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

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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PSE5-2018-2

Smith Devereux Wines 2016 3 California Red Wine

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Powerful, spicy aromas lead to flavors of ripe red fruit, dark chocolate and toasty oak in this crowd pleaser. Supple yet bold and earthy, complex yet accessible, this is a fun, spicy wine, yet refined and delicate. 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast Final Blend: 75% Syrah, 25% Zinfandel Case Production: Only 1,300 cases produced Pair With: Steak, lamb, pizza, southern barbecue, grilled veggies and meats, lightly spicy dishes, hearty fish dishes, red sauces, creamy cheeses like Brie, or hard cheeses with a hint of salt like Midnight Moon Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 2-6 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.1% The winery chose not to use capsules when bottling this wine to reduce trash in landfills. 

Price: $8.00

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STD7-18-1

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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CCS2-19-4

Oakville East 2013 Oakville Napa Valley Exposure Cabernet Sauvignon

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: This is a massive wine that possesses soft, integrated tannins. It begins with the traditional Cabernet aromas of blueberry, blackberry and cherry flavors but the cinnamon, maple, leather, clove, orange blossom, cardamom and violet soon jump into the mix. On the palate, crisp, clean acidity is complemented by cranberry, red currant, pomegranate, strawberry and dark fruit flavors. All this suggests it will need time in the cellar to seduce out its tightly wound layers, but the already existing balance between fruit, acidity and tannins make it hard to resist enjoying immediately. 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Final Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Case Production: Only 914 cases produced Pair With: Duck or rib-eye steak Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 20 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Wine club members might be familiar with this selection as we’ve featured the 2010 and 2012 vintages as well.

Price: $86.00

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SSI2-19-1

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

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SSI2-19-2

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

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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CCS2-19-5

Long Shadows Vintners 2016 Poet’s Leap Columbia Valley Riesling

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes:  Off-dry, with expressive spicy aromatics and generous, lively flavors. Fresh melon, honey, ripe apricot and a hint of citrus on the palate leave a vibrant, racy impression and a long, clean finish. 93 Points, JamesSuckling. com 92 Points, The Wine Advocate 90 Points, Wine Spectator 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast 2018 Riesling of the Year, Seattle Magazine Final Blend: 100% Riesling Pair With: The winery’s own recipe for Thai Red Curry Mussels Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 5 years Alcohol by Volume: 12.5% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of Washington’s Columbia Valley.

Price: $20.00

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PNW13-18-2

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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