Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red Wine (3)

Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red Wine 3-Pack
$59.99 $118.00 49% off List Price
2009 Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red Wine, Capay Valley

Winery website

Weird, the 2010 is up on WTSO right now as well for the same price. Anyone have notes on this?

A good friend gifted me a bottle of this juice that I happen to be drinking right now.

First impression (p&p) without thinking too much:
Concentrated, dark fruit, maybe indeed a bit fleshy, spice (but not as in ‘hot’ spicy), not tart, a tiny hint of leather?
Long finish.
Didn’t get the “plum” from the description, but maybe a bit on the finish?
IMHO better enjoyed alone or with dark (70%+/80%+) chocolate, but not with food.

I was kinda intrigued and I like it. Maybe also because I haven’t had a blended (“composed”) wine in months - and not a good/great blended wine even longer!

Ah - the composition - Syrah, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc… that explains it maybe. The Cab Franc gives it an interesting note.

Wait - do I hear this right in the voicemail? A 110% wine? 50% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc? :slight_smile:

Makes me want to get more and sip more.

And - it got mill’s approval :slight_smile:

That is pretty absolutely amazing. However, Woot is 2009, WTSO is 2010. Woot, have to pay for shipping, WTSO, free shipping with purchase of 4.

Sounds good. Also, this price is $5 cheaper/per bottle than another deal site ran this vintage at.

just need to mention that the other site does ship the 2010 to Georgia.

Which is a definite plus as I haven’t been able to order wine on woot for months now.

Though I’m always skeptical of “top 10” listings of subjective things, this review (link below) does mention both the 2009 and 2010. Not sure how much stock to put in any of this, as they even have the blends wrong. Anyway, FWIW, here are the relevant excerpts:

"5. 2010 Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red – $35

This we encountered Friday night at Wine and Rosecliff. Brenda, the VP of Sales and Marketing for the vineyard, was pouring their 2010 red from small cabernet style decanters as well as their Estate White. The red is fabulous. The vineyards are within a 1600 acre ranch and were planted initially in 2004. Additional acreage was planted in 2008 and they now cultivate 24 acres of vines. This red is expressive but still quite elegant. It’s a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, 19% Cabernet Franc and 4% Mourvedre. It’s flat out delicious and a very good value in our book. We’re looking to pick up a mixed case of this and the 2009 vintage, which you will soon see checking in at #8."

"8. 2009 Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red – $35

Here we are again, only a year earlier. This red is also fantastic, but it is quite different. The 2009 does not have the elegance of the 2010, but brings a brawnier, fruit forward approach to the palate. It’s a bit more rustic, with a deeper flavor profile than it’s younger brother. This wine absolutely screams for a grilled steak. When we get our case we’ll definitely try that. I can’t wait to visit the ranch. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah, it’s another good value."

Amazingly, a wine store here in NJ (Wine Library) is offering the 2010 @ $19.99, free shipping on 4. Not tempted either way, my coolers are full, but a sweet coincidence.

And the good news (for me) is that WTSO will sell it to me here in Ohio.

This comment from their writeup on the 2010 jumped out at me:
“This wine is far superior to the 2009 vintage which received quite strong ratings.”

YMMV.

Me too. I still stop by here, with a tear in my eye, that all I can do is window shop.

I think this is great. We write a wine blog and here are our notes on the CFR Estate Reds:

2010 Estate Red

This we encountered Friday night at Wine and Rosecliff. Brenda, the VP of Sales and Marketing for the vineyard, was pouring their 2010 red from small cabernet style decanters as well as their Estate White. The red is fabulous. The vineyards are within a 1600 acre ranch and were planted initially in 2004. Additional acreage was planted in 2008 and they now cultivate 24 acres of vines. This red is expressive but still quite elegant. It’s a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, 19% Cabernet Franc and 4% Mourvedre. It’s flat out delicious and a very good value in our book. We’re looking to pick up a mixed case of this and the 2009 vintage. (which we did!)

2009 Estate Red

Here we are again, only a year older. This red is also fantastic, but it is quite different. The 2009 does not have the elegance of the 2010, but brings a brawnier, fruit forward approach to the palate. It’s a bit more rustic, with a deeper flavor profile than it’s younger brother. This wine absolutely screams for a grilled steak. When we get our case we’ll definitely try that. I can’t wait to visit the ranch. A blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 50% Syrah, it’s another good value.

We bought this wine by the case.

We did have the blend on the 09 wrong. Our notes from the festival were 50/50, but we’ve corrected to 50% Syrah, 30% Cab Sauv and 20% Cab Franc. Still delicious in our book at redwineplease.com

What a coincidence! I recently received a bottle of Casey Flat Ranch 09 estate red blend for my birthday. On PNP, swirled and smelled tart cherry. Color is a beautiful deep plum. Not as deep a color as syrah. After sipping, I tasted tart cherry or berry, no spice and a smooth finish. It was not a hot finish. After aerating with the Soiree into a decanter and waiting an hour I tasted again. Swirled and smelled the cherry and a fresh meadow scent. Taste is still tart rich cherry but now some possible violets, which may be the meadow scent. Finish was still smooth but showing a little tannin now. Overall, enjoyable with some conplexities which would do well with grilled lamb chops and or beef.

Hi Everyone its Brenda B from casey Flat Ranch!! I know you will love this wine!!
Let me know if I can help!
Cheers BB

Laura our winemaker must have been drinking the wine its 30 CS

+1. Many of the “other sites” are still shipping to GA…I’m petitioning those “other sites” to start offering some of the woot! favorites more often.

Good morning. looks like some unusual coincidences going on. go figure.

a couple of general comments. Be sure to read the small print on those sites out there. retailers are not suppose to ship to all but a few states. most disregard and put the exposure on the recipient. just sayin’.

For us do gooders over here, we’ll have to maintain a stiff upper lip and stand our principled ground.

As for today’s offer. we absolutely stand by it as a very good QPR wine worth buying directly from the winery to you.

thanks,

Brenda B… can you offer this deal direct from the winery for those of us in states that WW can’t ship to? (Namely GA).

Soooo…Those sites are relying on the purchaser to know whether they should or should not receive wine based on their relevant state laws?

I’m not a lawyer, and didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I’m pretty sure that shouldn’t hold up in court if they ever got challenged on their practice of knowingly breaking state laws.

I actually have a bottle of the 2009 CFR and will be popping it open soon and will post some notes. :slight_smile: