Cooler Fall Weather Calls For Robust Wines
That Match Heartier Foods
This set of 1 white and 5 reds comes in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag and contains over $70 worth of wine for the special price of $49.99. When you bring the empty bag back in, you receive a club discount on the purchase of six bottles or more of any of our in-stock wines. Our sixpack club has no rules and no obligations, just a good value collection of specially selected wine. Here is what is included in our latest collection
Angel’s Tears Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (suggested retail $11.99) An easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc, with upfront fruity aromas on the nose and palate supported by hints of green pepper. This is a wine that is well balanced with a beautiful, crisp finish. Enjoy on its own or with seafood, chicken, light lunch and supper dishes as well as salads.
Garduno Cabernet Sauvignon, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain (suggested retail $9.99) Castilla is the Spanish designation for wines from the Castile La Mancha region, the 3rd largest in Spain. Vino de la Tierra is basically Spain’s answer to France’s Vin de Pays or country wine, a higher quality than a table wine. The nose is all dark mossy ripe fruit. The palate is full, with concentrated black berry flavors and hints of licorice, dusty cocoa powder, and black tea. Tannins are there to provide structure and a flash of acidity at the finish keeps the wine from feeling flabby. The fruity fullness of the wine is a great match with baked ham, or scalloped potatoes, or anything with a salty savory note.
Angel’s Tears Red Blend, South Africa (suggested retail $11.99) In the 17th century, amidst the lush Cape vines, the harvest had produced an outstanding vintage. According to legend, angels crept into the cellar and wept tears of joy when this beautiful wine touched their lips. To this day every drop of Angels Tears wine is a testimony to this legend. In spite of what the back label says, this wine is a blend that is predominantly Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Petit Verdot for complexity. The result is a dry, medium-bodied smooth and fruity wine with a soft and silky finish. Enjoy on its own or with wild game, poultry, or pasta dishes.
Porta do Castelo Red Blend, Alentejo Portugal (suggested retail $10.99) This wine is a nicely balanced blend of three grape varietals you have probably never heard of: Tinta Caiada, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira. The second of the three is the primary grape used in Portugal’s most famous wine, Port, but it also gives this dry red wine a more robust mouth feel and intensity. Intense, vibrant red fruits – cherry, strawberry – and spices on the nose. Here you will find a full-bodied yet easy-drinking wine with a pleasant, refreshing finish. This is another wine that is versatile enough to go with just about any type of red meat, stews, or dry cheeses.
Chateau Les Sapins de Gaillou Bordeaux Rouge, France (suggested retail $10.99) This classic blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot comes from an actual petit château in the heart of French wine country. This wine has a nice dark red color in the glass. On the nose the fruit is reminiscent of a new world wine, relatively big at first but it then slides into a more traditional Bordeaux, with red fruit and cassis. On the palate, the mouth feel is supple but dry. It’s round finish makes it a good pairing with venison, lamb, or good French cheese.
Altavins “Tempus” Red Blend, Terra Alta Spain (suggested retail $22.99) Wine Enthusiast, August 2013, 88 Points: “Jammy aromas of baked blackberry and plum are fiery at first and then flatten out with airing. A choppy palate offers a bumpy ride with ripe plum and berry flavors in front of a full-force, toasty finish that shows a strong grip courtesy of big tannins. This is two-thirds Garnacha with Syrah and Carignan.”