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Tasi Merlot Case (12)

Speed to First Woot:
3m 1.994s
First Sucker:
kathleenp
Last Wooter to Woot:
jenerick5
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
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Top 47% of all Woots
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Bottom 48% of all Woots

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Cesare


quality posts: 1644 Private Messages Cesare

Tasi 2009 California Merlot Case
$89.99 (Normally $216.00) 58% off List Price
2009 Tasi California Merlot
CT link above

Previous offer:
8/6/12

-il Cesare
Sole Absolute Triple
Exalted High Tastemaster Supreme
“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

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

Bought two cases for the wife, $94.99 last time I believe, good everyday wine

jcarlton03


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jcarlton03
fredrinaldi wrote:good everyday wine



I got one last time and agree with you. It is very well rounded and you can't beat the price point. I have not regretted this purchase in the slightest. Good wine at a great price.

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

twototee


quality posts: 1 Private Messages twototee

Totally agree. Got my shipment last week Monday. Opened the first bottle Friday - Solid everyday drinker. Opened up more overnight and in my opinion was much better on Saturday. IMO should definitely be run through an aerator or decanted to enjoy fully.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

This is quickly shaping up to be the second straight woot-off with no purchases for me. Unheard of.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

jbfowlertx


quality posts: 11 Private Messages jbfowlertx

I may be in the minority, but I bought this the last time since it appeared to be a good value and many commented on it being a nice every day wine, but I couldn't disagree more.

This is the overly sweet (for a dry red - it's not cloyingly sweet), flat, thin style of merlot that gave merlot such a bad name in the 90's. I love good merlot, but this is the poorly made kind that is definitely new world and mass produced.

Many people still like this kind of wine, but it's not for me and I thought I'd let others know my experience so you can save $90.

yaya2930


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yaya2930

Would this be a good wine for someone just starting to branch away from the main stream stuff? We like a little sweetness, not so much that it tastes like straight sugar.

paspar2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages paspar2

Got this last time around and I cant get myself to drink it... Its rather thin, watery and just unpleasant. pawned 1/2 of my case to a friend who was forewarned but liked the "deal". He didnt seem to mind it at all...

jbfowlertx


quality posts: 11 Private Messages jbfowlertx
yaya2930 wrote:Would this be a good wine for someone just starting to branch away from the main stream stuff? We like a little sweetness, not so much that it tastes like straight sugar.



My impression is that this is the main stream stuff from California and not something that will show you different style or variety of wine. If that's what you like, this would be great since it's inexpensive, but if you want something to expand your view of wine this isn't it.

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb

This was the last of 4 bottles I had on Saturday. Can't say it's the best wine ever, but it performed well with the other bottles I had.

Neal K Bharadwaj

charliecarroll


quality posts: 105 Private Messages charliecarroll

I 'Bit' on a wine WOOT offer for the first time and found the offering and price very good and was well satisfied. As far as shipping speed I really did not have a problem one way or the other (I thought) because even though a very perishable item, I would be notified when shipped and when delivery would be expected so I would certainly make sure an adult was at home to sign for the wine. Well, things did not go all that smooth. I ordered on 8/28 and on 9/10 was advised item shipped and given a tracking number. I had no problem in the time between order and the notice of shipping. So, I go to tracking and see (not to any surprise) shipping label had been processed but product had not moved. Stated, expected ship date 9/10 with estimated delivery on 9/17. I knew that was just estimated so I started checking the tracking every day and days went by with no change, only the shipping label. The problem then came about that I wanted to take a week long trip with my wife and no one would be around while we were gone. With no info other than what I had I worried if I left, that very day item would ship and then because I was not at home the case of wine would sit in a hot truck or warehouse for days. Contacted WOOT and was basically told, they could not tell me when it would ship. So, now I am hostage at home until I get some kind of info. Finely on 9/18 tracking shows item actually has shipped and is in route for delivery on 9/20. With that info I can again try to make plans. The problem here is, I was not just in limbo for an expected few days. I had never seen actual shipping take that long from the time the carrier was notified and the carrier being given the product. I enjoy WOOTING and expect to continue buying but, I do not see me doing the wine thing again unless this is the exception and not the rule. What can you wineWooters tell me? Is this the way it is most of the time? Thanks in advance for the info.

