Date Night Reds Case + Spanish Trio
Your Spanish Reds Trio includes:
2014 Finca de Mar Tempranillo - Spain - (x2)
This oak-aged Spanish red arrives from Ribera del Duero with notes of red fruit and toasty vanilla. Made from 100% Tempranillo—Spain’s signature grape—2014 Finca Del Mar Tempranillo is delicious with grilled fish, red meats, and semi-cured cheeses.
Award Winner: Best of Class, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 El Miracle "Art" Red Blend – Spain - (x1)
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own, and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. In this smooth and ripe-flavored red, blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice, and violet. Touches of sweet tobacco and spice accentuate the fruit-forward flavor, making El Portal Red Blend very food friendly.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal 2016 Monterey Wine Competition
Your Date Night Reds Case includes 2 bottles each of:
NV Bertoli Rosso - Central Italy
Anticipation is our favorite feeling. There’s nothing better than hearing familiar footsteps, putting a date in our calendars, or opening wine early so it can breathe. This smooth, central Italian red will reward your patience with up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. Get in the moment and enjoy this delicious, non-vintage red with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
2015 Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. - Puglia, Italy
Puglia, Italy… Where a beautiful balance of bright sun and refreshing ocean breezes nourish bountiful crops of tomatoes, olives, and wine grapes... Where the sumptuous Italian dishes are complemented by satisfying local wine like 2015 Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. This dry and earthy Italian red has a Gold Medal-winning heritage and brings any meal to life with bold berry and cherry flavors, and a hint of rich figs.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 El Principle de Villa Red Blend - Navarra, Spain
Located in what is often called the Basque region of Spain, Navarra is known for versatile and enjoyable, full-bodied red wines like this selection. Pour a glass and enjoy rich red fruit notes as you are transported to the locale that inspired legendary author Ernest Hemingway’s best-known work.
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
2016 La Référence Merlot - Vin de Pays, France
2016 La Reference Merlot is a round, fruit-driven Merlot that expresses the character of its French soil. Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, smooth La Référence Merlot pours forth with an aromatic elegance that makes it the ideal partner for red meats and sharp cheeses.
Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2016 Bianchi Malbec - Argentina
This silky Argentinian 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.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 New York International Wine Competition