For many, summer’s hot temps mean a break from red wine. I’m a year-round fan of both red and white (and Champagne), but I’ll admit I found myself going for the white wine more often these last few months. However, now that the calendar has turned to October and Indian Summer appears to be in full swing, I think it’s time to break out the reds.
Recently, I had a small budget, little time to make a decision and too many options in front of me when I went out to purchase a bottle of wine.
I gave the friendly Whole Foods employee my paltry budget and asked for a recommendation. He immediately suggested Sacred Stone, Master’s Red Blend Cask #06.
It was an excellent choice.
This California wine is comprised of different grapes including 26% Merlot, 24% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah and small amounts of Carignane and Grenache. It’s a very fruity wine with tastes of cherry and plum along with a spicy and earthy undertone. It is light enough for a hot day and very refreshing.
The wine paired well with chicken and lamb kebabs and most likely any grilled dish.
It was very easy to drink and if there had been a second bottle with us, it would have been opened immediately.
What’s the cost behind this great find? $8.99