Weekly Wine Deal: 2018 Cuvee Jean Paul Rouge
Barriques Regular Retail: $9.99
Deal Price: $7.99 a bottle or an additional 10% off a case
Fun wine tidbit for you. Throughout the southern Rhone Valley, there are many demarcated vineyards and estates that can label their wines as Cotes du Rhone Villages. Outside those classified areas, the landscape is dotted with many more value oriented Vin de Pays wines. That classification is given to a wine with a specific origin, but that may not follow the rules of wine making and vinification for the region. The type of Vin de Pays that many local wine makers enjoy producing is Pays de Vacluse because the terroir is similar to the Rhone valley vineyards, but does not require the strict, and often restrictive, standards that a Cotes du Rhone requires. Utilizing the same red blends, the local vignerons produce excellent Pays de Vacluse wines, meant to be enjoyed everyday and make for great accompaniment on the dinner table. One great example of this is our email deal this week, the 2018 Boutinot Cuvee Jean Paul Vacluse Rouge. We featured the 2016 vintage of this wine a few years ago and said it was a true ‘must have’ at a ‘ridiculously favorable price’. Guess what? The 2018 might be better and it won't cost you a penny more.
The Boutinot Cuvee Jean-Paul Rouge is a classic Rhone blend of Grenache and Syrah produced in raised fermentation vats with a five to ten day skin maceration to bring out the best color and flavors. In the glass the wine is a dark ruby color with a vibrant nose of violet, blackberry, cherry, plum, and blueberry fruits mixed with green sage and forest notes. It has a velvety smooth mouthfeel; overall it is an uncomplicated wine featuring well rounded red berry flavors and a long, supple finish. The bottle comes with a handy twist top so you can enjoy a glass when you want one and leave it on the counter for the next day, no tools required. Perfect for a laid back evening with pizza, meatloaf, or your mama's famous Hungarian goulash. Cheers.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 February 19th.