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Save 45% on a pair of Bulk Buy, Perfect 10 Taste Ratings! We're bringing back another of our most popular deals last year that combines two of our most popular wines ever, the Bulk Buy rated Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera and the Bulk Buy rated Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel.
AUTOBUY. We don't use that term lightly but when a producer has repeatedly and continuously blown us (and all of you) away with their wines, it becomes warranted. And that is just the case with Scott Harvey.
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.
Amador County in the Sierra Foothills is special spot, especially for Italian varietals. (And let me tell you, we LOVE Italian wine.) With nearly 600 acres of vines 65+ years old, winemaking goes back to the Gold Rush of 1849. There are still several vineyards (of the 40 or so total) which had their start in the 19th century.
The first half of today's offer is a 93-point (Wine Enthusiast)/94+ point (us) Zinfandel - a wine that is so good, it is currently included in our "Perfect 10" 4-Pack.
But it gets even better because in addition to the two bottles of this remarkable Zinfandel, today's offer also includes two bottles of one of our most popular (and most requested) offers of all time, the Mountain Selection Barbera. This wine was on our annual year-end list of the best red wines under $20 in 2020 and 2021! (The vintage we are offering today came out too late to make our 2022 list.)
Here's what one reader wrote to us after the last offer of this wine:
Jon, Wow!! Just got my shipment of Scott Harvey Barbera yesterday. It is absolutely tremendous. Your description of it was right on. Taste for me is better than 10 if that's possible. I was stretching my budget at $17.50 per bottle but really glad I did. Is there any way you know how I can get more without paying the SRP of $30? I love this wine. When you say "bulk buy" I am going to pay more attention next time.
As a matter of fact, we do know how you can get more under $20, although your opportunity may not last long...
Through today's Insider Deal you can get 2 bottles of the 2019 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel plus 2 bottles of the 2020 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera for just $69.99, or $17.50 a bottle. That's a discount of $12.50 a bottle or 42%!
Factor in the additional savings from our very reasonable $6.99 shipping and you're saving 45%. Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 4-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: 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 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 1/4/2023 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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Up first, we've got the 2020 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera which is 79% Barbera, 17% Zinfandel and 4% Syrah 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. 2,059 cases were produced.
From the winery:
Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. 2020 had an early bud break causing an early harvest with an even growing season without any heat spikes or prolonged cold spells. It produced an average size to slightly larger than average size crop of high quality dark and flavorful fruit. Unlike last year, all the varieties fared well except Petite Sirah. A picture-perfect year for vines and fruit. Photos from this year will be the ones used in promotional materials for years to come.
Produced in the Italian, old world food friendly style.
Dark color, red fruit of currents, white pepper, violets, oregano, coffee and grilled steak lead to an extractive fleshy structure with firm tannin and a long lingering finish.
The still young 2020 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera compares favorably to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages we previously offered. It opens with jammy black cherry, lots of blackberry, raspberry, a little cola, touches of vanilla and baking spice 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 plenty of juicy, fruity deliciousness in your mouth as you are accustomed to with this wine, but perhaps offers a bit better balance than those previous vintages. Featuring well-integrated baking spice notes, there are also notes of candied cherry and blackberry although the wine has almost no 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, it is at its best after a couple hours of air and was even better on day 2.
It ends dry with long lasting sweet fruit notes. While it's totally delicious right now, it's easily got another 10-15 years of aging ability so there's really no reason not to stock up at this price. So good once again, we love this wine!
2020 SCOTT HARVEY BARBERA
Next, we've got the 2019 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel which comes primarily from vineyards in the higher elevations of Shenandoah Valley in Amador County. Specifically, that breaks down to 52% Bowman Vineyard, 40% Spinetta Vineyard, 4% Rohan Vineyard and 4% York Vineyard in Fiddletown.
96% Zinfandel and 4% Syrah, the wine is aged 22 months in French oak and has just 2 g/L of residual sugar.
From the winery:
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.
Vineyard 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 Notes: Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. 2019 Spring during flowering was cold a dreary which caused a 50% decline in crop yields at harvest. Because of low yields the long and drawn-out harvest produced exceptional flavor and extractive wines.
Bottled by Scott Harvey Wines
The 2019 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 plenty of spicy fruit and 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.
And while previous iterations of this wine needed some time to breathe, this vintage is very balanced and harmonious right from get-go. In fact, this might be the tastiest iteration of this wine yet and that's really saying something!
It ends dry and slightly grippy with tons of lasting fruit, licorice and spice and even a bit of lingering earthiness. It's fantastic and it was just as good on day 2.
2019 SCOTT HARVEY MOUNTAIN SELECTION ZINFANDEL
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