Friends and Family Mixed Case + Mixed Upgrade Trio
Your West Coast Mixed Wine Trio includes one bottle each of these 3 hand-selected wines:
2014 Lone Cardinal Red Blend - California
Beloved California grapes are birds of a feather in this decadent and dark California blend. Malbec lovers, take note: 2014 Lone Cardinal takes flight with jammy blackberry and blueberry flavors and a hint of dark chocolate, soaring into a long, juicy finish.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 OM Pinot Noir - California
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.
2015 Stone and Glass Chardonnay - California
This medium-bodied California white is Chardonnay for people who hate Chardonnay. Made with a “say no to oak” style, 2015 Stone & Glass Chardonnay is a refreshing gem of a wine with a citrusy nose, glowing flavors of tropical fruit like pineapple, and mild acid.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
Your Friends and Family Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2015 Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - California
This complex California red pleases by weaving flavors of currant and black cherry in with notes of violet and vanilla. Making good on an award-winning heritage, 2015 Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy-drinking California favorite that we love with savory steaks and burgers.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 SF Chronicle; Silver medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
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 Geja's Private Reserve Big Bold Red - California
This exciting new vintage of a multiple award-winning favorite stays true to its name. 2015 Geja’s Big Bold Red has a fresh and forward profile that starts with intense fruit aromas and follows through with ripe flavors of dark cherry and rhubarb, topped off by tasty notes of mocha and vanilla. The result is a smooth and highly drinkable California red that you are sure to enjoy.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 SF Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Compeition
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 Snickerdoodle Chardonnay - California
Crisp, refreshing Chardonnay is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of white wine. Snickerdoodle makes a fresh Chardonnay, with flavors of green apple, nectarine and juicy melon. A subtle hint of oak adds complexity without cutting into the wine’s crispness, resulting in a delicious gem of a California Chardonnay.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International 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.
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: Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
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
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