Tuesday Reviewsday Mixed Case
Your Tuesday Reviewsday Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux
The 2013 vintage of Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux won multiple awards, including a 96-point Platinum Medal. Excitement is running high for the highly reviewed 2014 vintage, which seamlessly blends 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This auspicious red is sure to get judges excited. It’s vivid in the glass and smooth on the palate, with clean black cherry and currant flavors, and an easy finish.
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.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Camartina Cabernet Sauvignon
While strawberry and raspberry flavors take the lead in this friendly Chilean Cab, the hints of cocoa are what really stand out, helping it complement our favorite foods. And, those foods don’t have to be gourmet! We love Camartina Cabernet Sauvignon with cheese steaks and Buffalo wings. Or, if you’ve already eaten, pair it with a night in, a movie, and maybe even someone special.
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 black cherry and currant, with hints of vanilla and violet. 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 cheeseburger or a grilled steak.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot
Among the many noteworthy French grapes, two have become especially treasured for their stunning wines. Malbec has a dark, rustic nature, while Merlot features a soft, fruit forward, and herbaceous character. When blended, they craft a unique flavor. Cuvèe Joëlle fuses red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. This exciting red blend is meant to be paired with fun dishes like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, pungent cheeses, and bacon blue cheese burgers.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel
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, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
Vinum Chenin Blanc
Vinum Africa has succeeded in making a beautiful wine from an oft-neglected grape. Chenin Blanc was once known as the “ugly duckling of Stellenbosch,” but Vinum has nurtured it into a vibrant and elegant white, with exciting aromas of white petals and crisp citrus. The palate has layers of fresh lime and gentle spices, underscored by fruit, and finished with a refreshing minerality. Enjoy Vinum Chenin Blanc with food of your choice. We find that it’s especially delicious with the spices in Thai and Indian food.
Bayshore Vintners Founder's Reserve White Blend
This smooth and pleasant white wine is great fun on its own, but tastes amazing with citrus-kissed fish and grilled romaine salad. Think of this smooth-drinking wine as your ultimate party companion, where flavors of apricot dance with lemon zest, plus floral and lavender aromas.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016
Crisp, refreshing Chardonnay is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of white wine. Snickerdoodle makes a fresh Chardonnay, with flavors of green apple, nectarine and juicy melon. A subtle hint of oak adds complexity without cutting into the wine’s crispness, resulting in a delicious gem of a California Chardonnay.
Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal; Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016
La Petite Tour Classic White
La Petite Tour winery has been a highlight of California’s wine scene since the 1980s. Over the years, this white blend has remained a family favorite, and was originally only made in small lots for their own table. La Petite Tour Classic White is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. It’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables, and we’ve found that it’s the bottle that thrills white wine fans…and converts red wine drinkers.
Multiple Award Winner: 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2015
Cantus Vino Bianco
From its glowing, straw-like hue, to its fruity and floral aromas, to the delicious flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, to the vibrant and refreshing finish, fresh and dry Cantus Bianco is made to give you everything you want in a white wine.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, New York International 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.