On Friday evening, we will be welcoming our friend Chris, who brings with him a quartet of impressive wines that highlight the power, finesse and majesty of wines made around the Mediterranean Sea. From the enigmatic, aromatic and fresh wines of Greece to the structure of Aglianico and the finesse and elegance of the admittedly not-quite-on-the-Mediterranean Beaujolais
Mercouri Estates Foloi ($18.95): Made primarily from indigenous variety ‘Roditis’ with a splash of Viognier, this white is crisp, elegant, perfumed and a stunning value. Depeuble Beaujolais Montevetrano Core Aglianico Falesco Montiano Trentianni 2009
Dom Dupeuble Beaujolais ($15.99): From Kermit Lynch himself: “super concentrated body engorged with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, cinnamon, cherry pit, violets, petunias, red currants, black currants and graham crackers”
Montevetrano Core Aglianico ($25.99) Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit and baking spice lead the nose. The palate delivers black cherry, raspberry jam and a hint of ground pepper while close-knit, almost ashy, fine-grained tannins on the finish.
Falesco Montiano Trentanni Merlot ($32.99) Deep ruby-red in color, vibrant aromas of cassis and blackberry bramble complement dusky yet smooth undertones of vanilla, sweet spices, and leather. On the palate, its upfront power and body give way to a round, more elegant ending.