CT links above.
Yes, we were told to expect Havens throughout 2009.
WD, no labrats again and still with the “first week of 2010 shipping?”
carneros + syrah = want more info, sounds very tempting. if it were carneros + pinot I would be in for full …
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Create or join your own now …
Between the woot-off, woot-cellar wine and havens wine I’m tapped out. Good thing I’m already divorced.
In case there are labrats for this offer …
For all those new to “Labrat” and/or “rattery” ……
Cheron98 has kindly put all information about the Labrat program at the beginning of the Labrat Thread (where she kindly and graciously cross-posts all the labrat posts into one convenient place).
She has the rules of “rattery” there. As well as a listing of the labrats and offers from June 2 of last year (2008).
Only the Monday offer will have labrats. Offers later in the week will not.
In essence, once you sign up for the labrat program, you are eligible to receive an additional bottle from the current offer (via FedEx overnight) if:
a) Sign up for the labrat program (See WineDavid’s Signature line).
b) You purchase the new Sunday/Monday offer before the deadline (usually 10 am CT, Monday).
There are no set guidelines other than doing your best to present your opinions about the labrat bottle in a timely manner (since there may be some people on the fence about the current offer, and are waiting for your opinions). You can be as creative (or not) as you want. Read thru some of the previous labrats to get an idea. There are a lot of humorous reports, as well as serious ones.
For a quick overview of the majority of wine scoring systems, the DeLong Wine Ratings Review is available as a PDF.
DeLong Wine has been on Wine.Woot before with their Varietal Chart and Tasting Books, and sponsors The Century Club for those who have tasted over 100 different varietals (and we have several Wine.Wooters as members, with others on the verge). Check out Century Club thread in the World of Woot Wine for more info. And they’ve added a “Doppel Member” status for those who have tasted over 200 different varietals. They are supposed to have a new form (Word and Excel) in May to help with the 200.
Aw no rats?
Are most of the DFW events invite only? My wife and I are amateur winos, always up for rubbing elbows with you professionals!
Rated: 90-93 by Stephen Tanzer, May/Jun 07
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Subtly complex nose melds blackberry, violet, bacon fat and peppery spices. Sweet, bright black fruit and game flavors are nicely lifted by a floral element. A bit tight in the middle but builds nicely toward the back and finishes with good aromatic persistence.
Awesome, awesome, awesome stuff. In the very unlikely chance I get ratted, I’ll open this next to its 1999 older brother.
I had the '04 and '03 recently in the last 6 months, and they are among the best Cali Syrahs I’ve tasted (though, admittedly, I’m not exactly one to seek out the deadbeat dad of the world’s greatest grape). Well-balanced, earthy, spicy, dark plummy fruits. Really just an out-and-out PleaSure to drink.
Tasted by puppetclause on 12/26/2009 & rated 70 points: Terrible, with tastes of tin and chemicals. Decanted but didn’t really get any better. A merlot was the same from them, wasn’t a fluke bottle. Avoid. (43 views)
Hmmm, Not sure where this “Nappa” Valley is. Not on my DeLong’s California Wine Map
Does anyone know this “Nappa Valley”
Sounds like they had the buffoons at WTSO do the write-up. Today’s “gem” was a Burgundy from the “Australia” Region of France.
This is extremely tempting as this seems to be still among the year that Haven’s had a hand in it rather than Billington or Liquidator.
I’ll have to see how thing stand by comparison to the other retailers. This is a maybe.
All of the Wine.Woot events are open to Wooters. Just click on the link, and post in the thread and introduce yourselves. And none of us (well, maybe RPM) could be considered “professional”. We are always learning, especially from fellow wine.wooters.
The links will take you to the beginning post of each gathering thread.
Just don’t spread it to non-wooters unless they are approved by the host of the event.
“You were so brash at first, but you’ve learned to have a subtle, complex nose melding blackberry, violet, bacon fat and peppery spices, and that’s a very attractive trait to have as you make your way in the world.”
I guess this isn’t vegetarian??
Nope. Nor Kosher … (pre-empting SG).
Nor with a Kosher Mac.