A big wine with a tiny price tag. Bulk Buy rated, pure Petite Sirah goodness, it’s the Writer’s Block Petite Sirah from Steele Wines.
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.
Just like the Cabernet Franc we offered a few weeks ago, the Writer’s Block Petite Sirah has an already reasonable SRP of $18, 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 $53.99, or only $13.50 a bottle, plus just $5 for shipping!
This deal 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 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 Friday 10/23 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Now that summer is over shipping is a flat $5 per order no matter how many 6-packs you buy and no styrofoam packaging!
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 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:
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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."
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