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Denier-Handal Petite Sirah (3)

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Cesare


quality posts: 1599 Private Messages Cesare

Denier-Handal Alexander Valley 2009 Petite Sirah 3-Pack
$89.99 (Normally $146.30) 38% off List Price
2009 Denier-Handal Vineyard, Alexander Valley Petite Sirah
CT link above

Previous offer:
2/17/12

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cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

Quick notes before bed:

Nose: dark (black)fruits, a hint of anise and clove

Palate: Very purple. Full flavored, mouth filling plum/ blackberry/ blueberry range. Balanced light oak

This was one of my favorites from the WCC Halloween tasting.

Cheers and goodnight!

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rjquillin


quality posts: 171 Private Messages rjquillin

This tooth staining PS was the star of SoCal #22. Dark ripe tart fruit, chocolate and a long integrated finish. Got four @ $29 earlier, but with Peter involved, may just have to add a few more.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20

The $13-$20 range is still my sweet spot.
So I say nope on this. Even if it is excellent.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Had this at the WCC Hallowoot party. Notes from a few hours post-opening, no decant say that it's a fairly restrained nose, but with some blackberry and woodiness. The flavours were nice, integrated, and surprisingly complete for a PS this young. Bright acidity, nicely tannic, and overall my favourite of all the H-D wines I've yet tried.

I also was fortunate enough to sneak away with the remains of the bottle for sampling on day 2. At that point I thought there was significantly more blackberry and smoky notes emerged. I also found it to be more astringent on day 2, so I suppose it will get more interesting with a bit more age and it's got plenty of life. One for drinking now or later, as you wish.

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always a favorite in our house.

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Cesare wrote:Denier-Handal Alexander Valley 2009 Petite Sirah 3-Pack
$89.99 (Normally $146.30) 38% off List Price
2009 Denier-Handal Vineyard, Alexander Valley Petite Sirah
CT link above

Previous offer:
2/17/12



Yes, what will our celebration be when he hits 1K? A free bottle of wine?

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Looks like Sparky got his before posting his tasting notes! See where his priorities lie?

Personally, I'd be up for taking a single bottle off somebody's hands. Too much $ and too little space to get a whole set for me.

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hillig


quality posts: 10 Private Messages hillig

Firstly, this is fantastic wine - I recommended it last time it was on sale and absolutely would again.

I'm a bit confused why the price has risen. 2 for $52 seven months ago, now 3 for $90? Again, I think the wine is a good purchase at this price. I was surprised to see it here again given the limited case production.

If the winery is here - any chance we see you at D & D 2012?



klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
hillig wrote:I'm a bit confused why the price has risen. 2 for $52 seven months ago, now 3 for $90?



Harder to get good wine deals due to wine prices stabilizing, and I think the Amazon mothership is eating a bit more into the WW/WCC kitty so the deals can't be quite as awesome as they used to be. Sad, but c'est la vie.

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MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 181 Private Messages MarkDaSpark

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We had this Saturday at the SoCal Gathering, and I think everyone agreed it was the best wine opened (although the Corison was very nice).

More when I find my tasting notebook.

Edit: See Klez's notes above. I just wish he'd stop copying my notes!


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trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta

I was not able to make it to the WCC event, but I did get to try this wine at the D&D BBQ in August. I really enjoyed the wine and it stood out among many other great PETs. I will be adding this to my cellar.

MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:The $13-$20 range is still my sweet spot.
So I say nope on this. Even if it is excellent.



You better get some of your own ... cause this is one I'm not sharing with you.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 181 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
klezman wrote:Had this at the WCC Hallowoot party. Notes from a few hours post-opening, no decant say that it's a fairly restrained nose, but with some blackberry and woodiness. The flavours were nice, integrated, and surprisingly complete for a PS this young. Bright acidity, nicely tannic, and overall my favourite of all the H-D wines I've yet tried.

I also was fortunate enough to sneak away with the remains of the bottle for sampling on day 2. At that point I thought there was significantly more blackberry and smoky notes emerged. I also found it to be more astringent on day 2, so I suppose it will get more interesting with a bit more age and it's got plenty of life. One for drinking now or later, as you wish.



