Our Latest Wine Club Sixpack

 Wine Sixpack #136

This set of 2 whites and 4 reds come 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 featured in our latest selection:

Sant’ Elisa Pinot Grigio, Italy

This straw-colored Pinot Grigio is one of a variety of wines produced by 3 friends in the foothills of the Dolomites, whose aim is to produce quality wine at a good price. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully made into this fresh, fruity wine. A crisp, refreshing, flinty, dry white wine with melon, white peach and light citrus notes on the nose and the palate.  Food Pairing: risotto, whitefish, shellfish, oil-based pasta, roast chicken, and legumes.

l’ Aumonier Sauvignon, Touraine Loire Valley France

Touraine Blanc Organic Sauvignon, the wine par excellence of the Loire.  Reflecting the terroir, Sauvignon Blanc reaches its best expression in the Loire Valley.  A Sauvignon grape variety with precision, natural acidity and vigor for dry white wines with a beautiful tension in the mouth and a complex nose. The ideal companion to the cheeses of the Loire and Touraine!  This organic Sauvignon expresses notes of citrus, exotic and white fruits. Beautifully fresh, with good body and weight characteristic of well-ripened grapes. The finish is long and lingering with citrus and exotic notes. Certified AB by Ecocert FR- BIO -01

Plata Wines “Member’s Mark” Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, Alexander Valley California

No, this wine didn’t come out of the same production facility as Member’s Mark cat food or aluminum foil.   Plata Wine Partners, who is perhaps one of the single largest wine producers in California that you have never heard of, made this wine.   This company oversees over 60 vineyards on 18,000+ acres. Yes, this “private label” wine might have recently fallen off of a Sam’s Club delivery truck but is of a style that is very popular in the US and can be a guilty pleasure at best, and at least is an opportunity to measure how your “more worldly” palette has evolved.  According to their marketing hyperbole, “this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases its full-bodied nature with velvety tannins that provide structure and balance. The flavors mirror the aromas, with luscious dark fruits taking center stage, accompanied by nuances of dark chocolate and a touch of espresso. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of ripe fruit and well-integrated oak. The wine’s ample structure suggests it will age gracefully, (right, just like all of us) allowing the flavors to further develop and integrate over time. Enjoy on its own or paired with a hearty steak or aged cheese.”

Medrano Irazu Rioja Alavesa, Spain

Bodegas Medrano Irazu is a family winery founded by Luis Medrano in 1984, one year before its first wine came onto the market, a young red wine. In 2001, his son took over the winery, bringing some new ideas and starting to produce Crianza wines.  This Rioja has a high intensity, with a pleasant bouquet of new wood. A mixture of spicy and roasted aromas with a hint of coffee and vanilla.  Creamy and unctuous. A powerful flavor in the palate. The wood is well integrated. Acidity is balanced with the alcohol providing warmth and a good body.

Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia “Grifo” Castel del Monte Rosso, Italy

With over 60 years of history, 400 members and more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards, Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia is a leading production reality in the wine scene not only locally, but nationally.  Their wines speak of a generous land, rich in charm, history and culture: the Murgia of Bari and in particular the area between Castel del Monte and Ruvo di Puglia. Characterized by a typically Mediterranean climate and a clayey composition of the soil, resulting in a variety of well-structured wines utilizing indigenous grape varieties.  This wine is a blend of selected grapes of Nero di Troia and other local varietals that produce this brilliant ruby red wine with dark berries and black cherry aromas.  It is the perfect pairing for all kinds of meat dishes.

Mas Amiel “Vertigo” Red Blend, Languedoc France

This is a pleasant red blend has aromas of flowers, rose petals and flavors of red berries followed by a pronounced minerality. It is an approachable wine that is easy to drink but has different layers of complexity. The blend is predominantly Grenache, with Carignan and Syrah. These two partners give body and concentration. Vertigo Mas Amiel is organic and the grapes are handpicked. Concrete vats are used to retain freshness. Roussillon is a beautiful region in France close to Spain. Less known than other French region, it makes great affordable wines and this is a perfect example. This versatile wine goes with a variety of foods, including but not limited to stews, red meats, and even pasta and pizza dishes.