Very dry domestic sherry from Sheffield Cellars in California which is owned by Gallo. A very dry sherry is less sweet, paler and lighter than other sherries and has a nutty, yeasty flavor. Good served chilled as an aperitif.
Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a medium-bodied, concentrated red with ripe flavors of raspberry, strawberry, red currant, cherry, violet, earth, and tobacco. This is a lovely pairing for lamb, grilled meat, and an array of cheeses.
Base notes of chocolate and coffee liqueur enrich smoke, tea leaf, roasted plum and black currant candy flavors in this well-honed red, while a supple juiciness and a hint of dried mint linger on the finish. Teroldego, Lagrein and Merlot. Drink now through 2018.
90 Points Wine Spectator