ddeuddeg


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bsevern wrote:My buddy runs an absinthe site, so I've tried a fair amount of it.

What kind is up at Caskers (I don't have an account there)?


Ridge Distillery
Extrait d’Absinthe Verte

The first absinthe featured on Caskers, Extrait d’Absinthe Verte is reminiscent of classic French absinthe, but made by hand in Montana.

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jmdavidson


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Has anyone checked out the site, Good Juice Direct? Any feedback? Good wine selections? Good pricing? Shipping/notifications?

bsevern


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ddeuddeg wrote:Ridge Distillery
Extrait d’Absinthe Verte

The first absinthe featured on Caskers, Extrait d’Absinthe Verte is reminiscent of classic French absinthe, but made by hand in Montana.



Not familiar with that one, I'll ask my friend if he's tried it.

rjquillin


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WineShopper has Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 for $25.
I've had some very good FA Cabs from the 70's (and still have a '73), but have drunk none of their wines since then for some reason.

Anyone have recent experience with their cabs?

CT

bsevern


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bsevern wrote:Not familiar with that one, I'll ask my friend if he's tried it.



Sorry, never heard back from my friend, I think he's traveling right now, so may not be checking email. Enjoy if anyone got in on it!

kittymac


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Last bottle has Torii Mor Pinot Noir La Colina 2007 for $24. At the price I am tempted. Does anyone have experience with this wine? The cellar tracker reviews are not stellar but...

noslensj


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kittymac wrote:Lat bottle has Torii Mor Pinot Noir La Colina 2007 for $24. At the price I am tempted. Does anyone have experience with this wine? The cellar tracker reviews are not stellar but...


This was released in 2009, and we were tasting at Torii Mor in September 2009. I didn't keep notes, but there's a very good chance this was in our flight.

If so it was very good. Everything in the flight ranged from excellent to outstanding, with the Deux Verres being our favorite at that tasting. (Imagine my elation when wine.woot featured the Duex Verres a week or so later.)

Torii Mor is almost an autobuy for me. If you want to split an order count me in and PM me.

bsevern


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Vitis has:


C. H. Berres “Impulse” Riesling 2009

Delicious Off-dry Mosel Riesling – 47% Off

Delightful, minerally and expressive off-dry Mosel Riesling from C.H. Berres. The Berres family has been growing and making fine Riesling wines as far back as 1510. At the helm today is Markus Berres, the 21st generation of the family to make the wines.

$10/bottle, free shipping on 6+.

zTimothyBz


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ddeuddeg wrote:Ridge Distillery
Extrait d’Absinthe Verte

The first absinthe featured on Caskers, Extrait d’Absinthe Verte is reminiscent of classic French absinthe, but made by hand in Montana.



If I'd known you were interested in absinthe, I could have brought out the fountain...

First question - how are y'all on the taste of anise (black licorice)? That tends to be a dominant flavor, though in this case the reviews say it's balanced by the fennel and wormwood.

Anyway, here are some reviews of it.

I am not registered at caskers, but if it's a good deal, please get a bottle for me!

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kittymac


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Gard Vintners is closing out the 2009 Altruism Pinot Gris and 2009 Altruism Resling for $60 a case on their website. Shipping maybe pricey but you can also pick it up I their tasting room.

kylemittskus


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Black blind-tasting wine glasses.

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jmdavidson


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Today Wine Spies has the 2010 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zin Reserve up for $22.50 a bottle (free shipping with 6). Anyone in Chicago want to do a 3 for 3 split?

rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:Today Wine Spies has the 2010 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zin Reserve up for $22.50 a bottle (free shipping with 6). Anyone in Chicago want to do a 3 for 3 split?

I'm in San Diego and would be up for a similar split as well.

CT

rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:Today Wine Spies has the 2010 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zin Reserve up for $22.50 a bottle (free shipping with 6). Anyone in Chicago want to do a 3 for 3 split?



PM for ya.

CT

Cesare


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Keep an eye out for something interesting tonight.

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bkarlan


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Cesare wrote:Keep an eye out for something interesting tonight.



can you offer any tasting notes on this? I am very intrigued as I LOVE Italian wines.

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Cesare


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bkarlan wrote:can you offer any tasting notes on this? I am very intrigued as I LOVE Italian wines.


Like a fruity smokey Pinot Noir.

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bkarlan


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Cesare wrote:Like a fruity smokey Pinot Noir.



high acidity? long finish?

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ddeuddeg


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jmdavidson wrote:Today Wine Spies has the 2010 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zin Reserve up for $22.50 a bottle (free shipping with 6). Anyone in Chicago want to do a 3 for 3 split?

Funny that I'm the SH wine club member, but SWMBO gets the email telling her about that Winespies offer. No matter, Winespies can't/won't ship to NY. Saves me some $.

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random122


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Invino has some Beer Pop-Up store thing up right now which is interesting because I was under the impression that there were issues with selling beer online.

kylemittskus


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random122 wrote:Invino has some Beer Pop-Up store thing up right now which is interesting because I was under the impression that there were issues with selling beer online.



There are. WD has suggested that there are legal issues being ignored in this type of situation.

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jmdavidson


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jmdavidson wrote:Today Wine Spies has the 2010 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zin Reserve up for $22.50 a bottle (free shipping with 6). Anyone in Chicago want to do a 3 for 3 split?



