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
Schug Winery - Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma County 2019
The Tasting Panel - 92 Points - "Aged sur-lie for eight months in 20% French oak, the iconic flavor profile shows a world-class Chardonnay profile. Creamy and toasty, the richness is reined in by its bright acidity. Kiwi, pineapple, and gardenia effortlessly show a tropical character, with Key lime and vanilla on the finish."
Special Newsletter Price - $24.99
Le Vigne di Zamò - Pinot Grigio, Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy 2020
Le Vigne di Zamò is a family owned winery located in Manzano, one of the most renewed winegrowing areas in Friuli Venezia Giulia.. This stunning terroir is known for producing some of the finest Pinot Grigio in the world. The 2020 Friuli Colli Orientali pours a subtle pale salmon presenting elevated flavors of Friuli Pinot. Aromas of honeycrisp apple, toasted almond, fresh peach, acacia, and wet minerals. The palate is dry, crisp, and refreshing presenting clean notes of orchard fruit, white flowers, and salinity laced tropical nuance. Extended skin contact adds a wonderful tea-like structure and mouthfeel. The winemaking here is flawless, this is an old-school Friuli with exceptional quality.
Newsletter Special - $23.99
Chad - Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley - 2019
We loved the Chad Napa Cabernet, now we're blown away again with their Willamette Pinot Noir! What's not to love about the Chad philosophy, proprietor Chad Alexander sources extra juice from the regions premium producers and sells it for well over half of what you would pay at the winery. This Pinot is an excellent example of Willamette expression for a fraction of the price, we're all about it.
In the glass, this is a beautifully crafted wine with sturdy structure and finesse. Pours a brilliant ruby color with aromas of wild strawberry, crunchy pomegranate, dried roses, and a subtle herbaceous spice. On the palate, it's energetic with bright acidity, juicy red fruit, clean minerals, and a lasting finish. A wonderful balance between new and old world Pinot, exactly what I'm looking for out of Willamette, worth every drop under $20.
Newsletter Special - $19.99
J.L. Chave Sélection - Côtes du Rhône 'Mon Coeur' 2020
An Outstanding Example of Classic Rhone Expression from One of the Regions True Icons
This is a wine I've always enjoyed. J.L. Chave's 'Mon Coeur' serves as a clear expression of the Rhone Valley as a whole, and this new vintage is another gem. Made of approximately equal parts Syrah and Grenache with vines age between 20-60 years old, sourced from select vineyards around the Northern Rhone growing region, and made by the legendary 16 generation Chave family. The wine is distinctly Chave, with aromas of smokey blueberries, leather, briny olive, crushed violets, and exotic spices. On the palate it's lively and fresh, texture is refined and well structured with flavors of blackberry, espresso, fresh herbs, with a lasting finish rich with earth and smoky spice. An excellent accompaniment to your favorite cheeses and charcuterie. Believe me when we say this drinks well above its price point!
Newsletter Special - $19.99
Bodegas Poesia - 'Poesia' Bordeaux Blend
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina 2009
Old Vine Malbec/Cabernet Bordeaux Style Blend with Great Age and Drinking Fantastic!
Wine Advocate 95 - The 2009 Poesia offers up a sexy perfume of pain grille, mineral, exotic spices, lavender, black cherry, and blackberry. This sets the stage for a plush, incipiently complex, beautifully proportioned wine with 5-6 years or more of aging potential. It will provide prime drinking from 2016 to 2029.
Newsletter Special - $29.99
Domaine de Baron'Arques - Bordeaux Blend
Limoux AOC, Languedoc 2016
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Expert Winemaking at a Languedoc Price!
Decanter - 97 Points! - "A seamless on-song Bordeaux style blend, yet with much more ripeness and juicy fruit gum character. Monumental depth of character which is enhanced by well-managed oak that is adroitly integrated with the silky tannins to give a fresh, elegant finish. Very complete, nuanced, long and beautifully balanced. Pitch-perfect now but still lots of life ahead. Excellent release."
Newsletter Special - $33.99
Alexander Knechel - Certified Sommelier
Wine Sales Manager - Plucky Wines