MNBeta03


quality posts: 5 Private Messages MNBeta03

I'm not drinking any F'ing merlot!

btuck895


quality posts: 1 Private Messages btuck895
charliecarroll wrote:The problem then came about that I wanted to take a week long trip with my wife and no one would be around while we were gone.



When it ships you can always hold the delivery at the local fedex location. Because of my work hours I always do this and just pick it up on the way home the next day.
That option is available on the fedex tracking/status page.

The longer ship times are due ot the summer shipping, for whatever reason the logistcal delay takes longer to get them out the door.

During non-summer shipping when they don't have to worry about weather and spoilage the orders usually are on a truck within a week or so.

btuck895


quality posts: 1 Private Messages btuck895

I hope that's colored water in the photo and not wine. Shameful instance of alchol abuse!

svwindom


quality posts: 10 Private Messages svwindom
jbfowlertx wrote:I may be in the minority, but I bought this the last time since it appeared to be a good value and many commented on it being a nice every day wine, but I couldn't disagree more.

This is the overly sweet (for a dry red - it's not cloyingly sweet), flat, thin style of merlot that gave merlot such a bad name in the 90's. I love good merlot, but this is the poorly made kind that is definitely new world and mass produced.

Many people still like this kind of wine, but it's not for me and I thought I'd let others know my experience so you can save $90.



I also bought it in the last woot, and generally agree. I wouldn't say it's overly sweet, but I agree that it is flat and thin (REALLY thin) and wouldn't buy it again.

flbutler


quality posts: 4 Private Messages flbutler
charliecarroll wrote:I 'Bit' on a wine WOOT offer for the first time and found the offering and price very good and was well satisfied. As far as shipping speed I really did not have a problem one way or the other (I thought) because even though a very perishable item, I would be notified when shipped and when delivery would be expected so I would certainly make sure an adult was at home to sign for the wine. Well, things did not go all that smooth. I ordered on 8/28 and on 9/10 was advised item shipped and given a tracking number. I had no problem in the time between order and the notice of shipping. So, I go to tracking and see (not to any surprise) shipping label had been processed but product had not moved. Stated, expected ship date 9/10 with estimated delivery on 9/17. I knew that was just estimated so I started checking the tracking every day and days went by with no change, only the shipping label. The problem then came about that I wanted to take a week long trip with my wife and no one would be around while we were gone. With no info other than what I had I worried if I left, that very day item would ship and then because I was not at home the case of wine would sit in a hot truck or warehouse for days. Contacted WOOT and was basically told, they could not tell me when it would ship. So, now I am hostage at home until I get some kind of info. Finely on 9/18 tracking shows item actually has shipped and is in route for delivery on 9/20. With that info I can again try to make plans. The problem here is, I was not just in limbo for an expected few days. I had never seen actual shipping take that long from the time the carrier was notified and the carrier being given the product. I enjoy WOOTING and expect to continue buying but, I do not see me doing the wine thing again unless this is the exception and not the rule. What can you wineWooters tell me? Is this the way it is most of the time? Thanks in advance for the info.




