It’s a Bulk Buy, 1 day only Insider Deal on a beauty of a Barbera with a perfect 10 Taste rating, the Scott Harvey Amador County Mountain Selection Barbera.
Act fast to save over 40%! Ends Wednesday 5/13 at noon.
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Today’s wine comes 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 from Amador County. In fact, he’s been making it here for 46 years!
This wine has an SRP of $28 with an average price of $22 for the few sellers on wine-searcher.
Today’s Insider Deal nets you 4 bottles of this deliciousness for just $67.99, or $17 a bottle. That’s a savings of about 40% or $44 even before factoring in the additional savings from our super low $5 shipping.
This sale is only available for a very limited time, ending Wednesday 5/13 at noon. It ships 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.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Wednesday 5/13 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 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. The wines will ship 5-7 days after the conclusion of the offer.
The 2017 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera is 84% Barbera from the Shenandoah Valley and 16% Syrah from the small Fiddletown AVA, both within Amador County, California. The wine is aged for 20 months in French oak and has less than 2 g/L of residual sugar. Only 1,540 cases were produced.
From the bottle:
Old World Style
The 2017 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera 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. There's tons of candied cherry and blackberry but note the very low residual sugar (only 2 g/L). This is not a sweet wine even though it has many sweet flavors. 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.
We paired it with a sausage, pepperoni and spinach pizza and it was a perfect fit. Barbera is one of our favorite pizza wines and this was a fantastic choice. If you can't tell, we're head over heels for this wine -- That's Amore! Get it while you can!
2017 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera
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