Wine: Red, Sustainable
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
This wine is so good you'll feel as if you're splurging! With a beautiful balance of violets, bright cherry, vanilla and smoke, you can feel comfortable bringing a bottle to your friend's fancy dinner party...or just stay home, put on some sweats, and order a pizza with this everyday wine. Winemaking Details: Sustainable
For more than a century, Errazuriz has produced some of the finest wines in Chile by managing each stage of winemaking from grape to bottle. Unlike most major Chilean producers, Errazuriz only uses hand-picked estate fruit for its wines. Further, Errazuriz was one of the first Chilean wineries to earn the certification of sustainability. This wine off is their entry level carmenere and offers aromas of coffee and red pepper with notes of violets and sweet spices. It's full and juicy with soft tannins and well-balanced acidity leads to a refreshing finish.
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.
This is a wine with enormous character often showing a rustic, somewhat “animal” aspect married to a vivacious wild berry symphony of aromas and flavors. This wine is aged entirely in tank without exposure to barrel aging. The severe weather conditions that are present in the region restrict yields (often as little as 25 hectoliters per hectare) and produce a highly concentrated wine that has a proven track record for ageability.
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 is a deep, spicy, earthy red that beats many true Bandols for a third of the cost. Made from de-classified Mourvedre from one of the regions top Bandol producers, it's one of the best values in the store and one of our favorite finds this year.
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!
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.
The Malacari estate was founded in 1668, and they make their wine with great respect for tradition. This is a big, rustic red with red berry cherry and spice notes.