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Block 50 Case of Aussie Reds (12)

Speed to First Woot:
31m 43.994s
First Sucker:
mdarlin4
Last Wooter to Woot:
trelos
Last Purchase:
a year ago
Order Pace (rank):
Bottom 23% of Wine Woots
Bottom 43% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Bottom 25% of Wine Woots
Bottom 44% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 3% first woot
  • 3% second woot
  • 14% < 10 woots
  • 28% < 25 woots
  • 53% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 0% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 0% one month old
  • 14% one year old
  • 86% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 94% bought 1
  • 3% bought 2
  • 3% bought 3

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Cesare


quality posts: 1598 Private Messages Cesare

Cumulus Estate Wines Block 50 Case of Aussie Reds
$99.99 $̶1̶4̶9̶.̶0̶0̶ 33% off List Price
2011 Block 50 Shiraz, Central Ranges, Australia
2011 Block 50 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Ranges, Australia
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-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

dansc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dansc

Like the price point, but is it drinkable? Anyone have first hand experience with these?

greezyg


quality posts: 9 Private Messages greezyg

I typically like Aussie red's. But I don't know this brand. My experience says that *everything* in Australia is trying to kill you so I'm not sure. :P

CAisBurning


quality posts: 2 Private Messages CAisBurning

Australian screwtop bottles are the funnel web spiders of the wine world.

lionel47


quality posts: 3 Private Messages lionel47

Considering they are only two years old, they might be worth cellaring for a couple of years. In that case, it would be a wise investment.

confusedemmy


quality posts: 21 Private Messages confusedemmy

Bought this the last time around and we are enjoying it; it drinks well above the price point. As a comparison, the Karma California Cab Sauv that was also recently offered at the same price point seemed much sweeter and had less overall oomph to it.

As far as Woot trying to stir up the old Stelvin debate, in my mind the debate is over. Couldn't find the original citation, but the following link contains that of-so-very-important picture of the wines the AWRI compared at 10 years with different closures: http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvisor2/tswa20100416.php

In short, Stelvins rule!

true559


quality posts: 23 Private Messages true559

Bought this last time. Not stellar but quite enjoyable. Better than many at this price point IMO. Considering another case.

nabiscc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nabiscc

I recently purchased my first wine woot and got charged tax. What determines if a winery is going to charge tax? Is it a state law? So should I be factoring that into every purchase?

Thanks!

mrsjhaye


quality posts: 16 Private Messages mrsjhaye

Think I'll pass on this. Don't particularly need a whole case of wine that may or may not only be good for "cooking" wine. Already have one of those...

woottoady


quality posts: 33 Private Messages woottoady

Not sure how to store these... I heard the sediment in Aussie wines rises to the top. Any down-unders with advice for us top-siders?

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
nabiscc wrote:I recently purchased my first wine woot and got charged tax. What determines if a winery is going to charge tax? Is it a state law? So should I be factoring that into every purchase?

Thanks!



Tax is now added to every purchase. There's a thread on it somewhere...

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ROGETRAY


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nabiscc wrote:I recently purchased my first wine woot and got charged tax. What determines if a winery is going to charge tax? Is it a state law? So should I be factoring that into every purchase?

Thanks!



Kyle is right, although I'm not sure where the thread is. Here is the FAQ blurb though:

I noticed a sales tax charge at checkout - where does that come from?
The wine deals featured on Wine.Woot come direct from the wineries. Each of these wineries has its own web of licensing obligations, tax policies, and local laws to deal with. So Wine.Woot calculates sales taxes on the wineries' behalf in accordance with their instructions. These instructions vary depending on the tax laws in each state.

cameronpurdy


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cameronpurdy
woottoady wrote:Not sure how to store these... I heard the sediment in Aussie wines rises to the top. Any down-unders with advice for us top-siders?



Yes. Unlike California reds, that you store label-up, you should store these label-down. Also, if you are into rotating your bottles, rotate these counter-clockwise instead of clockwise. You should be set.

nabiscc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nabiscc
ROGETRAY wrote:Kyle is right, although I'm not sure where the thread is. Here is the FAQ blurb though:

I noticed a sales tax charge at checkout - where does that come from?
The wine deals featured on Wine.Woot come direct from the wineries. Each of these wineries has its own web of licensing obligations, tax policies, and local laws to deal with. So Wine.Woot calculates sales taxes on the wineries' behalf in accordance with their instructions. These instructions vary depending on the tax laws in each state.





Oh alright. I misunderstood that post when I read it. I thought you guys calculated tax in order to get our 'max' as a placeholder until the winery could figure out if they're suppose to charge us or not.

So as another poster wrote, tax will be applied to all purchases?

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger
nabiscc wrote:So as another poster wrote, tax will be applied to all purchases?


This has been the case since Feb 22, if the purchaser is in a state that has sales tax.

timsampson


quality posts: 1 Private Messages timsampson

That's like the toilets that flush opposite since it's southern hemisphere.

cameronpurdy wrote:Yes. Unlike California reds, that you store label-up, you should store these label-down. Also, if you are into rotating your bottles, rotate these counter-clockwise instead of clockwise. You should be set.



nabiscc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nabiscc
moondigger wrote:This has been the case since Feb 22, if the purchaser is in a state that has sales tax.





Gotcha thanks!

bflohl


quality posts: 3 Private Messages bflohl

Oh, what the heck--in for one, just to encourage this type of offering.

ETA: Well. I would have, but NY is not on the list--first time I've encountered that!

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger
bflohl wrote:Oh, what the heck--in for one, just to encourage this type of offering.

ETA: Well. I would have, but NY is not on the list--first time I've encountered that!


I've only seen it once or twice before. It's rare to find a winery that isn't willing to jump through the hoops to be able to sell to the NY market.

dwdyer


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dwdyer

Texas not on the list. Sigh.

cjonczak


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cjonczak

LOTS of states NOT on the list :-(

Only 16 states...

I feel like WW shouldn't even offer it if it can't be shipped to at least maybe 50% of states.

Oh well.

77gary


quality posts: 0 Private Messages 77gary

I have yet to be dissapointed by an Aussie red. Spent 5 yrs there 30 yrs ago and have been a major fan ever since. Disclosure: I am Aussie by marriage. After 35 yrs, I am reminded, daily, that all (male) Aussies are terminals but they'll make up for it in their in there superlative vintners!!! Alas, my husband is not one! ;D

chipgreen


quality posts: 186 Private Messages chipgreen
bflohl wrote:Oh, what the heck--in for one, just to encourage this type of offering.

ETA: Well. I would have, but NY is not on the list--first time I've encountered that!


The International offers usually have fairly short ship-to lists. Not sure about New York but Ohio (my state) is rarely included but I agree that it's nice to see some foreign wines being offered. I liked it when it was a regular Saturday occurrence.