YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Jaspi Negre

Ripe red and black fruits, herbaceous notes and spice and soft velvety tannins for structure. The fruit flavors in this wine are deep in color but still tart, sort of like how a nice pour over coffee can be both tart and robust. Cherries, raspberries, pinch of balsamic and a little white pepper.

 

PERFECT WITH

Grilled seafood, blue cheese, oxtails over rice

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Tolo do Xisto

Floral notes of rose petal, red berry fruits and red plum with ripe grape, orange peel, pink peppercorn and fresh herbs. The palate is medium bodied with loads of tart red fruits like raspberry and cherry. A little touch of coffee and liquorice in the finish.

 

PERFECT WITH

Beef in sauce, tuna tataki, seafood marinara

YOU SAMPLED a Bold red from

Château Frédignac Cuvée La Favorite

A fruity, juicy wine with swathes of black currant and berry flavors.The wines depth and complexity from the ancient vines shows itself in the length of the finish and the smoky, spicy characteristics. The youthful touch shows itself in that the fruits are fresh and pronounced, and not stewed or overripe like some Bordeauxs. This is the wine to drink to convince a friend that Bordeaux can be approachable, or maybe the bottle to finally sway you!

 

PERFECT WITH

Steak frites, buffalo burgers, dark meat turkey, green bean casserole

YOU SAMPLED an Al fresco red from

Damien Lorieux Graviers

A trendy, fruity cabernet franc meant to be served with a chill! Bright tart red fruits like berry flavored candy shine with little sparkles of herbs and spice.

 

PERFECT WITH

Charcuterie, crunchy salads, rotisserie chicken

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Domaine Belles Courbes

Deep garnet but with a core of ruby red and hints of purple dancing all around. Black cherry liqueur, currant and other ripe fruits on the nose backed up by spicy oregano and fuzzy Bay laurel. The palate is structured, but not too serious, with all of those ripe fruits translating perfectly and accompanied by white pepper and a touch of anise.

 

PERFECT WITH

Pot roasts, short ribs, mature cheeses, grilled burgers with a nice char

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Lucien Lardy Les Roches

Nearly 70 year old vines power this rich, generous and concentrated wine. Blueberries off the vine and red fruits on the nose and palate with a heavy hand of appreciated floral notes. Violet, peach and black currant candy notes all make an appearance as well.

 

PERFECT WITH

Mac n cheese with gruyere, sushi rolls, turkey sandwiches on nice bread

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Domaine de L’Amauve Séguret

Red colored and red scented. A gentle nose with a soft raspberry presence and notions of dried herbs. Big red cherry fruit on the palate with late floral roundness and a little sweetness too.

 

PERFECT WITH

Roast beef sandwiches, all the cheeses, stuffing/dressing, panzanella

YOU SAMPLED an Al fresco white from

Domaine Girard Le Clef du Récit

Made in Sancerre with grapes grown in Menetou-Salon, this "baby sancerre" is crisp and refreshing with underlying aromatics of tropical fruits, lemon and lime. The refined minerality gives the wine a linear look and balanced weight.

 

PERFECT WITH

Bacon-wrapped scallops, oysters, goat cheese

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Emmanuel Fellot Bourgogne Blanc

Yellow in color with bright gold notes when the light hits it. Fresh fruit and flower notes reminiscent of wizened apples, Meyer lemons and soft white petals. The wine doesn't have a heavy mouthfeel but instead finishes crisp and light and minerally.

 

PERFECT WITH

Sheet pan chicken, brie en croute, fettuccine alfredo