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 May 2021

The Wine You know: El Viejo Del Valle (Old Man of the Valley) Pinot Noir 2019 $10.59 from the Central Valley in Chile

From a vineyard called El Infernillo (the little devil, yes, it’s difficult to farm & in the shadow of a volcano) and planted 21 years ago. Pale Ruby in color, aromas of tart red raspberry, cherry fruit, red currant and wild strawberries. .  and a hint of tomato vines! (dig for it! You’ll find it!). Very easy to drink, Juicy and the oak gives it a touch of spice. light and refreshing, the aromas and flavors match.

Food pairingsHappy Hour! Light snacks, hors d’oeuvers marinated ribs, lamb & roasted veggies, mushroom & chicken risotto

The Wine You Don’t Know: Semeli (the mother of Dionysos) Mantinia Moschofilero (the grape) from Greece 2019

We’ve only done one Moschofilero in wine club before, it wowed me and so does this one. Robert Parker gives it 90 points, its amazing. Wines like this are what the Platinum Wine club is all about.  I can’t say it better than Robert Parker, so here you go! “The 2019 Mantinia is a Moschofilero, unoaked and dry (2.8 grams of residual sugar and 6.2 grams of total acidity). Sourced from vines at 650 meters, it comes in at 12.4% alcohol. Want to know why you should trade up from the charming Feast white? Well, this is a very different style and level, in the grand scheme of things, and it is an even bigger bargain. This projects more concentration in the mid-palate—it is not much riper, but in mouthfeel, it seems richer. It has good acidity, but the mid-palate soaks it up better, so its overall balance is different. It is still lip-smacking good on the somewhat tense finish, ending with a hint of pear. It is appealingly pure and transparent. Also aromatic, it is a pleasure to smell too. This looks like a fine vintage for this brand. It may well hold nicely for several years, perhaps more than indicated, but typically exuberant Moschofilero will mostly be drunk in its first few years. It was better the next day, though.”

Bright, yellow-green color. Elegant floral aromas with lemon, citrus and rose petals, typical of the Moschofilero variety. Rich and fruity on the palate, with a long aromatic aftertaste.

Food Pairing: seafood, shellfish and fish in lemon sauces, as well as with Asian specialties.


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