Just got on the Saxum mailing list.

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Originally posted by spo:
My allocation is 6 bottles. Since I have never had the wines I will probably buy one or two bottles to see what they are all about.

Would I get kicked off the list if I didn't buy now?

I am curious about your take on these wines. Based on past posts, I'm guessing these won't be your favorites.

I am sure that you can find takers of your allocation down here.
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
Congrats SPO, I too made the list... At roughly $90 per, I am not sure how good this


I was thinking the same thing but the 04 Broken Stones I had recently was excellent (although half the price of current release).
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Originally posted by mountainman:
Those are up to $89 now, wow. I think it was in the 40s back when I was on the list.



Hey mountainman, any recs for food up in your hood. A couple of us will be traveling thru in a coupe of weeks time.. (Sorry for the thread drift)
Thanks.
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Originally posted by spo:
I appreciate the advice. Part of me wonders if I would just be happier loading up on some Hug Cellars. I do want to try a Saxum though.


I do have some single bottles from more recent vintages, next offline? Also, I am on Linne Calodo and Herman Story lists, if you ever wanna try them? I have some recent wines from them as well? (Might have to break into my offsite and find a Saxum to pop while in Napa) Wink
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Originally posted by mareff:
I think alot of people dropped off the list due to the price, hence the reason why so many people are now being offered wine. I think it is decent enough to purchase however I am watching the price in the coming months years...


Mareff, Do you have some inside info? Secondary markets? Global financial crisis?
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
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Originally posted by mareff:
I think alot of people dropped off the list due to the price, hence the reason why so many people are now being offered wine. I think it is decent enough to purchase however I am watching the price in the coming months years...


Mareff, Do you have some inside info? Secondary markets? Global financial crisis?


why else would so many people get onto the list, price has gone up over the years. Just a speculative assumption
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
quote:
Originally posted by mountainman:
Those are up to $89 now, wow. I think it was in the 40s back when I was on the list.



Hey mountainman, any recs for food up in your hood. A couple of us will be traveling thru in a coupe of weeks time.. (Sorry for the thread drift)
Thanks.


Do you still have my email?
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Part of me wonders if I would just be happier loading up on some Hug Cellars.


I've never heard of this producer. Worth seeking out?



Shane, I am the last person people here look to for advice on wine but the answer is YES! They are always ripe, detailed, complex and exotic, they are like CA versions of Valle d'Aosta wines. Give them a shot.
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
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Originally posted by spo:
I appreciate the advice. Part of me wonders if I would just be happier loading up on some Hug Cellars. I do want to try a Saxum though.


I do have some single bottles from more recent vintages, next offline? Also, I am on Linne Calodo and Herman Story lists, if you ever wanna try them? I have some recent wines from them as well? (Might have to break into my offsite and find a Saxum to pop while in Napa) Wink


Whine-oh, do you like Linne Calodo young or with age, or both?
When I went to order these were sold out. Red Face Sorry guys I thought I had till the 19th. Never done the allocation/list thing. I wonder if I will be dropped from the list? I have been on Switchback Ridge for like 5 years now and have not bought a thing but I suspect the demand here is different
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Originally posted by spo:
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
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Originally posted by spo:
I appreciate the advice. Part of me wonders if I would just be happier loading up on some Hug Cellars. I do want to try a Saxum though.


I do have some single bottles from more recent vintages, next offline? Also, I am on Linne Calodo and Herman Story lists, if you ever wanna try them? I have some recent wines from them as well? (Might have to break into my offsite and find a Saxum to pop while in Napa) Wink


Whine-oh, do you like Linne Calodo young or with age, or both?


As a general rule, the Zin based wines on the younger side, the Syrah based wined with some age. My oldest only date back to 06'.
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Originally posted by NY Retailer:
With a much larger production, I doubt there is still a waitlist for Saxum, at all.


Got to give them credit, they more than doubled the price, make 3xs as much and are still selling out. Good job of getting their wine to as many people at a price as high as possible.

If they were $40 a bottle I would not have hesitated for a second.
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Originally posted by NY Retailer:
With a much larger production, I doubt there is still a waitlist for Saxum, at all.


Well, since you obviously have a deep-rooted connection with the producer & their waiting list, do you mind moving me to the top? Wink
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Originally posted by NY Retailer:
With a much larger production, I doubt there is still a waitlist for Saxum, at all.


They only increased production for Broken Stones. All others continue to be in the 300 - 500cs range.

This is one of the wineries that certainly continues to have a genuine waitlist, especially for their James Berry bottling.

Lastly, while they have increased prices over the years, they have not "gouged" their customers, and have not "maximized" their pricing. All of their wines sell on the secondary market for $125+. They sell to their list for $89, and shipping is free (no minimum required).

I have a lot of respect for the way Saxum has carried themselves and managed their business practices in spite of all the press and notoriety they've received.

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