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Wine of the Month Club

Become a member of this exclusive club and get special, rare wines that are seldom offered in the market. When you subscribe you will pick our Red Box, White Box (which could include bubbly) or our Mixed Box. Our wines are hand selected and we provide a very diverse selection in each box. 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available. You will pick up your monthly box on or around the 10th of the month to enjoy!

If you love a wine so much that you want more, just let us know and we will see what we can do. *(sometimes the boxes hold rare wines where limited quantities are left for purchase.)

 


"The Norton Malbec was great! We don't go out of our way to drink Malbecs, but this one was excellent"

Mixed Subscriber

-Jorge Lamas

"I am a red wine snob! I consistently choose Chianti classico and Amarone, sometimes to a good Malbec. I've never ventured out to a Zinfandel and wouldn't have if you hadn't recommended and included in my last month Wine Club selection. I was prepared to taste and waste. Boy, was I surprised and impressed! The one you sent was smooth, aromic and incredibly enjoyable. Thank you for your excellent consistent choices within my monthly wine selection and especially pulling me out of my "comfort zone" aka wine snobbiness!" 

Red Subscriber

-Rick Langosch

 

January Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Recanati Merlot

Faustino Rioja

Algodon Malbec

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Recanati Merlot

Drylands Sauvignon Blanc

Algodon Malbec

 

December Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Illahe Pinot Noir

Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon

Exitus Red Blend

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Faire La Fete Rose Brut

Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon

Exitus Red Blend

 

November Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Cederberg Shiraz

Tour Prignac Grande Reserve Medoc

Genesis Meritage

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Zeni Pinot Grigio Ramato

Tour Prignac Grande Resere Medoc

Genesis Heritage

 

October Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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​ÑOK Crianza 2015

Rioja, Spain

Bodega Garzon Reserva 2018

Tannat from Uruguay

Wine Makers Notes:

A juicy, full-bodied wine. Rich purple in color with very fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries, with a delicate spicy nose. In the mouth, it presents a strong personality. Its mature tannins and minerality transform it into a wine with great soil identity. Roasted game meats are the ideal pairing for this Tannat. The most traditional combination is slowly cooked leg of lamb flavored with sage, mint, garlic and olive oil. It also pairs beautifully with blue cheese and toasted walnuts.

Decanter(93):

The focus here, as it is with all of the Garzón wines, is on fruit expression and terroir rather than wood. It’s a wonderfully stylish expression of the variety that handles its alcohol well, showing flavours of bramble and blackberry with darker liquorice, fine-grained tannins and very subtle vanilla spice. Drinking Window 2021 - 2025.

Wine & Spirits(92):

Germán Bruzzone ferments this tannat in cement, then ages it in a mix of French oak barrels and casks, creating a clean, austerely tannic red that lightens up and feels coastal in the end. It’s frisky with turmeric and green-peppercorn scents, lasting on meaty dark fruit. Structured and savory, this will age well over the next several years, or decant it now for a salad of duck confit.

James Suckling(92):

Dark berries with blanched almonds and violets on the nose. Medium to full body. Fine, integrated tannins and a silky texture. Lovely length and juiciness. Drink or hold.

Wine Enthusiast(90):

A ripe blackberry aroma mixes with a touch of saline on the nose. The palate of this Tannat from a benchmark vintage is ripe and full in feel. Blackberry jam and spice flavors are ripe and satisfying, while this is warm and complete on the finish. 

Craggy Range Te Kahu 2018

Bordeaux Red Blend, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Wine Makers Notes:

Deepest crimson red. Brooding aromatically with notes of cassis, black olive, dried tobacco and the faintest hint of caramel. The wine has lovely focus on the palate with dark fruits framed by fine tannins to deliver a classical structure with an excellent future ahead.

James Suckling(94):

This has a very rich plum nose with mulberry and well-integrated, spicy French-oak character. The palate has such well-judged balance and even shape. Super fresh and vibrant red plums and mulberries abound. The tannins are so smooth and layered. A thoroughly respectable Kiwi claret! A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator(92):

Sophisticated, with touches of black walnut liqueur, kirsch and spicy tobacco. Cardamom, blueberry and cedar notes linger, with dense, toothsome tannins. Fragrant and balanced on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2035.

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ÑOK Crianza 2015

Rioja, Spain

Bodega Garzon Reserva 2018

Tannat from Uruguay

Wine Makers Notes:

A juicy, full-bodied wine. Rich purple in color with very fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries, with a delicate spicy nose. In the mouth, it presents a strong personality. Its mature tannins and minerality transform it into a wine with great soil identity. Roasted game meats are the ideal pairing for this Tannat. The most traditional combination is slowly cooked leg of lamb flavored with sage, mint, garlic and olive oil. It also pairs beautifully with blue cheese and toasted walnuts.

Decanter(93):

The focus here, as it is with all of the Garzón wines, is on fruit expression and terroir rather than wood. It’s a wonderfully stylish expression of the variety that handles its alcohol well, showing flavours of bramble and blackberry with darker liquorice, fine-grained tannins and very subtle vanilla spice. Drinking Window 2021 - 2025.

