Barbeque Reds Case
Your Barbeque Reds Case includes one bottle each of
Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular red wine. Black Fox’s take on this iconic red boasts flavors of raspberry and cherry, with hints of cassis and cedar, and it won the Silver Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016. Each sip dances on your tongue with vibrant tannins, light mouthfeel, and a finish that doesn’t linger too long. Its full-bodied flavor pairs wonderfully with umami, savory, high-fat foods. In other words, keep Black Fox Cab on hand to class up a mushroom cheeseburger or grilled steak.
Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex red with aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, and red currants. The flavor hints at tobacco, black pepper, and sweet oak, which carries the fruits through a lingering finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
A bright ruby red, this wine has charming aromas of ripe red fruit and spices like black pepper with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with elegant tannins, there is no mistaking that this is a juicy red. Chocolate and red berries define the palate with a subtle of coffee in the finish. Brilliant.
Cuvee Joelle Malbec et Merlot
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, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Poco a Poco Tempranillo
Tempranillo is a powerful and oaky red wine from the Iberian Peninsula. Until recently, it was only enjoyed outside of Europe by in-the-know wine drinkers. Poco a Poco shines brightly among the innovators who have recently been bringing this under-the-radar red to broader audiences. Poco a Poco means "bit by bit," which describes the careful steps taken in making this balanced wine that features bold flavors of cherry, plum, sweet tobacco, tomato, and vanilla.
Multiple Award Winner: Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Pico Malbec’s flavor profile is a salute to this style of wine’s homeland, Cahors in France. It drinks profoundly, with notes of blackberry and herbs. This red’s smoky overlay hits it off well with your favorite grilled meat. It’s full bodied, has a personality, and has a finish that should please the wine drinker in all of us.
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux
The 2013 vintage of Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux won multiple awards, including a 96-point Platinum Medal. Excitement is running high for the highly reviewed 2014 vintage, which seamlessly blends 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This auspicious red is sure to get judges excited. It’s vivid in the glass and smooth on the palate, with clean black cherry and currant flavors, and an easy finish.
Hailing from Chile, a rising wine hotspot, this vivid, violet-red Carmanere leads with fresh raspberry and cherry aromas, along with notes of herbs and toasted coffee beans. This continues to the palate, where flavors of red fruits, spices, and bittersweet chocolate abound. Carma Carmanere is an elegant wine with juicy concentration and persistence.
Treehaven Lane 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 aromas of raspberry and strawberry, leading to powerful flavors of crushed red berry fruit and plum jam. This rare grape is of French origin, but is now mainly grown in California, and takes 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.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016
Val di Botte Sangiovese I.G.T.
With unlimited coastal access, warm Southern Italian sun, and 24-hour cool breezes, the Puglia wine region produces balanced, fruity grapes which match the local, tomato-rich food. If you want an earthy red to go with your favorite pizza or pasta, Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia is what you’re looking for, especially if you decant it for half an hour to let the flavors of red currant and raspberry really open up.
Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016
Open this Italian Red from Cantus early, giving it time to breathe before drinking. When you taste the flavors of raspberry and strawberry, you’ll know it was worth the wait. This smooth, central Italian red follows the up-front fruit with hints of roasted peppers and fresh herbs that start a fascinating conversation with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Val di Botte Nero d' Avola
Bold and sweet Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s preeminent grape, creating charismatic wines with unmistakable fruit flavors, subtle notes of smoke, and nuances of spice. When sipping Val di Botte Nero d’Avola, you’ll enjoy a strong presence of blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and chile pepper. Try pairing it with gamy meat dishes like oxtail stew, or anything with applewood-smoked bacon.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016