Messina Hof Wines for Winter Weather


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When the temperature drops, red wine rises in popularity. Winter weather is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a glass of red and enjoy an evening indoors. Not only is red wine said to help fight off a cold, the flavors and aromas of a red add warmth to your winter time dishes.

Here are 5 Messina Hof wines you can try this holiday season… 

Petite Verdot Private Reserve 2014: Messina Hof’s Private Reserve Petit Verdot has a strong flavor profile with heavy tannins. This wine pairs well with winter meals like rich red meats and wild game. Featuring aromas molasses, blackberries and dark cherries, you’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time! 

Paulo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011: The 2011 Paulo Cabernet Sauvignon is classic, rich and distinctive. A blend of our finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine is a San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal winner. The wine is aged in our best French oak barrels for the first year and then in our best American oak barrels for the second year, giving it aromas of dark berry and plum flavors with rich vanilla tones. 

Paulo Port 2011 & 2013: Paulo Port is the finest port from the Messina Hof vineyard. Aged in French & American oak for one year each, this decadent dessert wine has wonderful chocolate and cherry flavors. The limited amount of Paulo Port make it the perfect celebratory wine for holiday festivities. 

Malbec Private Reserve 2014: Recently released, this is Messina Hof’s first ever Malbec Private Reserve. Malbec is soft, but hearty and full of flavor. With robust tannins and hints of black plum, currant and spice this wine pairs great with lean red meat, poultry and mushrooms. Whether you’re a wine novice and wine expert, Malbec is a popular choice.