Wednesday #winesday Mixed Case
Your Wednesday #winesday Mixed Case includes one bottle each of
Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular red wine. Black Fox’s take on this iconic red boasts flavors of raspberry and cherry, with hints of cassis and cedar, and it won the Silver Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016. 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 mushroom cheeseburger or grilled steak.
Monarch Glen Merlot
Monarch Glen Merlot is a tasty red wine that flaunts aromas of tangy cherry and sweet berries, leading into a clean, dry finish. Looking for a food to pair with this wonderful wine? Try herb-roasted chicken, or grilled rack of lamb with fresh mint.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 88-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition 2016
El Portal Red Blend
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own, and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. In this smooth and ripe-flavored red, blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice, and violet. Touches of sweet tobacco and spice accentuate the fruit-forward flavor, making El Portal Red Blend very food friendly.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2016
Open this Italian Red from Cantus early, giving it time to breathe before drinking. When you taste the flavors of raspberry and strawberry, you’ll know it was worth the wait. This smooth, central Italian red follows the up-front fruit with hints of roasted peppers and fresh herbs that start a fascinating conversation with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Cuvee Joelle 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
Longitude Red Blend
Longitude has flavors of plums and strawberries, with an easygoing finish and very smooth tannins. Think of it as the black cotton sweater of wines—you’ll want it on hand for almost any occasion.
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
Like a suit that fits so well it’s actually fun to wear, fresh and dry Bertoli Bianco is tailored to be everything you want in a 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. You’re sophisticated now. Enjoy it.
Kepe Blanco is full of tropical fruit notes and flavors like gooseberry and melon. A rich mouthfeel and a long leisurely finish make this fresh-tasting white wine absolutely perfect. It makes a beautiful pair for seafood, tapas or vegetarian cuisine. Simply fantastico!
MYTH Moscato is produced in the semi-sweet and fruity new world style. Taste it for peach and tangerine flavors, with sweet floral aromas. Moscato grapes are amazingly versatile, and MYTH’s version will be wonderful with your choice of flavorful cuisine.
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
Abbazia Cuvee Prestige
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 sparkling wine made from Glera, the famous Italian prosecco grapes from Lombardy’s Collio vineyards.
Multiple Award Winner: 90-point Gold Medal, Monterey Wine Competition 2016; 89-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016