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Cheapskate Wednesday at WTSO

#1 Post by Les Williams » July 28th, 2010, 4:34 am

24 hour sale again - Mostly Italian wines this morning.

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#2 Post by Bud Carey » July 28th, 2010, 4:37 am

Thanks for the heads-up. I had forgotten about that.
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#3 Post by M. Chacchia » July 28th, 2010, 5:32 am

Just picked-up 4 bottles of Lucky Country for $14.99 per.
What did you find today?
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#4 Post by Les Williams » July 28th, 2010, 5:47 am

Nothing so far. Still watching.

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#5 Post by mike pobega » July 28th, 2010, 5:53 am

Waiting for more Holdredge Syrah....

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#6 Post by Bud Carey » July 28th, 2010, 6:30 am

Just picked up a few 07 Cameron Hughes Chard
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#7 Post by Ed Murray » July 28th, 2010, 6:48 am

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#8 Post by Les Williams » July 28th, 2010, 7:36 am

Holdredge Wines
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Free Shipping on 4 or more
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#9 Post by Larry P » July 28th, 2010, 7:36 am

mike pobega wrote:Waiting for more Holdredge Syrah....
Ask and you shall receive... It's up right now.
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#10 Post by Mike Heyse » July 28th, 2010, 7:37 am

Larry Piggins wrote:
mike pobega wrote:Waiting for more Holdredge Syrah....
Ask and you shall receive... It's up right now.
Ding! Got 4. [cheers.gif]
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#11 Post by Larry P » July 28th, 2010, 7:39 am

Mike Heyse wrote:
Larry Piggins wrote:
mike pobega wrote:Waiting for more Holdredge Syrah....
Ask and you shall receive... It's up right now.
Ding! Got 4. [cheers.gif]
+4 [cheers.gif]
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#12 Post by Les Williams » July 28th, 2010, 8:08 am

+4

Paid 17.99 per when WTSO ran them back in March.

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#13 Post by Tyler Rico » July 28th, 2010, 8:21 am

Les Williams wrote:Holdredge Wines
Russian River Valley
Syrah 2006
Free Shipping on 4 or more
Our Price(Delivered): $15.99
too slow

damn, I missed it

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#14 Post by Daniel H » July 28th, 2010, 8:31 am

I missed it, too.I've checked the website 3 times so far today and all that I've seen are tired old cheap whites. If the offer allowed pooling small purchases throughout the day to qualify for free shipping I'd have taken a flyer on several, but there isn't much sense ordering large quantities of what is likely to be just a simple cooking wine.
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#15 Post by mike pobega » July 28th, 2010, 8:33 am

Man, this work thing gets in the way. I missed it!

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#16 Post by Mike Heyse » July 28th, 2010, 9:19 am

mike pobega wrote:Man, this work thing gets in the way. I missed it!
Set a reminder in Outlook to check WTSO every 15 minutes! I did, and it's working like a charm.

The Mockingbird Hill cab up there now is one of my favorite QPRs, even if it is a Newman-rave. Same price as their frequent offering of it, though.
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#17 Post by Chad Richardson » July 28th, 2010, 11:38 am

Is it just me, or have today's selections been completely underwhelming (exempting the Holdredge, which I unfortunately missed)? I know the theme is "cheapskate" and the upper-limit on price is something like $19/bottle. I didn't think my tastes had moved upscale to the point that I wouldn't see anything worthwhile; especially considering their $19 bottle is probably a $30+/- bottle pre-discount.
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#18 Post by Dylanh » July 28th, 2010, 12:06 pm

Chad Richardson wrote:Is it just me, or have today's selections been completely underwhelming (exempting the Holdredge, which I unfortunately missed)? I know the theme is "cheapskate" and the upper-limit on price is something like $19/bottle. I didn't think my tastes had moved upscale to the point that I wouldn't see anything worthwhile; especially considering their $19 bottle is probably a $30+/- bottle pre-discount.
I agree completely. I'm pretty new to the wine world and took a flyer on four separate wines last Cheapskate Wednesday. So far, nothing of interest.

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#19 Post by scott c » July 28th, 2010, 12:25 pm

Has anyone heard of/tasted this?
Shadowood Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007

By Jonathan H. Newman
Shadowood 07 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet‏
UNIT SIZE: 750.00 ml
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
VINTAGE: 2007
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Napa Valley
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Petite Sirah
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.80 %
Rating: 94 Points
This very special Cabernet from the fine 2007 Napa Valley Vintage is over 90% Cabernet with other varietals like Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec that add nice complexity and depth. One of the more compelling Quality Price Ratios of several hundred Cabernets tasted this past year. This wine has nice charm, richness and a seductive style to enjoy now, but it will age gracefully for the next 5 to 10 years. Lush blackberry pie, black currant liqueur, dark chocolate and black cherries with a cinnamon vanilla spice box and touches of plums and espresso. Pair this well made and complex wine with Porterhouse steaks, Osso Bucco, Prime Rib, Veal Cheeks and hearty chicken dishes.