Wine & Spirits(92):

Germán Bruzzone ferments this tannat in cement, then ages it in a mix of French oak barrels and casks, creating a clean, austerely tannic red that lightens up and feels coastal in the end. It’s frisky with turmeric and green-peppercorn scents, lasting on meaty dark fruit. Structured and savory, this will age well over the next several years, or decant it now for a salad of duck confit.

James Suckling(92):

Dark berries with blanched almonds and violets on the nose. Medium to full body. Fine, integrated tannins and a silky texture. Lovely length and juiciness. Drink or hold.

Wine Enthusiast(90):

A ripe blackberry aroma mixes with a touch of saline on the nose. The palate of this Tannat from a benchmark vintage is ripe and full in feel. Blackberry jam and spice flavors are ripe and satisfying, while this is warm and complete on the finish. 

Gravel Bar 2016

Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Washington

 
 

September Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015

Mourverdre from Rhone, France

Armida Maple Vineyards 2017

Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California

Golden West Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot Noir from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015

Mourverdre from Rhone, France

Prelius Maremma Vermentino 2018

Vermentino from Tuscany, Italy

Golden West 2018

Pinot Noir from Columbia Valley, Washington

 

August Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Lambert Estate 2013

Shiraz from Larossa Valley, Australia

Montgras Antu 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley Chile

Tenuta Sante Dame 2015

Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Wine Makers Notes:

Ruby red with intense fruity aromas of violets typical of the Sangiovese grapes are matched with notes of ripe plums and red and black berry fruits. Evolved aging aromas provide tertiary notes of black pepper and tobacco. This medium-bodied wine delivers both structure and balance with flavors of plums, blackberry, and currant enhanced by rich velvety tannins. It has an elegant, lingering finish of red berry fruits and balsamic notes.

Pair Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG with traditional dishes such as roasted chicken with rosemary and portobello mushroom ravioli. It also makes a wonderful accompaniment to international dishes such as tandoori chicken and pork buns.

Wine Spectator Review (91): 

A beam of pure cherry grounds this red, while accents of earth, tobacco, wild herbs, iron and wet stone add depth. Vibrant, balanced and set for a long life. Best from 2021 through 2035.

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Montgras Antu 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley Chile

Lambert Estate 2013

Shiraz from Larossa Valley, Australia

Round Pond Estate 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Wine Makers Notes:

This bright and lusciously complex wine envelops the senses with an exquisite aromatic bouquet of açaí, guava, and papaya supported by ripe nectarines, coconut, white peach, and delicate white flowers. A lively array of ripe pear, melon and stone fruits glide across the palate with delightful citrus-driven acidity balanced by soft, savory minerality. Vivacious tropical notes linger beautifully on the long, enduring, and playful finish.

James Suckling Review (91):

Sliced apple and lemon character with tangy acidity and vivid fruit. Medium to full body. Fresh finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast Review (92):

This is 100% stainless-steel fermented, which shows in the fresh, lively acidity that’s front and center. Flinty wet-stone accents give it a bit of texture as bold flavors of lemon and mango linger on the medium-bodied palate.

July Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Fisher Vineyards Unity 2015

Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Wine Makers Notes:

This Pinot Noir shows beautiful fruit driven aromatics and plush texture. Notes of cherry, plum and a hint of citrus peel lift from the glass. The palate follows with beautifully balanced bramble fruit, rhubarb and cherry reduction, accented by notes of crème brulee and mocha. Boasting a lengthy finish, the wine closes with a savory component of dried herbs and harmonious acidity.

Boschendal 1685 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Wine Makers Notes:

A powerful wine showing varietal character combining dark red and black fruit. The primary impression on the nose is ripe black fruit with subtle oak spice and herbs, yet vibrancy and depth in its fruit expression. The palate expresses the vintage by bringing together the masculine firmness and length of the Cabernet Sauvignon with a juicy, yummy, fruit core. A seamless integration of oak spice and oak tannin entwined with the Cabernet masculinity adds real depth and complexity to the wine.

Campo Viejo Gran Riserva 2013

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Wine Makers Notes:

Ruby red color with gold trim. Bright and deep. Complex aromas. Great balance between fruit (cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries) and clear tones from wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The sense of smell is even more intensified with the aromas that develop during aging in bottle. Smooth and balanced on the palate with a long and flavorful finish.

James Suckling (92):

The blackberry aromas with hints of toasted oak and nuts are most attractive. Full-bodied, round and silky with a lovely finish. Lots of wood, but holds it together. Drink now.

Tom Atkin Review (90):

Evidence of ongoing improvements at this large bodega under winemaker Elena Adell, this is a voluminous and commendable blend, especially in a year like 2013. Tempranillo-based with 15   Graciano and Mazuelo, it’s sappy, floral and elegant with subtle reduction and a core of sweet raspberry fruit. Not bad for 1.5m bottles. 2018-21. Alcohol: 13.5%

Wine Enthusiast Review (90): 

This red is lean, firm and focused, with cherry, tea, leafy, licorice and spice flavors mingling over firm tannins and juicy acidity. Savory, in the traditional style. Not big but balanced.

