Manic Monday Reds Case
Your Manic Monday Reds Case includes two bottles each of
Cala de Poeti Rosso
Patience is a virtue, and so is this delicious Italian red wine. Open Cala de Poeti Rosso early, so that it has time to bring its inviting flavors of strawberry and raspberry to the forefront. The smooth red offers hints of herbs and roasted pepper, and really pops when paired with classic, tomato-based Italian dishes.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Rouge
Perfectly balanced 2014 Le Parlement Bordeaux Rouge draws its savory and complex character from the soil, climate, and time-tested traditions that make up Bordeaux’s inimitable terroir. This supple, smooth-drinking red is vivid in the glass, and thrills the palate with flavors of black cherry and currant, hints of cedar, silky tannins, and a well-rounded finish. Made from a thoughtful blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc.
Val di Botte Nero d' Avola
Bold and sweet Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s preeminent grape, creating charismatic wines with unmistakable fruit flavors, subtle notes of smoke, and nuances of spice. When sipping Val di Botte Nero d’Avola, you’ll enjoy a strong presence of blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and chile pepper. Try pairing it with gamy meat dishes like oxtail stew, or anything with applewood-smoked bacon.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016
El Portal Red Blend
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own, and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. In this smooth and ripe-flavored red, blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice, and violet. Touches of sweet tobacco and spice accentuate the fruit-forward flavor, making El Portal Red Blend very food friendly.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016; 87-point Silver Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2016
Cuvèe Joëlle Malbec et Merlot
Among the many noteworthy French grapes, two have become especially treasured for their stunning wines. Malbec has a dark, rustic nature, while Merlot features a soft, fruit forward, and herbaceous character. When blended, they craft a unique flavor. Cuvèe Joëlle fuses red plum, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and fresh herbs. This exciting red blend is meant to be paired with fun dishes like bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, pungent cheeses, and bacon blue cheese burgers.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, Berlin Wine Competition 2016
Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that showcases local Portuguese grapes. This excellent red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features Castelão grapes, which thrive on Portugal’s drier, harsher climate. The resulting wine is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and mild floral notes. We suggest Albarrada Red for fans of Tempranillo and Barbera, especially if you pair it with French charcuterie or Korean short ribs.