France : Rhone Valley : Gigondas
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, SPICE, FLORAL, SMOKE, NEUTRAL OAK
Cherry, raspberry, white pepper, and a hint of allspice round out the nose on this classic French Rhone red. Fruits on the palate really ripen after some exposure to air, and balance well with smooth tannin structure.
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