CZECH REPUBLIC : MORAVIA
Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
LIGHT-BODIED, RED FRUIT, PEPPERY, HERBAL, CHILL-ABLE, SOME OAK
This fresh, summery red blend from superstar natural winemaker Milan Nestarec has bright red fruit with a nice tease of unripe tannins — and, coming in at just 10% abv, it falls squarely under the “chuggable” category. Serve well-chilled and drink up; no cutlery needed.
FARMING : Organic
WINEMAKING : Minimal Intervention/Natural; Unfined/Unfiltered/No sulfites added; Vegan
PAIRING : Burgers & Fries
FRANCE : SOUTHWEST : VIN DE PAYS DES COTES DE GASCOGNE
50% Merlot, 50% Tannat
CALIFORNIA : SONOMA COUNTY : RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
MED-FULL-BODIED, FIG, BLACK PLUM, CLOVE, COFFEE, COCOA POWDER, HAY, TOAST, OAK
A dark and compelling example of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Rich, perfumed dark fruit aromas on the nose are met by spicy black fig, coffee, cocoa powder, and oak toast flavors on the palate. Undeniably a dense and brooding wine, it remains lifted and nuanced, with a lovely softness to the mouthfeel and a gratifyingly long finish that carries notes of clove, nutmeg, and other barrel spices.
FOOD PAIRING: Smokey BBQ Chicken