@jbartus I was actually wrong! It must have been “The unwritten rule” for the “must-buy” producers, given shipping to your state or an agreeable wootlegger. I guess that’s going to have to change. Casematemate?
@corrado luckily for me I live in MA and work in NH and our receiving person is quite agreeable to receiving alcohol shipments for me (though I really need to find her a bottle or two of Riesling as thanks…) so being out of shipping is exceedingly rare. It’s usually more a monetary issue that stops me jumping on some deals.
@mtb002 I’m not even sure Amazon would have thought of the octopus thing, I think it holds more significance in the Meh/Mediocre crowd than it does to Amazon themselves. I am sure, however, that I wish I had realized and ordered some for the shirts.
@mtb002 I think the octopus thing is hilarious but also coincidental. A crazy humorous coincidence. I don’t know who is there to give a middle finger to whom. Woot-Amazon employees to Amazon? Woot-Amazon employees to Mediocre?
Peter released the '13 before the '12, as he thought it was ready first. It’s also the same material that went into the WW Revelry blend.
imo, and depending on the depth of your inventory, these are all way too young for near term consumption. That said, without significant decant time, they really will not show well.
We had a blind, or was it double blind , tasting at a ww gathering that included a fairly recent vintage Wellington red that disappointed. Some was left in the bottle and a couple hours later it was a different wine.
Which to open first? With some sarcasm, any would be infanticide.
I’ve got some significant stock of all three with '08 the leanest, and plan on parallel opening (just occurred) of a '12 and '13 this weekend to answer, for myself, your question. If you can wait they all should greatly improve. I’m guessing likely the '08 and '12 showing the best returns.
@rjquillin You are always an interesting fellow, and I was glad to see that you’d weighed in.
I have two each of the 2012 and 2013 that I’ve set aside for the long term, but I will drink the others. With rare exception, I let any bottle I open rest for a while, before drinking. That is one of the most useful things I learned, long ago (long enough that I don’t remember whether it was one of the locals, who take their wine seriously, or Woot).
It’s funny, because I knew this to be true for Port, with the usual rule to be an hour after decanting for each decade that it was in the bottle. It means a bit of planning if you were intending to share, of course.
@lindylouwho I just got my 3 cases of the last Wine Woot. sniff sniff. I can tell it sat on a FedEx truck in frigid temps. 2-2008, 2-2009, 4-2012, & 4-2013 plus 4 t-shirts. Sad there wasn’t a 2007 bottle. Now that I know what the shirt means, it is funny.
@jml326@valed1 there are a few considerations. First, 2007 was a good year for cab in Ca. It’s also in its prime drinking window. And it hasn’t been offered in many years, unlike the 08,09,12, and 13. A lot of 08s were given out in mystery cases so and have been recent offers on the others. Some of this is simply supply and demand.
Got news that my final Wootleg shipment was received…Now the long wait until I can pick it up (or have it dropped off!) Many thanks to all the friends/relatives that have Wootlegged over these many years. Glad this is now behind us and while I’m trying to be patient, I really am excited to see what I get in that Case of Victory that I bought in the last sale!