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The Best Flash Sales Deals: Week of May 9

From everyday Chianti to coveted Ornellaia, it’s a great week to buy wine

Pix Editors By May 9, 2022
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Each Monday, we publish a round-up of the most compelling flash sales offers for the coming week. Given the diversity of our audience across all ages, preferences, and budgets, know that some of these bottles might not quite float your boat, or might not be the right price. But all of our choices represent genuine value and hard-to-match opportunities in their own categories.

This week brings us a number of iconic wines from around the world, most notably the Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore available on Monday from Wine Access. Yet it’s some of the bargain wines that have caught our eye, like a charming little Mencía from Wine Express on Monday and a Chianti Rufina from Wine Access on Wednesday. In the middle might be the star of the entire week, Jean-Marc Pillot’s Premier Cru Les Gouresses from the chronically-overlooked commune of Montagny, available on Monday from SommSelect.

Keep an eye out each week for our top picks.

Monday, May 9

bottle of 2016 Encanto Seleccion Mencía

2016 Encanto Seleccion Mencía, $14.95

Who’s it for: This charming and expressive red from the Bierzo region of Spain is perhaps a bit unusual, as winemaker Victor Robla sources Mencía grapes from several vineyards in the area and then ages the wine in a mix of American and French oak for 22 months, producing a more full-bodied and black-fruited expression than many on the market.

Where to get it: Wine Express, available May 9, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of 2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, $89.95

Who’s it for: This iconic Napa Valley wine probably needs no introduction, but if you’re looking for a shot at the recently-released 2020 vintage at a fair price, well, here you go!

Where to get it: Wine Express, available May 9, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of Montagny Premier Cru 'Les Gouresses'

2019 Jean-Marc Pillot Montagny Premier Cru Les Gouresses, $58

Who’s it for: Those willing to look a little deeper. Montagny, at the southern end of Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise, isn’t necessarily the most prized source for Chardonnay in the region, but in the hands of talented winemakers and pulled from some of the best vineyards, wines like this can absolutely go toe-to-toe with wines two or three times as pricy from the more well-known appellations.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available May 9, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

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bottle of Bedrock Wine Co. 2020 Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

2020 Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel, $25

Who’s it for: Here’s just a solid value on a very solid wine. If you enjoy the spicy, fruit-forward, yet surprisingly bright nature of old vine Zinfandel in California, you can snag these bottles at a very reasonable price.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available May 9, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET until sold out

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Tuesday, May 10

bottle of Cornell Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 Cornell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, $185

Who’s it for: Those who like to get a little wild. Hailing from Cornell’s estate vineyard in the middle of the Mayacamas Range that separates Napa Valley from Sonoma, this wine highlights the unique qualities of this rugged landscape, especially in the hands of the talented winemaking duo of Francoise Peschon and Elizabeth Tangney.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available May 10, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

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bottle of 2019 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore

2019 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore, $250

Who’s it for: One of the most famous and beloved Super Tuscans on the market, Ornellaia is beloved by critics (98 points from Decanter) and collectors alike. This Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend also features a fair bit of Merlot and small portions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Wine Access also has the Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia Toscana Bianco, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, available at the same time for $68.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available May 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET until sold out

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Wednesday, May 11

bottle of 2018 Fattoria di Basciano Chianti Rufina

2018 Fattoria di Basciano Chianti Rufina, $13.99

Who’s it for: Perhaps no wine region delivers quality red wine at an everyday price quite like Chianti. Made from Sangiovese in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, wines like this bottle from Fattoria di Basciano offer a mix of bright, tart red fruits, lots of notes of dusty earth and hints of stewed tomato and braised meats.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available May 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET until sold out

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Saturday, May 14

bottle of 2017 Luigi Vico Serralunga d’Alba Barolo DOCG

2017 Luigi Vico Barolo Comune di Serralunga d’Alba, $65

Who’s it for: This is a great bottle for those who want to understand what Barolo is all about. Hailing from the historic commune of Serralunga d’Alba in Piedmont, this 100% Nebbiolo wine is bursting with raspberry, red cherry, and cranberry along with tobacco, cedar, and rose petals. Unlike some examples, it’s also very much ready to drink right now, even if it certainly could be cellared for additional years.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available May 14, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

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Sunday, May 15

bottle of DeLille Cellars 2018 D2 Proprietary Red Blend Columbia Valley

2018 DeLille Cellars D2, $43

Who’s it for: From one of Washington State’s most acclaimed wineries comes this elegant blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from several of the state’s most renowned vineyards like Red Willow, DuBrul, and Klipsun. It offers a velvety texture to go with notes of black cherry, black currant, and mocha.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available May 15, 2022 at 4 p.m. ET until sold out

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Editor’s note: The Drop’s Flash Sales Deals series is open to all wine sellers who offer flash sales. Please send your pitch to The Drop editors for consideration at TheDrop@pix.wine. Pitches are due two weeks before an offer goes live. This series is published each Monday morning.