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Pedroncelli Port 500ml (3) & Chocolate

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Cesare


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Pedroncelli Sonoma County Port 500ml 3-Pack and Port Wine Lover’s Dark Chocolate
$44.99 $78.00 42% off List Price
2008 Vintage Port Four Grapes, Sonoma County 500ml <- Now 2008, not 2007
Port Wine Lover's Dark Chocolate

Winery website

Previous offer:
12/4/12

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coolchris160


quality posts: 47 Private Messages coolchris160

The Pedroncelli Port is honestly a treat and it is another wine that I will unfortunately miss out on due to the legal interpretations/restrictions. :-(

For those who CAN order you definitely should. This port is very delicious. Oh and don't forget to order extra in order to make the famous Pedroncelli Port Cupcakes.

http://dev.pedroncelli.com/recipes/recipe.asp?RecipeID=226

EDIT: The link is no longer working and I'm trying to find the recipe. Hopefully someone here can post it in case I am unable to find my screenshot.

EDIT #2 - FOUND IT!!!!
http://postimg.org/image/ufosf0w7p/

jamesbottomtooth


quality posts: 41 Private Messages jamesbottomtooth

so we get it before xmas?

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 182 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
jamesbottomtooth wrote:so we get it before xmas?



We should. They are in Sonoma County, so WW should be able to ship them out this week.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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mommadeb1


quality posts: 18 Private Messages mommadeb1

I LOVE this port... have to get 1!

edit: went for 2, decided to get 1 for mom... I don't want to share mine!

pcr80


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pcr80

Question: Just for clarification, I ordered this port on woot in 2011 and Pedroncelli states on their website that they still distribute in Georgia via Georgia Crown Distributing. Is this really not distributed in Georgia now or a woot quirk? I don't follow frequently enough to know if there are different woot rules vs the distribution rules.

coolchris160


quality posts: 47 Private Messages coolchris160
pcr80 wrote:Question: Just for clarification, I ordered this port on woot in 2011 and Pedroncelli states on their website that they still distribute in Georgia via Georgia Crown Distributing. Is this really not distributed in Georgia now or a woot quirk? I don't follow frequently enough to know if there are different woot rules vs the distribution rules.


There's a discussion thread about the wine.woot shipping issues HERE.

And HERE is a summary of which states have been affected.

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 182 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
coolchris160 wrote:The Pedroncelli Port is honestly a treat and it is another wine that I will unfortunately miss out on due to the legal interpretations/restrictions. :-(

For those who CAN order you definitely should. This port is very delicious. Oh and don't forget to order extra in order to make the famous Pedroncelli Port Cupcakes.

http://dev.pedroncelli.com/recipes/recipe.asp?RecipeID=226

EDIT: The link is no longer working and I'm trying to find the recipe. Hopefully someone here can post it in case I am unable to find my screenshot.

EDIT #2 - FOUND IT!!!!
http://postimg.org/image/ufosf0w7p/



Just in case it's hard to read for people, ajrod posted full recipe here in the forums back in 2012 (after we had it in the RPM 2012 tour).


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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cyberpenguin


quality posts: 11 Private Messages cyberpenguin

Still no shipping to New Mexico. Did Woot hate Breaking Bad so much that they were compelled to stop shipping to Albuquerque? Are they afraid of Walt?

chipgreen


quality posts: 189 Private Messages chipgreen
cyberpenguin wrote:Still no shipping to New Mexico. Did Woot hate Breaking Bad so much that they were compelled to stop shipping to Albuquerque? Are they afraid of Walt?


See coolchris' post above

Nate650


quality posts: 31 Private Messages Nate650

Anyone have the ingredient list for the chocolate?

burns72


quality posts: 9 Private Messages burns72

This port is a very enjoyable drink. I just bought half a case of the 2004 from a local store looking to clear its stock. I am tempted to buy this just to have a different vintage.

slm9951


quality posts: 14 Private Messages slm9951
Nate650 wrote:Anyone have the ingredient list for the chocolate?



