|1. Margerum M5|
M5 is Margerum’s Flagship wine. It is modeled after top wines from southern Rhone – Châteauneuf-du-Pape . The M is for Margerum & the 5 is for 5 grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Counoise. M5 is a Grenache based blend & has elegance and layers making it a versatile table and food wine. The overlying presence of Grenache flavors initially impacts the palate, followed by a finish complete with hints of jam, cocoa and dark berry contributions of Syrah and earthy Mourvèdre. It’s a “go to” wine since it drinks well with every occasion and almost every type of cuisine.
Retail price: $16.99 375ml, $29.99 750ml (order online)
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|2. Ottella Le Creete Lugana|
The grapes for this wine come from the estate vineyards in San Benedetto di Lugana. Golden, warm, intense straw yellow. Exotic notes of pineapple and grapefruit with delicate minerality. Finesse yet a strong character. Rich and well balanced, firm, mineral wine with a superb pulp.
Retail price: $15.99 375ml, $23.99 750ml (order online)
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|3. Gour de Chaule Gigondas|
Following in the footsteps of her mother Aline, Stéphanie Fumoso now runs the domaine started by her great-grandfather in 1871. Known for their traditional style, they’ve long believed in minimal intervention in both the vineyards and in the cellar, letting the Grenache grape shine. This powerful wine from the sunny Southern Rhone village of Gigondas is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre aged in large oak foudres. Luscious ripe red berries and subtle lavender offer finesse alongside peppery spice and dusty tannins.
Retail price: $19.99 375ml, $42.99 750ml (order online)
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|4. Catena Malbec|
The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aroma, soft texture and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provides exceptional length to the finish.
Pair with roast turkey, grilled steak, salmon, and pasta with red sauce.
Retail price: $14.99 375ml, $21.99 750ml (order online)
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|5. Meiomi Pinot Noir|
This beautiful Pinot Noir carries aromas of tobacco, dark red fruits and fresh berries. The rich cherry flavor is complemented by notes of cedar, raspberry and strawberry. Enjoy with turkey, salmon or beef dishes.
Retail price: $19.99 375ml, $32.99 750ml (order online)
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|6. Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel|
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points
“Very ripe and luscious, this full-bodied Zin oozes rich berry-jam flavors on a smooth mouthfilling texture that has a touch of good tannin for grip.”
Retail price: $13.99 375ml, $22.99 750ml (order online)
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|7. Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Crianza|
Clean and bright with cherry red and violet hues. Powerful nose, high aromatic diversity, with predominately ripe red fruits. There are spicy touches and balsamic notes, with a roasted finish.
Retail price: $24.99 375ml, $39.99 750ml (order online)
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|8. Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2019|
A bright ruby red in color, this Chianti Classico shows well-integrated aromas of tart red cherries, tobacco, sunbaked earth, and a hint of cedar spice. On the palate, firm structure and refreshing acidity make it a very versatile food wine.
Retail price: $16.99 375ml, $27.99 750ml (order online)
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|9. Martin Ray Chardonnay|
Aromas of spiced apple, pineapple, lemon zest, smoked almonds and flint. It’s medium-to full-bodied with tangy acidity and a concentrated, flavorful finish. Bright and energetic.
Retail price: $12.99 375ml, $17.99 750ml (order online)
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|10. Domaine Berthet-Rayne Châteauneuf-du-Pape|
This blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 20% Mourvèdre offers decadent, juicy black-plum and blueberry flavors accented by whispers of lilac, crushed earth and charred cinnamon. While moderately full bodied and voluminous on the palate, it’s a freshly balanced, delicately tannic red that should drink well through 2024 at least.
Retail price: $29.99 375ml, $49.99 750ml (order online)
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|11. Barboursville Paxxito|
Moscato Ottonel and Vidal grapes are harvested young, to capture the fruit’s acidity, and in a traditional Passito method, allowed to air dry and raisinize on racks open to outdoor ventilation for months, concentrating flavors and sugars. A lengthy fermentation is induced naturally in older barriques, where aging continues for another year, in protracted lees contact, continuously stirred. Incomparably vigorous and luscious, every vintage is destined for lengthy cellaring.
Retail price: $39.99 375ml (order online)
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|12. Stags Leap|
Aromas of ripe raspberry, dark cherry, and blackberry along with hints of cedar and spice. The mid-palate is pleasant and round with flavors of dark chocolate, plum, dried fruit, and toasted oak. The finish is rich and lingering.
Retail price: $41.99 375ml, $80.99 750ml (order online)
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