Winemaker's Selections 12-Pack
Our expert tasting panel consists of industry professionals from all areas. Together they taste 1000s of bottles of year to find the best values from around the world. Some of these hand selected wines include the following in your selection today:
2012 River's End Cabernet Sauvignon - California (x2)
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.
Gold Medal - 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
89-point Silver Medal - 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle
2016 La Reference Merlot - France (x2)
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 Reference Merlot pours forth with an aromatic elegance that makes it the ideal partner for red meats and sharp cheeses.
NV Abbazia Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C. - Italy (x2)
Just seeing the word Alba makes us excited. Known as the gourmet capital of Italy, Alba produces mouthwatering white truffles, savory cheeses, homemade pastas, roasted meats, and exquisite wines to go with it all. Known as the “Shy” Italian, Dolcetto D’Alba is made to be enjoyed during your nightly meal, especially one featuring tomatoes. Dolcetto is dry and velvety, with flavors of blackberry and boysenberry.
Silver Medal - 2017 International Eastern Wine Compeition
Silver Medal - 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal - 2016 New York International Wine Competition
2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc - France (x2)
When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by this delicate, layered white wine with generous flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry and honeysuckle. White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we love this sophisticated wine that has a Sauvignon Blanc’s appeal, with an added complexity that appeals to true enthusiasts. Do not miss this limited wine, which won the Gold for Best Bordeaux Blend in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
2016 93-point Gold Medal - Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
89-point Silver Medal - 2016 Monterey Wine Competition
Director's Award, Best of Class: Best Bordeaux Blend, White - 2016 Winemaker Challenge Competition
2015 Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay - California (x2)
Citrus, apple and tropical fruit flavors mingle with a gentle acidity in this light, unoaked Chardonnay. 2015 Hayton Family Reserve Chardonnay is remarkably refreshing, and begs for a pairing with buttery seafood, chicken, or pasta dishes, and even savory sides like mashed potatoes and gravy.
Best of Class - 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
Double Gold - 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2017 SF Chronicle
Silver Medal - 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
NV Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Provincia di Pavia, Italy (x2)
Just south of Milan close to the Italian Alps and boarding Alto-Adige, probably the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio, is where Val di Botte sources the amazing grapes that produce this exquisite white wine. This low alcohol balanced acid driven Pinot Grigio flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears, and nectarine flavors mingling with slight almond and ginger notes. The quintessential summertime wine, it is light, refreshing, and perfect for the season. We recommend this wine served 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