If you just started reading this, chances are the snow has begun falling and you’re running out of things to do. You have already started pouring through the Netflix catalog, you've clamped down on the couch, remote in one hand, but something is missing from the other….wwwwwineeeeee. It's the only thing that can take the epic binge watching you've planned to the next level. Not just wine….winter wine.
Yet, not all “winter wines” are created equal. In better wines, “warmth” will come from the soul of the wine. In mass produced, brand names, oak treatment and additives will attempt to create these sentiments. They will fail. Don’t let them succeed.
To help, here are a few Some Good Wine winter favorites to get you through the bitter winter days. Not all are red. Not all are above 15% alcohol. All are good, trust us….
A selection of Nebbiolo from the younger vines of the various “cru” in Barbaresco, supplemented by grapes from the neighboring village of Neive, with average 30-year-old vines. Another tremendous value in the De Forville line-up. Sleeker than one would expect for Nebbiolo but with textbook earthiness the best Nebbiolos produce. And the price....oh my, the price!
Textbook Rioja barely showing a day of age. Lovely nose of orange rind, pomegranate, crushed flowers and cloves. Easy drinking with a wide range of powerful fruit structures, still displaying elegance and earth.
Made to be a fun, easy-drinking representation of the Duoro. Ruby red with wild red fruit and great acidity. Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, and other indigenous Portuguese varietals.
Slightly orange, 100% Grillo. Serious yet fun. Light smoke essence with slight candied orange, floral essence, lemon and grass with a singing smokey fun!
100% Diego grape, smokey as hell with weird glue backbone that mends well with quince and apricot. Medium bodied with sticky notes that are very serious and mouth coating. Great for lovers of Northern Rhone whites.