Rachel: I can’t believe how fast October has flown by. I’ve barely finished carving my pumpkin and I’m already packing up this year’s costume. But at the same time, I’m excited that it’s November because that means we get to bring you new featured wines!
I am starting the month with a Super Tuscan Blend and a Pinot Noir that I am just loving.
Renieri Invetro Super Tuscan Blend
What They Say: Superbly rich ruby-red appearance. Very complex on the nose, with crisp fruit fragrances melding beautifully with earthy notes. The palate exhibits a solid structure with impressive depth, and a judicious equilibrium between alcoholic warmth and tannic weave. Very long tasty finish.
What We Say: I was lucky enough to be able to taste this at my local Total Wine before buying it. I liked it immediately and couldn’t believe it was only a $15 bottle of wine. It’s got a much more “expensive” taste with deep berry flavors. Robert Parker says it needs another year in the bottle but I’m loving it now. Oh, and the glass cork is a fun addition to the wine. The website says it allows for opening and closing of the bottle several times without jeopardizing the wine.
Blend Information: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet , 25% Merlot
Food Suggestions: I would recommend pairing this with a nice hearty pasta or or spicy sausage dish. It would be a nice accompaniment to a braised lamb or beef dish as well.
Price Point: $14.99 (Total Wine)
Meiomi Belle Glos Pinot Noir
What They Say: Meiomi is a high style Pinot Noir that is shaped, more than anything else, by the fruit sources that lay the foundation of the blend. A pure bred enjoyment wine, built to accommodate any pairing from food to friends. Unifying California’s most noteworthy coastal areas opens the door for a dynamic and opulent wine that is ready to enjoy whenever you are.
What We Say: This wine falls under the Wagner Family of Wines’ umbrella. They happen to also produce Caymus and Conundrum, both of which are favorites of mine. So to find that I love another one of their wines doesn’t come as much of a surprise. This wine was recommended to me at the Palm Beach Yacht Club from a wine list that is rather impressive. I was super happy with the recommendation and enjoyed every drop. I was even happier when I saw the bottle at Total Wine for under $20 (the Yacht Club charges $14 a glass… Talk about an upcharge!).
Blend Information: 100% Pinot Noir from various regions in California
Food Suggestions: The website recommends pairing the wine with Point Reyes Blue, Humbolt Fog and Bellweather cheeses. They also recommend enjoying their Pinot with BBQ, lamb chops and salmon. There are accompanying recipes on their site. Link below.
Price Point: $17.97 (Total Wine)