Our next Insider Deal All-Stars 4-Pack is here and this time it's all about the white and rosé wines. Get four bottles of our highest rated, best-selling, most requested wines from our most popular wineries for just $49.99 while you can!
We're delighted to be back with another Insider Deal All-Star Intro Pack! Our original red wine Intro Pack and "Perfect 10" Packs were very popular, but are now sold out. With spring looming (at least on the calendar) we've decided to focus our next intro pack on white and rosé wines. (And you can also now find our new All-Stars Red Intro Pack here.)
As a refresher, these collections are designed to introduce you to some of our best-selling wineries while also pushing you out of your normal comfort zone with some delicious varieties that you may not drink much of but should.
In fact, in this intro pack we're covering both Germany and Portugal in addition to California with four Bulk Buy Rated wines. Two of the wines were even in the top 5 on our year end list of the Best White and Rose Wines of 2022!
Here's what the All-Star White and Rosé line-up includes:
- A refreshing, zesty and absolutely delicious dry Riesling from the limestone soils of Rheinhessen region in Germany. This wine was #2 on our 2022 Top Whites list.
- Vinho Verde! An almost magical 100% Albarino (Alvarinho) from Portugal and made by the same winery as our #1 red wine of 2022!
- The new vintage of an exceptionally delicious Grenache rosé that carries on the tradition of high scores (by us and others).
- An Italian varietal (Vermentino) grown in a biodynamically farmed single vineyard along the Mokelumne River in California. This wine was #5 on our 2022 Top Whites list.
The good news is that you'll be expanding your comfort zone in the easiest way possible as all of these wines are guaranteed winners, offered here at just $49.99 for the 4-pack (the equivalent of only $12.50 per bottle)! That's a savings of more than 40% off their normal price.
Besides the fact that we've got 4 different wines from 4 different wineries in today's deal, one of the other big differences versus our normal deals is that this is not a flash sale format. This means this offer does not expire and can be purchased as long as inventory is available, but that inventory is limited so we don't expect this to last long.
Over the years we've gotten tons of requests to start a wine club and while there are certainly good aspects to that, we've never been very comfortable with the commitment it locks people into. This offer is the next in what we call our "Reverse Wine Club" offers - pre-packaged collections of multiple wines for you to take advantage of whenever (and as often) as you want, without any commitment.
We only want you to order the wines that YOU want to drink, so if an offer doesn't appeal to you, you're not stuck with it like a normal wine club. There's also no worry about getting a great initial group of wines and then the quality falling off once you're committed because, well, you're never committed!
In order for as many people as possible to take part, we've also expanded the ship states for this offer to just about every state we can possibly ship to - which means some of you will be able to try the wines from these wineries for the very first time.
Get the 4 bottle (1 bottle of each wine) Insider Deal All-Stars White and Rosé Intro Pack for $49.99, or just $12.50 a bottle!
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 4-packs you buy (limit of 6). Read on for our full reviews of each wine.
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 and are not representative of all our deals. Every deal can have different, sometimes more, sometimes less, states available.)
While we have quite a bit of inventory of these 4 wines, due to the small production of most of the wineries we work with, individual wines are subject to change and may be updated as necessary with other best-sellers. In the event a wine does need to be swapped out, this post will be updated with that info.
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Up first, let's check out the 2018 Wittmann 100 Hills Dry Riesling, which is 100% Riesling that comes from the limestone soils of Rheinhessen region between Pfalz and Rheingau on the Rhine river, an area where grapes have been grown all the way back to Roman times. Produced with a combination of estate fruit as well as fruit from other local growers, the grapes were all grown organically (and biodynamically) and harvested by hand.
The wine is fermented using natural yeasts and then aged 50% in stainless steel and 50% in large, neutral wooden casks - a fabulous combination that preserves the fresh, bright fruit character but also adds a silky texture and mouthfeel. The wine has 7.0 g/L of residual sugar and 8.0 g/L of acidity, so it tastes quite dry.
