2020 Winners Announced
September 7, 2020
2021 Registration Opens
October 1, 2020
2021 Judging Date
May 16, 2021
The world has reopened! The businesses have resumed their operations after a long pause. Still, there are restrictions and everything is moving at a slow pace…except the wine industry. Even during the lockdown, wine consumers were looking for ways to stock up their favorite wines which resulted in the drastic increase in sales and the way we sell. While many drinks platforms such as Get Drinks Delivered, Drizzly, and others are supporting small wineries and wine business owners to reach thousands of their customers online, you, too, can grow your deliveries and curbside sales with these 10 amazing red wines.
If you are a restaurant/bar owner looking to drive your wine delivery sales with food, do check these amazing wines as these wineries understand the restaurant business and here to support you.
The 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards gold medal winner 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is the first red in the list of “10 Red Wines to Stock and Grow Your Deliveries”. This wonderful red from Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery has fascinating and intense aromas of blackberry and currant which mingles heavenly with spicy notes of forest floor. On the palate, the flavors are as intense as the nose, showing a bright burst of spice-laced notes of boysenberry, black cherry, cedar, vanillin oak, creamy mocha, and a hint of anise. The finish is beautifully balanced with supple tannins and fine-grained oak. 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with cracked pepper and sea salt pork chops served with a side of garlic mashed potatoes or rolled pork loin stuffed with spinach, dried cherries, and pecans.
High-quality grapes are used to make this high-quality 2016 Mappinga Shiraz. This red from Sidewood Estate is complex and elegant, with lifted nose of rich dark fruits, violets, and toasted cinnamon. It displays notes of blackcurrants and fresh dates on the palate. The finish is long-lingering with hints of liquorice and cocoa bean.
The Esporao Reserva Red 2015 is made from estate-grown grapes. This red reflects consistency and rich, ripe fruit flavors. It has aromas of dark plum preservatives, fresh minty and spicy notes with clove hints. It’s well-balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins, intense and elegant finish.
The Bird in Hand Shiraz 2017 is deep red in color, supported by bright purple hues. It has lifted and complex nose. It displays notes of raspberry and blueberry missed with a touch of black pepper, vanilla, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this Shiraz is elegant with fleshy dark fruit flavors, silky tannins, and balanced acidity.
The Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2017 is elegant with intense cerise red color with a vibrant purple hue to the edges. It has lifted nose of red plum and cherry fruit along with subtle black olive and spice. Its flavors of red berry fruit, violets, and attractive oak character of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate make it extremely enjoyable. It’s a well-balanced red with well-integrated tannins and intense and persistent length.
The Russian River Valley 2016 Pinot Noir is dark ruby red in the glass. The nose has intense blackberry fruit aromas, cola and cassis jam followed by a touch of vanilla and tobacco accented with hints of baking spice and red licorice. This red has rich texture and beautiful brightness. On the palate, it has flavors of black cherry, tobacco, and sweet barrel spice. Fine tannins make the long and smooth finish.
The Loscano Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 has fragrant and complex nose with aromas of fresh berries and cassis. The palate is full of notes of chocolate, black pepper, and caramel.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Coelho Vineyard shows off dark cherry, rose petal, spice, and caramel on the start. The vibrant cherry flavors mingle into cranberry and pomegranate in the mid-palate. On the finish, cranberry acidity and fine tannins roll into lengthy spicy finish.
Petite Sirah 2015 has an opulent garnet color. It has aromas of blackberry with notes of Amaretto and mocha. It is full-bodied with dark fruits and rich creamy finish.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley displays layers of dark fruit, espresso, violet, and herbal notes. Flavors of blackberry and cassis mingle well with dusty tannins on the finish.
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