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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.
2013 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.
2015 River's End Merlot
There’s a reason that medium-bodied and versatile Merlot is one of the most popular red wines. It’s beloved for the red fruits and soft tannins that make it delicious with a variety of foods, from rich red meats and stews to lighter white meat and fish dishes. River’s End Merlot is a California favorite, with an award-winning heritage. This new 2015 vintage is brilliant with ripe berry notes in the aromas and flavors, smoothed by a touch of oak. This is the wine you want on your shelf for almost any occasion.
NV 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.
2014 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.
2015 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.
NV 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.
NV Abbazia Moscato Vino Dolce I.G.T.
This Moscato is a fun and spritzy white wine from Northern Italy’s Lombardia province, where sun-soaked days and cool nights produce highly flavorful wines. This sweet and beautifully floral wine is ideal as an aperitif or with a delectable dessert.
NV 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.
2015 Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay
Citrus, apple and tropical fruit flavors mingle with a gentle acidity in this light, unoaked Chardonnay. 2015 Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay is remarkably refreshing, and begs for a pairing with buttery seafood, chicken, or pasta dishes, and even savory sides like mashed potatoes and gravy.
2014 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.
2015 La Petite Tour Classic White
La Petite Tour winery has been a highlight of California’s wine scene since the 1980s. Over the years, this white blend has remained a family favorite, and was originally only made in small lots for their own table. La Petite Tour Classic White is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. It’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables, and we’ve found that it’s the bottle that thrills white wine fans…and converts red wine drinkers.
2016 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.