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Broc Cellars 2008 Bennett Valley Grenache 3-Pack
$64.99 (Normally $84.00) 23% off List Price
2008 Dry Stack Vineyard Bennett Valley Grenache

Broc Cellars Philary Vineyard, Napa Valley Syrah 2-Pack
$99.99 (Normally $150.00) 33% off List Price
2007 Philary Vineyard, Napa Valley Syrah
2008 Philary Vineyard, Napa Valley Syrah

Broc Cellars 2008 Eaglepoint Ranch Mendocino Grenache 4-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $100.00) 30% off List Price
2008 Eaglepoint Ranch Mendocino Grenache

Broc Cellars 2010 Carignane Magnum 2-Pack
$72.99 (Normally $100.00) 27% off List Price
2010 “Carbonic” Carignane Magnum
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Cesare wrote:Broc Cellars 2008 Bennett Valley Grenache 3-Pack
$64.99 $84.00 23% off List Price



Wow Cesare strikes again! He's even on the Woot+ deals :O.

inkycatz


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OoWillz wrote:Wow Cesare strikes again! He's even on the Woot+ deals :O.



Well of course he does! We are lucky to have him around!

I'm just hanging out, really.

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inkycatz wrote:Well of course he does! We are lucky to have him around!



i second that motion! also lucky to have Broc Cellars. some great wines here.

Cesare


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Winedavid39 wrote:i second that motion! also lucky to have Broc Cellars. some great wines here.



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There's good info on the Dry Stack in the prior offer threads. However, I'm a little confused about the blend for the Mendocino. Is it 100% grenache, like it says in the specs? Or does it have "a small addition of Syrah" as the write-up says? There's a CT note that says its 20% Syrah, which is more than a small amount.

Also on the Mendocino, what's the drinking window? Was there any new oak used? Any information on the vineyard, especially how it differs from the Dry Stack offering?

I'd probably be in by now if it were a mixed 4-pack of the grenaches, or even a 3-pack with a syrah. But I need some more info if I'm going to commit to just one set.

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ohhh Broc Cellars, among my very favorite wines produced in California. Great to see this mix posted for Wooters!

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texacaliali wrote:ohhh Broc Cellars, among my very favorite wines produced in California. *snip*



Why?

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason.

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Cesare wrote:Everyone will miss me next week!
Who wants to fill in?


I would, man, but at those hours I am dead asleep.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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Cesare wrote:Everyone will miss me next week!
Who wants to fill in?



I can fill in on the plus deals, but with my work schedule these past few weeks can't handle the daily deals (1am EST is too late when I get to work at 6am).

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brocwine


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The 08 Mendocino Grenache is from Eaglepoint Ranch. It's blended with roughly 15% Syrah to give it meatier quality. The 08 Dry Grenache has a more lush palette even though usually a cooler climate in Bennett Valley.

merbill wrote:There's good info on the Dry Stack in the prior offer threads. However, I'm a little confused about the blend for the Mendocino. Is it 100% grenache, like it says in the specs? Or does it have "a small addition of Syrah" as the write-up says? There's a CT note that says its 20% Syrah, which is more than a small amount.

Also on the Mendocino, what's the drinking window? Was there any new oak used? Any information on the vineyard, especially how it differs from the Dry Stack offering?

I'd probably be in by now if it were a mixed 4-pack of the grenaches, or even a 3-pack with a syrah. But I need some more info if I'm going to commit to just one set.



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Had fun showing the 08 Philary Syrah and 08 Dry Stack Grenache in Napa yesterday. They both should be on some nice restaurant wine lists next week!

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brocwine wrote:The 08 Mendocino Grenache is from Eaglepoint Ranch. It's blended with roughly 15% Syrah to give it meatier quality. The 08 Dry Grenache has a more lush palette even though usually a cooler climate in Bennett Valley.



How does this compare to the Eaglepoint Ranch Winery 2007 Grenache? Does the addition of Syrah significantly alter the flavour profile in this case?

