Happy BerserkerDay 2015!
This year Vincent Wine Company is offering a special 3-pack of our 2013 vintage wines, two red and one white:
2 bottles of specially hand labeled and numbered bottles of 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard
1 bottle of 2013 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley.
Price - $59 for the 3-pack, pick up in Portland
Need ground shipping in the US? - Simply add a flat $15 for shipping and packaging for a total of $74.
To get in on this deal, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a phone number so I can call for credit card information. Shipping would be around March and we can arrange it with your schedule. Locals can pick up immediately once we arrange a convenient time. I’m selling up to 20 of these special three-packs. Don’t delay, we sold out quickly last year (but did accommodate some extra orders!).
But wait, $59 for the whole three-pack? Isn’t the Armstrong bottling $39 retail per bottle?
Yes it is. But there’s a simple explanation. And it’s BerserkerDay, a time to do something crazy, so here’s the deal this year:
I simply didn’t order enough Armstrong labels last year and ended up hand labeling the extras with my tan Ribbon Ridge label (Armstrong is in the Ribbon Ridge AVA so it’s all good). To make these bottles distinct, I’ve hand written “Armstrong” on each bottle and individually numbered them all so there’s no mistaking the wine for the regular Ribbon Ridge. I could sell these to my mailing list, or to friends, but really, why not give Berserkers a crazy deal on one of my top wines of 2013 for a price that’s below wholesale. That’s the spirit of BerserkerDay.
How’s the Armstrong Pinot Noir in 2013? Gorgeous. Harvested at approx 23 brix before the late September rains, the wine is medium/dark crimson in color with earthy black olive and red berry aromas, floral, changing in the glass, then medium bodied on the palate, full flavored with fine tannin. There were just three older barrels in this blend, fermented naturally and bottled unfiltered as usual. Grower and fellow Berserker Doug Ackerman thinks it might be the best yet I’ve produced from his vineyard. See for yourself.
And what about that Pinot Blanc? I love this wine. Just two barrels, from the same exact casks as the 2012 Chardonnay I included in my offer last year, super clean but old barrels with no oak flavor. It’s made just like the chard, with native fermentation in barrel, aged on the lees for one year, bottled unfiltered. This Pinot Blanc is all seashells and citrus, with a roundness from cask and lees aging to balance the bright acidity. I love it with all kinds of seafood and, yes!, cheese plates. Fresh, brisk but still full flavored, this one is a terrific cheese wine.
To place your BerserkerDay order, email me at email@example.com and don’t forget to include a phone number so I can call for payment information. Thanks!