Bodega Rancho Mixed Reds
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@alacercogitatus Lab Rats the quite-drinkable-now Que Syrah on at home date night The smoothness of this wine was very welcome indeed. So easy to drink after the diamonds were removed.
2009 Bodega Rancho Syrah, (Que Syrah Vineyard or Thieriot Vineyard)
2014 Bodega Rancho Grenache Jemrose Vineyard
Not for sale online, $540/case MSRP
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Bodega Rancho Mixed Reds
4 bottles for $74.99 $18.75/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $179.99 $15/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
2009 Bodega Rancho Syrah, Que Syrah Vineyard
2009 Bodega Rancho Syrah, Thieriot Vineyard
2014 Bodega Rancho Grenache Jemrose Vineyard
So we get all of one or the other for the Syrah? Or a random mix?
@ilCesare @klezman @Winedavid49 Yeah, kind of an odd offer
@ilCesare @klezman @Winedavid49 really interested in the answer to this. One of the two vineyards seems much more my taste.
I’m glad to see that the winemaker didn’t seem to adopt the style of Caymus!
Nice age? Check
Lower alcohol? Check
Great vineyards? Check
Descriptions that don’t focus on fruit? Check
Great case price? Check
@klezman Waiting on rats as I have way too much wine.
@danandlisa same. But this is really checking all my boxes.
@danandlisa @klezman Rat report #1 is in!
So, drink now through when? Only asking because the cellar doth run fullith. If it’s a drink now wine, better chance I can pull the trigger!
Any interested splitters #DMV folks? HMU!
@bunnymasseuse I’m in for 4 or 6.
@bunnymasseuse. Didn’t hear back. So, was this a yes or no?
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations).
Bodega Rancho Mixed Reds - $45 = 19.99%
2009 Bodega Rancho Syrah, Que Syrah
Checking In! So, what a whirlwind of a day it was! Not even 4 hours before delivery, I was notified of Rat Selection! Fantastic! Tonight was at-home-on-the-couch-date-night with our Shows, so adding this bottle of quite-drinkable-now Syrah was a welcome addition! It paired very well with our selection of cheeses for the TV Date! The smoothness of this wine (once the “wine diamonds” were removed) was very welcome indeed. So easy to drink, it went down as easy as the Goat Cheese with Truffle salt. Not too strong on the nose, we started with it a bit chilled from the fridge. We left it open and on the counter for round 2. After pouring the second round, it was still very likeable and wonderful. Syrah is not typically a style we enjoy, but this one was fantastic. Pairs well with MT Tam cheese and truffle honey! Perfect for those at-home-dates while the weather turns chilly. Stock up now for a delight this winter!
@alacercogitatus Clarification: We had the Syrah only. We cannot speak to the Grenache.
@alacercogitatus Two Syrahs in the offer, which vineyard did you have?
@kaolis The Que Syrah vineyard. Good catch, thanks!
Que sera, sera! Sure right here from Wine Enthusiast albeit 10 years ago:
Bodega Rancho 2009 Que Syrah Vineyard Syrah. 85 Points. Sharp acidity accentuates the tannins in this aggressive, dry Syrah, giving the blackberry and cherry flavors a jamminess that suggests pie filling. The official alcohol is amazingly low at 12.4%. 12/31/12
a little blurb and tasting note on the Que from SÓLOSYRAH ?
The Que from Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews:
Located at the far Western edge of Sonoma Coast, the Que Syrah Vineyard offers a genuinely cool climate focus for Bodega Rancho opening with a tidal wave of super juicy fresh blackberry and blackberry pie including faint accents of baking spice, alongside touches of olive brine and bramble through a medium-long finish. 9/19/13
The Theriot from the Enthusiast:
87 Points. This is a big, extracted wine. It brims with cherry jam, chocolate and anise flavors, and it finishes very rich and sweet. It feels thick, soft and weighty on the palate, and it’s fully ready to drink now. 12/31/12
Some notes a little more recent on the 2014 Jemrose from Dan Dawson:
10/21/22. Score 89.5. Very Good Value. 135 cases. On the dark side of California Grenache. Smell and taste strawberry preserves, toasted black peppercorns and cloves, black olives, very ripe blueberries, dried lavender, bay leaf and toasty French oak…40% new according to owner/winemaker Derek Beitler. More oak than he’d prefer, but from many a wine drinker’s view it’s perfect. Strong and structured in the mouth with a grip of tannins that go away on the finish. Excellent concentration, richness, spice and marriage of sweet and savory.
Owner/winemaker Derek Beitler launched Bodega Rancho/JDB Wines in 2007, took a break for a while, then re-launched the label with the 2014s. These are all tiny lots of cool-climate single vineyard wines. They are consistently full of character and flavor that, I find, lovers of the savory (black olive, roast coffee, earthy spices) particularly enjoy.
@kaolis “Owner/winemaker Derek Beitler launched Bodega Rancho/JDB Wines in 2007, took a break for a while, then re-launched the label with the 2014s”. So are the 2009’s his or someone else?
