Looking for some red wines that will pair beautifully with your holiday dishes and parties? Here are a few selections for you.
Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Bordon Reserva 2009
An elegant wine with balsamic and spicy notes followed by raspberry, plum, and vanilla flavors. Franco Espanolas, which is celebrating its 125 anniversary this year, is one of Rioja’s most prestigious and historic wineries. The Reserva is aged for 20 months in wood and then 24 months in bottle.
Angelini Estate Pergola Rosso
With only 3 Pergola Rosso wines available in the US, this is a very unique bottle of wine. Pergola Rosso is an indigenous grape from Italy’s Marche region. This wine exhibits notes of rose petals and lavender and flavors of wild cherry and strawberries; serve with slight chill.
Finca El Encinal Crianza 2011
From the Ribera del Duero, El Encinal Crianza is a harmonious and elegant wine. Its red fruit, cedar, and spice bouquet and flavors of black cherry, plum, and raisin notes make it a wonderful choice for holiday meals.