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 November 2020

Chateau St Jean Crisp Chardonnay $14.99

Founded in 1973, from a family’s dream to build a world-class winery, Chateau St. Jean produces exceptional wines from Sonoma County. Chateau St. Jean is a winemaking estate located at the foot of Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California which is just one hour from San Francisco. The 2018 “Crisp” chardonnay has flavors of nectarine, lemon & passion fruit with NO oak, so you get nothing but fruit.

Food Pairing: This would be a great one to hold onto for Thanksgiving! Enjoy it with most seafoods including fish and shellfish, TURKEY, chicken, whether grilled or stir fried; it’s also great with curry, Mexican and other spicy dishes because of its mild sweetness and acidity which helps to neutralize the heat a bit but also enhances the other flavors. Desserts! Like apple pie or peach cobbler. Another out of the box suggestion? Breakfast! Eggs and ham, or bacon, frittatas.

Tenuta Roletto Canavese Rosso $13.59

Tenuta meaning estate or farm, this wine hails from Piedmont, Italy & the region of Canavese inside Piedmont. It’s a blend of 60% Barbera, 15% Nebbiolo, 20% Neretto di San Giorgio, 5% Freisa (oddly enough this grape is related to Nebbiolo and Viognier), the last 2 grapes being totally new to me. It’s intense ruby red with violet hues in color with Intense and lingering of ripe fruits and wild berries on the nose. it’s a warm, dry wine with hints of Toffee from the oak. It has great structure, it is very drinkable.

Food Pairings: Perfect with game, rich dark meats, mushrooms, herbs, herbaceous cheeses like blue cheese, higher tannin foods like root vegetables & braised greens. 

Platinum Wine Club All Reds Nov 2020

The Unknown: Tenuta Roletto Canavese Rosso $15.99

Tenuta meaning estate or farm, this wine hails from Piedmont, Italy & the region of Canavese inside Piedmont. It’s a blend of 60% Barbera, 15% Nebbiolo, 20% Neretto di San Giorgio, 5% Freisa (oddly enough this grape is related to Nebbiolo and Viognier), the last 2 grapes being totally new to me. It’s intense ruby red with violet hues in color with Intense and lingering of ripe fruits and wild berries on the nose. it’s a warm, dry wine with hints of Toffee from the oak. It has great structure, it is very drinkable.

Food Pairings: Perfect with game, rich dark meats, mushrooms, herbs, herbaceous cheeses like blue cheese, higher tannin foods like root vegetables & braised greens

The Known: Eyzaguirre Syrah (ok, so you know Syrah, but from Chile?) $11.99

The grapes for Eyzaguirre wines grow at their vineyard called San Jorge, which is located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The soils of the vineyard, near the river, are deep and stony with good moisture retention.  The vines are 26 years. The wine is solid dark red & aromatic featuring plums, blueberries, and subtle notes of black pepper. On the palate, smooth blackcurrant with a well-balanced finish.

Food Pairings: Barbeque pork, lamb (gyros) all spice, clove mint, grilled egg plant

Platinum Wine Club Nov 2020 4 Bottle Edition

The Known: Etincelle Sauvignon Blanc (100%) $15.99

From the Loire Valley, it’s nothing like your average New Zealand Sauv Blanc, much more understated & delicate. It smells like tropical fruits, kiwi, passionfruit & spring break in the Bahamas. It’s bright & light straw in color with citrus aromas & exotic notes. Rich, fruity & luscious.

Food Pairings: Grilled fish, charcuterie, andouille sausage, asparagus, avocado and the impossible to pair with artichoke. You’re gonna want a second glass!

The Unknown: Eyzaguirre Syrah (ok, so you know Syrah, but from Chile?) $11.59

These people love the planet! They are certified sustainable, their motivation for using green practices was for sustainable grapes yield the cleanest and most pure varietals. I’ll direct you to the back label for the details!

The grapes for Eyzaguirre wines grow at their vineyard called San Jorge, which is located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The soils of the vineyard, near the river, are deep and stony with good moisture retention.  The vines are 26 years. The wine is solid dark red & aromatic featuring plums, blueberries, and subtle notes of black pepper. On the palate, smooth blackcurrant with a well-balanced finish.

Food Pairings: Barbeque pork, lamb (gyros) all spice, clove mint, grilled egg plant

Don’t forget, if you like the wines, they are 10% off for wine club members the month they are featured!