The Best Wines Over $20 - Saturday Splurges!

While we routinely thumb our noses at wines over $20, even we have to admit there are occasions where spending more makes sense. Whether it be a special gift for a wine snob friend, a super low production wine, drinking local, wine travel, tasting at a vineyard or trying out an exclusive region there are times to buy that expensive wine. However, even when we cross that $20 line we still want to make sure we are getting great value!

Here are our picks for when it’s time to splurge - the best wines over $20.

Kracher Auslese Cuvee – Sweet and Oh So Tasty

Kracher Auslese Cuvee – Sweet and Oh So Tasty

Exploring a sweet wine from Austria, the Welschriesling variety and Noble Rot (Botrytis). 60% Chardonnay and 40% Welschriesling from … [Read more...]

Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot – Dry, Dusty and Delicious

Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot - Dry, Dusty and Delicious

Smooth and silky too... 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington. Aged for 16 months in … [Read more...]

Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012 – Sweet, Tart and Tasty

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Winemaker Kim Crawford returns with a new label. 100% Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand. The wine is aged for 11 months in … [Read more...]

Harney Lane Tempranillo 2010 – An All-American

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100% Tempranillo from Lodi, California. The wine spends 19 months in European oak barrels. SRP of $25 (Saturday Splurge) and available … [Read more...]

Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Saten 2009 – Beautiful Bubbles

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  From the winery: SRP of $38 and available at that price (Saturday Splurge). Sample submitted for review.100% Chardonnay sparkling … [Read more...]

Warming Winter Reds Wine #7 – Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2012

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  50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Carignan from 60 year old vines in Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France, … [Read more...]