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Ends Thursday 7/28 at noon. Two deliciously compelling blends at a fraction of the normal price, today's Insider Deal from Comanche Cellars features the perfect 10 (94+ point) Dog & Pony La Vaquera and the 91-93 point Dog & Pony Tre Zingari.
We love a good red blend and today we have two unique ones from tiny Comanche Cellars in Monterey. The winery, which is named after owner Michael Simons horse growing up, only produces 1,800 cases of wine each year. But what a delicious bunch they are!
Here's how Michael describes the winery:
Comanche Cellars is on California’s Monterey Peninsula, where we take advantage of the incredible wealth of vineyards that can be found in almost every direction. All throughout the Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, San Antonio Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains AVA’s, there are winegrowers and winemakers producing incredibly beautiful wines that, we think, can and will rival the best the world has to offer. We’re happy to be in the sweet spot right now, as Wine Enthusiast recently named Monterey as one of the Top 5 wine-growing regions worldwide!
Today we've got two fantastic blends that come from vineyards in San Benito, Monterey, Santa Clara and Redwood Valley.
The first, La Vaquera, is a Rioja-like blend of Tempranillo and Grenache with 20% Carignane. It is aged 28 months in 40% new French oak and just 48 cases were produced.
The second, Tre Zingari, is a unusual blend (that is unusually delicious) combining Barbera, Merlot and Carignane. It is aged 27 months in 10% new French oak with again just 48 cases produced.
Both wines normally retail for $32 and as you can guess, with just 48 cases produced of each wine, the sellout potential for this deal is very high, especially at our discounted price.
Today's Insider Deal gets you 2 bottles of the 2019 Dog & Pony La Vaquera plus 2 bottles of the 2019 Dog & Pony Tre Zingari (for a total of 4 bottles) for just $79.99.
That's a discount of 38% on the wine, saving you $12 a bottle. And the discount gets even bigger after factoring in the savings from our extremely low shipping cost.
Our extremely affordable 2-day summer shipping minimizes the transit time for a flat $9.99 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy. (Orders will still ship 5-10 days after the conclusion of the offer.) Read on for our full review.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Thursday 7/28/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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The first half of today's 4-pack is two bottles of the 2019 Comanche Cellars Dog & Pony La Vaquera, a blend of 60% Tempranillo, 20% Grenache and 20% Carginane.
From the winery:
A long, long time ago, there was a buy named Michael who delivered his newspapers astride Comanche, his trusty steed. One day a stray dog adopted the pair, and Maverick as he became known, trotted faithfully alongside never missing a day. It is for these three merry musketeers whose friendship will live forever, that the Dog & Pony brand is named. Here's to forgotten varieties and the unforgettable pleasure they bring.
La Vaquera, our favorite cowgirl, continues the tradition of being sassy, spicy, and fruity. Aged in American oak, the hints of vanilla and root beer are undeniable. Medium-bodied with pleasing acidity, this wine works well with all palates.
Produced & Bottled by Comanche Cellars
The 2019 Comanche Cellars Dog & Pony La Vaquera begins with a wonderful aroma of black cherry and other dark fruit plus a little leather, vanilla and licorice and plenty of wonderfully integrated spice notes. And yes it even has a little bit of a root beer note as the label says. It's a great start, there is lots to sniff here.
Tasting the wine reveals it to be smooth and medium-bodied with plenty of acidity. The fruit is juicy and a bit tarter in the mouth but the latter lessens with some time in the glass as the whole thing becomes more balanced. All those other notes from the nose are also present when tasting. This is a really satisfying blend with quite a bit of complexity. It's rather Rioja-like really.
It ends with a dry, very long finish. It gets even better the longer it is open so be sure to give it time to breathe. It was still tasting wonderful on day 2.
2019 COMANCHE CELLARS DOG & PONY LA VAQUERA
The second half of today's 4-pack is two bottles of the 2019 Comanche Cellars Dog & Pony Tre Zingari, a blend of 40% Barbera, 40% Merlot and 20% Carignane.
From the winery:
This Old World Bellezza tells the tale of three timeless gypsies; the cinnamon red cherry pie and rose petals of Italy’s Barbera, the dark blueberry-cherry-sage of France’s Merlot, and the clove-tinged onion jam of Spain’s Carignane. Let fly the Romani wanderlust, if for only a short while.
Produced & Bottled by Comanche Cellars
The 2019 Comanche Cellars Dog & Pony Tre Zingari opens with an intriguing and very enticing mix of red and dark fruit aromas plus a little cedar, licorice, assorted dried herbs and a savory, almost nutty note.
The wine tastes silky smooth and round in the mouth with a very comforting mouthfeel and has great depth of flavor and balance. This is a really unique and satisfying blend with these three varieties complementing each other quite nicely and it gets even better as it has more air. It was also fabulous with food.
The fruit is both juicy and tart, turning more so on the very long, dry, savory finish featuring lots of lingering spice. I love it! And it was just as good on day 2.
2019 COMANCHE CELLARS DOG & PONY TRE ZINGARI
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Get the 2019 Comanche Cellars Dog & Pony Mixed Red 4-Pack while you can! This deal ends Thursday 7/28 at noon Pacific.
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