Staff Favorites Mixed Case
Your Staff Favorites Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
Burke Family Cabernet Sauvignon - California
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.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Sierra Trails Old Vines Zinfandel - California
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
River's End Merlot 2015
This wonderful red is the versatile bottle you want on your shelf to go with almost anything you cook, especially grilled fowl, braised red meats, and rich tomato sauces. Note the ripe berry flavors and aromas, and the nice touch of oak.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
Val di Botte Toscana Rosso I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
This central Italian red boasts up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry with hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. The finish is light to medium with a smooth tannin structure. Pour Val di Botte Toscana Rosso with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes, especially if you open it early and let it breathe before drinking.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2015
Duc De Castellac Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot - Berserac, France
The label of 2014 Duc De Castellac Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Bergerac features the Maison de Peyrarède, where Louis XIII is rumored to have spent the night. This Bergerac mansion is sophisticated and elegant—emblematic of this soft, fruit-driven, and lightly oaked blend of classic French grapes. Savor this exquisite red in a mansion of your own.
Secrets De Bordeaux Red Blend - Bordeaux, France
Made from an auspicious blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Secrets De Bordeaux is a smooth and well-balanced red from France’s most-storied wine region. Enjoy it with your favorite cheeses.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay- California
Customers and competition judges loved last year’s vintage of Bear Hug Chardonnay. It won a 93-point Gold Medal, and we couldn’t keep it on the shelf. So, we’re very excited to share the new vintage of this California classic. 2015 Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay builds on its crisp and refreshing heritage with harmonious notes of tart green apple and tangy nectarine, balanced by some sweet melon and a note of honeysuckle. Add a few bottles to your den, today.
Ballentine Vineyards Chenin Blanc - Napa, California
Ballentine Vineyards estate-grown Chenin Blanc grapes come from the famed Pocai Vineyard, where bale gravelly loam soil increases wine’s minerality. These vines are over a quarter of a century old, producing citrusy fruit with floral and zesty characteristics. Crisp and dry 2010 Ballentine Vineyards Chenin Blanc is lightly oaked, adding a lusciousness on the palate. Serve this Napa Valley classic chilled.
La Petite Tour Classic White - Callifornia
La Petite Tour winery has been a highlight of California’s wine scene since the 1980s. Over the years, this white blend has remained a family favorite, and was originally only made in small lots for their own table. La Petite Tour Classic White is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. It’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables, and we’ve found that it’s the bottle that thrills white wine fans…and converts red wine drinkers.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
While less than 10% of the wine produced in France’s historic Bordeaux region is white, connoisseurs seek these rarefied wines for their light and fruity profiles. 2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc is a delicate and surprisingly complex white, with zesty flavors of citrus, grass, and gooseberry, which are mellowed by a lovely note of honeysuckle. This wine entices Sauvignon Blanc lovers, and perfectly complements dishes with fresh green herbs, lime, and garlic.
Dr. Wilhelm Riesling - Rheinhessen, Germany
Orange blossoms and crisp citrus perfume this complex German Riesling. 2015 Dr. Wilhelm Riesling opens up in the glass, with a slightly off-dry, honeyed feel that is lightened by a streak of tangerine acidity. Drink it now.
Cuvee Joelle White Blend - Comte Tolosan, France
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016