Earth Day Mixed Case + Tierra Trio
Your Tierra Trio includes one bottle each of the following 3 Spanish wines:
2015 Tremo Maceracion Carbonica Tempranillo - Rioja, Spain
Carbonic Maceration is a cutting edge winemaking method where a carbon dioxide rich environment is used to ferment juice inside the grape. This results in very fruity wines with very little mouth-drying tannins. While most popular in France, Bodega Luis Alegre is using Carbonic Maceration in Spain on masterfully grown Tempranillo and Viura grapes for a juicy wine with an aromatic nose of raspberry, cherry and slight violet notes. Soft acidity provides just enough balance for fresh fruit notes that meet licorice on the finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2014 Nebla Old Vine Garnacha - Spain
Known as Grenache in France, Garnacha wine originated in Spain, where it is sought out for its juicy and smooth profile. 2014 Nebla Old Vine Garnacha was grown on 35-year-old vines in Valencia. Aromas of red fruits and notes of smoke and cedar begin on the nose and are joined on the palate by fleshy plum and a hint of black olive, leading into a long, berry-laden finish. We love this resolutely Mediterranean wine with paella and roasted meats.
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
Your Earth Day Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
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.
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
2013 James and Bell Zinfandel - California
This unpretentious, understated and easy-drinking red wine captured our attention immediately. Its aromas focus on sweet berry and licorice, while gentle tannins let the delicate fruit flavors shine through.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
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: 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 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 Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge is the captivating and delightful French red that any wine lover can enjoy on a daily basis. The 2015 vintage offers soft flavors of black cherry, with tart currants and white pepper, and leathery notes. It makes us smile. We’re sure it will do the same for you.
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 MYTH Viognier - California
Stop and smell the Viognier, the wonderfully floral white with auspicious origins in southern France. Pour a glass of 2015 MYTH Viognier and indulge in lush flavors of peach and apricot, with notes of lemon and hibiscus. Looking to impress? Pronounce it “vee-own-yay.”
2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by this delicate, layered white wine with generous flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry and honeysuckle. White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we love this sophisticated wine that has a Sauvignon Blanc’s appeal, with an added complexity that appeals to true enthusiasts. Do not miss this limited wine, which won the Gold for Best Bordeaux Blend in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
Multiple Award Winner: 2016 93-point Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; Director's Award, Best of Class: Best Bordeaux Blend, White, 2016 Winemaker Challenge Competition
2015 Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay - California
Citrus, apple and tropical fruit flavors mingle with a gentle acidity in this light, unoaked Chardonnay. 2015 Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay is remarkably refreshing, and begs for a pairing with buttery seafood, chicken, or pasta dishes, and even savory sides like mashed potatoes and gravy.
Award Winner: Best of Class, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Double Gold, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 SF Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2016 Spencer Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc - California
The 2015 vintage of this California institution won three Gold Medals in different international wine competitions. Expectations have been running high for the new vintage, and we’re proud to report that it delivers on its promise. Notes of green apple, grapefruit, and fig add an enticing complexity to this fruity and crisp white wine. Sip it with a bite of a dry cheese, like Parmesan.
Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
Val di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Pavia, Italy
Light and refreshing Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio is the quintessential summertime wine. It’s made with grapes grown south of Milan and close to the Italian Alps, the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio. This low-alcohol white flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears and nectarine flavors that mingle with slight almond and ginger notes. Serve it ice cold to maximize the crispness.
Multiple Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Berlin Wine Competition