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#1 Post by Jake Rubash » September 12th, 2017, 1:18 pm

Officially announced, release is next Tuesday 9/19. Very excited after tasting at the estate

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#2 Post by NickRut » September 12th, 2017, 2:49 pm

The one wine nobody seems to pass on. Lol

But if you do, message me!
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#3 Post by K Krahenbuhl » September 12th, 2017, 2:59 pm

NickRut wrote:The one wine nobody seems to pass on. Lol
If for any reason someone does please let me know. Secondary market purchases of MacDonald have been obviously tough and this is an anniversary vintage for me.
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#4 Post by blarmston » September 12th, 2017, 3:40 pm

I have been waiting for that news!
Did you get an email on that? I talked to Alex a couple weeks ago and he assured me I was in the offering.
Also, any word on pricing?
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#5 Post by Jake Rubash » September 12th, 2017, 3:43 pm

I got the email earlier today and from what I remember pricing will remain the same, $150 per
blarmston wrote:I have been waiting for that news!
Did you get an email on that? I talked to Alex a couple weeks ago and he assured me I was in the offering.
Also, any word on pricing?

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#6 Post by blarmston » September 12th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Damn, alright I will give it a day and then start stalking him down :)
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#7 Post by J a y H a c k » September 12th, 2017, 3:52 pm

Jake Rubash wrote:Officially announced, release is next Tuesday 9/19. Very excited after tasting at the estate
Estate? I must have missed that when we sat around the kitchen table drinking wine.
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#8 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » September 12th, 2017, 3:56 pm

$165/btl this release. Anticipate Maggies up a bit too.
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#9 Post by Jake Rubash » September 12th, 2017, 3:58 pm

It seems all this wine is starting to affect my memory
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:$165/btl this release. Anticipate Maggies up a bit too.

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#10 Post by Loren Sonkin » September 12th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Is this first come first serve?
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#11 Post by Scott Jameson » September 12th, 2017, 4:58 pm

Loren Sonkin wrote:Is this first come first serve?
IIRC, last year previous customers had about a week to get their orders in ...

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#12 Post by Ian Dorin » September 12th, 2017, 7:58 pm

Scott Jameson wrote:
Loren Sonkin wrote:Is this first come first serve?
IIRC, last year previous customers had about a week to get their orders in ...
Few wait that long ;)
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#13 Post by SeanHarding » September 12th, 2017, 8:11 pm

Hmm, I think I remember missing out the first year by not ordering right away, but maybe I'm mistaken. I've been on the list from the beginning, and last year was the first year I managed to actually get an order in. It could be that I was too slow the first year, and therefore wasn't in the "previous customers" list for the subsequent years. I don't remember all of the details. But I personally will not be dilly dallying.

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#14 Post by Scott E. » September 12th, 2017, 8:39 pm

I recall being on the list for at least the initial offer. I think the first year sold out in the 15 minutes I was in some meeting. I don't recall getting an offer the second year (or since then). I don't think I have heard squat from them again. Probably for the best anyway.
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#15 Post by Mstanford » September 12th, 2017, 8:48 pm

email says this vintage is 345 cases....which is a little larger than the '13, as i recollect. Still, not a whole lot to go around.

I remember the first year - it DID sell out in fifteen minutes...I happened to be in the office that day, at that time and must have gotten in by the skin of my teeth. It was a Christmas miracle if i ever saw one.
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#16 Post by NoahR » September 12th, 2017, 9:17 pm

On the list for a while. Crickets. :(
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#17 Post by TomC » September 12th, 2017, 9:18 pm

Mstanford wrote:email says this vintage is 345 cases....which is a little larger than the '13, as i recollect. Still, not a whole lot to go around.

I remember the first year - it DID sell out in fifteen minutes...I happened to be in the office that day, at that time and must have gotten in by the skin of my teeth. It was a Christmas miracle if i ever saw one.
I recall that the 2013 production was 227 cases, which would make this a nice ~50% increase. Not a lot to go around, but relatively more than before.
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#18 Post by SeanHarding » September 12th, 2017, 9:28 pm

Scott E. wrote:I recall being on the list for at least the initial offer. I think the first year sold out in the 15 minutes I was in some meeting.
As someone who has meetings all day most days of the week, releases that come out during business hours and sell out within minutes (or even a couple of hours) are the bane of my existence. Sometimes I can manage to order via my phone if I'm lucky, but often I'm SOL...