I do, from a previous offer. (So sad I can't purchase again as the port was incredible!). Here's how the label reads: "Semisweet chocolate (chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter), soya lecithin, pure vanilla, and vanillin (an artificial flavor). Processed on equipement previously used to process milk chocolate."
Hope this helps you to push the button!

bvandevort


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bvandevort

Oh this is sooo sad! Am in Wisconsin and just found out I won't be able to order this port...:-(

jelliott04


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jelliott04

I will also go on record as saying this port is delicious. That doesn't really tell you much though does it? I'm not so good with tasting notes but I'll tell you what I like and what I don't like and maybe that will help.

It is only in the last few years that I even discovered I like port.

I do not like sweet wines at all and rarely eat dessert. After trying several ports, there are only two that I like enough to buy. Frank Family and Pedroncelli. Many ports are overly sweet and almost taste thick and syrupy. but not Pedroncelli.

The Pedroncelli port is sweet without being overly sugary. After tasting my way around ports to try to find some that I like, I think Pedroncelli comes as close as possible to a true Portuguese port as a wine from CA can.

Generally if we have friends over, I'll have just this as dessert while they much away at an actual dessert.

Goes well with the chocolates as well as various cheeses. The chocolates are darn good too I might add...and that's coming from someone who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth.

I'm flush with these or I'd be ordering several.

alukan


quality posts: 5 Private Messages alukan

Do ports age well?

Reason for asking is I'm rarely in the mood for a Port but it does happen (say once every year or two!). So I can see these three bottles lasting me a while.

Normally I just pop over to the local Specs liquor store for a bottle and hope I find something good. So it would be nice to have something I can count on when the mood strikes. I've been a big fan of Pedroncelli reds in the past.

jelliott04


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jelliott04
alukan wrote:Do ports age well?



Yes, generally speaking. Check their website to confirm but I'm guessing it will drink well for the next 10 or so years.

jcarlton03


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jcarlton03

So I am now a moderately experienced wine drinker, but still don't know most of the technical stuff (and even less when it comes to port). So I do have a question. I have ordered two ports on WW and loved one and thought the other was okay. The Meyer Family Port that I got here a few years back was excellent. It seemed richer, thicker? maybe and I really enjoyed it. The other was the KR Forte which I found to be pleasant but a bit to thin? for my taste.

I know that there are different types of port (tawny? and ruby?) and was hoping if there was any way to draw a comparison from this offer to any of the other two I mentioned. I have heard great things about this port and am already close to hitting that ridiculously over sized yellow button, but was hoping for some more info. THANKS!

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alukan


quality posts: 5 Private Messages alukan
jelliott04 wrote:Yes, generally speaking. Check their website to confirm but I'm guessing it will drink well for the next 10 or so years.



Thanks for the info!

Now to see if I have room in my crowded wine cooler for some bottles for the next couple of years

shahnm


quality posts: 27 Private Messages shahnm
jcarlton03 wrote:So I am now a moderately experienced wine drinker, but still don't know most of the technical stuff (and even less when it comes to port). So I do have a question. I have ordered two ports on WW and loved one and thought the other was okay. The Meyer Family Port that I got here a few years back was excellent. It seemed richer, thicker? maybe and I really enjoyed it. The other was the KR Forte which I found to be pleasant but a bit to thin? for my taste.

I know that there are different types of port (tawny? and ruby?) and was hoping if there was any way to draw a comparison from this offer to any of the other two I mentioned. I have heard great things about this port and am already close to hitting that ridiculously over sized yellow button, but was hoping for some more info. THANKS!



I'm sure there are many with more sophisticated awareness of this, but here's some basics:

Tawny port has been aged for some time (8, 12, 20 years, for example) in barrels. Tawny ports have been exposed to air this entire time, and so the flavor will not change after the bottle has been opened. That is part of the flavor of Tawny port, and an open bottle can be gradually enjoyed for a long time.

Vintage ports are like other wines, in that they have a "vintage" - a year of production. They can age in the bottle, as other wines can, but also like other wines begin to change once the bottle has been opened.

Tawny and vintage ports are different. I think most people have a preference for one or the other. I personally much prefer Tawny ports.

