Get Your Red On Tasting

Nothing defines the holiday season as the color red. The color red is the color of energy, passion and action. Your flight of reds will definitely put the hum bug to rest and get the excitement of season going.

We are taking you around the world to Get Your Red On! 

Starting in Italy with a Merlot/Sangiovese blend. We are zipping over to Spain for a Garnacha / Cariñena / Syrah blend from Montsant in Catalan. Then down to Chile with their signature Carmenere grape and back to California featuring a wine from our cellar list.  


2014 Paolo e Noemia d'Amico, Seiano Rosso, Italy  (Merlot / Sangiovese blend)

The Seiano Rosso displays a clear ruby red color that belies its powerful aroma of violets and cherries for the nose, and this wine greets the palate with earthiness, cherry and blackberry, giving it a warmth paired with smooth tannins. It’s best served with light first courses and non-spiced red and white meat.

2014 Josep Grau, Volador, D.O. Montsant, Cataluña, Spain (Garnacha, Cariñena, Syrah blend)

Brilliant color, with hints of purple and violet. Delicate aroma accentuated by black fruits.  Fresh fruits which remind of ripe cherries.  Distinct firestone notes, hints of smoke, ash and graphite. Barrel aging contributes a spicy background into the wine in an almost imperceptible manner.

2011 Oveja Negra, Carmenere, Maule Valley, Chile (Single Vineyard Carmenere)

This Oveja Negra single vineyard wine showcases the fruit of the Maule Valley terroir. It reflects the unique characteristic of the vineyard site where the fruit was selected, displaying the pure characteristics of the single variety.  The Carmenere has complex and intense aromas of red fruits such as cherry, plum, and ripe strawberries with subtle and spicy notes followed by a hint of toast. Well balanced with tannins that evolve smoothly on the palate, ending with a long, pleasing finish.

2014 Tablas Creek, Côtes de Tablas, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA (Grenache, Syrah, Counoise, Mourvedre blend)

The 2014 Côtes de Tablas shows a deep, spicy nose: new leather and blackcurrant and licorice and a sweet spiciness like a clove-studded orange, all held in check by a persistent minerality. The mouth is generous with chocolate-covered cherry and a minty, juniper note. Beautiful chalky tannins come out on the long finish, with lingering licorice, mint, and saline mineral notes. Drink now and over the next decade-plus.  Reviews: 92 points; "A lavender lift carries deep into the finish": Wine Enthusiast; 90-92 points: "a stunner that over delivers": Wine Advocate