Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Superstar" Malbec just $18.99 in VERY limited quantities! Last weekend for the SALE


“This is a Superstar!”
--Cloverleaf customer Stefan Krasusky

92 pt* Malbec on sale for just $18.99!
“Tastes like thirty bucks”—Tom Natoci
“Sensational value” on a nice Tuscan blend--$8.99
Final Chance: Our SALE concludes this Sunday

*Cloverleaf estimate

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Sensational Malbec under twenty bucks won’t last long
2008 Trivento Malbec Golden Reserve
Sale price: $18.99 (no further discounts)

Noted Cloverleaf customer, chef, and raconteur Stefan Krasusky happened by one snowy evening this week, just as a few of the guys were buzzing about the new 2008 Trivento Malbec Golden Reserve they were tasting in the back room. Asked his opinion about the wine, Stefan twirled a couple ounces in his glass, kicked it around his palate for a moment, swallowed divinely, and exclaimed, “This is a superstar!” Asked if he could be quoted on that, Stefan eagerly conceded, adding: “This is one of the best wines I have tasted at Cloverleaf in the three years I have been a patron!”

The follow up to the excellent 2007 vintage from Trivento, which received a solid 90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the ’08 trumps that very good wine. “The 2008 is better,” concluded Cloverleaf’s Tom Natoci. “This wine will receive at least 91 points, probably 92.” When we tasted this with our supplier earlier this week, we were told they have 30 six-packs to sell in this market. We bought ‘em all. When they’re gone, they’re gone.

Tom’s Tasting Note: “Dark purple black color that stains the glass.  Rich, ripe blackberry and cassis aromas with a hint of vanilla oak tones.  Very full-bodied, chewy and concentrated mid-palate.  Lush texture of mocha, cassis & chocolate with smooth velvety tannins in a long balanced finish. Fantastic Malbec for the price! Tastes like thirty bucks.”

Doesn’t Cloverleaf ALWAYS find you the killer value wines?

If you haven’t come to realize that our guys can sniff out the great values, you haven’t been paying attention! Our guys pride themselves on finding truly unique, unexpected, delicious wines at tremendous value—wines that blow away the stuff you’ll find ubiquitously taking up space at every grocery store, drugstore, and big box behemoth that cynically dumbs down the wine-drinking public. Well, we won’t steer you wrong, ever. There are literally hundreds of great wines at tremendous value, every year, and with the help of great suppliers we’ve built relationships with over many years, we are able to find, taste, and bring these wines to you. This week we discovered this quite substantial 2007 Banfi Centine! , a lovely blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, from an excellent 2007 vintage in the Tuscan region of Banfi known for making great Barolo.

2007 Banfi Centine
Sale price: $8.99 (no further discounts)
Tom’s Tasting Note: “Dark ruby color with a great bouquet of black cherries, sweet thyme notes, and violets. Very good weight in the mid-palate and a nice, smooth finish.”

Sale! Sale! Sale!

What: Cloverleaf’s 2nd Annual Mid-Winter Sale
When: Now thru this Sunday, February 27
Hours: Mon-Weds 10-7; Thurs-Sat 10-8; Sun 12-5

Our 2nd Annual Mid-Winter Sale has been very successful and concludes this Sunday, February 27th. Please stop in to enjoy savings up to 25% on more than 100 wines. And bring a friend—more fun for everyone!

Our Weekly Recommendations…

Aside from our weekly features, there are great bottles everyday throughout our store. Each week we pull a few bottles from the hundreds on our shelves as representative great wines—from all price points on the spectrum—and put them on sale for the week ahead! The Collectible category will feature higher-end wines that make great gifts for wine collectors and can be cellared for many years.  Distinguished wines are those from the middle price range that we feel are eminently lovely and drinkable, truly exceptional in their style, and can be enjoyed now or cellared for several years. And Best Buys will feature! a Cloverleaf specialty—truly excellent wines you can’t find everywhere that often drink better than bottles you can find everywhere sold for twice the price. Here are this week’s selections:

*All noted sale prices are effective through next Sunday, March 6


2007 Regusci Patriarch Red Meritage
Reg. price: $90
Sale price: $74.99
Note: This is the first time this flagship cuvee has been available in Michigan. Very scarce. From the great ‘07 vintage in Napa Valley. Not yet scored, but the ’06 Regusci Patriatch received 92 points and the ’07 is even better.


2008 Domaine Tempier Bandol
Reg. Price: $43
Sale Price: $35.99
Note: Always an overachiever, this wine has a large and devoted fanbase here at Cloverleaf. Very limited.

Best Buys

2009 Chateau d’Oupia Minervois
Reg. price: $13.49
Sale price: $10.99
Note: Another perennial Cloverleaf favorite from the great 2009 vintage in southern France.

--The Guys at Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf Fine Wine and Spirits

711 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Voice: 248.399.7166 Fax: 248.399.7239

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