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Half off Bulk Buy rated, single vineyard Zinfandel from a favorite winery, the Writer's Block Zinfandel from Steele Wines.
Today we continue in our long, long line of extremely popular Writer's Block wines Insider Deals. We've offered everything from Syrah to Petite Sirah to Malbec to Cabernet Franc to Pinot Noir - and some of these more than once!
This; however, might be your last chance to get a wine from this label. Steele Wines was purchased by Clay Shannon of Shannon Vineyards (another RWS favorite) in 2020, long after this wine was produced. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that they are going to continue producing wine under the Writer's Block label going forward. While this will come as sad news to many of you, we're here to help soften the blow with 50% off this Bulk Buy rated Zinfandel!
One of the reasons we love these wines so much is not only the under-rated grapes of Lake County but also the care the winery takes in making these wines. Here's how Steele describes the winemaking process:
It’s all about minimalism. At Steele we use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, and no extra additives or enzymes. During fermentation we gently pumpover, use inert gas to move the finished wines, and use gravity flow as much as possible. All of this ensures that we don’t bruise the wine during its time in the cellar, which helps retain fresh aromas and flavors in the finished wines. From handpicking grapes to gentle processing and bottling in our own facility, we make sure our grapes are cared for from vineyard to bottle. It’s all about a light hand in the winemaking to better highlight the aromas and flavors of the quality fruit we crush.
For the next day you can get 4 bottles of the 2016 Writer's Block Zinfandel for just $52.99, or $13.25 a bottle. With an SRP of $24, that's a 45% discount on the wine and 50% after the additional savings from our $5 shipping.
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $5 shipping, no matter how many 4-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, 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 limited time, winery direct offer ends Friday 3/11/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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The 2016 Writer's Block Zinfandel comes from the Duncan-Shine vineyard, containing some of the oldest Zinfandel vines in all of Lake County, and spends 12 months in French, Hungarian and American oak (15% new). The wine has virtually no residual sugar at all at 0.02 g/L. 1,150 cases were produced.
From the winery:
Somewhere in that balance between cool and hot climate zinfandel, this wine has both a fresh and vibrant aspect, as well as some richness, ripeness, and depth of flavor. Red and dark berry fruit combines with soft tannin, with a touch of herbal tea and spice.
Duncan-Shine vineyard is the source of this Zinfandel. Containing some of the oldest plantings of Zinfandel in all of Lake County, Duncan-Shine vineyard produces a Zinfandel that shows both the fresh juicy fruit and more ripe character of the variety. Spice, tobacco, and cocoa are also characteristics of the vineyard.
This Zinfandel pairs nicely with grilled meats, or rich tomato based sauces, such as Bolognese. Very tasty with a Margherita pizza.
Produced & Bottled by QMS Group
The 2016 Writer's Block Zinfandel begins with an attractive aroma of black cherry, plum and blackberry. A bit of a brambly note and some peppery spice round things out nicely.
Taking a sip reveals a smooth, silky and spicy, very well balanced example of Zin that is quite tasty. It features nice ripe fruit with excellent spice notes throughout. It's plenty good on its own but would probably be heavenly with some ribs slathered in bbq sauce! It really opens up nicely after a couple hours of air.
It ends dry, long and a bit grippy. Yum! This is drinking beautifully now and should continue to do so for at least next couple years. Enjoy.
2016 WRITER'S BLOCK ZINFANDEL
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Get the Writer's Block Zinfandel while you still can! It ends Friday 3/11 at noon Pacific.