Recommended Wines

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Glatzer Zweigelt Riedencuvee 2006
**
$17 (Good Value)

Bright and elegant, with great complexity and finesse. Just when you think it's done, this wine comes up with something else to keep your attention.

Terry Theise: Country Vintner; available at Rodman's in the District.

Hillinger Small Hill Red 2006
**
$16 (Good Value)

A blend of pinot noir, St. Laurent and merlot provides effusive fruit and pairs well with hearty pastas or grilled foods.

KW Selections: Select Wines in Virginia; available at the Wine Cabinet, Balducci's, Total Wine. CBC in Maryland and the District; available at Franklin's in Hyattsville, Montgomery County stores, Whole Foods (P Street and Tenleytown), Dupont Market; and on the list at Cafe Mozart.

Paul Lehrner Blaufrankisch 2005
**
$16 (Good Value)

Spicy cherry flavors with hints of chocolate and a bright, long finish. If you require deep, saturated color in your reds, your mind might trick you into lowering your expectations. Don't let it.

Terry Theise: Country Vintner; available at Rodman's in the District.

Hillinger Zweigelt 2006
**
$18 (Good Value)

An up-front style with jammy fruit, hints of wood spice and a medium finish.

KW Selections: Select Wines in Virginia; available at the Wine Cabinet, the Vineyard, Total Wine and Planet Wine. CBC in Maryland and the District; available at the Wine Specialist, Tunnel Fine Wines, Cleveland Park, Rodman's and elsewhere; and on the list at Leopold's Konditorei and Kinkead's.


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