Hot Holiday Reds Case
Your Hot Holiday Reds Case includes one bottle each of
As the country’s most esteemed wine region, Mendoza commands a certain level of high expectation for quality. The bar is set quite high, similar to wines from Napa here in the United States. Thankfully, the Encantadora easily clears the bar and helps set the standard for what Argentinian Malbecs should be. Malbec is Argentina’s signature grape because of the amazing flavors the combination of the Argentine terroir and the natural characteristics of the fruit express. This particularly enthralling Malbec features fresh fruit flavors of blackberries, cherries and ripe plums. The Malbec is lightly oaked which adds a toasty vanilla undertone to the wine. The tannins are nice and round and help contribute to a lingering finish. A simply enjoyable, easy drinking Malbec.
Big Cirrus Single Vineyard Estate Syrah
Maule is on the rise in Syrah production as this noble grape is growing in demand and popularity. Enjoy fruit flavors of blueberry, blackberry, wrapped in hints of pepper, violets, clove and thin layers of vanilla with every sip of this beautiful Reserva wine from Maule Valley located in central Chile.
Rivers End Reserve Merlot
A wonderful wine from the River’s End winemakers with ripe berry fruit flavors and aromas with a nice touch of oak. An amazingly versatile choice for serving with grilled duck, turkey, chicken, braised lamb, pork or beef – and a nice partner for dishes featuring a rich tomato sauce.
Nothing suits a hearty beef roast, baked Portobello mushrooms or a filet mignon topped with a tasty blue cheese sauce, like this muscular, yet restrained Zinfandel. It showcases the essence of blackberry bramble and raspberry jam balanced by a thread of licorice, leather, cedar and exotic spice.
Della Flora Red Toscana Rosso
Tuscany produces stunning Sangiovese blends. These wines have medium weight, easy finish, and intriguing flavor profiles. These wines are enjoyable as a cocktail sippers, but when pairing with foods, any dish that has fatty meats and fresh tomatoes bring out the very best in flavors from these wines. Della Flora Toscana Rosso has fresh raspberry and strawberry flavors with hints of roasted peppers and fresh herbs like thyme. You will pick up some native earthy flavors like clay from these wines as its unique characteristic only further enhance the smooth drinking experience you get from Tuscan reds. Some of our favorite pairings are hearty Spaghetti Bolognese with shaved parmesan and pork and sausage stuffed red bell peppers.
Grenache is a varietal grown around the world and in the country of Spain, it goes by the name Garnacha. Each country where Grenache is grown, it expresses the unique terroir and shows different flavor profiles. For Spain and specifically the grapes in Buscado, Garnacha produces intense and pleasant aromas of licorice and wild berries with slight mineral undertones. Flavors of ripe red fruit, fresh thyme and hints of minerals linger on the finish of this silky and full-bodied expression of Garnacha.
Della Flora Chianti DOCG
One of the most amazing grapes has produced another new arrival to our cellar. Chianti is very regal and Sangiovese produces some of the world’s most amazing and sought after wines. Chianti, located inside of Tuscany, in the heart of Italy is the home for this wine. Flavors of tart cherry, red plum, and fresh strawberries mingle with hints of tobacco, oregano, clay, and dried roses. There are tannins the come with this wine but they are about average, not to overwhelming and a light to medium finish. Plus, this wine is rated Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), one of the highest ratings granted by the Italian government, ensure that the wine is exactly what you are supposed to be receiving, which in our opinion is one elegant and delicious Italian Sangiovese.
Spain is the definitive source for top notch Tempranillo in the world. Despite being grow in other regions internationally, it is here in Spain, where the unique characteristics of this wine shine bright. This thick skinned black grape, which makes up 100% of Buscado Tempranillo, has flavors of dark fruit, plum, vanilla and fresh herbs in this easy to drink selection. We recommend opening this wine and coming back an hour later as aeration greatly improves the aromatics.
A bright ruby red, this wine has charming aromas of ripe red fruit and spices like black pepper with maybe even a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with elegant tannins, there is no mistaking that this is a juicy red. Chocolate and red berries define the palate with a subtle of coffee in the finish. Brilliant.
Fair Oaks Zinfandel
A claret style Zinfandel with full, jammy flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and wild berry flavors with a hint of black pepper and anise. A nice touch of acidity makes a clean, food friendly finish. Our expert wine panel enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished they had more.
Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that makes amazing wine that showcases local grapes. This red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features a local grape, called Castelão. Native to the soils of Portugal, Castelão. It is unusual, finding a better home in the drier and harsher climate of Portugal than the normally more grape friendly soils of temperate climates. When well cared for, the wine that results is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and slight hints of floral notes.
Spencer Family Reserve Cask Red
Fill up your cart with this deliciously smooth, robust red. Sweet black fruit aromas added to layers of ripe black cherry and plum flavors reflect a heavenly marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah. Forward fruit flavors and a velvety texture make this a go-to red wine for every day enjoyment.