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Healdsburg Ranches 2009 North Coast Zinfandel Case
$105.99 $̶1̶5̶9̶.̶0̶0̶ 33% off List Price
2009 Healdsburg Ranches North Coast Zinfandel

Georgetown Divide 2009 Rouge Grenache 4-Pack
$39.99 $̶7̶1̶.̶0̶0̶ 44% off List Price
2009 Rouge Grenache

So Be It 2009 Pinot Noir 6-Pack
$59.99 $̶1̶3̶3̶.̶0̶0̶ 55% off List Price
2009 So Be It Pinot Noir

Mirage 2009 "Not Bad Fizzy Cabernet" Case
$87.99 $̶2̶7̶1̶.̶0̶0̶ 68% off List Price
2009 Mirage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County

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spammie


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I bought the Not Bad Fizzy Cab in December and can attest that it is, in fact, not bad.

http://wine.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5291033

I've had best results by decanting thru the Vinturi & then letting it breathe (although perhaps "burp" is more appropriate) for an hour. I've also run it thru the Vinturi twice, but I think time in the decanter helps. Sorry, no tasting notes, but I agree that it's a good everyday drinker.

kylemittskus


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Wasn't someone just saying how good the So Be It PN was? Maybe losthighwayz?

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losthighwayz


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kylemittskus wrote:Wasn't someone just saying how good the So Be It PN was? Maybe losthighwayz?



That was me! I have a few left at home. I will open later today and post some notes.

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:Wasn't someone just saying how good the So Be It PN was? Maybe losthighwayz?

CT thinks I've got some of this. I could try to find it and bring it up tomorrow. Pinot & Pasta. Kinda has a ring to it.

CT

lamcjunk


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spammie wrote:I bought the Not Bad Fizzy Cab in December and can attest that it is, in fact, not bad.



Hum...we did not enjoy this wine at all...and we let it breathe. Maybe I'll open one tomorrow to get some notes on why...

jsp872


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Thanks guys! Looking forward to seeing some notes for the Pinot

losthighwayz


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Pinot in the fridge for a few minutes before opening. Will share later tonight

"The older I get the better I was"

trifecta


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bsevern is a pinot guy and thought So Be It was a great QPR. See previous sales for his notes. This is cheaper than previously offered as well.

I think I could be in for a split on this one.

losthighwayz


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Ok no formal notes on the so be it Pinot since i was at my parents with my 2 and 5 year olds ( wife out with girlfriends). Dad said it was reallu good ( thats as deep as his notes go-though an enorsement for simple drinking peeps). my notes:

PnP cherry, vanilla nose with little noticeable alcohol. It taste a bit astringent....reminds me of saccharin or a chemical wine...not bad but not great...i do recall tuis from previous
bottles....one hour later the nose has that earthiness (damp soil) tinge to it married with dark cherry that I enjoy...reminds me of a cross between fruit forward RRV pinots and Oregon/burgundy style pinots....taste was
smoother and less chemical...if that makes sense....in sum, this is not a 40 dollar PN disguised as a 10 PN but it is leaps and bounds better than any PN id buy at the grocery store for 18-20 dollars. Great QPR so long as ur not expecting a
Flowers/woodenhead/(insert qua
Ity oregon PN here) type bottle of wine. In for SIX more!

I paid $75 for six first time around so this is a better price...a no brainer IMO

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


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losthighwayz wrote:Ok no formal notes on the so be it Pinot since i was at my parents with my 2 and 5 year olds ( wife out with girlfriends). Dad said it was reallu good ( thats as deep as his notes go-though an enorsement for simple drinking peeps). my notes:

PnP cherry, vanilla nose with little noticeable alcohol. It taste a bit astringent....reminds me of saccharin or a chemical wine...not bad but not great...i do recall tuis from previous
bottles....one hour later the nose has that earthiness (damp soil) tinge to it married with dark cherry that I enjoy...reminds me of a cross between fruit forward RRV pinots and Oregon/burgundy style pinots....taste was
smoother and less chemical...if that makes sense....in sum, this is not a 40 dollar PN disguised as a 10 PN but it is leaps and bounds better than any PN id buy at the grocery store for 18-20 dollars. Great QPR so long as ur not expecting a
Flowers/woodenhead/(insert qua
Ity oregon PN here) type bottle of wine. In for SIX more!

