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Perfect 10 Petite Sirah! It's a new vintage of one of our most popular deals ever just in time for your spooky celebrations. Better yet, it's 56% off until Tuesday 10/12 at noon. It's the 2019 Stoke's Ghost Petite Sirah.
Of course there's nothing spooky about saving more than $20 a bottle on a big, bold and harmoniously balanced wine with a great label and story to boot!
This wine is a proven winner as well - we offered the previous vintage (2016) three times and have had tons of great feedback every time we've offered it. Here are just a few:
This an absolutely amazing wine, Jon. And $5 shipping for four bottles? You've outdone yourself!
Automatic wine buy on Stoke’s Ghost! Petite Sirah at its best.
Wow – this wine is amazing!!! Glad I have two more bottles of it!!
An awesome Petite Sirah, two bottles left and hoping myself this one shows up again to buy!
Couldn’t resist… just ordered more!!! 3rd time around for me on this truly rewarding Stoke’s Ghost PS Insider Deal. THANKS for bringing it back around! A big, juicy mouthful of flavor in every sip.
The previous vintage had multiple 92-93 point scores from the big names. We agreed giving it a Taste Rating of 9. This newly released vintage (only available through today's deal) hasn't been rated by others yet, but we like it even better giving it a perfect 10 on our Taste Rating scale!
If you'd like to give it a try yourself; however, you better act fast as this sure to be popular Insider Deal vanishes Tuesday 10/12/21 at noon Pacific. (If it doesn't sell out sooner, that is.)
We've got lots more to say on this wine, but for those of you salivating to get your hands on it again, go ahead and click below to order and then come back and read the rest.
And aside from how good the wine inside the bottle is, let's face it, the marketing of a wine is important as well. From the name to the label to the story behind it all, it can make a huge difference in helping a wine to stand out in a giant sea of choices. And while we are all about what is inside the bottle, it's always a bonus when the outside of the bottle is just as good.
Today we've got both - a fabulous wine (made from one of our very favorite varieties) and a great story. It will also make a great wine for your Halloween parties!
Here's the true story from the back label:
James Stokes was a British sailor who jumped ship in Monterey in 1833, passing himself off as a doctor with stolen medicine. Despite killing a significant number of patients, Stokes was appointed personal physician to Governor Jose Figueroa. Within a year, the governor was dead. Stokes' sons confronted him and he ingested poison, falling lifeless at their feet. Stokes' adobe home still stands and a man dressed in 1800s garb is often seen climbing the stairs and passing through the walls. This is Stokes' Ghost.
Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled by Scheid Family Wines
Talk about a conversation starter, the label even leaves off the part about the "doctor" becoming Mayor of Monterey and his sons being the result of his marriage to the widow of one of his patients!
With an SRP of $40, the average price for previous vintages of this wine on wine-searcher is $35 with wine.com selling it for $54! And as we noted above, no one else even has the 2019 yet.
Today's Insider Deal is a 4-pack of the 2019 Stoke's Ghost Petite Sirah for just $74.99. That's an incredible price of $18.75/bottle. Add in the additional savings from our $5 shipping and you're saving a total of $100, or 56%.
This 4-pack deal ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, WA, WI, WV 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 10/12/2021 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy.
Clicking on the buy button above will take you to the site winedealmaker.com to 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. If you have more questions or any trouble ordering please check out our FAQ!
Stoke's Ghost from Scheid Family Wines is Petite Sirah from their estate vineyard in the Hames Valley at the southern end of Monterey. The wine is aged in American and Hungarian oak for 12 months.
The 2019 Stoke's Ghost Petite Sirah pours super dark and inky in the glass, just as you would expect with a good Petite Sirah.
The very enticing aroma is loaded with tons of dark berry fruit, a little spice and vanilla, violets and more.
This one wakes up your taste buds immediately with a bolt of delicious. It only takes one sip to know that this is truly tasty Petite Sirah, sure to cure whatever ails you. It's full of juicy, dark fruit with nice edges of spice, herbs, vanilla and more.
It is a big and bold wine like you'd expect from Petite Sirah but completely balanced as well. With a smooth and silky mouthfeel and slightly chewy tannins everything just works together quite harmoniously.
It ends dry and a bit grippy with a savory finish that hangs around for a very long time, just begging you to take another sip.
Big, dark, deep and super delicious, overall this vintage retains the superb balance of the 2016 while still managing to turn everything up a notch as well.
This is some good medicine and a sure remedy for boring reds. If the good doctor was as inviting and reassuring as this wine, it's easy to see how he lured so many people into his web! I love it.
2019 STOKE'S GHOST PETITE SIRAH
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"This an absolutely amazing wine, Jon. And $5 shipping for four bottles? You've outdone yourself!"
"I am seriously considering having the Insider Deals as my primary go-to. Why did I not do this sooner? Thank you"
"The only thing I have ever been disappointed in with an Insider Deal is that I didn't purchase more."
"You are a man after my own heart. I have always looked for the best and least expensive wine and you just made it easier. Cheers!"
"Hi Jon, well, I did something people have warned about - bought 6 bottles and should have bought 12!"
"Great deals for delicious wines!"
"We've gotten in on three of the deals and have been VERY happy with the value. I originally was going to do a wine club thing but the insider deal appeals to me much more."
"The $5 or $10 shipping on the Insider Deals is another great part of the deal. We recently paid $27 to a winery in California to ship 6 bottles (same packaging as the insider deals)....yikes!"
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
"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!"
"Jon - you have to stop offering all of these amazing deals. My self discipline is fading fast!!"
"I recently took advantage of your offer. So glad I did, and now sorry I did not buy more (like all those quotes on your website!)"
"The wine is outstanding. I am so glad I bought a case."
"Jon, I should have bought more! Delicious!!"
"I am a Certified Specialist of Wine. I love your deals. You pick great wines!! Kudos to you for getting us great deals!"
"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."
"Hi Jon, just had to let you know that I love this wine!!!! Thanks for doing what you do."
"I have purchased many times over the last several months and loved the wines!"
"Seriously amazing deal!!! I love a bold red, and Reverse Wine Snob delivered!!! Perfect for a rainy night!!"
"AMAZING!! Damn, I should have bought a CASE!!"
"WOW. Just... wow. Absolutely delicious. If I knew it was going to be this good, I would have bought a case... or two. This was dead-center in the sweet spot of what I like. Thank you!!"
"I have loved all my RWS deals, can't wait to get this one."
"Wow! That was amazing! Thank you!"
"I finally opened a bottle of this and it did not disappoint. Delicious!!!"
"Thanks for a great service! We’ve been loving your emails and wine deals!"
"This insider deal is a great wine!!! So glad I got it!!"
"My Insider Deal arrived just in time for my celebration tonight and it’s absolutely delicious! Cheers!"
"Wish I had doubled my order!"
"Wow - this wine is amazing!!! Glad I have two more bottles of it!!"
"Bought a case wish I had purchased 2-3 cases. Fantastic buy for the price."
"This Insider Deal was the best ever. This wine is amazing!!! Strongly recommend."
Grab this deal today! It ends Tuesday 10/12 at noon Pacific.