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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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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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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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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Stirm Wine Co. 2016 Kick-On Vineyard Santa Barbara County Riesling

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Marginally richer and showing a bit more concentration than its year-older mate from the same site, Stirm’s 2016 offering from the Kick-On Vineyard is a revelation in dry-finished Riesling. It, too, is a vibrant and aggressively energetic effort of great fruity clarity and structured depth and is marked by an involving sense of varietal intricacy that experience teaches is certain to become more evident with the passing of time. That is not to say that the wine is anything less than fascinating right now, but any who doubt Riesling’s capacity to age need look no further than this eminently cellarworthy example, and we would enthusiastically urge that all devotees of the grape hide a few bottles away. 91 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, September 2018 Final Blend: 100% Riesling Case Production: Only 227 cases produced Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 3 years Alcohol by Volume: 12.9% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $22.00

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Stirm Wine Co. 2016 Wirz Vineyard Cienega Valley Old Vine Riesling

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: The Cienega Valley in San Benito County is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of serious Riesling, nor is the notion of “old vines” often mentioned when discussing the local version, but this expressive effort testifies to the worth of both. One of winemaker Ryan Stirm’s chief concerns is that Riesling reveal a sense of place, and there is no question but that his Wirz Vineyard bottlings speak with a different voice than their slightly sleeker and brighter mates from the Kick-On site. Both the 2015 and 2016 offerings are fuller and a bit riper in tone and give play to the variety’s complexing grapefruit and petrol-like terpene traits while retaining a certain dry, fruity richness, and, while each is impressive, this one wins the nod as the deeper, more continuous of the two. 91 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, September 2018 Final Blend: 100% Riesling Case Production: Only 117 cases produced Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 12.7% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $30.00

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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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Sol Rouge Vineyard & Winery 2013 Lake County Gypsy Rouge Red Wine

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Exhibiting hints of lavender on the nose, it evolves into a spiced mid-palate and finishes with bright berry notes of strawberry, dark cherry, and Asian spice. 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast Final Blend: 50% Grenache, 27% Mourvèdre, 13% Cinsaut, 7% Syrah, 3% Counoise Case Production: Only 350 cases produced Pair With: Vegetables, fish, sushi, chicken, lamb, barbecue, or simply on its own Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 8 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.4% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of Lake County.

Price: $32.00

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Morgan Winery 2015 Double L Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Crème brûlée, Asian pear, hazelnut, and vanilla wafer aromas are backed by sweet spice of lightly toasted oak. Pineapple, vanilla and lemon curd flavors are complemented by a touch of creaminess and elegant, bright acidity. 93 Points/Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast 92 Points, Wilfred Wong 91 Points, Wine Spectator Final Blend: 100% Chardonnay Pair With: Seafood, poultry dishes, or a buttery steak Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 2 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.2% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience some of the best Chardonnay that California has to offer.

Price: $39.00

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Bokisch Vineyards 2016 Terra Alta Vineyard Clements Hills Lodi Albariño

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Light straw in color, with orange blossoms, Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apples, wisteria flowers and salty sea mist on the nose. Crisp, clean acidity is balanced by candied tangerine, ripe kiwi, pink grapefruit and a wet slate minerality, ending in a round, lengthy finish. Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Gold Medal, Best of Class, Sunset International Wine Competition Final Blend: 96% Albariño, 4% Picpoul Blanc Case Production: Only 1,070 cases produced Pair With: Fresh halibut grilled in foil with basil and tomatoes, salad of oranges, avocados and fennel Hold Time: Enjoy now Alcohol by Volume: 12.5% Wine club members will be happy to know that fruit for this wine was organically and sustainably farmed.

Price: $14.99

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