Muscardini Cellars


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Muscardini Cellars

Muscardini Cellars 2010 Pinot Grigio 3-Pack
$49.99 (Normally $72.00) 31% off List Price
2010 Pinot Grigio, Santa Giordano Vineyards, Sonoma Valley

Muscardini Cellars Tesoro Proprietary Red Blend 2-Pack
$61.99 (Normally $92.00) 33% off List Price
2009 Tesoro Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

Muscardini Cellars 2008 Fortuna Red Blend 2-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $108.00) 35% off List Price
2008 Fortuna Red Blend, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

Muscardini Cellars Two Blends + Sangiovese 3-Pack
$89.99 (Normally $136.00) 34% off List Price
2009 Tesoro Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
2009 Sangiovese, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
2008 Fortuna Red Blend, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

Previous offers:
3/16/11
6/2/10


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Love the Muscardini Reds…especially the Fortuna & Tesoro. Just had a bottle of the 2008 Fortuna yesterday with some smoked ribs at a family gathering…Excellent! WE is “WAY OFF BASE” with their rating of 84. I would definitely rate this wine in the low 90’s. Had a bottle of the 2008 Tesoro last weekend, which was also excellent. I would rate it about the same. Others who had some were impressed as well. Sorry WE…you are wrong this time!.

BTW…I bought 6 bottles of the 2008 Fortuna, which according to the website retails for $62 each, not $54 as indicated by Cesare and 2 bottles of the 2009 Tesoro to match the 2 bottles of 2008 Tesoro I have in the cellar


#4

So tempting to go in for the sampler and AlexEli kosher PN. But I really don’t need or have the room for more wine.


#5

Good Afternoon from Muscardini Cellars! We are honored to be back on the woot in the Woot Plus slot. It is a gorgeous fall day here in the Sonoma Valley. Michael just finished picking his Pinot Grigio grapes this morning. Last week he bottled his 2011 vintage (close to 3000 cases).

It is a thrill to be able to offer what I consider 2 of our best blends. Our flagship Super Tuscan Tesoro and our “lucky” blend, Fortuna. The Sangiovese is a lovely wine that is the anchor of our Italian style winery.

The Pinot Grigio is our very first white wine.

We hope these selections will peak your interest. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and I will continue to post throughout the week.

Cheers, Winegirl


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The Fortuna with the smoked ribs sounds amazing. Just to clear up the pricing issue. We lowered the Fortuna to $54 in July in our tasting room for the summer and to help ease the price of our September wine club (Fortuna was a part of). At the end of this week the Fortuna will go back up to the website price and ther is talk that the Tesoro will be raised to $49.


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I may have to buy more of the Tesoro at this price before it goes up…Loved the 2008. How would you compare the 08 and 09 Tesoro. As an aside, everyone is missing the boat on these tremendous wines…BuyEm!


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I was just at the Muscardini/Caton tasting room a few weeks ago. Fantastic wines. Last night I had a bottle of the Barbera and am excited to see these offerings. I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any wine for a few weeks…oops.


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I have the Barbera Pauli Ranch 2009 and the Tesoro 2008… I haven’t opened either… should I open the Tesoro? I am almost afraid I will really really like it…how is the 2008 compared to the 2009 that is being offered…


#10

I just dumped two bottles of wine because they were bad. (Not Muscardini). And, I was just saying to myself, “I need to stop trying random bottles at stores and should just stick to stuff I KNOW is good!” And…I log in and see Muscardini. I’m in. Now…Which ones??? Hmmm…


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Comparing the 08 and the 09 Tesoros

I asked Michael for his thoughts on comparing the 2 vintages and here’s what he had to say:

“The 08 is more of a true super-tuscan with 44% Sangiovese, 30% Cab and 26% Syrah. The 09 tilts more towards perfection (95 pts from the California State Wine Competition) with 39% Sangio, 33% Cab and 26% Syrah. …”

Wow dang, I left page 2 of my notes at the office. Will have to finish his quote in the morning.

A few more tidbits include:

  1. the Sangiovese is from the world famous Monte Rosso Vineyard. A well known and respected vineyard.

  2. the Syrah is from Deerfield Ranch Winery. A very reputable vineyard where the owners are not only concerned about the quality of their fruit but their carbon footprint as well.

  3. the cab comes from Caton Vineyards - and I know that speaks for itself here on the woot.


#12

Good Evening Vac! It definitely is a tough choice. The sampler 3 pack will give you variety. Hmmmm.


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Ohhh the Barbera. Always consistent through the vintages. Last year it was selected as one of 5 Barberas in the US to be sent to Italy for their Barbera festival. Did not have enough to offer it on the woot.


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wow… now I really don’t want to open it yet…


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Me too!!!

I ended up getting a couple of sets to have the variety…

Excited.


#16

I am trying to justify the cost…you know how it is … do the kids really need those supplies for school? ha ha ha ha!!


#17

Here are my thoughts, for what it is worth. Muscardini is one of those winemakers I turn to when i want a solid wine that isn’t as crazily priced as it COULD be. This is particularly true if you are a fan of Sangiovese/Chianti. Muscardini has that nailed.

The other wineries (in no particular order) I put into the category of consistently solid wines for a good value/price that I share with my closest wine-loving friends:
Gundlach Bundschu
Ty Caton
Wellington
Little Vineyards
Corison
Vino Noceto
Kent Rasmussen
Woot Cellars :slight_smile:


#18

Thanks! I didn’t work all summer, so trying to play catch up…so trying not to spend … but … I do like some good wine!!


#19

Winegirl, I need some I can lay down for 5~10 years and not worry about. How would the sampler fit in?


#20

Not pulling the trigger this time around because I’ve already got two bottles of the 2009 Tesoro after a particularly expensive trip to Sonoma. But even the 87 pts from WE is way off base. It was a great wine! And that means a lot considering I’d tried Ty Caton’s Tytanium RIGHT before I tasted it (they share a tasting room). I don’t recall the Fortuna (tried like 12 wines in a row), but I thought everything I tried justified its price point. They also had a really cool rose that is worth checking out if you get the chance.