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Cesare


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Let The People Decide Conservative Red Blend 4-Pack
$64.99 $̶1̶1̶9̶.̶5̶5̶ 46% off List Price
2009 Conservative Red Blend

-il Cesare
Sole Absolute Triple
Exalted High Tastemaster Supreme
“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

mother


quality posts: 14 Private Messages mother

heh vddd

bunnyh64


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bunnyh64

Ok folks ... Anyone have any notes on this .. We love Temp. Blends. Used to do our own Temp/Sangiovese -- which was killer.

chipgreen


quality posts: 173 Private Messages chipgreen

I tried this wine recently FOR FREE! For absolute FREE! I did not pay a penny for this wine, let me make that perfectly clear! Transparent, even!

That being said, I simply cannot recommend it unless you are enamored with Conservative politics and just want to have the bottle or want to gift it to somebody who will appreciate your right-leaning wine ways.

This is a red blend by Martellotto wines, they of the Secret White blend and apparently this blend is also a secret. If I had to guess I would say mostly Zin or Tempranillo because it's full of bramble. Unfortunately, the only other discerning characteristic is the alcohol.

While I PnP this wine without benefit of decanting or aeration, I did sample it slowly over a 3 hour period, then had another taste the following morning as well as 2 days later. The wine never evolved, there was never any fruit, just heat and bramble. Not even much oak or tannins to speak of.

Apparently there was also a Progressive Red (now sold out) which was the exact same wine with a blue label.

Again, if you're into this wine for political/collecting/gifting purposes then by all means, have at it! If you're thinking of actually drinking this plonk, you may want to reconsider.

EDIT: I just saw in the specs that it is a 90% Tempranillo blend. I love me a good Tempranillo, but....

emccarl


quality posts: 9 Private Messages emccarl
chipgreen wrote:I tried this wine recently FOR FREE! For absolute FREE! I did not pay a penny for this wine, let me make that perfectly clear! Transparent, even!

That being said, I simply cannot recommend it unless you are enamored with Conservative politics and just want to have the bottle or want to gift it to somebody who will appreciate your right-leaning wine ways.

This is a red blend by Martellotto wines, they of the Secret White blend and apparently this blend is also a secret. If I had to guess I would say mostly Zin or Tempranillo because it's full of bramble. Unfortunately, the only other discerning characteristic is the alcohol.

While I PnP this wine without benefit of decanting or aeration, I did sample it slowly over a 3 hour period, then had another taste the following morning as well as 2 days late. The wine never evolved, there was never any fruit, just heat and bramble. Not even much oak or tannins to speak of.

Apparently there was also a Progressive Red (now sold out) which was the exact same wine with a blue label.

Again, if you're into this wine for political/collecting/gifring purposes then by all means, have at it! If you're thinking of actually drinking this plonk, you may want to reconsider.



It's Bush's Fault!

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric
chipgreen wrote:I tried this wine recently FOR FREE! For absolute FREE! I did not pay a penny for this wine, let me make that perfectly clear! Transparent, even!

That being said, I simply cannot recommend it unless you are enamored with Conservative politics and just want to have the bottle or want to gift it to somebody who will appreciate your right-leaning wine ways.

This is a red blend by Martellotto wines, they of the Secret White blend and apparently this blend is also a secret. If I had to guess I would say mostly Zin or Tempranillo because it's full of bramble. Unfortunately, the only other discerning characteristic is the alcohol.

While I PnP this wine without benefit of decanting or aeration, I did sample it slowly over a 3 hour period, then had another taste the following morning as well as 2 days later. The wine never evolved, there was never any fruit, just heat and bramble. Not even much oak or tannins to speak of.

Apparently there was also a Progressive Red (now sold out) which was the exact same wine with a blue label.

Again, if you're into this wine for political/collecting/gifting purposes then by all means, have at it! If you're thinking of actually drinking this plonk, you may want to reconsider.

EDIT: I just saw in the specs that it is a 90% Tempranillo blend. I love me a good Tempranillo, but....



Obviously you didn't like it because it was free. If you had paid $200 for the bottle you would have loved it.

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric

Is this the same winery that made the "Creationism vs Evolution" wines?

chipgreen


quality posts: 173 Private Messages chipgreen

Regarding the collecting aspect, the Conservative Red label is actually kinda cool. It "leans" slightly to the right and there is an elephant in the background. I guess the labels on the Progressive reds leaned to the left (and of course had a donkey in the background).

sdwindansea


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sdwindansea

Chipgreen - I need to thank you for two reasons. First of all, for your good and honest review of the wine. Obviously this is only your opinion, but it is also a valued one. More importantly, thanks for ensuring that this offering will be around for a while and I will not have to show any restraint during that time .

chipgreen


quality posts: 173 Private Messages chipgreen
sdwindansea wrote:Chipgreen - I need to thank you for two reasons. First of all, for your good and honest review of the wine. Obviously this is only your opinion, but it is also a valued one. More importantly, thanks for ensuring that this offering will be around for a while and I will not have to show any restraint during that time .


I don't think it was a flawed bottle as it didn't show any of the tell-tale signs, otherwise I would have at least mentioned the possibility. I was hoping that there were some others who got to taste this to see what their impressions were - maybe I'm crazy wrong about this wine. I'm certainly not an expert but it was bad. really. really. bad.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 32 Private Messages fredrinaldi

with reviews like these (and I LOVE honest reviews) this offer could stall a Woot Off, might be the best thing, lots of folks have spent a lot of $$$ the last two days.

chipgreen


quality posts: 173 Private Messages chipgreen
fredrinaldi wrote:with reviews like these (and I LOVE honest reviews) this offer could stall a Woot Off, might be the best thing, lots of folks have spent a lot of $$$ the last two days.

Yeah, but now we'll have to see it again in the next wootoff. Sorry! I didn't really think that many people even read the comments.

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
chipgreen wrote:I don't think it was a flawed bottle as it didn't show any of the tell-tale signs, otherwise I would have at least mentioned the possibility. I was hoping that there were some others who got to taste this to see what their impressions were - maybe I'm crazy wrong about this wine. I'm certainly not an expert but it was bad. really. really. bad.



I also got to sample this wine for free, and I'm afraid Chip is dead on with this one. I brought it to a party, and after initial tastings, it was unanimously declined when seconds were offered.

If you consider yourself a Conservative, this wine may be almost enough to make you want to switch parties.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

joelsisk


quality posts: 7 Private Messages joelsisk
redwinefan wrote:...
If you consider yourself a Conservative, this wine may be almost enough to make you want to switch parties.



Ouch!

emmabean2000


quality posts: 6 Private Messages emmabean2000

The people have decided...time for dinner.

sdwindansea


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sdwindansea

Wow, that one actually went quick. I'm guessing it was a very limited supply.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 32 Private Messages fredrinaldi
sdwindansea wrote:Wow, that one actually went quick. I'm guessing it was a very limited supply.


Or they pulled the offering due to the reviews, no money to be made if no one is buying

CelesteCraft


quality posts: 0 Private Messages CelesteCraft

Thanks for the review, Chip. I'm one of those weirdos that when I experience wine, I want the wine to actually BE an experience!