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Comfort Reds

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There's a wine that compliments every dish, even meatloaf! With that in mind, Hugh and Al introduce us to some comfort reds that pair well with comfort foods.

Edmeades Old Vines Zinfandel, Mendocino '13

Kick-butt, good old-fashioned zin

Quality: ★★ 1/2 

Price Range: Less than $20

Nielson Pinot Noir '14 

Second label of Byron, classic pinot noir with amazing complexity

Quality: ★★ 

Price Range: Less than $20 VALUE

Alance Carmenere, Maule Valley, Chile '14 

Merlot taste-alike, big soft, opulent, tasty

Quality :★★ 

Price Range: Less than $20

Silver Palm Merlot, North Coast '13 

Supple tannins, deep fruit, splash of petit verdot and cab sauv                     

Quality: ★★ 1/2 

Price Range: Less than $20

Atalon Pauline's Cuvee, Napa '12 (red blend) 

Good VALUE for a merlot dominated Napa red blend

Quality: ★★ 1/2

Price: Less than $20

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REDS 12037 Belair Road Kingsville, MD 21087

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine and Spirits.