There’s a lot of black pepper, briar and sage in this Sangiovese, Primitivo and Grenache blend, although it offers enough cherry fruit to satisfy. It’s very dry, and the tannins are such that the wine needs rich meats and cheeses to soften and mellow it.
This well-priced, light-bodied Pinot Grigio provides flavors of stone fruit—mostly apricot—with a tiny trace of petrol. It would make a fine apéritif, particularly alongside oysters or shrimp.
This Tempranillo gives off intense aromatics of ripe berry pie and has a crisp, smoky finish. In between it's big and brawny, delicious and rustic around the edges. On second sip, the flavors are wrapped in vanilla-kissed oak.
Soft, simple and rather sweet, like a chewy candy bar of cherries, currants, cocoa and crunchy granola. High alcohol makes it a little hot and unbalanced, but it will stand up well beside a fabulous cheeseburger.