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A 1-Day only Insider Deal on one of our favorite wines of all-time!
From Vinum Cellars, the winery behind one of our most popular offers (the Cherry Bomb Pinot Noir), this wine is truly an under-appreciated heavyweight.
We love everything about this wine starting with the taste (a perfect 10), the varietal (definitely under-appreciated) and how perfectly the name and label tie it all together. While our ratings are always purely based on the taste it's also wonderful when the marketing of the wine is done so well and the bottle becomes a conversation piece in and of itself.
And that's exactly what we have here today. Cabernet Franc, a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, is a grape that rarely gets it due nowadays. And while that's evident in the name, The Scrapper, it's even better with boxer Gene Tunney on the bottle.
For those unfamiliar Gene Tunney was heavyweight champion from 1926-1928, was the only person to beat Jack Dempsey twice, retired undefeated and yet somehow never gets his due, much like Cabernet Franc.
This is a wine we've recommended many times in the past as a Saturday Splurge, usually around the $30 mark (the SRP is $35). Today's deal gets you 3 bottles of this champion for $69.99 or about $23 a bottle. That's a savings of over $50 after factoring in shipping.
Speaking of shipping, this wine has a great list of states too, going 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, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. In addition, once the deal ends and the orders are consolidated, we have now moved to 2 day shipping for the summer (for just $10) to minimize heat exposure.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Friday 5/22 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.
The Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc is 100% Cabernet Franc from the organically farmed (although not certified as such) Van Huen Vineyard in El Dorado County, California. The wine is made from low-yielding, 25+ year-old vines. In fact, the entire vineyard only produces 500 cases! The 2016 was aged in 2 year-old French oak barrels for 28 months.
From the bottle:
This is a wine made for the open-minded, the adventurous and those who root for the underdog. It's Cabernet Franc from El Dorado California aged in used French Oak for 26 months; truly a Scrapper.
The 2016 Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc begins with an excellent aroma of black cherry, cedar, dried herbs and balsa wood. Tasting the full-bodied wine reveals dry, strong, grippy tannins and more black cherry plus juicy black raspberry and blueberry. It's smooth, extremely delicious and savory with dark chocolate and coffee notes leading into the long dry finish. It also has a wonderful vibrancy that just makes it a delight to drink.
This is a fantastic wine that is sure to generate conversations based both on what is inside and outside the bottle!
2016 Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"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."
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
"I finally opened a bottle of this and it did not disappoint. Delicious!!!"
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"We enjoyed the first of our 4-pack last night as well. It was very good!!"
"This Insider Deal was the best ever. This wine is amazing!!! Strongly recommend."
"Just received our shipment - so glad we bought it - it’s delicious!"
"This insider deal is a great wine!!! So glad I got it!!"
"It’s a winner! Plum, blackberries, maybe blueberries. Full bodied deliciousness. 😍"
"I got my shipment earlier this week and am enjoying some now. It's really nice."
"Thanks! The wine is wonderful!"
"Just received my purchase two days ago and opened it last night. I’m very happy with this wine! Dark fruit notes as described and an excellent value, makes this a very good purchase!"
"I enjoyed it very much, would like more soon!!"
"Definitely worth the $."
"The Insider Deal arrived yesterday...I'm enjoying it now. This wine is fantastic!"