FRANCE : PROVENCE
42% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carignan
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, FRESH, LICORICE, NO OAK
This is a robust wine with firm tannins and darker fruit notes. The nose gives Irish Breakfast tea notes with some earthiness. Darker fruit notes of plum and black cherries round out the finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Veal & Hard Cheeses
SPAIN : GALICIA : RIBEIRA SACRA
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, FLORAL, LIGHT, BRIGHT, NEUTRAL OAK
A hauntingly aromatic, pure, and delicately sculpted wine. Finely detailed fruit on the nose that recall wild cherry tinged with blood orange and wild herbs. On the palate, it’s lucid and tender and finishes long.
FOOD PAIRING: Poultry & Pork
FRANCE : SOUTHWEST : VIN DE PAYS DES COTES DE GASCOGNE
50% Merlot, 50% Tannat
MD-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, SPICE, SOFT TANNINS, BAKING SPICE, NO OAK
SPAIN : PRIORAT
50% Garnacha, 50% Samso
FULL BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, SUPPLE, OAK PRESENT
Exotic, sweet, floral black cherry fruit nose. Lovely supple, sweet, smooth palate showing ripe black fruits with good definition and silky tannins.
FOOD PAIRING: Braised Meats & Barbeque
California : Mendocino County
MEDIUM-BODIED, EARTH, RASPBERRY, COCA-COLA, BLACK TEA, SOLID, OAK
Dry farmed vines from this remotely located vineyard in Mendocino produce lively and youthful wines. Earthy aromas with herbal undertones integrate with berries on the nose. Fabulously new world, the palate is bursting with fruit and great acid. Mouth puckering lengthy finish.