Sunday Selects Mixed Case + Mixed Bordeaux Champions Trio
Your Mixed Bordeaux Champions Trio includes one bottle each of these three award-winning wines:
2013 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.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, Women's International Wine Competition
2014 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge
Style and character shine in this charming red from the most storied wine region in France. Produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this indulgent blend is ideal as an aperitif or as the complement to a casual meal. Flaunting a lively cherry red color, the flavors are clean and fruity, with pronounced cherry, spice, and fresh herbs on the palate, a rounded mouthfeel, and supple tannins.
Multiple Award Winner: 94-point Platinum Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition
2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc
When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by this delicate, layered white wine with generous flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry and honeysuckle. White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we love this sophisticated wine that has a Sauvignon Blanc’s appeal, with an added complexity that appeals to true enthusiasts. Do not miss this limited wine, which won the Gold for Best Bordeaux Blend in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
Multiple Award Winner: 2016 93-point Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; Director's Award, Best of Class: Best Bordeaux Blend, White, 2016 Winemaker Challenge Competition
Your Sunday Selects Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2012 Free Flight Cabernet Sauvignon - Monterey
This wonderful red from Monterey, California takes flight in the glass. Aromas of ripe cherries and black currant migrate to the palate, where they land gracefully with a chirp of spice and a nice touch of oak. 2012 Free Flight Cabernet Sauvignon pairs with a flock of foods, from grilled and braised meats to rich tomato sauces.
2015 River's End Merlot - California
There’s a reason that medium-bodied and versatile Merlot is one of the most popular red wines. It’s beloved for the red fruits and soft tannins that make it delicious with a variety of foods, from rich red meats and stews to lighter white meat and fish dishes. River’s End Merlot is a California favorite, with an award-winning heritage. This new 2014 vintage is brilliant with ripe berry notes in the aromas and flavors, smoothed by a touch of oak. This is the wine you want on your shelf for almost any occasion.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold medal, 2017 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2014 Stone and Glass Zinfandel - Lodi, California
Full-bodied California Zinfandel from Lodi, where grapes ripen during hot days, while nights cooled by San Francisco Bay breezes give the flavors time to mature. 2014 Stone & Glass Zinfandel is a silky and rich red with delightful, jammy fruit throughout.
2015 Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. - Puglia, Italy
Puglia, Italy… Where a beautiful balance of bright sun and refreshing ocean breezes nourish bountiful crops of tomatoes, olives, and wine grapes... Where the sumptuous Italian dishes are complemented by satisfying local wine like 2015 Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. This dry and earthy Italian red has a Gold Medal-winning heritage and brings any meal to life with bold berry and cherry flavors, and a hint of rich figs.
92-point Gold medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2014 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.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Marcel Malbec - Cotes du Lot, France
This dark and fruity French red hails from the countryside east of Bordeaux, and satisfies the drinker with notes of black currant, plum, and blackberry flavors. Unlike other Malbecs, the 2015 Marcel has a juicy feel, with light tannins.
2015 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.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
2013 Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc - Central Coast, California
Nurtured by the beautiful sun in California’s Central Valley, the grapes in 2013 Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc are ripened fully, resulting in this refreshing and delicious white wine. Supremely food-friendly, 2013 Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc exhibits lovely notes of guava and atemoya while giving forth a current of mineral and structure.
2015 Bertoli Vermentino I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
Carefree as flowers thrown from a seaside cliff, this irresistibly fresh, light-bodied white has complex notes of peaches, flowers, sage, and rosemary. Pair it with zesty lime or garlic-seasoned dishes, and be sure to enjoy. Bertoli Toscano IGT Vermentino tastes like an outdoor wedding, perfect ocean breeze and all.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Qapay Sauvignon Blanc - Valle Central, France
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.
2016 Kepe Blanco - Utiel Requena, Spain
This fresh Spanish white has a rich, tropical feel, with notes of melon and gooseberry leading into a leisurely finish. Uncork a bottle and enjoy it with seafood, vegetarian dishes, or a variety of tapas.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 Berlin Wine Competition
2013 Bellonae Chenin Blanc - California
Mainly produced in France and South Africa, zesty, white Chenin Blanc is a rare treat to find crafted in the United States. 2013 Bellonae Chenin Blanc comes to us from California, with flavors of pear, peach, and apple. Pair this resurgent white wine with pork and apples, or a lean and flaky fish like halibut.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition