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A party with one kind of wine isn't a party. Well, technically it is, but not the sort of party at which you'll want to be seen… let alone be seen throwing. Snag some of these Clos LaChance multi-packs for a nice variety of wine and let your guests can be catty about something else. Like maybe your horrible taste in cheese.
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North316


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Clos LaChance 2008 Estate Grenache 3-Pack
$59.99 (Normally $90.00) 33% off List Price
2008 Estate Grenache

Clos LaChance 2008 Estate Syrah 4-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $120.00) 38% off List Price
2008 Estate Syrah

Clos LaChance 2010 Reserve Muscat Blanc 5-Pack
$59.99 (Normally $80.00) 25% off List Price
2010 Reserve Muscat Blanc

Clos LaChance 2007 Late Harvest Semillon – Nectar Half-Bottle 6-Pack
$49.99 (Normally $60.00) 17% off List Price
2007 Late Harvest Semillon - Nectar
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Muscat on CT

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North316


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Cesare wrote:Muscat on CT



Updated. Thanks.

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North316


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Interested to know what the Residual Sugar is on both the Muscat Blanc and the LH Semillon. If I wasn't on a very recent NC&CWBM (New Car & Cooler) I would be very interested in both.

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cdurzyclos


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North316 wrote:Interested to know what the Residual Sugar is on both the Muscat Blanc and the LH Semillon. If I wasn't on a very recent NC&CWBM (New Car & Cooler) I would be very interested in both.



2007 Nectar = 13.5g/L
2010 Muscat = 0.22g/L
:-)

kylemittskus


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Cesare wrote:Muscat on CT



Micromanager!

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North316


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kylemittskus wrote:Micromanager!



I knew not to even try and create the page myself or he would get mad when I did it wrong hah.

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kylemittskus


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Does the Nectar seem like a stupid deal to anyone else? $9/btl for real, Botrytis-ized grapes?

I don't need 6 bottles, but seems hard to pass up...

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pcuccaro


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kylemittskus wrote:Does the Nectar seem like a stupid deal to anyone else? $9/btl for real, Botrytis-ized grapes?

I don't need 6 bottles, but seems hard to pass up...



I know - I'm struggling with the same thing. I have some 2007 Sauternes that cost 3 times as much. I'm thinking I can't pass this up. And it would be an interesting comparison.

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North316


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kylemittskus wrote:Does the Nectar seem like a stupid deal to anyone else? $9/btl for real, Botrytis-ized grapes?

I don't need 6 bottles, but seems hard to pass up...



I agree, but it also makes me wonder why it is only $10 retail. Experiment being sold at cost?

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kylemittskus


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North316 wrote:I agree, but it also makes me wonder why it is only $10 retail. Experiment being sold at cost?



Not sure. $9 seems like an insane deal ($10 retail). So... why the insane deal?

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cdurzyclos


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kylemittskus wrote:Not sure. $9 seems like an insane deal ($10 retail). So... why the insane deal?



To be honest, we made WAY to much the first two vintages. We thought we would be able to sell it to distributors...and unfortunately, the market doesn't really get this style of wine from California outside of high end wine dinners. It sells realy well out of the Tasting Room, but there is only so much we can move annually based on the number of vistors we get. I had a bottle this weekend with some cannolis and it was tasty.

kylemittskus


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cdurzyclos wrote:To be honest, we made WAY to much the first two vintages. We thought we would be able to sell it to distributors...and unfortunately, the market doesn't really get this style of wine from California outside of high end wine dinners. It sells realy well out of the Tasting Room, but there is only so much we can move annually based on the number of vistors we get. I had a bottle this weekend with some cannolis and it was tasty.



Hmm... Did you take notes? (Understanding that they might be a little biased, of course. )

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North316


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cdurzyclos wrote:To be honest, we made WAY to much the first two vintages. We thought we would be able to sell it to distributors...and unfortunately, the market doesn't really get this style of wine from California outside of high end wine dinners. It sells realy well out of the Tasting Room, but there is only so much we can move annually based on the number of vistors we get. I had a bottle this weekend with some cannolis and it was tasty.



As Kyle requested, any recent notes would be awesome. Given this style, I'm guessing that if properly cellar-ed this stuff will late for a long time? Also, what is the consistency of it, is it syrupy at all?

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kathyyu


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But the Nectar is only 375ml, half of reguar bottle size. Is it still a good deal?

North316


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kathyyu wrote:But the Nectar is only 375ml, half of reguar bottle size. Is it still a good deal?



Dessert wine is generally sold in 375ml bottles, as you usually drink smaller servings. If this stuff is any good, it is probably a good deal.

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klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:Does the Nectar seem like a stupid deal to anyone else? $9/btl for real, Botrytis-ized grapes?

I don't need 6 bottles, but seems hard to pass up...



