Winemaker's Choice Mix 15pk
Bear Hug Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
We are particularly excited about this exclusive, barrel select Cabernet Sauvignon from California. First off, we recommend opening it and walking way. It’s a difficult thing to do, but letting this tasty red wine open up for 30 minutes gives it the chance to stretch its legs and really show its stuff. First pass with your nose brings enticing aromas of ripe cherries, flowers, and cotton candy. The first sip will have you savoring bright cherries, cassis, and ripe blackberries with a full and pleasing mouth feel and smooth, easy-going finish.
Gold Medal Winner 93-Points - Toast of the Coast 2016 Competition
Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia IGT
Classics started off great, and developed into something respected, excellent, refined, and reliable. Think gourmet grilled cheese, your favorite singer’s surprising 10th album, or Sangiovese wine--the most famous Italian grape, known for its delicate and elegant fruitiness. Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia IGT croons from the glass with supple berry flavors, silky mouth feel, and a lively encore.
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux
Pavillon La Tourelle’s unique wines draw their character from the soil, climate and winemaking traditions that make up Bordeaux’s inimitable terroir. This blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon is a vivid red with medium depth and clean but intense cherry and black currant flavors. Pavillon la Tourelle is an enjoyable, supple, smooth wine with an easy finish.
Platinum Medal winner 96-Points - 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
Best of Class Bordeaux AOC - 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
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.
Gold Medal Winner 90-Points - 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner - 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner - 2016 Monterey International Wine Competition
Made from 100% Malbec grapes, this elegant red seduces with summery notes of red and black fruits like raspberry, black currant, and blackberry. From southwest France’s Cahors region, smooth and fruity Pretium Malbec is delightful as an aperitif, and ready to be enjoyed with flavorful meat dishes like beef tajine, chicken curry, and spiced leg of lamb.
Vista de Noche Malbec
Vista de Noche Malbec is a profound red, with dark fruits like blackberry mingling with herbaceous notes and a nice, smoky overlay. This full-bodied wine is destined to be best friends with many grilled meats. It’s got a lot of personality, and a finish that can please the wine drinker in all of us.
In Ancient Aztec, Tremo means vibrant and fresh. This is the perfect description for this cutting edge wine from Spain’s Rioja region. Tempranillo is Spain’s signature grape, exploding with flavors of strawberry, plum, and black currant in this full-bodied, well-structured red that finds itself balanced perfectly by soft, elegant tannins. Tremo Tempranillo is versatile and food-friendly, especially if you pair it with a juicy burger or a slice of pizza.
Abbazia Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C
Just seeing the word Alba makes us excited. Known as the gourmet capital of Italy, many things come from Alba that bring us tremendous joy. White truffles, savory cheeses, homemade pastas, roasted meats that make our mouths water, and exquisite wines to go with it all. From Alba, we turn to Dolcetto to enjoy for a nightly meal. Known as the “Shy” Italian, it drinks one way, simply to be enjoyed. It is not like its sister variety, Nebbiolo, which is far too complex and requires too much thought and attention. Here, you can enjoy wines from Alba, especially Dolcetto, for what it is, a great wine to enjoy, now. What to expect from Dolcetto? It simply drinks beautifully when paired with anything with tomatoes. Even though Dolcetto means ‘little sweet one’: this wine is dry and definitely not little. Flavors of blackberry and boysenberry flow through its velvety mouthfeel with a firm finish.
Crisp, refreshing chardonnay is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of white wine. Snickerdoodle makes a fresh Chardonnay, with flavors of green apple, nectarine and juicy melon. A subtle hint of oak adds complexity without cutting into the wine’s crispness, resulting in a delicious gem of a California Chardonnay.
Gold Medal Winner 90-Points - 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
Villa Amoroso Pinot Grigio
Villa Amoroso brings you the quintessential Italian Pinot Grigio. In Italy’s legendary Pava region, deliciously sunny days and crisp winter nights allow grapes to ripen consistently, resulting in the perfect balance of flavor and acidity. Villa Amoroso Pinot Grigio Pavia is crisp and refreshing, with flavors of citrus zest, apples, pears and nectarines, accompanied by mild notes of almond and ginger. Drink it ice cold.
La Cabane Rose
At last, we welcome the heyday of La Cabane des Oiseaux! Bordeaux rosés like this one are known to be elegant, fruity, and long on the palate. With its clean pink color colour and fruity taste, charming and refreshing La Cabane Aux Oiseaux Rose is ideal as an aperitif or for meals with friends. Enjoy this lively wine with summer salads or grilled, skewered meat.
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc is a citrusy and fresh white wine made from central Chilean grapes. The region’s wonderful sun and consistently dry growing season create near-perfect ripening conditions. Taste for grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty green fruits and a long, crisp finish. Enjoy Qapay Sauvignon Blanc as an aperitif or cocktail wine, and keep pouring it throughout your meal. It’s ideal with arugula, fennel, or roasted bell peppers salads, and richer white meats like pork and lobster.
Blandine Le Blanc White Blend
Southwest France’s Cotes du Gascogne wine region is home to prestigious châteaux like Château de Cèdre, the producer of Blandine Le Blanc. This wonderful blend of 60% Colombard and 40% Ugni-Blanc is grown on vines that are up to 30 years old, leading to complex layers of flavor that include pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, with subtle green bell pepper. Enjoy Blandine Le Blanc with an array of seafood, poultry, and light summery dishes.
Blume Sauvignon Blanc
From the plains of the Iberian Peninsula comes Blume Sauvignon Blanc, a fresh Spanish white with juicy peaches, mangoes, herbs, and hay on the bouquet. The lively fruit flavor and crisp finish make it the perfect companion for goat cheese, grilled veggies, or anything from the ocean.
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.
Gold Medal Winner 90-Points - 2016 Monterey Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner - 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner - 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition