Easy $ippers: Reds

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Weekly Wine Tasting: Tues, Apr 20 – Thurs, Apr 22

This week we try three easy-drinking reds from three different countries that are also easy on the pocket! Featuring: 

  • Bodegas Nekeas Cepa por Cepa, Spain – This vineyard specializes in growing only old-vine Garnacha (grown in the “goblet method”), which might explain why their reds gains such high critical acclaim: this 100% Garnacha undergoes cold fermentation and very light aging in neutral oak to highlight the rich fruit flavors of the grape (red cherry, raspberry and strawberry) balanced with a beautiful minerality and silky finish. $13 btl, $6 btg
  • Cycles Gladiator Merlot, California – This brand founded by Paso Robles winemaker Adam LaZarre was intended to make quality wines affordable and his blend of 90% Merlot (sourced from Paso Robles) and 10% Petit Verdot (from Lodi) is a great example: bright aromas of fresh plum, blueberries, and violets combine with flavors of black cherry and a hint of vanilla and oak. (Interesting note: the “Cycles” figure on the front pays homage to the woman’s suffrage movement and the company sponsors female mural artists around the U.S.). $11 btl, $6 btg
  • Les Volets Pinot Noir, France – This fruit-filled red from the southern coast of France (Pays d’Oc) has been noted for its tremendous value – 100% Pinot made from hand picked grapes aged in neutral French oak results in a fleshy red tasting of raspberry, dark cherry, and blueberry jam with a hint of cocoa and smoke. $12 btl, $6 btg

Tasting: $10

Featured Flatbread $8 – Asian-Inspired Sweet & Spicy Chicken Flatbread

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