Red Wine Mini-Pack
Want an easy gift for the red wine lover in your life? Looking to expand your palate? How about three red wines that will work with just about any dish? And, each is a conversation-starter (read the “What’s Included” tab for key sound bites that will make you sound like a wine expert!).
These are three distinct levels of red wine, from fun, lighthearted, and juicy to lean/firm/structured, to deep, dark, and handsome – just like your favorite wine drinker, right? These decidedly different reds are great with grilled meats and veggies, making it a perfect pack for summer grilling.
About the wines
REGION: Italy | Piedmont
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
TASTING NOTE: Medium-bodied red wine that is robust with rich, ripe red fruit on the nose and an elegant palate.
FOOD PAIRING: Pairs well with chicken, mushrooms, pork and grilled or roasted red meats.
REGION: Italy / Piedmont / Langhe
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
TASTING NOTE: Intense complexity and elegance with hints of black fruit, plums, and violet. Pleasant impact, ample and balanced with silky tannins. It is highly pleasing and long lasting. It is well balanced at 2 years old and could easily age for 8-10 years.
FOOD PAIRING: First courses, red and white meat, medium-ripe cheese
REGION: Chile | Colchagua Valley
GRAPES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carmenère
TASTING NOTE: An expressive, perfumed nose featuring aromas of fresh red and black fruits, along with warm notes of red peppers, nutmeg, tobacco, and coffee. The palate is balanced with crisp, juicy fruit. The tannins are perfectly rounded and lend structure and volume to the wine’s long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Highly recommended with stir-fried beef, pork chops, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops with Cabernet-mushroom sauce.
91 Points – James Suckling (May 2021)