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Bighorn Cellars 1.5L Random 2-Pack

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  • (12:42 PM, 9/19/2012) Cesare fished up linkage.


Cesare


quality posts: 1645 Private Messages Cesare

Bighorn Cellars 1.5L Random 2-Pack
$99.99 (Normally $160.00) 38% off List Price
1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Vineyard Napa Valley 1.5L
1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve Napa Valley 1.5L
1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Vineyard Napa Valley 1.5L
CT links above

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“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

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
Cesare wrote:Bighorn



Any Idea how much longer these can be shelved for?

Neal K Bharadwaj

eluofthenine


quality posts: 8 Private Messages eluofthenine

3 bottles in the picture; two pack deal.

Makes sense.

silent7seven


quality posts: 12 Private Messages silent7seven

No Idaho!??!?

KHAAAAAAN

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
eluofthenine wrote:3 bottles in the picture; two pack deal.

Makes sense.



Did you happen to notice that one of the bottles is faded?

"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

trifecta


quality posts: 73 Private Messages trifecta

I picked up a bottle of the '99 Grand Reserve for only $10. I am out on this deal based on the chance I might be paying $50 for a magnum of the same wine.

I have not had a chance to get it open yet and take notes, but I really don't think these are worth the tariff, unless you are into the magnum format.

synchrodan


quality posts: 7 Private Messages synchrodan

Love the two random bottles gimmick, but the deal is too rich for my blood from a vineyard I am unfamiliar with and vintages that could be past their prime.

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

Wow, tempting! No room and I shouldn't be spending the money, so somebody needs to make the strong case for these bottles! But nicely aged Napa Cab at moderate alcohol sound good. Especially that 1998.

Anybody got tasting notes?

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

If I knew they would be the '98, I'd consider.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
trifecta wrote:I picked up a bottle of the Grand Reserve for only $10. I am out on this deal based on the chance I might be paying $50 for a magnum of the same wine.



Where?

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
klezman wrote:Wow, tempting! No room and I shouldn't be spending the money, so somebody needs to make the strong case for these bottles! But nicely aged Napa Cab at moderate alcohol sound good. Especially that 1998.

Anybody got tasting notes?




SOme of the CT posts say that the window is till 2012...

Neal K Bharadwaj

trifecta


quality posts: 73 Private Messages trifecta
klezman wrote:Where?



Secrets.... how else would I find deals if all you folks were trolling the same spot?

stella1122


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stella1122

No Wisconsin?? That's a first. This is great wine. We have a bottle of the '98 Coombsville in our cellar that we've been saving for a special occasion. We drank a Bighorn Merlot last night. Good stuff!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
trifecta wrote:Secrets.... how else would I find deals if all you folks were trolling the same spot?



What a powder monkey!

"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

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb

I'm assuming that Bighorn might be trying to empty their stock of these, since they are reaching the end of their window.

Neal K Bharadwaj

eluofthenine


quality posts: 8 Private Messages eluofthenine
nealkb wrote:SOme of the CT posts say that the window is till 2012...



Ct drinking windows are the biggest joke on the planet.

eluofthenine


quality posts: 8 Private Messages eluofthenine
kylemittskus wrote:Did you happen to notice that one of the bottles is faded?



On the comments page and more info pages, yes. On the main page, no.

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb
eluofthenine wrote:Ct drinking windows are the biggest joke on the planet.



Whats a good rule of thumb to follow then?

Neal K Bharadwaj

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
nealkb wrote:Whats a good rule of thumb to follow then?



"Listen to wine.woot"

I'm just hanging out, really.

eluofthenine


quality posts: 8 Private Messages eluofthenine
nealkb wrote:Whats a good rule of thumb to follow then?



Research information from the winemaker, professional reviewers such as Wine Advocate or Wine Spectator, etc.... Or begin learning about fancy technical data such as alcohol percentage, rs, varietal characteristics, and PH if you really want.

edit: I mean I guess ct is a decent "rule of thumb" instrument, but I would take it's advice with a grain of salt.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

If I get 2 do I get all three plus a random fourth ?

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
trifecta wrote:Secrets.... how else would I find deals if all you folks were trolling the same spot?



You're right...that should be a respond by PM sort of thing

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

trifecta


quality posts: 73 Private Messages trifecta
eluofthenine wrote:Research information from the winemaker, professional reviewers such as Wine Advocate or Wine Spectator, etc.... Or begin learning about fancy technical data such as alcohol percentage, rs, vareital characteristics, and PH if you really want.



Unfortunately I have been let down by professional reviews/estimated drinking windows. Unless they revisit I haven't found them to be accurate. Your best bet is the latter suggestion, and personal experience with the region and vintage.

It also is a matter of style, whether you prefer full fruit or a more subtle wine. Pretty sure there is a thread out there that touches on this.

silent7seven


quality posts: 12 Private Messages silent7seven
nealkb wrote:Whats a good rule of thumb to follow then?



Buy enough bottles that you can drink a couple now, then try the others later.

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Bione


quality posts: 28 Private Messages Bione

Given the size of these bottles, I found this quote within the description somewhat contradictory:

"It wisely avoids the modern tendency toward excessive size."

Can't store and too expensive to make Sangria with - pass.

NascarDad


quality posts: 21 Private Messages NascarDad
klezman wrote:Wow, tempting! No room and I shouldn't be spending the money, so somebody needs to make the strong case for these bottles! But nicely aged Napa Cab at moderate alcohol sound good. Especially that 1998.

Anybody got tasting notes?



But hey its random so it is fun. take a shot ;)

[ yeah not likely for me either ]

chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen
nealkb wrote:I'm assuming that Bighorn might be trying to empty their stock of these, since they are reaching the end of their window.



Magnums age more slowly than 750ml bottles. Just sayin'....

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson
nealkb wrote:Some of the CT posts say that the window is till 2012...



Regardless of whether or not you trust the drinking window posted on CT, the drinking window (fill in the year) should be longer since these are 1.5L.

dalematthew


quality posts: 23 Private Messages dalematthew

I'm in. Could be a great Woot find. Come on '98!

Deucer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Deucer

K&L is selling the 1999 coombsville for $20 for the 750. Just FYI.

trifecta


quality posts: 73 Private Messages trifecta
Deucer wrote:K&L is selling the 1999 coombsville for $20 for the 750. Just FYI.



Before shipping this is roughly consistent with the deal here (20 x2 +tax). Plus large formats are almost always more expensive per liter.

bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern
trifecta wrote:Before shipping this is roughly consistent with the deal here (20 x2 +tax). Plus large formats are almost always more expensive per liter.



Not to mention that magnums age better (longer aging potential).

If there was a 1997 included in this deal I'd be all over it....not sure about 98-99.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

OK bring it on, free shipping the rest of the day

mstern20878


quality posts: 9 Private Messages mstern20878
trifecta wrote:Before shipping this is roughly consistent with the deal here (20 x2 +tax). Plus large formats are almost always more expensive per liter.



Maybe so, but the deal would have to be better than 'ok' or 'consistent with' for me to buy this, not knowing what I was going to get.

Just MHO. Maybe next time.

SmilingBoognish


quality posts: 48 Private Messages SmilingBoognish

Very interesting offer, but for this kind of dough I want to know what I'm buying.

johnfflynn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages johnfflynn

Might be a clueless question but how is a Winery founded in 2006 (per the Woot details) producing 98/99 vintages?