I have placed several winewoot! orders, and your experience seems about the norm with regard to my shipments. A couple of my wine shipments took so long to receive that I actually forgot I even ordered wine.

bflohl


quality posts: 3 Private Messages bflohl

[quote postid="5174027" user="charliecarroll] I enjoy WOOTING and expect to continue buying but, I do not see me doing the wine thing again unless this is the exception and not the rule. What can you wineWooters tell me? Is this the way it is most of the time? Thanks in advance for the info.[/quote]

I have been ordering from wine.woot almost from the beginning, although not with great frequency, and would say your experience is pretty typical. If you travel frequently, this might not be the best way for you to buy your wine. Some people seem to have good experience with the "hold at local FedEx" option, though. I personally haven't had to use that, as it is not a problem having it delivered to my office.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
charliecarroll wrote:I 'Bit' on a wine WOOT offer for the first time and found the offering and price very good and was well satisfied. As far as shipping speed I really did not have a problem one way or the other (I thought) because even though a very perishable item, I would be notified when shipped and when delivery would be expected so I would certainly make sure an adult was at home to sign for the wine. Well, things did not go all that smooth. I ordered on 8/28 and on 9/10 was advised item shipped and given a tracking number. I had no problem in the time between order and the notice of shipping. So, I go to tracking and see (not to any surprise) shipping label had been processed but product had not moved. Stated, expected ship date 9/10 with estimated delivery on 9/17. I knew that was just estimated so I started checking the tracking every day and days went by with no change, only the shipping label. The problem then came about that I wanted to take a week long trip with my wife and no one would be around while we were gone. With no info other than what I had I worried if I left, that very day item would ship and then because I was not at home the case of wine would sit in a hot truck or warehouse for days. Contacted WOOT and was basically told, they could not tell me when it would ship. So, now I am hostage at home until I get some kind of info. Finely on 9/18 tracking shows item actually has shipped and is in route for delivery on 9/20. With that info I can again try to make plans. The problem here is, I was not just in limbo for an expected few days. I had never seen actual shipping take that long from the time the carrier was notified and the carrier being given the product. I enjoy WOOTING and expect to continue buying but, I do not see me doing the wine thing again unless this is the exception and not the rule. What can you wineWooters tell me? Is this the way it is most of the time? Thanks in advance for the info.



This is typical because Woot DOES NOT DO THE SHIPPING on the wines. Wine Country Connect, or winery itself ships the wine. During the summer months it typically takes longer because they monitor weather across the country to try and determine when the safest time to send the wine is. It is a little bit of a paid, but you simply need to keep an eye on the tracking information and if you are out of town or going out of town, you can select to have it held at the nearest fed ex location (you can always use that as your shipping address as well). The fed ex location will hold the package for up to week (and potentially longer if you ask).

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R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

canestri


quality posts: 0 Private Messages canestri
btuck895 wrote:When it ships you can always hold the delivery at the local fedex location. Because of my work hours I always do this and just pick it up on the way home the next day.
That option is available on the fedex tracking/status page.



Unfortunately this is not always true. I have a shipment of Foppiano PS library vertical in the back of a FedEx delivery truck right now. I won't be home and for some reason this package is not eligible for hold for pickup. I was informed that after the first delivery attempt I can go pick it up; but only after riding around in the truck all day. The weather is quite mild so I'm not too concerned but certainly inconvenienced.

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
canestri wrote:Unfortunately this is not always true. I have a shipment of Foppiano PS library vertical in the back of a FedEx delivery truck right now. I won't be home and for some reason this package is not eligible for hold for pickup. I was informed that after the first delivery attempt I can go pick it up; but only after riding around in the truck all day. The weather is quite mild so I'm not too concerned but certainly inconvenienced.



That text field is pretty particular. You might have a better chance calling them and asking them to hold it. I got the same not eligible message, and wrote my address without the zip, worked for me then.

Neal K Bharadwaj

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
North316 wrote:During the summer months it typically takes longer because they monitor weather across the country to try and determine when the safest time to send the wine is. It is a little bit of a paid, but you simply need to keep an eye on the tracking information and if you are out of town or going out of town, you can select to have it held at the nearest fed ex location (you can always use that as your shipping address as well). The fed ex location will hold the package for up to week (and potentially longer if you ask).



Do you just change your address to the FedEx store to have it directly shipped there? Have you done it before?

