Wine: Red, $15 - 30
A delicious Cotes du Rhone that would make anyone happy. Big, lush Grenache dominates this wine, which has plenty of fruit up front, but is balanced by a bit of tannic structure and just enough acidity. We could drink this everyday!
This is real Bordeaux, with red fruits predominating now, but with a bit more time, the subtle hints of leather and tobacco (that can be achieved nowhere else but Bordeaux) will become more and more pronounced. Too many inexpensive wines from Bordeaux lack this unique complexity that defines the region, and we were thrilled to discover this wine for this price. Jean-Luc and Catherine Hubert manage the estate from the vines to the bottling line, and the family has been growing wine in the area since 1895. Better still, the Hubert’s are the largest biodynamic farmers in the
This is made from Barbera vines grown in the Colli Tortonesi in Piemonte. It’s a natural, non-filtered, everyday kind of vino. If Parker Posey were a wine she’d be Fuso: indie, hip, quirky, democratic and approachable. Classic cranberry and raspberry notes with zippy lemon-acidity and soft tannins. Lots of deliciousness for a deal. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered, Unfined, Wild Yeast Fermentation
This bright, fruit-forward Dolcetto is one of the best food wines on the planet. With red berries and a hint of earth on the nose, it follows with cherry and rasberry notes on the palate. With just enough tannins and acidity to provide some structure, this is simply a delicious wine to go with dinner. Winemaking Details:
Lush nose laced with black-berry and plum fruit. Soft yet focused on the palate, with additional flavors of strawberry and wild herbs. Medium tannins and balanced acidity. A more complex and interesting wine than most Malbecs at this price, but still a crowd-pleaser! Winemaking Details: Natural Yeast, Unfined
Mr Charles Smith, the gentleman who owns this winery made his money in the rock world, you can tell by his BIG hair. Once seen atop the bar at Terroir in the East Village. Rich round ripe black..velvety fruit with vanilla hints, this is one of hits in the wine world.
Classic ripe Dolcetto fruit with delicate acidity, bright rasberry fruit and a teeny weeny bit of tannin. This is their "Cru" Dolcetto, and a resounding value for a wine of this quality.
Ben Glaetzer set his sights on the up-an-coming regions of Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast. Along with small group of wine lovers, including Geoff Hardy, vineyards were purchased in each of the regions and Heartland Wines was born. These value driven wines derive from a stringent pruning regime, low yields and that deft touch that is Ben Glaetzer. Has the ripe fruit of an Aussie Shiraz, while also being balanced.
Schola Sarmenti makes wine from Negro Amaro vines that have been farmed organically and according to local ancient methods. Once the grapes hit the cellar, there's little intervention. This is simply pure heady fruit with floral notes. An unbelievably complex wine for the price.
The winemaker decided to create a distinctive new wine by blending 2 vintages, 2006 and 2009. The result of this balancing act is greater than the sum of its parts; a charming new cuvee that delivers immediate fresh fruit pleasure of Provence. Bright black fruit, but not jammy, balanced with food friendly freshness then a hint of tannins. Joie de Provence!