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Inspiration Vineyards Chardonnay Mix (4)

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Cesare


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Inspiration Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Mix 4-Pack
$59.99 $̶1̶3̶5̶.̶0̶0̶ 56% off List Price
2010 Chardonnay Estate, Russian River Valley
2010 Chardonnay Estate Reserve, Russian River Valley
2011 Chardonnay Estate Reserve, Russian River Valley
2011 Chardonnay Estate, Russian River Valley
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skidd420


quality posts: 0 Private Messages skidd420

No wine.woot wootoff? What the heck? Bummer.

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

This seems like an excellent deal on some interesting Chard. I'm buying the Heart Rate monitor on Sport.woot, so I'm in for one of these as well to tag along in the shipping costs.

Everyone else is slow on the uptake tonight if I'm both the first and last sucker.

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joseph1951


quality posts: 1 Private Messages joseph1951

I believe they have offered their Chardonnay on woot before. I do not have formal notes, but do remember it being exceptional.

sphervey


quality posts: 39 Private Messages sphervey

Nice review of the 2010 Estate Russian River:

http://healdsburg.patch.com/groups/william-allens-blog/p/bp--wine-of-the-week-inspiration-vineyards-2010-chardf624c692fe

UBlink


quality posts: 19 Private Messages UBlink

Interestingly I came across a bottle of the 2011 Estate ( not reserve), and as a fan of Inspiration's zins had to give it a try. Tasted with some family members before and during dinner.
The wine is a pale straw color, very bright and clear in the glass. On the nose I picked up notes of pineapple with some flowery hints. On tasting it was very crisp with some apple as well as the pineapple present on the nose. The mouth feel was not buttery like the stereotypical California chard, but still had a richness to it. One of my co-tasters found this to be most notable (in a positive way). The finish was fairly short, clean and citrusy.
One of the other tasters, before I shared my notes, picked up pineapple sherbet - not pineapple but pineapple sherbet - on the nose. All noticed the crispness and freshness. Definitely not an oak and butter bomb.

We had grilled fresh wild sockeye salmon for dinner and, while not the best pairing, it was clear this is a very food friendly wine. Looking forward to trying the other bottles in the offer.

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flowerchild59


quality posts: 24 Private Messages flowerchild59

Dang. No wine woot off????

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twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn

Hi All - Jon here from Inspiration. Please let me know if you have any questions about this offering.

In addition to making this wine, I also grew all of the grapes.

The 2010 is showing really nicely right now and yes JOSEPH1951, I believe we offered the two 2010's sometime last year just after release.

Thank you REDWINEFAN for being the 1st! And also thank you to UBLINK for the nice review.

Chardonnay is my passion - here's a link to a video I made out in my vineyard in case you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vef-AHHjUco

emccarl


quality posts: 9 Private Messages emccarl

This is pretty much a slam dunk purchase for me. Inspiration Vineyards is becoming an Auto Buy for me, as I've purchased their wines in previous woot offerings, and have been very pleased.

I especially like the fact that Jon gave up his "day" job to pursue wine making. His passion for producing a quality product really shines through in his wines. I'm confident that these Chardonnays will be YUMMY (non-technical term for good wine).

In for 2!

Last Wooter to Woot: emccarl

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
emccarl wrote:This is pretty much a slam dunk purchase for me. Inspiration Vineyards is becoming an Auto Buy for me, as I've purchased their wines in previous woot offerings, and have been very pleased.

I especially like the fact that Jon gave up his "day" job to pursue wine making. His passion for producing a quality product really shines through in his wines. I'm confident that these Chardonnays will be YUMMY (non-technical term for good wine).

In for 2!

Last Wooter to Woot: emccarl



Thank you VERY MUCH EMCCARL!

My big goal this year is to reinvest everything I'm earning into a new press, and I can hardly wait. The press is here - just waiting for me to pay it off - kind of like "lay-a-way" and it will go extremely far in helping me with our white wine program!

I really appreciate your continued support!

JP

Sallynla


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Sallynla

A question for all you Wine Woot buying experts: I purchased the Wellington summer whites on July 1. There is still no tracking information available. Have any of you experienced shipping problems in terms of delays that ruined your wine? This is my third time buying wine here, and each time has been extremely frustrating.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
Sallynla wrote:A question for all you Wine Woot buying experts: I purchased the Wellington summer whites on July 1. There is still no tracking information available. Have any of you experienced shipping problems in terms of delays that ruined your wine? This is my third time buying wine here, and each time has been extremely frustrating.



It will take 2-3 weeks to receive your wine, sometimes even slightly longer during the summer, but that's unusual.

