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Category: Staff Picks

Spotlight Rosé: Los Bermejos Listán Negro Rosado 2017

Los Bermejos Listán Negro Rosado 2017; $21 Body: medium Fruit: salty citrus, grapefruit, cherry skins, blood orange, rhubarb, and brine, with ash, orange oil and grapefruit rind on the finish Food Pairings: seafood (squid, sashimi, clams) as well as gazpacho, deviled eggs, charcuterie, and rustic, nutty cheeses. Organic: yes, certified   Los Bermejos' Listán Negro…

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Spotlight Rosé: Lusenti Fiocco di Rosé 2015

Lusenti Fiocco di Rosé 2015; $20 Body: Light bodied with a spritz Fruit: Citrus-like with meyer lemon and subtle green apple Food Pairings: Tabouli Bulgar Wheat Salad Organic: yes, certified Lusenti's Fiocco di Rosé is lighter-bodied with subtle floral aromas and a gentle citrus note on an elegant palate whose effervescence adds to its brightness.…

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Seth’s Pick: Castellroig Cava Rosat NV

Body: medium Fruit: red berries, bread, biscuits, and fresh violets Food Pairings: jamon iberico, rice and noodle dishes, fruit desserts Organic: yes One of the very few still family owned Cava producers in Spain, Castellroig takes its winemaking seriously following the Champagne method. Hand harvesting, steel tank fermentation, hand riddling, and dosage using still wine,…

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Anna’s Pick: Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Brut Rosé NV

Body: medium Fruit: strawberry, red currant, raspberry, grenadine, cherry, biscuit, lemon zest, spicy floral Food Pairings: aperitifs, salmon, chicken, pork, risotto, fried food, fruit desserts Organic: no (sustainable) Canard-Duchêne is considered a national treasure in France because it provides an excellent value for the money. It is so cherished among savvy locals that they say…

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Amanda’s Pick: G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

  Body: Medium Fruit: Ripe red berries with a perfumed nose of violets and roses Food Pairings: Slow braised beef, hearty stews, tomato-based dishes Organic: no G.D. Vajra was founded in 1972 by husband and wife Aldo and Milena Vaira. Aldo broke from family tradition when he inherited almost 100 acres of vineyards in Vergne…

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Joe’s Pick: Castello Romitorio Rosso di Montalcino 2015

Body: Medium Fruit: Bitter cherry with herbal notes Food Pairings: Bistecca Fiorentina, a heroic sized T-bone steak, served aside arugula or broccoli rabe. Organic: no Romitorio's Rosso di Montalcino is an Italian artist's pet project, a wine produced from vineyards on slopes surrounding a 12th century castle. The wine itself is a "Baby Brunello" made completely…

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Anna’s Pick: Chateau Moulin de Tricot Haut Medoc 2014

Body: Full Fruit: raspberry, roast coffee, cherry, red currant, dried herbs, sweet tobacco Food Pairings: Lamb with garlic and rosemary, roast beef, veal, French Mimolette cheese Organic: No Château Moulin de Tricot follows the classic style of the Haut-Médoc, utilizing Cabernet Sauvignon as the dominant grape variety in this Bordeaux blend. This Haut-Médoc is everything…

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Seth’s Pick: Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Body: Full Fruit: black cherry, spice, oak Food Pairings: nothing and everything Organic: no To find a Californian Cabernet that is this soft, lush, velvety at $100 is pretty easy, but at $17 is almost unheard of. When we tasted this in the store we were stunned and think you will be too. Silver Palm…

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Joe’s Pick: Benoit Ente Bourgogne Rouge ‘Mathilde’ 2015

Body: Medium (-) Fruit: Cherry and cherry pit with subtle clove & cinnamon hints. Food Pairings: Butter and garlic roasted artichokes. Organic: sustainable The fruit for Mathilde comes from Ente's small, sustainably-farmed three-hectare holding whose crop was initially sold to the famed Louis Latour. The grapes are hand-harvested from vines planted in 1975 and 1998,…

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