I really do love this “job”.
So, here's the story.
I was recording a podcast with a friend, and as luck would have it, we were discussing Wine Clubs at the time. Out my window, I could see the UPS truck pull up, and I asked to pause the podcast while I signed for the delivery.
It was a large box, heavier than most of my wine deliveries, so I knew it would likely be a case of wine. (AWESOME!)
Immediately following the podcast recording, I opened the box and was delighted to see the Windsor Vineyards Logo prominently displayed on the top of the tasting notes.
[custom_frame_left shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_left]It's hard to describe why I instantly felt that this box of wine was going to be super high quality, but I did. The presentation wasn't over the top; instead, it was rather simple. There were 4 layers of 3 bottles of wine per layer. Each bottle was held securely in place, and wore a simple unsealed clear plastic bag.
I guess it felt like “these guys are focusing on the wine”. (And I love that.)
Also, it was interesting to note that although there were 12 bottles of wine, there were only 4 different wines. So, each wine has 3 bottles.
Turns out, the club I received is called “The Collector”. It is their wine club that lets us stock up our cellars with these 4 different delicious wines. The other club they offer only has one bottle of these 4 wines, and is called “The Enthusiast”.
Tasting the Wine
I wasn't sure if I liked Petite Syrah, but I knew that I like Shiraz and thought this may be close.
I must say: WOW! That Petite Syrah blew me away.
Now, I totally understand why they send 3 bottles of each wine. If I only had one bottle of that delicious wine, I'd be highly disappointed. (That's why I'm so glad I received The Collector instead of The Enthusiast.)
A few days later, I opened up a bottle of the Pinot Noir. (In the past, I've found a few Pinot's that I've enjoyed — but I'm not normally a super-huge Pinot Noir fan.)
But again: WOW! That Pinot was delicious, too.
So yeah – I've fallen in love with Windsor Vineyards' wines.
I can't wait to taste the Savignon Blanc, as I've tasted a delicious bottle during a trip to Napa. If my experiences with their Petite Syrah and Pinot Noir are any indication, I have high expectations for the Windsor Vineyards Savignon Blanc. (I bet I'll even like the Viognier!)
More Details and Reviews
There is a lot to discuss about this wine and the wine club. (Including the availability of custom labels — a super unique feature of this club. More on that later from Tricia!) But the summary here is simple: Windsor Vineyards delivers delicious wines.
Also, here is my quick video to share my perspective.