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Perfectly pleasing Pinot with a wonderful earthy streak, the J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir.
Screaming Pinot Noir deal incoming!
Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County, with one of the longest growing seasons in California, is a fantastic spot for Pinot Noir. And the producers of today's wine (Miller Family Wines), who are also the founders and owners of the renowned Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, definitely know all about good Pinot from this area.
And good Pinot this is indeed, with a 90-point score from Wine Enthusiast and 93-points from Tasting Panel. We score it right in that same range at 91-93 points. In other words, this is real deal Santa Maria Valley Pinot at an incredible price.
Aged 10.5 months in 25% new French oak, this wine has an SRP of $35 and typical retail prices (if you can find it) in the high $20s. We'd be happy to score this wine for $25 but of course, that's not the way we roll here at Reverse Wine Snob...
For the next day you can get 4 bottles of the 2019 J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir for just $68, or $17 a bottle, which is over half off!
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. Read on for our full review.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, SD, TX, VT, WA, 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.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Wednesday 11/16/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
AROMATICS: Classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir aromas of ripe cherries, bright raspberry, a hint of pepper, and bramble. Underlying subtle fragrance layers of orange peel, pomegranate, and vanilla.
PALATE: A rare combination of flavors and textures: juicy red cherry, raspberry and strawberry, spice, fine-textured tannins, and an exquisite mid-palate.
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted Chicken, Halibut with Butter / Cream sauce, Charcuterie, or Oysters with a Morel Mushroom Mignonette.
The 2019 J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir opens with a very pleasing aroma of plum, cranberry and some nice earthy and mineral notes. You can tell right away this is definitely not a simple, one dimensional example of Pinot Noir.
Taking a sip reveals that the earthiness from the nose continues when tasting this delicious wine. The fruit is there as well, especially as it has some time to breathe and things balance out. Add in nice touches of baking spice, cola and a little smoke and this is quite harmonious!
Fine tannins lead into the dry, long finish of lingering licorice, cola and lasting fruit. The whole thing gets even better the more air it has and might have even been its best on day two.
2019 J WILKES SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Here's what people are saying about our Insider Deals:
"I opened up our first bottle last weekend and was blown away. "
"Wow!! Just got my shipment. It is absolutely tremendous. "
"Hi Jon, Best thing I ever did is buy wine thru you...not been disappointed with any of them! Thank you SO MUCH!"
"Would you happen to be offering this one again anytime soon? I regret not buying more. This was exceptional!"
"I am seriously considering having the Insider Deals as my primary go-to. Why did I not do this sooner? Thank you"
"The only thing I have ever been disappointed in with an Insider Deal is that I didn't purchase more."
"I love this wine I bought from you!!!! Thanks for doing what do do!!!"
"This an absolutely amazing wine, Jon...You've outdone yourself!"
"Thanks Jon. We already drank all 6 of the first order so we were ecstatic to see you offering it again. My wife and I both love it."
"You are a man after my own heart. I have always looked for the best and least expensive wine and you just made it easier. Cheers!"
"Hi Jon, well, I did something people have warned about - bought 6 bottles and should have bought 12!"
"Have had nothing but great bottles since I started ordering your recommendations. Thanks so much! "
"We've gotten in on three of the deals and have been VERY happy with the value. I originally was going to do a wine club thing but the insider deal appeals to me much more."
"The shipping on the Insider Deals is another great part of the deal. We recently paid $27 to a winery in California to ship 6 bottles (same packaging as the insider deals)....yikes!"
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
"I really missed the boat by only getting four bottles of this offer last month. Should have bought least at a case."
"My wife and I have really enjoyed getting to know new wines (and better than we used to buy!) Thanks for what you do and providing this service!"
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"I recently took advantage of your offer. So glad I did, and now sorry I did not buy more (like all those quotes on your website!)"
"The wine is outstanding. I am so glad I bought a case."
" I only drink Reverse Wine Snob wine, it actually doesn't make sense to buy from a store. You don't get anything interesting, unique, and full of value otherwise."
"Jon, I should have bought more! Delicious!!"
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"Wish I would have ordered more!! It was great. Looking back, I wish I didn’t open it at our annual pool party. It’s gone. **Sob**"
"thanks for the deal...this wine is spectacular for $12.50/bottle. I am used to buying big, bold, young cabs or old vine zins and paying considerably more multiples of this price."
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"I have purchased many times over the last several months and loved the wines!"
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"Wish I had doubled my order!"
"I've gotten quite a few of these and loved them all -- keep them coming!"
"Wow - this wine is amazing!!! Glad I have two more bottles of it!!"
"Bought a case wish I had purchased 2-3 cases. Fantastic buy for the price."
"This Insider Deal was the best ever. This wine is amazing!!! Strongly recommend."
Get the 2019 J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir while you can! It ends Wednesday 11/16 at noon Pacific.
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