NEW FROM FETZER
BLENDS HAVE MORE FUN?
California benchmark winery
has entered the “Splendid
Blended” arena with two new wines: Crimson and Quartz.
Sub-dubbed “the winemaker’s favorite” and designed with
Millennials in mind, both deliver ripe fruit and smooth texture.
Crimson (a quintessential Valentine hue) is primarily Zinfandel,
Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, with toasty oak (ABV 13.5%).
Quartz (hey, it ain’t diamonds, but it sure beats Cubic
Zirconia) melds Chardonnay Riesling, Gewürztraminer and
Pinot Grigio (ABV 12%). SRP $9.99
SANGRIA IS EASY ON
THE PALATE & WALLET
For those who like their red wines a little
sweet and spicy, Vision Wine & Spirits
is now bringing in
Developed in 2009 in Almendralejo, Spain,
Sangria Térreo is based on a proprietary
family recipe of Tempranillo wine and all
natural flavorings including fruit juices,
clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
Available in both red and white, both
in date size (1L bottle, SRP $7.99) and
party size (4L bag-in-box, SRP $24.99).
Currently in 19 states and Washington, DC.
PINOT NOIR STEPS UP
With its silky texture, exotic aromas, provocative
fruit and mouthwatering acidity, Pinot Noir
has long been considered the sexiest of table
wines. It’s no surprise that
Folie à Deux
joining the Pinot parade, but the AVA suggests
that Sonoma Coast is ready for prime-time
awareness. Said winemaker Joe Shirley: “When
sourcing grapes for our Pinot Noir, we naturally
turned to vineyards along the Sonoma Coast
where growing conditions are so ideal for
producing delicious, approachable Pinot Noir.”
PRETTY IN PINK
Never underestimate the
romance of Champagne, the
power of pink, and the allure of
easy gifting. Moët & Chandon
just launched its “Declare
Your Love” limited edition,
which allows consumers to
personalize a bottle of
such as “I
You” and “Happy
Valentine!” The classic bubbly
inside offers an intricate
bouquet of red fruits and juicy,
full-flavored palate. SRP $52.99
SEDUCTIVE NEW VINTAGE OF
The 2010 vintage
not only for its
striking label but
also its sensuous
label portrait is
from the legendary
“Red Sitting” series shot by photographer
Milton Greene in 1957. It was their last
collaboration; the resulting images capture
Marilyn at her most flirtatiously alluring.