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¿Que? ¿Syrah? ¡Syrah!

Do you speak Spanish? Do you drink Syrah? If your answer to both is "no" then WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING HERE? Just go stand in the corner. Yes, on your head. Now you think about what you've done. And when you're ready to do the right thing, we'll pour you a glass.

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Gård Columbia Valley Syrah 3-Pack
$59.99 $100.00 40% off List Price
2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, Lawrence Vineyards

R. Merlo Estate Vineyards 2005 / 2007 Estate Syrah Combo 6-Pack
$79.99 $140.00 43% off List Price
2007 Estate Syrah, Trinity County
2005 Estate Syrah, Trinity County

Stillman Brown Colossus Syrah 2-Pack
$59.99 $120.00 50% off List Price
2012 Stillman Brown Colossus Syrah, Paso Robles

Alcanta "Barrique" Spanish Syrah 4-Pack
$54.99 $95.00 42% off List Price
2010 Alcanta Barrique Syrah, Alicante Spain

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rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

R. Merlo still in stock; the Ardente of Syrah.

Chip, is the Alcanta the same as you posted CT notes on HERE from late last year?

Swilly, you checking with a new vintage too. 17.9%! With that you need to supply a DD as well.

CT

tjhoulihan


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rjquillin wrote:R. Merlo still in stock; the Ardente of Syrah.



Agreed! What torture. I really enjoyed this wine and made a note to back-up the truck next time it was offered (that back when Woot! was shipping to GA). I'm not sure why I keep checking back to torture myself. Could someone please ping me when Woot! starts shipping to GA again...

klezman


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I don't think I've tried the R.Merlo Syrah, but did enjoy the Pinot. Interested in a bottle of each vintage if somebody wants to split.

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

jcassens5


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I'm considering the Stillman Brown Colossus this time around. Did anyone pick this up when it was on woot Mid- December? If so, what did you think?

http://wine.woot.com/offers/stillman-brown-colossus-syrah-2

chipgreen


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rjquillin wrote:....
Chip, is the Alcanta the same as you posted CT notes on HERE from late last year?


Yes, one and the same.

jmdavidson


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How do the R. Merlo Syrahs compare to the McClean Vineyards Syrah?

rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:How do the R. Merlo Syrahs compare to the McClean Vineyards Syrah?

a good excuse to open one. The '05 or '07?

CT

jmdavidson


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rjquillin wrote:a good excuse to open one. The '05 or '07?


You don't need to open one. I was just looking for a comment or two. I thought the McCleans were good values (Taste and price). So, I wondered if others thought that the R. Merlo's were also a good value or a comparably good value.

bolligra


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jmdavidson wrote:You don't need to open one. I was just looking for a comment or two. I thought the McCleans were good values (Taste and price). So, I wondered if others thought that the R. Merlo's were also a good value or a comparably good value.



I really like them both, but I probably like the R Merlo a little better (05 v 05). Can't really explain why, I think maybe it seemed more complex (whatever that means 😝). I have quite a few bottles of both, and snagged another woot this morning.


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ignoredobsessional


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hands down the best >$20 wine woot has ever offered.
Its a steal
Its a beast.
the kindof "unfiltered" and almost "chewy" texture i dream of.
i ran out of this stuff the first time toooo quick.
i created a separate account for my wife solely so we could order 6 :-)

ductape10


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jmdavidson wrote:How do the R. Merlo Syrahs compare to the McClean Vineyards Syrah?



I had a stare down with a bottle of each the other day and went with an '05 McClean. They are both really good and in their own way. With this offering, I can pop an R. Merlo this weekend sans the guilt of depleting my stock. Woot-Woot!

zinnah


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The Merlo looked really interesting, I have spent some time camping and fishing in the Trinitys and it is gorgeous remote country and I have visited and drunk at Trinity County wineries, but looking at the map, Merlo is REMOTE.

I have some Colossus sitting ready to try, but I have been afraid to open the 17.9% monster. Tonight I had a Sixteen 16% Zin and it was lush and fine, so I am soon ready to pop a cork on the Colossus after I round up some adventurous friends.

stillmanbrown


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rjquillin wrote:R. Merlo still in stock; the Ardente of Syrah.

Chip, is the Alcanta the same as you posted CT notes on HERE from late last year?

Swilly, you checking with a new vintage too. 17.9%! With that you need to supply a DD as well.



