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2009 Virginia Apple WIne White, Apple Virginia, United States From our go-to winery, Chateau O'Brien's Apple Wine is the perfect mix of sweet and crisp, light and tasty. It's not at all syrupy, and... sweet, Scallops, Fruit
0
Alves De Sousa Red, Tempranillo Vila Real, Portugal http://www.alvesdesousa.com/2/primeira.php?menu=5
2
Aquinas Pinot Noir Red, Pinot Noir California, United States Changemakers discovered this wine at Spoon River, a restaurant in Minneapolis. http://www.donandsons.com/threeloosescrews/aquinasnapavalley... Meat, Duck
4
Beneventano Aglianico Red, Aglianico Roma, Italy Rich cherry and blackberry, spices, strong, but not heavy.  Would go well with red meat and tomato dishes. Grapes from Campania... Meat
0
Berry Hill Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011 Red, Cabernet, Petit Verdot Virginia, United States Amazing Cab Franc cut with a bit of Petit Verdot. One of the top reds in VA. Beef, Meat, Duck, Lamb, Game
5
Bodega Carelli Malbec Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Strong bodied but smooth Malbec http://bodegacarelli.com.ar/english/index.html Meat, Lamb
0
Bodega Norton Malbec 2009 Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Bold and fruity with spicy/pepper notes and a hint of smoke; pairs well with duck, pork, sweet BBQ $7 at Trader Joe's http://www.norton.com... Duck, Pork, Game
3
Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon Red, Cabernet Sauvignon California, United States Bright fruit notes with a smoky, tabacco background. Medium bodied, strong but not heavy. Goes well with stronger flavors like blue... Meat, organic, Salmon, Duck, Tomatoes, Seafood
0
Both Barrels Cab-Sav Shiraz 2011 Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz South Australia, Australia A very young, brash, tannic and fruit-forward blend from a Zagat collection. Meat, Game
2
Burgo Viejo Rioja Red, Grenache, Mazuela, Rioja, Tempranillo La Rioja, Spain Joe and Erin found this at Marvelous Market, it's a surprisingly rich and strong Rioja that isn't overpowering. 85% tempranillo, 10%... full-bodied, Meat, rich, stand-alone
4
Cahors Malbec Red, Malbec Lot-et-Garonne - Aquitaine, France Fruity but dry, a solid mid-range Malbec from France. J.P. Chenet is the winemaker, http://www.jpchenet.com/ Beef, currant, Meat, Duck
4
Calvet Reserve de L'Estey Medoc Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot Gironde - Aquitaine, France A medium-bodied Medoc, not too sharp to to heavy. Goes well with steam or pasta. body, cherry, Meat
0
Can Blau Montsant Red, Grenache, Mazuela, Syrah Spain Bold, complex red wine, dark berries, smoke and chocolate notes http://spiritofwine.blogspot.com/2007/01/rating-2005-canblau-mon... http://... Meat
0
Cave Kouroum Red, Cabernet Lebanon Lebanese wine, spicy, exotic http://www.cavekouroum.com/winessyrahcabernet.html
3
Chateau Mayne Guyon Grand Vin de Bordeaux Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Gironde - Aquitaine, France A bit sharp and tannic for a French blend. Meat
0
Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2011 Red, Chianti Firenze, Italy Dry, full bodied and smooth, 13% ABV Meat, Pasta, Poultry
5
Cols de Vents Corbieres 2007 Red, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah France http://www.castelmaure.com/ http://www.kysela.com/south/castelmaure.htm http://virginie.ajot.net/col-des-vents03-corbieres-langudoc-rous...
4
Cristobal 1492 Verdelho White, Verdejo Mendoza, Argentina A sharp and full-bodied verdejo from Argentina. Bought at Schneider's on Capitol Hill. Floral and acidic with a very light effervescence... grapefruit, sharp, Scallops, Cream, Oysters, Fish, Seafood
0
Cuvee do Clos Baileyana Red, Pinot Noir California, United States     Strong, full-bodied Pinot Noir, cherry notes with a strong oak backing. http://www.baileyana.com/firepeak_vineyard.php Meat, Duck, Pasta
0
Darien Rioja Tempranillo Red, Rioja, Tempranillo La Rioja, Spain Medium-bodied, fruit-forward wine that's a bit edgy on acids. http://www.darien.es/ acid, cherry, pomegranate, tart, Lamb
0
Diseno Old Vine Malbec Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Created by O Fournier and Cap Vistalba for Constellation Wines, bottled stateside. Decent malbec, but a bit too light. Notes of chocolate... Berries, blueberries, chocolate, coffee, Meat
2
Don Elias Garnacha Catalunya Red, Grenache Tarragona, Spain Light bodied, peppery red that goes well with spicy foods. Meat, Salmon, Poultry, Bread
3
El Ganador Malbec 2008 Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina aged for 6 months in new French oak; then 6 months in the bottle. http://www.kysela.com/argentina/tiza.htm http://www.docstoc.com/docs/...