I paid $75 for six first time around so this is a better price...a no brainer IMO

Pulled a cork this evening as well. Didn't notice the chemical elements you did, but I let it air out ~30 minutes in a glass before touching it. Earth and cherry are there, minimal alcohol and drinks above it's cost. Yes, and down from $12.50 to $10.00/btl, depending on how you do tax and shipping. Not everything goes up; this went down.

CT

greyday


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The Georgetown Divide rouge is decent to good if you like rouges. It compares pretty favorably to, say, Maynard's rouge from last year (the Arizona Stronghold mildly fizzy garbage; a shame since I really liked their table red), but in my opinion not as good as Meeker's Pink Elephant, which is to this day the best rouge I've had under $50 (and I think it averaged out to about $8/bottle?)...

Still, a nice take on the style, using grenache gives it a bit more flavor and body than you'd expect, but it still falls a bit too far into the sweet realm for an everyday drinker. Probably make an awesome adult snow cone, though!

jhkey


quality posts: 51 Private Messages jhkey

I'm always wary of $10 pinot, but the comments pushed me over the edge - that and I was really pleased with the Winter's Hill for $15. I love me some Pinot in the summer!

"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)

rock1717


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The Heldsberg says it can be delivered to New Jersey, but it won't let me checkout... :Sad face:

jchasma


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Anyone have notes on the Zin?

chipgreen


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I have at least some interest in every one of these wines. Did anyone ever find out who the mystery winemaker is behind the SoBeIt PN?

kabraxcis


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So I'd like to order the fizzy cab, but was wondering if summer shipping would be any faster.

I'm moving on May 20th and judging from previous purchases this will definitely come past that date and I should order it to the new address, but I'd like a reply from the seller with a rough estimate for shipping dates?

chipgreen


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kabraxcis wrote:So I'd like to order the fizzy cab, but was wondering if summer shipping would be any faster.

I'm moving on May 20th and judging from previous purchases this will definitely come past that date and I should order it to the new address, but I'd like a reply from the seller with a rough estimate for shipping dates?


You should have it shipped to the new adress since the current Plus deals don't end until May 10th and won't get shipped until at least 5 days after that.

lamcjunk


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lamcjunk wrote:Hum...we did not enjoy the "Mirage Not Bad Fizzy Cab" at all...and we let it breathe. Maybe I'll open one tomorrow to get some notes on why...



here goes:
appearance: medium purple red
nose: rich woody nose with old French wine moldy odor. Smelly socks.
palate: fizzy is the first thing you notice. Slightly tart. No pleasant flavors. Maybe an old blackberry.

An hour later: still bubbly, flavors even worse - the smelly socks come thru on the palate.

finish: blackberry, yet nasty finish

conclusion: undrinkable. Use for cooking.

Just our two cents! Everyone has a different palate.

fredrinaldi


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lamcjunk wrote:here goes:
appearance: medium purple red
nose: rich woody nose with old French wine moldy odor. Smelly socks.
palate: fizzy is the first thing you notice. Slightly tart. No pleasant flavors. Maybe an old blackberry.

An hour later: still bubbly, flavors even worse - the smelly socks come thru on the palate.

finish: blackberry, yet nasty finish

conclusion: undrinkable. Use for cooking.

Just our two cents! Everyone has a different palate.


Decant the wine. Shake it hard for maybe 20 seconds, repeat 3 or 4 times, and all the fiz is gone, I love this stuff and will buy another case this week.

rjquillin


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lamcjunk wrote:here goes:
appearance: medium purple red
nose: rich woody nose with old French wine moldy odor. Smelly socks.
palate: fizzy is the first thing you notice. Slightly tart. No pleasant flavors. Maybe an old blackberry.

