Expressive Reds for Weekday Pairings

Happy Wednesday! You have made it through half of the week and are likely making plans for the weekend, ready to throw some steaks on the grill or enjoy some lighter fare featuring spring flavors. However, before you set your sights on Friday, raise a glass with one of these approachable, lively red wines, perfect for weekday evening sipping. #Cheers

From the heart of Mendoza, Tilia Malbec is crafted completely sustainably, focusing on social and environmental sustainability with respect for the land and the people who farm it. Juicy and fresh, the wine opens with aromas of wild berries, fresh violets, and black cherries, followed by ripe black fruits and dark chocolate flavors. A delicious option for pairing with burgers or barbecue.

From the team behind The Hilt and Jonata, The Paring wines are the everyday selections from the winery, meeting the same standards of its sister wineries thanks to the premium soils of the winery’s Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley estates. The Paring Red Blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon showcases this quality in a luscious, balanced Bordeaux-style blend with layers of cassis, pencil lead, dried tobacco, wildflowers, and toasted cedar.

From southern Italy’s Calabria region, the Librandi family crafts bright, lively, delicious wines that showcase the land in their Librandi Wines. From DOC Ciro, Segno Librandi Cirò Rosso is made from 100% Gaglioppo, a local variety that traditionally produces a wine with a bold punch of tannin and robust, full-bodied flavors. However, the Librandis tame the selection with gentle winemaking practices and limited bottle age, creating a luscious, lively wine with layers of fresh berries, ripe cherries, and sweet baking spice. A delicious wine for a weeknight charcuterie, aged cheese board, or a pile of spaghetti with red sauce.

In the foothills of the Andes Mountains, Bodega Trivento harnesses the power of the wind producing expressive, cultivated wines displaying the character of Argentina. Trivento Reserve Malbec layers of black plum, red cherry, and wild strawberry meld with savory spice and toasted vanilla for a pleasing palate that is effortlessly easy to enjoy. Pair with roasted sausages or grilled pork chops.