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Wine of the Month: Explore Napa and Sonoma

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This Month’s Wine Club Picks: Explore Napa and Sonoma

Want to discover new wines from iconic regions? Joining our wine of the month club is the best way to explore new favorites from the Pacific Coast. This month our selections highlight two renowned areas – Napa and Sonoma.

Tier 1: Red/Red

Choice 1: 2022 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This Napa Valley Cab hails from Rutherford, arguably Napa’s most prestigious sub-appellation for Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers classic black cherry and cedar notes with supple tannins and a lingering finish. Sequoia Grove works sustainably to create polished, balanced Cabs that over-deliver at this price point.

Choice 2: 2019 Trefethen Dragon’s Tooth Napa Valley Red Blend

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and more, this complex wine demonstrates Napa’s potential beyond single varietal Cab. It combines ripe plum and cherry flavors with savory herbs, mocha, and spice. Balanced oak aging adds hints of vanilla without overwhelming. Trefethen has been crafting excellent blends since 1968.

Included: 2021 Kunde Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

Kunde is located in Sonoma Valley, the birthplace of California wine. Their sustainably farmed Zinfandel grapes produce a bold but balanced Zin brimming with ripe blackberry, cherry, and pepper notes. Kunde was founded in 1904 and represents an authentic piece of Sonoma history.

Tier 2: Red/White

2022 Willamette Valley Vineyards White Pinot Noir

This intriguing skin-contact white is made entirely from Pinot Noir. Native yeast fermentation and time on the grape skins contribute appealing texture and aromatic stone fruit and floral flavors. Willamette Valley Vineyards was the first winery in this famous Oregon region, starting in 1983.

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The best way to explore iconic Pacific Coast wine regions is through our wine club. Members receive shipments monthly or quarterly with sommelier selected wines. Learn more and join today!