Class of 2015 Mixed Case
Your Class of 2015 Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2015 Longchase Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon - California
Light and versatile California Cabernet Sauvignon with tasty flavors of raspberry and cherry that gain complexity through a baking spice note. 2015 Longchase Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon is the bottle you want to uncork with a pizza, a couple friends, and your favorite John Coltrane album (we suggest Live at Birdland).
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle, Silver Medal, 2017 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Monarch Glen Merlot - California
Monarch Glen Merlot is a tasty red wine that flaunts aromas of tangy cherry and sweet berries, leading into a clean, dry finish. Looking for a food to pair with this wonderful wine? Try herb-roasted chicken, or grilled rack of lamb with fresh mint.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
2015 El Portal Red Blend - California
One sip of this bold and flavorful red, and we can see the landscape near the California coast: ocean breezes, rich soil, clear sun… 2015 El Portal Red Blend balances Zinfandel and Merlot with vivid Syrah to create a food-friendly blend with flavors of black cherry, followed by notes of vanilla and mocha.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C. - Abruzzo, Italy
A well-tuned vintage car has a special rumble. It’s strong and familiar and makes you feel like you can go anywhere. Montepulciano’s the ruby red 1959 Alfa Romeo of wines—one of the most popular Italian grapes, robust and able to hold its own with meaty meals. Cantus Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is dry and harmonious, with aromas of tobacco and leather. Enjoy this medium-bodied red after you’ve been out for a spin.
Award Winner: 93-point Gold Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
Style and character shine in this charming red from the most storied wine region in France. Produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this indulgent blend is ideal as an aperitif or as the complement to 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.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
2015 Granite Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir - 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.
2015 Bellchambers Pinot Grigio - California
The grapes in 2015 Bellchambers Pinot Grigio have a long history of quality—they were grown on one of California’s first Pinot Grigio vineyards. Pinot Grigio is one of the crispest white wines you can find, and this vintage makes good on its promise to refresh with tasty flavors of tangerine and melon that pair perfectly with a variety of food.
2015 Cannery Row Chardonnay - California
Named for the historic and beautiful section of the California coast that inspired John Steinbeck’s timeless writing, 2015 Cannery Row Cellars Chardonnay Cannery Row is a California classic that melds tradition and beauty with the state’s celebrated spirit of innovation. This refreshing white balances apple, nectarine, and juicy melon flavors with toasty hints of vanilla and oak, resulting in a fresh wine with a surprising complexity.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle
2015 James and Bell Sauvignon Blanc - California
California Sauvignon Blanc is known as an exceptionally food-friendly wine. James and Bell’s take on this subtly savory white offers aromas and flavors of summer melon, peach and citrus, which are great with spicy foods and fish. Meanwhile, the wine’s acidity makes it the perfect counterpoint to fats. Try it with green veggies sautéed in butter. Keep plenty of crisp and dry James and Bell Sauvignon Blanc on hand—you’re bound to find plenty of occasions to uncork this versatile white wine.
2015 Cala De Poeti Pinot Grigio - Delle Venenzie, Italy
From selected hilly vineyards of Italy’s Venezie region, 2015 Cala de Poeti Pinto Grigio is a beautifully balanced white made from soft-crushed grapes. In the glass, it is an attractive straw yellow with greenish reflections. The bouquet is fresh and harmonious, offering notes of apple, peach, and hawthorn. Highlight this tasty Italian wine’s refreshing nature by serving it chilled with white meats, fish, and our favorite: risotto with artichokes.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Dr. Wilhelm Riesling - Rheinhessen, Germany
Orange blossoms and crisp citrus perfume this complex German Riesling. 2015 Dr. Wilhelm Riesling opens up in the glass, with a slightly off-dry, honeyed feel that is lightened by a streak of tangerine acidity. Drink it now.
Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver 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?