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 Vintage2011
TypeRed
ProducerWoot Cellars (web)
VarietyRed Rhone Blend
DesignationPhat Goose
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationCentral Coast
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2014 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.3 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by foobarski on 1/2/2015 & rated 88 points: Even though the calendar has moved to 2015 I don't think this is ready for "panic drinking" yet. I am noticing a more pronounced meaty-smoky-ness to it now. (407 views)
 Tasted by foobarski on 11/14/2014 & rated 88 points: It's still holding its own. (516 views)
 Tasted by Wicked Panda on 7/12/2014 & rated 86 points: Nice GSM table wine (925 views)
 Tasted by bob_jones on 6/14/2014 & rated 83 points: Good price value, straight forward and clean. Has a medium body without any shining characteristics other than easily drinkable and semi-sweet fruits. Flavor doesn't stick around long. Sipped it w/o food, this wines flavor would probably would be overwhelmed by some heavier pairings. (953 views)
 Tasted by joesi16 on 12/31/2013: A bit of strawberry and a touch of pepper, just what a GSM should be. My first Woot Cellar wine, dumb label but decent wine. (1313 views)
 Tasted by hcnate on 11/15/2013 & rated 88 points: Woot delivered good value with this wine. Nice fruit forward blend with beautiful light coloring. Definitely worth it. (1388 views)
 Tasted by MerlynXLII on 10/3/2013 & rated 88 points: Surprisingly different than the last 3 bottles opened, all of which were a little one-dimensional.

Well structured, medium bodied, enough bite to have a strong presence while encouraging you to come back for more and more.

This bottle went well with some leftover beef tenderloin and duck breast from a night out. (1452 views)
 Tasted by FullerFamily on 9/27/2013 & rated 82 points: Peppery and fruitier than expected. Good midweek sipper with dinner. Suggest a run through aerator for better nose. (1162 views)
 Tasted by merryberry on 9/10/2013 & rated 88 points: Translucent purple with ruby highlights. Blueberry, spice and oak on the nose. Light to medium bodied, cranberries, cherries, black pepper, soft tannins, and a cinnamon-sweet, short to medium finish. Overall, a nice simple sipper that is more than worth the price. (1202 views)
 Tasted by ChipGreen on 8/16/2013 & rated 86 points: Seems more fruit forward than 8 months ago but that may be at least partly because the oak has already mellowed out quite a bit. Still getting a candied fruit quality on the nose and palate but more strawberry than cherry this time.
Light/medium bodied with mild tannins. Even more sure than before that this should be consumed sooner rather than later, i.e. within the next 2-3 years. (1340 views)
 Tasted by foobarski on 6/21/2013 & rated 88 points: Spicy nose, rich fruit. Easy drinker, don't really notice the heat. (1127 views)
 Tasted by grdnbrrtt on 5/13/2013 & rated 80 points: Thin, some harsh tannins, light dark fruit. Would not rebuy. (1080 views)
 Tasted by North316 on 12/26/2012 & rated 86 points: I have very limited experience with Grenache, but if you had asked me what the majority of this blend was made of, I would have guessed Cab Franc, not Grenache. To me it seemed to have the body of a grenache or pinot noir, but the flavor profile of a cab franc. Medium to lighter bodied, with peppery, vegital notes (green pepper) on the palate. I think some of the more prominent green notes blew off after being opened for a little while and more fruit started showing through. I didn't get a lot of oak on this, but often-times I taste that more as a peppery note than an oak note, so it could be present here.

I definitely liked this better after some air time, and in the future will decant before drinking. This was a nice easy drinker and solid QPR. I'm sure this will be fine for a few years, but I don't see this evolving much over that time. (1741 views)
 Tasted by manny651 on 12/25/2012 & rated 84 points: Very tasty and smooth, a crowd pleasing red with soft tannins. (1575 views)
 Tasted by Schaeferr on 12/18/2012 & rated 88 points: This is very good. Lots of fruit on the nose, with a hint of green pepper, maybe? The initial palate tastes a lot like a young cab: lots of red berry tastes, but the finish is smooth. Not a lot of pepper on the finish, but still good.

I did not pick up the strong oak hints that others in their reviews had mentioned. That may be because I let mine rest for longer after shipment; I'm not sure. (1439 views)
 Tasted by foobarski on 12/11/2012 & rated 88 points: It has a very pleasant crispness to it. (1541 views)
 Tasted by trifecta on 12/2/2012: In the glass a light purple color, with moderate legs. At first on the pnp there was not much coming through on the nose except heat, and the wine was thin on the palate. The acidity was present with a bit of spice on the finish, but hollow in the mid palate. Set aside and waited about 1.5 hours to have with dinner.

After decanting, the nose opened up a bit and had raspberry and faint blueberry. On the palate there was raspberry and some dark fruit that was less discernible. The finish was short to medium, with a hint a a spice we tried for a while to place, but could not. The closest thing for us was a hint of cumin or maybe even clove. The most notable aspect was the acidity. Paired with turkey meatloaf and sauteed parsnips and turnips. This wine is best with food. With a little fat on the tongue it really rounded out the mouthfeel and paired with the acidity.

Highly recommend decanting (or cellaring) and pairing with food. This would not be a stand alone sipper for me. (1575 views)
 Tasted by ChipGreen on 12/2/2012 & rated 87 points: In the glass: Deep ruby, almost violet. Medium, closely spaced legs.
On the nose: Bright fruit. Candied cherry, raspberry, boysenberry and a hint of oak.
On the palate: Fruit is darker and a little more subdued than on the nose, oak is more prominent. Good acidity with mild tannins on the short/medium finish. Not especially complex but well integrated and paired well with milk chocolate. (1715 views)

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Woot Cellars

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2011 Woot Cellars Phat Goose

Varietal: GSM Red Wine Blend
Vintage: 2011
Varietal Composition: 57% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre
Harvest Date(s): October 2nd - October 28th
Harvest Brix: 25-28
Alcohol: 14.50%
pH: 3.61
TA: 0.64 g/100 ml
Residual Sugar: 0.34 g/100 ml
Cooperage: 35% new French oak, 65% neutral oak

Produced and bottled for Woot Cellars by Hahn Family Wines.

Red Rhone Blend

Read about the different grapes used to produce red and white Rhone wines
On CellarTracker, Red Rhone Blend is the term for a wine consisting of two or more of the traditional 13 Southern Rhone grape varieties. Typically it's the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre or Cinsault grapes, but can also contain the Muscardin, Counoise, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Picardan or Vaccarese grapes.


A 'food' wine. Lacking pretension and intended for local consumption with local cuisine. Lacks the 'high' notes on a Bordeaux, more earthy and sharper so often a better partner to meat dishes with a sauce.

USA

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California

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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Coast

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