This is just what the doctor ordered, the Stoke’s Ghost Petite Sirah! A big and bold wine that is not only harmoniously balanced but also over 50% off.
But you’ll have to act fast to get it at this price as it’s only available for 1 day!
Let’s face it, the marketing of a wine is important. From the name to the label to the story behind it all, it can make a huge difference in helping to stand out in a sea of wine. 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 (from one of our very favorite varieties) and a great story. Even better, the price can’t be beat in our 1 Day Insider Deal.
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.
Talk about a conversation starter, the label even leaves off the part about the good doctor marrying the widow of one of his patients and becoming Mayor of Monterey!
The average price for this wine on wine-searcher is $39, with wine.com selling the 2015 vintage for $53! James Suckling and Enobytes both gave the vintage we are offering here (2016) 92 points.
Today’s Insider Deal is a 3-pack of the 2016 Stoke’s Ghost Petite Sirah for just $50.99. That’s an incredible $17/bottle, a discount of over 50% which saves you more than $20 a bottle!
This deal ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. Once the deal ends and the orders are consolidated, we are also now sending all orders via 2-day shipping (in styrofoam) to minimize and protect against heat exposure during the summer.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Tuesday 7/14 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. 2-Day shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many 3-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 still ship 5-7 days after the conclusion of the offer but they will go via 2-day shipping at that point.
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 14 months.
The 2016 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.
It only takes one sip to know that this is 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.
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!
2016 Stoke's Ghost Petite Sirah
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