Best Bang for Your Buck

 

 

2016 Mollyberry Zinfandel Lodi, CA  –  $19.98 :: Buy Now

The soft ruby – purple hued Mollyberry is endearing, aromatic and delicious. It’s a robust, medium-bodied Zinfandel that possesses abundant dark berry fruit, licorice, cherries and spice intermingled with bright nuances of cherries, raspberries and plums. Soft, luscious and playful and a touch of heat. Another enjoyful vintage of our staple Mollyberry for immediate enjoyment. The right wine for the job – I’m your Mollyberry!!!

 

2013 Congress Springs Pinot Noir – Monterey, CA – $11.98 :: Buy Now

This fine California Pinot Noir is handcrafted in small lots from coastal Monterey vineyards. Very easy to drink, this medium bodied red wine has flavors of black cherry, plum, and raspberry, with mild tannins balancing the fruitiness to lend to a silky, lengthy finish.

 

2016 Luli Chardonnay – Santa Lucia Highlands, CA – $19.98 :: Buy Now

The Luli Chardonnay was fermented in 50% stainless steel, and 50% neutral oak barrels. The stainless steel keeps the aromatics pure and the acid crisp, while the neutral barrels give the mineral notes and a greater texture component. Malo-lactic fermentation was prevented to preserve the bright aromatics. Bright gold in color, the wine exhibits vibrant aromatics of orange blossoms, lemon oil, and white flowers with an underlying sense of minerality. On that palate the wine has a full mouth-feel, but is kept very focused and crisp by the acidity.

 

2017 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny, Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay – Loire Valley, France –  $17.98 :: Buy Now

Comes from the Cherverny AOC (in Touraine, and just down the river from Sancerre). It’s a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (85%) and Chardonnay (15%), which was aged on its lees. In the mouth, it shows off lots of Sancerre-esque crispness and zippy mineral flavors, but with a bit of a softer feel to it. The flavors continue to develop, with tangy apples and more grass following the minerals. And the finish is amazing – very long and dry. In short, it’s really good, and a great value.