Awesome Mixed Case + Mixed Upgrade Trio
Your Mixed Upgrade Trio includes one bottle each of:
2015 Sorensina Di Puglia Aglianico - Puglia, Italy
Puglia is the heel of Italy’s boot, where gentle ocean breezes nurture wine grapes, olive trees, and tomato vines, creating a perfect pairing of food-friendly wines and tart, rich tomato-based dishes. 2015 Sorensina Di Puglia Aglianico hails from Puglia and will take your next meal—or your next night in—to the next level. Open a bottle and relish an easy-drinking, well-balanced red that entices with notes of cherry and darker fruit with lighter tannins and acidity.
2014 Bertoli Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. - Puglia, Italy
Classics started off great, and developed into something respected, excellent, refined, and reliable. Think gourmet grilled cheese, your favorite singer’s surprising 10th album, or Sangiovese wine--the most famous Italian grape, known for its delicate and elegant fruitiness. Bertoli Sangiovese di Puglia IGT croons from the glass with supple berry flavors, silky mouth feel, and a lively encore.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Val di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Pavia, Italy
Light and refreshing Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio is the quintessential summertime wine. It’s made with grapes grown south of Milan and close to the Italian Alps, the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio. This low-alcohol white flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears and nectarine flavors that mingle with slight almond and ginger notes. Serve it ice cold to maximize the crispness.
Multiple Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Berlin Wine Competition
Your Awesome Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2015 Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - California
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Treehaven Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah is a spicy, medium-bodied red that is beloved for its beautiful, deep color. Treehaven’s take on this fan-favorite offers flavors of sugar plum, smashed blueberry, black pepper, and baker’s chocolate. Petite SIrah grapes are rare, with French origin. Now, they are mainly grown in California, and take up less than 10,000 planted acres around the world. A great combination for grilled meats, cold cuts, and strong cheeses, Treehaven Petite Sirah is a wine that is sure to get people talking at your next dinner party.
2015 Monarch Glen Barbera - California
Enjoy the luscious flavors of ripe cherry and dark blackberry that join in harmony with notes of sweet spice and vanilla in every glass of 2015 Monarch Glen Barbera. This juicy, food-friendly red pairs with a wide variety of food, but we especially love it with mushroom risotto.
Val di Botte Toscana Rosso I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
2015 Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot - Comte Tolosan, France
Among the many noteworthy French grapes, two have become especially treasured for their stunning wines. Malbec has a dark, rustic nature, while Merlot features a soft, fruit forward, and herbaceous character. When blended, they craft a unique flavor. Cuvèe Joëlle fuses red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. This exciting red blend is meant to be paired with fun dishes like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, pungent cheeses, and bacon blue cheese burgers.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Berlin Wine Competition
2015 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon - Central Valley, Chile
Named for a sun-like, fruit-bearing plant that grows in the southern Andes mountains, Nguilleu wines are emblematic of the balance of tradition and innovation that characterizes the growing Chilean wine scene. 2015 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon is a smoky and savory take on this beloved red wine varietal. Tart flavors of cherry, cranberry, and red currant ride along on silky tannins, mingling with a smoky overlay that starts on the nose and floats through to the finish. We suggest pairing this powerful red with spicy, rich foods, like Mexican pork with red sauce.
2015 Snickerdoodle Chardonnay - California
Crisp, refreshing Chardonnay is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of white wine. Snickerdoodle makes a fresh Chardonnay, with flavors of green apple, nectarine and juicy melon. A subtle hint of oak adds complexity without cutting into the wine’s crispness, resulting in a delicious gem of a California Chardonnay.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2016 La Petite Tour Classic White - Callifornia
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 Bayshore Vintners Pinot Grigio - California
Pinot Grigio is one of the most refreshing white wines you can drink—the perfect companion to a meal on a hot summer day. The 2016 vintage of Bayshore Vintners Pinot Grigio continues in this proud tradition. Made from grapes grown on one of California’s oldest Pinot Grigio vineyards, this fruit-driven white dances across the tongue with a crisp acidity and delicious flavors of melon and tangerine.
2015 Vivre Sa Vie Vin Blanc - Comte Tolosan, France
This fresh white features a harmonious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin de l’Oeil grapes, picked at perfect ripeness to convey southwest France’s incomparable terroir.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Villa Amoroso Toscana Bianco I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
This floral and fruity white blend is formulated to satisfy even the most discerning white wine lover. With a straw-like color, flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, and a vibrant finish, this refreshing Italian white makes for a perfect companion to a sunny afternoon.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Qapay Sauvignon Blanc - Valle Central, France
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc is a citrusy and fresh white wine made from central Chilean grapes. The region’s wonderful sun and consistently dry growing season create near-perfect ripening conditions. Taste for grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty green fruits and a long, crisp finish. Enjoy Qapay Sauvignon Blanc as an aperitif or cocktail wine, and keep pouring it throughout your meal. It’s ideal with arugula, fennel, or roasted bell peppers salads, and richer white meats like pork and lobster.