National Picnic Day Reds Case + Fresh Air Trio
Your Fresh Air Trio includes these three picnic-worthy French wines:
2012 Arnozan Bordeaux Lussac-St.Emilion - Bordeaux, France (x2)
The vineyard that nurtures and grows this immaculate Bordeaux’s grapes spreads across the hillsides and plateaus of southwestern France’s coveted Saint-Émillion. The blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon results in a vividly colored red wine, with red ripe flavors of cherry and spice, and hints of cedar on the nose and palate. Arnozan Lussac St. Émilion Red Wine is perfectly balanced, with soft and silky tannins, and a wonderful, well-rounded finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Nectar Grenache - France (x1)
The name Nectar isn’t a reference to the wine's style but to nektar, the drink of the Gods. True to the heavenly style of French Grenache, this herbaceous red is rich with flavors of dried strawberries, plus a balance of tobacco and white pepper.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Your National Picnic Day Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2015 Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - California
This complex California red pleases by weaving flavors of currant and black cherry in with notes of violet and vanilla. Making good on an award-winning heritage, 2015 Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy-drinking California favorite that we love with savory steaks and burgers.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2015 Monarch Glen Merlot - California
Monarch Glen Merlot is a tasty red wine that flaunts aromas of tangy cherry and sweet berries, leading into a clean, dry finish. Looking for a food to pair with this wonderful wine? Try herb-roasted chicken, or grilled rack of lamb with fresh mint.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
2015 Treehaven 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 flavors of sugar plum, smashed blueberry, black pepper, and baker’s chocolate. Petite Sirah grapes are rare, with French origin. Now, they are mainly grown in California, and take 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.
Cantus Vino Rosso - Central Italy
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.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
2016 Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
Suited for many meals, and any social situation, Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge is a delightful and versatile French red with soft flavors of black cherry, tart currants and white pepper, with hints of leather. Pour a glass tonight.
2016 Kepe Tempranillo - Utiel Requena, Spain
Tempranillo is Spain’s signature red grape, creating highly enjoyable and versatile wines like this exciting new vintage of multiple award-winning Kepe Tempranillo. This ripe red balances notes of red berries and darker fruits like plum and currant, moving into a satisfying finish. We love a glass on its own, or with a crowd-pleasing meal—pizza, pasta, grilled meat, and a variety of Mexican dishes.