Tuesday Reviewsday Mixed Case + California Trio
Your California Trio includes one bottle each of:
2013 Ocean Breeze Pinot Noir - Monterey
Ocean Breeze Pinot Noir is a bright and aromatic wine, with notes of ripe red cherry and spice that carry through from the nose to the palate, where they mingle with cranberry and a hint of cola. The results are absolutely delicious—a California wine that is a pleasure to drink on its own, or with a variety of food.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 Critics Challenge Wine & Spirits Competition
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 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
Your Tuesday Reviewsday Mixed Case includes one bottle each of:
2015 Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. - Puglia, Italy
Puglia, Italy… Where a beautiful balance of bright sun and refreshing ocean breezes nourish bountiful crops of tomatoes, olives, and wine grapes... Where the sumptuous Italian dishes are complemented by satisfying local wine like 2015 Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T. This dry and earthy Italian red has a Gold Medal-winning heritage and brings any meal to life with bold berry and cherry flavors, and a hint of rich figs.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2013 Sierra Trails Old Vines Zinfandel - California
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex red with aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, and red currants. The flavor hints at tobacco, black pepper, and sweet oak, which carries the fruits through a lingering finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
2015 Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - California
This complex California red pleases by weaving flavors of currant and black cherry in with notes of violet and vanilla. Making good on an award-winning heritage, 2015 Black Fox Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy-drinking California favorite that we love with savory steaks and burgers.
Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle; Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2015 Cala de Poeti Montepulciano D'Abruzzo D.O.C. - Aburzzo, Italy
Made from 100% Montepulciano grapes grown in a restricted territory on the picturesque central Italian hills, 2015 Cala de Poeti Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is dry and harmonious, with aromas of tobacco and leather. This medium-bodied red was aged in oak for six months, resulting in a robust, ruby-red wine that pairs perfectly with pizza, pasta, meat dishes, and any flavorful Mediterranean foods.
Award Winner: 95-point Platinum Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2016 Vivre Sa Vie Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
Live your life with a heightened sense of joy when you uncork this captivating blend of iconic French red grapes. Rich Malbec intertwines with fruity Merlot to create something greater than the sum of its parts: a wine with a je ne sais quoi that adds that special something to any meal or occasion.
2016 Bianchi Red Blend - Argentina
This soft and balanced blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec is made from handpicked Argentinean grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Red Blend is an oak-aged red that pleases Bordeaux-lovers with aromas of black pepper and cedar, and notes of berry and vanilla on the palate.
2015 Lone Vine White Wine - California
Delicately aromatic and medium-bodied, the 2015 Lone Vine White Wine evokes the image of a crisp green pear. Its vibrant citrus notes are balanced by a mellow richness that plays nicely with fresh seafood, cold roast chicken, or creamy polenta.
2015 James and Bell Sauvignon Blanc - California
California Sauvignon Blanc is known as an exceptionally food-friendly wine. James and Bell’s take on this subtly savory white offers aromas and flavors of summer melon, peach and citrus, which are great with spicy foods and fish. Meanwhile, the wine’s acidity makes it the perfect counterpoint to fats. Try it with green veggies sautéed in butter. Keep plenty of crisp and dry James and Bell Sauvignon Blanc on hand—you’re bound to find plenty of occasions to uncork this versatile white wine.
2015 Hayton Family Viognier - California
Pronounced “vee-own-yay,” this French white has lush, full-bodied characteristics that truly flourish when grown in California soil. Uncork 2015 Hayton Family Viognier and take a moment to savor its wonderfully floral aromas. In the glass, this bold white wine satisfies with flavors of peach and apricot, balanced by notes of lemon and hibiscus.
2016 Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc - Comte Tolosan, France
Luxurious, full-bodied blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Loin de l’Oeil grapes, picked at perfect ripeness to showcase southwest France’s incomparable terroir. 2016 Maison Gourmand Vin Blanc is fresh, harmonious, and fruity, with prominent citrus that makes it the perfect pairing for seafood.
Val di Botte Toscana Bianco I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
Made from a blend of some of Italy’s most beloved grapes, including 70% Trebbiano Bianco, fresh and dry Val Di Botte Toscana Bianco has everything you could want in a non-vintage white wine. The color is pale and straw-like. It has pleasant, fruity and floral aromas; the flavor hints at green apple, melon and lemon zest; and the finish is vibrant and refreshing.
Multiple Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
Abbazia Cuvee Prestige - Collio, Lombardia, Italy
Prosecco fans, take note. Our Cuvèe Prestige bottling from Abbazia is produced in the Charmat method, ensuring a refreshing sparkling wine with a complex palate of flavors and tiny, concentrated bubbles. It is fruity and pleasant, with a balance of golden apple and spring flower flavors on top of a dry finish. We can think of no better way to celebrate than with this non-vintage sparkling wine made from Glera, the famous Italian prosecco grapes from Lombardy’s Collio vineyards.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, 2016 Monterey Wine Competition; 89-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition