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Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (4)

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Cesare


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Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 4-Pack
$59.99 $̶1̶1̶1̶.̶0̶0̶ 46% off List Price
2008 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
CT link above

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rjquillin


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$15/btl here at woot absolutely smokes the CT average of $37!

Vintner Voicemail doesn't really tell us much about the wine however, and no CT notes for this vintage.
Beyond the numbers, what is this one like?

CT

MarkDaSpark


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bsevern


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I have five bottles of Emblem cab, but they're 2006 Emblem Oso Vineyard, and the non-vineyard designate 2006 Folio Emblem, but I've yet to open a bottle. This is a good price.

gcas620


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good price for a great wine but current vintage is 2010 which might cost a little more

antflies


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W.E. gives it an 87.

Waiting for a positive comment to pull the trigger.

For $5 a bottle more, I can actually get a Napa Cab I know I like.

kaolis


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antflies wrote:W.E. gives it an 87.

Waiting for a positive comment to pull the trigger.

For $5 a bottle more, I can actually get a Napa Cab I know I like.



I found W.E. (Wine Enthusiast) reviews for the 2008 Emblem Rutherford and Oso Vineyard bottlings at 87 points but no reviews for this Napa designated bottling. May want to double check or do you have a link?

Cheers!

cortot20


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rjquillin wrote:$15/btl here at woot absolutely smokes the CT average of $37!

Vintner Voicemail doesn't really tell us much about the wine however, and no CT notes.
Beyond the numbers, what is this one like?



There are a few notes in CT for the previous vintages which should give you an overall impression of style and quality.

CT

rwinerr


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Has to be cheep because no one in NY can buy it
C'mon Woot I have a ton of stuff in check out.
Doesn't this hurt your sales?
Do I have to move to NJ or are they out too?
Other retailers still ship to us -New York

rjquillin


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cortot20 wrote:There are a few notes in CT for the previous vintages which should give you an overall impression of style and quality.

I did look at those, and typical of CT they seem rather scattered and inconsistent. Some claim sweet, others tannic and yet others smooth. No mention of this at all on Emblem and that's rather surprising. Given it's an '08, even at this price I'm going to have to hold until some info from known palates appears, or perhaps some better info from the winery than what was in the voicemail. Nice sounding blend, but with a pretty high pH. Were those 18 months in all new, or what mix of old/new?

CT

ThunderThighs


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rwinerr wrote:Has to be cheep because no one in NY can buy it
C'mon Woot I have a ton of stuff in check out.
Doesn't this hurt your sales?
Do I have to move to NJ or are they out too?
Other retailers still ship to us -New York


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Winedavid39


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gcas620 wrote:good price for a great wine but current vintage is 2010 which might cost a little more



QPR is popping on this one.

cortot20


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Winedavid39 wrote:QPR is popping on this one.



You just had to say that.
Tempting!

CT

trifecta


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bsevern wrote:I have five bottles of Emblem cab, but they're 2006 Emblem Oso Vineyard, and the non-vineyard designate 2006 Folio Emblem, but I've yet to open a bottle. This is a good price.



Split?

rjquillin


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Winedavid39 wrote:QPR is popping on this one.

Since there don't seem to be any bottles in the wild, do tell us more.
Take one for the group, pull a cork and shill a bit, but with details,
or make Neil do it! It's noon.

CT

rlmanzo


quality posts: 23 Private Messages rlmanzo

I love a good cab at a great price(Raised by Wolves, Unbridled, etc..)

Woot has been good to me in this regard.

However, would really like to hear from the winery or someone who has actually had the wine before taking the plunge.

Anyone.......anyone...., Bueller??

Is it broke or just fractured?

bsevern


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rjquillin wrote:Since there don't seem to be any bottles in the wild, do tell us more.
Take one for the group, pull a cork and shill a bit, but with details,
or make Neil do it! It's noon.



What he said.... +1

hiten900


quality posts: 10 Private Messages hiten900

It's unusual that there are no tasting notes from any wooters and a whole work day has passed on the east coast. Have they moved to greener pastures en-mass ? Difficult to buy with no comments!

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb

I am not sure if I have had this vintage, but the Emblem is a nice every day drinker, especially at this price point. I have a 7-8-9 Oso Vertical going! IIRC I had this with a steak panini from down the street at the tasting room and it was DELICIOUS!

Neal K Bharadwaj

emblemnvwines


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antflies wrote:W.E. gives it an 87.

Waiting for a positive comment to pull the trigger.

For $5 a bottle more, I can actually get a Napa Cab I know I like.



This 2008 Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet is priced at a bargain price but sourced from vineyards that demand a much higher price tag. Rutherford, Atlas Peak, Wooden Valley and even Oso vineyard contributed grapes for this vintage.

emblemnvwines


quality posts: 0 Private Messages emblemnvwines
bsevern wrote:What he said.... +1



This Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet is a great example of the cabernets that put Napa Valley on the dinner table. It is a blend of Hillside and Valley fruit, with a varietal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. And - at a great price.

kylemittskus


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emblemnvwines wrote:This Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet is a great example of the cabernets that put Napa Valley on the dinner table. It is a blend of Hillside and Valley fruit, with a varietal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. And - at a great price.



