Great Value Everyday Drinking Reds!


Great Value Everyday Drinking Reds!

Montes Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2014: $10.99

A new addition to our stock is this vibrant Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Number 42 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines List for 2016, this lively Cabernet shows all the best of Chile. Lively and bright, it is ready to drink now, or put it away and see how it evolves over the next three to five years. With 85% Cabernet, it shows a crisp backbone that is rounded and soothed by 15% Merlot. Twelve months in new and used french oak barrels add toasted vanilla and chocolate notes to predominantly black current and lush fruit flavors. Pair this wine with lamb chops, pasta bolognese, grilled ribeye, or beef sir fry; or have it on it’s own for a wonderful evening.

Wine Spectator has this to say about the Montes Cabernet: ” There’s minerally freshness to the ripe dark plum, blackberry and cherry flavors, with peppery hints. Well-structuredand crisp midpalate, featuring Asian spice and black fig notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases imported.” ~ KM – 90Points

Chile has an established wine making industry dating back hundreds of years. At 3000 miles long and an average of 112 miles wide, the climate and therefore wine making can vary significantly throughout the country. Areas in the Northern portion of the country harbor dry and arid conditions not suitable for wine making, while the majority of fine wines are grown in the Central Valley (comprised of many different areas including the Colchagua Valley). Perfect for the growth and production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere, the Colchagua Valley provides some of the best value red wines in the world.

 

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Fattoria Del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany, Italy, 2015: $10.77

Though not a new addition to our stock, we recently changed from the 2014 vintage to the 2015. James Suckling has this to say about the Fattoria Del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi: “The nose here reminds me of Burgundy with dried flowers and red berry aromas. Tight but has beautiful ethereal red fruit and polished, almost inexistent tannins. Beautiful and delicate.” – 92 Points.

Always a fantastic addition to any Italian meal, Chianti Colli Senesi is a well known and good value subregion of Chianti. Sangiovese is the primary grape varietal in Chiantis, bringing a great mouthwatering acidity with tart red fruit, floral notes, and a savory herbed finish. These wines were made for food. Pasta marinara, veal parmigiano, or roasted chicken all work well with this wine. Drink on it’s own, with food, or invite some rich hard cheeses to the party, it will not disappoint.

 

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