We love this wine (as evidenced by the fact that we gave it the #2 spot on our Top 10 Whites list for 2022). Wine Enthusiast agrees giving it 91 points and an Editors' Choice designation.
From the winery:
A modern classic. Elegant with invigorating freshness of grapefruit and peach. Amazingly juicy and fresh with lively acidity and a fine minerality. An essential everyday Riesling to be enjoyed with seasonal salads, fresh vegetables, white meats or fish.
The 2018 Wittmann 100 Hills Riesling Dry opens with a very pleasing aroma of green apple, pear, honeysuckle, lemon, nectarine and just a touch of petrol.
Taking a sip reveals a refreshing and zesty wine with similar flavors to the nose but the fruit is fleshy and even a bit juicy in the mouth. With some steely minerality and good acidity this is a very well balanced and delicious wine.
It ends with a dry, long, lip-smacking finish that dares you not to take another sip!
2018 WITTMANN 100 HILLS RIESLING DRY
Up next, let's take a trip to Portugal!
As is the case with most of The Messenger wines, there's a great story behind their Albarino Vinho Verde:
As a child growing up in Australia, Rob would accompany his dad to one of the local wineries where they would ‘go around the back’ and find a designated barrel of Port wine with a unique chalk mark. Once the barrel was identified they syphoned the Port into their 5-gallon container. Doing this required sticking a hose in the barrel, sucking on it until the Port started flowing and then jamming the hose into the container without drinking or spilling too much. Rob figures his first taste of Port was probably around the age of 10, courtesy of this syphoning hose. Once the container was filled, they would hand some cash to the cellar guy and return home to carefully decant the Port into a selection of small barrels. To this day, Rob’s 94-year-old father still keeps a small barrel of Port at the ready to share with friends.
Rob’s fascination with Port grew from these early experiences and evolved into a love of Portugal’s famed Vintage Ports and eventually triggered a visit to Porto. Now, he was expecting the Ports to be glorious - and they were. The big surprise was how good the dry table wines were. Screamingly good white and red wines that were also very reasonably priced.
Kat and Rob discovered a small family farm growing grapes and making wine in both the Douro region near Porto and the Vinho Verde region further north. Standing out among their varied offerings were the Alvarinho (Albariño) and Touriga Nacional. The family has an unusual arrangement with another customer that prohibits us from using their name, which is a shame. However, the story of the Portuguese family and their wines took Rob back to his childhood and reminded him of the family his Dad would buy Port from. In every way, these wines are an expression of the land that grew them and the hands that have touched them.
This 100% Albarino does not see any oak, and it has just 4 g/L of residual sugar. Normally priced at around $25, you're getting it for half price through today's deal!
From the winery:
Grown along the River Minho in northern Portugal where it is known as Alvarinho, this crisp, romantic and refreshing white wine is bursting with complex fruit flavors. The freshness of this wine is enhanced by the wonderful silky texture. Joyous while young, this wine will develop wonderful complexities if allowed to age in the bottle for a few years. Your choice!
The 2021 The Messenger Albarino Vinho Verde begins with a very fresh, attractive and inviting aroma of zesty citrus, apple, pear, honeysuckle and lots of salty mineral notes.
The first thing you notice when tasting the wine is the wonderful texture, that is both smooth and crisp. The next thing that hits you is the great depth on the fruit! The flavors are similar to the nose although a bit more tart in the mouth with lots of lemon. With good acidity and great balance this is super easy to drink.
It ends dry, crisp, quite long and very satisfying!
2019 THE MESSENGER ALBARINO VINHO VERDE
The third wine in today's 4-pack, the dry and delicious Fossil Point Grenache Rosé, takes the quaffability factor up even higher.
Rated at 91 points by Wine Enthsusiast (91-93 points buy us) it consists of 93% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre and 2% Syrah from San Luis Obispo. The wine is fermented in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak and has just 2.9 g/L of residual sugar.
