We’re going to do this three days in a row because it’s December and next week will just be too late. Canada, new world, old world. Mayhem in stores will begin this afternoon and carry through to the end of the weekend. It will slow for a day or two and then get crazy mid-week. By next Saturday these wines will be hard to find. The VINTAGES December 10th release is not a stellar one by any means, the best of the holiday season offerings having appeared in the previous two November releases. What is worth thrill seeking for drinking, cellars and gifts is encompassed in this triumvirate set of posts.
Related – December 10th in VINTAGES: Canada
As a reminder my full tasting notes can be found on WineAlign for a small fee, a pittance actually, for mine and those penned by David, Sara and John. Eight more recommendations are here from new world locales, some of them big, brooding and Christmas boozy. Happy hunting.
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina (167619, $16.95, WineAlign)
@FamiliaZuccardi @SebaZuccardi @DionysusWines @ArgentinaWineCA @winesofarg
Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia (468728, $17.95, WineAlign)
@WynnsEstate @sueatwynns @Wine_Australia #TreasuryWineEstates
La Crema Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Coast, California (962886, $29.95, WineAlign)
@LaCremaWines @sonomavintners @bwwines @thesirengroup
The Lane Vineyard Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz 2013, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia (470591, $29.95, WineAlign)
@thelanevineyard @Wine_Australia @EpicW_S
The Chocolate Block 2014, Wo Western Cape, South Africa (129353, $39.95, WineAlign)
#Boekenhoutskloof @UNIVINS @WOSACanada @WOSA_ZA
Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia (636407, $64.95, WineAlign)
@twohandswine @Wine_Australia @bwwines
Stags’ Leap Winery Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah 2012, Napa Valley, California (589572, $89.95, WineAlign)
@stagsleapwines @SLDistrict @NapaVintners #TreasuryWineEstates
Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California (14217, $114.95, WineAlign)
@CliffLedeWine @NapaVintners @HalpernWine @SLDistrict
Good to go!