We’ve curated the Instant Gratification Collection with red wines that are ready to pop open and enjoy now. 90% of wine purchased is enjoyed within the month. These are crowd-pleasing, versatile wines that are a pleasure to drink! Pour yourself a glass after work or bring a bottle the next time you visit a restaurant. You won’t find these wines on retail shelves!
Instant Gratification Collection (wine so darn good, you’ll want to enjoy immediately) includes 1 bottle each of the following wines:
Darms Lane Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley WSI93+ The absolutely great, dependable everyday drinker from Darms Lane winery. This Napa Valley Cabernet beats out other expensive wines double its price and continues to be a WSI staff favorite. This wine is both intense and refreshing: fruit concentration, mostly blackberry notes, black licorice and faint vanilla accent on the fresh finish. The 2018 Napa Reds are generous and very concentrated, reminding us of the stunning 2016 vintage! Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cab Franc.
BYDAND Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast WSI94 We love this pinot noir, it hits all the right notes and is a pinot noir lover’s delight! Warm, rich and inviting from start to finish.The nose shows an abundance of aromatic fruit with subtler notes of fresh vanilla bean and brown sugar. Supple and round, the wine finishes with satisfying notes of mixed cherry pie and baking spice.
Andronicus Red Blend Napa Valley WSI94 This Napa Valley Red Blend is another WSI staff favorite because it over delivers for the price. This is the second label for Titus Vineyards produced by 100pt winemaker Phillip Titus. Impress your guests with this wine, it tastes like a $50 bottle of wine. Sip, savor and enjoy with heavier, meaty dishes. This wine sells out quickly. 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot.
Picayune Cellars Red Blend ‘Padlock’ Napa Valley WSI93+ Winemaker Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf learned the art of texture while working for Paul Hobbs. Padlock displays aromas of ripe blackberries and cassis with hints of mocha aromas. In the palate, Padlock opens up on more dark fruits with seductive truffle and dark chocolate notes. The texture is rich and intricate, the tannins are firms. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon – 34% Merlot – 13% Malbec.
Bacio Divino Red Blend ‘Pazzo’ Napa Valley JD91 A lush, super sexy, full-bodied style that carries loads of red and black fruits, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and peppery notes in an undeniably delicious, pleasure-bent, balanced style. It’s beautifully done and well worth seeking out! 54% Sangiovese, 28% Syrah, and the rest Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tormaresca ‘Torcicoda’ Primitivo Salento WSI93 A joy to drink! Wine Spectator Top 100 wine 2020. Aromas of black cherries and wild blackberries followed by delicate hints of vanilla and licorice. The palate is ample and supple in the beginning, then balanced by an enjoyable freshness and a fruity finish and aftertaste. Great paired with prosciutto, olives and hard cheeses.