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Following Wines Til Sold Out: October’s Full-On Marathon

121 wines (if my count is correct) during 18 hours, lots of 90+ wines, including 95-99 rated, great names (Joseph Phelps, Dominus, Antinori Solaia, Tattinger and many others) – “wow” is the only descriptor I can use here. Some (quite a few) of the wines lasted only 3 minutes – “you snooze, you lose” was in the full effect.

The event took place on Tuesday, October 2nd. As before, I did my best to collect the data, which is always challenging. Below is the table containing all (hopefully) wines offered during the event.

Guide to ratings: WS – Wine Spectator, WA – Wine Advocate, WE – Wine Enthusiast, W&S – Wine & Spirits, ST – Steven Tanzer, JHN – Jonathan H. Newman, WRO – Wine Review Online, RP – Robert Parker, JS – James Suckling, BH – Bourghound, IWC – International Wine Cellars, CG – Consumer Guide, IWR -International Wine Review, TWN – The Wine News.

Enjoy!

Time Wine Name Rating(s) Orig. Price WTSO Price Min # of Btls %off
12:00a Oct. 3 Pommard Grand Epenots 1er Cru Clos de Citeaux Jean Monnier & Fils 2010

JHN93

$91.50

$39.99

3

56%

11:45p Roessler Cellars La Brisa Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009

WE89

$36.99

$18.99

4

49%

11:37p Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2006 Resalte de Penafiel

$50

$25.99

4

48%

11:30p Le Gode Brunello di Montalcino 2006

JS95

51%

11:20p Nord Estate Cabernet Jonquil Vineyards 2008 Pope Valley, Napa

$75

$24.99

4

67%

11:05p St. Emilion Grand Cru Chateau Les Gravieres 2003 Library Release

WA91

$70

$29.99

4

57%

10:55p Shadowood Cabernet 2009 Reserve Howell Mountain, Napa

$60

$21.99

4

63%

10:47p Laird Family Chardonnay ‘Red Hen Ranch’ 2008 Oak Knoll, Napa Valley

90

60%

10:41p Solovino (Rios Wine Company) Rutherford, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

JHN92

$48

$18.99

4

60%

10:35p Finca Monteviejo Crianza ‘Valserrano’ 2005 Bodegas de La Marquesa 92 rating and 60% off!

92

60%

10:21p Groth Vineyards & Winery Oakville, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 20

93

$135

$84.99

1

37%

10:06p Resalte de Penafiel Crianza 2005 Ribera del Duero

WS94

$40

$25.99

3

35%

9:50p Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$70

$59.50

1

15%

9:46p Zinfandel Old Vines 2009 Dry Creek Valley Sonoma Teldeschi Vineyard Del Carlo Winery

59%

9:42p  Schug Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker’s Reserve Sonoma Coast 2011

JHN90

$28

$14.99

4

46%

9:27p Two Hands Wines Bella’s Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

$80

$46.99

2

41%

9:09p Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT Super Tuscan Rosso 2009

JS92

WA91

WS89

$36.99

$22.99

4

38%

9:06p Eponymous Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

WE93

58%

8:51p Maison Louis Jadot Beaune Pertuisots Cotes de Beaune Premier Cru Pinot Noir 2007

$50

$24.99

3

50%

8:34p Conterno Fantino Barolo ‘Mosconi’ 2005

WE93 WA/WS92

$105

$59.99

2

43%

8:26p Laguna Winery Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009

RP91

$35

$18.99

4

46%

8:22p Rivetto Barolo Serralunga 2007 #59 Top 100 2011

WE94

50%

8:15p ‘SOMA’ Cabernet 2006 Marita’s Vineyard Limited Private Reserve

92

48%

8:09p Achaval Ferrer ‘Quimera’ Bordeaux Style Blend Mendoza, Argentina Vino Tinto

