Staff Favorites Mixed Case
Your Staff Favorites Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia
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.
Burke Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec Et Merlot
Among the many noteworthy French grapes, two have become especially treasured for their stunning wines. Malbec has a dark, rustic nature, while Merlot features a soft, fruit forward, and herbaceous character. When blended, they craft a unique flavor. Cuvèe Joëlle fuses red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. This exciting red blend is meant to be paired with fun dishes like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, pungent cheeses, and bacon blue cheese burgers.
Villa Amoroso Toscana Rosso
There is something inherently special and charismatic about Tuscan wine. Some say this is instilled by the vine, while others are charmed by the balance and full-flavor. What wins us over is the wine’s proven food-friendliness. The contrast of tart cherry, plum, and strawberry flavors fuse with earthy notes of oregano, smoke, and tobacco, making it a wonderful dinner companion. Villa Amoroso Toscana Rosso hits every flavor note we expect, leaving us to want nothing else, except for maybe a few more bottles.
Spencer Family Reserve Cask Red
Fill your glass with this deliciously smooth, robust red. Sweet black fruit aromas added to layers of ripe black cherry and plum flavors reflect a heavenly marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah. Forward fruit flavors and a velvety texture make Spencer Family Cask Reserve the go-to red wine for everyday enjoyment.
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. Monarch Glen Merlot has seen a lot of success on the awards circuit this year, with Silver Medals in the Winemaker Challenge (88 points), Toast of the Coast (87 points), San Francisco Chronicle, and West Coast wine competitions.
Domaine du Menard White Blend
Southern France’s Domaine de Ménard has been producing international award-winning wines and cultivating vineyards in Gascogne since 1920. This white blend exemplifies the region’s vibrant wines with a blend of local Colombard, Sauvignon and Gros Manseng grapes, resulting in an aromatic, elegant and crisp white, with tropical fruit notes and green flavors. Enjoy it with shellfish. Domaine du Menard White Blend won the Gold in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
Kepe Blanco is full of tropical fruit notes and flavors like gooseberry and melon. A rich mouthfeel and a long leisurely finish make this fresh-tasting white wine absolutely perfect. It makes a beautiful pair for seafood, tapas or vegetarian cuisine. Simply fantastico!
Cuvèe Joëlle White Blend
For over four generations, the family who crafts Cuvèe Joëlle has strived to produce food-friendly wines of balance and grace. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin De L’oeil gives flavors of gooseberry and citrus with notes of green. Loin De L’oeil makes the wine vibrant and full-bodied with balanced acidity. Share it with friends over your favorite seafood dishes.
Leaping Horse Chardonnay
The world loves Chardonnay because it’s an all-around great wine, with clean, fruity, dynamic characteristics. Light-bodied 2014 Leaping Horse Vineyards Chardonnay is bright and crisp from start to finish, making it an easy choice for your next white wine. Flavors range from citrus highlights to green apples and tropical fruit, while the refreshing finish hints at lemon zest. This wine is excellent with vegetarian pastas, herb roasted chicken, grilled salmon, barbecued scallops, or seafood pasta in cream sauce.
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.
Villa Amoroso Moscato Vino Dolce
The sunny days and cool nights of northern Italy’s Lombardia province nurture grapes, resulting in flavorful, festive wines like Villa Amoroso Moscato. Made from the Muscat grape, this spritzy and light-hearted white has a sweet, floral feel that can bookend any meal, whether you serve it as an apertif or with dessert. Moscato is beloved for its sweet peach and citrus flavors, and this bottle won the Gold Medal in the 2016 Winemaker’s Challenge International Wine Awards.