Punching above its price point, we’ve got a wonderfully aged Cab in our latest Insider Deal. The 2012 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile is 40% off for the next day!
We’ve got a pretty cool one today with a much more complex and savory Cab than you typically find at this price point. (This is definitely not the big often overly-oaked style you find so common in Washington or California.) Even better, this is a wine that has benefited from a good amount of age in the bottle and is really drinking wonderfully right now.
The 2012 vintage we are offering here today received 91 points from James Suckling and 92 points from Falstaff. It originally had an SRP of $20 with not much remaining in the wild at this point.
Today’s INSIDER DEAL gets you 6 bottles for just $71.99, or just $12 a bottle!
The 2012 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 6-pack 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 this winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
Once the deal ends and the orders are consolidated (7-10 days after the conclusion of the offer), we are currently sending all orders via 2-day shipping (in styrofoam) to minimize transit time and protect against heat exposure during the summer.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 9/25 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. 2 Day shipping is a flat $10 per order no matter how many 6-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 in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen.
From the bottle:
The Medalla Real collection represents the tremendous diversity and wealth of Chile's terroirs, influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Santa Rita's winemakers and viticulturists have carefully chosen the best sectors of the country's most distinct wine regions in order to express the wide range of terroirs and capture the full potential and unique character of each variety that distinguishes the Medalla Real wines.
Our Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley, one of the world's finest wine regions, has a deep and bright ruby-red color. The concentrated body is rich in ripe almost sweet tannins. Its fragrant aroma evokes black currant and tar, with notes of oak from 14 months of barrel-aging.
The 2012 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a pleasing aroma of ripe fruit, a little bit of a green pepper note (not uncommon for Chile) and some sweet spice and leather.
This wine has aged wonderfully and is drinking quite nice right now. Full of savory balsamic notes and lots of deep fruit flavors this medium to full-bodied Cab also features smooth, fine tannins and excellent touches of spice and chocolate plus a little bit of an earthy, vegetal note underneath. Yummy yum! It ends dry, long and quite savory.
We drank this side by side with a big, young and expensive Washington Cab that spent a lot of time in French oak and this was clearly the more complex wine. Don't miss this rare chance to pick up a wine with some significant age on it for just $12!
2012 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
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And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"Jon - you have to stop offering all of these amazing deals. My self discipline is fading fast!!"
"I recently took advantage of your offer. So glad I did, and now sorry I did not buy more (like all those quotes on your website!)"
"Seriously amazing deal!!! I love a bold red, and Reverse Wine Snob delivered!!! Perfect for a rainy night!!"
"AMAZING!! Damn, I should have bought a CASE!!"
"WOW. Just... wow. Absolutely delicious. If I knew it was going to be this good, I would have bought a case... or two. This was dead-center in the sweet spot of what I like. Thank you!!"
"I’ve tried every single wine club out there (except Kermit Lynch) and really haven’t been impressed except for a random bottle here or there but your selections have really been great."
"I have loved all my RWS deals, can't wait to get this one."
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
"Hi Jon, just had to let you know that I love this wine!!!! Thanks for doing what you do."
"Wow! That was amazing! Thank you!"
"I finally opened a bottle of this and it did not disappoint. Delicious!!!"
"Thanks for a great service! We’ve been loving your emails and wine deals!"
"Bought a case wish I had purchased 2-3 cases. Fantastic buy for the price."
"This Insider Deal was the best ever. This wine is amazing!!! Strongly recommend."
"Just received our shipment - so glad we bought it - it’s delicious!"
"This insider deal is a great wine!!! So glad I got it!!"
"My Insider Deal arrived just in time for my celebration tonight and it’s absolutely delicious! Cheers!"
"thanks for the deal...this wine is spectacular for $12.50/bottle. I am used to buying big, bold, young cabs or old vine zins and paying considerably more multiples of this price."
"Wish I had doubled my order!"
"Wow - this wine is amazing!!! Glad I have two more bottles of it!!"