Wines Under $20

Wines under $20

Dec 172014
 
Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012, Piemonte, Italy, $12 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012A lovely example of this crisp white wine from the Cortese grape, otherwise know as Gavi Di Gavi. The nose offers soft aromas of white peach, pineapple and baking spice. Dances on the palate with juicy acidity. Balanced flavors include ripe pineapple, peach, pear and spice. The long finish is highlighted by notes of pineapple and minerality. Buy This Wine

 

Nov 172014
 
Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013Very typical of this beautiful variety (Sangiovese) from an even more beautiful wine region. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. A soft mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, plum and pomegranate with plenty dark spice. Spice and chocolate in the finish. Buy This Wine

 

Nov 042014
 
Holman Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Estate Grown, Carmel Valley, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Holman Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012Made from the richer Sauvignon Blanc Musque clone, this SB offers a full mouth-feel with juicy food-pairing acidity. A aromatic nose of honeycomb, green apple and baking spice. On the palate, flavors of green apple, pear, citrus, Meyer lemon and a hint of kiwi. Meyer lemon and stony minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
 
Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2013, Sonoma County, CA, $14 (S) – Rating 89

Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2013All stainless steel and cold fermented. On the nose, aromas of pear, Meyer lemon, citrus and minerality. A crisp mouth-feel with bright acidity. Flavors of ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, citrus and wet stone complimented with white spice on the finish. Pair with summer salads or grilled white fish. Buy This Wine

Jul 082014
 
Villicana Winery Vin Rosé 2013, Liquid Hope, Paso Robles, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Villicana Winery Vin  Rosé 2013A rosé blend of 52% Syrah, 36% Grenache and 12% Mourvèdre made in honor of wine club members who have faced or currently facing a cancer diagnosis. $1 of each bottle is donated to help those currently battling cancer.  Aromas of red cherry, strawberry and raspberry with hints of minerality. Medium-bodied with bright acidity offering flavors of ripe strawberry, ripe raspberry, rhubarb and pie spice. Spicy cherry in the long finish. Buy This Wine