Best of the Blends Mixed Case + More To Try Trio
Your More To Try Trio includes one bottle each of:
2013 Cala De Poeti Morellino di Scansano - Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
2013 Cala de Poeti Morellino di Scansano is the quintessential wine from Maremma, a beautiful area of the Tuscan coast that is known as Italy’s Wild West. This fruity and dry red has a voluptuous texture, with fragrances of fresh cherries and plums. Made from hand-harvested grapes grown in a restricted production area between the rivers Ombrone and Albegna, Cala de Poeti Morellino di Scansano is ruby red, with fruity with notes of cherries, blackberries, and violets. It has a great complexity, with soft tannins that make it the ideal match for grilled red meat, lasagna, and mature cheeses.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 El Miracle "Art" Red Blend - Spain
A bit Mediterranean in character, this dark purple wine greets you with an intense and smoky bouquet, followed by expressive flavors of red fruits, and hints of minerality, all bound together with good acidity and defined tannins.
Multiple Award Winner: 94-point Platinum Medal, Best Red Blend, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Hoya de Cadenas Night Havest White Blend - Spain
This blend of Muscat, Viura, Chardonnay, and Verdejo from Valencia, Spain is a lovely golden color in the glass. It excites with intense aromas of exotic fruit and a soft richness on the palate, where honeyed notes of citrus and apple lead to an unctuous finish and pleasant aftertaste.
Multiple Award Winner: Double Gold Medal, 2016 WSWA Tasting Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
Your Best of the Blends Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2016 Trebuchet Cabernet/Malbec Blend - Western Cape, South Africa
Serve this dry South African Chardonnay chilled, to emphasize its crisp flavors of lime, lemon, and pineapple. This lightly creamy white is a beautiful pale yellow, with eye-catching flashes of green, and a refreshing profile that makes it the go-to wine when you’re enjoying your favorite meals.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Villa Amoroso Toscana Rosso I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
There is something inherently special and charismatic about Tuscan wine. Some say this is instilled by the vine, while others are charmed by the balance and full-flavor. What wins us over is the wine’s proven food-friendliness. The contrast of tart cherry, plum, and strawberry flavors fuse with earthy notes of oregano, smoke, and tobacco, making it a wonderful dinner companion. Non-vintage Villa Amoroso Toscana Rosso hits every flavor note we expect, leaving us to want nothing else, except for maybe a few more bottles.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2016 Bianchi Red Blend - Argentina
This soft and balanced blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec is made from handpicked Argentinean grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Red Blend is an oak-aged red that pleases Bordeaux-lovers with aromas of black pepper and cedar, and notes of berry and vanilla on the palate.
2016 Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot - Comte Tolosan, France
Dark and rustic Malbec meets soft and fruit forward Merlot in this blend of classic French grapes. 2016 Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot is greater than the sum of its considerable parts, and excites with layers of red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. Enjoy it with foods with big flavors—this is the wine you want with a burger, a bacon dish, or a strong cheese.
2015 Granite Ridge Pinotage - South Africa
With nearly a century as South Africa’s signature grape, Pinotage is a hybrid made from Pinot Noir and Cinsault (also known as Hermitage). Pinotage wines are celebrated for their unique, light red profile, and South Africa’s Winery of Good Hope shares this wonderful example of the varietal. Uncork this bright and juicy red and enjoy the way that Pinot Noir-esque notes of cherry intertwine with Cinsault’s pronounced spices. It’s especially good if served slightly chilled.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 Critics Challenge Wine & Spirits Competition
2015 Spencer Family Reserve Cask One Red Blend - California
Fill your glass with this deliciously smooth, robust red. Sweet black fruit aromas added to layers of ripe black cherry and plum flavors reflect a heavenly marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah. Forward fruit flavors and a velvety texture make Spencer Family Cask Reserve the go-to red wine for everyday enjoyment.
Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
2016 Paperbark White Blend - South Australia
From a fifth-generation winemaking family in southern Australia’s historic Barossa Valley region, Paperbark wines are as loveable as their namesake, an Australian tree with peeling bark and fluffy white flowers. Made from a nicely balanced blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Paperbark White Blend is pale straw with green hues in the glass, sharing aromas of citrus, lemon grass and papaya. The fruit continues to the palate, which has a refreshing lemon acidity.
Cantus Vino Bianco - Central Italy
From its glowing, straw-like hue, to its fruity and floral aromas, to the delicious flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, to the vibrant and refreshing finish, fresh and dry Cantus Bianco is made to give you everything you want in a non-vintage white wine.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition
2016 Fuerza de la Tierra White Blend - La Mancha, Spain
This lively Spanish blend features Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo grapes that were cold macerated to preserve their lively aromas of citrus and white flower. 2015 Fuerza De La Tierra White is a glossy pale yellow in the glass, and velvety on the palate. Enjoy it chilled.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Blanc - Comte Tolosan, France
Fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc. Balanced and full Loin De L’oeil. Sparks fly when these French icons meet in every bottle of 2016 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Blanc, a refreshing white wine with flavors of gooseberry and citrus.
2015 Voluptueux Sauvignon/Colombard - Cotes du Gascogne, France
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
La Galleria Bianco - Italy
With a composition that focuses on Italy’s beloved Trebbiano Bianco grapes, fresh and dry La Galleria Toscana Bianco is a masterpiece of Italian winemaking. This versatile, non-vintage white is pale and straw-like in the glass, while the nose reveals fruity and floral aromas that lead into vibrant flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest. This refreshing white is the perfect companion for a warm afternoon, or your next gallery opening.