Havens 2005 Napa Valley Syrah and 2006 Beau Terrior Merlot - Three Pack

So, you mean, like…

100% Napa Valley:

74% Vineyard A in Napa Valley

26% Vineyard B in Napa Valley

?

In for one. I’ve gone for two on the last two so I need to slow down a little, but am still excited to try all this wine that will show up around, say, the 14th. Woot has not led me astray so far (when factoring in price).

Yup, Vineyard B is a well-known vineyard in Carneros, a cooler appellation shared by Napa and Sonoma Counties. It’s supposedly independent of Napa and Sonoma, but it seems one can label it Napa in a blend.

Now we’re cooking. The Syrah is a wine that existed previously, plus it has 26% from Hudson Vineyard which is where they got fruit for their top-end Syrah.

I’m not sure I’ve seen Beau Terroir Merlot before as a stand alone wine. But this vineyard goes into their top Merlot.

Starting to get more Carneros-y. Not exactly what I’m waiting for, but I may go in for this.

Missed the Random Carp but picked up one of these.

Merry Christmas All.

Merry Christmas to you, too, WD.

YES! Glug glug glug glug glug(from bottle to glass to mouth)…until bottle appears to be empty. Sniff opening in bottle - ahhhh, that’s the kosher part. Enjoy.

Merry Christmas everyone!

How does this compare to Monday’s deal?

I was in for one of those.

Thanks!

Merry Christmas everyone!

And Happy Holidays to you, WD, from one David to another! With all the bottled joy you have helped me add to my cellar, to say nothing of picking me to Rat the Rasmussen Pinot Noir, you have contributed to a joyous year for me. Here’s wishing you a successful new one!

NV = non vintage meaning that the wine is not from one specific vintage but rather a blend of multiple vintages

Edit - that is “normally” what NV refers to. In this case it appears it is a 2005 vintage

Spelling correction needed throughout initial page and Wootbot info: “terroir” is the correct spelling unless you’re misspelling a type of dog! :wink:

Merry Christmas to all! :slight_smile:

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On the road, on my netbook. From across the room, my wife asked me what I was doing. I told her I was on a porn site, but she saw right through that ruse and said, “No you’re not, you’re buying wine. I can tell by the look on your face.” So, since she caught me “red”-handed, I went in for 2.

Looks like Robert Parker reviewed the syrah and gave it a 90. Of course, these days, he gives a lot of wine a 90. But its a start.

2005 Havens Wine Cellar Syrah RP–90
Tasting Notes

Robert Parker: 90 Points
Wine Advocate # 174 Dec 2007 Robert Parker 90 Drink: N/A $30 (30) No tasting note was given.

To WineDavid, WineFarm, The WineWoot Crew behind the scenes, all of the participating wineries, and as always…all my fellow WOOTERS…

MERRY CHRISTMAS, KWANZAA, HANUKKAH, FESTIVOUS or what ever your Faith may be…PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO ALL PEOPLE.

Depending on what GaryV offers tonight, I maybe in for one.

When David’s selling wine with prose
Swiller’s wallet bends and bows
Two syrah and one merlot

Though I could not feel more merrier
I think nothing could be scarier
Than wine made from a terrier

For even if the dog was beau
What parts used, we’ll never know
Or did they just let Fido flow?

You can tell where this will go sir
If you’ve been a frequent poster
Was the puppy even kosher?

Well done, sir.

Hmm, a bit of search revealed that a bottle of 2005 Havens Napa Valley Syrah averages about $19. The closest thing to the 2006 Beau Terrior Merlot was the 2006 Napa Valley Merlot, about $10. Given that, and assuming $5 shipping, here is the price chart:

Buy 1: $37 vs $53, save $16
Buy 2: $69 vs $101, save $32
Buy 3: $101 vs $149, save $48

The prices elsewhere might be liquidation prices. I’m just debating on 2 vs 3… I went for 2 and 3 on the Monday and Wednesday deals, so 2-3-2 might be nice and symmetric.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Bow Terrier. He exists as certainly as Macs and bacon salt and Kosher syrahs exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Bow Terriers. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike stupors then, no inebriation, no wine buzz to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sobriety and insight. The eternal light with which debauchery fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Bow Terrier! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the wineries in Napa Valley to catch Bow Terrier, but even if they did not see Bow Terrier crushing grapes, what would that prove? Nobody sees Bow Terrier, but that is no sign that there is no Bow Terrier. The most real things in the world are those that neither drunkards nor tea-totallers can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the bag of crap and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, cork screws, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Bow Terrier! Thank God! it exists, and it exists forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, it will continue to make glad the heart of proof readers.