What's Inside

Our Holi-DAY box is filled with crisp, bright and vibrant wines to enjoy this season. Tasting notes, pairings, and more for all of the wines in your box are shown below. Some wine vintages may vary by box.


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Day 1

Vintage

2016 | 2019

Region

Minervois, France

Grapes

40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Carignan



Tastes like

Aromas of ripe black fruit and hints of strawberry/raspberry. Dense on the palate, with black fruit and red cherry flavors. Firm, structured and rich.

Pairs with

Duck dishes, strong cheeses, grilled anything, intense drama show binge sessions

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Situated in Minervois, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the Languedoc, Château du Donjon has been in the Panis family for 500 years. Jean Panis took the reins from his father, Guy, in 1996 and has taken the estate to new heights, with the historic 1998 vintage marking the beginning of a golden era that continues to this day.

Shop Château du Donjon Minervois Grande Tradition here.

Day 2

Vintage

2017 | 2018

Region

Terra Alta, Spain

Grapes

Garnaxta Blanca



Tastes like

Greenish-yellow with golden highlights in the glass when the light catches it the right way. Sweet fennel and other herbs can be detected on first sniff with pear and tropical fruits eventually rising from the glass. Broad and unctuous with a light glycerin mouthfeel, marked acidity and white pear, white peach, warm grass flavors.

Pairs with

Salmon nigiri, spicy cuisine, charred octopus, braised rabbit

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All vines located in Terra Alta region of Spain with average ages ranging from 35-100 years old depening on the plot. All bush trained fruit sitting at about 400m above sea level.

Shop l'India Blanc here.

Day 3

Vintage

2019 | 2020

Region

Bourgeuil/Loire, France

Grapes

100% Cabernet Franc



Tastes like

A trendy, fruity cabernet franc meant to be served with a chill! Bright tart red fruits like berry flavored candy shine with little sparkles of herbs and spice.

Pairs with

Charcuterie, crunchy salads, rotisserie chicken

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Cabernet Franc is sometimes referred to as Breton here. Also, there are TONS of castles in Saint-Nicolas. According to local legend, Cabernet Franc (Breton) was brought to Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil after it was first planted at the nearby Abbey of Bourgueil. Even today the Abbey still has plantings of the grape in its garden.

Shop Domaine Lorieux St-Nicolas de Bourgueil here.

Day 4

Vintage

2021

Region

Cotes du Rhone, France

Grapes

100% Syrah



Tastes like

Pale pink in color and flavor with cara cara orange, pink grapefruit and raspberry sorbet notes abound. The palate is crisp yet fruity with more citrus and berries and just a touch of ripe watermelon.

Pairs with

Veggie pizza, brie en croute, hummus and pita

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"Half of the grapes are handpicked and the other half mechanically from 50 year old vines. All grapes are then hand sorted with double selection before being pressed. After finishing his studies at Beaune in Burgundy, Julien Mus, the winemaker, returned to the Vaucluse and in 2005, after years of working in the cooperative, started Domaine de la Graveirette on his own, with quality being his goal. In 2012 he began working organically and soon after biodynamically, with the 2015 vintage certified by Demeter."

Shop Julien Mus Bon Ju Rosé here.

Day 5

Vintage

2020

Region

DO Ribeira Sacra, Spain

Grapes

100% Mencia



Tastes like

Tart acidic red fruits like raspberry and fresh cherry mingle with orange peel and pink peppercorn on the nose. Those tart berry flavors translate to the palate along with rose petal, faint licorice and roasted coffee notes.

Pairs with

Beef in vermouth sauce, tuna tataki, mushroom curry

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Tolo do Xisto translates to "Crazy about Schist" in homage to the rocky Schist soils the grapes are grown in.

Shop Tolo do Xisto here.

Day 6

Vintage

2017 | 2019

Region

D.O. Terra Alta, Spain

Grapes

Carignan, Grenache



Tastes like

Bright and dense red cherry. High intensity on the nose with red and black berry fruits present, backed by subtle hints of wood and spice. Full-bodied and fruit-forward with red currant and berry fruits, spice and developing notes.

Pairs with

Rice dishes with saffron, red meats, stew

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Terra Alta is the most southerly region in Catalonia. Terra Alta has the highest altitude in Spain, with peaks here reaching 3,000 feet! No surprise as Terra Alta means 'High Land' in Catalan.

