What To Drink Now: Inexpensive Reds for the Holidays
D Magazine, Posted in Wine & Spirits, by Hayley Hamilton Cogill, Dec 05, 2014
"With all the holiday tasks, the one that shouldn’t cause you to break a sweat is finding an affordable wine to complete your Christmas table, without the bank. We are here to help. Included are a few red wines that will pair well with anything from turkey to tenderloin, all are around $20, many are less. I’ll post white wines suggestions next week. A few selections were sent for editorial consideration.
Another family that continues to impress with both their green efforts and their economical pricing, along with the consistently great taste of their wines is the Benziger
family with their Sonoma County wines grown in their sustainable, organic or bio-dynamic vineyards. Their Sonoma County Merlot,
produced from completely handpicked fruit is one of the truest expressions of the grape, filled with juicy red plum and red berry with just the right touch of toast and spice from 16 months of oak aging to add depth and a silky texture with balanced tannin to the wine. I love a Merlot with lamb and this this is a perfect choice if your holiday table includes roasted leg of lamb or lamb chops. The wine usually retails for $19 but Total Wine and More has it now for $14 a bottle."
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