Gold Medal Wine Club | November 2018

The Gold Medal Wine Club is a monthly wine subscription box that delivers delicious tasting wine to front door step every month — no more running to the store in a wine emergency.

Gold Medal currently has six subscriptions winos could choose from:

  • Gold Medal: 2+ Medal-Winning Wines from California’s Best Boutique Wineries ($39+)
  • Platinum: 2+ Ultra Premium, Rare Wines from California’s Top Winemakers ($89+)
  • Garagiste: 2+ Handcrafted, Small-Lot Wines from Independent Artisan Winemakers ($75+)
  • Pinot Noir: 2+ Limited Production Pinot Noirs ($74+)
  • Diamond: 2+ Luxury-Premium, Collectible Wines ($179+)
  • International: 3 Exclusive Imports from Hidden Wine Country Estates ($75+)

This month the wines came packaged as they have in the past, with regular cardboard packaging which is fine because I feel that they are packaged very safely when they arrive that way.

The wines this month were a Camino D’Oro 2016 Gran Reserva Malbec and a Thomas Henry 2017 Chardonnay.

 Camino D’Oro 2016 Gran Reserva Malbec

This bottle of Malbec was made with a variety of grapes from different vineyards all over California. It has bright aromas of jammy berries, plum, and black cherry. It has a very earthy smell and taste which pairs wonderfully with red meats (even pork or smoked turkey) blue cheese, pepper and sage. It was aged in oak for 16 months which lends itself to the earthiness.

This was probably one of my favorite red wines. It wasn’t sweet or too bitter — it was just the right taste to satisfy your palette. I think it’s the plum and black cherry that adds something extra and makes this a great wine for those who are not a fan of red wine.

Thomas Henry 2017 Chardonnay

From the heart of Napa Valley, this Chardonnay is made with Golden Delicious apples, Asian pear and a bit of baked brioche. It pairs nicely with shellfish, roasted chicken, pasta or risotto. It offers that fresh of a taste and finish.

If allowed, I would’ve drank the entire bottle in one sitting… it was THAT good. It was so fresh, that’s the best way to describe it. It had a bit of acidity but nothing too overpowering which is the best way to drink Chardonnay. It was one of my favorite bottles of wine I’ve ever had!

This month was a hit! I loved both wines but the Chardonnay took the cake for me.

Our score: 10.0/ 10

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products10

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