Wines Under $20

Wines under $20

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

Jul 072014
Van Duzer Pinot Gris 2013, Williamette Valley, OR, $18 (S) – Rating 91

Van Duzer Pinot Gris 2013Stainless steel fermented and sur lie aged creates a round mouth-feel complimented by juicy acidity and a hint of creaminess. A touch of sweetness balances the acidity. A bouquet of citrus, tropicals and a hint of pie crust. Flavors of citrus, tropicals,white peach and honeycomb. White peach, minerality and spice in the long finish. Perfect with lighter summer fare or simply enjoy with a view. Buy This Wine


Jul 042014
J Vineyards Vin Gris 2013, Russian River Valley, CA, $20 (S) – Rating 90

J Vineyards Vin Gris 2013A lovely shade of salmon color with aromas of strawberry, bright cherry, raspberry and plenty of spice. A lush mouth-feel with crisp acidity offering flavors of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, red fruit and rhubarb combined with a long spicy finish. Enjoy solo or paired with light summer fare or grilled salmon Buy This Wine