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Geyser Peak Ascentia Cabernet Sauvignon 2-Pack
$54.99 $̶9̶2̶.̶0̶0̶ 40% off List Price
2008 Geyser Peak Ascentia Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
2009 Geyser Peak Ascentia Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
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ddeuddeg


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All the prattle about New York in the description adds to the annoyance that the problem with shipping to New York still isn't fixed.

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andreaserben


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Thirsty!

pseudogourmet98


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Any insightful comments on 2008 and 2009 vintages for Alexander Valley? Or better yet, these specific wines?

UBlink


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Seems odd that both vintages were bottled on the same day, although the 2009 was apparently bottled twice. Maybe that explains why they both say to drink now through 2016.

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cortot20


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The specs on these are interesting.
08' has lower alc and higher acid whereas the 09' has higher alc. and lower acid.

Was this variation naturally occurring and attributable to weather or was there some manipulation here?

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UBlink wrote:Seems odd that both vintages were bottled on the same day, although the 2009 was apparently bottled twice. Maybe that explains why they both say to drink now through 2016.

Good catch. The bottling date listed on an earlier bullet (Bottling Date: August 2011) is the correct one.



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ddeuddeg


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Now that TT is back, maybe some light can be shed on what's happening with shipments to NY.

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needa


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hey everybody. this is a little off subject, but I don't know how to get to a previous 'block' deal.

I purchased a case of the wellington mixed summer whites on Tuesday to be mailed as a thank you gift. could you please tell me how long it normally takes for the wineries to ship these things out? and will i for sure get a tracking number? I sent the case to her work address... so I need to be able to tell her when it is arriving. I also ordered a monitor for my gma the same day and it is being delivered today. so I am a little bit worried. I have never ordered from wine dot woot before.

thanks,
-patrick

ThunderThighs


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ddeuddeg wrote:Now that TT is back, maybe some light can be shed on what's happening with shipments to NY.

I never left. Just don't have any info. Sorry.



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kylemittskus


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needa wrote:hey everybody. this is a little off subject, but I don't know how to get to a previous 'block' deal.

I purchased a case of the wellington mixed summer whites on Tuesday to be mailed as a thank you gift. could you please tell me how long it normally takes for the wineries to ship these things out? and will i for sure get a tracking number? I sent the case to her work address... so I need to be able to tell her when it is arriving. I also ordered a monitor for my gma the same day and it is being delivered today. so I am a little bit worried. I have never ordered from wine dot woot before.

thanks,
-patrick



It can take up to 3 weeks to ship. Summer shipping makes it more difficult to just pack and ship. You will get a tracking #.

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ThunderThighs


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needa wrote:hey everybody. this is a little off subject, but I don't know how to get to a previous 'block' deal.

I purchased a case of the wellington mixed summer whites on Tuesday to be mailed as a thank you gift. could you please tell me how long it normally takes for the wineries to ship these things out? and will i for sure get a tracking number? I sent the case to her work address... so I need to be able to tell her when it is arriving. I also ordered a monitor for my gma the same day and it is being delivered today. so I am a little bit worried. I have never ordered from wine dot woot before.

thanks,
-patrick


Welcome. Most of our sales (except wine) ship in 2-5 business days unless otherwise noted on the sale page.

Wine shipments take a bit longer than shipments from our other sites. Allow at least 2-3 weeks.

The FAQ:

How long is shipment going to take?
You should get your wine in 2-3 weeks, often sooner. We know the wait is kind of a drag. But it's still gonna taste good (maybe even better), and since we leave it to the wineries to get the wine to you, you can count on their experience to send their wine using their expert methodologies.



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youthguy72


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Long time lurker, don't post much... I returned from a July trip to CA wine country and of the wineries we were able to visit, we were very impressed with Geyser Peak's tasting. We were brought there by my wife's love and my enjoyment of their XYZin offerings, but enjoyed everything they poured us that day (and that includes this Cab). Of course, this price makes my decision not to lug home a few bottles look downright prophetic. Thanks, Woot!

rtdwine


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This is a Black Tie Wine, but, nobody is saying how great (or not so great) bargain this is. Any thoughts out there from anyone?

rtdwine


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youthguy72 wrote:Long time lurker, don't post much... I returned from a July trip to CA wine country and of the wineries we were able to visit, we were very impressed with Geyser Peak's tasting. We were brought there by my wife's love and my enjoyment of their XYZin offerings, but enjoyed everything they poured us that day (and that includes this Cab). Of course, this price makes my decision not to lug home a few bottles look downright prophetic. Thanks, Woot!