Dang it! If you're going to read my notes and post them ....


But basically what Klez said for the Saturday group. Very nice on opening for such a young wine. Normally you should wait 4 to 5 years after vintage before opening a PS (infanticide per PetiteSirah), but this one was very nice on opening. Not too tannic.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 181 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
klezman wrote:Looks like Sparky got his before posting his tasting notes! See where his priorities lie?

Personally, I'd be up for taking a single bottle off somebody's hands. Too much $ and too little space to get a whole set for me.



I was surprised I was First Sucker! Even with changing the shipping address to the Irvine Wine Locker. I think PetiteSirah was worn out from berating the SF Giants yesterday.


But yes, if it's PS, I'm in before all else!!!!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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Cesare wrote:Denier-Handal Alexander Valley 2009 Petite Sirah 3-Pack
$89.99 (Normally $146.30) 38% off List Price
2009 Denier-Handal Vineyard, Alexander Valley Petite Sirah
CT link above

Previous offer:
2/17/12



They were in a Woot-Off on 3/22/12 as well.


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ThunderThighs


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MarkDaSpark wrote:More when I find my tasting notebook.





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MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 181 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
ThunderThighs wrote:



You're late!!! I already responded using Klez's notes!


Besides, it was PS!!! I was in the throes of Ecstasy!!!





Edit: Now if I only had a beautiful assistant to help me!


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tal888


quality posts: 3 Private Messages tal888

Hey wooters! Long time reader/ long time woot cellars buyer/ first time poster.

I went to the Hallowoot event last week and it was fabulous! Great people, and no one seemed to judge my novice palate, or my tipsy fiance. ;-)

For this Petite Sirah, I remember it being quite nice and flavorful, but a little too intense for me for an instabuy (I am more of a Pinot type of guy). I remember the body tasting of a combination of the bitter part of dark chocolate, the fruity/aftertaste of a raspberry, and maybe red currents.

My notes read: "intense, long ride, consistent flavor throughout, velvety, will improve greatly over time."

If this is your bag of tea, you will enjoy!

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 181 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
tal888 wrote:Hey wooters! Long time reader/ long time woot cellars buyer/ first time poster.

I went to the Hallowoot event last week and it was fabulous! Great people, and no one seemed to judge my novice palate, or my tipsy fiance. ;-)

For this Petite Sirah, I remember it being quite nice and flavorful, but a little too intense for me for an instabuy (I am more of a Pinot type of guy). I remember the body tasting of a combination of the bitter part of dark chocolate, the fruity/aftertaste of a raspberry, and maybe red currents.

My notes read: "intense, long ride, consistent flavor throughout, velvety, will improve greatly over time."

If this is your bag of tea, you will enjoy!



Did you try it at the very end? PS has a well-known lengthy decant time needed. So if you tried it towards the beginning of the HalloWoot, you also needed to try it after an hour or more.

It really mellows out the more it decants.


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ThunderThighs


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MarkDaSpark wrote:You're late!!! I already responded using Klez's notes!


Besides, it was PS!!! I was in the throes of Ecstasy!!!





Edit: Now if I only had a beautiful assistant to help me!



Heh. I hope to make it to a tasting at some point. Will probably try to go to Austin in January.

And I look for any excuse to use one of my favorite smilies.



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chipgreen


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klezman wrote:Harder to get good wine deals due to wine prices stabilizing, and I think the Amazon mothership is eating a bit more into the WW/WCC kitty so the deals can't be quite as awesome as they used to be. Sad, but c'est la vie.



Plus the all-you-can-ship option is affecting WCCs bottom line. Make your wine.woot purchases first then get your free shipping on the other woot sites!

MarkDaSpark


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ThunderThighs wrote:Heh. I hope to make it to a tasting at some point. Will probably try to go to Austin in January.

And I look for any excuse to use one of my favorite smilies.



True.

Course there's this one (which is the main reason they don't have me as a Moderator!)


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webdev511


quality posts: 37 Private Messages webdev511

I have ZERO room for this most awesome PS. So in for 3.

funbunny


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ThunderThighs wrote:



This is the funniest smiley I've seen yet!!

