Pool Party Reds Case
Your Pool Party Reds Case includes two bottles 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