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Covid  Quarantine Coping Sampler Case #7

Covid Quarantine Coping Sampler Case #7

$ 157.00 $ 257.00

Covid Coping Case - Mixed Case Deal #7
$257 Value for just $157
Save a Whopping $100 on this Mixed Case!

Things will hopefully get back to normal (or maybe just an "new normal") sometime soon.  Until then, and maybe even afterwards since they've become so popular, we'll keep doing these fun sampler cases for everyone to try a bunch of new wines at a great price.

Mixed case includes, 1 bottle each wine:
  • Hugel Gentil (Alsace, France) - Hugel is one of the classic producers of “Gentil,” a dry white in the ancient Alsace tradition. The name is reserved for AOC Alsace wines fulfilling the superior-quality blending standards. This blending must have at least 50% of Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and/or Gewurztraminer, and the rest can be either Sylvaner, Chasselas and/or Pinot Blanc. Before blending, each variety must be vinified separately and must officially qualify as an AOC Alsace wine. Hugel’s brings together the spicy flavor of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat, finishing with the refreshing character of Sylvaner.

  • Castel di Pradis Frascati (Lazio, Italy) - Intriguing, complex aromas consisting of acacia flowers, straw, pear, golden apple, and Mediterranean bush. The plate complete the picture painted by the nose combined with soft, full and vibrant flavors, finishing clean and leaving a lingering memory of smoked herbs. 

  • Quinta de Linhares Avesso (Vinho Verde, Portugal) - This is not your simple, fizzy, tasty but largely forgettable, guzzle-able, normal Vinho Verde. From the same region as that tasty quaffer, but crafted solely from the Avesso grape variety and built to show how rich and complex the grapes/wines grown in this region can be.  Avesso, unlike the more commonly used Alvarinho, lends surprising depth and richness, while still displaying the characteristic freshness and bright acidity of classic Vinho Verde. A plump floral bouquet underscored by notes of citrus and tropical fruit.  A fantastic fall weather Vinho Verde!

  • Sea Glass Chardonnay (Santa Barbara, CA) - This Chardonnay captures the cool-climate terroir of Santa Barbara County at its best. Stone fruit aromas segue to flavors of green apple and zesty citrus on the palate, framed by a lively, refreshing finish. This clean, un-oaked style of Chardonnay is elegant and lean—the perfect complement for light pastas, grilled fish or summer salads.

  • Tintero Rosso (Piedmont, Italy) -Tintero Vino Rosso is a fantastic everyday table wine that is quite refined and structured for its modest price. It is so versatile with bright fruit on the nose and on the palate with a medium dryness and hint of spice that you can drink it for lunch or dinner.  50% Barbera, 40% Dolcetto, 5% Nebbiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Lucente Toscana (Tuscany, Italy) - Also from Italy is Lucente.  A Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the very ripe and decadent Lucente that delivers barbecued meat, dried blackberries, vanilla and fruit cake. Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, but not as enormous as the nose might suggest. Surprisingly firm tannins rein in this powerful wine on the finish.

  • Parcel 41 Merlot (North Coast, CA) - Unlike everything else in the world, great quality, west coast Merlot seems to be the one thing that is actually getting cheaper, or at least not increasing in price.  Since Merlot’s popularity stateside has waned over the last 10 or so years, prices have been coming down while quality has increased.  For the most part, only wineries dedicated to Merlot are still producing it, and we’ve seen some great ones at great prices lately.   The nose is dark and alluring, with aromas of black currant, saddle leather, and milk chocolate, with a subtle and delicate floral note. The mouth is soft and substantial, with round, mouth-filling tannins layering smoothly with the densely packed flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, spicy black plum, and smoky espresso.

  • Ravel and Stitch Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore, CA) - Unlike everything else in the world, great quality, west coast Merlot seems to be the one thing that is actually getting cheaper, or at least not increasing in price.  Since Merlot’s popularity stateside has waned over the last 10 or so years, prices have been coming down while quality has increased.  For the most part, only wineries dedicated to Merlot are still producing it, and we’ve seen some great ones at great prices lately.  Enter Parcel 41.  The Parcel 41 Merlot shines ruby red in the glass, with shimmering purple undertones. The nose is dark and alluring, with aromas of black currant, saddle leather, and milk chocolate, with a subtle and delicate floral note. The mouth is soft and substantial, with round, mouth-filling tannins layering smoothly with the densely packed flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, spicy black plum, and smoky espresso.

  • Chateau du Prieure des Morgues (Languedoc, France) - From the St-Chinian district, there is a lot going on here, but in an amazingly controlled way. At first it feels many of the wine’s aromas are still trapped into the wine, to be released later in the wine’s potentially very long life, yet a little air rewards your senses with huge cherry liqueur and dark chocolate are dominant notes, accompanied by intense clove, for a spicy, deep, fruity, and toasted whole.   There is black pepper, leather, truffle, Provencal herbs, coffee, brioche, as well as a distinctive red cured-meat tone making for an amazing aromatic complexity.  You could spend a long time smelling and analyzing the nose and find new notes every time you sniff it, mark of the great, interesting wines.

  • Bodega Septima Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) - Generous notes of warm blackberries at peak ripeness, plums, boysenberries, dried violets and black licorice balanced by tart acidity, revealing a wine that begs to be paired with a grilled, well-marbled steak. Mellow tannins linger under the acidity, a background note of savory herbs calmly echo as the wine fades on the palate. 

  • Charles Woodson “Intercept” Pinot Noir (Monterey, CA) – Former pro football player Charles Woodson says  “My love of wine happened organically while being in Napa Valley during training camp while playing for the Oakland Raiders in the ’90s.”  A waft of florals and vanilla cream hit the nose followed by red cherry, macerated strawberry, cranberry, and black tea. A hint of warm baking spices rounds out the aromatics nicely. The wine is delightfully smooth and approachable yielding ripe fruit, medium acidity, and silky tannins make this an enjoyable wine on its own or with cedar plank-roasted salmon. 

  • Simply Syrah (South Africa) - Their Cinsault Rose was a massive hit this summer, and now that fall is here, it’s time to try this great value producer’s Syrah. The nose is full of Jammy blackberries, juicy blueberries and red raspberries complimented by earthy tones of Wet soil and crushed leaves. The palate confirms the aromatic blend of earth and jammy fruit with hints of black tea, and sweet cinnamon with a dash of nutmeg.


750ml x 12

Please note that with the uncertainty around deliveries from our suppliers, it might become necessary to make comparable substitutions in our mixed packs as certain items run out.  Thanks for understanding!


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