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 September 2020

The Wine You Know: Lone Birch Pinot Gris (AKA Grigio) $13.59

Really popular & well known in Alsace, France, Pinot Gris had become wildly popular out of Washington state, in fact, it’s the states 3rd most popular grape after Chardonnay & Riesling. Pinot Gris is like Pinot Grigio on steroids. I love it.

Light straw in color, Aromas of fresh lemon zest, tangerine, apricot, and peach. Crisp and refreshing Bright flavors of apple pear melon and pineapple with balanced acidity exits the palate with a clean and refreshing finish.

Food Pairings: Mussels, clams, oysters, scallops, turkey, fennel, parsley thyme Cheese include gruyere and Munster

The Wine you don’t know: Cantine Valpane Rosso Pietro Barbera del Monferrato $14.99

Chance are, you’ve had Barbera di Asti or Barbera di Alba, this is simply the same grape from the town of Monferrato. Pietro runs the estate and the name refers to his once red beard.  The vines are sustainably farmed, it’s unfined and made with indigenous yeast. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks and lasts 21-23 days, its aged 10-12 months in stainless steel and cement tanks before bottling and is aged 3 months in bottle before release

A dark garnet color leads to a deep, earthy fruit on the nose and a palate loaded with bright, spicy Barbera fruit and smooth tannins followed by a deliciously perfumed finish

Food Pairing: Simple foods are great with this wine, rich dark meats, mushrooms, herbs, herbaceous cheeses like blue cheese, higher tannin foods like root vegetables & braised greens. 

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