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
Matchbook Wine Company - Chardonnay 'The Arsonist' Dunnigan Hills, Central Valley, California 2019
If you like big, voluptuous Chardonnays the Arsonist is for you. There is enough sumptuous fruit and toasty oak to satisfy the classic-California Chard lover.
The Arsonist is always the blend of the best barrel lots of the winery's estate-grown Chardonnay, designed to showcase their house style of extreme balance of fruit and oak. The 2019 vintage is classically rich and luscious with dense flavors of butterscotch, Crème brûlée, honey and pineapple. An underlayer of toasty oak and caramel from barrel aging adds complexity. Tropical flavors, so characteristic of the Dunnigan Hills appellation, add a fresh balance. The creamy texture and bright, crisp fruit linger in the finish.
Newsletter Special - $15.95
Chateau Prieure de Beyzac - Haut Medoc, Bordeaux 2018
Cellar Worthy Bordeaux at an Everyday Price Point!
Vinous 92 - "The 2018 Prieuré de Beyzac has a really lovely bouquet of perfumed red cherries and wild strawberry and well integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pinpoint acidity and great precision toward the finish. This is one of the outstanding Cru Bourgeois of the vintage. Absolutely superb." - Neal Martin
Newsletter Special - $13.99
Catena Zapata - D.V. Zapata, Malbec Blend,
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina 2019
The DV Zapata is a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza's high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity. I like to think of this as Bordeaux meets Argentina. We love this wine as a case-worthy everyday drinker with significant aging potential for up to 15+ years.
Newsletter Special - $14.99
Campo alle Comete - Bolgheri Stupore, Tuscany 2016
Wine Spectator 94 - "Intense and pure, with a beam of black cherry, wild herbs and spice piercing a dark abyss of finely wrought tannins. Terrific acidity keeps this fresh and focused, while the finish evokes chocolate, ripe fruit, spice and mineral notes. Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2032. 6,500 cases made, 650 cases imported."
Pre-Arrival Special - $29.99
Domaine de Chateau Pigoudet - Premier,
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, 2020
Textbook Provencal Rose - Dry, bright and refreshing, this versatile and affordable rosé is perfect for welcoming in spring!
A stunning value for Provencal Rosé under $10! The 2020 Chateau Pigoudet is everthing you'd expect from the premier region for high quality rosé - delicate red fruit, fresh roses, and tropical notes on the nose with focused minerality and refreshing acidity on the palate. Drink it was everything from grilled fish, shellfish, cured meats, grilled vegetables, and so much more. Perfect for parties and everyday enjoyment, stock up today!
Newsletter Special - $9.99
Titus Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019
Lowest Online Price in the Country!
Coming from the Titus Ranch Estate Vineyard the 2019 Titus Napa Valley Cabernet displays the balance and concentration inherent to St. Helena. The wines aromas are perfumed with notes of blackberry, blueberry, wild violets, and freshly roasted coffee. The entry is smooth and generous with lots of fresh berry and baking spice that rounds out with lush tannins. The moderate acid keeps the palate clean through the finish with pomegranate and earl grey tea lingering. Classic Napa Valley Cabernet with significant depth of character.
Newsletter Special - $39.99
Bodega Chacra - Pinot Noir Treinta Y Dos 2019
James Suckling 98 - Extremely perfumed with rose-petal, violet, rose-stem and sweet-strawberry aromas that follow through to a full-bodied palate with tight, juicy tannins that are strong and intense. A very structured, young, top Pinot from here
Special Offer - $99.99
AXR - Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points - This vintage was a gift for Napa Valley winemakers, and Jean Hoefliger wrapped it up with a pretty bow in this high-scoring Cabernet. Rich in red fruit, savory spice, and a dash of black pepper, it’s a beautiful expression of the region. Dark-plum and cherry flavors arrive on a smooth, round body with sweet, well-integrated tannins and loads of complexity. It may be a splurge for some, but it’s a steal at this price
Special Offer - $69.99
K Vintners - Syrah "The Beautiful" Powerline Vineyard 2018
Jeb Dunnuck 97 - The 2018 Syrah The Beautiful Powerline Vineyard comes from a vineyard outside of Walla Walla, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It was not destemmed and was brought up in neutral, larger barrels. An exotic nose of ripe blue and black fruits, lavender, sappy flowers, and herbes de Provence-like nuances give way to a medium to full-bodied, richly textured, structured wine with a mouth-filling, layered, meaty style that builds nicely with time in the glass. There's always a sappy, almost herbal edge to this beauty, and it ages beautifully. Feel free to open bottles any time over the coming 15-20 years. It would certainly be hard to pick out in a lineup of top Northern Rhône Syrahs.
Special Offer - $44.99
Antica - Chardonnay A26 Vineyard Atlas Peak 2019
Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points - Slightly more expensive, the 2019 Chardonnay A26 is cut from the same cloth as the Mountain Select release yet offers another level of richness and depth. Lots of white peach, stone fruits, honeysuckle, white flowers, and toasted bread notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, beautifully balanced Chardonnay that has the class to drink well today yet also evolve for 5-7 years, if not longer
Special Offer - $49.99
Alexander Knechel - Certified Sommelier
Wine Sales Manager - Plucky Wines