We've got a special one for you today from one of our very favorite winemakers (Clark Smith), the perfect 10 WineSmith Tejada Vineyard Tempranillo!
The grapes for this single vineyard Tempranillo come from the Tejada Vineyard in Upper Lake, Lake County, California. Winegrower Ibo Tejada, a Rioja native, follows all organic practices in his vineyard. In addition, the deep roots of his vines allow him to avoid irrigation.
Clark Smith, who many of you will recognize both from his book on winemaking and our very popular WineSmith and Two Jakes offerings in the past, then does his winemaking magic to create an absolutely delicious wine aged 16 months in neutral French oak.
As we mentioned above this wine is a top pick in the 2021 SLOW Wine Guide, edited by Deborah Parker Wong.
Only 87 cases of this $40 single vineyard Tempranillo were produced and somehow, through today's Insider Deal we've managed to slash that price in half!
For the next day you can get 3 bottles of the 2019 WineSmith Tejada Vineyard Tempranillo for just $59.99 ($20 a bottle) plus only $5 for shipping.
That's a savings of 50% on the wine and even more than that when you factor in the additional savings from our $5 shipping cost versus the normal rate.
This 3-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, 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 4/20 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 per order 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. Once there you can also adjust the quantity of 3-packs in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen.
From the bottle:
Ibo Tejada's vineyard nestled in a mountain glen is a joy to visit in any season. This remarkable man of the Earth employs no herbicides or pesticides and his vines require no irrigation. His Spanish roots are reflected in this remarkably stylish Tempranillo brimming with cherries and wildflowers.
We Smiths offer you skillfully crafted wines that explore traditions beyond the mainstream.
Vinted and Bottled by WineSmith Cellars
The 2019 Winesmith Tempranillo begins with a lovely aroma of red and black cherry with wonderfully integrated spice, dried herbs and perhaps just a touch of vanilla.
Taking a sip reveals a silky smooth, juicy and delicious wine -- this is one tasty Tempranillo! And it keeps getting better and better the more air it has. Thanks to the neutral oak, it's probably more focused on the excellent fruit than you may be accustomed to from Rioja but that really lets the beauty of those delicious grapes shine through.
It ends dry, extremely long, slightly chewy and even a bit dusty with some lovely mineral notes under the lasting fruit. This is truly excellent!
You can also watch a video of Clark talking about the wine and the reaction of Ibo Tejada the first time he tasted it here.
2019 Winesmith Tejada Vineyard Tempranillo
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
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"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!"
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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."