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Features by tag: #burgerwine

Carmenère: Alive and Well.

Apaltagua Reserva Carmenère 2015 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Cheers to the family-owned Apaltagua Winery for producing small batch, estate grown, appellation-based wines from Chile. Consulting winemaker Alvaro Espinoza has pioneered biodynamic grape farming techniques and he was one of the first to bottle Chilean Carmenère. The grape had been misidentified as Merlot by Chilean producers, which wasn't good because Carmenère ripens later than Merlot. Thanks in part to Espinoza, Carmenère is now one of Chile's signature varietals. Given time to ripen, it's dark, fruity and spicy with green notes and soft tannins. Apaltagua is a perfect introduction to Chilean Carmenère and a excellent value.
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-02-21.
  • Tags: #redwine | #burgerwine | #chile | #carmenère

Argentina to you.

LaPosta Tinto red blend 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • LaPosta translates to "the tavern" where the farmers meet to discuss their soils, their vines, their quest for superior flavors. Cheers to Laura Catena and winemaker Estela Perinetti who produce this line in collaboration with Argentina's best small-family growers. The grapes for Tinto were grown at an average 3,000 foot elevation on vines 30 years old. This is a delicious blend of 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah and 20% Bonarda, a great deal as part of Woodland Wine Merchant's 6/60 deal, 2/9/17.
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-02-17.
  • Tags: #redwine | #malbec | #argentina | #burgerwine

A very benevolent King.

King Mendoza Malbec 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • King Malbec 2014 is sort of like a delicious ready-to-drink Bordeaux. Guarachi Wine Partners is the producer and importer of this label. While their name isn’t that familiar, some of their southern/western hemisphere labels are. Cheers to this recently developed label that delivers super value.
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-02-04.
  • Tags: #redwine | #malbec | #argentina | #burgerwine | #steakwine

California Cab in Bourbon barrels.

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Cheers to this wine breakthrough which is completely American: aging California Cab in used American oak bourbon barrels. The result is awesome for the price. To be a fairly young Cab going into the bottle, the use of bourbon barrels really seasoned the wine generously in a short time.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-11-29.
  • Tags: #redwine | #bourbon | #california | #cabernetsauvignon | #burgerwine | #steakwine

Hints of Breakfast.

San Alejandro Las Rocas Calatayud El Renegado red blend 2013 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • In the Calatayud wine region in northern Spain where this affordable red originates, the soil is stoney, loose, high in lime and poor in nutrients (hence the name Las Rocas). If you're a renegade, pair this with breakfast any time. With aromas of lightly smoky bacon, blueberry pancakes, cranberry, raspberry, coffee and rocks, it's peppery, tart and minerally on the tongue.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-08-30.
  • Tags: #redwine | #spain | #burgerwine | #breakfast

Stuck on Lodi again.

Cline Lodi Zinfandel 2013 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Lodi is the "Zinfandel capital of the world" and where Robert Mondavi grew up. The reds tend to be big and hedonistic, ready to drink, and usually great values. So yes it's easy to get stuck on Lodi Zin such as Cline's, paired with a turkey meatball and marinara bagel pizza.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-08-24.
  • Tags: #redwine | #california | #zinfandel | #spaghettiwine | #burgerwine

The Aragon Express.

Evodia Aragon Grenache 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Aragon is located in the north of Spain, from the Pyrenees to the Iberian plateau. Garnacha is widely grown and can make big wines that are uniquely expressive of this area. Evodia 2014 is deliciously affordable, fruit forward and looking for a bite to eat.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-08-15.
  • Tags: #redwine | #spain | #burgerwine | #grenache

Secret agent Cab.

Alias Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.