Wines to Get You Through Isolation & Social Distancing
We've put together a list of everyday, ready-to-drink-now wines that are perfect whether you're pairing them for a dinner with self-quarantined household or having a Zoom happy hour with friends.
1. Lechuza Garnacha 2018
A tasty and versatile table wine. Dry and medium- bodied with flavors of cherry and raspberry and undertones of tobacco and a hint of oak. Very easy drinking. Perfect for early fall.
2. Vieux Manoir 2016
This Chateau does an amazing job of exemplifying everything that was so awesome about this much-heralded vintage in Bordeaux. A blend of 60% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is ample and juicy and has everything you'd want in a great everyday red.
3. Lapis Luna 2017
A dark and rich wine with silky, soft, round tannins. Rose petals and caramel aromas on the nose. Fruit forward with some earthiness ending with a long intriguing finish layered with tobacco and charcoal tones.
4. Domaine de la Madone Perreon Beaujolais 2018
A vibrant, medium-bodied, bright cherry and spicy Beaujolais Village with ripe red raspberry, pink florals, bright cherry and cracked pepper flavours on the palate. Terrific and a well-priced 100% Gamay
5. Clos Roja Priorat 2015
Intense red fruit aromas of strawberries and blackcurrants, with hints of chocolate. Powerful palate with mineral and robust tannins and a long and well-balanced finish.
1. Ermita San Felices Rioja Blanco 2018
A tasty, fresh and crisp white with bright acidity and a clean finish. Organically grown grapes. Great with seafood and a perfect aperitif.
2. Les Carisannes Sauvignon Blanc 2018
A Loire Valley classic showing aromas and flavors of citrus, fresh herbs, and minerals. It is lighter in weight and texture than Sancerre but has a similar character and could be called a baby Sancerre. An incredible value.
3. Rouviano Verdicchio Classico 2019
This white has a fresh, zesty nose with apricot and orchard fruit aromas, and a hint of white flower and citrus. The palate has minerality and texture with ripe stone fruit and grapefruit characters, refreshing lemon citrus acidity, a touch of salinity, and a crisp finish.
4. Borell Diehl Muller-Thurgau Trocken 2019
Dry, crisp and tart with loads of green apple, some mild acidity, and a lot of earthy mineral. Pairs well with Chinese food, Thai take out, and pizza - anything spicy. An amazing value from an off the beaten track grape. Comes in a liter sized bottle. Only 12.5% alcohol. Certified Vegan.
5. Blanville Elixir d'Amour Chardonnay 2019
A delightful, terroir-driven Southern French Chardonnay that exudes robust flavors of baked apples & pear, alongside white flowers & earth. The blend contains 10% Roussanne. Organic & biodynamic.