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McClean Private Reserve Syrah (6)

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Suberman32
Last Wooter to Woot:
wolverine9
Last Purchase:
a year ago
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Cesare


quality posts: 1593 Private Messages Cesare

McClean Vineyards Paso Robles Syrah 6-Pack
$68.99 $̶1̶4̶1̶.̶0̶0̶ 51% off List Price
2007 McClean Vineyards Estate Private Reserve Syrah, Paso Robles
2005 McClean Vineyards Estate Private Reserve Syrah, Paso Robles
CT links above

Previous offer:
3/9/13

-il Cesare
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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

cortot20


quality posts: 136 Private Messages cortot20

I have had both wines and they are both excellent. Well worth the price here. They have been working on liquidating these wines for nearly a year now and I am shocked there is any left.

CT

capitalsfn


quality posts: 2 Private Messages capitalsfn
cortot20 wrote:I have had both wines and they are both excellent. Well worth the price here. They have been working on liquidating these wines for nearly a year now and I am shocked there is any left.



Just got my 1.5 cases of 2007. Totally thinking about buying some more to add to my 8 bottles remaining of 2005.

Good stuff, unbelievable at this price point.

theaw


quality posts: 2 Private Messages theaw

grrrr! getting ready to move cross country and am trying to get rid of (read: consume obscene amounts of) my wine surplus. the notes on the '05 broke me. quite literally. in for 2.



Speed to First Woot: 11m 27.225s

First Sucker: Suberman32

Last Wooter to Woot: theaw

Last Purchase: a minute ago

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

This may be difficult to pass up. I think I'll be able to resist, though. The one thing I don't need is more Syrah.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

theaw


quality posts: 2 Private Messages theaw

now that's just crazy talk...

kylemittskus wrote:This may be difficult to pass up. I think I'll be able to resist, though. The one thing I don't need is more Syrah.



noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj

Something seems off-kilter regarding acidity:

2007 McClean Vineyards Private Reserve Estate Syrah, Paso Robles 750ml 3-Pack

pH: 3.78
TA: 0.689
Alcohol: 15.3%


2005 McClean Estate Private Reserve Syrah, Paso Robles 750ml 3-Pack

TA: 6.1
pH: 3.68
RS: 0.6g/L
Alcohol: 14.5%


Is there really a tenfold difference in TA between the two vintages? If so, this needs a bit more elucidation.

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben

Highly recommended... bought it quite often. Might pop open a bottle to celebrate its return.

biglagoon9


quality posts: 1 Private Messages biglagoon9

Purchased this the last couple of times it was on wine woot. This is a very enjoyable wine and at this price it's a no brainer. In for 3.

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben

Who knows me a bit - I like to do my digging:
Now, they really mean it when they said they are going away... the website is offline
this was their address:
http://mccleanvineyards.com/

Notice that there is suddenly a newcomer:
http://www.mccleanxvineyards.com/
who is offering
"One Last Syrah
100% Syrah
Paso Robles"
"Steve McClean"
the domain was registered
01-Apr-13
Right around the timeframe when the retirement decision of Michael McClean must have been finalized.
Considering a few weeks time for an offer to come to woot, this fits into the timeframe when we then saw the wine offered on Woot...
so - is "One Last Syrah" this ?

But we still have 2,200 gallons of 2010 in the barrels that we are selling in 1 lot (hopefully) for $14/gallon. Any takers? haha


http://wine.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5444168


It seems likely... see:
http://www.pasowine.com/media/viewpress.php?id=231

son Steven McClean



...and the internet domain registry lists an eMail address with "StevenMcClean" in the name - I will not share that address here publicly for privacy reasons even though it is technically a public record and you can look it up yourself.

If so - wishing Steve/Steven best of luck in the industry and that he will work with Woot also and not just with those grocery stores:

Purchase

Wines available for purchase at all Whole Foods, Pavilions, and Gelson's in Southern California.


http://www.mccleanxvineyards.com/purchase/


I wonder why he did not retain the name then - part of the sale to the new winemaker who bought their vineyard to not use the exact term "McClean Vineyards" going forward?

Personally I think that the "X" feels a bit forced. (Generation X?)

I hoped Woot would take over Michael McClean's remaining juice

chipgreen


quality posts: 185 Private Messages chipgreen

I'm in. Regretted not stocking up at this price (or something very similar) when this was on a + deal recently. Redemption!

Last wooter to woot:chipgreen
Last purchase:2 minutes ago

empapel


quality posts: 6 Private Messages empapel

Wow, thanks everyone. I was about to pass it up because my cellar has a lot of Syrahs in it already, but your reviews here sold me on it. It sounds wonderful.

Last Wooter to Woot: empapel

Last Purchase:a few seconds ago

sarcasm, geeks & microsoft humor
http://2tothe5th.com

IndigoHills


quality posts: 2 Private Messages IndigoHills

I love this stuff. Unfortunately, I live in Texas, where it's too hot to ship wine. I'd buy if they'd promise to hold the shipment for 3-4 months.

true559


quality posts: 23 Private Messages true559

I said it before and I'll say it again. This is one of the best wines at any price point that I've purchased on woot.

webdev511


quality posts: 37 Private Messages webdev511
IndigoHills wrote:I love this stuff. Unfortunately, I live in Texas, where it's too hot to ship wine. I'd buy if they'd promise to hold the shipment for 3-4 months.



