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. Scroll down to learn about each of the wines through our virtual tasting experience.

Day 1

Vintage

2018

Region

La Mancha, France

Grapes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes like

The full bodied Cabernet fruit shines with red currant and raspberry aromas surrounding a strawberry led palate with a hint of sweetness.

Pairs with

Paella, rice dishes, pasta and fish

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La Mancha is an arid yet fertile elevated plateau south of Madrid. The name is derived from the Arab word 'al-mansha' or 'the dry land.'

Day 2

Vintage

2020

Region

Veneto, Italy

Grapes

Garganega

Tastes like

A crisp and mineral nose with jasmine, slate and white grapefruit. The palate is fresh and fruity with asian pear, white peach and under ripe melon. A little almond paste and lime zest on the crisp, snappy finish.

Pairs with

Ceviche, fish tacos, white pizza

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The grapevines here benefit from river-borne volcanic sediment left behind from ages ago. Located in the Northeast corner of Italy the Veneto region reaches all the way from Venice to the Austrian border.

Shop Natalina Grandi Solo Lei Garganega here.

Day 3

Vintage

2021

Region

Toro, Spain

Grapes

Tinta de Toro (tempranillo)

Tastes like

Aromatic in the glass with blackberry and other wild black fruits. The palate adds on a layer of cassis and sweet fruits almost reminiscent of blueberry syrup with a touch of black pepper. Intense finish of fruit leather and sweet, cherry scented pipe tobacco.

Pairs with

Chorizo burritos, beans and sausage, molten lava cakes

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The Tempranillo here, called Tinta de Toro, has slightly mutated to survive the heat and altitude. A longer vegetative cycle, a more indented leaf and thicker berry skins all help the grapes ripen in time and also provide more Phenolics so the wines are more intense and vibrant!

Shop Rámon Ramos Montetoro Joven here.

Day 4

Vintage

2016

Region

Castilla y Leon, Spain

Grapes

Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah

Tastes like

An aged red wine with mature fruit notes of balsamic soaked cherries and sugar roasted plums. Vanilla and cigar box spices surround a dark red fruit core. Surprisingly fresh and zippy for it's age, the finish is cocoa and cedar dusted candied cherries.

Pairs with

Dried sausages, hard cheese, vegetable minestrone

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Castilla y Leon is the largest wine producing area in Spain and is most famous for it's Tempranillo based wines that can rival Rioja. However, in the more coastal areas, beautiful delicate garnacha can be grown to make delicious rosé!

Shop Enológico Wamba Lyna here.

Day 5

Vintage

2020

Region

Terra Alta, Spain

Grapes

100% Grenache Blanc

Tastes like

Pale yellow color with peach tea and lime leaves on the nose. Some yellow melon and white flower notes lead into the lime popsicle and apricot palate swirling with flavors of raw honey, lemon Italian Ice and crushed salty seashells.

Pairs with

Sushi, fried cod, cheese and pizza

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This particular wine is left to rest for 3 to 4 months after fermentation. This time spent resting on lees will help the wine develop texture and richness and add a sort of backbone to the palate.

Day 6

Vintage

2018

Region

Rioja, Spain

Grapes

Tempranillo

Tastes like

Muddled raspberries and sweet cinnamon with tart cherry and a hint of pink peppercorn. A light wine for Rioja it manages to balance a fresh, tart acidity with the lush ripe red fruits the region is known for.

Pairs with

Risotto, chicken kabobs, spanakopita

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Ruth and Ana, the two De Andres sisters, are polar opposites. Ruth is the winemaker. She studied chemistry and enology in Spain, while Ana is the project manager who runs the day to day operations.

Shop De Andrés Sisters Binario Crianza here.

Day 7

Vintage

2021

Region

La Mancha, Spain

Grapes

Tempranillo

Tastes like

Expressive and straightforward with blue flowers, violets, cherry liquorice like Red-Vines and a hint of blood orange. Fresh finish with more fruit than tannin.

Pairs with

Lamb burgers, iberico ham, fish in tomato broth

Learn more

La Mancha is an arid yet fertile elevated plateau south of Madrid. The name is derived from the Arab word 'al-mansha' or 'the dry land.'

Shop Tinedo Básico here.

Day 8

Vintage

2021

Region

Cotes du Rhone, France

Grapes

Rousanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc

Tastes like

Perfumed with elegant floral aromas. The palate is quince, peach, lemon curd and a touch of sweet chiffon. The finish is fruity and waxy with torched pineapple and persimmon pastry.

Pairs with

Creamed spinach, broccoli cheddar soup, radishes with butter.

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The Rhone Valley, a hub of culture since ancient times, is just as popular today. Home to Chateauneuf-du-Pape or "The Pope's New House" this historical region specializes in grenache and syrah for red wines and clairette, grenache blanc and viognier for their weighty whites.

Shop Julien Mus Bon Ju Blanc here.

Day 9

Vintage--2021

Region

Catalunya, Spain

Grapes

70% Tempranillo, 20% cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Trepat

Tastes like

A fruit bomb that packs a little punch. A huge nose of cherry, blackberry and currant explodes into the palate with bramble and purple flowers dominating. A touch of grip and a fruity finish.

Pairs with

Grilled burgers, pasta with lemon and ricotta, bacon and eggs

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Catalunya is home to Penedes, the heart of Cava country in Spain. Although Cava is the focus here, growers have started to find success with still wines in all colors and styles. Typically these wines are enjoyed within Spain but this year we all get to taste them!

Shop Josep Foraster Els Nanos Negre here.

Day 10

Vintage

2020

Region

Basilicata, Italy

Grapes

Malvasia

Tastes like

A white wine grown in the fertile volcanic soils of Mount Vulture in Italy (don’t worry, it’s an extinct volcano!) Intense and floral on the nose with a waxy perfume that leads into fruit flavors of lychee, pear, yellow citrus and hawthorn.

Pairs with

Veggie risotto, gyoza, Pad Thai

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Monte Vultre and it's volcanic formations most recently erupted in 1980 destroying many towns in the region.

Shop Tenuta i Gelsi Gelso Bianco here.

Day 11

Vintage

2019

Region --Puglia, Italy

Grapes

100% Falanghina

Tastes like

Fermented in oak barrels with light battonage (stirring on the lees) for extra body and texture. The nose is ripe with exotic fruits like pineapple, mango and papaya sprinkled with lime zest and nestled in a hollowed out grapefruit with tangerine wedges and little white flowers all around. The palate carries all of these fun fruity flavors and adds soft almond and a hint of a salty sea breeze.

Pairs with

Scallops with parsley butter, lemon pepper wings, caprese salad

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Placido Volpone is one of the first wineries to certify the supply chain of it's wine via Blockchain technology.

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. The aromatic mouth, full, opens out with finesse and balance. 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.