Sometimes you just need a rich glass of wine to make it through the week. Here a few big reds that just came in to the shop.
2016 Mouchão, Dom Rafael Alentejo $17
40% Alicante Bouschet, 40% Trincadeira, 20% Aragonez
A BIG Portuguese red with an intriguing expression of black fruits, ripe fruits with spices, and liquorice in the background. Rich and elegant attack, with notes of black berries, mellow tannins, great complexity, and a long spicy finish.
2017 Clos du Caillou, Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Unique $28
82% Grenache, 18% Syrah
Old Vine Cotes-du-Rhone comes from a parcel walled by renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. It was intentionally left out of the appellation by the owner, following a bureaucratic spat back in 1936. The wine offers supple yet compact fruit that spans black cherry, wild lavender, hints of wild game, and a touch of spices on the palate. It’s one of the best Cotes-du-Rhones made. Unfiltered
2014 Mount Peak, Rattlesnake Zinfindel $20
96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah
Classic Zinfandel characteristics of Provençal spices, roasted herbs, pepper and oodles of briary black raspberry and black cherry fruit. It cuts a big swath across the palate with loads of glycerin and an unctuous, thick, juicy quality that is provocative.
2014 Statement Late Bottled Vintage Port $20
This unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage is aged over 4-years in oak barrels before bottling. It has a great variety of flavors, a strong wine with an attractive bouquet. Strawberry jam, medium-bodied and sweet with refreshing acidity and gentle tannins.