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It's back! Drink a little bit of history (and save 45% doing it) with the Onesta Cinsault. Made from the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world, the incredible 132-year-old vines of the Bechthold Vineyard!
My goodness I love this wine - and so do so many of you (see below)! Don't miss this special Insider Deal with a Perfect 10 (94+ Point) Taste Rating...
OK folks, this is a truly special one right here.
We've long been fans of the incredible Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, California and apparently many of you are as well!
When we offered the previous vintage of the Onesta Cinsault last November, we were blown away by the response. Here's just a sampling of the emails we received asking to buy more:
I ordered the Onesta 2017 Cinsault you offered in November 2022. I just opened the first bottle and I want more! Any chance you'll be offering this again soon? (Please say yes) I love it more than any others I've ordered from you (and that's saying a lot!)
Jon, this is a wonderful wine all around. You have become our go-to person for wonderful wines and wine values. Please keep up the excellent job that you're doing! Regards, a very satisfied customer.
Hi Jon. Can you let me know when you get more of this wine in stock? It's excellent. There was something notable about that wine. Can't put my finger on it. All I know that it tasted darn good.
There is something notable about this wine indeed - it's those extremely old vines!
Despite this variety being grown for several centuries in southern France the 25-acre Bechthold Vineyard planted in 1886 in little ole Lodi is actually the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world!
The Cinsault or Cinsaut (pronounced sin-SO in the U.S. and san-SO in France) planted here is true gnarly old vine stuff, in fact I snapped this pic when I visited a few years ago. (And yes, I'm that big of a wine geek that I actually visit famous, old vineyards.)
This organically and dry farmed vineyard (after 132 years those roots go deeeeep) is lovingly tended by Kevin Phillips, son of Michael Phillips of Michael David Winery, for the handful of producers lucky enough to make some very special wines from its grapes.
And today we have one of those wines for you. Even better, it comes from one of our favorite winemakers, Jillian Johnson DeLeon of Onesta Wines, who spent 5 years working alongside Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon Vineyards.
In fact, we love this wine so much we previously recommended it as a very worthy Saturday Splurge even at the normal price of $40 a bottle.
Today's 4-pack deal; however, cuts that price almost in half!
For the next day you can get 4 bottles of the 2018 Onesta Cinsault for just $87.99 ($22/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. 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, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, 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.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Sunday 3/26/2023 at midnight (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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The 2018 Onesta Cinsault is 100% Cinsault, all from the Bechthold Vineyard. The wine was aged 18 months in neutral French oak barrels and has less than 2 g/L of residual sugar. Only 300 cases were produced.
From the winery:
This is an atypical rich and intense Cinsault that explodes strawberry rhubarb pie in the glass. The 2018 vintage was a dream year for a winemaker, with excellent weather yielding a perfect grape harvest. The ancient vines produced a Cinsault with great concentration – lots of juicy black cherry, rhubarb, and plum, with notes of vanilla from extended barrel aging.
Vineyard Notes: The Bechthold vineyard in the Lodi region was planted in 1886. It is the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world! The old vines are head trained, organically grown and dry farmed. Jillian was introduced to this vineyard in 2001 and has been working with the fruit ever since. Onesta is lucky to have a 4.2-acre block on the east side of the vineyard where the vines produce the most concentrated fruit in the whole vineyard.
Vinification: The perfect recipe involves gentle handling, saignée, cold soak, raging fermentation, extended maceration, and 18 months aging in neutral French oak barrels.
Food Pairings: Roasted chicken, teriyaki salmon, margarita pizza, smoked baby back ribs, and holiday dinners.
Produced & Bottled by Onesta Wines
The 2018 Onesta Cinsault begins with a very pleasant and very complex aroma of strawberry, black cherry, red licorice, spice, mint and a hint of rhubarb. Harmonious right from the start, the aroma continues to blossom over the course of a couple hours so don't be afraid to give it some time to breathe.
Tasting reveals a medium-bodied wine, a bit like Pinot Noir (which you wouldn't really expect from the dark color). In the mouth it features similar fruit flavors to the nose with a bit of cranberry as well. The wine is also quite juicy when tasting and has very well integrated spice.
All of that sounds good enough but this wine also has an incredible depth of flavor, complexity, structure and a lively minerality that can only come from these very old vines. Frankly words don't do it justice.
It ends very long and dry with an absolutely delicious finish full of lingering flavors and spice, tempting you to take another sip. After about 4 hours it's really singing. My goodness, I love this wine.
Stock up on this one -- there have been several vintages where we were not able to offer it due to lack of supply so who knows when it will be back again.
2018 ONESTA CINSAULT
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Get the 2018 Onesta Cinsault while you can! It ends Sunday 3/26 at midnight Pacific.
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