The Hunt for October Reds Case
Your Hunt for October Reds Case includes one bottle each of
Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge
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.
Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that showcases local Portuguese grapes. This excellent red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features Castelão grapes, which thrive on Portugal’s drier, harsher climate. The resulting wine is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and mild floral notes. We suggest Albarrada Red for fans of Tempranillo and Barbera, especially if you pair it with French charcuterie or Korean short ribs.
Anticipation is our favorite feeling. There’s nothing better than hearing familiar footsteps, putting a date in our calendars, or opening wine early so it can breathe. This smooth, central Italian red will reward your patience with up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. Get in the moment and enjoy this delicious red with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition 2016
Big Cirrus Single Vineyard Cabernet Carmènére
The Chilean wine scene has exploded over the last decade, with critics heaping praise on impressive vintages coming from the countryside’s new estates. This beautiful, single-vineyard Cabernet Carmènére from Big Cirrus represents all of Chile’s winemaking progress, and justifies its accolades. Charming aromas of ripe raspberries and currants tie into the wine’s ruby red hue. As you sip, you’ll enjoy subtle flavors of herbs, white pepper and vanilla, intertwining to create a highly pleasing red that we’re excited to add to our library of incredible Chilean wines.
Secrets de Bordeaux
Made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Secrets De Bordeaux is a smooth and well-balanced red from France’s most-stored wine region. Enjoy it with your favorite cheeses.
Della Flora Sangiovese IGT
Sangiovese is Italy’s flagship red, with each region offering its own satisfying take on this savory red wine. Della Flora Sangiovese is on the lighter side, with flavors of red currant, raspberry, and earthy clay. It pairs perfectly with tomatoes, especially if you decant your wine for 30-45 minutes before enjoying—that’s just enough time to make a marinara from scratch.
Think of this ripe, Spanish-style red as the guest who takes the festivities to the next level. Raspberry, strawberry, plum, and black currant flavors start in the aroma and get everyone dancing through to the party’s satisfying finish. Open Kepe Tempranillo anytime and invite it by to enjoy your favorite foods like pizza, pasta, and grilled meats.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016
El Portal Red Blend
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own, and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. In this smooth and ripe-flavored red, blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice, and violet. Touches of sweet tobacco and spice accentuate the fruit-forward flavor, making El Portal Red Blend very food friendly.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2016
Qapay Syrah Reserva
This Syrah from Chile’s Maule Valley showcases the region’s traditional winemaking techniques, like dry farming and growing organically. Produced from the booming region’s grapes, the truly terrific Qapay Syrah Reserva offers a harmonious balance of blueberry, blackberry, and boysenberry flavors, accompanied by allspice, fresh herbs, and white pepper.
Monarch Glen Barbera
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.
Rivers End Reserve Merlot
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, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
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.