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Originally posted by Bytown Rick:
From Laughing Stock Vineyards in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, on their way to me:

2012 Portfolio
2012 Blind Trust
2012 Syrah

Rick


Did you notice that in the next release, Vintages is offering a limited supply of the 2012 Portfolio. I don't know what you paid but it is listed at $52.95.

In my experience, LCBO always levies a hefty mark up on BC wines. Mad
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by Bytown Rick:
From Laughing Stock Vineyards in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, on their way to me:

2012 Portfolio
2012 Blind Trust
2012 Syrah

Rick


Did you notice that in the next release, Vintages is offering a limited supply of the 2012 Portfolio. I don't know what you paid but it is listed at $52.95.

In my experience, LCBO always levies a hefty mark up on BC wines. Mad


I paid my Portfolio $35 "en primeur". Not sure I would pay $53, but at $35 this is a no-brainer.
3 x 2008 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers
1 x 2000 Réserve de la Comtesse
2 x 2009 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT
2 x N.V. Pierre Paillard Champagne Brut Grand Cru
2 x 2008 Stratus Riesling Icewine 375ml
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
quote:
Originally posted by Bytown Rick:
From Laughing Stock Vineyards in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, on their way to me:

2012 Portfolio
2012 Blind Trust
2012 Syrah

Rick


Did you notice that in the next release, Vintages is offering a limited supply of the 2012 Portfolio. I don't know what you paid but it is listed at $52.95.

In my experience, LCBO always levies a hefty mark up on BC wines. Mad


It's now $45, with free shipping on a case.

Rick
QUESTION: I got an offer for 2009 Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz $55 USD., $48 for the 2008.

2009 looks like an off vintage for Barossa, but the WB Platinum Shiraz got a 93 from WS. At the price it seems worth trying a couple.

I don't buy enough Aussie shiraz to gauge this. I have liked the Platinum Shiraz in previous tastings but like it more at $55 than $100+.

What do you think? Paging VinT.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
QUESTION: I got an offer for 2009 Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz $55 USD., $48 for the 2008.

2009 looks like an off vintage for Barossa, but the WB Platinum Shiraz got a 93 from WS. At the price it seems worth trying a couple.

I don't buy enough Aussie shiraz to gauge this. I have liked the Platinum Shiraz in previous tastings but like it more at $55 than $100+.

What do you think? Paging VinT.


i like it

but i dont know even payin 55$ for it
regardless of the vintage.

simply because d'arenberg makes a dead arm that you can get on sale at 25-35$

it's unapologetically fruity, forward, crowd pleaser with some nice silky tannins to keep it interesting and mkae you think it's complex.

But you can get that with alot of aussie shirazs so i dont give it points on "complexity"

the nose is a bit lacking acutally and you can pick up that sweet smelling nose on a yellow tail reserve in my opinion. None of that cool pronounced eucalytus nose you get on the grange or the dead arm'

basically, i'd pay 30$ for a bottle like this 50$ after taxes would be my absolute tops.
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Originally posted by dzitt:
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Originally posted by steve8:
2011 Venus La Universal, Montsant, Dido (red)
2010 Adega Dos Eidos, Albarino, Veigas de Padrinan


Wait for next Saturday, you will save 10% Wink


Yesterday was 10% off for 3 bottles of Spanish wine. Smile
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by dzitt:
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Originally posted by steve8:
2011 Venus La Universal, Montsant, Dido (red)
2010 Adega Dos Eidos, Albarino, Veigas de Padrinan


Wait for next Saturday, you will save 10% Wink


Yesterday was 10% off for 3 bottles of Spanish wine. Smile


Didn't get the name / origin of the wines before posting I guess
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Danyull:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
2011 DRC La Tache


You were DYING to post this I bet!

Big Grin


Was actually hoping for one of their more "affordable" wines to be honest.


Sell it and buy some of the 'cheapies'
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Originally posted by Machine:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Danyull:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
2011 DRC La Tache


You were DYING to post this I bet!

Big Grin


Was actually hoping for one of their more "affordable" wines to be honest.


Sell it and buy some of the 'cheapies'


Paying it forward.
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Machine:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Danyull:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
2011 DRC La Tache


You were DYING to post this I bet!

Big Grin


Was actually hoping for one of their more "affordable" wines to be honest.


Sell it and buy some of the 'cheapies'


Paying it forward.

