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Socré Italian Barbaresco (2)

Speed to First Woot:
52m 29.997s
First Sucker:
wedmund
Last Wooter to Woot:
osbuc74
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Bottom 18% of Wine Woots
Bottom 21% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Bottom 20% of Wine Woots
Bottom 25% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

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  • 17% < 25 woots
  • 57% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 4% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 0% one month old
  • 12% one year old
  • 83% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 71% bought 1
  • 25% bought 2
  • 4% bought 3

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Cesare


quality posts: 1651 Private Messages Cesare

Socré Italian Barbaresco 2-Pack
$74.99 (Normally $116.25) 35% off List Price
2007 Socré Barbaresco
2008 Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie
CT links above

Winery website

Previous offer:
3/17/12

-il Cesare
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cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

WD and Neil.... Why couldn't we taste THIS at WCC last week? I'm sure we would all have promised to report on this one for extra sure.

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ThunderThighs


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cmaldoon wrote:WD and Neil.... Why couldn't we taste THIS at WCC last week? I'm sure we would all have promised to report on this one for extra sure.



Sparky would have broken that promise.



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tytiger58


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I have had the 07 Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie, in fact it was so good I bought 3 more bottles for the cellar. Great food wine at least the 07. I will jump on this to start a vertical.

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Winedavid39


quality posts: 208 Private Messages Winedavid39

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cmaldoon wrote:WD and Neil.... Why couldn't we taste THIS at WCC last week? I'm sure we would all have promised to report on this one for extra sure.




Yea, they would have been a solid addition. We went through some wines that night. Thanks again for coming. Let's do it again some time.







brujazz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages brujazz

This is very good juice. My concern here is the price. Not a good Woot deal. They're selling it to you pretty much at the price you can get it yourself. You actually can find the 2006 Socre for $25. So buyer beware...

snekse


quality posts: 1 Private Messages snekse

Did they really rip off the old Bank of America logo and expect nobody to notice?

http://logos.wikia.com/wiki/File:Bank_of_America_old.svg

rjquillin


quality posts: 179 Private Messages rjquillin
ThunderThighs wrote:Sparky would have broken that promise.

Naw, he'd have his comments in his tasting book, if only he could find it.

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CrystalSinger


quality posts: 7 Private Messages CrystalSinger
snekse wrote:Did they really rip off the old Bank of America logo and expect nobody to notice?

http://logos.wikia.com/wiki/File:Bank_of_America_old.svg



Vaguely similar, sure, but hardly "ripped off" ...

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true559


quality posts: 24 Private Messages true559

Too rich for me... I'm out. BTW, what is a feminine wine?

gcdyersb


quality posts: 141 Private Messages gcdyersb
brujazz wrote:This is very good juice. My concern here is the price. Not a good Woot deal. They're selling it to you pretty much at the price you can get it yourself. You actually can find the 2006 Socre for $25. So buyer beware...



From CT prices it would appear there isn't much of a discount, if any. Most of the CT entries came through Garagiste so at least Woot is competitive with another non-traditional retailer.

Bottom line is this appears to be a small producer of very good quality. If it's up your alley, it's not going to be widely distributed. This isn't a fungible wine, and the price is what it is.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
gcdyersb wrote:From CT prices it would appear there isn't much of a discount, if any. Most of the CT entries came through Garagiste so at least Woot is competitive with another non-traditional retailer.

Bottom line is this appears to be a small producer of very good quality. If it's up your alley, it's not going to be widely distributed. This isn't a fungible wine, and the price is what it is.



Not sure why my post was deleted, but here it goes again. Garagiste's shipping is also not $5/order. In fact, I've found his shipping charges prohibitive. By the way, nice to see you hanging around these parts again, GC.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
true559 wrote:Too rich for me... I'm out. BTW, what is a feminine wine?



Wine snob speak for lacks rough or harsh tannins, elegant, not brooding, etc.

"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

chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen
kylemittskus wrote:Wine snob speak for lacks rough or harsh tannins, elegant, not brooding, etc.



So attractive in the bottle that all you can think about is how you are going to manage to get it in your glass. Then when you finally do, you drink it too fast and fall asleep as soon as it's done. The next day, you wish you had some more but can't find the slip of paper where you wrote down its name.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
chipgreen wrote:So attractive in the bottle that all you can think about is how you are going to manage to get it in your glass. Then when you finally do, you drink it too fast and fall asleep as soon as it's done. The next day, you wish you had some more but can't find the slip of paper where you wrote down its name.



