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$50 Wine in a $20 Bottle: The Ansel Story

If money were no object, wouldn't we all want to drink $50+ wine every day?

Our friends at Ansel have taken that question to heart and answered it in the only way that matters: they've delivered a Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah that taste like $50 but with $20 price tags.

How do they do it? Utilizing connections and excellent taste, they buy high-end juice that doesn't have a home, from wineries which can't legally be named, and put it in the humble Ansel bottles.

Without any exaggeration, Ansel Willamette Valley Pinot noir was THE surprise Pinot deal of the last two years. We couldn't have predicted the tidal wave-like response from you all. Today Ansel Pinot is back with a new vintage, two new friends, and the same story: this is Willamette Valley Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Central Coast Syrah which taste and feel luxurious at bargain prices. They are ridiculous deals full of flavor and elegance and we advise you to act accordingly.

Ansel Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2019
$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

Ansel is back, with a new vintage but the same story: like the 2017 and 2018, the 2019 is made from high-end juice from wineries which can't be named (legally). And it tastes expensive. You recognize immediately by the luxurious texture and feel, which are decidedly NOT $20. But the price is and that's all that matters! 

How's the 2019? Beautiful. As we said last two times, this is an absolutely dynamite deal in Willamette Valley Pinot.

$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

What has made Ansel so wildly popular is the combination of luxurious taste and feel for a bargain price. Why should Pinot lovers have all the fun?

Introducing Ansel Willamette Valley Chardonnay: it's $50 Chard in a $20 bottle. Like the Pinot noir, this has outsized texture for its humble price, excellent Chardonnay character and flavor, a sailing finish of baked apple and lemon curd. Totally yummy.

$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

Central Coast of Oregon, we didn't even know they could grow grapes there! A little Oregon geography joke was needed in order for us to break our policy of not selling wine from California. The pair of Ansel Willamette Valley Pinot noir and Chardonnay really needed to be a trio and voila, Ansel Syrah was born...from the Central Coast of California.

Don't sweat the localethis is fantastic Syrah that fits the Ansel theme: deliver an expensive taste and feel without the expense. There's power, texture, even elegance; this is obviously high-end juice from a source which can't be named (legally). In fitting with Thanksgiving, gobble-gobble this up.




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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.

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