5 Bottles for Toasting Wine Wednesday

For a little oomph to get you through the week, pop the cork on these richer bottling.

Why are you answering emails at home at 9pm, when you should be relaxing with a nice book? Put a cork in hump day and pop the bottle on Wine Wednesday. You’re gonna need something with a little oomph (in this case, wines with a little higher alcohol) to get you through the rest of the week.

The Bottles to Try:

You’re no beta, so why drink beta wine? Quit being a pushover and explore the Alpha Estate 2013 Malagouzia from Florina, Greece. Malagouzia is an aromatic grape, offering clean and powerful bursts of citrus, jasmine and mint.

Nothing is bigger and badder than a Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark ink in color, juicy and robust in taste, this Efeste Big Papa Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012’s black fruit and sweet, vanilla bean oak flavors can stand up to that porterhouse you deserve!

At 15% alcohol, the Big Basin Grizzly GSM from Santa Cruz, CA has the power to get you over the middle of the week. Pop the cork on this lovely blend of bright berries and spice, which finishes smooth, silky and savory.

The Horsepower 2012 Grenache from Walla Walla WA will get you galloping, with its earthy profile hinting playfully at fresh herbs.

El Enimigo 2014 Chardonnay from Mendoza is a massively oaky, bully of a wine! Nobody stands in the way of this buttery, pineapple tinged Chardonnay. With its toasty notes and tropical nose, it can be paired with a range of different cuisines.

 

Published on November 18, 2015
About the Author
Carrie Dykes
Tasting Coordinator

Joining Wine Enthusiast in 2015, Carrie’s love of wine and thirst for knowledge is immediately recognizable, and her superior organizational skills keeps our in-house tastings organized and efficient. When not putting flights together, she’s contributing content to the print magazine and Web site.

Email: cdykes@wineenthusiast.net




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