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Sullivan Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot (2)

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Cesare


quality posts: 1564 Private Messages Cesare

Sullivan Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2-Pack
$69.99 $150.00 53% off List Price
2007 Sullivan Estate Bottled Napa Valley Merlot
CT link above

Winery website

-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

jmdavidson


quality posts: 54 Private Messages jmdavidson

So, we know 2007 was a very good vintage and we know that the Rutherford area produces quality wines. Yet almost no info is out there about this particular wine. I'm thinking this must be some serious juice. Perhaps the winery will check in later today and enlighten us about this wine, such as have they been holding it out of circulation. The description certainly makes it seem mouth watering. Any faux rats out there? I need a nudge to push the yellow button.

dsapp


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dsapp

No Connecticut. Drat! I was ready to be "in for 3." Oh well....

mibuwolf83


quality posts: 6 Private Messages mibuwolf83

This is a tough predicament. So WTSO just offered the 2007 Sullivan Estate Cab at $29.99. I'm really interested in trying the Merlot, so I'm juggling right now...

jmdavidson


quality posts: 54 Private Messages jmdavidson
mibuwolf83 wrote:This is a tough predicament. So WTSO just offered the 2007 Sullivan Estate Cab at $29.99. I'm really interested in trying the Merlot, so I'm juggling right now...



Why not try to find someone to go in with you on both deals and split it.

EDIT: too late, TSO is on to the next wine.

mkinnary


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mkinnary
dsapp wrote:No Connecticut. Drat! I was ready to be "in for 3." Oh well....


MI has seemed to fallen of the distribution list for woot. The last 5 offers that caught my eye I have been shutout.

sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards

Hi folks - My Name is Sonyia and I'm from Sullivan Vineyards. There have been some questions on why we are releasing this wine to WOOT. A few years back the Sullivan family went from using 3 warehouses to one and recently it came to our attention that one of the warehouses still had some inventory. We thought that this would be a great chance to expose our tiny winery to a larger group of wine lovers such as yourselves. This wine is quite tasty and has been a hit with visiting guests over the past month. Please feel free to ask more questions. I'll be popping on and off the site throughout the rest of the day.

Cheers!

sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards
jmdavidson wrote:So, we know 2007 was a very good vintage and we know that the Rutherford area produces quality wines. Yet almost no info is out there about this particular wine. I'm thinking this must be some serious juice. Perhaps the winery will check in later today and enlighten us about this wine, such as have they been holding it out of circulation. The description certainly makes it seem mouth watering. Any faux rats out there? I need a nudge to push the yellow button.



It's a great bottle of wine! Our club members loved it when we released it to them and many were thrilled when we offered this to them as a re-release a few months back. What they did not take went to our great friends at Woot!

trifecta


quality posts: 69 Private Messages trifecta
jmdavidson wrote:So, we know 2007 was a very good vintage and we know that the Rutherford area produces quality wines. Yet almost no info is out there about this particular wine. I'm thinking this must be some serious juice. Perhaps the winery will check in later today and enlighten us about this wine, such as have they been holding it out of circulation. The description certainly makes it seem mouth watering. Any faux rats out there? I need a nudge to push the yellow button.



One strange thing I noticed in CT was that there are many bottles of their Cab and Merlot for 2005 and 2008, but not for 2006 and 2007. I wonder if there was something going on during those vintages that affected the production/wine/sales.

Winedavid39


quality posts: 197 Private Messages Winedavid39

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sullivanvineyards wrote:Hi folks - My Name is Sonyia and I'm from Sullivan Vineyards. There have been some questions on why we are releasing this wine to WOOT. A few years back the Sullivan family went from using 3 warehouses to one and recently it came to our attention that one of the warehouses still had some inventory. We thought that this would be a great chance to expose our tiny winery to a larger group of wine lovers such as yourselves. This wine is quite tasty and has been a hit with visiting guests over the past month. Please feel free to ask more questions. I'll be popping on and off the site throughout the rest of the day.

