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Pomo Nation Zinfandel (4)

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Cesare


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Pomo Nation Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 4-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $140.00) 50% off List Price
2007 Pomo Nation Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
CT link above

Winery website

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cortot20


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Cesare wrote:Pomo Nation Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 4-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $140.00) 50% off List Price
2007 Pomo Nation Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
CT link above

Winery website
  • Summer shipping is still in effect so don't worry about your wine.
  • Every winery needs a separate license from each state which is why your state isn't listed.


  • I don't see the summer shipping banner on the main offer page any longer. Are we sure about this?

    CT

    bkarlan


    quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan
    cortot20 wrote:I don't see the summer shipping banner on the main offer page any longer. Are we sure about this?



    Cesare just got called out.. and it is fall, but Summer temps are still here. Feel free to hold on to all of my wine purchases woot for a few more weeks.

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    MarkDaSpark


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    cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
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    October
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    chipgreen


    quality posts: 179 Private Messages chipgreen

    I had this Zin just recently. It's big and bold, full of bramble and spice. A good food Zin that would probably benefit from a decant and/or some additional time in the bottle.

    There were some black fruits on the nose and palate but this one is more for those who like their Zins big & spicy as opposed to fruity or jammy.

    bsevern


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

    For those that don't know, this wine is made by Everett Ridge Vineyards & and Winemaker Lynn Krausmann. Current winemaker for Esterlina, Everett Ridge & Diablita brands.

    Lynn Krausmann brings a wealth of experience to Everett Ridge’s Pomo Nation, having worked in the industry for 25 years. Lynn most recently has been Winemaker for Williams Selyem for the past six years. Her previous experience includes time as Winemaker at Clos du Bois Wines for twelve years, Assistant Winemaker for Freemark Abbey Winery for two, as well as vintage experiences at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cloudy Bay Wines, New Zealand. Lynn earned a degree in Biology from Lawrence University and received her Enology degree from the University of California at Davis.

    ThunderThighs


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    cortot20 wrote:I don't see the summer shipping banner on the main offer page any longer. Are we sure about this?



    Just heard back from WineDavid39. They are still monitoring the weather and timing packages to keep them moving so they're not sitting idle in hot zones.

    In other words, they got your back.



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    greyday


    quality posts: 51 Private Messages greyday

    Anyone else read the drop down menu as "porno nation Zinfandel"?

    TomRaz


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages TomRaz
    ThunderThighs wrote:Just heard back from WineDavid39. They are still monitoring the weather and timing packages to keep them moving so they're not sitting idle in hot zones.

    In other words, they got your back.



    ThunderThighs I am not convinced that they do have our backs.

    I just had a shipment arrive via FedEx Ground that took 7 days via ground from the west coast to the east coast.

    My purchase was from 09/08/12 and it is still very hot down here in the southeast.

    rpm


    quality posts: 167 Private Messages rpm

    The Pomo connection is interesting. For those who are interested, essentially four Native American tribes inhabited the area that is now the Sonoma and Napa county wine country. [NB California Indian tribes are generally organized by language groups - it's unclear how much, if any, political organization the many villages had beyond the local level, though the Pomo do seem to have been orgainzed a bit better than most.]

    1. The Pomo from the Santa Rosa plain West to to the coast and North well into Mendocino county (and including the Anderson Valley)

    2. The Sonoma Valley to about Glen Ellen and the Petaluma Gap Area West to the Coast, South to San Pablo and San Francisco Bay, and North to somewhere between Cotati and Santa Rosa was the territory of the Coast Miwoks.

    3. North of Glen Ellen to the East of the Pomo were the Wappo. They ranged North through the Alexander Valley (disputed with the Pomo in the early 19th century) and Geyserville as far West as Lytton and East through the upper Napa Valley from the tidewater (a little North of Napa city) North and East to the inner Coast Range mountains dividing the area from the Sacramento Valley. This would encompass the Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Stags Leap and Yountville areas.

    4. Napa county from a little above Napa city South to the Bay and west into the Mayacamas mountains to the Coast Miwok area of Sonoma and and East into the Sacramento Valley, was Wintun territory.

    [There is some dispute about the Sonoma Valley, whether it was all Coast Miwok or partly Wintun. The Wintun and Miwok were fairly closely linguistically related]

    Though most of the fieldwork is, and publication almost, a century old now, the most comprehensive resource on Native Americans in California is A.L. Kroeber, Handbook of the Indians of California, first published as Bulletin No. 78 of the Bureau of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution (GPO Washington 1925).

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    hasopt


    quality posts: 3 Private Messages hasopt

    Does anyone know if the purchase of this wine directly benefits the people of the Pomo Nation?

    woottoady


    quality posts: 33 Private Messages woottoady

    Re Summer Shipping... I think it stopped when the season "changed". My last order took 6 days to cross the country by truck, including the weekend...

