This is the season we gather together for parties, open houses and special dinners. If you have family, friends and coworkers coming over, it’s not always the right occasion to break out your most prized bottles of wine. That’s why we’re providing your go-to list of wines that are high quality and will please a wide range of preferences while remaining affordably priced.
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Path Pinot Noir 2013
Finding Pinot Noir this good for $12 is a tough task. The Path has a soft entry of Bing cherry and tea leaves, which will satisfy any discerning Pinot drinker.
DeLoach Chardonnay 2014
This Chardonnay doesn’t venture too far in any direction. It has a moderate amount of oak, a moderate amount of fruit, yet its outstanding quality makes this Chardonnay a crowd-pleasing gem.This Chardonnay doesn’t venture too far in any direction. It has a moderate amount of oak, a moderate amount of fruit, yet its outstanding quality makes this Chardonnay a crowd-pleasing gem.
Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Who doesn’t love a well put together California Cabernet? Broadside from Paso Robles brings full-bodied weight, without the astringent cotton ball effect. Great on its own or with a wide variety of meats.
Villa Vestea Adonis Montepulciano 2014
Intense red berry fruit combined with light spice in the background makes this Italian red irresistible. A sure-fire star in the under $10 category.
PALI Huntington Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2012
The people at PALI are Pinot Noir specialists. They consistently produce wines that out-perform other Pinots in their price range. The Huntington carries a medium-body with bright strawberry and cherry tones plus secondary flavors of tea and thyme. This is true 100% Pinot Noir that represents great value from Santa Barbara.