Should have read your post before I asked my question, huh?

rtdwine


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rtdwine wrote:Should have read your post before I asked my question, huh?



do you remember what your price at the winery would have been?

kylemittskus


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rtdwine wrote:do you remember what your price at the winery would have been?



$46/btl + tax (maybe) and shipping (maybe)

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geyserpeakwinery


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pseudogourmet98 wrote:Any insightful comments on 2008 and 2009 vintages for Alexander Valley? Or better yet, these specific wines?



2008 was an interesting vintage for vintners in Alexander Valley. The fires in Mendocino County carried smoke and ash to most of Northern Sonoma County (where Geyser Peak is) leaving a distinct smokiness to all AV reds from this year. Think grilled meats on a campfire and you've got the 2008 Ascentia.

2009 was a more typical vintage, beautiful fruit prevalent on palate. The Ascentia always tends to drink more Bordeaux-like as compared to other AV Cabs.

geyserpeakwinery


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rtdwine wrote:This is a Black Tie Wine, but, nobody is saying how great (or not so great) bargain this is. Any thoughts out there from anyone?



This is a winery-only offering, retails for $42.00 so a steal at this price. It's definitely more of an elegant Cab (as compared to others in our line up) but certainly not restricted to Black Tie occasions. We've produced this wine for many years; it has consistently proven worthy of patience in the cellar.

nathanbsmith


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Will these wines improve with age beyond 2016?

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geyserpeakwinery


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nathanbsmith wrote:Will these wines improve with age beyond 2016?



A few of us at the winery are personally drinking the 2004--holding up quite nicely if we do say so ourselves! I'd say drink up till 2018 for best enjoyment.

needa


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kylemittskus wrote:It can take up to 3 weeks to ship. Summer shipping makes it more difficult to just pack and ship. You will get a tracking #.



thank you for getting back to me so quickly. and thank you @thunderthighs also. I guess I should have read the faq.

rpm


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geyserpeakwinery wrote:2008 was an interesting vintage for vintners in Alexander Valley. The fires in Mendocino County carried smoke and ash to most of Northern Sonoma County (where Geyser Peak is) leaving a distinct smokiness to all AV reds from this year. Think grilled meats on a campfire and you've got the 2008 Ascentia.

2009 was a more typical vintage, beautiful fruit prevalent on palate. The Ascentia always tends to drink more Bordeaux-like as compared to other AV Cabs.



I would have been interested in an offering of the 2009 only (at least 2x, possibly 3x), but have no interest in the smoked 2008. With rare exceptions, it's a vintage for which I avoid the Cabs assiduously.

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rpm


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geyserpeakwinery wrote:A few of us at the winery are personally drinking the 2004--holding up quite nicely if we do say so ourselves! I'd say drink up till 2018 for best enjoyment.



I drink no well-made Cabernet (other than at tastings) under the age of 10. The 2004 should just be beginning to come into its own and should continue to develop at least until then.

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mstang1988


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rpm wrote:I drink no well-made Cabernet (other than at tastings) under the age of 10. The 2004 should just be beginning to come into its own and should continue to develop at least until then.



RPM, it's been a while since I've been on wine woot's forums. I remember reading about your wine tours. My wife and I are going to be in Napa in mid October. Any places you suggest? Our favorite is Corison. We tend to be cab drinkers but also enjoy a good zin or blend.

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scphillips


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Where Cabernets are concerned, I never act contrary to rpm's advice, but in this case -- in for one. I'm actually looking forward to tasting the "smoked" 2008. I've been so careful to avoid that vintage from that area, that I have no idea what all the fuss was about. Hey - rpm's standing advice is "Pull a lot of corks. Remember what you taste." You can't remember what you've never tasted, so...

Off topic, but somewhat related...not about today's Geyser Peak offering, but rather the Merlot and Red Wine offerings from G.P. early this month. Ordered both on the same day, and the Merlot was here (in L.A.) in an amazing 6 days! The Red? Not so fast. Woot combined my purchases into a single order with a single tracking number, which my order history now shows as shipped and delivered...but the Red is MIA! I'd be interested to know if there are any other Wooters out there -- Geyser Peak fans -- who made the same purchase and are having the same experience? Logic tells me that four bottles of vino ordered at the same time from the same winery would have been shipped in a single box.

rpm


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mstang1988 wrote:RPM, it's been a while since I've been on wine woot's forums. I remember reading about your wine tours. My wife and I are going to be in Napa in mid October. Any places you suggest? Our favorite is Corison. We tend to be cab drinkers but also enjoy a good zin or blend.