“Fully ready to drink now”, 10 years ago. Not sure what to think.
@jrbw3 well, casemates has never sent me an over-the-hill wine, nor offered one, AFAIK. To me, that’s a non-risk. I’m tentatively planning on drinking these in the next year or so though, unless I hear (or taste) otherwise.
Love Grenache from Jemrose
Not sure if the banner shows up, but I’m rushing to get this posted!
I received the
2014 Bodega Rancho Grenache
late yesterday. My earlier follow up confirmed there was some snags on getting the wine out to us. NEO also has been in the low 40’s the last few days and the bottle reflected that. So I sat in on the counter overnight!
This morning as I laid in bed, my phone was going crazy with NEO Casemate Peeps scrambling to get an order in, so I got my butt out of bed and started the process!
So here’s the not so quick skinny: Opened the bottle around 10 am EST to let it breathe, eat a little, and finally poured a small sample around 11:30 am.
Color in a Casemates glass: Excellent red color and no signs of “bricking”. Initially, it appear like a medium + red, but later after a full pour it was a beautiful solid non-transparent red wine.
Aroma: From the bottle after popping a perfect 8 yr old cork, I didn’t get any alcohol on the nose. From the glass I noticed cinnamon spice.
Taste: On the 1st sip and roll over my tongue, I got an amazing thick viscous wakeup! I could say it was “Syrupy Smooth”, but I don’t want people to think this wine is sweet! After the wakeup, I got what first seemed to be alcohol/cinnamon spice all rolled together and dark cherry fruit. But as I tasted more, I believe it was more cinnamon spice than alcohol with the dark decadent black cherry!! These flavors lasted through the finish. If there were any tannins, they were muted.
Food: It’s been a leftover week for us, So I the only cheese I had was Jarlsberg and Wisconsin white and yellow cheese curds. Also warmed up some of my son’s great smoked pulled pork butt. The cheese smoothed out the wine and the wine brought out the salt in the cheese curds while it complimented the great smoked pulled pork.
Thoughts: This wine has a lot of pazazz left for being a 2014 vintage!!! It’s almost 2:30pm here and the wine has not faded. I think I may be tasting a little more alcohol than spice now, but it’s not an issue for me! The wine is more a food wine because it’s bolder than some of the refined Grenache that I’ve tasted over the years! Would I buy this offer? Probably, but I have ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM TO STORE IT!! My basement runs over in wine boxes and I’m afraid of dying if the cases that I stacked over my head start falling in a Domino effect!!
Much thanks to Alice, who got this bottle here in a day, always WD49 and those behind the scene, and my happy UPS driver that hoped I keep ordering one bottle shipments because the cases are killing him!! AND NOT TO FORGET…MY GREAT NEO CASEMATES THAT GOT ME OUT OF BED THIS MORNING!! CASEMATES BROUGHT TOGETHER THE GREATEST CARING GROUP IMAGINABLE IN NEO & WESTERN PA!!! I’D GO OUTSIDE AND DROP MY WINE GLASS LIKE A MICROPHONE, BUT THEN I’D HAVETO CLEAN UP THE GLASS!
I may try the wine a little later, but this is a one day offer and I think there may not be a lot of wine in this offer because not a lot was produced Hit that button if you’re on the fence!
I know there’s a time difference on the West Coast so I’m posting this update. When I tasted the Grenache later, it seemed like it fell apart. The wine seemed to go astringent and alcohol came storming out. I checked the bottle that stated 14.3%. It felt like over 17%. It was the hottest wine I’ve ever tasted. My mouth and throat were on fire! A totally different wine later and without food. I was shocked! The only quick food that I had was some Portobella fajitas. I think the olive oil in them helped cool the alcohol down. I didn’t get anything that was stated by Dan Dawson. Wondering if it was meant for one of the Syrah’s? So if you bought the Grenache drink it early after pulling the cork and pair it with fatty food!
I’m just too weak.
@jrbw3 good job!
@jrbw3 Must be @Boatman72 report pushed you over
Drop that glass!
@WineDavid49, a couple questions:
-Should we be expecting a late day rat report on the Thieriot Syrah?
-What’s the likelihood of getting one vs the other and is it all going to be the same wine in each order?
Question for others - anybody interested in a SoCal split? I’m still on the fence, but 12.4% alcohol has me intrigued…
No lab rat on the Thieriot
And it’s about 50/50
@klezman I am interested in up to half.
@davirom @klezman I’m down to split the other 6 with you @klezman if you don’t want the whole 6. Any breakdown is fine with me
@davirom @klezman @swizzel
I could do a couple of bottles as well
@klezman Did you pull the trigger?
@davirom was making and eating dinner so I missed it
@klezman Our shared case has 3 of each vineyard’s Syrah - perfect.
In for a set
The Grenache is an oak bomb
Struggling to go through one glass let alone a bottle. Disappointed to say the least. Maybe I need to stick to what I know