This is the height of tastiness. A 41% discount on two perfect 10's, the 2018 Bishop's Peak Petite Sirah and 2018 Bishop's Peak Petit Verdot … [Read more...]
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!
Smooth and round, the highly recommended Trader Joe's Reserve Napa Valley Merlot Lot 202. Merlot from Napa Valley, California. As is … [Read more...]
One of our favorite producers is back with seriously good single vineyard Chenin Blanc that takes a light-hearted poke at Chardonnay. … [Read more...]
This one is just way too easy to drink, the estate grown Villa San-Juliette Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Estate grown in Paso … [Read more...]
A delicious, drink me now pick from Napa Valley, the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Rutherford Meritage Lot 100. A Meritage blend from … [Read more...]
The newly re-styled Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant. Wonderfully satisfying and less than half the price! 56% Grenache, 30% … [Read more...]
One of our most popular deals is back and it's 57% off until Friday at noon. It's the Stoke's Ghost Petite Sirah. There's nothing … [Read more...]
A tasty, crowd-pleasing Cabernet from Mendocino for as low as $12, the Mud Pie Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino … [Read more...]
A chance to taste a wine from an exclusive area of Napa Valley at a fraction of the normal price, the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Diamond … [Read more...]
It's a new deal from one of our most popular wineries, but this time we've raised the stakes! The Cult Napa Valley Cabernet … [Read more...]
Let's get ready to rumble with our latest Trader Joe's find, we review the Rough & Ready Red Blend Petit Verdot vs. Petite Sirah. A … [Read more...]
A perfect 10 Bulk Buy with a 94 point score! At just $15 a bottle, this is a deal you don't want to miss. The Stolpman Vineyards Para Maria … [Read more...]