December 5, 2012

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@CAWineClub Review – Great holiday gift! + #giveaway

The Holidays  are right around the corner so that means shopping for gifts and attending holiday parties!   Do you want to get a great gift for a wine or food lover, then look no further than California Wine Club. The California Wine Club is a great way to deliver the gift of wine to someone you care about this holiday season.  Heck even sign up for yourself and have a unique wine to take to parties, give as gifts, etc. The membership club sends members hand selected wines each month selected by experts who take the guess work out of selecting great wines for the holidays, and for all year round.   There are a variety of membership options, you can even just chose one month!

This month  The California Wine Club sent me two bottles from the Daniel Gehrs wine collection. I received a bottle of Chenin Blanc and Merlot.   I had never tried a Chenin Blanc before, so getting to sample a new wine was a great pleasure!  The Chenin Blanc was a nice sweet white wine with hints of honey and pears. A little more about the Chenin Blanc is below:

Daniel Gehrs Wines 2011 Santa Barbara County,   White Hills Vineyard Chenin Blanc

Aromas of plums, wild flowers and clover honey lead to a fruity palate of ripe Barlett pear and melon flavors. The finish is crisp and zesty.

Gold Medal, "Best of Class", Long Beach Grand Cru
Silver Medal, Orange County Fair
Silver Medal, Events Center Commercial Wine Comp.
Bronze Medal, California State Fair
Bronze Medal, San Francisco Int’l. Wine Comp.

Impressive Pedigree: The 2010 earned a “Top 10 White Wine” Award from the World Wine Championship Competition.

Drink now or hold up to 5 years.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
The Merlot had a nice medium bodied  feel  and was  on the dry side. The finish is smooth, and the flavor profile includes fruity, berry notes. It paired great with a bowl of Alfredo pasta!  More on the Merlot:

Daniel Gehrs Wines 2009 Central Coast Merlot

Dustiness, tanned leather and earthiness add complexity to the lush signature black cherry fruit. Tannins are smooth, lending backbone and a long finish.

Double Gold Medal, Tasters Guild Int’l. Wine Judging
Gold Medal, Dallas Morning News Wine Comp.
Silver Medal, San Diego Int’l. Wine Comp.
Silver Medal, Pacific Rim Int’l. Wine Comp.
Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Comp.
Silver Medal, New World Int’l. Wine Comp.

86 points, Very Good “Strong Recommendation,” Ultimate Wine Challenge, NYC

This wine is ready to drink this holiday season and it can also age in the bottle for another three years or longer with proper storage. 

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.

Visit the California Wine Club online for more information and to check out their packages.

Shipping Alert!  Ground Shipping Deadline is December 12th.  Any orders placed after Dec 12 incur expedited air charges for Christmas deliveries.

You can also follow The California Wine Club on Facebook and follow the California Wine Club on Twitter at  @cawineclub.
One lucky reader will win a $50 Gift Certificate to California Wine Club. Winner, U.S. only (must be 21 or older, sorry they cannot deliver to Utah).

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Disclosure: This review was made possible by
Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.


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