France : Loire : Saint-Pourçain
MEDIUM BODIED, FLORAL, MINERAL, CITRUS, STONE FRUIT, NEUTRAL OAK
Subtle notes of cassis buds, grapefruit, and honey provide a perfect backdrop to this lovely, yet limited varietal. The slightly saline and chalky finish pairs beautifully with seafood.
Italy : Calabria : Ciro
MED-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, FLORAL, SMOKY, TANNINS, SOME OAK
Gaglioppo, a native variety to the Italian “boot”, is sometimes referred to the “Nebbiolo of the South”. The palate is rich, full and dominated by sweet fruit. Aromas of red cherry, cranberry and red roses that transfer to the palate, which has dusty tannins and a nice long finish. Umami galore!
Spain : Vinos de Madrid
Garnacha, Syrah, Cariñena
LIGHT-MEDIUM BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, SOFT TANNIN, NEUTRAL OAK
Fresh, lively, and wonderful with a slight chill. Jammy red and black fruits dominate the nose and palate, with noticeable minerality and acidity. Mellow tannins round out this exciting red coming from the Madrid region.
$26USA : CALIFORNIA : SANTA BARBARA COUNTY : HIGHLANDS VINEYARDS