Last fall, my husband and I enjoyed a 3 month membership to the California Wine Club. It was such a treat to have wines hand picked and sent right to our door. When I was given the opportunity to participate in a wine membership again this year, I said yes. This time it’s all about him though, because I’m expecting baby #3!
Since we’ve received wine in the past, there is no mistake in recognize the wine shipping box as the UPS man brings it to the door. Two bottles, a perfectly selected pairing, nestled in their shipping container delivered right to the door.
This month’s selection was from Robledo Family Winery.
Robledo Family Winery 2009 Napa Valley “Seven Brothers” Tempranillo
This wine has a bright ruby color with heavy aromas of cranberry, blackberry, cinnamon, spice and toasted oak. The flavors of dried black fruit, toasted cedar and tobacco mingle with great acidity and strong tannins to produce a long, rich finish.
Due to low production, this wine was not submitted for review.
Tempranillo is fantastic with grilled meats and vegetables or even pizza. Drink now or hold 6-8 years.
Robledo Family Winery 2008 Lake County “Seven Brothers” Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of honeysuckle and mango waft from your glass of this yummy Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate, green tea, citrus and lemongrass make this white a rich and complex.
Bronze Medal, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Enjoy this Sauvignon Blanc with ahi tuna, oysters, ceviche and light salads. Drink now or hold for up to 6 years.
Since my husband favors red wine, and I’m not drinking right now, I made a nice pasta dish to pair with the Tempranillo. One of the reasons he liked it was that he always gravitates towards wines with fruity flavors, smooth finishes and cinnamons. He found it more enjoyable than his average red or zinfandel that he drinks. It was brighter and had a nice full lingering flavor.
We’ve tucked the Sauvignon Blanc away, where as the notes mention we can keep it up to 6 years. I don’t think it will stick around that long, but it’s nice to have a bottle set aside to enjoy later.
Join the California Wine Club
If you’re interested in trying the California Wine Club for yourself, you have several options!
California Wine Club start as low as $49.95/month:
Premier Club: $49.95+ (Most popular club!)
Signature Series: $137+ (For collectors and connoisseurs!)
International Selections: $84+ (From small “mom & pop” wineries around the world.)
Aged Cabernet Series: $210+ (Napa’s most prestigious Cabernets aged 8 – 12 years.)
For more information about the wines I received, or about joining California Wine Club, visit www.cawineclub.com
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.