embrace the flavors of the fall

Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee

Produced from estate grown grapes that have been sustainably farmed, this delicious red blend is inspired by the Cotes du Rhone wines from France. Rich flavors of raspberry, cranberry, chocolate and spice notes are followed by smooth tannins and long finish.

Quady Red Electra Moscato Muscat Blend

A luscious dessert wine made from orange and black Muscat grapes, it’s sweet, yet balanced, with decadent flavors of cherry pie, fresh peach and subtle floral notes. Enjoy by itself or pair with fruit, chocolate and assorted cheeses.

Renato Ratti Barbera d’Asti

When autumn leaves begin to fall, it’s time to uncork heartier wines with medium body and tannins. Barbera d’Asti is an Italian red bursting with flavors of cherry and blackberry with hints of pepper, spice and earthy notes. The wine is fruit forward with vibrant acidity and a smooth finish. Pair with pizza, pasta and roasted meats.

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 taste offers a creamy texture with balanced acidity and a light, crisp finish. As for the palate; it is extremely food friendly and lovely as an aperitif.

Carnivor Zinfandel
As temperatures cool, there is nothing like a robust red to warm the soul. Carnivor Zinfandel is a deep, dark, concentrated wine with bold flavors of blackberry jam, toasted oak and spice. Try with barbequed ribs, bacon cheeseburgers and spicy chili.

It is a smorgasbord of flavors for wines this time of year. The temperatures remain warm but now the weather is inviting to sip outdoors. Fruity flavors such as apples, pears and cherries enhance the boldness of these selections. Grab a glass and toast to this colorful time of year.

Sponsored by Lee’s Discount Liquor, with 17 locations in Southern Nevada (including one in Mesquite). For locations, hours and more information, visit leesliquorlv.com.