Victor Vineyards 2015 Lodi Roadside Red

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: This red opens with beautiful, complex flavors of super rich black cherries, blackberries, spice and rich, toasty vanilla French oak.  Its soft, elegantly rich texture is complemented by a long, silky finish. Final Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Ruby Cabernet, Zinfandel Case Production: Only 2,000 cases produced Pair With: Grilled meats, hearty stews, pizza or chili Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 3-5 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.7%

Price: $10.99

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STD3-2018-2

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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Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards 2017 Vineyard Selection Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Tropical guava and citrus aromas combine with caramel notes and a creamy texture to enhance the lingering finish. Final Blend: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier Case Production: Only 616 cases produced Pair With: Mozzarella di bufala with prosciutto on grilled ciabatta, or classic French onion soup Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 2 years Alcohol by Volume: 14% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $13.99

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Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards 2015 Barrel Selection Santa Barbara County Malbec

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Dense flavors and aromas, a creamy texture, silky tannins, and flavors of raspberry jam, cherries, cacao, toasty vanilla, and rubbed sage. Final Blend: 90% Malbec, 10% Barbera Case Production: Only 896 cases produced Pair With: Herb-crusted rack of lamb with red wine reduction sauce, roasted bone marrow with fleur de sel and caramelized shallots, or blue cheese-stuffed buffalo burgers Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 2 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.1% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $15.99

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STD2-19-1

Conway Family Wines 2013 Deep Sea Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Opulent and fruit-forward, this Pinot shines with notes of strawberry, smoke and cherry.  Toasty oak kisses the finish of this rich Santa Barbara red. Final Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Case Production: Only 1,100 cases produced Pair With: Roast pork with a cherry glaze, grilled salmon, lamb stew, ground beef empanadas, or savory macaroni and cheese with bacon Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 3-5 years Alcohol by Volume: 14%

Price: $10.99

Order: Conway Family Wines 2013 Deep Sea Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
PSE1-2018-1

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

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

Order: Oakville East 2013 Oakville Napa Valley Exposure Cabernet Sauvignon
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Strala Vineyards 2015 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: The nose is full of blackberries, vibrant black cherry, dried berries, maple, brown and black spices, cinnamon and gingerbread. The wine is soft and gives way to supple round tannins with a delectable center and persistence of fruit. 90 Points, Wine Spectator Final Blend: 40% Merlot, 30% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Malbec Case Production: Only 300 cases produced Pair With: Veal or lamb dishes Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 5 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Welcome Strala Vineyards to The California Wine Club family with this inaugural wine club feature.

Price: $46.00

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SIG2-19-2

Sojourn Cellars 2016 Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Significant depth and concentration with classic Pinot Noir flavors and notes of forest floor and earth coming from the expressive Swan clone. 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast 93 Points, PinotFile 93 Points, International Wine Report Final Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Pair With: Salmon, chicken, or beef dishes Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 7 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of the Sonoma Coast.

Price: $57.00

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SIG2-19-1

Dragonette Cellars 2015 Santa Ynez Valley Seven Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: On the nose, fresh blueberries, blackberries, mulberries and black plums, with smoked bacon, bison steaks, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbs and campfire smoke (wow!).  On the palate this wine is explosive with waves of blackberries, smoky fennel, graphite, camphor, red eart and citrus. Significant tannins and solid acidity. Still very young, the wine finishes long with lively citrus notes and stony mineral notes, fresh and dried fruits, and red roses. 93 Points, Robert Parker 92 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, March 2018 91 Points, Wine Spectator Final Blend: 93% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 1% Viognier Case Production: Only 350 cases produced Pair With: grilled meats and vegetables, braised beef, Osso Buco, ribs, chicken, lamb, aged hard cheeses Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 3-5 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.4% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of Santa Ynez Valley.

Price: $43.00

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