Inky black in color this wine shows aromas of blackberry and leather with oak adding sweet caramel notes. Immediately on entry the wine shows flavors of black fruit, bittersweet chocolate and coffee which lingers through the finish with well- balanced acidity and fine tannin structure.

92 Point Review - Sommelier and Wine Critic Chris Sawyer Life just got better. The NFL is back. Baseball playoffs are just around the corner. And Indian Summer started when school got back in session. That means tailgate parties, intimate dinners, and other social activities on the weekends just got a little more serious.

For these reasons, it’s best to have an impact wine in your arsenal to pair with everything from grilled burgers and extravagant pizzas, to pot roast, slow cooked stews and other delectable comfort foods you‘ll be eating at upcoming seasonal gatherings.

One of those reliable wines is the 2011 Ty’s Red from the Caton Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. Rich and spicy with a velvety texture, this unique blend Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah has stately dark berry aromas and deep flavors of ripe blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, mint, and a hint of smoke. Think of it as your big playmaker or the go-to wine that impresses your guests anytime you serve it.