FEATURED RED WINES
Here are some terrific red wines we are currently featuring at the store
La Chausynette 2020
An extremely, tasty Vin de Table. Very lively in the mouth with fresh, fresh red fruit flavors. Versatile and very user friendly.
Vinha da Coutada Velha
Red Blend 2020
A well-structured wine with flavors of black fruits, fine tannins, complexity and balance. Especially enjoyable for the long, persistent finish.
92 Pts. Enthusiast
Cochon Volant Corbieres 2020
A fantastic value red packed with juicy red fruit and well integrated tannins. A blend of Carignon, Syrah and Grenache, the fruit flavors are full and earthy with definite undertones of the garrigue (field herbs of the south of France). Certified organic.
93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
Altenburger Blaufränkisch vom Kalk 2019
Rich aromas leap out of the glass: black currants and cherries with hints of lavender and spruce. An impressive deep dark red, this Austrian Blaufränkisch is balanced, focused, and taut.
La Posta Armando Bonardo 2020
Intense ruby color with bright aromas of fresh red & black raspberries and subtle smoky oak notes. The flavor of freshly-crushed raspberries is echoed on the palate, along with notes of leather, dark chocolate, and a touch sandalwood on the finish. Though quite rich and hedonistic, the seamless structure of this wine makes it a candidate for drinking in its youth or over the next few years (if you can wait that long).
92 Pts. James Suckling
Previously Featured Red Wines
These are customer favorites and we try to keep them in stock continually but give us a call to make sure we have what you want.
American West Coast
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.
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A great value from Paso Robles, this wine over delivers for the price. It is full flavored but with a sleek, lean body. Lots of great fruit but done deftly so that it's not just another fruity Cali cab where many fall at this price range.
Boneshaker Zinfandel 2019
A fantastic full bodied zin with a blend of spiciness and smoothness. Dark fruit flavors with notes of vanilla, chocolate and oak make for a generous, mouth filling quaf.
Gravel Bar Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
From Washington State, taking its name from the Graves region of Bordeaux known for its prime soil for the growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry, black olive, and chocolate mingle with vanilla, cedar, and toasted hazelnut. The finish is long-lasting, with a rush of flavors and elegant tannins embracing the palate. Not quite as fruit forward as similarly priced California Cabernets.
Rasa Vineyards Occam's Razor 2017
A blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah from Washington State. This red blend is perfect for grilled steaks. It's got substance and body, with 14.5 percent alcohol, but doesn't hit you over the head with jammy fruit. It's uncomplicated but very satisfying.
Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Pinot Noir 2019
This lush and layered Pinot Noir is overflowing with intense aromas of black cherry, vanilla and toasty oak. Smooth with supple tannins, robust flavors of fresh raspberry jam and strawberry complemented by silky underpinnings of rich mocha and spice. Jammy and voluminous, juicy and ripe fruit lingers on through the finish.
Alhambra Malbec 2019
A single vineyard Malbec that is hand harvested and elegant with red fruits, a hint of cocoa and great acidity.
Altos Las Hormigas Tinto
From Argentina, an easy drinking blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Semillon grapes. A juicy wine with a round silky texture and concentrated flavors. Great with Mediterranean food or just on it's own.
Pedro Parra Pais 'Vinista' 2019
From Chile, made from the Pais grape. Sweet, scented and layered, it's a wine that's very Pinot Noir- like in perfume, flavour and structure, The wine is fresh and alive, with flavors of red fruits, herbs and spices along with a refreshing bitterness.
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
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.
Domaine Boisson Cote-du-Rhone 2016
A very good value. It has character and layers of flavor going more in the direction of minerality. It's best with beef or lamb or hearty casseroles.
Anne Pichon Sauvage 2018
A blend of Syrah and Grenache. Dark berry fruits, full bodied with a velvety finish that ably balance the tannins. The black current notes are strong with a hint of spice. A very tasty wine. $15.99
Anne de Joyeuse Malbec 2018
Malbec from the Pyrenees. Black fruit that is a little jammy but well structured. Slight chocolate notes. Deep and full flavors with a subtle creaminess at the end. Amazing value. Enjoy with barbecue of any kind.
Camille Cayron Cotes-du-Rhone Village Le Chene Noir 2018
A lovely expressive wine with bright perfume of black cherry, winter spice and a delicate black peppery lift. Concentrated, juicy and fresh with succulent tannins. Goes with any kind of meat or grilled chicken.
Ferrandiere Syrah 2017
Full bodied, fruit forward with good length. Lots of ripe dark berries, hints of white pepper and aromas of dark chocolate. Pretty good value from the Pyrenees. Good with meat, dark chocolate and cheese.
Stephane Usseglio Ventoux 2017
A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, all grown biodynamically, the wine has aromas and flavors of ripe red cherries with a little smoke and licorice, and the wine has a perfect balance of weight, acidity, alcohol, sweetness, and juicy fruit. Pair with any type of meat.
Chateau St. Cosme Little James Basket Press Rouge 2019
From one of the finest estates in Gigondas in the Rhone Valley. A smooth and medium-bodied Grenache. It has vibrancy, however, with a dash of power on the long finish. Wonderful flavors of cherries, strawberries and spice. Good with stews, hearty soups and even fatty fish.
