The Kukeri Lakeville Vineyard Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir is back! Splurging today on this excellent, single vineyard wine. Just 5 barrels were … [Read more...]
California Wine! The Best Wines From California
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!
It's back but it won't last long! A Perfect 10 Bulk Buy rated Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot blend that we can't get enough of, the Meeker … [Read more...]
A crowd pleasing Cab from California, the Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from California. The wine is aged in … [Read more...]
One for the Syrah lovers today. How can you say no to a wine that even has a note of sugar maple bacon?? Save 35% on the full-bodied and … [Read more...]
We check out the new vintage of Aldi's $10 entry into the bourbon barrel aged game, the Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel Cabernet … [Read more...]
Perfect 10 Petite Sirah! It's a new vintage of one of our most popular deals ever just in time for your spooky celebrations. Better yet, … [Read more...]
An inexpensive find from Mendocino County, the Gliss Cellars Syrah. Syrah from Mendocino County, California. … [Read more...]
Save almost $22 a bottle on this delightfully delicious Bordeaux style red blend from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara. This reader favorite is … [Read more...]
It's worth the $15 price tag (barely) but don't believe the hype, the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot … [Read more...]
Napa on the cheap, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend from Costco. 66% Cabernet … [Read more...]
A highly approachable and fun to drink TJ's wine made by Austin Hope? We investigate the origins of the Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Paso … [Read more...]
This high-class Pinot Noir at an incredible price (59% off) is back, it's the Melissa Kelly RRV Les Bon Temps Pinot Noir. We're … [Read more...]
A perfect 10 Bulk Buy with a 94 point score! At just $15 a bottle, one of our most popular deals ever is back, and so is $5 shipping. The … [Read more...]
It's not just the label that is velvety smooth, the Scarlet Path Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel from Aldi. Zinfandel from Lodi, California. … [Read more...]
The highest overall rating we've ever offered in an Insider Deal and one of the highest ratings we've ever given a wine period. It's the … [Read more...]