This week has seen the arrival of three especially noteworthy new wines.
LES DEUX COLS – New and exclusive to KWM! This artful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault is made by an Irish fellow named Simon Tyrrell in a tiny region called Estezargues, near Avignon. Production is small, with just over 10,000 bottles. Hereâ€™s what the Irish Times has to say: “An exceptional wine for the price with wonderful fresh but rounded dark berry fruits, herbs and black olives. It has the substance to stand up to a full range of flavoursâ€. Les Deux Cols will pair beautifully with lamb on the grill, or a hearty beef stew for those cooler days ahead. Â - $27.99
7 IRON CALIFORNIA CABERNET – Another exclusive for KWM! Â We love the winery description, we think the label rocks, and we love the wine! This Â well-priced, easy-drinking California Cab! “The club that never lets you down,” according to the winery team. “The dependable 7 Iron always swings smooth, flies straight and gets you where you need to be. If only your putter was this reliable.” – $21.99
SAN GIUSTO CHIANTI CLASSICO – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave the 2011 vintage 90 points He hasn’t yet reviewed the 2012, but Â here’s what his team has to say about the winery: “Run by the Martini di Cigala siblings (Elisabetta, Luca and Francesco), Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano is a flagship winery in the Gaiole, a Chianti subzone of the denomination.” The blend is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo grapes giving a rich, earthy and intense wine. – $44.99