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Firstleaf Wine Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2018

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Firstleaf is a monthly wine subscription founded by Philip James, with the goal of creating the most customer-centric wine club.

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Firstleaf leaf partners directly with wineries and winemakers to bring the wine straight to members and boast that it’s the only wine club that tailors its wine choice to an individual member’s preferences.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Firstleaf

The Subscription Box: Firstleaf

The Cost: $79 per box + $9.95 shipping

The Products: 6 bottles of wine personalized to your individual tastes.

Ships to: the U.S. where it is legal to receive wine by mail.

Good To Know: You can adjust your shipment frequency and preferences in your account settings. An adult 21+ must be present at the time of delivery to sign for the shipment.

Firstleaf Wine Subscription December 2018 Review

Firstleaf offers an impressive level of customization. You can choose whether to receive all white, all reds, or a mix of both. You can also choose whether to receive US wines, imported wines, or a mix of both. You can also choose how frequently you’d like to receive boxes and indicate if you’re interested in Rose or Sparkling varieties.

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This month I received the Firstleaf newsletter. This isn’t always included, so I was excited to get some more robust and educational reading material.

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2017 Tailored Republic Pinot Noir (California) – Listed Value $26.00 (Member Price $20.80)

Tasting Notes:  Oak, Earth, Raspberry

This was a beautiful Pinot Noir that I actually served with a holiday meal. It was smooth, featured dark fruits and lively acidity. Medium bodied, medium sweetness and moderately low tannins added to the multi-layered complexity.

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2017 25 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc (Chile) – Listed Value $24.00 (Member Price $19.20)

Tasting Notes: Mineral, Lemon, Grass

Awards:

  • Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (2018)
  • Silver Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition (2018)
  • Bronze Medal, Global Wine Awards (2018)

This medium bodied, highly acidic wine was a delicious addition to our holiday meal. Low in Tannins, medium sweetness and a balanced tartness paired well with our Turkey dinner. I found it to be a zesty and refreshing complement to a rather heavy meal.

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2017 Open Secret Malvasia Bianca (Paso Robles, California)  – Listed Value $20.00 (Member Price $18.00)

Tasting Notes: Lemon, Honey, Tropical Fruit

Awards:

  • Silver Medal, Harvest Challenge (2018)

This sweet, light white was a perfect sip on its own and with the sharp cheese that I paired it with. Fruity with medium body and acidity, I would suggest this variety for a luncheon or just some gold ‘ole fashion day drinking.

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2016 Daring Escape Lazy Breeze White (California) – Listed Value $22.00 (Member Price $17.60)

Tasting Notes: Peach, Lemon, Lime

Awards:

  • Silver Medal, Harvest Challenge (2018)
  • Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2018)
  • Silver Medal, Sommelier Challenge (2018)
  • Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge (2018)
  • Silver Medal, Harvest Challenge (2017)
  • Silver Medal, Northwest Food And Wine Festival (2017)
  • Silver Medal, Sommelier Challenge (2017)

This “Lazy Breeze” white would remind you of a Pinot Grigio, it’s citrusy & acidic with a mild fruity sweetness. I think that this was my favorite of the white’s the month, as it has the right level of tartness for me and is something that I can see myself enjoying during dinner and into the evening without getting tired of it after a glass or two.  

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2017 Raphe Sauvignon Blanc (California) – Listed Value $21.00 (Member Price $16.80)

Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Lime, Lemon

Awards:

  • Silver Medal, Harvest Challenge (2018)

This white wasn’t for me. It was far too acidic, and the sweetness didn’t balance well for my taste buds. I tasted an undernote of grapefruit. On the positive, I do love the label!

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2017 Treaty 42 Cellars Monastrell (Spain) – Listed Value $22.00 (Member Price $17.60)

Tasting Notes: Spices, Leather, Blueberry

Awards:

  • Bronze Medal, Harvest Challenge (2018)

This full-bodied red features a ton of fruit, heavy tannins, and mild acidity. My husband (who is not very picky when it comes to reds) drank this without a word – to the good or the bad. I personally didn’t care for this Spanish wine.

Verdict: This Firstleaf club membership breaks down to around $16.50 per bottle, including shipping, for 6 bottles. Each of the bottles that I received retail for at least that (usually $20+) – but to me, the convenience is the value that I love the most! Between my husband and I, we liked 5 of the 6 bottles of wine that we received this month.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Because of the curation, it’s unlikely that you would get the same items that I’m showing here.

Check out all of our Firstleaf Reviews and find more wine of the month clubs in the Drinks Subscription Box List!

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Written by Colette Christian

Colette Christian

Colette’s subscription addiction started innocently enough with a few beauty boxes in 2013. As her life has evolved, so have her subscriptions – and some of her favorites now include boxes that cater towards lifestyle (Popsugar Must Have), pets (BarkBox), and children (Gap Outfit Box and Mac & Mia).

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