Thirsty Thursday Mixed Case
Your Thirsty Thursday Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Geja's Big Bold Red
This exciting new vintage of a multiple award-winning favorite stays true to its name. 2015 Geja’s Big Bold Red has a fresh and forward profile that starts with intense fruit aromas and follows through with ripe flavors of dark cherry and rhubarb, topped off by tasty notes of mocha and vanilla. The result is a smooth and highly drinkable California red that you are sure to enjoy.
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.
Cala de Poeti Rosso
Patience is a virtue, and so is this delicious Italian red wine. Open Cala de Poeti Rosso early, so that it has time to bring its inviting flavors of strawberry and raspberry to the forefront. The smooth red offers hints of herbs and roasted pepper, and really pops when paired with classic, tomato-based Italian dishes.
Cachil Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Chile’s Colchagua Valley is known for gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon, like this reserve offering from Cachil. Cachil Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon boasts beautiful flavors of currants, raspberry and cassis with hints of cocoa. It’s enjoyably lighter than the average cabernet, with a medium body and smooth finish. Taste this excellent red and you’ll understand why Colchagua Valley was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016
Val di Botte Sangiovese IGT
With unlimited coastal access, warm Southern Italian sun, and 24-hour cool breezes, the Puglia wine region produces balanced, fruity grapes which match the local, tomato-rich food. If you want an earthy red to go with your favorite pizza or pasta, Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia is what you’re looking for, especially if you decant it for half an hour to let the flavors of red currant and raspberry really open up.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Granite Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir
Delicate, small Pinot Noir grapes are notoriously difficult to grow. When properly ripened, they result in one of the most coveted red wines in the world. Staying true to the varietal’s light, bright red color, Granite Ridge Pinot Noir has beautiful cherry and cranberry flavors, hints of fresh herbs, and an elegant, low-acid mouth feel. Granite Ridge Pinot Noir is a crowd-pleaser, pairing with a wide variety of foods, from meatier fishes, to gamier poultry, to herb-covered white pizza.
The Camartina Estate Bottled Chardonnay is a smooth white wine with moderate acidity and a clean minerality. Its aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and lean pear make it perfect for white meats and full-bodied fish, creamy seafood recipes and your favorite corn-based dishes. Camartina Chardonnay comes from Chile’s esteemed and innovative Colchagua Valley, which was awarded Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2005.
Exclusive Albarrada White is a terrific example of the excellent wines coming from Portugal, the new country to watch in the wine world. It features Roupiero and Rabo-de-Ovelha, two of the country’s native white grapes. Let Albarrada White be your introduction to Portuguese wine.
Della Flora Toscana Bianco
This vibrant and refreshing Italian white blend features 70% of Trebbiano Bianco, the aromatic grape that produces top-tier Cognac and Armagnac. With its pale, straw hue and enticing aromas, Della Flora Toscana Bianco gifts the drinker with flavors of melon, green apples, and lemon zest, finishing crisp and refreshing. Pair it with fresh seafood.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2015
Kiyapura Sauvignon Blanc
In 2005, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Chile’s Colchagua Valley Wine Region of the Year. Since then, Chile has become a hotspot for wine, producing smooth and well-rounded whites like this Camartina Estate-bottled Chardonnay. It’s got moderate acidity, clean minerality, and notes of tropical fruit and lean pear. Enjoy it with full-bodied fish, white meats, creamy seafoods and corn-based dishes.
Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc
This fresh white features a harmonious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin de l’Oeil grapes, picked at perfect ripeness to convey southwest France’s incomparable terroir. Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc is a luxurious, full-bodied white that offers a fruity flavor profile with heavy notes of citrus. Enjoy it throughout a meal, as it compliments light seafood pastas and desserts like apple tart.
Multiple Award Winner: 91-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
It’s time to fall in love with Viognier, the vibrant French white known for its beautifully floral nose. MYTH Viognier is lush with flavors of peaches, apricots, Meyer lemons and hibiscus, paired with a nice minerality. Give it a swirl if you’re looking to branch out from chardonnay.