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Wine of the Day: Antoine Arena Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Rouge 2011 5-13-2016

Domaine Antoine Arena Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Rouge, Corsica​ 2011  ($49.95) Was $29, Now $21.90​, Buy Now!

grotte di sole“The Grotte di Sole ’11 might be my favorite of all the Antoine Arena wines we’ve taken in recently. For one, it conveys the Corsican terroir and ​Arena’s gentle touch with the most fluency.  Red fruit with surprising richness runs through the length of the palate, with a flirtatious interplay of cranberry, leather, black pepper, and cassis. Great body, great acid, great energy, great winemaking! The elegance is worth noting considering how charged and expressive the wine is. This wine will be my +1 to Portland’s most chic and exclusive BBQs this summer.” –Tyler

Wine Spectator 89 points “The dark cherry and black currant fruit has an edgy feel, with lots of bramble, holly and cassis bush notes rippling underneath.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Antoine Arena Grotte di Sole 3-28-16

Domaine Antoine Arena Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Rouge, Corsica, France 2011 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $29 special

Antoine Arena Grotte di SoleAntoine Arena manages such depth in his otherwise energetic, soulful wines. The 2011 Grotte di Sole is among the best possible examples, and we’re lucky to have it on offer. Sun-soaked fruit flirts with a leathery backdrop which never goes overboard; the gorgeous aromas of dark cherry and spice makes it very much a sip once, sniff twice sort of wine. This is an adventurous wine which will pleasantly surprise, though certainly fall within the register of anyone who loves the complexity of northern Rhone wines, the food-friendliness of Tuscan wines, and the persistence of Loire reds. I, for one, love it.

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