Top Picks of our Recently Featured Wines!
So you've visited and checked out the wide selection of wines we've recently featured. Not sure where to start? We've selected a few different red and white wines of different varietals which may help with your final decision!
1) Townley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Made with a splash of Petit Verdot, this Cab is a great choice from our Garagiste Wine Club. Only 120 cases were produced and we were lucky to get our hands on some! From Napa Valley, this bold, silky wine has exceptional balance with aromas of dark fruits and spices accompanying a palate with rich textures and beautiful purity. Find out more about Townley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon here.
2) Midnight Cellars 2013 'Full Moon' Red Blend
From the Paso Robles AVA, this blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot is soft, approachable - making it the winery's most popular wine! Ripe and fruity on the nose, this Red Blend has flavors of berries, red fruits, and spices that linger long into the finish. Find out more about Midnight Cellars 2013 'Full Moon' Red Blend here.
3) Frank Family 2013 Petite Sirah
The S&J Vineyard Reserve is made with 100% Petite Sirah grapes from Capell Valley in Napa. The warm vineyard site gives the grapes and resulting wine a rich and luscious quality that is both graceful and balanced. Dark in color, this Petite Sirah is full-bodied and bursting with fresh acidity with aromas and flavors of licorice, black tea, blackberry and cloves. Find out more about Frank Family 2013 Petite Sirah here.
4) Fore Family 2012 Pinot Noir
Silky, fruity and displaying excellent balance, the 2012 Pinot Noir from the Fore Family Vineyards in Los Carneros earned 92 Points and two Gold Medals at competitions! Classic aromas of earth and cherries are supported by sage, cream and French vanilla. White pepper also makes an appearance in the flavors that mimic its nose. Find out more about Fore Family 2012 Pinot Noir here.
5) Mission Estate 2014 Cabernet Franc
Featured in our International Wine Club, the Cabernet Franc from Mission Estate Winery in New Zealand is a Gold Medal Wine Club exclusive import! Rarely is this varietal singled out on its own, but it is recently and rightfully gaining its place among the popular single-varietal wines. The 2014 Cab Franc is all about big structure and robust fruit flavors. Aromas of spicy oak, floral perfume and dark fruit complement the palate and pulls out notes of cassis, red fruit and sweet cedar. Find out more about Mission Estate 2014 Cabernet Franc here.
1) Moone Tsai 2014 Chardonnay
Featuring a Chardonnay in our Diamond Wine Club is a rarity, but the 94 and 93 Point rated Chardonnay from Moone Tsai Vineyards graciously earned its spot in our recently featured wines. Made from grapes grown on the Sonoma Coast, the nose opens with smells of apricot, peach, mint, pineapple, and wild flowers which follow through on the rich, buttery palate. This is a textural and all-around intriguing and sleek wine that is simply wonderful. Find out more about Moone Tsai 2014 Chardonnay here.
2) Shutter 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
From the Lake County AVA, this Gold Wine Club selection from Shutter Wines is organically grown and made in a classic Bordeaux style. Distinct minerality and well-balanced acidity is complimented by full flavors and aromas of grapefruit, ripe peaches and smooth tropical fruits. The result is a fantastically crisp and bright white wine. Find out more about Shutter 2014 Sauvignon Blanc here.
3) Serrano 2014 'Liquid Luck' White Blend
A combination of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, this beautiful wine is thoughtfully made with the great white wines of the Rhône Valley in mind. A wonderful perfume nose greets you and welcomes a palate of soft peach, white rose and a hind of spice. A subtle minerality pulls everything together on the finish. Find out more about Serrano 2014 'Liquid Luck' White Blend here.
4) Alma Rosa 2014 Pinot Gris
From the Santa Barbara County, this Pinot Gris was awarded 95 Points, a Gold Medal and Best of Class of Region from the California State Fair! This wine is graced with fresh aromas and a lively palate. Lime pith and honeyed apricot can be found on the nose leading into a crisp, vibrant and alluring palate. Find out more about Alma Rosa 2014 Pinot Gris here.
5) Seven Angels 2014 '7A' Grenache Blanc
100% Grenache Blanc, this wine is frequently overshadowed by its red counterpart, Grenache Rouge but this is special and small production white wine from vineyards on the Central Coast. The nose features bright green able and fresh citrus with a developed palate of apple, peach and a touch of anise. Excellent body and low acidity make for a wonderful silky finish. Find out more about Seven Angels 2014 '7A' Grenache Blanc here.
6) Hastwell & Lightfoot 2016 Vermentino
This International Wine Club feature is and exclusive import from South Australia's McLaren Vale. This Italian varietal is gaining popularity due to its ability to make exceptionally rich and complex white wines. Pale in appearance but possesses an elegant nose with notes of white stone fruits such as peaches, mangoes and cherries. It lends a soft structure and medium body which shows a great amount of fruit on the palate highlighted by boney and lemon. Find out more about Hastwell & Lightfoot 2016 Vermentino here.
We feature many different wines each month which are chosen due to their high-quality. We don't think you can go wrong with any of them, however, go ahead and search for your favorite varietal, region or winery and see our selections!