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Arnozan Bordeaux Lussac-St.Emilion (x3)
The vineyard that nurtures and grows this immaculate bordeaux’s grapes spreads across the hillsides and plateaus of southwestern France’s coveted Saint-Emillion. The blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon results in a vividly colored red wine, with red ripe flavors of cherry and spice, and hints of cedar on the nose and palate. Arnozan Lussac St. Emilion Red Wine is perfectly balanced, with soft and silky tannins, and a wonderful, well-rounded finish.
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux
Pavillon La Tourelle’s unique wines draw their character from the soil, climate and winemaking traditions that make up Bordeaux’s inimitable terroir. This blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon is a vivid red with medium depth and clean but intense cherry and black currant flavors. Pavillon la Tourelle is an enjoyable, supple, smooth wine with an easy finish.
Monarch Glen Merlot
Monarch Glen Merlot is a tasty red wine that flaunts aromas of tangy cherry and sweet berries, leading into a clean, dry finish. Looking for a food to pair with this wonderful wine? Try herb-roasted chicken, or grilled rack of lamb with fresh mint.
Villa Amoroso Chianti
These days, Chianti means way more than basket-woven bottles of table wine. Villa Amoroso sets itself apart with a joyful blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% regional varietals, creating a foodie-thrilling balance of tart red fruit and spicy herb flavors. The notes of smoke, clay, peppers and tomato perfectly compliment tomato-based Italian dishes and dried meats. Don’t believe us? Pick up a bottle and see for yourself why Chianti is the most consumed, talked, and written-about Italian wine.
Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge
Traditional style and character shine in this charming Bordeaux produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge is a charming and indulgent red that is ideal as an aperitif or for a casual meal. Flaunting a lively cherry red color, the flavors are clean and fruity, with pronounced cherry, spice, and fresh herbs on the palate, a rounded mouthfeel, and supple tannins. Les Chartrons Bordeaux is a Platinum Medal Winner and rated 94 points by the San Diego Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition.
Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This classic Cabernet serves up lush blackberry and currant flavors, with hints of fresh herbs and cedar. Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon pairs perfectly with foods with savory, umami flavors like smoky cheeseburgers or mom’s homemade meatloaf.
Val Di Botte Toscana Rosso I.G.T.
This central Italian red boasts up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry with hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. The finish is light to medium with a smooth tannin structure. Pour Val di Botte Toscana Rosso with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes, especially if you open it early and let it breathe before drinking.
Abbazia Moscato Rose Vino Dolce I.G.T.
Some sparkling wines are perfect as an aperitif and some are perfect with dessert. Abbazia Rosé Dolce happens to be both. This light Italian wine was produced in Piedmont, the same region that produces coveted truffles, cheeses and meats. Pink-hued Abbazia Rosé Dolce’s delicate, fruity nature makes it excellent on its own, or paired with your favorite sweet treat. Abbazia Rose Moscato won the Silver medal in the 2016 International Women's Wine Competition.
Fincalegre Cava Brut
Cava Brut is the flagship for Fincalegre’s successful effort to provide luxurious sparkling wines at approachable prices. Made from hand-picked Spanish Macabeo (40%), Xarel-lo (40%) and Chardonnay (20%) grapes, the result is a stunning sparkler that hews closer to champagne than prosecco. This bubbly’s fresh fruit flavors make for an aperitif that can be enjoyed throughout the meal, especially if you’re serving sushi, or spicier Mexican and Asian dishes. Fincalegre Cava Brut won the Gold medal for Best Cava in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, with a score of 90 points.
Treehaven Lane Chardonnay
Here’s a classic, fruit-forward Chardonnay that offers lush flavors of apple, citrus and melon with a note of hazelnut. It has a naturally crisp acidity that adds structure and carries the fruit flavors through a clean, dry finish. As a result, it makes an ideal choice for serving with fresh seafood or poultry, especially dishes featuring an herbed cream or butter based sauce. It is produced by one of the pioneer families of California’s Central Coast growing region, who started with a “pocket” vineyard in their backyard. Today, Treehaven Lane farms vineyards in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Madera, growing wine grapes for some of California’s top rated wineries, as well as creating its own award-winning wines. The winery continues to be a favorite of our expert panel because of the consistent quality and affordability of the wines they produce.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc
When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by this delicate, layered white wine with generous flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry and honeysuckle. White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we love this sophisticated wine that has a Sauvignon Blanc’s appeal, with an added complexity that appeals to true enthusiasts. Do not miss this limited wine, which won the Gold for Best Bordeaux Blend in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
Bayshore Vintners Founder's Reserve White Blend
This smooth and pleasant white wine is great fun on its own, but tastes amazing with citrus-kissed fish and grilled romaine salad. Think of this smooth-drinking wine as your ultimate party companion, where flavors of apricot dance with lemon zest, floral and lavender aromas.
Moon Crest Sauvignon Blanc
Fresh with aromas of melon, freshly cut grass, green apple, sweet citrus zest and fig, this zesty Sauvignon Blanc compliments sharper flavors like fresh herbs, tomatoes and smoked fish.