It’s that time of year again as we get ready to mark down our goals and resolutions for the New Year. I know I can speak for myself when I say that one of our resolutions will be to not give up drinking wine. Well, I hope that is not on your list of things you want to change for the New Year! Getting ourselves healthy is always on all of our lists for a great new year, but drinking wine does haves some healthy benefits. But why am I even talking about this? Well, I have three amazing red wines to review today. You’ve heard the old saying; drinking a glass of red wine a day will keep you healthy. That is very true. So grab a glass and get ready to make yourself better, while enjoying some great wine.



First on the list is a big bold red blend. You might remember this wine from a post last year. It’s Roth Winery in Sonoma County, California. This winery brings you affordable luxury at a price you would be silly to pass up. If you are a big wine lover and love a powerhouse of flavor, then this wine is for you. This blend consist of 40% Syrah, 26% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 8% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. With flavors of blackberry and black cherry followed by violet, vanilla, and black licorice. But what surprised me the most was a hint of chili pepper on the tongue. With this blend and its silky texture, the tannins slowly unwind for a lingering finish. When it comes to food pairings it’s a no brainer. I would pair this wine with beef & mushroom lasagna.


Second on the list is a wine that the word “love” doesn’t even come close to describing how much I enjoyed it! It’s none other than a big bold strong 2013 CONCANNON Cabernet Sauvignon and for an amazing price you can try this very wine in the comfort of your own home. With this smooth, balanced and food-friendly red wine, it’s easy to see how much of an easy drinking wine this one is. Paso Robles’ unique climate provides for ideal tannin development as well as aroma and flavor compounds. Warm sunny mornings that lead to high daytime temperatures allow for complete ripening, while cool evenings create thickening of the skins. With flavors of intense red cherry, ripe plum and black currant with hints of cocoa, vanilla and spice. Food I would pair with this wine would be one simple dish; braised short ribs and broccoli robe.




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