Surprisingly complete and harmonious for a Riesling in this price range, Wagtail’s 2006 boasts opening scents of honey, ripe apples, citrus and crushed stone. Peach and citrus flavors dominate the palate, ending dry and stony. Drink now.
Finding decent Pinot Noir at $10 is a challenge, but this wine delivers varietally correct aromas of smoke, beet and cherry, then backs them up with flavors of cola and root veggies. It’s medium-bodied, finishing with a tart, almost citrusy edge. Drink now.