Dan likes drier, more bitter whites. His favorites are Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. I am a bit more versatile, and enjoy both reds and whites. My favorites are sweeter, more fruity wines, like a nice Moscato. Either way, we're both very open to trying new wines, and we love going to vineyards for wine tastings and live music whenever we get the chance.
So recently, when I received the opportunity to review the selections of wine from the California Wine Club, I jumped at the chance. This is a very unique service that offers wine lovers the chance to sample a huge selection of wines on a monthly basis. These wines come straight from smaller, lesser known wineries in the beautiful state of California! I don't know if you're aware, but smaller vineyards often produce superior wines. When you take a sip, you'll be discovering a local treasure full of flavor and cultural depth.
So, that's what we wanted to do with The California Wine Club, start a wine of the month club that was just like "one friend recommending a great bottle of wine to another friend".
We are now celebrating 20 years of business and the wine adventures keep getting better! Pam and I knew that there were hundreds of small, family-owned wineries dedicated to producing exceptional wine ... and it was this wine that we wanted to share with our monthly wine club members. Each month we travel California's wine country searching out the wineries, meeting the families and tasting the wines that never make it to local stores or wine shops.
This is why it was so easy to guarantee that our wine of the month club members and gift recipients will never receive any bulk, closeout or private label wines...ever. Each and every wine we select comes from a real working winery and is backed by our 100% guarantee.
With four wine of the month clubs to choose from, we have wine selections and wine gifts to suit all tastes and all budgets. To learn more click any of the following links:
- Premier Club - Our most popular club!
- Signature Series - For collectors and connoisseurs!
- International Selections - From small "mom & pop" wineries around the world.
- Aged Cabernet Series - Napa's most prestigious Cabernets aged 8 - 12 years.
The California Wine Club is a different kind of wine of the month club...a difference you'll taste with your first shipment!
We both really enjoyed this wine, my husband especially. It was definitely different than other Sauvignon Blancs we have tried in the past, and has a very unique and delightful flavor.
This wine is best paired with oysters, a light salad, or ceviche, and makes a terrific palate-cleanser between courses.
Dan didn't care for this wine, but he generally doesn't enjoy reds. I, on the other hand, LOVED it. This wine has a deep, fruity, almost smoky flavor that is very complex. It lingers on the palate, and complements spicy foods very well. I drank this wine with some Carne Asada, and it was amazing!
This wine is best paired withSeafood paella, grilled vegetables or chicken enchiladas.
Overall, we were surprised and delighted with our first California Wine Club shipment. The wines were unique and flavorful, and a true step above wines you'll find at your local grocery stores. It is evident that the Boring family puts a great deal of time and effort into finding wines that really stand out. I can't wait to see what December's shipment brings!
HOW TO CONNECT :
You can check out the awesomeness that is California Wine Club on their website.
You can also connect with them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest offerings and promotions!
STAY TUNED! In December, I will be hosting an awesome California Wine Club GIVEAWAY!
***Disclosure: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.***