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Staff Picks – Domestic Wine

Scott’s Pick: Marietta Christo Blend Lot #3 – $19.99
Many California wines attempt to capture the beauty of the wines of the Rhone in France. Where Marietta succeeds and many fail is in the decision to leave off the oak. Expresses pure raspberry and food-worthy acid. Hard to picture a better BBQ wine!

Lindsay’s Pick: Tranzind Red Blend – $17.99
Made by Klinker Brick in Lodi, CA, this Zinfandel-dominated blend is full of earthy, dark blackberry fruit. Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Cabernet are blended in to give complexity. No toasty oak, and enough acid to give the wine good balance. So good you’ll forget about the silly “Zin” pun!

Tom’s Pick: Flygirl White 2013 – $15.99
Delightfully redolent, clean, crisp, and acidic. Honeysuckle on the nose gives way to melon and pear. Great as an apertif but has enough bracing acidity to pair well with lighter fare like grilled chicken, grilled veggies, shrimp, and pasta.

 

Tom’s Pick: Rockwall Jesse’s Vineyard Zinfandel 2012 – $23.99
Warm weather and BBQ season is upon us. Try this big, bold, jammy Zin. Dense and opulent with blackberry, cherry and cocoa. You probably won’t notice the 16.1% alcohol with all the fruit!