My wife and I love wine. Red wine. We enjoy sharing a glass.
I decided to go out an buy a couple handfuls of wine. Three bottles. Probably will last a month or two. Here's three that I recommend. They are very different from each other, but I'll tell you why you should have them on your table.
Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.
Red wine from Chile. This red wine is big and bold. Intense aromas of red fruits. Plum and cherry notes with a little honey following. It's a fruit-forward wine, but complex. Flavors of red, ripe, juicy berries with some taste of pencil lead. Medium tannins and good structure. Full-bodied. Smooth finish.
Root: 1 Cabernet pairs well with grilled or roasted red meat. Try duck, lamb, or roasted chicken. Use a meat stock and serve with mushrooms. The rich flavors will complement dishes like like. I like to sip before dinner with some hard salami and one or two mild cheeses.
The grapes for Root:1 are hand picked from two regions of Chile, the Maipo and Colchagua.
Ca' de Calle, Mendoza, 2011.
This red wine has a deep purple, violet color. It's a blend of mostly Malbec, with Cabernet Sauvignon and some Petit Verdot. Nose of toasted plumbs, chocolate, toast, and dried tomato. A medium body with finish of vanilla cream and spiced apple. Rich and full. Fine tannins. Balanced. Soft finish.
Cline, Zinfandel, Ancient Vines, 2012.
This red wine is big, bold and with ripe strawberries and coffee with hints of chocolate. Soft tannins coats the mouth. Complex depth of flavor. Vanilla oak character. Finish is long lasting.
Nice pairing with pasta, tomato sauce and grilled red meats.
Fred Cline founded Cline Cellars in 1982, in Oakley, California. The Cline Brothers, Fred and Matt, are Zinfandel and Rhone varietal specialists.
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