The Sunset Wine Club perfectly pairs standout wines with recipes from the magazine. See our favorite wine pairings here.

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Thomas J. Story

The wines of the West are an integral part of the lifestyle that we celebrate in our pages—and the Sunset Wine Club is the essence of that mission in a glass.

We’ve partnered with premier online wine retailer Wine Access to curate the perfect mix of reds and whites to drink this season, produced by top growers and vintners in California, Oregon, Washington, and beyond. Each quarterly shipment is $120.

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Even better, the bottles have been selected to go with the recipes and menus in the current issue. Just look for the Sunset Wine Club “Perfect Pairing” sidebar in our 2022 Outdoor Living Issue, on newsstands May 24.

Subscribe to the Sunset Wine Club and you’re not just getting wine shipments. You’re getting a taste of the magazine’s featured selections, and the captivating story behind each bottle. It’s an invitation to sit and sip at the Sunset table.

Below are the recipes and wine pairings for this box:

2020 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County: Crisp and bright from start to finish, this wine pairs well with the classic California flavors found at Alice Waters’ new Los Angeles restaurant Lulu. The nose transports you to an orchard full of green apple with hints of lemon pith, fresh-cut green pineapple, and chamomile. Get the recipe.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Greens recipe
Lulu’s Grilled Chicken Breast with Greens

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2019 In Sheep’s Clothing Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley: An attractive perfume of black currants, plum, toast, cocoa, sandalwood, and black olives pounces with a pleasant intensity. Juicy, black fruit flavors build to a solid core, accompanied by fine powdery tannins. Flavors of toasted oak add complexity to the fruit, finishing on a pleasantly spicy note.

2020 Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve Mendocino County: While the nose is centered on plush berries, plums, and bing cherries, wild violets and stone fruit blossoms surround the periphery, as do tiny hints of cinnamon and anise. High on pleasure with a low monetary impact, this is an excellent choice for our no-fire camping dishes. Get the recipe.

Chef Wes Avila's Camp-Ready Chilaquiles
Wes Avila’s Camp-Ready Chilaquiles

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2021 Lorenza True Rosé California: This is an excellent and welcoming ode to Provence with all the bells and whistles. Aromas transport the senses to a wild raspberry field surrounded by rhubarb and a hint of fennel with a savory ocean breeze. The mouthfeel is full of energy and gifted with stamina and zesty spice with mouthwatering acidity and a lengthy finish.

2019 Paydirt Going For Broke Red Wine California: Elegance and power with a lush profile makes this the ultimate red blend for the wood-fired Sonoran dishes found at Bacanora, the coolest new Phoenix restaurant from rising star chef Rene Andrade. The mouthfeel is juicy and balanced by excellent acidity with a mountain of depth and concentration. Get the recipe.

Pollo Asado recipe from Bacanora
Bacanora’s Pollo Asado

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2019 Bernardus Winery Merlot Carmel Valley Monterey: Vanilla and sage dance on the palate with fresh black cherry, raspberry jam, and mint. The texture is inviting and smooth with a full body and effortlessly soft tannins. Crushed gravel and warmed spices on the long finish.

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