Spring Forward Reds Case
Your Spring Forward Reds Case includes two bottles each of
El Portal Syrah
Rich, purple syrah grapes yield some of the world’s darkest red wines. El Portal Syrah is an exciting take on this full-bodied wine, with an immediate flavor of dark berries, and savory notes of black olive and pepper. With such a big taste, Syrah holds its own with flavorful foods like smoky meats and smelly, soft cheeses. In other words, El Portal Syrah will be your blue cheese burger’s best friend. Introduce them immediately.
Cachil Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Chile’s Colchagua Valley is known for gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon, like this reserve offering from Cachil. Cachil Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon boasts beautiful flavors of currants, raspberry and cassis with hints of cocoa. It’s enjoyably lighter than the average cabernet, with a medium body and smooth finish. Taste this excellent red and you’ll understand why Colchagua Valley was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Bertoli Vino Rosso Italy
Anticipation is our favorite feeling. There’s nothing better than hearing familiar footsteps, putting a date in our calendars, or opening wine early so it can breathe. This smooth, central Italian red will reward your patience with up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. Get in the moment and enjoy Val di Botte Toscana Rosso with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Della Flora Nero d'Avola
Italy is home to almost 350 different wine grape varieties, giving wine lovers a plethora of styles to choose from. One of our favorites, Nero d’Avola from Sicily has found a home in our cellar. These wines are bold in nature. After all, Nero d’Avola also is known as the “Black Grape of Avola.” When crafted well like the Della Flora Nero d’Avola, they yield a bold wine with lots of dark blackberry fruits, plum, sweet and smoky nuances and hints of spice. This combination in perfect harmony is a blessing on our palates with its smooth and sultry finish. Enjoy this wine with hearty stews, gamy meats, and our favorite, bacon buffalo cheeseburgers.
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.
Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex red with aromas of ripe berry, dried plum and red currants. The flavor hints at tobacco, black pepper and sweet oak, which carries the fruits through a lingering finish.