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#19 Post by Craig G » September 12th, 2017, 9:37 pm

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Scott E. wrote:I recall being on the list for at least the initial offer. I think the first year sold out in the 15 minutes I was in some meeting.
As someone who has meetings all day most days of the week, releases that come out during business hours and sell out within minutes (or even a couple of hours) are the bane of my existence. Sometimes I can manage to order via my phone if I'm lucky, but often I'm SOL...
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#20 Post by Scott Brunson » September 13th, 2017, 3:33 am

All in
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#21 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » September 13th, 2017, 4:25 am

Craig G wrote:
SeanHarding wrote:
Scott E. wrote:I recall being on the list for at least the initial offer. I think the first year sold out in the 15 minutes I was in some meeting.
As someone who has meetings all day most days of the week, releases that come out during business hours and sell out within minutes (or even a couple of hours) are the bane of my existence. Sometimes I can manage to order via my phone if I'm lucky, but often I'm SOL...
Serious wine collectors have people to do this for them.
This is why they send an email in advance with release date/time. There have been times I have been traveling or otherwise unable to purchase an allocation at the time it's released, and I have emailed the winery asking whether it's first come first served, and if it is, I arrange for someone to do it for me. Not difficult, but it requires a little bit of planning.

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#22 Post by J a y H a c k » September 13th, 2017, 4:33 am

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Scott E. wrote:I recall being on the list for at least the initial offer. I think the first year sold out in the 15 minutes I was in some meeting.
As someone who has meetings all day most days of the week, releases that come out during business hours and sell out within minutes (or even a couple of hours) are the bane of my existence. Sometimes I can manage to order via my phone if I'm lucky, but often I'm SOL...
let me introduce you to the English word "friend." Hopefully preceded by "trustworthy" and followed by "who won't steal your allocation."
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#23 Post by Loren Sonkin » September 13th, 2017, 5:44 am

I heard from Alex who said prior buyers would have a week. This is a no brainer IMO.
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#24 Post by Rob Isaacs » September 13th, 2017, 6:39 am

NoahR wrote:On the list for a while. Crickets. :(
Same for me.

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#25 Post by Phil M » September 13th, 2017, 7:48 am

Check your spam folder (that's where my email notice ended up)....
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#26 Post by Scott Everson » September 13th, 2017, 9:19 am

So cruel. I'm sure I'm far down the wait list but the spam comment gave me a brief moment of hope, only to have my soul crushed moments later. At least I found out where all those Grammercy emails went.

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#27 Post by Mason H » September 13th, 2017, 1:25 pm

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#28 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » September 13th, 2017, 2:08 pm

Loren Sonkin wrote:I heard from Alex who said prior buyers would have a week. This is a no brainer IMO.
I just talked with Alex, and confirmed that previous buyer do indeed have a week of secure allocations. So, y'all don't have to crash the server the minute the offer goes live.
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#29 Post by c fu » September 13th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Loren Sonkin wrote:I heard from Alex who said prior buyers would have a week. This is a no brainer IMO.
I just talked with Alex, and confirmed that previous buyer do indeed have a week of secure allocations. So, y'all don't have to crash the server the minute the offer goes live.
Guys, Alex just mind melded me. Prior buyers have a week. No worries.
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#30 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » September 13th, 2017, 2:16 pm

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#31 Post by Todd F r e n c h » September 13th, 2017, 2:17 pm

c fu wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Loren Sonkin wrote:I heard from Alex who said prior buyers would have a week. This is a no brainer IMO.
I just talked with Alex, and confirmed that previous buyer do indeed have a week of secure allocations. So, y'all don't have to crash the server the minute the offer goes live.
Guys, Alex just mind melded me. Prior buyers have a week. No worries.
Guys, Alex just reached over to type this over my shoulder:

Previous buyers DO have a week to secure their allocations - good to go! Cheers.
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#32 Post by AlexS » September 13th, 2017, 2:29 pm

Guys, my name is Alex and I proclaim that prior buyers have a week to secure their allocations.
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#33 Post by c fu » September 13th, 2017, 2:49 pm

AlexS wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
guys wrote: Loren Sonkin: I heard from Alex who said prior buyers would have a week. This is a no brainer IMO.

Bill Tex Landreth: I just talked with Alex, and confirmed that previous buyer do indeed have a week of secure allocations. So, y'all don't have to crash the server the minute the offer goes live.

