Thursday, April 16, 2015
Update: 4/17/2015 Orders now need to total $100+ to get $30 off. Still a decent deal but not nearly as exciting. We'll see if orders are fulfilled...
This presents an amazing opportunity to get some great wines at mind bogglingly good prices.
I always like to look at a deal from the perspective of what I really want then work my way back from there to see how to get the best price possible for what I want.
The hot categories I'm shopping for right now are 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir and 2010 Brunello. Since it's spring I'm shopping for rosés and Sauvignon Blanc. And for daily drinkers I'm always in the market for juicy Spanish reds.
Here are two 90+ point rated 2012 Oregon Pinot Noirs for around $30:
2012 Adelsheim Pinot Noir
2012 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir
2010 Brunello is hot. Casanova di Neri is a favorite and Felsina Rancia (not actually Bruenllo) is terrific as well. 95+ ratings from various sources on these fantastic producers:
2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello
2010 Felsina Rancia
For rosé you might want to try the Jolie-Pitt Miraval. I had it the other night and thought it was a little thin. I probably won't buy this vintage again. I bet this one from Borsao is much more to my liking and less than half as much:
2014 Miraval Rose
2014 Borsao Rosado
Sauvignon Blanc hits the spot for me this time of year, and one of my favorites in a long time is this one from Presqu'ile. Fantastic. And Honig Sauvignon Blanc is always delicious. Love it.
2013 Presqu'ile Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Honig Sauvignon Blanc
Spain continues to be my go-to source for value and these two are sure-fire winners. The Castano Solanera got 94 points from Parker (which is a little overblown, but still - it's good wine). And Juan Gil is, well, no post here is complete without mentioning Juan Gil. Not the greatest price in the world, but consider the discount.
2012 Castano Solanera
2012 Juan Gil Monastrell
Remember, read the comments in this post. And review the finer details of the deal in this post to maximize the savings.