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Ursa Vineyards

Okay, so we're not 100% on this, but we're pretty sure that if you scroll down, you'll find some wines for sale, and if you choose to buy those wines, someone will send you bottles, and inside those bottles, you'll find wine, and if you're lucky, that wine will be the kind you bought. But no promises.
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Ursa Vineyards 2007 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 4-Pack
$64.99 (Normally $88.00) 26% off List Price
2007 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Ursa Vineyards 2007 Petite Sirah, Sierra Foothills 4-Pack
$64.99 (Normally $88.00) 26% off List Price
2007 Petite Sirah, Sierra Foothills

Ursa Vineyards 2007 Lodi Tannat 4-Pack
$57.99 (Normally $72.00) 19% off List Price
2007 Tannat, Lodi

Ursa Vineyards 2007 Mix 4-Pack
$58.99 (Normally $78.00) 24% off List Price
2007 Petite Sirah, Vineyard Blend
2007 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
2007 Petite Sirah, Sierra Foothills
2007 Tannat, Lodi
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Hey there this is Greg from Ursa.
Yes there will be wine in the bottles of this we are certain. Big solid Petite Sirahs and a sound well structured Tannat. POW!

inkycatz


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ursamakers wrote:Hey there this is Greg from Ursa.
Yes there will be wine in the bottles of this we are certain. Big solid Petite Sirahs and a sound well structured Tannat. POW!


Welcome! Sounds like some bottled YUM!

I'm just hanging out, really.

North316


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ursamakers wrote:Hey there this is Greg from Ursa.
Yes there will be wine in the bottles of this we are certain. Big solid Petite Sirahs and a sound well structured Tannat. POW!



As someone who has never even heard of Tannat, is there a more well known varietal that you could compare it to?

Also, drinking windows on the wines would be great, though I'm sure the PS's will go for quite some time. If I were to buy in it would be for the sampler, love me some variety.

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ursamakers


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North316 wrote:As someone who has never even heard of Tannat, is there a more well known varietal that you could compare it to?

Also, drinking windows on the wines would be great, though I'm sure the PS's will go for quite some time. If I were to buy in it would be for the sampler, love me some variety.



Hey, this is Deborah, the other half of the Ursa team. Tannat is my baby, wierd as it is. My family is Basque & Tannat is a Basque varietal, commonly found blended into South American Cabs & Merlots. Tannat is structured like a Cabernet with it's own flavor profiles.
As for the Petites, we think ours will drink well for five years. After that the fruit drops off, though the palates remain firm.

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ursamakers wrote:Hey, this is Deborah, the other half of the Ursa team. Tannat is my baby, wierd as it is. My family is Basque & Tannat is a Basque varietal, commonly found blended into South American Cabs & Merlots. Tannat is structured like a Cabernet with it's own flavor profiles.
As for the Petites, we think ours will drink well for five years. After that the fruit drops off, though the palates remain firm.



Hi there! I still have somme of your 2006 PSes from a previous woot. Whe I tried one a year or two back I found the tannins were still quite bitter to me.. can you tell us how your different PSes age, and what the optimum age is. about 5 years might work, but how do the tannins integrate etc for the supertasters among us?!

ursamakers


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richardhod wrote:Hi there! I still have somme of your 2006 PSes from a previous woot. Whe I tried one a year or two back I found the tannins were still quite bitter to me.. can you tell us how your different PSes age, and what the optimum age is. about 5 years might work, but how do the tannins integrate etc for the supertasters among us?!



Hi, Greg here this time.
In general I think 5 years is about right for optimum time to age. The tannins tend to round out with time the unfortunate trade off is as tannins settle down the fruit begins to fade. This typically begins to happen in about year 7 and beyond.
The 2006 wines are more tannic than the 2007's. 2006 was a cooler less ripe year so the acids were a bit higher and the tannins more apparent.
The Paso Robles and the CA Vineyard blend tend to drink better younger in my opinion.
The Sierra foothills tends to show better after a few years of aging.

conroo


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Yes! These are from '07. That was a very good year!

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ursamakers


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This offer begs the question....
To be or TANNAT to be?

kylemittskus


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ursamakers wrote:This offer begs the question....
To be or TANNAT to be?



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