Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall for Reds

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This Summer we had our fair share of delicious white wines, but now that Fall is in the air the cooler weather just calls for some red. Harvests and Holidays...greatest time of the year! In the next few weeks we will be highlighting some our favorite affordable reds. With the holidays approaching, you want to be prepared to pick up a bottle for a dinner or event that you know will be a hit. You can also save yourself a trip or conveniently order some as gifts online too! These wines won't break the bank or compromise taste...cheers!

Mendoza, Argentina
Approximate price: $10.99 or less
Alcohol: 14%
Aroma: Red berries and fruits with hint of vanilla
Taste: notes of plum and berries, slightly sweet and oaky, smooth.
Pairs well with: red meat, chicken, cheddar cheese and Parmesan 

Concha y Toro Xplorador
Central Valley, Chile
Approximate price: $7.99
Alcohol: 13.5%
Aroma: Cherry and dark chocolate, hints of green pepper
Taste: Strong red fruit and blackberry flavors, traces of mocha and black pepper 
Pairs well with: Beef, lamb, turkey, roasted veggies, etc. 

Cabernet Sauvignon
California or Left Coast, as the label calls it ;)
Approximate price: $6.99 (some places for less!)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Aroma: Berries, pepper, hint of chocolate
Taste: blackberry, cherry, plum and trace of mocha...very smooth!
Pairs well with: Hamburgers, Steaks, and perfect with Pizza!