What's Inside

Our ’Twas the NIGHT box features bold, silky and rich selections to enjoy all 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.

Night 1-6

Vintage --2019

Region

La Mancha, Spain

Grapes

85% Tempranillo, 10% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes like

A more complex wine from La Mancha with persistent notes of strawberry jam and wild flower. The palate adds a touch of balsamic and licorice to the red fruits and blends some dark cherry into that strawberry jam note.

Pairs with

Steak au poivre, Teppanyaki, roast beef sandos

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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.'

Shop Night 1-Tinedo Max here.

Vintage

2021

Region

Rias Baixas, Spain

Grapes

Albariño

Tastes like

A tasty single vineyard select Albariño that's straw yellow in color and boasting a complex bouquet of orange blossom, white flowers, sugar torched grapefruit and beeswax. The palate is juicy and fresh with lychee, peach, almond, tangerine and pear flavors harmoniously blending together with the floral aromas.

Pairs with

Chinese takeout, rice dishes, leafy green salads

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Rias are the inland shallow, jagged inlets and fjords extending from the coast. Rias Baixas means "lower rias"

Shop Night 2-Maior de Mendoza Oceánico Selección here.

Vintage

2020

Region

Beaujolais, France

Grapes

100% Gamay

Tastes like

Fruity on the nose and palate, this gamay has a touch more weight thanks to some fruit sourcing from cru Brouilly. The nose is all creamed berries and bramble that translates to flavors of baked cherry pie, super ripe strawberries, sweet herb tea and enough spice and grip to let you know it’s French. Pro Tip: put a slight chill on this one before drinking.

Pairs with

White meat turkey, Shaksh, fish

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The French wine region of Beaujolais has long been considered part of Burgundy, but today it charts its own course. The more serious crus designations of Beaujolais drink a lot like red Burgundy.

Shop Night 3-Domaine Dumas Beaujolais Villages here.

Vintage

2020

Region

Basilicata, Italy

Grapes

Aglianico

Tastes like

A pure expression of the native grape Aglianico made in a lush, juicy style. Plum, blackberry, cherry and blueberry flavors surround a core of violet-scented raspberry. It sounds like a lot, but all of these flavors are wrapped up in a silky-yet-robust everyday red.

Pairs with

Smoked BBQ, duck breast, meat lovers pizza

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

Shop Night 4-Tenuta i Gelsi Gelso Rosso here.

Vintage

2021

Region

Rioja, Spain

Grapes

Tempranillo Blanco

Tastes like

Lean and citrusy on the nose with lime zest, tarragon and nectarine. Dry yet fruity on the palate with juicy fruit flavors of ripe lemon, honeydew, summer jasmine and white peach.

Pairs with

Salads with fruit garnish, goat cheese n crackers, Takis

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In the 1980's overplanting and harvesting led to watery wines with blown up price tags. This led winemakers to begin to experiment with more oak in the wines and longer ripening times leading to the big, bold, spicy Rioja wines we know and love today.

Shop Night 5-De Andres Sisters Binario Blanco here.

Vintage --2020

Region --Cotes du Rhone, France

Grapes

30% Merlot, 30% Marselan, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre

Tastes like

Brambley and bright with a Juicy Juice mix of red, black and purple berry flavors. A hint of spice joins in on the palate along with fresh strawberry and mulberry.

Pairs with

Nigiri sushi, fried clams, birria tacos

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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 Night 6-Julien Mus Bon Ju Rouge here.

Night 7-12

Vintage

2020

Region

Sicily, Italy

Grapes

100% grillo

Tastes like

This Sicilian white boasts orange peel and spring flower notes - a welcome scent in the colder months. Yellow apple flavors and bright lemon notes round out the wine.

Pairs with

Raw crudos with nice olive oil, Korean fried chicken, Flamin' Hot Cheetos

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Situated in what they describe as "a place of extraordinary beauty," the Contrada Sulleria vineyard in Rodi Milici overlooks a picture-perfect view of the Mediterranean Sea. Once occupied by Julius Caesar, because he was a fan of the wines made by the Mamertime people, the area is truly breathtaking.

Vintage

2019

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. The mouthfeel is full and structured with melty tannins and plenty of sapid "rouge" flavors.

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 Night 8-Domaine d'Escausses Vigne Blanche here.

Vintage-- 2016

Region

Navarra, Spain

Grapes

40% Tempranillo, 40% cabernet, 20% merlot

Tastes like

Deep dark cherry color with a light purple hue, the nose reflects those colors with notes of ripe red cherry and sweet balsamic. Multilayered and elegant with a floral background that mimics the color of the wine once again - lavender, peony and lily.

Pairs with

Stuffed shell pasta, easy casseroles, roast lamb

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In Latin Ars Nova translates to "New Art" or "Art Nouveaux" - a nod to the XIV century musical movement involving the arrival of polyphony to music.

Shop Night 9-Bodega Tandem Ars Nova Rouge here.

Vintage

2020

Region

Rioja, Spain

Grapes

100% Tempranillo

Tastes like

Black forest fruit like blackberries and blueberries and chocolate covered cherries with oak providing an elegant aroma of toffee and sweet violets. Fleshy on the palate with good acidity and loads more of those rich forest berries.

Pairs with

Grilled tuna, flat top burgers, Korean BBQ

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In the 1980's overplanting and harvesting led to watery wines with blown up price tags. This led winemakers to begin to experiment with more oak in the wines and longer ripening times leading to the big, bold, spicy Rioja wines we know and love today.

Shop Night 10-Meldor Rioja Rouge here.

Vintage

2020

Region --Veneto, Italy

Grapes --Cabernet Franc, splash of Merlot

Tastes like

Ruby red and intense with a myriad of red fruit and garrigue herb aromas. Arugula adjacent black pepper and earthy plum notes on the palate with a deep, dark finish of cassis and cherry jam.

Pairs with

Bologna sandwich, salami pizza, roast chicken

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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 Night 11-Cabernet Franc here.

Vintage

2019

Region

Catalunya, Spain

Grapes

85% Garnacha blanca, 15% Montònega

Tastes like

A touch of skin contact makes for a super unique white wine that drinks almost like a rosé. A touch of oak aging adds baking spice to the apple and apricot notes while aromas of walnut and hazelnut evoke thoughts of warm fruit pies. A finish of honey and dried fruits with a dash of lime keep it dry.

Pairs with

Pesto sauce, Chicken Mirabella, yakitori

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Montonega is a pink-skinned clone of Parellada, one of the three traditional grapes used in the making of Spanish sparkler Cava!

Shop Night 12-Mascorrubi Aixart here.