Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on your 4th of July cookout plans or just looking for something special to sip while watching fireworks, RED is proud to help you celebrate with this special three pack of “All American” wines from Food and Wine Magazine’s 2009 Winemaker of the Year, Charles Smith.
RED: Charles Smith Wines, “Boom-Boom” Syrah
Let’s not mince words, this is a POWERFUL wine – perfect for pairing with steaks, barbeque and burgers. It’s everything you want from a Washington Syrah. Dark in color, yet bright, fresh and smooth.
The bomb on the label is there for a reason. It’s to warn you that a fruit bomb awaits in the bottle, ready to explode on your palate with dark fruits and baking spices that will stand tall next to even the heartiest meats coming off your grill. For a real treat, try this wine with your favorite dark chocolate, for a truly explosive experience.
Special Holiday Price: $16.99/750 ml
If you’re looking for super sweet, sugar-water Riesling, you won’t find it here. This is a wine to change the minds of people that don’t typically drink Riesling.
It’s crisp, dry wine with a slight “zing” and a clean finish. Apricot, peach nectar and orange rind dominate the nose, while the clean finish of white fruit, citrus and a hint of key lime make this the perfect sipper for your late afternoon in the sun.
Special Holiday Price: $11.99/750 ml
Charles & Charles is a joint venture between Charles Smith and Charles Bieler – made from 100% Syrah grapes from Columbia Valley, WA. Describing the wine, Smith says, “Remember Jolly Ranchers? Grab a bottle of this wine, open, pour, sniff, swirl, taste. Now…dontchya think that this wine is the way-evolved, been-around-the-world-a-few-times, insouciantly hip, cool-as-the-other-side-of-the-pillow, casually bad a** son of Jolly Rancher?” We don’t think there’s a better description available for this wine or its winemakers.
And if the label looks familiar, it is an abstract print of the American flag created by Nashville’s own Hatch Show Print. This wine was made for drinking in Nashville on the 4th of July.
Special Holiday Price: $12.99/750 ml
It would be an understatement to say that Charles Smith is not your typical winemaker. After spending close to a decade travelling the world managing rock bands, he moved back to the United States and opened a wine shop. In 2001, he decided to move to the Walla Walla Valley and released his first wine later that year. A self taught winemaker, having never taken a class or produced wine for anyone else, Charles is a true artisan.
In 2008, Wine & Spirits Magazine recognized Smith’s K Vintners as its Winery of the Year and in 2009, Smith was named Food & Wine Magazine’s Winemaker of the Year. In 2010 alone, Robert Parker’s Wine Spectator gave 15 of his wines between 91 and 99 points. Smith is an American treasure and we are proud to recommend his wines to you this 4th of July. Cheers!