Hope this helps, and if someone has more info (or if I'm wrong), please chime it.

chipgreen


quality posts: 189 Private Messages chipgreen
jcarlton03 wrote:So I am now a moderately experienced wine drinker, but still don't know most of the technical stuff (and even less when it comes to port). So I do have a question. I have ordered two ports on WW and loved one and thought the other was okay. The Meyer Family Port that I got here a few years back was excellent. It seemed richer, thicker? maybe and I really enjoyed it. The other was the KR Forte which I found to be pleasant but a bit to thin? for my taste.

I know that there are different types of port (tawny? and ruby?) and was hoping if there was any way to draw a comparison from this offer to any of the other two I mentioned. I have heard great things about this port and am already close to hitting that ridiculously over sized yellow button, but was hoping for some more info. THANKS!


I haven't had the Meyer's but I have had the KR Forte and I have had the Pedroncelli. I prefer the Pedroncelli and agree that the KR seems a little thin for a Port blend. Others will beg to differ.

equuslover


quality posts: 1 Private Messages equuslover

Ohhhhh. I have been waiting for this one since last year, but my state still isn't back on the shipping list yet.

jcarlton03 wrote:I have ordered two ports on WW and loved one and thought the other was okay. The Meyer Family Port that I got here a few years back was excellent. It seemed richer, thicker? maybe and I really enjoyed it. The other was the KR Forte which I found to be pleasant but a bit to thin? for my taste.



Are these the two ports you are looking to compare with?
http://wine.woot.com/blog/post/meyer-family-port-500ml-2-pack-1
http://wine.woot.com/offers/kent-rasmussen-esoterica-2008-vermelho-forte-500ml-3-pack

I have not tried either of those (unfortunately), but the KR is a vintage port, as is the Pedroncelli. The Meyer is blended, and Woot's notes indicate an average of 5 years in the barrel, so it is tawny. Shahnm's post above is a good overview of vintage vs tawny ports.

The Pedroncelli is not as thick as the generic tawny port my local liquor store carries, but it is still noticeably thicker than a normal (non-port) wine. There was less caramel and more berries about the taste, while still being wonderfully rich.

raylotekka


quality posts: 1 Private Messages raylotekka

I first tried Port when I was barely old enough to legally drink -- it was in a restaurant, I hated it, and quickly handed the glass to my Grandmother. I went with the (silly) assumption that I despised Port, for almost twenty years.

Then I tried a Port at a Kosher Winery, I think it may have been Kedem New York State Port Wine -- no vintage that I recall. I really enjoyed it.
Since then, I've purchased the 2007 Alderbrook Winery Zinfandel Port, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County 375ml 3-Pack from Woot -- also very good.
http://wine.woot.com/offers/alderbrook-dry-creek-valley-port-3

However, I'm still very much uniformed on the nuances of Port wines. Anyone know how this compares to the aforementioned Alder Creek Zinfandel Port?

raylotekka


quality posts: 1 Private Messages raylotekka

Dammit.

North316


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chipgreen wrote:I haven't had the Meyer's but I have had the KR Forte and I have had the Pedroncelli. I prefer the Pedroncelli and agree that the KR seems a little thin for a Port blend. Others will beg to differ.



Aka, this guy. I prefer the KR Forte over the Pedroncelli...and the Meyers is just on a whole nother level.

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xnifex


quality posts: 1 Private Messages xnifex

sold out already? damn.

klezman


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equuslover wrote:I have not tried either of those (unfortunately), but the KR is a vintage port, as is the Pedroncelli. The Meyer is blended, and Woot's notes indicate an average of 5 years in the barrel, so it is tawny. Shahnm's post above is a good overview of vintage vs tawny ports.



This is not quite correct, or at least not the full story. There are two main classes of Port: Tawny and Ruby. As mentioned above, Tawny is exposed to air for most of its ageing and develops oxidized nutty flavours, etc.

Ruby Port comes in both vintage and non-vintage versions. Vintage Port is all from the same harvest and non-vintage Port is from multiple harvests. The Meyer, iirc, was a non-vintage ruby Port.

