March Cellar Closeout Mixed Case
Your March Cellar Closeout Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
El Portal Red Blend
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own, and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. In this smooth and ripe-flavored red, blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice and violet. Touches of sweet tobacco and spice accentuate the fruit-forward flavor, making El Portal Red Blend very food friendly.
Fair Oaks Zinfandel
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.
Geja's Big Bold Red
As the name says, this feisty wine is big on bold, ripe flavor. Geja’s Big Bold Red is fresh and forward, with prominent, aggressive tannins and balanced acidity. If you haven’t already tried this multiple award-winner, there’s no better time than now. This is one wine you can enjoy every day of the week. Silver Medal (87 points), Critics Challenge Wine Competition; Bronze, West Coast Wine Competition.
Bertoli Primitivo di Puglia IGT
Think of that perfectly broken-in pair of boots. They’re tough enough for bad weather, but refined enough to add something to your favorite suit. Bertoli Primitivo di Puglia IGT is those boots. This powerful red, from Italy’s heel, soft and deep with flavorful vanilla, raspberry and spice notes. Pack it for a trip, or pair it with spicy sausages, venison, duck, or tomato dishes like chili and lasagna.
Garnacha is the Spanish version of Grenache, a red wine that is immediately recognizable for its flavors of ripe fruit and spice. Buscado Garnacha produces intense and pleasant aromas of licorice and wild berries with slight mineral undertones. Flavors of ripe red fruit, fresh thyme and hints of minerals linger on the finish of this silky and full-bodied Spanish Garnacha.
Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec Et Merlot
Among the many noteworthy French grapes, two have become especially treasured for their stunning wines. Malbec has a dark, rustic nature, while Merlot features a soft, fruit forward, and herbaceous character. When blended, they craft a unique flavor. Cuvèe Joëlle fuses red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. This exciting red blend is meant to be paired with fun dishes like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, pungent cheeses, and bacon blue cheese burgers.
La Petite Tour Classic White
La Petite Tour winery has been a highlight of Calfornia’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. La Petite Tour Classic White has won seven awards, including the Gold Medal in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition, and the Silver in the Winemaker Challenge, with a score of 89 points.
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.
Spencer Family Sauvignon Blanc
Grapefruit, green apple and ripe fig are the most distinguishing characteristics of this award-winning white wine. Produced in a century-old vineyard, the grapes in Spencer Family Sauvignon Blanc provide marvelous complexity and balance to this fruity, crisp wine. This sauv blanc is one of our most highly decorated bottles, taking Gold Medals in the Toast of the Coast (93 points), San Francisco Chronicle, and Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competitions in 2016, along with Silvers in the 2015 Grand Harvest Awards and Critics Challenge (89 points).
Cannery Row Chardonnay
Cannery Row is a stylish, classic California Chardonnay. With a score of 91 points, this delicious white won the Gold Medal in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016. It offers fresh fruit aromas that lead to flavors of apple, nectarine, and ripe juicy melon. Oak aging adds hints of toasty oak and vanilla, giving the wine depth and complexity, while a balanced acidity keeps it refreshing.
Kepe Blanco is full of tropical fruit notes and flavors like gooseberry and melon. A rich mouthfeel and a long leisurely finish make this fresh-tasting white wine absolutely perfect. It makes a beautiful pair for seafood, tapas or vegetarian cuisine. Simply fantastico!
Cuvèe Joëlle White Blend
For over four generations, the family who crafts Cuvèe Joëlle has strived to produce food-friendly wines of balance and grace. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin De L’oeil gives flavors of gooseberry and citrus with notes of green. Loin De L’oeil makes the wine vibrant and full-bodied with balanced acidity. Share it with friends over your favorite seafood dishes.