Terrie Walker, co-owner of All Wined Up Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, has the perfect recommendation: Banknote Wine Company “The Vault” Red Blend 2008, Napa, California. Banknote is a limited production, handcrafted wine producer committed to making the highest quality Napa Valley Red Wines. A proprietary blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, The Vault is full-bodied and bursting with the concentrated flavors of ripe wild berries and black currants layered with sweet oak, black pepper, and spice. Integrated tannins add to its well-balanced and long, complex finish. A graphic designer with a passion for wine founded the company and uses the poetic imagery of early banknotes on the striking bottles.
$34.99 a bottle at All Wined Up, 27 S. Prospect Avenue in Clarendon Hills, 630-323-8444, allwinedup.net.