WA93

IWR92

$50

$22.99

3

54%

8:06p Barolo 2007 Gabutti Bussia Stroppiana di Stroppiana

93

67%

7:59p Two Hands Wines Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

WA91

WRO90

$39.99

$23.99

3

40%

7:46p Migration Pinot Noir 2009 (By Duckhorn) Anderson Valley

$39.99

$24.99

4

38%

7:31p Champagne Charles Ellner Brut Prestige Millesime 1999

WS/WA91

$65

$33.99

3

48%

7:10p Chablis AOC 2007 Grains Dores Chardonnay Domaine Garnier & Fils

WE90

BH88

$40

$19.99

4

50%

7:55p Achaval Ferrer Malbec Finca Mirador 2005

WA94

WS93

$120

$68.99

2

43%

7:50p Diamond Mtn. Zinfandel Topel Winery Monhoff Vineyard Napa Valley 2009

91

58%

7:47p Ciabot Berton 2006 Barolo Roggeri DOCG

92

63%

6:34p Atlas Peak Winery Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

CG89

$94.99

49.99

2

47%

6:29p AOC Saint Joseph 2009 Northern Rhone Cru 100% Syrah Alain Paret “Les Larmes”

90

63%

6:20p Barbaresco 2006 DOCG Vigna Montersino Orlando Abrigo

92

50%

6:08p Merryvale Merlot 2007 Napa Valley ‘Oak Knoll’

WE92

WA91

$48

$28.99

3

40%

5:58p Cali 351 Carneros, Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2007 50% off!

$50

$24.99

3

50%

5:51p Anoro Malbec 2008 ‘El Regalo’ Mendoza, Argentina

ST91

WS/WA90

$45

$19.99

4

56%

5:43p Padelletti Brunello 2006 DOCG

WE/JS90

$60.99

$28.99

3

52%

5:40p Santa Rita Floresta Apalta Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

WA90

W&S90

$60

$16.99

4

72%

5:34p Schug Estate Winery Carneros Chardonnay Heritage Reserve 2009

92

49%

5:29p Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional Douro 2006

93

57%

5:25p Valiano Poggio Teo Chianti Classico DOCG 2006

WE91

$30

$17.99

4

40%

5:22p Bennett Lane Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005

91

63%

5:19p Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos Bierzo Red 2009

93

36%

5:12p Chateau Graves de Pez Saint Estephe 2009

$46.99

$21.99

4

53%

5:09p Bacio Divino Cabernet ‘Cloudy’s Vineyard’ Janzen Estate 2006

90

63%

5:05p Dominus Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2008

99

42%

4:50p Feudo Maccari Saia Noto, Sicilia Nero D’Avola 2008

WS/JS90

$39.99

$18.99

4

53%

4:38p Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV

ST/WE90

$100

$49.99

2

50%

4:35p Bartholomew Park Winery Estate Vineyard Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92

55%

4:31p Pertimali Brunello 2004 Livio Sassetti Wines

WS93

54%

4:24p Christopher Creek Winery Sarah’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Estate Bottled Petite Sirah

$32.99

$14.99

4

55%

4:15p Ardente Cabernet 2003 Grande Reserve Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

60%

4:10p Barolo ‘Storico’ 2004 Giovanni Rosso, Piedmont

WA89

$65.99

$24.99

2

62%

3:55p Achaval Ferrer Malbec Finca Mirador Mendoza 2009

WA96

$120

$68.99

2

43%

3:40p Antinori Solaia 2009 Vino da Tavola Red

WA96+

JS96

ST93+

$325

$199.99

1

38%

3:33p Chateau Le Gay Pomerol 2006

RP93

50%

3:26p Two Hands Shiraz ‘Angel’s Share’ 2010 McLaren Vale

WA91

WS90

$39.99

$22.99

4

43%

3:18p BV Tapestry Reserve 2009 Napa Valley Red Wine

91

35%

3:08p Azienda Agricola Viberti Giovanni Buon Padre Barolo DOCG 2006

WS93

$60

$34.99

3

42%

3:03p Chat Leoville ‘Las Cases’ Grand Cru Classe Saint Julien 2006

95

50%

2:57p Michele Chiarlo Reyna Barbaresco 2006 #6 Top 100 WE 2009

WE93

$50

$29.99

3

40%

2:49p Inman Family Wines Thorn Ridge Ranch, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2007