4
Elementos Malbec Red, Malbec Salta, Argentina Jon had this wine at his co-worker's asado, medium-bodied for a malbec, eminently drinkable http://www.elesteco.com.ar/comex_eng/index.htm Argentina, Beef, mendoza
3
Falernia Pedro Ximenez White, Pedro Ximenez Coquimbo (IV), Chile Tart, light, dry white, very similar to the Picopoul. Great for pasta and fish dishes. http://www.falernia.com/index_eng.html grapefruit, tart, Pasta, Fish, Mushroom
0
Felino Vina Cobos Malbec 2009 Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Social Safeway, $16-24. A strong, smooth malbec from the Mendoza region http://www.paulhobbsimports.com/nativo/ http://www.vinacobos.com/ Beef, blackberries, Meat, Duck, Game
0
Found Object Syrah Red, Syrah Chile A balanced, tannic wine with smoke and berry notes from Colchagua Valley Meat, Duck, Game
4
Foxglove Chardonnay White, Chardonnay California, United States http://www.varnerwine.com/ Good, lightly oaked, balanced chardonnay; we had it at Firefly. Poultry, Fish, Seafood
0
Gascon Malbec Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina A fruit-forward, light but strong red that pairs well with steak or italian. http://www.gasconwine.com/ (Owned by Catena) Beef, Meat, Game
0
Gatão Vinho Verde White A mildly sparkling vinho verde with a crisp, strong grapefruit taste. http://www.borgeswines.com/ficha.php?tipo=mesa&ap=filosofia&... crisp, dry, grapefruit, sparkling
0
Gatão Vinho Verde White, Vinho Verde Porto, Portugal A mildly sparkling vinho verde with a crisp, strong grapefruit taste. http://www.borgeswines.com/ficha.php?tipo=mesa&ap=filosofia&... crisp, dry, grapefruit, sparkling, Fish, Seafood, Vegetable
0
H J Fabre Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Red, Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, Argentina Strong bodied, bordering on a malbec. Mineral-y back taste with front notes of dark cherry, sherry. Meat, Game
4
Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet 2009 White, Picpoul France Grapefruit and exotic fruit taste, crisp but not dry; great with shellfish and seafood. $10 http://www.cave-pomerols.com/actualite.asp... grapefruit, Salmon, Fish, Seafood
4
Jacques Bourguignon Chablis White, Chardonnay France A light, crisp white made from chardonnay grapes, but in a less oaked style. Citrus notes, without the buttery overtones. http://www.... crisp, light, Citrus, Tropical Fruit
0
Jaques Bourguignon Chablis 2008 White, Chardonnay France A clean crisp white from the Burgundy region Asparagus, clean, crisp, grapefruit, sharp, Scallops, Crab, Poultry, Fish, Vegetable
0
Josefina Syrah-Rose Rose, Syrah California, United States A light, ry but sweet rose with strong strawberry notes and light jolly-rancher peach qualities. strawberry, Cheese
0
La Azul Gran Reserva Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina One of the wineries we visited in Mendoza, Argentina - amazingly smooth but full-bodied. http://www.bodegalaazul.com/ Meat
5
La Finca Chardonnay White, Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina A well-balanced Mendoza style Chardonnay - light, very little butteryness. Crisp. Goes great with cream sauces and fish. http://www.... hazlenut, lemon, vanilla, Citrus, Cream, Melon, Fish, Seafood, Fruit
5
La Finca Malbec Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina This is a great pizza wine, but otherwise not exciting. Very fruity, but not sweet. Delicate, light flavor with enough tannin to stand up... mendoza, oak, Duck, Pork
0
La Finca Oak Aged Malbec Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Light, fruity malbec Beef, fruity, Duck, Pork, Lamb, Mushroom
3
La Finca Tempranillo Red, Tempranillo Mendoza, Argentina A young, somewhat brash and low-body wine. Meat
2
Lambrusco Dell'Emilia Bianco White, Lambrusco Reggio Emilia, Italy Sweet and fizzy, but lightens up a creamy dish or balances a caesar salad. Could also go with -- or be part of -- a fruit dessert. sparkling, Poultry, Fish, Seafood, Vegetable, Fruit
3
Leonard Kreusch Reisling Sekt White, Riesling Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Available at Schneider's on Capitol Hill. leonardkreuschwines.com Crisp, lightly effervescent Riesling. Poultry, Fish, Seafood, Dairy
0
Les Hauts de Mourral Grande Reserve 2009 Minervois Red, Grenache, Syrah France A full flavored but still light Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre blend, dark berry/cherry and tobacco notes, but light-bodied Duck, Pork, Lamb, Turkey
3
Man Shiraz Red, Syrah Western Cape, South Africa http://www.manvintners.co.za/shiraz.html A surprisingly good wine served on South Africa Airways. Beef, Lamb, Game
0
Marques de Montanana Red, Grenache Zaragoza, Spain A brash, young wine with notes of pepper and tart cherries. Would go well with grilled fish or meat. brash, cherry, Meat, spain, spanish
0
Marquis de Moreal Crianza 2007 Tempranillo Red, Crianza, Tempranillo Ciudad Real, Spain From http://www.kysela.com/spain/Moral.htm : Aromas of strawberries and dried cranberries enhanced by obvious spiky American oak. "Medium... dried cranberry, Meat, oak, white pepper
3
Mission Point Pinot Red, Pinot Noir California, United States Smoky, dark berry/cherry. $9 at TJs http://www.missionpointwinery.com/ http://traderjoeswine.blogspot.com/2009/07/2006-mission-point-pi...
