kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2010 Woot Cellars Vinito de Finito

Quite nice. Not cloying at all. Berries (like boysenberry pie), a bit of acid to carry it, barely any tannin, however. For the price, very l serviceable.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20

Wellington 09' marsanne
Wellington 06' estate syrah

CT

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz

I'm not drinking anything, not even coffee so I can go right to sleep when I'm done working. Everyone's selections tonight sound delicious though!

I'm just hanging out, really.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:Wellington 09' marsanne
Wellington 06' estate syrah



I love Peter's Marsanne. If only he'd offer it here again.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2005 Cantina di Santadi Shardana Valli di Porto Pino IGT

with filets, veggies, friends, and football.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:I love Peter's Marsanne. If only he'd offer it here again.



My wife and I do not share your love for it. The estate syrah on the other hand is simply awesome.

CT

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Drank the first of my RPM tour spoils last night with the Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer. Really nice wine, although not as floral as some Gewurztraminers (at least in my stemware).

Wish I had picked up more than one bottle and want to thank Neilfindswine for convincing GB to open it.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:My wife and I do not share your love for it. The estate syrah on the other hand is simply awesome.



I'll take the Marsanne and the Roussanne off your hands if you want to unload them.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes

2006 Astrale e Terra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Atlas Peak

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:I'll take the Marsanne and the Roussanne off your hands if you want to unload them.



I would take you up on that but there all gone.
If any shows up in the October club shipment then you got a deal.

CT

mommadeb1


quality posts: 17 Private Messages mommadeb1

drinking nothing exciting... still on muscle relaxers for my back..... grrrrrr

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
mommadeb1 wrote:drinking nothing exciting... still on muscle relaxers for my back..... grrrrrr



Those could be exciting.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Ottimino 2004 Von Weidlich Vineyard Zinfandel

Just a fantastic bottle of wine!

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

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




mommadeb1


quality posts: 17 Private Messages mommadeb1
kylemittskus wrote:Those could be exciting.



could be!! I am more afraid of having something to drink with the massive doses of ibuprofen I have been taking....

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

Guest Blogger

redwinefan wrote:Wish I had picked up more than one bottle and want to thank Neilfindswine for convincing GB to open it.



You're very welcome.

Call me neiltheenabler

I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

Guest Blogger

tytiger58 wrote:Ottimino 2004 Von Weidlich Vineyard Zinfandel

Just a fantastic bottle of wine!



Glad to hear you enjoyed it... I feel the same. I tasted the '09 version of this wine today at the Family Winemakers tasting in SF. As bsevern would say "it's a baby" but has all the makings of a repeat performance....

I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
kylemittskus wrote:2005 Cantina di Santadi Shardana Valli di Porto Pino IGT

with filets, veggies, friends, and football.



Finishing up the Vinito de Finito. More tannic, less fruit and sweetness tonight. Still enjoyable.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rjquillin


quality posts: 171 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:Finishing up the Vinito de Finito. More tannic, less fruit and sweetness tonight. Still enjoyable.


Kyle, do you just recap the bottle, or decant into a smaller bottle? Any cover gas? N2 or Ar?

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 171 Private Messages rjquillin

Jelly Jar earlier with shrimp risotto and artichokes, working on some Clayhouse Adobe Red just now. Finished off a Lang Sausalito 2008 Zin earlier. Kind of a clean-up Sunday to make room for next weeks bottles.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:Kyle, do you just recap the bottle, or decant into a smaller bottle? Any cover gas? N2 or Ar?



Generally, just recap in the fridge. We rarely have left-overs, but SWMBO doesn't like dessert wines.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20

Sam Adams octoberfest
I know it's early.

CT

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Just decanted a bottle of 2007 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres and poured a glass in time to join a late 8PM conference call (stupid new manager-GRRRRR!).

Gotta love global "integration" . . . sigh.



kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:Sam Adams octoberfest
I know it's early.



Costco still doesn't have it!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2010 Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Cuvée Centenaire

when I get home from work in 2 hours.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Finally this pinot is opening up...very nice, second bottle will cellar for a while, but I gotta say it's difficult to beat a good pinot!

Why do I stray?

papamochi


quality posts: 1 Private Messages papamochi

09 paradisos del sol riesling. Nothing from paradisos del sol ever disappoints...have an "under 10 buck red" to open soon.

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIEND DRINK WHITE ZINFANDEL!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
kylemittskus wrote:2010 Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Cuvée Centenaire

when I get home from work in 2 hours.



