Red Wine: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage, 2008, California.

90 Points – $40

A full nose of earth, stone, mushroom and oak. A plush mouthful of blackberry, coffee, cherry and earth with a nice tart finish. Good meritage.

Red Wine

Name: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec

Region: California, USA

Maker: Beringer Vineyards

Price: $40

Alcohol: 14.2%

Red Wine: Las Brujas Tannat, 2010, Uruguay.

89 Points – $25

This wine is made from 100% Tannat grape from the Las Brujas (the witches) region of southern Uruguay. This grape originates in the Basque regions of France. The nose is of raspberry and grape. It has a tannic taste that is reminiscent of port with fruit and blackberry notes.

Las Brujas Tannat 2010


Name: Las Brujas Tannat

Grape: Tannat

Region: Uruguay

Maker: Gimenez Mendez

Price: $25

Alcohol: 13.5%