Mendoza, Argentina – A fruity wine with excellent body and strong tannins. Flavors of cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum intermingle with hints of ginger and pepper to create a long, full finish. Cruz Alta Grand Reserve Malbec named a top 50 Value by Wine and Spirits.
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Huge and seriously silky all at once. As big as the Cabs Macario’s famous for making, with rich velvety fruit that you expect from a Tempranillo. This wine is all about balance and elegance. It’s hefty enough to stand up to flashy Napa Cabs but elegant enough to be enjoyed with casual wine drinkers.
THIS UNDERSTATED AND EASY-DRINKING RED WINE CAPTURES YOUR ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY WITH AROMAS OF SWEET RED BERRIES AND LICORICE. ON THE PALATE, GENTLE TANNINS LET THE DELICATE FRUIT FLAVORS SHINE THROUGH. 2017 JAMES & BELL ZINFANDEL IS WONDERFUL WITH FLAVORFUL MEATS, ESPECIALLY GRILLED AND BARBECUED DISHES, SO KEEP THIS WINE ON HAND FOR THE NEXT TIME […]
Beaujolais, Burgundy, France- Le Nouveau est arrivée! Bursting with fresh berry notes, this delicious quaffer is fresh, easy-drinking and designed for fun. Perfect for your holiday parties and dinners, it will pair well with appetizers and poultry dishes
BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES, BEAUJOLAIS, FRANCE – THIS CRISP, FRUIT-FORWARD, JUICY WINE HAS EXPRESSIVE AROMAS AND FLAVORS OF RIPE RED BERRIES, WITH NICE WEIGHT IN THE MOUTH. PAIRING WITH GRILLED WHITE MEAT
SICILY’S PREMIER GRAPE NERO D’AVOLA IS LIKE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TO CALIFORNIA–THE TWO GO HAND IN HAND. NERO D’AVOLA’S BOLD FLAVORS CONTRAST THE NON-VINTAGE WINE’S LIGHT RED PROFILE. VILLA AMOROSO’S VIBRANT VERSION OFFERS FLAVORS OF BLACKBERRY, PLUM, SWEET SPICE, AND SMOKE, WITH A SULTRY FINISH. THIS IS A WINE FOR FOOD LOVERS, ESPECIALLY BEEF DISHES LIKE […]
This silky Argentinian red is made from handpicked grapes, grown at the foot of the Andes in San Rafael, Mendoza. 2017 Bianchi Malbec is an oak-aged wine with plum and black cherry aromatics, and a note of smoke that persists on the mouth, ending in a round and harmonious finish.
Sicily, Italy – This wine shows a very intense bouquet of fruits such as cherries, plums, and blackberry. On the palate this special blend is powerful, yet approachable, giving you a great depth and fruity flavor. Pairs well with burgers, barbecue, or pasta.
These next two wines were selected at two fine dinning restaurants (specialty restaurants) on a Royal Caribbean cruise. With Chops supplying us with a beautifully cooked and seasoned Filet mignon. I wanted a cross between a medium to heavy Cabernet and this one came through.
Made from grapes grown in South Africa’s rising Stellenbosch region, this innovative red blend combines two of the most world’s popular red grapes to create something new, and greater than the sum of its parts. 2015 Vinum Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot is a fresh red with aromas of red fruit and local South African flowers, and a […]
La Granja 360, means in Spanish “The Farm 360”. It is located in a traditional Tempranillo and Garnacha grape growing wine region in the North of Spain. Cherry red colour of red fruity aromas. Full of flavor and a velvet finish due to the 2 months of oak aging. A great match with grilled red meats, […]
Grown on a mountainside vineyard overlooking South Africa’s beautiful False Bay, 2016 Vinum Reserve Syrah is made from hand-picked grapes. Pour a glass of this subtle and refined red and enjoy notes of ripe red fruit and spice, with a savory tone and grippy tannins that make it the right pairing for rich meat dishes
This big red blend is a new way to drink California wines. Perfect for gearing up for a night on the town, or a night at home the Kinamon Fox 2016 Zinfandel-Petite Sirah is a balanced and fun red. This wine is fruit forward in taste with big notes of ripe, dark fruits that play […]
Spanish Tempranillo towers over other reds thanks to its big notes of cherry and red berries, and its versatility with food—this medium-bodied wine is great with crowd-pleasing meals like pizza, tacos, and pasta. As an unaged Joven wine, 2017 Torre De Rejas Joven Tempranillo has an exciting sense of newness, which shines through in its […]
I open this 2016 El Portal Syrah, a full-bodied California red that has a rich, dark purple color in the glass with big flavors of dark berries, and savory notes of pepper and olive. I’m trying as a chill out wine and possibly with grilling some steaks this afternoon which is the recommendation. A subscription […]
This Lodi Cab is the proof, showcasing a lush, ripe style from a single estate vineyard. Sweet red fruit, predominantly cherry with an undertone of raspberry, and some smoke. A bit spicy with a hint of oak This low cost Cab was something I pulled out this wine just for a light meal. Not my […]
This Cassiday Blare 2016 Pinot Noir, is a striking wine that will be an instant classic. Powerful, with notes of dark berries and plum, this wine is enjoyable to drink on its own, but it really shines with food. We’ve been enjoying it seasoned lamb and roasted asparagus that really brings out the earthiness of […]
Dark and smooth, the Magnus Nox 2013 Merlot is part of an epic vintage with high praise from some of the most revered critics in wine. Light sage and plum accents play off of the oak flavors in this well-balanced, silky Merlot.
Opens with Spearmint, Mint, and Ripe Cherries. then to a bit of Cola, Vanilla, and Earth. Bit of an alcohol bite, but Oak & Cedar, Roasted Green Chile and Paprika. A noticeable Sandalwood scents. Long finish of Oak/ Cherry/ Strawberry. Nicely balanced Tannins and Acidity.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits. Store and Serve Advices: The bottle should be kept upright, protected from […]