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
One Stone Cellars - Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2020
Excellent quality Paso Robles Cabernet with a portion from every bottle sold is donated to Dream Big Darling, which provides educational opportunities and mentorship programs for the next generation of female leaders in the wine and spirits industry.
Wine after wine Paso Robles has been producing incredible quality Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinct regional style while maintaining an approachable price point. The One Stone Cellars Cabernet is a true to region expression of Paso Cabernet. The wine pours a dense opaque deep ruby, with aromas of black cherry, cassis, cocoa, and graphite. Full-bodied and palate coating texture adds significant depth, soft tannin, and 15 months of 75% American & 25% French Oak carries barrel spice through the long pleasant finish. Fantastic wine.
Newsletter Special - $17.99
Jean Perrier et Fils - Vin de Savoie Abymes,
Cuvée Gastronomie, Savoie, France 2020
Wine Spectator - 92 - "A bright, fresh white, with a lively core of kiwifruit, lime zest, quinine and honeysuckle notes that work in unison from start to brisk-edged finish. Drink now through 2023. 5,000 cases made, 800 cases imported."
Special Pre-Arrival Offer - $10.99
Bodega Maranones - Old Vine Grenache, Vinos de Madrid "Labros" 2018
Single Vineyard High Altitude Old Vine Grenache Made by Fernando Garcìa of Comando G!
"This is always a beautiful garnacha, and the 2018 vintage is no different. This opens with rose petals, cranberries and redcurrants. Taut on the medium-bodied palate, whose tight tannins wrap themselves finely around a plethora of floral flavors. Drink now." James Suckling - 94 Points
Newsletter Special - $25.99
Koehler-Ruprecht - Riesling Kallstadter Kabinett Troken,
Pfalz, Germany 2020
Koehler-Ruprecht holds legendary status for producing the Pfalz's cellarable dry Rieslings - wine rich in minerality they can stand the test of time. The 2020 Kallstadter Kabinett Troken is an absolutely beautiful wine, bone dry yet incredibly floral and fruity with a serious mineral backbone and refreshing acidity. We get notes of crunchy Asian Pear, lime leaf, and apple blossoms, there is a wonderful 'stony' character that really accentuates the freshness of the fruit, and racy to keep you coming back for more. A stunning wine in its youth yet cellar worthy for decades, at an everyday price!
Newsletter Special - $22.99
Aperture - Red Bordeaux Blend, Alexander Valley, Sonoma 2019
Wine Advocate 95-97 - Deep ruby-purple in color, the nose bursts with lilac perfume, Morello cherries, cured meats, star anise, tar and a mineral undercurrent. The palate is pixelated and lifted with glorious perfume lingering on the very long finish.
Newsletter Special - $42.99
Clos St. Antonin - Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone 2018
Pure Grenache Expression by the Master Winemakers Isabelle and Christophe Sabon of Domaine de la Janasse!
Made from 30-50 year old vines within the village of Plan de Dieu, grown on the iconic terroir of red clay, sand, and the famous Rhone galets. Made with as minimal intervention as possible, neutral oak aging, and zero sulfates added, the 2018 Clos St. Antonin Cotes du Rhone is Isabelle's purest expression of Grenache elegance. The wine opens with delicate aromas wild violets and fresh black raspberry, followed by a depth of mineral rich earth and peppery spice. The palate is silky smooth, clean, and easy drinking. This is as close to Chateauneuf du Pape as you can get without breaking the bank!
Newsletter Special - $14.99
Bibi Graetz - Toscana Testamatta 2019 (Pre-arrival)
Wine Spectator 97 - Very attractive combination of dried fruit and spices with black cherries and plums. Aromas of flowers and sandalwood, too. Full-bodied and very refined, yet intense, with plush, velvety tannins that are wonderfully integrated and intertwined with the fruit. Ripe center palate. Tight at the end, suggesting the need for some serious bottle age. Very structured. Try after 2025.
Special Offer - $89.99
Outpost - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Wine Advocate: 94-96+ Points - Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon needs a little coaxing to begin, soon unfurling to reveal notions of crushed black cherries, wild blueberries and fresh blackcurrant, plus suggestions of tar, wet slate, fertile loam and black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate is charged with wonderful energy, delivering loads of black fruit layers and a firm, grainy frame plus and lively backbone, finishing long and mineral laced. (LPB)
Special Offer - $104.99
Andremily - Syrah No. 8 2019
Jeb Dunnuck: 98-100 Points - "Another magical wine in the lineup, the 2019 No 8 is Syrah-based, with 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier. There should be a little over 800 cases produced, and it was 55% destemmed and is still resting in 65% new French oak. I love its freshness and elegance, and it’s one of those rare incredibly hedonistic yet seamless, weighty wines that does everything right. Pure cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, and white pepper slowly emerge on the nose, and it’s full-bodied, with perfect balance and a great, great finish."
Special Offer - $133.99
Château Lynch-Bages 2015
Vinous 96 - One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 a very decidedly exotic character that is impossible to miss. Raspberry jam, mocha, new leather and expressive floral notes appear with time in the glass, rounding things out nicely. Even though the 2015 is quite forward and open at this stage, the wine has plenty of stuffing as well as the underlying structure to support many years of exceptional drinking. This is a stellar showing for Lynch-Bages.
Special Offer - $144.99
Alexander Knechel - Certified Sommelier
Wine Sales Manager - Plucky Wines