Wine Folly Wine Club 001 “Bold Red Wines”

This month’s wine club shipment theme is “Bold Red Wines.” We’ll be tasting four exceptional bold red wines to learn about structure, tannin, and under-the-radar varieties, like Aglianico.

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Bold Red Wines with Wine Folly Wine Club

Wine Club 001: Bold Red Wines

If you start something, you might as well go big. So why not go big into wine? And that’s why the May 2021 Wine Folly Wine Club is all about bold red wines.

So, lets explore the foundational topics of bold red wines while we taste several exceptional (and exceptionally valued) examples.

Wine Folly Wine Club: Bold Red Wines

This month’s 4-bottle selection focuses on bold red wines from varieties that most of us don’t know so well. It’s a great opportunity to explore taste and regions you may have never tried.

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  1. A knockout 3 variety blend from Napa Valley, California
  2. Southern Italy’s red wine star: Aglianico from Basilicata
  3. Malbec from it’s OG home in Cahors, France
  4. It’s time to pay attention to Tejo, Portugal
Vanessa Conlin introduces this month's wine club.

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Rare Red from Elite Vineyards

From hillside vineyards that are often mentioned in the same breath as Mayacamas Winery’s $150 flagship, this rare 2017 was previously earmarked for some of NYC’s top restaurants.

View the tasting video of “Tri Blend” on YouTube.


Southern Italy’s Top Wine, 13 Years Running

Titolo’s accolades are too many to list. Vinous recently tasted through a complete retrospective of Titolo, and said “wine lovers owe it to themselves to hunt down,” this bottling. Simply put, no other wine captures the power, beauty, and detail of the ancient Aglianico grape better.

View the tasting video of Aglianico del Vulture on YouTube.


A Rare, Super-Limited Production Discovery

Soul-stirring reds like this deep ruby Reserva from Portugal are the kinds of underground values that get veteran sommeliers on the edge of their seats—the kind of overperformer that had us pay a $20 corkage fee. Twice.

View the tasting video of Cabeca de Toiro Reserva on YouTube.


96pt Stunner From Malbec’s Ancestral Home

This 2016 blockbuster delivers the kind of richness and concentration we love in Napa Cabernet, but with a markedly European accent. It’s a terroir-driven 96pt red bursting with value.

View the tasting video of Janicot Vignobles Lamagdelaine Noir Cahors on YouTube.


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The Wine Folly Wine Club is a bimonthly club (once every 2 months) that features four expertly curated wines to expand your mind and sense of taste. You can learn more about the Wine Folly Wine Club here.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly