If you want to impress your dinner party guests with a full-bodied New World red, pick up a bottle of this. It’s dense purple in colour with a rich bouquet of blackcurrants and vanilla oak. Dry and juicy on the palate, its blackcurrant flavour is buttressed with oak and ripe tannins delivered on fresh acidity. A great match for barbecued steak or spicy ribs.
A great surprise from a cool vintage. Clocking in with a natural alcohol of 14.5%, this Gamay resembles a Cru Beaujolais with its plum, boysenberry, raspberry, strawberry and pepper personality. Suave tannins, fresh acid and a long aftertaste complete the package. Charcuterie was made for this wine.
Shows yellow straw colour with notably aromatic floral perfume, yellow tropical fruit showing pineapple and whiff of banana. Lively yellow fruit flavours get added lift from a squeeze of lemon, backed by stony mineral and refreshing acidity. Offers plenty of characterful flavour and great value. Pair with Mediterranean seafood dishes.
A full-bodied, oaked style of Chardonnay with a creamy texture. Banana, spice, honey, sweet apple, cream and anise carry long into the sunset, where mineral notes chime in. Lobster in butter is what you want to serve with beauty.
Vinified in stainless steel, this Merlot delivers plum, raspberry, Bing cherry, smoke, leather and spice. Medium body, medium tannins and fresh acidity round out the package. Drink up.
A well-priced Napa Chardonnay with the oak influence of cinnamon and vanilla working in tandem with banana, yellow apple, pineapple and cream. There is sound acidity which gives lift. Pair with fish tacos topped with tropical fruits salsas.