WesMar Winery 2015 Balletto Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Perfumey bouquet displaying blueberries, rose petals and hints of chocolate. Flavors of blackberry jam lead, followed by more subtle supporting blueberries sprinkled with a dusting of chocolate. The white pepper essence always present in young Balletto bottlings is masquerading as nuanced allspice. This wine has a voluptuous mouthfeel, strength of fruit and engulfing body. 95 Points, Prince of Pinot Five Stars, Restaurant Wine Final Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Case Production: Only 150 cases produced Pair With: Duck or lamb Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 7 years Alcohol by Volume: 13.9% This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The winery recommends letting it “rest” from shipping for one month before enjoying.

Price: $45.00

Order: WesMar Winery 2015 Balletto Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery 2017 Estate Grown Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes:  Truly balanced between fruit flavors and an appealing buttery note. Final Blend: 100% Chardonnay Case Production: Only 630 cases produced Pair With: Macaroni and cheese with a hint of bacon or grilled trout with lemony bread crumbs Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 5 years Alcohol by Volume: 12.8% This wine club feature will “wow” your taste buds.

Price: $24.00

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SSI2-19-4

Grgich Hills Estate 2009 Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: On the nose, wild strawberry, cherry and black currant with an underlying note of dried orange peel, licorice and fresh soil. Scents of dark berries and ripe blood oranges are accentuated by its vibrant acidity and soft tannins on the front palate. Subtle aromas of oregano, mint and sea salt emerge on the back palate and make for an elegant finish. 93 Points/Blue Reviews Extra, The Tasting Panel 91 Points/Publisher’s Picks, The Tasting Panel 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast 90 Points, The California Grapevine Final Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc Pair With: Grilled steak, rack of lamb, or roasted duck Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 14.6% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of Napa Valley.

Price: $125.00

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Sullivan Vineyards 2011 Estate Grown Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: On the nose, the aromas are now slightly floral, with hints of violet, maple, hickory, dried cranberries, and vanilla caramel. On the palate, flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and hints of raspberry. The texture is creamy, velvety and coating, yet with a brightness of acidity. The wine finishes with supple tannins and hints of chocolate. Final Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Case Production: Only 640 cases produced Pair With: Barbecued flat iron steak Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of Napa Valley.

Price: $80.00

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Stonecroft Winery 2016 Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: This aromatic white announces its class with aromas of gooseberry, elderflower, hay, and a touch of minerality.  Crisp flavors of grapefruit and lime lead to a strong desire for another pour. Final Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Case Production: Only 350 cases produced Pair With: Grilled chicken salad with citrus fruit and goat cheese Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%

Price: $10.99

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Four Brix Winery 2013 Paso Robles Meritage

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: This wine is made to pay tribute to the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Inky violet in color, it entices with aromas of rich berry and cherry notes, espresso and a little smoke. Flavors of cherry and raspberry with hints of espresso and licorice are wrapped in solid tannins. Final Blend: 45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc Case Production: Only 308 cases produced Pair With: Grilled pork tenderloin or baby back ribs Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 8-12 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.4%

Price: $32.00

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Stonecroft Winery 2015 Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Crofters Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red in color, this Syrah shows why New Zealand is gaining recognition for the varietal.  Fragrances of black fruit and pepper announce a palate richly layered with black cherry, raspberry, plum and nutmeg. Final Blend: 100% Syrah Case Production: Only 1,350 cases produced Pair With: Steak with green peppercorns Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%

Price: $12.99

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Domain Road Vineyard 2014 Central Otago Duffers Creek Riesling

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Pale straw in color, with aromas of orange blossom, mandarin and lime on the nose and hints of apricot and melon. Citrus flowers, pineapple and honey predominate on the palate. An off-dry wine with balanced acidity and a lingering finish. 91 Points, Wine Spectator Final Blend: 100% Riesling Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 10.5% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $10.99

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CCS2-19-6

Kieu Hoang Winery 2012 People’s Wine California Red

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Four red grape varieties blend seamlessly in this fruit-driven wine club beauty, offering aromas of ripe dark berries.  The palate has a flavorful mix of blackberries and cherries, with hints of vanilla and subtle notes of cedar.  The mouthfeel is soft and silky. Final Blend: 40% Zinfandel, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah Pair With: A juicy hamburger topped with bleu cheese and caramelized onions on a toasted ciabatta bun, or simply enjoy on its own Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 2-4 years Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%

Price: $14.99

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STD4-2018-1

Hughes Family Vineyards 2013 Signature Reserve Wild Turkey Vineyard Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Rich, dark ruby red in color, with complex and classic Zinfandel aromas of dried fig, cherry, raspberry, clean earth and espresso. Rich and supple with luscious red fruits, pepper and smoke. Mouthwatering, with beautifully integrated tannins, sweet oak, balanced acidity and a lingering finish. 95 Points, Gold Medal, California State Fair Final Blend: 100% Zinfandel Case Production: Only 600 cases produced Pair With: Grilled steaks, pork, burgers, spicy bratwursts and sausages, salmon, pastas with spicy sauces, cheeses, chocolates, or the winery’s own recipe for Christopher’s Blue Cheese Cheesecake Appetizer Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 5-10 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.7% Wine club members might be familiar with this selection as we’ve featured the 2009 and 2012 vintages as well.

Price: $38.00

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