With the colder evenings on the horizon, what better to warm up this holiday season than with a bold vintage layered with the tastiest of tannins. Our maestro of vintages shared his thoughts on which reds are the perfect match for any wine enthusiast – including you!
From a simple sip of a Merlot to the adventures of a Rioja, there is a wine for every occasion and dish you might come across this winter. Take a peek at what Alex suggests that you should sip and swirl!
Top Wines for the Winter:
Syrah – perfect for those looking for hearty, spicy wine.
Zinfandel – a zesty, berry flavor wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon – a full-bodied flavor best paired with red meat.
Merlot – a little easier of a sip on your taste buds.
Barolo – a wine produced in Italy with high tannin’s.
Barbaresco – a wine filled with spice and deep berry flavors.
Rioja – a Spanish wine that a first tastes like a Cabernet Sauvignon and then finishes like a Pinot Noir.
Cabernet Franc – a medium bodied vintage with flavors that can range from strawberries, red plum and chili peppers.
And here are just a few winter-approved Herringbone favorites that will get you sipping next time you visit La Jolla, Santa Monica, Las Vegas or Waikiki:
Herringbone La Jolla
Syrah, Beckmen, Purisima Mountain Vineyard, Ballard Canyon, 2014
Zinfandel, Turley, Old Vines, California, 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Route Stock, Napa Valley
Cabernet Franc, Carr, Santa Ynez Valley, 2015
Bordeaux, Château la Grave, Pomerol, France, 2010
Herringbone Santa Monica
Bordeaux Blend, Blackbird ‘Arise’, Napa Valley, 2013
Merlot, Milbrandt Estate, Columbia Valley, 2011
Pinot Noir, En Route by Far Niente, Russian River, 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon, Route Stock, Napa Valley, 2014
Herringbone Las Vegas
Pinot Noir, Emeritus ‘Hallberg Ranch’, Russian River Valley 2013
Zinfandel, Turley ‘Old Vines’, Napa Valley 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Frank Family, Napa Valley 2014
Merlot, Matanzas Creek, Sonoma County 2013
Zinfandel, Edmeades, Mendocino 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Route Stock, Napa Valley 2014