Derby Dash Reds Case + Bear Hug Reds Trio
Your Bear Hug Reds Trio includes:
2014 Bear Hug Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon - California (x2)
We are particularly excited about this exclusive, barrel select Cabernet Sauvignon from California. First pass with your nose brings enticing aromas of ripe cherries, flowers, and cotton candy. After opening, this wine is even tastier if you let it sit for 30 minutes, giving the delicious flavors the chance to stretch out. No matter how long you wait, the first sip will have you savoring bright cherries, cassis, and ripe blackberries with a full and pleasing mouth feel and smooth, easy-going finish.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
2014 Bear Hug Zinfandel - Lodi, California (x1)
A bear hug is big, comfortable, and luxurious. California’s 2014 Bear Hug Winemaker Select Zinfandel is true to its name. This delicious and enjoyable red embraces the drinker with sumptuous flavors of blueberry and boysenberry, that mingle with hints of plum, vanilla, and a pinch of 5-spice. Keep this wine handy when you’re cooking your favorite meats. It’s always good to have a Bear Hug.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Your Derby Dash Reds Case includes two bottles 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
2013 Fair Oaks Zinfandel - California
Fair Oaks’ claret-style Zinfandel is packed with rich berry jam flavors and hints of black pepper and anise. A nice touch of acidity creates a clean, food friendly finish. Our expert wine panel enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished they had more.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Monarch Glen Barbera - California
Enjoy the luscious flavors of ripe cherry and dark blackberry that join in harmony with notes of sweet spice and vanilla in every glass of 2015 Monarch Glen Barbera. This juicy, food-friendly red pairs with a wide variety of food, but we especially love it with mushroom risotto.
Val di Botte Toscana Rosso I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
This central Italian red boasts up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry with hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. The finish is light to medium with a smooth tannin structure. Pour Val di Botte Toscana Rosso with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes, especially if you open it early and let it breathe before drinking.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
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 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.