When the FedEx delivery person shows up at your house with a box of wine, you know your next meal is going to have that extra something special. That’s precisely what happened when my wine of the month club box arrived from Cellars Wine Club. I didn’t know it yet, but inside were two fabulous wines, a cabernet sauvignon from The Woodhouse Wine Estates and a pinot grigio from Splendour Cellars. Both wineries are from the small town of Woodinville, Washington and use grapes from the Columbia Valley.
Being a wine lover, I happily partnered with Cellars Wine Club, an online wine club, to sample wines from their wine of the month club. I chose a box from the West Coast Club because I’m head over heels for wines from the U.S. West Coast. During my travels, I’m always amazed by the things I learn about the area’s soil, the vines, the weather, the process, or the vintners, who make such amazing wines from this region.
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Tasting West Coast with Cellars Wine Club
First, A Little Bit About Cellars Wine Club
One of the nice things about Cellars Wine Club is that it is family owned and operated. The owners have a serious passion for wine and a team of tasters (how can I get this job?!) that handpick the best wines from all over the world. There are 12 Wine Clubs of the Month to choose from, starting $29 like the Bottle Club, International Club, Sparkling Club, and the 90+ Point Club. You can pick the frequency of your delivery, monthly, every other month, quarterly, and how many shipments you want to receive. There are also three case club options that ships quarterly. As an added perk, they have a “No Bad Bottle” guarantee and standard delivery is always FREE!
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The Woodhouse Wines Estates with Cellars Wine Club – Woodinville, Washington
Okay, so let’s get to the wines. What did I try first? The 2015 Kennedy Shah Cabernet Sauvignon from The Woodhouse Wine Estates. We decided on this one first because I’m a huge fan of reds and this one didn’t disappoint. Comprised of 92% cabernet sauvignon and 8% malbec and aged in French Oak for 20 months, it had an intense red fruit flavor to start. Paired with our dinner of grilled sirloin steaks wrapped in bacon, the flavors of this fuller-bodied wine deepened and I tasted more of the deep currant and jammy notes.
Cool fact: Winemakers Bijl and Sinead Shah named two wines after their daughter and son, Kennedy Shah and Hudson Shah. Their flagship wine Darighe, is a shout out to Sinead’s Irish roots and in Gaelic means “red.”
Splendour Cellars with Cellars Wine Club – Woodinville, Washington
When I first started drinking wines, Gewurztraminer and pinot grigio were my go-to wines. While I don’t favor Gewurztraminers anymore because I find them too sweet, I do enjoy pinot grigio. It is a perfect refreshing summertime wine and an excellent varietal to pair with seafood. We paired this light and refreshing wine with pan-fried flounder with rosemary and a salad with onion dressing. The flavor started off with hints of pear and apples, which mellowed out as we dined.
Give Back With Your Wine Purchase at Cellars Wine Club
If you decide to travel through wines and join one of the wine clubs, you can also give back 15% of the purchase by choosing one of their nonprofit partners. They have nine charitable choices like Soles4Souls that gives new and used shoes to those in need, Save the Water that is all about improving water quality and Endangered Speical International which is all about protecting and saving endangered animals. Enjoying fabulous wines and helping the world, I can so deal with that!
Wine of the month clubs also makes a great gift to yourself or to friends or family. I already mentioned Cellars Wine Club “No Bad Bottle” guarantee and free shipping, which all means you can trust that whoever gets your wine gift will be happy.
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Heading to Washington State and looking for an overnight or day trip from Seattle? Explore Woodinville and tour its wineries, wine bars, and tasting rooms.