Kelly, of Free Run, Hosts
Vina Temprana Old Vines Garnacha 2017 (Spain), $9.89/bottle by the case (Reg. $10.99) Full bodied, soft tannins, and aromas of wild red fruits and rich elegant flavor. Complements a variety of dishes.
Mencos Rioja 2015 (Spain), $13.49/bottle by the case (Reg. $14.99) Dark cherry and woodsy aromas. Smooth, medium body and lots of pleasant acidity; cherry and tart cranberry taste with hints of pepper and anise that continues through the lingering dusty finish that really comes alive at the end. WOW a robust Rioja with fine grain tannins, packed with flavors and a dry finish that’s full of juicy fruit that goes on forever.
Basel Cellars Claret 2014 (Washington), $21.59/bottle by the case (Reg. $23.99) 38% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 20% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon – The first whiff flaunts notes of plum and cherry and continues to display strong and attractive meatiness on the aroma, with earthy tones such as leather and cedar in the background. Once decanted, subtle hints of rose petal and eucalyptus are also noticeable. Expressive fruit will linger on the palate, giving it the perception of sweetness and adding depth and intensity to the mouthfeel.
Baci Dolci Blonde (Italy), $8.99/bottle by the case (Reg. $9.99) 100% Moscato – Aromas of peach, orange blossoms and banana with floral notes. Medium sweet with peach and tropical fruit flavors, fresh acidity and smooth, tiny bubbles. Food pairings: medium-sweet desserts, spicy foods and salty snacks.
Baci Dolci Pink (Italy), $8.99/bottle by the case (Reg. $9.99) 35% Garganega, 35% Marzemino, 30% Moscato – A delicate, slightly bubbly pale pink wine. Fresh strawberry and cherry aromas. Light bodied with red fruit flavors and a refreshing sparkle to balance the semi-sweet finish. Excellent as an aperitif or with casual fare.