Tasting notes, April 9, 2022; Reds for Spring

                     Red for Now…

2019 Markowitsch
Carnuntum / Austria
100% Blaufränkisch
Sourced from young vines (7 -15 years old) planted in a combination of clay and limestone, the 2019 Blaufrankisch from Markowitsch is notable for its freshness and intensity.
2015 Colutta Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso
On Sale for $19.99
Friuli Colli Orientali / Italy
100% Refosco
A staple in NE Italy, Refosco is little known outside of there. Beautifully subtle and balanced with both textural grip and refreshing acidity, this is a great transitional wine.
2019 Chapelle des Bois
Vieilles Vigne de la Cadole
Fleurie / Beaujolais / France
100% Gamay
Chunky and hearty, the 2019 Fleurie from Chapelle des Bois shows the muscular beauty of the cru. The ripeness of the vintage is kept in check by this wine’s underlying acidity.
2011 Cooperativa Copertino Riserva
Copertino / Puglia / Italy
100% Negroamaro 
Negroamaro is one of the classic grape varietals of the Salento area of Puglia. The Cooperative of Copertino produces this fully mature red with the intention of showcasing the mature side of the varietal.
2019 Descendientes Palacios Petalos
Bierzo / Galicia / Spain
100% Mencia
Scents and flavors of raspberry and herbs dominate this medium weight red. The vineyards selected for this bottling are all situated on hillsides or on high elevation plateaus.
2019 Anthill Farms
Mixed Blacks
On sale for $34.99
Sonoma / California / US
Field Blend (Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, etc.)
This single vineyard (Peugh vineyard) red harkens back to a time when varietal composition was not very important. Instead, we have a wine that speaks to the season and the site via numerous cultivars.