Platinum Wine Club: Details & Selections Of The Month

For our 20th anniversary we created the Platinum Wine Club, allowing you to explore the world of wine 2 bottles at a time. We give you a wine you probably know (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay) and then one that’s off the wall, something you would probably never pick up on your own and to take you out of your comfort zone. We have done a Txakoli from Spain, a Claret from the Columbia Valley & a Gamay Beaujolais rose from Burgundy, to name a few. You can also structure the Platinum Wine Club to fit your needs! You get a sheet, explaining the wines, where they are from, tasting notes and food pairings too.  Here’s how it works:
 
The basic membership is 2 wines a month for $30.00.
You can also do 4 wines a month for $60.00
You can just do a 2 bottle, 3 month membership for $90.00, payable in advance. The same applies for 4 bottles for $180.00, payable in advance.
You can pay for 6 months in advance and get 1 month free
You can pay for 12 months in advance and get 2 months free
You can do a quarterly membership too. Getting 2 or 4 bottles a month every 3 months (4 times a year)
If you like the wines and want to pay more, you can purchase them, during the month they are featured at a 10% discount. 
You can pay as you go, and cancel at anytime.

Platinum Wine Club July 2020

Wine you know: Influence Malbec from North Fork LONG ISLAND! (shut up & drink it) I wouldn’t put it in the wine club if it weren’t good! $20.59

Influence wines are produced with 100% fruit grown on the North Fork of Long Island. It is a fruit forward wine; extraction of tannins was limited so the fruit is the focus. It’s floral and bright, you’ll smell violet petals, fresh blackberries & plums, black pepper & a little baking spice. It’s rich with dark stone fruit on the palette & it’s soft and silky

Food Pairings: Dark meat poultry, roasted pork & lean red meats, wild rice & mushroom stuffed peppers, blue cheese and the herbs rosemary & sage

The wine you don’t know: Collado Macabeo Campo de Borja $7.99

90% Macabeo & 10% Chardonnay. Though you may not know it, you have had Macabeo if you’ve ever had a Cava from Spain. Macabeo is one of Cava’s primary grapes.

Yellow in color with some green flashes. Intense aroma of fresh fruits. The nose has white and citric fruits like pineapple and berries. On the palate there is good acidity, it’s fresh and balanced. The “must” is in contact with the lees from 6 to 8 days, so you may notice yeasty characteristics and it’s fermented in stainless steel, so it’s really fresh.

Food Pairings: Really good with southeast Asian food like coconut curries & Vietnamese vermicelli noodle bowls. 

 


 

Platinum Wine Club Red bottle edition June 2020

The Known Tortoise Creek Merlot 2017 $14.99 89 points from Wine & Spirits  and a Best Buy

“The Revivalist” is full of fresh, bright aromas and flavors of black-berries, cherries and herbs. It is round, rich and ripe with soft tannins. This smells of ripe blueberries and sweet caramel, a big wine that’s texturally direct and vibrant. Fruity and fresh, this light, cheery wine gushes strawberry-jam and cherry-candy flavors. It’s soft in texture and semisweet in balance

Food Pairing: Beef, particularly grilled or roast beef and filet mignon. Blue cheese, Cheddar cheese, Gorgonzola. Berries and Fruit, particularly red fruit sauces.

Angels and Cowboys Proprietary Red Regularly $27.59, Now $19.99, Wine Club Members $17.99!

92 points + GOLD2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Competition

Sourcing for the Angels & Cowboys blend is from across Sonoma County; the southern reaches of Carneros, slopes of Sonoma Mountain, rolling hills of Sonoma Valley, and pockets of the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley. The mission is to find unique parcels of richly textured, supple, high-intensity fruit.

Designed for with depth and complexity. The base is briary, juicy Zinfandel & complementary varieties including tangy Carignane, floral Malbec, and meaty Syrah. It’s aged in French oak, giving it robust vanilla, amber honey, and roasted hazelnut flavors as well as a velvety mouthfeel.

It has a dark cherry/mahogany red color and a structure which leads with briar/bramble berry fruit, notes of violets, sweet hibiscus juice, black currant and red-flesh plum. Mouthwatering & succulent its full body is built on a tannin structure that starts out silky and fine then builds to a firm yet smooth finish that lingers indulgently on the palate.

Food Pairings: Bar-b-que, grilled steaks, roasted vegetables, BACON, glazed ham, meatball sub