Archive | 90+ under $20

2005 George Wyndham Founder’s Reserve South Australia Shiraz

George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. Thirty years later, he began expanding production to 11,000 gallons of wine per year while continuing to increase vineyard plantings. Although he passed in 1870, Shiraz remains the signature variety for this winery, and the birthplace […]

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2012 Brancott Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

If you enjoy bright and lively white wines, you will love this Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. The region of Marlborough makes exceptional whites that produce fruit-driven, beautifully flavored and complex wines. The 2012 is a great example of what this region does well—a style that is crisp and zesty with a good dose of […]

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Do the Stars Shine Bright for Pinot Blanc?

When I think of all the grape variety choices one has when choosing a white wine these days the first thing I ask myself when I am ready to pull the trigger on making a selection is tried and true or something new. There really are some great undiscovered varieties that casual wine drinkers have […]

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2010 Mairena Bonarda Luján de Cuyo Argentina

If you are not aware of this varietal from Argentina, you might want to know that there are other red wines from Argentina besides Malbec. You might have tasted the Bonarda grape before and not known it because it also goes by the name Charbono. The bulk of Bonarda’s I have tasted from Argentina usually […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Domaine des Aubuisieres Cuvée de Silex Vouvray

In epic proportions, the wow factor comes into play from olfactory senses to palette pleasures; mineral and white peach dance from the glass leading to a lime and green apple sensation that is clean, sophisticated, round and complex with a medium-long finish. Refreshing and elegant, this Chenin blanc will pair exceptionally well with fish, cheese […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Rallison Pearl Family Vineyards Applegate Valley Viognier

Wow, a refreshingly well made wine that is full flavored and relatively low in alcohol from a vintage that is not exactly heralded as one of the better harvests from Oregon. Applegate Valley AVA can be deceiving, especially for blind tastings. The wine tastes like it was made from grapes grown in a moderate climate […]

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