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Fisher Vineyards Unity 2015

Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Wine Makers Notes:

This Pinot Noir shows beautiful fruit driven aromatics and plush texture. Notes of cherry, plum and a hint of citrus peel lift from the glass. The palate follows with beautifully balanced bramble fruit, rhubarb and cherry reduction, accented by notes of crème brulee and mocha. Boasting a lengthy finish, the wine closes with a savory component of dried herbs and harmonious acidity.

Boschendal 1685 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Wine Makers Notes:

A powerful wine showing varietal character combining dark red and black fruit. The primary impression on the nose is ripe black fruit with subtle oak spice and herbs, yet vibrancy and depth in its fruit expression. The palate expresses the vintage by bringing together the masculine firmness and length of the Cabernet Sauvignon with a juicy, yummy, fruit core. A seamless integration of oak spice and oak tannin entwined with the Cabernet masculinity adds real depth and complexity to the wine.

Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2018

Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Macaonnay, Burgundy, France

Wine Makers Notes: 

The 2018 Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse opens with aromas of fresh red apples, honey and white flowers with elegant and rich flavors of toasted nuts and citrus. One of the purest expressions of this typical Burgundian grape.

Pair this wine alongside roasted salmon, shellfish, or creamy cheeses.

 

June Wine Box

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3 wines picked with the utmost care!

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Substance Vineyard Collection Northridge Merlot 2015

Merlot from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington

Wine Makers Notes:

Merlot to the Max! Super complex, layers of black currant, cherry, pipe tobacco, cedar, saddle leather. Oozing with flavor and personality. This wine expresses so much that words are hard to come by. Find some of your own. Grand.

Robert Parker Review (94): 

The 2015 Merlot Northridge Vineyard wafts from the glass with complex aromas of red and black fruit compote, candied peel, tobacco leaf and loamy soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and chewy, with a sweet core of fruit that's complemented by plenty of savory complexity and a youthfully firm finish. This will need a few years in the cellar and should be worth following for a decade.

Jeb Dunnuk Review (94):

Mulled spices, ripe black cherries, graphite, and hints of chocolate emerge from the 2015 Merlot Northridge Vineyard. It's medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant and layered, with a seamless texture that continues to gain depth and  richness with time in the glass. Brought up in 40% new oak, it's an elegant, gorgeous wine.

Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2018

Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

Wine Makers Notes:

Intense red color with purplish hues. In the nose, it is an expressive wine with ripe black fruits, violets, spices and tobacco. In the mouth, it is wide and fleshy with a lingering finish.

James Suckling Review (92):

Such impressive, pure blackberries and dark plums here with violets and gentle, leafy nuances, too. The round, rich fruit on the palate is really pristine and this offers much now, but more to come. Drink or hold.

Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin Serraboella 2014

Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy

Wine Makers Notes:

Dark, mysterious and inviting. All about allure. Dark spices, menthol, sage, rosemary and dried flowers grace the palate in a dark, sumptuous Barbaresco.

James Suckling Review (92):

The chocolate and hazelnut character to this red makes it complex and enticing considering the difficulty of the vintage. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a subtle finish. Very well done.

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Substance Vineyard Collection Northridge Merlot 2015

Merlot from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington

Wine Makers Notes:

Merlot to the Max! Super complex, layers of black currant, cherry, pipe tobacco, cedar, saddle leather. Oozing with flavor and personality. This wine expresses so much that words are hard to come by. Find some of your own. Grand.

Robert Parker Review (94): 

The 2015 Merlot Northridge Vineyard wafts from the glass with complex aromas of red and black fruit compote, candied peel, tobacco leaf and loamy soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and chewy, with a sweet core of fruit that's complemented by plenty of savory complexity and a youthfully firm finish. This will need a few years in the cellar and should be worth following for a decade.

Jeb Dunnuk Review (94):

Mulled spices, ripe black cherries, graphite, and hints of chocolate emerge from the 2015 Merlot Northridge Vineyard. It's medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant and layered, with a seamless texture that continues to gain depth and  richness with time in the glass. Brought up in 40% new oak, it's an elegant, gorgeous wine.

Poema Cava Dulce

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Penedes, Spain

Wine Makers Notes:

Vibrant aromas of ripe peaches, pears and toasted bread with a hint of spice fill the nose. The palate is dry with a rich, creamy texture. Layers of flavor include orange rind and spice that persists through an elegant finish.

Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2018

Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

Wine Makers Notes:

Intense red color with purplish hues. In the nose, it is an expressive wine with ripe black fruits, violets, spices and tobacco. In the mouth, it is wide and fleshy with a lingering finish.

James Suckling Review (92):

Such impressive, pure blackberries and dark plums here with violets and gentle, leafy nuances, too. The round, rich fruit on the palate is really pristine and this offers much now, but more to come. Drink or hold.