Sunday Funday Mixed Case + Sunday Olé Trio
Your Sunday Olé Trio includes these three weekend-worthy wines:
2015 Tremo Maceración Carbónica Tempranillo - Rioja, Spain
Carbonic Maceration is a cutting edge winemaking method where a carbon dioxide rich environment is used to ferment juice inside the grape. This results in very fruity wines with very little mouth-drying tannins. While most popular in France, Bodega Luis Alegre is using Carbonic Maceration in Spain on masterfully grown Tempranillo and Viura grapes for a juicy wine with an aromatic nose of raspberry, cherry and slight violet notes. Soft acidity provides just enough balance for fresh fruit notes that meet licorice on the finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2014 Nebla Old Vine Garnacha - Spain
Known as Grenache in France, Garnacha wine originated in Spain, where it is sought out for its juicy and smooth profile. 2014 Nebla Old Vine Garnacha was grown on 35-year-old vines in Valencia. Aromas of red fruits and notes of smoke and cedar begin on the nose and are joined on the palate by fleshy plum and a hint of black olive, leading into a long, berry-laden finish. We love this resolutely Mediterranean wine with paella and roasted meats.
2016 SIMUE Verdejo - Spain
A young white made of 100% Verdejo grapes from Rueda, Spain, harvested at night and cold macerated to accentuate the wine’s aromas of fennel, hay, and tropical fruit. On the palate, this wine has a buttery feel, refreshing acidity, and a fruity finish. Enjoy it with paella, fish, and cheese.
Multiple Award Winner: Best of Class, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Best White, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Your Sunday Funday Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2015 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.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Monarch Glen Barbera - California
Enjoy the luscious flavors of ripe cherry and dark blackberry that join in harmony with notes of sweet spice and vanilla in every glass of 2015 Monarch Glen Barbera. This juicy, food-friendly red pairs with a wide variety of food, but we especially love it with mushroom risotto.
2015 Geja's Private Reserve Big Bold Red - California
This exciting new vintage of a multiple award-winning favorite stays true to its name. 2015 Geja’s Big Bold Red has a fresh and forward profile that starts with intense fruit aromas and follows through with ripe flavors of dark cherry and rhubarb, topped off by tasty notes of mocha and vanilla. The result is a smooth and highly drinkable California red that you are sure to enjoy.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2015 Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
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.
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, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
2013 Finca de Mar Tempranillo - Spain
This oak-aged Spanish red arrives from Ribera del Duero with notes of red fruit and toasty vanilla. Made from 100% Tempranillo—Spain’s signature grape—2013 Finca Del Mar Tempranillo is delicious with grilled fish, red meats, and semi-cured cheeses.
Award Winner: Best of Class, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2014 Treehaven Lane Chardonnay - California
This classic, fruit-forward Chardonnay offers lush flavors of apple, citrus and melon, with a note of hazelnut. 2014 Treehaven Lane Chardonnay has a naturally crisp acidity that adds structure and carries the fruit flavors through a clean, dry finish. We love to serve this multiple award-winner with fresh seafood or poultry, especially dishes featuring an herbed cream or butter sauce.
Multiple Award Winner: Double Gold Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition; 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Toast to the Coast; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle
2016 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.
2015 MYTH Viognier - California
Stop and smell the Viognier, the wonderfully floral white with auspicious origins in southern France. Pour a glass of 2015 MYTH Viognier and indulge in lush flavors of peach and apricot, with notes of lemon and hibiscus. Looking to impress? Pronounce it “vee-own-yay.”
2016 Nguilleu Sauvignon Blanc - Central Valley, Chile
Named for a sun-like, fruit-bearing plant that grows in the southern Andes mountains, Nguilleu wines are emblematic of the balance of tradition and innovation that characterizes the growing Chilean wine scene. 2016 Nguilleu Sauvignon Blanc is grown in a cold weather climate, and steel-aged for a bright and tart feel. The aromas are perfumed with grapefruit, and the flavors offer notes of lemon, gooseberry, and grass, with a mild salinity that is balanced by mellow honeysuckle on the finish.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Cuvèe Joëlle 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, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
Cantus Vino Bianco - Central Italy
From its glowing, straw-like hue, to its fruity and floral aromas, to the delicious flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, to the vibrant and refreshing finish, fresh and dry Cantus Bianco is made to give you everything you want in a white wine.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition