In one survey , 2,000 wine drinkers were asked to select one bottle of wine from a set of three reds and one bottle from a set of three whites. A whopping 82 percent of them said they made their selections based on the label. And, although wine experts may look down on you for this, there’s nothing wrong with it.
Red Wine India “As they say, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover — and wineries that commit to a clever label of course have the potential to make great wine, too,” says sommelier Emily Wines, general manager of Skipstone winery. “There is also nothing wrong with having a conversation piece on the table.” Below, find her top picks for great labels bedecking actually good wines. Bring one of these to dinner and you’ll be sure to have not only the best label but also the best wine.
Wine To India If the name took you a few minutes, you’re not the only one, Wines says. Depicted on the label as a tattooed woman on a motorcycle, “Kay” represents the philosophy of “wide-open throttle or don’t bother doing it at all,” according to the company. But it’s not just a fun name and label. This Cabernet Sauvignon from the Puglia region of Italy is full of black fruits and some mocha.
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20 of California's biggest and best reds from Napa's acclaimed Stags Leap District in a spectacular one of a kind gift box.
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Domaine Serene's Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay is one of the only chardonnays to make the Wine Spectator Top 2.
India Wines Domaine Serene's Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay is one of the only chardonnays to make the Wine Spectator Top 2.
Wines In India Two of the top three wines of the year, as ranked by Wine Spectator magazine, come from Willamette Valley wineries.
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Year’s end is always a time of “best of” lists. This week Wine Spectator counted down its top 10 wines of 2016 — a tease for the magazine’s annual Top 100 list.
Wine In India Cupertino’s Ridge Vineyards made the Wine Spectator list, with its 2012 Monte Bello ($175), a classic Bordeaux-style blend, coming in at No. 7. The dark, inky wine is made with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot grapes grown on the winery’s estate vineyards, elevation 1,300 to 2,700 feet. The full top 100 will be revealed on Dec. 5.
India Wines Another South Bay wine, the 2013 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir ($35), made Enthusiast’s top 10 list, snagging the No. 9 spot. This “second label” is a sister wine to Saratoga’s Mount Eden Vineyards. The pinot noir made by Jeffrey Patterson got points for being less expensive than its sibling — and ready to drink now.
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Monkey Jacket Red North Coast 2015 ($25): Cruse’s red blend, named for a lost form of nautical outerwear, incorporates Valdiguié, Tannat and a “mixed block” in Ukiah that Cruse believes to be mostly Petite Sirah. It’s aromatic with tart red fruit — cranberry and violets — and bright citrus on the palate and soft tannins. Exuberant; irrepressible.
India Wine Valdiguié Rancho Chimiles Wooden Valley Pétillant Naturel 2015 ($30): Cruse’s pet-nats — ancestral-method sparkling wines, made by simply bottling the wine mid-fermentation to trap carbon dioxide — are unfailingly clean and focused. The 2015 sparkling Valdiguié tastes like ripe, sweet tomatoes; though texturally austere, its flavors are generous.
Wine In India The classic expression of Cruse Wine Co.: floral and perfumed, bright and fruity. It smells like roses; on the palate, it’s all purple fruit, with deep sanguine bitterness at the edges.
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