Not A Necktie Mixed Case + Bordeaux Mixed Trio
Your Bordeaux Mixed Trio includes one bottle each of:
2015 Terre Blanche Grand Vin de Bordeaux
Wine production in the Bordeaux subregion of Graves dates back to the 12th century. Graves means “gravel” in French, and the local soil features a bounty of gravel and mineral-rich silt due to its auspicious location to the left of the Garonne River. The old vines that grew the grapes for 2014 Terre Blanche Grand Vin de Bordeaux reach deep into the soil for nutrients, and have produced a supple and dry red that is vivid in the glass, offering smooth flavors of currant and black cherry, and an easy finish. Made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
Style and character shine in this charming red from the most storied wine region in France. Produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this indulgent blend is ideal as an aperitif or as the complement to a casual meal. Flaunting a lively cherry red color, the flavors are clean and fruity, with pronounced cherry, spice, and fresh herbs on the palate, a rounded mouthfeel, and supple tannins.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by this delicate, layered white wine with generous flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry and honeysuckle. White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we love this sophisticated wine that has a Sauvignon Blanc’s appeal, with an added complexity that appeals to true enthusiasts. Do not miss this limited wine, which won the Gold for Best Bordeaux Blend in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
Multiple Award Winner: 2016 93-point Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; Director's Award, Best of Class: Best Bordeaux Blend, White, 2016 Winemaker Challenge Competition
Your Not A Necktie Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
Val di Botte Nero d'Avola - Sicily, Italy
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 non-vintage 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
2016 Paperbark Shiraz - South Australia
2016 Paperbark Shiraz joins us from a fifth-generation winemaking family in southern Australia’s Barossa Valley, a region famous for its big, flavorful Shiraz. Named for an Australian tree with peeling bark and fluffy white flowers, Paperbark Shiraz is true to its region, with a lovely purple color and aromas of plum, vanilla, and white pepper. It’s silky on the palate with bright flavors of blackberry and plum, and notes of chocolate and spice, leading into a long, succulent finish.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 Critics Challenge Wine & Spirits Competition
2016 Bianchi Malbec - Argentina
This silky Argentinian red is made from handpicked grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Malbec is an oak-aged wine with plum and black cherry aromatics, and a note of smoke that persists on the mouth, ending in a round and harmonious finish.
2016 River's End Merlot - California
With a Gold Medal-winning heritage and the ability to turn any meal into a special occasion, 2016 River’s End Reserve Merlot is the red wine that you want in your cellar. Uncork a bottle of this medium-bodied California favorite and savor notes of red fruit that carry from the aromas to the flavors, where they’re joined by a smooth touch of oak. This popular red has smooth tannins, which make it an easy pairing with a variety of foods, from rich beef stew to chicken and fish dishes. Keep this versatile red on-hand for meals, guests, or any scenario that calls for wine.
2015 Burke Family Cabernet Sauvignon - California
This classic Cabernet serves up lush blackberry and currant flavors, with hints of fresh herbs and cedar. Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon pairs perfectly with foods with savory, umami flavors like smoky cheeseburgers or mom’s homemade meatloaf.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Geja's Private Reserve Big Bold Red - California
This exciting new vintage of a multiple award-winning favorite stays true to its name. 2015 Geja’s Big Bold Red has a fresh and forward profile that starts with intense fruit aromas and follows through with ripe flavors of dark cherry and rhubarb, topped off by tasty notes of mocha and vanilla. The result is a smooth and highly drinkable California red that you are sure to enjoy.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2016 Nguilleu Sauvignon Blanc - Central Valley, Chile
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 Sauvignon Blanc is grown in a cold weather climate, and steel-aged for a bright and tart feel. The aromas are perfumed with grapefruit, and the flavors offer notes of lemon, gooseberry, and grass, with a mild salinity that is balanced by mellow honeysuckle on the finish.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Cuvèe Joëlle White Blend - Comte Tolosan, France
This graceful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin De L’oeil grapes entices lovers of French wine. Sauvignon Blanc excites with zesty notes of gooseberry and citrus while Loin De L’oeil adds a vibrancy and full-bodied feel. Enjoy it with seafood and crisp salads.
Cantus Vino Bianco - Central Italy
From its glowing, straw-like hue, to its fruity and floral aromas, to the delicious flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, to the vibrant and refreshing finish, fresh and dry Cantus Bianco is made to give you everything you want in a non-vintage white wine.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition
2016 Moon Crest Sauvignon Blanc - California
Fresh with aromas of melon, freshly cut grass, green apple, sweet citrus zest and fig, this zesty Sauvignon Blanc complements sharper flavors like fresh herbs, tomatoes and smoked fish.
Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Cannery Row Chardonnay - California
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle
2016 La Petite Tour Classic White - Callifornia
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.