These recommendations come from Cellar XV Wine Market in Ridgefield, CT. This is a great wine shop and they throw fantastic wine tasting events that support charity and other local causes. The events are reasonably priced too... and FWandD is always looking for value! And we think this is especially legit since there is a Rex Goliath on the list. Yum!
J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone 2007
Rhone Valley, France
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Other
Red fruits and spice on the nose. The mouth reveals rounded tannins; warm and full-bodied with rich dark fruit and a nice spice finish. A great value for any occasion, including Thanksgiving!
Rex Goliath Free Range Red (NV)
Grenache, Syrah, Zinfandel
Deep aroma of pepper and blackberry. The front begins slightly sweet and fruit forward with berries, progressing into layers of spice in a surprisingly long finish.
Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca 2009
Terra Alta, Spain
100% Garnacha Blanca
Nose of lemon zest, nectar, and clementine orange. Clean, cool, and crisp with hints of citrus as well as tropical fruits while retaining a refreshing dryness.
Clos Palet Vouvray 2008
100% Chenin Blanc
Floral nose of honeysuckle, accompanied by notes of nectarine and fresh almonds. Palate of wet stone minerality, with medium body and silky finish.