The Party Don’t Start ’Til (This Red Wine) Walks In
Memorial Day might be the date we circle in red to bring out the jorts, sundresses, and sandals, but truth be told, it’s the summer equinox on June 21st that marks the first day of summer (and, with it’s equal hours of sunshine and night, will let the party go on as the day is long).
This summer, I’d love for you to consider the new, equally balanced Equinox Red Blend from California’s Bonterra Organic Vineyards for your summer wine and entertaining roundups. (SRP $16, available nationwide and at http://www.bonterra.com)
Leading with Merlot, one of Bonterra’s most popular grape varieties, Equinox Red wine is also complemented with grapes carefully selected to add complexity.
One of the more prominent of these is Petit Sirah, which adds gorgeous color and a rich, rustic element to the blend. The resulting wine offers supple notes of juicy red and black fruit matched with a patina of intriguing spice, herb and oak tones.