Buehler Zin for under $14
How About a Brambly
for Under $14?!?
This week's selection : Buehler Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2012, a classic Napa Zin that goes well with cheeses, stews, roasts, and pastas.
Aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% of which were new, meaning that the bright, brambly Zin fruit shines through.
Aromas of a briar patch on a hot summer day carry over to the palate and are carried in a mouth-filling, flavorful, juicy package. The wine was crafted for immediate enjoyment but for those who enjoy a more complex wine displaying some bottle-aged character, aging for another two to three years is a good option.
Wine Spectator: "Jammy and soft, with smoky black cherry aromas that lead to plum, spice and toasted herb flavors."
The grapes for the 2012 Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel are a mix of estate fruit and grapes from other select Napa Valley high quality, low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over 25 years, Buehler's 4.5 acre estate block consists of mature thirty-nine year old vines which typically yield around 2.5 tons/acre of beautiful hillside Zinfandel fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block.
A traditional field companion to Zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, Petite Sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine.
A steal at this price! Less than 12 cases between the two shops, and then it's gone!
Regular price $19.99
now $15.49/btl (22.5% off )
through the end of March
$14.72 each for 6 bottles or
$13.95 per bottle for 12 (30.2% off!)