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Blackford Napa Valley Cab Vertical (3)

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Cesare


quality posts: 1644 Private Messages Cesare

Blackford Napa Valley Cabernet Vertical 3-Pack
$59.99 $148.00 59% off List Price
2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
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CruelMelody


quality posts: 5 Private Messages CruelMelody

Add Minnesota back to the list before this sale is over. Please and thank you.

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

Another bottle from the semi-recent SoCal gathering, and the second CS of the night. We had the 2002.

Deep colour.
Nose was bright with some red fruit, then the trifecta of olive, jalapeno, and spice. The less ripe end of California Cab. Great!
Palate was a nice medium weight with a slight prune-ish finish. It was quite savoury, still with medium tannin and a nice dose of cherry.
This is more toward the classical style of Napa Cab rather than your modern fruit-forward overdone new-world wine. We also figured this was just coming out of its dumb phase and would likely be better in a few more months or 1-2 years.
This was also the only bottle we were all trying to grab so we could get another sip. At $20/bottle + tax/delivery this is a solid value. I dare say this could be the next Ardente-type wine at this price.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow
klezman wrote: At $20/bottle + tax/delivery this is a solid value. I dare say this could be the next Ardente-type wine at this price.



The 1997 Ardente was delicious a few weeks ago. Classic style without the dominant fruit. Better with food. Really want to try this stuff but saving wine funds for copious amounts of bubbles.

I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866

Hopefully, the winery or winemaker can chime in on the optimum drinking windows for each vintage.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi
lassow wrote:The 1997 Ardente was delicious a few weeks ago. Classic style without the dominant fruit. Better with food. Really want to try this stuff but saving wine funds for copious amounts of bubbles.



Had a 97 last night myself, with a nice ribeye, off to golf 6:30 tee time, if this hasn't sold out when I get back I just might have to jump in.

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
klezman wrote:This was also the only bottle we were all trying to grab so we could get another sip. At $20/bottle + tax/delivery this is a solid value. I dare say this could be the next Ardente-type wine at this price.

Do I then interpret this as the one that topped the list you hinted about earlier?

CT

UBlink


quality posts: 19 Private Messages UBlink

We had the 2004 at the DFW wine woot dinner in early November and I've been watching for it ever since. That should tell you something.

My limited notes indicate an aromatic nose of dark fruit. On the palate it was medium bodied with smooth tannins and hints of raspberry.

This bottle was the highlight of the evening and we all expected it to be a Black Tie buy. At $20 per bottle it's a no-brainier (especially with the positive reviews on the 2002).

In don't know where I'll put them, but in for 3.

Following the eight word profile, political economy in eight words:
Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
UBlink wrote:This bottle was the highlight of the evening and we all expected it to be a Black Tie buy. At $20 per bottle it's a no-brainier (especially with the positive reviews on the 2002)

Thoughts from you and Klez on how much life is left in these?

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

Yet another reason I am sad I didn't make the most recent woot SoCal gathering.
And after the 1/2 price ardente sale on cyber Monday I can't buy Any more Cabernet until I work down what I have.

CT

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
UBlink wrote:We had the 2004 at the DFW wine woot dinner in early November and I've been watching for it ever since. That should tell you something.

My limited notes indicate an aromatic nose of dark fruit. On the palate it was medium bodied with smooth tannins and hints of raspberry.

This bottle was the highlight of the evening and we all expected it to be a Black Tie buy. At $20 per bottle it's a no-brainier (especially with the positive reviews on the 2002).

In don't know where I'll put them, but in for 3.



Based on your comments as well as what Klez had to say...I am in for 2.

Blackford Napa Valley Cab Vertical (3)
Speed to First Woot: 6m 7.447s
First Sucker: Blookan
Last Wooter to Woot: bobrush12866
Last Purchase: a few seconds ago

EDIT: Jumped on this quick since, who knows, another wine could appear at 1PM est....Would hate to miss this good sounding juice!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:Yet another reason I am sad I didn't make the most recent woot SoCal gathering.
And after the 1/2 price ardente sale on cyber Monday I can't buy Any more Cabernet until I work down what I have.



If you got 2 of the sets, I'd take one.

"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

skidd420


quality posts: 0 Private Messages skidd420

Based on all the feedback I couldn't pass it up. Finally put AZ on buy map above.

UBlink


quality posts: 19 Private Messages UBlink
rjquillin wrote:Thoughts from you and Klez on how much life is left in these?


Full disclosure, in general I like my wine with a little age on it. That being said, I didn't see any warning signs in the 2004 we tasted. I'm looking forward to trying a 2002 for more perspective.

Following the eight word profile, political economy in eight words:
Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
rjquillin wrote:Thoughts from you and Klez on how much life is left in these?



Based on tasting that night, plenty of life left. I think we collectively thought it was coming out of the dumb phase and should have plenty of time left. Some tannins remain and the higher acid/lower ripeness helps in that sense also.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi


Last Wooter to Woot:
fredrinaldi

excellent day for golf in So Cal, (once the sun came up) 4 hr round, mid 60's.

off work until Jan. 6th life is good.

bolligra


quality posts: 33 Private Messages bolligra
fredrinaldi wrote:Last Wooter to Woot:
fredrinaldi

excellent day for golf in So Cal, (once the sun came up) 4 hr round, mid 60's.

off work until Jan. 6th life is good.



You shot in the mid 60s?