    Ob another note... I am the only one who read this offer as "Porno Nation"?

    guzmantis


    quality posts: 5 Private Messages guzmantis
    woottoady wrote:Re Summer Shipping... I think it stopped when the season "changed". My last order took 6 days to cross the country by truck, including the weekend...



    Just my $.02 - It appears my Zeppelin Winery order from 9/17 was sent via regular ground shipping from Sacramento, CA. All of my summer orders with refrigerated 'zone skipping' shipping were picked up from Grove City, OH.

    On the wine itself... I've never had this one; however, I did enjoy the Pomo Nation BiDu Red Blend. Based on that I could recommend giving this a shot.

    wkdpanda


    quality posts: 10 Private Messages wkdpanda

    Surprisingly, a friend poured this into my glass recently.

    My notes were that this has a lot of up front in your face, but gets better with some time open. Some of that was the high alcohol.

    14.9%?? That seems low. Most of us noted the initial blow off of alcohol was intense. Personally, over the last year, I have started to develop a sensitivity to alcohol in my wines, and are drifting toward lower % wines.

    My +1 noted that it didn't have the stewed fruit or back end of sweetness that she prefers in a Zin. Personally, I like more tobacco and spice in my Zin, with more subtlety.


    All I can say, is if your into those WWE smash mouth style of Cali Zins, maybe this is right up your alley.

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    jmdavidson


    quality posts: 54 Private Messages jmdavidson
    bsevern wrote:For those that don't know, this wine is made by Everett Ridge Vineyards & and Winemaker Lynn Krausmann. Current winemaker for Esterlina, Everett Ridge & Diablita brands.

    Lynn Krausmann brings a wealth of experience to Everett Ridge’s Pomo Nation, having worked in the industry for 25 years. Lynn most recently has been Winemaker for Williams Selyem for the past six years. Her previous experience includes time as Winemaker at Clos du Bois Wines for twelve years, Assistant Winemaker for Freemark Abbey Winery for two, as well as vintage experiences at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cloudy Bay Wines, New Zealand. Lynn earned a degree in Biology from Lawrence University and received her Enology degree from the University of California at Davis.



    And the point is?

    kaolis


    quality posts: 27 Private Messages kaolis
    jmdavidson wrote:And the point is?



    Always nice to know some background on a wine/winery/winemaker. Just another data point to consider when making a purchase decision.

    laguar1


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages laguar1

    What happened to International Sake Day? I figured we would at least get a side deal.

    kaolis


    quality posts: 27 Private Messages kaolis
    laguar1 wrote:What happened to International Sake Day? I figured we would at least get a side deal.



    cuz sake sucks ;)

    skisterling


    quality posts: 19 Private Messages skisterling

    The Pomo wine brand was founded by two Pomo Indians, it does not necessarily reflect the vies or benefit of the Pomo Indian Nation.

    skisterling


    quality posts: 19 Private Messages skisterling

    What famous Hollywood star listed Everett Ridge as one of her favorite wineries in last Friday's Vanity Fair on line?

    North316


    quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
    laguar1 wrote:What happened to International Sake Day? I figured we would at least get a side deal.



    I agree. I am a little surprised at this, though not terribly disappointed since I still have 3 bottles left from last year's offering which I need to drink up soon. Nice seeing you back around here, haven't seen your name in the discussions in awhile.

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    skisterling


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    I might guess the point of listing the winemaker is to show that the quality of the winemaker is great. That coupled with the arguably the best growing area for Zinfandel in one of the best vintages (2007) takes alot of risk out of enjoying this Woot!

    skisterling


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    Sake is great, I will look for the next Sake offering even if they don't devote a whole Woot! to it...

    skisterling


    quality posts: 19 Private Messages skisterling

    Everett Ridge Winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma made the various wines of the Pomo Nation.

    Kickstart70


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages Kickstart70
    greyday wrote:Anyone else read the drop down menu as "porno nation Zinfandel"?



    Yep. I wonder if there's a word for this font-related error in words like this and 'CLINT'.

    ERMD


    quality posts: 1 Private Messages ERMD
    skisterling wrote:Everett Ridge Winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma made the various wines of the Pomo Nation.


    Steve?

    hiten900


    quality posts: 9 Private Messages hiten900

    Saw one or two tasting notes above. A few more will be helpful.. sitting on the fence.

    bsevern


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
    jmdavidson wrote:And the point is?



    The point is self explanatory.

    jmdavidson


    quality posts: 54 Private Messages jmdavidson
    skisterling wrote:I might guess the point of listing the winemaker is to show that the quality of the winemaker is great. That coupled with the arguably the best growing area for Zinfandel in one of the best vintages (2007) takes alot of risk out of enjoying this Woot!



