Wines Under $20

Wines under $20

Oct 072011
2009 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Chardonnay, Rosso & Bianco Collection, Unoaked Chardonnay, CA, $11 (S) – Rating 89

An excellent Chardonnay and an exquisite price. A surprisingly rich and round mouth-feel for an un-oaked and no malo wine. Rich flavors of apple, fig, citrus, honeycomb and ripe mango. Clean and crisp enough to please and un-oaked palate while still providing enough depth for those who prefer a little barrel aging.


Sep 052011
2009 Stoneleigh Vineyards Marlborough Pinot Noir, New Zealand, $15 (S) – Rating 88

A medium bodied Pinot Noir that offers a good value. Well balanced flavors of dark cherry, plum, spice, raspberry, red berry fruit with soft tannins combined with hints of smoke and cola. An easy drinker and very approachable.

Aug 272011
2009 Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay, Livermore Valley, CA, $15 (S) – Rating 89

An excellent value Chardonnay with full flavors of peach, red apple with hints of melon and lemon zest. Well balanced creaminess and acidity with oaky hints of vanilla and butter. While the wine shows gentle traits of oak aging, they are subtle enough to appeal to those who prefer stainless chardonnays. Check out this video from fourth generation winemaker John Concannon.

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Aug 242011
2009 Charity Case Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $12 (S) – Rating 89

Charity Case Sauvignon Blanc is more lush and full-bodied than many Sauv. Blancs. A lovely round mouth-feel of creamy ripe pineapple, apricot, citrus and melon with hints of vanilla and soft oak. Looking for an alternative the grapefruity, grassy New Zealand style? Charity Case is a delicious choice, at an excellent price, that also supports Napa county charities serving children and families.

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Aug 172011
2009 Pope Valley Winery Sangiovese Bella Rosa, Napa Valley, CA, $11 (S) – Rating 88

A very enjoyable Sangiovese Rosé.  Deep translucent ruby color with flavors of ripe strawberry, rhubarb with a hint of cola and spice. Just yummy on a warm summer evening. Big enough to pair with grilled chicken or salmon. This offering by Pope Valley Winery just goes to show how versatile and interesting American Sangiovese can be.

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