Essentials Collection Mixed Case
Your Essentials Collection Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Aramis Red Blend
A stylistic red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Tannat, some of the noble grapes that populate the southern region of France. When these three grapes get blended together, the results are outstanding. Cherry, raspberry, and blackberry combined with pepper, clove, and hints of earthiness round out the flavor profile in this French beauty.
Its flavor profile is a salute to the homeland of Malbec, Cahors in France. It drinks profoundly, with dark fruits such as blackberry with herbaceous notes, and that nice overlay of smoky, destined to be best friends with many grilled meats. It’s full bodied, has a personality, and has a finish that can please the wine drinker in all of us.
Radford Dale Shiraz
It has the classic spicy and peppery Shiraz notes and firm, ripe tannins, fresh acidity and persistent minerality. This Shiraz has power, backbone and fruit with just enough restraint. Another magnificent wine from Radford Dale.
Val Di Botte Toscana Rosso I.G.T.
Up front flavors of raspberry and strawberry with hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs like thyme. The finish is light to medium with a smooth tannin structure. We recommend you open and let it breathe before consuming. Enjoy with margherita pizza with fennel sausage or a pasta dish like Spaghetti Bolognese.
Longchase Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon
A 2013 Vintage Cabernet, this wine has flavors of cherry, raspberry and cinnamon with a medium finish and a light mouth feel. This is a wine that can be enjoyed every day no matter what you are doing, ordering pizza from your favorite neighborhood joint or grilling with lots of friends.
Grenache is a varietal grown around the world and in the country of Spain, it goes by the name Garnacha. Each country where Grenache is grown, it expresses the unique terroir and shows different flavor profiles. For Spain and specifically the grapes in Buscado, Garnacha produces intense and pleasant aromas of licorice and wild berries with slight mineral undertones. Flavors of ripe red fruit, fresh thyme and hints of minerals linger on the finish of this silky and full-bodied expression of Garnacha.
Torre Di Vil Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde is on a serious hot streak since 2014. This light and refreshing white wine from Portugal is a must-have for almost any occasion. Torre Di Vil Vinho Verde is light pale yellow in color and this refreshing white wine has a nose and palate that shows fresh fruit, such as peach, with hints of orange blossom. There is a streak of minerality that makes for a bracing wine, with a well-balanced acidity and a freshness that carries through to the crisp, clean finish.
Vineyards of South Eastern Australia bask in the cool breezes that waft off of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, creating the perfect growing conditions for Australia’s white wine varietals. This Chardonnay is crisp in style with aromas of lemongrass and spring blossom. Flavors of sweet melon and ripe peach give this wine a delicate and creamy texture.
Baron Kokot Michelsberg White
Most people do not consider German wines when making their choice of wines to drink on any given occasion. I ask you, why not? Germany produces high quality wines that are for the white wine lover who enjoys crisp acid-driven whites. Baron Kokot is a white wine from the Mosel region which is known for wines of perfect balance of fruitiness and acidity. It is vibrant and slightly sweet, making it the perfect complement to Thai and Indian dishes as a stand alone aperitif.
Pepi Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc has notes of vibrant grapefruit and zesty citrus, accompanied by slight green flavors to round it the refreshingly crisp mouthfeel. It complements a cocktail party or light fare dinner.
Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay
It has a refreshing "say no to oak" style – bright and light with citrus, apple and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A gentle acidity adds structure while allowing the delicate fruit flavors to shine. Versatile and food-friendly, it makes a good choice with seafood, poultry, or pasta dishes with butter-based sauces.
Qapay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc is a classic example of what can be done with this popular variety in Central Chile. The grapes are exposed to wonderful sun and an almost greenhouse-like regularity of dry, hot days and dry, cool nights throughout the growing season--near perfect ripening conditions. The result is a clean, citrusy, lean and fresh wine. The nose is full of grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty flavors of green fruits, lime, and floral notes and a long, crisp finish. Outstanding as an aperitif or a cocktail wine, it is also ideal with salads using arugula, fennel, or roasted bell peppers, and is a refreshing companion for richer white meats like pork and lobster.