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jonianne29


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I received my shipment today, which has got to be a speed record for wine woots, in my experience. Was surprised to see the label says 2008, not 2007, on all 3 bottles I received. Weird.

mrn1


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mrn1
jonianne29 wrote:I received my shipment today, which has got to be a speed record for wine woots, in my experience. Was surprised to see the label says 2008, not 2007, on all 3 bottles I received. Weird.



I received my Pedroncelli Port yesterday also.......but not the Port Lover's Chocolate. Not a big deal since that's not why I made the purchase....just wondered if others received their chocolate.

Winedavid39


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mrn1 wrote:I received my Pedroncelli Port yesterday also.......but not the Port Lover's Chocolate. Not a big deal since that's not why I made the purchase....just wondered if others received their chocolate.



should have been in there. please reach out to support at woot and we'll send it out. sorry about that, looks like a warehouse error.

bobrush12866


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jonianne29 wrote:I received my shipment today, which has got to be a speed record for wine woots, in my experience. Was surprised to see the label says 2008, not 2007, on all 3 bottles I received. Weird.



Same here!. I got the 2008 as well, which is not what I ordered or what woot was selling. I did get the chocolates though!

WD: How do I go about getting the 2007, which is what I bought and getting the 2008 back to you. I want the 2007..

PM me if you wish.....Thanks..

vrvallejo


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bobrush12866 wrote:Same here!. I got the 2008 as well, which is not what I ordered or what woot was selling. I did get the chocolates though!

WD: How do I go about getting the 2007, which is what I bought and getting the 2008 back to you. I want the 2007..

PM me if you wish.....Thanks..



Same boat, 3 bottles of 2008 but wanted the 2007, oversight by the shipping dept?

jalopatin


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also now sitting on 6 bottles of 2008

Winedavid39


quality posts: 201 Private Messages Winedavid39

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bobrush12866 wrote:Same here!. I got the 2008 as well, which is not what I ordered or what woot was selling. I did get the chocolates though!

WD: How do I go about getting the 2007, which is what I bought and getting the 2008 back to you. I want the 2007..

PM me if you wish.....Thanks..



ok, here's the skinny. Thanks for your patience.

Good friend Ed, whose patience I've tried this holiday season, fully intended to offer the 2008. Yours truly submitted LAST YEARS information during set up.

not my most shining moment of 2013.

the 2007 is not available.

Honest mistake. But a mistake nonetheless. If you feel necessary, please go ahead and contact support. Otherwise, you can do me a solid and just let it slide.. :-)

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
Winedavid39 wrote:ok, here's the skinny. Thanks for your patience.

Good friend Ed, whose patience I've tried this holiday season, fully intended to offer the 2008. Yours truly submitted LAST YEARS information during set up.

not my most shining moment of 2013.

the 2007 is not available.

Honest mistake. But a mistake nonetheless. If you feel necessary, please go ahead and contact support. Otherwise, you can do me a solid and just let it slide.. :-)



I contacted the support group and they are not responding...Want the 2007 not 2008!

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
Winedavid39 wrote:ok, here's the skinny. Thanks for your patience.

Good friend Ed, whose patience I've tried this holiday season, fully intended to offer the 2008. Yours truly submitted LAST YEARS information during set up.

not my most shining moment of 2013.

the 2007 is not available.

Honest mistake. But a mistake nonetheless. If you feel necessary, please go ahead and contact support. Otherwise, you can do me a solid and just let it slide.. :-)



Contacted customer service on Dec-19-13, over a week ago. Nothing from them yet other than the standard "we'll get right on it" response....Please have them send a call tag so I can return the 2008.

ThunderThighs


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bobrush12866 wrote:Contacted customer service on Dec-19-13, over a week ago. Nothing from them yet other than the standard "we'll get right on it" response....Please have them send a call tag so I can return the 2008.

Hi there. I don't see an email from the email address on your account so I'm guessing you emailed from a different account. CS is a bit swamped with the holiday shopping rush so they'll get to your email as soon as they can.

Sorry about the problem with the wine.



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