Thank you for the feed back on part 1, my post on Fall Whites. One thing almost all of you asked about were the prices. I don't usually post price because they can vary from area to area. That said, I will tell you that all of the wines covered in that post, as well as the ones here, can be had as real bargains. I suggest you check with your favorite, locally owned wine shop for their best deal. The most expensive White on the list (from Austria) was had for $14.99. As for these reds, well the most expensive one (surprise, Napa) is $18.50. Good wine doesn't have to cost much. So, to the Fall Reds.
CALINA. 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. (Chile)
If I told you the price on this wine, you wouldn't believe me. A dark, rich, full bodied Cab from one of Chile's best areas. Full of dark fruit aromas and flavors with hints of spice and a little cola. A steal.
JOSEPH CARR. 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. (Napa)
Very Napa in its boldness. Rich and intense ruby color. Aromas of fig and cherry with wonderful flavors of chocolate, dried fruits and black currant. Lingering finish. Fall nights in a bottle.
SHARECROPPER. 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
I know, three Cabs in a row. Trust me, they could not be more different. Lightly oaked, bursting with aromas of blackberry, vanilla and raw sugar. On the palate it changes to pomegranate, peppers and savory fruits. Full of paradox
VOLPAIA. 2013 Citto Toscana. (Italy)
Perfect Tuscan blend of Sangiovese with a little Cabernet...gorgeous garnet color. A silky, ripe wine. Beautiful red fruit aromas lead to a mouthful of cherry and berry flavors. This wine screams for a Fall wine and cheese night.
DOMAINE BRUSSET. 2013 Les Boudalles. (France)
A traditional Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre. Elegant! Beautiful red color and ripe raspberry aromas lead to yummy red fruits in the mouth. This style of wine has always been one of my favorites and it should become yours as well.
DIEZ-CABALLERO. 2012 Rioja. (Spain)
Why not finish big. Tempranillo. Vibrant and aromatic. Spice, leather, tobacco on the nose. Wild strawberries and plum in the mouth. Moderate tannins for a Temp. With brisk acidity. Rioja is a classic for a reason. This is big wine for little money.
There you go. I assure you there is a Fall wine mentioned in these posts that you will fall in love with. And not a one of these will break the bank. ( I got 4 of them for under $10 each).
I know, nothing from my beloved Oregon region. Not because there aren't great Fall wines produced in Oregon. But because the next post is all Oregon! Six of the best buys from the region that are currently available and must haves.
After that, it's all about wines for the holidays and more recommended food pairings. At least that's the plan. Of course, inspiration could strike and take me completely off the rails.