54%

2:40p Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli DOCG 2003

WA91

WS90

$149.99

$54.99

2

63%

2:37p 92pt Gigondas 2009 Vieilles Vignes Southern Rhone Cru Domaine du Grand Montm

92

50%

2:22p White Burgundy 1er Cru Puligny Montrachet ‘Les Folatieres’ 2006 Maison Lou

BH92

WE90

$100

$52.99

2

47%

2:19p Napa Valley Petite Sirah ‘Jonquil Vineyards’ 2008 Nord Estate Wines

60%

2:05p Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$70

$59.50

15%

2:02p Viticcio Riserva 2007 Chianti Classico

WS93

37%

1:47p St. Emilion Grand Cru Chateau Les Gravieres 2003 Library Release

WA91

$70

$29.99

4

57%

1:41p Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

JHN93

$41.99

$21.99

3

40%

1:26p Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 Russian River Valley Estate Bottled

$40.99

$23.99

3

41%

1:22p Merryvale Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2006

88

60%

1:07p Piper Heidsieck Champagne Brut Vintage 2004

WS94

CG92

$74.99

$46.99

2

37%

12:58p Seavey Cabernet 2006 Napa Valley

WA93+

ST92+

$100

$54.99

2

45%

12:43p Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2005

WE90

WA90

$55.99

$24.99

4

55%

12:28p  Howell Mountain Cabernet White Cottage Estate ‘Risa’ 2009

$45

$18.99

4

58%

12:20p  Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional Douro 2005

WS94

40%

12:05p  Resalte de Penafiel Crianza 2005 Ribera del Duero

WS94

$40

$25.99

3

35%

11:59a  Girard Winery Artistry Napa Valley Red 2009

43%

11:56a  Beaune 1er Cru 2009 Laleure Piot ‘Les Tuvilains’

JHN93

$59.99

$21.99

4

63%

11:51a  Shingleback D Block Reserve McLaren Vale 2004 2 Pack Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon

94

50%

11:44a  Carpineto Poggio Sant’ Enrico Toscana IGT 2001

92

51%

11:38a  Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2004

WS91

$69.99

$30

1

57%

11:23a  Merryvale Cabernet Estate 2007 Napa Valley

WE93

WS92

$65

$43.99

32%

11:08a  Champagne Lallier Cuvee Grande Reserve Grand Cru NV

WE92

BH91

$59.99

$29.99

2

50%

11:03a  Chateauneuf du Pape 2007 La Tiare Imperiale

92

56%

10:51a  Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

WS94

WA92

$85

$67.95

2

20%

10:44a  Bodegas Zugober Belezos Rioja, Spain Tempranillo Reserva 2005

WA92+

$35

$19.99

3

43%

10:29a  Chablis 1er Cru 2010 Vrignaud ‘Fourchaume’ Vielles Vignes

92

50%

10:21a  Janzen Estate Cabernet Bacio Divino Cellars Napa Valley 2006

WS90

WA89+

$79.99

$29.99

3

65%

10:06a Bodegas Y Vinedos Dos Victorias Gran Elias Mora Toro 2004

W&S94    WA93

$125

$39.99

3

68%

10:02a Joseph Phelps Insignia 2006 Magnum (1.5 Liter)

RP95+

38%

9:53a Collelceto DOCG 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino By Elia Palazzesi

WA92

WS91

$52

$24.99

3

52%

9:40a Savigny Les Beaune 2009 Vieilles Vigne Pinot Noir Maison Roche De Bellene By

