According to a brand new study from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, there’s a positive correlation between ovarian counts in women and moderate red wine consumption*. Trying to conceive? Pour yourself up a glass and turn down the lights, honey! Here are 5 well-loved varietals from across the Central Coast.
*Disclaimer: Before you go uncorking every bottle you come across, remember this. This study only supports the growing theory that moderate red wine consumption (that’s one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men) does not impede a healthy lifestyle. It does not imply that drinking more will increase fertility. Five to ten glasses a month should do it if you’re trying to get pregnant. No amount of alcohol is considered safe during pregnancy.
- Casa Dumetz Wines Solid Ground GSM – 2013 $35
From the winemaker
“Heady, aromatic and smooth, I broke my own rules when creating this Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend. (My rule was to never make a blend.) Full of blackberry, fragrant garden roses and an earthy richness, this is now a standard in our lineup. 380 cases produced.”
- Kynsi Winery Nocturnum – 2014 $39
“Floral aromatics of black cherry, purple freesia, molasses and toasted almond with prominent baking spice notes. The palate is rich and round with notes of strawberry, allspice, green peppercorn and vine ripened olallieberries.”
- Municipal Winemakers Syrah- 2014 $28
“The 2014 Syrah is dark, bold and gamy, with tons of intensity and cool-climate spice. Firm tannins support a core of pungent fruit, giving the wine much of its energy and drive. There is plenty to like here. The 2014 was done with 15% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak. And the vineyard sources? Bien Nacido and John Sebastiano. Municipal’s 2014 Syrah is a superb value, especially for a wine made from such pedigreed sites.”
- Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery Benchbreak Pinot Noir- 2014 $25
“Deep, dark purple in color with abundant red fruit and dark berry aromas and flavors.”
- JUSTIN Merlot- 2015 $30
“Full-bodied with ripe fruit, and classic Bordeaux savory character and firm tannins, this wine is a complex and serious version of Merlot that announces to the world that this is a grape variety with serious intentions.”