Massachusetts Only: Epic California Pinot Noir Deal!

Monday, April 8, 2013

The great thing about having a stash of wine is that you only have to swing at the perfect pitches. In comparing notes with many of my pals who go in on wine deals with me, a lot of us are in a similar boat: We've got a lot of wine on hand but we're lacking in $15-$25 wines we're excited about opening.

For those of us interested in luscious, outstanding California Pinot Noirs there's only so much Meiomi one can buy. We need variety. And that's where deals like this one comes in.

Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA (full review) is offering the 2008 Saintsbury Brown Ranch Estate Pinot Noir for $20. The release price of the wine is $60.

Though rated "only" 87 points by Wine Spectator, the current CellarTracker average is 91.1 points. Judging from the notes this is a full bodied, fruit forward Pinot Noir. I've enjoyed a number of Saintsbury appellation-level Pinot Noirs over the years, most recently the 2009 Carneros bottling. But I've not been interested in paying $60 for their single vineyard bottlings.

CellarTracker community average price paid is $51.60 and the best current price nationwide according to Wine-Searcher is $42.99 with most retailers selling this in the $50s. So this wine is indeed supporting the $50+ price point and this is a great opportunity to catch it at a great price.

As of this morning there were 27 bottles available (31 before I ordered 4). I'm not sure what they charge for shipping but Westborough is pretty centrally located for in-store pick-up so that's the way most of us will go I think.

Here's a deep link to purchase the wine:
http://store.the-angelshare.com/online/proddetail.php?prod=TP-SaintBR&cat=14

I'll update this post if I hear they're gone. Act fast!
Update: This offer sold out by noon.

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