Friends and Family Mixed Case
Your Friends and Family Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Les Chartrons Bordeaux
Style and character shine in this charming red from the most storied wine region in France. Produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this indulgent blend is ideal as an aperitif or as the complement to a casual meal. Flaunting a lively cherry red color, the flavors are clean and fruity, with pronounced cherry, spice, and fresh herbs on the palate, a rounded mouthfeel, and supple tannins.
Multiple Award Winner: 94-point Platinum Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 90-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016
Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex red with aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, and red currants. The flavor hints at tobacco, black pepper, and sweet oak, which carries the fruits through a lingering finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot
Among the many noteworthy French grapes, two have become especially treasured for their stunning wines. Malbec has a dark, rustic nature, while Merlot features a soft, fruit forward, and herbaceous character. When blended, they craft a unique flavor. Cuvèe Joëlle fuses red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. This exciting red blend is meant to be paired with fun dishes like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, pungent cheeses, and bacon blue cheese burgers.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Made from 100% Malbec grapes, this elegant red seduces with summery notes of red and black fruits like raspberry, black currant, and blackberry. From southwest France’s Cahors region, smooth and fruity Pretium Malbec is delightful as an aperitif, and ready to be enjoyed with flavorful meat dishes like beef tajine, chicken curry, and spiced leg of lamb.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Cantus Vino Rosso
Open this Italian Red from Cantus early, giving it time to breathe before drinking. When you taste the flavors of raspberry and strawberry, you’ll know it was worth the wait. This smooth, central Italian red follows the up-front fruit with hints of roasted peppers and fresh herbs that start a fascinating conversation with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Cachil Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Chile’s Colchagua Valley is known for gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon, like this reserve offering from Cachil. Cachil Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon boasts beautiful flavors of currants, raspberry and cassis with hints of cocoa. It’s enjoyably lighter than the average cabernet, with a medium body and smooth finish. Taste this excellent red and you’ll understand why Colchagua Valley was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc
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: 93-point Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016
Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay
The term Winemaker Select is used to describe the winemaker’s favorite barrels from a particular vintage. Bear Hug Winemaker Select California Chardonnay is our best of the best, the crispest, most refreshing Chardonnay that you can get. From the first sip, you will be tantalized by delicious flavors of green apple, nectarine, honeysuckle, and melon, all in perfect, harmonious balance.
Multiple Award Winner: 93-Point Gold Medal, Toast of the Coast 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
Bayshore Vintners Pinot Grigio
This refreshing Bayshore wine comes from one of the first California vineyards to grow Pinot Grigio. The white grapes were originally used for dessert wines, until an importer recognized their great potential and used them to launch a line of food-friendly table wines. Gorgeous aromas jump out of the glass and delicious flavors of melon, citrus, and tangerine are completed by a crisp thread of acidity.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016
Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc
This fresh white features a harmonious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin de l’Oeil grapes, picked at perfect ripeness to convey southwest France’s incomparable terroir. Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc is a luxurious, full-bodied white that offers a fruity flavor profile with heavy notes of citrus. Enjoy it throughout a meal, as it compliments light seafood pastas and desserts like apple tart.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Abbazia Cuvee Prestige
Prosecco fans, take note. Our Cuvèe Prestige bottling from Abbazia is produced in the Charmat method, ensuring a refreshing sparkling wine with a complex palate of flavors and tiny, concentrated bubbles. It is fruity and pleasant, with a balance of golden apple and spring flower flavors on top of a dry finish. We can think of no better way to celebrate than with this sparkling wine made from Glera, the famous Italian prosecco grapes from Lombardy’s Collio vineyards.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016
Produced in Colchagua Valley, Chile - Wine Enthusiast's 2005 Wine Region of the Year - Yapa Chardonnay is a fresh alternative to traditional white wines. Made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay fruit, this refreshing wine has balanced acids, flavors of pineapple, pear and apples, and a buzzing citrus zest. In Chile, Yapa means gift, and like a gift, this wine brings joy with every sip.