Two vintages, two perfect 10’s plus a 40% discount on one of our very favorite examples of Petite Sirah, the 2010 and 2013 Two Jakes of Diamonds.
It’s BACK! This deal from master winemaker Clark Smith sold out in record time when we offered it a just a few weeks ago.
But with a slight revision, swapping out the 2012 vintage for the 2013 (which spent an incredible 78 months in French oak) we’ve been able to bring it back. Just like last time; however, we expect this one will sell out well before the deal is scheduled to end tomorrow.
The Diamond Ridge Vineyard in Clear Lake grows Petite Sirah like no other spot we’ve tasted. Add to that Clark’s extensive experience and winemaking expertise and you’re in for a treat.
Both of these wines have some significant age on them as well, being a 2010 and 2013. The 2010 spent 36 months in neutral French oak. The 2013 spent 78 months (yes you read that right) in neutral French oak. And while they are both drinking wonderfully now, they will also continue to improve for at least the next 5-10 years. (Good luck resisting drinking them for that long though.)
The best part is that you get a chance to try them both in our Petite Sirah Perfection Insider Deal!
These wines normally retail for $30 (which is a steal honestly) directly from the winery. What we’re offering here today is everything we could find remaining of these two vintages (the original production was around 140 cases of the 2010 and 195 cases of the 2013).
Today’s 1 Day Insider Deal gets you 1 bottle of the 2010 and 1 bottle of the 2013 vintage for just $34.99, or $17.50 a bottle, a discount of over 40%! (When have you ever heard of buying a wine that spends 78 months in French oak for less than $20?!?)
This 2-pack deal ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of this winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.) Once the deal ends and the orders are consolidated, we are also now sending all orders via 2-day shipping (in styrofoam) to minimize transit time 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 Friday 7/24 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. 2 Day shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many 2-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.
Both wines are 100% Petite Sirah (Clone 3) from the Diamond Ridge Vineyard in Clear Lake, Lake County, California. Let's check out the 2010 first.
From the bottle:
This incredibly dense but well-mannered Petite Sirah is packed with ripe blueberry and lavender aromas nuanced with sage and Asian spices reflective of our unique terroir. Thanks to its generous yet refined tannins, you can enjoy its massive flavors in its vibrant youth or cellar it for decades for added complexity and mellowing.
Cooling breezes from the nearby lake preserve generous berry flavors, while our volcanic soils impart refreshing minerality. After farming together for fifty years, my father and I discovered this gem of a vineyard. - Jake Stephens
The 2010 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah begins with wonderful aromas of black cherry and blueberry along with lots of varied secondary notes of dried herbs, flowers, and spice. The nose becomes even more expressive the more air it gets so give it a good decant or plenty of time in the glass. As you do hints of vanilla, cedar, licorice and more reveal themselves as well.
Yum! This is a super delicious, deep, dark and rich wine in the mouth that is full of ripe berry fruit. And as good as it is right now, it's still a little tight when first opened. This could be just a massive (yet still wonderfully balanced) wine in a few more years! More evidence of this aging potential is that everything gets cranked up another half a notch on day 2.
It ends with a dry, chewy, extremely long and absolutely delicious finish. What a fabulous example of one of our favorite varieties.
2010 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah
The 2013 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah offers much more of the same deliciousness but with some added complexity from the 78 months in oak barrels.
It begins with just a beautiful aroma of dark fruit and wonderfully integrated spice along with lots of secondary notes similar to the 2010.
Taking a sip reveals a wonderfully rich, juicy and tasty wine that just comes alive in your mouth. And as big, delicious and beautifully balanced as it is right now something tells me it will be even better in 5-10 years, which is pretty amazing at this price point - buying a 7 year old wine that probably won't even peak for another decade.
This just an amazing example of one of our favorite varieties. Full of lively minerality, it's also wonderfully nuanced with the significant barrel time adding a whole 'nother dimension. I wish I could make a bottle last more than a day just to see how it develops because it just keeps getting better and better the more air it gets.
It ends with a dry, chewy, extremely long, lip-smacking and absolutely delicious finish.
Two perfect 10's, these wines might be pure Petite Sirah perfection! And just to be clear my 10 rating on both of these wines is as of right now, not the expected rating in a 5-10 years, which means these two might just be going to 11.
2013 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah
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