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Bulk Buy rated, crowd pleasing Cab Franc for just $13.25 a bottle? Yes indeed! It's the Writer's Block Cabernet Franc from Steele Wines.
Now this is something to write home about! We love Cabernet Franc but you don't typically find a lot of it as a single varietal, especially in the under $20 category. The high elevation (1900 feet) vineyards of Lake County; however, are suited quite well to this variety.
Just 1,250 cases of this Cab Franc beauty were produced. The grapes come from Shannon Ridge Vineyard. The wine has basically no residual sugar (0.04 g/L). Add in 15 months in hybrid oak barrels and you've got quite a masterful combination.
The Writer's Block Cabernet Franc has an already reasonable SRP of $24, but of course you won't pay anywhere near that through today's Insider Deal.
For the next day you can get 4 bottles for just $52.99, or $13.25 a bottle!
The Writer's Block Cabernet Franc 4-pack ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV and WI. (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 (7-10 days after the conclusion of the offer), we are currently 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 Tuesday 9/22 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. 2 Day 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 in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen.
From the winery:
We feel that Cabernet Franc excels in specific vineyards of Lake County, and have worked with this varietal from Shannon Ridge Vineyards in the High Valley area for almost a decade now.
This Cabernet Franc has aromas of red cherry, raspberry, plum, and licorice. Flavors are of red fruit, raspberry, and plum with smooth acidity, followed by soft tannins. We age the wine for 15 months in mainly hybrid barrels.
Food Pairings: This wine pairs well with many different dishes; try it with braised short ribs, lasagna, or a portabella burger.
Produced & Bottled by QMS Group
The 2017 Writer's Block Cabernet Franc from Steele Wines begins with a really lovely aroma typical of this variety with cherry, plum, a touch of green and dried herbs, a little vanilla and some sweet spice. It's quite enticing and gets even better as it opens up in the glass.
Tasting reveals this to be lovely, savory stuff. With juicy fruit similar to the nose, good acidity and a nice spicy streak this is crowd pleasing Cab Franc! Add in great balance and this is an excellent example of the variety especially at this low price. It's quite food friendly too.
It ends dry with slightly grippy tannins and a long finish. I love it!
2017 Writer's Block Cabernet Franc
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