Winemaker's Choice 15 Pack Mixed with Corkscrew ($+30)
The Winemaker's Collection features:
- 15 full-sized 750ml wines from around the world
- A $92 additional value
- Includes upgraded enthusiast selections
- Chosen from 13 highly-acclaimed growing regions
- Includes red wine selections from a world renowned winemaker
- Selections include wines from California, France, Italy, Washington, Chile, Portugal & Spain
2012 River's End Cabernet Sauvignon - California
Monterey’s Salinas Valley, the home of this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, receives intense sunshine throughout the day. At night, cool air funnels in from the Pacific Ocean, giving the vines optimal balance to fully ripen. The end result is River’s End Cabernet, a satisfying and youthful red with flavors of black currant, cherry, red bell pepper, and baking spices.
Abbazia Barbera d' Asti D.O.C.G. - Italy
Located in the rolling hills between Milan and Genoa, Asti is known for some of the world’s best wines and cuisine. The Barbera made in Asti is second to none. This elegant wine is full and dry, with firm tannins and ripe red berry flavors. While Barbera ages well, its youthful nature is especially exciting during the young stages of its bottle life.
2013 Granite Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir - Western Cape
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.
2016 Villa Ruby Caresse de Rosé - Vin de Pays, France
In Bordeaux, Bernard Magrez is well-known. He owns four Grand Cru Classés châteaux and makes amazing wines all over the world. He is deeply passionate about wine and it shows in every bottle he produces. Magrez is on a mission of excellence for the benefit of its four Grands Crus and the cultural patronage to the help of others. He may be well-known for his Bordeaux but the wines he makes in other parts of the world, including the South of France are equally as special and unique. Villa Ruby Rosé is crafted in a style highlighting the nature of the fruit in this rosé. Its off-dry profile is very attractive with luscious of peaches and strawberries.
Gold Medal Winner 93-Points - 2016 Monterey International Wine Competition
Silver Medal Winner - 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 La Référence Merlot - Vin De Pays, France
2016 La Reference Merlot is a round, fruit-driven Merlot that expresses the character of its French soil. Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, smooth La Référence Merlot pours forth with an aromatic elegance that makes it the ideal partner for red meats and sharp cheeses.
90-point Gold Medal - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2015 Bianchi Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina
This silky Argentinian red is made from handpicked grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2016 Bianchi Malbec is an oak-aged wine with plum and black cherry aromatics, and a note of smoke that persists on the mouth, ending in a round and harmonious finish.
Silver Medal - 2017 New York International Wine Competition
2016 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon - South Africa
Named for a sun-like, fruit-bearing plant that grows in the southern Andes mountains, Nguilleu wines are emblematic of the balance of tradition and innovation that characterizes the growing Chilean wine scene. 2015 Nguilleu Cabernet Sauvignon is a smoky and savory take on this beloved red wine varietal. Tart flavors of cherry, cranberry, and red currant ride along on silky tannins, mingling with a smoky overlay that starts on the nose and floats through to the finish. We suggest pairing this powerful red with spicy, rich foods, like Mexican pork with red sauce.
Bronze Medal - 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge - Bordeaux, France
Traditional style and character shine in this charming Bordeaux produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge is a charming and indulgent red that is ideal as an aperitif or for 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. Les Chartrons Bordeaux is a Platinum Medal Winner and rated 94 points by the San Diego Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition.
91-point Gold Medal - 2017 San Diego International Wine Competition
2015 Vinum Chenin Blanc - South Africa
Made from hand-picked grapes grown in the foothills of Helderberg Mountain, 2015 Vinum Chenin Blanc is a vibrant and full South African white wine. This complex white pairs wonderfully with flavorful foods, and has enticing aromas of peach, apple, and spice that meet rich pineapple on the palate. Pour a glass and savor a clean, mineral finish.
2015 Snickerdoodle Chardonnay - California
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.
Gold Medal - 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
88-point Silver Medal - 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle
Silver Medal - 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2014 MYTH Riesling - Columbia Valley, Washington
The intense sun and cool pacific winds of Washington state’s Cascade mountain range optimize ripeness and sugar levels in nearby vineyards, resulting in fruity, rich wines. MYTH’s newest Riesling entices your nose with aromas of nectarine, apricot, and honey leading into flavors of honey crisp apple and stone fruit. Riesling is an inherently versatile white, begging to be enjoyed at a cocktail party or with Thai and Indian-inspired cuisine.
88-point Silver Medal - 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Pavia, Italy
Light and refreshing Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio is the quintessential summertime wine. It’s made with grapes grown south of Milan and close to the Italian Alps, the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio. This low-alcohol, non-vintage white flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears and nectarine flavors that mingle with slight almond and ginger notes. Serve it ice cold to maximize the crispness.
Bronze Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2016 Berlin Wine Competition
2015 Domaine de Menard White Blend - Cotes Du Gascogne, France
Southern France’s Domaine de Ménard has been producing international award-winning wines and cultivating vineyards in Gascogne since 1920. This white blend exemplifies the region’s vibrant wines with a blend of local Colombard, Sauvignon and Gros Manseng grapes, resulting in an aromatic, elegant and crisp white, with tropical fruit notes and green flavors. Enjoy it with shellfish.
Bronze Medal - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Abbazia Moscato Rosé Dolce - Lombardia, Italy
Some sparkling wines are perfect as an aperitif and some are perfect with dessert. Abbazia Rosé Dolce happens to be both. This light Italian wine was produced in Piedmont, the same region that produces coveted truffles, cheeses and meats. Pink-hued Abbazia Rosé Dolce’s delicate, fruity nature makes it excellent on its own, or paired with your favorite sweet treat.
Gold Medal - 2017 Rosé Today
Gold Medal - 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
2016 Fuerza De La Tierra White - Spain
This lively Spanish blend features Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo grapes that were cold macerated to preserve their lively aromas of citrus and white flower. 2015 Fuerza De La Tierra White is a glossy pale yellow in the glass, and velvety on the palate. Enjoy it chilled.
91-point Gold Medal - 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition