Thanksgiving Mixed Case
Your Thanksgiving Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Granite Ridge Pinotage
Since the 1920s, vintners have been honing Pinotage, a genetic hybrid of Pinot Noir and Hermitage (or Cinsault) grapes that yields a truly unique light red wine. South Africa’s Winery of Good Hope has perfected the hybrid, with a Pinotage that brings out the aspects of both grapes. In addition to the notes of cherry from the Pinot Noir, and the spiciness from the Hermitage, you'll enjoy a nice juicy palate with balance, length, and a bit of spice, especially if you drink it slightly chilled.
Hidden Leaf Syrah - California
2014 Hidden Leaf Syrah is a full-bodied red wine that holds its own with the heartiest dishes you can think of. For example, we love it with barbecue and spicy pork loin—dishes where the meat’s natural, full flavors are set off by this Syrah’s bold black cherry and plum. Notes of tobacco and spice thread deliciously through this dark red, leading to a clean, food friendly finish.
Kiyapura Cabernet-Carmenere - Valle Central, Chile
A bright ruby red, this wine has charming aromas of ripe red fruit and spices like black pepper with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with elegant tannins, there is no mistaking that this is a juicy red. Chocolate and red berries define the palate with a subtle of coffee in the finish. Brilliant.
Villa Amoroso Sangiovese I.G.T. - Puglia, Italy
Sangiovese grapes are the stars of Puglia, the wine region located in the boot-shaped country’s heel. Nourished by the ocean breezes and warm sun of Southern Italy, Villa Amoroso Sangiovese di Puglia bursts forth with earthy aromas, and flavors of red currant and raspberry. The wine’s flavors are even bolder after a 30-minute decant, which is just enough time to whip up your favorite tomato-based Italian dish.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern 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
Le Parlement Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
Perfectly balanced 2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Rouge draws its savory and complex character from the soil, climate, and time-tested traditions that make up Bordeaux’s inimitable terroir. This supple, smooth-drinking red is vivid in the glass, and thrills the palate with flavors of black cherry and currant, hints of cedar, silky tannins, and a well-rounded finish. Made from a thoughtful blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc.
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.
Yapa Chardonnay - Colchagua Valley, Chile
Produced in Colchagua Valley, Chile - Wine Enthusiast's 2005 Wine Region of the Year - Yapa Chardonnay is a fresh alternative to traditional white wines. Made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay fruit, this refreshing wine has balanced acids, flavors of pineapple, pear and apples, and a buzzing citrus zest. In Chile, Yapa means gift, and like a gift, this wine brings joy with every sip.
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.
Spencer Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc - California
Grapefruit, green apple and ripe fig are the most distinguishing characteristics of this highly decorated, multiple award-winning white wine. Produced in a century-old vineyard, the grapes in Spencer Family Sauvignon Blanc provide marvelous complexity and balance to this fruity, crisp wine.
Multiple Award Winner: 93-point Gold Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 92-point Gold Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Wine Competition
Val di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Pavia, Italy
Light and refreshing Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio is the quintessential summertime wine. It’s made with grapes grown south of Milan and close to the Italian Alps, the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio. This low-alcohol white flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears and nectarine flavors that mingle with slight almond and ginger notes. Serve it ice cold to maximize the crispness.
Multiple Award Winner: Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
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.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016