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You'll thank us later. This award-winning single vineyard Zin and reader favorite is back with a new vintage and it's better than ever! Plus, it's almost HALF OFF with our INSIDER DEAL. Get ready for the return of the Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel.
If you're a Zin lover (or any kind of wine lover really - see the story below), you don't want to miss this incredible deal on the return of one of your all-time favorite Zinfandel deals.
Just like the many previous vintages we have offered (to much acclaim), this new 2019 Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel (which we liked just as much as the 2018 - it's still a 10 Taste Rating!) was once again a gold medal winner at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Even more importantly, the feedback we received on those previous offers was stellar. That includes this gem from a frequent buyer who decided to give the wine a try even though they "don't drink Zin":
We, of course, had to try out the Tin Barn Zin. It was delicious. We finished off two bottles and, supposedly, don’t drink Zins. It’s wonderful…
And this one...
One of my favorite Reverse Snob buys. Had to get some more!
And this one too:
A few months ago, I contacted you about Tin Barn Zin, and you said there’d eventually be another Tin Barn “offer” — and thank goodness, there was! I bought 3 cases this time. Should have bought ten.
This 100% Zinfandel, which spends 19 months in American oak (20% new), comes entirely from the 70-year-old Gilsson Vineyard in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. Only 277 cases were made. It is typically pretty much only available from the winery at its normal price of $32.
Today; however, you can get 3 bottles of the 2019 Tin Barn Vineyards Gilsson Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel for just $54.99 plus $6.99 for shipping. All told that's a discount of 47%!
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 3-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 3-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (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 Sunday 1/22/2022 at midnight (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
On the eastern edge of the Russian River Valley lies a stretch of sandy loam soil, which was planted with Zinfandel (St. George rootstock) back in 1950. This well-established site exposes our fruit to a cool morning fog that slows its ripening and concentrates its flavors. Since 2000, wine maker Michael Lancaster has worked with this vineyard to make Zinfandel. Consistent with previous vintages, our Zinfandel displays a deep garnet color, lush velvety mouthfeel, and long seductive finish.
Produced & Bottled by Tin Barn Vineyards
Don't you love it when a wine has such a powerful aroma that you can smell it within seconds of opening the bottle? That's exactly what we have with the 2019 Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel.
It begins with a very nice, very attractive and succulent aroma of red cherry and a touch of a raisin-y note plus plenty of vanilla, spice, licorice, cocoa, a little toasty oak and more.
Similar to previous vintages, taking a sip reveals a tasty and very balanced wine with well-integrated spice plus a bit of an oaky streak and maybe just a hint of earth. Big and loaded with deep and delicious juicy fruit flavors, it's not over the top like many other Zins and even reveals some elegance and refinement as it has time to breathe.
It ends slightly tannic and very, very long with plenty of lingering spice and a touch of heat under the sweet tasting, tart fruit on the dry finish. I have to say once again that I really, really enjoyed this wine.
While still a bit young, this new vintage is drinking wonderfully right now and should continue to do that for several years to come. Just get it!
2019 TIN BARN GILSSON VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Here's what people are saying about our Insider Deals:
"Jon, this is a wonderful wine all around. You have become our go-to person for wonderful wines and wine values. Please keep up the excellent job that you're doing! Regards, a very satisfied customer. "
"I opened up our first bottle last weekend and was blown away. "
"Wow!! Just got my shipment. It is absolutely tremendous. "
"Hi Jon, Best thing I ever did is buy wine thru you...not been disappointed with any of them! Thank you SO MUCH!"
"Would you happen to be offering this one again anytime soon? I regret not buying more. This was exceptional!"
"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."
"I love this wine I bought from you!!!! Thanks for doing what do do!!!"
"This an absolutely amazing wine, Jon...You've outdone yourself!"
"Thanks Jon. We already drank all 6 of the first order so we were ecstatic to see you offering it again. My wife and I both love it."
"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!"
"Have had nothing but great bottles since I started ordering your recommendations. Thanks so much! "
"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 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??!!"
"I really missed the boat by only getting four bottles of this offer last month. Should have bought least at 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."
" I only drink Reverse Wine Snob wine, it actually doesn't make sense to buy from a store. You don't get anything interesting, unique, and full of value otherwise."
"I am a Certified Specialist of Wine. I love your deals. You pick great wines!! Kudos to you for getting us great deals!"
"Wish I would have ordered more!! It was great. Looking back, I wish I didn’t open it at our annual pool party. It’s gone. **Sob**"
"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."
"I know that you don't need to have 'customers' email you every time they like a wine that you have suggested/rated, and I have enjoyed many of your recommendations. But this Tannat was spectacular! Wow! That was amazing!"
"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!"
"I've gotten quite a few of these and loved them all -- keep them coming!"
"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."
Get the 2019 Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel while you can! It ends Sunday 1/22 at midnight Pacific.
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