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:
Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Fresh nose of toasty oak, vanilla, blackberry, Bing cherry and touches of chocolate. The palate is full bodied with jammy fruit entry of ripe cherry, blackberry and hints of oak spice. 3900 cases produced. Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cab Franc
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.
Reynoso Family Vineyards Red Blend Alexander Valley WSI93+ Initially made for personal consumption, this was such a hit with customers that they are now producing more and refining the blend. Super soft tannins and very easy drinking. Lush, rich and ripe berry flavors, juicy with soft velvety tannins. An absolute crowd-pleaser! 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 7% Syrah
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.
Wightman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley WSI94 Classic RRV bouquet, rhubarb, strawberry and dark cherry, a phenomenal structure that shows both litheness, delicacy and a firm core (40% new oak). Very elegant and balanced with plenty of immediate satisfaction built in.
Hawley Old Vine Zinfandel Mendocino County WSI94 This 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel boasts ripe fruit and many layers of complexity due to Mendocino’s coastal climate. An aromatic bouquet of blackberry and cassis fill the glass. Flavors of red strawberries, boysenberry and vanilla open to a velvety smooth mouthfeel backed by very little tannin and a good structural acidity.