July-ber Monday Mixed Case + Bordeaux Trio
Your Bordeaux Trio includes one bottle each of:
2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
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.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
2014 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge - Bordeaux, France
2014 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge comes from a Platinum Medal-winning winery in France’s most legendary wine region. A refined blend of 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this indulgent red invites the eye with a deep ruby color. The flavors are of ripe fruit, with hints of oak, and rounded, well-integrated tannins that create a wonderfully balanced red. Enjoy this Bordeaux with a friend, your favorite meal, or both.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
While less than 10% of the wine produced in France’s historic Bordeaux region is white, connoisseurs seek these rarefied wines for their light and fruity profiles. 2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc is a delicate and surprisingly complex white, with zesty flavors of citrus, grass, and gooseberry, which are mellowed by a lovely note of honeysuckle. This wine entices Sauvignon Blanc lovers, and perfectly complements dishes with fresh green herbs, lime, and garlic.
Award Winner: Best of Class, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Your July-ber Monday Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
Cantus Vino Rosso - Central Italy
Open this non-vintage 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
2015 Longchase Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon - California
Light and versatile California Cabernet Sauvignon with tasty flavors of raspberry and cherry that gain complexity through a baking spice note. 2015 Longchase Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon is the bottle you want to uncork with a pizza, a couple friends, and your favorite John Coltrane album (we suggest Live at Birdland).
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle, Silver Medal, 2017 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2016 La Référence Cabernet Sauvignon - Vin de Pays, France
Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, 2016 La Référence Cabernet Sauvignon starts off bold on the palate and moves into a round, jammy finish. This classic French red is especially delicious with pizza and grilled red meats.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 New York International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2015 Val di Botte Chianti D.O.C.G. - Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Chianti is a region in Tuscany, Italy where the wines rival the best in the world. Val Di Botte Chianti is 85% Sangiovese, topped off with a blend of Canaiolo Nero and Cabernet Sauvignon. The results are intense but refined, with a wild berry flavors and a slight smokiness. This Chianti is a delight at the dinner table. Enjoy it with cheese and charcuterie, hearty pastas, pizza, and meat or fish.
2016 Poco a Poco Tempranillo - Spain
Tempranillo is a powerful and oaky Spanish red that is beloved throughout Europe, but under the radar in the U.S. Open a bottle and enjoy bold flavors of cherry, plum, sweet tobacco, tomato, and vanilla. The last two vintages of Poco a Poco Tempranillo have both won multiple awards, and expectations are high for the 2016. Pair yours with your favorite foods—pizza, burgers, Mexican food, tomato-based Italian meals—and taste why the judges are so excited.
2016 Nguilleu Merlot - Central Valley, Chile
This soft and fruit-driven red pleases with peppery notes and a slight hint of chocolate. 2016 Nguilleu Merlot joins us from Chile's stylish Valle Central, and is a wonderful companion for a meal, especially if it’s a picnic.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 Critics Challenge Wine & Spirits Competition
2016 Cuvèe Joëlle White Blend - Comte Tolosan, France
This graceful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin De L’oeil grapes entices lovers of French wine. Sauvignon Blanc excites with zesty notes of gooseberry and citrus while Loin De L’oeil adds a vibrancy and full-bodied feel. Enjoy it with seafood and crisp salads.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 New York International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bertoli Bianco - Central Italy
Like a suit that fits so well it’s actually fun to wear, fresh and dry Bertoli Bianco is tailored to be everything you want in a non-vintage 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. You’re sophisticated now. Enjoy it.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
2016 Vinum Chardonnay - Western Cape, South Africa
Made from grapes grown in South Africa’s rising Stellenbosch region, this silky white wine refreshes with flavors of pear and apple, and hints of pineapple. 2016 Vinum Chardonnay has a vibrant acidity that makes it a great pairing for light and creamy dishes, like a shellfish pasta.
2016 Paperbark White Blend - South Australia
From a fifth-generation winemaking family in southern Australia’s historic Barossa Valley region, Paperbark wines are as loveable as their namesake, an Australian tree with peeling bark and fluffy white flowers. Made from a nicely balanced blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Paperbark White Blend is pale straw with green hues in the glass, sharing aromas of citrus, lemon grass and papaya. The fruit continues to the palate, which has a refreshing lemon acidity.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2016 Bianchi Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay - Argentina
This refreshing blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay is made from handpicked Argentinean grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay has an attractive profile that balances Chenin Blanc’s dry and zesty feel with Chardonnay’s richer qualities, resulting in a versatile white wine with notes of pear and apple.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 New York International Wine Competition
2016 Fuerza de la Tierra White Blend - La Mancha, Spain
This lively Spanish blend features Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo grapes that were cold macerated to preserve their lively aromas of citrus and white flower. 2015 Fuerza De La Tierra White is a glossy pale yellow in the glass, and velvety on the palate. Enjoy it chilled.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition