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A balanced, tasty Cab with a deliciously tannic edge, the Steele Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is today's Insider Deal.
We love the wines of Lake County, California.
In our opinion it's one of the best spots in the state for Cabernet - and that's saying a lot. The lake, weather, elevations, volcanic soils and more all create extremely flavorful, expressive grapes. And even better, you typically don't have to pay a huge premium to get your hands on these wines (yet, anyway).
Today we have a wonderful example of Cabernet from Steele Wines, now owned by Shannon Family Wines, both of whom we've featured many times over the years. From a vineyard farmed by Andy Beckstoffer (of Napa fame) in the Red Hills AVA within Lake County, this $33 bottle spends 12 months in French oak barrels and has just 1 g/L of residual sugar.
With a very attractive and full aroma, balanced flavors, pleasing tannins and even a bit of a mineral note from those volcanic soils, you don't want to miss this one, especially with our giant discount that just about cuts the price of this wine in half!
For the next day you can get 4 bottles of the 2020 Steele Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon for just $XX.95 ($XX.XX/bottle). That's a discount of XX%!
Our extremely affordable 2-day summer shipping is a flat $9.99 per order. (You'll never pay more than $9.99 shipping, no matter how many 4-packs you buy in one order.) We ship in heat protection and minimize the transit time to help keep your wine safe in the warmer weather. Orders will still ship 5-10 days after the conclusion of the offer. Read on for our full review.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and WI. (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 7/19/2023 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
The grapes are pressed into stainless steel tank and undergo 2-3 week fermentation with an extended maceration to extract every ounce of flavor. This wine is laid down in French oak barrels to age for a year. This wine has a rich, fruit-forward elegance. A spicy fruit and berry core, backed up by soft tannins, makes it a nice glass of wine for casual sipping among friends.
Vineyards: The Red Hills appellation in Lake County is a fairly new AVA (American Viticultural Area). The iron-rich, red soil of Red Hills is laden with obsidian, a glassy black volcanic rock that glistens in the afternoon sun. Well-known Napa Valley grape grower Andy Beckstoffer bought up a piece of the Red Hills AVA, planting it in Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. We have been receiving clone 6 and clone 37 grapes from this vineyard since 2002.
Food Pairings: This classic Cabernet Sauvignon will pair wonderfully with any red meat. Try it with a spice-rubbed rib-eye steak or a rack of lamb.
Produced and Bottled by Steele Wines
The 2020 Steele Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a very attractive aroma full of dark fruit, a little spice, cedar, vanilla and even a hint of a savory note.
Taking a sip reveals a balanced wine featuring similar flavors to the nose. Easy to drink and with a nice tannic edge to it, this is quite tasty and a really solid example of Cabernet. It gets even better with some air and like a lot of wines from this area it even has a bit of a mineral note from those volcanic soils.
It ends dry, quite long and grippy. If you like some tannins in your wine this is a good one. It was just as good on day 2.
2020 STEELE RED HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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Get the 2020 Steele Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon while you can! This deal ends Wednesday 7/19 at noon Pacific.
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