As I shared with you last month, I’ve been enjoying a membership with The California Wine Club. A club that focuses on the very best bottles of wine produced by smaller family owned wineries.
Bruce and Pam Boring, the founders of The California Wine Club, started their business because they were frustrated with trying to figure out which bottles of wine were truly good amongst all of the pretty labels they saw on the shelves. And I have to admit, I’ve struggled with the same problem.
They much preferred receiving recommendations from friends which is a pretty reliable way to go. So, they set out to visit local wineries in California in order to find quality wines that they could confidently offer to their customers.
My latest shipment included two bottles of wine. One white and one red. Here’s a little bit of info on each..
Daniel Gehrs Chenin Blanc:
A dry white wine from Santa Barbara County, this multiple award winner Chenin Blanc exhibits the flavors of pear, quince, wild flowers and golden honey. A complex elixir that retains its refreshing vitality while gaining roundness and viscosity.
Daniel Gehrs Merlot
This Merlot is distinguished by a smooth palate framed by easy tannins, a juicy fruit driven flavor and an aroma profile of black cherries, raspberries and warm tanned leather with hints of cranberry and blueberry. Delicious by itself or with most meat dishes, this wine can age in the bottle 4-5 years.
Earlier this week I enjoyed the Merlot. It was delicious. I’m not educated enough to pick out the fine notes of the assorted fruits, but I do recognize a good wine when I taste it. Usually I go for the wines that are heavy on the tannins, and while this wine was lighter, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s got a real full bodied taste that went really well with our meal of beef. I was sorry when it was gone.
I’m not a white drinker and I’m saving that bottle for when I have friends over who do enjoy white. The bottle has award winning stickers all over it which is a very good sign.
My wine club membership has been a really enjoyable experience. Receiving bottles of wine that have been carefully vetted out has taken the guess work out of the whole wine buying process.
The California Wine Club has several membership levels. If you enjoy wine, then I’d suggest checking it out. It would also be the perfect holiday gift for that someone in your life who is impossible to shop for.
How would you like to win two bottles of wine from The California Wine Club? In order to enter, you must be at least 21 years of age and this giveaway is void where prohibited.
To enter, comment on this post with your first name, last initial and the state you are from. Entries must be received by Friday, December 14th 11:59pm ET. Good luck!
This review opportunity was provided to me via Mom Spark Media. I was given a two month membership free of charge in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.