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SAVE over $32 a bottle on this estate grown beauty from Oregon, the Sass Vieux Amis Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
The Willamette Valley is arguably one of the best spots on earth for Pinot Noir, unfortunately the prices usually reflect it. Finding a bargain here is hard work.
Today's wine, which is a multiple gold medal winner, doesn't typically come anywhere close to our price range, selling for $54.
That's no surprise given this 100% Pinot Noir is a blend of the best barrels from the estate Wild Winds and Walnut Ridge vineyards (50% of each) that spends 29 months in French oak. Only 656 cases were produced.
As we mentioned above this wine has won multiple gold medals including one from the 2021 Sommeliers Choice Awards where it was named "Pinot Noir of the Year" and given a score of 95-points.
All of this makes our Insider Deal price even more incredible...
For the next day you can get 3 bottles of the 2016 Sass Vieux Amis Willamette Valley Pinot Noir for just $64.99, or $21.66 per bottle. That's an incredible discount of 60%!
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 3-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 3-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, VA, 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 Wednesday 1/25/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
Forget whatever you think about drinking only the latest release of Pinot Noir. Great Pinot Noir needs a few years to hit its peak, and this is a deliberate late release. Wild cherry with bright fruit aromas and flavors of raspberry, strawberry, and a hint of spice. Floral, with aromas that keep evolving in the glass. Silky, with fine tannin.
This deep, complex wine is made from the last - and the best - barrels from our two estate vineyards, Walnut Ridge and Wild Winds, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The grapes were fermented in small, open-top tanks, then aged for 29 months in French oak barrels. It was not fined or filtered.
Winemaker Jerry Sass, inspired by wines his father made from Finger Lakes grapes in western New York, founded the winery in 1996, believing in natural, non-invasive winemaking. Today we make wine from vineyards that are naturally and sustainably dry-farmed, celebrating every small part of each vineyard’s rich ecosystem.
Produced and Bottled by GMS Winery
The nose on the 2016 Sass Vieux Amis Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a bit shy at first but opens up nicely after a couple hours. Full of black cherry, it also features touches of strawberry and raspberry along with some pleasing licorice and sage.
It only takes one sip to love this silky smooth, balanced, easy to drink and elegant example of Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied, it features similar flavors to the nose and is quite good both on its own and with food.
It ends dry, long, smooth and satisfying and was just as good on day 2.
2016 SASS VIEUX AMIS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
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Get the 2016 Sass Vieux Amis Willamette Valley Pinot Noir while you can! It ends Wednesday 1/25 at noon Pacific.
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