We’re getting back to business, and like all others out there, figuring out our “new normal.” While our customers have been optimistically asking when we’ll be hosting tastings again, we haven’t yet been given the green light. However, that certainly doesn’t mean we aren’t always looking for new wines for you to try!
The wines we’ve chosen for these four party paks have been thoughtfully selected so that you to experience what’s new in the store and to have some fun with wine. Let us take the guesswork out of your next trip to the Wine ConneXtion and “Pick-up” our latest “Party Pak.”
Mixed Wine 4-Pak, $49.99
Henri Borgious Petit Sauvignon Blanc. Remarkably aromatic with pleasant flower and fruit fragrances, the flavors of fresh citrus, apple and gooseberry with hints of passion fruit are immediately revealed on the palate. Great wine to drink alone or enjoy with salads, grilled white fish and tangy cheeses.
Delas Cotes du Rhone. The nose one this wine is classic Syrah, with berry fruit, violet and licorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins. Great with grilled meats and just some good barbecue.
Sola Pinot Noir. Complex and balanced with classic Burgundy characteristics. This wine has a plush core of black cherry and strawberry flavors. Hints of earth and toasted cedar round out the finish. Pairs well with beef, veal, game and poultry. The red meat wine choice.
The Little Sheep Rose’. Grown in clay shale in the Languedoc region, 85% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Gamay. This French Rosé is elegant, with notes of red summer berries and delicate floral notes. Smooth and beautifully balanced with fruit-forward flavors and hints of grenadine that lead into a refreshing, enjoyable finish. Enjoy with soft cheese.
Red Wine 4-Pak, $49.99
Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon. A Bordeaux-inspired blend with a twist, this wine is a tad over 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance of mixed red grapes including the rare Arinarnoa. The plum-colored blend has vivid black cherry fruit, finishing with subtle oak, light vanilla, and soft tannins which makes for a lengthy enjoyable finish.
Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superieur. With the unmistakable flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon and the textured feel of Merlot, this ripe wine is full of black fruits and ripe tannins. It’s structured and dense, which promises richness as it develops and opens up. The finish makes you take notice with the strength of ripe, textured tannins and a long flavor profile. Fully enjoyable with 30 minutes breathing, but the wine’s superb balance fruit and tannin bodes well for its future development for at least another 4-5 years. Enjoy!
Goldschmidt Fidelty Red. Aromas of fresh blueberries and red cherries with a touch of French vanilla oak, rounds out a very enticing and complex nose. The palate is fruit driven with bright and well-structured red fruit flavors that ends in a supple finish. Great with beef, lamb, game and poultry.
Rocca Bella Negroamaro. This deep red-violet color wine reveals an intense perfume of liquorice, and red berries. The palate is juicy with bold flavors of fruit and spice that leads to a soft, supple finish. Perfect with red meats, pizza, or all Mediterranean-spiced dishes.
Cabernet 4-Pak, $69.99
Kadabra Cabernet Sauvignon. This Argentinian Cab is rich with round and juicy tannins. The currant and blackberry character is followed by chocolate undertones and spiced notes, characteristic of this varietal grown in high altitudes. It’s a medium to full bodied Cab that has a smooth entrance and pleasant lingering finish for a rich, mouth-filling wine. 92 Points James Suckling
Brady Cabernet Sauvignon. Big and bold you are first hit with aromas of blackberry, black currant and cassis with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. Then the palate reveals an opulent silky texture and juicy berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas with just a hint of velvety oak lengthening the finish. Great on its own, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses and dishes with rich flavorful sauces. Wine ConneXtion favorite.
Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine blends subtle spices with rich fruit for a seductive flavor profile. It maintains a velvety texture on the palate and through the lingering finish. Flavors of blueberry and baking spice give it plenty of personality.
McNab Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of Bing and Chelan cherries, summer savory and dark mocha follow through on the full-bodied palate. The soft tannins accentuated with flavors of wild huckleberries, pink peppercorns, cacao nibs and a hint of espresso powder make it a great food pairing wine. Try it with your favorite grilled steak, wine braised short ribs or roasted mushroom and veggie tart.
White Wine 4-Pak, $49.99
Vision Gruener Veltliner. This Austrian white display fruity aromas of fresh green apple while displaying flavors of lemon, lime and peaches. The solid fruit core flavors are balanced with the mineral tones in the wine making for a rich lengthy finish. An ideal wine for seafood, white meat and light dishes like salads; or just to be enjoyed by itself.
Raimat Saira Albarino. This is the ideal wine for Japanese and Thai dishes. Its mineral aromas are joined halfway by mango, melon and grapefruit. The fresh, citrus sensation in the mouth hits you immediately and becomes more voluminous midway with a long and refreshing finish dominated by white flowers and melon. Also great with white meat, rich dishes, appetizers, and shellfish.
Three Pears Chenin Blanc, Viognier. With inviting aromas of juicy tropical fruits, this classic blend includes flavors of ripe pears with hints of honey and vanilla on the palate, rounded out by a clean, lingering finish. Its elegant style is attributed to the gradual ripening season in the Delta region or Northern California. A fruity, not sweet, wine to enjoy alone or with lighter side dishes.
Baglio Delle Fate Grillo. A modern white wine from ancient Sicilian grapes, this Grillo is vinified today with modern technologies while respecting tradition. It is a wine that elegantly expresses the character of the variety. Bright yellow in color with notes of citrus and Mediterranean earthiness, it is a rich, intense white wine with an elegant backbone of minerality that leads into a balanced finish. Great with seafood pastas, cous cous, tuna, and poultry or veal.
In a hurry? Party Paks are clearly marked in our store for a quick grab-and-go. Or want to order ahead? Simply fill out our online form for convenient curbside pickup.