Week in Review - This Week's Wines and Special Offers
Happy Easter and 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
Presqu'ile Winery - Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, 2020
Wine Enthusiast 94 Points - This countywide blend must be coming from the couple of select vineyards that this winery uses regularly. That explains the snappy cranberry, raspberry, thyme, bay leaf and green-peppercorn aromas of the nose. The palate dances with tantalizing acidity, offering more bay leaf, game and woody forest fruits, leading into an incense-spiced finish. Editors Choice
Newsletter Special - $23.99
Domaine de la Ferrandière - Brut Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionelle
Languedoc-Roussillon, France, NV
Incredible Value French Sparkling Chardonnay Made to the Same Quality and Standard as Champagne!
Our go-to value sparkler for the season, the Domaine de la Ferrandiere Brut Blanc de Blancs serves as an excellent example that quality bubbles don't have to break the bank. Made in the exact same rigorous standards held in Champagne, this dry sparking Chardonnay delivers serious pleasure at an incredible value. The wine pours with a delicate mousse revealing aromas of golden delicious apple, biscuit, and lemon meringue, it's fresh and creamy with generous minerality and a long finish. Time to stock up for all your special occasions and sunshine sipping pleasure.
Newsletter Special - $13.99
Domaine Bosquet des Papes - Bosquet des Boiron,
Côtes du Rhône, France 2019
When looking for incredible value in wine, I tend to lean towards trying the second label or more broad designation wines from iconic producers and great vintages, and that’s exactly what we have here. Bosquet des Papes is a family owned low production winery known for their exceptional Chateauneuf du Pape. You can almost guarantee the same quality winemaking goes into the bottle as the famed vineyards or villages, but they're usually made with younger vines, or juice that barely missed the cut for their prestige cuvee, yet more approachable in it's youth. Their 'Cotes du Rhone' is made from just 3.5 hectares of vines with an average age of 50 years, planted just minutes from the famed Chateauneuf du Pape region, and the quality is comparable.
Newsletter Special - $16.99
Chateau Gloria - St-Julien, Bordeaux 2018
If you're looking for the most bang for your buck Bordeaux, Chateau Gloria delivers all the quality of premium Left Bank Bordeaux without the hefty price tag. This is one of my favorite recommendations for Bordeaux lovers, full-bodied and dense, rich in blue and black fruit, wild herbs, cigar box, and violets. One thing I love about this wine is how approachable it is in its youth, and it will continue to develop in the bottle well for at least a couple decades. Highly Recommended.
Newsletter Special - $45.99
Andrea Oberto - Barolo, del Comune di La Morra,
Piedmont, Italy 2016
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 Points "The Andrea Oberto 2016 Barolo del Comune di La Morra offers immediate aromas with floral intensity all backed by delicate tones of dark fruit, tar and licorice. Those floral tones recall rose, lavender and a touch of fragrant lilac. The wine is graceful, slender and enduring. It just keeps humming along with streamlined but focused intensity."
Newsletter Special - $29.95
Evodia - Old Vine Grenache, Calatayud, Spain 2019
Jeb Dunnuck 93 - "Based on 100% Garnacha, the 2019 Evodia is a killer value that delivers incredible Garnacha flair at a crazy good price. Kirsch, blackberry, acacia flower, violet, and sandalwood notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, beautifully layered wine with fabulous tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is the finest wine at this price point in the world."
Newsletter Special - $11.99
Domaine Bernard Gripa - St. Peray Blanc Les Figuiers 2016
Jeb Dunnuck: 95 Points - "From the older vines of the estate in St Peray, the tiny production 2016 Saint-Peray Les Figuiers knocks it out of the park with it vibrant citrus blossom, mint, tangerine and mineral-laced aromas and flavors. Pure, clean, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, it's a great white from this appellation that's undoubtedly on the upswing. Don't miss it. The blend of this cuvee is 60% Roussanne and 40% Marsanne, aged all in French oak barrels."
Special Offer - $44.99
Altesino - Brunello Di Montalcino 2017
James Suckling 95 - A concentrated bead of blackberries and minerals pervades the nose and palate. Medium-to full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a balanced finish. Tight and very focused. Classic Brunello for the vintage. Best from 2023.
Special Offer - $53.99
Brancaia - Ilatraia, Tuscany 2018
James Suckling 97 - "Blackberries and currants with some violet and walnut undertones. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, polished tannins that show balance and focus. Stone and mahogany. Just a hint of chocolate. Racy and fine. 40% petit verdot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc. Drink now or hold."
Special Offer - $54.99
Cervantes Family Vineyards - Blacktail 2018
Wine Advocate: 98 Points - "We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson said about this Blacktail blend. "We want to create something that is unique to the place this year." The 2018 Blacktail Proprietary Red Blend MMXIII is composed of 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 23% Petite Sirah and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts with flamboyant blue fruits, plum preserves and black cherry compote notes, with hints of rose oil, Indian spices, camphor and pencil lead plus a waft of truffles. The intense, full-bodied palate delivers wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins with beautiful poise, leading to a long floral finish. Amazing wine!
Special Offer - $144.99
Alexander Knechel - Certified Sommelier
Wine Sales Manager - Plucky Wines