Always reliable and steady. Has enough fruity intensity and oaky, spicy flavors to satisfy. It’s not complex, but sometimes all you need is an affordable, everyday Cab, and this one does the trick.
Buttery pineapple aromas with a touch of caramel jump from the glass. Full-bodied and quite dominated by toasty oak. Thankfully, there’s just enough acidity to bring it into focus. A solid effort from a generally reliable producer.
Another delicious good-value wine from Napa Ridge. How do those guys do it? With many Zins breaking the $20 barrier, here’s a concentrated wine with good center fruit and layers of closing flavor for under $10. Bravo! Best Buy.
This unusual blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon has clean aromas of ripe peach, toast, vanilla and buttered popcorn. It’s very fruity and rich, with nice, round, full flavors that are designed to please.
There aren’t a lot of Napa Cabs at this price. Here’s one, and it’s pretty nice. Has classic blackberry and currant flavors, a hefty dose of oak, and is extremely dry with decent acids. A bit rough around the edges, but it might soften with a year or two in the bottle.