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This 45% off, double Bulk Buy deal is back! The Writer's Block Malbec and Writer's Block Cabernet Franc.
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. And who doesn't love a good Malbec??
These beautiful wines come from high elevation (1900+ foot) vineyards in Lake County, which are well-suited to both varieties.
When we first offered these wines back in April they were very well received. Since then we've heard your pleas to bring them back so today you've got one more shot at them (while they last).
Both wines have 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 (2 bottles of the Writer's Block Malbec and 2 bottles of the Writer's Block Cabernet Franc) for just $52.99, or $13.25 a bottle. That's a discount of 45%!
This 4-pack deal (2 bottles of Malbec and 2 bottles of Cabernet Franc) ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI and WV. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of this 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 Friday 7/2/2021 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.
Up first, let's check out the 2017 Writer's Block Malbec sourced from the Red Hills appellation of Lake County. The wine spends 12 months in equal parts French, American and Hungarian oak with 15% of the total being new. It has basically no residual sugar (.07 g/L) and 1,600 cases were produced.
From the winery:
This Malbec is sourced from the Red Hills Appellation of Lake County. The vineyard was planted in 1999-2000 on well drained slopes of iron rich red soil, remnants of an eruption of Mt. Konocti. An excellent vineyard site above 2000 ft., we were one of the first wineries to work with Red Hills Malbec.
Winemaker Quincy Steele’s experiences working in Argentina inform this wine and its style. Native yeast fermentation, extended macerations, and cooler fermentation temperatures give him as much control as possible with respect to extracting. Aromas and flavors are very pronounced ripe red berry and black fruit, and spice with medium acid and moderate tannins.
Extremely versatile food wine that pairs well with most grilled meats and grilled vegetable preparations. Try a grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce, a cassoulet or a cheese & charcuterie plate.
Produced & Bottled by QMS Group
The 2017 Writer's Block Malbec begins with a lovely aroma of plum, spice, black pepper and a little smoke.
The wine tastes fresh and fruity with lots of dark, tart, juicy flavors. Full-bodied and loaded with flavor, this fun to drink wine features plenty of acidity and firm tannins. A nice burst of spice and black pepper lead into the dry, long, grippy finish.
The ripe, juicy style actually reminds me a bit of one of our all-time favorite wines, the Scott Harvey Barbera.
2017 WRITER'S BLOCK MALBEC
Now on to the 2017 Writer's Block Cabernet Franc! 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.
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
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??!!"
"The only thing I have ever been disappointed in with an Insider Deal is that I didn't purchase more."
"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!"
"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!"
"Hi Jon, well, I did something people have warned about - bought 6 bottles and should have bought 12!"
"Jon - you have to stop offering all of these amazing deals. My self discipline is fading fast!!"
"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!!"
"I am a Certified Specialist of Wine. I love your deals. You pick great wines!! Kudos to you for getting us great deals!"
"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 while you can! It ends Friday 7/2 at noon Pacific.