Monster Reds Case
Your Monster Reds Case includes one bottle each of
Treehaven Lane Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah is a spicy, medium-bodied red that is beloved for its beautiful, deep color. Treehaven’s take on this fan-favorite offers aromas of raspberry and strawberry, leading to powerful flavors of crushed red berry fruit and plum jam. This rare grape is of French origin, but is now mainly grown in California, and takes up less than 10,000 planted acres around the world. A great combination for grilled meats, cold cuts, and strong cheeses, Treehaven Petite Sirah is a wine that is sure to get people talking at your next dinner party.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016
Val di Botte Nero d' Avola
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, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016
Viña Albali Tempranillo
We recommend opening your bottle of Vina Albali Tempranillo and walking away for half an hour, allowing the wine to breath. Your restraint will pay off, as this Spanish red bursts forth with ripe fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry, combined with a perfumed nose. It drinks well, with a fine structure and a smooth finish. Definitely worth the wait.
Pico Malbec’s flavor profile is a salute to this style of wine’s homeland, Cahors in France. It drinks profoundly, with notes of blackberry and herbs. This red’s smoky overlay hits it off well with your favorite grilled meat. It’s full bodied, has a personality, and has a finish that should please the wine drinker in all of us.
Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel
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, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
Cuvee Joelle 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.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Open this 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.
Longchase Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon
This 2013 Vintage Cabernet is a light red with flavors of cherry, raspberry and cinnamon, and a medium finish. Enjoy this versatile wine on any occasion, whether you’re ordering in from your neighborhood pizza joint or grilling with lots of friends.
Longitude Red Blend
Longitude has flavors of plums and strawberries, with an easygoing finish and very smooth tannins. Think of it as the black cotton sweater of wines—you’ll want it on hand for almost any occasion.
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2016
Abbazia Barbera d' Asti D.O.C.G.
Located in the rolling hills between Milan and Genoa, Asti is known for some of the world’s best wines and cuisine. The Barbera made in Asti is second to none. This elegant wine is full and dry, with firm tannins and ripe red berry flavors. While Barbera ages well, its youthful nature is especially exciting during the young stages of its bottle life.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016