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The Best Summer Wines in the Valley

Lara Piu | May 25, 2017 | Food & Drink Best of The Best Drink

With wine country that spans Bisbee to Williams, Arizona is home to nearly 70 wineries. These five are among its top new vintages for the season.
Carlson Creek Vineyard's Scottsdale Tasting Room offers tastes of their vinos for $10 per person.

1. ARIDUS 2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON Blackberry, dark-chocolate, dried-herb and pine-nut aromas end with a long, cocoa finish. $45, Tasting Room, 7173 E. Main St., Scottsdale

2. CADUCEUS CELLARS NAGUAL DEL MARZO Light and lively, this 2015 sangiovese rosé was grown in Yavapai County by Tool lead singer Maynard James Keenan. $40, Tasting Room, 158 Main St., Jerome

3. CARLSON CREEK 2014 SYRAH Its full, balanced body has light blackberries, black cherries, plumb, lemony citrus and pepper flavors. $32, Tasting Room, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, 480.947.0636

4. LDV WINERY THE SIGNATURE Aged 33 months in all-new American oak, this 2013 petite sirah features cherry and coconut aromas, and toasty, soft tannins. $40, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale

5. PASSION CELLARS 2014 AGLIANICO Hints of black cherry, dried roses and licorice complement this full-bodied Italian black grape red. $49, Salvatore Vineyards, 7064 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale



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