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Forecast: 90º & Humid

summertime

Summertime.

Crisp aromatic whites and bone dry rosés. Think Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Gruner Veltliner and bone dry Provence Rosé.

SCREEEEECH!

Hold the phone! Let's back up. Reds?? Those poor bastards always get overlooked in the 90° heat and humidity. I don't know why? We've all got air-conditioning... so crank it up already.

Zinfandel, Grenache, and Shiraz.

Those reds may sound like a great accompaniment to Winter stews, hearty pot roasts, and fireplaces to you. Me? I think of Summer grilling and hanging outside on the patio with friends, sunshine, and conversation.

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These three reds below are my go-to summer sippers. They are not what you would expect for Summer drinking... they're not lean and wimpy like the beloved Beaujolais, Pinot Noir, or Austrian Zweigelt, rather they are bold, spicy and purple-teeth-staining power houses!

So lower your thermostat, or better yet feel free to put a slight chill on these and enjoy a bit of Winter wonderland in the dead heat of the Summer.

Go bold or go home!

The FranksWine Crew will be pouring these Summer Reds on North Union Street all weekend: Saturday from 11:30AM - 3:30PM & Sunday from 12 Noon - 4 PM! As usual there will be a nice spread of cheeses and charcuterie from our DiBruno Bros section and some dark chocolate from our Ethereal Confections cabinet to pair with the wines.

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We love good stuff here on North Union Street.

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Can't make it to the shop? You can always
buy 'em online here!

 

FranksWine SUMMEReds 12-pack Sampler!
You Get 4 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $199.99!!
You Save $127.89... That's 39% Off!!!
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[Ee'z] 2013 Howell Mountain Zinfandel
Regularly Priced at $49.99
$30.49 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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To make the 2013 vintage, winemaker Eric Miller started with perfectly ripe, beautiful fruit from 80 year-old Zin vines at the Beatty Ranch on Howell Mountain. Eric said "they smelled of fresh fig and blackberries." This vineyard produces surprisingly high acid fruit at peak ripeness, so no acid additions were needed. Malolactic fermentation was performed in new French oak barrels to integrate the fruit, alcohol, oak, acid and tannins together over the 18 month period of aging. The result is this rich, powerful, juicy wine, with just the right balance to achieve to be able to call it a truly "Slutty Zin"! Only 74 cases produced and FranksWine got 20% of the allotment.

 

Chapoutier 2013 Tournon Shiraz
Regularly Priced at $16.99
$10.39 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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100% Shiraz from Australia's Victoria region produced by Rhone Valley master Michel Chapoutier. Fresh, vital and open-textured, this cool-climate Shiraz drips with plum and currant fruit, weaving in black pepper, mineral and black olive notes. Finishes with a refreshing lift while maintaining momentum. This Syrah is about as French in style as you can get from Down Under!

 

Famille Perrin 2014 Ventoux Rouge
Regularly Priced at $14.99
$9.19 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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The Perrin family searches for the most suitable terroirs to produce a fresh and fruity wine. Unpretentious, this is the archetypal pleasure wine; authentic, genuine and tasty... and well-priced!! 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Carignan and 10% Cinsault make up the blend. After fermentation the wine is kept in both vats and large oak barrels for ten months, then bottled in July. Deep and dark red color with fresh berry fruit and touch of spice. Medium-bodied, round and racy with velveted tannins and intensely aromatic with all that Rhone-y character.

 

FranksWine SUMMEReds 12-pack Sampler!
You Get 4 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $199.99!!
You Save $127.89... That's 39% Off!!!
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