Familia is a blend of organically farmed Cannonau with the local Muristellu grape, fermented naturally and aged in concrete and steel tanks. This inky black beast features aromas of violets, spice, and blackberry; loads of flesh on the midpalate; and a grippy tannin suavely wrapped in a cloak of generous, juicy fruit. It begs for grilled meats but also works well with roast octopus.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.