It’s back! Drink a little bit of history (and save 50% doing it) with the Onesta Cinsault. Made from the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world, the incredible 131 year-old vines of the Bechthold Vineyard!
My goodness I love this wine! Don’t miss this special 1 Day only Insider Deal with a Perfect 10 Taste Rating…
OK folks, this is a truly special one right here.
We’ve long been fans of the incredible Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, California.
Let me just stop right there. Despite this variety being grown for several centuries in southern France the 25-acre Bechthold Vineyard planted in 1886 in little ole Lodi is actually the oldest in the world!
The Cinsault or Cinsaut (pronounced sin-SO in the U.S. and san-SO in France) planted here is true gnarly old vine stuff, in fact I snapped this pic when I visited a few years ago. (And yes, I’m that big of a wine geek that I actually visit famous, old vineyards.)
This organically and dry farmed vineyard (after 131 years those roots go deeeeep) is lovingly tended by Kevin Phillips, son of Michael Phillips of Michael David Winery, for the handful of producers lucky enough to make some very special wines from its grapes.
And today we have one of those wines for you. In fact, we previously recommended this wine as a very worthy Saturday Splurge because the price rarely dips below the $40 SRP.
Today’s 3-pack for just $59.99; however, cuts that price in half!
For the next day you can get 3 bottles of the 2017 Onesta Cinsault for just $59.99, or $20 a bottle.
Buy multiples and you save even more since you’ll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 3-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 3-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery and are not representative of all our deals. Every deal can have different, sometimes more, sometimes less, states available.)
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The Onesta Cinsault is 100% Cinsault, all from the Bechthold Vineyard. The wine was aged 18 months in neutral French oak barrels. Only 280 cases were produced.
From the winery:
This is an atypical, rich and intense Cinsault that explodes strawberry rhubarb pie in the glass. The 2017 vintage was a challenging year with heat waves in California, but the ancient vines persevered and produced a Cinsault with great concentration – lots of juicy black cherry, rhubarb and plum, with notes of vanilla and mocha from extended barrel aging.
Vineyard Notes: The Bechthold vineyard in the Lodi region was planted in 1886. It is the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world! The old vines are head trained, organically grown and dry farmed. Jillian was introduced to this vineyard in 2001 and has been working with the fruit ever since. Onesta is lucky to have a 4.2-acre block on the east side of the vineyard where the vines produce the most concentrated fruit in the whole vineyard.
Vinification: The perfect recipe involves gentle handling, saignée, cold soak, raging fermentation, extended maceration, and 18 months aging in neutral French oak barrels.
Food Pairings: Roasted chicken, teriyaki salmon, margarita pizza, smoked baby back ribs, and holiday dinners.
Produced & Bottled by Onesta Wines
The 2017 Onesta Cinsault begins with a very pleasant and very complex aroma of strawberry, black cherry, red licorice, spice, mint and a hint of rhubarb. The aroma continues to blossom over the course of a couple hours so be sure to give it some time to breathe.
Tasting reveals a medium-bodied wine, a bit like Pinot Noir (which you wouldn’t really expect from the dark color). In the mouth it features similar fruit flavors to the nose with a bit of cranberry as well. The wine is also quite juicy when tasting and has very well integrated spice.
All of that sounds good enough but this wine also has an incredible depth of flavor, complexity and a lively minerality that can only come from these very old vines and frankly words don’t really do it justice.
It ends very long and dry with an absolutely delicious finish full of lingering flavors and spice, tempting you to take another sip. After about 4 hours it’s really singing. My goodness, I love this wine.
Stock up on this one — it’s been a couple years since we’ve been able to offer it and who knows when it will be back again. It also makes just about the perfect wine for your Christmas table!
2017 ONESTA CINSAULT
Taste: 10 (94+ points) Cost: 1
OVERALL RATING: 7.8
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