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Bendial80


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$30 a bottle .... ouch , pass

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20

I know Peter Wellington makes wine for Denier-Handal, so I assume he made this as well. H mentioned in a forum post making a PS that I have yet to see for sale. Is this it? or did he make one for his winery label?

CT

SonomaBouliste


quality posts: 234 Private Messages SonomaBouliste
cortot20 wrote:I know Peter Wellington makes wine for Denier-Handal, so I assume he made this as well. H mentioned in a forum post making a PS that I have yet to see for sale. Is this it? or did he make one for his winery label?



Yes, we made this 2009 PS for Senor Handal, as well as 2010, 2011 and 2012. We did bottle a PS (2010 vintage) under our own label for the first time this year. I don't think we have enough for a w00t offering, but you can buy it direct from us.

rhandal


quality posts: 6 Private Messages rhandal
hillig wrote:Firstly, this is fantastic wine - I recommended it last time it was on sale and absolutely would again.

I'm a bit confused why the price has risen. 2 for $52 seven months ago, now 3 for $90? Again, I think the wine is a good purchase at this price. I was surprised to see it here again given the limited case production.

If the winery is here - any chance we see you at D & D 2012?



Thanks for your support andnice critique. Much appreciated. Yes, we'll definitely be at D&D 2013 pouring our 2010 vintage.

bobrush12866


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SonomaBouliste wrote:Yes, we made this 2009 PS for Senor Handal, as well as 2010, 2011 and 2012. We did bottle a PS (2010 vintage) under our own label for the first time this year. I don't think we have enough for a w00t offering, but you can buy it direct from us.



Peter: I don't see the PS on your always up-to-date website!

Denier-Handal Petite Sirah (3)
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btphillips


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my cellar is overflowing. there is no way i have room for this offer... so i'm in for one!

inkycatz


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btphillips wrote:my cellar is overflowing. there is no way i have room for this offer... so i'm in for one!



I can appreciate this!

I'm just hanging out, really.

rlmanzo


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Can one of the fortunate few out in CA who has tasted this wine compare it to the Esoterica Petite Sirah?

That wine was superb.

I LOVE petite sirah but $30+ does give one lots of options...

Someone convince me....

Is it broke or just fractured?

rhandal


quality posts: 6 Private Messages rhandal
btphillips wrote:my cellar is overflowing. there is no way i have room for this offer... so i'm in for one!



I too can appreciate this logic! Thanks!

DanNC


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For the "love a good PS but $30 = ouch" crowd, and I'm one of them, search on Pena Ridge wines. They have a very nice PS by the case at a killer price.

rhandal


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rlmanzo wrote:Can one of the fortunate few out in CA who has tasted this wine compare it to the Esoterica Petite Sirah?

That wine was superb.

I LOVE petite sirah but $30+ does give one lots of options...

Someone convince me....



It's difficult to convince anyone in a blog. We who drink this wine regularly at home know its a very well crafed wine. Peter and his people did a wonderful job with our grapes. It's now tasting extremely well and fits all the descriptions the other Wooters have made above. The holidays are approaching and we know this wine will enhance any and all celebrations. Salut!

neilfindswine


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rhandal wrote:It's difficult to convince anyone in a blog. We who drink this wine regularly at home know its a very well crafed wine. Peter and his people did a wonderful job with our grapes. It's now tasting extremely well and fits all the descriptions the other Wooters have made above. The holidays are approaching and we know this wine will enhance any and all celebrations. Salut!



...and there's not much of the '09 left!

and BTW we were searching the office for the unfinished bottle for hours... glad to hear that Klezman found a home for it...

I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

MarkDaSpark


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rlmanzo wrote:Can one of the fortunate few out in CA who has tasted this wine compare it to the Esoterica Petite Sirah?

That wine was superb.

I LOVE petite sirah but $30+ does give one lots of options...

Someone convince me....



It's been a while since I've had Kent's PS (even if I have a ton), so it's hard to compare with this one. All I can say is we all really liked this on Saturday, and it was the favorite.

If you love PS, you can't pass this up. Plus, if Peter is one of your favorite winemakers, you doubly can't pass!


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nimhgrad


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Was all set to buy, but alas, No VA this time around. Bought this the last time it was sold. Guess they didn't renew THAT license.