$10 for this very drinkable Cab? That’s crazy. But Line 39 is exactly that, a concentrated, juicy and fruity Cab with plenty of classic Cab tannins that’s an incredibly good value and probably pretty easy to find. Scoop it up when you find it, though note that two bottles were tasted here with some bottle variation.
Shows the deep, rich flavors of Petite Sirah in a lovely way, with ripe blackberry, cherry, red currant, Dr. Pepper and bacon flavors, liberally spiced and smoky. Yet there’s a light, silky texture that’s like Pinot Noir. It makes for a delightful combination.
What a great price for a Chardonnay this balanced and savory. It’s bright in acidity, with keen flavors of limes, oranges, tropical fruits and vanilla, and just a touch of buttered toast. Easy to find, with a production of 6,000 cases.
Bright and lemony, this has tight acidity and layers of toasty caramel and vanilla. This will pair with a wide range of dinner options and would make for a worthy go-to midweek wine.
The curve on this wine has been going up and up, and this ’09 is their best yet. It’s bone dry and savory in acids, with ultraclean citrus, mineral and white flower flavors. Just delicious as a cocktail sipper.
This great-value SB from Lake County hits it out of the park on all sorts of fronts, including price. It's got subtle aromatics of pear and lemon, and is a little generic and simple, but at $10 it’s so perfectly drinkable who cares? All in a colorful package. Best Buy.