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Platinum Series Wine Club Review

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All-Around Wine Club Rating:

This Wine Club is rated 5 stars

Wine Choices

Red Wine   Mostly Reds  

Billing Choices

Ongoing Pre-paid

Shipment Choices

Monthly Bimonthly Quarterly

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Summary

The big brother wine club for the award-winning Gold Series, we think they're delivering a top-notch wine experience with this wine club, too.

What We Like

For a wine club that picks out such excellent wine, they don't need to be so customer-friendly on their extra features... but they are! We can't help but love their attention to detail.

Improvements

Especially at this level, we'd really like to see more information about the winemaking (not just the vineyards and the winemakers).

Limited Time Special Offer

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Limited Time Special Offer
Holiday BONUS Specials! Get a free Professional, Cherry Wood and Stainless Corkscrew and a Vinturi Aerator when you buy a 6-shipment or longer Platinum Series wine club gift from Gold Medal. No coupon needed, just click here.

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  • 5% Discount on 12-month purchase
  • Price Varies: $89 - $109 / shipment

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Gold Medal Platinum Series Wine Club Shipment

We've been reviewing Gold Medal wine club for more than five years. Without a moment's hesitation we can say that they have the most consistently excellent two bottle wine club out there. They have an extraordinary expectation of wowing their customers—and their customers' lucky gift recipients.

The Platinum Series by Gold Medal is one of their premium clubs (they have an ultra-premium Diamond Series, too) and at this price-point, Gold Medal continues to bring amazing quality wines at prices below winery retail.

Artist's Gift Box for Gold Medal

Being a member of a Gold Medal Wine Club is like being a member of every winery wine club in California. Gold Medal wine club members get very similar pricing to the winery's own wine club members (sometimes better). Of course you do miss out on those fun wine-club pick-up parties, but then again, you get the wine shipped right to your door and don't have to lug it home!

But what about the wine? Isn't it all about the wine?

Due to the enormous amount of wine we've been receiving, we haven't yet tasted this current shipment. As soon as we do, we'll include our specific review of these wines.

This shipment includes the Sagebrush Annie's Cabernet Sauvingon from Santa Barbara County (retail price $60). Let's just say the last bottle of wine we tried from Sagebrush Annie's (an old-vine Merlot) knocked our socks off.

Gift Packaging Inside the Gift Box

The other gem in this shipment is one we're very familiar with. It comes from Dragonette Cellars, one of our most favorite wineries, and it's their 2012 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir (reatil price $60). We just tasted this at the Dragonette tasting room in Los Olivos last week, and we know it's great.

The Platinum Series from Gold Medal comes with limited educational materials and a lot of content you'd get by looking up each winery's website. This is probably the biggest disappointment of this particular club from Gold Medal, BUT we promise the amazing wine makes up for this shortcoming.

Platinum Series Tasting Booklet
One of our favorite things about the Gold Medal wine club is how they really push hard on quality, but also on rewarding their loyal club members. Find a wine you love in this shipment? You can reorder two or more bottles at further discounted prices. If you're a four-bottle member you're rewarded with better discounts. And of course with either membership, the more you buy the more you save.

And of course, like any proper wine club, there are no sign-up fees and you can cancel any time.

 

From their website:

Our upper-level Series features rare, collectable wines from California's top winemakers. These premium wine of the month selections are highly allocated with 90+ ratings, including some pre-releases and exclusives made available only to our members. Each month, receive two hand-selected wines with our full-color newsletter and a personal note from the winery's owner or winemaker. The Platinum Series is a special, unforgettable taste

The Plus! Program brings you more of a good thing! A special add-on bottle option to the regularly scheduled deliveries. It's a great way to discover more outstanding hard to find-to-find wines.

Last Updated: 11/08/2014

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