The September Collection Mixed Case
Your September Collection Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Qapay Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Central Chile’s Maule Valley possesses some of the country’s oldest vineyards, and is currently undergoing a renaissance, producing innovative wines like Qapay Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon. This exciting red has concentrated dark berry flavors and an herbaceous vibe. Start here if you want to explore the wines of Chile, the new hotspot for the oenophile set.
Anta da Serra Red Blend
Anta Da Serra is for wine lovers seeking a bold red with flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and cherry. This soft, full red blend has a deep color, and retains the characteristics of the Portuguese grapes that make up its lush character.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
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 complement 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.
Multiple Award Winner: 94-point Platinum Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 90-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016
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.
Tremo Carbonic Maceration Tempranillo
Carbonic Maceration is a cutting edge winemaking method where a carbon dioxide rich environment is used to ferment juice inside the grape. This results in very fruity wines with very little mouth-drying tannins. While most popular in France, Bodega Luis Alegre is using Carbonic Maceration in Spain on masterfully grown Tempranillo and Viura grapes for a juicy wine with an aromatic nose of raspberry, cherry and slight violet notes. Soft acidity provides just enough balance for fresh fruit notes that meet licorice on the finish.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Villa Amoroso Chianti
These days, Chianti means way more than basket-woven bottles of table wine. Villa Amoroso sets itself apart with a joyful blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% regional varietals, creating a foodie-thrilling balance of tart red fruit and spicy herb flavors. The notes of smoke, clay, peppers, and tomato perfectly compliment tomato-based Italian dishes and dried meats. Don’t believe us? Pick up a bottle and see for yourself why Chianti is the most consumed, talked, and written-about Italian wine.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
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.
Cala de Poeti Pinot Grigio
From selected hilly vineyards of Italy’s Venezie region, 2015 Cala de Poeti Pinto Grigio is a beautifully balanced white made from soft-crushed grapes. In the glass, it is an attractive straw yellow with greenish reflections. The bouquet is fresh and harmonious, offering notes of apple, peach, and hawthorn. Highlight this tasty Italian wine’s refreshing nature by serving it chilled with white meats, fish, and our favorite: risotto with artichokes.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc
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: 93-point Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016
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.
Treehaven Lane Chardonnay
This classic, fruit-forward Chardonnay offers lush flavors of apple, citrus and melon, with a note of hazelnut. 2014 Treehaven Lane Chardonnay has a naturally crisp acidity that adds structure and carries the fruit flavors through a clean, dry finish. We love to serve this multiple award-winner with fresh seafood or poultry, especially dishes featuring an herbed cream or butter sauce.
Multiple Award Winner: Double Gold Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition; 91-point Gold Medal, 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Bellonae Chenin Blanc
Mainly produced in France and South Africa, zesty, white Chenin Blanc is a rare treat to find crafted in the United States. 2013 Bellonae Chenin Blanc comes to us from California, with flavors of pear, peach, and apple. Pair this resurgent white wine with pork and apples, or a lean and flaky fish like halibut.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016