The No. 1s Mixed Case
Your No. 1s Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Abbazia Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.
Just seeing the word Alba makes us excited. Known as the gourmet capital of Italy, Alba produces mouthwatering white truffles, savory cheeses, homemade pastas, roasted meats, and exquisite wines to go with it all. Known as the “Shy” Italian, Dolcetto D’Alba is made to be enjoyed during your nightly meal, especially one featuring tomatoes. Dolcetto is dry and velvety, with flavors of blackberry and boysenberry.
Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia IGT
At our favorite dinner parties, every dish is a celebration and every remark gets a hearty laugh. Hailing from the olive oil-rich heel of Italy’s boot, Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia IGT will liven up any meal with bold berry flavors and aromas of figs and dried cherries. Serve a bottle (or two) of this dry and earthy red with fresh vegetables, fruity tomatoes, and your favorite Italian dishes.
Made from 100% Malbec grapes, this elegant red seduces with summery notes of red and black fruits like raspberry, black currant, and blackberry. From southwest France’s Cahors region, smooth and fruity Pretium Malbec is delightful as an aperitif, and ready to be enjoyed with flavorful meat dishes like beef tajine, chicken curry, and spiced leg of lamb.
Les Chartrons Bordeaux
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 compliment 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. Les Chartrons Bordeaux is a Platinum Medal Winner, rated 94 points by the San Diego Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition, and winning the Gold Medal and 90 points in the Monterey Wine Competition.
Coastal Passage Pinot Noir
Coastal Passage Pinot Noir is a very aromatic wine, with lychee, cranberry, cola, raspberry, and red cherries abounding. Hints of cinnamon, clove, wildflowers and cacao are present, too. This red has a bright, food-friendly profile that pairs perfectly with any food with spice.
Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular red wine. Black Fox’s take on this iconic red boasts flavors of raspberry and cherry, with hints of cassis and cedar, and it won the Silver Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016. Each sip dances on your tongue with vibrant tannins, light mouth feel, and a finish that doesn’t linger too long. Its full-bodied flavor pairs wonderfully with umami, savory, high-fat foods. In other words, keep Black Fox Cab on hand to class up a mushroom cheeseburger or grilled steak.
Blandine Le Blanc White Blend
Southwest France’s Cotes du Gascogne wine region is home to prestigious châteaux like Château de Cèdre, the producer of Blandine Le Blanc. This wonderful blend of 60% Colombard and 40% Ugni-Blanc is grown on vines that are up to 30 years old, leading to complex layers of flavor that include pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, with subtle green bell pepper. Enjoy Blandine Le Blanc with an array of seafood, poultry, and light summery dishes.
Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay
Within each lot, a coveted grouping of grapes is bottled separately and known as Winemaker Select. Bear Hug Winemaker Select California Chardonnay is our best of the best, the crispest, most refreshing Chardonnay that you can get. From the first sip, you will be tantalized by delicious flavors of green apple, nectarine, honeysuckle, and melon, all in perfect, harmonious balance. We’re not the only ones who love this sought-after take on one of the world’s most popular white wines. Bear Hug Winemaker Select California Chardonnay is the winner of multiple awards, including the Silver in the West Coast Wine Competition 2016 and the Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016 (89 points).
GrooVee Gruner Veltliner
GrooVee Gruner Veltliner is bone dry and light gold in color. Aromas of green apples and gooseberries fill the nose while, on the palate, it is balanced by a delicate fruitiness. This is a fresh, zingy wine that shows crisp acidity, making it a perfect food wine. Served lightly chilled, this Gruner Veltliner is perfect on its own as an aperitif and also a wonderful accompaniment to seafood or white meat dishes.
Della Flora Pinot Grigio I.G.T.
Produced by Coli, a leading wine producer in Italy since 1926, this Pinot Grigio from the Pavia region of Lombardy defines Italian Pinot Grigio. Sun-laced days and cool winter nights allow the grapes to ripen consistently, ensuring the proper balance of flavors and acids, resulting in an amazing drinking experience. You can expect flavors of citrus zest, apples, pears and nectarines, accompanied by mild notes of almond and ginger. We recommend serving this wine ice cold to maximize its refreshing attributes.
Villa Ruby Caresse de Rosé
Villa Ruby Rosé is crafted in a style highlighting the nature of its fruit. The wine has a very attractive off-dry profile with luscious notes of peach and strawberry. Villa Ruby Rosé is made by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, who owns four Grand Cru Classés châteaux and produces amazing wines all over the world. His mission of excellence and cultural patronage benefits winemakers and wine drinkers everywhere.
Abbazia Asti Spumante D.O.C.G.
Some sparkling wines are perfect as an aperitif and some are perfect with dessert. Abbazia Sparkling Asti happens to be both. This light and distinctive Italian wine was produced in Piedmont, the same region that produces coveted truffles, cheeses and meats. This moscato-based sparkling wine carries a D.O.C.G. rating, the highest level of wine certification from the Italian National Government, ensuring that this wine is of the utmost quality. Abbazia Sparkling Asti’s delicate floral, and fruity nature makes it an excellent pairing it with sponge cake, soufflés, fruit salads, strudels, or a treat of your choice.