July-ber Monday Reds Case + Bordeaux Trio
Your Bordeaux Trio includes:
2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France (x2)
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 (x1)
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
Your July-ber Monday Reds Case includes two bottles 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