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This high-class Pinot Noir at an incredible price (59% off) is back, it's the Melissa Kelly RRV Les Bon Temps Pinot Noir.
We're overdue for an excellent deal on expensive Pinot Noir here at Reverse Wine Snob and today we're bringing back a truly great one!
While we don't have a lot of info from winery, this is an extremely well made wine by Mark Ray who worked as a winemaker at Turley Cellars, Neyers Vineyards and Williams Selyem before starting Melissa Kelly Wines with his wife.
And while the Melissa Kelly label is still around, the winery itself seems to have morphed into William Henry Wineworks where Mark also produces $50 and up Russian River Valley Pinot Noir under the Perception label.
What we can tell you about this wine is that it is aged to perfection and is an extremely harmonious example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Even better, we are offering it today at a huge discount of 59% off the normal price of $40!
That means through today's Insider Deal you can get 4 bottles of the 2013 Melissa Kelly Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Les Bon Temps for just $65.99 or $16.50 a bottle. That's an incredible savings of $23.50 a bottle or 59%!
This 4-pack deal ships to: 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 is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 9/24/2021 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy.
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 4-packs in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen. If you have more questions or any trouble ordering please check out our FAQ!
From the winery:
Melissa Kelly Wines was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Mark and Melissa Ray. After moving to California in 2001, Mark spent nearly a decade honing his craft working alongside some of North America’s most renowned winemakers, including Steve Leveque at Robert Mondavi, Ehren Jordan at Turley Wine Cellars and Neyers Vineyards, and Bob Cabral at Williams Selyem. It was during the spring of 2007 that the opportunity to create a small Chardonnay label presented itself to Mark. With the assistance from his wife, Melissa Kelly Wines was created.
Vinted and Bottled by Melissa Kelly Wines
The 2013 Melissa Kelly Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Les Bon Temps opens with a very pleasing aroma of strawberry, cherry, cola and red licorice plus a little mint, cranberry and tomato plant too.
Tasting the wine reveals similar flavors to the nose with a little added spiciness in the mouth and lots of fresh, juicy fruit. With a smooth mouthfeel, good balance and good acidity, this is real deal, high-class Pinot at an incredible price. Even better, it's not only drinking absolutely beautifully right now, it also has plenty of peak drinking life left.
It ends with a dry, extremely long finish (wow!) with lingering mint plus a little black tea and earthiness under the fruit. This is excellent! I can't quite go all the way to a 10 on my Taste rating but this is definitely 9+ Pinot, which is pretty amazing at this low price.
2013 MELISSA KELLY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR LES BON TEMPS
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Grab this deal today! It ends Tuesday 8/3 at noon Pacific.