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Bernardus Black Tie Pinot Noir (2)

Speed to First Woot:
33m 17.114s
First Sucker:
lonestar0
Last Wooter to Woot:
popopapa
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
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Bottom 31% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
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Bottom 35% of all Woots

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Cesare


quality posts: 1698 Private Messages Cesare

Bernardus Black Tie 2009 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard 2-Pack
$79.99 (Normally $145.60) 45% off List Price
2009 Bernardus Pinot Noir, Rosella's Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
CT link above

Winery website

-il Cesare
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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

cortot20


quality posts: 162 Private Messages cortot20

Bring back the well dressed monkey. I miss him. You guys were able to add those coal in time for Xmas banners so let's get some damn monkeys in tuxedos.

I know Pinot from SLH are generally well regarded. Has anybody tried this?

CT

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb

Is this a Black Tie buy? Or the name is coincidental?

Neal K Bharadwaj

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
cortot20 wrote:I know Pinot from SLH are generally well regarded. Has anybody tried this?

I see Jennings liked it, and based on CT value of $60 this is a great price.
Pretty consistent ratings over a few years as well, should speak they know how to do PN right.
Very tempted.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
rjquillin wrote:I see Jennings liked it, and based on CT value of $60 this is a great price.
Pretty consistent ratings over a few years as well, should speak they know how to do PN right.
Very tempted.



Very, very tempted!

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 187 Private Messages MarkDaSpark



Courtesy of CJ:

cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of December 23rd.

December
12/28: CT #?: Shuffle in from Buffalo...
TBD: NYC Tasting #21: A Tribute (interest thread)

January 2013
1/19: Austin #1
1/19: NorCal #14: Santa Clara Valley Wines
1/26 - 1/27: Buffalo/WNY #10: Ice Wine Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada)

February 2013
2/22: 2013 Dark & Delicious (Alameda, CA)
2/23 - 2/25: 2013 D&D Napa/Sonoma Weekend

Pending
TBD: NorCal: Volcanic Terroir and/or Eastern European Finds
TBD: NorCal: Wheelbarrow o' Wine
TBD: Dallas #11
TBD: Arizona Verde Valley Winery Weekend


No events in your area??? Start one! Create an interest thread in the World of Wine Woot Community Tab.




So join or create a WW Gathering!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

weboddity


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My wife and I are members and obviously fans of Bernardus.

If they're open today I will call and see if this is a better price than I can get at discount. If it is, I'm in for several, because my wife especially likes their SLH and I thought this was a $65-$75 bottle.

Side note: Their Signature Marinus (~$65 / bottle) and buttery 2010 Chardonnay (Monterey County, ~$22 / bottle) are both excellent. I was very surprised to find their 2009 & 2010 Chards at a nearby Safeway on the 30% off sale for $16.99, cheaper than my member price.

jhkey


quality posts: 52 Private Messages jhkey

If the winery joins, I'd be interested to know which clones of PN are in this wine, and why the blend of clones was chosen.

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays to all!!!!

"I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson (CT)

rpm


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rpm

Looks interesting, but I'm feeling pretty broke on Christmas Eve.

A very Merry Christmas (belated Happy Hannukah, Happy Festivus, and Kool Kwanza, if more appropriate) to all!

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

McMalbec


quality posts: 8 Private Messages McMalbec
rpm wrote:....

A very Merry Christmas (belated Happy Hannukah, Happy Festivus, and Kool Kwanza, if more appropriate) to all!



and to you and yours, rpm. Thanks for all the presents you give us here throughout the year.

mibuwolf83


quality posts: 6 Private Messages mibuwolf83
weboddity wrote:My wife and I are members and obviously fans of Bernardus.

If they're open today I will call and see if this is a better price than I can get at discount. If it is, I'm in for several, because my wife especially likes their SLH and I thought this was a $65-$75 bottle.

Side note: Their Signature Marinus (~$65 / bottle) and buttery 2010 Chardonnay (Monterey County, ~$22 / bottle) are both excellent. I was very surprised to find their 2009 & 2010 Chards at a nearby Safeway on the 30% off sale for $16.99, cheaper than my member price.



Which vintage(s) of the Marinus Reserve have you tried? Is worth the try? I had a bottle of the 2005 Marinus and I thought it was amazing. That's when I started following Bernardus. I also had the 2008 Ingrid's Vineyard Pinot Noir, but I found it to be harsh and astringent even after laying it down for 2 months after delivery. I'm skeptical of the vineyard designate Pinots.

funbunny


quality posts: 26 Private Messages funbunny
rpm wrote:Looks interesting, but I'm feeling pretty broke on Christmas Eve.



Looks like someone was a very generous Santa.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

weboddity


quality posts: 3 Private Messages weboddity
mibuwolf83 wrote:Which vintage(s) of the Marinus Reserve have you tried? Is worth the try?

We had the '06 Signature Marinus, which is $65 retail and $52 members. I'd pay retail for it so I certainly recommend that one. The plain Marinus I'm not so much of a fan of, so when we go back we'll get more reserve/signature.

mibuwolf83 wrote:I had a bottle of the 2005 Marinus and I thought it was amazing. That's when I started following Bernardus. I also had the 2008 Ingrid's Vineyard Pinot Noir, but I found it to be harsh and astringent even after laying it down for 2 months after delivery. I'm skeptical of the vineyard designate Pinots.

