Luke Merlot 2017
Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Wash., $22
It might appear unusual to say a wine has “confidence,” however the phrase is suitable right here. This merlot doesn’t scream for consideration with highly effective tannins or in-your-face fruit. Moderately, it weaves candy, ripe plums, black cherries and a savory trace of darkish roast espresso right into a compelling dialogue that unfolds slowly. There may be additionally a scrumptious cabernet sauvignon by the identical label. Alcohol by quantity: 14.1 %.
Distributed by M. Touton Choice: Out there within the District at Rodman’s. Out there in Maryland on the Breadery in Catonsville; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer in Gaithersburg; Franklin Liquors in Ijamsville; Grosvenor Market in Rockville; Outdated Farm Liquors in Frederick. Out there in Virginia at Harris Teeter (numerous places), Complete Wine & Extra (McLean).
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2018
This pretty wine is produced from nerello mascalese grapes, with a sploosh of nerello cappuccio, each native Sicilian varieties grown on the northern slopes of Mount Etna in japanese Sicily. The physique and texture resemble a high-quality Chambolle Musigny from Burgundy, whereas the flavors are extra Mediterranean herbs than Burgundian flowers. The wine opens up over a number of hours after uncorking and will enhance over a number of years in your cellar. ABV: 13.5 %.
Imported by Bacchus, distributed within the District and Maryland by Bacchus, in Virginia by Free Run: Out there within the District at A. Litteri, Ace Beverage, Calvert Woodley, Chat’s Liquors, Cork & Fork, Cork Market, DCanter, D’Vines, Kogod Liquors & Deli, MacArthur Drinks, Fashionable Liquors, Paul’s of Chevy Chase, Pearson’s, Potomac Wine & Spirits, Rodman’s, Wagshal’s Market. Out there in Maryland at Bin 201 Wine Sellers, Eastport Liquors and the Italian Market in Annapolis; Bin 604 Wine Sellers, Wells Low cost Liquors and Wine Supply in Baltimore; Edgewater Liquors in Edgewater; the French Paradox Wines in Stevenson; Friendship Wine & Liquor in Abingdon; Hops & Vines Beer, Wine & Extra in Odenton; the Good Pour in Elkridge; Piazza Italian Market in Easton; Rip’s Wine and Spirit Store in Bowie; State Line Liquors in Elkton; Vineyards Elite in Pikesville.
La Sagrestana Sangiovese Romagna Superiore 2018
Savory and smoky, with notes of cherries and a touch of cocoa, this sangiovese is the sort of delightfully rustic wine you could have encountered in a household trattoria in your explorations of Italy. Since it might be some time earlier than we will repeat these journeys, right here’s a option to indulge our recollections. ABV: 13 %.
Imported by Caput Mundi, distributed by Impero: Out there within the District at A. Litteri, Batch 13, Imperial Wine & Spirits, Rodman’s, Salumeria 2703. Out there in Maryland at Dawson’s Market in Rockville; Di Pasquale’s Market in Baltimore; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer, Finewine.com and Gemelli’s Italian Market in Gaithersburg; Fishpaws Market in Arnold; Franklin Liquors in Ijamsville; Giolitti Delicatessen and the Italian Market in Annapolis; Longmeadow Wine & Liquors in Hagerstown; Outdated Farm Liquors and Orion Wine & Spirits in Frederick; Rodman’s (White Flint). Out there in Virginia at Metropolis Vino in Fredericksburg; Crystal Palate Wine & Connoisseur in Norfolk; the Italian Retailer (Lyon Village, Westover) in Arlington; Marchese Italian Market and Yiannis Wine & Meals in Virginia Seaside; Market 2 Market in Alexandria; Vienna Vintner in Vienna; the Wine Attic in Clifton; Wine Types (Montclair, South Driving).
Lab Vinho Verde Rosé
Lab is a label from Portugal that provides wonderful worth in inexpensive wines. The rosé was No. eight in my checklist of 12 finest bargains in 2019. This non-vintage vinho verde rosé is simply as scrumptious, with a slight spritz and brilliant fruit flavors of strawberry and melon. ABV: 11 %.
Imported by Tri-Vin, distributed by DMV: Out there within the District at District Liquors, Magruder’s, Paul’s of Chevy Chase, Riggs Liquor, Rodman’s. Out there in Maryland at Aloha Liquor and Chesapeake Wine Co. in Baltimore; Apple Greene Wine & Spirits in Dunkirk; Beer Wine & Co. in Bethesda; Belby Low cost Beer & Wine in Rockville; Cambridge Market in Cambridge; Nation Spirits in Cascade; Fairgrounds Low cost Drinks in Timonium; Firefly Farms in Accident; Hook & Vine Kitchen in North Seaside; the Italian Market in Annapolis; Liquor Locker in Hagerstown; Parkway Deli & Restaurant, Snider’s Tremendous Meals and Veridian Market & Wine in Silver Spring; Potomac Beer & Wine in Rockville; Rosewick Wine & Spirits in La Plata; Seneca Comfort in Germantown; Complete Low cost Liquors in Eldersburg; City Heart Market in Riverdale Park; Upcounty in Clarksburg; the Vine on Predominant in Sykesville.
Sunny with a Probability of Flowers Pinot Noir 2018
The Sunny with a Probability of Flowers line features a pinot noir, a chardonnay and a sauvignon blanc, every at 9 % alcohol and about 85 energy for a 5-ounce serving. That compares to about 110-120 energy for a glass of wine on the extra widespread 13-14 % alcohol. The Sunny wines are additionally labeled as “zero sugar,” as they’ve lower than 0.5 grams per serving. The wines style “appropriate” — that means, they style like pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Their distinguishing attribute is the mixture of decrease alcohol and decrease energy. ABV: 9 %.
Distributed by RNDC: Out there within the District at Rodman’s, Streets Market (numerous places). Out there in Maryland at Balducci’s in Bethesda; Beards Hill Liquors in Aberdeen. Out there in Virginia at Balducci’s (Alexandria, McLean, Reston); Montebello Market in Alexandria.
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