Shop L'India Negre here.

Day 7

Vintage

2018 | 2021

Region

Languedoc, France

Grapes

Rousanne, Vermentino



Tastes like

Light green in color with a richness to the nose. Notes of grapefruit, caramelized passion fruit, a touch of vanilla and some Pear Williams' as well. The fruits translate to the palate with a freshness that's balanced by minerality and fruitiness.

Pairs with

Truffle toast, beurre blanc, as an aperitif

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Located between the sea and the Thau Lagoon, Château du Donjon is located about 10 kilometres north-east of Carcassonne in the heart of Bagnoles. It was once the property of the monks of the abbey of Caunes-Minervois and was used as an outpost. It takes its name from the ancient castle at Bagnoles. The estate has been in the PANIS-MIALHE family since the 15th century and still has its picturesque 13th century donjon.

Shop Château du Donjon AOP Minervois White here.

Day 8

Vintage

2019 | 2020

Region

Gaillac, France

Grapes

Braucol, Duras, Syrah



Tastes like

Deep garnet color boasting intense scents of red fruits and whiffs of vanilla tinged berries. There's a bramble twig undergrowth note in there along with some spicy hints from the wood aging.

Pairs with

Red meats, Chorizo, runny cheeses, gratin of potato or root vegetable

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Gaillac has been making wine for well over 2,000 years. Originally one of the growing regions of the Gaul along with Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the grapes here were imported by The Phoenicians during the 4th century BC.

Shop Vigne Blanche here.

Day 9

Vintage

2019

Region

Catalunya, Spain

Grapes

100% Montonega



Tastes like

Lemon-green in color with intense aromas of almond and orange flowers backed by a refreshing squeeze of citrus with grapefruit in the front and nectarine and pear in the back. Sweet herbs frame a palate of juicy citrus and fresh stone fruit and a lil touch of rosemary and thyme.

Pairs with

Oysters, sashimi sushi, smoked foods

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Montonega is a pink skinned grape similar to Parellada - the latter of which is known for it's role as one of the main grapes in Cava sparkling wines.

Shop Teulera Blanc here.

Day 10

Vintage

2019 | 2020

Region

Cahors, France

Grapes

100% Malbec



Tastes like

Almost a pale purple, this light bodied and ultra-lightly oaked Malbec explodes with juicy blackberry and farmstand cherry juice flavors and a handful of peony.

Pairs with

Veggie stir fry, grilled steak, french dip

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The winery is built on the border of a former iron mine that closed at the end of the 19th century. Iron deposits were rich here having accumulated over 35 million years ago when the region had a tropical climate.

Shop Domaine de Cause, AOP Cahors Terre de Malbec here.

Day 11

Vintage

2020

Region

Bizkaiko Txakolina, Spain

Grapes

85% Hondarrabi Zuri, 11% hondarrabi zuri zerratia, 3% Munemahatsa, 1% "others"



Tastes like

Straw color with an intense green iridescence, the nose is granny smith apple, white peach and asian pear and a certain herbaceous character like green guava candy and fresh cut grass. The palate is bright and tart with those same fruit salad notes on the aroma coming together with a fresh and cheerful finish.

Pairs with

Filet o' Fish Sandwich, Peel n Eat Shrimp, Tomato salads

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Bixkaiko Txakolina is one of only three recognized areas for Txakoli (a Basque word, pronounced choc-o-lee, meaning "wine made from a village")

Day 12

Vintage

2021

Region

Languedoc, France

Grapes

Cinsault, Grenache, Merlot



Tastes like

Beautiful pink color with garnet reflections, brilliant and crystalline. Fine and delicate nose reminiscent of red fruits. Red raspberry, strawberry and melon dominate the fruit flavors.

Pairs with

Chicken and apple sausage, delicate tea-time finger-sandwiches, grilled ham & cheese

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The family producing the wines now have had ties to the region since the 15th century. The current vigneron made his first vintage in 1996 after taking over from his father. Homie met his wife that same year working in the fields and the two of them, along with their daughter, do the bulk of the work in the vineyards and cellar. Jean Panis is a rotund balding dude with a cul-de-sac ponytail and endless belly laughs. He beams with happiness about wine and it shows through in the fruity profile of his bottlings.

Shop Petit coup Rosé here.