I may be able to split with you...consulting with molarchae...

I think one reason it's likely cheaper is that the botrytis seems to be seeded rather than purely natural (i.e. hoping it happens).

Edit: Kyle, if you want to split then molarchae and I would be happy to collectively take 3 or 4.

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jackiecanev2


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13.5g/L = 1.35% RS

Did you mean 13.5%, by chance? 1.35% would certainly take it out of dessert category and into off-dry to off-sweet, by most standards.

cdurzyclos wrote:2007 Nectar = 13.5g/L
2010 Muscat = 0.22g/L
:-)



kylemittskus


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I've decided I'm in on the Nectar. I'm just going to wait and see if something on wine.woot (or any other site) pops up so I can get the $5 all-day shipping. I'm hoping, since the winery said they way over-produced, that this should stick around for the long haul.

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mibuwolf83


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I'm definitely in for two! Like Kyle, I'm going to wait and see what else pops up. I'm excited to finally try the dessert wine. I was really tempted to purchase their Viognier from the website, too, since Gary V. gave it such a great review. Clos LaChance, I hope you continue to provide great deals here on Woot.

klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:I've decided I'm in on the Nectar. I'm just going to wait and see if something on wine.woot (or any other site) pops up so I can get the $5 all-day shipping. I'm hoping, since the winery said they way over-produced, that this should stick around for the long haul.



Was that in for yourself or in to share? Either is fine with me!

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kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:Was that in for yourself or in to share? Either is fine with me!



I'd be happy to earmark some for you, my friend. Two or three?

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mschauber


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North316 wrote:

Clos LaChance 2008 Estate Syrah 4-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $1120.00) 38% off List Price
2008 Estate Syrah



I think that's a bit more than 38% off ;)

If only that MSRP # was correct, we'd be able to say WD had really outdone himself, hehehe.

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confusedemmy


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Cesare wrote:Muscat on CT



Um, at .22 g/L of residual sugar, the Muscat is a dry wine, not a dessert wine as is stated in the CT entry.

Dry Muscat is wonderful, heady stuff. I'm afraid I'm in for 2.

brle10415


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Nectar - in for (1). Sounds yummy!

kaolis


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Alcohol on the Nectar?

North316


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kaolis wrote:Alcohol on the Nectar?



By definition (table wine) it had less than 14%. It is not quite fully in the picture, but the label appears to read 13. something percent. Hope that helps.

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klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:I'd be happy to earmark some for you, my friend. Two or three?



Cool...thank you. Molarchae and I will take three, then. I'll add it to my (ever growing) ledger.

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amaizing


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What's a recommended serving temperature for something like this?

kylemittskus


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amaizing wrote:What's a recommended serving temperature for something like this?



The Nectar? Cellar temperature. Somewhere around 55 degrees F.

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kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:Cool...thank you. Molarchae and I will take three, then. I'll add it to my (ever growing) ledger.



Added to mine too, along with Tyger and Cortot. Every single one is us is a damn, dirty enabler.

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inkycatz


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kylemittskus wrote:Added to mine too, along with Tyger and Cortot. Every single one is us is a damn, dirty enabler.



Wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm just hanging out, really.

klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:Added to mine too, along with Tyger and Cortot. Every single one is us is a damn, dirty enabler.



Yup, I've got you, merbill, tenuki, rjquillen, and tytiger on my list already. Sheesh. And I should have brought tenuki's bottle up north with me this trip. Oops.

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kaolis


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North316 wrote:By definition (table wine) it had less than 14%. It is not quite fully in the picture, but the label appears to read 13. something percent. Hope that helps.



Thanks! That helps much, your eyes are better than mine.

MarkDaSpark


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We had some of the Nectar tonight at the RPM gathering, and it was mighty fine. Delish!

So I ordered some, even thought I really don't have room. But based on comments in the RPM thread, I'm going to need more room anyway!


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kylemittskus


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MarkDaSpark wrote:We had some of the Nectar tonight at the RPM gathering, and it was mighty fine. Delish!

So I ordered some, even thought I really don't have room. But based on comments in the RPM thread, I'm going to need more room anyway!



Thanks for the note, Sparky.

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merbill


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klezman wrote:Yup, I've got you, merbill, tenuki, rjquillen, and tytiger on my list already. Sheesh. And I should have brought tenuki's bottle up north with me this trip. Oops.



1 or 2 of these and we'd be almost even....just sayin'

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kylemittskus


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merbill wrote:1 or 2 of these and we'd be almost even....just sayin'



If you two want to split the order, that's fine with me. I'll split my order with my mom.

Let me know.

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merbill


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kylemittskus wrote:If you two want to split the order, that's fine with me. I'll split my order with my mom.

Let me know.



That'll be up to Klez, and right now I think he's partying his @$$ off at the WineFarm.

I am SO jealous.

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