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California Square Wines Definitely Do Not Cut Corners

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October 17, 2013 by danisdecadentdeals

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

California Square Wines Do Not Cut Corners

I am proud to say I was one of the first to taste Truett-Hurst’s Exclusive Released California collection of wines last Wednesday, October 9th. They were released the next day, Thursday, October 10th at Total Wine and More.  I was unsure of what to expect when I first arrived at the store to sample these wines, but I was definitely quite impressed by the square bottle.  I was informed that their slogan is, “Wine that Doesn’t Cut Corners.”  I just loved that one. 🙂

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Red Blend With Glass

Truett-Hurts Inc., based in the Dry Creek and Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, along with winemaker, Ginny Lambrix from VML wines recently released this awesome new wine called California Square.  The wine comes in retro, stylish square bottles and it was first introduced at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards at the end of September 2013.  Shortly after that as I said above, I had the opportunity to sample it. 🙂

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Dani and California Square Wine Varietals

For those that know me, I am definitely a big wine person.  I usually like full bodied reds that make your mouth pucker and oaky Chardonnays that have sat in oak barrels and have a buttery flavor on my palate.  For the California Square wine tasting, I was given three varietals to sample. 

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

All 3 California Square Wine Releases

The three wines released by California Square Wines in their awesome packaging with embossing, vintage graphics and gorgeous colors were a Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Paso Robles Cabernet, and a Paso Robles Three Red Blend.  All three definitely were able to hold their own without any meal pairing!

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

California Square Wines (3)

The first wine, 2012 Russian River Chardonnay presented a pleasant blend of flavors on my tongue as I swirled it in my mouth.  It was definitely a rich and creamy flavor, but definitely not too oaky or too citrusy. It was the perfect blend for me.  The winemaker said it resembles a “lemon crème brulee” on the palate and I tend to agree! This was a very smooth wine!  It could be paired well with grilled fish or chicken.

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Grapes Make the Wine

The next wine I tried was the 2012 Paso Robles Three Red Blend which actually ended up being my favorite!  This wine is a blend from 8 different lots and it is a blend of 5 different varieties.  This one was quite jammy in my opinion, almost like a Zinfandel and there were flavors of boysenberry and blackberry jam. This wine could easily be drank alone or with a variety of different meal options. I really think it could go well with anything, including, meats, fish, chicken, or vegetarian.

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Embossed Etching on Bottle

The last wine I tasted was the 2012 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. This one was most bold in flavor and had intense flavors of cherry and licorice yet there was still a smooth finish.  This is a complex wine that can be enjoyed with or without food. As a food pairing for this wine I would recommend a hearty steak or lamb. 🙂

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Bottle Side

California Square Wines not only have a cool bottle, but they are also easy to keep for a long time in that they can simply be placed on a shelf and stored properly without rolling away and they are also eco friendly because less material is used to ship their unique square designs and the bottles can be reused.:) See their website for creative use ideas of these awesome bottles CALIFORNIA SQUARE WINES. At a price point of $19.99, these are well worth their value! These honestly tasted like $50 bottles to me! Head in to your local Total Wine and More and pick up a bottle sometime soon whether it be for a dinner party or a casual evening in. 🙂  Let me know what you think of California Square Wines if you have had them in the comments section below!

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Wine Cork

California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

California Square Wines

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California Square Wines 2012, Truett and Hurst, Ginny Lambrix VML Wines

Dani with California Square Wines

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25 thoughts on “California Square Wines Definitely Do Not Cut Corners

  1. The packaging alone makes me want to try a bottle! Great, non-traditional design. Love it!

  2. Kungphoo says:

    Thanks for telling us all about California Square!

  3. Savannah-Lin Dofa says:

    I love the shape of the bottle!.. Like the comment above.. I would buy it because of the bottle! Need to check this out.. you looked like you enjoyed it.. Yummers!

  4. That is great packaging! Wonder if it’s available where we live?

  5. You always find the most amazing products! I would like to drink the wine and keep the bottle for a vase!

  6. Irene S. says:

    I am not a wine drinker but you make me want to be with this blog. The wine bottles look so rich and the cork with their name on it. Love it!

  7. I loved these wines! Great flavors and loved the reduced carbon footprint from packaging.

  8. Veronica says:

    Do they have any organic wines?

  9. ladymarielle says:

    I’m not big on wine, mostly because I haven’t acquired a taste for it (yet) lol

  10. Dov Shapira says:

    I never tasted this wine but I like the bottles
    The grapes are very pretty looking.

  11. L.A. says:

    DDD: Well written and informative article! Bottle design is very unique and very interested in trying the “boysenberry & blackberry jammy” flavored one now….

  12. dawn says:

    I’m a big wine person. I would buy this wine just because I loved the shape of the bottle. I will be looking for them by me.

  13. […] This wine has intense flavors of blueberries, vanilla oak, & blackberries. It is a medium- bodied wine that is a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, & Merlot. I tried 3 different varietals of California Square wines. See my article all about these wines here    –> CALIFORNIA SQUARE WINES. […]

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