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It's back! It's a new vintage of the $40 single vineyard WineSmith Bates Ranch Grenache for less than half price!
The guy who literally wrote the book on winemaking (Clark Smith) returns with another masterful wine, the WineSmith Grenache.
Grenache is extremely under-appreciated grape, a fact that it seems many of you recognize based on the strong sales of our previous Grenache deals, including the one on the previous vintage of this very wine. (It also makes a great pairing for Thanksgiving foods.)
Today master winemaker and author of the book Postmodern Winemaking, Clark Smith, returns with a giant 54% discount on his delectable single vineyard example.
It is always a treat to offer a wine from Clark as many of you have experienced through our very popular past offers including multiple Cabs, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Red Blends and even Saint Laurent.
Today we turn our attention to a single vineyard Grenache from Bates Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The wine spends an incredible 34 months in neutral oak barrels which is a very long time for most winemakers, but amazingly about the norm for Clark.
Just 302 cases were produced of this extremely small production wine. It normally retails for $40 from the winery but today's Insider Deal reduces that price by more than half!
For the next day you can get 3 bottles of the 2019 WineSmith Bates Ranch Grenache for just $54.99. That's a DISCOUNT of over $20 a bottle, or 54%!
Save even more with our extremely reasonable $6.99 shipping. Buy multiples and you'll still pay just $6.99 in 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, 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 limited time, winery direct offer ends Friday 10/28/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
There is, in my view, no other region in California that compares to the Santa Cruz Mountains for producing wines of distinctive terroir expression. Something about its mountain soils and mix of sandstone and greenstone, plus the lush surrounding herbs that encircle its tiny vineyards and impart their own distinctive “air-oir” gives each vineyard a unique stamp. The area is moderated by heavy Pacific influence but also lifted above the fog so that it enjoys plenty of cool direct sunlight, the perfect recipe for the grape to express itself.
Because of this, most of the region is best suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, of which there are many stunning examples. The Bates Ranch is located in the sheltered Corralitos region just south of Ridge Vineyards, and is famous for their Cabernet Sauvignon, while their Grenache, less well known, is also quite wonderful.
The nose is instantly alluring. One expects from your basic Grenache a simple strawberry aroma, but here we have in support of its bright fruitiness an intriguing collection of melon, droughty “garrigue” herbs, saddle leather and Asian spice. The mouth is medium-bodied with fine tannins and energetic minerality.
Enclosed with cork
The nose on the 2019 WineSmith Bates Ranch Grenache is really something! Opening with enticing strawberry and black cherry you'll also find cloves and all kinds of different spices and herbal notes that will keep you swirling and sniffing over and over again.
Taking a sip reveals a fruity and delicious wine. Featuring more strawberry and black cherry plus some plum in the mouth, it also has notes of licorice and mint, a very smooth mouthfeel and great balance.
It ends dry, very long and lasting with a savory and a bit grippy finish. This one is good right from the first pour but also continues to develop in the glass and into day 2 and even into day 3 where it might be even better, believe it or not!
This is a great example of the variety that is drinking wonderfully now, but also has the capacity to age for another decade(!) or so. It makes a great pick for your Thanksgiving table too.
You can watch a video of Clark talking about the wine here.
2019 WINESMITH GRENACHE
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