Mark’s Choice Red Wine Box
Blaufrankisch | Weinland, Austria | Claus Preisinger ‘Kalkstein’ | 2018
Claus Preisinger is one of the most highly regarded young winemakers in Austria and his 100% Blaufrankisch is a great expression of his skilled winemaking. Amazing balance between black pepper, dark bramble fruit and zinging acidity. If you’re unfamiliar with the grape variety or looking for something new, this is the wine to try.
Tempranillo | Rioja, Spain | La Rioja Alta ‘Vina Alberdi’ | 2015
Rioja really needs no introduction and this particular wine from the kings of Rioja is a shining example of everything great about the region. Textbook strawberries and a touch of vanilla oak all kept in check with supple tannin and great acidity. The 2015 vintage is the best I’ve tried over the past several vintages.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot | Bordeaux, France | Beau Rivage de By | 2016
An easy drinking style Bordeaux with great balance between the lively acidity and rounded tannins. Blackcurrant fruit and earthy aromas.