Frappato is all about berries: strawberry, raspberry and blackberry with a supporting cast of blood orange, black pepper and clove.
AT HOME PAIRING: I know it seems strange, but place this red in the fridge for a few minutes before enjoying. It'll make sense once you taste it, or at least make as much sense as your newest guilty Netflix binge.
A crisp and fruity red grown on the Alpine slopes of Savoie. Soils consisting of glacial deposits of lime and other minerals keep the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors lean, but still fruit forward. Round and lively, these easy drinking reds from the foothills of the Alps always show great acidity and an outburst of fruit immediately in the glass.
AT HOME PAIRING: Enjoy whilst thinking up a clever name for your brand new sourdough starter. Jane Dough?
A fun and unique wine made from grapes left to mature a touch longer on the vine, concentrating the fruit flavors to pie-filling like richness. However, the wine is then vinified dry - not sweet! - and aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak to maintain all of the mature fruit characteristics. Just enough velvety smooth tannins surround the core of ripe blackcurrant jam, raspberry pastry-filling and a touch of floral-scented wood.
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 fresh and fruity wine made from Airén. By halting fermentation of the wine earlier than normal they were able to achieve a semi-sweet wine with good acidity, akin to the still moscato wines of Italy. Aromas of pear and banana greet you in the glass before a white-plum note and crisp Asian pear flavors round out the palate.
AT HOME PAIRING: Whether whipping up some spicy curry at home or ordering in some buffalo wings to support your favorite local bar and grill, a half-sweet wine helps cool those addictive spicy flavors.
A young and fruit forward Aglianico showcasing black cherry, cherry jam and sweet pipe tobacco scents. A super fresh palate of delicate fruits and aromatic herbs follow, with just enough tannins to round out the fruit and spice.
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.
Cabernet that's ready to drink now (yes, please!) Seductive aromas of cherries, blueberries and rhubarb enrobed in warm scents of dark chocolate, juniper and tobacco are silkier than Mr. Grey's tie collection. All of those scents translate to palate, bringing along with them smooth tannins that further up the sexiness of the wine inside. Whew.
AT HOME PAIRING:A wonderfully warming red to snuggle up to alongside a movie or streaming binge. Killing Eve or Westworld, anyone?
100% Chardonnay from arguably the best place on Earth for the grape - Burgundy! Fresh lemons with toasted nuts greet you in the glass before honeyed citrus fruits, new oak and a lingering creaminess take over and finish with great texture.
AT HOME PAIRING: Great for virtual happy hours with a bag of chips and some guacamole, just remember to mute your mic while you’re crunching away! Extra points for Zoom backgrounds that make you forget you haven't changed locations.
2011 was a tough year for Bordeaux, especially following the historic harvest that 2010 was. However, that doesn’t always mean a bad thing when you’re talking about wines that “need age.” Due to low yields and lower alcohol, the 2011s are peaking right now! Expect a nose dominated by subtle leather and violently aromatic cherry, a concentrated palate with noticeably brighter tannins and acid, and a slight spice.
AT HOME PAIRING: While the wines might be getting more serious, your meals and plans do not need to. Pair this lighter Bordeaux with frozen pizza or pasta and let the red sauce do most of the work.
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: Pour this 2010 beauty in a glass and let it breath. If you've been planning to make burgers or any grilled meat, now would be the right time.
The most well-known Nebbiolo region, and for good reasons. Released 4 full years after harvest, 3 of those spent in oak, Barolo is a powerhouse of rich rose and anise aromas and mouth-drying tannins. The paradox is that all of this is contained within a seemingly light wine; coffee, vanilla, red cherry, potpourri, allspice, truffles, tar, liquorice and primordial Earth are all here. Oh, and tons and tons of enjoyable fruit on top of those gripping, addictive tannins. The King Of Italy!
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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