I Love Wine! Which Is Why I Love California Wine Club & Want To Give Some Wine Away Too!

It’s no secret to anybody that I love wine. I passionate about learning more about it, sharing a bottle with friends, and trying new unknown wines so that I can tell you about them in the hopes that you will try them, too. Which is why I think that signing up for the California Wine Club is a perfect way to find new wines!

california_wine_club_logo Since 1990, the California Wine Club has been searching high and low for limited-production wines from small, family-owned wineries dedicated to the art of making fine wine. For me, these are my favorite kinds of wines because they are made with passion and love…not for dollar signs.

Do you realize that more than three-quarters of California’s 2,100+ wineries are small, boutique, mom-and-pop operations whose wines never travel beyond their local markets and private customer lists? Think of how much wine is out there that you may never get to try just because you don’t know they’re out there! That’s what’s so cool about the California Wine Club.

I recently got the opportunity to try the California Wine Club’s Premier Club for 3 months. I enjoy the fact that each month I’ll receive two surprise bottles on my doorstep. It gives me the opportunity to try wines I might not otherwise purchase, and try varietals that I may not have tried before. I can’t even tell you how excited I was when the first two bottles arrived on my doorstep…it was like Christmas in the middle of the year!

I was lucky enough to receive two bottles from Perry Creek Winery located in California’s Sierra Foothills. I received their 2008 “ZinMan” Zinfandel and their 2009 El Dorado Chardonnay.

perry_creek_zinman The Zinfandel was incredible. Surprisingly, it was very mellow and smooth for a Zinfandel. I’m used to drinking Zinfandel (one of my favorite wines by the way) and know that they are usually a strong, heavy wine. This one was surprisingly not, and I would recommend this to wine lovin’ newbies who think they may not enjoy such a heavy wine. My husband and I enjoyed this bottle together one evening after the kids went to bed, and we both agreed that we would purchase this one again.

perry_creek_vineyard_chardonnay The Chardonnay also surprised me. It was crisp and fruity, but not overwhelmingly sweet which I find with a lot of  Chardonnays. I can imagine drinking this wine with a nice salad or chicken, or even enjoying it by itself on a warm summer (or fall if you’re on  the West Coast!) evening. My husband is not a fan of white wine. I explained to him that this was more on the dry side and not sweet, and forced asked him to take a sip or two and give me his thoughts. He said it was good, but he wouldn’t drink it because he’s doesn’t like white wine. So I ended up drinking this bottle with my neighbor across the street, who ended up asking me to email her California Wine Club’s website so she could sign up!

All in all, I’m a huge fan now of the California Wine Club, and encourage you to go check them out. If you’re not ready to purchase yet, make sure to follow them on Twitter (@cawineclub and @boringwineguy) and on their California Wine Club and The Boring Wine Guy Facebook pages!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Spark Media on behalf of California Wine Club and received a free three-month membership to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have and will continue to recommend California Wine Club to family and friends!

Comments

  1. Whoa whoa whoa...I have to pick just *one* favorite wine? How are we supposed to pick one before we meet the wines of the California Wine Club? ;) ...dry and red girl myself, generally.
  2. Followed on Twitter!
  3. I like petite syrah!
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  5. Follow on twitter @twinglemommmy
  6. My favorite is white zinfandel!
  7. My favorite wine is Sangiovese! And so far, my favorite Sangiovese is Siena by Ferari Carano in Sonoma County. YUM!!!!
  8. I liked them on fb, too! I would like them on twitter, but I don't tweet.
  9. I LOVE the Sabon Estates winery! My faorite is their 2008 Hillside Zinfandel- I could sip on it every single evening! I absolutely love wine after a long day of teaching- and I'm not afraid to say it! :)
  10. I just "liked" it on Facebook as well! I can't wait to experience it!
  11. love the phone app!!
  12. I'm a white wine girl myself! I'm partial to sweet wines, that's why I have a love for The Naked Grape Moscato. =) But am looking forward to the weekly introductions to new wines!
  13. I hate being in PA, where they don't allow wine deliveries, unless the delivery originates within the state. I, too, love a good zin . . . and I hate whenever anyone asks what kind of wine I've purchased & I say "a zinfandel" and getting the look of anticipation because the person loves "the pink wine." With that said, I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around the thought of a non-heavy zin. Whenever I'm in the mood for a red (ok, I'm always in the mood for a red), I almost always go Pinot Noir if I want light, or zinfandel if I want heavy (sometimes, I'll prefer Chianti for light & cab for heavy . . . but, let's face it, as long as it's not Lambrusco, I'll probably drink it & be happy)
  14. My favorite used to be Pinot Grigo but I have been cheating on it with Pinot Noir and I am starting to love the reds!
  15. i liked and followed california wine club as a mother or 2 teenage daughters and an infant and 2 yr old boys...wohoo would i love to win this!
  16. My favorite wine is a Sangiovese in the fall, Cab in the winter, and Sauv Blanc in the warmer months. I do not discriminate.
  17. I like CWC on FB (farrah r)
  18. I follow CWC on twitter (momofthreeunder)
  19. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/124850280033554432
  20. FB shared on my page https://www.facebook.com/groups/166757056682554/?id=288388661186059#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=212977082102205&id=261922517161800
  21. My fav wine is red zin, as well. I knew I liked you! ;) I'm originally from the central coast so I prefer their wines only because I know them. I'm not a fan of Chardonnay, but do like Midgard and moscatos. My fav red zins tend to be higher end ones that are fruity but full, available mainly only through or at the wineries. Bastogne has a mid-priced, vineyard specific one I love! My fav Merlit is from Wild Horse, and I like many of Tobin James' wines. His tasting room is always a party, too!
  22. Mary Michaud says:
    I haven't had much wine, but i think i like pinot noir
  23. Mary Michaud says:
    like california wine club on facebook
  24. Mary Michaud says:
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  25. Mary Michaud says:
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  26. My favorite wine is White Zinfandel.
  27. I "like" California Wine Club on Facebook -- Bella Mia
  28. I follow California Wine Club on Twitter -- MyBellaMia
  29. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MyBellaMia/status/125387844318543872
  30. Shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bellasosavvy/posts/187993001276440
  31. I love a good pinot noir.
  32. You know I'm a fickle bitch but I like em strong, red and chewable.
  33. Love a Pinot Noir
  34. Liked California Wine Club on Facebook
  35. I'm still looking for my favorite wine so this will definitely help me out!
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