One of our favorite producers is back with seriously good single vineyard Chenin Blanc that takes a light-hearted poke at Chardonnay. Today's Insider Deal is the 2018 Vinum Cellars CNW (Chard-No-Way) Cuvee Chenin Blanc.
We've featured a number of excellent wines from Vinum Cellars in past Insider Deals and everyone one of them has been tremendously well received. Today we've got the perfect pick for the dog days of summer.
Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here.
The Vinum Cellars CNW Cuvee Chenin Blanc is 100% Chenin Blanc from the Old Vine Block 44 of the Wilson Vineyard in Clarksburg, California. This is Vinum Cellar's 20th vintage from this same vineyard. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged 9 months.
Only 830 cases of this small production beauty were produced. It normally retails for $18 a bottle and it's a really solid value even at that price, earning 88 points from both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
Today; however, through our 1 day Insider Deal you can get 4 bottles of the 2018 Vinum Cellars CNW Cuvee Chenin Blanc for just $46.99, or $11.75 a bottle. That's a discount of 35%!
This 4-pack deal ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI 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 7/27/2021 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner. Summer shipping is a flat $10 per order no matter how many 4-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. 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. More questions? Check out our FAQ!
From the winery:
It's hard to believe, but we built our company in 1997 on credit cards and some help from family. Like many young, ambitious entrepreneurs we set out to challenge the status quo and earned a reputation as young Turks in an industry of Titans. This label was created as a light hearted poke at an emerging Chardonnay market which turned its back on Chenin Blanc. It is still our belief that Chenin Blanc (when made well) rivals some of the greatest white wines of the world. This wine was made from cool climate grapes, stainless steel fermented and aged for 9 months Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah… REDISCOVER CHENIN BLANC!
This unique crisp white wine is made from the noble Chenin Blanc grape most prominent in the Loire Valley of France. We found an exceptional vineyard farmed by Ken Wilson in Clarksburg California (a third generation farmer) who agreed to sell us the grapes on handshake. Today this same vineyard is being farmed by Ken’s nephew David Ogilvie and so the tradition carries on to the 4th generation. Wilson Farms was established in 1922 by George Wilson.
Produced and Bottled by Vinum Cellars
The 2018 Vinum Cellars CNW Cuvee Chenin Blanc opens with plenty of apple and citrus on the nose, plus some melon, peach and a bit of a honeysuckle note. It's an inviting start!
Taking a sip reveals a tasty and refreshing wine with tangy, juicy fruit similar to the nose and even a bit of minerality underneath. This is a great alternative to an unoaked Chardonnay. It also comes from the same vineyard as the Chenin Blanc in the Vinum Cellars White Elephant blend we previously offered as an Insider Deal.
A touch of honey lingers on the lips on the dry, very long finish. This is quite tasty and food friendly too.
2018 VINUM CELLARS CNW CUVEE CHENIN BLANC
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"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."
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"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!"
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"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!!"
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"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!"
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"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 7/27 at noon Pacific.