Shadowood 2007 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Dark garnet red in color, this wine shows aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg with vanilla from extensive barrel aging. The aroma is complex with berries, dark fruit, and a hint of mint. Flavors of cherries and plums are complemented with toasted oak and mocha from French barrels. Rounded tannins add to the rich body. This complexity of dark ripe fruit and oak aging carries thru in the finish which is long lasting and rich.

Technical Information:
Aged 24 months in French oak barrels.
Alcohol: 14.8%
3.73 pH
5.6 g/L total acid
2,666 mg/L total phenols

Composition: 90.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.8% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Petite Verdot, 1.4% Malbec, 0.6% Merlot, 0.5% Petite Sirah
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#20 Post by Larry P » July 28th, 2010, 12:27 pm

scott c l a f f e e wrote:Has anyone heard of/tasted this?
Shadowood Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007
That Shadowood was up a couple days ago - I researched it, no notes on CT, no notes anywhere that I could find. I passed.
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#21 Post by Mike Heyse » July 28th, 2010, 12:32 pm

Larry Piggins wrote:
scott c l a f f e e wrote:Has anyone heard of/tasted this?
Shadowood Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007
That Shadowood was up a couple days ago - I researched it, no notes on CT, no notes anywhere that I could find. I passed.
I took a flier on them. Me = guinea pig [snort.gif]
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#22 Post by Reese Ferry » July 28th, 2010, 12:40 pm

Mike Heyse wrote:
Larry Piggins wrote:
scott c l a f f e e wrote:Has anyone heard of/tasted this?
That Shadowood was up a couple days ago - I researched it, no notes on CT, no notes anywhere that I could find. I passed.
I took a flier on them. Me = guinea pig [snort.gif]

I bit too.. Purdy label!! newhere

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#23 Post by Dylanh » July 28th, 2010, 12:45 pm

The Languedoc wine up now looks like a fun little cheap, daily drinker.

Domaine de Fabregues
Moulin de Vissandre
Coteaux du Languedoc
Rouge 2007

I'm tempted, though I'm sure its none too interesting.

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#24 Post by ray ormand » July 28th, 2010, 1:14 pm

Winemaker for Shadowood is also the winemaker for Mockingbird Hill.

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#25 Post by M. Linzbach » July 28th, 2010, 1:22 pm

Dylanh wrote:The Languedoc wine up now looks like a fun little cheap, daily drinker.

Domaine de Fabregues
Moulin de Vissandre
Coteaux du Languedoc
Rouge 2007

I'm tempted, though I'm sure its none too interesting.

dylan
I went 4, figured what the heck. I've wasted $40 worth of time by hitting F5 to refresh during the day. Might as well try some cheap wine for that $40.

EDIT--forgot to add, it passed my WTSO rule in that Mr. Jonathan H. Newman name was not on the page.
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#26 Post by M. Chacchia » July 28th, 2010, 2:03 pm

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#27 Post by Tyler Rico » July 28th, 2010, 2:22 pm

05 Burgess Syrah

tempting

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#28 Post by mike pobega » July 28th, 2010, 2:25 pm

Tyler Rico wrote:05 Burgess Syrah

tempting
pass. I had it.

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#29 Post by Dan Hammer » July 28th, 2010, 2:26 pm

mike pobega wrote:
Tyler Rico wrote:05 Burgess Syrah

tempting
pass. I had it.
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#30 Post by Tyler Rico » July 28th, 2010, 2:30 pm

Dan Hammer wrote:
mike pobega wrote:
Tyler Rico wrote:05 Burgess Syrah

tempting
pass. I had it.
CT 88
yeah, CT was less than enthusiastic.

for $1 more I will just drink more 05 arcadian SH syrah

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#31 Post by mike pobega » July 28th, 2010, 3:21 pm

Tyler Rico wrote:
Dan Hammer wrote:
mike pobega wrote: pass. I had it.
CT 88
yeah, CT was less than enthusiastic.

for $1 more I will just drink more 05 arcadian SH syrah
I gave mine away. The Holdredge blows it away.

