Thursday, August 5, 2010

WINE DEAL OF THE DAY

Hot Deal Alert: 2009 Chad Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - $14.99/Bottle on Cases Shipped


In 2009, the best hillside vineyards on Sonoma Coast turned out perfect, tight clusters of Pinot Noir. Those BB-like berries accounted for this explosively aromatic, wild cherry Pinot -- a luscious, deep ruby wine that will soon hit retail shelves for close to $40/bottle.

But too many of the producers on the coast, spurred on by the Sideways craze, doubled production between 2006 and 2009. Then despite the vintage of the decade, the market crashed. Wineries needed to move stock quietly -- recouping cash quickly -- without discounting their prices.
When we received the sample in May, there was a plain white label on the bottle. On it was marked "Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009." We'd just come back from the coast, had tasted more beautifully concentrated Pinot Noirs from this small berry vintage than any this decade. Particularly in the high elevation, cool spots on the coast, the grapes were like BB's, the dark fruit flavors explosive. This one had it all.

The 2009 Chad Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is dark ruby to the edge. Packed with explosive aromatics of crushed red fruit, beautifully concentrated to the core, this gorgeous Pinot boasts the long, vibrant finish found in $40 bottles. There's a reason for that. Under another label it IS a $40 bottle!

2009 Chad Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. Normally available for $38a bottle. Available now for as little as $14.99/bottle shipped on cases. Shipping included on orders of 6 bottles or more!

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