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Holiday Party & New Year's Celebration Half Case

Mixed Half Case

Sale expired on February 26, 2013
Six bottles for a sensational holiday party

This offer's wines:

1 x 2006 White Oak Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet

1 x 2008 Jus Soli Winery Windsor Oaks Russian River Zinfandel

1 x 2010 Le Closeau Côtes du Rhône Organic

1 x 2010 Rinaldi Bug Juice Moscato d'Asti

1 x 2011 McFadden Potter Valley Mendocino Chardonnay

1 x La Gioiosa Extra Dry Prosecco DOCG

If you're hosting a holiday party, save yourself a trip to the wine shop. This six-pack has everything you need: two sparkling wines, one white and three robust reds. In fact, if you order this half case ... mind inviting us over, too? Kidding aside, wine is the last thing you should have to worry about for your holiday festivities. Spend your time and effort on the food and the invite list.

If you were having us over, though, we'd recommend opening the Chardonnay and the three reds with your holiday dinner. The white is perfect to get things started, and the reds show different ranges of flavor and complexity so as to suit everyone sitting around the dinner table.

Open the two sparklers as the clock strikes midnight on New Year's. The Bug Juice is better for your friends who like a little sweetness with their fizz, while the Prosecco is right for those who prefer a more dry, finessed style of sparkling wine.

No matter what, all you holiday and New Year's needs are solved in this six-pack.

—Lot18

 

2006 White Oak Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet

Tasting Notes

The 2006 White Oak Cabernet displays classic Napa Cabernet aromas of cassis, black cherry, coffee, vanilla and baking spices. It is mouth-filling and juicy, with firm but balanced tannins. Though drinking great right now, it has the stuffing to improve for at least another two to three years if you can hold out. This is an ideal wine to serve with prime rib. It's also great with cheeseburgers made with home-ground chuck.

2010 Rinaldi Bug Juice Moscato d'Asti

Tasting Notes

Wonderful, lively aromas of ripe peach and melon leap from the glass. The palate has delicate, creamy bubbles balanced by a rich and honeyed sweetness. Ample acidity keeps the 2010 Bug Juice lively, and the finish is a pleasant fruit salad of flavors. Pair it with fruit tarts, pastries, brunch fare and strong cheeses such as Gorgonzola.

La Gioiosa Extra Dry Prosecco DOCG

Tasting Notes

Luscious elderflower, melon and honey notes dominate the nose and palate on this bright and lively wine. The mousse is refined, and the acidity is refreshing without being searing, balanced by just enough fruit-salad flavor to keep your mouth watering. There is a nice touch of pink grapefruit on the finish. With all the elements in perfect harmony, this lovely bubbly is almost too easy to imbibe. Pop this sparkler soon, and serve it chilled. Great for an upcoming celebration, this wine would also be an excellent aperitif, brunch wine or complement to fruit desserts.

2008 Jus Soli Winery Windsor Oaks Russian River Zinfandel

Tasting Notes

This Zin from the pedigreed Windsor Oaks Vineyard is silky, bright and fresh. The nose shows cherry Jolly Rancher, mixed red berries, violet and sweet baking spice. The palate is rich and round, with perfectly polished tannins and creamy raspberry, vanilla and cherry cola flavors that lead to a long, complex finish. I kept filling my glass with this beauty long after dinner was finished. Drink this wine now with grilled meats, or cellar it for five to 10 years.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal (2011)

2010 Le Closeau Côtes du Rhône Organic

Tasting Notes

This charming wine offers bushels of fresh red fruit aromas. Plum and black cherry carry through to the palate, and the fruit and toasty aromas also evoke fresh strawberry-rhubarb pie. This youthful 2010 red has mild tannins, a medium body and a bright, fresh finish. Drink it in its youth, and pair with charcuterie, mild cheeses or grilled chicken.

2011 McFadden Potter Valley Mendocino Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

This crisp, bright wine has a roundness that finishes out the clean, mouth-watering acidity. The flavors mimic the aromas, with crisp green apples and pear, plus just a hint of quince. This wine perfectly presents the audacious vividness of young, fresh California Chardonnay. Enjoy this incredible value at any occasion, particularly with a shellfish platter or cheese plate. Drink it up in its youthful state.

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Double Gold

Martellotto Wines Website Rinaldi Website La Gioiosa Website Jus Soli Winery Website

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