Drink a little bit of history (and save over 50% doing it) with the Onesta Cinsault. Made from the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world, the incredible 130 year-old vines of the Bechthold Vineyard!
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OK folks, this is a truly special one right here.
We’ve long been fans of the incredible Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, California.
Let me just stop right there. 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 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 old vineyards.)
This organically and dry farmed (after 130 years those roots go deeep) vineyard 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. In fact, we previously recommended this wine as a very worthy Saturday Splurge because the price almost never dips below $20. (The SRP is $40 and the lowest price on wine-searcher is $33 a bottle at wine.com.)
Today’s 3-pack for just $57.99; however, brings the per bottle price all the way under $20 — to just $19.33 a bottle, a savings of over 50%.
This wine ships to: 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, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. In addition, once the deal ends and the orders are consolidated, we have now moved to 2 day shipping for the summer (for just $10) to minimize heat exposure.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 5/29 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. 2 Day shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many 3-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. The wines will still ship 5-7 days after the conclusion of the offer but they will go via 2 day shipping at that point.
The Onesta Cinsault is 100% Cinsault, all from the Bechthold Vineyard. The wine was aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels. It has just 0.5 g/L of residual sugar and only 335 cases were produced.
From the bottle:
Onesta Cinsaut comes from the oldest Cinsaut vineyard in the world, the 130-year-old Bechthold Vineyard. The sandy dry farmed land, warm days & cool Delta nights, and gentle fruit handling work together to make an atypical rich and intense Cinsaut. Onesta Cinsaut is loaded with flavors of cherry and spiced rhubarb pie, with a velvety long finish.
The 2015 Onesta Cinsault begins with a very pleasant and very complex aroma of strawberry, black cherry, red licorice, spice, mint and a hint of rhubarb. The aroma continues to blossom over the course of a couple hours so be sure 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 and a lively minerality that can only come from these very old vines and frankly words don't really do it justice. It ends very long and dry with an absolutely delicious finish full of lingering flavors, tempting you to take another sip. After about 4 hours it's really singing.
Stock up on this one -- if you can possibly make it last until November it makes an incredible wine for your Thanksgiving meal!
2015 Onesta Cinsault
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