The Bottles You Need on National Red Wine Day

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If you didn’t know, August 28th is National Red Wine Day. And what better way to celebrate than with a nice bottle of a delicious vino? Here are some to try.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Conn Creek 2014 Anthology Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, CA

A boutique winery on the Silverado Trail in Napa’s Rutherford district, Conn Creek has been focused on Cabernet Sauvignon for nearly 40 years. The flagship wine – Anthology – is named for a Greek word that refers to a collection of literary or artistic works and it aptly describes the approach used in crafting this wine: sourcing fruit from a collection of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards and diverse AVAs known for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVAs are like a gourmet pantry of spices: each one contributes distinct characteristics to the blend, resulting in a wine of generous flavors with layers of depth and complexity.

“Sourcing grapes from nearly all of Napa Valley’s appellations provides us with many alternatives when it comes to crafting our flagship wine,” says Elizabeth DeLouise-Gant, Winemaker. “This Anthology offers ripe plum and blackberry flavors along with baking spice from the French and American oak. The wine has a soft and plush finish.”

Available online at www.conncreek.com; in select fine wine shops and at the tasting room

Suggested Retail Price – $75.00

@ConnCreekWinery

Pinot Noir

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Patz & Hall 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Sonoma Valley, CA

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Patz & Hall is one of California’s leading wineries for vineyard-designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and since 1998, has always exemplified one core philosophy: to work with only the finest vineyards in California, farmed by the greatest growers. The result is a celebrated portfolio of coveted wines from legendary sites.

“To craft our Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, we source grapes from a number of California’s most renowned winegrowing families,” explains Winemaker James Hall, who has made every single vintage of Patz & Hall wine. “This dazzling Pinot Noir offers beautiful aromas of black cherry, cranberry and cinnamon. On the palate the wine displays wonderful drive and dense, fine-grained tannins that add structure and sophistication to layers of lush fruit and enticing spice. Complex and compelling, it captures both the elegance and energy of great Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.”

Available nationwide in fine wine shops and restaurants

Suggested Retail Price – $48.00

@PatzHall

Merlot

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Wolffer Estate 2014 The Grapes of Roth – North Fork, NY

The Grapes of Roth is Winemaker Roman Roth’s private label, and a true testament to his classic, yet adventurous, wine-making style. Well-balanced by round ripe tannins with great layers and good structure. The finish is long with nice toasted oak, almonds and minerality and pairs well with dishes you might think of for big, bold wines: steak, cassoulet and decadent dark chocolate desserts.

Available online at www.wolffer.com.

Suggested Retail Price – $48.00

@wolfferwine

*featured image courtesy of Vine Pair.

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