, now that's sure to mess with ya! I'm opening what I suspect was the orange tonight to see if I even got that right, pretty sure tho.

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I really enjoyed the red dot, but the pink dot wine to me seemed a little young and thin. Any one else have any notes on the pink dot?

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So my green was corked (sorry, no clue had to judge which varietal on top of wet cardboard). This is the first corked bottle I've had from woot. Anyone had any experience returning/crediting bad bottles?

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canonizer wrote:So my green was corked (sorry, no clue had to judge which varietal on top of wet cardboard). This is the first corked bottle I've had from woot. Anyone had any experience returning/crediting bad bottles?



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jwhite6114 wrote:Last guess in: Orange dot. Was a bit trickier, and my guess on this one is as much process of elimination as anything else. The problem with this, is that I am second guessing my first guess (green dot). If my "new" guess (I only entered one guess on the form) for the green dot is correct, then it would mean it is not an option for the orange dot, and thus the orange dot is left with only one choice (well, based on my tasting). If, however, my first guess was right on the green dot (it wasn't), then the orange dot could be one of two things, and without opening up known bottles in order to make a comparison, I am left just guessing between the two.

Whatever they turn out to be I enjoyed all three bottles. Without revealing anything, I will say that I think it would cost more than the guesstimated $18 for at least one, if not a couple of these mystery bottles. I question whether some of these are even the most recent vintage.

Not knowing for certain the grape, though, does make tasting them more interesting. Clearly there is no pre-set expectation of what to taste.



Well, JW & I were both pretty solid on our red guess and via PM we determined that one of us is CLEARLY wrong.

Worse, I, too, have the orange dot wine and am now second guessing my red-dot guess insofar as there are obvious traits in this wine that I would *expect* in the red dot guess.

Now, I'm fairly confident that this is a DIFFERENT wine from the red dot (identical tasting conditions, different impressions), but I could potentially see it as the same varietal, but from a different vintage &/or designation.

Are all dots unique varietals?

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Corrado wrote:
Are all dots unique varietals?



We sat around wondering the very same thing... Wouldn't THAT be diabolical!

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MaskedMarvel wrote:We sat around wondering the very same thing... Wouldn't THAT be diabolical!



Maybe an easier question would be, "Are all dotted wines currently listed on the Wellington site *or* wines that have been sold on wine.woot in the past?"

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Finally got to pop the cork on this one tonight and got a much different impression than another wine.wooter. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Also, we just needed to guess the varietal right? I take it throwing in a vintage or vineyard won't get you anything more than bragging rights?

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richc7 wrote:Finally got to pop the cork on this one tonight and got a much different impression than another wine.wooter. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Also, we just needed to guess the varietal right? I take it throwing in a vintage or vineyard won't get you anything more than bragging rights?



I think only the varietal, but if you think you can nail it down to a specific wine/vintage/designation, I don't think you lose points for getting the varietal right & the designation wrong. I'm *really* on the fence about the orange dot (and that's making me be on the fence about the red dot I already submitted).

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richc7 wrote:
Also, we just needed to guess the varietal right? I take it throwing in a vintage or vineyard won't get you anything more than bragging rights?



Since the entire contest is only about bragging rights in the first place, this seems like a safe bet. bahwm and I had enough trouble making up our minds about the varietals, let alone trying to decide what vineyard. I must say it's nice to see some of our friends on here having the same trouble. However, on opening a bottle of Peter's Grenache last weekend, we were sure we were correct in not selecting that for any of our three mystery bottles. Doesn't make us right, just sure.

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Corrado wrote:Well, JW & I were both pretty solid on our red guess and via PM we determined that one of us is CLEARLY wrong.

Worse, I, too, have the orange dot wine and am now second guessing my red-dot guess insofar as there are obvious traits in this wine that I would *expect* in the red dot guess.

Now, I'm fairly confident that this is a DIFFERENT wine from the red dot (identical tasting conditions, different impressions), but I could potentially see it as the same varietal, but from a different vintage &/or designation.

Are all dots unique varietals?



