Spring is just around the corner and we are quickly gearing up for the next round of wines for our wine club. We met with dozens of producers over the last few months and came to the final conclusion and selected 9 amazing wines for our wine club! These six wines in the cadet selections have an amazing variety behind them and offer members a special treat with a glimpse into our Elite Club with the Okapi library offering.
The scores quickly came in and our Tasting Panel was able to assemble a really fun and unique wine club shipment for our members. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did while sampling together. Purchase these wines on our website or join the club to secure this selection.
2020 Bedarra Vineyard Beachfront White Wine, Dry Creek Valley
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay | Winery Price: $28
Dubbed “summer in a glass.” This wine creates a perfect balance of bright tropical fruit, silky texture and a crisp clean finish. only 100 cases produced!
2017 Orentano Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir | Winery Price: $35
On the palate, it’s pleasantly dry with light and very fine tannins. Highlighted flavors are fresh raspberry, strawberry jam and pomegranate with hints of oak and vanilla.
2016 Surh Cellars Mosaique, Napa Valley
Merlot, Cab. Sauvignon, Cab. Franc | Winery Price: $33
Clearly, this is a complex wine with aeration but at first, it seems so fruit driven, it’s hard not to keep drinking it.
2017 Bella Grace Combination, Amador County
Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah | Winery Price: $34
This broad and mellow Rhone-style blend tastes ripe and full bodied, but has a smooth, supple texture that fills all corners of the palate. 100% off their Estate, farmed organically and sustainably.
2018 Vermillion Red Wine, Napa, Sonoma, Sierra Foothills.
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cab. Sauv. | Winery Price: $35 Vermillion is a phenomenal value wine from super-star winemaker, Helen Keplinger. Helen’s highly rated and allocated wines typically cost 3-4 times this amount.
2012 Okapi Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon | Winery Price: $125
Double Gold Winner, crafted by Ted Osborne. Designed to age, and showing gracefully today. This is one of the best wines we’ve ever offered.
Learn more about the Cadet Club wines on our website.