Cheers!



Thanks for jumping in Sonyia. This wine is a nice find. Very glad to have Sullivan on board.

forumc40


quality posts: 0 Private Messages forumc40

This is the type of wine woot that gets me in trouble. I rarely buy Merlot, let alone at this price from a winery I am unfamiliar with, however, I am intrigued and keep coming back to read posts. I really have not been let down by WW purchases in this range, but I need a little nudging. What makes this deal great?

Ain't easy...

Winedavid39


quality posts: 197 Private Messages Winedavid39

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forumc40 wrote:This is the type of wine woot that gets me in trouble. I rarely buy Merlot, let alone at this price from a winery I am unfamiliar with, however, I am intrigued and keep coming back to read posts. I really have not been let down by WW purchases in this range, but I need a little nudging. What makes this deal great?



07, Napa, boutique, 2 for 1.

sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards
forumc40 wrote:This is the type of wine woot that gets me in trouble. I rarely buy Merlot, let alone at this price from a winery I am unfamiliar with, however, I am intrigued and keep coming back to read posts. I really have not been let down by WW purchases in this range, but I need a little nudging. What makes this deal great?



I am Tierney from Sullivan Vineyards. The 2007 Estate Merlot was such a bold wine that we held back most of our inventory in the cellar knowing that with a bit more ageing the beast inside would become a bit more tame. I've been enjoying this wine since we retasted it in January. It still has bold fruit right up front but it is starting to gain more nuanced flavors (and will continue to gain more over the next 5 years). Let alone, Rutherford Merlots are known to be as powerful and flavorful as Napa Valley Cabernets. Trust me you have a great deal on woot! I'm a bit jealous of how good of a deal this is.

keithnowak7


quality posts: 11 Private Messages keithnowak7
forumc40 wrote:This is the type of wine woot that gets me in trouble. I rarely buy Merlot, let alone at this price from a winery I am unfamiliar with, however, I am intrigued and keep coming back to read posts. I really have not been let down by WW purchases in this range, but I need a little nudging. What makes this deal great?




Keep coming back to read posts? Do tell which one, er, ones, you kept coming back to read.

Woot programmers, this bot needs a little bit of tweaking, probably something like if post = 20, reply blah bah.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
keithnowak7 wrote:Keep coming back to read posts? Do tell which one, er, ones, you kept coming back to read.

Woot programmers, this bot needs a little bit of tweaking, probably something like if post = 20, reply blah bah.



I have no idea what you're talking about.

"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

keithnowak7


quality posts: 11 Private Messages keithnowak7
kylemittskus wrote:I have no idea what you're talking about.



If the person is not a bot, and has purchased here before, they come off as one. You can easily write a script that inserts "merlot" (the only part unique to this offering) with that fluff.

They didn't address the winery, which is here to answer questions. It seems very bot-like.

kid4738


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kid4738

I had the opportunity to spend a few hours at Sullivan about 2 years ago while in Rutherford and let me tell you - what an amazingly unexpected treat. We actually were engaged by one of their employees/salespeople while stocking up at a nearby winery and was invited to come by. First, we were so pleased with the winery itself. So casual, yet peaceful and overall comfortable. Then, we were kept company by one of the employees who happened to be around that day. The vineyard itself was such a treat (including the dog!) But the REAL unexpected surprise was the wine! It was unfortunate that we came across Sullivan so late in our trip or I can only imagine how much we would have brought home with us. As it was, we only bought enough to finish filling the last empty shipping case we had with us. The last bottle I enjoyed was a 2006 Red Ink. An amazing blend. Looking forward to these showing up!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
keithnowak7 wrote:If the person is not a bot, and has purchased here before, they come off as one. You can easily write a script that inserts "merlot" (the only part unique to this offering) with that fluff.

They didn't address the winery, which is here to answer questions. It seems very bot-like.



Except the poster has enough purchases to have a green square. I can't be sure, that WD is one tricky SOB, but I don't think there are any wine.woot bots. I'll keep an eye out, though.

