Wines for the season...

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Wines for the season...

And, just like that, Summer has wrapped up. People are out playing with footballs instead of beachballs. Rosé seems passé (it isn't - please inquire about our longstanding argument that rosé wines are a) delicious year-round & b) a perfect fit on the Thanksgiving table... but I digress). Miraculously, the Mets are still in the mix (look for this sentence to be deleted sadly sooner than we would have hoped). It's that glorious time of year to shift gears...

 

Oranges, whites, rosés; they can all make great Autumn wines, but this is a list exclusively made up of red wines. Here are some of our favorites for the season:

 

Cabernet Franc is always a good answer for autumn -

Olga Raffault "Les Picasses" - Chinon, Loire Valley, France 2016 - $35

Olivier Cousin "Pur Breton" - Anjou, Loire Valley, France 2020 - $29

Lamé-Delisle-Boucard "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" - Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France 2017 - $19

Bloomer Creek "Vin d'Ete" - Finger Lakes, New York 2021 - $25

Villa Locatelli - Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2019 - $15

 

Pinot Noir and Gamay are usually good fits too -

Domaine des Frontières - Beaujolais-Villages, France 2020 - $21

Domaine Chasselas "Beaujolais Is Not Dead" - Beaujolais, France 2020 - $26

Terres Blondes - Gamay - Loire Valley, France 2020 - $14

Domaine François Buffet "Bourgogne-Côte d'OrGro" - Burgundy, France 2019 - $29

Jean Perrier et Fils "Cuvée Gastronomie" (Pinot Noir) - Savoie, France 2018 - $18

Peter Benedek (Pinot Noir) - Mátra, Hungary 2020 - $20

Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot "Sous la Tour" (Pinot Noir) - Arbois, Jura, France 2018 - $65

Grochau Cellars "Commuter Cuvée" (Pinot Noir) - Willamette Valley, Oregon 2018 - $23

 

Okay, so those are great, but you want something different?:

Leonardo Erazo "La Resistencia" (Pais) - Valle del Itata, Chile 2019 - $30

Les Cortis "Gastine" (field blend) - Savoie, France 2020 - $26

Domaine Ozil "Barry" (Grenache & Syrah) - Ardeche, Rhône Valley, France 2021 - $21

Christoph Heiss "Hotrot" (St Laurent, Zweigelt & Müller-Thurgau) - Burgenland, Austria 2021 - $22

Rosset Terroir (Cornalin) - Valle d'Aoste, Italy 2020 - $29

Finca Parera "Fosc" (Sumoll with Tempranillo, Garnatxa, Monastrell & Syrah) - Penedès, Catalonia, Spain 2021 - $21