The No. 1's Mixed Case
Your No. 1's Mixed Case contains one bottle each of
Château Beau Puits Bordeaux Cuvèe Traditional
Chateau Beau-Puits is a 35 acre property located in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of France and is home to the Tarride Family, the winemaking team behind this traditional Bordeaux. The 35 year old vines located on the property of this Château produce a red wine with a velvety, easy-to-drink quality that is perfect for wine lovers who covet wines from this region. A traditional Bordeaux blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, Château Beau-Puits flaunts full fruit aromas with flavors of ripe cherries, fresh herbs, and hints of fresh mint accompanied by round tannins. The Tarride family is on a permanent quest for quality and value which shows wholeheartedly in this 2014 vintage.
Vista De Noche Malbec
Drinks profoundly, with dark fruits such as blackberry with herbaceous notes, and that a nice smoky overlay, destined to be best friends with many grilled meats. It’s full bodied, has a personality, and has a finish that can please the wine drinker in all of us.
Altos De Tamaron Tempranillo
Ribera del Duero is in a never-ending competition to be Spain's greatest wine making region producing wines of impeccable quality. This flat and rocky region provides the perfect amount of sunlight for this ripe and fruit driven red. Altos De Tamaron is a wine with deep cherry red and purple tones. Immerse your senses with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, licorice and spices. The finish is long and the mouth feel is silky and fruity. Enjoy this Spanish red with grilled flank steak and roasted tomatoes to bring out the near perfect acid structure.
Val Di Botte Nero d' Avola
Nestled off the coast of Southern Italy, the terroir of the island of Sicily produces wines so unique, it is nearly impossible to duplicate their charismatic style. The prominent grape of Sicily, Nero d’Avola, also known as the “Black Grape of Avola” crafts wines that are bold in nature, with sweet fruit flavors, subtly sweet smoky notes, and nuances of spice that actually become sweeter with decanting. When sipping on Val di Botte Nero d’Avola, you’ll notice a strong presence of blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and chile pepper. Try pairing this wine with unique dishes like oxtail stews and other gamy meats and anything with applewood-smoked bacon.
Marcel Malbec I.G.P. Comté Tolosan
Nestled in the French Countryside about an hour and a half east of Bordeaux is the picturesque region of Cahors. This area located in the middle of the Pyrénées in South West France is home to brothers Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe. The main property, Château du Cèdre is where the Verhaeghe family produces Marcel Malbec, a robust and rich Malbec from this talented winemaking family whose motto is to “move forward, experience new ways.” Farmed with no herbicides and chemicals since 1990, these grapes yields a savory but slightly tart flavor profile of plums, blackberry, and smoked meats. Possessing a solid structure and firm tannins, Marcel Malbec is structured and concentrated, yielding a deeper more complex wine.
Coastal Passage Pinot Noir
A very aromatically expressive wine, with lychee, cranberry, cola, raspberry, and red cherries abounding. Hints of cinnamon and clove, wildflowers and cacao, are present, too. This wine has a bright, food-friendly profile. The perfect companion to any foods with spice.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc
White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we get excited for white Bordeaux. For us, it has everything we love about Sauvignon Blanc, while adding complexity that true enthusiasts can appreciate. When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by the balance. It is delicate, with levels of finesse layered into its pale straw color. Attractive flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry, and honeysuckle yield generously after every sip. This is a limited wine that must not be missed.
Domaine du Menard White Blend
Domaine De Ménard has been producing wines and cultivating vineyards in Gascogne since 1920. Since then, generations of family winemakers have produced wines and numerous awards have been earned in international wine competitions every year. Located in Southern France, this white blend represents the style of vibrant French wines that come from this region. A blend of Colombard, Sauvignon, and Gros Manseng, all local varieties, this wine is aromatic, elegant, and crisp, with tropical fruit notes, pineapple, and grapefruit, with subtle green flavors of bell pepper. We recommend this wine with any of your favorite shellfish dishes.
Blandine Le Blanc White Blend
The Cotes du Gascogne is home to some very sought after white wines. Usually blends, these lovable white wines are crafted uniquely by some of the France’s prestigious châteaux, including Château de Cèdre, the producer of this wonderful white blend. Blandine Le Blanc is a blend of 60% Colombard and 40% Ugni-Blanc and is crafted from vines that are up to 30 years old, adding complex layers of flavor to the wine. The end result is an easily enjoyable white wine that is beyond basic. Elegant flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, with subtle green bell pepper, along with enticing aromatics, round out this fantastic white wine from Southwest France. Enjoy Blandine Le Blanc with an array of seafood, poultry, and light summery dishes.
Granite Ridge Chardonnay
South Africa and Chardonnay aren't usually associated together, but they really should be. The beautiful simplicity of this wine is a refreshing reason why South African wines should be savored. It's vibrant, that's for sure. It has enough acidity to cut through the creamy shellfish pasta dishes we love. And its silky and balanced mouthfeel make grilled salmon its perfect complement. Flavors of pear, apple, with hints of pineapple, justly make this wine a sheer delight. This is destined to be one of your new favorites.
Cachil Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Produced in what is to be considered the most prestigious region in Chile, Colchagua Valley was 2005 wine region of the year by Wine enthusiast magazine, and for great reason. It's climate and soil, combined with modern technologies mixed with traditional methods, produces wines of superior quality. This Sauvignon blanc, with bright with layers of citrus fruit, freshly cut grass and vibrant acidity, makes for a wonderful drinking experience for any white wine lover.
Anta da Serra White Wine
In 2014, Portugal was home to the #1 wine in the world as rated by Wine Spectator Magazine. So it is easy to say that they are on the verge of being a powerhouse of wine quality that rivals premier regions like Napa Valley and Bordeaux, France. Portugal has some unique grapes that, when blended together, produce awesome results. Here is a unique white blend of Roupeiro, Fernao Pires and Arinto grapes. They produce a wine with deliciously fruity and floral aromas that lead into rich, dry flavors of citrus and stone fruit with vibrant acidity and a clean finish.