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Woot Cellars 2009 Blitzen - 6 Pack

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Cesare


quality posts: 1625 Private Messages Cesare

Woot Cellars 2009 Blitzen - 6 Pack
$59.99 + $5 shipping
CONDITION: Red
PRODUCT: 6 2009 Woot Cellars Blitzen
CT link above

Winery website
Ty's first Woot Cellars!

Woot cellars information thread here

Gift Week has begun. Two offers a day, at Midnight and Noon Central through Dec 4.

-il Cesare
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“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” —George Taber

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Is this Ty's first Woot Cellars?

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

Do not need 6, especially for something that I need to lay down for a year, anyone want to split the offering?

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

I've never bought 6 of one wine before... what's the drinking window?

mellman99


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mellman99

Ty and woot cellar...auto buy in for three
Cheers

lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow

How noticeable is is the residual sugar? Doesn't seem like much @ 2.8g/l but just have to ask before I buy a case of this stuff.

I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.

speedoo


quality posts: 41 Private Messages speedoo

Oh my. A Ty Caton woot cellars offering. I smell an early sellout.

lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow

Would it be considered wine homicide to use mulling spices with this?

I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Is Ty on the board? Just curious how he would compare the Racchus to the Blitzen.

Ty's 2009 Racchus:
California appellation
Varietal Composition: 44% Merlot, 31% Sangiovese, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Zinfandel
14.1% Alc

vs.

Ty's 2009 Blitzen:
California appellation
Varietal Composition: 59% Merlot, 16% Sangiovese, 14% Petite Sirah, 7% Zinfandel, 4% Grenache
Alcohol 14.5%

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

nxlinc


quality posts: 3 Private Messages nxlinc

Auto buy. In for one, wish I had more room/ money for wine.

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
lassow wrote:Would it be considered wine homicide to use mulling spices with this?



I think the reindeer on the label makes it ok to use with mulling spices.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow

Not too often we are allowed to buy 18 bottles.

I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.

silent7seven


quality posts: 12 Private Messages silent7seven

Ahh holiday provisions.

Last wooter to woot: silent7seven

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And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
lassow wrote:How noticeable is is the residual sugar? Doesn't seem like much @ 2.8g/l but just have to ask before I buy a case of this stuff.



That has got to be real sweet!

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




speedoo


quality posts: 41 Private Messages speedoo
redwinefan wrote:Is Ty on the board? Just curious how he would compare the Racchus to the Blitzen.

Ty's 2009 Racchus:
California appellation
Varietal Composition: 44% Merlot, 31% Sangiovese, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Zinfandel
14.1% Alc

vs.

Ty's 2009 Blitzen:
California appellation
Varietal Composition: 59% Merlot, 16% Sangiovese, 14% Petite Sirah, 7% Zinfandel, 4% Grenache
Alcohol 14.5%



Interesting. VERY interesting.

ahlewis53


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ahlewis53

Def in for one. Love Ty's stuff!

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 182 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
redwinefan wrote:Is this Ty's first Woot Cellars?



Yes, this is his first.


Just be aware that you might need to let this sit for a year before drinking for full potential. But you might not either.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

chefjef


quality posts: 10 Private Messages chefjef

absolutely in for this one right out of the gate, as i missed the last woot cellars overnight.

I still have 4 bottles of Humbug resting gently in my cellar =)

keithnowak7


quality posts: 11 Private Messages keithnowak7

Cyber-Monday indeed! This looks fantastic. It has been asked, but I would like to hear how it compares to the 2009 Racchus.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
MarkDaSpark wrote:Yes, this is his first.


Just be aware that you might need to let this sit for a year before drinking for full potential. But you might not either.



Thanks! Is there a latest time I should drink this buy?

I was telling myself a couple days ago that I needed to get some woot.cellars wine. I'm starting to think woot really does have cameras in people's homes.

juliusjunkie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages juliusjunkie

definitely in for one.

any suggestions for food pairings for this specific blend?

richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod
MarkDaSpark wrote:Yes, this is his first.


Just be aware that you might need to let this sit for a year before drinking for full potential. But you might not either.



Wait Mark, this IS the 09, so is already pre-aged! So I'd say it's probably drinking right now. But he ran out of the Racchus red.. so where did he get this wine?

This from the excellent comparison above, is looking to be very like his effervescent 09 Racchus Red, which was great fun then, and apparently better now, it's hard to pass on this for a fun drinker. Almost certainly, from drinking the 09 Racchus, this will reward aeration/decanting for 45+ minutes!

Donner und Blitzen, look at that zippy acidity! For some, a perfect storm: woot cellars and Ty Caton.

tomaste


quality posts: 13 Private Messages tomaste

Ty, Woot Cellars, Christmas theme, how can I resist?

hogfatt


quality posts: 16 Private Messages hogfatt

Merlot...

Ty made though...grrrr. I'll probably be in for one.

CT Updating, please wait....

