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Save $12 a bottle on a pair of Perfect 10 Taste Ratings! Welcome to the new vintages of two of our most popular deals ever, the Bulk Buy rated Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera and the Bulk Buy rated Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel.
Not to mention that these wines have several 90+ ratings including 91 and 93 points from Wine Enthusiast!
After the smashing success of multiple offerings in the past, Scott Harvey is back with not one but two wines with Perfect 10 Taste Ratings!
I, for one, am always happy to take advantage of Scott's 45+ years of experience making excellent wine in Amador County especially when we get to do it for well under $20.
Today we've got a 4-pack with two bottles of the 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel (given 93 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 91 points by Wilfred Wong) plus two bottles of the 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera (given 91 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 90 points by Wilfred Wong).
Both wines come from Amador County in the Sierra Foothills of California. This area is no stranger to good wine with nearly 600 acres of vines 65+ years old! Winemaking here goes back to the Gold Rush of 1849 and there are still several vineyards (of the 40 or so total) which had their start in the 19th century.
Perhaps best known for Zinfandel, the region also has a reputation for turning out excellent wines made from Italian varietals like Barbera. And Scott Harvey, in turn, is no stranger to Barbera (or Zin) from Amador County. In fact, he's been making wines here from both varieties for 46 years!
Both wines have an SRP of $29. You may also remember that the 2017 vintage of the Barbera ended up in the #2 spot on our Best Red Wines Under $20 list for all of 2020.
Of course, about the only way to actually get this wine under $20 is through our Insider Deals!
Through today's Insider Deal you can get 2 bottles of the 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel plus 2 bottles of the 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera for just $67.99, or $17 a bottle. That's a discount of $12 a bottle or 41%!
This 4-pack deal ships to: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, 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 is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 8/6/2021 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner. Summer shipping is a flat $10 per order no matter how many 4-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 of 4-packs in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen. More questions? Check out our FAQ!
The 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera is 85% Barbera and 15% Syrah from the from the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County, California.
The wine is aged for 20 months in French oak and has less than 2 g/L of residual sugar. Only 1,133 cases were produced.
From the winery:
Vineyard/Vintage Notes: Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. 2018 budbreak and harvest were late producing a larger than average crop with good flavors of ripe, but not over ripe fruit, due long hang time into the fall.
Winemaker's Notes: Produced in the Italian old world, food friendly style.
Tasting Notes: Dark color with flavors reminiscent of strawberries and blueberries this spicy well-structured wine has a bright red fruit finish.
The 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera compares very favorably to the 2017 with a touch more vanilla and baking spice on the nose. It opens with jammy black cherry, lots of blackberry, raspberry, a little cola and even a bit of a brambly note. It's quite lovely and very aromatic and only gets more so with time in the glass.
Tasting unleashes an explosion of juicy, fruity deliciousness in your mouth, again with more baking spice notes than the 2017. There's tons of candied cherry and blackberry but note the very low residual sugar (less than 2 grams per liter). This is not even close to a sweet wine but it does have many sweet flavors. Really smooth and with bright acidity, this one drinks beautifully right from the get-go which is great because it will be likely be gone before it has much time to get air. If you have the patience and willpower to let it breathe; however, it will develop even more.
It ends dry with long lasting sweet fruit notes. While it's totally delicious right now, it's got another 10-15 years of aging ability as well so there's really no reason not to stock up at this price. This gets a perfect 10 Taste rating not so much because it's the most complex wine out there but because it is simply so delicious.
Barbera is one of our favorite pizza wines and this is a fantastic choice for that. If you can't tell, we're head over heels for this wine -- That's Amore! Get it while you can!
2018 SCOTT HARVEY MOUNTAIN SELECTION BARBERA
Next we've got the 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel also from Amador County. 1,011 cases were produced.
This wine is 76% Zinfandel and 24% Syrah. It spends 22 months in French oak and has less than 2 g/L of residual sugar.
From the winery:
Vineyard/Vintage Notes: Amador County is extremely well suited to Zinfandel. Zinfandel has been grown in the Amador County Gold Rush area for over 150 years. These old head pruned dryland farmed vineyards produce low yields of extractive flavorful Zinfandel.
Winemaker’s Notes: 2018 was a colder larger than average size crop. The late harvest allowed the grapes to ripen long into the fall developing full complex favored wines.
Tasting Notes: Fruit forward, rich full flavors expressing both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This complex wine has notes of bright raspberry, earthy tones, briary Zinfandel character with a fresh finish.
The 2018 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel begins with a wonderful, big, very spicy aroma of cherry, raspberry, vanilla, tons of licorice and more. It's quite inviting and it gains even more complexity as it has time in the glass.
Tasting reveals tons of spicy fruit and tons of licorice to go along with candied cherry flavors in this balanced and delicious wine. I almost want to describe it as liquid candy but that doesn't really fit since this is a very dry wine with less than 2 grams per liter of residual sugar. It is; however, extremely flavorful. After a few hours in the glass the spiciness subsides a bit and the whole thing becomes even more balanced and delicious, if that's possible.
It ends dry and slightly grippy with tons of lasting fruit, licorice and spice and even a bit of lingering earthiness. Fantastic! It'd be hard (darn near impossible in our opinion) to go wrong with either of these excellent wines.
2018 SCOTT HARVEY MOUNTAIN SELECTION ZINFANDEL
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Grab this deal today! It ends Friday 8/6 at noon Pacific.