    While I might be familiar with many winemakers, many growing areas and many vintages, that is not a guarantee that I will like the wine offered. As you indicate, all of the stars should have lined up for this one. I recently tried this wine and shared it with five of my wine drinking friends. We tried it PnP and waited an hour to try it again. The concensus was that it was too peppery for our tastes, the fruit flavors never developed over the course of an hour and we would not buy this again. (Just being honest.) So, try it, you might like it. We all have different tastes and preferences. There is no good wine or bad wine. It's whatever you like.

    SmilingBoognish


    quality posts: 46 Private Messages SmilingBoognish

    I got four of these back in March from another popular internet wine e-tailer for $59.96 delivered. I unfortunately don't have any detailed notes, but here's what I remember:

    Pop and pour gives a lot of brambly spiciness that many zins showcase. This overwhelms the fruit at first, so decanting or pouring a glass to sit while bbq'ing is recommended. This wine is definitely better with food than as a stand alone beverage.

    Once it has opened up, it tasted like a nice Dry Creek zin should. Lots of black fruit, and a good dose of spiciness that has toned down from the first pop and pour sip. Perhaps not as juicy as some Papapietro zins I've had, and not as austere as the Teldeschi zins I've tried.

    This wine shows no signs of being over the hill. I am no expert on drinking windows, but do have experience with some zinfandels not lasting long while others seem to get much better with 5-8 years in the cellar. I'd guess you could easily cellar this Pomo Nation for a few more years, but it's drinking great right now if you give it half an hour or so to open up.

    This wine was a good deal at $15/btl and being a zinfandel fan, who drank up his last four bottles of this stuff, I'm strongly considering this offer at $18.75/btl.

    chipgreen


    quality posts: 179 Private Messages chipgreen

    I think it was the "CEO" at Dry Creek Vineyards who talked to us (on the newbie rpm tour) about describing wine in whatever terms you're comfortable with, i.e. if you really like jazz music you might say that one wine is like Duke Ellington while another wine is more like Miles Davis.

    Playing off that idea, I would say that some wines are like pop songs - instantly likeable and approachable with their easy drinking qualities. Other wines may require additional time and effort but will invariably be appreciated that much more in the end. This may be one of those wines. Think Radiohead vs. Nickleback or Genesis with Peter Gabriel vs. Genesis with Phil Collins.

    neilfindswine


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    chipgreen wrote:I think it was the "CEO" at Dry Creek Vineyards who talked to us (on the newbie rpm tour) about describing wine in whatever terms you're comfortable with, i.e. if you really like jazz music you might say that one wine is like Duke Ellington while another wine is more like Miles Davis.

    Playing off that idea, I would say that some wines are like pop songs - instantly likeable and approachable with their easy drinking qualities. Other wines may require additional time and effort but will invariably be appreciated that much more in the end. This may be one of those wines. Think Radiohead vs. Nickleback or Genesis with Peter Gabriel vs. Genesis with Phil Collins.



    Wait.... what are you saying about Nickelback?

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    North316


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    neilfindswine wrote:Wait.... what are you saying about Nickelback?



    Same question. I interpret that as saying Nickelback is something that you will inevitably appreciate more with time....

    Let's just say, for the sake of our friendship, I hope I am reading this incorrectly.

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    SmilingBoognish


    quality posts: 46 Private Messages SmilingBoognish
    chipgreen wrote:I think it was the "CEO" at Dry Creek Vineyards who talked to us (on the newbie rpm tour) about describing wine in whatever terms you're comfortable with, i.e. if you really like jazz music you might say that one wine is like Duke Ellington while another wine is more like Miles Davis.



    I have always thought that describing coffee in terms of bass, treble and mid-range was one of the best ways to describe coffee. You can easily do the same for wine.

    Kainc


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    Thread hijack (I looked on the boards but didn't see anything) - any thoughts on Amazon starting to sell wine on their site? Will that affect WW? I don't like the sound of it...

    inkycatz


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    Kainc wrote:Thread hijack (I looked on the boards but didn't see anything) - any thoughts on Amazon starting to sell wine on their site? Will that affect WW? I don't like the sound of it...



    Deals is chatting about it if you want to join a thread in progress about the topic.

    I'm just hanging out, really.

    dah7m


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    jmdavidson wrote: There is no good wine or bad wine. It's whatever you like.



    There is definitely bad wine.

    neilfindswine


    quality posts: 167 Private Messages neilfindswine

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    My 2 cents on this one; I agree with the above comments on dark fruit, brambly/spicy notes. That's what I got and what piqued my interest on this wine (I'm not a fan of the overly-jammy zins and I enjoyed this one).

    NOTE: No Nickelback was played at any time during the tasting of this wine.

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    richdvn


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages richdvn
    greyday wrote:Anyone else read the drop down menu as "porno nation Zinfandel"?



    I confess.