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj
lassow wrote:How noticeable is is the residual sugar? Doesn't seem like much @ 2.8g/l but just have to ask before I buy a case of this stuff.
tytiger58 wrote:That has got to be real sweet!


From wikipedia, on "sweetness of wine":

According to EU regulation 753/2002, the following terms may be used on the labels of table wines and quality wines:
.................... Dry ............ Medium Dry ......Medium ......... Sweet:
Sweetness ... up to 4 g/l ... up to 12 g/l ... up to 45 g/l ..... more than 45 g/l


at 2.8 g/l this should be dry.

wordek


quality posts: 23 Private Messages wordek

Pretty much no hesitation here. In for one!:-)

For those poo-pooing the merlot I expect the young PS in the blend will help to balance everything out. Shipping to the family in NH vs MD because this is something that is meant to be shared!

michaepf


quality posts: 20 Private Messages michaepf

Looking forward to the commentary on this offer, but already in for one. I've really enjoyed both Racchus blends...

My Cellar, totally out of date. Useful, I know.

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj

Ty Caton + woot cellars @ <$11/bottle = AUTOBUY!!!

richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod
noslensj wrote:at 2.8 g/l this should be dry.



Indeed,. thank you for that chart. RS is confusing, as some talk about g/L as here, some g/100ml, oddly, and others as a % (by what, I'm not sure).

Sirwootsalot


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Sirwootsalot

I'm already having buyers remorse... I only bought one!

Ty + Woot Cellers... What was I thinking!?!

Alison Gail Bixby


quality posts: 11 Private Messages Alison Gail Bixby

I already have the feeling that I'm going to be sorry that I didn't order 3 when I had the chance, but I can only lift 12 bottles, so have to draw the line somewhere. And there's always the excuse that there is no more room regardless of how much wine I try to drink! Excited about a Ty Caton/Woot Cellars/Holiday red. It's all good.

lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow
richardhod wrote:Indeed,. thank you for that chart. RS is confusing, as some talk about g/L as here, some g/100ml, oddly, and others as a % (by what, I'm not sure).



Indeed, chart is handy! That is one wine spec I have not tried/learned about in any technical capacity.

I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.

richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod
lassow wrote:Not too often we are allowed to buy 18 bottles.



Heh heh, I think I hold the record for this, getting 48 bottles of Pedroncelli in one woot, before they fixed the form to "one case only" earlier in the year :D

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj
richardhod wrote: and others as a % (by what, I'm not sure).



a big pet peeve of mine. In my professional work I straddle between chemical engineers (who generally express by weight (ppmw or %w) and environmental engineers (who tend to use ppmv and %w). Whenever I have editorial control, nothing goes out in units of "ppm" or "%".

BoredStiff


quality posts: 13 Private Messages BoredStiff

Been awhile since I purchased off wine.woot, but today I maxed out.

Convo with wife about 5 hours ago: "Remind me to start checking wine.woot daily for their annual Holiday offering...make great gifts and everyone always loves them."

Woot must be monitoring me.

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 182 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
CowboyDann wrote:Thanks! Is there a latest time I should drink this buy?

I was telling myself a couple days ago that I needed to get some woot.cellars wine. I'm starting to think woot really does have cameras in people's homes.



Yes, just before the last one is stolen by Woot Wineaux!


I'm sure Ty will pop in with cellaring info.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 182 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
richardhod wrote:Donner und Blitzen, look at that zippy acidity! For some, a perfect storm: woot cellars and Ty Caton.

This from the excellent comparison above, is looking to be very like his effervescent 09 Racchus Red, which was great fun then, and apparently better now, it's hard to pass on this for a fun drinker. Wait Mark, this IS the 09, so is already pre-aged! But he ran out of the Racchus red.. so where did he get this wine?

Almost certainly, from drinking the 09 Racchus, this will reward aeration/decanting for 45+ minutes!



Different blend ... and it may have been commissioned by Woot.

Basically, you have to try one to see, but past experience with Woot blends has been about a 1 year wait. Except with the D'ontspille and the whites.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

cortot20


quality posts: 145 Private Messages cortot20

Love Ty's wines and of course all the woot cellars offerings, here's to hoping this one doesn't disappoint.




BTW, Ty if you get on the boards, I'm the dirtbag wooter who handed you his camera for a family photo at your own barrel tasting event last month. Sorry for that! You were the closest person to me and I wasn't thinking.

The tasting was great and my family really enjoyed the wines and the experience.

CT

richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod
MarkDaSpark wrote:Different blend ... and it may have been commissioned by Woot.

Basically, you have to try one to see, but past experience with Woot blends has been about a 1 year wait. Except with the D'ontspille and the whites.



It's a very similar blend as mentioned above, and the same year. And the inexpensive end of Ty's stuff seems to drink nice and young! So I reckon this may be a pop, decant and drink!

As it happens I've been cellaring the D'Ontspille. Is this an error?