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:
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.
Coastal Passage Pinot Noir - California
Pinot Noir is one of those grapes that can only be grown in very small climate pockets around the world. Unlike Cabernet and Syrah, that can grow in more regions, Pinot produces unique flavor profiles based on region and California is one of the greats. You get intense fruit medium body out of these specific growing regions. The result is Coastal Passage Pinot Noir, a very expressive wine aromatically with lychee, cranberry, cola, raspberry, and red cherries abounding with hints of cinnamon and clove, wildflowers and cacao. This wine has a bright, food-friendly profile. The perfect companion to any foods with spice.
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.
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, necatrine, 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.
Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio I.G.T. - Provincia di Pavia, Italy
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.