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brocwine


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I haven't had the Eaglepoint Winery 07 Grenache but two very different vintages. The 08 is tasting young and fresh. The Syrah adds some color but still distinctly Grenache.

klezman wrote:How does this compare to the Eaglepoint Ranch Winery 2007 Grenache? Does the addition of Syrah significantly alter the flavour profile in this case?



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North316 wrote:I can fill in on the plus deals, but with my work schedule these past few weeks can't handle the daily deals (1am EST is too late when I get to work at 6am).


I have the daily covered, plus only would be great.

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Smoke from fires in 2008 scare me from the Mendocino Grenache which is the one I was interested in!

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saxwizerd45 wrote:Why?



Every single wine I've tried from Broc has been outstanding. Well made wines, I always order when I see them on a wine list. Have a few bottles of the Grenache and Carignan in my cellar, but can't keep the Vine Star Red and Whites around very long - we drink them up! Chris is making great wines and I like his style. I also drink a fair amount of Wind Gap, Grace, LIOCO, Copain, Arnot-Roberts...they roll in the same likeability circles.

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brocwine wrote:I haven't had the Eaglepoint Winery 07 Grenache but two very different vintages. The 08 is tasting young and fresh. The Syrah adds some color but still distinctly Grenache.



smoke taint?

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brocwine wrote:I haven't had the Eaglepoint Winery 07 Grenache but two very different vintages. The 08 is tasting young and fresh. The Syrah adds some color but still distinctly Grenache.



Cool...so the smoke taint question has been asked (but I think Eaglepoint Ranch may be out of the that area) but how else are the 07 and 08 vintages so different? Does it have the stuffing to go a long time? When will the peak drinking window be?

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merbill


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klezman wrote:Cool...so the smoke taint question has been asked (but I think Eaglepoint Ranch may be out of the that area) but how else are the 07 and 08 vintages so different? Does it have the stuffing to go a long time? When will the peak drinking window be?



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tytiger58


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Would love to hear an answer on the smoke taint question...that's the only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger

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brocwine


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This is a 2008 Mendocino wine so not much from the area got by unaffected. Thats said, and because of that, it's one of the most amazing wines to pair with food. Two restaurants in San Francisco, Wexlers and Txoko, are pouring it by the glass.

tytiger58 wrote:Would love to hear an answer on the smoke taint question...that's the only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger



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brocwine wrote:This is a 2008 Mendocino wine so not much from the area got by unaffected. Thats said, and because of that, it's one of the most amazing wines to pair with food. Two restaurants in San Francisco, Wexlers and Txoko, are pouring it by the glass.



Not really what I wanted to hear...was the wine treated for taint?

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tytiger58 wrote:Not really what I wanted to hear...was the wine treated for taint?



Yeah. The honesty is really appreciated but the answer is kind of concerning. I was intrigued by the magnum two-pack.

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brocwine


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that i can't guess. but i do know know it pairs well pimento.

tytiger58 wrote:Not really what I wanted to hear...was the wine treated for taint?



brocwine


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not treated at all, it was blended with some syrah. it's well integrated overall with some bottle age.

brocwine wrote:that i can't guess. but i do know know it pairs well pimento.



brocwine


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only 30 magnums total were bottled.

kylemittskus wrote:Yeah. The honesty is really appreciated but the answer is kind of concerning. I was intrigued by the magnum two-pack.



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Broc-tacular kicking of in Berkeley in 15 mins!!!

tercerowines


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Top quality wines from a top quality producer for sure! Love what Chris does with all varieties - especially his grenaches . . . special wines indeed!

Cheers!

Larry Schaffer
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tytiger58


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tercerowines wrote:Top quality wines from a top quality producer for sure! Love what Chris does with all varieties - especially his grenaches . . . special wines indeed!

Cheers!



Can't wait to try them..just a little worried about the smoke.

Thanks Larry!

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