Top Value Brands for Braises – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Top Value Brands for Braises

From our June Issue


illustration by Lauren Tamaki

As the aromas pervade your home, the only thing that will keep you from jumping the gun and pulling the pot out of the oven too early is the fact that the aromas just keep getting better. Set it, forget it and spend the rest of the day looking forward to dinner with an equally rich bottle of wine.


AIRFIELD ESTATES

COOL-CLIMATE CABERNET & CARNITAS

  • 2017 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $18
  • 2018 Yakima Valley Viognier $15
  • 2016 Yakima Valley Syrah $18

Airfield Estates, Prosser, WA

ANDELUNA

HIGH-ALTITUDE MALBEC WITH SHORT RIBS

Imported from Argentina by Banville Wine Merchants, NY

  • 2017 Tupungato Altitud Malbec $20
  • 2018 Uco Valley Filosur Malbec $10
  • 2018 Uco Valley 1300 Malbec $14


D’ARENBERG

OLD-VINE SHIRAZ WITH BRAISED LAMB SHANK

  • 2017 McLaren Vale The Footbolt $20
  • 2018 McLaren Vale Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne $17
  • 2015 d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache $20

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Imported from Australia by Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, CA


DOMAINE DE LAGUILLE

GASCON WHITE WITH COCONUT-MILK SEAFOOD STEW

  • 2017 Côtes de Gascogne Petit Manseng $10
  • 2018 Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng $10
  • 2018 Côtes de Gascogne La Rencontre $11

Imported from France by Montaigne Imports, San Francisco, CA

ALFREDO ROCA

MALBEC WITH CHINESE-STYLE GARLIC EGGPLANT

  • 2018 Mendoza Ombu Malbec $16
  • 2017 Mendoza Parcelas Originales
    Old Vines $20
  • 2018 Mendoza Fincas Malbec $15

Imported from Argentina by Hand Picked Selections, Warrenton, VA/Specialty Cellars, Santa Fe Springs, CA


PEIRANO

WARM-CLIMATE SYRAH WITH BRAISED DUCK

  • 2016 Lodi The Heritage Collection Syrah $16
  • 2017 Lodi The Heritage Collection
    Petite Sirah $16
  • 2016 Lodi The Heritage Collection
    Old Vine Zinfandel $16

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Peirano Estate Vineyards, Lodi, CA


SANTA CAROLINA

ANDEAN CABERNET WITH POZOLE

  • 2017 Maipo Valley Reserva de Familia
    Cabernet Sauvignon $20
  • 2018 Leyda Valley Carolina Leyda Estate Reserva Sauvignon Blanc $12
  • 2018 Leyda Valley Carolina Leyda Estate Reserva Pinot Noir $12

Imported from Chile by Carolina Wine Brands USA, Charleston, SC

MARCOLINO SEBO

ALENTEJO RED WITH BRAISED TROTTERS

  • 2015 Alentejo Visconde de Borba Reserva $20
  • 2015 Alentejano QP Aragonez $20
  • 2015 Alentejano QP Colheita Seleccionada $17

Imported from Portugal by Aidil Wines & Liquors, Newark, NJ


TABALÍ

COASTAL SYRAH WITH LAMB ROGAN JOSH

  • 2016 Limarí Valley Vetas Blancas Reserva Especial Espinal Vineyard Syrah $20
  • 2019 Maipo Valley Pedregoso Gran Reserva DOM Cabernet Sauvignon $15
  • 2017 Limarí Valley Pedregoso Gran Reserva Viognier $13

Imported from Chile by Biagio Cru and Estate Wines, New Hyde Park, NY

VERUM

LA MANCHA GARNACHA WITH SPICY PORK STEW

  • 2016 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Ulterior Parcela No. 6 Garnacha $19
  • 2014 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Roble $12
  • 2013 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Tosca $15

Imported from Spain by Vintage Wines, NY


Our Value All-Stars outperformed all the competition in the $20-or-less category in our tastings over the past 12 months. After our editors made their selections, we offered wineries the opportunity to promote their recognition with a bottle image and link to their site.


This story appears in the print issue of June 2020.
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