Do you have a tracking number, but no additional information? If so, I'm guessing you are somewhere other than the west coast. During the summer you will get a tracking number when the shipping information is generated by the winery. The wine then will typically get shipped partially across the country in a refrigerated truck (not fed-ex) and you will get no tracking updates during this period. Once it arrives at whatever hub it is destined for, it will finally hit the fed-ex tracking system and be in-route to you, usually only a 2-day trip to your doorstep.

It is done in this manner during the summer to protect the wine from heat damage. The process sometimes take a little longer, which can be frustrating, but it is certainly done in your best interests. If by some bad luck, your wine still arrives damaged, just contact woot support and they will take care of you.

Hope this helps.

My CT
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joseph1951


quality posts: 1 Private Messages joseph1951

Would be in for 2, just a bit concerned with shipping in this New York heat wave

Sallynla


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Sallynla
North316 wrote:It will take 2-3 weeks to receive your wine, sometimes even slightly longer during the summer, but that's unusual.

Do you have a tracking number, but no additional information? If so, I'm guessing you are somewhere other than the west coast. During the summer you will get a tracking number when the shipping information is generated by the winery. The wine then will typically get shipped partially across the country in a refrigerated truck (not fed-ex) and you will get no tracking updates during this period. Once it arrives at whatever hub it is destined for, it will finally hit the fed-ex tracking system and be in-route to you, usually only a 2-day trip to your doorstep.

It is done in this manner during the summer to protect the wine from heat damage. The process sometimes take a little longer, which can be frustrating, but it is certainly done in your best interests. If by some bad luck, your wine still arrives damaged, just contact woot support and they will take care of you.

Hope this helps.



Very very helpful! Thanks so much....

tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek
joseph1951 wrote:Would be in for 2, just a bit concerned with shipping in this New York heat wave



Summertime shipping ($7) is in effect, so it will come via refrigerated trucks. You also have a 2 day shipping option during the summer for $3 extra. If anything doesn't arrive in good order, Woot's customer service is great and will take care of you.

ThunderThighs


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joseph1951 wrote:Would be in for 2, just a bit concerned with shipping in this New York heat wave

WD works with the wineries and between them, they have shipping down to an art. As mentioned above, we are also in Summer Shipping mode so extra precautions are taken.




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maurakid


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I have to preface with I am not typically a Chardonnay drinker. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with the 2011 Estate Reserve bottle that arrived last week.

I picked up notes of pineapple along with a hint of apple (green?) and some light citrus (grapefruit maybe, but not in a tart way.) what I most enjoyed was that this was NOT at all buttery--if that's what you look for in a Chardonnay you won't find it here. The Chard was crisp and clean throughout and a real pleasure!

entraine


quality posts: 2 Private Messages entraine

Worst Woot-off killer I have ever seen!

drgonzo99


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drgonzo99

Jon-

I bought some of the 2008 Estate Chardonnay in a Feb. 2012 Woot. Just had the last bottle earlier this spring, and it was really excellent. I love Chardonnay, and that was one of the better ones I'd had for a while. Thanks!

How would these compare to the 2008? And would you recommend drinking now, or holding them?

mgpaulus


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mgpaulus

Probably a stupid question, but are these 750ml bottles, or 1.5L bottles?

Winedavid39


quality posts: 211 Private Messages Winedavid39

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mgpaulus wrote:Probably a stupid question, but are these 750ml bottles, or 1.5L bottles?



750's.

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
drgonzo99 wrote:Jon-

I bought some of the 2008 Estate Chardonnay in a Feb. 2012 Woot. Just had the last bottle earlier this spring, and it was really excellent. I love Chardonnay, and that was one of the better ones I'd had for a while. Thanks!

How would these compare to the 2008? And would you recommend drinking now, or holding them?



Thank you drgonzo99! The biggest difference is that both the 10 & 11 vintages were fermented initially in tank at a very cold temp, and was filtered before bottling.

They both will continue to improve for many years bcuz they were made in a very french style with good acid. They are a red wine drinkers white wine for that reason and are not flabby.

As for the 08, yes it's still showing well. In fact you reminded me that I need to check that inventory. I may have found some that I had forgotten about.

Thank you very much for your support!

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
maurakid wrote:I have to preface with I am not typically a Chardonnay drinker. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with the 2011 Estate Reserve bottle that arrived last week.

I picked up notes of pineapple along with a hint of apple (green?) and some light citrus (grapefruit maybe, but not in a tart way.) what I most enjoyed was that this was NOT at all buttery--if that's what you look for in a Chardonnay you won't find it here. The Chard was crisp and clean throughout and a real pleasure!



Maurakid - Thank you for your review and kind words. This is my style Chardonnay...

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
tdedek wrote:Summertime shipping ($7) is in effect, so it will come via refrigerated trucks. You also have a 2 day shipping option during the summer for $3 extra. If anything doesn't arrive in good order, Woot's customer service is great and will take care of you.



