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The Best Flash Sales Deals: Week of April 18

What to buy now — from 30-year-old Riesling to Aussie Semillon and Shiraz

Pix Editors By April 18, 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 offers a great chance to visit Australia, a nation whose wines never quite seem to get the respect that they deserve. On Monday, you can grab a Shiraz from the Limestone Coast via Eight at the Gate, while Wednesday brings a Hunter Valley Semillon from famed producer Tyrell’s via Wine Access. Then, on Saturday, Wine Access offers a brilliant Chardonnay from the island of Tasmania. Beyond that, there’s aged Riesling and several exciting Napa Valley reds to check out.

Keep an eye out each week for our top picks.

Monday, April 18

bottle of 1995 Christoffel-Berres Erdener Prälat Spätlese Riesling

1995 Christoffel-Berres Erdener Prälat Spätlese Riesling, $50

Who’s it for: Anyone for whom Riesling is a religion. This nearly 30-year-old bottle hails from one of the most iconic vineyards in Germany’s Mosel Valley, the “bishop’s vineyard” of Erden, and offers a mix of lime, green apple, honey, ginger, and a vibrantly acidic finish.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Apr. 18, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

Note: The link for this offer goes live on the day and time specified. To see if a previous day’s offer is still available, scroll down the page linked above.

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bottle of 2016 Château d’Issan

2016 Château d’Issan, $99

Who’s it for: Bordeaux bargain hunters. It’s true, this isn’t exactly an inexpensive wine, but this Third Growth wine from the village of Margaux is highly-rated, garnering 97 points from Decanter, and could either be enjoyed straight away or saved for that special occasion several years down the road.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of 2017 Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $84.95

Who’s it for: Those who appreciate focus. Silver Oak is dedicated to California Cabernet Sauvignon, in this case working with growers in the Alexander Valley and pairing the wine with American oak barrels from their own cooperage, giving them the exact expression and style that they desire.

Where to get it: Wine Express, available Apr. 18, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of 2016 Eight at the Gate Family Selection Shiraz

2016 Eight at the Gate Family Selection Shiraz, $31.99

Who’s it for: Anyone who bemoans the lack of options when it comes to Australian wine in the U.S. Hailing from Wrattonbully in South Australia’s famed Limestone Coast, Eight at the Gate is perhaps the only Aussie winery with a direct-to-consumer platform here in the states, which includes this classic expression of Shiraz displaying a mix of blackberry, vanilla, and cedar. An excellent value, it earned 96 points from Australian Wine Showcase Magazine.

Where to get it: Eight at the Gate, available Apr. 18, 2022 until sold out

Note: Use promo code “SAVEWITHPIX” at checkout to get this 20% discount

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Tuesday, April 19

bottle of 2019 Continuum

2019 Continuum, $315

Who’s it for: Collectors and appreciators of tradition and elevation in Napa Valley. Made by Tim Mondavi (yes, of that Mondavi family) and based in the Sage Mountain Vineyard, this Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine offers both the structure of higher-elevation wines from Napa as well as the elegance and silkiness the family is known for, and garnered 99 points from James Suckling.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of 2007 Parador Napa Valley Reserva

2007 Parador Napa Valley Reserva, $75

Who’s it for: Anyone who believes in the potential for creativity in the New World. This blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon borrows a bit from a number of different wine traditions to offer this dark and expressive wine that, with 15 years of age on it, is absolutely ready to shine at a dinner party right now.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Apr. 19, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

Note: The link for this offer goes live on the day and time specified. To see if a previous day’s offer is still available, scroll down the page linked above.

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Wednesday, April 20

bottle of 2021 Tyrell’s Semillon

2021 Tyrell’s Semillon, $19.99

Who’s it for: Anyone who wants to see a wine evolve over time. This Semillon, from Australia’s Hunter Valley, is perfectly enjoyable right now as a bright, fresh, summertime sipper. But the true magic of this wine won’t start to reveal itself for at least five years, where honeyed notes and marzipan will start to peek out and offer you a fascinating and captivating drinking experience. At this price, stash a few bottles away and enjoy coming back to them over the years.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET until sold out

Note: The link for this offer goes live on the day and time specified. Click here to see if a previous day’s offer is still available.  

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Thursday, April 21

bottle of 2018 Sullivan Vineyards Coeur de Vigne Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Sullivan Vineyards Coeur de Vigne Cabernet Sauvignon, $69

Who’s it for: Folks who want wine club benefits without this commitment. This Wine Access exclusive is normally only available through the Napa Valley winery’s wine club. So if you want to see what all the fuss is about without actually having to sign up, you’re in luck!

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 21, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET until sold out

Note: The link for this offer goes live on the day and time specified. Click here to see if a previous day’s offer is still available.  

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Saturday, April 23

bottle of 2019 Devil’s Corner Resolution Chardonnay

2019 Devil’s Corner Resolution Chardonnay, $25

Who’s it for: Those who want to explore the outer reaches of the wine world. This bottle hails from the island of Tasmania, off the southern coast of Australia, and if you’ve never had a bottle of Tasmanian wine, well, you have that in common with basically everyone else. This is a rich, layered Chardonnay that’ll be a hit with those who love a slightly broader style.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 23, 2022 at 2 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.