Holiday Season 2023 Mixed Case Special
$285 Value for just $195
The fall holiday season is all about sharing good times with family and friends. This latest mixed case is full of interesting and delicious wines that we think you'll enjoy serving with for favorite fall cuisines. Great wines from around the world and a wide variety of styles, there's something for everyone!
Sampler includes 1 bottle each:
Massey Dacta Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) – This zippy NZ Sauvignon Blanc was a big favorite a couple years ago, so we're really excited to see it back in the market with a new distributor. Pale with green highlights open to a fragrant nose of peach, white grapefruit, herbaceousness and tropical passionfruit. The palate mirrors the aromas with notes of lemongrass, rock melon, lemonade, juicy lime and umami flavors.
Anne Amie Muller-Thurgau (Oregon) – This amazing wine was one of our favorite new finds for October's Oregon Wine Month, and as we think this incredible dry German varietal wine from Willamette Valley will make a fantastic Turkey/Thanksgiving wine we've included it here. The Anne Amie Muller-Thurgau has aromas of honeysuckle, key lime pie, white flowers, starfruit, kumquat and crushed gravel. On the palate, key lime, yellow grapefruit, golden delicious apple and feijoa. Don't be fooled by the tall skinny bottle or the German grape, the finish is dry and minerally.
Lola Rose of Pinot Noir (California) – LOLA’s Rosé of Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes selected from the winery’s younger vines in Mendocino and Sonoma Coast. The grapes were picked slightly under-ripe and lightly crushed by foot, then pressed off the skins after 8 hours. Color and flavor are enhanced by adding small amount of skins and stems to the press juice during fermentation which adds a bit more vibrancy and structure to the finished wine. The wine is vibrant, with a light pink color and aromas of strawberry, candied peach and watermelon. Its bright acidity and crispiness on the palate makes it a perfect wine for the upcoming warm days of spring.
Stift Klosterneuberg Sparkling Gruner Veltliner Brut (Austria) – We doubt all Sparkling Gruner Veltliners are as good as this one, but we were absolutely blown away by the first one we ever came across by Stift Klosterneuberg Abbey & Winery. The abbey was founded in 1113 and they added the winery in 1114, so I guess we shouldn't be too surprised as they've had a little time to hone their craft. The monks are also pioneers in the field of sustainability and climate protection and Stift Klosterneuburg became Europe’s first carbon neutral winery in 2009. Their Champagne method sparkling wine impresses with its delicate mousseux, fruity-spicy aromas on the nose and fine yeast notes on the palate. An elegant sparkling wine, multi-layered, with an unmistakable Austrian style.
Violet Hill Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir (California) – Supple, velvety, and laden with luscious crimson flavors of berries and cherries that evolve with resinous spice, smoky cedar, and herbaceousness on the palate. The bolder Santa Barbara component lends weight and ripe fruit, while the Santa Maria parcels offer savory and fresh herbal tea high tones.
Chateau Pizay Beaujolais (France) - We loved the 2021 Pizay, but the new 2022 that was recently released is even better! A thousand years of history, Gosmard, the first Seigneur or Lord of Pizay, had two towers built in 1030 A.D. His descendants lived in the Château until 1916. In 1981, Groupama Rhône Alpes Auvergne. The group has been more than competent stewards of the historic property as demonstrated by the fact that in 2015, they became one of the first two hundred French estates to be awarded European High Environmental Value Certification.The Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais is made utilizing fruit grown within the AOC appellations of Beaujolais and Brouilly, known for producing the lighter and more perfumed styles of the Beaujolais wines. Made from 100% Gamay grapes, like most Beaujolais wines, the Chateau de Pizay shows arm floral and blackberry aromas with a fresh palate bursting with black fruits, florals and a hint of elderflower adding weight.
Corte Majoli Valpolicella - Ripasso is an Italian term meaning 're-passed', for the technique of adding extra body and flavor to Valpolicella by fermenting the wine on the skins of Amarone wines after these dried-grape wines have finished their fermentation in the spring. This gives the wine some of the fantastic qualities of Amarone without the full Amarone pricetag. Fairly full bodied, with fragrant aromas (cherry, spice), firm structure, and a tangy palate of red berries, dark chocolate and herbs. Dry, savoury and satisfying. It's warm power just blossoms on the palate.
Natte Valleij Cinsault (South Africa) - One of the oldest wineries in South Africa with an original founding date of 1715, Natte Valleij specializes in making wines from the Cinsault grape. The father to the national varietal Pinotage and once stalwart red varietal of the industry, Cinsault had fallen into obscurity mostly used today as a blending grape rather than a stand alone varietal, so few recognize the name. Affectionately still called Hermitage by the many old timers, it creates superbly drinkable wines festooned with red fruits, spice and surprising structure to age gracefully. It showcases bright red fruit, floral, and smoky aromas that lead into juicy flavors of raspberry, cranberry, violets, and spices on the palate, which is light to medium-bodied with perceptible black tea tannins on the finish.
Marcolino Sebo "QP" Touriga Nacional (Portugal) - An intense bouquet violets, rose and forest flowers with loads wild berries, forest floor and baking spice. It’s a wine that feels round and silky upon initial tasting you wouldn't expect it to have such lingering tannins and a lasting finish... but it does. In the mouth it has flavors of blackberry kirsch, white pepper and licorice notes supported by dry, dark fruits, forest floor earth and spice throughout.
Foppiano 1896 Red Blend (Sonoma) - They're no Stift Klosterneuberg Abbey, but the Foppiano family has been farming grapes and making wine in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma since the late 1800's. Their latest 1896 Red Blend opens with notes of savory herbs, mixed berry tart and fresh-baked pumpkin pie. The initial impression is followed by an unmistakable burst of fruit salad – raspberry, blackberry, strawberry and honeydew melon. The palate continues with baking spice, rose petals and buttered toast with jam. The lingering finish offers pleasant notes of cranberry sauce and holiday spices.
Peterson "Shameless" Red (Mendocino) - Layers of dark fruit aromas only hint at the cornucopia of flavors to follow. On the palate, a refreshing blend of fruit, gentle oak and integrated tannins merge to create this easy sipping yet complex wine. The fruit flavors range from ripe blackberry and plum to delicate white raspberry and hints of orange zest, plus many more. A spicy acidity stays in the background to bolster the flavors without overpowering the palate. The wine seems light on the mouth yet offers depth and interest, and all at a ridiculously low price.
La Storia by Trentadue Zinfandel (Alexander Valley) - Trentadue is another one of our favorite Sonoma farming families that has been around since the 1800's. The wine is bright and lively with intense “Zini” aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, and plums and some of the typical raisin aromas. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, maple, cinnamon and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium to full body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish with lively acidity.
12 X 750ml
750ml x 12
Please note that with the uncertainty around shipping & deliveries from our suppliers, it might become necessary to make comparable substitutions in our mixed packs as certain items run out. Thanks for understanding!