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Weekly Wine Deal: 2017 Evans & Tate "Smooth Operator" Cabernet/Merlot

Regular Retail: $12.99
Deal Price: $8.99 a bottle or an additional 10% off a case

If there is a grape growing heaven somewhere, it just might be in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. With close proximity to the ocean, perfect temperatures and adequate rainfall, I don’t mean to take anything away from the people that make wine there, but it seems like they have it pretty easy. Our email deal this week is the 2017 Evans and Tate “Smooth Operator” Cabernet Merlot is produced in this area at a place called Wilyabrup. As you may recall from earlier this year, Evans & Tate was founded in 1974 by John Evans and John Tate. The two friends had both spent time in the wine business before teaming together and planting their first vineyard in this world-class grape growing region. They chose to name their first vineyard after Tate’s Daschund, Redbrook. Since its founding, the small, fledgling winery that the two Johns started has become a benchmark producer in the Margaret River.  
 
The 2017 Evans and Tate “Smooth Operator” Cabernet Merlot displays the classic Aussie intense, nearly opaque deep purple-ish red color in the glass. As you might expect from the color, the wine has plush aromas of black berry, black plum, blueberry, purple flowers and green tobacco leaf. If you are looking for a mouth filling, fruit forward, muy muy friendly, fun wine on the palate that is sumptuous, well rounded and has very soft tannins, this is your wine. It is great for parties or pair it up with sausages, hard cheeses, holiday beef roast or braised duck. Cheers.

Send an email to winedeals@barriquesmarket.com with your name and preferred pickup location if you are interested in having us set some aside for you. Alternatively, fill out the form below. All orders received by 5pm will be ready by 5pm of the following business day, Mon - Fri. Orders placed on Fri - Sun will be available on the following Monday by 5pm. All email orders will receive a confirmation email. Offer good through December 25th.

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