Plan a night in with Volo Biou Sauvignon Blanc

Now that the Fall Netflix season is in full swing, what are you going to drink?

Volo Biou Sauvignon Blanc may just be the next great couch wine.

What is a couch wine? One that won’t break the bank, yet won’t compromise on quality and flavor for an ultra-casual night in.

Volo Biou is an afford option in the $10-15 range that is personally satisfying and won’t disappoint any guest you have over.

This French Sauvignon Blanc tastes crisp, clean and dry. Its midpalate is full fruited with a lemony acidity balanced by melon and green apple flavors, and a gentle essence of green mango, a flavor that pairs particularly well with Asian takeout.

As Coloradans look to entertain more in the home, you can find wines for this, or any season, at larger, local, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a superior selection from around the globe with a knowledgeable staff who will help you find the perfect bottle every time.

Brighten your summer with Caliterra wines from Chile

The Eduardo Chadwick family originally created Caliterra in 1989 as a sister project to the family owned Viña Errazuriz of Chile. Caliterra developed its own distinct style, however, by sourcing fruit throughout Chile’s prime wine-growing regions. Named for la calidad de la tierra, because it reflects the “quality” (calidad) and the “finest land” (tierra) of Chile, Caliterra focuses on discovering new vineyard sources, seeking the best quality for each variety.

In 1996, the Chadwicks entered into a partnership with the Robert Mondavi family, which presented an ideal opportunity for them to realize their global vision of winemaking centered on an exchange of cultures and winemaking philosophies.

Experience this premium brand by trying one of these varietals:

Sauvignon Blanc

Its pale greenish-yellow color leads to a nose of tropical fruits such as mango and passion fruit. Its palate features prominent citrus and a pleasant acidity.

Chardonnay                                                                                                                                

Golden yellow with green hues, this wine shows great intensity on the nose. Fruity aromas of mango and pear are well accompanied by citrus and minerality. Its palate is balanced with a beautiful acidity, enhancing the pear flavor. Good persistence on the mouth, with great freshness and vivacity.

Merlot

This wine has a deep, lively ruby red color. It displays fresh, intensely fruity aromas, with touches of raspberry, cassis, coffee, and tobacco. The mouthfeel is voluptuous and fresh with juicy fruit flavors and a vibrant acidity with a pleasant lingering.

Cabernet Sauvignon

With a vivid crimson color and robust freshness, this wine has aromas of raspberries and blueberries with floral notes and touches of tobacco leaf. On the palate, its structure is rich and well balanced, with fresh-fruit flavors and a bright acidity.

Caliterra is a prime example of the explosion of quality in Chilean wines that last few years. You can experience the wines of Chile, and many other regions, at larger, independently owned wine shops that offer a superior selection from around the globe and an experienced staff that will help you find the perfect bottle every time.

You’ll be over the moon for Harvest Moon Sangiovese

Utilizing their expertise in one of Italy’s most prolific styles, and as a single vineyard, Harvest Moon created this Alexander Valley Sangiovese that is indeed worthy of your attention.

In classic Harvest Moon style, this elegant light red wine begins with floral spring flowers, fresh graphite and lightly toasted almonds. Beautiful, soft red fruits gush onto the palate and grip with gentle fuzzy tannins.

Characteristically food-friendly, Harvest Moon Sangiovese pairs with far more than merely Italian fare. It also teams exceptionally with grilled meats and vegetables. You can also raise your pizza game to a whole new level with a glass or two.

As Coloradans look to entertain more, you can find wines for this, or any season, at larger, local, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a superior selection with knowledgeable staff who will help you find the perfect wine for any occasion.

Ocaso Wine is a winner

The Ocaso winery in the Mendoza winemaking region of  Argentina produces flavorful quality wines that are incredibly food friendly. Some of their most popular selections include:

Ocaso Malbec

This full flavored Argentine red offers aromas of black cherry and blackberry with underlying hints of spice and earth tones. These flavors are reinforced on the palate, along with nice firm tannins and a pleasant leather note in the finish.

Ocaso Pinot Noir

This light ruby red wine has aromas of red fruit, underbrush, and spice with underlying hints of menthol. These flavors are reinforced on the palate, along with subtle oak and an ample acidity that persists through its refreshing finish.

Ocaso Merlot

The nose is very fruit forward, with black cherry and touches of blackberry coming through and notes of spice and earth notes. Its palate has juicy blackberry, with nice firm tannins, and a nice leather note in the finish.

Ocaso Torrontes

Floral and honey notes highlight this wine’s palate with a bright acidity and minerality. Apricot and peach, with a little lychee, add great depth of flavor for a great value. Excellent with spicy Latin or Thai dishes.

Ocaso’s strides in quality and sustainability make it a great introduction to the wine of Argentina.

To further explore the wine traditions of South American, as well as many other regions, check out larger, independently owned wine shops, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, which offers you a superior selection from around the globe and an experienced staff that will help you find the perfect bottle every time.