Light Reds for Spring | WYPR

Light Reds for Spring

Apr 25, 2018

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Lower in alcohol, supple in body, packed with flavor and very food-friendly, light reds are perfect for this time of the year.

Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key: * =decent  ** =very good  *** =superb  ****=elite

Bricco dei Tati Dolcetto d'Alba  '15 ** $

(Italian Beujolais?  Great café wine, earthy, peppery, made for antipasto)

Casalini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo '15 ** 1/2 $  INCREDIBLE VALUE

(Very complex aroma and flavor, smooth, velvety texture)

El Circo Acrobata Garnacha '16 **1/2  $  VALUE

(Full garnacha flavor, but light-medium format, very enjoyable)

Caliterra Reserve Carmenere '16  **1/2 $  VERY GOOD VALUE

(From Chile, deep satisfying flavors, mild tannins, versatile)