Gatto Grosso Red Wine

Bright and light, Gatto Grosso by Senesi Aretini is an organic Tuscan red that’s a crowd-pleaser whether served chilled or not. The juiciness is balanced by a little earthiness and pepper, making for easy drinking.

Cooper & Thief’s Complex, Non-Traditional Wines

Using unconventional barrels, the brand crafts a niche product worth savoring

Unlike more traditional winemakers, the team behind Lodi, California’s Cooper & Thief prove particularly fond of breaking conventions, all while employing centuries-old techniques. The wines they produce can still file under well-known categorical styles—Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Red Blend—but the spirit with which they produce wines could not be more different than conventional wineries in Napa and Sonoma. Though one of their three wines …

Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This expressive Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley boasts notes of dried cherries, baking spices, and espresso beans on first open. On the palate, blackberry jam and bright acid counteract its denser aromas. But, as Chateau Montelena explains, further resting results in more complex notes of dried ginger, anise and cocoa. A lovely wine to share over the colder months, it’s rich and full-bodied.