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.

 

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

Platinum Wine Club November 2021  

I was fortunate enough to come across 2 wines perfect for Thanksgiving pairings and at great prices, too.  

The Unknown: Anabasa RiojaTempranillo $13.59 

Of course, you’ve had Tempranillo before but not made with the method of carbonic maceration! Fermentation happens within the intact grape, there is no crushing, and a small amount of Ethanol is formed. If any of this sounds (or tastes familiar) it’s the same method used for Beaujolais Nouveau, though using different grapes and from a different region, the result is the same, fresh fruity, drink it now wines. Anabasa, which means “chaos” in the Basque language, from Lapuebla de Labarca in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, which is the Basque speaking part of Rioja—Rioja Alavesa. 

The grapes are harvested by hand and made using carbonic maceration. This is a traditional method in Rioja Alavesa. Fresh, lively, expressive, and vibrant. The epitome of youth.’ Black-cherry color at the core with youthful hints of violet. The nose is intense with banana and forest-fruit aromas. The palate is soft, fruit-driven, and lively, with hints of licorice and blackberry. 

Food Pairing: Thanksgiving! 

The Known: Francis Ford Coppola Directors Cut 2019 Chardonnay Regularly $20.59, On Sale for $17.99 Wine Club Price $14.99! 

Aromas of warm almonds, toasted coconut, orange blossom, honeysuckle, and lychee. Sonoma, California – Director’s Chardonnay displays an aromatic bouquet where hints of cinnamon toast mingle with pears, pineapple, and a hint of citrus. Flavors of sweet Meyer lemon, apricots, toasted coconut cream pie, and warm honey. Good weight and palate texture is enhanced by crisp natural acidity and a silky mouthfeel. The grapes are crushed whole-cluster and ferment entirely in French oak barrels to produce a wine with a seductive, round texture and notes of sweet vanilla. This technique also serves to highlight the flavors for which Russian River Valley vineyards are known. 

Food Pairing:  fresh halibut, creamy chicken marsala, Dungeness crab mac and cheese & Thanksgiving! 

Platinum Wine Club 2 Reds November 2021 

The known: Frida Kahlo Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Regularly $16.99, On Sale $14.99 

The 2017 Vintage was off the charts and was in Wine Enthusiast Top 100 wines of the year. Usually, when I get a wine that I know will sell because of the label, I’m skeptical. This one, I was repeating to myself, please be good! Please be good! And it is! I was not disappointed  

Crafted with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this bold red is an homage to the iconic Frida Kahlo. Showcasing red currant and blackberry notes with sweet spice and black pepper nuances, this bottle captures the passion and intensity the artist was known for. 

Food Pairings: Chile with beef or game, aged Alpine Cheese, Fried Chicken, Barbecued Beef Ribs. Barbecued Grilled Chicken. 

The Unknown: Anabasa RiojaTempranillo $13.59 

Of course, you’ve had Tempranillo before but not made with the method of carbonic maceration! Fermentation happens within the intact grape, there is no crushing, and a small amount of Ethanol is formed. If any of this sounds (or tastes familiar) it’s the same method used for Beaujolais Nouveau, though using different grapes and from a different region, the result is the same, fresh fruity, drink it now wines. Anabasa, which means “chaos” in the Basque language, from Lapuebla de Labarca in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, which is the Basque speaking part of Rioja—Rioja Alavesa. 

The grapes are harvested by hand and made using carbonic maceration. This is a traditional method in Rioja Alavesa. Fresh, lively, expressive, and vibrant. The epitome of youth.’ Black-cherry color at the core with youthful hints of violet. The nose is intense with banana and forest-fruit aromas. The palate is soft, fruit-driven, and lively, with hints of licorice and blackberry. 

Food Pairing: Thanksgiving!