Thanks for jumping in! Can you tell us who you are? Owner? Wine maker? Marketing rep? Paid shill?

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emblemnvwines


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rjquillin wrote:I did look at those, and typical of CT they seem rather scattered and inconsistent. Some claim sweet, others tannic and yet others smooth. No mention of this at all on Emblem and that's rather surprising. Given it's an '08, even at this price I'm going to have to hold until some info from known palates appears, or perhaps some better info from the winery than what was in the voicemail. Nice sounding blend, but with a pretty high pH. Were those 18 months in all new, or what mix of old/new?



This wine was a limited production, that has since grown into what you would probably see currently in the market (2010 vintage in a silkscreen bottle). The 2008 went through Malolactic fermentation in barrel and then 18 months aging in New French oak barrels.

emblemnvwines


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kylemittskus wrote:Thanks for jumping in! Can you tell us who you are? Owner? Wine maker? Marketing rep? Paid shill?



Marketing - the winemaker was Rob Mondavi Jr, and the wine was made at the Michael Mondavi Family Estate in Napa.

kylemittskus


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emblemnvwines wrote:This wine was a limited production, that has since grown into what you would probably see currently in the market (2010 vintage in a silkscreen bottle). The 2008 went through Malolactic fermentation in barrel and then 18 months aging in New French oak barrels.



Your pH numbers seem high (ripe fruit) but your alc. is really reasonable at only 13.5%. Did you remove alcohol? Is the number actually higher but takes advantage of the allowed +/- 0.5%?

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rjquillin


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emblemnvwines wrote:The 2008 went through Malolactic fermentation in barrel and then 18 months aging in New French oak barrels.


kylemittskus wrote:Your pH numbers seem high (ripe fruit) but your alc. is really reasonable at only 13.5%. Did you remove alcohol? Is the number actually higher but takes advantage of the allowed +/- 0.5%?


What Kyle said, and ...
Given the 18 months in new oak, can you also comment on oak/tannin expressions. That long even in a neutral toast suggests this is best left for a few more years, at least; but the pH argues otherwise.

CT

emblemnvwines


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kylemittskus wrote:Your pH numbers seem high (ripe fruit) but your alc. is really reasonable at only 13.5%. Did you remove alcohol? Is the number actually higher but takes advantage of the allowed +/- 0.5%?



Alcohol analysis was 13.73% and the goal with this wine was to keep the alcohol between 13.5% and 13.8%. Our goal was to produce a balanced wine that delivered on palate and price.

michilli40


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Oh come on Woot gods open up for Michigan shipping please!!!! We didn't do anything wrong with all these laws......this is 3 orders now I have had to miss :-(

emblemnvwines


quality posts: 0 Private Messages emblemnvwines
rjquillin wrote:What Kyle said, and ...
Given the 18 months in new oak, can you also comment on oak/tannin expressions. That long even in a neutral toast suggests this is best left for a few more years, at least; but the pH argues otherwise.



The higher pH was intentional because Rob feels that it offers a rounder mouthfeel, as for oak/tannin expression - all I can say is I opened a bottle several weeks ago and it tasted great.

neilfindswine


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LIVE TASTING AT THE WCC OFFICES- After all, it's 3PM somewhere... WD & yours truly providing this service....

Deep burgundy color.

Vibrant nose- caught it from a good distance- of plums and cherry cobbler.

On the palate, ripe blackberries and cocoa.. nice mid-palate, smooth yet present tannins. Says WD: over the top QPR IMO.


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chipgreen


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neilfindswine wrote:LIVE TASTING AT THE WCC OFFICES- After all, it's 3PM somewhere... WD & yours truly providing this service....

Deep burgundy color.

Vibrant nose- caught it from a good distance- of plums and cherry cobbler.

On the palate, ripe blackberries and cocoa.. nice mid-palate, smooth yet present tannins. Says WD: over the top QPR IMO.


Sounds tasty, hope to see this one again after shipping issues are resolved.

rjquillin


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neilfindswine wrote:LIVE TASTING AT THE WCC OFFICES- After all, it's 3PM somewhere... WD & yours truly providing this service....

Deep burgundy color.

Vibrant nose- caught it from a good distance- of plums and cherry cobbler.

On the palate, ripe blackberries and cocoa.. nice mid-palate, smooth yet present tannins. Says WD: over the top QPR IMO.

So it this mostly about I'm at my peak drink me now fruit, or a candidate to pick up again in a few years?

CT

emblemnvwines


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rjquillin wrote:So it this mostly about I'm at my peak drink me now fruit, or a candidate to pick up again in a few years?



I will open it today or up to 5 years from now with confidence. But at this price, not sure it would last 5 years.. I really enjoy this wine, and this brand.

neilfindswine


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rjquillin wrote:So it this mostly about I'm at my peak drink me now fruit, or a candidate to pick up again in a few years?



I don't think it's at it's peak. You can lay down with confidence for at least another couple of years.... IMO

Edit: I see the winery said basically the same thing above me.

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