Week in Review - This Week's Wines and Special Offers
Cheers to another week of fantastic wine in the books! We thank you for your continued support! Here is the full list of everything we've offered this week including some very special offers you might have missed. Cheers! - The Plucky Team
Dominio del Aguila - Clarete, Pícaro del Aguila,
Ribera Del Duero, Spain 2018
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93+
This is not your typical rosé! ‘Picaro Clarete’ is a whole cluster, spontaneously co-fermented blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, and multiple other indigenous varietals, aged in French oak for 23 months. Where other rosés struggle to compete with the test of time, this wine excels. This is a wine to experience, with aromas of blood orange, toasted hazelnuts, warm cinnamon, tart cherries, peach skin, smokey minerals, and salty watermelon, striking a balance between power and finesse - an exquisite rosé with the complexity to satisfy even the most sophisticated palates.
Newsletter Special - $33.99
Bodegas Raul Perez - Bierzo Tinto - 'Ultreia St. Jacques',
Castilla y León, Spain 2019
New Vintage - Higher Score! Wine Advocate 94 Points!
"The nose of the 2019 Ultreia Saint Jacques is nothing short of spectacular. It shows the varietal character and the juicy and round style of the Valtuille vineyards. It's harmonious, clean and expressive. They are using more and more stems with long macerations, malolactic in tanks and aging in 30% oak vats (he purchased from Alión) and 70% of the wine in used 225-liter oak barrels for one year. There is only one master blend, which is put into oak vats and bottled by 25,000- to 30,000-bottle lots. In 2019 he produced 110,000 bottles of this wine."
Newsletter Special - $17.99
Barrel Head Cellars - Cabernet Sauvignon "The Trip", California 2019
Our Best Buy California Cabernet Sauvignon is Back!
Time to stock up on the fantastic new vintage of our top selling Cabernet Sauvignon from Barrel Head Cellars. This is easily the best Cabernet under $15 we've tasted all year. With 20 months of new and used French oak and primarily sunny Lodi fruit, this Cabernet has aromas of rich dark fruit, cocoa, subtle earth, and a touch of barrel spice. On the palate it's medium-plus bodied, with silky tannins and fresh acidity. This is a very well balanced and well-structured wine, perfect with your favorite BBQ or steakhouse favorites, all at a price that's not going to break the bank!
Newsletter Special - $11.95
Lockhouse Distillery - Seasonal Cherry Blossom Sakura Gin
Made using cherry blossoms collected from throughout the Olmsted Park Conservatory in Buffalo New York
This seasonal gin is something to look forward to every spring. Made from Lockhouse's signature botanical based gin then conditioned on local cherry blossoms to create an incredibly mellow and floral style gin focused on nuance rather than a heavy juniper bite. It's delicate on the palate with notes of wild roses, lemon zest, coconut, and garden sage. It has enough character to be thoroughly enjoyed on the rocks with a twist, amazing in a gimlet, and would accentuate any classic gin based cocktail. I suggest trying this in a classic Aviation cocktail, simply remove the Creme de Violette to allow the Luxardo cherry liqueur and cherry blossom gin to shine, a squeeze of fresh lemon and brandied cherry garnish and you're all set for spring!
Newsletter Special - $34.99
Luce della Vite - "Lucente" Toscana IGT, Italy 2018
Wine Advocate 94 Points - "An icon wine of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Tenuta Luce 2018 Luce is recognized far and wide for its pretty sunshine motif on the front label. This mix of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot is a symbolic marriage of Italy and France blended to safeguard the core identities of its two vinous protagonists. The Sangiovese adds wild rose, cherry and freshness; the Merlot brings on softness and texture. Each actor plays off the other in a flirtatious but ultimately complementary manner. This is a full-bodied Tuscan blend (aged for 24 months in 80% new French barrique) that will definitely give pleasure to that large crowd of Luce enthusiasts out there."
Newsletter Special - $19.99
Dominique Roger - Domaine du Carrou, Sancerre 2020
Crisp Citrus, Beautifully Floral, Stony Minerals, and Deliciously Refreshing!
Back in stock is our go-to Sancerre for the season. The 2020 Dominique Roger Domaine du Carrou is easily one of the finest examples of Sancerre for the price. We love how crisp and refreshing this wine is, aromas of ripe grapefruit, yellow peach, wild daisies, honeysuckle, and clean minerals. The wine shines on the palate, zippy and fresh with bright acidity and a touch of salinity making this Loire Sauvignon Blanc exceptionally food friendly, so much that this has landed on the Wine Spectator Grand Award Winning Pluckemin Inn by the glass list. Stock up today!
Newsletter Special - $24.99
Domaine Pierre Gelin - Gevrey-Chambertin Clos de Meixvelle 2018
Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points - Wisps of freshly picked violets and crisp black plums gain ripeness and concentration in this mineral Pinot Noir. Vinified via indigenous yeast and matured for 20 to 24 months in used oak, it's penetrating in fruit yet sheer and crystalline, edged by a salty spray of crushed stone and fine-tipped tannins that linger on the finish
Special Offer - $74.99
Elio Grasso - Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté 2017
96 points Vinous - The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.
Special Offer - $84.99
Chimney Rock - Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard 2018
Vinous: 97 Points - The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard is fabulous. Rich, dense and explosive, the Tomahawk possesses tremendous balance and class. Inky and resonant in the glass, the 2018 builds over time as the layers open. Raspberry jam, blood orange, mint, cinnamon, cedar and new leather add the closing shades of complexity. In 2018, the Tomahawk is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty.
Special Offer - $134.99
Alexander Knechel - Certified Sommelier
Wine Sales Manager - Plucky Wines