Wine Spotlight: Paper Tiger Wines

Paper Tiger wines

Don’t fear the Paper Tiger

These wines may sound intimidating, but look past your first impressions and you’ll see these rare, enticing varieties for what they are – worth trying. Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from experiencing something new. 

Step out of your comfort zone. You won’t regret it. 

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Eccentric varieties from across the globe

Paper Tiger wines hail from all over the world – primarily the Western Cape of South Africa, Mendoza, Argentina, and even the Columbia Valley and Texas High Plains of the U.S.

Bonarda 2021

From Mendoza, Argentina, this medium-bodied Bonarda (pronounced /baw – nah – dah/) shows ripe fruit flavors like black cherry, plum, and blueberry with hints of florals and spice, and soft tannins.

Pinotage 2020

Western Cape, South Africa

A cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, Pinotage (pronounced /pee- no – taj/) is a flagship grape of South Africa. This wine shows red fruit notes of cherry and raspberry alongside aromas of leather and oak.

Mourvèdre 2018

Columbia Valley, Washington

This gorgeous Mourvèdre (pronounced /morr  veh – druh/) is deeply complex with notes of fruity pomegranate and bramble berries balanced by a heavy influence of vanilla oak and aromas of dried rose petals.

Malvasia Bianca 2019

This Malvasia Bianca (pronounced /mal – vaa – zee – ah bee – anh – kah/) hails from the Texas High Plains. This medium-light bodied white has bright acidity with notes of citrus and tropical fruits like tangerine, lemon, and soft, perfumed floral aromas.

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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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