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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.
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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:
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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.


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

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