Adam Binder at RED Spirits & Wine has hand-selected 10 wines that offer fantastic flavors as we head into fall. Here’s what he recommends you pick up:
Strub Soil To Soul Riesling, $18
A perfect balance of sweet, ripe fruit with acidity and a crisp finish. Busy weeknights deserve Thai food to go and this wine.
Barbier Freres Gris Rosé, $17
Don’t let the cooling weather stop you from enjoying the flavors of Southern France’s dry mineral driven Rosés.
Domaine Salvard Cheverny, $20
This is a good expression of Sauvignon Blanc in the tradition of Loire valley. The hints of green fruit pair well with late summer veggies.
Hayes Valley Chardonnay, $14
Rich and ripe Chardonnay with notes of pear and apple and a bit of toasty oak provide the perfect pairing for a roasted squash or apple pie.
Clos Pissarra Aristan, $30
This Spanish blend features beautiful, organic, purple fruit and meaty undertones. Try it with your steak fajitas.
Domaine Raspail-Ay Gigondas, $40
This is a very rustic French wine showing lots of decaying red fruit and is wonderfully balanced. It’s perfect for that first roast of the season.
Ciclope Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, $12
This easy-drinking red and black features familiar flavors and a hint of green. Cheeseburgers take note! This is your accompaniment.
Rojac Refosk, $18
This has become a staff favorite with its origins in Slovenia and bright, spicy berry fruit. It would pair well with pork dishes.
Philo Ridge Vino di Mendocino III, $20
This selection features savory herbs and cherry notes. It’s the perfect California pairing for pizza or hearty pasta featuring Italian grape varietals.
Michel Sarrazin Maranges, $40
This is a ripe burgundy Pinot Noir with tones of black raspberry and candied cherry. This one can age, or, if you pop it open, try it with strong cheeses.