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Time to wine down

As the weather continues to change, so do the options of wine at your Market. Just before the rain decides to dry up and Rosé season is upon us, here are some hearty red wines to enjoy while the nights are still cool. Of course, anytime is red wine time as far as this steward is concerned.

Château Haut Barrail Medoc 2010
This lighter side of medium Bordeaux blend is composed of primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon. A velvety smooth wine that has a long finish and mild acidity, it will pair well any type of pork or lamb dish. $22.99/750ml.

Cavolloto Langhe Grign 2013
Grignolino is the star of this rustic and earthy wine. Far less popular than its Italian counterparts Barbera and Nebbiolo, this grape manages an identity all its own. It will pair well with a hearty beef stew or chicken cacciatore. $24.29/750ml.

Crowley Entre Nous Pinot Noir 2013
In a vintage that may very well be appreciated far more in 2-4 years, the Crowley Entre Nous stands out of the crowd. This medium-bodied Pinot delivers complexity and an accessibility that many of the other 2013s have not. It will pair well with bacon-wrapped pork chops or a mushroom risotto.

Don Carlo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
One of this steward’s biased favorite Cabernets, the 2010 vintage boasts a higher acidity than its predecessor. Definitely a wine that needs a little time to open up or a shelf to get more time under the cork, a truly solid Washington offering. $32.99/750ml.

These current offerings, much like the weather, can change at any time. Please feel free to ask your Market stewards to assist you in finding any of these wines.

Cheers!

 

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