Neal K Bharadwaj

bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan
North316 wrote:This is quickly shaping up to be the second straight woot-off with no purchases for me. Unheard of.



weather is cooling slightly out here I could really go for some chocolate

On a positive note, at least there are no pitchforks over here

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

dagger2b


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dagger2b
nealkb wrote:Do you just change your address to the FedEx store to have it directly shipped there? Have you done it before?



When they ship it and give you a tracking number go to FedEx website and there will be an option to hold it at the FedEx facility of your choice.

bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan
canestri wrote:Unfortunately this is not always true. I have a shipment of Foppiano PS library vertical in the back of a FedEx delivery truck right now. I won't be home and for some reason this package is not eligible for hold for pickup. I was informed that after the first delivery attempt I can go pick it up; but only after riding around in the truck all day. The weather is quite mild so I'm not too concerned but certainly inconvenienced.



When did you check about holding the shipment. It will say that it is not available to hold, however once it ships (not when you get the email, but when the package is actually in transit) you can go online and request hold at the facility.

Or call them up at 1800-GOFEDEX and ask them to hold it at the FEDEX office of your choice.

Of course now that it is already on the truck, you might be out of luck. Worth giving them a call to see if they can contact the driver and see what fedex office is on his/her route.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
dagger2b wrote:When they ship it and give you a tracking number go to FedEx website and there will be an option to hold it at the FedEx facility of your choice.



What about for having it directly shipped to them?

Neal K Bharadwaj

stella1122


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stella1122
canestri wrote:Unfortunately this is not always true. I have a shipment of Foppiano PS library vertical in the back of a FedEx delivery truck right now. I won't be home and for some reason this package is not eligible for hold for pickup. I was informed that after the first delivery attempt I can go pick it up; but only after riding around in the truck all day. The weather is quite mild so I'm not too concerned but certainly inconvenienced.



I get a phone call from FedEx the day before delivery. If I know I won't be home, I leave a note to leave the delivery by the front door and sign it. They have always honored that (in fact they were the ones who told me I could do that). Fortunately, our weather has been cooler lately, so heat is not a factor.

jbfowlertx


quality posts: 11 Private Messages jbfowlertx
svwindom wrote:I also bought it in the last woot, and generally agree. I wouldn't say it's overly sweet, but I agree that it is flat and thin (REALLY thin) and wouldn't buy it again.



True -- I didn't intend to give the impression that this is a sweet/dessert style wine, but I thought it had a sweetness to it that is often typical of cheap reds.

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
bkarlan wrote:weather is cooling slightly out here I could really go for some chocolate

On a positive note, at least there are no pitchforks over here





;) (Aw man, see what happens when I enter 'pitchfork wine' into Google?)
ps. Thanks everyone for jumping in with FedEx advice, I know I can always count on you all to be helpful!

I'm just hanging out, really.

nuggy


quality posts: 2 Private Messages nuggy
stella1122 wrote:I get a phone call from FedEx the day before delivery. If I know I won't be home, I leave a note to leave the delivery by the front door and sign it. They have always honored that (in fact they were the ones who told me I could do that). Fortunately, our weather has been cooler lately, so heat is not a factor.



I hope they Woot some Copa del Ray today.....One of the better price performance deals of recent memory....

In for 3 if it pops up....

Even put the Wootalyzer on....Just in case.....

