From: Snoqualmie River Valley, WA
I got an email from Scarecrow a couple of days ago.
This year, in celebration of the 10th vintage of Scarecrow, we've designed some new options and special creations which we hope will delight you.
Invitations to purchase the 2012 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon will be sent by post and email, based on list seniority, in March. If you do not receive an offer to purchase the 2012 Scarecrow by the end of the month, rest assured that your position on our waiting list will remain secure.
We respectfully remind you that declining to purchase the wine during your prescribed time-frame will shift your position to the end of our waiting list, allowing others the opportunity to purchase.
I thought that last sentence was interesting. Decline to purchase, and you fall to the end of the waiting list.
As I am brand new to all this list distribution stuff, it is interesting to see how various vineyards do their spring/fall allocations.
I have received first time allocations from a couple of vineyards, but I got a pretty small allocation. Realm let me buy 1 ea of three different wines, but not any of their top tier. They also let me "Wish" for more.
Since I'm an old computer programmer, I started to hatch all sorts of algorithms for moving list members up and down in priority and quantity of allocations based on seniority, purchase history, and wishes. I'm also pretty sure vineyard owners can manually adjust any aspect of a list members properties.