Valautin Garnacha 2018
The village Garnacha comes from multiple micro-vineyards planted around the village of Valdeiglesias on top of shallow soils of decomposed granite. The wine is made from a very long and soft maceration, with whole-clusters, and aged half in concrete and half in used French barrels. A very different light red for summer. Tastes like strawberry and plum but dry and smooth, unlike any Garnacha I have ever tasted. It is light in color, almost like a rose but the wine is full and bold on the palate. It has flavors of red berries, strawberries, and cherries but with a complimentary earthiness. A soulful wine.
Domaine du Clos Fief Beaujolais-Village Nouveau 2021
Many nouveaus will not make it to our shores before Thanksgiving due to shipping delays but we were able to get this offering from Michel and Sylvain Tête whose Julienas we have carried and have been extremely well received. We look forward to tasting this offering from these outstanding winemakers. The grapes are grown from 50+ year old vines and the winemaking is meticulous.
Château Vieux Manoir 2016
Ripe fruits, firm tannins, rich and spicy, this Bordeaux wine from an excellent vintage will go with a wide variety of meats and game.
Andre Farjon Cotes-du-Rhone 2018
Aromatics of dark cherries and raspberries followed by nuances of spices, damp soil, tort, and hints of smoke all taking shape in the glass. Medium-bodied, plush texture and beautifully balanced with ripe fruits, minerality and acidity. Great match with barbecue or pot roast. An incredible deal.
Sella & Mosca Cannonau 2018
A terrific wine from Sardinia and a perpetual favorite. Made from Grenache. Warm and intense with a complex bouquet of violet, rose, cherry and currant with elegant nuances of spice. Full, robust, warm and generous with a persistent, silky finish.
Villa Schinosa Laghiglione Puglia Rosso 2015
From the heel of the Italian boot. Soft and elegant with a rich and well-structured body. Ripe fruit and spicy notes. People keep coming back for more of this wine which is extremely versatile in food parings.
Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso 2019
A delicious blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Merlot. Fresh, aromatic and charming. Can be served as an aperitif or with a meal. Great with anything with tomato sauce, grilled meats, pizza.
Gran Passione 2019
A rich, deeply colored blend of Merlot and Corvina grown in Italy's Veneto region. Full-bodied with good structure and a good balance between soft tannins and acidity. Generous palate of ripe red and black fruits with a long finish. Fantastic accompaniment to roasted or grilled meats, game or mature, hard cheeses.
Bertani Valpolicella 2018
Crisp and easy with watermelon and berry character from the Veneto region of Italy. Light-bodied and vibrant. May be served slightly chilled as an alternative to room temperature. Great with poultry, salmon or seafood stew.
Cosimo Taurino Salice Salentino 2010
Also from Puglia, made from the Negroamaro grape with a touch of Malvasia Nera. This crisp, savory riserva offers light aromas of racy cherry and spiced game. The palate is lithe, with soft tannins wrapped around a tart red-plum flavor. Match with savory soups and stews, grilled vegetables, aged cheeses sonf barbecue.
Franco Roero Grignolino D'Asti 2018
Fresh raspberries on the palate of this lively, fruity, summer red made from the Grignolino grape in the Piedmont. It's refreshing, can be slightly chilled and is great for picnics, with pizza, and Italian cold meats.
Tintero Rosso NV
A blend of mainly Barbero and Dolcetto from the Piedmont. An easy, tasty, versatile red that is fruit driven with soft tannins. Great for casual meals. It's unfiltered and has a screw top.
Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2018
The nose is packed with black fruit, especially blackberries and plums, with slight spicy overtones hinting at black pepper and cinnamon. Sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely-woven texture that merges with the fruit, while a crisp freshness provides a long, tasty finish. A perfect match for starters, cured meats and fresh and medium mature cheeses.
La Carraia Sangiovese 2019
A fruity, fine tannined red with cherry, light chocolate and vanilla aromas and flavors. Medium bodied with a creamy textured finish. A real deal.
Confidencial Reserve Tinto 2016
This aromatic Portuguese blend of at least 10 different varieties is both juicy and rich. Fine tannins steal through the black fruits to give both a rich structure and density. The wine with its bright acidity at the end is ready to drink. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast.
Casa Santos Lima Portuguese Red Blend 2018
A wonderful full bodied blend. It's like a beef pot roast - hearty and rich with a nice peppery nose. 90 Pts. Wine Enthusiast.
From the Douro Valley in Portugal and made by pre-eminent port maker, Dirk Niepoort, this wine is elegant, warm and open, light to medium bodied with smooth tannins. It's made from the same grapes as Port wine but it is dry. Extremely food friendly and works well as an aperitif or with a meal.
Luscious fruit and a soft texture are served up in this Spanish wine made from the Tempranillo grape. It can actually be called somewhat complex which belies its unbelievable price tag. From Madrid.
Cune Rioja Crianza 2016
Berry, spice and tobacco aromas. Dark plum, raspberry, spice and pepper flavors hold on through the finish. For everyday Rioja, there isn’t much better than this. Rioja loves lamb.
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.
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.