For the past year, I’ve heard references here and there about California Wine Club. I was always intrigued and intended to do some research, but, you know, I have kids so that just didn’t happen (ie. I forgot.)
But I finally had the chance to check them out and think it’s just a super cool concept. I was sent two wines from the Robledo Family Winery – a 2008 Sauvignon Blanc and a 2009 Tepranillo.
Unfortunately, I did not get to try the Tempranillo. My husband opened it one evening for dinner and the next morning, the bottle was empty! Thanks honey. Needless to say, he was a fan. He thought it was light and smooth with no heavy after taste. And while he typically prefers a heavier red like a Cabernet with pastas or meat, he would definitely drink this again if he was having a lighter meal.
I am a white wine girl. I normally prefer a lighter wine with a bit of sweetness. Rieslings are my favorite, but with food I typically have a Pinot Grigio. I don’t typically like dry wines, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the Sauvignon Blanc. I was pleasantly surprised. It has a nice texture with notes of citrus and lemongrass. I drank it alone, but I imagine it would go quite well with a fish dish.
California Wine Club has four clubs to choose from:
- Premier Club – Their most popular club. No membership fees, cancel anytime and all wines are 100% guaranteed. Shipments are $49.95 per month includes s/h, tax extra where applicable.
- Signature Series – For collectors and connoisseurs!
- International Selections – From small “mom & pop” wineries around the world.
- Aged Cabernet Series – Napa’s most prestigious Cabernets aged 8 – 12 years.
If you have any friends or family that enjoy wine, you should definitely check this out.
For more information, check out www.cawineclub.com or you can check out their pages on:
Tune in next month to see which two wines we get to try next. Hubby and I are going to do a video review. Come on, get excited.
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.