Graffigna Centenario Malbec Reserve has a big, masculine style that drinks great after a couple of hours opened.
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For a little extra wine drinking action during Memorial Day weekend, why not go for something cool like this El Circo Acrobata made from 100 percent old-vine Garnacha in the Carinena region, near Zaragoza, Spain.
Not a lightweight wine by any stretch of the imagination, this is a supercool wine to drink by the glass, properly chilled to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
This wine is light and refreshing and goes with a variety of foods.
Wild Stock Pinot Noir is very forward for a pinot noir in this class, without the usual extraction found especially in California pinots.
This well-made Chateau St. Jean Sonoma Chardonnay reveals a flavorful balance between pears, buttery apples and citrus on the fruit side and liquid minerals on the acidity side.
I am rediscovering several excellent, relatively inexpensive Spanish wines that are again popping big-time in the tastings I conduct to find consumer-friendly wines for you.
When a bottle of great Spanish Rioja wine becomes cheaper than a gallon of organic milk, that’s the time to strike.
This is a rock-star little pinot from California that defies its ridiculous price point at less than $4 at Trader Joe’s. It is a spring and summer winner for daily drinking pleasure.
The wine shows nice balance between the fruit and acidity and has a charming element of dryness that leads to a fine, dry, fruit finish, but is utterly soft and pleasant through the end.
This 2014 version of the Spanish wine has a smidge of syrah in it, making it an even more powerful statement served with grilled meat.
Occasion: Well, as things go these days, winter turned to spring before we even got through February, so this is a superb little pinot noir that can pair with anything you throw at it. As I have extolled on any number of occasions, pinot noir is the most versatile red wine that you could possibly hope to encounter in the wine world. It is a lighter-bodied style of wine that matches a wider range of foods than, say, cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese. This is also available at a ridiculous price point.
This is the first wine review in the new year of the monkey, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar, and good Tuscan wine like this can temper cheeky monkeys.
The perfect Valentine's Day wine is naturally going to have to be something pink and sparkling. What better and more romantic choice than a bottle of Prosecco from Italy?
Chateau Montrose 2008 is from Bordeaux, France, and is considered one of the top wines from there, meaning it is also among the best in the world.
This is your pre-Super Bowl winter warmer wine that'll wrap around your tongue on the palate and warm you from the inside out.
Let's celebrate the new year with a great California pinot noir.
Cold weather brings a craving for stews, pot roasts and goulash for warm, comforting meals. At those times, a food wine is needed and Godwin Merlot is a superb one.
Having any special Christmas or holiday parties? That calls for a premium wine from Barolo from Piedmonte.
For merriment around the house in the very soon-upon-us Yuletide celebrations, this also could make an excellent Hanukkah wine to go along with the potato latkes and other festive fare.
For your Black Friday and Cyber Monday recovery sessions, you definitely need something to dull the nerves.
For Thanksgiving, there are two basic choices of wines: Riesling for white, which is versatile and matches all the food you're going to consume, and pinot noir for red.
Tapena wine is a deep garnet-red color with deep opaque streaks at the core, and a garnet to tinged-red rim definition with medium-high viscosity.
Bogle Phantom is an opaque blackish-purple color with deep blood-red to violet streaks going out into a crimson, slightly tinted red rim definition with high viscosity.
DaVinci Chianti is a very firm ruby-red color with a semi-opaque crimson core, going out into a bright vermillion to light garnet rim definition and has medium-high viscosity.
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