A chance to try a wine with the Stags Leap name without the Stags Leap price, the perfect 10 Kukeri Stags Leap District Proprietary Red Blend.
Well, well, well, what do we have here? It's another offer from Kukeri Wines and this is definitely a unique one…even with the hefty discount it's still well outside our normal price range.
That said, it is truly delicious and we know many of you enjoy finding these more exclusive wines at big discounts. Given this we really couldn't pass up this opportunity and if you love wines coming from the tiny Stags Leap District sub-appellation in Napa Valley, neither should you.
First, a bit on Stags Leap. Everyone knows the renown of Napa Valley wines right? The Stags Leap District is the most exclusive of the most exclusive within Napa Valley.
There are only 19 wineries within these 2,700 acres including big names like Shafer and Chimney Rock. Along with all this exclusivity comes some big price tags as well -- wine-searcher's pick for the "Best Value" wine in the Stags Leap District retails for $323!
And while we would argue that much of this price inflation comes solely from that exclusivity, it's hard to deny that this area produces some really delicious wines. So, in an effort to give you a chance to try one of these wines for yourselves, we have done our best to remove as much of the big name premium as we can.
The tiny production (just 290 cases) 2018 Kukeri Stags Leap District Proprietary Red Blend normally retails for $65 from the winery.
Through today's Insider Deal you can get 2 bottles for just $69.99 ($35 a bottle) plus $10 for shipping. That's a savings of $30 a bottle, or 46%!
This 2-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, 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 is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 6/4/2021 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner. Summer shipping has now commenced and is a flat $10 per order no matter how many 2-packs you buy.
This means that once the deal ends and the orders are consolidated (7-10 days after the conclusion of the offer), we will send all orders via 2-day shipping (in styrofoam) to minimize transit time and protect against heat exposure during the warmer summer months.
Clicking on the buy button above will take you to the site winedealmaker.com for checkout. If you don't see the embedded buy box click here to order. Once there you can also adjust the quantity of 2-packs in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen.
The 2018 Kukeri Stags Leap District Proprietary Red Blend consists of 52% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.7% Malbec, 3% Merlot and 2.3% Petit Verdot. The wine is aged for 18 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels with 30% new French oak.
From the winery:
The Stags Leap District is the Napa Valley's smallest and most acclaimed sub-appellation. Located along the Silverado Trail, just a few miles north of Napa; the Stags Leap District was named after a legendary story of a courageous stag that eluded hunters by jumping to safety on the jagged cliffs of the Vaca Mountains.
Today, this story lives on through the intensive fruit-driven 2018 Kukeri Proprietary Red Blend made with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petite Verdot grapes grown in the unique mixture of rocky, iron-rich volcanic soils that run along the rugged hillside to the east and gravelly riverbed soils on the western edge of the appellation.
Bold and balanced the 2018 Kukeri Stags Leap Red Blend, exhibiting aromas of dark fruit, cherry, pepper, and smokiness accented with spice herbal notes. A hint of black currant and cranberry, light cedary oak and dusty baking cocoa combine these aromatics to create this rich full-bodied Bordeaux red blend with great acidity, which makes a perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat dishes.
Vinted & Bottled by Kukeri Wines
The 2018 Kukeri Stags Leap District Proprietary Red Blend begins with a very pleasing aroma of dark fruit, licorice, cedar, spice, black pepper and more. There are lots of good things to smell here especially as the wine has time to open up and develop so take your time and enjoy.
Tasting reveals a balanced, delicious blend with a lovely smooth and soft mouthfeel. Just like the Kukeri Pinot Noir we previously offered it's a bit more on the cerebral side of things -- a very complex wine to swirl, sip slowly and investigate. All the flavors from the nose combine harmoniously in the mouth and it even has a bit of a meaty note when tasting.
Dusty tannins lead into the dry, slightly chewy and tremendously long finish. This one needed a whole day of being open to be at its best so be sure to give it plenty of time to breath before imbibing or just let it age for a few more years! A perfect 10.
2018 KUKERI STAGS LEAP DISTRICT PROPRIETARY RED
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Grab this deal while you can! It ends Friday 6/4/2021 at noon PT.