Every month, our buyers select two wines to feature. These special selections over-deliver on price, quality and value.
Two expressive, food-friendly, high-scoring reds
SIMI CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
025221 (XD) 750 mL $22.95
TASTING NOTE: This is a stunning vintage for one of Alexander Valley’s prestigious labels, with exotic jasmine and sweet black raspberry aromas. Boysenberry and mulberry jam and toast drape the mouth and the continuing parade of expressive fruit become[s] more dramatic and voluptuous. Tannins are round and the texture is plush.
Score: 93 (Meridith May, The Tasting Panel, April 2017)
Medium-bodied & Fruity
DOMAINE DU GRANDE TINEL CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2015
AC, Southern Rhône, France
539478 (XD) 750 mL $23.95
TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Côtes du Rhône is smokin’ good! Made from 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, it’s loaded with notions of strawberries, raspberries, Provençal spice and flower. Rounded, supple, with no hard edges and sweet tannin, it got a big “Wow” in the notes and it’s well worth a case purchase for drinking over the coming 4-5 years. Drink date: 2016-2021.
Score: 90 (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)
Full-bodied & Smooth
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