Well-built and strongly satisfying Cab from Sonoma County, the Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon.85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 4% … [Read more...]
The Best Wines From California Under $20
California is the number one wine producer in the United States. While the state is best known for Cabernet and Chardonnay, one of my very favorite varieties found here is Syrah. Wine producers throughout California do an excellent job with this grape which expresses itself differently in cool climates than it does hot climates. Tasting a sample from a cool, northern region and then trying one from a hot and dry southern climate, and comparing how the same grape ends up in a glass is both fascinating and insightful.
We also include lots of reviews of one of our favorite value varieties, Petite Sirah. If you're a Cabernet lover looking to save money or want a great wine to pair with your steak, Petite Sirah is a great option.
Some of the best value in California comes from blends, a combination of different grape varieties such as Cabernet and Merlot. When done well, these blends allow the winemakers to essentially take the best of each variety and combine them for what is often much greater than the sum of its parts. Many red and white blends in California are terrific. And if you're skeptical of blended wines, just realize this: many of the wines you currently drink from California may be labeled as a single variety but in actuality they are a blend! Labeling laws in the state allow a wine to be labeled as a single variety if it contains at least 75% of that variety. This means that premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that you love (and paid extra for) could have up to 25% Merlot in it!
Read on for our list of The Best Wine From California Under $20!
Darn good Pinot from a high end winemaker thanks to Winc, the Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir.100% Pinot Noir from the Central Coast … [Read more...]
Crisp, fresh and really tasty, the Finke's Sparkling White Wine Blend from Winc.A sparkling blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay … [Read more...]
Quite the deal on a cool spot for prime Pinot, the Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Lot 80.100% Pinot … [Read more...]
An unusual blend from a big name vineyard produces classic Italian flavors in Paso Robles, the Naked Wines Brothers Miller French Camp … [Read more...]
You really can't go wrong with this kind of quality at such a low price, the Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]