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Two Red Wines to Purchase by the Case

It is not too late to purchase wine for this long, holiday weekend.  If you are looking for quantities of excellent wine at an affordable price then look no further than the 2015 Chateau Coupe Roses, Bastide, Minervois and  2012 Sella & Mosca,Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva.  They are completely different, yet immensely satisfying wines.  The Coupe Roses has a fruity, tense personality whereas the Sella & Mosca, is more flavorful, weighty, and touch more mature.  I have already purchased the Coupe Roses by the case and plan to do so for the Sella & Mosca.  I recommend you do so as well.  These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.


2015 Chateau Coupe Roses, Bastide, Minervois – $13
Imported by Vintage ’59.  This wine is a blend of 48% Carignan, 46% Grenache, and 6% Syrah.  Alcohol 13.5%.  This is an earthy and fruity wine with an attractive deep tone.  It has the right amount of weight and ink.  The very fine structure slowly builds, supporting the ripe fruit which is tense from acidity.  There is really good flavor after one hour.  The earthy note pervades until the mineral, lip-smacking finish.  *** Now – 2018.


2012 Sella & Mosca,Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva – $13
Imported by Palm Bay International.  This is 100% Cannonau that was fermented in stainless steel then aged for two years in large Slavonian oak barrels.  Alcohol 14%.  This is a flavorful, weighty wine with lively acidity that cuts through.  There are dry hints of black fruit and a general sense of a warm climate.  This is a wine for drinking now with interesting, dark, dry, spiced flavors throughout.  There is even a little structure in the end.  *** Now.

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