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
charliecarroll wrote:I 'Bit' on a wine WOOT offer for the first time and found the offering and price very good and was well satisfied. As far as shipping speed I really did not have a problem one way or the other (I thought) because even though a very perishable item, I would be notified when shipped and when delivery would be expected so I would certainly make sure an adult was at home to sign for the wine. Well, things did not go all that smooth. I ordered on 8/28 and on 9/10 was advised item shipped and given a tracking number. I had no problem in the time between order and the notice of shipping. So, I go to tracking and see (not to any surprise) shipping label had been processed but product had not moved. Stated, expected ship date 9/10 with estimated delivery on 9/17. I knew that was just estimated so I started checking the tracking every day and days went by with no change, only the shipping label. The problem then came about that I wanted to take a week long trip with my wife and no one would be around while we were gone. With no info other than what I had I worried if I left, that very day item would ship and then because I was not at home the case of wine would sit in a hot truck or warehouse for days. Contacted WOOT and was basically told, they could not tell me when it would ship. So, now I am hostage at home until I get some kind of info. Finely on 9/18 tracking shows item actually has shipped and is in route for delivery on 9/20. With that info I can again try to make plans. The problem here is, I was not just in limbo for an expected few days. I had never seen actual shipping take that long from the time the carrier was notified and the carrier being given the product. I enjoy WOOTING and expect to continue buying but, I do not see me doing the wine thing again unless this is the exception and not the rule. What can you wineWooters tell me? Is this the way it is most of the time? Thanks in advance for the info.



Have your orders shipped to the local FEDEX Office. Once it gets there, they call you and inform you of the arrival and will hold it there for up to 5 business days!. It works GREAT for me!...and, you won't be held hostage anymore!....I wouldn't have it any other way...

canestri


quality posts: 0 Private Messages canestri
bkarlan wrote:When did you check about holding the shipment. It will say that it is not available to hold, however once it ships (not when you get the email, but when the package is actually in transit) you can go online and request hold at the facility.



I've used the hold for pickup service many times in the past but this time it was not possible.

I first tried online as soon as there was movement on the package; within 2 hours anyway. Then, thinking that it was odd that I didn't have the option to hold the package, I called FedEx. The very friendly rep told me that this particular package, for what ever reason, was not eligible to be held for pickup before delivery attempt #1. I checked online a few more times hoping that the option would appear but no luck.

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
bobrush12866 wrote:Have your orders shipped to the local FEDEX Office. Once it gets there, they call you and inform you of the arrival and will hold it there for up to 5 business days!. It works GREAT for me!...and, you won't be held hostage anymore!....I wouldn't have it any other way...



Do you use the local address as the shipping address?

Neal K Bharadwaj

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
nealkb wrote:What about for having it directly shipped to them?



Having it shipped directly yo FEDEX Office works out the best....Sometimes, you do not have an option to reroute it to FEDEX Office after it has shipped if it is going to your home...Not sure why this is the case.

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
nealkb wrote:Do you use the local address as the shipping address?



Yes, use the local FEDEX Office address...i.e. Your name c/o FEDEX Office and their address

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
bobrush12866 wrote:Yes, use the local FEDEX Office address...i.e. Your name c/o FEDEX Office and their address



Thank you much! Now to get on customer service to change my address on all my wine shipments

Neal K Bharadwaj

true559


quality posts: 24 Private Messages true559
jbfowlertx wrote:I may be in the minority, but I bought this the last time since it appeared to be a good value and many commented on it being a nice every day wine, but I couldn't disagree more.

This is the overly sweet (for a dry red - it's not cloyingly sweet), flat, thin style of merlot that gave merlot such a bad name in the 90's. I love good merlot, but this is the poorly made kind that is definitely new world and mass produced.

Many people still like this kind of wine, but it's not for me and I thought I'd let others know my experience so you can save $90.



You are right on the money with flat and thin like so many Merlots, which is why I stopped buying them for some time. By contrast, the 2007 Jason Stephens Estate Merlot I purchased on woot was the best Merlot I've ever tasted. Its the exact opposite of this wine. Hope it comes up again.

http://wine.woot.com/offers/jason-stephens-estate-bordeaux-mix

gojets3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gojets3

anyone else that purchased this wine get any shipping info? attempts at contacting woot for updates haven't been successful, hence my use of this forum.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 585 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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gojets3 wrote:anyone else that purchased this wine get any shipping info? attempts at contacting woot for updates haven't been successful, hence my use of this forum.



Let me see if I can ping them from this end.



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quality posts: 0 Private Messages gojets3

as always, thx TT