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The Best Flash Sales Deals: Week of April 4

Stunning offers abound, including a 1975 Rioja and a 100-point Bordeaux

Pix Editors By April 4, 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 definitely has a strong Italian vibe to it, including a bright and expressive Frappato from SommSelect on Monday and a well-priced Barolo from Wine Access on Friday. There are also some great splurges to be found, including an exceptional 2010 Bordeaux on Wednesday and a 1975 Rioja on Tuesday, both from Wine Access.

Keep an eye out each week for our top picks.

Monday, April 4

bottle of 2019 Agricola Horus Vittoria Frappato Sole e Terra

2019 Agricola Horus Vittoria Frappato Sole e Terra, $29

Who’s it for: Explorers. Sometimes it’s hard to get wine lovers to look outside of Mt. Etna when it comes to the great wines of Sicily, but Frappato is another unsung hero of this remarkable island, producing wines with a mix of bright and ripe fruit character as well as toasted spices and black pepper.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Apr. 4, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

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bottle of 2016 Cantina di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino

2016 Cantina di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino, $39.95

Who’s it for: Those who understand the power of cooperation. Cooperative wineries run the quality gamut in Italy. This fantastic Sangiovese from the Tuscan town of Montalcino is an example of the top end, where truly excellent producers and bands of small growers collaborate to make wines at a scale where they can reach the international market. 

Where to get it: Wine Express, available Apr. 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of 2018 Ferrari-Carano Siena

2018 Ferrari-Carano Siena, $22.95

Who’s it for: Those who want to try an American expression of the classic Italian grape, Sangiovese. This bottle from California’s Sonoma County pays homage to the Italian ancestry of the family, blending a bit of Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon in with Sangiovese to offer bright cherry and cola notes.

Where to get it: Wine Express, available Apr. 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET until sold out

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Tuesday, April 5

bottle of 1975 Bodegas Corral Gran Reserva Rioja

1975 Bodegas Corral Gran Reserva Rioja, $95

Who’s it for: Time travelers. The year is 1975: Jaws is a box-office smash, Gerald Ford is president, and these grapes are reaching a delightful maturity. While you might not want to fully step back into the 8-track era, this wine will give you the ability to go back nearly 50 years in time in a way that only a few great bottles can, and for less than $100 at that.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 5, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET until sold out

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bottle of 2005 Château Suduiraut, Sauternes Premier Cru Classé 375 mL

2005 Château Suduiraut, Sauternes Premier Cru Classé 375 mL, $49

Who’s it for: Those looking for a show-stopping dinner party wine. Let’s be real, the party’s not really over until you break out the dessert wine, and nothing will get your guests talking quite like a beautiful and mature bottle of Sauternes, from France’s Bordeaux region. This botrytis-affected beauty can be a dessert unto itself or pair with a delicate fruit tart or even a cheese plate. You’ll have to wait a bit, as this is a pre-order with the wine set to arrive in May. But if the beauty of this 17-year-old wine is any indication, patience is a virtue.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Apr. 5, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

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Wednesday, April 6

bottle of 2010 Château Pontet-Canet

2010 Château Pontet-Canet, $339

Who’s it for: Point hounds. This Fifth-Growth Bordeaux from the Left Bank commune of Pauillac received 100-point scores from several critics and hails from the lauded 2010 vintage. It’s just now reaching the early stages of what will likely be a long drinking window, so if you’ve ever had the urge to see what the hype is about, here’s a chance.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 6, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET until sold out

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Thursday, April 7

bottle of 2019 Pilcrow Granite Lake Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Pilcrow Granite Lake Cabernet Sauvignon, $120

Who’s it for: Those who like their Napa Cab a bit firmer. Hailing from the Granite Lake Vineyard near the top of Howell Mountain, within California’s Napa Valley, this is a powerhouse wine for the region due in part to its location above the fog line, as well as iron-rich volcanic soils. This is definitely a bottle that will reward some thoughtful aging.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Apr. 7, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. PT until sold out

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Friday, April 8

bottle of 2017 Pio Cesare Barolo

2017 Pio Cesare Barolo, $33

Who’s it for: Anyone looking to enjoy Barolo on a budget. This is an excellent value from a classic producer in the Piedmont region of northeastern Italy. It’s 100% Nebbiolo and offers the classic Barolo notes of tart red fruits, wood smoke, rose petals, and pipe tobacco, as well as ample acidity and tannin to give it versatile pairing options, from barbecue to a charcuterie board. 

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Apr. 8, 2022 at 10 a.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.