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JANUARY / FEBRUARY CRUSH COLLECTION Written Tasting Notes

JANUARY / FEBRUARY CRUSH COLLECTION Written Tasting Notes

2019 Zinsicle Rosé 

About the Wine: The name, Zinsicle Rosé, was inspired by the wine, of course. Something this delicious and fun tastes like a treat no matter what time of year it is. But the artwork on the label is from one of our Artist Series artists, Debbie Dannheisser's collection called Pink Creamsicle. It was an instant point of inspiration for us, and it immediately invokes the joy of the wine inside this bottle!

Tasting Notes: Made from Zinfandel grapes, this gorgeous Rosé has a lush, velvet-like mouthfeel that makes it the perfect wine for the winter months. Ever-so-lightly sweet, this off-dry Rosé is easily enjoyed alone or with food. But we highly recommend this wine with spicy foods — like Thai or even cajun spiced cuisine.

2016 Jewels of the Earth Merlot

About the Wine: We selected a second label from artist Debbie Dannheisser's collection of fine art, and this time, we were looking for a mood and a message that both the art and the wine could share. This amazing bedrock wine is beautifully layered just like the colors of this painting, which is why we decided to name the wine after this work of art! This bottle is indeed a gem, and we hope you share this treasure with people you love!

Tasting Notes: This wine displays classic Merlot flavors of plum, cherry and cocoa, which are complimented by vanilla and baking spices because of its time spent aging in oak. It’s a very approachable wine with a smooth finish.

2005 Volante Syrah

About the Wine: It's such an honor to feature our third bottle of Volante in our January / February 2022 Crush Collection because this bottle represents the end of an era. It's considered a library wine by California standards, and it is a wine that should be treated as such. It is a perfectly made Syrah that is ready to be experienced now because it will showcase stunning flavors that articulate the enduring legacy of a beautiful winemaking family.

Tasting Notes: All of the classic dark fruit flavors of a Syrah, this 2005 vintage offers a beautifully herbaceous sensation on the front of the palate and finishes with a brilliant hint of pepper. There is a vibrant violet taste that makes this wine exceptionally delicious with roasted or smoked meats and game.

2019 Blank Wines Pinot Noir

About the Wine: If you've been a member of our club, then you will likely recognize the BlankWines label. In the past, we've put wines under this label when they offer up the purest and best expression of a wine varietal — which is the case with this particular Pinot Noir. We love this wine for so many reasons, but this is also the very last wine we will be featuring under this label in our club. So for all of you all-red club members, savor this wine! 

Tasting Notes: We love this Pinot because of its dark red fruits, like dark cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Plus, the complexity added by hints of earthy mushroom. It has a classic finish found in well-made Pinots that’s often described as strawberries on silk!

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