An hour later: still bubbly, flavors even worse - the smelly socks come thru on the palate.

finish: blackberry, yet nasty finish

conclusion: undrinkable. Use for cooking.

Just our two cents! Everyone has a different palate.


Brett

CT

coolchris160


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In regards to the Not Bad Fizzy Cab...

I remember someone on here even recommending the use of a blender to help speed up the decanting time in order to reduce and/or eliminate the fizz. Otherwise it could take 2 to 3 hours (or more) of traditional decanting before this particular wine starts to drink well. Once you get it to that point though, it's a decent wine with a great QPR.

coolchris160


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Oh and is there anyone in the Minneapolis area that would be interested in a split on the Pinot Noir? If so, let me know. Thanks :-)

cortot20


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I opened up the rouge this weekend. Here's the ct entry I posted.


Wine is clear and the color of the juice in a maraschino cherry jar. I detect a small amount of smoke in the nose which is unusual in a rosé but not a ton of fruit. The predominant flavor is cherries but its a muted cherry. The wine seems almost a little tired. This type of wine is typically meant to be consumed a couple of years after release and this bottle is pushing four.
I would say its fair at the $12 price point I paid for it but won't be repurchasing.

CT

chipgreen


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Tried to buy the PN but no Ohio shipping. SoBeIt.

North316


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chipgreen wrote:Tried to buy the PN but no Ohio shipping. SoBeIt.



Still interested in any of the fizzy cab? Debating combining some with the zin port today.

My CT
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dosmilnan2


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2009 Mirage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County, 750ml 12-Pack.

UNDRINKABLE! DO NOT BUY.

andreaserben


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dosmilnan2 wrote:2009 Mirage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County, 750ml 12-Pack.

UNDRINKABLE! DO NOT BUY.



Every bottle I had was pretty good after the fizz was gone.

chipgreen


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North316 wrote:Still interested in any of the fizzy cab? Debating combining some with the zin port today.


Yeah, that was my plan with the PN. I really wouldn't want more than 3-4 of the fizzy Cab but I would be willing to take 6 if 2 of them were being traded for Healdsburg Ranches Cab.

chipgreen


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dosmilnan2 wrote:2009 Mirage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County, 750ml 12-Pack.

UNDRINKABLE! DO NOT BUY.

If you're going to make an exclamation like that (especially in ALL CAPS) you could at least describe what it is about the wine that, to you, makes it undrinkable.

rlmanzo


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Could anyone compare this to the D'ontspille? That was the best QPR pinot I've had.

Is it broke or just fractured?

fredrinaldi


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chipgreen wrote:If you're going to make an exclamation like that (especially in ALL CAPS) you could at least describe what it is about the wine that, to you, makes it undrinkable.



+1

fredrinaldi


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dosmilnan2 wrote:2009 Mirage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County, 750ml 12-Pack.

UNDRINKABLE! DO NOT BUY.



If your in So Cal, PM me and I'll take them off your hands for $2.50 each

hiten900


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Hmm... No comments on the Zin. I think it's been on Woot before therefore the conclusion that it has not made an impact on wooters. And is the price $99.99 or $105.99?

And, lots of comments, as always, on the fizzy Cab! Some love it, some hate it! I think I’ll stay away from it.

lamcjunk


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Here's the last time the Zin was offered

http://wine.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5384567&pageindex=1&replycount=19

jchasma


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lamcjunk wrote:Here's the last time the Zin was offered

http://wine.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5384567&pageindex=1&replycount=19



Thank you!

jchasma


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http://wine.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5229493&pageindex=1&replycount=41

Here is the link to the So Be It Pinot 2009. It helped me!

fredrinaldi


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Just picked up another case of the UNDRINKABLE Cab.

cormelon


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fredrinaldi wrote:Just picked up another case of the UNDRINKABLE Cab.



Me too...wish I could afford to buy more! A little patience/decanting makes this a bargain.