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Get Ready For A 4th of July Wine Weekend!

Wine lovers are raiding their cellars in search of reds, whites, and maybe even blues in preparation for the 4th of July wine celebrations. Here are our Top 5 wines you’ll want to have on hand for barbecuing, entertaining, and relaxing your way through the long weekend!

Dona Paula 2015 Malbec, Los Cardos, Mendoza

Dona Paula 2015 Malbec, Los Cardos, Mendoza

This wine is firm but zesty with bright berry, black tea and mineral flavors making it easy to pair with almost anything you have planned. Currently Under $10 by the case, this Malbec is an insane value, especially considering when previous vintages have garnered 90+ scores! Our customers say “Great price, super taste” and “This wine complements just about anything simple you may want to prepare, smooth, but has a little something extra that gives it character and a bit out of the ordinary.” Quite an impressive wine for the price and certainly a Best Buy Alert!




Jacobs Creek 2013 Shiraz, Two Lands, South Australia

 Jacobs Creek 2013 Shiraz, Two Lands, South AustraliaIf you’re planning to barbecue you’ll probably want to have a Shiraz on hand to pair with those grilled meats. If that’s the case, we don’t see why you wouldn’t go for this 97 Point Platinum Medal Winner for Only $10.95 by the case! Jacob’s Creek invited superstar winemaker Ehren Jordan, who was Head Winemaker at Turley vineyards for many years, to collaborate with Chief Winemaker Bernard Hickin. Clearly they did something right because our customers have been swooping it up saying “The combination of a good valued wine and a small lot wine maker is a combination that I feel could produce a wine of exception.”


Yao Ming 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Yao Ming 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa ValleyIf you’re looking for a higher-end red that won’t break the bank, look no further than Yao Ming’s Latest 96-Pt Napa Cab at Over 65% Off! Considering how popular the previous vintage was, we had to get our hands on the 2013 as soon as it came out. The Yao Ming madness hasn’t stopped since! Our customers say “This wine is very well-balanced. I have been drinking Australian wines in the $50 – $90 range and I enjoy this wine more.” James Suckling described it as “Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows poise and real structure.” and Robert Parker said “…full-bodied, opulent and seductive mouthfeel. This is outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 10-15 years.” This bold red is so tasty that you’ll not only want it for this Fourth of July, you might want to cellar some for the next decade of Fourth of July’s!


Beringer 2013 Chardonnay, Private Reserve, Napa Valley

Beringer 2013 Chardonnay, Private Reserve, Napa ValleyIt wouldn’t be a complete list without a white wine and Chardonnay is a great choice to pair with burgers, grilled fish, and grilled vegetables. This Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay has always been one of the best white wines for the money out of California! Antonio Galloni scored it 94 points calling it “Classy, polished and restrained, the 2013 is absolutely superb. Above all else, the 2013 is a wine of finesse. Hints of pastry, baked apple and spices are woven into the super-expressive, oily finish.” It’s a big, lush wine that showcases the best of Napa Valley terroir and the vintage. Our customers say “This wine just makes you happy.” and “Have been drinking the Beringer Private reserve Chardonnay for many years. Never disappointed.” It’s a great pick Under $30 by the case and with great reviews!


Cotes Des Roses 2015 Rosé, Languedoc, Gerard Bertrand

Cotes Des Roses 2015 Rose, Languedoc, Gerard BertrandWe fell in love with this Rosé from the very moment we saw it. That’s because the base of the bottle has been shaped to look just like a rose in full bloom. Once we tasted it, we loved it even more! It’s refreshing and ripe on the palate with hints of strawberry, grapefruit, cherry and chervil. It’s also from Gerard Bertrand, who is arguably the most famous name in the Languedoc region of France. Customers said the 2014 was “A favorite with family and all guests. Perfect blend of body fruit and crispness” and “This wine, dollar for value, is excellent. Aside from a wonderful presentation in a rose bottomed bottle with a beautiful shape and glass stopper, the wine itself is sure to please and will not disappoint regardless ones palate.” Whether you’re summer-sipping, casual entertaining, or first class dining this will be a great choice. A very versatile wine Under $15 by the case!

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