Inauguration Day Mixed Case + Barbera d'Asti Trio Upgrade
Your Inauguration Day Mixed Case + Upgrade includes:
Fair Oaks Zinfandel - California (x1)
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: 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
Monarch Glen Merlot (x1)
Monarch Glen Merlot is a tasty red wine that flaunts aromas of tangy cherry and sweet berries, leading into a clean, dry finish. Looking for a food to pair with this wonderful wine? Try herb-roasted chicken, or grilled rack of lamb with fresh mint.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
Hemispheres Petite Sirah - California (x1)
This is a sumptuous South African wine that is just right with mild preparations of shellfish, fish or white meats like chicken or veal. The wine’s silky texture also makes it a wonderful match with pâté or dishes featuring butter and cream sauces. Lemon curd and baked red apple aromas greet as you approach the glass and lead to bright lemon, apple and apricot flavors. This is a treat you’ll want to stock up on!
Pico Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina (x1)
While Malbec originated in Cahors, France, its new home is Mendoza, Argentina, where the dark grapes have been flourishing since the 19th century. 2015 Pico Malbec hails from Mendoza, but is made in the robust, full-bodied style of its French relatives, with notes of blackberry and herbs, and a smoky overlay that makes it a great pairing for grilled meat.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2016 International Women's Wine Competition
Della Flora Nero d'Avola - Sicily, Italy (x1)
Of the almost 350 varieties of wine grapes in Italy, Nero d’Avola from Sicily is our favorite. When crafted well, like in Della Flora Nero d’Avola, they yield a bold red wine with lots of blackberry and plum flavors, followed by sweet and smoky nuances, hints of spice, and a smooth and sultry finish. Enjoy this wine with hearty stews, gamy meats, and our favorite: bacon buffalo cheeseburgers.
Longitude Red Blend - Altejano, Portugal (x1)
Longitude has flavors of blueberry and plum, with hints of slate and mint. The smooth tannins lead to an easygoing finish. Think of it as the black cotton sweater of wines—you’ll want it on hand for almost any occasion.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2016 International Women's Wine Competition
Moon Crest Sauvignon Blanc - California (x1)
Fresh with aromas of melon, freshly cut grass, green apple, sweet citrus zest and fig, this zesty Sauvignon Blanc compliments sharper flavors like fresh herbs, tomatoes and smoked fish.
Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay - California (x1)
Hayton Reserve Chardonnay is a refreshing white with a bright and light "say no to oak" style. Citrus, apple and tropical fruit flavors mingle with a gentle acidity to create a versatile, food-friendly wine. It’s the perfect choice for buttery seafood, poultry, or pasta dishes.
Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
MYTH Riesling - Columbia Valley, Washington State (x1)
"The intense sun and cool pacific winds of Washington state’s Cascade mountain range optimize ripeness and sugar levels in nearby vineyards, resulting in fruity, rich wines. MYTH’s newest Riesling entices your nose with aromas of nectarine, apricot, and honey leading into flavors of honey crisp apple and stone fruit. Riesling is an inherently versatile white, begging to be enjoyed at a cocktail party or with Thai and Indian-inspired cuisine.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
Villa Amoroso Toscana Bianco I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy (x1)
"This floral and fruity white blend is formulated to satisfy even the most discerning white wine lover. With a straw-like color, flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, and a vibrant finish, this refreshing Italian white makes for a perfect companion to a sunny afternoon.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Cachil Sauvignon Blanc Reserva - Valle Central, Chile (x1)
This bright Sauvignon Blanc was produced in Colchagua Valley, the most prestigious wine region in Chile. It features a vibrant acidity and layers of citrus fruit and freshly cut grass. Cachil Sauvignon Blanc creates a wonderful drinking experience for any white wine lover.
La Cabane aux Oiseaux Bordeaux Rose - Bordeaux, France (x1)
At last, we welcome the heyday of La Cabane des Oiseaux! Bordeaux rosés like this one are known to be elegant, fruity, and long on the palate. With its clean pink color colour and fruity taste, charming and refreshing La Cabane Aux Oiseaux Rose is ideal as an aperitif or for meals with friends. Enjoy this lively wine with summer salads or grilled, skewered meat.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition
Abbazia Barbera d' Asti D.O.C.G. - Asti, Piemonte, Italy (x3)
Located in the rolling hills between Milan and Genoa, Asti is known for some of the world’s best wines and cuisine. The Barbera made in Asti is second to none. This elegant wine is full and dry, with firm tannins and ripe red berry flavors. While Barbera ages well, its youthful nature is especially exciting during the young stages of its bottle life.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition