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
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.
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.
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
Cepage Cabernet Sauvignon - Vin De Pays, France
Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, Cépage Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown using sustainable viticulture in France’s Languedoc wine region. This ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of red and black fruit with notes of spice. It starts off bold on the palate with flavors of licorice and strawberry, followed by a round, jammy finish. Enjoy this wine with pizza or your favorite red meat—especially if it’s grilled.
Vista De Noche Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina
Vista de Noche Malbec is a profound red, with dark fruits like blackberry mingling with herbaceous notes and a nice, smoky overlay. This full-bodied wine is destined to be best friends with many grilled meats. It’s got a lot of personality, and a finish that can please the wine drinker in all of us.
2015 Qapay Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva - Chile
Central Chile’s Maule Valley possesses some of the country’s oldest vineyards, and is currently undergoing a renaissance, producing innovative wines like Qapay Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon. This exciting red has concentrated dark berry flavors and an herbaceous vibe. Start here if you want to explore the wines of Chile, the new hotspot for the oenophile set.
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.
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc - Central Chile
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc is a classic example of what can be done with this popular variety in Central Chile. The grapes are exposed to wonderful sun and an almost greenhouse-like regularity of dry, hot days and dry, cool nights throughout the growing season--near perfect ripening conditions. The result is a clean, citrusy, lean and fresh wine. The nose is full of grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty flavors of green fruits, lime, and floral notes and a long, crisp finish. Outstanding as an aperitif or a cocktail wine, it is also ideal with salads using arugula, fennel, or roasted bell peppers, and is a refreshing companion for richer white meats like pork and lobster.
Snickerdoodle Chardonnay - California
When we taste 1000's of bottles every year looking for only the very best, there is a lot of hit and miss when it comes to find balanced Chardonnays. It has to be just right and that is exactly what Snickerdoodle is, just right. The fruit is fresh with flavors of green apple, nectarine, and juicy melon. With only a small touch of oak, this wine remains crisp and refreshing with a perfect amount of linger in the finish. Purely delicious Chardonnay, a gem of a find from California. We know you are going to love it.
MYTH Riesling - Columbia Valley, Washington
Washington state is known for making wines of a richer style showcasing the power of the fruit while still showing finesse and balance. Due to Washington State’s Cascade mountain range, the surrounding valleys get intense sun and cool pacific winds optimizing ripeness and sugar levels. The end result of mother nature’s pixie dust sprinkled over the Evergreen State shows brightly in Myth, our newest Riesling. Enticing aromas of nectarine, apricot, and honey fill your nose. Flavors of honey-crisp apple, honeycomb, and stone fruit caress the taste buds. Riesling is inherently versatile, letting you enjoy this wine at a cocktail party or with Thai and Indian inspired cuisine.
Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Pavia, Italy
Just south of Milan close to the Italian Alps inside the region of Lombardy, the providence of Pavia is one of the best sources for Pinot Grigio. This low alcohol balanced acid driven Pinot Grigio flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears, and nectarine flavors mingling with slight almond and ginger notes. We recommend this wine served ice cold to maximize the crispness.
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.
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.
Longitude White Blend - Portugal
When we think of white wine, we think of summer evenings in the backyard, sharing stories with a friend or two, eating buttery seafood with fresh green salad. Longitude White Blend is crisp and easy to drink, delivering flavors of melon, honey, and citrus with a vibrant finish. This is the wine that you want to have chilled and ready in case someone drops by.