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#32 Post by Joe G a l e w s k i » July 28th, 2010, 6:12 pm

Chad Richardson wrote:Is it just me, or have today's selections been completely underwhelming (exempting the Holdredge, which I unfortunately missed)? I know the theme is "cheapskate" and the upper-limit on price is something like $19/bottle. I didn't think my tastes had moved upscale to the point that I wouldn't see anything worthwhile; especially considering their $19 bottle is probably a $30+/- bottle pre-discount.
This seems to be the theme lately and for quite some time. I remember discussing a wednesday selloff on "the other board" months (a year?) ago and it was pretty much the same, ho hum. With all the discounting going on you'd think WTSO would have better offerings.

The 2 wines that I purchased from them on a whim were letdowns. I am not doing that anymore.

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#33 Post by Les Williams » July 29th, 2010, 4:30 am

They should have put in new offerings. Zzzzzzzzzz

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#34 Post by Harris Goldberg » September 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

How was that Shadowood? Its back up on WTSO today.

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Larry Piggins wrote: That Shadowood was up a couple days ago - I researched it, no notes on CT, no notes anywhere that I could find. I passed.
I took a flier on them. Me = guinea pig [snort.gif]

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#35 Post by Enzo Ruffalo » September 24th, 2010, 9:02 am

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#36 Post by Mike Heyse » September 24th, 2010, 9:12 am

FWIW, the CT notes on this wine are pretty remarkable for a $17 wine:

93 points: This was a pleasant surprise for the price point. All I can say is WOW. Upon opening, alot of fruit forward to the point of being a little sweet. After half an hour this wine was singing. The sweetness mellowed but the flavors became more pronounced. This has a great mouthfeel and is not too heavily oaked, with mild tannins. The second day, lost a little more of the fruit and everything became a little more integrated and still was a spectacular wine. This is a great wine at three times the price. I am going to buy more.... from the great 2007 vintage. I am not sure how well this will age but I would consume these within a five year window.

92 points: wow. What a deal! This was great wine....fruity nose, good mouthfeel and range of flavors....nice.

90 points: I agree with the other ratings on the value. This wine is an amazing value for the price (less than $20 on WTSO). Inky purple color, with lively black berry and other dark fruits. Nice vanilla oak flavors on the nose and palate. The fruit is youthful and bright, but blends beautifully with the oak treatment. A slight vegetal note on the palate. Tannins and liveliness of fruit wouldn't mind a couple years in bottle. But why wait? Bring it to dinner, because this youthful ink of a wine is screaming for some steak.

92 points: Rich aromas of berry and fruit, brooding scents of oak and vanilla on the mouth that are quite beyond its youthful years. Gorgeous. Definitely a steal at $17.

93 points: Outstanding wine! Upon poping the cork, the room filled with a wonderful fruit forward scent. Beautiful dark color almost black. great mouthfeel, with lots of dark fruit, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, plumbs. very well balanced, tannins just right. Nice long finish. This was an absolute steal at $17!

I ordered some on CSW but have not opened any yet. Based on the above notes I ordered a few more; and will definitely open one tonight. Not that my opinion matters... I'm some 32 y.o. punk who doesn't know good juice from motor oil.
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#37 Post by Dave Smig » September 24th, 2010, 9:31 am

Spelling snob alert - They spelled CellarTracker incorrectly. go get'em Eric! [stirthepothal.gif]

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#38 Post by mike pobega » September 24th, 2010, 9:39 am

Mike Heyse wrote: Not that my opinion matters... I'm some 32 y.o. punk who doesn't know good juice from motor oil.
Yeah but, have you ever given Valvoline's 5w30 a 94? [cheers.gif]

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#39 Post by Mike Heyse » September 24th, 2010, 9:44 am

mike pobega wrote:
Mike Heyse wrote: Not that my opinion matters... I'm some 32 y.o. punk who doesn't know good juice from motor oil.
Yeah but, have you ever given Valvoline's 5w30 a 94? [cheers.gif]
Nope, only Mobil 1. [tease.gif] It's good enough for the Space Shuttle...
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#40 Post by DM Baker » September 24th, 2010, 10:24 am

Any thoughts on Chateau Graves de Pez Saint Estephe 2009 for $24.99?

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#41 Post by Mike Heyse » September 25th, 2010, 7:59 am

mike pobega wrote:
Mike Heyse wrote: Not that my opinion matters... I'm some 32 y.o. punk who doesn't know good juice from motor oil.
Yeah but, have you ever given Valvoline's 5w30 a 94? [cheers.gif]
This wine will not be getting a 94 from me any time soon. I popped one last night; it's a massive wine that needs more air than the prior reviews let on. I'll pop another one soon and give it a much lengthier decant before I consume and score it. After two hours in the decanter, but with only a glass left, the wine finally came together. Or I was just buzzed...
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