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.
Alc 14.3% | TA .57 | pH 3.49 | 159 cases
The nose has bright aromas of fresh citrus and green apple that jump out of the glass. This is the crème-de-la-crème of White Burgundy; only the best, hand-selected barrels, are used for this, Pinot Blanc based blend. Rich and complex, golden apple and starfruit flavors mingle with truffle and hazelnut. Integrated oak leaves a rich, creamy mouthfeel.
– 53% Pinot Blanc, 36% Chardonnay, and 11% Pinot Meunier
Retail: $50 | Club: $40.00
Label artist: Carol Dalton | Benicia, CA
Russian River Valley | Sonoma County
Alc 14.4% | TA .56 | pH 3.77 | 87cases
This light-bodied Italian varietal was historically enjoyed as an everyday wine. Our fruit is derived from the cool climate of the Russian River Valley, influencing its lively acid and fresh Black plum and berry flavors. Revel in its sweet entry, with black fruit flavors, that work in unison with integrated oak and structured tannins to form a silky, pleasing finish.
Retail: $42 | Club: $33.60
Label artist: Carlos Estevez | Miami, FL
Cabernet Sauvignon | Estate Grown
Alc 14.9% | TA .57 | pH 3.68 | 112 cases
This estate wine has layered elements of blackberry, dark plum and leather on the nose. It is Pallas’ soft, rich middle with silky, powerful structured tannins and a sweet earthy finish. This wine will keep you coming back for more.
Retail: $65 | Club: $52.00
Label artist: Era & Don Farnsworth | Oakland, CA
Upper Ridge Vineyard | Pine Mountain / Cloverdal Peak
Alc 14.8% | TA .57 | pH 3.70 | 130 cases
Tannat is known for its high level of tannins (hence the name), and offers a winemaking challenge in trying to tame them. In this vintage enjoy flavors of dark plum, dried herb, and spice. The tannins are powerful, but balanced. This is a wine that will increase in complexity over time.
Retail: $42 | Club: $33.60
Label artist: Rick Dula | Denver, CO
Pine Mountian / Cloverdale Peak
Alc 14.9% | TA .57 | pH 3.76 | 164 cases
This inaugural vintage of the 2016 Oso Loco, named for the wild bear who roams the Upper Ridge Vineyard, is an homage to the bold and rustic wines of Spain. The solid base of Tempranillo lends rich, spicy tobacco flavors and robust tannins.
– 41% Tempranillo, 25% Malbec, 14% Grenache, 11% Tannat, and 9% Merlot
Retail: $46 | Club: $36.00
Label artist: Bob Nugent | Healdsburg, CA
Alc 14.9% | TA .58 | pH 3.58 | 765 cases
In the 2016 vintage, our Tusca Brava has a foundation of Sangiovese with flavors of bright cherry, plum, and raspberry compote. Malbec adds lushness and depth while Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure, rich tannins, and color. Merlot provides the final touch, adding roundness to the wine.
– 48% Sangiovese, 25% Malbec, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot
Retail: $57 | Club: $45.60
Label artist: Mark Eanes | Benicia, CA
As part of the Club Avant-Garde, you will be the first to receive new releases specially selected by winemaker Jamie Benziger. (12 bottles annually)
Bottles Per Shipment:
Cost Per Six Bottle Shipment:
Average cost per six bottle shipment is $260 but varies by shipment
Retail price less 25%
Does not include sales tax + shipping
Two times per year, April & October
Club Avant-Garde Exclusive Benefits:
Access to one of a kind Imagery Art, through exclusive Club Avant-Garde Charity auction
4 complimentary collection tastings per year
Discounts on private events at Imagery & Benziger
Exclusive lodging and accommodation discounts at the Sonoma Mission Inn
Discount on transportation provided by Beau Wine Tours
There is no membership fee to join, and no cancellation fee.
Please note that business addresses are highly recommended because wine shipments require an in-person adult (21 or older) signature.
Call our Wine Club representatives at 800.989.8890 or email us at: email@example.com
6 Bottle Bundled Club
Process Payment: April 8th | Delivery Week: April 15th
2 Bottle Club
Process Payment: March 18th | Delivery Week: Mach 25th
Process Payment: April 15th | Delivery Week: April 22nd
Process Payment: May 6th | Delivery Week: May 13th
If you ship to Indiana or New Jersey delivery week will differ from the dates listed above.
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 June 10, 2019.