47% Aglianico, 42% Montepulciano and 11% Barbera
Dunningan Hills, California
From the famed Matthiasson Family Vineyard, where bottles typically run about $65-80, Tendu is a delicious, but slightly more wallet-friendly foray into some top-notch California winemaking. In the words of Steve Matthiasson himself, "We envisioned making a hand-crafted wine that anyone could afford, that was refreshing, that complemented food, and that was exciting yet not the least bit pretentious." It checks all those boxes and more. A bright, racy acidity with some gorgeous fruit. Serve chilled.