Wife ended up opening

2011 Red Zeppelin Grenache Blanc Chateau d'Abalone Hall Ranch Vineyard

I absolutely love this wine.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:Wife ended up opening

2011 Red Zeppelin Grenache Blanc Chateau d'Abalone Hall Ranch Vineyard

I absolutely love this wine.



the only trouble with stillmans wines is that he makes such small quantities and does not produce the same wines every year. so you may never see that wine again.

for me tonight sam adams pumpkin ale.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:Wife ended up opening

2011 Red Zeppelin Grenache Blanc Chateau d'Abalone Hall Ranch Vineyard

I absolutely love this wine.



+1 love that wine!

Tonight 2008 Flora Springs Trilogy

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

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




neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

Guest Blogger

kylemittskus wrote:2011 Red Zeppelin Grenache Blanc Chateau d'Abalone Hall Ranch Vineyard

I absolutely love this wine.



+1

I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20

2011 la Cana Rias biaxas

Nice pale/ straw color. Bright on the palate and nose. Mostly green apples and pears. Great buy at Costco for $13.

Served with chicken and andouille étouffée


That's right daddy's cooking tonight

CT

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Been decanting a bottle of 2008 Ketcham Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley since 5PM, and just poured the first glass.

Not bad at all so far, pairing it with some Coq au vin

rjquillin


quality posts: 171 Private Messages rjquillin
cortot20 wrote:2011 la Cana Rias biaxas

Nice pale/ straw color. Bright on the palate and nose. Mostly green apples and pears. Great buy at Costco for $13.


Not at our Costco in SD.

Poached salmon and salad, with 2011 St. Supery Sauv Blanc, from Costco.

Before the tour I didn't even know I liked SB at all. Chalk it up to rpm's educating tour.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 121 Private Messages klezman

Sausages from the Fiarfax farmers market and Guinness (from the widget-bearing can). Yum.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

SWMBO and I will be drinking

2005 Ty Caton Field Blend (Thanks to ddeuddeg and bahwm!!!)

with blue cheese, spinach, and bacon burgers.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20

2010 Wellington Vineyards Alicante Bouschet Noir de Noirs, Old vines
Black with dark purple around the rim. It lets no light through, the legs are so thick that they actually hold and stay until they are swirled away The nose is intense and is predominately blackberry, there is also a mild green note and cocoa but the fruit shines here above all else. the palate has almost a jammy quality but the nose is much stronger than the palate. The finish is medium and is tannic.

The wine was difficult to describe but to those who have not had it the best way to describe it is a cross between an inky black PS and a jammy syrah.

Recommended at under $25.


With BBQ chicken and roasted asparagus

Wife opened 2011 Municipal Winemakers Chenin Blanc.
Light yellow and clear, nose is of green apples and pears but is very subdued. The wine has nice mild fruit on the palate and is crisp and tart. The wine is dry and finishes very short almost hollow.

Seems like a workhorse white, lacks the bright fruit of SB, the acidity of Riesling or the rounded feel of chard. Yet it works quite well with lighter foods. Solid white that I would buy again. Recommended at $15 or lower.
Notes to follow on both wines.

CT

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
cortot20 wrote:2010 Wellington Vineyards Alicante Bouschet Noir de Noirs, Old vines

With BBQ chicken and roasted asparagus



Ooooo how is that stuff? I have a couple bottles and wonder if it is better young, old, or ancient.

I personally had half a bottle of one of the McClean syrah reserves from the plus deal. I broke out an 07 and found it to be pretty incredible. Very meaty with olive tones. Very happy with it at woot prices.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20
cmaldoon wrote:Ooooo how is that stuff? I have a couple bottles and wonder if it is better young, old, or ancient.

I personally had half a bottle of one of the McClean syrah reserves from the plus deal. I broke out an 07 and found it to be pretty incredible. Very meaty with olive tones. Very happy with it at woot prices.



Notes added to previous post.

CT

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 563 Private Messages ThunderThighs

Staff

St Julian Pinot Grigio and sharing pretzels with Maisy, the dog.



FORUM MODERATOR.............ON VACATION!
To contact Customer Service, use the SUPPORT form at the top of every woot page
••• ► Woot's Return Policy ◄ ••• ► Did you check your spam/junk folders for a CS reply?
CANCEL?? How to cancel your order in the first 15 minutes!! - except Woot-Offs & expedited orders

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2008 Saxon-Brown Zinfandel One Oak

with beer brats and sweet potato fries.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen