Fall is here with cooler temperatures and it is the perfect time to enjoy the great weather of Southern Nevada. Whether sitting on a patio deck enjoying a glass of wine or hosting a party for friends, these selections will enhance the season. Here are a few of my favorites for every budget.
J Vineyards Brut Rose
This stunning sparkler will transition nicely from summer into fall with its gorgeous salmon color, lively bubbles and heady aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate offers a creamy texture with balanced acidity and a light, crisp finish. This is extremely food-friendly and lovely as an aperitif. William Hill North Coast Chardonnay
This full-bodied chardonnay is the perfect wine for fall. Rich flavors of baked apple, brown spice, honeyed pear and toasted oak are reminiscent of a crisp autumn day in an apple orchard. Pair with roasted chicken, poached salmon with creamy dill sauce or pasta carbonara. Columbia Winery Merlot
I like to call this a “Cab Lover’s” Merlot! The wine is full-bodied with concentrated flavors of blackberry, morello cherries and a hint of cocoa powder with a plush mouth feel with firm tannins and a long, balanced finish. Enjoy with beef tenderloin, sausage pizza with zesty tomato sauce or roast turkey with stuffing. Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon
As temperatures cool, there is nothing like a robust red to warm the soul. Carnivor Cab may be big and bold, but it’s incredibly smooth with flavors of dark berry fruit, chocolate-covered cherries and hints of roasted coffee beans. This plush and velvety wine will definitely stick to your ribs! Try with barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, grilled mushroom burgers or classic pot roast. Ghost Pines Red Blend
This intoxicating red blend offers aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, ripe plum and subtle notes of black pepper. The palate is dense and well-balanced with a long, silky finish. Ghost Pines red blend is always a crowd-pleaser, and it pairs well with a wide variety of foods including prime rib, pasta Bolognese or rack of lamb. Allegrini Palazzo della Torre
Made from 30 percent dried grapes in the Amarone method, this delicious red blend provides extra concentration and complexity with rich flavors of cherry, mocha, spice and toasted oak. Silky smooth on the palate with incredible structure and depth, pair with grilled steak, braised short ribs or hearty pasta. Salute!