Fall Wine Review Part One

It is fall, and of course that time of the year when red wines really blossom.  I have tasted a variety of wines so far this fall, and wanted to share with you some of my favorites.


Name:  Trapiche Oak Cast
Varietal:  100% Malbec
Vintage:  2014
Appellation:  Mendoza, Argentina
Alcohol:  14%
Price:  Less than $10

Nose:  Vanilla, blueberries, spice, tobacco
Palate:  Low acidity, medium tannins, tobacco, ripe black cherry, plum, long finish

Winemaker Recommended Food Pairings:  Red meat, mushrooms, and stew




Name:  Grayson Cellars
Varietal:  100% Merlot
Vintage:  2014
Appellation:  California
Alcohol:  13.1%
Price:  Less than $10

Nose:  Ripe Bing cherries, juicy plum, mocha, cocoa, pie crust
Palate:  Low acidity, medium tannins, juicy, violet flowers, dark berries, mocha



Name:  Witching Hour Deep Red Blend Reserve
Varietal:  Red Blend
Vintage:  2013
Appellation:  California
Alcohol:  13.5%
Price:  Less than $10

Nose:  cherry, spice, tobacco, coffee, caramel
Palate:  Low acidity, medium tannins, cherry, black pepper, vanilla

Available at www.totalwine.com

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