Actually, the only time I've ever seen anyone drink an entire bottle of Colossus in short order, I was the DD?!?

merlovineyards


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ignoredobsessional wrote:hands down the best >$20 wine woot has ever offered.
Its a steal
Its a beast.
the kindof "unfiltered" and almost "chewy" texture i dream of.
i ran out of this stuff the first time toooo quick.
i created a separate account for my wife solely so we could order 6 :-)



Good morning Wooters! Hope you all had a nice weekend. Sorry I missed some of your comments over the weekend. I will be available this week for any questions about the 05 or 07 Merlo Family Vineyards Syrah. I will answer as best I can. Just to chime in on ingnoredobsessional's description of the wines...short but accurate. Thank you for the comment.

Ray Merlo

losthighwayz


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bolligra wrote:I really like them both, but I probably like the R Merlo a little better (05 v 05). Can't really explain why, I think maybe it seemed more complex (whatever that means 😝). I have quite a few bottles of both, and snagged another woot this morning.



Agree with you 100% just had an '07 R Merlo and found it more complex than the '07 McLean and with a velvety long finish...dont get me wrong, I have enjoyed the McLeans but they seem a bit one dimensional and noticeably more oaky than the R Merlos....

"The older I get the better I was"

InFrom


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ignoredobsessional wrote:hands down the best >$20 wine woot has ever offered.
Its a steal
Its a beast.
the kindof "unfiltered" and almost "chewy" texture i dream of.
i ran out of this stuff the first time toooo quick.
i created a separate account for my wife solely so we could order 6 :-)

Well, now that the winery's claimed it -- is this in fact your description of the R. Merlo? (I'm guessing it is -- it has been one of my faves in this price range as well.) But since the comments apply to all the wines in this Plus sale, your clarification might be in order.

ignoredobsessional


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InFrom wrote:Well, now that the winery's claimed it -- is this in fact your description of the R. Merlo? (I'm guessing it is -- it has been one of my faves in this price range as well.) But since the comments apply to all the wines in this Plus sale, your clarification might be in order.



apologies....was drinking wine all weekend...and monday.....and tuesday.....

YES! that was my description for the R Merlo Syrah.

You cannot go wrong with either year.

ignoredobsessional


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merlovineyards wrote:Good morning Wooters! Hope you all had a nice weekend. Sorry I missed some of your comments over the weekend. I will be available this week for any questions about the 05 or 07 Merlo Family Vineyards Syrah. I will answer as best I can. Just to chime in on ingnoredobsessional's description of the wines...short but accurate. Thank you for the comment.

Ray Merlo



no thank YOU for the delicious wine you conjure.

InFrom


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ignoredobsessional wrote:apologies....was drinking wine all weekend...and monday.....and tuesday.....

YES! that was my description for the R Merlo Syrah.

You cannot go wrong with either year.

No apologies needed. Your description of your drinking regimen this week reminded me of this comment, spotted on a different thread this morning, from our esteemed mod:

ThunderThighs wrote:Good morning, winers.




merlovineyards


quality posts: 11 Private Messages merlovineyards
InFrom wrote:Well, now that the winery's claimed it -- is this in fact your description of the R. Merlo? (I'm guessing it is -- it has been one of my faves in this price range as well.) But since the comments apply to all the wines in this Plus sale, your clarification might be in order.




Per Ignoredobsessions request here are our official descriptions for the 05 Syrah and 07 Syrah:

Big and richly dark wines that have a refined balance and an elegant nature. Both wines show fully ripe blueberries, black cherries, and dried currant in the forward flavors. The 05 is more of a Rhone style with strong earthly overtones. Middle and finish show characteristics of Italian espresso, stoutly porters and Mediterranean spices. A wonderful wine to drink alone and even better with a grilled Porter-House steak. I hope you all enjoy!

RM

kylemittskus


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ignoredobsessional wrote:apologies....was drinking wine all weekend...and monday.....and tuesday.....



This apologies for drinking wine, it makes no sense.

"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

Cyradia


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I'm on bottle 3 of this offer...

R. Merlo Estate Vineyards 2005 / 2007 Estate Syrah Combo 6-Pack
$79.99 $140.00 43% off List Price
2007 Estate Syrah, Trinity County
2005 Estate Syrah, Trinity County



HOLY QPR Batman!!!!!!

It's lovely. Please put up more of this. I'll max out my purchase count next time.

My one gripe is I keep wanting to accidentally move it to the "merlot" shelf instead of the "syrah" shelf because of the confusing "Merlo" name. :P