First Day of Spring Mixed Case + California Spring Fling Trio
Your California Spring Fling Trio includes one bottle each of these three Golden State wines:
2014 Lone Cardinal Cabernet Sauvignon
This youthful and approachable California Cabernet Sauvignon takes flight in the glass with flavors of black cherry and currant, nestled into a silky touch of vanilla. Don’t wing it. Keep this wine on hand for everyday drinking.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 OM Pinot Noir
This robust and spiritual California red offers divine flavors of strawberry, pomegranate, and cola, and a hint of clove. It is a revelation when paired with transcendently spicy dishes.
Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
2015 Stone & Glass Chardonnay
You’ve struck gold. 2015 Stone & Glass Chardonnay is a classic California Chardonnay with mellow flavors of ripe golden apples and Asian pear, plus a refreshing overlay of citrus zest. Pair this precious white wine with soft cheese, or your favorite herbed fish.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Your First Day of Spring Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
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 River's End Merlot - California
There’s a reason that medium-bodied and versatile Merlot is one of the most popular red wines. It’s beloved for the red fruits and soft tannins that make it delicious with a variety of foods, from rich red meats and stews to lighter white meat and fish dishes. River’s End Merlot is a California favorite, with an award-winning heritage. This new 2014 vintage is brilliant with ripe berry notes in the aromas and flavors, smoothed by a touch of oak. This is the wine you want on your shelf for almost any occasion.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold medal, 2017 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition; 90-point Gold Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 SF Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Geja's Private Reserve Big Bold Red - California
As the name says, this feisty wine is big on bold, ripe flavor. Geja’s Big Bold Red is fresh and forward, with prominent, aggressive tannins and balanced acidity. If you haven’t already tried this multiple award-winner, there’s no better time than now. This is one wine you can enjoy every day of the week.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
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 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 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
Dark and rich Malbec intertwines with soft and friendly Merlot in this fortuitous meeting between two of the most iconic French grapes. Delicious black cherry and currant flavors mingle with savory notes of spice and leather in this unique and lovely French blend.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon - Central Valley, Chile
Named for a sun-like, fruit-bearing plant that grows in the southern Andes mountains, Nguilleu wines are emblematic of the balance of tradition and innovation that characterizes the growing Chilean wine scene. 2015 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon is a smoky and savory take on this beloved red wine varietal. Tart flavors of cherry, cranberry, and red currant ride along on silky tannins, mingling with a smoky overlay that starts on the nose and floats through to the finish. We suggest pairing this powerful red with spicy, rich foods, like Mexican pork with red sauce.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Treehaven Lane Chardonnay - California
This classic California Chardonnay comes to us with a Gold Medal-winning heritage, and notes of apple, melon, and citrus. A hint of oak and a crisp acidity makes this white wine a great companion for creamy and savory dishes.
Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast 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
2016 Bayshore Vintners Pinot Grigio - California
Pinot Grigio is one of the most refreshing white wines you can drink—the perfect companion to a meal on a hot summer day. The 2016 vintage of Bayshore Vintners Pinot Grigio continues in this proud tradition. Made from grapes grown on one of California’s oldest Pinot Grigio vineyards, this fruit-driven white dances across the tongue with a crisp acidity and delicious flavors of melon and tangerine.
Val di Botte Toscana Bianco I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
Made from a blend of some of Italy’s most beloved grapes, including 70% Trebbiano Bianco, fresh and dry Val Di Botte Toscana Bianco has everything you could want in a white wine. The color is pale and straw-like. It has pleasant, fruity and floral aromas; the flavor hints at green apple, melon and lemon zest; and the finish is vibrant and refreshing.
Multiple Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
2015 Cuvèe Joëlle White Blend - Comte Tolosan, France
For over four generations, the family who crafts Cuvèe Joëlle has strived to produce food-friendly wines of balance and grace. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin De L’oeil gives flavors of gooseberry and citrus with notes of green. Loin De L’oeil makes the wine vibrant and full-bodied with balanced acidity. Share it with friends over your favorite seafood dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
2016 Kepe Blanco - Utiel Requena, Spain
This fresh Spanish white has a rich, tropical feel, with notes of melon and gooseberry leading into a leisurely finish. Uncork a bottle and enjoy it with seafood, vegetarian dishes, or a variety of tapas.