We’ll call this a table wine, but you could just as easily consider it a dessert sipper. It’s honey-sweet in orange and vanilla flavors, with a pleasant zippiness that’s almost sparkling.
A little sweet and honeyed, but with crisp acidity and a clean mouthfeel, this would make for a pretty good cocktail sipper, or it would pair with slightly sweet Vietnamese or Chinese fare. It tastes of tangerine, white pepper and vanilla.
Richer and riper than the ’06, this wine shows why Pinot Grigio is such a hit in America, especially at this price. The wine is crisp and savory in acids, with a wealth of citrus, fig, green apple, honeydew melon and vanilla flavors that have an off-dry sweetness.
This is one of the best deals, maybe the best, in a Cabernet Sauvignon available today at this price. It’s dry and rich in blackberry, cherry, mint and smoky oak flavors, wrapped into finely ground tannins. A great wine to buy by the case for a house red. Production was nearly 30,000 cases.
Light in style and low in price and alcohol, this Chard is tropical and slightly sweet, perfect for your next-door neighbor or tippler aunt who doesn’t often drink wine. For more experienced wine drinkers, the sweet doesn’t overextend its welcome. Fine for weeknight roast chicken or pasta salad.
Dry and full-bodied, this is the kind of rustic Cab that, at this price, you can serve at your next big condo party or BBQ without breaking the bank. It has leathery flavors of blackberries and cola.