From the winery:
THE SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS rise above San Luis Obispo, dividing our region into coastal and inland zones. Our vineyards lie on the Pacific Ocean side of these mountains, and benefit from the direct influence of cool and foggy maritime air. The Grenache grapes were harvested from sustainably farmed vineyards which are farmed specifically to produce high-quality Rosé wines. All of our fruit is hand-harvested and made in a ‘Direct to Press’ style, before cold fermentation in stainless steel, maximizing fruit character and freshness.
TASTING & PAIRING NOTES: Pale pink in color. Pithy aromas of grapefruit and Meyer-lemon spring from the glass. Classic Provençal flavor profile of strawberry and melon, with a balance of acidity and fruit on the palate. Perfect with summertime meals of garden vegetables, wood-fired pizza, or nearly anything cooked outdoors on the grill.
In San Luis Obispo, our vines are never far from the influence of the sea. Sunny afternoons yield to brisk daily marine breezes, and the growing season is directly shaped by the seasonal flow of the currents and surface temperature of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Even our soils of calcareous shale and coarse sand were uplifted from the ancient ocean floor and weathered into place over the millennia.
Produced & Bottled by Fossil Point Wines
The 2021 Fossil Point Rosé shows very light colored in the glass.
Taking a sniff reveals an enticing bouquet of strawberry, cherry and melon plus some citrus and sea salt minerality. Things are certainly starting well, and they just keep getting better.
The wine tastes fresh and full of flavor. It features a vibrant, lively mouthfeel with a bit of chalkiness underneath plus bright acidity and similar flavors to the nose plus some lemon in the mouth. With great complexity this is really lovely and yet still highly quaffable. I love that it has so little sugar but still has plenty of rich, juicy, sweet tasting fruit.
The berry flavors turn a bit tart on the dry, lip-smacking and long-lasting finish. This is exceptionally delicious!
2021 FOSSIL POINT GRENACHE ROSÉ
And finally, we've got the #5 wine on our 2022 list of the best white wines. This is a wine we've offered several times in a stand-alone deal and it has always been very popular. In fact, here's what we heard from one buyer after the last time we offered it:
Any chance I can get more Avivo? Wow what a good white. A really good white is hard to find!
Sourced from the biodynamically farmed Ledbetter Family Vineyard in Lodi, this wine is a breath of fresh air!
Vermentino is exactly what we love in a white wine: crisp, refreshing, flavorful, and beautifully aromatic without being in-your-face. The fact that it’s grown in Italy along the Mediterranean coast and on the island of Sardinia suggests that it is great with seafood — which it is. But it’s also our favorite wine for Thai food, chicken, and salads.
The Avivo Vermentino opens with notes of stone fruit interlaced with crushed rock, melon rind, and orange blossom. The palate is deliciously crisp and refreshing with flavors of Gravenstein apple, pear, and subtler hints of lime zest and wet stone.
Vineyards: Ledbetter Family Vineyards, Lodi CA. The Vermentino vineyard is in well-drained alluvial soils along the Mokelumne River. The vineyard is farmed to Demeter certified standards of Biodynamics.
Produced & Bottled by Avivo Wines
The 2019 Avivo Vermentino begins with an extremely inviting aroma of melon, a little tropical fruit and pear, touches of dried herbs, lemon and lime, some light floral notes and a hint of stony minerality. There's plenty to take in here so take your time.
Taking a sip reveals a tart, tangy and tasty wine with a lovely viscous mouthfeel. It features great balance, refreshing acidity, similar flavors to the nose and some stony and salty minerality that lasts all the way through the finish. This is really tasty Vermentino.
It ends dry and long. This is a lovely, multi-dimensional wine with plenty of delicious fruit and lots of mineral components as well. Refreshing and fantastic, get it while you can!
2019 AVIVO VERMENTINO
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