Curated Wine Pack - Red July 2020
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Curated Wine Box - Red
Desert Hills Gamay 2018 $22.99
Accents of black cherry and vanilla with a slight spicy ﬁnish means a great summer wine to pair with spicy food, BBQ chicken or pasta with red sauce or turkey.
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 2017 $29.99
Savoury and refined, this vintage welcomes sunbaked notes of dill, sunflowers and sagebrush. The palate shows fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit and a light peppery, toastiness. Beautiful structure with lasting elegance, try pairing with duck confit or a vegan herbed farrotto.
Quail’s Gate Merlot 2017 $29.99
This Merlot opens with aromas of plum, cherry, chocolate and savoury herbs. The palate is full-bodied with flavours of ripe red and black fruit, cocoa and mulling spices leading to a long, velvety finish. Decant this wine for an hour or two before serving to enhance your tasting experience, and choose Bordeaux-style red wine glassware. This smooth rich wine pairs nicely with hearty dishes such as braised short ribs, grilled flat iron steak or lasagna.
Kismet Karma 2017 $25.99
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Dense rich red fruit softly layered and full bodied. Cassis and berry fruits provide a core around fleshy tannins. Soft vanilla oak surrounds the wine as it finishes long and lingering.
Winemaker’s Cut Bohemia Cuvee 2018 $34.99
Red cherries, plums, ripe cranberries, hint of leather, fresh herbaceous spiciness with great acidity. Tannins are round and well integrated. Medium bodied, Old World style Meritage.