December Wines From The California Wine Club + A Giveaway

Hello my wine loving friends!! This month I’m back checking out the awesomeness that is The California Wine Club and I’m excited to share it with you!! December’s wines include a selection from Daniel Gehrs Wines. The 2009 Central Coast Merlot and the 2011 Santa Barbara county White Hills Vineyard Chenin Blanc are absolutely FABULOUS!!

We know that great wine is for sharing so we planned a little holiday get-together with our favorite friends to enjoy this month’s selections.  The menu included an amazing selection of prime rib bites, chicken salad and an array of delicious desserts. The wine got the conversation going and people couldn’t stop declaring that the wine was some of the best they had ever tasted. We all agreed that two bottles was simply not enough. We are planning on having another event soon and to my delight, I will be in charge of bringing the wine!! I am so grateful that the California Wine Club is a hit with my friends and now they think I’m an EXPERT!!

More about this month’s wines:

The Central Coast Merlot is described by Dan as dustiness, tanned leather and earthiness add complexity to the lush signature of black cherry fruit. Tannins are smooth, lending backbone and a long finish. The final blend was 96% Merlot, 4% Malbec, and Cabernet Franc adding cranberry and blueberry respectively to the nose.

The 2011 is described as aromas of plums, wild flowers, and clover honey lead to a fruity palette of ripe Barlett pear and melon flavors. The finish is crisp and zesty.

Why the California Wine Club makes a GREAT gift:

  • Each wine is hand-selected so you know you can trust the quality!
  • You can select to order one month or up to a whole year for the gift that keeps on giving!
  • Order from the comfort of your home with online shopping!
  • They provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • Bonus wine when you refer a friend or family member to the club and that person joins!
  • and so much more!!

To find out more details and to order your next holiday gift or even some wine for yourself  visit  !!

Now on to the GIVEAWAY!!

Enter to win $50 CWC Gift Certificate U.S. only, must be 21 or older, sorry they cannot deliver to Utah for your own chance to enjoy The California Wine Club this holiday season!!! Please use the Rafflecopter form below!
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For more wine fun, check out my review of the CWC Food and Wine Pairing App! You can be a wine expert too!

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Disclosure:  This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review. No compensation was received.

  • Denise Clark says:

    I love Chardonnay, period. I have tried others and do like them, but you can’t beat a good Chardonnay. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • I would love to try the Gainey Vineyards 2007 Santa Ynez Valley Merlot.

  • Meryl says:

    My favorite is Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Louis says:

    I like Pinot Noir.

  • Lorinda says:

    A merlot.

  • Debra Pauley says:

    i like pinot noir

  • Stephanie V. says:

    reds, especially barolos

  • Danielle D says:


  • Cynthia C says:

    I like Pinot Grigio

  • Ann Fantom says:

    Pinot Noir is my favorite wine

  • Debra Guillen says:


  • Bonnie says:


  • My thoughts are not particularly fabulous. Pinot Noir is awsome I hear. I have never had it quite frankly, but I would love to try it.

  • rebeka deleon says:

    i like moscato

  • aaron robert matteson says:

    anything organic, merlot

  • Samantha D. says:

    I love sweet white wines. But a rich red wine is great once in awhile.

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  • mnsweeper says:

    Merlot is my favorite.

  • Jemima P says:

    Zinfandel is my very favorite type

  • Myrna says:

    I like a nice chardonnay or white zinfindel

  • Lori Alcorn says:

    I love a lot of different wines but my favorite is Reisling

  • Kristy Thiel says:

    I like Riesling!

  • Rose says:

    I love Merlot!

  • Kyl Neusch says:


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  • Ttrockwood says:

    Reisling and prosecco

  • Miz Vickik says:

    I like Shiraz!

  • says:

    I love Asti Spumante & I always like Rhine wine as well!!!(HollyC) Thanks for the chance….

  • cheryl says:

    reisling and moscato

  • robyn paris says:

    merlot is my favorite

  • Helga says:


  • diane Baum says:

    reisling and from my college days lambrisco

  • my favorite is the white zin :) nice and sweet

  • Susan Smith says:

    my favorite wine is Reisling

  • kATIE rINGBAUER says:

    My favorite are deep red wines!

  • jen gersch says:

    i like white zinfendal

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