Bless you, brother.....
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Originally posted by Parcival:
I didn't even know you could double up across the different offer descriptions.


Unless stated otherwise (like the strict case limit when the '08's were released), yes. At least, it better be yes, this year, if you get my drift. Wink
2004 Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Blanc
2009 Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Blanc
2002 and 2010 Conn Creek Anthology
2010 Robert Sinskey Carneros PN
2010 Robert Sinskey Aries PN
2010 Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet
2008 Atamisque Assemblage
2010 Molly Dooker the Scooter Merlot (17%)
2002 Warres LBV Port
2010 Eric Kent Small Town Pinot Noir
2012 Bonny Doon A Proper Claret
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Did I miss something or did vinoevelo not post this week?


Must have been the sinus infection. Anticipate double volume next week to make up. Razz


edited: realized this was buying, not drinking thread. nope. nothing this week. but it is only monday.
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Originally posted by Parcival:
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Originally posted by AllRed:
12 bottles and 2 mags of:

2012 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills


went the full case option.

I didn't even know you could double up across the different offer descriptions. Love this juice
I went with the joe 5 pack.
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Originally posted by AllRed:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
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Originally posted by AllRed:
12 bottles and 2 mags of:

2012 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills


So when is the Thomas / d'Yquem party?


Come on up...we'll put something together! Big Grin


That would be a fun dinner!
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Originally posted by Merengue:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
2012 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills - 8 bottles and 2 mags (aka The Full Monty)


Half a case for me. First time buyer. Surprised and extremely happy that i was allocated.


I'm still wavering between half case and the Full Monty.
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Originally posted by Danyull:
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Originally posted by Merengue:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
2012 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills - 8 bottles and 2 mags (aka The Full Monty)


Half a case for me. First time buyer. Surprised and extremely happy that i was allocated.




I'm still wavering between half case and the Full Monty.


It was a tough decision for me. I did it due to storage limits and the fact that i have not tried it and that if i like it i will keep buying future vintages while i probably have not even touched or started drinking the 2012s.
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Originally posted by Merengue:
Half a case for me. First time buyer. Surprised and extremely happy that i was allocated.


Just to clarify, since I've seen this mentioned multiple times, receipt of the post card is not the same as being allocated wine. The post card is simply an offer of sale. To my knowledge, it is first-come-first-served and not guaranteed.
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
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Originally posted by Merengue:
Half a case for me. First time buyer. Surprised and extremely happy that i was allocated.


Just to clarify, since I've seen this mentioned multiple times, receipt of the post card is not the same as being allocated wine. The post card is simply an offer of sale. To my knowledge, it is first-come-first-served and not guaranteed.

Do you know people that have been offered wine and not received it and/or had their check returned? I had always assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that he offered enough that he could fulfill the orders he received.
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
quote:
Originally posted by Merengue:
Half a case for me. First time buyer. Surprised and extremely happy that i was allocated.


Just to clarify, since I've seen this mentioned multiple times, receipt of the post card is not the same as being allocated wine. The post card is simply an offer of sale. To my knowledge, it is first-come-first-served and not guaranteed.

Do you know people that have been offered wine and not received it and/or had their check returned? I had always assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that he offered enough that he could fulfill the orders he received.


WS - to your point, I think JT does try to fulfill requests he gets from his post card mail outs. I once got my check back ~2 weeks after receiving the card and still got my full requested allocation.

My hunch is that if you wait too long, he may run out. But, I don't think this is a Marcassin situation where you literally have to get your payment back in the mail within a day or two

That said, he seems like a good guy on the phone. Probably pretty easy to find out directly from him what the scoop is
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Originally posted by Parcival:
WS - to your point, I think JT does try to fulfill requests he gets from his post card mail outs. I once got my check back ~2 weeks after receiving the card and still got my full requested allocation.

My hunch is that if you wait too long, he may run out. But, I don't think this is a Marcassin situation where you literally have to get your payment back in the mail within a day or two

That said, he seems like a good guy on the phone. Probably pretty easy to find out directly from him what the scoop is

That's the vibe I got as well. I would assume all of us that got our orders sent in this week are pretty safe.
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
I had always assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that he offered enough that he could fulfill the orders he received.


John has no idea of how many orders or the size of the orders he will receive, when he sends out the postcards. Thus, by definition, your assumption is incorrect.

To repeat, this it NOT an allocation -- i.e., it is not like Rhys, where you have a specified number of bottles allocated to you, if you so choose to by them.

