Well indeed, Feastlings.
Sure, there’s turkey. There’s ham, too. But if you plan on pulling out all the stops this holiday season, it’s the time of year where we consider tables loaded with ribeyes and tenderloins, and crown roasts of lamb. And that means it’s time to set aside those Pinot Noirs and Gamays and the like for a bit and pull out the stops on your red wine. This week’s tasting is a titch pricier than usual ($15 plus tax and tip rather than the customary 10,) but it’s undoubtedly worth it because these wines are serious business. This week we open four full-bodied, serious reds meant to be drunk with full-bodied, serious food. Happy Whatever You Celebrate.
Elegant reds for extravagant meals
2014 Montepeloso “Eneo” blend, Tuscany IGT
2013 Perdigal Châteauneuf du Pape
2015 Bila-Haut “Occultum Lapidem” Côtes du Roussillon
2011 Gramercy “The Third Man” blend, Columbia Valley