Manic Monday Mixed Case + Cabernet Trio Upgrade
Your Manic Monday Mixed Case + Cabernet Trio Upgrade includes:
River's End Reserve Merlot - California - (x1)
This wonderful red is the versatile bottle you want on your shelf to go with almost anything you cook, especially grilled fowl, braised red meats, and rich tomato sauces. Note the ripe berry flavors and aromas, and the nice touch of oak.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
Cepage Cabernet Sauvignon - Vin de Pays, France - (x1)
Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, Cépage Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown using sustainable viticulture in France’s Languedoc wine region. This ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of red and black fruit with notes of spice. It starts off bold on the palate with flavors of licorice and strawberry, followed by a round, jammy finish. Enjoy this wine with pizza or your favorite red meat—especially if it’s grilled.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
El Portal Red Blend - California - (x1)
One sip of this bold and flavorful red, and we can see the landscape near the California coast: ocean breezes, rich soil, clear sun… 2015 El Portal Red Blend balances Zinfandel and Merlot with vivid Syrah to create a food-friendly blend with flavors of black cherry, followed by notes of vanilla and mocha.
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, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
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.
Big Cirrus Syrah - Valle Central, Chile - (x1)
The Maule Valley in central Chile is gaining a reputation as the place for Syrah grapes, as their noble wines grown in demand and popularity. Enjoy fruit flavors of blueberry and blackberry, with hints of pepper, violets, clove and vanilla with every sip of this beautiful Reserva wine.
Nguilleu Chardonnay - Central Valley, Chile - (x1)
Named for a sun-like, fruit-bearing plant that grows in the southern Andes mountains, Nguilleu wines are emblematic of the balance of tradition and innovation that characterizes the growing Chilean wine scene. 2016 Nguilleu Reserva Chardonnay is grown in a cold weather climate, creating a tart white wine with appealing flavors of lemon.
La Petite Tour Classic White - Callifornia - (x1)
La Petite Tour winery has been a highlight of California’s wine scene since the 1980s. Over the years, this white blend has remained a family favorite, and was originally only made in small lots for their own table. La Petite Tour Classic White is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. It’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables, and we’ve found that it’s the bottle that thrills white wine fans…and converts red wine drinkers.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
Lone Vine White Wine - California - (x1)
Delicately aromatic and medium-bodied, the 2015 Lone Vine White Wine evokes the image of a crisp green pear. Its vibrant citrus notes are balanced by a mellow richness that plays nicely with fresh seafood, cold roast chicken, or creamy polenta.
Cannery Row Chardonnay - California - (x1)
Named for the historic and beautiful section of the California coast that inspired John Steinbeck’s timeless writing, 2015 Cannery Row Cellars Chardonnay Cannery Row is a California classic that melds tradition and beauty with the state’s celebrated spirit of innovation. This refreshing white balances apple, nectarine, and juicy melon flavors with toasty hints of vanilla and oak, resulting in a fresh wine with a surprising complexity.
Carma Sauvignon Blanc - Valle Central, Chile - (x1)
This is a clean, citrusy, lean and fresh white wine. Carma Sauvignon Blanc's nose is full of grapefruit and green apple, followed by zesty flavors of green fruits and lime, floral notes, and a long, crisp finish. This versatile sauvignon blanc is outstanding as an aperitif or cocktail wine, and also a refreshing compantion to arugula salads and richer white meats like pork and lobster.
Boondaree Verdehlo - Southeastern Australia - (x1)
Verdelho are white grapes from Portugal that have spread across the world, producing dynamic white wines in Spain and, now, Australia. 2015 Boondaree Verdelho carries flavors of candied banana, apple, and lemon, with a fresh acidity. This wine pleases Chardonnay-lovers and mingles well with heavier fishes, roast chicken and root vegetables, and creamy pastas.
River's End Monterey Cabernet Sauvignon - Monterey, California - (x3)
Monterey’s Salinas Valley, the home of this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, receives intense sunshine throughout the day. At night, cool air funnels in from the Pacific Ocean, giving the vines optimal balance to fully ripen. The end result is River’s End Cabernet, a satisfying and youthful red with flavors of black currant, cherry, red bell pepper, and baking spices.
Multiple Award Winner: 93-point Gold Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; 92-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016