It's a Wine-derful Life Collection

It's a Wine-derful Life
Curated Tasting

Life is about enjoying the little things...like an exquisite pour of wine!

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

2020

Region

Sicily, Italy

Grapes

Nero d'Avola

Tastes like

Big strawberry and cherry fruit flavors with a whiff of black pepper and just enough grip. A versatile everyday red with loads of fresh-from-the-icebox plum flavors and scents.

Perfect with

Pizza, arancini, calabrese sausage on buttered baguette

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Nero d'Avola is "the most important red wine grape in Sicily" and one of Italy's most important indigenoius varietals. Whereas grapes like Chardonnay and Cabernet are grown worldwide and beloved from all over, Nero d'Avola is still only grown in Sicily and yet manages to carve out a name for itself.

Vintage

2019

Region

Blaye Cote de Bordeaux, France

Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes like

Fruity and a touch smoky, with blackberries in vanilla creme flavors mingling with typical Bordeaux notes of plum and cassis. Warm baking spice framing cherry jam mimics a fresh cherry pie in a glass with a hint of fresh roses.

Perfect with

Veal burgers, Reese's Peanut Butter cups, fajitas

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Just across the Gironde from the Médoc, the region appellation that holds 4 of the 5 Bordeaux 1st Growths, is the beautiful Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux.

Vintage

2019

Region

Bordeaux, France

Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Tastes like

A fruity, juicy wine with swathes of black currant and berry flavors. The depth and complexity from ancient vines shows itself in the length of the finish and the smoky, spicy characteristics. The youthful touch shows itself in that the fruits are fresh and pronounced, and not stewed or overripe like some Bordeauxs. This is the wine to drink to convince a friend that Bordeaux can be approachable, or maybe the bottle to finally sway you!

Perfect with

Steak frites, buffalo burgers, dark meat turkey, green beans

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A young winemaking couple took over the centuries-old vineyards and winery, and the wines are showing a balance of vine age and winemaker age. La Favorite is named after the ship a British sailor docked near Bordeaux and never left.

Vintage

2018

Region

Abruzzo, Italy

Grapes

Montepulciano

Tastes like

Made from select vineyards planted with a clone of Montepulciano, this wine is complex in the best way. Ruby red with violet reflections and notes of oregano and boysenberry on the nose. The palate is full and rich, yet held up by bright acidity, like a dark cherry that still has a hint of sour.

Perfect with

Baked mac n cheese, black bean burgers, beef tacos

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Located in Central Italy and often confused for the sangiovese based Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, the wines from Abruzzo are most often "pizza friendly" chuggers but can also grow up and turn into real Italian red gems, like this one!

Whites

Vintage

2020

Region

Ribeiro, 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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Once a history teacher, Francisco took over his family's vineyard and winery once he felt the call of Viticulture after a memorable trip home to Galicia.

Vintage

2019

Region

Puglia, Italy

Grapes

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.

Perfect 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.