Spring Forward Mixed Case
Your Spring Forward Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
El Portal Syrah
Rich, purple syrah grapes yield some of the world’s darkest red wines. El Portal Syrah is an exciting take on this full-bodied wine, with an immediate flavor of dark berries, and savory notes of black olive and pepper. With such a big taste, Syrah holds its own with flavorful foods like smoky meats and smelly, soft cheeses. In other words, El Portal Syrah will be your blue cheese burger’s best friend. Introduce them immediately.
Cachil Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Chile’s Colchagua Valley is known for gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon, like this reserve offering from Cachil. Cachil Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon boasts beautiful flavors of currants, raspberry and cassis with hints of cocoa. It’s enjoyably lighter than the average cabernet, with a medium body and smooth finish. Taste this excellent red and you’ll understand why Colchagua Valley was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Bertoli Vino Rosso Italy
Anticipation is our favorite feeling. There’s nothing better than hearing familiar footsteps, putting a date in our calendars, or opening wine early so it can breathe. This smooth, central Italian red will reward your patience with up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. Get in the moment and enjoy Val di Botte Toscana Rosso with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Della Flora Nero d'Avola
Italy is home to almost 350 different wine grape varieties, giving wine lovers a plethora of styles to choose from. One of our favorites, Nero d’Avola from Sicily has found a home in our cellar. These wines are bold in nature. After all, Nero d’Avola also is known as the “Black Grape of Avola.” When crafted well like the Della Flora Nero d’Avola, they yield a bold wine with lots of dark blackberry fruits, plum, sweet and smoky nuances and hints of spice. This combination in perfect harmony is a blessing on our palates with its smooth and sultry finish. Enjoy this wine with hearty stews, gamy meats, and our favorite, bacon buffalo cheeseburgers.
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.
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.
Come and revel in a beautiful Chardonnay from Pearce Cellars showing light straw hues, featuring tropical fruit and vanilla aromas. Citrus and green apple flavors are accompanied by a silky mouth feel, which contributes to the well-balanced and lingering aftertaste. Versatile and food-friendly, it’s a perfect complement to many dishes, but especially wonderful with lobster, crab or salmon in buttery sauces.
Pepi White Blend
For more than forty years, Pepi has been a pioneer in California white wine. From the cool coastal vineyards of California comes lively fruit that beckons you to a picnic or a day at the beach. They strive for a balance of flavor, acidity and fruit that reflects their cool coastal vineyard sources. Pepi White Blend is a perfect wine for a light afternoon lunch. It's an appetizing blend of these two under-appreciated grapes. The Chenin Blanc supplies the backbone for the wine and displays sweet honeysuckle notes, while the Viognier allows for spicy expressions of peach and other fruit nectars. Crisp and clean, this wine has a refreshing and spritzy finish.
Luca Bosio Cortese di Gavi
In the Northwest Italian region of Gavi, inside of Piedmont, the Cortese grape is a household name. However, in the United States, it is a little known. Capable of producing highly enjoyable white wines, the Cortese grapes for this wine come from Bosio Estate vineyards, located in Gavi village, at 100 to 200 ft. above sea level. The nose and palate on this very pale white wine show clean and crisp floral overtones, with captivating hints of pineapple, apricot and peach. This wine is a perfect accompaniment to white meats like chicken and pork, as well as white-flesh fishes. It’s a real winner and should be a favorite those who love refreshing and clean white wines.
Longitude White Blend
When we think of white wine, we think of summer evenings in the backyard, sharing stories with a friend or two, eating buttery seafood with fresh green salad. Longitude White Blend is crisp and easy to drink, delivering flavors of melon, honey, and citrus with a vibrant finish. This is the wine that you want to have chilled and ready in case someone drops by.
GrooVee Gruner Veltliner
GrooVee Gruner Veltliner is bone dry and light gold in color. Aromas of green apples and gooseberries fill the nose while, on the palate, it is balanced by a delicate fruitiness. This is a fresh, zingy wine that shows crisp acidity, making it a perfect food wine. Served lightly chilled, this Gruner Veltliner is perfect on its own as an aperitif and also a wonderful accompaniment to seafood or white meat dishes.
Kiyapura Sauvignon Blanc
In 2005, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Chile’s Colchagua Valley Wine Region of the Year. Since then, Chile has become a hotspot for wine, producing smooth and well-rounded whites like this Camartina Estate-bottled Chardonnay. It’s got moderate acidity, clean minerality, and notes of tropical fruit and lean pear. Enjoy it with full-bodied fish, white meats, creamy seafoods and corn-based dishes.