JHN91

$39.99

$16.99

4

58%

9:29a  Quixote Winery ‘Panza’ Cabernet 2006 Stags’ Leap Ranch Napa Valley

JHN93

$45.99

$22.99

4

50%

9:23a Brut Rose NV Philippe Prie Champagne

91

50%

9:19a Trefethen Family Vineyards Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

52%

9:05a Palmeri Syrah 2005 Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley

WE93

$53.99

$24.99

3

54%

8:54a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Chateau Haut Gravet 2008

WS90

WA89

$50

$19.99

4

60%

8:52a Maroon Wines Old M Block Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

70%

8:41a 2009 Fattoria La Torre ‘Esse’ Toscana IGT Rosso

JS95

$112

$39.99

2

64%

8:34a Xtant Wines 2005 Cabernet Blend Napa Valley

91

56%

8:31a Broman Cellars Beckstoffer Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

93

52%

8:21a Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2004

WS92

ST92

$199.99

$92.99

1

54%

8:17a Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley Red Wine 2008

91

48%

8:04a Duckhorn Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009

W&S89

WE88

$34.99

$20.99

4

40%

7:56a Venus La Universal Venus 2006

W&S94

WA91

$67

$24.99

3

63%

7:50a Rioja Reserva 2007 ‘Victoria Diez Caballero’ Diez Caballero Winery

90

70%

7:35a Goldschmidt Cabernet ‘Plus’ 2005 Vyborny Vineyard Alexander Valley

TWN94

WE93

$150

$84.99

1

43%

7:32a Kenwood Vineyards La Boheme Artist Series Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2

95

69%

7:22a Elderton Wines Command Single Vineyard, Barossa Shiraz 2006

WS/WA94

JO94 ST93

$109.99

$59.99

2

45%

7:15a Bodegas Carmen Rodriguez Mendez Carodorum Especial 2005

IWR94 Ra93

60%

7:01a Cascina Adelaide Fossati Barolo DOCG 2005

WS95

$129.60

$54.99

2

58%

6:47a Bodega Vistalba Carlos Pulenta Wines Corte A Mendoza Malbec 2007

WE95

WA94

$75

$44.99

2

40%

6:34a Tamber Bey ‘Rabicano’ Cabernet Blend 2008 Deux Chevaux Vineyard

$59.99

$24.99

3

58%

6:19a Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

$85

$64.99

1

24%

6:15a Vintage Port 2003 Ferreira

91

67%

6:00a Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$75

$40

2

47%

9:00p Oct.1st Antinori Solaia 2009 Vino da Tavola Red

WA96+

38%

  1. vinibuoni
    October 9, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Nice chart! Seems to be rather expensive wines!

    • talkavino
      October 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

      it was a full range – there were quite a few wines under $20 ( even a few at $15), and there were a few wines costing more than $60 – but in the end of the day, most of the wines were a great value, I think this is what is important.

  2. vinibuoni
    October 9, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Nice chart! Seems to be rather expensive wines!

  3. October 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    WOW I am impressed by your dedication and hard work. I see a couple I missed that I would have liked to get. I too thought the wines were a bit high or better yet expected bigger discounts on some. After reviewing your numbers I see where % discounts are actually all pretty high themselves. I must be getting cheap in my old age 🙂
    Seriously though thanks for the list. It is good to see what was offered and what I missed.
    Regards.

    • talkavino
      October 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you for your kind words! I have a more or less a system in place now, so while it is definitely a laborious process, it is still doable.

      A number of wines were definitely on the high side, but then in the end of the day it is all about the value. As far as I remember, WTSO even offered Chateau Petrus at a lot better price than you can get it anywhere ( no, I didn’t buy it : ) )

  4. October 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Did you buy anything?

    • talkavino
      October 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      nope. I was on my way to Texas on that day, so I didn’t have much opportunity. Besides, I’m trying to obey my SIWBM…

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