As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
fredrinaldi wrote:Last Wooter to Woot:
fredrinaldi

excellent day for golf in So Cal, (once the sun came up) 4 hr round, mid 60's.

off work until Jan. 6th life is good.



Sure, rub it in!...We're buried under 14 inches of snow in Upstate NY?

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:If you got 2 of the sets, I'd take one.



PM for you.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
bobrush12866 wrote:Sure, rub it in!...We're buried under 14 inches of snow in Upstate NY?



Oh don't worry the cost of living on SoCal more than makes up for it.

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
klezman wrote:Based on tasting that night, plenty of life left. I think we collectively thought it was coming out of the dumb phase and should have plenty of time left. Some tannins remain and the higher acid/lower ripeness helps in that sense also.



Agree with Klez. This was hands down the winner at our Socal gathering. Aged perfectly. The bottle was gone in the blink of an eye (same cant be said of the "other" cab that night).

"The older I get the better I was"

andyphipps1970


quality posts: 0 Private Messages andyphipps1970

Hi Wooters,

This is Andy Phipps from Blackford.

If you like classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that combines the best from the Valley Floor blended with the best from the Eastern Napa Hillside, then this Vertical is for you.

These wines have been aged to perfection in our cellar and have now been released to WineWoot and to you.

Let this be your favorite wine for the 2013 Christmas Holiday.

Cheers!!!

maurmor5


quality posts: 0 Private Messages maurmor5
andyphipps1970 wrote:Hi Wooters,

This is Andy Phipps from Blackford.

If you like classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that combines the best from the Valley Floor blended with the best from the Eastern Napa Hillside, then this Vertical is for you.

These wines have been aged to perfection in our cellar and have now been released to WineWoot and to you.

Let this be your favorite wine for the 2013 Christmas Holiday.

Cheers!!!




Any chance it will get here by Christmas?

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
fredrinaldi wrote:Last Wooter to Woot:
fredrinaldi

excellent day for golf in So Cal, (once the sun came up) 4 hr round, mid 60's.

off work until Jan. 6th life is good.



Hey Fred: Got a new name and loading up on this?...FredFairOaks

maitredgreg2


quality posts: 1 Private Messages maitredgreg2

Im in for 3, I know from the previous comments about this wine , that it'll be a jewel in the ruff.

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866
andyphipps1970 wrote:Hi Wooters,

This is Andy Phipps from Blackford.

If you like classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that combines the best from the Valley Floor blended with the best from the Eastern Napa Hillside, then this Vertical is for you.

These wines have been aged to perfection in our cellar and have now been released to WineWoot and to you.

Let this be your favorite wine for the 2013 Christmas Holiday.

Cheers!!!



Hey Andy: What is your position at the winery and what are the optimum drinking windows for each of these vintages?

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
losthighwayz wrote:Agree with Klez. This was hands down the winner at our Socal gathering. Aged perfectly. The bottle was gone in the blink of an eye (same cant be said of the "other" cab that night).



Sorry. I'm late to check in. I agree with klez and lost, here. This wine is delicious and worth purchasing, IMO. Hopefully, that other can never shows up.

"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

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi
bolligra wrote:You shot in the mid 60s?



On the front 9

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi
maitredgreg2 wrote:Im in for 3, I know from the previous comments about this wine , that it'll be a jewel in the ruff.



or rough

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

I pulled a Fred. Nothing to see here. Move along.

"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

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi
bobrush12866 wrote:Hey Fred: Got a new name and loading up on this?...FredFairOaks





rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
andyphipps1970 wrote:Hi Wooters,

This is Andy Phipps from Blackford.

If you like classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that combines the best from the Valley Floor blended with the best from the Eastern Napa Hillside, then this Vertical is for you.

These wines have been aged to perfection in our cellar and have now been released to WineWoot and to you.

Thanks for joining us Andy.

So, is the 2005 the last vintage of these?
Why?
I notice the specs for the '02 and '03 are, excepting Brix, identical; typo?

And I second the drinking window/aging question.
How have these been evolving and what do you expect?

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

Looks like we lost Andy,
disappointing...

CT

gwpriester


quality posts: 3 Private Messages gwpriester

3 bottles of 2004 (as shown in the photograph) does not make much of a vertical.

edthebedhead


quality posts: 4 Private Messages edthebedhead

4% first woot...

Thats cool! Love the new folks!

Winedavid39


quality posts: 204 Private Messages Winedavid39

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kylemittskus wrote:Sorry. I'm late to check in. I agree with klez and lost, here. This wine is delicious and worth purchasing, IMO. Hopefully, that other can never shows up.



yea, this was a nice find.

andyphipps1970


quality posts: 0 Private Messages andyphipps1970
bobrush12866 wrote:Hopefully, the winery or winemaker can chime in on the optimum drinking windows for each vintage.



The 2002 is great from now until 2015.
The 2003 is great now but will age a little longer than the 2002.
And the 2004 might continue to evolve through 2018.

andyphipps1970


quality posts: 0 Private Messages andyphipps1970
bobrush12866 wrote:Hey Andy: What is your position at the winery and what are the optimum drinking windows for each of these vintages?



Please see below for the drinking life of these wines...

edthebedhead


quality posts: 4 Private Messages edthebedhead
andyphipps1970 wrote:The 2002 is great from now until 2015.
The 2003 is great now but will age a little longer than the 2002.
And the 2004 might continue to evolve through 2018.



Good answer

Glad I have some on the way. Thanks for hanging out on Woot. We appreciate the participation.