As the first days of the new year roll by, how many of you are vowing to go to the gym once a week, to start running again – or for the first time a blasphemous decision – drinking less? Drinking less? Did you really resolve to do that? I didn’t hear it. But if you insist, I commend you (like you care what I think). My primary resolution has hit the skids already. However, I had the foresight to prepare a back up – one that is far easier to uphold, quite enjoyable and that will prove a pleasure to share with you. Twenty ten will be the year that I drink wines of the highest quality for half the money. Done.
My quest for value brought me to this week’s and Central Bottle’s first Friday Pick. A sumptuous blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the 2006 Caracol Serrano Tinto Joven is a wine to love. And the price is flawless. The monarch Monastrell provides this week’s pick with its layered aromas and flavors of red earth and dried herbs, its balanced structure and zip of grape skin acidity, while a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon brings in bright cherries and woodsy mushrooms and a dash of Syrah lifts the nose with a lush peppered blackberry quality that will make you salivate. Pair this with your favorite hard cheeses and dried meats (you can get those goodies at CB too!) or sip it down with a platter of smoky ribs.
I am pleased to have stumbled across this bargain in juicy Spanish goodness and am thrilled to offer it to you. If you are interested, come by the store and grab a bottle or, better yet, respond to this email and get our special email discount on orders of six bottles or more!
Regular Price $15.00 a bottle
Email Special $13.00 a bottle on orders of six or more.
Happy New Year,
central bottle wine+provisions
196 massachusetts avenue, cambridge ma 02139
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