trwagner


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If I order any more wine woots I'm a bit afraid the UPS guy is going to send AA after us, but let's throw caution to the wind.... in for 2!

curkendall


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I'm generally not a big fan of port, but this is too interesting to pass up.
Any ideas for something subtle to pair with these for a tasting?

dudemanchu


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First Post - This is exactly what makes wine.woot so special. Thank you WD and KR for this most excellent opportunity.

HitAnyKey42


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jwhite6114 wrote:So there we have it ... we'll go with $20.

How good is this deal?



Personally after tasting 4 out of 6 of these already, and Kent's statement of at least $20....you really should adjust that to be $25, as they are easily worth that much. I know if/when I place an order (which is leaning more and more towards 2, even though I'm in no financial position to be able to do so) my CT valuation for these will be at least $25, if not more. The two we had at the tasting at my place (Sousao and Tinta Cao) were simply fabulous. I think I liked them better than the ones we had at NoVA#6, but then again we had those after a run of 33+ wines.

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Shacho


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I officially can't afford wine.woot anymore.

I can't believe I just bought these.

Labrat would make up for that (if not too late).

ArcheDiver


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Went to bed... woke up this morning, read the comments from overnight, lost all will power and went in for one. It was the limited availability that put me over the edge. I just can't pass up the chance for a unique port.

minnesotamoon


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This one was a no brainer, had to go in. Thanks David & Kent!

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smagee


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Such is the power of the Kent Rasmussen; I'm not even a huge fan of port, yet here I am, again clicking that button. And here I was hoping WW would save me some money by posting more candy...

MarkDaSpark


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polarbear22 wrote:Had to order. Did fast, or after I read Kent's comments I would have maxed out.

And today is my wedding anniversary!! But I ordered so fast that I forgot my woot birthday code.






And you know October has just started, so WD will give you more chances to use that code .....


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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CpprCr8


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Shacho wrote:QUick question...

how does gifting work?

Can I order 3 for me and then gift one to my mom?

Or, would I have to do two for me and then gift one to my mom? (she likes port. i like port.)


Up to 3 for you AND up to 3 for giftee. Yes, you can get very creative with "gifting" options! As long as they are not going to the EXACT same person at the EXACT same address, it qualifies as a "gift".

Not that I'm saying anything...

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kszanyi


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No thanks. The last Esoterica wines (Woot, October 2007) were, by far, the worst wines I ever purchased on Woot, or elsewhere for that matter. The posts from others on Cellar Tracker are in agreement. In fact, the wines were so bad I emailed the winemaker, Mr. Rasmussen, to see if I had received spoiled bottles. His response was no, and that his "Esoterica" wines are just "different." Perhaps; but, IMO, different is not good in this case...

CAGrl


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So what temperature is port supposed to be when you drink it? cold, chilled or warm? Also, how do you store port? Resolve is weakening after reading kent's post. husband is going to kill me.

mscalisi


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Damn you!

I'm in for three, then I'm never visiting this stupid site again.

/Empty threat

HitAnyKey42 wrote:Personally after tasting 4 out of 6 of these already, and Kent's statement of at least $20....you really should adjust that to be $25, as they are easily worth that much. I know if/when I place an order (which is leaning more and more towards 2, even though I'm in no financial position to be able to do so) my CT valuation for these will be at least $25, if not more. The two we had at the tasting at my place (Sousao and Tinta Cao) were simply fabulous. I think I liked them better than the ones we had at NoVA#6, but then again we had those after a run of 33+ wines.



MarkDaSpark


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Daystar wrote:Kent, I see on your website you have Silk Organza Gift Bags. If I give you a cc payment over the phone or paypal could you include some in w/ my shipment?



It's coming from WD not from Kent, so I doubt they could do it.