That being said, John is a great guy. I've had the pleasure of visiting the vineyard and cellar. And, the 2012 vintage is the largest harvest that John has had in at least the past 5 or 6 years. I am not implying that I think people won't get wine. I am simply saying that people are mistaken when they continue to refer to receipt of the postcard as an allocation.
Many offerings are just that - an offer to buy wine without a guaranteed allocation. Unless plainly indicated, I assume that it is first come first served and send off my order ASAP.

I ended up going with the Joe 5 pack.

At LWS I picked up:

02 Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Rare
11 Spottswoode cab

Waiting to fill out my KB single vineyard allocation.
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Originally posted by Red guy in a blue state:
Many offerings are just that - an offer to buy wine without a guaranteed allocation. Unless plainly indicated, I assume that it is first come first served and send off my order ASAP.

I ended up going with the Joe 5 pack.

At LWS I picked up:

02 Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Rare
11 Spottswoode cab

Waiting to fill out my KB single vineyard allocation.


Which singles did you get allocated. A good friend who has been on their list for over 10 years and buys about 6 cases a year was pissed that he didnt get any of a few singles he wanted. Curious what others were allocated.
My friend didnt get the 4 Barrel or Cohn either. He buys a ton every year for himself and for a bunch of us he shares with. He's making a call.

Unrelated, but I finally made the reserve list for Kanzler Vineyards whose allocations come out on Friday. Thats my favorite and Ive been maxing my allocation for a few years. I picked up my case in person this year so maybe that tipped the scale for meSmile
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
quote:
Originally posted by Merengue:
Half a case for me. First time buyer. Surprised and extremely happy that i was allocated.


Just to clarify, since I've seen this mentioned multiple times, receipt of the post card is not the same as being allocated wine. The post card is simply an offer of sale. To my knowledge, it is first-come-first-served and not guaranteed.


Oh shut. And here i was all hot and bothered.
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
My full allocation of:

12 x 2012 Scarecrow M. Étain (6 pack & 3 of the 2 packs)

Wow, going big!

The 6 pack is destined for a coworker who hasn't yet cracked the M. Étain or Scarecrow lists. I like M Étain, but even in what's expected to be a very good vintage, throwing down for 12 of my own wasn't likely.

I'll be seeing the F&B Director at my country club tomorrow, and will confirm if he plans to get some bottles as well. Would like to "baby kill" one of these similar to how I partook of the 2011 vintage:

M Étain infanticide
Kitchen Aid at home, but the cottage is all gas appliances, and thought we'd change it up a bit. I hope the Wolf is as reliable as our KA. The Wolf has a convection gas oven and infrared broiler. Reviews looked promising but you never know. We'll have to have you and C. join us sometime and check it out.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
A new Wolf 36" 6 burner gas stove for the cottage. Time to start entertaining up there again in the New Year. It's been too long since our last Wine Guy Weekend (WGW).


Good to see you have your priorities in order Smile. Insert envy emoticon here re: cooking on Wolf at the cottage!

The cottage wine guy weekends are great.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
A new Wolf 36" 6 burner gas stove for the cottage. Time to start entertaining up there again in the New Year. It's been too long since our last Wine Guy Weekend (WGW).


Good to see you have your priorities in order Smile. Insert envy emoticon here re: cooking on Wolf at the cottage!

The cottage wine guy weekends are great.


If there is a line up forming to be able to cook on that, I'm in it.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
A new Wolf 36" 6 burner gas stove for the cottage. Time to start entertaining up there again in the New Year. It's been too long since our last Wine Guy Weekend (WGW).

Cool Much too long, indeed.
Congrats on the Wolf purchase, Dok. You'll love it.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
- 2005 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée X2

I was surprised to see this in my market. (For any locals seeing this, there's a small amount at the Cambie St store only.)
nice. awesome wine
2010 Mascarello, Barbera D'Alba, Scudetto
2010 Benjamin Romeo, Rioja, La Cueva del Contador
2012 WillaKenzie Estate, Pinot Gris
2011 Cantina Terlan, Pinot Bianco, Vorberg Riserva
2010 Bodegas Del Abad, Bierzo, Carracedo
2010 La Braccesca, Vino Nobile de Montepulciano
2011 Laughing Stock, Portfolio
2012 Shaw & Smith, Chardonnay, M3 Adelaide Hills

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