You may already know that I received a 3 month membership to The California Wine Club. I was so excited to receive my third shipment which contained the holiday wines. The holiday wine selection is supposed to be the best of them all and I must say that I totally agree.
The holiday wines arrived wrapped in festive red and silver foil wrappers, making for a beautiful gift. This month I received 2 wines from Tulip Hill Winery, a 2009 Tracy Hills, Mount Oso Vineyard Cabepulciano and 2009 Tracy Hills, Mount Oso Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay. The labeling from this winery is just beautiful, so right away I was anticipating something special.
Never before had I heard of Cabepulciano (kah-beh POOL-chee-ah-no) wine, so it was this one that I most eagerly wanted to try. This wine is said to have the richness of a Cabernet with the elegance of Montepulciano, which is a coveted native Italian variety of grape. Of all the wines I have had from The California Wine Club, this is most definitely our family favorite and one that I will be re-ordering. What’s amazing is that this wine retails for $28 at Tulip Hill Winery and for much more at restaurants, but you can get it from The California Wine Club for just $13.99 a bottle. This is a real steel in my opinion. The Cabepulciano has notes of spice, black cherry and cedar, along with the flavors of ripened berries and a kiss of dark chocolate. It is simply delicious!
Don’t think by my raves over the Cabepulciano that the Mount Oso Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay is anything less than wonderful. This award winning Chardonnay is one of the best I have ever had. It has a wonderful crisp, fruity flavor and is very refreshing. I could easily pair this wine with just about any meal and our guests will surely be impressed!
The California Wine Club Premiere Club membership features wines from not just Napa and Sonoma, but also places like Monterey, Santa Barbara and the Sierra Foothills. Each month you will receive amazing wines that you may otherwise have never discovered.
Do you have to buy a gift this holiday season for someone who has everything? The California Wine Club is a fun, unique and affordable option. There are a variety of membership options available. Right now you can take advantage of a special offer and receive a 10% discount on your first month of membership and also get a free bottle of wine in your first months shipment! Just be sure to use the code aboutamom at checkout for this great savings.
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This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. All thoughts are my own.