Pool Party Mixed Case
Your Pool Party Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that showcases local Portuguese grapes. This excellent red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features Castelão grapes, which thrive on Portugal’s drier, harsher climate. The resulting wine is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and mild floral notes. We suggest Albarrada Red for fans of Tempranillo and Barbera, especially if you pair it with French charcuterie or Korean short ribs.
While Malbec originated in Cahors, France, its new home is Mendoza, Argentina, where the dark grapes have been flourishing since the 19th century. 2015 Pico Malbec hails from Mendoza, but is made in the robust, full-bodied style of its French relatives, with notes of blackberry and herbs, and a smoky overlay that makes it a great pairing for grilled meat.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge
Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge is the captivating and delightful French red that any wine lover can enjoy on a daily basis. The 2015 vintage offers soft flavors of black cherry, with tart currants and white pepper, and leathery notes. It makes us smile. We’re sure it will do the same for you.
Monarch Glen Merlot
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
Val di Botte Sangiovese I.G.T.
With unlimited coastal access, warm Southern Italian sun, and 24-hour cool breezes, the Puglia wine region produces balanced, fruity grapes which match the local, tomato-rich food. If you want an earthy red to go with your favorite pizza or pasta, Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia is what you’re looking for, especially if you decant it for half an hour to let the flavors of red currant and raspberry really open up.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
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 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.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc
This fresh white features a harmonious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin de l’Oeil grapes, picked at perfect ripeness to convey southwest France’s incomparable terroir. Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc is a luxurious, full-bodied white that offers a fruity flavor profile with heavy notes of citrus. Enjoy it throughout a meal, as it compliments light seafood pastas and desserts like apple tart.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Cantus Vino Bianco
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 white wine.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016
Big Cirrus Chardonnay
Chilean Chardonnays are picked earlier, capturing a green essence that sets them apart from their California counterparts. Big Cirrus flaunts vibrant green apple and citrus zest flavors with a clean and smooth finish that lingers on the palate. If you prefer crisper Chardonnays, Big Cirrus Single Estate is your next white wine.
Bertoli Vermentino Toscano I.G.T.
Carefree as flowers thrown from a seaside cliff, this irresistibly fresh, light-bodied white has complex notes of peaches, flowers, sage, and rosemary. Pair it with zesty lime or garlic-seasoned dishes, and be sure to enjoy. Bertoli Toscano IGT Vermentino tastes like an outdoor wedding, perfect ocean breeze and all.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Bayshore Vintners Pinot Grigio
This refreshing Bayshore wine comes from one of the first California vineyards to grow Pinot Grigio. The white grapes were originally used for dessert wines, until an importer recognized their great potential and used them to launch a line of food-friendly table wines. Gorgeous aromas jump out of the glass and delicious flavors of melon, citrus, and tangerine are completed by a crisp thread of acidity.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016
Abbazia Cuvee Prestige
Prosecco fans, take note. Our Cuvèe Prestige bottling from Abbazia is produced in the Charmat method, ensuring a refreshing sparkling wine with a complex palate of flavors and tiny, concentrated bubbles. It is fruity and pleasant, with a balance of golden apple and spring flower flavors on top of a dry finish. We can think of no better way to celebrate than with this sparkling wine made from Glera, the famous Italian prosecco grapes from Lombardy’s Collio vineyards.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016