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What's Inside

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.

Reds

Vintage

2019

Region

Spain

Grapes

100% Tempranillo (tinta fina)

Tastes like

Mature red fruits with a hint of spicy notes. Plum and morello cherry mingle with pie spices like cinnamon and clove, yet stay balanced and fresh without too much weight.

Perfect with

Dal, French Onion soup, spicy pastas

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This wine comes from 115 hectares planted with different clones of Tempranillo that are harvested and handled separately to respect the environment and express complexity in the grapes.

Vintage

2018

Region

Beaujolais, France

Grapes

Gamay

Tastes like

Dark forest berry flavors are accented by sweet pipe tobacco scents and subtle peony and violet aromas. Barrel aging adds a sprinkle of vanilla and toasty, smoky flavors on top of the brambley berry flavors making for an almost berry-pie like flavor profile!

Perfect with

Aged cheeses, fancy steak, crusty bread with nice balsamic

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This small Beaujolais cru features vines planted on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Brouilly. Diorite, a unique volanic stone, gives the wines a unique mineral crispness and flavor and also is a real pain to plant and upkeep. Nothing good is easy, right?!

Vintage

2019

Region

France

Grapes

100% Merlot

Tastes like

Merlot gets a bad rap but for no good reason. Arguably the most blue-flavored of French red wines, the merlot grown here is juicy and evocative of finger staining backyard bramble bushes. Acai, currant and soft sweet sage hints round out this very pleasant red wine.

Perfect with

Cheddar cheese + triscuits, saute mushrooms, tomato salads

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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

Spain

Grapes

100% Garnacha

Tastes like

Raspberry and wild strawberry, together with herb aromas like oregano and thyme. Soft and velvety in the mouth finishing with freshness and vibrancy and a lingering note of sweet herbs.

Perfect with

Charcuterie plates, rotisserie chicken, paella

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High altitude bush vines sourced near the town of Avila, about 1,000 meters above sea level.

Rosés

Vintage

2020

Region

France

Grapes

60% Braucol, 40% Duras

Tastes like

Typical green strawberry and watermelon rind are framed by a unique salted caramel note. Crisp, elegant and sinfully refreshing.

Perfect with

Prawn risotto, asparagus in Bernaise, Duck l'Orange

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An energetic young woman and graduate oenologist, Aurélie Balaran follows in the footsteps of her father Jean-Marc, owner of the Escausses estate.

Vintage

2020

Region

Italy

Grapes

100% Montepulciano

Tastes like

Deep pink in color and super floral on the nose with red flowers and peach blossoms. The palate is dripping with pomegranate and currant flavors, deep yet tart, and finishes with that classic almond-meets-cherry floral note that only Italian wines can achieve.

Perfect with

Kimchi Jjigae, BBQ chicken pizza, cured meats

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Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo was formed in 2010 to carve out a region for the brightly colored, cherry-red wines made in rosé or light red styles from the famed Montepulciano grape. By keeping skin contact to several hours instead of days the wines are able to retain their cherry colored hue and fllavors without getting too tannic or intense.

Whites

Vintage

2020

Region

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.

Perfect with

Sushi, fried cod, cheese and sopressata pizza

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Selected from 10+ year old vines grown in Spain's highest wine growing region, Terra Alta.

Vintage

2020

Region

Spain

Grapes

Palomino, Treixadura, Torrentes

Tastes like

A rare blend of sherry grapes and white wine grapes culminating in an intense straw yellow offering. Green sparkles in the glass give off aromas of pineapple, apple and exotic fruits while the palate brings meyer lemon and sweet herb notes to the mix.

Perfect with

Strong cheeses, spicy harissa carrots, mahi tacos

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Franciso works with a mosiac of tuny plots planted all over Galicia with native varietals. Some of these vineyards belonged to Cistercian monasteries whose walls still remain around the perimeter of the vienyard.

Vintage

2020

Region

Italy

Grapes

100% Trebbiano

Tastes like

Pretty aromas of lemon, honeycomb wax and white plum blend with a hint of walnut skin on the nose. There's good breadth and richness to the medium-bodied palate, with juicy yellow fruit struck against taut acidity.

Perfect with

Roasted vegetables, fish sandwiches, front porch talks

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The hillside soils evolved on clayey marine sediments and have a good permeability to rainwater and a medium-textured clayey composition, characterized by a good limestone component and a rich minerality. These conditions are optimal for the cultivation of Trebbiano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes of precious quality, so our vineyards of these grape varities are all located in our hillside estates.