Too bad no one wanted to get in on this. It was a good price and we know SH makes really good old vine zin.

jmdavidson


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Today on WTSO, Tallulah Chardonnay 2009
Farina Vineyard
Sonoma Mountain
Free Shipping on 4 or more at $19.99. I've tried other Tallulahs and enjoyed them. Anyone have anything to say about this one?

cortot20


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jmdavidson wrote:Too bad no one wanted to get in on this. It was a good price and we know SH makes really good old vine zin.



I can walk down to bevmo and get it any day for that price. Probably why there was no interest.

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jmdavidson


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cortot20 wrote:I can walk down to bevmo and get it any day for that price. Probably why there was no interest.



Last time I checked, we don't have Bevmo in Chicago.

rjquillin


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cortot20 wrote:I can walk down to bevmo and get it any day for that price. Probably why there was no interest.

I can count on one hand when any of the local BevMo's have had something we've seen from WD. No SH and no Tallulah are both good current examples.

CT

jmdavidson


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Once in a while I pick up something from Cinderella. Today was one of those days. Until 3, or sold out, they have: 2007 I Giusti & Zanza Dulcamara
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
Release Price - $50
CinderellaWine.com Price - $21.88 and free shipping on 6 bottles or more! I have bought and tasted this super Tuscan. It is everything that you will find in the CT. IMHO, a very, very good wine at a terrific price.

rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:Once in a while I pick up something from Cinderella. Today was one of those days. Until 3, or sold out, they have: 2007 I Giusti & Zanza Dulcamara
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
Release Price - $50
CinderellaWine.com Price - $21.88 and free shipping on 6 bottles or more! I have bought and tasted this super Tuscan. It is everything that you will find in the CT. IMHO, a very, very good wine at a terrific price.

Was just about to ask if there were opinions on this. Good CT notes, but clearly seems to be more NW than OW in style; interesting nonetheless, if only it didn't take six.
SoCal split?

CT

cmaldoon


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jmdavidson wrote:Once in a while I pick up something from Cinderella. Today was one of those days. Until 3, or sold out, they have: 2007 I Giusti & Zanza Dulcamara
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
Release Price - $50
CinderellaWine.com Price - $21.88 and free shipping on 6 bottles or more! I have bought and tasted this super Tuscan. It is everything that you will find in the CT. IMHO, a very, very good wine at a terrific price.



I hate you all... And wine library and the free shipping code from earlier this year. In for 2.

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.
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tytiger58


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cmaldoon wrote:I hate you all... And wine library and the free shipping code from earlier this year. In for 2.



+1

I have the Belcore from the same producer think i am going to crack on this one too.

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:+1

I have the Belcore from the same producer think i am going to crack on this one too.



I'm passing, though not because of the quality of the wine (I haven't tried my bottle yet), but because I am not supposed to buy wine!

Edit: moot point as it's gone.

FYI: another "best deal of the year" will be here in another 45 minutes. And another 3 hours later. And then once more 3 hours after that.

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cmaldoon


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kylemittskus wrote:I'm passing, though not because of the quality of the wine (I haven't tried my bottle yet), but because I am not supposed to buy wine!

Edit: moot point as it's gone.

FYI: another "best deal of the year" will be here in another 45 minutes. And another 3 hours later. And then once more 3 hours after that.



I blame your new found sanity on the 4 hours of sleep you've gotten in the past 2 nights.

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.
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jmdavidson


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kylemittskus wrote:I'm passing, though not because of the quality of the wine (I haven't tried my bottle yet), but because I am not supposed to buy wine!

Edit: moot point as it's gone.

FYI: another "best deal of the year" will be here in another 45 minutes. And another 3 hours later. And then once more 3 hours after that.



New website: wine.enablers.com. We are bad for each other, I won't deny it. That's the first step in the process, no?

kylemittskus


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New CW offer up:

C. Donatiello Chardonnay Orsi Vineyard Russian River Valley 2009

The 08 was a really well-liked Chard. The 09 seems to be more oak/fruit and less mineral, but I think still quite well reviewed.

"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


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kylemittskus wrote:New CW offer up:

C. Donatiello Chardonnay Orsi Vineyard Russian River Valley 2009

The 08 was a really well-liked Chard. The 09 seems to be more oak/fruit and less mineral, but I think still quite well reviewed.



I really liked the 08, but I agree the 09 sounds overdone.

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rjquillin


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New Cindy up, Roudon Smith Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, for $15. I'd like to like this, but 2006. Also, the two CT reviews are miles apart, but the 78 and I share some wines, and his notes seem reasonable. Bad bottle? Off day? Just a sub-par wine to avoid?

Need opinions on this one...

CT

cmaldoon


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2010 Villacreces Pruno from Ribera del Duero on wine library..... What an unfortunate name for a wine. No wonder they have to sell it for $17/ bottle with a 94 Parker rating

$17 for a bottle of Pruno?

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.
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SonomaBouliste


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cmaldoon wrote:
$17 for a bottle of Pruno?



I hear it goes for much more than that in maximum security.

tytiger58


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cmaldoon wrote:2010 Villacreces Pruno from Ribera del Duero on wine library..... What an unfortunate name for a wine. No wonder they have to sell it for $17/ bottle with a 94 Parker rating

$17 for a bottle of Pruno?



I'm taking a flyer on a couple and am hoping it sells for so little because of the name.

Ribera del Duero almost always has good acid due to the cold nights, never found not enough tannin in any RDD's I have had, and the ABV is only 13.5%.

The only thing that worries me is Parker's 94 rating...maybe his palate is changing for the better IMHO

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rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:I'm taking a flyer on a couple and am hoping it sells for so little because of the name.

pm for ya

CT