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We've heard your pleas and this big wine with a tiny price tag is back! Bulk Buy rated, pure Petite Sirah goodness, the Writer's Block Petite Sirah from Steele Wines is over 40% off until Tuesday 8/17 at noon (PT).
As you may have figured by now, we love Petite Sirah. It's one of our very favorite value grapes with prices that are often much lower than the quality represented in the bottle. And while this is typically a big, full-bodied variety today's example is also quite elegant.
Just 850 cases of this pure Petite Sirah goodness were produced. The grapes come from Shannon Ridge Vineyard in Lake County, a special spot for this variety.
The wine has basically no residual sugar (0.06 g/L) which lets the quality of this delicious fruit shine through. Add in 12 months aging in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels (15% new) and you've got quite the winning combination.
We've been lucky enough to offer this wine before and were quite happy to find they still had some left - at least in part so that all of you can stop emailing asking when it is coming back! 🙂 Well, your wait is now over but you better stock up as this is likely the last time around for this vintage.
The Writer's Block Petite Sirah has an 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 of the 2016 Steele Writer's Block Petite Sirah for just $53.99, or only $13.50 a bottle. That's a savings of over $10 a bottle, or 44%!
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, 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 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 8/17/2021 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. More questions? Check out our FAQ!
From the winery:
We feel that Petite Sirah excels in specific vineyards of Lake County, and have worked with this varietal from Shannon Ridge Vineyards for the last 6 vintages. The combination of sandy soils, steep slopes, warm summers at high elevation, and moderate cropping allows this Petite Sirah to ripen beautifully. It develops an unusual depth of flavor without the excessive tannins often associated with this varietal. Also, the natural acidity of this high elevation vineyard results in a longer and livelier balanced wine.
Produced & Bottled by QMS Group
The 2016 Steele Writer's Block Petite Sirah begins with a succulent aroma of dark berry fruit, a little spice, some dried herb notes, coffee, mint and a touch of vanilla - there's lots to sniff here!
Taking a sip reveals pure Petite Sirah goodness. It's big, full-bodied and delicious but also quite elegant with lots of spice infused dark fruit plus undercurrents of chocolate and other oaky notes. This is an extremely drinkable example of Petite Sirah sure to please both those new to the variety as well as connoisseurs.
It ends dry, very long, chewy and savory. Super Yum!
2016 STEELE WRITER'S BLOCK PETITE SIRAH
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"I came across your website about a year ago and I think I have already submitted seven or eight orders. One is better than the next, literally! Great wine, great value."
"Wish I would have ordered more!! It was great. Looking back, I wish I didn’t open it at our annual pool party. It’s gone. **Sob**"
"I am seriously considering having the Insider Deals as my primary go-to. Why did I not do this sooner? Thank you"
"The only thing I have ever been disappointed in with an Insider Deal is that I didn't purchase more."
"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!"
"Great deals for delicious wines!"
"We've gotten in on three of the deals and have been VERY happy with the value. I originally was going to do a wine club thing but the insider deal appeals to me much more."
"The $5 or $10 shipping on the Insider Deals is another great part of the deal. We recently paid $27 to a winery in California to ship 6 bottles (same packaging as the insider deals)....yikes!"
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"Wow! That was amazing! Thank you!"
"I finally opened a bottle of this and it did not disappoint. Delicious!!!"
"Thanks for a great service! We’ve been loving your emails and wine deals!"
"This insider deal is a great wine!!! So glad I got it!!"
"My Insider Deal arrived just in time for my celebration tonight and it’s absolutely delicious! Cheers!"
"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 today! It ends Tuesday 8/17 at noon Pacific.