2017 Défi Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon

$40

This wine has aromas of purple plum, cacao, blackberries and clove. On the palate the fruit is pronounced. Blackberry, cassis, tobacco, and again some baking spices on the finish. The tannins are soft and the wine is medium-bodied with a nice, long finish.

Light up the BBQ! Perfect with a burger or some grilled pork chops.

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Défi | Sonoma County, California

ARGAUX & Amlière Imports have been built on the idea of making good wine, made by good people, easy and accessible for everyone. Défi is a project that developed after years of establishing relationships with winemakers who have the same sense of purpose. Wine should be thoughtfully crafted by people who care about the vineyards, take pride in the process of making wine and create something that is delicious and unique to its home. Our team worked with a few of our trusted winemakers in Sonoma to create Défi, a word that means challenge and a label that gives you a taste of California, made by people who welcome hard work and the challenge of making noteworthy wine. Enjoy!

The independent restaurant community employs over 11 million people in the U.S. As members of the wine community, we feel it is our duty to contribute to this cause and help build this industry back up together. Argaux and Amlière are donating a portion of all proceeds from these kits to the IRC. Help us give back!

The Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) was formed to save the local restaurants and bars affected by COVID-19 and the subsequent economic fallout. IRC was founded on the simple belief that there is power to affect legislative change if we unite our voice. This national movement is quickly growing and EVERYONE is welcome to join. Together, we represent 500,000 small businesses across this country, playing a key role in the $760 billion restaurant economy. For the 11 million people across the country employed by independent restaurants — and the 5 million workers up and down the food supply and delivery chain who depend on our restaurants — these small businesses cannot fail.

500,000 independent restaurants and 11 million jobs are on the brink of going away forever. Unlike most businesses that can just turn their lights on, restaurants across the country are restricted from reopening their dining rooms, and will have capacity restrictions when they do. In order for restaurants to serve communities again and assist in reigniting the economy, we need Congress to pass the RESTAURANTS Act, establishing the $120B Independent Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Get to know our winemakers, why we love them, and why it is more important than ever to support them.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Known inherently as the best red grape variety in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of a perfect international traveller. Boasting strong black fruit flavors, It can give distinct characteristics varying by the region and soil it comes from. These bold, concentrated, and age-worthy wines can lay down roots and thrive all around the world.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc originating from Bordeaux, France. The rich flavor and high tannin make a perfect pair to flavorsome red meats or simply elegant on their own.

California, USA

Dating back sum 240 years ago, California wine started in San Diego at the Mission de Alcalá, the first Franciscan mission in The Californias. After the gold rush in 1849, wineries then began to populate in Northern California around Sonoma and Napa Valley and the industry took off. Things slowed down during prohibition, of course, but after winning in both the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon categories during The Judgement of Paris in 1976, California (particularly Napa Valley) was back on the map. California now makes up for 80% of wine made in the U.S.

California, famous for its fruit-forward, audacious wines that focus grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. California is characterized by a mediterranean climate, making this region ideal for full-bodies red wines. That being said, many areas closer to the Pacific Ocean benefit from cooling winds and layers of fog that are beneficial for grapes including Pinot Noir and many white wines.

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