As much as you all know how much I love coffee, there is another beverage that grabs my attention…and that would be wine. I recently had the opportunity to receive a shipment from Uncorked Ventures Wine Club and would like to share with you about their offerings and service.
Uncorked Ventures Wine Club has three different options. The Explorations Wine Club offers the buyer a 2 bottle shipment of 1 White & 1 Red at the cost of $40 per shipment. The Special Selections Wine Club includes 2 bottles of Red wine. These bottles are limited production and high demand varieties of wine, perfect for those with discerning tastes. The cost per shipment is $95. And then there is the Reserve Selections Wine Club. Each shipment will include 2 or 3 Red wines. These are ‘cellar worthy’ wines 🙂 so understandably the cost is a bit higher at $195 per shipment. There are numerous ways to try these clubs out from a one time shipment to monthly, quarterly, etc. So there is no obligation to sign up for monthly shipments if you just want to try it out one time to see what you think. I really like that.
I received wine that would be sent in the Special Selections Wine Club. I don’t consider myself a wine connoisseur, but I do know a good glass of wine when I have one. I rarely spend $50 a bottle, keeping my ‘special occasion wine’ at a lower price point than that, so I figured I was in for an exceptional taste testing with one of the Special Selections varietals.
The 2010 vintage VinRoc RTW (red table wine) is one of the wines that brothers-in-law Mark Aselstine and Matt Krause go treasure-hunting for in California, Oregon and Washington wine country in order to bring their customers at Uncorked Ventures the very best wines that few people have ever heard of. They build relationships with the winemakers and vineyard proprietors, finding themselves offered access to special limited production wines that astonish and impress. This “feet on the ground” approach allows them to offer both high-scoring wines and wines that would score highly—if they weren’t such a secret.
Sure enough, the 2010 VinRoc RTW scores 90 from the Connoisseurs’ Guide. It is a proprietary 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot blend.
The first sip of the 2010 VinRoc RTW is rich. It has a bold, full-bodied taste. The notes of currant fruit and cocoa make it a good pairing with fall vegetable dishes, cheeses or as a night cap with a piece or two of dark chocolate 😉
I was pleased with the selection I received from the Uncorked Venture Special Selections Wine Club and I would recommend trying the club to other wine lovers or as a gift for someone you know who is a wine enthusiast. To learn more about the Uncorked Ventures wine clubs, visit: www.uncorkedventures.com.
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