Of course, I may be bot and this post could all be part of the master plan.

"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

sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards
kid4738 wrote:I had the opportunity to spend a few hours at Sullivan about 2 years ago while in Rutherford and let me tell you - what an amazingly unexpected treat. We actually were engaged by one of their employees/salespeople while stocking up at a nearby winery and was invited to come by. First, we were so pleased with the winery itself. So casual, yet peaceful and overall comfortable. Then, we were kept company by one of the employees who happened to be around that day. The vineyard itself was such a treat (including the dog!) But the REAL unexpected surprise was the wine! It was unfortunate that we came across Sullivan so late in our trip or I can only imagine how much we would have brought home with us. As it was, we only bought enough to finish filling the last empty shipping case we had with us. The last bottle I enjoyed was a 2006 Red Ink. An amazing blend. Looking forward to these showing up!



Thank you for very kind words regarding your visit to Sullivan Vineyards. We love hearing this kind of feedback and strive to make sure that people walk away feeling connected to our little slice of Rutherford heaven. Enjoy the wines! (Sonyia)

sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards
trifecta wrote:One strange thing I noticed in CT was that there are many bottles of their Cab and Merlot for 2005 and 2008, but not for 2006 and 2007. I wonder if there was something going on during those vintages that affected the production/wine/sales.



We did not make very much 2006 and most of this went to our wine club members and visitors to the winery. The 2007 vintage was a BIG vintage and we held back quite a bit for aging. However per my prior posts we found that we had a little more than expected due to some being left behind at a former warehouse. We felt that since our members had already seen this wine that it would be fun to offer this to wine lovers on Woot and let more people know about our winery.
Cheers! (Sonyia)

keithnowak7


quality posts: 11 Private Messages keithnowak7
kylemittskus wrote:master plan



You mean the master plan to sell wine? You don't need a tinfoil hat to accuse wine.woot of that. And that means fostering discussion here, a hallmark of what used to sell wine around here. Cover me in tinfoil for accusing such a worthless post of doing just that.

So, WW, tell me generated why is this worth it?

Winedavid39


quality posts: 197 Private Messages Winedavid39

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*** MICHIGAN IS A GO ***

Effective immediately. We'll take it!

blaculadave


quality posts: 17 Private Messages blaculadave

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Winedavid39 wrote:*** MICHIGAN IS A GO ***

Effective immediately. We'll take it!



FANTASTIC News!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
Winedavid39 wrote:*** MICHIGAN IS A GO ***

Effective immediately. We'll take it!



Keep going, WD!

"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

chipgreen


quality posts: 178 Private Messages chipgreen
kylemittskus wrote:Keep going, WD!


Yes, this! Congrats and please keep bugging the heck out of whomever you need to bug the heck out of to keep adding back the other missing states!

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 174 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
Winedavid39 wrote:*** MICHIGAN IS A GO ***

Effective immediately.

yippee..



Woot!





Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

chipgreen


quality posts: 178 Private Messages chipgreen
MarkDaSpark wrote:


Sweet....

nathanbsmith


quality posts: 3 Private Messages nathanbsmith
Winedavid39 wrote:*** MICHIGAN IS A GO ***

Effective immediately. We'll take it!



That is great news!! I'm still waiting on Tennessee!!

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sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards
Winedavid39 wrote:*** MICHIGAN IS A GO ***

Effective immediately. We'll take it!



Well Done!

sullivanvineyards


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sullivanvineyards

Just want to take a moment and thank everyone for their great comments and feedback today. We hope you enjoy the wines!

mproulx49


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mproulx49

Alright, going to to give this a try. Love Rutherford wines. I can't believe I haven't been by this winery before, will have to stop in next time I am in Napa.
First sucker:nickberwick
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mproulx49


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mproulx49

Yea!! Arizona is on the shipping list again. :-)

rjquillin


quality posts: 169 Private Messages rjquillin

Carp, and I came back a few minutes late...

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