C Fu: Guys, Alex just mind melded me. Prior buyers have a week. No worries.
Guys, Alex just reached over to type this over my shoulder:

Previous buyers DO have a week to secure their allocations - good to go! Cheers.

Guys, my name is Alex and I proclaim that prior buyers have a week to secure their allocations.
[resizeableimage=300,550]https://i.imgur.com/Ynn7eYg.png[/resizeableimage]
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#34 Post by R_Gilbane » September 13th, 2017, 3:00 pm

c fu wrote:[resizeableimage=300,550]https://i.imgur.com/Ynn7eYg.png[/resizeableimage]
Strong emoji game in the contact heading right there. Makes me interested in finding out which makemakers rate 3 or more heart eyes from you? [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
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#35 Post by AlexS » September 13th, 2017, 3:02 pm

AlexS wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
guys wrote: Loren Sonkin: I heard from Alex who said prior buyers would have a week. This is a no brainer IMO.

Bill Tex Landreth: I just talked with Alex, and confirmed that previous buyer do indeed have a week of secure allocations. So, y'all don't have to crash the server the minute the offer goes live.

C Fu: Guys, Alex just mind melded me. Prior buyers have a week. No worries.
Guys, Alex just reached over to type this over my shoulder:

Previous buyers DO have a week to secure their allocations - good to go! Cheers.

Guys, my name is Alex and I proclaim that prior buyers have a week to secure their allocations.
c fu wrote: [resizeableimage=200,350]https://i.imgur.com/Ynn7eYg.png[/resizeableimage]
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#36 Post by Jorge Henriquez » September 13th, 2017, 3:08 pm

I'm even getting a free Chicken McNuggets with my order.

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#37 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » September 13th, 2017, 3:10 pm

Jorge Henriquez wrote:I'm even getting a free Chicken McNuggets with my order.

Top that beyotches!
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#38 Post by ykwon » September 13th, 2017, 3:46 pm

I am promised to sit on the wait list.
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#39 Post by Scott Brunson » September 13th, 2017, 4:23 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Jorge Henriquez wrote:I'm even getting a free Chicken McNuggets with my order.

Top that beyotches!
I am promised a full mixed case of 2010 Maison Ilan.
Delivery TBD...
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#40 Post by SeanHarding » September 13th, 2017, 6:41 pm

J a y H a c k wrote:let me introduce you to the English word "friend." Hopefully preceded by "trustworthy" and followed by "who won't steal your allocation."
Hmm. Not a concept I am familiar with, but I will research it [snort.gif]

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#41 Post by Warren Taranow » September 13th, 2017, 7:10 pm

Jorge Henriquez wrote:I'm even getting a free Chicken McNuggets with my order.

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#42 Post by ERPark » September 13th, 2017, 8:13 pm

If you knuckleheads haven't played multiple rounds of golf yet with Alex, ya need to pipe down on how buddy buddy you are with him...... neener
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#43 Post by Scott E. » September 13th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Scott E. wrote:I recall being on the list for at least the initial offer. I think the first year sold out in the 15 minutes I was in some meeting. I don't recall getting an offer the second year (or since then). I don't think I have heard squat from them again. Probably for the best anyway.
Well, after my first bitchy post, the real Alex did e-mail me to let me know that I am still on the list. That was a nice gesture.
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#44 Post by Mike Walsh » September 19th, 2017, 7:37 am

Release date finally here. As a side note, really enjoyed the history included in the hard copy release letter that was mailed. The story about the monk telling them about "To-Kalon" being used to describe the wine in the Greek translations of the Wedding at Cana was very interesting. Love that they are such curators of the land and their family's history.

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#45 Post by Nolan E » September 19th, 2017, 8:03 am

Warren Taranow wrote:
Jorge Henriquez wrote:I'm even getting a free Chicken McNuggets with my order.

Top that beyotches!
Don't you mean MacNuggets?
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#46 Post by Ian Alper » September 19th, 2017, 8:21 am

No allocation on the website - anyone else?

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#47 Post by Mike Walsh » September 19th, 2017, 8:31 am

Ian Alper wrote:No allocation on the website - anyone else?
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#48 Post by JFPelletier » September 19th, 2017, 9:03 am

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#49 Post by Phil M » September 19th, 2017, 9:04 am

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#50 Post by Cody S » September 19th, 2017, 9:06 am

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