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


quality posts: 13 Private Messages CAGrl

Oh no. It's bouncing and I haven't made up my mind yet!

kblais


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kblais

In for two. Just in time as the bounce is on...

andyduncan


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In for one as a gift for my sister. And I think I made it bounce! And if not I'm taking credit for it because how are you all going to prove it :-)

I'm putting WD's kids through college.

risingstarlp


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CAGrl wrote:Oh no. It's bouncing and I haven't made up my mind yet!



Go in for 3, I did (although 1 is for a friend). You might live your whole life in regret if you don't.

CAGrl


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risingstarlp wrote:Go in for 3, I did (although 1 is for a friend). You might live your whole life in regret if you don't.


Ahhhhh! This site is so addicting and so not good for the credit card. So torn.

vquasarv


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Sadly I don't have the taste for port (or its constituent grapes).... dying for a Kent Petite Sirah though

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Daystar


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Daystar

Wow - bouncing already

tkastorff


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tkastorff

First sucker: MaskedMarvel
Speed to first woot: 0m 4.627s

Last wooter to woot: tkastorff

In for 2 sets of t his, the ladies love it .... saw it bouncing, hoped I would be the one to kill the sale ... looking forward to tasting these

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Daystar


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MarkDaSpark wrote:It's coming from WD not from Kent, so I doubt they could do it.



Your right, didnt even think about that, duh!

LurkerDan


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stupid bouncing button. I can't afford anything right now, but I had to buy.

mnwrasslin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mnwrasslin

In for 2. We had these at the MN gathering and they were terrific. Of course this is after I promised my wife no more wine until we get the wine club wines... well I will just have to placate her with the ports on cold nights.

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heffer


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If I were to do a tasting of these together with friends and family, how should I arrange the evening to show off how the varietals are reflected in the blend? As in, what order should I taste them, should I go back for a sip of the blend after every varietals is sampled?

jwhite6114


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Personally after tasting 4 out of 6 of these already, and Kent's statement of at least $20....you really should adjust that to be $25, as they are easily worth that much. I know if/when I place an order (which is leaning more and more towards 2, even though I'm in no financial position to be able to do so) my CT valuation for these will be at least $25, if not more. The two we had at the tasting at my place (Sousao and Tinta Cao) were simply fabulous. I think I liked them better than the ones we had at NoVA#6, but then again we had those after a run of 33+ wines.



Certainly value them at your own price. And you can copy the spreadsheet to modify any of the values yourself (including shipping). In the interest of objectivity and consistency, though, I am going to leave them at $20 in this offer's sheet.

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damightyanteater


quality posts: 12 Private Messages damightyanteater

Ok, this was too cool to resist. How long can I cellar these?

    My last 5 woots:
  • Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon x2
  • Woot Cellars Boss Monster Zinfandel Six - Pack
  • Armida Winery Poizin Trio
  • Olivestri Siloro olio nuovo
  • Wellington Vineyard Designate Cabernet Trio

ddeuddeg


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JOATMON wrote:Question for Kent: are the varetals all 100%?

This could be a great way to knock off five 100% entries in the century club application.



JOAT, on that same topic, bahwm and I will be at the SoCal #4 next month, with some 100% Seyval Blanc and Baco Noir. They're readily available in New York and Southern Ontario, but less so in your neck of the woods. A few of your neighbors will be in attendance, and might likely be driving. If you're interested, perhaps we could persuade one of them to transport them, in which case I'd be happy to bring a few extras, since I have to check a bag anyway to bring the ones for the tasting. Let me know, and we'll pick out a specific attendee to work on.

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jwhite6114


quality posts: 119 Private Messages jwhite6114
kszanyi wrote:No thanks. The last Esoterica wines (Woot, October 2007) were, by far, the worst wines I ever purchased on Woot, or elsewhere for that matter. The posts from others on Cellar Tracker are in agreement. In fact, the wines were so bad I emailed the winemaker, Mr. Rasmussen, to see if I had received spoiled bottles. His response was no, and that his "Esoterica" wines are just "different." Perhaps; but, IMO, different is not good in this case...