The 2008 Tour website is still up and has many good suggestions. Just don't expect anyone except tasting room staff to have any time for you in October - crush and wine making will be in full swing and everyone will be busy as he l l. [There is a reason we schedule the Tours in late July - it's the time most wine makers are likely to be able to spend some time with us.]

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

nathanbsmith


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scphillips wrote:Where Cabernets are concerned, I never act contrary to rpm's advice, but in this case -- in for one. I'm actually looking forward to tasting the "smoked" 2008. I've been so careful to avoid that vintage from that area, that I have no idea what all the fuss was about. Hey - rpm's standing advice is "Pull a lot of corks. Remember what you taste." You can't remember what you've never tasted, so...

Off topic, but somewhat related...not about today's Geyser Peak offering, but rather the Merlot and Red Wine offerings from G.P. early this month. Ordered both on the same day, and the Merlot was here (in L.A.) in an amazing 6 days! The Red? Not so fast. Woot combined my purchases into a single order with a single tracking number, which my order history now shows as shipped and delivered...but the Red is MIA! I'd be interested to know if there are any other Wooters out there -- Geyser Peak fans -- who made the same purchase and are having the same experience? Logic tells me that four bottles of vino ordered at the same time from the same winery would have been shipped in a single box.




I also ordered the GP merlot, GP Red and Ardente 1997 Cabernet but yesterday, only received the merlot. I had the same concern because there was only one tracking number for all three purchases made on August 2nd. I emailed Woot customer service and they asked me to wait until Monday to see if the other packages are delivered.

EDIT #1: I received one additional tracking number on 8/17 and amy final tracking number on 8/18. Looks like everything is going to be ok for this order.

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rpm


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scphillips wrote:Where Cabernets are concerned, I never act contrary to rpm's advice, but in this case -- in for one. I'm actually looking forward to tasting the "smoked" 2008. I've been so careful to avoid that vintage from that area, that I have no idea what all the fuss was about. Hey - rpm's standing advice is "Pull a lot of corks. Remember what you taste." You can't remember what you've never tasted, so... ....



It's your $. It's a conflict - in a way - between the producer and the wine drinker. The producer has to make and try to sell the wine every year, pretty much regardless of conditions (if it's really bad, the wine can usually be bulked out, but, no one wants to have to do that). The drinker would prefer only to drink wine from great (or at least above average) years. Especially considering that in California, the price doesn't drop significantly (at least until it won't sell for several years....) in poorer years. In Europe, you can sometimes sample great wines from off vintages at bargain prices - at least learning the characteristics of the estate/style - though it will not show you what the wine is capable of.

Based on my experience, and my own tasting, I form general impressions of vintages (knowing that there will always be exceptions - people who made lousy wine in good years and people who made great wine in off years) and then try to buy the years I believe will be stronger and age better, and avoid those I think will be below average. I don't particularly like 'smoky' wines generally, and have not tasted anything red from 2008 - other than some Pinot - that did anything for me. But, YMMV.

If you are building a cellar, you buy larger quantities of the best years, and fill in from lesser years to have things to drink while you're waiting to drink your cellared wines. Putting together a serious Cab cellar is a long term proposition - if you follow my advice and hold the wines a minimum of 10 years from vintage (and some very great wines much longer) before you start to drink them.

The rewards are great - in the past 10 days I've had a 1978 Ridge, a 1979 BV Georges de Latour, a 1989 Corison and a 1997 Corison. Absolutely worth the time, money, and effort (to refrain from opening wines).

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

UBlink


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nathanbsmith wrote:I also ordered the GP merlot and Red and Ardente 1997 Cab but only received the merlot yeterday. I had the same concern because here was only one tracking number for all theee purchases. I emailed Woot customer service and they asked me to wait until Monday to see if the other packages are delivered.


I had the same order and same result, except I've had no response from CS.

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

kylemittskus


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rpm wrote:...in the past 10 days I've had a 1978 Ridge, a 1979 BV Georges de Latour, a 1989 Corison and a 1997 Corison. Absolutely worth the time, money, and effort (to refrain from opening wines).



RPM rolls like a balla'!

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asahenry


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I just opened one. Fantastic! I followed a bottle of Chateau Monteleone Cab and this wine was as good.