Translucent green in color with notes of kiwi, kumquats and ripe sweet Greengage plum. Tart, bracing acidity adds a sour-then-sweet guava candy flavor before soursop and lemon round out the unctuous finish.
AT HOME PAIRING: The perfect way to get started. Crack this little bottle open ASAP, open a window or at least the blinds and smile knowing there are still 11 more glasses to come.
Fresh, flighty, fruity and oh so soft. Light cherry cola scents mingle with a pronounced raspberry note before warm baking spices and berry-pie-filling flavors dance across a super light, dry and fresh palate.
AT HOME PAIRING: Enjoy this classy Pinot noir from one of our favorite female winemakers whilst thinking up a clever name for your brand new sourdough starter. Jane Dough?
A rare organic vineyard of Nero d’Avola from the Italian island of Sicily. Dark in the glass, though drinking slightly lighter on its feet. Expect rich dark cherry with a present red plum note and whispers of sweet pipe tobacco and spice.
AT HOME PAIRING: This is a pasta wine, so embrace it. Whether it be jarred Trader Joe’s sauce or your 12 hour take on Nona’s special ragu, Nero d'Avola is a treat with a hefty bowl of pasta.
The more voluptuous side of Merlot, aged in oak. Big, bold fruit and almost no tannins! The super juicy fruit flavors scream finger-staining violet colors: blackberries, blueberries and currants. Time in wood adds a baking spice note to the fruit onslaught, intermingling into an almost “sweet berry pie wine,” without the sugar sweetness.
AT HOME PAIRING: This intense red wine, like you, deserves some breathing room to open up. Pour into a glass and drink alongside your most serious recipe endeavor yet. Or put something in the Instant Pot, set it and forget it. The wine will still be delicious.
A blend of 45 year old vines of Syrah and Grenache, this organic Corbières has tons of structure layered with harmonious fruit. A deep garnet color greets you in the glass before notes of ripe red and black currant, garrigue spice and richness from the oak aging catch up.
AT HOME PAIRING: A wonderfully warming red to snuggle up to alongside a movie or streaming binge. Think more Westworld and less Tiger King.
Côt is the local name for Malbec here in the Loire Valley and into other parts of Southwest France, where the wines tend to be on the lighter side. Expect flavors of black cherries, blueberries, hints of licorice, menthol, violets and a little white pepper. All wrapped up in a chillable, easy to drink red.
AT HOME PAIRING: A crowd pleasing red with a myriad of tasting notes. Feel free to use on video Happy Hour to impress your friends (we won't tell). You’re growing your palate while social distancing!
Stainless steel aged Merlot - the racier, leaner side of the grape. The nose explodes with ripe cherry and even-more-ripe raspberry notes that translate perfectly to the palate and bring with them a crisp acidity that lightens everything up, and a faint sweet-herb note to keep it interesting.
AT HOME PAIRING: Also, pairs well with cheese and crackers. Take out the Boursin or whatever wedge of cheese you’ve got and some salty crackers and have a proper restaurant-level appetizer before dinner. You deserve it.
The top bunches of Cabernet grown in this Lambrusco-centered area make their way into this ruby red, easy drinking wine. Touches of herbal underbrush that you’d expect from Italy are there, but the palate is dominated by big fruity flavors of currant and plum.
AT HOME PAIRING: Technically another pasta wine, but trust us - blue box mac’n’cheese or any other meal in a box that takes less than an hour also works brilliantly, and gives just enough time to enjoy this easy drinking Italian red.
Dark and brooding with black plum, black cherry and tight tannins, the wine is still young and will soften in time. A fantastic vintage as you gear up for the penultimate night of your 12 Nights of Wine.
AT HOME PAIRING: Backyard BBQs are always enhanced by Bordeaux, but try this one alongside a ham and cheese sandwich or an NYT pasta salad recipe that includes smoked cheddar.
In the last 20 years only one vintage has been rated 99 across the board: 2010. This historic vintage is just now starting to come around in the glass; whereas 2 years ago the wines were tight and closed off, now they open with blackberry, blueberry and a density and smokiness/spiciness that only time can achieve. Supple, silky harmonious tannins on the finish are the last reminder of the cozy yarn Father Time uses to weave magical nuances on Bordeaux wine.
AT HOME PAIRING: This special wine pairs best with deep, calm thoughts and compassion for our neighbors. Enjoy it in health and happiness and cheers yourself to a brighter day.
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