Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
The fruit for this elegant and juicy Cabernet is sourced from select vineyards in Northern California’s Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, and Napa counties. A dash of Merlot and Petit Verdot give this Cab added complexity and accentuate Cabernet’s natural dark fruit flavor profile and firm tannic structure. Aging for twelve months in new French oak also gives this wine a nice accent of toasted hazelnuts, vanilla, and mocha, while smoothing out Cabernet’s rustic tannins. Pair this with your favorite cut of beef, game meats like venison or elk, or a good old Sunday night roast.
Mark West Pinot Noir
Mark West specializes in wines made from Pinot Noir, a grape characterized by its light tannic structure and concentrated fruit flavors, yielding an elegant and approachable red. Black cherry, wild strawberry, and raspberry flavors get a lift of purple
flowers, all framed by a delicate tannic structure. The wine’s light body makes it a good foil for grilled salmon, pasta with a mushroom and cream sauce, roasted chicken, or an oven-fired pizza.
Bogle Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah is one of the traditional grape varieties of California. Originally hailing from the South of France (where it is also known as Durif), this boldly-flavored grape variety made itself at home in the sunny climes of California in the decades following the Gold Rush. Juicy blackberry, boysenberry, fig, and mulberry flavors get a hefty dose of spice and dried herbs that come through on the lengthy finish. Bold tannins make this wine a go-to pairing for roasted lamb or beef, venison, or a roasted vegetable lasagna. 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
Lodi Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
California’s Lodi region is one of the area’s most historic areas getting a new injection of life from creative winemakers eager to work with the area’s plethora of old vine vineyards. Bright black cherry and blackberry flavors are accented with notes of clove and dark chocolate. Match this smooth Cabernet with a great hamburger or a steaming bowl of chili.
Dreaming Tree “Crush” Red Blend
This wine is a joint projectbetween musician Dave Matthews (who also owns a vineyard in Virginia) and wine industry-veteran Sean McKenzie. This red blend iscomposed of Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Syrah, giving tasty fruit flavors carried by smooth tannins. Black plum, blackberry, and Bing cherry flavors are accented by hints of baking spices and toasted
nuttiness imparted by aging for 16 months in oak barrels. Spaghetti with meatballs, family-style tacos, pizza, and chiles rellenos all make great food pairings!
Oak Ridge “OZV” Zinfandel
Standing for Old Zin Vines, these older vineyards yield grapes that are very concentrated and saturated with flavor. Jammy fruit flavors of baked cherries and strawberry compote, coupled with seamless tannins, make this Zinfandel a good pairing for barbeque or balsamic-glazed chicken breast.