It’s that time of year, when your friend or neighbor, husband or son, nephew or cousin, disappears into the woods for days at a time. But when they return, they bring you fresh, lean venison. Maybe you make chili from it. Maybe you grill it and surround it with veggies and potatoes.
Whatever you do with it, you should pair it with a great red wine. We’ve picked out five that will knock your socks off. Whether you pour it for those gathered around your own table, or present it as a gift to the hunter in your life who’s given you the gift of venison, you can rest assured that these affordable wines will make a delicious counterpart to the wild game of autumn.
Drop by the store and ask us about these red wines we’ve picked for your venison meals or gifts for the deer hunters in your life.
1. Torbreck Barossa Valley Woodcutters Shiraz 2014 – $24.19 – An intense wine with dark cherry, red raspberry, and blackberry. Nice oak qualities and spices leading into a full finish.
2. Whitehall Lane Merlot Napa Valley 2013 – $25.99 – Blackberry, prunes, and red cherry cola. Tobacco, oaky vanilla, and bell pepper notes linger on the finish.
3. Baron De Ley Reserva 2010 Rioja – $17.99 – Made from Tempranillo, this wine features red raspberry jam, red plum, and red cherry. Black pepper, nutmeg, and dark chocolate notes linger into a smooth finish.
4. Santa Carolina Reserva Familia 2013 Carmenere – $17.99 – Tobacco leaf, leather, and dried cranberry with high acidity and red berries on the palate. Great with grilled meats!
5. Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – $21.79 Quintessential here with red cherry, cola, red raspberry syrup and bell pepper notes. This wine has a lot of body and a smooth mouth coating finish!
Drop by our store in The Quarter on Lakeland Drive, Monday thru Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm, or give us a call now at 601-366-6644.