In our humble opinion this is by far and away one of the better wine deals going. Look on Woot, WinesTilSoldOut, BevMo, etc., and you won’t find anything coming close. The Peña Ridge winery is selling inventory of four wine varietals at the case price of $100. With tax that works out to $9.02 a bottle. This last few days Vintage wine tasters Mike, Jim, Ray, Jerry, and Joe have tasted three of the four wines. They are delicious and easily worth well above $25 a bottle.
The Piccetti Family owns several acres of vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley on the eastern side of Bradford Mountain. Several years back John Piccetti and his wife Nicole decided to reserve a small plot of these vines to produce their own wines under the Peña Ridge label. John teamed up with well-known consulting winemaker Kerry Damskey to produce a lineup of premium wines. The wines were featured at the Terroirs Artisan Tasting Room in Geyserville. Just about that time the recession hit full stride, which made it much more difficult to succeed in the very competitive wine market. The Piccettis are rethinking their wine business plan, and in the meanwhile clearing inventory.
As of this writing, here is what is available at the sale price of $100, and our ratings.
- 2008 Petite Sirah – deep, dark color and full bodied – 88 Points – Vintage Tasters
- 2006 Syrah – a beautifully-balanced wine and ready to drink – 89 Points – Vintage Tasters
- 2008 Zinfandel – a fabulous-tasting Zin, balanced – 90 Points – Vintage Wine tasting
- 2009 Sauvignon Blanc – This is the only wine that we did not taste or purchase because we have plenty of S.B. on hand from other sources.
Here is a link to the Peña Ridge Website and all inquires about the sale should be addressed to Nicole@Peñaridge.com