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Explorers' Seasonal Value Pack: Autumnal Equinox - Equal Time For Red and White
Explorers' Seasonal Value Pack: Autumnal Equinox - Equal Time For Red and White


Explorers' Seasonal Value Pack: Autumnal Equinox - Equal Time For Red and White

Great Wines Don't Have to be Expensive!

This is the third Fall Seasonal Value Pack. Keeping with the spirit of the equinox when the day and night are practically equal, this pack is split evenly between whites and reds. Fall needs versatile wines that have some heft, but aren’t too heavy. Well-balanced but with a little oomph.

This sampler is a collection of wines from which, when dining either indoor or outdoor, you’ll be confident in plucking something appropriate. For the white half of this pack there is a Moschofilero from Greece for seafood and vegetable dishes; a Sauvignon Blanc from France in a warm vintage, which gives the wine a bit more of a round style; and there is a Chenin Blanc from South Africa which offers the most weight and will hold up to stews and spicy grilling. For the red half there is a blend with a good portion of Nebbiolo and Barbera from Italy for versatility and an affinity for nearly any Italian dish; a Garnacha (Grenache) from Spain that is juicy enough for sipping and easy enough that it might just pair with anything; and a red blend from the US that is the spiciest of the lot and will require something heartier to pair with. Like previous Seasonal Samplers, a little bit of something from around the globe.

While some folks have had these grapes or wines from these places before, others have not, or maybe these particular bottles are new to you. This is the point of the Explorers' Packs: to try something you haven't had before - whether it is a wine you are completely unfamiliar with or whether the wine is a from a familiar grape or place but perhaps from an unfamiliar wine-maker; these packs aim to offer something different.

This Explorers' Pack is discounted at over 15% off regular prices. No further discounts apply.


Troupis 2020 Moschofilero Fteri

100% Moschofilero. Lemons, lemon zest, peach, floral, with thyme, and mineral aspect. A beautifully fragrant white, this is light-bodied but the flavors are bright, appealing, and lingering. Pair with lighter dishes, seafood, and Mediterranean or Asian chicken dishes.

Augis 2019 Valencay Blanc

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus, grapefruit zest, tropical fruit notes, grassy and a touch flinty. A round and expressive nose leads to a fairly well-balanced mouthfeel, ripe, medium bodied. An underrated property that produces some very tasty wines. Practicing organic.

A. A. Badenhorst 2020 Secateurs Chenin Blanc

100% Chenin Blanc. Apples, lemon, honeydew melon, lees, spice, lightly floral. Taut, yet supple, with just enough acidity to keep it lively. The wine is round, has beautiful balance and finishes long. A pairing favorite is pork loin with apples.

Vajra, G.D. 2020 Langhe Rosso

Viña Zorzal 2020 Navarro Garnacha

100% Garnacha (Grenache). Red and black berries, plums, black raspberry, flamed orange peel, and spice. Easy drinking, medium-bodied and juicy red wine. This wine offers immediacy, no deep thinking required. Pull the cork, pour, enjoy.

Bedrock NV Shebang! California Red 14th Cuvée

A blend of Zinfandel, Carignan, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mataro (Mourvèdre), and other Mediterranean varieties. Red and black berries, juicy cherries, spicy, with a hint of vanilla. This fun wine is zippy with a medium-plus body. Fruit-forward with a spicy character that will serve as a good accompaniment to hearty foods as well as party fare.

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