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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.

Night 1-6

Vintage

2018

Region

La Mancha, Spain

Grapes

100% Verdejo

Tastes like

A tropical fruit basket of pineapple, ripe melon and a touch of banana. All these flavors translate to the palate but remain as refreshing as a fruity, dry white tea.

Pairs with

Fish, crab, oysters, sushi, chirashi

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La Mancha is a giant arid plateau in the middle of Spain that has been producing wines for centuries.

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.'

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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.

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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 --Languedoc, France

Grapes

100% Carignan

Tastes like

Carignan is much more than its typical spicy complexity, and when it's not blended and made purely of carignan, the wine can show off its ripe strawberry and plum aromas and tart cranberry flavors with little hints of savory herbs. Like a light bodied CA zinfandel but with more rusticity and wildness to the nose.

Pairs with

Charcuterie, roasted squash, 5-spice chicken

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This wine is part of a solo varietal series by Chateau du Donjon, highlighting the individual grapes typically blended together in Languedoc-Roussillon

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, Shakshuka, and 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.

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Night 7-12

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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Puglia makes up the southern portion or the "heel" of the boot that is Italy. Best known by locals for it's whitewashed beaches and crystal clear waters, the wines coming from the region also evoke towels on the beach.

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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Veneto is home to the famous sparking wine of Italy - Prosecco!

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Vintage --2019

Region --Languedoc, France

Grapes --100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes like

Black currant, farmer's market fresh plum and dark sweet cherry flavors are then backed up by cracked black pepper and a hint of mint.

Pairs with

BBQ, blue cheese, pork belly bao

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Basically "Minervois lite," Cotetaux de Peyriac is the IGP name for the wines grown along the ridges of the Montagne Noir just like famous Minervois. However these wines do not have to be made to the the exact rigid specfications that Minervois wines do.

Vintage --2019

Region --Languedoc, France

Grapes --50% Sauvignon, 50% Colombard

Tastes like

Slightly acidic, flush with fruit and soft on the palate - the trifecta for a “little white French sipper.” Chamomile and yellow apple flavors dominate before petite white flowers and a touch of crisp acid wrap it up.

Pairs with

Aperitif, seafood platters, trendy beans-in-olive-oil dishes

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The Clamoux terroir, which is composed of clay and limestone hillsides and gravelly terraces, is home to the Château du Donjon vineyard, which is therefore located in an area that combines the Mediterranean climate with the characteristics of the Atlantic Ocean. This one benefits from the AOC Minervois and Cabardès which allow to propose an original blend that forms wines with a perfect balance and a great complexity.

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.

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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.

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.

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