Give the gift of wine – California Wine Club

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The holidays bring another delivery of California Wine Club. My husbands commented to me “it’s like it never ends,” sadly I had to break it to him we only had a two month membership, so it would end. But, that’s what makes California Wine Club such a perfect holiday gift. You can send wine to anyone you choose (as long as you can ship wine in their state) for as many or as few months as you’d like. Hand selected wines from featured wineries, delivered right to their door. And you never had to go to the mall. Win.

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We’re finishing up our holiday shopping this weekend, and we’ve decided a membership to the California Wine Club for at least one person on our list. We’re not telling you WHO though, that would ruin the surprise!

This month’s selection from the California Wine Club

Daniel Gehrs Wines 2009 Central Coast Merlot wine club

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.

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.

His Thoughts

The Merlot from Daniel Gehrs was more acidy than he was used to. It was smoky, with a  hint of fruit behind it, the finish afterwards is a nice flavor, more hints of fruit after the fact.  He paired it with bittersweet chocolate and it was pretty good. It wasn’t really his first choice for a Merlot – we wouldn’t get it again, but it was first wine we’ve received from the California Wine Club that he didn’t love.

Join the California Wine Club

If you’re interested in trying the California Wine Club for yourself, you have several options!

California Wine Club start as low as $49.95/month:
Premier Club: $49.95+ (Most popular club!)
Signature Series: $137+ (For collectors and connoisseurs!)
International Selections: $84+ (From small “mom & pop” wineries around the world.)
Aged Cabernet Series: $210+ (Napa’s most prestigious Cabernets aged 8 – 12 years.)

The Giveaway

At the end of November California Wine Club will draw 52 winners and then at the end of December they will draw another 52 winners.

Prizes include:
1) One of four, Three Month Wine Club memberships (A $150 value you can give as a gift, or keep for yourself)
2) One of 50 handy Two Bottle Wine Totes ($25 value)
3) One of 50 Red Tulip Music wine country CD’s ($15 value)

You can enter for our chance to win here.

For more information about the wines I received, or about joining California Wine Club, visit www.cawineclub.com

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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