July 21

Juicy jewels for July wines of the month D.V. CATENA HISTORIC RED BLEND 2015 Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina (Catena Zapata) 555466 (XD) 750 mL $19.95 2 TASTING NOTE: Aromas of mushroom, dark fruit. Hints of dark chocolate. Full and lightly chewy with a lovely texture and a ripe fruit finish. Juicy and delicious. I like the tea and bark at the finish. Malbec and petit verdot. Drink or hold it. Score: 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com , June 21, 2017) Medium-bodied & Fruity New at Vintages IZADI RESERVA 2013 DOCa Rioja, Spain 461269 (XD) 750 mL $19.95 2 TASTING NOTE: Quite fragrant black fruit aromas with concentrated dry tannins to balance them. Plenty of life, too. Better from 2018. Score: 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com , July 24, 2017) Full-bodied & Smooth Featured in Grill Factor