What wine for Valentine’s Day?
Who says February says Valentine’s Day! Whether or not you are a fan of this holiday, whether you find it too commercial or on the contrary very romantic, it remains a special moment that you can share with your partner. This week, we’ve found a few gem in our online cellar that are sure to delight you.
For an invitation to travel…
Red Schooner Voyage 7 by Caymus Vineyards
You may already know the legendary Wagner Family that are behind the often sought-after Caymus Napa Cabernets. Today we brought back the virtually undiscovered Caymus Malbec that has recently been made available to Canada.
The Wagner Family kept Caymus’ Red Schooner a secret for nearly five years until it reached perfection and was ready to release.
The huge success of Voyage 1, which sold out in 5 days at the Caymus winery in the US, created a frenzy when the Voyage 2 through 6’s were released.
Today’s offer is the 7th release of this stunning Malbec made in Napa Valley using the same techniques as the wildly popular Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon.
It’s made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it travelled (Voyage 7 is the 2017 vintage).
This is your chance to get in on the action, own a piece of Napa history and share it with your better half, at 79.95/bottle.
For a fizzy Biutiful declaration…
Biutiful Cava Brut Rose by Isaac Fernandez Selecion N/V
It’s really nice when our customers love a wine as much as you think they will. We received only amazing feedback regarding the Isaac Fernandez Biutiful Rose Cava.
We’re of the opinion that a glass of bubbly is the right way to get any gathering off to the right start. A glass of bubbly just seems to put everyone in a great mood. It is always a good idea to have a few bottles or cases kicking around. It is finally back in stock after a number of sold out purchase order arrivals.
90 points – Vinous Media, May 2017
Great Value – Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug 2016
For a bit of Italian Magia…
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (OWC) by La Magia 2013
It’s no secret that Tuscany’s sweet spot, Montalcino, makes the world’s best Sangiovese.
Few wines in Italy can match up to Brunello when it comes to class and ageability. Over the past few decades, no other Italian region (with the possible exception of Barolo) has enjoyed so many outstanding vintages and made so many beautiful wines than that of Montalcino.
That brings us to today’s rare offer, a two-pack Brunello magnum set that will cause your eyeballs to bulge.
For a voluptuous pleasure…
Champagne Brut 1er Cru Volupte by Rene Geoffroy 2011
What a showing from this small grower estate! Winemaker Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy is doing an amazing job at what is now one of the most brilliant houses in the Champagne world today.
Those who love elite Grower Champagne know that getting your hands on Geoffroy’s champagne is always a thrilling occasion.
“Champagne lovers can find real treasures here at reasonable prices.” – Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Aug 2018
98 points – James Suckling, July 2019
Well, as jobs go, making Champagne is not too shabby, but Jean Baptiste really gets in to it. His attitude, finesse, and style shines through all the way from the vineyard to the finished product.
The wine is matured in oak barrels then aged in bottles in the House’s deep cellars (15 metres underground).
Once you make the move to Grower Champagne, it is very hard to return to the mass produced Champagne of the large house’s. As every producer of great wine will tell you, “the wine is made in the vineyard and not in the winery”. It only makes sense that the Champagne producer’s growing the grapes, often having their family name on the bottle and a much smaller marketing expense than that of the large houses, would be able to produce a superior product at a significantly lower price.
This Champagne is lively and soulful and truly a family affair. Geoffroy’s blends are determined by his personal taste which gives their cuvées an affirmed personality.
The vineyard has been perpetuated from generation to generation, by transmitting the lands and invaluable knowledge. This House is completely family-owned and only sells champagne from its vineyards whose surface area amounts to 14 hectares, located on the great hillsides of Cumières and Hautvillers for the main part.
Where to find these wines online in Canada?
- Schooner Voyage 7 by Caymus Vineyards
- Biutiful Cava Brut Rose by Isaac Fernandez Selecion N/V
- Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (OWC) by La Magia 2013
- Champagne Brut 1er Cru Volupte by Rene Geoffroy 2011