15 Wines to Try in 2015
March 11, 2015
Make 2015 the year to try something different! Finding a new wine is often a shot in the dark with thousands of bottles to choose from. To make it easy, Bill an Amanda Sinks have put together an incredible list of 15 wines for you to try in 2015!
1. William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas and flavors of jammy dark fruit, with hints of cassis and a rich earthiness. Notes of brown spice and sweet vanilla enhance the palate, creating a plush mouthfeel that evolves into an extraordinary finish.
2. 19 Crimes 2012 Shiraz Durif , Australian Red Blend
Cool wine with a cool concept. Dark red in the glass, the aromas of licorice, dark fruits, and vanilla carries through on the palate with loads of rich wild fruit. This wine showcases the beauty of blending wines. It's got a lot of personality!
3. Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec, Argentina wine made in Mendoza
“Reserva” is made from carefully selected grapes from vineyards more than 30 years old. The wine is aged in French oak barrels and then additionally in bottles before release. This Malbec is deep red in color with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco. Enjoy this wine with hearty foods like a good beef stew and a chocolaty dessert.
4. Conundrum White, California Central Coast
From the second this wine is poured, the aromas of green apple, tangerine, and honeysuckle blossoms invade your senses. The taste is best described as exotic; with layers of peach, apricot, green melon and pear. The complexity and acidity comes from the combination of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon. Of course, it's a secret what the exact ratios are, but trust us, it's delicious!
5. Conundrum Red, California Central Coast
This wine tastes great with many foods. But it is best enjoyed with highly flavored foods such as spicy tomato based sauces, dark spices, and meats. The aroma is almost floral, with tones of lavender, dried berries, baking chocolate, and bacon. On the palate, it's balanced with a high fruit concentration and not too dry. What's in this wine blend that make the flavors come alive? They won't say. Have fun exploring this wine...it will keep you guessing!
6. Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
This Cabernet comes from the Colchagua Valley and is world renowned for producing concentrated Cabernets of exceptional quality. Root 1 is a rich red wine with black currant, mocha, and chocolate notes. It's best paired with full-flavored cheeses, pasta with rich tomato sauces, steak, ribs, and chocolate.
7. Bogle Essential Red, Sonoma Co. California
Bogle Essential Red is just that. This is a blended red combining Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet, Sauvignon, and Petite Syrah. Intense flavors of boysenberries and sweet cherries brings you in with it's layers of complexity starting with the first sip. Notes of vanilla hit the palate and finishes with black licorice and spicy tobacco.
8. Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Brancott is a well-rounded Sauvignon Blanc, showing all the natural characteristics of this world-famous region. Tropical pineapple, grapefruit, and gooseberry give this wine a refreshing acidity. This wine can be paired with many dishes including grilled oysters, barbecued prawns, salmon and poached white fish. It also plays nicely with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon.
9. Meomi Pinot Noir, Central Coast California
This California wine is beautifully balanced! Aromas of tobacco, dark fruits, and fresh berries awaken the senses. The rich berry flavor is complemented by notes of cedar. Meiomi can be enjoyed with beef dishes, turkey, salmon and chocolate.
10. 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State
The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of blueberries and black currants with subtle hints of dried herbs and spice. Dark stone fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of cocoa and accentuated by fine, velvety tannins.
11. San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Italy
Pinot Grigio is an elegant wine with lush tropical fruit aromas and flavors, balanced with crisp citrus notes. The Tuscan character distinguishes it from other Pinot Grigio's. This wine pairs well with light dishes, such as grilled vegetables, pasta primavera, and a range of seafoods.
12. Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay, California
Aromas of citrus, spice, toasty oak, and hints of buttery cream fill your nose. On the palate, you'll find well-defined flavors of nectarine, peach, and lemon. The oak barrels add sweet vanilla, hazelnut, nutmeg, and smoky bacon characteristics. Enjoy this Chardonnay with roasted turkey, creamed spinach, grilled shrimp, and many other vegetables, fruits and seafoods.
13. Catena Chardonnay, Argentina
The extraordinary combination of three high-altitude vineyards creates aromas of citrus and honeyed tropical fruits with notes of white flowers, peaches and spicy vanilla. On the palate, citrus and stone fruit flavors abound followed by pear and ripe melon. This Chardonnay finishes fresh and crisp and can be enjoyed with light dishes like grilled chicken and vegetabes.
14. Klickitat Pinot Gris, Washington State
The Klickitat Gris is more Germanic in style and structure. There is a slight sweetness backed with intense acidity, making it a perfect by the glass wine. Aromas of lime, orange blossom, red skin apple and white blossoms lead to flavors of tangerine and blood orange on the palate. The wine is a great accompaniment with seafood and spicy Asian cuisine.
15. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough Region New Zealand
According to Amanda, "Bill and I fell in love over a bottle of Kim Crawford." The wine really is that good! The aroma hits you first full of tropical fruits and citrus. On the palate, the juicy acidity and fruit sweetness provides balance. This wine will pair well with seafood, asparagus, or summer salads. Enjoy anytime but watch out! You might fall in love.