“This was our Christmas dinner wine thanks to Ryan O’Connell and Joe for making such a gorgeous wine!”
—Frankie Jacklin via Facebook
It’s the holiday season and we’re happy to see lots of people are opening O’Vineyards wine with their friends and family. It’s always heart warming to know that we could play a small part in celebrating the best moments of your lives!
Chocolate and O’Vineyards Tasting
O’Podium on Christmas Eve
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It’s hard to link directly to specific reviews on Naked Wines, but our UK customers have been enjoying the wines for the holidays too!
And a whole bunch of people will be opening the Proprietor’s Reserve 2006 on New Years Eve at La Barbacane, a michelin star rated restaurant in the medieval castle of Carcassonne. The wine has been selected for a pairing with “poularde de Bresse en deux cuissons, le suprême poché aux truffes et langoustines, la cuisse confite, purée de cerfeuil tubéreux purée de cerfeuil tubéreux et salsifis au jus, une sauce, un jus”. Should be a delicious main course on a mouth watering 275€ St Sylvestre menu.
O’Vineyards Proprietor’s Reserve 2006 was delivered in the UK recently and the reviews are pouring in as quickly as the wine is being poured into glasses!
Try a bottle
Everybody orders in increments of six bottles. Even though this is a wine they know can sit for a long time in their cellar, it’s only human to want to taste one straight away and evaluate for themselves how it will age and when would be the best time to open the other five!
So right away, we have a lot of people trying a bottle.
How to cellar a wine
Once you discover the wine is good, it’s very hard to resist the temptation of drinking them all young on the fruit flavors! One customer suggested her perfect solution: buy 2 cases ;D
Posted by Julie Boulton on 16:17 25/08/2011
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The characteristics of this wine make it go well with a wide range of foods. We tried it with tapas and each dish brought out different undertones. A real medley of tastes! I’d highly recommend trying it this way, but do include some spicy meats, chicken and cheese dishes. Wonderful and very smooth.
Agree it’s too powerful to drink on its own.
A very special wine to be savoured with every mouthful…
I’ve put 6 bottles aside, so there are 5 on my rack to indulge in whenever the urge takes us… now you’re thinking I’ve been a bit greedy buying 2 cases, but I’m very glad I did (at Market Place prices)! Well done Ryan and Joe… a votre sante!
Dealing with Negative Feedback
I should confess that one person has given us a negative review on the wine. It’s really great how Naked Wines puts me in direct contact with my wine drinkers, and this comment is a perfect example. The man says he’s disappointed and “Delivery was left in porch foe some days” [sic] A-ha! I think that’s a good guess, and I recommend the best way to get his money back. Crisis averted.
In the wine world, there is such a long chain of custody between vineyard and your cellar, there are a million things that can go wrong. If he hadn’t offered this information, I’d be left scratching my head wondering how anybody could describe this wine as lacking oomph. If anything, the major criticism of the O’Vineyards Reserve is too much oomph! ;D So here, the comment system allows me to discover what went wrong and offer the best course to rectify the problem. All businesses should be so lucky!
O’Vineyards Proprietor’s Reserve 2006 finally made its way to households across the UK. One of my favorite things about Naked Wines is the rabid devotion and excitedness of the customers over there. We get instant updates about the wine being delivered and it seems to never take more than a day for somebody to pop open a bottle and let us know how well it traveled.
Naked Wines customers are Fast
Posted by Darren Lewis on 17:51 18/08/2011
Woo hoooooo…… the O’Vineyards Proprietors Reserve 2006 Marketplace offering arrived today.
Now I just need to make up a special occasion so that I can drink it.
Is Thursday a special enough occasion?
Darren confirmed the wine has been delivered at their home at 17:51 on the 18th. I wonder how long it will be before somebody opens a bottle. Less than 3 hours later Trevor is already reviewing the wine online:
Naked Wines customers are devoted
And the reviews keep coming in! We’ll keep hearing from them about how the wine is evolving and meeting their needs. Do their friends like it? Do their kids like it? How does it compare to other wines from O’Vineyards or other vintages of Reserve. We get all this feedback for free and it helps us make better wines to better please our best customers.
Naked Wines customers are the best customers in the world.
PS – It took Darren a few days to open that bottle, but he immediately let us know how it went!
Posted by Darren Lewis on 13:31 21/08/2011
Comment on: Domaine O’Vineyards Proprietors Reserve 2006
Not for the feint of heart.
It’s a deeply heady blend, packed with ripe fruits and carrying an undertone of floral perfume.
This intensity, coupled with a slightly dry finish might make it just too full-on for some to drink on it’s own. But, all of these characteristics make it a perfect match for a nicely rare steak.
Top drawer again O’Connells…… and I have 5 more bottles to indulge in.
Customer review of Domaine O’Vineyards Proprietor’s Reserve 2005:
Posted by William Sharkey on 17:29 13/05/2011
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Thank you very much Ryan and Joe! I’m sure I will be having lots of special occasions… I proposed to my girlfriend earlier on in the week so I’m sure we’ll be buying lots more of your wine to celebrate! Looking forward to trying your whole range!
Our review of the week from a customer at Naked Wines. Oh congratulations Will! There might be a new marketing campaign in here. O’Vineyards, the wine that makes her say yes! ;D It’s a real pleasure to hear that our wine will play such an important role in your life. Thanks for sharing!