Hot August Reds Case
Your Hot August Reds Case includes one bottle each of
Vista De Noche Malbec
Vista de Noche Malbec is a profound red, with dark fruits like blackberry mingling with herbaceous notes and a nice, smoky overlay. This full-bodied wine is destined to be best friends with many grilled meats. It’s got a lot of personality, and a finish that can please the wine drinker in all of us.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that showcases local Portuguese grapes. This excellent red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features Castelão grapes, which thrive on Portugal’s drier, harsher climate. The resulting wine is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and mild floral notes. We suggest Albarrada Red for fans of Tempranillo and Barbera, especially if you pair it with French charcuterie or Korean short ribs.
Camartina Cabernet Sauvignon
While strawberry and raspberry flavors take the lead in this friendly Chilean Cab, the hints of cocoa are what really stand out, helping it complement our favorite foods. And, those foods don’t have to be gourmet! We love Camartina Cabernet Sauvignon with cheese steaks and Buffalo wings. Or, if you’ve already eaten, pair it with a night in, a movie, and maybe even someone special.
Carmanere is a dry, medium-bodied red with Bordeaux origins and a Chilean pedigree. Yapa Carmenere is a vivid, violet red color with aromas of fresh raspberries and cherries that follow through on the palate with spices and bittersweet chocolate. Serve this wine with a zesty pork dish, or a hearty tomato seafood stew.
In Ancient Aztec, Tremo means vibrant and fresh. This is the perfect description for this cutting edge wine from Spain’s Rioja region. Tempranillo is Spain’s signature grape, exploding with flavors of strawberry, plum, and black currant in this full-bodied, well-structured red that finds itself balanced perfectly by soft, elegant tannins. Tremo Tempranillo is versatile and food-friendly, especially if you pair it with a juicy burger or a slice of pizza.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Val di Botte Sangiovese I.G.T.
With unlimited coastal access, warm Southern Italian sun, and 24-hour cool breezes, the Puglia wine region produces balanced, fruity grapes which match the local, tomato-rich food. If you want an earthy red to go with your favorite pizza or pasta, Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia is what you’re looking for, especially if you decant it for half an hour to let the flavors of red currant and raspberry really open up.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
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
Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge
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.
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux
The 2013 vintage of Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux won multiple awards, including a 96-point Platinum Medal. Excitement is running high for the highly reviewed 2014 vintage, which seamlessly blends 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This auspicious red is sure to get judges excited. It’s vivid in the glass and smooth on the palate, with clean black cherry and currant flavors, and an easy finish.
Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This classic Cabernet serves up lush blackberry and currant flavors, with hints of fresh herbs and cedar. Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon pairs perfectly with foods with savory, umami flavors like smoky cheeseburgers or mom’s homemade meatloaf.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Fleur De Roche Malbec
Made from 100% Malbec grapes, this robust and complex French red excites with flavors of raspberry, black currant, and blackberry. Firm tannins make for a smooth wine that is wonderful on its own, or with seasoned meat dishes.
James and Bell Zinfandel
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, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016