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February 12, 2018| Categories: News, Wine Tastings

National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18th across the United States. The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships. We embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease and the enhancement of food and life. If you feel adventurous, try a new wine while enjoying the company of your family and friends on this National Wine Day.

To help you celebrate, here are a few of our favorites to consider.

Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Washington Rich, dark, unctuous, brooding and deep. Delicious, complex and compelling. Smooth, long and amazing. A wine of true substance.

Willamette Valley Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, Oregon As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine is deep ruby in color and opens with lively aromas of bing cherry, blackberry, baking spices with a hint of cocoa and earth. A vibrant entry and juicy mid-palate features flavors that mirror aromas with the addition of strawberry purée and raspberry fruit leather. A well-rounded and plush finish, accented by bright acidity, carries flavors far beyond the sip.

Louis Jadot Mâcon Blanc Villages, Burgundy The wine shows floral, apple and citrus aromas and flavors, with mineral notes; a classic expression of Chardonnay from this appellation. A wine for the Chardonnay drinker but also will please the Pinot Grigio drinker too.

Morgan Winery Cotes du Crow’s, Monterey This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Black berry, rose petal, and raspberry aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins; it offers a mouthful of sweet pomegranate, black cherry and cinnamon stick. Its weight and balance make it a perfect pairing with anything off the grill.

Heitz Wine Cellars Ink Grade Zinfandel 2013 Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts. Wine Spectator, 90 pts. “This wine has a puckering sensibility of tannin on entry but settles in the glass to show a fresh core of strawberry, black cherry, cedar and soy. The oak is buttery and spicy, good at playing a supporting role to the density of mountain-grown high-toned fruit..”