The Number Ones Mixed Case + French Mixed Upgrade Trio
Your French Mixed Upgrade Trio will include one bottle each of:
2015 Chateau Beau-Puits Cuvee Traditional - Bordeaux, France
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. Their 35-year-old vines produce a red wine with a velvety, easy-to-drink quality that is perfect for wine lovers. Featuring 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.
Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
2015 Terre Blanche Grand Vin de Bordeaux
A smooth and dry red from the historic Bordeaux subregion of Graves, where wine production dates back to the 12th century. This supple Bordeaux is vivid in the glass, with flavors of black cherry and currant, and an enjoyably easy finish. Graves means “gravel” in French, and the subregion’s soil features a bounty of gravel and mineral-rich silt due to its auspicious location to the left of the Garonne River. 2014 Terre Blanche Grand Vin de Bordeaux Old Vines - Graves, Bordeaux is made from 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
2015 Voluptueux Sauvignon/Colombard - Cotes du Gascogne, France
Two classic French grapes work together in harmony to create a fresh and crisp white that will refresh any white wine lover. 2015 Voluptueux Sauvignon Blanc/Colombard offers the perfect balance of fruitiness and crisp acidity. It is extremely aromatic, with notes of citrus and exotic fruit that follow through on the palate with refreshing, long-lasting flavor. Serve it chilled with white fish, seafood, and appetizers.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
Your The Number Ones 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.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
2015 OM Pinot Noir - California
This robust and spiritual California red offers divine flavors of strawberry, pomegranate, and cola, and a hint of clove. It is a revelation when paired with transcendently spicy dishes.
Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International 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.
Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
2015 Cepage Merlot - Vin de Pays, France
This round, fruit-driven Merlot expresses the character of its French soil. Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, smooth Cepage Merlot pours forth with an aromatic elegance that makes it the ideal partner for red meats and sharp cheeses.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
2012 El Macho Tempranillo Reserva - Utiel-Requena, Spain
This Tempranillo-based red was produced in Utiel-Requena, in the famous wine region of Valencia on Spain’s east coast. With a supremely juicy and fruity character, 2012 El Macho Reserva Utiel-Requena is ripe with notes of dark fruit like plum and cherry with velvety tannins and a hint of vanilla.
Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
2015 Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C. - Abruzzo, Italy
A well-tuned vintage car has a special rumble. It’s strong and familiar and makes you feel like you can go anywhere. Montepulciano’s the ruby red 1959 Alfa Romeo of wines—one of the most popular Italian grapes, robust and able to hold its own with meaty meals. Cantus Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is dry and harmonious, with aromas of tobacco and leather. Enjoy this medium-bodied red after you’ve been out for a spin.
Award Winner: 93-point Gold medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
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.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
NV 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, non-vintage 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, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 Berlin Wine Competition
2016 Dr. Wilhelm Riesling - Rheinhessen, Germany
Orange blossoms and crisp citrus perfume this complex German Riesling. 2015 Dr. Wilhelm Riesling opens up in the glass, with a slightly off-dry, honeyed feel that is lightened by a streak of tangerine acidity. Drink it now.
Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Cala De Poeti Vermentino I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
Made from 100% Vermentino grapes nourished by sea breezes in sunny Tuscany, 2015 Cala de Poeti Vermentino bursts with opulent flavor and a radiant freshness. This carefree Italian white is complex, with notes of peaches, flowers, sage, and rosemary, and a nice minerality. We love it chilled with chicken salad, and it’s lovely with any white meat or fish.
Multiple Award Winner: 94-point Platinum Medal, Best Vermentino, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Hoya de Cadenas Night Havest White Blend - Spain
This blend of Muscat, Viura, Chardonnay, and Verdejo from Valencia, Spain is a lovely golden color in the glass. It excites with intense aromas of exotic fruit and a soft richness on the palate, where honeyed notes of citrus and apple lead to an unctuous finish and pleasant aftertaste.
Multiple Award Winner: Double Gold Medal, 2016 WSWA Tasting Competition; 87-point Silver Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
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