All packages in this offer will receive nationwide 2 Day Service.
Size: Magnum (1.5L, equivalent to 2 standard bottles)
Vintage: the past
MSRP per Magnum ranges from $99 - $189
About The Winery
Winery: Scott Harvey Wines
Owners: Scott & Jana Harvey
Location: St. Helena, CA
After decades of creating and crafting premium wines for wineries like Santino and Folie a Deux – and putting Amador County on the map as a world-class appellation – Scott Harvey launched his own winery in 2004. With decades of winemaking experience on two continents, it’s no wonder his wines have become an immediate sensation. It’s an overnight success 35 years in the making.
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Pretty good if you go in for 2 mags. 3 of the 6 likely bottles are 2010 vintage. Although I expect that there will be quite a few more J&S Reserve bottles shipped out than 1869s and Cathedrals, reducing your odds a bit as only 1 of the 3 J&S Reserves (the OVZ) is 2010.
I can’t speak for other states, but as a resident of Vermont, a state to which Scott Harvey doesn’t naturally ship, the current and previous wine club managers have been able to ship via a secondary method. If your state isn’t available for this offer, you may want to contact Scott and/or Jana directly to find out if they may be able to ship to you.
As for this offer, love seeing Scott Harvey on here. I believe this is their 2nd offer in just a short period of time.
I’m about to order my annual case/case & a half from them. Even so, if I knew I’d get the Cathedral, I’d be in. Too bad it has to be a mystery.
@KNmeh7@nathanbsmith The Cattedrale is our very best Barbera Vineyard. It is a vineyard known as Hana named after a little girl that almost died but fortunately pulled through. The wine has good structure and acidity, so will be a 15 to 20 year wine. I’m drinking the 750ml now but it really needs a few more years. The vineyard is next the Linsteadt vineyard where we also get some of our best Barbera. It is a hill that looks south and drains to the west. Decomposed granitic well drained soil. I only bottled 78 of the magnums and we delivered 54 of them to Casemates.
Great to be one with our magnums this time. I’ll check with Jana as to what is in the deal and will get back to you. I’m judging at the California State Wine Competition today and will get on in between wine flights.
Clark Smith and i are doing taste offs for best of class today. Tasting some great wines. Look for the results when they come out to the California State Fair Wine Competition soon at CALEXPO.com.
@drhellknow@rjquillin Yea, a Catterdale should be considered the rarity. I know it is “random” and I hate when it works this way, but look at you versus @Zortapa. Same $99 wine. You got one that isn’t even for sale, but all estimates put it above the Jana at nearly $200 and he got the Barbera which is currently on “Holiday Sale” for $79. (Not going to get into if that fits the stated MSRP range) That is well over a $100 value “winning.” You should be elated.
@Zortapa Looks like the 2012 Zin is the early contender to be included in every box. I am hoping for the Barbera, but too bad you didn’t score a Cattedrale. Did you order a 2 pack or 2 individuals. (Now I am nervous as mine ride around the city out for delivery.)
Got 2012 Zin and the 2016 Cattedrale Barbera in our Mystery Box. There is evidence in the styrofoam shipping material and on the bottle that the Barbera leaked in transit. Did anyone else see that in theirs? Anything to worry about?
@ScottW58@sndg Email @WineDavid49 and/or support to see what they can do for you (a replacement, most likely). It’s worth double-checking that it was actually wine leakage rather than the colouring from the capsule rubbing off on to the styro (I’ve actually made that mistake before).
@klezman Thanks. If @Winedavid49 doesn’t chime in here, I’ll e-mail Monday. It was definitely wine, not label rubbing, since it was in the bottom and top compartments of the styrofoam holder and on the outside of the bottle itself.
@Zortapa I love Scott Harvey, but hate this randomness. Especially for you. Someone got a 2010 Cathedral as a one-pack. You–like us all–blindly bought a 2 pack supporting his winery. You got the short straw for sure. Random, I get, but the fact 3 (2 packs) to Columbus, Ohio were identical, makes me wonder.
I would never accuse Scott or Jana or purposefully selecting things, but all the cries of “I hope they are different” went on deaf ears and the fact a single got a Jana and you did not is kind of crazy. That said, I suppose random.
And on that note. As long as casemates makes offers like these truly “random”, then I am in. I do not like “mystery” offers that are not a mystery but identical, and you are capitalizing on the chance of randomness. (Meeker, cough, meeker.) That seems to be the line that was drawn, and I hope they stick to it.
Random = Lottery
Mystery = Don’t think we have a offer to justify the price, so we are planning on people hoping they get lucky.
Agreed on the definitions of random vs mystery. Mystery means the same thing to all, but the “fun” (ymmv) is in the surprise.
As for the apparent lack of randomness in the random selection/pairings, I think it’s worth pointing out that in almost all cases the packing is done by WCC and not the winery. If past kerfuffles are any indication, the process tends to be to lay out some cases next to each other (randomly) and grab one bottle from each to make up the pack. So you’ll get a series of packs that will be identical based on that.
As for the “better” bottles being distributed among one- vs two-packs, I think that’s totally appropriate. Unless the offer states that the bottle probabilities are skewed. “Random” should mean that my probability of getting any single bottle should be the independent probability of selecting that bottle from the initial pile. (For us nerds, it should be the uninformed and uniform prior.)
@Winedavid49 Yes, you have great offers. Does a sell out need that confirmation? This was a screaming offer. It is up to the winemakers to decide how lucky people can get. Even the “worst draw” is a great buy. It is just human nature to envy those who got really lucky.
I appreciate these offers and hope they continue. I am happy for my luck.
Strangely, I passed on this offer.
Scott is second only to Peter for large format bottles I’m struggling to store and, other than the big score on the Catterdale, would have been dupes.
Best left for others to collect and enjoy.
Any InZin out there?
As for me, after “scoring” just one premium bottle (an 1869) when purchasing multiple mystery offers from Wellington, Twisted Oak, Vino Noceto, Pedroncelli, Roessler PN Magnums, Winesmith, and Scott Harvey on the previous platform, I decided not to bite on any more of the mystery offers. Well, I bit on this one. But after seeing discrepancies like this, I simply give up…
@Zortapa I feel for you. I don’t want to delve into the disappointments, but a Wellington mystery offer disappointed? That is really too bad.
I am pretty much done with random offers from anyone I don’t truly trust (which, sadly, are 2 of your fails: Scott Harvey and Clark Smith.) I am completely done with mystery offers unless the comments basically tell me what I am getting.
Cheers! @KNmeh7 To be clear, as @winedavid49 points out, the baseline QPR is sound. However, when one repeatedly receives the baseline product while others score multiple premium products in a single offer, the baseline product (even Wellington) tastes like rail liquor rather than the top shelf stuff.
P.S. I’ll be in Columbus looking at colleges with my daughter in late August.