It’s back! A limited time chance to save 40% on the #2 wine on our 2020 Top 10 Reds list, the Scott Harvey Amador County Mountain Selection Barbera.
Don’t miss this Bulk Buy, 1 day only Insider Deal on a beauty of a Barbera with a perfect 10 Taste rating.
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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 and as we noted above we loved this wine so much after the first time we ran this deal that it ended up in the #2 spot on our Best Red Wines Under $20 list for 2020. Of course it only makes it under $20 thanks to our giant discount…
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 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, RI, 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 Tuesday 12/29 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy. Note that this one will take a bit longer to ship due to the Holidays, going out the week of 1/4.
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.
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
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"My wife and I have really enjoyed getting to know new wines (and better than we used to buy!) Thanks for what you do and providing this service!"
"The wine is outstanding. I am so glad I bought a case."
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"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."
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