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. 

In 2019, we plan on adding a red club & white club. If you only are interested in red wines, that’s all you’ll get. The same for the whites. All the prior info applies to both of these clubs. 

Platinum wine club Feb. 2019

The Known: Merf Cabernet Columbia Valley Washington 2016 $14.99

A winemaker said to me once, “You show me a winemaker & I’ll show you a beer drinker.” David Merfeld is the opposite. He started out as a brewer and has moved on to wine. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is balanced, soft and approachable. With flavors of blackberry, toffee and subtle spice notes this wine has silky tannins and a lasting finish. It’s a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. It’s a full-bodied smoky, juicy, savoury Washington red wine made from primarily Cab, you get aromas of blackberry, cassis and cigar box & some bell pepper, making this particularly good with pepper steak. Lots of attractive mocha on the finish. 

Pair with: BBQ ribs, grilled steak or a decadent chocolate cake. 

The Unknown: Gouguenheim Sparkling Malbec Rose 100% Malbec $13.99

Sparkling Malbec you say? Yes! I’m not to proud to admit that a customer turned me on to this wine and it has been a hit. There may be more sparkling Malbec out there, but I’ve not seen them. From Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, several geographical and climate elements define their unique terroir, including vineyards at an altitude of more than 3,600 feet (one of the highest estates in Mendoza). In a region that has a desert climate, Gouguenheim uses melt water from the Andes Mountains carried by irrigation channels, through the alluvial soils. Add to that, a vast temperature difference between day and night, gives you exceptional wines. You’ll get delicate red fruit aromas, predominantly of cherries and strawberries. Very fresh in the mouth, soft tones with bright acidity. Small and brilliant bubbles!

Pair with: BRUNCH! Fresh fruits & salads.

 

Don’t forget, if you like a wine, you can purchase it the month it’s featured for 10% off!