Cheers to the Vines Mixed Case
Your Cheers to the Vines Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2016 Kepe Tempranillo - Utiel Requena, Spain
Tempranillo is Spain’s signature red grape, creating highly enjoyable and versatile wines like this exciting new vintage of multiple award-winning Kepe Tempranillo. This ripe red balances notes of red berries and darker fruits like plum and currant, moving into a satisfying finish. We love a glass on its own, or with a crowd-pleasing meal—pizza, pasta, grilled meat, and a variety of Mexican dishes.
2016 Tremo Tempranillo
Spain’s signature red grape Tempranillo is celebrated around the world for its big fruit flavors. 2016 Tremo Tempranillo is from Spain’s famous Rioja region, and has a Platinum Medal-winning heritage. This exciting new vintage explodes with flavors of strawberry, plum, and black currant that ride along on soft tannins, making for a fruity wine that we love with pizza, burgers, and Mexican food.
2016 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
Rich and dark Malbec. Friendly and fruity Merlot. These French icons meet cute in each glass of 2016 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Rouge, a versatile red with delicious flavors of black cherry and currant that mingle with savory spice and leather notes.
2015 Pretium Malbec - Cahors, France
Made from 100% Malbec grapes, this elegant red seduces with summery notes of red and black fruits like raspberry, black currant, and blackberry. From southwest France’s Cahors region, smooth and fruity Pretium Malbec is delightful as an aperitif, and ready to be enjoyed with flavorful meat dishes like beef tajine, chicken curry, and spiced leg of lamb.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
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.
2016 Bianchi Malbec - Argentina
This silky Argentinean red is made from handpicked grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Malbec is an oak-aged wine with plum and black cherry aromatics, and a note of smoke that persists on the mouth, ending in a round and harmonious finish.
2016 Kepe Blanco - Utiel Requena, Spain
This fresh Spanish white has a rich, tropical feel, with notes of melon and gooseberry leading into a leisurely finish. Uncork a bottle and enjoy it with seafood, vegetarian dishes, or a variety of tapas.
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
2016 Vivre Sa Vie Vin Blanc - Comte Tolosan, France
Live your life with a heightened sense of joy when you uncork this harmonious blend of iconic French red grapes. Zesty Sauvignon Blanc intertwines with fruity Loin de l’Oeil to create something greater than the sum of its parts: a wine with a je ne sais quoi that adds that special something to any meal or occasion.
2016 Bianchi Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay - Argentina
This refreshing blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay is made from handpicked Argentinean grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay has an attractive profile that balances Chenin Blanc’s dry and zesty feel with Chardonnay’s richer qualities, resulting in a versatile white wine with notes of pear and apple.
2016 Nguilleu Sauvignon Blanc - 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. 2016 Nguilleu Sauvignon Blanc is grown in a cold weather climate, and steel-aged for a bright and tart feel. The aromas are perfumed with grapefruit, and the flavors offer notes of lemon, gooseberry, and grass, with a mild salinity that is balanced by mellow honeysuckle on the finish.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Vinum Chenin Blanc - South Africa
Vinum Africa is a winery that loves a challenge. So when they looked at Chenin Blanc, the former “ugly duckling” of Stellenbosch, they knew they could make great wine from the oft neglected grape. Once again, they stepped up and performed beautifully. After a single sniff one can already sense the elegance and vibrancy it possesses. The notes of white petals and crisp citrus are sure to excite. The palate has layers of fresh lime and gentle spices all underscored by fruit. The wine finishes with a refreshing minerality the lets the fruit resonate. This Chenin Blanc is highly versatile and may go best with somewhat exotic cuisine—Thai or Indian, perhaps?