Red Wines Price Range Description
Clos du Val $30-40 I'm kind of take or leave it on Pinot Noirs, but
Menage a Trois $10-15 these ones are very good in their respective
price ranges. I need to try more, especially those
Merlots out in Oregon I've heard lots of good things about.
Clos du Val $35-50
Charles Krug $30-40
Clos du Val $40-80
Frog's Leap $40
Stag's Leap $50-75
Charles Krug $30-40
Alamos Malbec $8-12 This red varietal is super light, smooth and innocuous enough to go with practically anything. I consider it my house red because it's so cheap and good that I don't need any special reason to open it. I usually have at least a couple bottles on hand. Every house should have its house wines - let me know yours!
Grgich Hill Zinfandel $40 I had the 2010 recently and it was delish! Very distinct, but not intrusive, soft tannins, but with a little bit of peppery notes and a smooth, silky finish. I'd pair it with a red meat because it is bold, but not obnoxious. I savored every sip of it.
Castillero del Diablo Carmenere $10-12 This is a great winter red because it's rich and luscious and makes your mouth feel soft and supple. It's also nice on the wallet. I would pair it with roasted veggies for play off of each others warm earthiness. Also would go with dessert because it's got cocoa tones.
Nobillo Sauvignon Blanc $10-13 This is my house white. It is so crisp and fresh, solid but not bitter grapefruit notes, hints of vanilla and white pepper and I could sip it all day. It is perfect for any summer meal - I've downed it with BBQ, seafood, or even just a warm summer evening on the porch by itself.
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