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Alderbrook Dry Creek Valley Port (3)

Speed to First Woot:
1m 28.990s
First Sucker:
jimjacks66
Last Wooter to Woot:
madmanfrommacuder
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 48% of Wine Woots
Top 42% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 24% of Wine Woots
Top 22% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

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  • 62% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 1% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 1% one month old
  • 10% one year old
  • 87% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 80% bought 1
  • 16% bought 2
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Cesare


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Alderbrook Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Port Half-Bottle 3-Pack
$39.99 $̶9̶7̶.̶0̶0̶ 59% off List Price
2007 Alderbrook Winery Zinfandel Port, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County 375ml

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jimjacks66


quality posts: 32 Private Messages jimjacks66

Port is seen very infrequently on Woot. A Zin Port even more rare. Jumped at the chance to buy this Zin Port from Sonoma County. The jump made me First Sucker. Woot!

Winedavid39


quality posts: 214 Private Messages Winedavid39

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jimjacks66 wrote:Port is seen very infrequently on Woot. A Zin Port even more rare. Jumped at the chance to buy this Zin Port from Sonoma County. The jump made me First Sucker. Woot!



nice work! this is a great offer.

enjoy.



rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
Winedavid39 wrote:nice work! this is a great offer.

enjoy.

A very pleasant uptick in activity compared to the past couple days.

Budget limited me to a single woot on this. Last had their '99 Zin at the SoCal Zin event just awhile back.

CT

jamesbottomtooth


quality posts: 41 Private Messages jamesbottomtooth

375ml

almost bought some..

ghyo1


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The retail on this is $28.00/375ml plus shipping. Here, it is $15.00 including shipping. If you like port it's a great deal. Alderbrook is a good producer.

cortot20


quality posts: 161 Private Messages cortot20

Sounds interesting. I won't be in town when it ships though, bummer.

CT

ThunderThighs


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cortot20 wrote:Sounds interesting. I won't be in town when it ships though, bummer.


Friends, neighbors, country men, lend me your post box.



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MarkDaSpark


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jamesbottomtooth wrote:375ml

almost bought some..



Then you'll be missing out on most Zin Port (and Port) offers ... most of them will be 375ml bottles.

Hmmm, in for 1 or 2?


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MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:Sounds interesting. I won't be in town when it ships though, bummer.



If only you knew someone who had a wine locker ... and doesn't drink their own wine!



* Note that it doesn't say I won't drink someone else's wine!


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


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman
rjquillin wrote:A very pleasant uptick in activity compared to the past couple days.

Budget limited me to a single woot on this. Last had their '99 Zin at the SoCal Zin event just awhile back.



That's where I've seen the name before! I wish I remembered what I thought of that wine...would help me out here. Or molarchae will just buy it, you never know.

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cortot20


quality posts: 161 Private Messages cortot20
MarkDaSpark wrote:If only you knew someone who had a wine locker ... and doesn't drink their own wine!



* Note that it doesn't say I won't drink someone else's wine!



Last time I was told of a holding charge so I changed my mind.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 207 Private Messages chipgreen

Most of my Port style wines are 500ml but all my Zinfandel Ports are 375. Interesting, never noticed that before. About to add 3 more and break my 29 day SIWBM, a near-record!

(Last Wooter to Woot: chipgreen)

greyday


quality posts: 55 Private Messages greyday
cortot20 wrote:Sounds interesting. I won't be in town when it ships though, bummer.



How long will you be gone? They'll hold it at ups or FedEx (however it ships) for you for at least a week....

greyday


quality posts: 55 Private Messages greyday
MarkDaSpark wrote:Then you'll be missing out on most Zin Port (and Port) offers ... most of them will be 375ml bottles.



Agreed. In my experience, most ice wines and ports are 375. I bottled my plum/Syrah "port" in 375s...

slm9951


quality posts: 14 Private Messages slm9951

I LOVE Zin port!! It seems to have a little more character than porto and tawney. Wish I could purchase, darn old VA.

j105


quality posts: 1 Private Messages j105

I'm in for one...I don't know about anyone else but I never finish a bottle of port at one time...I love that these are 375's

artjunkie


quality posts: 5 Private Messages artjunkie

Forgive my ignorance... I've never had a Zin port. I like a tawney port better than a ruby port. Would I like this?

rckwoot


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rckwoot
ThunderThighs wrote:Friends, neighbors, country men, lend me your post box.



Blasted greedy politicians. Gotta blame somebody since the winery doesn't ship to Conn. :-(

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger

I tried port once, about 15 years ago. Didn't like it. I don't remember what particular kind it was.

I've been thinking recently that I should give it another try. There are plenty of options at my local wine sellers, but I have no idea what a good choice would be.

Is there a compelling reason to pick this particular woot offer over just picking something off the shelf locally? The obvious disadvantage of the woot offer is that if I don't like it, I'm stuck with two unopened bottles and a $50 hole in my wallet.

confusedemmy


quality posts: 24 Private Messages confusedemmy
moondigger wrote:I tried port once, about 15 years ago. Didn't like it. I don't remember what particular kind it was.

I've been thinking recently that I should give it another try. There are plenty of options at my local wine sellers, but I have no idea what a good choice would be.

Is there a compelling reason to pick this particular woot offer over just picking something off the shelf locally? The obvious disadvantage of the woot offer is that if I don't like it, I'm stuck with two unopened bottles and a $50 hole in my wallet.



I'd recommend tossing down about $20 and picking up a bottle of Otima port to test whether or not you like it in general. That said, if you like Zin and you like dessert wines, this is a good deal and a good drink.

kaolis


quality posts: 28 Private Messages kaolis
artjunkie wrote:Forgive my ignorance... I've never had a Zin port. I like a tawney port better than a ruby port. Would I like this?



