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 WSI93 Great dense mouthfeel, inky color. Intense cherry dominant flavors, ripe, fresh clean fruit – firm tannins and great overall structure – Amazing value every vintage!
Marietta Cellars ‘Christo’ North Coast Red Blend WA96 A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Viognier, the 2019 Christo has a deep ruby-purple color and alluring scents of blueberry jam and cassis with accents of loamy earth, violet, coffee beans and iron. The full-bodied palate is powerful yet silky, with seamless acidity and gobs of pure violet perfume on the long, layered finish. It’s easy to drink now but offers a decade or more of cellaring potential.
Musella Valpolicella Superiore DOC Red Blend JS91 Aromas of strawberries, cassis, old leather and peppercorn. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins. Round and juicy with a slightly sweet-and-sour red currant-like finish. Delicious and laid-back, with some nice funk at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.
Walter Hansel ‘Cahill Lane’ RRV Pinot Noir VIN94 The 2021 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane Vineyard is a nuanced, sensual wine. Bright red/purplish fruit, blood orange, spice, mint and hard candy infuse the 2021 with lovely depth. This mid-weight, pliant Pinot is a real charmer. Bright acids and sweet floral accents are wonderful complements to a core of Russian River fruit. Give this a year or two to come together.
Branham ‘Resolution’ Rockpile Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon Resolution fruit comes from the vineyards at Branham Obsidian in Napa Valley as well as two other small lots. The result is an affordable cab from the great AVA. “The Res.”, as we call, it is full bodied, rich, and exquisitely balanced with aromas of dark berries, mocha and spice on the nose. Ready to drink now, yet with the pedigree to age gracefully. Petite Verdot and Merlot grapes are blended with the cabernet sauvignon to, well, create a perfect Resolution. 900 cases produced.
Omen ‘Origins’ Sierra Foothills Zinfandel WE92 This medium-bodied, ultrasmooth wine is rich and relaxed, offering superripe cherries and roasted plums along with tilled earth, cedar and sage accents that lend compelling complexity. Soft tannins and a sense of polish make it easy to drink.