This pack features a selection of supple red wines. It’s perfect for the person who has a type but still wants some variety. The Malbec is from a vineyard that is considered one of the highest quality in the region of Mendoza; the Valpolicella is one of the most significant from the Veneto, made with organically grown grapes; the Quinta da Romaneira is a rebel with its use of Syrah within the blend, making it quite the spicy stand-out; and finally there’s the Lyeth, a beloved classic that propelled the tradition of proper mertiage blending in California.
Each case contains 3 bottles of each wine listed below:
Name: Finca Decero 2017 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard
“Swiss billionaire Thomas Schmidheiny launched this estate in 2000, settling on a barren plateau in Agrelo at 3,500 feet altitude. The winds here skate across the soil—a mix of alluvial deposits and sandy loam over gravel—whipping up small remolinos, little whirlwinds of dust. The winery claims these remolinos are critical to the quality of their wines, keeping the grapevines dry and free from disease after it rains. Credit also goes to Tomás Hughes, a Mendoza native who joined the winery as winemaker in 2014 after stints at Achaval Ferrer in the Uco Valley and with Daniel Pi at Trapiche. In 2017, Hughes turned out a floral, fresh malbec that sings with clarity. Lush with plummy flavors, it feels supple and energetic, the bright acidity impelling the wine forward. It stays lively and lifted, lasting on scents of wildflowers, herbs and fresh purple fruit.” 93 Points, Wine & Spirits
Name: Speri 2016 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Sant'Urbano
The grapes for this wine are left to dry for around 20-25 days, which contributes to a concentration of flavours and softness throughout the wine.
“A tangy and fresh red with dark-cherry and watermelon aromas and flavors. Medium body. Low tannins. Fresh finish. Drink now.” 91 Points, James Suckling
Name: Quinta da Romaneira 2016 R de Romaneira
The grapes for this wine are grown on one of the most breathtaking estates in the Duroro Valley. This wine is a bit of an outlaw (in the best way) - it's use of Syrah in an otherwise typical Douro blend gives this wine both its perfumed character and also its classification as a regional wine. The wine is firm and structured with plenty of minerality amid all the black fruits.
Name: Lyeth 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: UNITED STATES
Lyeth was founded in 1981 after Chip Lyeth fell in love with Californian Cabernet. He learned that the key to exceptional Cab was to blend it in small part with other varieties. This wine has a touch of Petit Verdot for added layers of depth and complexity. It is deep crimson in color with raspberry, boysenberry and black pepper aromas. On the palate, it has layers of cherry, cocoa and a touch of minerality. It has a nice tannin structure with a long and lingering finish.