Absolutely fantastic post!

"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

neilfindswine


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kylemittskus wrote:Absolutely fantastic post!



+1

I report to winedavid39...
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rjquillin


quality posts: 179 Private Messages rjquillin
chipgreen wrote:So attractive in the bottle that all you can think about is how you are going to manage to get it in your glass. Then when you finally do, you drink it too fast and fall asleep as soon as it's done. The next day, you wish you had some more but can't find the slip of paper where you wrote down its name.

TREAT! quality!
[edit] arrrgh, woot filters "Q" "P" --> "TREAT" Where's the Horror??

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gjmonevine


quality posts: 6 Private Messages gjmonevine
brujazz wrote:This is very good juice. My concern here is the price. Not a good Woot deal. They're selling it to you pretty much at the price you can get it yourself. You actually can find the 2006 Socre for $25. So buyer beware...



HI All, I thought I'd chime in on pricing and value. Socre is a tiny production of premium nebbiolo in Barbaresco. Hillside vineyards, jaw dropping scenery, artisanal family production and only a small amount imported into the US. Galloni considers this to be a hot, up and coming, young estate worth knowing and trying. The price comparison should not be what one online discounter from last vintage is price posting. Often, I find online discount retailers don't even have the wines they are advertising in stock. If you want to know the value of this deal and this wine, you need know this: Socre family has for many, many years been a supplier to Angelo Gaja who used the fruit in his Barbaresco which retails from $250-300. The Gaja Sori Tildin vineyard is a stones throw from the Socre vineyard and that wine sells for $350-400. So, the question you should be asking yourself is whether the Gaja wine is worth 10x as much as the offer on the table today. Having tasted a lot of Barbaresco, I can assure you that the answer is no. These are gorgeous wines and the offer today is a better deal than you can find anywhere in the US. Identifying a value proposition is deeper than a quick online price search.
You'll just have to try to wines to know for yourself.

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

Ciao gjmonevine. Would you recommend cellaring these wines and if so for how long?

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
true559 wrote:Too rich for me... I'm out. BTW, what is a feminine wine?



Wine with a vagina.

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ThunderThighs


quality posts: 589 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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rjquillin wrote:TREAT! quality!
[edit] arrrgh, woot filters "Q" "P" --> "TREAT" Where's the Horror??



Filters got you coming and going with this post. LOL



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ThunderThighs


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rjquillin wrote:Naw, he'd have his comments in his tasting book, if only he could find it.





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ohlfahrt


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ohlfahrt

Couldn't resist buying a couple sets of these. I'm one of those older fellas whose memories of Italian wine were formed by 1950s Chianti; really neat bottles. But, then I started buying some of the recent offerings and have been greatly impressed!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
jmdavidson wrote:Ciao gjmonevine. Would you recommend cellaring these wines and if so for how long?



These will easily cellar for at least another 5 years. Not sure if they need it, but I guarantee they can.

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ltop


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ltop

what does the green woot mean?

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
ltop wrote:what does the green woot mean?



?

"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

ohlfahrt


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ohlfahrt
ltop wrote:what does the green woot mean?



Envy? [invidia]

rejiii


quality posts: 2 Private Messages rejiii

$45/bottle at Big Hammer Wines, 92 rating. This is an ok, but not great, deal.

klezman


quality posts: 127 Private Messages klezman
gcdyersb wrote:From CT prices it would appear there isn't much of a discount, if any. Most of the CT entries came through Garagiste so at least Woot is competitive with another non-traditional retailer.

Bottom line is this appears to be a small producer of very good quality. If it's up your alley, it's not going to be widely distributed. This isn't a fungible wine, and the price is what it is.



Crap. I didn't need to know this was also a Rimmerman pick. I tend to like his palate too...but I'd rather buy from WD any day. A couple guys at work get most of their wine from Garagiste so I've been able to sample much of it.

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bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan

I felt like poo the last few days, so I went back to look at past woots. For some reason I didn't purchase this and I have no clue why. I am bit, well more than a bit, upset that I didn't purchase this.

If anyone in ABQ or San Diego has a Woot of this they don't want, send me a PM. I will be San Diego for Thanksgiving.

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