February 2019 Red Shipment

Refugio Ranch Petite Sirah 2015

Refugio Ranch Petite Sirah 2015

Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California

$23.75 / each

Description:

This velvety, incredibly complex Petite Sirah hails from the Santa Ynez Valley in California's Central Coast. Refugio Ranch manages to make a wine that is plush, powerful and deeply concentrated, yet not remotely oaky or heavy-handed, which is not an easy task with Petite Sirah, which has the potential to be a beast. A gorgeous palate full of blueberry preserves, black currant fruit and black licorice notes is punctuated by smoky graphite and slate aromas, yielding a truly exceptional wine.

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Marco Donati Lagrein Rubino Fratte Alte 2017

Marco Donati Lagrein Rubino Fratte Alte 2017

Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

$23.75 / each

Description:

Lagrein is a fabulous aromatic variety that thrives in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige and yields well-structured, full-bodied wines. This fragrant, beautifully perfumed example from producer Marco Donati delivers fresh raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate flavors and bright, mouth-watering acidity.

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Kopfensteiner Eisenberg Blaufrankisch 2016

Kopfensteiner Eisenberg Blaufrankisch 2016

Burgenland, Austria

$23.75 / each

Description:

Blaufrankisch is one of Austria's signature red varieties and this fabulous, ultra floral example comes from the region of Burgenland in southeast Austria near the Hungarian border. Opening with notes of violets and black pepper, this vivid, very fresh bottling displays elegant raspberry and red plum fruit set against crushed stone minerality. Fermented with wild yeasts, this wine saw 13 months in neutral oak barrels.

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Alveirao Encostas Do Vale Godinho 2016

Alveirao Encostas Do Vale Godinho 2016

Tejo, Portugal

$23.75 / each

Description:

This organically grown, extremely expressive red blend hails from the Tejo region of Portugal, just outside of Lisbon and is comprised of 40% Tinta Roriz, 40% Castelao and 20% Trincadeira. Showing lots of charm and excellent flavor intensity, this bottling delivers a juicy mouthful of blackberry, black currant, licorice and fennel flavors along with crushed slate minerality.

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