FWIW, I did not for a second think that the red and orange dots were the same. BUT, I did consider what you guessed for the red dot as a possibility for the orange dot. Probably doesn't help you much

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SonomaBouliste wrote:I'll buy if w00t'l fly.



Cool, thanks Peter. I sent an email to rma@woot and copied WD. I appreciate the offer.

signed.

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jwhite6114 wrote:FWIW, I did not for a second think that the red and orange dots were the same. BUT, I did consider what you guessed for the red dot as a possibility for the orange dot. Probably doesn't help you much



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SonomaBouliste wrote:If you keep looking at your neighbors' exams you'll have to go stand in the corner!


But we turned in our papers!!

This is as bad as waiting months for my actuarial scores. I want to know how I did.

I have to say while it was tough, if it was the best-tasting test I ever took.

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SonomaBouliste wrote:If you keep looking at your neighbors' exams you'll have to go stand in the corner!



Hey! We're comparing answers in the hallway after the test! There was absolutely NO cheating involved here.

(man! whodda figured SB to be such a hard ass! )

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polarbear22 wrote:But we turned in our papers!!

This is as bad as waiting months for my actuarial scores. I want to know how I did.

I have to say while it was tough, if it was the best-tasting test I ever took.



Hear! Hear! And I am at least as interested in getting the results so I know how to get more of some of these.

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It's ONLY been a little over a week since we could start voting. It just seems like forever!

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jwhite6114 wrote:Hear! Hear! And I am at least as interested in getting the results so I know how to get more of some of these.



Between the rpm tour 9 bottles and the multifarious wine.woot offerings, not to mention the upcoming wine club shipment, I already stock pretty much everything in his current list of reds already, so I don't have much to worry about on that score.

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ddeuddeg wrote:Between the rpm tour 9 bottles and the multifarious wine.woot offerings, not to mention the upcoming wine club shipment, I already stock pretty much everything in his current list of reds already, so I don't have much to worry about on that score.


I think I am about the same, without the wine club. (I have 40 bottles of Wellington, some are the same varietal of different vintages and vineyards.)
They can't ship direct to CT. Saves me a little coin, but really disappointed. If he starts to ship to CT, I will join as soon as I hear.

WD and EB, this was a great idea. Round of applause for both of you.



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polarbear22 wrote: Round of applause for both of you.



Same from bahwm and me!

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so. i had the green. i finally tasted it. i opened it with another of the four pack and it was certainly different. i made a guess but i'm completely not sure. if this IS a wine from Wellington that i've previously had, then i most definitely need to go back to wine school 101. come to think of it, i welcome going back. more wine to try. more smart people to tell me about it. i stink. can't wait to see the results.

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jwhite6114 wrote:Hey! We're comparing answers in the hallway after the test! There was absolutely NO cheating involved here.

(man! whodda figured SB to be such a hard ass! )



Sorry, I guess it runs in the family - my father had quite a reputation as a med. school prof.

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SonomaBouliste wrote:Sorry, I guess it runs in the family - my father had quite a reputation as a med. school prof.



I recall that you were ahh strict about the rules when you did your little contest a year ago. Can you tell that one thing most of the regulars have in common is inability to stick with the rules. I used to say my third major in school was "How to break the rules".

Rain and wind, along with some tornadoes apparently, coming this way. Watching the junior weatherman out in the storm on TV. Can't call him a meteorologist if he is out on the beach during this stuff. The meteorologist is the guy reporting from the studio. Would rather be watching "Chuck".

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polarbear22 wrote:I recall that you were ahh strict about the rules when you did your little contest a year ago. Can you tell that one thing most of the regulars have in common is inability to stick with the rules. I used to say my third major in school was "How to break the rules".

Rain and wind, along with some tornadoes apparently, coming this way. Watching the junior weatherman out in the storm on TV. Can't call him a meteorologist if he is out on the beach during this stuff. The meteorologist is the guy reporting from the studio. Would rather be watching "Chuck".



Rules were indeed meant to be broken, but you do have to be honest if you live outside the law.