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The Best Flash Sales Deals: Week of February 14

From aged Chateau Musar to Aldo Conterno Barolo, these are our top picks

Pix Editors By February 14, 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 is a great one for lovers of medium-weight, aromatically expressive red wines, with great Pinot Noir offerings from both France and Oregon, as well as a pair of excellent Barolos from iconic producers in Piedmont, in particular the smartly-priced Barolo from Poderi Marcarini available on Saturday, Feb. 19 from Wine Access. Also available on that day is a ten-year-old bottling from one of the wine industry’s most beloved and important wineries, the 2012 Chateau Musar Rouge available from SommSelect.

Keep an eye out each week for our top picks.

Monday, February 14

2019 Daniel Crochet Sancerre Rouge, $32

Who’s it for: Pinot Noir fans on a budget. Look, we get it: Red Burgundy is an expensive habit, but French Pinot Noir is just sooooo good! Fortunately for you, this iconic region best known for Sauvignon Blanc also produces excellent Pinot Noirs like this delicate bottling from a fourth-generation producer.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Feb. 14, 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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1991 Château d'Yquem, Sauternes Premier Cru Supérieur, $499

Who’s it for: Ballers. Perhaps no winery more dominates the landscape of their region the way Château d’Yquem does in Sauternes, where it stands head and shoulders above even the other acclaimed producers and has for centuries. Breaking out a bottle of this golden nectar is a power move with few equals, especially one with 30 years of bottle age. This is a pre-order with bottles arriving from Bordeaux over the summer, but if you can splash out for this, you can wait a bit.

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

Note: The link for this offer goes live on the day and time specified. Currently, this wine will be shipped in summer 2022 due to shipping delays. 

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2016 Château Tour du Moulin Les Terres Rouge Fronsac, $19.95

Who’s it for: Basically everyone. The outer reaches of Bordeaux, in appellations like Fronsac, are just a treasure trove of really good wine at totally reasonable prices. Here, you’ve got Merlot grown on a steep hillside of limestone and clay that offers a mix of black and red plum, dried spices, and ample tannins without being too weighty. Just a tasty, elegant wine.

Where to get it: Wine Express, available Feb. 14, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET until sold out

Note: This link will stay live until the offer is sold out.

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Tuesday, February 15

2017 Ponzi LR Pinot Noir, $21

Who’s it for: Those looking for an everyday Pinot Noir. The Ponzi family has been making Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for over 50 years, and they consistently produce high-quality wines that showcase the region’s signatures of red cherry, dried leaves, and mushrooms at very affordable prices.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Feb. 15, 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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Thursday, February 17

2011 Bodegas Olarra Cerro Añon Gran Reserva Rioja, $23

Who’s it for: The barrel-curious. Gran Reserva Rioja must, by law, spend at least two years in barrel and be aged for five years before being released, but often spend quite a bit more than that. The resulting wines are often layered with a mix of tart and fresh red fruits, tobacco, leather, and more, offering a lot of complexity at surprisingly affordable prices.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Feb. 17, 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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2017 Aldo Conterno Bussia Barolo, $99

Who’s it for: Those who love a little family drama. Aldo broke with his father, the legendary Giovanni Conterno, to start his own winery where he could begin to incorporate more modern techniques and technologies, even if his winemaking remains very traditional by most standards. This is an icon of the region and a benchmark for Barolo.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Feb. 17, 2022 9 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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Saturday, February 19

2012 Chateau Musar Rouge, $75

Who’s it for: Those who marvel at wine’s power. Chateau Musar, in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, was founded in 1930 and has remained a vital and vibrant wine despite the many challenges they and the region have faced since. This is an equal-parts blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan, offering a mix of ripe black fruits, chocolate, and leather, along with a lengthy, intense finish.

Where to get it: SommSelect, available Feb. 19, 2022 9 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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2017 Poderi Marcarini Barolo, $44

Who’s it for: Those who like a little history with their wine. The Marcarini family was the first in Barolo to label their wines with the name of a single vineyard, Brunate, in the town of La Morra, starting in 1958, and their winemaking remains a mix of traditional methods — long macerations, larger Slavonian oak casks — and innovation — limiting yields, green harvesting — and that mix results in wines that offer intensity while not being impenetrable in their youth.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Feb. 19, 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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Sunday, February 20

2020 John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz, $35

Who’s it for: Lovers of bold but complex Shiraz. John Duval got his start in winemaking at Penfolds, before setting out on his own to focus even more intently on old-vine fruit sources throughout the Barossa Valley. Here, he’s crafted a deep, dark expression of Shiraz that offers that typical Barossa mix of plum and dark berry fruit along with dark chocolate and a hint of black pepper.

Where to get it: Wine Access, available Feb. 20, 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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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.