According to the employees 2005 was a stellar year for them. I don't believe we liked the '08 Ingrid's Pinot enough to buy it, but we did buy a SLH we enjoyed so I'm interested in this one. I talked to them and they said this Pinot that today's woot is for sells at $65 retail / $52 members -- so this is cheaper than I can get it at this end-price of $42.50 per bottle.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:Bring back the well dressed monkey. I miss him. You guys were able to add those coal in time for Xmas banners so let's get some damn monkeys in tuxedos.

I know Pinot from SLH are generally well regarded. Has anybody tried this?



If you buy a set, I'll take one and trade you $20 plus the two Blitzens and we'll be square. If not, we'll figure something else out.

"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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jhkey wrote:If the winery joins, I'd be interested to know which clones of PN are in this wine, and why the blend of clones was chosen.

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays to all!!!!



...trying to see if the winery can jump in, but with the holiday I know much of the staff (winemaker included) were traveling...

I haven't met a Pinot made from Gary Franscioni's esteemed Rosella's vineyard that I haven't liked (I've tried others from his own Roar, Siduri and Augest West, and another that I'm forgetting).

The tasting note mentions "We at Bernardus are fortunate to have access to three small blocks planted with clone 777, Pommard clone and the celebrated Pisoni clone". That said, I don't know anything more specific. A little more info here.

Quality, quality, quality Pinot here. I haven't had the aforementioned Ingrid's (which is Bernardus estate vines, planted right below their lodge), but I've enjoyed the previously Wooted Fairview vineyards Pinot and more-so the Tondre Vineyard Pinot. (I was quite surprised when I asked about Rosella's and they said yes... I put it together quickly before they changed thier minds!)

I'm also trying to track down a bottle that I can open today, and if I find one I'll post my notes here later.

Happy holidays everyone!

I report to winedavid39...
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jhkey


quality posts: 52 Private Messages jhkey
neilfindswine wrote:...trying to see if the winery can jump in, but with the holiday I know much of the staff (winemaker included) were traveling...

I haven't met a Pinot made from Gary Franscioni's esteemed Rosella's vineyard that I haven't liked (I've tried others from his own Roar, Siduri and Augest West, and another that I'm forgetting).

The tasting note mentions "We at Bernardus are fortunate to have access to three small blocks planted with clone 777, Pommard clone and the celebrated Pisoni clone". That said, I don't know anything more specific. A little more info here.

Quality, quality, quality Pinot here. I haven't had the aforementioned Ingrid's (which is Bernardus estate vines, planted right below their lodge), but I've enjoyed the previously Wooted Fairview vineyards Pinot and more-so the Tondre Vineyard Pinot. (I was quite surprised when I asked about Rosella's and they said yes... I put it together quickly before they changed thier minds!)

I'm also trying to track down a bottle that I can open today, and if I find one I'll post my notes here later.

Happy holidays everyone!



Thanks Neil! I hope you find that bottle! We appreciate you "working" so hard during the holidays!

"I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson (CT)

neilfindswine


quality posts: 173 Private Messages neilfindswine

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jhkey wrote:Thanks Neil! I hope you find that bottle! We appreciate you "working" so hard during the holidays!



It's a commitment; but I do it for the Wooters...

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

modelakathy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages modelakathy
rjquillin wrote:I see Jennings liked it, and based on CT value of $60 this is a great price.
Pretty consistent ratings over a few years as well, should speak they know how to do PN right.
Very tempted.


GO FOR IT!
I have purchased this in the past and will be buying it again today. Very delicious PN. Shared with friends -- everyone was quite pleased.

 

cortot20


quality posts: 162 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:If you buy a set, I'll take one and trade you $20 plus the two Blitzens and we'll be square. If not, we'll figure something else out.



tempting, but this goes a bit above my price limit. plus i am out of room in the cooler for pricier bottles. I'll find something else to split with you.

I thought you were on the SIWBM to end all SIWBM's.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
cortot20 wrote:tempting, but this goes a bit above my price limit. plus i am out of room in the cooler for pricier bottles. I'll find something else to split with you.

I thought you were on the SIWBM to end all SIWBM's.



Correct me if I am wrong but part of the SIWBM is not using a creditcard that can be tracked by SWMBO'd

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:Correct me if I am wrong but part of the SIWBM is not using a creditcard that can be tracked by SWMBO'd



This man speaks troof!!!!

"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

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
tytiger58 wrote:Correct me if I am wrong but part of the SIWBM is not using a creditcard that can be tracked by SWMBO'd

Still, at some point, the bulk of it all will become all too visible, unless off-site storage is limitless, and then there's always the issue of retrieval: where did ~that~ come from...

CT

neilfindswine


quality posts: 173 Private Messages neilfindswine

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Sadly, it looks as though my courier will not make it to my abode this eve.

I will get it soon though, and will thoroughly enjoy it when I do. If you order it, you will too. A thoroughbred Pinot from a respected producer and one of the finest Pinot vineyards in the SLH methinks.

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