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With scores from 91 to 93 points, you don't want to miss this unique, highly recommended blend of Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa, the Raised by Wolves Old School Red Blend.
Today we've got another wine from the personal label of the highly respected Adam Mason, the head winemaker for Mulderbosch and formerly for Klein Constantia. He makes these wines in small lots from unique vineyards around the Cape.
And not only is this wine from two unique vineyards, including the oldest Cinsault (or Cinsaut) vineyard in Stellenbosch, but it's a unique "old school" blend of 67% Cinsaut and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Adding on to the uniqueness, each of the 3,600 bottles produced are individually numbered.
This wine has some big scores too, with Master of Wine Tim Atkin giving it 92 points and Master of Wine Greg Sherwood giving it 91-93 points. (We concur.)
Normally retailing well north of $25, today's Insider Deal slashes that price.
For the next day you can get 4 bottles of 2017 Raised by Wolves Old School Red Blend for $67.99, or $16.99 a bottle, plus $5 for shipping.
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $5 shipping, no matter how many 4-packs you buy. Keep on reading 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, 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 limited time, winery direct offer ends Friday 2/11/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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The 2017 Raised by Wolves Old School Red Blend from Yardstick Wines is 67% Cinsaut from the Rustenhof Vineyard and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bonniemile Vineyard. The wine is aged in barrel for 18 months and has jus 1.8 g/L of residual sugar.
From the winery:
Having enjoyed many old South African Cabernet Sauvignons from the 1960’s and 1970’s, Adam Mason was enthralled to discover that many of these old gems contained far greater percentages of Cinsaut than Cabernet Sauvignon, reflecting the actual plantings of both varieties at the time. Using possibly the oldest producing Cinsaut vineyard in Stellenbosch (planted in 1965) and Bonniemile Cabernet planted in the 1980’s, Adam attempted to pay homage to this uniquely South African story. Vinification of both varieties was carried out in separate concrete ‘kuipe’ before transferring to barrels for 18 months maturation.
The 2017 Raised by Wolves Old School Red Blend needs a few hours to really open up but it features a very attractive aroma of dark fruit, white pepper, lovely aromatic spice and some garrigue-like herbal notes of rosemary and mint once it does.
Taking a sip reveals a fresh, soft and quite tasty blend. Very well balanced, this is a rather elegant wine. Similar flavors to the nose lead into the dry, smooth and savory finish.
This wine really starts to hit its stride after a couple hours in the glass so I would consider decanting before serving. We found it to be pretty similar on day 2.
2017 RAISED BY WOLVES OLD SCHOOL RED BLEND
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