Wine: Red, Sustainable
Native to Spain, the early ripening Tempranillo grape produces full red wines with notes of spiced berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather, and herb. This reasonably priced wine is great for everyday enjoyment!
Goes well with: Grilled Pork, stews, aged cheeses
Ripe black fruit balanced with a touch of classic Chilean greenness on the palate.
This is wine makes friends easily, and it won us over from the first sip. Made mostly from Sangiovese, it has bright cherry fruit and just enough acidity to go with dinner. It's also one of the best values in the store. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered
A tasty, full-bodied red, with earth, pepper, and smoke. The lively fruit is fresh and bright with just enough acidity to keep it that way. This is an easy wine to drink and enjoy, perfect for Sunday dinner with a big group of friends and family.
Zweigelt creates a lovely, soft, aromatic red wine reminiscent of pinot noir in its cherry/raspberry scent and taste, as well as in its gentle, supple tannins. Serve this wine slightly cool with anything from a roast pork loin to a grilled cheeseburger. It comes in in a one-liter bottle sealed with a crown cap. (Put an old cork in the bottle if you don't finish it right away.) A great bargain and a really good, “drink-now” red wine.
Classic ripe barbera fruit, with delicate acidty, teeny weeny bit of tannins, this is one the best barbera’s you will drink at a silly low price.
With 60% of their vineyards over 100 years old, Roquesán may be the best value in the store. This 100% Tempranillo is grown in sandy with alluvial stone soil at 2,788 feet. The free run juice ferments in cement tanks with 10 days of maceration. The wine then ages for 6 months before spending another 10 month in bottle before release. This is balanced, fruit forward tempernillo without the weight of excess oak that plagues this region. Dark fruit, firm tannins, nicely balanced by just enough acidity to make you want to refill your glass.
Farming Details: Sustainable
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:
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.
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.