If you like tawny port vs ruby this may not be in your wheelhouse. The tawny typically has toffee, apricot, nutty characteristics brought on by wood aging. Ruby port sees no wood during fermentation and bottled fresh and fruity.

kaolis


quality posts: 28 Private Messages kaolis
confusedemmy wrote:I'd recommend tossing down about $20 and picking up a bottle of Otima port to test whether or not you like it in general. That said, if you like Zin and you like dessert wines, this is a good deal and a good drink.



Otima is a tawny port and not really a similar style to a Zin port. Four Vines makes a zin port in the $15/375ml retail range that is pretty available in larger markets that would be a good intro.

jmdavidson


quality posts: 59 Private Messages jmdavidson

I was never a port drinker, but within the last year I have tried Pedroncelli's Vintage Port Four Grapes and Laura Zahtila's Zin Port. Both were delicious. This sounds like it is in that realm of delicious.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:Last time I was told of a holding charge so I changed my mind.



Ship to me if you want.

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moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger

Confusedemmy and kaolis -- thanks for the feedback. I'll see what I can find locally.

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
moondigger wrote:Is there a compelling reason to pick this particular woot offer over just picking something off the shelf locally? The obvious disadvantage of the woot offer is that if I don't like it, I'm stuck with two unopened bottles and a $50 hole in my wallet.

Good producer, about 1/2 average CT price, so good value and not something you'd likely pick up locally.

You would have absolutely NO problem disposing of this to other port wooters should you be displeased.

CT

Igannon


quality posts: 5 Private Messages Igannon

The specs list this as having an RS of .09876%. I'm guessing that's supposed to be 9.876% (0.9876*100)? Otherwise that would be the driest port I've ever heard of.

ThunderThighs


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Igannon wrote:The specs list this as having an RS of .09876%. I'm guessing that's supposed to be 9.876% (0.9876*100)? Otherwise that would be the driest port I've ever heard of.


I'll send that in for checking. Good catch.



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moondigger


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rjquillin wrote:You would have absolutely NO problem disposing of this to other port wooters should you be displeased.


On several occasions in the past, I've been interested in various wine offers discussed here--some VERY popular--and have posted something to the effect of: "I'd like this, but not all of it. Anybody want to split? I'm in the Syracuse/Utica/Rome area of NY state."

I've never had a bite. I'm starting to think there are no active wine wooters nearby.

alderbrookmanager


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Good morning everyone. I am the tasting room manager at Alderbrook. Here is a little info about the port we have up for sale today.

It is a zinfandel port so that means it is not a tawny or a ruby port, but a zinfandel that is fortified with brandy in its own style. It has very little residual sugar so it is not overly sweet. It is also not very thick or syrupy like other ports can be. You will get most of the characteristics of the zinfandel on the pallet with a desert style twist on the finish.

Hope that answers some of your questions

alderbrookmanager


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ThunderThighs wrote:I'll send that in for checking. Good catch.



It is a very dry port. Less that 1% RS

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger

Given the low RS number and the winery rep's comment about it being "very dry," I'm thinking this might actually be a port I will like. (One of the things I didn't like with that one taste I had many years ago was how sweet it was.)

So I'll try again here:

I'm interested in this offer, but three bottles might be too much. Does anybody want a bottle? I'm in the Syracuse/Utica/Rome area of New York state.

North316


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alderbrookmanager wrote:It is a very dry port. Less that 1% RS



So, 18%+ alcohol and less than 1% RS, this sounds like a burner. I was in for sure, but now I need to reconsider. The few ports I have disliked (which isn't many), have been rather hot and the alcohol overwhelming. I'm fearing this may be out of my wheelhouse.

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alderbrookmanager


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North316 wrote:So, 18%+ alcohol and less than 1% RS, this sounds like a burner. I was in for sure, but now I need to reconsider. The few ports I have disliked (which isn't many), have been rather hot and the alcohol overwhelming. I'm fearing this may be out of my wheelhouse.



I understand your concerns about the possibility of it drinking "hot", but this port drinks very much like a zin with just the right amount of sweetness (just a touch) so that it really does not have an alcoholic taste to it.

kylemittskus


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alderbrookmanager wrote:I understand your concerns about the possibility of it drinking "hot", but this port drinks very much like a zin with just the right amount of sweetness (just a touch) so that it really does not have an alcoholic taste to it.



I'm a little confused about the philosophy here. If the RS is so low, why not just make a 1% RS Zin? Why add the grape brandy? I love Port, but I love Port for the sweetness along with all the complexities that come along with it. Making an almost dry "port" seems kind of odd. Can you explain your reasoning behind the decisions? Thanks for jumping in with us.

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sandig7


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kylemittskus wrote:I'm a little confused about the philosophy here. If the RS is so low, why not just make a 1% RS Zin? Why add the grape brandy? I love Port, but I love Port for the sweetness along with all the complexities that come along with it. Making an almost dry "port" seems kind of odd. Can you explain your reasoning behind the decisions? Thanks for jumping in with us.


Good question. I think I'll have to get one just to try it out but shall wait for the response. I'm very lucky, in that, I have many friends who are happy to accept my, free, rejects. :D

cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:I'm a little confused about the philosophy here. If the RS is so low, why not just make a 1% RS Zin? Why add the grape brandy? I love Port, but I love Port for the sweetness along with all the complexities that come along with it. Making an almost dry "port" seems kind of odd. Can you explain your reasoning behind the decisions? Thanks for jumping in with us.



My guess is that these grapes are way over ripe and they managed to get the sugar almost completely converted. It is odd since the addition of brandy usually stops fermentation but also changes the flavor of the wine. I already purchased but am also curious.

CT