Explorers' Seasonal Value Pack: Summertime Wines - And The Sipping Is Easy


Explorers' Seasonal Value Pack: Summertime Wines - And The Sipping Is Easy

Great Wines Don't Have to be Expensive!

The Summer Seasonal Value Pack 

Summer is the time for outdoor parties in the garden or on the patio, picnics on the beach or in a tranquil meadow, or some alone time in the hammock. Whether it’s crisp whites or lighter reds for al fresco dining, refreshing rosés for sultry evenings, or fuller reds for grilling – the Summer Explorers' Pack is a delightful mix of warm weather appropriate bottles.

In this pack is a refreshing, light white from Greece; a crisp Folle Blanche from France; a white wine made from the Turbiana grape in northern Italy; a round, unusual, and pink-ish wine that isn’t quite a rosé and isn’t quite a white, from southern France; a fruit forward Bobal from Utiel-Requena in eastern Spain; and a Syrah loaded with flavor from Washington state.

 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 something you've never heard of, or something from a familiar style or place, but from a wine-maker that is new to you.

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

Denthis 2021 PGI Peloponnese “Lost”

80% Moschofilero and 20% Malagousia. Lemon/lime fruit and floral aromas. Like limeade but with a kick. Very light-bodied and mildly tingly on the palate. A nice sipper, or pair with simple seafood, cheese, or vegetarian dishes - especially one that are Mediterranean inspired.


Fruitiere 2021 Gros Plant Du Pays Nantais (Folle Blanche)

100% Gros Plant (Folle Blanche). Lemon zest, citrus fruits, with a saline mineral expression. A light-bodied white from the Loire region where Muscadet tends to be the more popular choice. But whatever Muscadet can do, or pair with, this wine can do as well, and perhaps with a bit more zip. Break out the oysters.

Ottella 2021 Lugana “Le Creete”

100% Turbiana. Citrus, pineapple, crisp apple, floral, lees, and mineral notes. This is a beautiful and complex white that repeats all the aromas on the palate. Light on its feet, but has good concentration and a very long, pleasing finish. This is an under-the-radar winner!

Ocre Rouge 2021 Blanc de Noirs VdF

Estenas 2021 Utiel-Requena Bobal

100% Bobal. Ripe plums, dark cherries, and oak spiciness. Medium-plus-body with round and ripe character. This has a ton of fruit flavors but is dry on the finish. Like previous vintages it overdelivers. This might be your next go-to barbecue red. Organic.

Corvidae 2019 Syrah "Lenore”

100% Syrah.  Blackberries, black currants, boysenberries, and plum pie are the dominant aromas, but you’ll find black pepper, a touch of vanilla, and cocoa. A round style of Syrah; full-bodied, and mildly tannic makes this a nice introduction to Syrah, or, if you are already familiar, a fairly inexpensive refresher course.

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