$10 for 2 day shipping? Dang, I can't even come close to matching that from the winery. WD rocks...

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
twstdvn wrote:$10 for 2 day shipping? Dang, I can't even come close to matching that from the winery. WD rocks...



There is a caveat there with the days at least. The actual shipping is 2-day shipping, but it may take 5, 10 or even 15 days before it begins shipping. Once shipping begins, its 2-days, in-route.

Not really correcting you Jon, as the price comparison is still the same, but just pointing out to those unaware that the 2-day shipping option does not mean it will be at their doorstep within two days of placing their order.

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twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
North316 wrote:There is a caveat there with the days at least. The actual shipping is 2-day shipping, but it may take 5, 10 or even 15 days before it begins shipping. Once shipping begins, its 2-days, in-route.

Not really correcting you Jon, as the price comparison is still the same, but just pointing out to those unaware that the 2-day shipping option does not mean it will be at their doorstep within two days of placing their order.



Thanks - agreed...

suzypotter


quality posts: 0 Private Messages suzypotter
Sallynla wrote:A question for all you Wine Woot buying experts: I purchased the Wellington summer whites on July 1. There is still no tracking information available. Have any of you experienced shipping problems in terms of delays that ruined your wine? This is my third time buying wine here, and each time has been extremely frustrating.



I've been buying wine from Woot for a few years now and have never - not even once! - had a problem. I, too, bought the Wellington whites and they tried to deliver yesterday July 15. Unfortunately, I was out of town, but they promised to try again tomorrow. I hope things work out for you.

Winedavid39


quality posts: 211 Private Messages Winedavid39

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North316 wrote:It will take 2-3 weeks to receive your wine, sometimes even slightly longer during the summer, but that's unusual.

Do you have a tracking number, but no additional information? If so, I'm guessing you are somewhere other than the west coast. During the summer you will get a tracking number when the shipping information is generated by the winery. The wine then will typically get shipped partially across the country in a refrigerated truck (not fed-ex) and you will get no tracking updates during this period. Once it arrives at whatever hub it is destined for, it will finally hit the fed-ex tracking system and be in-route to you, usually only a 2-day trip to your doorstep.

It is done in this manner during the summer to protect the wine from heat damage. The process sometimes take a little longer, which can be frustrating, but it is certainly done in your best interests. If by some bad luck, your wine still arrives damaged, just contact woot support and they will take care of you.

Hope this helps.



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neilfindswine


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redwinefan wrote:This seems like an excellent deal on some interesting Chard. I'm buying the Heart Rate monitor on Sport.woot, so I'm in for one of these as well to tag along in the shipping costs.

Everyone else is slow on the uptake tonight if I'm both the first and last sucker.



Will you be using the heart-rate monitor and the Chardonnay in the same sitting?

These are solid Russian River chard's from Jon's estate vineyards. Enjoy.

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redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
neilfindswine wrote:Will you be using the heart-rate monitor and the Chardonnay in the same sitting?



Yes, how did you know?

Bottle of Chardonnay = approx 600 calories
HRM will help me figure out how much activity I need to do prior to opening the bottle

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

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
Winedavid39 wrote:yer hired !



Promise?

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bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern

Over the weekend I had a bottle of Jon's 2009 Chard with my girlfriends home made Chinese clam soup, and it was an excellent match!!! Definitely not your typical Napa butter bomb, much more Burgundian in style, and very enjoyable!

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
bsevern wrote:Over the weekend I had a bottle of Jon's 2009 Chard with my girlfriends home made Chinese clam soup, and it was an excellent match!!! Definitely not your typical Napa butter bomb, much more Burgundian in style, and very enjoyable!



Thanks tons BSevern - I bet it would go nicely with that combo too!

I love our Chard w/ Shrimp on the BarB - yea yea - BBQ - and what works really nicely is serving that with a Mango, Jalapeno chutney.

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn

I'm curious - anyone watching the All Star Game? If yes - what's in your glass now - red or white - and who are you rooting for? AL or NL?

UBlink


quality posts: 19 Private Messages UBlink
twstdvn wrote:I'm curious - anyone watching the All Star Game? If yes - what's in your glass now - red or white - and who are you rooting for? AL or NL?



Rooting for the AL - a nice red Sangio in the glass.

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Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
UBlink wrote:Rooting for the AL - a nice red Sangio in the glass.



Me - NL West - but I went from Chard to Pinot in my glass...

joseph1951


quality posts: 1 Private Messages joseph1951

OK, so we will put our faith in Woot regarding summer shipping.....In for 3

twstdvn


quality posts: 72 Private Messages twstdvn
joseph1951 wrote:OK, so we will put our faith in Woot regarding summer shipping.....In for 3



TYVM Joseph1951 - I truly appreciate it! JP