INSIDER DEAL! Save an Incredible $50 A BOTTLE

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96-point Cab and 94+ point Merlot discounted 63% for the next day. Don’t miss the Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the Wahluke Slope.

INSIDER DEAL! Save an Incredible $50 A BOTTLE

Christmas is a great time to splurge on a more expensive bottle of wine, but we, like most of you, still don’t want to have to pay an arm and a leg for something that might only be marginally better. So, every year around this time we roll out one or two offers on truly special wines with as big of a discount as we can possibly get.

Today is our first such offer and we’ve pulled out all the stops this year, both in terms of the quality of the wine and the size of our discount – which is the biggest we’ve ever offered!

Both wines use the best fruit from the Desert Wind Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope of Washington State. (The winery and vineyard were purchased by one of our Washington favorites, Gard Vintners, a couple years ago from Fries Family Wines.)

Aged 18 months in French oak with 40% new barrels, both wines are typically only available from winery at the SRP of $80. Only 120 cases of each were produced.

The Cabernet received 96 points and a Best of Class designation from SavorNW. Both wines get a perfect 10 Taste Rating (94+ points) from us.

(These are also not to be confused with the base level Desert Wind wines that do not have the “Sandstorm Series” designation and are much less expensive.)

For the next day you can get one bottle of the 2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Cabernet Sauvignon and one bottle of the 2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Merlot (for a total of 2 bottles) for just $59.99, AN INCREDIBLE DISCOUNT OF $50 A BOTTLE!

Buy multiples (which we highly advise you do) and you save even more since you’ll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 2-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.

This 2-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, 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.)

This limited time, winery direct offer ends Sunday 12/4/2022 at midnight (PT) unless it sells out sooner.

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The first half of today’s 2-Pack is the 2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Cabernet Sauvignon which is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, all from the Desert Wind Vineyard. It’s really almost more of a Bordeaux style blend with only 76% Cabernet but whatever you want to call it, it’s fabulous.

2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Cabernet Sauvignon

From the winery:

The Desert Wind ‘Sandstorm Series’ is carefully crafted from the best lots of wine from each vintage, all sourced from Desert Wind Vineyard. This wine features the best of our Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller portions of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec blended in to provide extra depth of character and complexity. The wine was fermented in open top bins, and aged for 18 months in French oak, with 40% new barrels. The resulting wine is bold and elegantly structured with notes of vanilla, caramel, black cherry, black currant, and spice.

14.5% Alcohol
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2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Cabernet Sauvignon Back Label

The 2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a very pleasing aroma of ripe dark berry fruit, lovely vanilla and sweet spice, and touches of tobacco and graphite. It’s a wonderful start.

The wine tastes absolutely lovely, offering great structure, excellent balance and lots of very well integrated spice throughout. With a smooth, silky mouthfeel and similar flavors to the nose, this is super delicious. It does benefit from a little time to breathe – it opens up magnificently after a couple hours – so plan appropriately if you are drinking it soon.

It ends dry, very long, and juicy with lingering touches of spice, vanilla, tobacco and more. It was just as good on day two.

2016 DESERT WIND SANDSTORM SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Taste: 10 (94+ points)    

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The second half of today’s 2-Pack deal is the 2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Merlot which is 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec also from the Desert Wind Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope of Washington State. (One of our favorite spots in the world for Merlot.)

2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Merlot

From the winery:

The Desert Wind ‘Sandstorm Series’ is carefully crafted from the best lots of wine from each vintage, all sourced from the Desert Wind Vineyard. This wine represents the best of our Merlot, with a small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec added to provide complementing fruit and additional complexity. The grapes were fermented in open top bins, and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, with 40% new oak. The wine is robust with strong aromas of vanilla, cherry, caramel and dark chocolate.

15% Alcohol
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2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Merlot Back Label

The 2016 Desert Wind Sandstorm Series Merlot opens with a very attractive and enticing aroma of blackberry, cedar, baking spice and licorice.

It only takes one sip to know this is a truly great example of Washington State Merlot. Smooth, extremely tasty, and a bit chewy the wine offers more dark fruit, which is juicy in the mouth, along with touches of cocoa, black tea and a little tobacco. This one also has great structure and balance and a smooth, silky mouthfeel.

It ends dry, very long and a bit grippy and was very similar on day two. Splurge away!

2016 DESERT WIND SANDSTORM SERIES MERLOT

Taste: 10 (94+ points)    

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Here’s what people are saying about our Insider Deals:

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Get the Desert Wind Sandstorm Series 2-Pack while you can! It ends Sunday 12/4 at midnight Pacific.

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