Wines Under $20

Wines under $20

Dec 212011
2009 Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante Pinot Noir, CA, $14(S) _ Rating 88

An easy drinking and excellent value Pinot Noir. The big nose of cherry and spice gives way to a lighter bodied style of Pinot. Flavors of red cherry, spicebox, tea leaves, raspberries with a hint of blackberry and cinnamon are well balanced with a touch of tannin.

Dec 022011
2009 Trinchero Zinfandel Zinfatuation, Amador County, CA, $9 – Rating 89

A wonderful value Zinfandel with rich easy drinking flavors of blackberry, black cherry, black fruit, vanilla and spice are gracefully integrated with soft tannins. A superb go-to wine for that backyard BBQ or chilly night by the fire. No one will guess you only paid $9.

Nov 102011
2010 Lander Jenkins Vineyards Chardonnay, Spirit Hawk, CA $15 (S) – Rating 88

An excellent value Chardonnay. We have seen it priced as low as $10 and that’s one heck a a deal for a Chardonnay of this character. The experience begins with a nose of ripe red apples followed by a rich and round mouth-feel full of pear, apple, honeycomb, spice, soft vanilla oak and buttery creme.

Oct 252011
2008 Glen Carlou Grand Classique, Pearl Valley, South Africa, $16 (S) – Rating 91

This blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc presents a rich nose of dark berry, cherry and chocolate. Abundant flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, strawberries, spice and tobacco are well integrated soft tannins and a touch of oak. Close your eyes and savor the finish. A great value.

Oct 072011
2007 Wyndham Estate Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Eastern Australia, $9 (S) – Rating 88

Looking for a well priced go-to Cabernet? This offering from Wyndham Estate is full of the Cabernet flavors we love like dark cherry, black currant, chocolate oaky smoke. Soft tannins compliment the rich fruit. Sure to be a crowd pleaser  at your next gathering.