3
Nomade Reserva Malbec 2004 Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Very rich, with strong oak and tobacco notes. Beef, Duck, Lamb, Game
5
Novella Synergy (06) Red, Cabernet, Petit Syrah, Sangiovese California, United States Black cherry notes with hints of cedar and spices, fruit forward and sharp, opens up well. Pairs well with strong/game meats Berries, Meat, Lamb, Tropical Fruit, Tomatoes
0
Pagos de Tahola Red, Rioja Alava, Spain Bright, tart cherry and currant flavors. Works well with red-meat Thai/asian cuisine or light game meats. http://www.bodegaslarchago.com/ Meat, Salmon, Duck
3
Panilonco Carmenere Red, Carménère Chile A decent red, a bit too tannic. By http://www.eov.cl/ More on the grape at wikipedia, and via JasonsWineBlog.com: "Per quaffability “... blackberries, Meat, Poultry
2
Panilonco Merlot Malbec Reserve Red, Malbec, Merlot Chile Fruit-forward (maybe too much?), medium bodied wine. Not too tannic, not too sweet. Good table wine. fruity, Meat, Pasta
3
Pininfarina Vino Rosso Red, Cabernet California, United States A gift bottle from our Rehearsal Dinner venue; a good, complex Bordeaux blend. http://www.pininfarinawine.com/wine.html Varietal... Beef, pepper, pizza, Lamb, Game, Mushroom
5
Rheingau 2008 Edition Maximilian Pinot Noir Red, Pinot Noir, Rose Hessen, Germany Sweet, almost a dry rose. Strawberry notes. Serve slightly chilled. Great with grilled fish/fowl. Trader Joe's: $6 A full review and the... melon, rhine, Poultry, Fish, Seafood
2.5
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Red, Pinotage Western Cape, South Africa A Marvelous Market import, $10 http://www.riebeekcellars.com/about/index.html blackberry, earthy, Meat, smoky
3
Santa Barbara Landing Chenin Blanc White, Chenin Blanc California, United States Trader Joe's, $4. Nice balance between sweet notes and dry body. bright, chalk, Clams, grapefruit, Seafood
3
Snap Dragon 2008 Red, Zinfadel California, United States A strong red which would pair well with Italian or grilling. $6, Trader Joe's http://www.snapdragonwine.com/index.cfm?method=pages.... Beef, blackberry, Meat, oak, smoky, strong, Pork, Lamb, Game
0
Tamari Reserva Red, Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Strong, dark, tannic and peppery. http://www.tamari.com.ar/ Beef, Duck, Lamb, Game
2
Terrenal Macabeo & Chardonnay White, Chardonnay, Macabeo Spain Mild, steel-tank Chardonnay mixed with a minerally, unripe-fruity macabeo. Chicken, Fish
2
Three Knights Pinot Noir Red, Pinot Noir California, United States Very light, borderline dry rose Pinot. Can't stand up to much, but a light pasta or poultry would pair well. Great review here: http://www... light, Pasta, Poultry, Vegetable
0
Tilia Cab Sav (2010) Red, Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, Argentina Smooth, fruit-forward, medium-bodied (lighter than most CabSavs), easy to drink http://tiliawines.com.ar/en/ourwines ; http://www.... fruit-forward, medium body, Pasta, Pork, Lamb, Tomatoes, Mild Peppers
0
Trimbach Riesling White, Riesling Haut-Rhin - Alsace, France A solid, dry French Riesling from Alsace http://www.maison-trimbach.com/ alsace, dry, summer, Seafood
4
Valreas Cuvee Prestige Cotes du Rhone Red, Grenache, Syrah Vaucluse - Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France A great, cheap Cotes du Rhone with a lavish mouthfeel. Strong tannins and black pepper, really needs a food pairing. Opens up well. http... Beef, black pepper, dark, dried cranberry, Meat, red plum, spicy, strong, tannic, Pasta, Lamb, Game, Mushroom
0
Vintjs Garnacha Red, Grenache Zaragoza, Spain A medium-bodied, balanced wine. Strong enough to go with red meat, but sweet and tangy enough for fish stew or poultry fruity, Meat, Poultry, Fish
0
Virginia Apple WIne White Virginia, United States From our go-to winery, Chateau O'Brien's Apple Wine is the perfect mix of sweet and crisp, light and tasty. It's not at all syrupy, and... sweet, Scallops, Fruit
4
Wolf Gap Cabernert Franc Red, Cabernet Virginia, United States Strong bodied, almost sweet red wine with strong fruit notes. http://www.wolfgapvineyard.com/ Beef
2

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