March Craziness Super Premium Reds 15-Pack
Your March Craziness Super Premium Reds 15-Pack includes one bottle each of:
2014 Lone Cardinal Red Blend - California (x2)
Beloved California grapes are birds of a feather in this decadent and dark California blend. Malbec lovers, take note: 2014 Lone Cardinal takes flight with jammy blackberry and blueberry flavors and a hint of dark chocolate, soaring into a long, juicy finish.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 El Portal Red Blend - California (x2)
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.
Award Winner: Silver medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 SF Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2013 Sierra Trails Old Vines Zinfandel - California (x2)
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex red with aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, and red currants. The flavor hints at tobacco, black pepper, and sweet oak, which carries the fruits through a lingering finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
Val di Botte Nero d'Avola - Sicily, Italy (x2)
Bold and sweet Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s preeminent grape, creating charismatic wines with unmistakable fruit flavors, subtle notes of smoke, and nuances of spice. When sipping Val di Botte Nero d’Avola, you’ll enjoy a strong presence of blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and chile pepper. Try pairing it with gamy meat dishes like oxtail stew, or anything with applewood-smoked bacon.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
2015 Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C. - Abruzzo, Italy (x2)
A well-tuned vintage car has a special rumble. It’s strong and familiar and makes you feel like you can go anywhere. Montepulciano’s the ruby red 1959 Alfa Romeo of wines—one of the most popular Italian grapes, robust and able to hold its own with meaty meals. Cantus Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is dry and harmonious, with aromas of tobacco and leather. Enjoy this medium-bodied red after you’ve been out for a spin.
Award Winner: 93-point Gold medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon - Central Valley, Chile (x2)
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. 2015 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon is a smoky and savory take on this beloved red wine varietal. Tart flavors of cherry, cranberry, and red currant ride along on silky tannins, mingling with a smoky overlay that starts on the nose and floats through to the finish. We suggest pairing this powerful red with spicy, rich foods, like Mexican pork with red sauce.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot - Comte Tolosan, France (x2)
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Berlin Wine Competition
2013 Finca de Mar Tempranillo - Spain (x1)
This oak-aged Spanish red arrives from Ribera del Duero with notes of red fruit and toasty vanilla. Made from 100% Tempranillo—Spain’s signature grape—2013 Finca Del Mar Tempranillo is delicious with grilled fish, red meats, and semi-cured cheeses.
Award Winner: Best of Class, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition