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For those of us who consider wine to be a necessary compliment to every meal, the $10.00 range seems to provide the most agreeable wines. Of course, there are some poseurs in this price range out there that approach swill status; but they are not allowed a safe haven here. Even for those imbibers who have highly attenuated likes and dislikes, the wines below should prove a safe bet and a sound investment.
2010 J. Lohr White Riesling, Bay Mist, Monterey Co.List price 10.00; our price 8.99This Riesling is a very youthful, pale brassy yellow color with enticing fruit aromas of apricot, passion fruit, lychee, curry and coconut. The 2.14% residual sugar is balanced by the crisp grape acidity and natural spritz from a long, cool fermentation, making this a delightfully fruity, refreshing wine, capable of complementing the vibrant flavors of Pacific Rim cuisine, Indian curried chicken, or served as an apéritif.
2011 Apothic White Winemakers Blend, California
List price 11.00; our price 9.99
Apothic White is an approachable blend that combines Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato to create a luscious, vibrant wine with tropical aromas and flavors. Forward flavors of peach, pineapple, honey and vanilla spice make this smooth white blend easy to drink.
2010 J. Lohr Chardonnay Riverstone, Arroyo Seco
List price 13.00; our price 9.99
The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight.
2007 Napa Ridge Petite Sirah, Napa Valley
List price 14.00; our price 9.99
Petite Sirah is generally utilized for adding body and color to blends, but it can also create, as demonstrated here, impressive full-bodied and fruity varietal wines. The deep, rich color raises our expectations right away. This well-made and finely structured example delivers lovely blueberry, black cherry and spice flavors and aromas. The flavors are a marriage of fruit and spice. Red currants, blueberry, and black cherry join flavors of clove, vanilla, and black pepper. The finish is full and lengthy, with assertive, but not aggressive, tannins adding exceptional depth. Enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin, pot roast, venison with a red wine reduction sauce, grilled pork tenderloin, or spaghetti Bolognese.
GOLD MEDAL at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL at the International Eastern Wine Competition.
2010 Apothic Red Winemakers Blend, California
List price 11.00; our price 9.99
Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry, complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The wine has a plush, velvety mouthfeel and a smooth finish to round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend. The brambly spice of Zinfandel, dark fruit flavors of Syrah, the bold notes of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smooth elegance of Merlot unite to create this tasty red blend.
2010 J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon, Seven Oaks, Paso RoblesList price 14.00; our price 11.99Ripe fruit aromas of black plum, blueberry and cherry are mixed into a bouquet of roasted hazelnut, vanilla and coconut from a year in barrel. Mature and round on the palate, this well structured vintage has a generous fruit signature and soft finish.