12 Days of Drinks: The Number Ones Mixed Case + Upgrade
Your 12 Days of Drinks: The Number Ones Mixed Case + Upgrade includes:
Cepage Cabernet Sauvignon - Vin de Pays, France - (x1)
Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, Cépage Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown using sustainable viticulture in France’s Languedoc wine region. This ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of red and black fruit with notes of spice. It starts off bold on the palate with flavors of licorice and strawberry, followed by a round, jammy finish. Enjoy this wine with pizza or your favorite red meat—especially if it’s grilled.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Abbazia Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C - Alba, Piemonte, Italy - (x1)
Just seeing the word Alba makes us excited. Known as the gourmet capital of Italy, Alba produces mouthwatering white truffles, savory cheeses, homemade pastas, roasted meats, and exquisite wines to go with it all. Known as the “Shy” Italian, Dolcetto D’Alba is made to be enjoyed during your nightly meal, especially one featuring tomatoes. Dolcetto is dry and velvety, with flavors of blackberry and boysenberry.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016
Vina Albali Tempranillo Reserva - Valdenpenas, Spain - (x1)
We recommend opening your bottle of Viña Albali Tempranillo and walking away for half an hour, allowing the wine to breath. Your restraint will pay off, as this Spanish red bursts forth with ripe fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry, combined with a perfumed nose. It drinks well, with a fine structure and a smooth finish. Definitely worth the wait.
Pretium Malbec - Cahors, France - (x1)
Made from 100% Malbec grapes, this elegant red seduces with summery notes of red and black fruits like raspberry, black currant, and blackberry. From southwest France’s Cahors region, smooth and fruity Pretium Malbec is delightful as an aperitif, and ready to be enjoyed with flavorful meat dishes like beef tajine, chicken curry, and spiced leg of lamb.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Granite Ridge Pinotage - South Africa - (x1)
Since the 1920s, vintners have been honing Pinotage, a genetic hybrid of Pinot Noir and Hermitage (or Cinsault) grapes that yields a truly unique light red wine. South Africa’s Winery of Good Hope has perfected the hybrid, with a Pinotage that brings out the aspects of both grapes. In addition to the notes of cherry from the Pinot Noir, and the spiciness from the Hermitage, you'll enjoy a nice juicy palate with balance, length, and a bit of spice, especially if you drink it slightly chilled.
Turnstone Pinot Noir - Valle Central, Chile - (x1)
2015 Turnstone Pinot Noir hails from Chile’s Central Valley, where gentle Pacific Ocean breezes create the ideal climate for winemaking. Forest-like aromas start on the nose and follow through on the palate, where they’re joined by tart fruits in this bold red that will impress fans of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Voluptueux Sauvignon/Colombard - Cotes du Gascogne, France - (x1)
Two classic French grapes work together in harmony to create a fresh and crisp white that will refresh any white wine lover. 2015 Voluptueux Sauvignon Blanc/Colombard offers the perfect balance of fruitiness and crisp acidity. It is extremely aromatic, with notes of citrus and exotic fruit that follow through on the palate with refreshing, long-lasting flavor. Serve it chilled with white fish, seafood, and appetizers.
Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France - (x1)
While less than 10% of the wine produced in France’s historic Bordeaux region is white, connoisseurs seek these rarefied wines for their light and fruity profiles. 2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc is a delicate and surprisingly complex white, with zesty flavors of citrus, grass, and gooseberry, which are mellowed by a lovely note of honeysuckle. This wine entices Sauvignon Blanc lovers, and perfectly complements dishes with fresh green herbs, lime, and garlic.
Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc - Central Coast, California - (x1)
Nurtured by the beautiful sun in California’s Central Valley, the grapes in 2013 Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc are ripened fully, resulting in this refreshing and delicious white wine. Supremely food-friendly, 2013 Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc exhibits lovely notes of guava and atemoya while giving forth a current of mineral and structure.
Bertoli Vermentino I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy - (x1)
Carefree as flowers thrown from a seaside cliff, this irresistibly fresh, light-bodied white has complex notes of peaches, flowers, sage, and rosemary. Pair it with zesty lime or garlic-seasoned dishes, and be sure to enjoy. Bertoli Toscano IGT Vermentino tastes like an outdoor wedding, perfect ocean breeze and all.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, New York International Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Yapa Chardonnay - Colchagua Valley, Chile - (x1)
Produced in Colchagua Valley, Chile - Wine Enthusiast's 2005 Wine Region of the Year - Yapa Chardonnay is a fresh alternative to traditional white wines. Made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay fruit, this refreshing wine has balanced acids, flavors of pineapple, pear and apples, and a buzzing citrus zest. In Chile, Yapa means gift, and like a gift, this wine brings joy with every sip.
Cepage Sauvignon Blanc - Vin de Pays, France - (x1)
There are many reasons to be a fan of Sauvignon Blanc. It is light, refreshing, vibrant, and versatile. Cépage Sauvignon Blanc hails from France, the white grape’s country of origin. With crisp notes of citrus and exotic fruits, Cépage is perfectly balanced with a sense of freshness and a lingering finish. This wine drinks brilliantly on its own, but truly shines when paired with fresh fish and creative salads.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition
Coastal Passage Central Coast Pinot Noir - Central Coast, California - (x3)
With a prestigious Central Coast appellation, 2012 Coastal Passage Pinot Noir is a smooth and fruity red. Bountiful flavors of red cherry, strawberry, lychee, and cola mingle with a hint of cinnamon, creating a joyful wine that is highly drinkable on its own, and wonderful with spicy foods.
Award Winner: Silver Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition