Club Avant-Garde | Imagery Estate Winery

Club Avant-Garde

Club Avant-Garde is about embracing the experimentation and savoring originality. These artistic blends, and boldly expressive small-production single varietals, are the pinnacle of creative vision from winemaker Jamie Benziger. This club takes the idea of broadening your palate to a whole new level.

Fall 2021 Club Selections

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2018 Grenache

Upper Ridge Vineyard | Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

Alc. 14.4% | T.A. 5.3 | pH 3.68 | 119 cases

Inviting aromas of perfumed violets draw the nose into a seamless blend of fresh blueberry, sweet raspberry and ripe plum. A silky texture is met with well-integrated oak, pepper and spice. The red fruit lift carries through the elegant finish.

Label Artist: Martina Nehrling | Chicago, IL

In the Cellar: Drink now or cellar up to 4 years

Accolade: San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge | Best Grenache, Gold, 90pts

Retail: $42 | Club: $33.60

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2018 Merlot

Estate Grown | Sonoma Valley

Alc. 14.6% | T.A. 6.2 | pH 3.55 | 195 cases

Seductive aromas of black cherry and cedar are complemented by violets on the nose. Rich, concentrated flavors of cherry, black plum and bay leaf are magnified on the palate, framed by firm tannins and brilliantly balanced acidity.

Label Artist: Benjamin Anderson | Santa Barbara, CA

In the Cellar: Drink now or cellar up to 10 years

Accolade: Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge | Gold, 92pts

Retail: $65 | Club: $52.00

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2018 Tannat

Upper Ridge Vineyard | Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

Alc. 14.6% | T.A. 6.5 | pH 3.77 | 118 cases

Our 2018 Tannat is voluptuous – this full-bodied wine presents nuanced layers of complexity from first approach. Revel in the intense aromatics of dark fruit and herb. The mid-palate unveils layers of black currant, dark plum, licorice and cardamom spice. Throughout, striking intensity is met by structured tannins and an inviting acidity that endures.

Label Artist: Marketa Sivek | Chicago, IL

In the Cellar: Drink now or cellar up to 10 years

Retail: $42 | Club: $33.60

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2018 Teroldego

Upper Ridge Vineyard | Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

Alc. 14.9% | T.A. 4.8 | pH 3.80 | 192 cases

Our Upper Ridge Vineyard boasts some of the highest elevation vineyards in Northern California and is one of the rare sites to have successfully cultivated this dark-skinned varietal that helms from Italy. Our 2018 Teroldego exhibits the dark hue and fruit-forward intensity characteristic of this varietal. Focused aromatics are followed by boysenberry, black cherry and spice that capture the senses. Highly refined, well-structured and primed for aging.

Label Artist: Brian Huber | Sausalito, CA

In the Cellar: Drink now or cellar up to 10 years

Accolade: Sunset International Wine Competition | Best of Class, Double Gold, 98pts

Retail: $42 | Club: $33.60

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Grown | Sonoma Valley

Alc. 14.4% | T.A. 6.2 | pH 3.65 | 230 cases

Bold and concentrated, rich and focused. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep in color and opens with revealing aromatics of lush blueberry and blackberry. The palate is full-bodied, fruit-forward and joined by supple tannins. Layered with notes of sweet leather and spice, this balanced wine is well poised for aging.

Label Artist: Patricia J. Finley | Denver, CO

In the Cellar: Drink now or cellar up to 10 years

Accolade: Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge | Gold, 94pts

Retail: $65 | Club: $52.00

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2018 Petit Verdot

Sonoma Valley

Alc. 13.6% | T.A. 6.0 | pH 3.74 | 116 cases

Robust and resonant, our 2018 Petit Verdot is a remarkable representation of this late-ripening varietal. This expression is a symphony on the nose and palate, showcasing nuanced flavors of lush dark fruit and well-structured tannins with perfectly balanced acidity.

Label Artist: Kevin B. Chen | Oakland, CA

In the Cellar: Drink now or cellar up to 12 years

Accolade: Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge | Gold, 92pts

Retail: $42 | Club: $33.60

Club Details
Bottles Per Shipment: 6
Cost Per Shipment: Average cost is $260* but shipment varies
*Retail price Less 25% (Does not include sales tax + shipping)
Shipment Frequency: Two times per year, April & October

Membership Benefits

  • 20% discount on Imagery & Benziger wines and merchandise purchased at the winery and online.
  • Complimentary wine tasting for four at both Imagery Estate Winery & Benziger Family Winery.
  • Invitations to exclusive Club only events and preferred pricing on all event tickets.
  • Special access to Wine Club Member only areas at the winery.
  • Wine Club Newsletter, which includes winery updates, winemaking information, tasting notes, cellaring recommendations, and pairing recipes.

Exclusive Club Avant-Garde Benefits

  • Ability to customize Wine Club selections.
  • Access to one-of-a-kind Imagery Art, through exclusive Club Avant-Garde Charity auction.
  • Receive a discount when hosting private events at Benziger & Imagery.
  • Exclusive 20% discount on room rates, food and beverage, and Spa services at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.
  • Discount on transportation provided by Beau Wine Tours.

Questions?
Call our Wine Club representatives at 800.989.8890 or email us at wineclub@imagerywinery.com

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Important Dates

6 Bottle Bundled Club
Process Payment: October 4th | Delivery Week: October 11th

2 Bottle Club
Process Payment: September 7th | Delivery Week: September 13th
Process Payment: October 11th | Delivery Week: October 18th
Process Payment: November 1st | Delivery Week: November 8th

*If you ship to New Jersey, your delivery week will differ from the dates listed above. Please contact the Wine Club Department for delivery estimations at: wineclub@imagerywinery.com
** Processing and shipping dates vary based on sign-up date.
*** If you are a will-call member, you will be notified by email when your wines are ready and the deadline to pick up your club selection is January 16, 2022.

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Shipping Information

We recommend bundled orders for the convenience of delivery and to save annually on shipping, but two-bottle options are available. Please contact us if interested.

Please note that business addresses are highly recommended because wine shipments require an in-person adult (21 or older) signature. We cannot ship to a PO Box.

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Cancellations

While we hope that you will never have cause to cancel your membership, if you do choose to cancel, please follow the cancellation policy below as set forth when you signed up.

I understand I may cancel my membership in any Imagery Estate Winery wine club after receiving one season (spring or fall) of wine club selections, by sending a written notice of cancellation by (a) e-mail at wineclub@imagerywinery.com, (b) submitting your cancellation online at our website at www.imagerywinery.com/contact-us, (c) calling us at 800-989-8890 or (d) letter mailed to us at Benziger Family Winery, 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, California 95442, Attn: Imagery Estate Winery Wine Club Cancellation. Any cancellation will take effect immediately following our receipt of your cancellation. Please be sure to include your name, billing address, and which club you would like to cancel when writing to us.