While some of us may be eternal summer children, lamenting the colder days of the year, there is always a silver lining to every storm cloud – and in our case, it just happens to be in the form of red wine. From Cabernet to Carménère and Pinot Noir to Pineau d’Aunis, explore the best red wines for winter – guaranteed to pair with your heartier dishes and fluffier blankets.
Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mataro (Mourvèdre) and 1% Alicante Bouschet blend. Ruby color. Pungent bramble fruit, wintergreen, licorice, sweet toasted oak. Rich black cherry fruit on entry. Elegant chalky tannins, gravel/rock, ginger root
Mature pergamont and quince are prevalent on the nose. Hints of flowers and orange peel. Full body in the mouth with firm tannin structure. Lasting aftertaste.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc blend. Saturated purple in color. Aromas of cassis, blueberry, cola, licorice, and sweet oak. Ripe blackberry fruit entry, full bodied, rich textures, exotic spice and toasted oak. Complex,
Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet blend. Saturated ruby in colour. Plum and black cherry fruit aromas, mint, and gravelly earth. Ripe bramble fruit on entry, balanced acidity, and elegant tannins. Long finish.
Deep dark purplish-black color, peppery, floral aromas. Full bodied with rich layered plum and fig fruit on the palate. Well coated tannins and a long minerally finish.
Jammy raspberry fruit with pepper, mint and sweet toasted oak. Brambly fruit on the palate, sensuous, well-defined tannins and balanced acidity. 74% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane, 2% Mataro (Mourvedre).