Your opinion is not unique, certainly, of the last KR offer -- but keep in mind those wines were not of "popular" varietals (well, I have heard you can find a PS fan here or there ). The Sousão and Petit Verdot were esoteric and to equate your dislike of those to these is akin to saying you don't like ginger ale so you won't try a cherry-coke.

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Cesare


quality posts: 1642 Private Messages Cesare

Sold out!
Wooter to blame for sellout: Bicknell123
Sellout time: Thursday, October 09, 2008, 12:10:39 PM Central Time

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jawlz


quality posts: 12 Private Messages jawlz

12 hours, 12 minutes, and sold out!

wings2004


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wings2004

bah, just got on and it wasn't bouncing, read a few reviews, decided to get it and it was bouncing, i click finish and its sold out i lose.

polarbear22


quality posts: 35 Private Messages polarbear22
MarkDaSpark wrote:


And you know October has just started, so WD will give you more chances to use that code .....


Posted thanks in the Pub. My wife really got a kick out of it. Next time, I will skip the card and just e-mail her a smiley.

And Riley applied the code for me. I may not order any more this month.

Who am I kidding? WD will do his usual and I will find something else that I can't pass up on. But I have 2 cases of wine club and other non-Woot wine on its way. (Actually, 2 more cases on top of that for others that have yet to pay me.) So cellar is getting full.

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silent7seven


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Looks like I might have been the sole Idaho wooter. Barely bought this one before it was gone.

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HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
vquasarv wrote:Sadly I don't have the taste for port (or its constituent grapes).... dying for a Kent Petite Sirah though



A KR PS would be the death of me. I already got 4 of his '99 Leeds-Chavez Vineyard and 2 of his '01 Reserve Leeds-Chavez. I've tasted both, but haven't opened any of my own yet. Almost opened up one of the '99s last week but then realized I wasn't going to be able to decant/aerate it long enough. If I don't open one soon, then all 4 bottles will remain cellared for the next 3-6 years or so as they go through Kent's famous Dumb Phase.

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synchrodan


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kszanyi wrote:No thanks. The last Esoterica wines (Woot, October 2007) were, by far, the worst wines I ever purchased on Woot, or elsewhere for that matter. The posts from others on Cellar Tracker are in agreement. In fact, the wines were so bad I emailed the winemaker, Mr. Rasmussen, to see if I had received spoiled bottles. His response was no, and that his "Esoterica" wines are just "different." Perhaps; but, IMO, different is not good in this case...



Yeah... For a $70 offering to sell out in 12 hours (in the worst economy since the Great Depression), this must be terrible, terrible stuff.

HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
theresa1013 wrote:Just doing some quick calculations based on Kent's statement that he kept about 30 cases:

There's a total of 3072 bottles of Esoterica (if you add up the bottle production for all 6). Subtract 31 cases (Kent's 30, plus the labrat bottles and those that were sent to the wine.woot tastings) and that leaves a total of 2700 bottles or 450 woots. This will most definitely go fast.



Very good calculation and good guess. There were only 430, so you were pretty close. What you probably didn't take into account were the fact that they would also have to keep enough aside for replacing bottles that break or otherwise during shipping. And you didn't count what WD was gonna keep for himself.

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JOATMON


quality posts: 19 Private Messages JOATMON
theresa1013 wrote:Just doing some quick calculations based on Kent's statement that he kept about 30 cases:

There's a total of 3072 bottles of Esoterica (if you add up the bottle production for all 6). Subtract 31 cases (Kent's 30, plus the labrat bottles and those that were sent to the wine.woot tastings) and that leaves a total of 2700 bottles or 450 woots. This will most definitely go fast.



This has probably already been beaten to death, but I read Kent's post as he was keeping back 30 boxes of the six-pack, not 30 cases of each type.

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HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
JOATMON wrote:This has probably already been beaten to death, but I read Kent's post as he was keeping back 30 boxes of the six-pack, not 30 cases of each type.



No, it wasn't beaten to death....as you're the first to notice (or at least post) that discrepency.

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