9 Mile Road Shiraz Langhorne creek (Australia) 6 bottles for $86.40
90 Best Buy —Wine Enthusiast
“Don’t expect explosive fruit from this wine. It delivers a pungent, spicy mix of cola, roasted meat and black olives instead, cushioned by ample weight in the mouth and a broad, creamy texture.” Enjoy with barbecued or smoked fare.
Bodega Ismael Arroyo Val Sotillo Ribera del Duero (Spain) 6 bottles for $102
Very aromatic, gutsy and fresh on entry, toasted aromas mingling with earthy fruit, spices, hint of leather and creamy oak. Rich, bold and tasty palate recalling most of the nose elements. Try with a spiced-up pork loin.
Cascina Guido Berta Barbera d’Asti DOCG (Piedmont) 6 bottles for $81
Bright nose, with plenty of floral and ripe strawberry aromas. The fresh and focused palate features notes of juicy fruit and summer berries with clean acidity and a subtle herbal finish. Try with your favorite tomato-based dish.
Domaine La Bastide Syrah old vines les Genets (Languedoc) 6 bottles for $81
Packed with ripe and jammy fruit aromas of luscious cassis, black cherry and purple plum; forward, a truly bold-flavored wine that conquers the palate and lingers with complex flavors for some time. Try with roasted or grilled meats, game, hard cheese.
Sivas-Sonoma “Simple Life” Pinot noir (California) 6 bottles for $75
Garnet in color, aromas of luscious cherries, nutmeg and savory herbs bring the wine to life. Bright flavors of cranberry and ripe plum intermingle with sage and warm baking spices. Notes of vanilla from 100% French oak aging provide a lovely background for the complex and supple tannins. This wine has perfect balance between its dark fruit character and lively acidity, which makes it an easy pairing for a variety of foods.
Wente Vineyards Sandstone Merlot (Livermore, California) 6 bottles for $91.80
Delicate aromatics from dark cherry, ripe raspberry to cocoa powder. This Merlot is refined and well-balanced with medium to subtle tannins, finishing with a bright acidity. Perfect for red meats.