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Ripe, bold reds to warm up your winter.

wines

of the

month

JOEL GOTT ZINFANDEL 2015

California

224139

(XD)

750 mL

$

24.95

2

TASTING NOTE: Dark ruby color. Aromas

and flavors of plum, blackberry, vanilla, and

peach with a lively, dry-yet-fruity full body

and a delightful, medium-long finish with

well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.

A big, bold, Cali Zin for purists. Exceptional.

Best Buy. Score:

90

(The Beverage Testing

Institute,

tastings.com

, May 8, 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

CONVENTO SAN FRANCISCO 2010

DO Ribera del Duero, Spain

206409

(XD)

750 mL

$

20.95

2

TASTINGNOTE: The 2010 Convento San

Francisco was quite impressive. Pure

Tempranillo fermented in stainless steel, it

aged for 15 months in French (70%) and

American oak barrels, and yet it’s not oaky at

all. Of course, the extra time in bottle must

have polished the edges and the aromas,

and is now starting to show some complexity

and tertiary, developed aromas with hints

of truffles, mushrooms and decayed leaves

over a core of ripe fruit. The palate is medium

to full-bodied, with fine-grained, slightly

dusty tannins giving it character and an

elegant rusticity. 46,763 bottles produced.

Drink date: 2015-2018. Score:

91

(Luis

Gutierrez,

robertparker.com

, Oct. 29, 2015)

Full-bodied & Smooth