I've got more than a couple of bottles of this in my cellar, but in for 3 (1 for me, 2 for my Dad in Minnesota.)

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben
webdev511 wrote:I've got more than a couple of bottles of this in my cellar, but in for 3 (1 for me, 2 for my Dad in Minnesota.)



Is your dad nearby?

pseudogourmet98


quality posts: 16 Private Messages pseudogourmet98
chipgreen wrote:I'm in. Regretted not stocking up at this price (or something very similar) when this was on a + deal recently. Redemption!



+1 and in for another (at least one) set today. Love, love, love this stuff!

Now if someone can give me a push (either way) on the GB offer in plus before I complete my order today. Would appreciate additional feedback on that offer (in the appropriate thread is good).

random122


quality posts: 6 Private Messages random122
true559 wrote:I said it before and I'll say it again. This is one of the best wines at any price point that I've purchased on woot.



Awesome QPR on these. Bummed that this is the last of it. I'm only halfway through the case from my last order (May/June), but I have to go in for another. I'll let future random122 worry about finding space for it.

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Despite the single bottle of this I tried being corked, I can't ignore the myriad of great feedback, and the great price, IN FOR A CASE!!

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

Blinking!

"The older I get the better I was"

trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta

Almost gone....

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj
trifecta wrote:Almost gone....



gone.

yubakram


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yubakram

Yeah! Got 2! just before the buzzer….

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben

My SIWBM held
I was tempted and my wine buying inhibitions were lowered enough just now - to find that everybody else decided for me in the end.

bitter sweet - Hurrah, hurrah - bye bye Syrah

chipgreen


quality posts: 185 Private Messages chipgreen
andreaserben wrote:My SIWBM held
I was tempted and my wine buying inhibitions were lowered enough just now - to find that everybody else decided for me in the end.

bitter sweet - Hurrah, hurrah - bye bye Syrah


Yes, I think we've finally seen the last of it.

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj
andreaserben wrote:My SIWBM held
I was tempted and my wine buying inhibitions were lowered enough just now - to find that everybody else decided for me in the end.

bitter sweet - Hurrah, hurrah - bye bye Syrah


My SIWBM didn't hold. I need to find a place to hide this when it arrives, lest I deal with the ever more painful SWMBOWBM.

Looking at the last line of your post this almost literally a case of "Que syrah, syrah."

rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin
chipgreen wrote:Yes, I think we've finally seen the last of it.

Inquiring, wondering, minds; did WD pick up the juice still in the tanks for us to see later as a WW?

That would be awesome!

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 185 Private Messages chipgreen
rjquillin wrote:Inquiring, wondering, minds; did WD pick up the juice still in the tanks for us to see later as a WW?

That would be awesome!


I think it's being sold as "One Last Syrah" as pointed out by andreaserben in an earlier post.

It's one of three wines showcased on the McClean X Vineyards website.

"Wines available for purchase at all Whole Foods, Pavilions, and Gelson's in Southern California."

cortot20


quality posts: 136 Private Messages cortot20
chipgreen wrote:I think it's being sold as "One Last Syrah" as pointed out by andreaserben in an earlier post.

It's one of three wines showcased on the McClean X Vineyards website.

"Wines available for purchase at all Whole Foods, Pavilions, and Gelson's in Southern California."



That website gives zero info. Other than showing us some cool bottle art. I will have to hit some of those stores and check the price point.

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin
cortot20 wrote:That website gives zero info. Other than showing us some cool bottle art. I will have to hit some of those stores and check the price point.

And the contact email address comes back:
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

stevem@mccleanxvineyards.com

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain mccleanxvineyards.com by mail.cleverconcepts.net. [72.29.164.74].

The error that the other server returned was:
553 5.3.0 {stevem@mccleanxvineyards.com}... User unknown

CT

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben
chipgreen wrote:I think it's being sold as "One Last Syrah" as pointed out by andreaserben in an earlier post.

It's one of three wines showcased on the McClean X Vineyards website.

"Wines available for purchase at all Whole Foods, Pavilions, and Gelson's in Southern California."



I contacted Steve about this ... it is NOT the wine from his father's vineyard.
Quote:


Yep,

I'm Michael's son

The Syrah that I'm using in my "One Last Syrah" is not from my families vineyard but is pretty darn tasty.

Thanks for the heads up in regards to the email on my web site..

Glad you liked the McClean so much.

Have a great day!
Steve McClean
Owner
McClean X Vineyards

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben
rjquillin wrote:And the contact email address comes back:
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

stevem@mccleanxvineyards.com

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain mccleanxvineyards.com by mail.cleverconcepts.net. [72.29.164.74].

The error that the other server returned was:
553 5.3.0 {stevem@mccleanxvineyards.com}... User unknown



I made him aware of this earlier by writing to the address accessible through his domain registration record.

rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin

Purchased 7/28
In transit 7/30 (!)
Expected Delivery 7/31 (!!)

CT

random122


quality posts: 6 Private Messages random122
rjquillin wrote:Purchased 7/28
In transit 7/30 (!)
Expected Delivery 7/31 (!!)



Amazingly quick! Purchased 7/28. Received today! Happy birthday to me!